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The best of New Zealand

With YHA Tours you'll experience the best of Aotearoa, New Zealand. From the sub-tropical islands of the north to the world heritage fiords of the south. Indulge in cruises, feel the passion of Māori culture and stand in awe of thermal wonders.

Take the stress out of your trip. We'll do all the planning and driving for you! You also get plenty of free time in most locations including two free days in the iconic resort  town of Queenstown.  

This is a small group tour curated for adventurous, youthful and inquisitive travellers who want to get the most out of their New Zealand experience. You will be guided by our highly experienced tour leader who stays with you throughout your journey. You stay at top quality YHA hostels throughout your journey, in well appointed 4-6 bed dorms.

All tours have guaranteed departures tours whether there is 1 or 18 on board. Explore our itinerary and secure your place today!


We're extraordinarily lucky in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Our world class experiences and landscapes making every day a highlight. We include two cruises - one overnight in the Bay of Islands and the other in the fiords of the world heritage area of Fiordland. A high energy Māori cultural experience with Tamaki Māori Village voted one of the top 10 experiences in the world. A night in Lake Tekapo at the heart of an International Dark Sky Reserve. Three nights in Queenstown where you have the free time to explore, ski, bungy, jet boat, whatever your heart desires.

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Southbound Tour

20 days 14 Different Locations

Start: Auckland (North Island)
Finish: Christchurch (South Island)

Starting with an overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands you're about to experience 20 days of awe inspiring activities, sights and adventures. Get ready for an experience of a lifetime.

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Northbound Tour

20 days 14 Different Locations

Start: Christchurch (South Island)
Finish: Auckland (North Island)

Your first stop is a night in the International Dark Sky reserve one of the many natural wonders you'll experience as you travel through both islands. This is a trip you'll treasure forever.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We're here to help! We have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions and answers. If there's something you are still unsure about please don't hesitate to ask us.

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Terms and Conditions

What you need to know. Booking, deposit and payment requirements and what is and isn't covered. It's important to read these before you book.

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Pre and Post Tour Accommodation

Stay a little longer. All our tours leave in the morning so we recommend you have somewhere local to stay the night before we start. We can arrange your pre and post accommodation when you book your tour. This is especially important during the peak travel periods of November to April.

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