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Highlights of New Zealand

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Discover beautiful beaches, nature, and scenery in New Zealand!

Get back to the basics with a New Zealand adventure you won't soon forget! Spend 14 nights as you travel through incredible scenery, beautiful displays of nature, and unique culture. This vacation package includes a group leader to guide the way, as well as transportation between cities and some meals! Pack your hiking boots and your camera and get ready for an amazing trip!

What's Included

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare into Auckland (AKL), out of Christchurch (CHC)
  • Accommodation as listed below, or similar:
    • 1 night in Auckland at the Ramada Auckland (Federal Street) Hotel
    • 1 night in Hahei at the Tatahi Lodge Hahei*
    • 1 night in Rotorua at a Tamaki Maori Village Hostel*
    • 2 nights in Wellington at the C Hotel Wellington
    • 1 night in Kaikoura at the White Morph Hotel
    • 1 night in Hanmer Springs at the Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs
    • 2 nights in Franz Josef at the Rainforest Retreat Motel
    • 3 nights in Queenstown at the Heartland Hotel Queenstown
    • 1 night in Twizel at the Mountain Chalet Twizel
    • 1 night in Christchurch at the All Stars Inn on Bealey Motel
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Visit to the Coromandel Peninsula
    • Cathedral Cove Scenic Walk
    • Orientation walk in Wellington
    • Winery Visit
    • Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
    • Aoraki and Mount Cook with a visit to National Park Visitor Centre
    • Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Services of a group leader throughout the tour
  • Transportation by private van, ferry, and train

*Please note: If you have booked a single room option, on night 2, there may be shared facilities (cottage style accommodation), but you will have your own room. On night 3, accommodation is in a Maori wharepuni (sleeping house). Groups will often stay together in one sleeping house (multi-share, mixed gender), staying in line with Maori traditions, even if you booked a single room.

We think this small group escorted tour is an amazing experience and we hope you will too!  However, we want you to be aware that some of the accommodation included in this package may not have the same amenities you’d normally expect from one of our escorted vacations. For instance, some accommodation may not have air-conditioning, television, Wi-Fi, etc. 

Please note: As per the land operator’s policy, travel insurance is required in order to participate in this escorted trip. With this being said, you will not be permitted to join the group until proof of travel insurance has been verified by your tour leader. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that you must have medical coverage, and you must have a minimum coverage of $200,000 USD in case of repatriation and/or emergency rescue. While the policy offered to you by Great Value Vacations does meet the coverage requirement, please note that you are not required to have travel insurance from any particular provider.

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old.  All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Great Ways to Explore
  • Travel throughout New Zealand with a small group and a leader guiding the way!

  • Experience first-hand the Maori culture through a dinner, performance, and overnight stay in a traditional village!

  • Visit Cathedral Cove and behold the natural beauty of New Zealand!

  • The Doubtful Sound is one of the most isolated places in the world, but you'll have the chance to cruise it for spectacular views of nature and wildlife!

  • Visit Mount Cook, the highest peak in all of New Zealand! 

Package Overview

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation. 


This 14-night vacation brings you through some of the best regions in New Zealand! Begin in Auckland, where you'll meet your group leader and fellow travelers! Travel to the stunning Coromandel Peninsula to visit Cathedral Cove before settling for the night in Hahei.

From Hahei, you'll visit Rotorua! A hub for Maori culture, Rotorua is filled with incredible sights. Visit geothermal areas and experience the incredible nature before visiting a Maori village! Here, you'll dine on a traditional hangi meal, watch a performance, and spend an overnight. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so enjoy it!

Next, you'll spend a few days in Wellington before traveling from the North Island to the South Island! In Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins!

Continue on to Franz Josef to experience the incredible glacier there. Then, it's off to Queenstown! Your time here includes a cruise on the Doubtful Sound, one of the most remote places in the world! Spend the rest of your time here as you please, perhaps indulging in a bucket-list outdoorsy activity such as skydiving or bungee jumping!

Next, you'll head to Twizel and Mount Cook, the highest peak in New Zealand! Spend time here and in Aoraki at the Visitor Center. Your final destination is Christchurch. Take a walking tour here and spend the final night of your trip celebrating the amazing memories you've made with your fellow travelers!

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Advertised vacation package prices are per person based on two people traveling together, unless otherwise noted. Advertised package rates are based on select departures as noted on the booking calendar above, were available via the Great Value Vacations website and may not represent current prices.

Vacation packages include round-trip economy class airfare on valid international carriers as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar, which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process. Carriers may vary based on city of origin.

Air fares are based on a 14-day advance purchase and include round-trip economy class airfare, including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees, and the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only, and are not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Child/infant discounts are not available, and stopovers are not permitted. Advance seat selection is controlled by the carrier(s), and may not be available on all flights. Baggage fees may apply; please check with carrier for specific policies.

Vacation packages are subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may not be available on every date or on all flights, and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Higher rates may also be available throughout travel period. Full payment is required at the time of reservation. Rates cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion, and are valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Website contains special pricing that is exclusively for Internet sale only. Bookings made through our call center may incur a concierge fee of up to $25 per person.

Escorted vacation packages are per person based on two travelers (unless otherwise specified), and typically include hotel accommodations; transportation with professional driver/guide; sightseeing as listed, some meals, local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage of one (1) suitcase per person, due to limited capacity on motor coaches. Space is limited and prices may be restricted to certain travel dates, length of stay or room type. Driver and guide gratuities are not included, and are at the discretion of the traveler. Terms and conditions apply. Minimum child ages and handicapped traveler restrictions may apply on escorted tours; please call for details.

Promo Code Offer Details: All promotions are subject to availability, valid for new bookings only, cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, voucher or any other offers, and are not redeemable for cash. Offers are available for phone bookings via our reservation agents as well as online. This promo code can be input online on the payment screen. The call center is open Monday through Friday 9AM – 9PM ET, Saturdays 10AM – 6PM ET. Discounts will apply only once per passenger and are not valid for airfare only, or any other products or services. If a flight reservation is changed or cancelled, the original fare basis rules apply (plus any increase in fare). Additional restrictions may apply.

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