Our Ultimate NZ working holiday package will blow your mind! Experience a week of fun with people from all over the world & get set up for your adventure – all fully-guided by an Ultimate NZ tour leader. We’ll show you the best of northern New Zealand off the beaten track, help you plan the trip of a lifetime around the country and fix you up with job opportunities after your first week. Start and end in Auckland! With the adventure tour Ultimate New Zealand, you have a 8 day tour package taking...
Vacation Style Family & GIT
Activity Level Medium
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
Sometime between 1250 and 1300, Polynesians settled in the islands that later were named New Zealand and developed a distinctive Māori culture. In 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight New Zealand. In 1840, representatives of the United Kingdom and Māori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, which declared British sovereignty over the islands. In 1841 New Zealand became a colony within the British Empire and in 1907 it became a Dominion; it gained full independence in 1947, but the British monarch remained the head of state. Today, the majority of New Zealand's population of 4.7 million is of European descent; the indigenous Māori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and Pacific Islanders. Reflecting this, New Zealand's culture is mainly derived from Māori and early British settlers, with recent broadening arising from increased immigration. The official languages are English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language, with English being dominant.
New Zealand is a developed country and ranks highly in international comparisons of national performance, such as health, education, economic freedom and quality of life. Since the 1980s, New Zealand has transformed from an agrarian, regulated economy to a diverse market economy. Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the Prime Minister, who is currently Jacinda Ardern. Queen Elizabeth II is the country's head of state and is represented by a governor-general, currently Dame Patsy Reddy. In addition, New Zealand is organised into 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities for local government purposes. The Realm of New Zealand also includes Tokelau (a dependent territory); the Cook Islands and Niue (self-governing states in free association with New Zealand); and the Ross Dependency, which is New Zealand's territorial claim in Antarctica. New Zealand is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Pacific Islands Forum, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
- 7 nights accommodation at hotel of choice, based on twin-sharing (2 persons per room)
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled drinking water during transfers
- Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional and licensed English-speaking guide (additional charge applies for other language-speaking guide)
- All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
- Public Liability Insurance
- 11% local government tax and 10% service charge
- Visa fee/arrangements if applicable
- Any domestic or international flights
- Any alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
- Personal health and travel insurance
- Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
- Any applicable High Season and Peak /Festive Season surcharge
- Any additional excursion/optional tours/Activites that are not mentioned in the itinerary
Welcome to Auckland ( - / L / D )
In and around AucklandYour arrival will be smooth & easy. We’ll arrange your airport shuttle to take you to your accommodation in central Auckland. The friendly reception staff will show you to your room so you can settle in a have a well-deserved (and needed haha) shower. Your Ultimate New Zealand adventure starts late afternoon. Meet your tour guide and the rest of your group in the common room. Your group leader will give you an overview on what’s happening during your first week and set you up with a SIM card, which you can use straight away! After the meet & greet, we’ll head out for our welcome dinner & drink (included) where we can get to know the group!
Day 2 & 3
Let's Explore & Setup Essentials Day 2 ( B / L / D ), Day 3 ( B / L / D )
Next morning, join our group info session where we’ll explain everything you need to know about travelling around this amazing country. From Hobbiton to the adventure capital of Queenstown, we’ll tell you all. If you’re here on a working holiday visa, we’ll talk to you about finding work, getting your tax number set up and other important bits. We’ll also walk you through setting up your bank account, which we’ll assist you with on the following day. After our info session, it’s time to explore Auckland on our city tour! You’ll see the main hot spots, get the inside scoop on where to find the best coffee and food, where to go out & much more. There is so much to Auckland, you will love it! The next day it's time to setup the essentials for your working holiday such as NZ bank account and tax number (IRD). We'll make the process easy! Afterwards, let's head to Mt. Eden! This gem is located just outside of the city. Aside from jaw dropping views, experience the quirky surrounding neighbourhood offering art galleries, shopping and great places to grab a local bite.
Road Trip to Coromandel ( B / L / D )
In and around Coromandel Today we’ll escape the city and head to the Coromandel Peninsula famous for its gorgeous beaches and forestry! We’ll be staying at our authentic country lodge just minutes from the beach surrounded by sheep and orchards. This afternoon we’re going on a road trip to the Northern Coromandel, often finishing with a beautiful sunset on the water. Be sure to bring your cameras as the views will change with each turn! From the countryside to Fletcher Bay, we’ll highlight all the ins and outs of the area. Your guide will provide you with stories throughout your journey of the Maori culture and the unique landscape you’re exploring. Keen for a coastal walk? Walk along the picturesque cliff-tops to Wharekaiatua Pa and then down to Port Jackson beach where you’ll be able to take a quick dip in the refreshing water. Return to our humble abode after an epic day of adventures!
Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove & Kauri Forest ( B / L / D )
The next morning we’ll go on a little adventure to Hot Water Beach. Grab a shovel and start digging your very own private hot pool – not something you get to experience every day! Sip a cold beer in your natural jacuzzi and watch the waves come in with your new mates – pure bliss! Later on we head over to beautiful Cathedral Cove, where Narnia was filmed! Check out the area, go for a swim in crystal clear waters and discover some hidden coves. On the way back we explore Kauri forests, home to ancient Kauri trees and native bush. We end a chilled day in the beautiful Coromandel with a good home-cooked BBQ (included).
Hidden Beaches & Party Night ( B / L / D )
Today we’ll take you to New Chums Beach, voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches! We’ll take a short hike across the creek, climb rocks and pass through a native palm forest before getting a glimpse of paradise – It’s well worth it! It’s time to head back to Auckland! We’ll catch the ferry and cruise past the islands back to the city just in time for a night out on the town!
Volcano Summit & Farewell ( B / L / D )
Today we’ll take a scenic ferry ide over to Auckland’s most iconic island, Mt. Rangitoto – the youngest and largest of Auckland’s 48 volcanoes. Let’s enjoy an easy walk through lava fields and forest until we reach the summit where we can take in the panoramic views of the city. Let’s meet up tonight for a farewell dinner celebrating new friendships and all that we’ve seen in just your first week in New Zealand!
After the Tour ( B / L / - )
After a week of fun exploring the stunning Coromandel Peninsula and all that the city of Auckland has to offer, it’s time to plan your next move! Whether you are planning on exploring other parts of New Zealand, looking for work or sticking around in Auckland for a while longer; the crew are here to help! Welcome to the Ultimate family!
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