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New Zealand Discoverer

Auckland to Christchurch
Trip Code: NTA12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Sparkling Waters

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

World Heritage-wonder

Enjoy time to relax at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and take in its spectacular views.

A Glacial Beauty

Discover the dramatic surrounds of striking Franz Josef Glacier, set in icy surrounds.

Your Vacation Includes

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver Land tour only
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • Finest dining - a total of 18 meals
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day
  • NTA12 - 2021 season runs for 12 days

Map & Itinerary

New Zealand Map NTA12 2020/21
Auckland to Christchurch

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 transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover the magical natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with a local guide before continuing to Rotorua.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, enjoy a Māori Hāngī Feast.


Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves. At Te Puia, enjoy a guided tour of the Māori Arts & Crafts Institute, during which you’ll see the incredible Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.

Stay: Two Nights, Sudima Rotorua

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Uncover the essence of New Zealand in Rotorua, with its geothermal geysers, Māori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with sheep shearing, dog trials and an animal nursery. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight for views over the active White Island volcano (own expense). Ask about our country homestay option (aditional expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travelling along the Thermal Explorer Highway, stop on the shores of Lake Taupo and see Huka Falls. Continue to Wellington.

Stay: Travelodge 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

Tour Variation

Perhaps take one of the world's most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Departing from Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains and traverse the deep gorges and river valleys of 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.


Journey through Haast Pass, skirting the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu. The evening is yours to spend at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


Relax or choose from one of our select experiences today. Perhaps step aboard the TSS Earnslaw steamship for a cruise to Walter Peak Station or set off into the Central Otago wine region (both at own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Enter Fiordland National Park along the Milford Road, then cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest, sheer cliffs and surrounding mountains. Afterwards 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

Admire New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki Mt Cook.


See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru. Later, journey into Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. 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.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Stay Amid The Mountains

Enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables from your room at Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Lakeview.

New Zealand's Cultural Flavours

Savour feature dinners including a traditional Hangi feast in Rotorua.

Hand-Picked Accommodation

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

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home

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