Thrive Epic Adventure in New Zealand

Trip Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Maori Feast & Cultural Experience
  • Wild Dolphin Encounter
  • Abel Tasman Wildlife & Remote Coast Kayaking Tour
  • Fox Glacier Full Day Hike
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge
  • Select Meals
    (9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners)
  • Fully Guided Trip

Trip Pace:

Pace 4 – Multiple destinations, average time in each location: 1-2 days

Activity Rating:

Activity Rating 4 – Activities of moderate intensity, intermediate level of fitness required

Action-packed Activities & Countless Ecosystems!

Sea kayak through the subtropical paradise of Abel Tasman National Park, race your fellow travelers down Queenstown’s Skyline Luge, dive into the endless adrenaline-filled options in “The Adventure Capital of the World,” savor a traditional Maori feast, hike the magnificent Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers, swim with wild dolphins off the coast of Kaikoura… and that’s just the beginning.

  • $3,449 USD
  • Reserve Seat: $299!
Available Departure Date Range
  • Nov – Mar
New Zealand South Island Epic Adventure Itinerary Map
Trip Extension Recommendations:    Syndney & Surrounds, Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, New Zealand North Island – Contact us to explore personalized travel and trip extensions!

Included Activities

maori-haka-new-zealand-culture Maori Feast & Cultural Experience
Savor a traditional feast and spend an evening learning the unique culture, dance, and tribal traditions of New Zealand’s native Maori.
Dolphin Encounter
Outfitted with a buoyant wetsuit, fins, and snorkeling gear, ride a catamaran to find pods of up to 600 dusky dolphins. Jump in, laugh, and be amazed as hundreds of these intelligent creatures swim and play around you.
Abel Tasman Wildlife & Remote Coast Tour
Explore hidden, sunlit lagoons, laugh as New Zealand fur seal pups test out their water skills at Tonga Island Marine Reserve, enjoy a tasty picnic lunch on the beach, and kayak past rock sculptures, lush bluffs, and a variety of seabirds with the Pacific as a stunning backdrop.
Helicopter Glacier Ice Hiking or Ice Climbing Fox Glacier Full Day Hike
Trek through subtropical rainforest toward breathtaking views of the glacier’s undulating ice flow, then don crampons specially designed for Fox’s seasonal ice conditions and safely continue to stunning ice pinnacles and spectacular seracs.
queenstown-skyline-gondola-and-luge Skyline Gondola & Luge
Ride to the top of the gondola in full view of the Remarkable Mountain Range, lake Wakatipu, and a sky full of colorful hanggliders… then race your companions down the winding path of the Skyline Luge. Ready… set… luuuuuuge!

Recommended Optional Activities

skydiving-new-zealand-adventure-vacation Skydive Abel Tasman
Experience one of the most beautiful countries on Earth from a perspective most never see. Attached to an expert guide, you’ll step out in full view of a gorgeous coastline, mountains, and lush vineyards for one of the most renowned free-falls on the globe.  
milford-sound-cruise-nz Milford Sound Cruise
You’ll be awestruck by the beauty and magnitude of the sights as you cruise toward the ocean through vast fjords, seal colonies, and 300 ft waterfalls. Milford deserves it’s reputation as a world wonder!  
River Surf the Shotover River in Queenstown New Zealand River Surfing
With a boogie board, wetsuit, fins, helmet, and experienced guides, you’ll learn how to surf river waves and encounter whitewater in an up-close-and personal fashion. Near the end of the course, your group will pause to see brave souls jump from the Kawarau Bridge bungy.  
white-water-rafting-new-zealand Whitewater Rafting
Conquer the wild and untamed Shotover River in a high quality raft with experienced guides. No rafting experience necessary!  
beautiful-views-queenstown-nz Horseback Riding
Settle in the saddle for a unique tour of Queenstown’s stunning landscapes and intriguing history!
Mountain Biking
Ride some of the favorite trails of the world’s best downhill athletes, all in full view of the Remarkable Mountain Range and Queenstown waterways.
DAY 1 :   Christchurch & Maori Cultural Experience
DAY 2 – 3 :   Kaikoura & Wild Dolphin Encounter
DAY 4 – 5 :   Abel Tasman National Park
DAY 6 :   Greymouth
DAY 7 – 8 :   Fox Glacier
DAY 9 – 12 :   Queenstown & Milford Sound
DAY 13 :   Christchurch & Farewell Celebration
DAY 14 :   Departure

Contact Us to start your adventure today!

Extend Your Stay!

Thrive Adventures will gladly arrange your extended travel, be it relaxing on the glorious beaches of Fiji, showing friends and family the highlights of New Zealand, exploring the Land Downunder, or anything else you imagine. Contact Us to explore your options.
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