Meaningful Family Adventure in New Zealand

Hike the Milford Sound, heli-bike in Queenstown, raft the Shotover River, sail an America’s Cup yacht, zipline over vineyards, and help protect native endangered penguins from predators

Suggested Family Adventure Itinerary in New Zealand

Price: US$6,000 per adult, $3,800 per child under 12

This adventure enables you to bond as a family as you help conserve penguins, combined with activities to challenge you physically, such as hiking, rafting, sailing, and mountain biking

Trip Highlights

  • Bonding together as a family whilst protecting penguins
  • Heli-biking down a mountain near Queenstown
  • Whitewater rafting on the Shotover River 
  • Hiking the famous Milford Sound
  • Bungee jumping

Price (US$6,000 per adult, $3,800 per child under 12) Includes

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Expert local guides
  • Breakfasts and meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Volunteering costs
Note: We can also arrange your international flights for you

Day by Day Sample Itinerary
($19,600 for a family of four)

Day 1 Arrive Queenstown, stay at Matakauri Lodge (D)

Day 2 Easy guided tour of Queenstown, Arrowtown and Glenorchy to acclimate (B,D)

Day 3 Heli-bike adventure riding down the Crown Peak (B,L,D)

Day 4 Whitewater rafting on the Shotover River (B,L,D)

Day 5 Optional bungee jump, then transfer to Lake Te Anau, begin your private guided Milford Track walk (1 mile today), staying in lodges throughout (B,L,D)

Day 6 Hike to Pomplona Lodge (10 miles) (B,L,D)

Day 7  Hike to Quintin Lodge (9 miles) (B,L,D)

Day 8 Hike to Mitre Peak Lodge (13.5 miles) (B,L,D)

Day 9 Transfer to Oamaru, stay at Pen-y-Bryn (B,L,D)

Day 10-12 Protect penguins from predators (B,L,D)

Day 13 Transfer to Christchurch, stay at The George (B)

Day 14 Fly out (B)

Note – this is a sample itinerary, designed to give you a flavor of New Zealand, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences.

You can customize this trip to suit your specific requirements, in fact any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation.

Got a crazy request, or an off-the-radar place you have longed to visit? Just let us know – we delight in delighting you!

Here are some suggestions to customize this adventure itinerary:

  • Take a thrilling jet boat ride on the Shotover River
  • Zipline on Waiheke Island
  • Roll in a zorb in Rotorua
  • Experience a 4WD Lord of the Rings off-road adventure

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