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Highlights of New Zealand

From $4,690.00
14 Days & 13 Nights
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Highlights of New Zealand

  • Discover the highlights of New Zealand on this 2-week drive and hike tour
  • The TranzAlpine train, one of the world’s most unforgettable journeys
  • Glaciers, geysers, jagged mountains, rolling pastureland and steep fiords
  • New Zealand gastronomy and world-class local wines
  • Cruise on Milford Sound and spot bottlenose dolphins and crested penguins
Explore New Zealand’s most iconic landscapes and indulge in world-class walking on this 14-day highlights drive and hike tour. New Zealand most definitely has it all and on this journey you will walk to the summit of Rangitoto, a volcanic island, view landscapes with intense geothermal activity such as geysers and mud pools in Rotorua, walk in the Southern Alps and in forests and beside lakes, immerse yourself in the glacier and Fiordland region of the South Island and take a Milford Sound Cruise with its views of jagged peaks and amazing wildlife. This drive and hike tour allows you to experience the very best that New Zealand’s North and South Island’s have to offer within 2-weeks.


Day 1 Arrive Auckland and overnight Day 2 Ferry to Rangitoto Island. Loop Walk to Summit 7 miles / 12 km Day 3 Rental car pick up. Drive to Rotorua Day 4 Waimangu Volcanic Valley Walk. Orakei Korako Geyserland and Thermal Park. Drive to Taupo 4 miles / 6 km Day 5 Drive to Tongariro National Park. Taranaki Falls and Tama Lakes Walking Tracks - Choice of walks 12 miles / 20 km Day 6 Drive to Martinborough. Free time to vineyard visit on arrival Day 7 Drive to Wellington. Fly to Queenstown Day 8 Milford Sound Cruise. Routeburn Track, Key Summit 4 miles / 7 km Day 9 Drive to Wanaka via Arrowtown/Queenstown Day 10 Roy’s Peak Track 10 miles / 16 km Day 11 Drive to Glaciers region and Franz Josef. Free time Day 12 Choice of Walks, Alex Knob Track, or Robert’s Point Track 9 miles / 15 km Day 13 Drive to Greymouth. TranzAlpine Train to Christchurch Day 14 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 88.5 candy bars. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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Around Since 2003

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We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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At Macs, we don’t do tour buses, groups, or guides. Instead, we give you the freedom and confidence to have your own self-guided hiking or biking adventure.

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