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Scenic Sights

Auckland to Queenstown
11 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NCH11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • The services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • 10 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Finest dining - a total of 16 meals
  • Discover the incredible Waitomo Caves, home to thousands of luminescent glow worms
  • Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua
  • Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound

Map & Itinerary

New Zealand Map 2021-23 NCH11
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™

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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: Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and 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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps experience one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration and dog trials, 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
Hobbit house built in the side of a hill, New Zealand

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 plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Wellington

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


This morning, travel to the South Island, to the quaint fishing town of Kaikoura before continuing along the central east coast all the way to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel or Rydges Latimer Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Pass through epic river valleys and past awesome mountain ranges on the TranzAlpine Train, then disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel to Hokitika, where you will see pounamu (jade) being carved into pieces of jewellery. Continue to Franz Josef.

Stay: Franz Josef, Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Tonight, perhaps take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner with a view. Alternatively, 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 along the Haast River Valley to Queenstown. Tonight, enjoy a Freedom of Choice Dining evening.

Stay: Three Nights, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Tranquil view across lake towards town, New Zealand

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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

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.

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  • Breakfast

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family