By travelling with New Zealand In Depth and by staying with local operators who are part of Predator Free NZ you will be making a direct contribution to these efforts and helping New Zealand reach its target of being predator free by 2050.
You will arrive in Auckland today, New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city. It's home to a range of excellent wining and dining optinos and we recommend a trip up Sky Tower, the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
Join a cruise to Tiritiri Matangi Island, a protected sanctuary, out in the Hauraki Gulf. Here you will have the opportunity to see some of New Zealand's most endangered birds, including the kokako and saddleback.
A 2½ hour drive will take you south to Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. It's New Zealand's largest native flora and fauna restoration project and is surrounded by 47km of pest proof fence.
You will spend today exploring Maungatautari Sanctuary Mountain. The ancient forests inside the sanctuary are home to many of New Zealand's most endangered species - from birds to bats and frogs to reptiles.
A 4 hour drive today will take you south towards Tongariro National Park and then west towards Whanganui National Park and Blue Duck Station. It is a truly wild and remote place that combies farming, tourism and conservation with a special emphasis on protecting the whio, or blue duck.
A 5 ½ hour drive today will take you east to Hawkes Bay. The region is famous for its vineyards, the Art Deco towns of Napier and Hastings, as well as the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers.
Today you may want to join a Kiwi Discovery Walk for the chance to hold a kiwi.
A 4 hour drive today will take you to Paraparaumu where you will take a short ferry journey over to Kapiti Island. Apart from a small area of Maori tribal land the entire island is a nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary.
You will spend today exploring Kapiti Island with a Maori family.
A short ferry journey will take you back to the mainland. You will then have an hour's drive to New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Here you can visit the fascinating Te Papa Tongarewa museum. You may also like to join a guided night walk at Zealandia, a wildlife sanctuary just outside the city centre.
Today you will take the iconic Interislander ferry journey across Cook Strait sailing through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds to Picton. You will then drive to Golden Bay. With its beautiful beaches and clear waters Golden Bay, and the nearby Abel Tasman National Park, are the pefect place for coastal walks and sea kayaking.
Today you will join a guided 4WD safari along the stunning Farewell Spit, home to a wide variety of bird life.
You will travel along South Island's dramatic west coast today to Okarito. Situated on the beach between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea, Okarito is famous for its lagoon and its abundance of wildlife.
Today you will take a boat tour on Okarito Lagoon and this evening you will join a night time kiwi spotting tour.
Today will drive south through Glacier Country and on to Wanaka, which is beatifully positioned on the shores of Lake Wanaka and overlooked by the mountains of Mount Aspiring National Park.
A 4 hour drive today will take you to Te Anau, via the spectacular drive that's the Crown Range Road. This evening you may like to join a cruise across Lake Te Anau to visit the fascinating glowworm caves.
Today you will join a full day jet boat trip through dense and remote forest all the way to the south coast on the Wairaurahiri River.
A 3 hour drive today will take you through Invercargill to Bluff on the south coast where you will take a ferry to New Zealand's third largest Island - Stewart Island. There are miles of walking tracks here, crystal clear waters for snorkelling and abundance of rare wildlife.
This morning you will join a guided tour of Ulva Island and this afternoon you will head out to sea to view some of New Zealand's pelagic birds including albatrosses, shearwaters and terns.
You will take the ferry back to Bluff this morning and drive to Dunedin via the Catlins. You may like to take a trip on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway.
This morning you will visit Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Then in the afternoon you will join a 5 to 6 hour wildlife tour of the Otago Peninsula. The pensinusla is home to the world's only mainland breeding colony for southern royal albatross. Sea lions, fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins can also be found here.
Today you will make your way to Dunedin Airport where you will return your hire car. You will then check in for your flights home.
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