Join the TranzAlpine Train and embark on one of the world’s most famous rail journeys that boasts incredible views
See where the original treaty between the British and New Zealand's Maori people was signed at Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Take a cruise to this deep-sea fishing location, renowned for its dolphins, which are regularly spotted here
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a feature Welcome Dinner in the evening.
Stay: Rydges Latimer ChristchurchDaily :
Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Journey through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to Arthur’s Pass.
Travel by coach along the dramatic New Zealand west coast to Franz Josef, where you’ll have the opportunity to take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of the striking Franz Josef Glacier.
From Arthur’s Pass, travel by coach to Hokitika to see pounamu jade being carved into ornaments and jewellery. At your hotel near Franz Josef Glacier, enjoy a four-course degustation feature dinner.
Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest RetreatDaily :
Tonight for your feature dinner, perhaps dine at Finz seafood restaurant, or take a gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant. You may prefer a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dinner at your hotel’s restaurant.
Enjoy a day of breathtaking scenery as you travel to Queenstown.
Stay: Two Nights: Hilton Queenstown Resort and Spa or similarDaily :
Perhaps embark on a Safari of the Scenes tour and visit several local sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Alternatively, thrillseekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the beautiful Dart River. New Zealand is rightly famous for its fine wines, and a tour of the country’s premier wine-producing region is a tempting option. Other activities you may choose from include an exciting 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas, a bird walk through the surrounding Queenstown wilderness, or a leisurely cruise over the waters of Lake Wakatipu.
After your activity, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.Daily :
View Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki - Mt Cook, and the alpine scenery in World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park.
Journey into Mt Cook National Park.
Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage HotelDaily :
Travel to Lake Tekapo today, with its stunningly blue glacial waters. Here, you will pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, travel through delightful scenery along Burkes Pass to Christchurch airport for your afternoon flight to Auckland.
Stay: Grand Millennium AucklandDaily :
Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed.
Cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the pioneering history of the Northland region. Continue to the Bay of Islands.
Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views, or similarDaily :
Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point; experience life aboard a tall ship; embark on a dolphin watching adventure; take a mini-tour of Russell; or return to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for an enriching guided tour.
Today, discover this spectacular region with a choice of activities.Daily :
Explore the Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Meander through the inner islands, admiring the picturesque sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, and secluded bays.
After your cruise, travel back to Auckland. Tonight, enjoy a feature dinner.
Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland or similarDaily :
Perhaps explore the Auckland Museum or get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium.
Spend the morning exploring the city on a guided tour. Then, time permitting, you will be able to choose from a range of included activities before your transfer to the airport.Daily :
With an ambience that is focused on a connection to the earth, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a true highlight
Stay in luxury hotels including the Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef and The Hermitage in Mount Cook
Savour a degustation dinner at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, created using the freshest produce
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.