11 Day Discovery of New Zealand's Islands from $2700pp*

9 day guided vacation, meals, activities and more

Enjoy savings of up to $375 per person*

Experience the contrasts of New Zealand’s distinct islands. From Auckland’s sparkling Harbour to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, from the rugged beauty of the West Coast to the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, new facets of New Zealand’s splendor will reveal themselves each day as you explore the Land of the Long White Cloud.

For departures on July 12 or September 13, 2019
Ask about adding airfare on award winning Air New Zealand!

Package Includes

  • Explore Auckland & cruise on Waitemata Harbour
  • Join the O’Sullivan’s for lunch on their Waikato farm 
  • Immerse yourself in Māori culture at the Tamaki Māori Village 
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Visit a jade factory
  • See Franz Josef Glacier
  • Taste Central Otago stone fruits
  • Discover truly spectacular Milford Sound on a lunch cruise
  • Frolic in the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
  • Marvel at crystal clear Lake Tekapo
  • Enjoy New Zealand wines with all hotel dinners
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide


Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland
On arrival, your day is at leisure. Later, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland, 2 nights
Included Meals: Dinner with wine
 
Day 2: Auckland
Start the day with a sightseeing tour and a cruise on Waitemata Harbour before time at leisure.
Included Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua
You’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette OSullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato farm. This evening enjoy a traditional Hangi Highlight Dinner and cultural performance at the Tamaki
Family Marae.
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch, Highlight Dinner
 
Day 4 Rotorua to Christchurch
Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you’ll be able to observe many species of native fauna of New Zealand. You may even spot a kiwi! Visit Te Puia thermal reserve before flying to Christchurch.
Hotel: Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 5: Christchurch to Franz Josef
Travel on the TranzAlpine train to Arthur’s Pass. Regarded as one of the world’s great train journeys, it passes through fertile farmlands to rugged gorges and ice-fed streams and lakes. At Hokitika visit a greenstone (jade) factory. Take a short walk to view Franz Josef Glacier.
Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
 
Day 6: Franz Josef to Queenstown                                               
Climb over the Haast Pass, winding past lakes and along the Kawarau River and Gorge. Visit historic Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown.
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights                                  
Included Meals: Breakfast                                                      
                                                                               
Day 7: Milford Sound Cruise                                                  
Travel over the Devils Staircase to Te Anau and then through the rainforest of World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, on your way to Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch while you cruise on this natural wonder. Return to Queenstown this evening.    
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch                                               
                                                                               
Day 8:  Queenstown - Free Time                                                 
A full day to explore Queenstown at your leisure. You could take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon. Join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at the Boatshed, with its views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner                                   
                                                                           
Day 9: Farewell from Queenstown                                            
Say farewell to your fellow travelers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.                                                    
Included Meals: Breakfast




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Pricing Details

Price per person from $2700*

Travel Dates

7/12/2019 - 7/12/2019
9/13/2019 - 9/13/2019


Other travel dates apply, please call for details.

Book By

9/1/2019

Tour Code

SN19AATK

*Terms & Conditions: Prices are from per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel on July 12 or September 13, 2019; otherwise supplements will apply. Savings already reflected in pricing. Book by 01 September 2019. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Insurance, security deposit, one way fees and deductible are additional; please ask for details. Prices are current at time of posting (01 March 2019) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. Strictly subject to availability. Not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Upgrades are available. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour Code: SN19AATK. CST# 2001136-50

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