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Explorer the majestic Milford Sound fiord when you tour New Zealand with APT.
Visit some of the famous geo-thermal geysers of New Zealand on your APT tour.
Discover the sights and attractions of Queenstown on your APT tour of New Zealand.
Take a city sightseeing tour of Wellington when you tour New Zealand with APT.
Travel across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park when you tour New Zealand with APT.

In New Zealand, APT offers an exciting range of tours, covering the entire country or focusing on specific regions. Experience New Zealand the way you want to, aboard a Premier or Value Plus all inclusive escorted tour.

ith a perfect blend of breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating culture and wonderful cuisine, it's a country perfectly suited to escorted coach touring.  APT is proud to offer you a range of exciting tours of everything New Zealand has to offer and options that will create a superlative holiday-of-a-lifetime.

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Admire and be amazed by unique landscapes when you tour New Zealand with APT.

North Island

Alive with vibrant Maori culture and home to the natural wonders of geothermal activity, the North Island commands your attention. It’s also where you’ll cruise the magical Bay of Islands and revel in the delights of harbour cities, such as Auckland and the nation’s capital, Wellington.

South Island

Spectacular glaciers, magical fiords and some of the most scenic drives in the world await as you travel through an island steeped in natural beauty. Be spellbound by a land of breathtaking scenery, filled with picturesque lakeside towns surrounded by mountainous peaks and an exciting array of nature experiences.

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APT offers you several ways to experience New Zealand:

  • Premier Escorted Touring - Start exploring New Zealand on an APT land journey and choose our Premier Escorted Tours with our famous Freedom of Choice Touring and Dining options. Experience all this stunning country has to offer in the finest style imaginable. Find out more here.
  • Value-Plus - These tours bring Australia and New Zealand to the budget conscious. Enjoy the services of the Tour Director and Driver, and stay in comfortable hotels. Find out more here.

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Why APT is the First Choice

Inclusive Value

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers included
  • All meals included as specified
  • All gratuities included

More Space, More Comfort

  • With a maximum of just 40 guests guaranteed on your New Zealand adventure, you’ll enjoy a more personal and spacious experience

Exceptional Service

  • Expert services of a professional APT Tour Director and experienced Driver throughout your holiday
  • In select locations, expert local guides join us to offer unrivalled insight into key destinations
  • Enjoy the convenience of the same coach and crew escorting you throughout your tour in both islands

Unforgettable Sightseeing

  • EXCLUSIVE! Signature Experiences included
  • EXCLUSIVE! Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusions

Explore National Parks

  • Discover New Zealand’s stunning wilderness areas, with visits to up to five national parks
  • Cultural Touring 
  • Gain an insight into the history and culture of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people with a range of included cultural touring experiences
  • Enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast and performance of song and dance in Rotorua

Luxury Coaches

  • Throughout New Zealand you’ll travel aboard a luxurious two-door air-conditioned coach
  • Fully equipped with reclining seats, onboard bathroom and state-of-the-art PA system

Superb Dining

  • EXCLUSIVE! Freedom of Choice Dining Inclusions
  • Choose Your Inclusions – Our Basic option includes breakfast daily and all Feature Dinners, whilst our Complete package comprises all meals as stated in the itinerary.

Luxurious Accommodation

  • Stay at APT’s carefully selected hotels and resorts
  • Experience world-class facilities, outstanding locations and attentive service
  • EXCLUSIVE! Stay immersed in nature at The Hermitage, Mt Cook

Travelling to New Zealand

Passport Requirements

All visitors to New Zealand must carry a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the date you intend to leave the country.

Visitor Visa Exemptions

You do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand if you are:

  • A New Zealand citizen or Resident Permit holder
  • An Australian citizen travelling on an Australian passport
  • An Australian resident with a current Australian resident return visa
  • If you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand

Visa Waivers

Currently travellers from more than 50 countries do not require a Visitor's Visa for stays less than three months. You do require:

  • A passport that is valid for at least three months after your departure from New Zealand
  • An onward or return ticket to a country that you have permission to enter
  • Sufficient money to support yourself during your stay - approximately NZ$1,000 per month per person
  • Be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation completed to enter New Zealand, and incorrect documents may cause you delays, that affect you starting your tour.

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Vaccination Requirements

No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand.
Information supplied by New Zealand Tourism.

US travellers can also consult the website.

This information is correct at time of publishing. Travellers should always contact their nearest embassy or foreign office, and travel agent to confirm all their requirements for visas, vaccinations and passports.

Preparing For Your Trip

To help you prepare for your journey we have put together some information that will assist you with your final arrangements ahead of your holiday. We hope the information on this page helps you along your way.

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We wish you an enjoyable experience and know you'll return home with wonderful memories of a unique and exciting holiday with APT.

North & South Island Attractions

Discover New Zealand and be inspired by a natural and cultural paradise called the 'Land of the Long White Cloud'. Let APT guide you on an unforgettable holiday, set to mountainous backdrops and pristine wilderness, while all along, immersing you in Maori culture, cosmopolitan cities and magical experiences.

North Island

Subtropical Sailings

The picturesque Bay of Islands is a playground for lovers of anything aquatic. Here, dolphins are frequently spotted riding the bow waves of boats cruising the shimmering waters, while gentle bays are lined with welcoming sandy beaches.

A Geothermal Wonderland

Rotorua is world-renowned for its lively geothermal activity. Steam is constantly seen rising from the earth, as people relax in the mineral spas to take advantage of the therapeutic benefits.

New Zealand’s Underground

Beneath the rolling green hills of the Waitomo region, lies a subterranean world featuring a labyrinth of caves. Experience one of nature’s most illuminating experiences as thousands of tiny glow-worms create a fascinating light show.

South Island

West Coast Glaciers

Witness gargantuan rivers of crackling ice descend down the mighty Southern Alps through temperate rainforest, halting just 250 metres above sea level.

Pristine Wilderness

Explore Fiordland on an enchanting cruise of Milford Sound, where sheer cliff faces rise vertically out of the water as waterfalls tumble down into the sea below. Marvel at skyscraping peaks, permanent snow fields and the bewildering alpine landscapes that define Mt Cook National Park.

Tranquil Lakes & Towns

Your magical journey through snow-capped mountain ranges is accentuated by visits to picturesque towns perched beside pristine lakes. Absorb the beauty of Queenstown and Te Anau, as well as Lake Tekapo.

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