Aoteraroa New Zealand (which translates from Maori to the land of the long white cloud) is home to some fantastic empty waves and surf spots. Be warned - the further south you go, the more likely you'll need your neoprene. First Light Travel has decoded the best surf experiences and has itineraries to match all levels from beginner up. 

24 Days | Whole of New Zealand
This comprehensive 24-day New Zealand adventure delivers the most immersive experience possible. Get close to the land by exploring volcanoes, national parks, sustainable farms, explore the sea in kayak and by surfing (lessons) 24 days? You’ll wish it were longer.
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21 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Biking to old gold mining sites, kayaking remote coves or hiking some of the most breathtaking routes in the whole world, New Zealand has a lot to offer. This trip combines the best of the North and South Islands into an affordable, action-packed 21-day itinerary.
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15 Days | Whole of New Zealand
If your teens are happy, then everyone’s happy! These guys are often enthusiastic travelers but their interests and schedules aren't often aligned with their younger siblings or parents - right. We have wrestled with the 'sleep in' and mosey to around noon scenario so we have thrown in some inspirational incentives to get them out and about.
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10 Days | North Island
The North Island thoroughly engages the spirit and the body, often at the same time. Snorkel marine reserves while you cruise Northlands beautiful Bay of Islands, surf world famous Raglan, learn about the Maori culture, visit a sustainable farm, conquer New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek and more...
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10 Days | North Island

Who says that the North Island isn't suited to the adventurous? With this off the beaten track action packed 10 day adventure, we aim to set the record straight. Soaring through thin air, abseiling into a subterranean wilderness, cresting volcanic mountain tops, ocean waves & rapids - we get it - you want to be challenged! And when you're finished come back and see the South Island!

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7 Days | North Island
This trip across the North Island jams as many thrills as possible into seven electrifying, activity-packed days. Sea kayak, learn to surf New Zealand's world-famous waves, experience Maori culture directly from the Maori themselves, and much more.
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5 Days | North Island
The 5 Day Surf Camp/Safari is for beginners to advanced alike. The custom tailored surf wagon gets you on the beach to remote locations where you can learn to surf in uncrowded conditions. This tour takes you to the sub-tropical waters and climate of the winterless North, which offers a variety of waves to suit all abilities.
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Relaxing