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17 DAY New Zealand Magic

Journey across patchwork plains, over shimmering blue waters, through mist-shrouded forests and along roads hand-carved into sheer mountainsides. Travel through almost every type of natural landscape you can imagine, as you make your way to Auckland in the North Island from Christchurch in the South Island.

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Day 1 Welcome to Christchurch
You’ll have time to relax before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch

Day 2 Christchurch – Franz Josef
Travel on the iconic TranzAlpine train, passing through magnificent landscapes on your way to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika, stop to learn about New Zealand greenstone (jade) before continuing to the town of Franz Josef.
Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Franz Josef – Queenstown
Drive over the spectacular Haast Pass and past a trio of lakes. Stop at Cromwell and enjoy the tastes of its delicious stone fruit. Next you’ll visit the historic gold mining settlement of Arrowtown. An orientation tour of Queenstown completes your day.
Hotel: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown , 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Queenstown Free Time
Explore exciting Queenstown your way today. This evening, cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Highlight Dinner at The Colonel’s Homestead.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight dinner

Day 5 Queenstown – Te Anau
Travel the iconic stretch of highway known as the Devil’s Staircase and along the shores of serene Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. On your way to cruise on Milford Sound you’ll be awestruck by the towering native rainforests and rugged mountains. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel and see the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls.
Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Te Anau – Dunedin
Journey through lush green sheep-grazing country on your way to Dunedin. After a city tour the afternoon is yours.
Hotel: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Dunedin – Omarama
Set out for historic Oamaru, with its elegant tree-lined streets and celebrated white limestone buildings. Later, pass the monumental Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam on your way to Omarama.
Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Omarama – Christchurch
Journey through the awe-inspiring Aoraki Mt. Cook National Park. See majestic Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, and stop to view the famous Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, traverse the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.
Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 Christchurch – Picton
Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast this morning to Kaikoura, where sperm whales can often be seen not far from shore. Pass the pink-tinged crystallisation ponds of the Lake Grassmere Salt Works, then travel to the pretty seaside village of Picton.
Hotel: Picton Beachcomber Inn
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 Picton – Wellington
Cruise tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound this morning, then cross the Cook Strait to Wellington. Take a city tour before enjoying some free time, and later visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand.
Hotel: Travelodge Wellington
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 Wellington – Rotorua
Your special packed lunch today won’t only be wholesome, it will also feed a Kiwi child who may otherwise go without, through the charity ‘Eat My Lunch’. Travel along the scenic Kapiti Coast today through lush dairyfarming country to Tongariro National Park and snow-capped Mt. Ruapehu. Panoramic views of Lake Taupo will unfold around every corner. View mighty Huka Falls and pass the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. This evening, a very entertaining cultural experience awaits you at the Tamaki Māori Village. Experience a powerful Haka challenge, witness a concert showcasing Māori culture, and dine at a traditional Māori Hangi feast Highlight Dinner.
Hotel: Ibis Rotorua Hotel, 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Highlight dinner

Day 12 Rotorua Free Time
Relax or explore Rotorua at your own pace.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 Rotorua – Auckland
Travel through lush Waikato farmland to the fabulous Waitomo Caves. See the amazing underground Glowworm Grotto by boat, and walk through limestone caverns. Later you’ll follow the noble Waikato River into Auckland.
Hotel: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 Auckland – Bay of Islands
Depart Auckland via the scenic Hibiscus Coast, then it’s off to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Experience spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett, and the natural arch known as the ‘Hole in the Rock’.
Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Garden Rooms, 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 15 Bay of Islands Free Time
Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands in your own way. Perhaps take a coach trip to Cape Reinga via idyllic 90 Mile Beach or enjoy a day of sailing on a tall ship.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 Bay of Islands – Auckland
Enjoy a leisurely morning before travelling through lush farmland as you return to Auckland. Take an orientation tour of the city before joining your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.
Hotel: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 17 Farewell from Auckland
Your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation
Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:
Ibis Hotel Christchurch
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing)
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown
Distinction Luxmore Hotel
Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Heritage Gateway Hotel
Ibis Hotel Christchurch
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Travelodge Wellington
Ibis Rotorua Hotel
VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites
Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Garden Rooms
VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

What's Imcluded:

  •  Comfortable accommodation
  •  Travel by luxury coach
  •  Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  •  Airport transfers

    From 7 September 2021

    $4785 Adult Twin
    $6360 Single
    $4310 Child

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