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New Zealand Getaway

Trip Code: NT15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Cruise Milford Sound in NZ

Cruise the full length of NZ's iconic Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with cascading waterfalls and dense rainforest.

Sparkling Waters

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

Cape Brett's Hole in the Rock

Enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for marine life and admire the stunning coastal scenery.

Your Vacation Includes

  • 15 nights in premium accommodation in superior hotels and stylish resorts
  • Dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director and professional driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • 22 meals - 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day
  • NT15 - 2020 season runs for 15 days

Map & Itinerary

APT AU/NZ US/CA 2020/2021 Brox NT15
Auckland to Christchurch

Reverse Trip

Designed exclusively for our guests

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events

Be met on arrival into Auckland and be transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

Journey north to the Parry Kauri Park. Here you will see a mighty Kauri tree and marvel at its impressive size. Continue to the Bay of Islands. Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner this evening overlooking the spectacular scenes of the Bay of Islands.

Stay: Two Nights, Bay of Islands, Copthorne Hotel and Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Home to 144 islands, enjoy this aquatic playground with a full day at leisure. Perhaps relax on the beach, explore the wilderness areas via one of the many walking tracks, or wander about the town.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

The captivating coastline of the Bay of Islands provides sheltered waters for dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other marine life. Continue to the Hole in the Rock, a distinctive sandstone arch formation.


Today cruise the Bay of Islands and the famous Hole in the Rock. Afterwards, return to Auckland by coach.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover the magical natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with a local guide.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast with performances of song and dance at Te Puia tonight.


Leaving Auckland after breakfast, travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an unmistakable glow. Continue to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and enjoy a guided tour of the Māori Arts & Crafts Institute. You will also see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and witness the phenomenal spectacle of erupting geysers and bubbling mud pools. Delight in the opportunity to dine and interact with locals who will enchant you with their customs and cheerful hospitality.

Stay: Two Nights, Sudima Rotorua

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Boat in dark cave with tourists, Waitomo Caves

Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Māori culture and rich heritage. The city is positioned on the Pacific Rim of Fire, and is therefore one of the world’s most active geothermal areas. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight for views over the active White Island volcano (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Farewell Rotorua and enjoy the scenery as you travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo - the largest freshwater lake in Australasia - and thundering Huka Falls. Continue south across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. The evening has been left free for you to explore the vibrant dining scene independently. From seafood cafes to cosy wine bars and spectacular fine-dining restaurants, you will see that New Zealand’s wild and fresh produce is showcased on a plate here in Wellington.

Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds.


Admire tiny coves on the way to Kaikoura. Continue your journey onwards to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Absorb the rural scenery from aboard your coach before beginning the ascent into the Main Divide. Then, sit back and enjoy the vistas as you journey through the Southern Alps to Westland Tai Poutini National Park. This evening, enjoy dinner.

Tour Variation

Perhaps take one of the world's most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Depart from Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains and traverse the Southern Alps to Arthur's Pass. Contact for more information.


Absorb the rural scenery from aboard your coach before beginning the ascent into the Main Divide. Then, sit back and enjoy the vistas as you journey through the Southern Alps to Westland Tai Poutini National Park. This evening, enjoy dinner.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Settle in for a two-night stay overseeing the calming blue waters of Lake Wakatipu


Travel across the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Journey through Haast Pass, skirting the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine and adventure resort of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu. The evening is yours to spend at leisure perhaps stepping out to discover the dining options or vibrant night-life this picturesque city is renowned for (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Landscape view across a snow covered mountain range, New Zealand

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for panoramic views over Queenstown and a delicious buffet lunch.


With more time to discover the wonders of Queenstown today, you have the freedom to relax or choose from one of our select experiences. Perhaps step aboard the TSS Earnslaw steamship for a cruise to Walter Peak Station or set off into the Central Otago wine region independently (both at own expense). This evening, perhaps tantalise your tastebuds as you discover Queenstown’s thriving dining scene.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest, sheer cliffs and surrounding mountains.


Enter Fiordland National Park along the Milford Road, then enjoy an exciting Insider Experience. Afterwards, make your way to your hotel and enjoy dinner.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin. Enjoy a guided tour then some time at leisure.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey into Aoraki Mt Cook National Park to view New Zealand’s highest peak. Arrive at your hotel, situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo and dine on fresh local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a Farewell Dinner.


See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before travelling to Christchurch airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Hand-Picked Accommodation

Stay in Premium hotels perfectly positioned for you to relax in comfort and explore the local treasures

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Enjoy an overnight escape at Peppers Bluewater Resort, perched on the turquoise shores of Lake Tekapo.

Superb food

Savour regional flavours on a range of included meals.

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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