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New Zealand Discoverer

Auckland to Christchurch
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NTA12
  • Travelmarvel by APT
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • 18 delicious meals - 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • A special Farewell Dinner
  • Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua
  • Ride the iconic TranzAlpine Train across the Southern Alps
  • Cruise Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls

Map & Itinerary

New Zealand Map 2022-23 NTA12
Auckland to Christchurch

Designed exclusively for our guests

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday with a range of optional experiences

Your New Zealand journey begins in Auckland. Here, you will be met and transferred to your premium hotel.

Stay: Heritage Hotel Auckland

Daily :
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover the Waitomo Caves, where thousands of tiny glow worms illuminate the darkness.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast at dinner.


Explore the fascinating Waitomo Caves, then continue to the geothermal capital of Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, enjoy a guided tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute and see Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley before a special dinner feast.

Stay: Two Nights, Sudima Rotorua or Distinction Rotorua

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experiences in Rotorua - Country Home Stay (Must be pre-booked & additional charges apply) or Hobitton Movie Set (additional charges apply) enquire for details


Explore the Agrodome, with its sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel the Thermal Explorer Highway. Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls, then arrive in Wellington.

Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages on the Interislander ferry en route to Picton.


Today you cross Cook Strait on a spectacular ferry trip before continuing your journey onwards to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Embark on one of the world’s great rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Watch the South Island’s snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills glide past from the comfort of your seat.

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experience in Franz Josef - Helicopter Ride (additional charges apply - enquire for details)


Ride the iconic TranzAlpine train, then drive through the Southern Alps, home to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers, as well as spectacular lakes and rainforests.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Train carriages with the mountain ranges in the background

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a picturesque two-night stay with the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains overlooking Lake Wakatipu.


Travel across the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps through Haast Pass to the alpine resort of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Ride the Skyline Gondola 450 metres above the city to the top of Bob’s Peak for a buffet lunch at the Stratosfare Restaurant.

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experiences in Queenstown - Shotover Jet Boat Ride, TSS Earnslaw Cruise or the Million Dollar Cruise (additional charges apply - enquire for details)


Soar to the top of a Queenstown peak for lunch with a view as all of Queenstown spreads below you. The rest of the day is at leisure, so perhaps try a Select Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest and sheer cliffs.


Follow The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu to the tranquil beauty of the Fiordland National Park, where Milford Sound awaits. Afterwards, continue to lakeside Te Anau.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Palms swaying in the foreground with the dramatic steep moutains and vivid blue waters

Today you will journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in the city of Dunedin. Known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, Dunedin was planned in Scotland and still maintains its grand Victorian heritage. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City or Scenic Southern Cross

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy spectacular views of Aoraki Mt Cook, the highest point in Australasia.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, dine on local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a special Farewell Dinner.


See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Later, journey into Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. You’ll then arrive this afternoon at your hotel, situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Tekapo and right in the heart of Mackenzie Country.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd and take in unparalleled views of Lake Tekapo and the magnificent alpine surroundings. Afterwards, the time has come to bid farewell to your Tour Director and new-found friends as you are then transferred to the airport for your onward adventure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.