12 Day A Fly Fishing Odyssey

12 Day A Fly Fishing Odyssey

Enjoy some of the world's best trout fishing on this fully inclusive self-drive holiday. Fish the rivers and lakes of the Taupo, Tongariro and Rotorua areas before flying to the South Island for more fishing in Wanaka and Fiordland.

Book your self drive tour this month and receive an Earlybird Discount of 10%. Make full payment by 31 July 2018 to qualify or receive a discount of 7.5% if you pay by 30 September 2018.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Self Drive Tours
From: Taupo to Queenstown
Departures: May 2018 to March 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $9795 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Pace: Relaxing
Duration: 12 Days
Tour Code: GJFF

Inclusions

11 nights boutique accommodation
Rental vehicle of your choice including airport and ferry port collection charges
Domestic flight Rotorua to Queenstown
3 night stays in Turangi, Wanaka and Te Anau
2 night stay in Rotorua
6 days guided fly fishing including equipment, lunch and refreshments
Travel wallet, comprehensive customised itinerary, bound map book, accommodation & activity vouchers and local travel guides

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* Prices shown are per person (based on two people travelling).
* 2 Bedroom Motel pricing also available with Exclusive Specials. Please request a quote for prices.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Auckland - Turangi

Collect your rental car this morning and make your way south to Turangi, the unofficial trout fishing headquarters of New Zealand, for a three night stay. River Birches lodge is one of the best kept secrets in the central North Island. Nestled directly beside the Tongariro River, it is a perfect base for fly fishing. (3 nights)

Day 2
Turangi Fly Fishing - Day 1

Turangi is world renowned for its fly fishing. Your guide will collect you from the lodge for an exciting day fishing and exploring the famous Tongariro River, the largest and most important spawning river in the area. (B/L)

Day 3
Turangi Fly Fishing - Day 2

Turangi is world renowned for its fly fishing. Your guide will collect you from the lodge for an exciting day fishing and exploring the famous Tongariro River, the largest and most important spawning river in the area. (B/L)

Day 4
Turangi - Rotorua

It’s only a short drive today to Rotorua – plenty of time for you to stop and explore along the way. On the shores of Lake Taupo you can stop and visit the mighty Huka Falls. Continue onwards and see the Aratiatia Rapids – a unique feature of the power generation system on the Waikato River. (2 nights)

Day 5
Rotorua Fly Fishing

Fifteen fishable lakes, a myriad of streams and three different species of trout – Rotorua offers something for everyone. Today your guide will provide you with a personalised fly fishing adventure. (B/L)

Day 6
Rotorua - Queenstown - Wanaka

Leave your rental car at Rotorua airport and fly to Queenstown (flight is included in your tour cost). On arrival collect your new rental vehicle and make your way to Wanaka, located at the heart of the Southern Lakes District, nestling up against the Alps. The area is famous for its fine inland climate, beautiful lakes, snow-capped mountains and the vast wilderness of Mount Aspiring National Park. Lime Tree Lodge is set on a ten-acre estate just outside Lake Wanaka, with stunning 360 degree, uninterrupted mountain views. (3 nights)

Day 7
Wanaka Fly Fishing Day 1

The Wanaka area has a legion of rivers and backcountry streams, almost all uncrowded, and providing crystal clear conditions for superb fishing, stalking and spotting brown and rainbow trout. Your fly-fishing guide is a passionate fisherman and excellent teacher: he will take you to the best fishing and you’ll be amongst beautiful scenery. (B/L)

Day 8
Wanaka Fly Fishing Day 2

The Wanaka area has a legion of rivers and backcountry streams, almost all uncrowded, and providing crystal clear conditions for superb fishing, stalking and spotting brown and rainbow trout. Your fly-fishing guide is a passionate fisherman and excellent teacher: he will take you to the best fishing and you’ll be amongst beautiful scenery. (B/L)

Day 9
Wanaka - Te Anau

Allow 3 to 4 hours to drive from Wanaka to Te Anau today. Take the high road of the Crown Range to Queenstown and you can make a stop at the famous Cardrona Hotel for a hot or cold drink along the way. Fiordland Lodge is a masterpiece in log construction, using massive Douglas Fir logs milled from the site. Ron Peacock, one of the lodge owners is an avid fly fisherman and runs Fiordland Guides as well as the lodge. Dine at the lodge tonight. (3 nights)

Day 10
Fiordland Fly Fishing

There are over forty rivers and streams within an hour and a half of Te Anau. They vary from small spring fed streams to moderate sized rivers. The mountains of Fiordland New Zealand are clothed in rich rain forest and here true wilderness fishing is as good as it gets. Accompanied by your experienced guide, spend the day on the river amongst break taking scenery, clear, clean water and pure fresh air. (B/L/D)

Day 11
Fiordland at Leisure

Today is free to relax and explore the area. Take a scenic helicopter flight or a day tour to Milford Sound or simply relax in the comfort of the lodge.

Day 12
Te Anau - Depart Queenstown

Sadly your holiday is at an end. Retrace your steps to Queenstown and return your rental car to the airport depot in time for your onward flight. Here we bid you farewell.

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12 Day A Fly Fishing Odyssey
Self Drive Tours
Tour Code: GJFF
From (NZD) $9795 per person
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Departures: May 2018 to March 2019

Enjoy some of the world's best trout fishing on this fully inclusive self-drive holiday. Fish the rivers and lakes of the Taupo, Tongariro and Rotorua... Read More

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