Then back to camp and maybe a swim before leaving behind the beautiful Anchorage Bay for a gentle ramble over a saddle and through lush beech forest with large Kanuka trees. Today your guide will take all of the group gear and tents by water taxi so you can enjoy the hike along the well-marked trail with a lighter pack. We’ll pass through several picturesque bays before eventually emerging out into the estuary. Cross the Marahau causeway to finish the track. Your guide will be waiting for you with the van. Then it’s time to rest the legs on the drive to tonight’s accommodation in Murchison. You will be able to step into some of New Zealand’s most beautiful country scenery, including golden alpine tunsocks, beech forests, and rugged river valleys, without seeing a person.
How long does it take to drive from the top of New Zealand to the bottom?
It takes about 5 days to drive from the top of New Zealand to the bottom. Starting at the most northern point in Cape Reinga the journey is 2036 kilometres or 1265 miles and includes one ferry ride reach the most southern point, Slope Point’s End, on the South Island.
Sometimes, other physical activities are included, such as optional sea-kayaking. The jet boat is the ideal means to access this remote, beautiful and otherwise accessible part of the South Island deep in the South Westland World Heritage Area. It’s not about spinning and thrills, but about taking in the beautiful scenery and learning about the local history. Jeremy is a top MT Sobek guide, who loves exploring wild places the world over!
This trip has been carefully planned to give you exclusive access the Routeburn Track, Milford Track, Kepler Track, and Rakiura Track. You’ll walk, fly and cruise in the most pristine and remote areas of New Zealand’s backcountry with your Kiwi guide andvisit secret spots in New Zealand here. More and more people are visiting New Zealand in the wintertime to experience its breathtaking alpine scenery, snow-capped mountains, and pristine lakes. For those who enjoy easy adventure and outstanding sightseeing, with the comforts of home. This exclusive privately guided NZ tour showcases the very best parts of the country at a relaxing pace with multi-night stopovers along the way. This New Zealand Wide Tour stretches north to south showcasing the very best of what the country has to offer.
Enjoy a hike today in the Victoria Conservation Area, surrounded by pristine beech forests, meandering streams, and mining relics. The return track leads up to the Klondyke Valley via ancient, gnarled beech forests covered in verdant green Mosses. Enjoy a cup of coffee. Before returning to the river, have tea and a snack. After your visit, stop by the charming town of Reefton to grab a cup of coffee and take a walk down the main street lined with heritage buildings that provide insight into the past. Take a short stroll around Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks to see the magnificent blowholes.
Follow the banks of glacial riverbeds to trace the footsteps of colonial-era gold miners and Maori settlers. Let us know what interests you most so we can provide you with the best advice for your travel needs. We noticed that you are based in the New Zealand – click here to visit our New-Zealand website.
How much does a 2 week trip to New Zealand cost?
A reasonable budget for two for a week in New Zealand is around NZ$2,350. This is based on staying in good, mid-range accommodation and having a few meals out per week, while preparing some yourself.
At Munro Beach, we look for rare Fiordland crested penguins, and in Mt. Aspiring National Park, we hike through a fantastic river gorge to a natural amphitheater, the perfect place for our picnic lunch. Rob Roy Glacier is the highest elevation we can hike at. We will never sleep higher than 1,000 feet above the sea level. Both stunningly beautiful and vastly different, a New Zealand vacation is incomplete without seeing both the North & South Islands. Explore New Zealand top to toe by combining any of our North and South Island tours for the trip of your lifetime. Explore the South Island of New Zealand.