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Flexiblity is the essence of touring in New Zealand and the following itinerary is no exception.

Join a guided group departure for all or part of the tour (please ask for departure dates), or alternatively take a car, with detailed maps and instructions, for your very own tailored self-drive holiday.

Northern Highlights

Experience the best sub-tropical diving in the world. Combine dive sites at the magnificent Poor Knights Marine Reserve (considered by the late Jacques Cousteau to be among the ten best dive locations in the world), with great wrecks, including the infamous Rainbow Warrior, and diverse above-water activities. There’s plenty to do for divers and non-divers alike in this 7-day package tour, including kayaking and a 4-wheel drive safari to Cape Reinga.

Dives included:

  • Rainbow Warrior (1 dive)
  • Poor Knights (2 dives)
  • Twin wrecks (2 dives)
  • Bay of Islands (1 dive)

Central Discoverer

New Zealand’s central volcanic plateau offers excitment for divers and non-divers alike. The variety offered in this tour includes; White Island, one of the few places where divers can explore an active volcano, a high velocity drift dive down the mighty Waikato River, soaking in a thermally heated beach, diving in a lush Coromandel marine reserve and exploring the majestic Waitomo Caves – a lost world in the very heart of central New Zealand.

Dives included:

  • Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve (2 dives)
  • Alderman Islands (2 dives)
  • White Island volcano (2 dives)
  • Waikato River drift dive (2 dives)
  • Maori cultural experience in Rotorua
  • Tongariro crossing guided walk or 42nd Traverse guided mountain bike ride
  • Waitomo Lost World and Black Water rafting adventure.

For the self-drive itineraries anything is possible, so add or amend or change, please just ask your consultant.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Dates and prices: Please contact us for details.
  • When to go: Oct-May: Daily departures
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 10 nights accommodation
    • Diving and activities as listed
    • Self-drive option: 11 days compact car hire, unlimited kilometres and standard insurance
    • Guided option: Transfers by small air-conditioned coach
Featured location:

North Island

The warm currents around New Zealand’s North Island allow for a unique blend of subtropical and temperate marine life. Highlights include the famous Rainbow Warrior wreck and the caves, arches and tunnels of the Poor Knights Marine Reserve.

  • Ideal for viewing:
  • Excellent for: Technical diving