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Discover New Zealand in 2024 on one of these amazing trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 14 top-rated trips where you will explore Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Auckland with an exceptional bilingual guide on a small group or customizable private tour. The most popular things to do in New Zealand in 2024 are cruises, small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, wildlife & safari exploration, and hiking. Our New Zealand trips in 2024 range in price from $5,275 to $181,690 for trips of 8 to 34 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert New Zealand trip planners for help planning a seamless experience.
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Cascading waterfall in the Milford Sound
$8,905
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Expedition to the Albatross Latitudes: The Subantarctic & Chatham Islands

17 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Explore Dusky and Doubtful Sounds
  • Discover Subantarctic islands
  • Spend time on Chatham Islands
  • Spot incredible wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Queenstown / Wellington
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
AboardCoral Geographer, discover why these islands are part of New Zealand’s Subantarctic UNESCO World Heritage site. Each wilderness experience is guided by our knowledgeable expedition team, as you spot rare birds, hike through wonderful fields of mega herbs and encounter numerous species …
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Explore the stunning Milford Sound
$20,290
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Coastal New Zealand: Auckland to Milford Sound

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore New Zealand’s diverse coast
  • See botanical gardens
  • Learn about Maori culture
  • Admire Napier's architecture
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Queenstown
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the National Geographic Orion on this unforgettable 14-day expedition. New Zealand’s unparalleled natural beauty beckons with soaring peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and swathes of white-sand beaches. Travel through scenic fjords, bays, and sounds, witness plunging waterfalls and an …
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Beautiful view of Akaroa
$5,945
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Fiordland, Hautere and the South Coast

Wellington to Bluff - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Sample wines from Hawke's Bay
  • Explore four of Fiordland’s sounds
  • Discover Southland's wildlife
  • Stroll around Rakiura
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Milford Sound
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Coral Geographer on an 11-day expedition cruise from New Zealand's South Island to the deep and secluded Murihiku fiords. Observe the vast variety of aquatic life that calls the area home (Southland). This voyage takes you through New Zealand's picturesque east coast towns, where you …
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Queenstown, New Zealand
$5,275
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Unseen Fiordland, Stewart Island and The Snares: Exploring New Zealand's Remote Backyard

8 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Explore Stewart Island's coast
  • Visit The Snares Island
  • Discover Ulva Island birdlife
  • Explore fiords wilderness
Starts / Ends:
Queenstown / Invercargill
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Heritage Adventurer offers a unique, 8-day expedition to the special region of the New Zealand wilderness. Visit the remote ice-carved mountains, verdant forests, and winding fiords of Fiordland. Travel the calm waters of Fiordland and Stewart Island in solitude, away from the crowds, on the …
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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$55,640
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Epic Antarctica: From the Peninsula to the Ross Sea & Beyond

34 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Discpver four different regions
  • Encounter the big tabular icebergs
  • Explore New Zealand & Australia
  • Kayak in pristine bays
  • Observe abundant wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Auckland
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary new 34-day voyage is like a blockbuster film—the star is the seventh continent. And the co-stars are the big ice of remote West Antarctica, where we are sure to set foot on ice where no other humans ever have; the prolific wildlife and impressive ice shelf of the Ross Sea …
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Breathtaking landscapes of Antarctica
$21,370
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Scott & Shackleton's Antarctica - Ross Sea Expedition

Dunedin - Hobart - 23 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Spot incredible wildlife
  • Explore unique flora and fauna
  • Follow the paths of explorers
  • Marvel at pristine ice formations
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Hobart
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An exciting voyage awaits those who dare to set foot in the rarely-visited Ross Sea and follow in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers. Set sail from Dunedin, New Zealand, and head south toward Antarctica to cruise the Ross Sea to learn about this interesting region, its history, and its …
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$28,450
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In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton: Ross Sea Antarctica

28 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit the Ross Sea region
  • Experience nature on a grand scale
  • View relics of early exploration
  • Observe penguins, seals, and whales
  • Enjoy shore landings on islands
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth and one of the most fascinating places in the continent's human history. With shipping restricted by impenetrable pack ice to just two brief months each austral summer, few people have ever visited this strange …
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Clear Water and Tropical Island
$15,160
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Under the Southern Cross: New Zealand to Melanesia

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Experience culture of Maori
  • Venture to the Norfolk Island
  • Visit New Caledonia, Isle of Pines
  • Meet the people of Utupua
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Honiara
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Uncover the tropical beauty and important cultural history of the South Seas. Following in the wake of Captain Cook, we will journey from New Zealand’s North Island to the Solomon Sea. Delve into a fascinating history of intrepid explorers, convicts, and traders, and learn about the rich …
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New Zealand landscape
$11,495
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Western Pacific Odyssey: New Zealand to Japan

29 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Cruise across New Britain Trench
  • Discover albatrosses
  • Spend five days in Solomon Islands
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Yokohama
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
First offered in 2007, the "WPO" is known as a "must do" expedition for any birder because of the opportunities this voyage provides to see some of the rarest pelagic seabirds in the world. The area is also rich in marine mammal life. And if you tire of the wildlife viewing, you …
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Beautiful view of Akaroa
$6,495
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The Best of New Zealand: An Intimate Exploration Cruise of New Zealand's Islands

15 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Experience the Maori culture
  • Explore Fiordland’s sounds
  • Encounter birds and marine wildlife
  • Explore Gisborne town
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Queenstown
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Aboard Heritage Adventurer, discover the hidden jewels of Aotearoa/New Zealand and its three main islands (the North Island, South Island, and Stewart Island) on this amazing 15-day thrilling adventure of coastal New Zealand. From the ‘World's Coolest Little Capital' (Wellington) to …
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Beautiful port of Ushuaia, Argentina
$47,430
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Unexplored Antarctica between Two Continents

Ushuaia - Lyttelton - 30 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot & Peter I islands
  • Discover the South Pole's history
  • Sail through the southern seas
  • Observe unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Lyttelton
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
As you embark on your 30-day luxury trip like a true explorer, cross the renowned southern seas of Bellingshausen and Amundsen, approach Marie Byrd Land, one of our planet's remaining Terra Nullius, and attempt to reach the ice-encrusted Charcot and Peter I Islands. The Ross Sea is the …
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Leopard Seal
$43,050
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From Dumont d’Urville to Mawson: retracing Heroic Age expeditions

Lyttelton - Ushuaia - 26 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot Island and more
  • Visit Macquarie Island
  • Sail through the southern seas
  • Discover unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Lyttelton / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join in this 27-day expedition that follows in the footsteps of the first Antarctic explorers. The first penguins appear on the horizon as you approach the shores of Macquarie Island. The ecology of this island is so extensive that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to …
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Explore the stunning Milford Sound
$12,720
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Expedition to New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands

Dunedin - Dunedin - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore the Snares Islands
  • Enjoy a guided walk on Ulva Island
  • View fur seals, sea lions, & seals
  • See Fiordland Crested penguins
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Dunedin
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Le Soleal hosts this 15-day New Zealand Subantarctic Islands cruise expedition that immerses you in an incredible world of wildlife and introduces you to the pristine grandeur of New Zealand's Fiordlands and Subantarctic Islands. This journey begins in Dunedin, New Zealand's Edinburgh, a …
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Beautiful view of Akaroa
$7,100
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New Zealand’s Fiordland

Wellington - Dunedin - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Visit the ‘Sound of Silence’
  • Marvel at Fiordland National Park
  • Discover and explore New Zealand
  • Enjoy the marine life of Kaikoura
  • Encounter Hector’s Dolphins
Starts / Ends:
Wellington / Dunedin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day adventure trip aboard Le Laperouse to explore New Zealand's South Island, home to some of the world's most pristine wildlife and enchanting landscapes. Departing roundtrip from Wellington, cruise to the magnificent Fiordland National Park, an integral part of Te …
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