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New Zealand Discoverer

Auckland to Christchurch
Trip Code: NTA12
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Your Vacation Includes

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Dedicated Tour Director and professional drivers
  • 18 delicious meals - 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners, including a special Farewell Dinner
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua
  • Discover the incredible Waitomo Caves, home to thousands of luminescent glow worms
  • Cruise Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls
  • Ride the Skyline Gondola above Queenstown to the top of Bob’s Peak
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Map & Itinerary

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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: Rydges Auckland Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner
View across harbour to city skyline and the imposing tall Sky Tower on a clear sunny day

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast

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

Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington

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  • 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

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Perhaps enhance your journey and embark on one of the world’s great alpine 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 (additional expense – enquire for details).


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

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.


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.

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  • Breakfast
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View of Skyline from Bob's Peak, Queenstown

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


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

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  • Dinner

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

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  • 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

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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.

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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