New Zealand Getaway
15 Day Escorted tour,Excursions & Meals included
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Holiday Highlights
  • Witness the majesty of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Experience Maori culture at a Hangi-style feast and performance
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
  • The services of a dedicated Tour Director and professional Driver
Overview

Journey from Auckland to Christchurch. Enjoy Insider Experience holiday highlights such as an exciting dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and exploring the famous glowworm caves at Waitomo.

  • Bay of Islands - Take a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett
  • Waitomo - Explore the famous glowworm caves at Waitomo
  • Cook Strait - Enjoy a scenic cruise across the historically significant Cook Strait
  • Dunedin - Indulge in a fun-filled Scottish-themed evening at your Dunedin hotel
  • Milford Sound - Discover this World Heritage-listed region on a full length cruise along picturesque Milford Sound
  • Mt Cook - Witness the majestic alpine landscape and snow-capped peaks in Mt Cook National Park
What's Included
  • Witness the majesty of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Experience Maori culture at a Hangi-style feast and performance
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
  • The services of a dedicated Tour Director and professional Driver
Itinerary

Day by Day


Day 1 Arrive Auckland


Welcome to the beautiful 'City of Sails' and be met at the airport by a Travelmarvel representative. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Staying at Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
 

Day 2 Auckland, Bay of Islands


Today, head north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve, where you’ll view the giant Kauri tree Tane Mahuta, ‘Lord of the Forest’. Continue to the subtropical Bay of Islands, the birthplace of the nation. This pre-eminent historical site is where the Maori people and representatives of the British Crown signed New Zealand’s famous Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

Staying for 2 nights at Bay of Islands, Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
     

Day 3 Bay of Islands at leisure


The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands and known as a playground for lovers of anything aquatic. Today, enjoy a full day at leisure or perhaps upgrade to an overnight cruise at additional cost. (must be pre booked).

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast

 

Day 4 Bay of Islands, Auckland


Explore New Zealand’s finest national maritime park on a dolphin watching cruise to Cape Brett and cruise through the Hole in the Rock. Cruise through game fishing waters to the Cape Brett lighthouse. Return this afternoon to the picturesque harbour city of Auckland.

Staying in at Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 5 Waitomo, Rotorua


Depart Auckland and head towards Rotorua. Stop to explore the Waitomo glow worm caves, where thousands of these tiny luminescent creatures create a magical light show. Arrive in Rotorua, where you'll immerse yourself in traditional Maori culture tonight as you enjoy a hangi-style feast and a highly entertaining performance of song and dance.

Staying for 2 nights in Rotorua, Kingsgate Hotel.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 6 Rotorua


Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers and rich Maori culture. Visit one of New Zealand’s most loved attractions; the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration. Later, continue to Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you’ll enjoy a guided tour through the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, as well as learn about the famous geysers. This afternoon, you may like to enjoy some optional excursions such as a helicopter flight over the active White Island volcano or experience a Country Homestay (own expense).

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast

 

Day 7 Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington


Departing Rotorua, you’ll head to Lake Taupo and the thundering Huka Falls with its striking blue water. Then, travel south across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park en route to Wellington, considered 'the coolest little capital in the world'.

Staying in Wellington, Bay Plaza Hotel.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast

 

Day 8 Wellington, Cook Strait, Ashburton


Enjoy one of the most picturesque cruises in the world as the Interislander ferry takes you through Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds. Once in Picton, journey south and visit the fishing town of Kaikoura, famous for its whale watching. Continue to Ashburton, a quaint village in the Canterbury Plains.

Staying at Hotel Ashburton

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 9 Ashburton, Greymouth


Today, you have an opportunity to board the award-winning TranzAlpine train (own expense). Cross the vast patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains before climbing up into the Main Divide. Stunning scenery awaits as you journey across the magnificent Southern Alps. Continue along the dramatic coastline through dense rainforest to Westland National Park. Enjoy the grand scenery as you travel along the West Coast, viewing Franz Josef Glacier.

Staying at Fox Glacier, Heartland Hotel

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 10 Fox Glacier, Queenstown


Today, cross the snow-capped Southern Alps and travel through Haast Pass. Trace the shorelines of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown on the banks of Lake Wakatipu. Here, you'll enjoy two nights to explore the amazing food scene, as well as the captivating surrounds that make this town one of the world's most stunning destinations.

Staying for 2 nights in Queenstown, Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Lakeview

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast

 

Day 11 Queenstown at leisure


Queenstown is perfect for adventurers and leisure seekers alike with endless attractions and activities on offer. You may wish to join the TSS Earnslaw for a cruise and tour of Walter Peak Station or perhaps take a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for an amazing view over Queenstown. Perhaps take an enthralling ride on the Shotover Jetboat. (All at own expense).

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast

 

Day 12 Queenstown, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau


Traverse the Remarkables mountain range and trace Lake Wakatipu towards Fiordland National Park. The journey follows Milford Road, renowned as one of the world’s best alpine drives, to Milford Sound, where you’ll cruise the full length of this beautiful fiord. View the cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest and towering mountains of this World Heritage-listed area.

Staying in Te Anau, The Village Inn

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 13 Te Anau, Dunedin


Leaving the Fiordland region, journey through rolling Southland countryside to Dunedin. Enjoy a city tour on arrival before visiting Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Tonight, absorb the Scottish flavour and character of Dunedin and enjoy a Scottish themed evening at your hotel, complete with haggis.

Staying in Dunedin, Mercure Leisure Lodge

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 14 Mt Cook, Lake Ohau


See the spectacular Moeraki Boulders that lay strewn across Koekohe Beach. Then, we visit Oamaru, where you can admire some of New Zealand’s best 19th century architecture. After, take in the snow-capped mountains of Mt Cook National Park before arriving at Lake Ohau, a striking blue glacial lake. Enjoy an overnight stay in this magical setting, as well as a delicious High Country dinner.

Staying at Lake Ohau Lodge

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 15 Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch


En route to Christchurch, we'll stop on the shores of picturesque Lake Tekapo. Here, visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, built of locally gathered stone and oak and erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Your tour concludes with a transfer to Christchurch airport.

Daily Meals Include:
  • Breakfast
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