deVivre Concierge Travel Itinerary: The Thrill Seeker
Don’t get us wrong, we love the Catskills (and the Metro North>Zipcar harangue can be its own kind of adventure). But if you really want to channel your inner adrenaline junkie: there’s absolutely no place New Zealand. One day you’re racing around in one of the many underground caves near Waitomo, the next you’re jumping 15,000ft out of a plane over Lake Taupo… a couple days later you’re flying down a mountain, off-piste in Queenstown or Wanaka.
New Zealand is big enough to have both epic mountain ranges and dense forests but also small enough that you can see rather a lot of it if you rent a car or RV to get around. Many travelers focus on the North or South Island, but if this is a once in a lifetime trip and you want to see as much as possible, this 14 day winter itinerary has you covered.
Day 1-Skydive Lake Taupo
Day 2-Bush Walk & Caving in Waitomo Caves
Day 3/4-Tongariro Crossing
Day 5-Wellington (Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa)
Day 6-N>S Island Crossing > Nelson
Day 7-Hike Angelus Hut to Lake Rotoiti
Day 8-Arthur’s Pass
Day 9-Franz Joseph/Fox Glaciers (depending on access)
Day 10-Mount Aspiring National Park
Day 11-Snow tubing in Wanaka
Day 12-13--Skying/Snowboarding in Queenstown
Day 14-Fly back to Auckland
Day 15- Start dreaming up your next killer adventure…