New Zealand Adrenaline Rush

18 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:



A typical 4* holiday costs from

£7,250 per person


(Based on two people travelling. Low season can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)


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Day 1
Today you will begin your adventure and fly to New Zealand.
Day 2
Today is a day in flight. If you would like to break the journey a stopover can be arranged.
Day 3
You will arrive in Auckland today. The day is at leisure so take a walk along the waterfront this afternoon and watch the world go by.
Day 4
Start the day with the Skywalk at Auckland Tower, a walk around the open ledge 192 metres above the city. This is sure to get your pulse racing!
Day 5
Today you will make your way to Waitomo and enjoy underground rafting or caving amongst the glow-worms. There are a variety of tours available depending on how brave you feel.
Day 6
Today you will drive to lake Taupo. Visit the fascinating Craters of the Moon en route and take a walk in the otherworldly landscape. You might like to consider organising an exciting skydive over the lake this afternoon.
Day 7
This morning you take an exhilarating jet boat ride along the Waikato River to Tutukau Gorge, where you disembark to manoeuvre through the rock crevasses on foot. This afternoon make sure you visit Huka falls.
Day 8
Fly from Taupo to Blenheim on the South Island this morning, with a short touchdown in Wellington. Collect a hire car on arrival and make your way to nearby Picton. You have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.
Day 9
Today you explore the Queen Charlotte Track by kayak and by bike on a fantastic guided tour, all surrounded by the incredible scenery of the Marlborough Sounds. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins whilst in your kayak.
Day 10
Make your way down the coast to the lovely beachfront town of Kaikoura. You will wind your way down beautiful coastal roads with stunning views. On arrival you will be at leisure to explore the charm of Kaikoura town.
Day 11
Join a dolphin swimming excursion this morning where you are likely to encounter pods of dusky dolphins of up to 200 dolphins! This afternoon is free to relax. You might like to consider a whale watching cruise or a light aircraft whale watching trip.
Day 12
Make your way to Christchurch today and relax for the afteroon. There are some nice beaches near the city where you can swim or surf. Alternatively you can head to the river and try a bit of punting.
Day 13
Head inland across the Canterbury Plains to beautiful Lake Tekapo. On arrival make sure you head to the glacial lake to see the Church of the Good Shepherd, the most photographed church in New Zealand.
Day 14
Journey by helicopter to the Tasman Glacier and enjoy a guided hike on the ice today. Get up close and personal to the Glacier on this exhilarating hike.
Day 15
Continue your journey through the beautiful Lindis Pass to Queenstown, New Zealand’s self-proclaimed adrenaline centre. On arrival you will have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city. Take a ride up the gondola for breathtaking views of Queenstown and the surround Remarkables mountain range.
Day 16
Start your day with a ride on the famous Shotover Jetboat then make your way to the Kawarau Gorge for the even more famous Nevis Bungy, one of the highest in the world! Hold your bottle and leap out into what seems a never ending valley on this unforgettable experience!
Day 17
Another day for activities in Queenstown; you could try: zip-lining, river rafting or a quad bike tour, or perhaps something gentler like horse-riding, a scenic 4wd tour or a wine tour.
Day 18
Make your way to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiorland National Park. You might like to visit the cinema to view the local short film about the area or head out to the glow worm caves this evening.
Day 19
Join a day trip to Milford Sound today which includes a nature cruise and a guided kayak on the crystal-clear waters. The scenery here is incredible so sit back and take in the view.
Day 20
Today you will take a domestic flight to Auckland where you board your overnight flight back to the UK. Unfortunately this is the end of your New Zealand adventure.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

If you like a bit of adrenaline injected in to your holiday, then New Zealand is the place for you. Aside from the natural thrill of the spectacular scenery there are also endless activities to be enjoyed – from white-water rafting and jet-boat tours to heli-trips and of course the iconic bungy jump. However, if you don’t feel like throwing yourself off a bridge or down a river then there are gentler but equally as exciting options such as 4wd tours, guided kayaking, zip-lining and challenging walks. This self-drive itinerary gives you a flavour of the kind of things you can do whilst there.

2 nights Auckland – 1 night Waitomo – 2 nights Taupo – 2 nights Blenheim – 2 nights Kaikoura – 1 night Christchurch – 2 nights Lake Tekapo – 3 nights Queenstown – 2 nights Te Anau

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