Captivating Lake Tekapo will astound you with its beauty. While here, visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd
With a two-night stay in the New Zealand capital, you have plenty of opportunities to explore its best-loved landmarks
Enjoy the views on one of the world's greatest rail journeys as you travel across New Zealand's Southern Alps
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; head off on a Waiheke Island wine tour; explore the Auckland Museum; get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium; set off into the Waitakere Rainforest; or take a trip to the suburb of Devonport for some of the best views of the city.
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Today, choose from a range of sightseeing options. After your sightseeing activity, enjoy a feature Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland
For tonight’s feature dinner, immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and performance of song and dance.
Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a guided tour, before continuing to Rotorua.
Stay: Two Nights: Rotorua, Holiday Inn
Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua Museum; see some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings movies, or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide.
After your activity, the afternoon and evening are free for you to explore at leisure.
This evening, after checking in to your hotel, discover a range of tantalising local flavours with a choice of three tempting restaurants for your feature dinner.
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 all the way to Wellington.
Stay: Two Nights: Amora Hotel Wellington
Discover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour today. Later, ride Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, gaining a fresh perspective on this coastal city.
Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through the stunning waters of Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton.
From the port of Picton, drive to the quaint fishing town of Kaikoura. Continue travelling along the central east coast all the way to Christchurch.
Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore
Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Journey through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains and across the Southern Alps.
Along the west coast of the South Island, take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier.
Disembark the train at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, you will see pounamu jade being skillfully carved into pieces of jewellery. Continue along the west coast to your luxury eco resort near Franz Josef Glacier. Here, enjoy a four-course degustation feature dinner.
Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Choose from four restaurants for your feature dinner. Perhaps sample the fresh South Island produce at waterside Finz seafood restaurant, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant where you can enjoy your meal with stunning panoramic views of the city. You may prefer a dinner cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamboat, or dine amid the stylish surrounds of the Elements Restaurant.
Enjoy a day of truly breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Haast River on your way to Queenstown.
Stay: Two Nights: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Perhaps embark on a Safari of the Scenes tour and visit several local sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Alternatively, thrillseekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the beautiful Dart River. New Zealand is rightly famous for its fine wines, and a tour of the country’s premier wine-producing region is a tempting option. Other activities you may choose from include an exciting 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas, a bird walk through the surrounding Queenstown wilderness, or a leisurely cruise over the waters of Lake Wakatipu.
Enjoy a full day in Queenstown.
Follow The Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. On arrival, cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound. Return to Queenstown for dinner.
Travel through Otago then enter Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and admire Mt Cook.
Travel to Lake Tekapo and pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Built of locally gathered stone and oak, this charming church was erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region.
Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Enjoy a 4 course degustation dinner and stay at this luxury eco-resort nestled deep within pristine rainforest
Stay in properties carefully chosen for their character and charm, including The Hermitage in Mt Cook National Park
With a choice of restaurants available in Wellington, you're guaranteed to be satisfied