World Edventures and Service Tours

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New Zealand's Untamed Landscapes (16 Days or 19 Days with Fiji Extension)

It is the birthplace of bungee jumping—but you don’t have to free-fall into the Kawarau Gorge to have your breath taken away. This island nation is often called the “adrenaline capital of the world” and you’ll understand why as you cruise through the fjords of Milford Sound and skirt the peaks of the Southern Alps. Amid these spectacular  landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the welcoming Kiwi culture and the country’s renowned sauvignon blanc, Maori rituals and steaming moonscapes amid the city of Rotorua. This is the untamed beauty of New Zealand!
Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional gateway choices)
  • 13 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 5 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Rimutaka Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials Only)
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Selected admissions with priority entry

Milford Sound and the Fjords of NZ

Fox Glacier

Dolphins alongside Catamaran near Nelson
Maori warrior near Rotorua

Geothermal Pools Heat Most of Rotorua

Wellington Cable Car Ascends Mt Victoria

Fiji Sunset

Viseisei Village

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Price: $6,923.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $429.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates: 
 February 2020 (NZUL0220)
February 2021 (NZUL0221)
February 2022 (NZUL0222)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Crossing the International Date Line in flight to “lose” a day

~ Welcome Dinner

~ The Five Rivers farming region, the shores of Te Anau Lake into fjord country, followed by a climb to the Homer Saddle and  the Homer Tunnel, and the beautiful Cleddau River

The breathtaking scenery of Milford Sound, created during the Ice Age, and its fjords that knife out into the sea, with a view of the mile-high Mitre Peak, all from the vantage of a boat crusing the sound

~ Train ride to Walter Peak, one of New Zealand’s most famous sheep and cattle stations, for a farm lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant and a sheep-shearing demonstration

~ Fox Glacier, and some of the most breath-taking scenery on the planet, including the Kawarau Gorge, the birthplace of bungee jumping, stopping at Lake Hawea, Lake Wanaka, Knight’s Point, and Thunder Creek Falls along the way

~ The Southern Alps via the Haast Pass, the placid waters of Lake Moeraki, Bruce Bay, and Lake Paringa

~ An optional excursion aboard a helicoptor as it travels over Fox Glacier, including. the ice falls of Fox Glacier and the solitude of a snow landing ($209 pp) 

~ The Tasman Sea on the South Island's scenic west coast, including the distinctive “pancake” rocks and tidal blowholes of Punakaiki; the dramatic Buller Gorge

~ The vineyards and orchards surrounding Nelson en route to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park

~ A catamaran journey through South Island’s pristine coves and turquoise waters, visits to Kaiteriteri Beach, Torrent Bay and Bark Bay as well as the world-famous Split Apple Rock

~ Dinner with a Kiwi family in their home

~ Wine-tasting in Marlborough, a region renowned for its sauvignon blanc,

~ A scenic cruise across the Cook Strait to the capital city of Wellington on North Island from aboard a ferry

~ Tour of Wellington with the interactive exhibitions at Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum, Mount Victoria and the Wellington Waterfront

~ Rimutaka, New Zealand's largest prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

~ The Kaimanawa Range, including Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site

~ Rotorua, a city built on a geothermal hot spot and a mecca for adventurers and lovers of the great outdoors.

~ A tour of Rotorua, the gateway to the North Island’s Bay of Plenty region, including the towering redwoods of the Whakarewarewa Forest and the cerulean waters of nearby Lake Tikitapu

~ A Maori Cultural Tour highlighting the traditions and rituals of the Maori people, at the geothermal landscape long utilized by the Maori people for cooking and heating, including a traditional Maori hangi feast lunch

~ A scenic drive around the lakes district that surrounds the spectacular volcanic Mount Tarawera

~ A gondola ride to the top of Mt. Ngongotaha, a half-mile long cable car that rises 600 feet to give spectacular views of the North Island, including a buffet dinner featuring regional specialties

~ A stop at the Waitomo Caves, known for their remarkable glowworms, aboard a subterranean cruise that follows a descent into these caverns

Tour of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest and most populous city

~ A scenic cruise across Auckland Harbor to Waiheke Island, where a local guide will provide full commentary regarding the history of the island, the native flora and fauna, and tales of the region, followed by a visit to a boutique vineyard for a wine tasting a bustling olive oil mill

~ An optional three-day tour extension to the island of Fiji,  to spend at your leisure on its white sand beaches ($799/pp)

~ An optional excursion while in Fiji to Tivua Island, a small tropical paradise surrounded by stunning coral reefs, for an included buffet lunch, to soak up some sun on the white-sand beach or lounge in a hammock for relaxation, and/or paddle around the island in a kayak, board a glass-bottom boat with a marine biologist or hop in the water for guided snorkeling ($115/pp)

~ An optional excursion while in Fiji to Viseisei Village, one of the oldest settlements in Fiji, including a stop at Nadi Market for a guided walk through its stalls, a traditional welcome ritual, including kava, a ceremonial beverage, before a walking tour of the village, with a lesson in collecting, husking and extracting milk from coconuts during a hands-on demonstration ($75/pp)

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2 Hours
Average Activity Level: Easy to Moderate (mostly flat terrain, including paved roads, gravel paths, some hills and steep stairs)

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