New Zealand in Depth

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16 Nights
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From city to countryside with spectacular scenery!

Discover New Zealand with this 16-night vacation package! Travel through cities and countryside, take scenic boat cruises, and experience the finest landscapes the country has to offer. You'll stay in a handful of cities and towns as you go, including Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Dunedin, and more! Highlights include a cruise on the Milford Sound, an authentic Maori cultural experience in Rotorua, and a full free day to spend in Queenstown! With many included tours, a travel director guiding the way, and your whole itinerary taken care of, the only thing left to do is start packing!

What's Included
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare into Auckland (AKL), out of Christchurch (CHC)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed, or similar:
    • 1 night in Auckland at the VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites
    • 2 nights in Bay of Islands at the Copthorne Resort
    • 1 night in Auckland at the VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites
    • 2 nights in Rotorua at the Ibis Hotel Rotorua
    • 1 night in Wellington at the Travelodge Wellington Hotel
    • 1 night in Picton at the Beachcomber Hotel
    • 1 night in Christchurch at the Ibis Hotel Christchurch
    • 1 night in Omarama at the Heritage Gateway Hotel
    • 1 night in Dunedin at the Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
    • 1 night in Te Anau at the Distinction Luxmore Hotel
    • 2 nights in Queenstown at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown
    • 1 night in Franz Josef at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
    • 1 night in Christchurch at the Ibis Hotel Christchurch
  • Guided sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Bay of Islands sightseeing & cruise through the ‘Hole in the Rock’
    • Auckland city tour
    • Cruise through the Waitomo Caves & Glowworm Grotto
    • Evening concert at the Tamaki Maori Village with dinner
    • Tour of Lake Taupo and the Central Plateau
    • Wellington city tour
    • Christchurch city tour
    • Visit to Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki
    • Milford Sound cruise
    • Dinner & show at Walter Peak High Country Farm
    • TranzAlpine train from Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch
  • Breakfast daily and 11 dinners
  • Services of an experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Travel by luxury coach

Note: Please schedule your arrival flight to arrive no later than 4pm so you don't miss the welcome reception on Day 1!

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Great Ways to Explore
  • Cruise the Bay of Islands and the Hole in the Rock!

  • Explore Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and the amazing coffee culture there.

  • Visit Lake Tekapo and Lake Wakatipu for beautiful views.

  • See the unbelievable Franz Josef glacier.

  • Ride the Tranz Alpine train along one of the most scenic routes in the world.

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 16-night vacation takes you deep into New Zealand to combine must-see sights with off-the-beaten-path surprises. This whirlwind vacation is sure to leave its mark, as you become so fully immersed in the beauty and splendor of New Zealand!

Your adventure begins in Auckland, followed by a few nights in Bay of Islands. Here, you'll cruise around the islands and through the "Hole in the Rock." Return to Auckland for a city tour before continuing on to Rotorua! This region is known for its Maori Culture, which you'll have the opportunity to experience during a traditional dinner and evening concert! Other tours in Rotorua include a cruise through the Waitomo Caves & Glowworm Grotto, and a tour of Lake Taupo and the Central Plateau!

From Rotorua, continue on to Wellington, Picton, and Christchurch. Discover Wellington and Christchurch through guided sightseeing tours. Enjoy time at leisure in each of these magnificent spots!

Next, you're off to Omarama, Dunedin, and Te Anau. There are a handful of optional excursions available to you in these three destinations, so be sure to consult your travel director! 

En route from Te Anau to Queenstown, you'll take a cruise on the Milford Sound. This will surely be a highlight of your trip, as the Sound is filled with spectacular sites and plenty of stunning scenery along the way! Be sure to have your camera at the ready!

Your last three stops are Queenstown, Franz Josef, and Christchurch. Spend a full day at leisure in Queenstown, either by joining an optional excursion or by exploring independently! At night, enjoy dinner and a show at Walter Peak High Country Farm! Franz Josef is a beautiful destination, with rivers of ice and incredible scenery. Consider an optional helicopter flight to get up close to the glaciers and even walk across the ice fall! A scenic train ride takes you back through more amazing scenery before you arrive back in Christchurch for the final night of your trip!

With loads of sightseeing and tours and a travel director leading the way, you will have the stress-free New Zealand vacation of your dreams!

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