Discover Aotearoa Itinerary


Day 1 - 
Meet in Auckland.

Day 2 - Depart Auckland and drive north to Whangarei and Bay of Islands.

Day 3 - Full day boat tour of Bay of Islands.

Day 4 - Day tour to Cape Reinga, the northernmost point of New Zealand. Go sandboarding on sand dunes.

Day 5 - Return to Auckland, and enjoy a evening tour of the Sky City.

Day 6 - Drive south to the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit the Cathedral Coves and soak at the Hot Water Beach.

Day 7 - Day tour of the Hobbiton Village, the filming location of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies. Head to Rotorua.

Day 8 - Spend the full day exploring Rotorua's geothermal pools and geysers.

Day 9 - Day tour of Lake Taupo, including a cruise to a historical rock carved by Maori people.

Day 10 - Embark on a boat ride through Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Return to Auckland, and take an evening flight to Christchurch, South Island.

Day 11 - Morning tour of the Garden City. Head to Dunedin in the afternoon, with a stop at Moeraki Boulders and Baldwin Street (the steepest street in the world).

Day 12 - Full day tour of the Catlins, including a visit to the Nugget Point Lighthouse, Purakaunui Falls, and Slope Point - the Southernmost point of New Zealand.

Day 13 - Embark on a cruise to Milford Sound, including stops at picturesque spots on the route. Afterwards travel to Queenstown.

Day 14 - Free day in Queenstown to do optional activites: mountain biking, white water rafting, skydiving, bungee jumping, jetboating, or soak in a hot pool.

Day 15 - Visit Arrowtown, a historical gold-mining town. Check out The Wanaka Tree at Lake Wanaka. Travel through Lindis Pass to Lake Tekapo with a stop at the Omarama Clay Cliffs.

Day 16 - Full day exploring Mt. Cook, the highest peak in Australia & New Zealand. Afternoon boat tour on the Tasman Glacier.

Day 17 - Soak in hot springs in Lake Tekapo before returning to Christchurch for a evening flight back to Auckland. Visit Auckland Deaf Society.

Day 18 - Depart Auckland.