An 8 day sampler of the adrenalin packed activities New Zealand has on offer. With our country’s extreme and beautiful scenery comes adventures to match from jumping off a tower, a bridge and out of a plane to the motorised madness of a jet boat, you will find what you need to satisfy your thirst for a little madness. Includes Hotel style accommodation and your rental car to get you to where you need to go!
Fly Los Angeles to Auckland – arrive two days later
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand! Your next 8 days are going to be filled with thrilling activities while enjoying our beautiful country-side.
On arrival to Auckland Airport collect your rental car from the Budget Rental Car desk and make your way to your accommodation.
AUCKLAND – an exciting, sporting and cultural city, sprawled on a narrow isthmus, between two harbours. The Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, are a main feature of the city, along with numerous volcanic cones such as Mount Eden and Rangitoto Island. The city’s many beaches, marinas and parks, make it ideal for outdoor pursuits such as yachting, rugby, cricket or a day at the beach. The Auckland metropolitan area is New Zealand’s biggest city, and the population mix of European, Maori, and Pacific Islander, make Auckland the largest Polynesian city in the World.
Day 2 Auckland
The adventure starts this morning by leaping off Auckland’s tallest building, the Sky Tower!
Sky Tower, Sky Jump!
Leap off Auckland’s famous Sky Tower – 192 metres straight down. Sky Jump is one of New Zealand’s most thrilling tourist attractions and one of Auckland city’s ‘don’t miss’ experiences. Sky Jump can be described as Base Jumping while attached to a wire – just like a movie stuntman. You’ll fall very fast (approximately (85kph) for around 11 seconds, and then come to a very smooth landing in the plaza below….give the observers of the sky deck a wave on the way past!
As Auckland is famously known as ‘The City of Sails’, no trip is complete without getting on the water. Once holders of the America’s Cup, try your hand at sailing a real America’s Cup yacht.
America’s Cup Sailing
Join us for an unforgettable two hours sailing. A unique opportunity to participate as crew on an actual America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Two hour sailing experience includes participate as crew or sit back and relax. The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, NZL 40 and NZL 41 offer the unique opportunity for everyone to participate sailing on these grand prix racing machines.
Day 3 Auckland via Waitomo to Rotorua
Depart the hustle and bustle of city life for the rolling country side of the Waikato. Travel south through the rural townships of Ngaruawahia and Pirongia to the Waitomo Caves for some Black Water Rafting.
Black Water Rafting – Black Labyrinth
Join the 2 hour original adventure of the Black Labyrinth. Black Labyrinth is Waitomo’s original and amazing underground cave tubing experience that is known and talked about all around the world. Over three hours you’ll work your way through squeezes, take leaps of faith over cascading underground waterfalls and float serenely down river as you enjoy the glowworm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Once you have dried off and warmed up with a hot cup of soup continue to Rotorua.
Day 4 Rotorua
This morning visit Agroventures! Agroventures is the home of unique New Zealand adventure activities. Located within the grounds of the world famous Agrodome, 10kms North of Rotorua city, this is an all weather adventure centre. What makes it unique? Agroventures has the world’s only Shweeb, Rotorua Bungy – a New Zealand icon, the fastest jet sprint experience in the country – Agrojet, swing from 40m towards the earth at 130kmph, NZ’s one and only – Swoop and the Southern Hemispheres’ only Freefall Xtreme, wind tunnel.
Agroventure – High Flyer Package
This package is specially designed for those that want to challenge themselves to the ultimate New Zealand adventure activity – The famous bungy jump and a choice of either a Swoop, an Agrojet an Freefall Teaser flight or a Shweeb.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure to experience more adventure activities or learn about the town’s geothermal activity and Maori Culture.
Optional Activity: Evening Hangi & Concert on a local Marae
This evening enjoy a Maori Cultural experience called Te Po with Te Puia. Te Pō is Te Puia’s new evening cultural experience. It is a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Māori kai (indigenous food). Feel the spirit of Te Puia at night and experience our heritage – a living legacy of people, culture and place. Includes shuttles to/from Te Puia.
$97 per person
Day 5 Rotorua to Queenstown
Today return your rental car to Rotorua Airport before checking in for your flight to the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’, Queenstown (flight not included in quotation). On arrival to Queenstown collect your new vehicle before making your way to your accommodation.
QUEENSTOWN – is the South Island’s most popular resort, set alongside the shores of Lake Wakatipu, under the gaze of the Remarkables Ranges. See the contrast of smooth glacier rounded hills, and jagged mountain summits that reach high above the ancient ice floor. The town is renowned for its jet boating, bungy-jumping, skiing and awe-inspiring scenery. Local story has it, that the gold prospectors of the 19th century pronounced the town as “fit for any Queen”, and so she was called Queenstown.
Day 6 Queenstown
Today you will be in the capable hands of Queenstown Combos. With their expertise today’s itinerary has been designed to cover most aspects of Adventure in the town.
Take part in the full day ‘Awesome Foursome’ Combo
· AJ Hackett Nevis Highwire Bungy Jump (134m)
· Jetboat the Shotover River Canyons with Shotover Jet
· Spectacular helicopter flight over Skippers Canyon
· Whitewater rafting down the Shotover River
· Hot shower & refreshments
· Kawarau bungy option available – not included
· Duration: Full day
Day 7 Queenstown
Being your last day in New Zealand, why not top it off with something Extreme…Tandem Sky Diving with NZone!
It takes a certain kind of person to step out of an aircraft at 15000ft into thin air. It takes Courage! Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush of tandem parachuting while on vacation in Queenstown. Tandem Skydiving high above the spectacular scenery of the alpine resort of Destination Queenstown. The 15000ft Exosfear has a 65 second freefall.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Time to either get your breath back after this mornings jump or squeeze in some last minute activities before departing tomorrow.
Day 8 Depart Queenstown
This morning, dependent on your departure time, enjoy time exploring the Queenstown and also a chance to pick up any of those last minute souvenirs for friends and love ones back home (or even yourself).
Return your rental car to Queenstown Airport before you fly home.
- Airfare and airline taxes – LA to Auckland, Rotorua to Queenstown, Queenstown to LA via Fiji – ask about a stop-over
- Accommodation – 7 nights
- Goods & Services Tax 15%
- Budget rental car throughout
- Basic vehicle insurance (subject to insurance excess)
- Excursions as stated
No meals are included but please request pricing for breakfasts at all hotels. Children are welcome when sharing accommodation at no additional cost.
***Have a stop-over in Fiji, from just $359 per person for 3 nights including accommodation, tropical buffet breakfast, complimentary welcome cocktail and jungle cruise***