Take a cruise to this deep-sea fishing location, renowned for its dolphins, which are regularly spotted here
Cruise the full length of NZ's iconic Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with cascading waterfalls and dense rainforest
Captivating Lake Tekapo will astound you with its beauty. While here, visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd
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 to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve. Continue to the Bay of Islands and get to know your fellow travellers as you enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden viewsDaily :
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic subtropical Bay of Islands. Perhaps relax on a beach, explore the stunning wilderness areas via one of the many walking tracks, or set off into town and dine at a local restaurant.Daily :
Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock.
The day begins with an Insider Experience to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock. This captivating coastline provides sheltered waters for dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other marine life, so keep a look out while enjoying the scenery. Continue to the Hole in the Rock, which defines this remarkable coast. Later, return to Auckland by coach.
Stay: Rydges Auckland HotelDaily :
Discover the magical natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with a local guide.
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 glowworm caves. A special Insider Experience is yours to enjoy before continuing to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and enjoy a guided tour of the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. You’ll also see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.
Stay: Two Nights: Rydges RotoruaDaily :
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 :
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 on your own. From seafood cafes to cosy wine bars and spectacular fine-dining restaurants, you’ll see that New Zealand’s wild and fresh produce is showcased on a plate here in Wellington.
Stay: Travelodge WellingtonDaily :
Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds.
Enjoy your Insider Experience today. Weave through unspoilt islands by ferry, admiring coastlines defined by tiny coves on the way to Picton. Continue to Christchurch via Kaikoura.
Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel ElmsDaily :
Commence your ascent into the Main Divide. Then, sit back and enjoy the vistas as you journey through the Southern Alps. Be sure to keep watch for the icy crests of Fox and Franz Josef glaciers as you travel through Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Over thousands of years, these natural wonders have created immense valleys.
Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox GlacierDaily :
Settle in for a two-night stay overseeing the calming blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, all the while admiring the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains capped in snow.
Journey through Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the wonderful alpine resort of Queenstown. Delicious food is always on the menu in Queenstown as it is renowned for its world-class culinary scene and energetic nightlife. This evening, you may like to dine at one of the many local restaurants in town.
Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown LakeviewDaily :
With an entire day at leisure, you have the freedom to simply relax amid the beautiful lakeside setting or pursue your interests and choose one of our exciting select experiences. You may wish to step aboard the 100-year-old TSS Earnslaw steamship for a relaxing cruise to Walter Peak Station, or perhaps take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for spectacular panoramic views over Queenstown (both at own expense). Alternatively, if you’re more of a gourmand, perhaps choose to set off into the Central Otago region independently - one of New Zealand’s foremost wine-producing areas.Daily :
Board a boat and cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest, sheer cliffs and the surrounding mountains of this World Heritage-listed area.
Enter Fiordland National Park along the Milford Road, on one of the world’s best alpine drives. Afterwards, make your way to your hotel and enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.
Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te AnauDaily :
Enjoy a tour of Dunedin, then head to the nearby hills to take a tour of Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Steeped in scandal and tragedy, it is filled with antiques and offers breathtaking views. Enjoy some time at leisure before dinner this evening.
Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin CityDaily :
En route to Lake Tekapo, journey into Aoraki Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook).
Journey along the east coast to see the Moeraki Boulders. These large spherical stones were formed more than 60 million years ago and can be found along a stretch of Koekohe Beach. Continue to Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Later, an Insider Experience affords the chance to admire the sublime alpine scenery. Arrive this afternoon at your wonderful hotel, situated near the shores of Lake Tekapo. This evening, dine on fresh local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a memorable Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater ResortDaily :
Awake to vistas of Lake Tekapo just beyond your window. Pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Transfer to Christchurch airport, arriving at 3pm. You must book your international flights to depart after 5pm, or 4pm for domestic flights.Daily :
Enjoy an overnight escape at Peppers Bluewater Resort, perched on the turquoise shores of Lake Tekapo
Savour regional flavours on a range of included meals, such as a special Farewell Dinner and Welcome Reception
Stay in Premium hotels perfectly positioned for you to relax in comfort and explore the local treasures
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