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New Zealand Splendour

Trip Code: NZCAN23
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

Stunning Fiord Cruise

Cruise enchanting Milford Sound, which is set deep in Fiordland National Park

Discover the Bay Your Way

Explore the Bay of Islands with your choice of activity. Home to 144 islands, there is no lack of discovery options

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

  • Travel with a maximum of 40 guests
  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • 22 breakfasts, 1 high tea and 14 dinners
  • APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers & luggage porterage

Map & Itinerary

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New Zealand Map NZCAN26F 2018/19

Christchurch to Auckland

Reverse Trip

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™ - 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

On arrival, be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel where you have the afternoon and evening to relax.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey into Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook), and admire the sublime alpine scenery that abounds here.


Traverse the Canterbury plains to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Enjoy Welcome Drinks and Dinner tonight.

Stay: Two Nights: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel, in a room with alpine views

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

Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a visit to the planetarium and a stargazing session with an astronomer. You may join a guided nature walk of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and discover the native flora and fauna. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.


Personalise your time in Mt Cook with our range of Freedom of Choice activities available today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Set out along the shores of Lake Pukaki to Oamaru. Continue to Koekohe Beach to view the unusual spherical-shaped Moeraki Boulders. Arrive in Dunedin this afternoon and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.

Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel

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

This morning, you may choose to tour Larnach Castle and Olveston House, or take a lovely ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer may choose to visit Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, either discover an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour along the spectacular Otago Peninsula.


After your chosen sightseeing, absorb the breathtaking scenery as you travel to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau.

Stay: Two Nights, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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

Explore an underground network of limestone caves, lit by thousands of glow worms; set off on a wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound; or take a jet boat ride along the Upper Waiau River. Equally tempting is the option to sit back and relax with a glass of wine while you enjoy a film featuring Fiordland’s beautiful landscapes.


Decide how to spend your morning in Te Anau thanks to our Freedom of Choice activities on offer to you today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey to Milford Sound where you will cruise along the full length of this fiord deep within Fiordland National Park.


Along Milford Road, wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then travel through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. After, travel to Queenstown.

Stay: Three Nights: Queenstown, Millennium Hotel or similar

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

Movie buffs may like to visit key Lord of the Rings filming locations, while thrillseekers may enjoy a ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure or an exciting 4WD tour. Others may prefer a cruise on Lake Wakatipu, a wine tour or a Lakeshore Forest Walk.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Select from a number of restaurants during a Freedom of Choice Dining evening.


Choose your sightseeing, then tonight, select your dining experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown with a full day at leisure. You may like to take a relaxing stroll along the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu, or take part in the thrill of a lifetime in this adventurous city.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cross Haast Pass into Westland Tai Poutini National Park, home to the Franz Josef Glacier.


Skirt the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea. Check in to your eco-resort, before a four-course degustation dinner.

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join New Zealand’s famous TranzAlpine train and experience one of the world’s greatest rail journeys.


Travel through deep gorges, river valleys and across the Southern Alps all the way to Christchurch.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour New Zealand’s finest flavours with a Highlights of Marlborough Dinner. Each dish showcases superb local artisan produce, with each dish perfectly paired to wines from this stunning region.


Follow the east coast to Kaikoura. Later, traverse the Marlborough region to Blenheim.

Stay: Two Nights: Blenheim, Scenic Hotel Marlborough

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

Perhaps embark on a tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, enjoy the sheer beauty of Marlborough Sounds during a greenshell mussel cruise, or choose to visit some of region’s best wineries.


Choose your preferred sightseeing today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose where to dine.


Cruise to the North Island today.

Stay: Two Nights: InterContinental Wellington

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

Visit Zealandia, tour the studio behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar, take a city tour, visit sites from the Lord of the Rings movies, or join an evening tour of Zealandia.


Select your Freedom of Choice activity today in Wellington.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tour Napier, then enjoy an Art Deco-style high tea.


Drive through the Rimutaka Ranges en route to Napier.

Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, enjoy the dance, music and culture of the Maori people during a traditional Hangi Feast.


Journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo. Travel to Rotorua.

Stay: Two Nights: the Millennium Hotel Rotorua, located on beautiful Lake Rotorua

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

Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu; see some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings movies; or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide.


Select from a range of activities today. The evening is yours at leisure to further explore.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel through Waikato farmland to Cambridge and Auckland. Then follow along the east coast to the Bay of Islands, an enclave that encompasses more than 140 islands.

Stay: Two Nights: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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

Go sailing on a tall ship; embark on a dolphin-watching cruise; ferry to Russell; or visit Cape Reinga.


Choose your activity today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Step aboard a catamaran and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock, keeping an eye out for dolphins.


After your cruise, travel to Auckland.

Stay: Two Nights: Crowne Plaza Auckland

Daily :
  • Breakfast
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.


Choose from a range of included sightseeing activities today. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

A Taste of Culture

Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the traditional flavours of a Hangi feast

Savour New Zealand

Sample a four-course degustation at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, and dinner at Longlands farm

Iconic Hotels and Resorts

Stay in luxury hotels including the Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef and The Hermitage in Mount Cook

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary

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