Twin City Experience – Auckland & Queenstown

11 days,

8 nights |

from $3299 per person*


Your journey begins with an easy and comfortable journey to and from Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Auckland, where you will be treated to famous Kiwi hospitality from the moment you step on board when flying over the Pacific Ocean looking forward to such wonders waiting in a land of high white clouds.

Upon arrival in Auckland, you will be dropped off in style with a private entrance to the Travelodge Hotel Wynyard Quarter, showcasing contemporary comfort amenities and elegant design The hotel is at the heart of the action of the rapidly growing Wynyard Quarter community, as Auckland Near Waitemata Harbor on the west side of the waterfront

Your Auckland adventure begins with a half-day Auckland Discovery Tour, where you’ll discover the city’s rich history, cultural landmarks, and breathtaking waterfront views from the iconic Sky Tower to the scenic streets of Parnell Village, this Tour provides a comprehensive introduction to Auckland’s varied offerings.

No visit to Auckland is complete without a visit to Weta Workshop Unleashed, where you step into the incredible world of filmmaking and special effects. Immerse yourself in the art behind your favorite films like The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbiton Trilogies, while becoming familiar with the story behind the source material

Venture into the incredible depths of the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, where thousands of glowing glowworms create a breathtaking spectacle. Take a boat slide into the underground caves to see nature’s own light show illuminating the darkness.

After four nights of exploring the city and soaking up the culture of Auckland, it is time to head south to the bustling capital of Queenstown. Enjoy easy private transfers from Queenstown Airport to Holiday Inn Express Queenstown, where Superior Room and daily breakfast await.

The Holiday Inn Express Queenstown offers travelers a comfortable and convenient stay in the heart of the city. With modern amenities, superior rooms, and complimentary breakfast, it provides the perfect base for exploring Queenstown’s exhilarating outdoor pursuits and breathtaking scenery.

Take a half-day tour of the Best of Queenstown and visit scenic Arrowtown where you can explore this quiet town at leisure before traveling to Gibbston. The region is also home to some Middle-earth magic and is famous for its world class wines. Enjoy wine tasting (non-alcoholic substitutes available) and a shared cheeseboard at a local winery with jaw-dropping views. The tour is complete with a 30-minut boat cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

The highlight of your Queenstown experience awaits on a day trip to Milford Sound. Traveling by train through the breathtaking scenery of Fiordland National Park, you’ll see towering waterfalls and pristine fjords before embarking on a nature journey through the heart of Milford Sound

As your trip ends, reflect on the memories you have created and the experiences you shared during your New

  • Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Auckland and Queenstown
  • Round-trip private transfers Auckland Airport/Hotel
  • 4-nights Auckland at Travelodge Hotel Wynyard Quarter, Guest Room
    • Half-day Auckland Discovery Tour
    • Weta Workshop Unleashed
    • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Round-trip private transfers Queenstown Airport/Hotel
  • 4-nights Queenstown at Holiday Inn Express Queenstown, Superior Room including breakfast
    • Half-day Best of Queenstown
    • Milford Sound Coach/Nature Cruise/Coach
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

May 31, 2024

Valid for travel between:

May 1 – May 31 2024

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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This package is 100% customizable and no set itinerary is available.

Day 1: Depart USA

This evening make your way to the Los Angeles Airport or designated gateway airport (additional cost) for your overnight flight to Auckland.

Day 2: International Date Line

During your flight, you will cross the International Date Line.

Day 3: Arrive Auckland

After you clear Immigration and Customs meet your driver in the Arrivals Hall for your private transfer to your Auckland accommodation for a 4-night stay. This afternoon make your way to Level 5 for the Weta Workshop Unleashed experience. Explore interactive and immersive make- believe film sets, focusing on the worlds of horror, fantasy and sci-fi. There is a chance to get up-close and hands-on with enchanting environments, resident creatures, and a hyper-realistic giant and so much more.

Day 4: Auckland

Discover Auckland on a half-day tour. Head to the mission bay waterfront suburb about 3-miles east of Auckland. Drive along the scenic Tamaki Drive for unobstructed views of Rangitoto Island. Visit MJ Savage Memorial Park also known as “Bastion Point”, which overlooks The Harbour Bridge, Waitemata Harbour and Auckland City Skyline. Continue to Achilles Point where you will capture some amazing photos with Rangitoto Island as your background. Stop at One Tree Hill, a volcanic summit in Auckland City, it is the second largest volcanic field intact in Auckland City. You will enjoy the 360 view of Auckland at One Tree hill summit and learn about the history of the mount. Next stop will be at Mount Eden summit, one of the most prominent volcanic cones remaining in the Auckland region, where you’ll be able to see amazing views over the Hauraki Gulf. Your tour comes to an end as we drive back into the city.

Day 5: Waitomo Caves

Enjoy the 2.5-hour scenic drive into the Waikato region. On arrival, you will have around 30 minutes for some shopping in the gift shop or to grab a drink or something to eat at the Waitomo Homestead. Your guide will take you on a 45 minute tour inside the Waitomo Glowworm Cave explaining the history of the Cave, the glowing worms, and the formations you’ll see inside. Afterward, you’ll ride on a flat bottom boat that will glide through the Waitomo River while you gaze silently at the sparkling worms. After you finish your Glowworm Experience, return to Auckland

Day 6: Auckland

Today is free to explore Auckland at your leisure. Ask our Destination Specialists about a wine tour on Waiheke,

Day 7: Auckland – Queenstown

Transfer by private vehicle to Auckland Airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for a 4-night stay. The remainder of your day is free to explore Queenstown at your leisure.

Day 8: Queenstown

No trip to Queenstown is complete without taking in some incredible views, visiting Arrowtown, sampling some tasty local wine, and getting out on the water so the top local spots are handpicked and combined into an amazing half-day sightseeing experience. The tour departs Central Queenstown, and the first stop is an observation point where you can take in one of the best panoramic views in Queenstown. After capturing some incredible photos, enjoy a brief stop overlooking the Shotover River before free time in the charming township Arrowtown. Travel to Gibbston and visit the world’s first commercial Bungy jump offering entertainment spectating opportunities. The region is also home to some Middle-earth magic and becoming increasingly famous for its world-class cold climate wine. Enjoy wine tasting (non-alcoholic substitutes available) and a shared cheese board at a local winery with jaw-dropping views. It’s not finished there, on the way back to Queenstown transfer from land to the lake with a picturesque thirty-minute scenic boat cruise on Lake Wakatipu ending your tour at the wharf in the heart of town.

Day 9: Milford Sound

Board the coach in Queenstown and travel alongside Lake Wakatipu and then through farming countryside to Te Anau where there will be a short rest stop. From Te Anau, the overland journey to Milford Sound is a showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and native rain forest surrounded by teeming waterfalls and glacial lakes. On arrival, board a vessel for a Nature Cruise. This two-hour cruise takes in the highlights of Milford Sound while the skipper provides a fascinating commentary (English). The cruise follows the full length of the fiord on our modern vessel with comfortable indoor seating and tall windows for panoramic viewing of the spectacular Milford Sound. The large open outdoor upper deck affords excellent wildlife viewing including seals, dolphins, and penguins when in season. Visitors are well catered for with an on-board licensed bar offering the finest Mora wines and local Altitude Brewery craft beers alongside an on-board dinning menu. Following the cruise, return to Queenstown by coach.

Day 10: Queenstown

Today is free to explore Queenstown and surrounds at your leisure. Go Bungy jumping, zip-lining, ride to Gondala, enjoy a wine, beer or gin tasting tour. Ask our Destination Specialists how we can customize your stay to suit.

Day 11: Depart Queenstown

Your New Zealand vacation concludes today when you are transferred to the airport for your flight back to the US.

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Based on Departures Price per person from* 

Based on Double Occupancy

May 1 – May 31, 2024 3299
June 1 – June 28, 2024 3499
June 29 – Jul 24, 2024 3899
Jul 25 – Sep 25, 2024 3499
Sep 26 – Oct 16, 2024 3999
Oct 17 – Dec 4, 2024 3699
Dec 5 – Dec 12, 2024 4099
Dec 13 – Dec 23, 2024 4629
Dec 24 – Jan 3, 2025 4099
Jan 4 – Jan 13, 2025 4629
Jan 14 – Jan 29, 2025 4099
Jan 30 – Mar 20, 2025 3699

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