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Scenic Sights

Auckland to Queenstown
Trip Code: NCH11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Milford Sound Cruise

Enjoy a cruise that explores the picturesque and pristine Milford Sound fiord.

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

  • Experiences in 11 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 16 meals
  • 11 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Dedicated APT Tour Director and professional drivers
  • Return airport transfers and porterage
  • NCH11 - 2020 season runs for 11 days

Map & Itinerary

APT AU/NZ US/CA 2020/2021 Brox NCCH11
Auckland to Queenstown

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; enjoy a unique All Blacks experience; visit Auckland Zoo to discover the native flora and fauna of New Zealand; or immerse yourself in a Make Believe Experience and journey behind the cinema curtain with the Academy Award-winning team at Weta Workshop; or escape the bustle of the city on a tour to Auckland’s wild, black sand beaches and lush rainforest.


Transfer to your hotel then set out on your selected activity. This evening, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland

Daily :
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening you’ll be treated to a traditional Māori Hāngī Feast and a cultural performance of song and dance.


Discover the Waitomo Caves on a guided boat ride through a grotto lit by the magical glow worms, before continuing to Rotorua.

Stay: Two Nights, Millennium Rotorua

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Mysterious Waitoma Caves, New Zealand

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps experience one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery then visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve; alternatively, choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu or experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set.


This morning after breakfast, it's time to explore Rotorua on your selected sightseeing activity. Afterwards, the afternoon and evening are free for you to explore.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway to the thunderous Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then continue to the nation’s capital, Wellington.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, set off on a sightseeing tour of Wellington’s best-loved landmarks and sights, including the waterfront area and New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you please.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton.


Once you've rejoined your coach, travel via the landscapes of Marlborough and Kaikoura to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take in the dramatic icy surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier.


Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, see pounamu (jade) being carved into pieces of jewellery. Later, arrive at your luxury eco-resort in time for a delicious four-course dinner.

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, perhaps sample quality crafted beer at Canyon Food & Brew Co. Alternatively, take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner with a view. You may prefer a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamboat, or dine amid the stylish surrounds of the Elements Restaurant.


Enjoy a day of breathtaking scenery as you travel to Queenstown. Tonight, enjoy a Freedom of Choice Dining evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose your activity today. Visit where The Lord of the Rings was filmed; enjoy a cruise on Lake Wakatipu; take a Skippers Canyon adventure; join a river safari along Dart River; or enjoy a winery tour.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
Aerial view of the water in Queenstown, New Zealand

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound.


Say goodbye to your tour director this morning, as you are given the freedom to explore New Zealand independently. Follow The Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. Continue to Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a cruise that explores this pristine fiord. Return to Queenstown this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, your New Zealand adventure concludes as we transfer you to the airport for your 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.

New Zealand's Cultural Flavours

Savour feature dinners including a traditional Hangi feast in Rotorua.

Iconic Hotels and Resorts

Stay in luxury hotels including the Novotel Queenstown Lakeside and Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit

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