23-Nights New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats - 18-to-Thirtysomethings from $3,549

New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats
Now's the time to explore New Zealand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Don't just get a taste for New Zealand, sink your teeth into it on this comprehensive 24-day trip - our longest in this part of the world. Get close to the land by exploring national parks, glaciers (pretty cool, are we right?), and a sustainable farm then embarking on an expert-led kayak excursion. Best of all, you’ll get to explore the magnificent Bay of Islands, home to some of the world’s top fishing. By the end of these 24 days, you'll be wishing your trip were much, much longer.

Explore the Bay of Islands on a houseboat, sea kayak to a harbour for a picnic lunch, hike Abel Tasman National Park, get your heart pumping in the adventure capital of the world, bike along the historic Otago Rail Trail

Hostels (13 nts, multi-share with 4-8 people), houseboat (1 nt, open cabin multi-share), basic lodges (9 nts, some multi-share with 4-6 people). Most nights are multi-share on this trip.

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 20, avg 16

Meals Included
22 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

What's Included
Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Otautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Hands-On Moment: Surf Lesson, Raglan Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef Your Discover Moment: Queenstown Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington. Overnight houseboat excursion with onboard activities including snorkelling, fishing, and kayaking (Bay of Islands). Conservation farm visit (Raglan). Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan). Maori cultural experience. Seal colony visit. Walks in Franz Josef and Abel Tasman National Parks. Fiordland NP visit. Milford Sound nature cruise. Mountain biking excursion (Central Otago). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • 23 nights from $3,549 per person
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Auckland Destination Guide

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Destination Guide


Just north of North Island, Paihia was founded by Henry Williams and his wife, Marianne in 1823. This town is known for its many "firsts of New Zealand" such as: the first church, the first game of cricket played and the first printing press. "The Jewel of the Bay of Islands" is a thriving settlement popular to its visitors who seek exploration, gastronomical ventures, outdoor expeditions and plenty of discovery. Here, you can swim with dolphins, hike to Haruru Falls, witness authentic Maori culture and even try sand-boarding!


Raglan is a small coastal town on the west coast of New Zealand's north island, just two hours from Auckland. Raglan's stunning harbor proving views of ancient limestone rock formations and the area that was originally inhabited by the Maori for at least 800 years. It is now popular for its surf, with world-class breaks along the coast. There is also a thriving art and music scene, making Raglan an enjoyable laid back town to visit.


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Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park Destination Guide


Franz Josef Glacier

The South Island's most renowned explorer and geologist, Julius von Haast, named Franz Josef Glacier after the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Franz Josef Glacier is a remnant of a much older, larger glacier which flowed from the alpine snowfields right to the sea. The glacier is over 7.5 miles long extending into the rainforest just 3 miles from the Franz Josef township, making it easy to visit. Walk to viewpoints and the terminal face or, for a close-up view of the spectacular ice formations, take a guided glacier walk, helihike or scenic flight.


Queenstown Destination Guide

Te Anau

Te Anau Destination Guide


The village of Otago, which also means “Isolated village” and “place of red earth”, was introduced to the Europeans in the 1840’s. Chiseled by nature, its landscape, rugged snow-capped mountains, transparent rivers, deep gorges and tussock-clad hills is New Zealand’s best kept secret. This recreational paradise is a traveler’s dream with a plethora of activities to choose from: watersports, wine-tasting, mountain-biking and much more! Reputably known for its cold winters, warm summers and abundant wildlife, the unspoiled beauty of Otago is rewarding in any season.


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Vacation Details

Valid Date Ranges:
06/09/2021 - 07/02/2021 from $3,549 per person
09/01/2021 - 09/24/2021 from $3,549 per person
09/29/2021 - 10/22/2021 from $3,549 per person
Prices Start At: $3,549
Nights: 23
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Vacation Rating: Moderate
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