Join our “down under” journey of hikes and adventures on New Zealand’s breathtakingly beautiful South Island. Snorkel and swim with dusky dolphins on the Kaikoura Coast, follow spectacular coastal trails in Abel Tasman National Park, and take an overnight cruise in wondrous Milford Sound, with a chance to kayak the fjord at sunset. Pinot noirs and crisp white wines, delightful picnics and barbecues, wonderful lodging, including Awaroa Lodge (which we arrive at by water taxi), superb Trip Leaders who make things fun every step of the way—our journey starts out amazing and gets more spectacular every day!
The Best Itinerary
We’ve created—and perfected—an itinerary that gives you an “insider’s” experience of New Zealand’s fantastic diversity, with daily adventures that include amazing hikes amid its captivating beauty.
Extraordinary Trip Leaders
Our Kiwi Trip Leaders share a passion for New Zealand—its people, natural history, food, and wine—and love introducing its wonders to our travelers. They have an incredible knack of making every trip fun, exciting, and educational.
We’ve been offering this trip for more than 15 years—few other companies match our expertise and depth of experience in creating the ultimate way to see New Zealand.
A maximum of 12 members ensures a fun, intimate experience.
We’ve selected a variety of comfortable hotels, inns, and restaurants that reflect New Zealand’s astounding diversity, from Awaroa Lodge, only accessible by trail, boat, or helicopter, to an overnight cruise in Milford Sound. Vineyard lunches, barbecues, wine tastings, savory meals in beachfront restaurants—this trip has it all!
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New Zealand: South Island Adventure
Nov 8-20, 2015
Dec 6-18, 2015
Jan 3-15, 2016
Jan 17-29, 2016
Jan 31-Feb 12, 2016
Feb 14-26, 2016
Feb 28-Mar 11, 2016
Mar 13-25, 2016
Nov 6-18, 2016
Dec 4-16, 2016
Jan 1-13, 2017
Jan 15-27, 2017
Jan 29-Feb 10, 2017
Feb 12-24, 2017
Feb 26-Mar 10, 2017
Mar 12-24, 2017
This trip should be on everyone’s bucket list of 5 trips most wanted. Do not die before you have gone to New Zealand!Phil F., Naples, FL
Hiking, Wildlife, and Cultural Adventures on the South Island with Jon Imhoof
Join Trip Leader Jon Imhoof on this expedition on the South Island, where you’ll take in some of his favorite places to explore, including hikes on three of New Zealand’s “Great Walks” (the Kepler Track, the Routeburn Track, and the Rakiura Track) and on beautiful trails below mighty snow-capped Mt. Cook. Jon is clearly adored by our trip members—as one put it, “trips with Jon are always a blast. He makes every activity fun!”
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New Zealand: Off the Beaten Path