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Best of New Zealand – 14 Days

$ 2,395.00

Discover New Zealand, towering snow-capped peaks, dramatic fiords and glaciers, lush rainforests, abundant wildlife, and captivating Māori culture…
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Description

DAY 1: ARRIVE AUCKLAND
On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Auckland City Hotel

Superior
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Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

Luxury
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Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • Grand Millennium Hotel

DAY 2 AUCKLAND – ROTORUA (235 KM)
Travel through farmland, lake land and forest until the distinctive smell of sulphur and constant steam drifts let you know you are in tempestuous, geothermal Rotorua.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Ibis Rotorua

Superior
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Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Luxury
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Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • Millennium Rotorua

DAY 3 ROTORUA
Experience Māori culture at Te Puia and take a tour through a thermal valley full of forceful geysers and bubbling mud pools. View woodcarving and weaving schools and see how these ancient arts are being passed on to a new generation.

Explore Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, where you can get up close to the native flora and fauna. Then see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action at the Agrodome, a working farm where you can view a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials.

This evening enjoy a memorable night of culture, song and dance followed by dinner cooked the traditional Maori way on hot stones underground.

DAY 4 ROTORUA – NAPIER (219 KM)
Travel south-east today towards Napier, known as the fruit bowl of New Zealand and a well-known wine region.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Quest Napier

Superior
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Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Luxury
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Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • The Crown Hotel

DAY 5 NAPIER
Day at leisure.

DAY 6 NAPIER – WELLINGTON (315 KM)
Travel to Wellington – the capital city of New Zealand. Wellington is compact, cultured and full of character. Nestled between harbour and hills, the downtown area is ideal for explorations on foot. Wellington is noted for its live theatre, art galleries, restaurants and cultural activities. On the Waterfront is Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s National Museum, one of the best interactive museums in the world.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Ibis Wellington

Superior
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Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

Luxury
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Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • Rydges Wellington

DAY 7 WELLINGTON – PICTON – BLENHEIM (28 KM)
Transfer to the Ferry depot this morning before boarding the Interislander Ferry for your journey across Cook Strait to Picton. On arrival in Picton you will be transferred to Blenheim.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Colonial Motel

Superior
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Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Scenic Hotel Marlborough

Luxury
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Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • Chateau Marlborough

DAY 8 BLENHEIM – CHRISTCHURCH (316 KM)
Travel south by Intercity Coachlines to Christchurch.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Ibis Christchurch

Superior
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Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Chateau on the Park

Luxury
* * * * *
Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • Distinction Christchurch Hotel

DAY 9 CHRISTCHURCH – AORAKI, MT COOK (332 KM)
This morning travel to Aoraki, Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain to explore the village and soak up the view.

This afternoon’s tour includes an amazing encounter with Tasman Glacier and its terminal lake. Your guide will take you to the Tasman Valley for a 30 minute alpine walk through the National Park. Board your custom built MAC boat, and enjoy the ever changing scenery, viewing the Tasman Glacier ice face from a safe distance and icebergs of all shapes and sizes with the opportunity to touch and taste the 300-500 year old ice crystals.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook

Superior
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Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook

Luxury
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Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook

DAY 10 MT COOK – QUEENSTOWN (262 KM)
This morning travel south over the Lindis Pass and through the Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Kamana Lakehouse

Superior
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Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Copthorne Resort Lakefront

Luxury
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Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • Millennium Queenstown


DAY 11 QUEENSTOWN
Day at leisure to enjoy the many sights and activities on offer.

DAY 12 QUEENSTOWN – DUNEDIN (286 KM)
Depart this morning through the Kawarau Gorge to Cromwell, following the Clutha River down through Alexandra via the rich farmlands of South Otago to Dunedin – the “Edinburgh of the South”.

This afternoon in Dunedin time is available to explore – you may like to visit the Otago Peninsula – home of the Royal Albatross Colony, the Yellow Penguins or historic Larnach Castle.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin

Superior
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Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge

Luxury
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Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • Distinction Dunedin

DAY 13 DUNEDIN – CHRISTCHURCH (363 KM)
Depart this morning, heading north to Moeraki to view the unique outdoor beach boulders. Continue via Oamaru and Timaru across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

Moderate
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Featured Merderate Hotel or similar

  • Ibis Christchurch

Superior
* * * *
Featured Superior Hotel or similar

  • Chateau on the Park

Luxury
* * * * *
Featured Luxury Hotel or similar

  • Distinction Christchurch Hotel

DAY 14 CHRISTCHURCH
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


Moderate
$2395
per person based on sharing

  • Low season: $2395
  • High season: $2675

 
Superior
$2675
per person based on sharing

  • Low season: $2675
  • High season: $2825

 
Luxury
$2925
per person based on sharing

  • Low season: $2925
  • High season: $3125


2020:01 Apr – 30 Sep 2021:
2020: 01 Oct – 20 Dec 2021: 05 Jan – 31 Mar
Surcharges apply for travelling during special events and major public holidays (e.g Rugby, Tennis tournament, Lunar New Year, Christmas, etc)

Above prices are based on 2 guests travelling together. We offer a wide selection of hotels and customized itinerary. Click the button to request a specific quote based on number of guests, their interests and budget.

Additional information

OVERVIEW

Seat-in-coach touring offers a cost competitive way of travelling around the country by using a mixture of daily tourist coach services and the point to point national bus network. Commentary is usually available on the tourist coach services. All transfers to and from
hotels are included. Itineraries are suitable for the Independent Traveller.

DEPARTURE

Guaranteed departure for minimum 1 traveler

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary

INCLUSIONS

Meet & Greet Service
Scheduled seat-in-coach transportation throughout
13 night’s accommodation
Te Puia – Maori Arts & Crafts Institute
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
Agrodome Sheep Show
Maori Hangi Dinner & Concert
Interislander Ferry crossing
Tasman Glacier Cruise

EXCLUSIONS

◾International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
◾Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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