7-Day Self Drive Alpine Pacific Trail New Zealand

1 week +
16 Activities
4 Locations

Trip Summary

Travel around in your own campervan and go on an adventure of a lifetime along New Zealand’s Alpine Pacific Trail. Discover the incredible energy of Christchurch and stay in an eco villa in the heart of the city, take a dip in the famous Hanmer hot springs, get your heart going with a bungy jump, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River on a jet boating adventure, swim with dolphins in Kaikoura and go for an unforgettable kayak experience in Abel Tasman National Park.

Starting from

$1500 USD per person
Kyle Mulinder

About Kyle

Kyle is a ‘Kiwi’ with a passion for adventure travel and storytelling. He grew up on a small sheep farm in the lower North Island but dreamed of life beyond Norsewood. After completing an adventure tourism course in Nelson, Kyle secured his first job; a white water raft guide on the Buller River. He now has almost 20 years experience working in the tourism industry. Working in the tourism industry is what sparked the idea of Kyle’s alter ego, Bare Kiwi, in 2009. To reduce the amount of disposable tourism literature that was being distributed, while helping travellers discover the real New Zealand, Kyle decided he would create short videos that featured him experiencing tourism activities. Unintentionally, Bare Kiwi is now recognised as a global influencer on the adventure travel scene​.

Trip Highlights

Explore the incredible energy of Christchurch and stay in an eco villa
Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura
3..2..1... BUNGY!!!!
Take a dip in the famous Hanmer Springs
Sea kayak in Abel Tasman National Park
Jet boating on Waiau River
Included in Price
  • All accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Paid activities
  • Access to the storyteller's interactive guide (including lots of free activities and helpful tips)
Not Included in Price
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • An actual guide / host of the trip (Airguides trips are unhosted)

Trip Overview

Christchurch

Christchurch

I love Christchurch. The city is full of an incredible energy. They have a booming arts scene and one of my favourite things to do is just walk around and explore.

Activities

Stony Bay Peak in Akaroa
do
Stony Bay Peak in Akaroa
Watching this sunrise over Akaroa. Such a perfect way to end an epic weekend there. Stoney Bay Peak is a 7.6 kilometer out and back trail located near Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand that offers scenic views.
C1 Espresso Cafe
drink
C1 Espresso Cafe
This is my office away from home. I absolutely love this café. The breakfast is epic and you’ll get one of the best coffees in Christchurch here.
Fish n' Chips Akaroa
eat
Fish n' Chips Akaroa
What's more Kiwi than grabbing some Fish n' Chips and enjoying by the harbour? There's a few great options in Akaroa, but my tip is Murphy's on the Corner. It's better value for money. Just grab them take away and
enjoy by the pier.
Eco Villa
sleep
Eco Villa
A new sustainable concept in travel accommodation in the heart of Christchurch. This is my favourite place to stay while I'm in Christchurch. They have a nice little garden area out the back, and their breakfast
a homemade sustainable spread that is the best way to start the day.

The Trip in Photos

C1 Espresso Cafe

Christchurch

C1 Espresso Cafe
Fish n' Chips Akaroa

Christchurch

Fish n' Chips Akaroa
Eco Villa

Christchurch

Eco Villa
Eco Villa

Christchurch

Eco Villa
Hanmer Hot Springs

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Hot Springs
Hanmer Hot Springs

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Hot Springs
Bungy Jump

Hanmer Springs

Bungy Jump
Jet Boating

Hanmer Springs

Jet Boating
Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking