8-Day Self Drive Adventure Alpine Trail New Zealand

8 days +
14 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. 

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 where you will camp overnight on the beach falling asleep under the stars listening to the sound of the waves crash.

Starting from

$1470 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
Camp the night on the beach in Abel Tasman National Park!
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
  • Double Dare - Bungy Jump & Jetboat Ride at Hanmer Springs
  • Hot Springs two-day pass (includes waterslides)
  • Abel Tasman - Two Day Classic Kayak trip
  • Swim with the Kaikoura Dolphins
  • Guided Seal Kayaking
  • Airport transfer
Not Included in Price
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tour guide

Trip Overview

Day 1: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

Day 1: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

Pick up your motorhome and make your way to Hanmer Springs. This little town almost feels like New Zealand's version of Aspen. Treat yourself in the amazing cafes and restaurants and visit the famous Hanmer Springs for a dip in the hot pools - you'll have today and tomorrow to relax in the pools! To top off your day, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River on an exhilarating Jetboat ride.

Activities

Pick up your campervan [included]
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Pick up your campervan [included]
Pick up your campervan and start your road trip! Your vehicle is fully serviced, entirely AA Safety Certified and built to go the distance in New Zealand's rugged backcountry. It is fitted out with a fully functional kitchenette
(fridge, sink, gas cooker, pots & pans and utensils), extendable hose tap, a huge double bed, a secondary battery, USB powerpoints, curtains and super security (the van comes with an alarm / immobiliser and a lockbox for your passport & valuables). We're proud to partner with the NZ owned and operated Mad Campers.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa [included]
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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa [included]
Relax at the famous Hanmer Springs. Soak in the mineral-rich waters in hot pools surrounded by native gardens with mountain vistas. Have some spare energy? Hit the waterslides and unleash your wild side!

The Trip in Photos

Pick up your campervan [included]

Day 1: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

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

Day 1: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa [included]
Bungy Jump [included]

Day 2: Hanmer Springs

Bungy Jump [included]
Jetboat Ride [included]

Day 2: Hanmer Springs

Jetboat Ride [included]
Wharariki Beach Walk

Day 3: Hanmer Springs to Abel Tasman National Park

Wharariki Beach Walk
Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking - DAY 1 [included]

Day 4: Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking - DAY 1 [included]
Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking - DAY 2 [included]

Day 5: Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking - DAY 2 [included]
Golden Bay Beach

Day 5: Abel Tasman National Park

Golden Bay Beach
Swim with Dolphins [Included]

Day 6: Abel Tasman National Park to Kaikoura

Swim with Dolphins [Included]