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Discover New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRALNZ

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Discover the rich Maori culture, glittering lakes and empty white beaches of the North Island, then journey to the otherworldly South Island, the home of towering fjord lands, snow-dusted mountains and true Tolkien country.

This once-in-a-lifetime holiday to New Zealand features the best of both the North and South Islands.

PRICE FROM ? £4749 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air New Zealand
  • 18 nights in 3 to 4-star hotels plus 3 nights in flight
  • 20 meals: 18 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Driver Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • ​Tour of Auckland
  • Visit the Treaty House of Waitangi
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Lake Taupo
  • New Zealand's capital Wellington
  • Travel on the TranzAlpine train
  • Maori concert with 'hangi' dinner
  • Beautiful Milford Sound including lunch
  • Glow worm caves
  • See the Moeraki Beach Boulders

Please note that for 2019 departures Maori concert with ‘hangi’ dinner will no longer be included, but offered as an optional tour.

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/New Zealand
  • ​Today you'll fly to New Zealand.​
  • DAY 3 Auckland
  • You cross the International Dateline during your flight, so you lose day two and arrive in Auckland on the morning of day three. Don't worry, you'll get the day back on the way home! We'll stay here for the next two nights and the rest of the day is yours to do as you please.​
  • DAY 4 Auckland
  • On our tour today you'll experience the stunning landscapes of Auckland, on North Island. Here you'll find thermal springs and geysers, glorious national parks, luxuriant forests, stunning lakes and more.​
  • DAY 5 Paihia
  • Travelling up the Hibiscus Coast, we'll visit the historic Treaty House of Waitangi en route to Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands.​
  • DAY 6 Paihia
  • Spend the day exploring independently, or join an optional excursion to Cape Reinga. You'll travel along Ninety Mile Beach, negotiate the Te Paki Quick Sand Stream, visit a lighthouse and enjoy views of the Pacific meeting the Tasman Sea.​
  • DAY 7 Paihia
  • On an optional excursion today you can cruise to Cape Brett to look for dolphins.
  • DAY 8 Rotorua
  • North Island was shaped by the fire of volcanoes, and evidence of this remains in the thermal springs surrounding Rotorua. Our journey here takes us through the Waikato farming region, home of the Maori kingdom. We'll spend the next two nights in Roturua and if you wish, you could take an optional float plane or helicopter flight to Mount Tarawera.
  • DAY 9 Rotorua
  • Your scenic tour today takes you to Te Puia Thermal Reserve, where you'll see boiling mud pools and dramatic spouting geysers. You can also opt to join a tour of Hobbiton, the location created for the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films. Tonight, we'll experience a Maori concert and sample a Hangi, a meal cooked by steam underground.
  • DAY 10 Wellington
  • Admire the Huka Falls as we travel through the Wairakei Valley to Lake Taupo and Wellington. On arrival in New Zealand's capital, a tour will help you to get your bearings.​
  • DAY 11 Wellington
  • We're going to explore Wellington on foot and see sights such as Te Papa Museum, the waterfront and the botanical gardens. We'll also take a trip on the famous Wellington Funicular.
  • DAY 12 Christchurch
  • Today we're going to cross the Cook Strait to South Island and travel to Christchurch for an overnight stay.​
  • DAY 13 TranzAlpine train
  • You've a spectacular journey ahead, as we step aboard the TranzAlpine train and head into the Southern Alps. Here you'll see majestic gorges and towering snow-capped peaks. Our journey continues to the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier regions. Later, if the weather conditions are right, you'll have the opportunity to take an optional helicopter flight over the glacier.​
  • DAY 14 Queenstown
  • The road through the Westland National Park has to be one of the most scenic ever built. It crosses Clark Bluff and the Haast River Bridge and today we'll drive along it on our way to Queenstown.​
  • DAY 15 Queenstown
  • During your day of leisure discover the city at your own pace. If you wish you could enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Wakatipu with dinner at Walter Peak.​
  • DAY 16 Te Anau
  • Today is the day you visit one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand – Milford Sound. Weather permitting, we'll take in the fjord's majesty on a boat trip.​
  • DAY 17 Dunedin
  • With their eerie light, the Glow Worm Caves are an amazing sight, and you'll see them before we head to Dunedin for a two-night stay.​
  • DAY 18 Dunedin
  • Spend time exploring at leisure today, or join an optional trip to the Royal Albatross Colony on the Otago Peninsula.​
  • DAY 19 Omarama
  • As we travel northwards to Omarama, we'll make a stop at the Moeraki beach boulders, huge spherical rocks shrouded in myth and legend. Our route then follows the Waitiki River inland.​
  • DAY 20 Christchurch
  • We're bound for the Mount Cook region this morning. On the way we'll make a stop at Lake Tekapo before heading over Burkes Pass and continuing across the Canterbury plains. Mount Cook is the highest peak in New Zealand, at 12,000ft, and if weather conditions are favourable you might be tempted to view it on an optional scenic flight. We'll arrive in Christchurch late this afternoon and stay in the city overnight.​
  • DAY 21 Christchurch/UK
  • We'll transfer you to the airport for your flight to the UK. You'll cross the International Dateline again, meaning you gain back the time lost at the start of your tour.​
  • DAY 22 UK
  • ​You'll arrive in the UK today.​

     

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Accommodation

    • Crowne Plaza Auckland
    • Crowne Plaza Auckland is situated within walking distance from a range of shopping and dining options on Queen Street. It is also in close proximity to main sightseeing attractions of Auckland. Modern rooms feature en-suite facilities, flat-screen TVs and sleep-aid aromatherapy kits. Wi-Fi is also available for a fee. Other hotel facilities include gym, sauna, a lobby cocktail bar and a restaurant.
    • Kingsgate Hotel Pahia
    • Kingsgate Hotel Paihia, situated at waterfront, is conveniently located within 5 minutes’ walk of local shops and dining options. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and feature flat-screen TV, minifridge and tea/coffee-making facilities in every room. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property for a small charge. Other hotel facilities include a swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre and games room. International cuisine can be enjoyed in The Reef Restaurant, located on-site.
    • Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
    • The 3-star Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is set on the shores of the lake and close to Rotorua''s vibrant city centre.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool and spa. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, safe, refrigerator, iron, tea/coffee-maker and hairdryer.
    • Park Hotel Lambton Quay
    • The Park Hotel Lambton Quay is situated in the heart of Wellington. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar & fitness centre. Rooms are furnished with free Wi-Fi, TV, tea & coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.
    • Quality Hotel Elms
    • The 3.5-star Quality Hotel Elms is located in the Papanui area of Christchurch, with bars and restaurants in the local vicinity. The city centre is within easy reach.
    • Scenic Hotel Franz Joseph Glacier
    • The 4-star Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park and is just moments from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier makes the most of its alpine location and offers quality accommodation in the beautiful surroundings within Franz Josef village. The hotel offers facilities including a restaurant, The Moa Bar with an open fireplace, guest laundry, and complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. All 130 rooms feature en suite facilities, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, mini bar, heater and hairdryer.
    • Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road
    • The 4-star Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road has a peaceful setting amongst alpine scenery and picturesque lakes, yet it''s conveniently close to the city.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. Bedrooms have private facilities, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.
    • Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau
    • This hotel is located a short walk away from Lake Te Anau. Rooms feature Fiordland-themed décor and come with free Wi-Fi, en-suite facilities and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include a fitness centre and various dining options, including the bar with a fireplace.
    • The Victoria Hotel Dunedin
    • The Victoria Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Dunedin, close to local attractions. Every room features refrigerator, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities. Modern New Zealand cuisine can be enjoyed in a restaurant, located on-site.
    • Heritage Gateway Hotel
    • The 3-star Heritage Gateway Hotel in Omarama is set amongst landscaped gardens offering wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, iron, refrigerator, tea/coffee-maker and hairdryer.
    • Quality Hotel Elms
    • The 3.5-star Quality Hotel Elms is located in the Papanui area of Christchurch, with bars and restaurants in the local vicinity. The city centre is within easy reach.
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Optional Excursions

  • Cape Reinga
  • Look out for dolphins from Cape Brett
  • Hobbiton movie set
  • Float plane/helicopter ride to Mount Tarawera
  • Scenic helicopter flight over a glacier
  • Steamboat cruise on Lake Wakatipu
  • Visit the Royal Albatross Colony
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Further Information

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