New Zealand Wonderland
17 days escorted tour of New Zealand
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Holiday Highlights
  • 28 meals - enjoy 16 Breakfasts and 12 Dinners
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
  • The services of a dedicated Tour Director and professional Driver
Overview
  • Bay of Islands - Look out for dolphins on a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock
  • Rotorua - Enjoy a truly authentic Hangi feast at the Tamaki Maori Village
  • Darfield - Experience the rail journey of a lifetime aboard the TranzAlpine Trai.
  • Milford Road - Take in the scenery along this breathtaking alpine drive
  • Franz Josef Glacier - Experience the majesty of one of the world’s most spectacular glaciers
  • Mt Cook National Park - Witness incredible landscapes and see New Zealand’s highest peak
What's Included
  • Return Flights from the UK
  • Arrival and departure transfers in New Zealand
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
  • 28 meals - enjoy 16 Breakfasts and 12 Dinners
  • The services of a dedicated Tour Director and professional Driver
  • Stay in quality accommodation throughout New Zealand
  • Gain the insight of local guides with a range of included Maori Cultural Touring
  • Witness the majesty of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Cruise stunning Milford Sound
  • Highlight: Stay at the Hermitage Mt Cook with alpine views
Itinerary

Day by Day


Day 1 Auckland, Freedom of Choice


Discover the ‘City of Sails’ this morning. Perhaps climb Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, visit Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, cruise Waitemata Harbour or enjoy a relaxing head, neck and shoulder massage - the choice is all yours.

Staying in Auckland, Rendezvous Grand Hotel
 

Day 2 Auckland, Bay of Islands


Cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and travel along the Hibiscus Coast to Matakohe’s Kauri Museum. In the Northland region, visit the Waitangi Treaty House, and the War Canoe.

Staying for 2 nights in Waitangi, Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
     

Day 3 Bay of Islands, Freedom of Choice


The Bay of Islands await your discovery today as you choose from a range of sightseeing inclusions. Perhaps drive along the sands of Ninety Mile Beach on a Cape Reinga Day Tour, or enjoy the R. Tucker Thompson sailing adventure.

This evening, you have the option to enjoy an included overnight cruise on the Bay of Islands (must be pre booked).

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast

 

Day 4 Bay of Islands, Auckland


Begin today with a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock. See the incredible array of birdlife and marine wildlife here. Back in Auckland tonight we enjoy a delicious dinner at our hotel.

Staying in Auckland, Rendezvous Grand Hotel.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 5 Waitomo, Rotorua, Hangi feast


The Waitomo region is home to the famous glowworm caves, where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an unmistakable glow. We discover this natural wonder on a guided tour, before continuing to Rotorua. This evening, the Tamaki Maori Village welcomes us as we experience the dance, music and fascinating culture of the Maori people at a traditional Hangi feast.

Staying for 2 nights in Rotorua, Holiday Inn.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 6 Rotorua, Freedom of Choice


Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment using the mud from Rotorua’s geothermal region, or experience the icons of Rotorua at Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Alternatively, take a ‘Hobbiton Movie Set’ tour or a thrilling 4WD bush safari.

Perhaps spend tonight on a Country Homestay (enquire for details, must be pre-booked).

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 7 Wellington, Freedom of Choice


Today, travel through a region abundant with geothermal activity, crystal clear lakes and streams, natural spas and rich Maori culture. Visit Lake Taupo and thundering Huka Falls. Then continue on to Wellington. Tonight, enjoy a choice of dining options.

Staying for 2 nights in Wellington, Amora Hotel.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 8 Wellington, Freedom of Choice


Today choose from a selection of activities including a Wellington sightseeing tour, an enthralling visit to Zealandia: Karori Eco Sanctuary, or a visit the Carter Observatory and Planetarium with a return trip on the Wellington cable car.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast

 

Day 9 Cook Strait, Kaikoura


Named after Captain James Cook, Cook Strait separates the North and South islands. The Interislander ferry journey is one of the most picturesque cruises in the world. Once in Picton, we travel to Kaikoura, famous for its whale watching, before arriving in Methven.

Staying at Methven Resort.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 10 TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef


Rated as one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine Train takes us through gorges, river valleys and across the magnificent Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass. Re-boarding our coach we drive down the west coast to marvel at Franz Josef Glacier.

Staying at Franz Josef Glacier, Scenic Hotel.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 11 Franz Josef, Queenstown, Freedom of Choice


Enjoy a day of incredible scenery as you travel along the Haast River, capturing views of the massive glacier-formed Haast River Valley; towering peaks, waterfalls and rainforest. In Queenstown, choose from a delicious range of included dining options.

Staying for 2 nights in Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 12 Queenstown, Freedom of Choice


Tailor your sightseeing today in Queenstown. Options include a thrilling Shotover Jet boat ride deep into river canyons, indulging in some of Central Otago’s finest wines, or perhaps exploring your favourite scenes from the famous ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy on a Safari of the Scenes tour.

Staying for 2 nights in Waitangi, Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast

 

Day 13 Milford Sound, Te Anau


We journey along the Milford Road this morning, through the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys. Witness the dramatic scenery as we exit the Homer Tunnel. Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound - a highlight of any visit to New Zealand, then continue to Te Anau.

Staying at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 14 Te Anau, Dunedin, Freedom of Choice


Leaving the Fiordland region, our journey takes us through rolling Southland countryside to Dunedin. Later, choose your sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit New Zealand’s only castle, journey aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway, or enjoy a brewery tour and tasting.

Staying at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

Day 15 Mt Cook, Freedom of Choice


We travel north along the coast and stop to view the unusual Moeraki Boulders, before continuing to Mount Cook National Park. Here, perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre, or enjoy an up close iceberg encounter.

Staying in Mount Cook, The Hermitage.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
     

 

Day 16 Mt Cook, Christchurch


Leaving the snow-capped mountains of Mt Cook National Park, we travel by coach to Lake Tekapo. Here, we’ll visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, a tribute to the region’s early pioneers.

Staying in Christchurch, The Ashley Hotel.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
     

 

Day 17 Depart Christchurch


Enjoy the morning at leisure before an included transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily Meals Include:

  • Breakfast
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