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Scenic Sights

Auckland to Christchurch
Trip Code: NCH12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Sparkling Waters

Captivating Lake Tekapo will astound you with its beauty. While here, visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd

Wonderful Wellington

With a two-night stay in the New Zealand capital, you have plenty of opportunities to explore its best-loved landmarks

TranzAlpine Train

Enjoy the views on one of the world's greatest rail journeys as you travel across New Zealand's Southern Alps

Your Vacation Includes

  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • 11 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • APT Tour Director and expert local guides
  • Arrival and departure transfers in New Zealand

Map & Itinerary

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New Zealand Map NCH12 2018/19

Auckland to Christchurch

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 then set off on your selected sightseeing activity. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, immerse yourself in Maori culture with a traditional Maori Hangi Feast and a cultural performance of song and dance.


Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Take a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto before continuing to Rotorua.

Stay: Two Nights, Holiday Inn Rotorua

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps choose to visit the Agrodome; explore the Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide; join an eco-thermal tour; or visit the set of ‘Hobbiton’.


In Rotorua, choose your sightseeing today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

In Wellington, choose where to dine this evening.


Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the heart of the North Island. See Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then cross Tongariro National Park to Wellington.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Discover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour today. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to gain a fresh perspective on this coastal city.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait through to Picton.


Rejoin your coach and travel to Kaikoura, then continue to beautiful Christchurch through the Marlborough region.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the TranzAlpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure.


Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and journey to Hokitika. Continue into Westland National Park and take in the dramatic scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Later, check in to your luxury eco-resort and be treated to a four-course degustation dinner.

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose to dine at Finz seafood restaurant, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer a dinner cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant.


Travel alongside the breathtaking scenery of Haast River Valley on your way to Queenstown.

Stay: Three Nights at the Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a bird-life tour or take a jet boat ride. Other options are also available.


Personalise your experience today with our range of Freedom of Choice activities.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound.


Follow The Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. Return to Queenstown this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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. This church was erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Enjoy a 4 course degustation dinner and stay at this luxury eco-resort nestled deep within pristine rainforest

Iconic Hotels & Resorts

Stay in properties carefully chosen for their character and charm, including The Hermitage in Mt Cook National Park

Choose Where to Dine

With a choice of restaurants available in Wellington, you're guaranteed to be satisfied

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home

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