Example trip

New Zealand for Adventure Lovers

Best for:

Epic adventurists, thrill seekers and nature lovers

14 nights
$10830
All year

Itinerary highlights

  • Discover trout fishing on the rivers and lakes of Rotorua

  • Enjoy a zipline adventure through evergreen forests at the Mamaku Plateau

  • Explore 6,000 acres of virgin beech forest at Poronui Lodge

  • Cruise around the breathtaking beauty of Abel Tasman National Park

  • Fly over glacial landscapes and cruise the magnificent Milford Sound

Curated by Mei Yun

“Having skydived and enjoyed few adrenaline-pumping experiences in New Zealand myself, I can vouch that New Zealand has a lot to satisfy those looking for adventure. Just make sure you take in all the natural surroundings as you go!”

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival Auckland

Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met and privately escorted by car to your accommodation.

The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 2
Auckland - Rotorua

This morning you’ll be taken to collect your rental car for the drive to Rotorua, New Zealand’s geothermal wonderland.

Settle into your accommodation and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 3
Rotorua

Today you’ll have a full day guided fishing excursion on the rivers and lakes of Rotorua, an area renowned for exceptional trout fishing.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 4
Rotorua

Your day begins with a three-hour guided eco-adventure through the evergreen native forests of the Mamaku Plateau. You’ll traverse ziplines, treetop platforms and suspension bridges while your guide brings to life the flora, fauna and birdlife.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities that suit your interests prior to departure.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 5
Rotorua - Taupo

Enjoy an easy two-hour drive to Taupo.

Settle into your sporting lodge in the Taharua Valley for a true wilderness experience.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 6
Taupo

This morning you’ll be taken on a guided walk through 6,000 acres of virgin beech forest, a haven for endangered species such as the kaka (New Zealand parrot) and small-scaled skinks.

In the afternoon you can choose from a range of activities, including horseback treks, fly-fishing, heli-hiking, Maori cultural experiences, mountain biking, rafting and kayaking.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 7
Taupo - Marlborough Sounds

This morning you’ll drive to Taupo Airport, where you’ll drop off your rental car and hop on the flight to Blenheim in the South Island.

You’ll be escorted to Picton Wharf to pick up your private water taxi to your accommodation.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 8
Marlborough Sounds

Today you can explore Marlborough Sounds and the Marlborough region at leisure.

Take a scenic cruise through the Sounds, charter a luxury yacht, walk part of the Queen Elizabeth Track, go birdwatching at Moturoa Island, or enjoy a wine tour of Marlborough. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can help plan activities to suit your interests prior to departure.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 9
Marlborough Sounds - Nelson

After breakfast, you’ll head back to Picton by water taxi, where you’ll collect another rental vehicle and drive to Nelson. Settle into your luxury lodge and enjoy some leisure time.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 10
Nelson

Today you’ll have a full day excursion in the Abel Tasman National Park. You’ll drive to Stephens Bay to join your boat, before exploring Split Apple Rock, numerous sandy bays, Adele and Fishermen’s Islands, and the Tonga Island seal colony. The cruise itinerary is flexible and can be adapted to your interests.

You’ll stop for a picnic, swim and snorkel before heading back.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 11
Nelson - Queesntown

Drive to Nelson Airport where you’ll drop off your rental car and hop on a flight to Queenstown.

You’ll be met and escorted to your accommodation by Lake Wakatipu.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 12
Queenstown - Milford Sound

This morning you’ll be driven to the airport for your scenic flight to Milford Sound. You’ll enjoy a three-hour cruise on the Sound, passing sheer rock cliffs, tumbling waterfalls and the iconic Mitre Peak.

Enjoy some leisure time in Milford, where you can opt for a kayaking trip before your flight back over the glaciers of the Olivine Ice Plateau.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 13
Queenstown

Enjoy a day at leisure in Queenstown.

Take a ride on the steamer TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu, ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak, go hiking or bungee jumping, play a round of golf, or go wine tasting in Central Otago.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities to suit your interests prior to departure.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 14
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to Queenstown Airport for your onward journey.

From: $10830 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing