8-Day Self Drive Adventure Alpine Trail New Zealand

8 days +
18 Activities
8 Locations

Trip Summary

Travel around in your own motorhome and go on an adventure of a lifetime along New Zealand’s Alpine Pacific Trail, with many thrilling locations along the way. 

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 racing 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
97% Recommended
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

Bungy jumping and jetboating at Hanmer Springs
A guided kayak adventure at Abel Tasman National Park
Swim with the Kaikoura dolphins
Seal Kayaking
Wings over Whales - a whale watching flight!
Relax in the thermal pools and spa at Hanmer Springs (or hit the waterslides)
Included in Price
  • Campervan hire (Certified Self Contained)
  • Kyle's exclusive travel guide, including adventurous activities and local tips to discover the best of New Zealand
  • One Night at the Christchurch Eco Villa
  • Double Dare - Bungy Jump & Jetboat Ride at Hanmer Springs
  • Hot Springs two-day pass (includes waterslides)
  • Kayak & Pitt Head Nature Loop - A guided kayak adventure
  • Whale Flight Kaikoura
  • Swim with the Kaikoura Dolphins
  • Guided Seal Kayaking
  • Airport transfer
Not Included in Price
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • An actual guide or host of the trip

Trip Overview

Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch

Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch

Start this epic adventure road trip in one of New Zealand's most vibrant cities, Christchurch. The city is full of an incredible energy and has a booming arts scene. Walk around and have fun exploring New Zealand’s ‘Garden City’.

Activities

Optional - Ōtāutahi Hikoi | Christchurch Culture & Food Walk
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Optional - Ōtāutahi Hikoi | Christchurch Culture & Food Walk
In a 1-hour tour on foot, Amiki will introduce you to the meaning behind the name Ōtautahi and follow in the footsteps of their Māori and European ancestors. Feel like indulging yourself? There is also the option
of a food walking tour - Night of Delights Christchurch.
Stony Bay Peak
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Stony Bay Peak
Watch the sunrise from Stoney Bay Peak, an 800-metre high peak above Akaroa. You can take the easy route by driving to the top. Alternatively, do the 5-hour Skyline Circuit and turn it into a day trip.
Stay at Eco Villa [included]
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Stay at Eco Villa [included]
Spend the night at the Eco Villa, a boutique accommodation in the city with individually crafted rooms, a delicious sustainable breakfast, an edible garden and private outdoor baths.
Optional - Extra night in Christchurch
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Optional - Extra night in Christchurch
Have more time? Stay an extra night to explore all of the Christchurch goodness. As the city of exploration, you will enjoy discovering amazing street art, innovative projects, a booming hospitality scene and
state-of-the-art architecture.

The Trip in Photos

Stony Bay Peak

Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch

Stony Bay Peak
Stay at Eco Villa [included]

Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch

Stay at Eco Villa [included]
Stay at Eco Villa [included]

Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch

Stay at Eco Villa [included]
Optional - Extra night in Christchurch

Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch

Optional - Extra night in Christchurch
Pick up your campervan [included]

Day 2: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

Pick up your campervan [included]
Pick up your campervan [included]

Day 2: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

Pick up your campervan [included]
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa [included]

Day 2: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa [included]
Jetboating Ride [included]

Day 2: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

Jetboating Ride [included]
Bungy Jump [included]

Day 3: Hanmer Springs

Bungy Jump [included]