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Tag 1 Auckland

Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

Arrive in Auckland at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. Please try to arrive before 7pm for an important group welcome meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city to visit the Maritime Museum or the Botanical Gardens. Please note: if you have pre-booked the Auckland Sailing and Queenstown Jet Boat your CEO will inform you when you will do the activity throughout your tour, days are subject to change: Sailing (Day 1 - Auckland) and Jet Boat (Day 9 - Queenstown). For more information on the Extra see the Optional Activities section. Make sure you book your accommodation and flights accordingly for Day 1.

Tag 2 Raglan (1F,1M)

Nimm die landschaftlich schöne Strecke zu einem malerischen Badeort, der bei Surfern bekannt für seine großen Wellen ist. Unterwegs besuchst du die Bridal-Veil-Wasserfälle und machst einen Spaziergang. Ein lokales Ferienhaus bietet den idealen Rahmen für

Travel through the world's most productive dairy farming country then head towards to the rugged West Coast of New Zealand. Stop at the scenic Bridal Veil Falls for a walk before heading to the arts and surf town of Raglan for the night. Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise of the harbour to take in the remote scenery and learn about early settlement history. Options for the afternoon include bone carving with local Maori, surf lessons, stand-up paddle lessons, sea kayaking, bush walking or simply walking around the villiage taking in the numerous arts and crafts shops. Overnight in a holiday home overlooking one of the world's most famous surf breaks. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 180 km

Tag 3 Tongariro-Nationalpark (1F)

Wir besuchen eine Öko-Farm, und du lernst etwas über den örtlichen Naturschutz. Weiter geht es in den Tongariro-Nationalpark. Unternimm eine Wanderung, wo dich eine spektakuläre Aussicht auf einen aktiven Vulkan und die Landschaft erwartet.

Visit and have breakfast at a local sustainable farm and learn about their balanced approach to farming while conserving the environment. They practice the art of putting more back into the environment than they take out. There is an option of going to the Waitomo Caves for a caving adventure to see the glow worms. Continue to Tongariro National Park, made up of a group of snow covered active volcanoes. Choose to take small walks to appreciate the stunning environment. Visit the information centre to learn about the volcanic activity in the region. Stay in a stunning historic hotel built by the government to promote tourism within the National Park. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 200 km

Tag 4 Rotorua (1F,1A)

Weiterreise durch die Gegend um den Taupo-See nach Rotorua. Du besuchst ein historisches Maori-Dorf, wo dir ein einheimischer Maori die geothermischen Besonderheiten der Region näherbringt. Du erfährst mehr über lokale Mythen, Legenden und die traditionel

Drive through the Lake Taupo region, enroute to Rotorua. Visit a historic Maori village with a local guide who explains the geothermal aspects of the area. Learn about local myths, legends and enjoy Hangi traditional cuisine. Later, relax in one of the hot pools at the hotel that has water coming directly from the natural springs. Estimated travel time: 2 hours Travel distance: 180 km

Tag 5 Christchurch (1F)

Du fliegst nach Christchurch und genießt einen Stadtrundgang.

Fly to Christchurch and, upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour around the city. Estimated travel time: 1 hour flight

Tage 6-7 Franz Josef (2F)

Steig ein in die weltbekannte malerische TranzAlpine-Bahn. Es geht die Westküste entlang zum Gletschergebiet Franz Josef, wo du 2 Nächte im Lodge im Regenwald verbringst. An deinem freien Tag kannst du optional eine geführte Wanderung machen oder bei eine

Board the TranzAlpine train, considered to be one of the world's great train journeys. It crosses the stunningly scenic Southern Alps, traversing the entire country. Disembark the train and transfer to a beautiful rainforest lodge for the night. Day 7 is a free day for optional activities. Options include a self guided glacial valley walk to the base of the glacier or various other hikes, horseback riding and quad biking. Estimated travel time: 4 hour train journey, 2 hour drive Travel distance:

Tage 8-9 Queenstown (2F)

Du reist durch die wilde Regenwald-Landschaft die Westküste entlang. Erlebe eine Gondelfahrt und genieße die Aussicht über die Stadt. Optional kannst du ein Abendessen mit deiner Gruppe in einem Skyline-Restaurant genießen. An Tag 9, Morgen zur freien Ver

Early start to travel to the picturesque Lake Matheson. When the weather is right you can get a great photo of the Southern Alps reflected in the lake. Follow the wild West Coast Road, through the rainforest before stopping for some small walks and waterfall visits. Our hotel is in the middle of Queenstown, an easy walk to most things. This evening, take a gondola ride for fantastic views of the city and option to enjoy a group dinner at a skyline restaurant. On the morning of Day 9 try one of the numerous adventure activities that the area is famous for, or simply go for a walk to take in the stunning scenery around the lake. Depart on the TSS Earslaw, a 100 year old historic steamer and cruise across Lake Wakatipu. Please note between 27 May -

Tag 10 Doubtful Sound (1F,1A)

Du begibst dich auf eine fantastische Bootsfahrt durch die Wildnis des Doubtful Sounds, wo du mit etwas Glück Delfine, Pelzrobben, Seevögel und Pinguine siehst und eine Tour mit dem Kajak machen kannst. Nach einem Nachmittag mit malerischen Landschaften v

Drive the scenic route around the lake to the town of Manapouri. Travel by boat and bus to arrive at an eco cruise boat which will be our home for the next 24 hours. Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon/fully licensed bar, an observation lounge and nature guides. Cruise through the stunning Doubtful Sound, one of the most untouched, remote places in the world. Marvel at the steep cliff walls and cascading waterfalls. The boat offers excellent chances for wildlife viewing in the area. Dolphins, penguins, seals and a variety of birds are some examples of what you can hope to see. Moor at a secluded bay for the night, feel free to use one of the boats' sea kayaks to explore the area more in-depth. *Please note that the itinerary for this day varies in the winter: Winter Schedule 18 May -

Tag 11 Queenstown (1F)

Fahrt zurück zum Hafen. Der Trip endet um 16 Uhr in Queenstown. Bitte buche deine Weiterreise für nach 20 Uhr.

Arrive back in Queenstown around 4pm, please make sure to book any ongoing travel after 8pm.

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