New Zealand Scenic Sights

11 days,

10 nights |

from $4795 per person*


Experience premier escorted touring plus independent touring from Auckland to Christchurch.

  • All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • 11 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Luggage porterage for your convenience

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the Maori way of life as you indulge in a traditional Maori Hangi Feast in Rotorua
  • Cruise to the South Island aboard the Interislander ferry, taking in the intricate waterways of the Marlborough Sounds
  • Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train
  • Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier
  • See spectacular Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of this pristine fiord
  • Discover Australasia’s highest peak at Mt Cook National Park


  • SAVE 10%* if you book and pay in full 12 months before your tour departure date.
  • SAVE 7.5%* if you book and pay in full 10 months before your tour departure date.
  • SAVE 5%* if you book and pay in full 6 months before your tour departure date.

Departure Dates

2020 APR: 7 MAY: 12 SEP: 15, 29 OCT: 6, 20, 27 NOV: 3,17 DEC: 1, 15, 30  

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

December 30, 2020

Valid for travel between:

04/07/2020 – 05/11/2020
05/12/2020 – 09/14/2020
09/15/2020 – 09/29/2020
10/06/2020 – 12/30/2020

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Day 1 Arrive Auckland FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; head off on a Waiheke Island wine and olive tasting tour; explore the Auckland Museum; get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium; or set off into the Waitakere Rainforest. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your selected sightseeing experience. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland Dinner

Day 2 Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE This evening you’ll be treated to a traditional Maori Hangi Feast and a cultural performance of song and dance. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Take a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto before continuing to Rotorua. Stay: Two Nights, Millennium Rotorua Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Rotorua FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu; experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, or embark on a relaxing Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide. In Rotorua, choose your sightseeing experience. Ask about our country homestay option. Breakfast

Day 4 Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the heart of the North Island. See Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then cross Tongariro National Park to Wellington. This evening, savour a tantalising dinner. Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Wellington Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Wellington Discover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to gain a fresh perspective on this coastal city. Breakfast

Day 6 Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait through to Picton. After riding the Interislander ferry, rejoin your coach and travel to Kaikoura, then continue to beautiful Christchurch through the Marlborough region. Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Board the TranzAlpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and journey to Hokitika. Travel into Westland National Park and take in the dramatic scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Later, check in to your luxury eco-resort and savour a four-course dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Dining Tonight, choose to dine at a Queenstown brewery, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant. Travel alongside the Haast River Valley on your way to Queenstown. Stay: Three Nights, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 Queenstown FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps embark on a Safari of the Scenes tour and visit several local sites where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Alternatively, thrillseekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the beautiful Dart River. New Zealand is rightly famous for its fine wines, and a tour of the country’s premier wine-producing region is a tempting option. Other activities you may choose from include a Station 2 Station Cycle Trail bike ride along the tranquil country roads at Lake Wakatipu or a leisurely cruise over the waters of the lake. Choose your sightseeing in Queenstown. Breakfast

Day 10 Milford Sound, Queenstown SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound. Follow The Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. Return to Queenstown this evening. Breakfast

Day 11 Depart Queenstown Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Breakfast

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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