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Tag 1 Wellington

Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

Arrive in Wellington 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. Afterwards, opt for a night out on the town. Wellington has an abundance of nightlife, bars, cafes and restaurants all located on and around the entertainment district of Courtenay Place. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city to explore. Check out New Zealand's National Museum, a must-see with great displays of historical Maori artifacts and relatively modern exhibits such as the motorbike that was built in a shed and won the world championships. A short walk from our accommodation displays the sights of the coastal central business district. Wellington is renowned for its coffee - be sure to grab a cup of java from one of the many cafes. A suggested activity is to take a taxi to the nearby suburb of Miramar, and visit Weta Workshops. Here, marvel at the creative team behind the Lord Of The Rings, and many other feature films. Entrance is free. Please note: if you have pre-booked Queenstown Jet Boat your CEO will inform you when you will do the activity throughout your tour, days are subject to change: Jet Boat (Day 8 - Queenstown). For more information on the Extra see the Optional Activities section.

Tage 2-3 Abel-Tasman-Nationalpark (2F,2A)

Mit dem Bus und Boot geht es in den Abel-Tasman-Nationalpark. Die Wasserwege und Strände des Parks entdeckst du bei Wanderungen und Kajaktouren.

The itinerary for Abel Tasman National Park varies in summer and winter months. SUMMER (MID NOV - MID APRIL): Catch a morning ferry and cross the scenic Cook Strait. Make sure to stand outside and enjoy the views of the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island. Disembark and transfer to Abel Tasman National Park, well-known for its stunning white sand beaches. Board a water taxi to transfer our home in the middle of the National Park. Depending on weather conditions the night will be spent on a floating boat hostel or in a local campsite. Spend Day 3 exploring Abel Tasman National Park by following the various walks throughout the park. Walk along a coastline track to one of the world's most scenic golden sand beaches. The walk from Anchorage to Marahau is approx 12.4km (4 hours). Optional activity: sailing in the Abel Tasman. Overnight in a floating boat hostel or in a local campsite. *Please note that due to operational reasons, the following departures will be following the winter itinerary: 2013: Dec 19, Dec 23, Dec 26, Dec 30. 2014: Jan 2, Mar 17 WINTER (LATE APRIL - EARLY NOV) Catch a morning ferry and cross the scenic Cook Strait. Make sure to stand outside and enjoy the views of the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island. Disembark and transfer to our bus for a journey to the Abel Tasman National Park, well-known for its stunning white sand beaches. For the next two nights we overnight in cabins in a true rural setting on the edge of the park. Day 3 starts with an beautiful water taxi ride into the Abel Tasman National Park. Walk along a coastline track to one of the world's most scenic golden sand beaches. The walk from Anchorage to Marahau is approx 12.4km (4 hours). Share stories about your day over a group meal as you complete your experience in the Abel Tasman. Optional activities: sailing and kayaking day trips in the Abel Tasman. Overnight in Cabins in a true rural setting on the edge of the park. Estimated travel time: 3 hours drive, 3 hour ferry, 30 min boat Travel distance: 200 km drive

Tag 4 Punakaiki (1F,1A)

Es geht nach Süden zu den Küsten mit den schwarzen Sandstränden. Du besuchst eine Seehunde-Kolonie und schaust dir die seltsamen Felsformationen bei Punakaiki an.

Morning drive through the stunning Buller Gorge to the West Coast of the South Island. Visit the Cape Foulwind seal colony, then follow the stunning coastal road down to our beach camp in Punakaiki for the night. Opt to kayak the river into the Paparoa National Park or stick to the local trails for some day hikes. The evening offers an opportunity to express our cooking skills and create a group meal together! Estimated travel time: 4 hour drive, 30 min boat trip Travel distance: 250 km

Tage 5-6 Franz Josef (2F,1A)

Genieße eine Übernachtung in einer Lodge umgeben vom Regenwald. Entdecke die Gletscher dieses UNESCO-Weltnaturerbes.

Trek the famous Punakaiki 'Pancake Rocks' walk and continue following the coastal road towards Franz Josef arriving at a unique wilderness lodge set in the rainforest for the night. The next day is free for optional activities. Options various hikes, horseback riding and quad biking. Estimated travel time: 4 hours Travel distance: 220 km

Tage 7-9 Queenstown (3F)

Es geht weiter zur Abenteuerhauptstadt der Welt - Queenstown. Dort kannst du deine Zeit für einige Adrenalin-gefüllte Optionen nutzen, wie Jetboot fahren, Bungee-Springen, Mountainbiken oder Fallschirmspringen.

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. Adrenaline junkies will be happy with a stop at the world's original commercial bungee site. Opt to take the plunge or simply observe the site where it all started while getting some great pictures of those who do decide to jump. Days 8 and 9 are free days to maximize time for all the optional activities in the area. Opt for a jet boating outing, bungee jumping, mountain biking, sky diving, or a vineyard tour. The options in this adventure capital are endless. Three nights at a centrally-located hostel means that fitting everything in won't be too hard. *Please note - in the winter months (late April - early Nov) skiing and snowboarding in the Southern Alps is a highlight for any visitor. Most of the aforementioned activities are also available, ask your CEO which ones are in season. Estimated travel time: 5 hours Travel distance: 365 km

Tag 10 Doubtful Sound (1F,1M,1A)

Du fährst weiter in den Fjordland-Nationalpark zum Doubtful Sound und unternimmst eine geführte Kajaktour durch die atemberaubende Landschaft.

Travel to Fiordland National Park, one of the most stunningly rugged places on earth - think 'Lord of the Rings' country. Take a boat across Lake Manapouri to meet the local kayaking guides. Spend the afternoon on a guided 3 hour interpretive bush walk in deep cove with a visit to Helena Falls. The night is spent in a lodge on the edge of Doubtful Sound. The following day we engage in a 4-5 hour kayaking trip through the national park below towering cliffs and waterfalls while admiring the wild rainforest terrain. Spot dolphins, seals and penguins as the abundant birdlife surrounds you. Note: Depending on weather the walk and kayak may be reversed to fall on different days. Estimated travel time: 4 hours Travel distance: 250 km

Tage 11-12 Central Otago (2F,1A)

Heute geht es nach Central Otago. Mit dem Rad entlang der alten Bahnlinie fährst du 35 km von einem historischen Städtchen zum nächsten und genießt dabei die köstliche Spezialitäten der Region.

Spend the morning paddling back to the wharf, then transfer by bus to the historic central Otago mining counry. Overnight in a historic miners hotel. The next day, drive to one of the best starting points of the Historic Otago Rail Trail. Spend the better part of the day cycling (easy gradient) through stunning scenery along 35km of the old rail trail. In the evening opt to try your hand at luging and/or curling at the only year-round curling facility in Australasia. Estimated travel time: 5 hours Travel distance: 350 km

Tag 13 Christchurch (1F)

Es geht weiter nach Christchurch. Genieße einen Orientierung-Spaziergang und einen Nachmittag zur freien Verfügung.

Drive through breathtaking central Otago, stopping at historic towns to buy supplies for a picnic lunch. Arrive to Christchurch in the early afternoon, stretch the legs with a short walk through Hagley park to the downtown district. Get to know sights around the central business district and witness the rebuilding that is going on in this recently devastated city. Estimated travel time: 5 hours Travel distance: 400 km

Tag 14 Kaikoura (1F)

Du reist in die Küstenstadt Kaikoura. Optional kannst du Wale beobachten, mit Seehunden schwimmen oder einen Spaziergang an der Küste machen.

Early start to drive the scenic coastal road to Kaikoua. The views are breathtaking in this small town where the mountains meet the ocean. This area is well-known as one of the primer spots in the world to go Sperm Whale watching. A free afternoon can also be spent swimming with dolphins, visiting a colony of Southern Fur seals, or taking a scenic flight over the peninsula. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that big ocean birds such as albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters frequent the area. Hikers can opt to go on several day hikes in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains, part of the Southern Alps range, that provide an excellent backdrop to the town's picturesque landscape. On of the most popular routes is climbing Mt. Fyffe for panoramic views of the peninsula. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 200 km

Tag 15 Wellington (1F)

Am Morgen besuchst du eine Robbenkolonie. Anschließend nimmst du eine Fähre nach Wellington. Ankunft in Wellington am Abend. Genieße einen letzten Abend mit der Gruppe.

Visit the seal colony before embarking on the ferry from Picton to Wellington. Arrive into Wellington in the evening. Enjoy a final night out with the group. Estimated travel time: 2 hours Travel distance: 150 km

Tag 16 Wellington

Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich. Optional kannst du den Transfer zurück nach Auckland buchen.

Depart at any time. We highly recommend pre- or post-accommodation to fully explore this vibrant city. Looking for a lift to Auckland? Add on the "Auckland Express" and ride with your CEO north and explore this cool city. Ask your sales CEO or agent about this Extra.a. What is the Auckland Express Extra?: Depart 6am and return to the Nomads Auckland hostel for around 5pm (8-9 hours driving time). If you have booked a transfer that is NOT on the last day of your tour, you must book post-accommodation through G Adventures. All services must be connected.

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