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Wild and Bird Life Encounters

16 Days, North & South Islands

Visit:  Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Arthur's Pass,
Lake Moeraki, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Dunedin 

From $5,799 per person

excluding airfares


Natural spectacles, unique birds and wildlife encounters are New Zealand's biggest draw-cards. There are few places in the world where, within the space of one day, you can experience mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes and stunning coastline - all whilst spotting New Zealand wildlife found nowhere else on earth and birdlife that has existed long before humans arrived. This itinerary ticks all the boxes for bird and wildlife enthusiasts who also want to see the natural spectacles New Zealand is known for.  Spend time with conservation minded volunteer guides on Tiritiri Matangi, see a constellation of glow worms, seek out the Tuatara, learn about the amazing efforts to protect the native Kiwi bird, walk amongst the ancient rainforest of the Whirinaki, see the endangered Yellow Eyed penguins from cleverly built 'hides', experience life on a high country sheep station while watching the dogs rounding up sheep, fly above glaciers and fiords to Milford Sound and for your grand finale, spend a day visiting the Catlins, known for it's rugged beauty, extraordinary wildlife and untouched quality.

  Package Includes

  • 15 Nights 4 star hotel, boutique & wilderness Lodge style accommodation (based on double occupancy);

  • 14 Days Rental Car Intermediate Size, automatic, unlimited kms and daily insurance;

  • All Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners;

  • Private Airport transfer Auckland Airport to hotel;

  • Tiritiri Matangi Guided Walk incl. ferry tickets;

  • Sanctuary Mountain or Waitomo Caves;

  • Whirinaki Rainforest Guided Walk;

  • National Kiwi Hatchery Tour;

  • Haka (Cultural Performance) & Geysers;

  • Milford Fly Nature Cruise Fly;

  • Otago Peninsula Tour including Royal Albatross Centre and Penguin Place visits;

  • Catlins Day Tour

Wild and Bird Life Encounters

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Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Day 2: Auckland: Tiritiri Matangi Guided Walk

Day 3: Auckland - Rotorua incl. Sanctuary Mountain or Waitomo Caves

Day 4: Rotorua: Whirinaki Rainforest Walk

Day 5: Rotorua: National Kiwi Hatchery, Haka & Geysers & Nightlights Treewalk

Day 6: Fly Rotorua - Christchurch / Drive Christchurch - Arthur's Pass

Day 7: Christhchurch - Arthur's Pass

Day 8: Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass

Day 9: Arthur's Pass - Lake Moeraki

Day 10: Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Day 11: Lake Moeraki - Queenstown

Day 12: Queenstown: Milford Sound Scenic Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly

Day 13: Queenstown: Free day to explore

Day 14: Queenstown - Dunedin: Otago Peninsula, Royal Albatross Center and Penguin Place

Day 15: Dunedin - Catlins Day Tour: Kaka Point, Purakanui Falls, Nugget Point

Day 16: Dunedin / Depart New Zealand

Not included:

  • International flights;

  • Rotorua - Christchurch or Dunedin - Auckland flights;

  • Meals (unless shown);

  • Travel Insurance

All itineraries can be customized to suit. Activities added, substituted, accommodations and car hire upgraded etc. Itinerary is strictly subject to availability at time of booking and subject. Please review our booking conditions.

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