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New Zealand

Explore the beauty and variety of New Zealand's dramatic landscapes while preserving fragile ecosystems found nowhere else on earth. From the rolling mountains to the sweeping coastal plains, New Zealand will leave you breathless!

New Zealand programs are unavailable for 2018.

New Zealand Adventure Tours

Travel throughout New Zealand's North and South Islands. Explore the rich, diverse landscapes and cityscapes of New Zealand! You'll travel along the Southern Alps, climb your way up glaciers, discover primary forests, run wild rivers, explore limestone caves, bathe in geothermal areas, tour national parks, and get lost in nightlife of the nation's capital city, Wellington. Note: The tour outlined here starts in Queenstown and ends in Auckland. Between November and February, the tour starts in Auckland and ends in Queenstown. Tours during the May to September season operate in both directions.

Day 1 - Arrive in Queenstown
Day 1 - Arrive in Queenstown

Day 1 – Arrive in Queenstown: Depart your Volunteer Project and fly over the Southern Alps to Queenstown. Tour Orientation will take place after arrival. Then this evening is free for you to explore the adrenaline capital of the world!

Additional Tour Information

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All accommodations have been carefully selected for their comfort and ideal locations. Accommodations are all dormitory style youth hostels with shared facilities.


ISV provides about half of the meals on the Adventure Tour. Meals during times of sightseeing will be the responsibility of participants. ISV also stays in accommodations with kitchen facilities to allow students to prepare some of their own meals.


ISV includes a minimum of 5 activities in the program price to make your experience unforgettable. Activities are subject to change but may include activities such as black water rafting in underground caves, grade 5 white water rafting, Kiwi Encounter experience, a guided tour through Te Papa National Museum, and a whale watching cruise in Kaikoura.

Please note: Exact dates, itineraries, accommodations and included activities will be given to participants in the ISV Participant Travel Manual approximately 30 days prior to departure. ISV reserves the right to change the ISV tour itinerary, accommodations and activities without notice. Any and all changes are within the discretion of ISV, Inc.


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