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23 Day Epic New Zealand Tour

Auckland, New Zealand

Experience 23 unforgettable days as you explore both the North & South Island of New Zealand on a truly monumental adventure.

DurationDuration23 Days, 23 Nights
Max Group SizeMax Group Size16
Minimum AgeMinimum Age18 years
Fitness LevelFitness LevelModerate
MealsMealsPartially included
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationAuckland

23 Day Epic New Zealand Tour Highlights

  • Get up to $90 cash back per person when you book with us
  • A huge 23-day itinerary that covers both the North & South Islands of New Zealand
  • 22 nights high-end hostel accommodation, in shared dorm rooms with shared facilities
  • 1-night accommodation at a shared cultural experience, with shared facilities
  • 23 breakfasts, 1 fish & chip dinner with bay views, & 1 traditional Maori hangi dinner
  • Journey through 7 National Parks, including Abel Tasman National Park
  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds & take a Sundowner Cruise in the Bay of Islands
  • Walk to the spectacular arched cavern of Coromandel’s Cathedral Cove
  • Visit Te Puia to learn about Maori culture & discover Rotorua’s geothermal wonders
  • See the thundering power of Huka Falls
  • Check out the views from Matairangi/Mount Victoria, Wellington
  • Board the iconic ferry ride between the North & South Islands across the Cook Strait
  • Get up close to Kaikoura’s cutest residents at a local seal colony
  • Take a tour of Christchurch & see its inspiring regeneration
  • Visit the Church of the Good Sheperd
  • Join unparalleled stargazing in Tekapo’s Dark Sky Reserve
  • Carve your own pounamu (greenstone/jade) pendant in Franz Josef
  • Learn to paddle a waka (Maori war canoe) along the Abel Tasman coastline
  • Services of an expert tour manager
  • Transport onboard a comfortable 22-seat Toyota Coaster 
  • Departs from the meeting point at Haka Lodge Auckland, 373 Karangahape Road, Auckland (meeting location may change, please check your final documents for the confirmed location
  • Important - Please note books are on a request basis. You will be contacted within 72 hours to confirm your booking or discuss alternative dates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does this tour start/end?

It starts and ends in Auckland.

Yes - we'll provide you with the contact details of Haka Tours in your booking confirmation. You can contact them to opt to stay in Auckland before and after the tour. As well as to book additional activities.

Yes! Around 70% of guests are solo, so you can absolutely join this or any other tour.

Everyone has their own favourites, but in general, these are the most popular:

  • Kayaking – Coromandel
  • Hobbiton & Rafting – Rotorua
  • Skydiving – Taupo, Wanaka or Abel Tasman
  • Canyon Swing & Nevis Bungy – Queenstown
  • Milford Sound Day Trip – departs Queenstown
  • Heli Hike – Franz Josef

Your guide will supply a continental breakfast each morning of your tour. This will consist of cereal, toast, tea, coffee and juice. And they take any special requests also.


Lunches and dinners are at your own expense. The guides know the best places in each town and city depending on your budget and what you are after, and they will point these out on the way into each location.


Some nights the tour group may choose to cook a meal together. You will head to a supermarket to get everything and then cook as a group at the hostel. Whoever joins in splits the cost, and it usually works out to be about $10 NZD per person. It's a fun, social and cheap dinner.


Likewise, the tour group and guide often head out to a local pub for a beer and a meal. Meals can range from $15 upwards. In summer, it’s not uncommon to have a BBQ washed down with a few drinks.

Yes –  all cafes and restaurants in New Zealand offer these options. If you can’t see any on the menu, just ask, as most places will happily prepare something for you.

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Haka Tours
27 Gillies Avenue, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand