16 nights |
from $5875 per person*
TOUR CODE: ZAACZ/ZCCA
Discover the sights of New Zealand in this epic 17 Day Guided Holiday and experience the contrasts of both the North and South Islands. Enjoy a local connection in picturesque Hinuera Valley, journey through farmland to the turquoise torrent known as Huka Falls and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village. Each destination offers something unique and charming.
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From $5875 per person* departing: 14 Apr 2020 28 Apr 2020 02 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2020 28 Jul 2020 11 Aug 2020 25 Aug 2020 01 Sep 2020 08 Sep 2020 15 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020 From $6575 per person* departing: 06 Oct 2020 13 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020 03 Nov 2020 10 Nov 2020 17 Nov 2020 24 Nov 2020 01 Dec 2020 08 Dec 2020 15 Dec 2020 22 Dec 2020 29 Dec 2020 05 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021 19 Jan 2021 26 Jan 2021 02 Feb 2021 09 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021 23 Feb 2021 02 Mar 2021 09 Mar 2021 16 Mar 2021 23 Mar 2021 30 Mar 2021 From $5875 per person* departing: 06 Apr 2021 13 Apr 2021 20 Apr 2021 27 Apr 2021 08 Jun 2021 27 Jul 2021 24 Aug 2021 07 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021 From $6575 per person* departing: 05 Oct 2021 12 Oct 2021 19 Oct 2021 26 Oct 2021 02 Nov 2021 09 Nov 2021 16 Nov 2021 23 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 07 Dec 2021 14 Dec 2021 21 Dec 2021 28 Dec 2021 04 Jan 2022 11 Jan 2022 18 Jan 2022 25 Jan 2022 01 Feb 2022 08 Feb 2022 15 Feb 2022 22 Feb 2022 01 Mar 2022 08 Mar 2022 15 Mar 2022 22 Mar 2022 29 Mar 2022 Please click here for full Booking Conditions.
All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.
March 21, 2022
Valid for travel between:
04/14/2020 – 03/29/2022
Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.
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Day 1 Welcome to Auckland On arrival in Auckland you’ll have time at leisure to explore or relax. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director. Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland, 2 nights Included Meals: Dinner with wine Day 2 Auckland After a city sights tour enjoy time at leisure. Included Meals: Breakfast Day 3 Auckland – Tauranga You’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the Red Barn on the Waikato farm of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Later, travel to Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty. Hotel: Trinity Wharf Tauranga Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch, Dinner with wine Day 4 Tauranga – Rotorua Travel through Te Puke to visit Kiwifruit Country, then on to Rotorua for an orientation tour. This afternoon explore Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Then an evening of culture, history and a Hangi feast Highlight Dinner awaits you at the Tamaki MÃÂori Village. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight dinner Day 5 Rotorua Included Choice Embark on one of your Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Glide through the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto, take an ancient forest zipline adventure with Canopy Tours, visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, or explore Rotorua and its lakes in an amphibious WWll-era Duck. Included Meals: Breakfast Day 6 Rotorua – Wellington Journey through forests and farmland to the turquoise torrent known as Huka Falls. The road unfolds in a broad panorama of stunning Lake Taupo. Continue south and along the Kapiti Coast to the capital city, Wellington. Hotel: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Included Meals: Breakfast Day 7 Wellington – Blenheim Explore Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. This afternoon cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The village of Picton is next, then it’s on to Blenheim for a city sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a 3-course Highlight Dinner celebrating local produce and the wines of the Marlborough region. Hotel: Chateau Marlborough Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight dinner Day 8 Blenheim – Christchurch Travel to Kaikoura, where sperm whales can often be seen not far from shore. Travel along the Pacific coast and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Hotel: Distinction Christchurch Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast Day 9 Christchurch – Twizel This morning, join our Sustainable Tourism Commitment by planting a native tree in the Port Hills of Christchurch, an area recovering from wildfire. Next, visit the home of Angie and Stan Taylor at Lake Tekapo, for a Be My Guest afternoon tea and to learn about a lifetime spent farming. Later, view the little stone-hewn Church of the Good Shepherd on your way to Twizel. Hotel: MacKenzie Country Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast, Be my Guest afternoon tea, Dinner with wine Day 10 Twizel – Dunedin Included Choice Journey along the Waitaki River, with a photo stop at the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through to Oamaru and on to Dunedin. Choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Take a wildlife cruise out to Otago Peninsula, visit the famous Speight’s Brewery or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine Day 11 Dunedin – Te Anau After free time, travel through lush sheepfarming land. Then the rolling, grassy hills turn back into forested, rugged mountains, as you meander your way up into Fiordland National Park to Te Anau. Hotel: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine Day 12 Te Anau – Queenstown You will take the scenic journey through the rainforests, beech forests and meadows of Fiordland National Park and out to Milford Sound to cruise on this natural wonder. Afterwards, travel to Queenstown for an orientation tour. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast Day 13 Queenstown Included Choice Choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Ride the Shotover Jet, take a gondola to Bob’s Peak and visit Kiwi Birdlife Park or a minibus tour through Skippers Canyon. This evening, cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Highlight Dinner. Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight dinner Day 14 Queenstown – Franz Josef Visit the gold mining settlement of Arrowtown. From here you will travel to Cromwell to taste delicious stone fruit at a local orchard. It is a day of gorgeous lakes, as you travel further into Central Otago. Cross over the Haast Pass as the landscape changes from alpine scenery to the rainforest marvels of the wild West Coast. Your destination is the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine Day 15 Franz Josef – Punakaiki Visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You’ll spend the night in an eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront. Hotel: Punakaiki Resort Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine Day 16 Punakaiki – Christchurch Travel to Greymouth to visit the iconic Monteith’s Brewery and taste some of their innovative brews before a pub-style lunch. Later you will journey aboard the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch. This evening, join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner. Hotel: Distinction Christchurch Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell dinner Day 17 Farewell from Christchurch Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast
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