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Enjoy 17 days exploring New Zealand.

Explore the wonderful sights of the city Auckland on your APT tour of New Zealand.

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Enjoy a fabulous journey through beautiful New Zealand. Experience the amazing culture in the North Island then the natural wonderland of the South Island. View complete itinerary

Trip code: NCC17
Duration: 17 days
Accommodation: Iconic Hotels & Resorts
Journey: Auckland to Christchurch
Meals included: 27

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This trip may apply for the:
New Zealand Superdeals 2016/2017
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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Auckland, Freedom of Choice


On arrival into Auckland, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the opportunity to discover the ‘City of Sails’ as you choose from a range sightseeing inclusions. Perhaps take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour; head off on a Waiheke Island wine tour; or explore the Auckland Museum. Alternatively, get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium; indulge in a head, neck and shoulder massage; or set off on a Wilderness Adventure into the Waitakere Rainforest. You may also like to climb Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, or embark on the Hauraki Blue Lunch Cruise.
Stay: Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

    Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands

    Cross Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge this morning and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the rich pioneering history of New Zealand’s Northland region. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed. Here, you’ll also enjoy a visit to the Maori Meeting House and War Canoe.
    Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 3. Bay of Islands, Freedom of Choice

    Today, discover this spectacular region with a choice of activities. Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point; experience life aboard a tall ship; embark on a dolphin watching adventure; play a round of golf at Waitangi; take a mini-tour of Russell; or a sightseeing tour to the town of Kerikeri.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland

    Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands on a dolphin watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. In these deep-sea fishing grounds, dolphins are frequently seen. Meander through the inner islands, admiring the picturesque sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, then relax in a secluded bay. This evening in Auckland, you’ll be treated to a special Pacific-themed dinner with New Zealand produce at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel.
    Stay: Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Hangi Feast

    Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a guided tour, before continuing to Rotorua. This evening, immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and performance of song and dance.
    Stay: Two Nights: Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 6. Rotorua, Freedom of Choice

    Following breakfast this morning, enjoy your chosen Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusion. Perhaps experience the icons of Rotorua at the Agrodome Farm Show, make your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see a working Kiwi nursery and visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve; or unwind during a round of golf. Alternatively, take a ‘Hobbiton Movie Set’ tour for an enthralling insight into the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy; embark on a thrilling 4WD bush safari through native rainforest; take a drive through forest and farmland to visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and colourful hot springs; or discover the local art, history and culture at Rotorua Museum.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Freedom of Choice

    Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway to the heart of the North Island and view the Wairakei Steam Valley. Visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. This evening, discover the tantalising flavours of New Zealand with a choice from three tempting restaurants in which to dine.
    Stay: Two Nights: Amora Hotel Wellington
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 8. Wellington

    Discover the delights of the New Zealand capital with an extended stay. After breakfast, set off on a sightseeing tour taking you to the city’s best-loved landmarks and sights, including New Zealand’s national museum - Te Papa Tongarewa. Afterwards, ride Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, gaining a fresh perspective on this coastal city.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 9. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch

    This morning, step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through the stunning waters of Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel to the quaint fishing town of Kaikoura, famous for its whale watching. Continue travelling along the central east coast, to Christchurch.
    Stay: Christchurch, Heartland Hotel Cotswold
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 10. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef

    Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Journey through the striking patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, before travelling across the Southern Alps. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to see Pounamu (jade) being skillfully carved into pieces of jewellery. Afterwards, continue along the dramatic New Zealand west coast to Franz Josef, where you’ll have the opportunity to take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of striking Franz Josef Glacier. Check in to your luxury eco-resort before enjoying a spectacular four-course degustation dinner this evening.
    Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 11. Franz Josef, Queenstown, Freedom of Choice

    Enjoy a day of truly breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Haast River, capturing views of the massive glacier-formed Haast River Valley, towering peaks, rushing waterfalls and lush rainforest. Arrive in Queenstown, New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’, where this evening you’ll choose from four tempting restaurants in which to dine. Perhaps sample the delicious fresh produce at waterside Finz seafood restaurant, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant. Alternatively, you may prefer to cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamboat, or dine amid the stylish surrounds of the Elements Restaurant.
    Stay: Two Nights: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 12. Queenstown, Freedom of Choice

    Enjoy the opportunity to personalise your Queenstown experience by selecting from one of our Freedom of Choice activities. Perhaps embark on a Safari of the Scenes tour, and visit several local sites where the popular ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy was filmed as you experience the great affinity between the cinematic landscapes of New Zealand and that of Middle-earth. Alternatively, you may prefer to take an exhilarating ride on the famous Shotover Jet Boat through the breathtaking Shotover River Canyons. New Zealand is rightly famous for its many vineyards and wines, and a tour of the country’s premier wine producing region is a tempting option today. Alternatively, you may choose to take a thrilling zip line ride above the stunning Kawarau Gorge.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 13. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau

    Embark on one of the most scenic drives today as you journey along the Milford Road. Wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. Continue to Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of this pristine fiord. Afterwards, enjoy a picturesque drive to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Tonight, enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner.
    Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 14. Te Anau, Dunedin, Freedom of Choice

    This morning, journey through rolling Southland countryside. Travel via Lumsden and Gore to the east coast and Dunedin, known as the Edinburgh of the south. This afternoon, choose your activity. Perhaps tour Larnach Castle, visit Olveston House, or head to Dunedin’s beautiful railway station and board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer might like to tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, nature lovers can either visit an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour of the Otago Peninsula.
    Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 15. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Freedom of Choice

    Journey north and stop to view the large spherical Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach. Continue to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park, where you can choose your activity. Perhaps visit The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, or join a guided nature walk. You may prefer to participate in a stargazing session this evening. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.
    Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 16. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch

    Travel to picturesque Lake Tekapo today. Here, you’ll pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, travel through delightful scenery along Burkes Pass to Christchurch. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner at your hotel.
    Stay: Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 17. Depart Christchurch

    Today, your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Trip Highlights

    • Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
    • Look out for dolphins on a magical Hole in the Rock cruise
    • Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua
    • Cruise to the South Island aboard the Interislander ferry
    • Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train
    • Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier
    • Cruise the full length of Milford Sound
    • Enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner in Te Anau
    • Discover Australasia’s highest peak in Mt Cook National Park

    Map

    Photos

    Learn of the rich Maori art and culture when you tour New Zealand with APT.

    Click for larger version

    Included Experiences

    • Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
    • Travel aboard a spacious, luxurious coach
    • Dedicated APT Tour Director and professional driver
    • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
    • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary

    Additional Information

    Extend Your Stay in Auckland

    • Relax before your tour with an additional night at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel; or embark on an overnight cruise around Auckland’s harbour and islands aboard the beautiful Ipipiri. Enquire for further details

    Freedom to Choose

    APT’s Freedom Concept allows you to tailor your holiday to suit your interests and tastes. 

    In Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Mt Cook  - See your Freedom of Choice selections here. Check the specific itinerary details for the Freedom of Choice Touring activities on your New Zealand holiday.

    Dining

    • Includes 27 meals - Enjoy 16 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners and 7 Feature Dinners
    • Welcome Dinner at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland
    • Farewell Dinner at the Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch

    Trip Notes

    • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
    • International/domestic flights are not included in tour price. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares
    • Supplements for Solo travelers are available on application
    • Ask us about pre and post accommodation
    • All dates for this itinerary are Guaranteed Departures
    • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking
    • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

    Enjoy 17 days exploring New Zealand.

    Experience the sights of Auckland, New Zealand's capital when touring with APT.

    from $5,195 USD per person

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    Enjoy a fabulous journey through beautiful New Zealand. Experience the amazing culture in the North Island then the natural wonderland of the South Island. View complete itinerary

    Trip code: NCC17
    Duration: 17 days
    Accommodation: Iconic Hotels & Resorts
    Journey: Auckland to Christchurch
    Meals included: 27

    Special Deal:

    This trip may apply for the:
    New Zealand Superdeals 2016/2017
    Early Bird 2016/17 APT Premier Tours - Save up to $800*

    View the Special Deal details

    View departure dates & prices

    Itinerary

    Day 1. Arrive Auckland, Freedom of Choice

    On arrival into Auckland on New Zealand’s beautiful North Island, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the opportunity to discover the ‘City of Sails’ as you choose from a range of exciting sightseeing inclusions. Perhaps take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour, head off on a Waiheke Island wine tour, or explore the Auckland Museum. Alternatively, get up close to the fascinating marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, or set off on a Wilderness Adventure into the Waitakere Rainforest. Others may prefer to take a trip to the harbourside suburb of Devonport, which offers some of the best views of the city.
    Stay: Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

      Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands

      Cross Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge this morning and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the rich pioneering history of New Zealand’s Northland region. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed. Here, you’ll also enjoy a visit to the Maori Meeting House and War Canoe.
      Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 3. Bay of Islands, Freedom of Choice

      Today, discover this spectacular region with a choice of activities. Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point; experience life aboard a tall ship; embark on a dolphin watching adventure; take a mini-tour of Russell; or return to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for an enriching guided tour.
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast

      Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland

      Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. In these deep-sea fishing grounds, dolphins are frequently seen. Meander through the inner islands, admiring the picturesque sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, then relax for some time in a secluded bay. This evening back in Auckland, you’ll be treated to a special Pacific-themed dinner with New Zealand produce at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel.
      Stay: Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Hangi Feast

      Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a guided tour, before continuing to Rotorua. This evening, immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and performance of song and dance.
      Stay: Two Nights: Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 6. Rotorua, Freedom of Choice

      Following breakfast this morning, enjoy your chosen Freedom of Choice sightseeing inclusion. Perhaps discover the icons of Rotorua at the Agrodome Farm Show or make your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see a working kiwi nursery and visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Alternatively, experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and gain an enthralling insight into the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Other options include a drive through forest and farmland to visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and colourful hot springs, or learning about the local art, history and culture at Rotorua Museum, located in the historic Bath House building.
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast

      Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Freedom of Choice

      Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway to the heart of New Zealand’s North Island this morning. View the Wairakei Steam Valley, then Visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. This evening, after checking into your hotel, discover a range of tantalising local flavours with a choice of three tempting restaurants in which to dine.
      Stay: Two Nights: Amora Hotel Wellington
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 8. Wellington

      Discover the delights of the New Zealand capital with an extended stay. After breakfast, set off on a sightseeing tour taking you to the city’s best-loved landmarks and sights, including New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. Afterwards, ride Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, gaining a fresh perspective of this coastal city.
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast

      Day 9. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch

      This morning, step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through the stunning waters of Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel to the coast as you head for the quaint fishing town of Kaikoura. Continue travelling along the central east coast, to Christchurch.
      Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 10. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef

      Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Journey through the striking patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, before travelling across the magnificent Southern Alps within Arthur’s Pass National Park. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to see pounamu (jade) being skillfully carved into pieces of jewellery. Afterwards, continue along the dramatic New Zealand west coast to Franz Josef, where you’ll have the opportunity to take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of the striking Franz Josef Glacier. Sitting at just 250 metres above sea level, Franz Josef is quite unique as it is one of just three glaciers in the world that descends into temperate rainforest. Its low altitude and mild climate creates a spectacular environment, where stunning ice formations are juxtaposed against the lush canopy of the surrounding forest. Arrive later at your luxury eco-resort where you will enjoy a delectable four-course degustation dinner this evening.
      Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 11. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Freedom of Choice

      Enjoy a day of truly breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Haast River. Arrive in Queenstown, the country’s ‘adventure capital’, where you’ll choose from four tempting restaurants. Perhaps sample the delicious fresh produce at waterside Finz seafood restaurant, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant. You may prefer to cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamboat, or dine amid the stylish surrounds of the Elements Restaurant.
      Stay: Two Nights: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 12. Queenstown, Freedom of Choice

      Personalise your Queenstown experience today. Perhaps embark on a Safari of the Scenes tour, and visit several local sites where the popular Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed as you discover the great affinity between the cinematic landscapes of New Zealand and that of Middle-earth. Thrill-seekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the famous Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the shimmering waters of the Dart River. New Zealand is rightly famous for its many vineyards and rich wines, and a tour of the country’s premier wine-producing region is a tempting option. Other activities include a 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas, a bird walk through surrounding wilderness, or a leisurely cruise on shimmering Lake Wakatipu.
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast

      Day 13. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau

      Embark on one of the most scenic drives today as you journey along the Milford Road. Wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. Continue to Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of this pristine fiord. Afterwards, enjoy a picturesque drive to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Tonight, enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner.
      Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 14. Te Anau, Dunedin, Freedom of Choice

      This morning, journey through rolling Southland countryside. Travel to Dunedin on the island’s east coast, a city known as the Edinburgh of the south. This afternoon, choose your activity. Perhaps tour Larnach Castle, visit Olveston House, or head to Dunedin’s beautiful railway station and board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer might like to tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, nature lovers can either visit an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour of the sweeping Otago Peninsula.
      Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 15. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Freedom of Choice

      Journey north and stop to view the large spherical Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach. Continue to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park, where you can choose your activity. Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a visit to the planetarium and a stargazing session with an astronomer. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.
      Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 16. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch

      Travel to picturesque Lake Tekapo today. Here, you’ll pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, travel through delightful scenery along Burkes Pass to Christchurch. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner at your hotel.
      Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 17. Depart Christchurch

      Today, your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast

      Trip Highlights

      • Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
      • Look out for dolphins on a magical Hole in the Rock cruise
      • Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua
      • Cruise to the South Island aboard the Interislander ferry
      • Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train
      • Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier
      • Cruise the full length of Milford Sound
      • Enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner in Te Anau
      • Discover Australasia’s highest peak in Mt Cook National Park

      Map

      Photos

      Learn of the rich Maori art and culture when you tour New Zealand with APT.

      Click for larger version

      Included Experiences

      • Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
      • Travel aboard a spacious, luxurious coach
      • Dedicated APT Tour Director and professional driver
      • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
      • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary

      Freedom to Choose

      APT’s Freedom of Choice concept allows you to tailor your holiday to suit your interests and tastes, at no extra cost.

      In Mt Cook, Te Anau, Queenstown, Rotorua, Bay of Islands and Auckland - See your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusions here

      Also included are APT's Freedom of Choice Dining Inclusions, where you can choose from a range of exceptional restaurants in Queenstown and Wellington. See your Freedom of Choice Dining Inclusions here.

      Check the specific itinerary details for the Freedom of Choice Inclusions on your New Zealand holiday.

      Accommodation

      • Enjoy two nights at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands in a room with harbour views
      • Overlook the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve at the Holiday Inn Rotorua
      • Enjoy garden views at the Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
      • An overnight stay at the five-star Te Waonui Forest Retreat
      • Absorb alpine views from your room during an overnight stay at The Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook

      Dining

      • Includes 27 meals – 16 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners and 7 Feature Dinners
      • Welcome Dinner at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland
      • Traditional Maori Hangi Feast in Rotorua
      • Four Course Degustation dinner at Te Waonui Forest Retreat
      • Taste of Fiordland Dinner in Te Anau
      • Farewell Dinner at Rydges Latimer Christchurch

      Additional Information

      Extend Your Stay in Auckland

      • Relax before your tour with an additional night at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel. Set in the heart of Auckland, this hotel has fine dining, shopping and entertainment right at its doorstep. Please enquire for further details.

      Country Homestay Option

      • On Day 6, you may prefer to experience warm New Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy delicious home-style cooking and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 6 accommodation. Please enquire for further details. 

      Trip Notes

      • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
      • This itinerary forms part of the 18 Day Royal Tourer
      • Meals as Indicated and Breakfast and Feature Dinner Packages available
      • Supplements for solo travellers are available on application
      • Ask us about pre & post accommodation
      • Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality
      • Seniors Card holders and Aust/New Zealand pensioner deductions available
      • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check at time of booking
      • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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