Api New Zealand Tour

Api New Zealand tour will give you an insight into production of Manuka Honey and an opportunity to visit the beekeepers on spot and representatives of The National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand to share experiences with them. You will get a chance to admire the beauty of New Zealand while visiting the world famous Waitomo Caves, Rotorua with boiling mud, towering geysers, Southern Alp mountain ranges, etc. Of course you will get to know the unique Maori culture of New Zealand, while enjoying traditional Maori Hangi & concert.

Experience
  • Culture and Historical Experience
  • educational
  • professional
  • food_and_wine
Duration
12 days
Price
Upon request
Short Itinerary
  • Day 01 Arrival to Auckland
  • Day 02 Waikato province – Beekeeping companies – Dinner with local members of The National Beekeepers' Association of New Zealand – Hamilton
  • Day 03 Visit to a company of Manuka honey – Visit to Waitomo Caves & boat ride – Hamilton
  • Day 04 Guided tour in Hamilton Gardens – Kiwifruit farm – Honey production company – Meeting with Lower South Island Beekeers’ Association – Boiling mud & towering geysers – Maori Hangi&concert
  • Day 05 South Island – Visit a large beekeeping and honey production company – Beekeeping visits – Free evening – Blenheim 
  • Day 06 Beekeeping visit – Visit to vineyards and wineries – Nelson
  • Day 07 Visit to Nelson Honey and marketing – Westport
  • Day 08 Tranz Alpine train – beech forests – idyllic lakes - Christchurch
  • Day 09 Lincoln – Crop and Food – Beekeeping visits – Ashburton
  • Day 10 Tekapo – Wanaka – Visit to a beekeeper - Queenstown
  • Day 11 Free at leisure in Queenstown – Lake cruise to Walter Peak High Country Sheep station 
  • Day 12 Departure
Beekeeper at work in New Zealand
  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari viewing tower
  • Hamilton Gardens - Indian Char Bagh Garden
  • Raglan
  • Spirit Cave Waitomo
  • Te Waihou Walkway The Blue Spring
  • Beekeeper at work in New Zealand

From people who know best

"We loved the tour."

“We loved the tour. It was more than we expected. We learnt a lot about the bees and enjoyed meeting so many nice people. We were impressed with your lovely country and the helpful, smiling and friendly people we met everywhere.



Why New Zealand?

The country of Manuka honey, Maori culture and great natural diversity

  • There are some of the most diverse environments on earth, from beaches and rainforests to mountains, lakes, glaciers and even volcanoes. Many of these different natural features can be visited on the same day.
  • Mānuka honey is a monofloral honey produced in Australia and New Zealand from the nectar of the mānuka tree. The honey is commonly sold as an alternative medicine.
  • The people. New Zealanders are naturally warm and friendly people and are particularly hospitable to tourists. Wherever you go you will receive a friendly smile and a warm welcome.
  • Crime is low in New Zealand and as a tourist you are unlikely to encounter problems. Furthermore, there are virtually no lethal creatures amongst New Zealand's wildlife so you can explore without concern for being bitten or eaten!
  • New Zealand was inhabited by the local native people, the Maori before the arrival of the Europeans in the 1700s. New Zealand today is a fascinating blend of cultures who mingle and thrive in a peaceful yet vibrant society.
Honey bee on a flower Maori Wanaka lake Marine