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  • Location
    New Zealand, Australasia and Pacific
  • Board Basis
    17 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 15 dinners
  • Duration
    18 Days
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From Auckland to Christchurch and all the stunning New Zealand scenery in between!

Travel the length of New Zealand on this popular 18 day itinerary with unmissable experiences; including sightseeing tours of the country's cosmopolitan cities, jaw-dropping coastlines, magnificent hot springs and relaxing on gorgeous golden beaches.

From discovering the modern Art Deco scene in Napier to immersing yourself in traditional Maori culture in Rotorua, you'll experience the very best of New Zealand with plenty of iconic sightseeing and free time at leisure thrown in.

Tour Highlights
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  • Explore the Historic Bay of Islands
  • Visit Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the World
  • Explore Wellington, the nation's capital
  • Marvel at the stunning World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park
  • See the Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua
  • Bask in the beauty of Fiordland National Park
  • Cruise the Spectacular Southern Lakes region
  • Visit Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South
What's Included
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  • 17 Nights' accommodation in premium hotels
  • 17 Fully cooked breakfasts, 1 lunch and 15 dinners
  • Travel by luxury touring coach
  • Services of an Onboard Tour Concierge*
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers

*Subject to minimum numbers. 

Tour Itinerary
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Day 1 - Arrive in Auckland. Enjoy a lovely welcome dinner.

Day 2 - Travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge to Paihia in the Bay of Islands

Day 3 - Free day to explore the beauty of the Bay of Islands

Day 4 - Head back to Auckland, where you'll visit the Sky Tower before travelling to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Day 5 - Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Rotorua, including a gondola ride and visit to Rainbow Springs.

Day 6 - Visit Lake Taupo - the largest in New Zealand, followed by a walking tour of Napier, regarded as the world's Art Deco capital.

Day 7 - Travel into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region before arriving in Wellington, the nation's capital.

Day 8 - From Wellington join the Interislander Ferry for a scenic cruise to the South Island

Day 9 - Enjoy entry into Hammer Springs Thermal Pools before a brief orientation tour of Christchurch.

Day 10 - Visit Mt Cook National Park, with time to enjoy the scenic majesty of New Zealand’s highest snow-capped peaks.

Day 11 - Travel down the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru. Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, then on to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South.

Day 12 - Enjoy a guided tour of Larnach Castle before crossing rich farmlands to the shores of Lake Te Anau.

Day 13 - Enjoy the scenery of the spectacular Milford Sound

Day 14 - Continue north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort of Queenstown. 

Day 15 - Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the sights of Queenstown.

Day 16 - View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Day 17 - Travel from Franz Josef to Greymouth, board the famous TranzAlpine Train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world.

Day 18 - Depart Christchurch ready for your flight home.

Featured Experiences Included
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  • Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • Coast to Coast TranzAlpine Train Journey
  • TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner
Iconic Sightseeing Included
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  • City tours of Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch
  • Tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Cape Brett ‘Hole in the Rock’ Cruise
  • Entry to Auckland Sky Tower
  • Agrodome Farm Show
  • Rainbow Springs Park
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge
  • Locally guided Art Deco walking tour
  • Entry into Hanmer Springs Hot Pools
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
Accommodation
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Rydges Auckland

Just a quick stroll to some of the city's most popular sights & the Auckland CBD, and among the finest hotels in New Zealand.

Copthorne Bay of Islands

On a stunning waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by subtropical gardens, adjacent to the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Sudima Lake Rotorua

The largest hotel in Rotorua is set right on the shores of its beautiful lake, also adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa complex.

Scenic Te Pania Hotel Napier

Hawke's Bay is one of the first places in the world to see the light each day, and Scenic Hotel Te Pania in Napier enjoys a premium waterfront location on Marine Parade.

Ibis Wellington

This hotel is located in the heart of the city, near the bustle of Lambton Quay and walking distance to Parliament, TSB Arena, Westpac Stadium & Te Papa. 

Heritage Hanmer Springs

Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs is the perfect place to wash away your city concerns and soak-up the natural beauty of the Southern Alps.

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Ideally positioned in the heart of the city only a few minutes' walk from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino, ReSTART Mall and future Christchurch Convention Centre.

Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo

Set amongst landscaped gardens with views of the surrounding mountains, the Heritage Gateway Hotel is a peaceful place to stay.

The Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

This hotel features a stunning contemporary award-winning design, with spacious guest rooms, modern facilities and attractive local artworks all in a handy inner-city location. 

Distinction Luxmore Hotel Te Anau

The perfect holiday base for all your Fiordland travel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel provides comfortable, recently refurbished accommodation, in one of New Zealand’s most popular scenic areas – Te Anau, gateway to the stunning Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Right in the heart of the action, Millennium Hotel Queenstown is just minutes from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating.

The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

This hotel is close to the edge of one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, welcoming you to this enticing and dramatic region

Sudima Christchurch Airport

This hotel is the perfect place to end your holiday in New Zealand’s stunning South Island.

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