Join Hamish in his native Aotearoa and let him show you a few of the hidden secrets and classic adventures on offer in New Zealand. This is an adventure with a familiar, but adventurous edge. Kiwi hospitality is infamous, but traveling New Zealand exploring the parts off the beaten track and “treats” many kiwis know about, make this the perfect adventure. Whether it is eating fish and chips and paua (abalone) fritters out of newspaper from the best fish and chip shop, or heading out for an overnight cruise in the Bay Of Islands, this trip thrives on being super fun and friendly. We’ll paddle a selection of rivers, but this trip is about so much more than rafting. We are excited to make this the best holiday you have ever had!
Arrival into Auckland, where you can relax and unwind from your flight. We’ll offer a sailing trip in the afternoon and then a relaxed dinner together.
We depart early for our flight up to Kerikeri. Here, we’ll be met by our transfer and taken on a fascinating visit to Waitangi, the birthplace of modern New Zealand. The afternoon sees us head out for the next 20 hours on “The Rock” a wonderful way to experience the Bay Of Islands
Included: All meals
After waking up on The Rock, we’ll go for a hike, and try and catch some fresh fish, before arriving back in Paihia. Late afternoon, you’ll have at leisure, or perhaps you might like to take a scenic flight out by helicopter to ‘The Hole In The Rock’. Dinner at the superb Alongside restaurant.
Included: All meals.
Our flight today, takes us to Wellington, the capitol of New Zealand. We get the chance to visit Te Papa, New Zealand’s premier museum with ancient artifacts. Afternoon to explore on your own, where you may want to relax on the waterfront or take a ride on the Cable Car for expansive views over this gorgeous city. Overnight hotel.
Included: All meals.
We jump on the Interisland Ferry to Picton in the South Island. From here, we’ll travel to see Blenheim, the wine growing capitol of New Zealand where we tour vineyards and enjoy a relaxed lunch. The afternoon sees us drive to Kaikoura and eat the best fish and chips in New Zealand on the beach!
Included: All meals.
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|Saturday 19 November 2022 - Sunday 4 December 2022||16 days||£6395||€7500||$7950|
|Saturday 18 February 2023 - Sunday 5 March 2023||16 days||£FULL||€FULL||$FULL|
|Saturday 4 March 2023 - Sunday 19 March 2023||16 days||£FULL||€FULL||$FULL|
|Saturday 17 February 2024 - Sunday 3 March 2024||16 days||£6995||€7500||$8495|
If you would like advice about flight options, please call our UK or US office’s. Many airlines offer flights to Auckland International (AKL). For UK travellers, have a look at skyscanner.net for your best flight options. Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines are great carriers. For USA based travellers, we suggest Exito Travel who can provide you with a competitive flight quote. Because of the distance involved, you might like to consider stopping off for a day or so on the way to break up the journey, if you have the time.
Our price and departure date information below does not include your international flights.
Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED to run by our office. Please check with us first.
In order to secure your place you can pay just your deposit now of £1000 per person ($1500 for USA Guests). The final payment isn’t due until 130 days before your trip.
Please note that prices shown in Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate daily. The actual rate payable is always the GBP price.
We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for an adventure holiday. Bear in mind, your trip to New Zealand may involve many different types of weather from hot sunny days (expected) to cold rainy days and everything in between. Bear in mind as you will be flying internally in New Zealand, we recommend being under 20kg (32 lb) of check on baggage.
The New Zealand trip with Water by Nature was a highlight of my life. Hamish, being a native Kiwi carried us to some unique and gorgeous locations that were off the beaten path. We stayed in lovely hotels, even one right on the beach. The landscape in New Zealand was astonishing. We did a river trip, snorkeling, stayed on a boat overnight, went right into the fjords. On one day we swam with wild dolphins. Hamish was the perfect host and catered to our wants. Two of our fellow passengers are fishermen and Hamish arranged for them to fly fish with an expert. I would recommend this trip to ANYONE. In fact, I might just go again.
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