Dates and price
14 days in New Zealand
- 24 December 2023 – 6 January 2024
€2990 per person
- advance payment for booking – €500
Included in price
- accommodation (2–4 person per room)
- car rental (4 person per car)
- fuel, tolls, ferry and parking fees
- skydiving, kayaking, caving, cycling
- entry tickets & hiking permits by route
- guiding by the trip author
- international flight (to Oakland / from Queenstown) – from €1700
- tourist visa – from €100 (will help with that)
- meals and personal expenses – from €30 / day
- insurance for active travel
How do we travel
- 4 cars x 4 travellers in each.Driving 3-5 hours per day on the most scenic roads – among fjords and waterfalls.
- We actively explore each location– hiking and kayaking, skydiving and caving – and keep special moments in personal Storybook.
- In the evenings, we hang out together – cooking dinner, playing games, and sharing impressions of the day.
We will spend the first evening in a city surrounded by 50 volcanoes. Auckland is called the City of Sails - it has the largest number of boats per capita in the world. We will walk around the harbor and climb the tallest building in New Zealand.
In full equipment, we will go down into the cave and raft down the underground river on rubber tubes. In addition to stalactites and stalagmites, this dungeon is decorated with fireflies. Their bright lights are a spectacular way to attract insects... and speleo-tourists.)
Let's visit the legendary Shire - a miniature village of hobbits, which was specially built for the filming of "The Lord of the Rings".
We will walk along the most powerful waterfall in New Zealand. Huka means foam in Maori. Although its cascade is only 6 meters high, the turquoise waters of the Waikato River turn white here. Such an onslaught is through a narrow 15-meter channel, into which a 100-meter river enters here.
Biking on the Timber Trail
Let's go on a 2-day trip through the prehistoric forest. These trees saw both dinosaurs and all other heroes of past eras. 85 km of forest trails await us, with wooden bridges, mysterious thickets and an overnight stay in a forest campsite.
Welcome to the Maori settlement. It is one of the youngest cultures in the world. In the 13th century, they sailed from Eastern Polynesia in large canoes and discovered New Zealand. Although today their total population is less than a million, the Maori are known throughout the world for their traditional dances (tapa-haka), tattooing (ta-moko), as well as for the films and cartoons of recent decades.
On the road to Mordor
We will organize a 7-hour trekking through the Tongariro Nature Reserve. This is New Zealand's first national park in terms of age and popularity. It is a central location in most ancient Maori legends. And yes, it is here that the rugged and gloomy mountain of Orodruin rises, to which Frodo was on his way.
Rotorua Geysers Valley
We will see hot lakes, the "Artist's Palette" spring, fumaroles, mud pools and the Pohutu geyser, which emits steam to a height of 30 m.
We will cross the Cook Strait by ferry - between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea - and continue our journey on the South Island.
Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki
One of the main decorations of the South Island is its blue glacial lakes. We will have a picnic near one of them, and we will come to the second at night to look at the stars. The Church of the Good Shepherd near the lake is a popular location for "starglazing". Moreover, the constellations here are completely different!
If you think that skydiving is too much for you, here is a New Year's opportunity to revise that judgment. Mount Cook National Park, altitude of the plane - 3000 or 4000 meters (your choice), pro-jumper behind you, below and around - one of the top landscapes in the world, and in the rest - a new story about yourself: "Tried skydiving in New Zealand".
Why with us?
New adventure stories
Maximum of new experiences
Storybook as a gift
For special moments to remember
Podcast for the mood
Turn it on while driving or after the trip
Snap of the day on Polaroid
Make a printed shortcut to your memories
Mark it up and realize that it all happened to you
Notes about this moment
Reflect on your feelings from a new experience
Our roadtrips are for nature enthusiasts who love an active outdoors, regardless of the weather. For those who are ready to go beyond their comfort zones for a new experience, new friendships and stories about themselves.
In addition to daily walks of several kilometers, this trip includes 3 hikes of moderate level – 4-5 and 8 hours with breaks.
4 person per car, grouped by age and driving experience. The trunk is OK for hand luggage (backpacks or small suitcases). Accommodation is usually 4-person (cottages, apartments, guesthouses) with self-catering facilities. Sometimes there are 2-person rooms or hotel breakfasts for an extra charge. We usually have lunch in nature with lunch boxes, but sometimes we also go to cafes/restaurants when staying in civilization.
Durable and comfortable trekking boots, waterproof coat and pants, fleece jacket, shorts and sneakers, sun glasses and cream, hat, swim suit, small thermos, lunchbox and spoon.
After making a reservation on the website, we'll provide logistics information via Whatsapp and request your ID photo for making contract. The advance payment can be made via bank transfer, the rest is OK to be paid in cash on the first day of the trip. In case of cancellation, depending on the time left to start, it may be possible to partially or fully save your deposit to use it on future travels with us.
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