Lerne die Mythen und Traditionen der Maori kennen, erlebe das geothermische Gebiet von Rotorua, fahre mit der TranzAlpine-Bahn und entspanne in einem Lodge im Regenwald, mache eine Kreuzfahrt durch den Doubtful Sound auf der Suche nach Wildtieren und Wasserfällen
Eine allumfassende und doch komfortable Reise durch Neuseeland mit allen Highlights der Region und jeder Menge Stil. Mit einer vielfältigen Palette an Transportmitteln – Zug, Seilbahn und Schiffen – erkundest du malerische Badeorte, lernst etwas über lokale Mythen, Legenden und die traditionellen Gerichte der Maori und erlebst die atemberaubende Schönheit Neuseelands. Handverlesene Unterkünfte, ein erfahrener einheimischer CEO und bequeme Transportmittel sind der Standard auf diesem ganz und gar nicht standardmäßigen Abenteuer. Diese Reise bietet alles, was man sich nur wünschen kann...und noch einiges mehr.
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Nimm die landschaftlich schöne Strecke zu einem malerischen Badeort, der bei Surfern bekannt für seine großen Wellen ist. Unterwegs besuchst du die Bridal-Veil-Wasserfälle und machst einen Spaziergang. Ein lokales Ferienhaus bietet den idealen Rahmen für eine gute Nachtruhe. Genieße eine Bootsfahrt am Sonnenuntergang mit Abendessen im Hafen. Du hast die Möglichkeit, von einem Einheimischen Maori die Knochenschnitzerei zu erlernen, Surfstunden und Unterricht im Stehpaddeln zu nehmen, Kajak zu fahren oder einfach das Dorf und sein Kunsthandwerk zu erkunden.
Wir besuchen eine Öko-Farm, und du lernst etwas über den örtlichen Naturschutz. Weiter geht es in den Tongariro-Nationalpark. Unternimm eine Wanderung, wo dich eine spektakuläre Aussicht auf einen aktiven Vulkan und die Landschaft erwartet.
Weiterreise durch die Gegend um den Taupo-See nach Rotorua. Du besuchst ein historisches Maori-Dorf, wo dir ein einheimischer Maori die geothermischen Besonderheiten der Region näherbringt. Du erfährst mehr über lokale Mythen, Legenden und die traditionelle Hangi Küche. Nimm später ein Bad in den geothermischen Spa-Pools in deinem Hotel.
Du fliegst nach Christchurch und genießt einen Stadtrundgang.
Steig ein in die weltbekannte malerische TranzAlpine-Bahn. Es geht die Westküste entlang zum Gletschergebiet Franz Josef, wo du 2 Nächte im Lodge im Regenwald verbringst. An deinem freien Tag kannst du optional eine geführte Wanderung machen oder bei einem Bad in den heißen Pools entspannen.
Du reist durch die wilde Regenwald-Landschaft die Westküste entlang. Erlebe eine Gondelfahrt und genieße die Aussicht über die Stadt. Optional kannst du ein Abendessen mit deiner Gruppe in einem Skyline-Restaurant genießen. An Tag 9, Morgen zur freien Verfügung, danach Dampfschifffahrt über den Wakatipu-See. Neuseelands Abenteuer-Hauptstadt bietet dir eine Reihe von Optionen, die dein Adrenalin in Wallung bringen – entscheide dich zwischen Jetboot fahren, einem Rundflug oder Fallschirmspringen.
Du begibst dich auf eine fantastische Bootsfahrt durch die Wildnis des Doubtful Sounds, wo du mit etwas Glück Delfine, Pelzrobben, Seevögel und Pinguine siehst und eine Tour mit dem Kajak machen kannst. Nach einem Nachmittag mit malerischen Landschaften verbringst du die Nacht in einer einsamen Bucht vor Anker (saisonal), und genießt unter dem Sternenhimmel vom Deck aus ein Glas neuseeländischen Wein.
Fahrt zurück zum Hafen. Der Trip endet um 16 Uhr in Queenstown. Bitte buche deine Weiterreise für nach 20 Uhr.
Lerne die Mythen und Traditionen der Maori kennen, erlebe das geothermische Gebiet von Rotorua, fahre mit der TranzAlpine-Bahn und entspanne in einem Lodge im Regenwald, mache eine Kreuzfahrt durch den Doubtful Sound auf der Suche nach Wildtieren und Wasserfällen
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
DEPARTURE Please note this trip ends at the G Adventures hotel in Queenstown at 4pm on Day 11. If you are booking forward flights, please ensure they do not depart until after 8pm. Should you like to stay on a few nights in Queenstown, please ask at booking for post-night hotels.
This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.
Max. 16, im Schnitt 12.
10x Frühstück, 3x Abendessen.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
Plane 300-400 NZD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.
Minibus, Flug, Zug, Boot, zu Fuß.
Our vans are Mini Coaches (24 seat vans which have been accommodated to occupy 18 people so you have more space while travelling). Occasionally with smaller group sizes we will use smaller, equally comfortable 13 seater vehicles. Mini Coaches tow a trailer for luggage and equipment (only when needed). All groups have one CEO/Driver. The vehicles are factory built, with comfortable seats and air-conditioning. They are fitted with seat belts and it is mandatory to wear them.
A local flight is included in this trip - Your CEO will give you your ticket on the day of flight.
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Komforthotels (8 Nächte), Ferienwohnung (1 Nacht), Schiff (1 Nacht).
Nacht 10: Doubtful Sound.
Doubtful Sound Eco cruise Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon/fully licensed bar and an observation lounge. As you cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery, our knowledgeable nature guides will provide commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals or rare penguins you might encounter. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat or to simply relax onboard. For the more adventurous (or very brave), there’s even a chance to go swimming! In the evening, enjoy a delicious three course buffet dinner prepared by our onboard chef and served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travellers, savour some of the fine wines at our licensed bar and if the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars. Kick off the next day with a hearty cooked breakfast and spend the rest of the morning exploring other parts of the fiord. You then return to Deep Cove for the trip back to Manapouri. -Three-course buffet dinner & cooked breakfast -Includes kayaking and tendercraft (small boat) activities -Private cabins with ensuite bathrooms and limited quad share bunk - style compartments -Sleeps 70 -Spacious viewing decks, dining saloon, licensed bar and observation lounge The Fiordland Navigator is a purpose built vessel designed to replicate a traditional trading scow and is perfectly suited to cruising the fiords.
Pullman Hotel Cnr Waterloo Quandrant & Princes St Auckland City, Auckland TEL: +64 9 353 1000
There are three main ways for visitors to get from The Auckland Airport to the centre of town. The 'Airbus Express' is the public bus and will take about 1 hour. Tickets are $16 and can be bought in the airport or for cash on the bus - look for the big blue bus. You will be dropped at the transit centre which is about 50 metres from the Hotel. 'Super Shuttle is the main minivan service - you can book tickets online or pay the driver direct - the cost will vary between $30 and $80 depending on the group size - you will be dropped at the door of the hotel. Taxis operate from right outside the door - the cost will be about $75 to be dropped right outside of your hotel.
ARRIVAL COMPLICATIONS We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call our local office in Melbourne. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Office (Melbourne) During office hours, 9am-5pm Local Time From outside Australia: +61 3 9413 5820 From within Australia: 03 9413 5820 After Hours Emergency Number (Australia) +61 430 321 725 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local operations manager, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999#55#
We are happy to book post nights at the hotel in Queenstown
Please note this trip ends at the G Adventures hotel in Queenstown at 4pm on Day 11. If you are booking forward flights, please ensure they do not depart until after 8pm. Should you like to stay on a few nights in Queenstown, please ask at booking for post-night hotels.
Besuche die malerischen Bridal Veil Falls bei einem Spaziergang, genieße eine Dinner-Kreuzfahrt im Raglan Hafen, besuche eine lokale nachhaltig bewirtschafte Farm, wandere im Tongariro National Park, erkunde die Lake Taupo Region mit einem lokalen Maori Guide, genieße die geothermalen Spa-Pools, erkunde die Schlammlöcher, Geysire und Thermalquellen von Rotorua, besuche ein historisches Maori Dorf und lerne etwas über die geothermischen Aspekte der Region, erkunde Christchurch zu Fuß, unternehme eine Gondelfahrt und genieße ein Abendessen in einem Skyline Restaurant, unternehme eine Radtour durch Weinberge, Bootsfahrt mit Übernachtung durch Doubtful Sound.
-Documents •Passport (with photocopies) •Travel insurance (with photocopies) •Airline tickets (with photocopies) •NZD cash •Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) •G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier •Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required -Weather-appropriate clothing •Light fleece top •Light windproof/waterproof jacket •Towel •Swimwear •Sun hat •Sturdy walking shoes •Sunblock •Sunglasses •Toiletries (biodegradable) •Watch or alarm clock •Water bottle •Money belt •Flashlight or headlamp •Camera, memory card(s) and charger •Electricity plug adapter •First-aid kit -Day pack -Camera with extra memory cards and batteries -Personal Entertainment -Binoculars -Waterproof backpack cover -Insect Repellent
Laundry can be done at least once a week while on tour - most cities have laundromats where you can buy soap and wash your laundry in coin-operated machines. Your CEO will advise you along the trip where you will be able to do your laundry.
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
The Australian currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in New Zealand and can be used to purchase small and large items. When purchasing products or services with a foreign credit card you may be charged additional fees by your credit card company for foreign purchases. Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Both Visa and Master Cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work check with your bank before you travel. A visit to an ATM can be arranged on Day 1 and other days of the trip. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of local currency (preferably smaller bills, 5's, 10's and 20's) and credit cards is best. Currency exchange is best obtained prior to travel or at the airport, currency exchange is easy to find in New Zealand in the gateway cities and most banks do accommodate. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
Privater Bus, Zug, Flugzeug, Boot.
PERSONALIZE YOUR TRIP Extras are specially designed for travellers with unique interests, they are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure. *For specific days of each activity please see the Full Itinerary* AUCKLAND SAILING: AMERICA'S CUP EXPERIENCE Auckland - 2 hours (Departure time between 11am-2pm, will be confirmed at time of booking) As part of the boat crew, you'll work together with your teammates to sail around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour in this competitive yacht. Either take the helm and participate or sit back and enjoy the spectacle - the choice is yours. Please note: Sailing is on Day 1, make sure you book your accommodation and flights accordingly. QUEENSTOWN JET BOATING Queenstown, Half-day It's a jet-boating ride along the Shotover River of Queenstown - need we say more? Okay, how about this - imagine a white-water ride with the turns and paces expertly done by a trained driver. All you need to do is strap in and get ready to get wet. --------------------------------- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ON TOUR All prices are per person, in NZD amounts and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. Please note there may be weight restrictions on certain activities (eg skydiving 100 - 110 kg). RAGLAN: Bone Carving $89 Mountain Bike Tour $49 Maori Marae Experience $49 WAITOMO: Tumu Tumu Tubing (blackwater rafting with walking, climbing, swimming and tubing through the Tumu Tumu cave) $138.40 Lost World 4 hour (abseil 100m to embark on a journey through a spectacular dry cavern) $260 St Benedicts Caverns (two abseils and a flying fox experience) $138.40 ROTORUA: Zorb $45 Skydiving $269 (9000ft) $429 (15000ft) Luge $46 White Water Rafting $95 FRANZ JOSEF: Guided Glacier Valley Walk $75 Ice Explorer Guided Hike (Heli transfer) $325 Heli Hike $429 QUEENSTOWN: Bungy Jumping $180-$260 Swing $180 ($160 pp Tandem) Jet Boat Skydive $129 Ziptrek $129-$179 Mountain Biking (Skippers Guided Tour) $129 Lord of the Rings Horse Riding Tour $195 Vineyard Cycle Tour $155 Please note: Usually there is time for one activity in each location (except Queenstown where there are two free days for activities).
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings for trip specific information.
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it deemed necessary, due to safety concerns. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy and explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. Read more about travel safety for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.
Heed the caution signs at all times in National Parks and other remote areas in New Zealand and Australia.
Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEO has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Our commitment to responsible tourism inspired us to establish the Planeterra Foundation in 2003, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of local organizations and community projects in the places that we visit on our tours. G Adventures pays all of Planeterra's administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation goes directly to support our projects. We also match all donations up to $30,000 per year to double the impact! For more information about Planeterra and the projects we support, or to make a donation, please visit www.planeterra.org Donate when you book your trip! We offer travellers the opportunity to help us give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating $3 at the time of booking. Of course any amount above $3 is welcome! 100% of these proceeds will go directly to support our Planeterra projects. To participate in this program please indicate at the time of booking that you would like to donate to Planeterra, either by clicking the check box online, or by advising your G Adventures specialist or travel agent. (Note: Donation will be charged in the currency of your booking)
Weather can change dramatically and without warning - we recommend layering.
Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!
G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.
Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!