New Zealand 17 day tour

17 DAY WONDERS OF NEW ZEALAND

Southern Alps New ZealandJourney to the North Island - Auckland and meander back down the North Island to the geo-thermal city of Rotorua. Travel between coast and mountains to the 'Garden City' of Christchurch. Enjoy two fabulous nights in Queenstown, a year-round 'Alpine Resort'. North Island - and South Island combined. Book a trip to New Zealand. Map

Day 1. Arrive Auckland, Your Choice

Be met and transferred to your hotel. Choose from eight Your Choice activities today, then enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.  One Night: Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands

Cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the rich pioneering history of the Northland region. Continue to the Bay of Islands. Signature Experience: Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed. Here, you will also enjoy a visit to the Maori Meeting House and War Canoe. B D

Day 3 – Bay of Islands

Today, decide how you would like to discover the Bay of Islands. Your Choice – Sightseeing: Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga; experience life on the high seas; embark on a dolphin-watching adventure; take a mini-tour of Russell; or return to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a guided tour. B

Day 4 – Bay of Islands, Auckland

Signature Experience: Explore the Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Meander through the inner islands, admiring the sandy beaches and keeping watch for dolphins, then spend some time in a secluded bay. Back at your hotel in Auckland tonight, enjoy a Pacific-themed dinner with New Zealand produce.  B One Night: Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 5 - Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Hangi Feast.

Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an unmistakable glow. Take a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto before continuing to Rotorua, a centre of Maori culture and famous for its geothermal activity. This evening you’ll be treated to an unforgettable cultural experience – a traditional Maori Hangi Feast and a spectacular performance of song and dance.  Two Nights: Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

New Zealand marketDay 6. Rotorua, Your Choice

In Rotorua, choose from a range of activities today. Perhaps take a 4WD Bush Safari; join an eco-thermal tour; play a round of golf; visit ‘Hobbiton’; or take in Rotorua Museum. COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION: On Day 6, you can experience New Zealand hospitality at its most charming on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy home-style cooking and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 6 accommodation. From $30 per person, twin share

Day 7. Rotorua, Wellington, Your Choice

Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the heart of the North Island. See Huka Falls and the tranquil setting of Lake Taupo. Cross the vast volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington, where you’ll enjoy a choice of restaurants tonight.
Two Night Stay: Wellington, InterContinental Wellington.

Day 8. Wellington

Discover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour today. Later, ride Wellington’s iconic cable car, gaining a fresh perspective on this coastal city.  BDiscover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour today. Later, ride Wellington’s iconic cable car, gaining a fresh perspective on this coastal city.

Marlborough VineyardsDay 9. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch

Board the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait to Picton on the South Island. Rejoin your coach and journey through Marlborough, to Christchurch.  Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel

Day 10. Christchurch, Tranz Alpine Train, Franz Josef

Board the Tranz Alpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and continue to Hokitika to see how Pounamu (jade) is carved into jewellery. Continue into Westland National Park and take in the dramatic terrain ranz Josef Glacier. Check in to your luxury eco-resort before a four-course degustation dinner.  Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat.

New Zealand lupinesDay 11. Franz Josef, Queenstown, Your Choice

Travel to Queenstown via Haast. Tonight, choose from our superb Your Choice Dining inclusions.  Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside.

Day 12. Queenstown, Your Choice Touring

Enjoy the opportunity to personalize your Queenstown experience by selecting from one of our Your Choice activities.  B

Milford Sound Tour Day 13. Milford Sound, Te Anau

Follow the Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. Journey along the majestic Milford Road, then embark on a scenic cruise along the full length of Milford Sound. Continue to Te Anau and enjoy a special dinner featuring produce sourced from  the surrounding Fiordland region. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.

Day 14. Te Anau, Dunedin, Your Choice

Travel to Dunedin and choose your activity. Options include a visit to Larnach Castle, or a journey on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.

Day 15. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Your Choice

See the Moeraki Boulders at Koekohe Beach, then enter Mt Cook National Park and admire Australasia’s highest peak. Choose your activity here.  Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.

Day 16. Lake Tekapo, ChristchurchQueenstown

Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, then continue to Christchurch. Enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner this evening.  Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.

Day 17. Depart Christchurch

After breakfast, transfer to Christchurch airport for your flight.

Departure Dates

2018
JUL: 7
SEP: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
OCT: 6, 13, 20, 27
NOV: 3, 7, 17, 24
DEC: 1, 8, 15

2019

JAN: 5, 9, 14, 19, 23, 25, 30
FEB: 9, 16, 20, 25
MAR: 2, 6, 9, 20, 27
APR: 6, 13, 20
MAY: 11
JUL: 6
AUG: 3, 31
SEP: 7, 14, 21, 28

Pricing
Dates USD Price starting from CAD Price starting from
05/12/2018 - 07/07/2018 $5,695* $6,995*
Dates USD Price starting from CAD Price starting from
09/01/2018 - 09/22/2018 $5,995* $7,495*
Dates USD Price starting from CAD Price starting from
9/29/2018 $6,295* $7,895*
Dates USD Price starting from  
10/06/2018 - 03/27/2019 $6,995*
Dates USD Price starting from  
04/06/2019 - 04/20/2019 $6,695*
Dates USD Price starting from  
05/11/2019 - 08/31/2019 $6,395*
Dates USD Price starting from  
09/07/2019 - 09/28/2019 $6,695*

 

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