New Zealand Multisport
22 days from Auckland to Christchurch
From $ 5149
Duration22 days

Travelling to New Zealand? Don't worry, you won't have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities available on each island, we'll keep things exciting but also give you some space to catch your breath — you're gonna need it. Across three weeks you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you don't miss out on anything.

This tour is operated by

  • Duration: 22 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Auckland
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Christchurch
    Ages: 12+
New Zealand Multisport - Tour Map


Expand all
Day 1: Auckland
Arrive at any time. Jump right into your adventure by adding the 'Auckland Sailing: America's Cup Experience' extra to your tour. Work with a crew to sail around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on a competitive yacht, and take in the stunning views. PLEASE NOTE: If booking this extra, a pre-night in Auckland is highly recommended as this activity may start early in the morning on Day 1.

If you are interested in visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set, we recommended that you book additional pre-trip accommodations and purchase a day trip from Auckland on (or prior to) Day 1 of this tour. OR, you can opt to wait until your tour begins, and book a ticket with your CEO (please note that there are limited tickets on the ground - which could result in you missing out if you wait to book with your CEO).
Day 2: Auckland/Rotorua
In the evening visit a Maori village for traditional ceremonies, a Hangi meal and entertainment. After dinner, lounge by the bonfire and have some time to get to know the Maori hosts.
Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel to the Rotorua region to the Tamaki Maori Village. After a traditional greeting on the marae (meeting grounds), learn the arts of the haka and poi before a traditional hangi dinner. Accommodation is in a Maori wharepuni (sleeping house). Groups will often stay together in one sleeping house (multi-share, mixed gender), staying in line with Maori traditions. Enjoy a traditional Hangi dinner, cooked in an underground pit.
Meals: D
Day 3: Rotorua
This region of New Zealand is renowned for its geothermal qualities. Enjoy free time to experience the regions' geothermal wonders. Opt to mountain bike in the world famous Redwood Forest, go white water rafting, or indulge in the therapeutic hot springs.
Enjoy a free day in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area with boiling mud and hotpools. Opt to go whitewater rafting, tackle an offroad mountain bike track, go hiking, or hit the spa.
Meals: B
Day 4: Rotorua/Tongariro National Park
Mt Tongariro's rocky, dramatic landscapes make this day-long trek truly one of New Zealand's "Great Walks", passing emerald lakes and beautiful alpine scenery. Start early and collect supplies before heading out. The transfer will drop the group off at the beginning of the self-guided trek and collect everyone at the other end. After the trek, travel to a ski lodge on the side of a mountain for the night and opt for a hot soak to ease those tired muscles.
Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek and spend time hiking an active volcano. Note: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek is highly weather dependent and will take place only if conditions are safe to do so. Alternate activities for inclement weather will be arranged.

End place: Tongariro National Park

Meals: B, D
Day 5: Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park

Start place: Tongariro National Park

Travel to Blue Duck Station, a working farm and nature conservancy that serves as our gateway to Whanganui National Park.
Marvel at the Whanganui River - the third longest in New Zealand - as it flows out to the west coast of the North Island from Mt Tongariro. Learn about the region's natural history, conservation efforts for indigenous wildlife (including the endangered New Zealand blue duck) and Blue Duck Station's sustainable farming practices.
Admire the scenery while heading to Whanganui National Park. Note: While in Whanganui National Park, the order and length of activities on Days 5 & 6 may vary according to weather conditions. Enjoy a dinner of locally sourced food.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Whanganui National Park

Start place: Whanganui National Park

During short walks or stops en route, learn about the region's history and local conservation efforts. If weather permits, head out for a visit to the abandoned Bridge to Nowhere. Return to Blue Duck Station for the night. Enjoy a delicious dinner.
Experience another of New Zealand's "Great Walks" (this time, from a canoe) on a day trip into the heart of Whanganui National Park. Explore the Whanganui River further by jet boat, visiting old Maori and European settlements. Note: While in Whanganui National Park, the order and length of activities on Days 5 & 6 may vary according to weather conditions.

End place: Whanganui National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Whanganui National Park/Raglan

Start place: Whanganui National Park

Travel north to the small town of Waitomo, located near an extensive underground cave system. Enjoy a free afternoon, and opt to tour the caves by boat, by foot or with a bit of adrenaline by rappelling into them. Continue on to Raglan for the night, and enjoy the sunset in this stunning coastal town.

End place: Raglan

Meals: B
Day 8: Raglan/Christchurch

Start place: Raglan

In the morning, transfer to Auckland and hop on a flight to the South Island. Opt to explore Christchurch, or meet new members of the group at an optional welcome meeting.

End place: Christchurch

Meals: B
Day 9: Christchurch/Kaikoura

Start place: Christchurch

Early start to drive the scenic coastal road up to Kaikoura.

A free afternoon can also be spent swimming 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.
Transfer to Kaikoura, with a free afternoon to explore the area or take in an optional activity.

End place: Kaikoura

Meals: B
Day 10: Kaikoura/Abel Tasman National Park

Start place: Kaikoura

Take in the scenery of the South Island while travelling to Abel Tasman National Park.

End place: Abel Tasman National Park

Meals: B, D
Day 11: Abel Tasman National Park/Marahau

Start place: Abel Tasman National Park

Start the day with a short hike before setting off from the beach to kayak along the Abel Tasman coastline towards Marahau.
Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park.

End place: Marahau

Meals: B, L
Day 12: Marahau/Lake Brunner

Start place: Marahau

Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.

End place: Lake Brunner

Meals: B
Day 13: Lake Brunner/Franz Josef

Start place: Lake Brunner

Continue south along the coast towards Franz Josef, stopping for an invigorating walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon. Spend 2 nights staying amongst verdant temperate rainforest.
Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping for a walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon en route. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as hiking and checking out the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.

End place: Franz Josef

Meals: B
Day 14: Franz Josef

Start place: Franz Josef

A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, quad biking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.

End place: Franz Josef

Meals: B
Day 15: Franz Josef/Wanaka

Start place: Franz Josef

Transfer to Wanaka, where there are a variety of optional activities available. Opt to go mountain biking, skydiving, or check out the giant maze and optical illusions of Puzzling World.

End place: Wanaka

Meals: B
Day 16: Wanaka/Queenstown

Start place: Wanaka

Free day to maximize time for all the optional activities in the area. Opt for a jet boat outing, bungee jumping, mountain biking, sky diving, or a vineyard tour. The options in this adventure capital are endless. Two nights are at a centrally-located hostel, which means you can make the most of your time here.
Continue onto the “adventure capital of the world,” Queenstown.

End place: Queenstown

Meals: B
Day 17: Queenstown

Start place: Queenstown

Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.

End place: Queenstown

Meals: B, L
Day 18: Queenstown

Start place: Queenstown

Travel to the fiords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat, then return to Queenstown for the night.

End place: Queenstown

Day 19: Queenstown/Twizel

Start place: Queenstown

Enjoy free time in Queenstown, before travelling on to the Mt Cook region.

End place: Twizel

Day 20: Twizel

Start place: Twizel

Prepare for an action packed day! Start on two-wheels on a mountain biking excursion around the Mt Cook region. In the afternoon, discover stunning landscapes on foot.

End place: Twizel

Meals: B
Day 21: Twizel/Christchurch

Start place: Twizel

Travel back to Christchurch. Learn more about how Christchurch has recovered from the 2011 earthquake on a G Adventures-supported walking tour. Opt for a final dinner with the group.

End place: Christchurch

Meals: B
Day 22: Christchurch

Start place: Christchurch

Depart at any time.

End place: Christchurch

Meals: B



  • Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Maori Village Overnight Visit, Rotorua Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef
  • Cycle through Karangahake Gorge
  • Traditional hangi dinner
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing hiking excursion (weather dependent)
  • Jet boat and kayaking along Whanganui River
  • Free time in Rotorua and Waitomo
  • Abel Tasman National Park hike
  • Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Punakaiki pancake rocks visit
  • Seal colony stop
  • Okarito Lagoon walk
  • Full-day Routeburn Track hiking excursion
  • Fiordland National Park visit
  • Cruise through Milford Sound
  • Mt Cook cycling excursion
  • Hike the Mt Cook area
  • Free time in Franz Josef and Queenstown
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Jet boat, Kayak, Bicycle, Boat, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels/hostels (18 nts, some multi-share), Lodges (2 nts), Maori village (1 nt, multi-share)

Save up to 50% on tours! Get exclusive access to members-only deals by email.

Subscribe to our newsletter