What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.
Off the Beaten Path Locations: Hike the primeval rain forest of Stewart Island and roam the remote podocarp forest of the coastal Catlins Conservation Park for close encounters with rare birds
Whales: Sperm, humpback, pilot, blue, and southern right whales all frequent the waters of Kaikoura in various seasons.
Kiwis and Penguins: You don’t see these rare birds by chance, but with intention. This journey is a quest!
Not to Forget Invertebrates: Drift through a dark underground grotto lit by a Milky Way of glowworms.
New Zealand Wildlife Quest
Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel
Region: New Zealand
Trip Price: $8,525
Duration: 12 days/11 nights
Trip Begins/Ends: Christchurch / Queenstown
Select Terms & Conditions
All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.
No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or hiking per day, plus easy activities
Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration
High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun
New Zealand Wildlife Quest
The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process
How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path
We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.
The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.
The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!