CSUDH: Fly Fishing in New Zealand (2023)

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Los Angeles, CA
New Zealand
Max People : 20
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Los Angeles International Airport (contact info@stoneandcompass.com for quotes from other airports)


CSUDH Students



Day 1

Depart LAX for Auckland, New Zealand

Day 2

Arrive in Auckland afternoon and check into the hotel. A welcome dinner tonight will allow you to sample some local specialties.

Day 3
Auckland/Night Market Tour

Today you will have a chance to see some of Auckland’s famous sites:

  • Auckland Museum
  • Vidaduct Area

Tonight, we will tour the Night Market for some delicious treats and have an opportunity to see the Harbour Bridge twinkling at night.

Day 4

Today we will travel to Rotorua. On the way we will stop for the unforgettable Hobbiton Tour.

  • We will tour the movie set where they filmed the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • We will stop at the Green Drago Inn where you can sample ginger beer that has been brewed exclusively for the inn

After the tour, we will continue to Rotorua. Check into hotel and relax until dinner.

Day 5

Today we will visit:

  • Te Puia Maori Cultural Center – here you will have the opportunity to learn more about the indigenous community, their culture and efforts to rebuild their cultural identity through tourism
  • Geothermal Park – this is the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere
  • Arts and Crafts Center – you will have a chance to visit the center to see the incredible items being made from local materials
  • Redwood Forest – we will have a chance to complete the redwoods tree walk and see these beautiful giants from a different perspective
Day 6

This morning you will have the opportunity to take an incredible ziplining adventure in Rotorua, soaring through the trees and experiencing New Zealand’s ancient native forest.

Late this afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit one of Rotorua’s hot pools and relax.

Day 7

Today we will travel from Rotorua to Turangi. On the way we will stop at Aratiatia Dam. We will then visit Huka Falls and walk along the foot bridge to get up close to this spectacular site! Afterward, we will have lunch in Taupo, before continuing to Turangi where we will check into the hotel. This afternoon you will meet Doug Stevens and Bevin Severinsen (National Trout Center Site).

Day 8
Turangi/National Trout Center

Today you will spend your day at The National Trout Center volunteering in different activities.

For dinner this evening, you will have a real treat as you will eat the fish you catch this afternoon.

Day 9
Turangi/National Trout Center

Today we will split into two groups.

  • Group 1 – National Trout Center; Complete native rainforest weed clearing and plant native trees working under the supervision of the Trout Centre.
  • Group 2 – Fishing with Local Guides After lunch, the group swill swap activities. We will gather this evening to share tales from our day and compare experiences.
Day 10
Choose Your Own Adventure Day

Kayak, spend day in Taupo, fish or rest.
Transportation will be available for all options.

Day 11
Waitomo Caves and Maori Cultural Session

In the morning, we will depart Turangi and head to the Waitomo Caves (2hrs). The caves are owned by the Maori and offer the unique opportunity to see the incredible glow-worm, lighting up the caves with their distinctive blue glow. We will walk into the caves and also have the chance to ride in a small boat to take in this mysterious place.

This afternoon, we will have a Maori Culture Session. Overnight will be near Waitomo.

Day 12
Waitomo/ Auckland

This morning we will travel the rest of the way back to Auckland. After dropping your bags at the hotel we will will spend the rest of the day at Piha Beach.

Later this afternoon, we will head back to the hotel, and give you the opportunity to explore some of downtown Aukland before meeting up for our Farewell Dinner.

Day 13
Departure Day

Today you will depart from Auckland on your flight back to the US.


Price Includes

  • All Inclusive
  • Rountrip AirfareFrom LAX
  • Airport Fees/Taxes/Transfers
  • Hotels
  • Meals
  • Museum/Historical Site Admission Fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide(s)

Price Excludes

  • Private ExpensesSnacks, gifts, shopping, etc.
  • Alcohol not included

Payment can be made in full or following the payment schedule below.

Total Price




Due:  October 1, 2022

Final Payment


Due:  November 1, 2022