This tour of New Zealand is our “Southern Hemisphere Classic” for tramping enthusiasts and nature lovers. We have now organised this arguably unique tour to the Land of the Long White Cloud for over 12 years with our own, experienced travel guides. We are therefore familiar with all locations that are usually not listed in some travel guides, which we would like to share with you… in short – New Zealand is the dream of many adventurers, dropouts and active holidaymakers.
Nowhere else in the world will you find so much variety and breath taking scenery. From lush tropical rain forests, endless sandy beaches, volcanoes, enormous and glistening glaciers through to mountain tops covered with dazzling white snow one is captured by the fascination for these islands at the most beautiful end of the world. The best way to experience and get closer to nature is bush walking and tramping, as it is called in New Zealand. And the most effective way would be a round trip in a small bus through both islands.
We commence with our combined trekking and round trip in Auckland, New Zealand’s secret capital. From there we drive to the Coromandel peninsula to undertake a tramp in the Coromandel forest. We continue along the limestone coast to the “Cathedral Cove”, and later take enjoyment in the hot springs of “Hot Water Beach”. Carrying on we visit a Maori village and a geothermal power station. Other attractions such as the Pohutu geyser and the Huka falls of the Waikato River are also along the way to the Tongariro National Park. The trekking tour takes us past impressive volcanoes and fascinating lakes. We take leave of the Maori’s sacred mountains in order to travel to Wellington.
We then leave Wellington and the North Island by ferry. We reach the Abel Tasman National Park via Nelson. The most exciting way to experience the bizarre granite coastline with its beautiful bays and golden sand is by way of a kayaking tour, where you will be able to observe a great number of sea birds and seals and with some luck playful dolphins.
We then travel past dense rain forest and the limestone structures of Pancake Rocks in Paparoa National Park through to the Fox and Franz-Josef glaciers and to the famous mirror lake “Matheson”. From the starting point of Te Anau we embark on our 3-day trekking tour of the Kepler Track or the Hump Ridge Track. On the way we will have spectacular views of Fjordland’s mountains, lakes and rivers. We travel to the Mount Cook National Park via Dunedin, Abel Tasman glacier and Lake Tekapo, the Canterbury Plains and Christchurch. Here our eventful and impressive journey through the land of the kiwi ends. It is also possible to complete this trip in the opposite direction.