Guests can experience the adventurous side of New Zealand with Down Under Endeavours’ three new itineraries featuring daredevil activities and sightseeing experiences.
For example, the 8-day Family Vacation Adventure itinerary, starting at $2,899 pp, is a luxury vacation highlighting the most popular destinations in New Zealand. Guests start off in Auckland for a tour of the west coast and the Waitakere Ranges, they then travel to Queenstown to visit Lake Wakatipu. While in town, adrenaline junkies can zipline from the top of the Skyline Gondola or go on a Dart River wilderness safari. Additional activities include jet boating on glacier-fed rivers and sightseeing in the 80 million-year-old beech forest. Personal guides teach guests the history of the tour locations and tell Maori (native Polynesian people) legends. The tour includes two nights with breakfast at the Skycity Hotel in Auckland, five nights with breakfast at the Copthorne Hotel & Apartments in Queenstown, and adventure activities such as tours, skylining, ziplining and jet boat rides. For more information and additional itineraries, visit downunderendeavours.com. For more family tour options around Asia and the South Pacific, don’t miss our “Escorted Tours That Pack a Punch” feature from our September 2015 issue recommend.com/destinations/escorted-tours-that-pack-a-punch.