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America's Cup Sailing in Auckland Harbour, Auckland | Photo Credit: Explore NZ
Black Water Rafting at Waitomo, Waikato | Photo Credit: Tourism HoldingsThe Shire, Matamata Waikato | Photo Credit: Sara OrmeParasailing at Hauraki Gulf Islands, Auckland | Photo Credit: Bob McCreeBubgy Jumping at Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown | Photo Credit: AJ Hackett Bungy New ZealandShotover Canyon, Queenstown | Photo Credit: Shoeover Canyon SwingWhite Water Rafting at Rotorua, Rotorua | Photo Credit: James HeremaiaHelicoptering to Pyke River, Queenstown | Photo Credit: Miles HoldenJetboating on Shotover River, Queenstown | Photo Credit: Shotover Jet

10-Day ACTION NEW ZEALAND Package

10 Days

Description

10- Day ACTION  NEW ZEALAND

Price from:  $3,200 per person  (low season)

This Hi-Octane trip was designed for as a college graduation gift from Father to his adult Son.  They traveled during winter and went skiing for a day at the Remarkables ski field outside of Queenstown.

“The Black-Water Rafting was insanely cool, and one of the most amazing things we have ever done. Bungy was horrifying, but what a thrill!”

Start this amazing journey onboard an America’s cup Racing boat in Auckland Harbor. Black water raft through the Glow Worm Caves and buckle up for a 4WD Bush Safari.  Prepare to get wet as you ride down hills in an inflatable ball. Learn and explore how they filmed Hobbiton and about Maori Culture in the Thermal Region of the North Island. Experience the highs (paragliding) and lows (bungee jumping) in the adrenaline capital of the Southern hemisphere in Queenstown. Defy gravity “canyoning” and challenge yourself with White Water Rafting, a helicopter flight & jetboating the Shotover.

Action Package includes: 9 nights Superior First Class hotels, double/twin occupancy.  Airport to hotel transfers by private chauffeur driver vehicle,   3 day Rental car on the North Island which includes unlimited mileage and LDW vehicle insurance, Activities & Thrills, Sightseeing tours & Entrance fees as indicated  & 15% NZ Gov Sales Tax.

(Airfares, fuel & optional rental car insurance & meals are an additional cost)

On this self-drive/fly journey you stay 1 night in Auckland, 1 night in Hamilton, 2 nights Rotorua, 2 nights Nelson, then onto the Adventure Capital of New Zealand ‘Queenstown’ for your remaining 3 nights.

Day 1 Arrive AucklandDay 2 Hamilton via WaitomoDay 3-4 RotoruaDay 4 RotoruaDay 5-6 NelsonDay 7-8 QueenstownDay 9 QueenstownDay 10 Depart
Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand

Early morning arrival in AUCKLAND where you stay for 1 night. * Your uniformed driver will meet you in the arrivals hall. Once you’re settled, your driver will give you a 2-Hours City Highlights Sightseeing tour, enroute to the hotel.

You’ll  have a fun afternoon, sure to keep you awake prior to checking into your hotel.

America’s Cup Sailing on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, NZL 40 and NZL 41 offer the unique opportunity for everyone to experience 2-hours sailing on these grand prix racing machines.

Pick up your mid-size air-conditioned RENTAL CAR this early this morning. Self-drive 2.1/2 hours south to WAITOMO.

Black water rafting at Waitomo Caves  – this is insanely cool  and will rate as a highlight of your trip.

This is the original Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping and floating through Ruakuri Cave. Over three hours you’ll take leaps of faith over cascading waterfalls and float serenely down an underground river as you enjoy the glow worm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Your journey concludes when you emerge into the sunlight of the Waitomo forest.

Stay overnight in HAMILTON in a SUPERIOR HOTEL or FARMSTAY

The next 2 days are full of activities.

After a hearty breakfast, self-drive to MATAMATA for a Lord of the Rings experience.

From Shires Rest join the 2 hour HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOUR.

With a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges, your guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Specially brewed beverages are available at The Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour. After your tour of the film set your host will then return you to The Shires Rest Cafe with the opportunity to visit The Shire Store.

Continue your journey to ROTORUA  for 3 nights.

TE PUIA (Indigenous Cultural Evening Experience) including 90 minute guided tour.

The guided tour starts at 4:00pm and includes a visit to the New Zealand national carving and weaving schools where you can watch these disciplines in practice under the guidance of our master carvers and weavers. Visit the award winning interactive galleries and Kiwi House, where you can see New Zealand’s flightless bird up-close, followed by a visit to mud pools and geysers.

Te Po Evening Experience begins at Te Keketanga-a-Rangi (Heavenly Origins), a space comprising twelve monumental carvings reaching skyward. Hear stories of the past prior to assembling at the waharoa (gateway) of the marae. Experience an authentic Maori welcome ceremony, warrior’s challenge and kapa haka (performing arts) concert.

The Maori Feast is a culinary opportunity like no other. The range of traditional and indigenous inspired dishes have been designed to create a memorable cultural experience.

Select from full day white water thrills or 2 land based adventures.

A Full Day Wet ‘n’ Wild Rafting

The Kaituna River is one of the most popular whitewater runs in the country, with the distinction of being the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. This exhilarating seven meter drop of raging, thundering whitewater is the ultimate rafting experience to be found in New Zealand.

Buckle in and share the driving in your own 4-Wheel BUSH SAFARI Your professional guide, up ahead, gives you instructions while your heart is racing with anticipation. The terrain is like nothing you’ve encountered before and the challenges come thick and fast! As you traverse unbelievably steep climbs and descents; tight, twisting bends; deep, muddy holes; the 4WD rocks and pitches. Foliage brushes past… you come to a bridge of poles over a creek – how can you possibly get across that? And suddenly the luge: a six meter-high controlled slide down a near-vertical 80-degree slope. Adrenaline pumping, you try not to look down. Follow instructions and take a leap of faith!

Be prepared for a hilarious 10 minute ride on H2OGO SIDEWINDER TRACK (wet ride)!

The world’s longest zig-zag – 350m long track with 6 hugh corners Ride the OGO down the twistiest track ever constructed! Slide in 40 litres of water (cool in the summer and warm in the winter) getting speed up on the straights before riding up the sides of the most massive corners.  In 1994, Andrew Akers and Dwane van der Sluis invented a big inflatable ball that people could jump inside and roll around in. Initially they thought they could use the ball for walking on water but they soon found they could have more fun rolling down hills in it.

After dropping rental car at the airport Fly ROTORUA to NELSON (on the South Island) where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Nelson City for 2 nights.

Your afternoon & evening is  at leisure.

Today you will experience the best of the ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK on a full day Beaches, Bays & Seals-Guided Sea Kayaking Day Trip  

Discover the beautiful beaches, tidal estuaries and rivers of the most scenic kayaking area in the National Park from Anchorage to Bark Bay.   Pause at a sheltered cove for lunch (included) and take time to relax and explore. Paddling approx. 2.5hours. Morning & Afternoon tea included.

Fly from NELSON to QUEENSTOWN the adrenaline capital of the Southern Hemisphere for 3 nights.

These next two days you will experience the highs (paragliding) and lows (bungee jumping)

Paragliding – Today you will enjoy an exhilarating Tandem Paragliding flight from the top of the Skyline Gondola. You will need sturdy footwear and warm clothing. There is a short uphill hike to the take-off site so a reasonable standard of fitness is required.

More thrills this afternoon:    Bungy Jump Kawarau Bridge (43m).

Home to the original 43-metre Bungy Jump the world’s first and most infamous of leaps is still going strong, with tens of thousands Bungying each year. Choose from a number of options; topple over backwards, forwards, with another person, spin or somersault and even choose to bob above the water, touch it, or be fully immersed.

* Transportation from the city is provided.

Half Day Canyoning– duration 3 hours and you spend 2 hours canyoning after a short drive it’s only a gently five minute walk through native bush to the lakeside scenic reserve. The high walled canyon of mica schist is where our canyoning experience begins. You’ll descend into the canyon, plunge into pools, cascade down chutes, abseil waterfalls and swim narrow passage ways.

One full day is at leisure – Whoo!

Half day Shotover TRIPLE CHALLENGE – Shotover Jet, helicopter flight & Shotover white water rafting.

Enjoy the thrill and excitement of whipping through the narrow canyons of the Shotover River is what makes Shotover Jet so unique. With speeds of up to 85kph and its world famous 360 spins, these big red boats will get the adrenalin pumping. Your adventure doesn’t stop there as you head next door to the rafting lodge. The rafting guides will kit you out with your wetsuits and equipment and transfer you to the heli-pad for your helicopter flight into Skippers Canyon. Experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breath-taking scenery as you conquer the white-water rapids of wild and untamed Shotover River.

On your final day, your uniformed driver will transfer you to the airport.  Fly  QUEENSTOWN/AUCKLAND where  you connect with your onward International flight.

Phone one of our Kiwi Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your personalized ACTION New Zealand Holiday now!

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