Windex blue water, white sand beaches, island hopping and beach bum bach’n on the South Pacific one day, black sand beaches, rugged coastline, stunning mountain treks on the Tasman Sea the next. Experience the adventure capital of the world and a cultural experience like no other. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will not only offer a safe and fun adventure, but one filled with history, culture, flora and fauna of Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.
Arrive in Auckland, load into the mini-van and make our way 45 minutes north. Stay in a traditional Kiwi batch right on the beach in Waiwera. Spend 7 days relaxing and island hopping on day long sea kayaking trips, return to the bach at the end of the day and relax on the beach or site see with your guide. Snorkel at Goat Island and check out the fish from a glass bottom boat. Your guide will assure the week is packed full of fun and exciting things to do, it’s your choice to go along or just relax back at the beach.
Head to to coastal town of Hahei on the Cormandel Peninsula and spend 3 days paddling to beaches rated amongst the most beautiful in theworld! Visit Hot Water Beach and lounge in your own personal beach hot spring, all while staying at a traditional NZ beach house.
Head to the rugged West coast for a day of trekking and a day of canyoning! Spending 2 days at a surf bach at the popular Piha surf beach; experience some true kiwi culture as you enjoy the stunning views and day hikes from your front door.
Take a harbor ferry to hike to the top of the Rangitoto Volcano, wine tour Waiheke Island and site see around Auckland; including Kelly Tarltons Underwater World, the Auckland Museum and more.
This trip cost will include:
*Flight - Direct Vancouver to Auckland *Transportation while in New Zealand (including ferry tickets) *Accommodation at Beach House Rentals *Meals(if you decide to go out for any meals it will be at your own cost) *9 days of sea kayaking *Snorkelling and Glass Bottom Boat *Trekking and Canyoning *Wine Touring *Site seeing in Auckland, Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World, Auckland Museum
We need a minimum of 4 to run this trip and a maximum of 6. These trips are designed to maximize your experience - not test your skills and stamina. We keep the group small so that we can really maximize your adventure instead of herding large groups; this also allows us to access more secluded areas and include more activities.
Trip Leader: Lyndie Hill
Lyndie was a resident of New Zealand for 7 years and was guiding and instructing in the outdoors there for 6 years. She knows the area, its history, flora and fauna very well and has guided there in both sea kayaking and trekking expeditions, she holds multiple qualifications in the New Zealand outdoor recreation industry. Her network there allows her to some of the best equipment, local knowledge and “hook-ups” for the perfect Kiwi experience.