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Select one of the below 8 best Nelson trips for 2024 and 2025. Your local English-speaking guide will lead your small group or personalized private tour on an extraordinary adventure exploring Nelson. Our Nelson trips for 2024 feature wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, wine tasting, cruises, and beaches, and start from $4,695 for trips of 9 to 18 days. Contact Adventure Life's Nelson trip planning experts to start planning your next seamless trip.
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Mt. Cook
$8,570
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New Zealand Uncut: North & South Islands

Small Group Departure - 15 Day Itinerary
  • See the Waitomo glow worm caves
  • Learn about Māori culture
  • Hike Tongariro National Park
  • Experience the Abel Tasman Coast
  • See coastal limestone canyons
  • Hike Aoraki /Mt. Cook
  • See stunning view of Fiordland NP
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Queenstown
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Set out on a 15-day hiking adventure across New Zealand, from the geothermal wonders of Rotorua to the diverse and rich terrain of the adventure capital, Queenstown. Start your adventure in the stunning Waitomo glow worm caves, leading you to the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. Next, the dramatic …
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Mt. Aspiring National Park
$5,483
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Southern Slice: Nelson to Queenstown

Small Group Departure - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Experience the Abel Tasman Coast
  • Explore limestone canyons
  • Hike the Aoraki/Mount Cook
  • Float in a terminal glacier lake
  • See stunning views of Fiordland NP
Starts / Ends:
Nelson / Queenstown
Activities:
Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Set out on a 10-day small group hiking adventure exploring the diverse landscapes of New Zealand's South Island, from the views of Tasman Bay and Nelson City to the unique and rich terrain of the adventure capital, Queenstown. Start your adventure by exploring the lively towns of Nelson and …
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Explore the stunning Milford Sound
$26,490
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New Zealand Delights

Dunedin - Auckland - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Explore Kaikoura
  • Experience Akaroa
  • Discover Dusky Sound
  • Explore Milford Sound
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Auckland
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day cruise from Dunedin to Auckland aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. Experience the wonders of New Zealand, from World Heritage-listed sites to award-winning wineries, exceptional cuisine, and charming towns. Travel from the South to the North Island, immersing yourself in this …
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Amazing aerial view of Fiordland National Park on scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown, NZ
$24,990
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Pure New Zealand: North & South Islands

Auckland - Queenstown - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Explore Wellington
  • Experience Gisborne
  • Discover Tauranga
  • Explore Auckland
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Queenstown
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day cruise aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. Discover New Zealand's World Heritage-listed natural wonders, award-winning wineries, exceptional cuisine, and charming towns. Travel from the North to the South Island, immersing yourself in the diverse beauty of the Land of the Long …
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Amazing aerial view of Fiordland National Park on scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown, NZ
$27,390
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Pure New Zealand: North & South Islands

Auckland - Queenstown - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Explore Wellington
  • Experience Gisborne
  • Discover Tauranga
  • Explore Auckland
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Queenstown
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day cruise aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. Discover New Zealand's World Heritage-listed natural wonders, award-winning wineries, exceptional cuisine, and charming towns. Travel from the North to the South Island, immersing yourself in the diverse beauty of the Land of the Long …
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A quiet morning near Dunedin
$6,985
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New Zealand Coastal Odyssey: The Ultimate Expedition Cruise of the New Zealand Coast

Queenstown to Auckland - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Explore Queenstown
  • Discover Fiordland
  • Experience Ulva Island
  • Watch Northern Royal Albatross
  • Visit Akaroa
  • Explore Wellington
Starts / Ends:
Queenstown / Auckland
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14-day expedition aboard the Heritage Adventurer. Begin with an overnight stay at a designated hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner, and meet fellow adventurers. Heading towards Fiordland, enjoy two days exploring its rich history and abundant wildlife. From Doubtful Sound to Acheron Passage, …
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$4,695
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The Top of the South: Explorations Beyond Marlborough Sounds

9 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Explorer
  • Explore New Zealand's South Island
  • Visit Tory Channel
  • Discover Pelorus Sound
  • Sail through d’Urville
Starts / Ends:
Nelson / Nelson
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on Heritage Explorer for a unique 9-day expedition cruise of Queen Charlotte, Pelorus Sounds, French Pass, and d'Urville Island. Discover an unparalleled exploration of the breath-taking beauty of New Zealand's winding cobalt waterways, iconic landscapes, lush native forests, …
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New Zealand landscape
$33,290
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New Zealand In Depth

Queenstown - Auckland - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Explore Akaroa
  • Experience Oban
  • Discover Milford Sound
  • Explore Queenstown
Starts / Ends:
Queenstown / Auckland
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 18-day cruise aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. Sail around the South Island, visit isolated Stewart Island, and explore delightful cities like Dunedin, Christchurch, Nelson, Napier, and Wellington. Discover the history of Norfolk Island, cruise through the Bay of Islands, and disembark in …
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