Cruise enchanting Milford Sound, which is set deep in Fiordland National Park
Enjoy time to relax at Mount Cook National Park and take in its spectacular views
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
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
Hop aboard one of the yachts in the Pride of Auckland fleet and enjoy a cruise on Waitemata Harbour. Or perhaps you may choose to discover the diverse art and culture of New Zealand at the Auckland Museum.
This morning arrive in Auckland, the City of Sails. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel before a day to explore Auckland with a sightseeing activity.
Stay: Auckland, Grand Millennium HotelDaily :
Experience the unique dance, music and culture of the Māori people at a fascinating traditional Hāngī Feast and village experience.
Heading out of Auckland you’ll make a stop at 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 boat ride through a grotto lit by these magical creatures, before continuing to Rotorua.
Stay: Two Nights, Holiday Inn RotoruaDaily :
Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Alternatively, gain access to Redwood Treewalk with a knowledgeable Māori guide who will share local insights on the area, or visit Wai-O-Tapu and experience New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and a series of colourful hot springs. You might choose to see some of the sets from The Lord of the Rings film.
Choose which exciting activity will enrich your cultural journey in Rotorua today.Daily :
Discover the tantalising flavours of New Zealand with a choice from two tempting restaurants in which to dine.
Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the heart of the North Island and see spectacular Huka Falls. Experience the tranquillity of Lake Taupo and cross the volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park.
Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental WellingtonDaily :
Set off on a sightseeing tour of the New Zealand capital. You’ll explore New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. Its collection covers the areas of art, history, Pacific, Maori, and natural environment. This afternoon, take in fantastic views of the city and its oceanic surrounds as you ride the iconic Cable Car.Daily :
Step aboard the Interislander ferry this morning and cruise Cook Strait to the tip of the South Island.
Journey towards Christchurch where you will stay for the evening.
Stay: Christchurch, Commodore HotelDaily :
Board the TranzAlpine train for a trip through breathtaking landscapes.
Experience the lush rainforest and breathtaking valley of the Franz Josef Glacier.
Travel through Arthur’s Pass and Hokitika, en route to Franz Josef today. Check in to your luxury eco-resort before you enjoy a four-course degustation dinner this evening.
Stay: Franz Josef, Te Waonui Forest RetreatDaily :
Tonight, choose between four restaurants for your dining experience.
View magnificent scenery today as you travel along the rugged west coast to Haast and continue to Queenstown.
Stay: Two Nights, Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown LakesideDaily :
Perhaps you’ll choose to enjoy a Dart River Safari adventure, a chance to see where scenes from The Lord of the Rings was filmed, a 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas, or a bird walk.
Explore Queenstown in your own way with our Freedom of Choice Sightseeing options.Daily :
Journey along Milford Road, then cruise the full length of Milford Sound.
This evening you’ll enjoy distinct regional flavours at a Taste of Fiordland Dinner.
Travel via Milford Sound to the pretty lakeside town of Te Anau where you will stay for the evening.
Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and VillasDaily :
You might discover the history of Larnach Castle and Olveston House, journey through countryside on the Taieri Gorge Railway, visit Speight’s Brewery, or travel to the Otago Peninsula.
Travel to Dunedin on the island’s east coast and this afternoon, choose your activity.
Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern CrossDaily :
Discover Mt Cook, Australasia’s highest peak, in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.
Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and enjoy a stargazing session with an astronomer, or immerse yourself in the region’s incredible native flora and fauna on a guided nature walk. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.
See the spectacular Moeraki Boulders - curious spherical creations along the coast of Dunedin. Then, enter Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and join your chosen activity.
Stay: Mt Cook, the Hermitage HotelDaily :
Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Head to Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner tonight.
Stay: Rydges Latimer ChristchurchDaily :
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.Daily :
From a Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua to a four-course degustation at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, tantalising tastes abound
Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the traditional flavours of a Hangi feast
Stay in luxury hotels including the Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef and The Hermitage in Mount Cook
Our wonderful tour manager had extensive knowledge of the country, and a very personal connection with the Maori people and their culture and customs. We would definitely travel again with APT.