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    Deluxe Wilderness Explorer

    Explore North and South with a superb guide and staying in the finest ecolodges

    If you leave no stone unturned when you travel, then the Deluxe Wilderness Explorer was designed just for you. Over the course of this two-week excursion, your guides will help you discover everything that makes New Zealand’s North and South islands gems of the South Pacific.

    After stepping off the plane in Auckland, your guide will take you from the most densely populated urban area in the country to the more remote Coromandel Peninsula, where gold mines, steep cliffs, and subtropical rain forests await you. If hiking and exploring this somewhat rugged terrain tires you out, rejuvenate by soaking your feet in the bubbling mud pools of Rotorua. Then experience the relative hustle and bustle of Christchurch, a historically rich city. Maybe you want to wander along the Avon River, or tour the famous Botanical Gardens. When you’ve had your fill of city life, you will trade the big buildings and throngs of people for glaciers, mountains, and the sights of Lake Moeraki. Queenstown, sometimes referred to as the “Adventure Capital of the World,” is your next stop.  Here you will have the opportunity to do a wide variety of activities, including hiking, jet boating, mountain biking, fishing, or, for those who want to take it easy, shopping. Conclude your explorations at Milford Sound, the highlight of Fiordland National Park. The glaciated valleys, lush rain forests, and jaw-dropping alpine views will resound as deep and lingering notes in the chorus of memories from this powerful journey.

    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1Auckland/Coromandel Peninsula
    Day 2Coromandel Peninsula
    Day 3Bay of Plenty/Rotorua
    Day 4Rotorua/Christchurch
    Day 5Christchurch
    Day 6Canterbury Plains/Arthur's Pass
    Day 7Arthur's Pass
    Day 8Arthur's Pass/Hokitika/Fox Glacier
    Day 9Fox Glacier/Lake Moeraki
    Day 10Lake Moeraki
    Day 11Ship Creek/Wanaka/Arrowtown
    Day 12Queenstown
    Day 13Milford Sound Excursion
    Day 14Queenstown/Onward

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