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  • Milford Sound

    Milford Sound

  • Cape Brett - Hole in the Wall

    Cape Brett - Hole in the Wall

  • Maori Poi Dancers

    Maori Poi Dancers

  • Milford Sound

    Milford Sound

  • Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

    Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown


Tour code: ZABC

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From the white sandy beaches of the North Island, to the snow-capped mountains of the South Island, you’ll explore every nook of New Zealand. A heart-pounding haka welcomes you to Rotorua for a taste of Maori culture. A world-renowned train journey tops-off your time in New Zealand with scenic splendour.

Itinerary

1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Auckland

On arrival at Auckland Airport you’ll be met and transferred by private car to your hotel. Later, why not visit the Sky Tower for amazing views of the city and surrounding volcanic hills? Amble down Queen Street, to the main shopping precinct or on to the Viaduct Harbour. Take a seat in the sunshine and enjoy the sights on Waitemata Harbour. This evening meet your Travel Director for a welcome reception at your hotel.

Hotel: The Cordis

Day 2-3
Auckland – Bay of Islands
Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands

This morning depart Auckland City and travel north over the Harbour Bridge past the sprawling suburbs of the North Shore of Auckland. Our travels then take you through Nothland’s lush farmland scenery before arriving into the beautiful Bay of Islands. Experience spectacular scenery as you cruise through game fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ formation. The return cruise to Paihia meanders through picturesque islands – see deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays and keep your eyes peeled for the marine life. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 3: Bay of Islands Included Choice

Included Choice This morning relax with your Breakfast of Choice. Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Perhaps go on a dolphin watching cruise, journey around Kerikeri on a wine tasting tour, or take a guided walk through Russell, New Zealand’s first capital. Explore the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and watch a dazzling Maori cultural performance. Or this evening sail aboard a historic tall ship as the sun sets. Your Travel Director will assist you in booking all of your chosen optional experiences.

Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Water View Rooms, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 2: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 3: Breakfast of choice

Day 4
Bay of Islands – Auckland

Before departing the Bay of Islands, if you didn’t visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve yesterday, you may wish to do so today. This is where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed (own expense). This afternoon sit back and relax as you make your way down through Northland’s lush farmland scenery. From fresh sushi to mouth-watering seafood, from authentic Indian curries to decadent desserts, your highlight dinner tonight at Eight Restaurant at The Langham will satisfy any and all dining cravings.

Hotel: The Cordis

Included Meals: Breakfast of choice, Highlight dinner

Day 5-6
Auckland – Rotorua
Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua

A city sights tour will start your day in Auckland. Travel around the waterfront to Mission Bay, with a stop at Bastion Point and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, for stunning photos of Auckland and surrounds. Follow the meandering trail of the Waikato River to Waitomo Caves. Tour the amazing limestone caverns and cruise through the still waters of the sparkling Glowworm Grotto.Aboriginal culture Tonight an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at the Tamaki Maori Village. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a concert featuring local performers. Experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Day 6: Rotorua Included Choice

Included Choice This morning relax with your Breakfast of Choice. Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Perhaps unwind at the Polynesian Spa. Visit Te Puia and tour through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. Or you could take a fascinating tour of the Hobbiton movie set. Or explore Rotorua and its three lakes in an amphibious WWII era Duck. Your Travel Director will assist you in booking all of your chosen optional experiences.

Included Choice Rural Homestay
Included Choice Rural Homestay

Included ChoiceA warm welcome awaits you on your New Zealand rural homestay and your hosts will provide you with the wonderful Kiwi hospitality that really makes you feel ‘at home’. Enjoy dinner and breakfast, a tour to introduce you to their way of life and comfortable accommodation in their home or cottages. You may choose to meet the animals, which may include sheep, cows, deer and many others, or simply relax and enjoy the company of your hosts and the scenic surroundings.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast, Highlight dinner. Day 6: Breakfast of choice

Day 7
Rotorua – Wellington

Say Haere Ra (goodbye) to Rotorua this morning and journey out through pine forests and farmland to a little hidden spot, Huka Falls. From here the road unfolds in a broad panorama of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. You’ll then journey south over the Central Plateau, New Zealand’s main volcanic area. Travel along the Kapiti Coast, to the gorgeous historic villa, Shenandoah. Be my guest dining experience Join Simon and Claudia for a Be My Guest afternoon tea with a ‘Kiwi twist’. Take a walk around their beautiful property to meet the animal members of the family and stop in at the big red barn and marvel at their collection of Harley Davidson motorcycles and memorabilia. The AAT Kings team will have a tough time getting you to leave. This evening, as you follow the state highway, the Kapiti Coast becomes New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Tonight dinner with wine is included at your hotel.

Hotel: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Included Meals: Breakfast of choice, Be My Guest afternoon tea, Dinner with wine.

Day 8
Wellington – Blenheim

Why not discover more of Wellington this morning. There’s time to visit the Parliament buildings and the Beehive, home to New Zealand’s politicians.Aboriginal culture Later you’ll visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand and explore the fascinating exhibits at your leisure, including their unique Marae (Meeting House). Cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The village of Picton is next, then it’s on to Blenheim for a city sightseeing tour. Tonight enjoy a 5-course highlight dinner prepared from local produce and matched with wines of the Marlborough region, including selections from Villa Maria and Saint Clair wineries.

Hotel: Chateau Marlborough

Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 9
Blenheim – Christchurch

This morning stop to meet some New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point, and watch as they frolic and play in the tidal currents. Take a helicopter flight out of Kaikoura (own expense) for whale and dolphin viewing. Or stop in at one of many local eateries and sample a Kaikoura seafood delight, crayfish. This afternoon’s journey follows the Pacific Ocean coastline where roaring sea meets enormous bush-clad mountains. Travel across the Northern Canterbury Plains and into Christchurch. Tonight, speak with your Travel Director about dining recommendations in Christchurch’s inner city.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10
Christchurch – Twizel

Be my guest dining experienceVisit Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm, where you’ll get a taste of traditional New Zealand country life. You’ll be welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor and their 240 hectare garden. You’ll have the chance to experience sheep shearing and farming demonstrations before enjoying a Be My Guest barbecue lunch, and wait until you try Angie’s famous Pavlova dessert! Listen to the family’s story of growing up in rural New Zealand and their challenges of farming in the foothills of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. See Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, and visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd on your way to Twizel.

Hotel: MacKenzie Country Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 11
Twizel – Dunedin

Day 11: Twizel – Dunedin Your day starts with a photo stop at the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. From the Waitaki Valley you’ll travel through to the township of Oamaru, with its stately tree-lined streets and its famous white limestone buildings. This afternoon you’ll make your way down to the southern-most city in New Zealand, Dunedin. With the rest of your afternoon at leisure why not take part in an optional experience to see more of the region. Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 12
Dunedin Included Choice – Te Anau

Included Choice This morning choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to tour Larnach Castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway, take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise or experience an interactive of tour Speight’s Brewery. This afternoon travel through lush green pastures, crossing sheep-filled farming land. Meander your way up into the Fiordland National Park to the South Island’s biggest lake and the town of Te Anau. Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel.

Hotel: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Included Meals: Breakfast, DInner with wine

Day 13-14
Te Anau – Queenstown
Day 13: Te Anau – Queenstown

Today you will want to have your camera battery charged, and ready to go! Journey out to Milford Sound on one of the most scenic roads you will ever see, travelling through native rainforests, alluvial flats and meadows. You will stop at Mirror Lakes and then it’s on to the Homer Tunnel, man’s attempt to master the sheer rocky ranges. Marvel at the stunning Cleddau Valley, stop for a little walk to the Chasm, and then it’s on to Milford Sound, where you will cruise the waters of this natural wonder. Your cruise takes in the Bowen and Stirling Falls, glacial hanging valleys, and the sheer pinnacle of Mitre Peak. From Milford Sound, you will travel on to the beautiful sights of Queenstown. An orientation tour skirts the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Tonight you may want to take a gondola to Bob’s Peak and dine at the Skyline Restaurant, Stratosfare, overlooking Queenstown (own expense) – the ultimate way to end a highlight day!

Day 14: Queenstown Included Choice

Included Choice This morning relax with your Breakfast of Choice. Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to ride the Shotover Jet, take a gondola to Bob’s Peak for thrilling luge rides, or visit the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Or take a 4WD minibus tour through spectacular Skippers Canyon. Perhaps visit Kiwi Birdlife Park or journey deep into the mountains to Mt. Nicholas High Country Farm for lunch. After a day of activity, enjoy a peaceful evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Then enjoy an entertaining after-dinner farm show providing a glimpse into highcountry farm life. On the cruise back to Queenstown, join in a sing-along or a dance across the polished wooden floors of the Earnslaw.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 13: Breakfast. Day 14: Breakfast of choice, Highlight Dinner

Day 15
Queenstown – Franz Josef

This morning you will begin the passage out to wild West Coast. Stop and visit the faithfully restored gold mining settlement of Arrowtown. Then travel over to Cromwell, where you will stop in at a local orchard for a taste of the town’s delicious stone fruit. It is a day of gorgeous lakes, as you will see the vivid blue waters of Lakes Dunstan, Hawea, then Wanaka. You will then travel over Haast Pass and view the sheer drop of Thunder Creek Falls. Your final destination for today is the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier. You may want to view the glacier on a helicopter flight (own expense). Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

Included Meals: Breakfast of choice, Dinner with wine

Day 16
Franz Josef – Punakaiki

This morning explore Franz Josef Glacier. Then it’s time for an adventure amongst temperate rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway, followed by a visit to Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and blowholes. You’ll spend the night in an eco-friendly resort, right on the waterfront. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel, while watching the surf thundering at your doorstep.

Hotel: Punakaiki Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 17
Punakaiki – Christchurch

Travel to the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass where you’ll board the TranzAlpine, one of the world’s most scenic train trips. The train forges through tunnels and over viaducts with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, icy rivers, beech forests, gorges and river valleys. This evening join your Travel Director for a farewell dinner with wine.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Day 18
Farewell from Christchurch

Your holiday concludes this morning. You’ll be transferred by private car to Christchurch for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Colourful Hundertwasser Toilets in Kawakawa by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser

The Hundertwasser Toilets

Public toilets that are also a work of art? On this holiday you’ll have the chance to stop at the Hundertwasser Toilets in Kawakawa on the North Island. It’s one of few toilet blocks seen as an international work of art and a tourist attraction. It was designed by an Austrian artist who lived in the area for 25 years until his death in 2000. The style is typical of the artist, with wavy lines, irregular ceramic tiles, integrated small sculptures, coloured glass and a live tree incorporated into the architecture. Recycled materials, including the community's spent glass bottles and bricks from a former Bank of New Zealand branch, were used throughout.

Highlights

  • Cruise through ‘Hole in the Rock’ in the Bay of Islands
  • Discover Waitomo and its famous Glowworm Grotto
  • Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the Tamaki family over dinner “Maori
  • Journey through Mt. Ruapehu Tongariro National Park
  • By My Guest at Shenandoah for an afternoon tea experience Be my guest dining experience
  • Explore Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand “Maori
  • Savour a delicious Kiwi BBQ at Morelea Farm Be my guest dining experience
  • Travel past magical glaciers, mountains and rainforest en route to Milford Sound
  • Taste Central Otago stone fruits at a local orchard
  • Discover fascinating Franz Josef Glacier
  • Visit a jade factory and marvel at artists at work
  • Walk around Punakaiki Pancake Rocks
  • Travel the TranzAlpine Train
  • Included Choice experiences Included Choice
  • Private car airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Enjoy New Zealand wines with all hotel dinners
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Breakfast of choice (6)
  • Full buffet breakfasts (11)
  • Be My Guest lunch (1)
  • Be My Guest afternoon tea (1)
  • Dinners with wine (7)
  • Highlight dinners (4)
  • Farewell dinner (1)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm
into Auckland Airport
Day 18   Flights to depart anytime
from Christchurch Airport

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Ways to Save

Departures before 31 March 2018
Triple share    Save up to 5%
Kings Club    Save up to 5%

All savings are per person.

 

Departures from 1 April 2018
Early Payment Discount – 10% saving

when you pay in full by 31 January 2018

Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving
Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving
 
Triple share   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.

 

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Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • The Cordis
    83 Symonds St Grafton, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

    • The Cordis Executive Room

    The Cordis Auckland exudes a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future. As a luxury Auckland hotel, we will enchant you with our tradition of graceful living.

     

    • Features
    • LCD TV
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Deluxe Marble Bathroom
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Manual temperature control
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room safe
    • Room service
    • Business Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Satellite TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Phone
  • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Water View Rooms
    Tau Henare Dr, Paihia 0200, North Island

    2 nights

    • Copthorne Bay of Islands - Waterview Room

    This welcoming Bay of Islands hotel commands a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

    • Features
    • 42" flat screen TV with Sky channels
    • Wi-Fi
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Phone
    • Work Desk
  • The Cordis
    83 Symonds St Grafton, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

    • The Cordis Executive Room

    The Cordis Auckland exudes a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future. As a luxury Auckland hotel, we will enchant you with our tradition of graceful living.

     

    • Features
    • LCD TV
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Deluxe Marble Bathroom
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Manual temperature control
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room safe
    • Room service
    • Business Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Satellite TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Phone
  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
    Corner Eruera & Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, North Island

    2 nights

    • Superior Room at Millennium Hotel Rotorua

    Centrally located in the city beside mystical Lake Rotorua, this hotel is just a brief stroll from the Rotorua Museum, Convention Centres and adjacent to a Polynesian Spa.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Sky TV
    • Personalised message and wakeup service
    • Work Desk
    • Radio
    • Hair Dryer
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
    147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    • James Cook Hotel - Terrace Room

    Noted for friendly, professional service and well-appointed accommodation, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is the destination of choice for today’s discerning business and holiday traveller.

    • Features
    • Work Desk
    • Room service
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Sky TV
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Chateau Marlborough
    95-117 High St, Blenheim, 7201, New Zealand

    • Chateau Marlborough - Exterior at night

    This upscale extended-stay hotel on a tree-lined street is 2 km from both Lansdowne Park rugby stadium and Pollard Park.

    • Features
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Gym facilities
    • Kitchen Facilities
  • Novotel Christchurch
    50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

    • Novotel Christchurch - Twin Room

    The Novotel Christchurch is a premium, landmark hotel located in the heart of Christchurch. Featuring 154 contemporary rooms, high-end amenities and WIFI internet (surcharge). Hotel facilities include gym, guest laundry, restaurant, bar and meeting rooms, catering for up to 250 delegates. The Novotel Christchurch is only moments to main attractions, Cathedral Square, Cashel St Pop-Up Mall, Hagley Park, Christchurch Business District and 30min from Christchurch Airport.

    • Features
    • Hair Dryer
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Mini Bar
    • Air Conditioning
    • Room service
    • In-room safe
    • Wireless Internet access
  • MacKenzie Country Hotel
    Corner Of Ostler & Wairepo Streets, Twizel 7901 New Zealand

    • MacKenzie Country Hotel Sunset

    The MacKenzie Country Hotel is located in the heart of the Mackenzie region, a unique area of New Zealand's South Island. Featuring natural stonework, the architecture beautifully reflects and compliments the mountains and riverbeds of the surrounding landscape.

    • Features
    • Private balcony
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Refrigerator
    • Electric blankets
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hairdryer
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Ensuite
    • Phone
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
    118 High St, Dunedin, 9054, New Zealand

    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Superior Room

    The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is Dunedin's largest and most established hotel. Located in the heart of Dunedin, this hotel has been extensively refurbished and now provides guests with modern style, exquisite quality, convenience and exceptional service. The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross provides stylish inner city accommodation, giving the convenience of having entertainment, shopping and restaurants close at hand. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, it is hard to go past the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.

    • Features
    • TV
    • Mini Bar
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Guest Laundry
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Gym facilities
    • 24 hour room service
  • Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
    64 Lakefront Terrace, Te Anau 9460, South Island

    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Lakeview Room

    Located on the Te Anau lake front, a short stroll from the Te Anau town centre, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this beautiful area. If you need an escape from everyday life and a chance to indulge yourself with a relaxing holiday, this is the place for you.

    • Features
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • Individual heater control
    • Flat Screen TV
    • In-house movies
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Phone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown
    32 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, South Island

    2 nights

    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Superior Room

    Millennium Hotel Queenstown is only minutes from Queenstown shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and jet boating.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Colour TV
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
    • Electric blankets
    • Broadband Internet access
  • Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)
    36 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand

    • Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier - Exterior

    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 two separate hotel ‘wings’. Stay in either the Douglas or Graham wing, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings within Franz Josef village. Our hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.

    • Features
    • Hair Dryer
    • Work Desk
    • Mini Bar
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Four Spa Pools
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Refrigerator
  • Punakaiki Resort
    State Highway 6 ,Punakaiki 8252 New Zealand

    • Punakaiki Resort - Villas

    Situated on New Zealand's wild West Coast, the Punakaiki Resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park and is only a stone's throw from the beach. The hotel rooms are designed in harmony with the local environment to maintain a sense of privacy and seclusion and have either ocean or rainforest views.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Shower and toilet facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Phone
    • Hairdryer
    • Wireless Internet access
    • TV
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Novotel Christchurch
    50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

    • Novotel Christchurch - Twin Room

    The Novotel Christchurch is a premium, landmark hotel located in the heart of Christchurch. Featuring 154 contemporary rooms, high-end amenities and WIFI internet (surcharge). Hotel facilities include gym, guest laundry, restaurant, bar and meeting rooms, catering for up to 250 delegates. The Novotel Christchurch is only moments to main attractions, Cathedral Square, Cashel St Pop-Up Mall, Hagley Park, Christchurch Business District and 30min from Christchurch Airport.

    • Features
    • Hair Dryer
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Mini Bar
    • Air Conditioning
    • Room service
    • In-room safe
    • Wireless Internet access

Experience more on your holiday

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.


Experiences available between 1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018

Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach (Bay of Islands)

NZ$150 Adult NZ$75 Child

Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach

This is a full day to explore the magnificent natural wonders of the North. Visit the ancient Kauri Kingdom workshop, Cape Reinga lighthouse and the magnificent 90 Mile Beach. Experience the rush of speed as you sandboard down white sand dunes at Te Paki stream on a boogie board. Includes a lunch.

Discover Kerikeri (Bay of Islands)

NZ$60 Adult NZ$30 Child

Discover Kerikeri

Enjoy a relaxing tour of Kerikeri, showcasing the rich history of the North. This tour takes a look at the importance of wine-growing in the region and visits a small family-run boutique vineyard, Ake Ake to sample some of their organic wine. And then take a step back in time with visits to the Historic Stone Store and Kemp House. And then conclude the tour with a stop-off at the local chocolate factory – Makana – where you can watch the delicious chocolates being made, and of course, taste a few samples!

Darryl's Dinner Cruise (Bay of Islands)

NZ$98 Adult NZ$35 Child

Darryl's Dinner Cruise

Relax with a scenic cruise down the Waitangi River while enjoying a drink from the well-stocked bar. Wind through to Haruru Falls, where dinner is prepared and served aboard the boat, the Ratanui. Soak up the ambience of the floodlit falls, and perhaps even come face to face with a Taniwha!

Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Bay of Islands)

NZ$40 Adult, Under 18 years are free of charge

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Take a wander through the grounds of New Zealand’s most important historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped a nation. The grounds are where Maori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown – the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. Visit treasures such as the Treaty House, Meeting House, Flagstaff and Ceremonial War Canoe. Roam the grounds on your own, or enhance your visit with a guided tour. Many of the guides descend from signatories to the Treaty which will give your visit a personal connection to Waitangi.

Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park (Rotorua)

From NZ$40 Adult NZ$20 Child

Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park

Set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams, Rainbow Springs is home to a huge variety of New Zealand’s most precious inhabitants. Experience the adrenalin rush of The Big Splash, explore the many free flight aviaries, come face to face with pre-history in the eyes of the tuatara, and experience the wonder of the bird show featuring some of the funniest feathered performers you will ever see.

Te Puia (Rotorua)

NZ$52 Adult NZ$26 Child

Te Puia

Take a wander through Te Puia, New Zealand’s Maori Culture Centre, where you will have the opportunity to view the awesome power of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley... and much more!

Tarawera and Lakes Tour on the Rotorua Duck (Rotorua)

NZ$89 Adult NZ$55 Child

Tarawera and Lakes Tour on the Rotorua Duck

Discover Rotorua’s spectacular lakes area from the comfort of a fully restored World War II amphibious vehicle, able to travel on land and water. A 90 minute fun-filled and scenic journey that ventures onto the three Rotorua lakes, and is accompanied by an entertaining and informative commentary.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (Rotorua)

NZ$114 Adult NZ$74.50 Child

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.

Air Safaris - Grand Traverse Scenic Flight (Mt Cook)

NZ$370 Adult NZ$250 Child

Air Safaris - Grand Traverse Scenic Flight

Explore the alpine wonderland of the Southern Alps’ highest peaks and glacial lakes on this 45-minute scenic flight, including Murchison Glacier, Tasman Glacier, Main Divide, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, westland coastal rainforests and Mount Cook.

Speight's Brewery Tour (Dunedin)

NZ$29 Adult NZ$13 Child

Speight's Brewery Tour

No visitor to Dunedin should leave without taking the Speight’s Brewery Tour. Since 1876 the brewery has been proudly producing Speight’s legendary ales from the same site in Rattray Street. On the Speight’s Brewery Tour you’ll see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients that go into making Speight’s beers – and of course, get to sample “The Pride of the South” for yourself!

Monarch Wildlife Cruise (Dunedin)

NZ$150 Adult NZ$56 Child

Monarch Wildlife Cruise

Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour, passing by the historic fishing village of Careys Bay and the working port of Port Chalmers. Then continue your tour out to the tip of the Otago Peninsula, enjoying unrivalled wildlife viewing. See what cannot be seen from land – Albatross, New Zealand Fur Seals and up to 20 species of bird and marine life in their undisturbed and otherwise inaccessible environment.

Taieri Gorge Railway (Dunedin)

NZ$91 Adult NZ$28 Child

Taieri Gorge Railway

Taieri Gorge Railway is one of the world’s great train trips, taking passengers from the hustle and bustle of Dunedin’s city centre to the rugged mountain interior of Central Otago, and back. Travel in comfort, cross magnificent stone and wrought iron viaducts, travel through a series of tunnels with rock walls only inches from the side of the train.

Monarch Larnach Castle Tour (Dunedin)

NZ$76 Adult NZ$38 Child

Monarch Larnach Castle Tour

Let your local driver take you on an exciting Otago Peninsula drive to New Zealand’s only castle. Your guided tour of the Larnach family home will give you insight into not only the architecture and style of the stately building, but also into William Larnach’s family life and the restoration done by the current owners during the past three decades. Enjoy views from the tower and marvel at the immaculate gardens before your return to Dunedin.

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour (Te Anau)

NZ$88 Adult NZ$22 Child

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

2.5 hour tour incorporating a cruise across Lake Te Anau to Cavern House. Enjoy a guided tour (in small groups) through the limestone caverns, waterfalls and the glow worm grotto. Complimentary tea & coffee is available at Cavern House.

Milford Sound flight back to Queenstown (Milford Sound)

NZ$399 adult NZ$259 Child

Milford Sound flight back to Queenstown

A scenic flight from Milford Sound to return back to Queenstown. During the 35 minute flight take in panoramic views of spectacular scenery including glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforest.

Kiwi Birdlife Park (Queenstown)

NZ$48 Adult NZ$23 Child

Kiwi Birdlife Park

The Kiwi Birdlife Park is a wildlife sanctuary found in the heart of Queenstown. They hold and display over 20 species of native NZ wildlife in our 5 acre Park, all of which are part of nationally managed programmes. Your entry fee supports their conservation work. They offer guaranteed kiwi viewing in our specially constructed nocturnal houses, audio tours (available in English and Japanese; allow 45min), Conservation Shows (11am, 3pm; allow 30min) and Kiwi Feedings (10am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 4.30pm; allow 15min). They offer an all-day pass and the park can be enjoyed in all weather. Experience conservation in action!

Shotover Jet Boat Ride (Queenstown)

NZ$149 Adult NZ$79 Child

Shotover Jet Boat Ride

Enjoy a 30-minute jet boat ride down the mighty Shotover River and through Shotover Canyon with the only company permitted to operate in this area. A major highlight is experiencing the famous “Shotover Jet Turn” where your boat spins through a full 360 degrees turn. Includes return transfers from Queenstown. (Duration: 1.5 hours in total)

Queenstown Boutique Wine Tour (Queenstown)

NZ$199 Adult NZ$139 Child

Queenstown Boutique Wine Tour

An afternoon amongst the boutique vineyards and splendid alpine scenery of Central Otago. Taste wines at 4 premium vineyards over two contrasting wine regions, learn about the wine and pioneering history and visit the Historic Precinct of Old Cromwell. Includes a delightful platter lunch and a glass of wine with lunch.

Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour & Jet Boat (Queenstown)

NZ$195 Adult NZ$115 Child

Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour & Jet Boat

Skippers Canyon Jet are the only company to offer a complete 4WD tour of Skippers Canyon and access to the unique mining relics available in the Sainsbury gold claim museum. Following the winding, yet majestic Skippers road, which carves its way down from the Coronet Peak ski road, over the saddle and down “Long gully” through to Skippers Canyon; your guide will detail the history of the road, hardships of the miners and how many miners were killed building the road over a century ago.

Skyline Gondola and Dinner (Queenstown)

NZ$85 Adult NZ$43 Child (Dinner & Gondola)

Skyline Gondola and Dinner

Enjoy Queenstown’s most spectacular views while savouring the finest NZ flavours. Be tempted by a lavish six course “Taste of New Zealand” buffet whilst dining in the relaxed atmosphere.

TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Dinner (Queenstown)

NZ$133 Adult NZ$67 Child

TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Dinner

Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise on Queenstown’s iconic vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Launched in 1912, the TSS Earnslaw is the largest and grandest vessel ever to ply Lake Wakatipu. The TSS Earnslaw makes several trips daily across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on the western shores. A cruise on this gracious heritage vessel is the perfect way to experience Queenstown’s magnificent alpine scenery. Upon reaching Walter Peak High Country Farm, you can disembark for an insight into New Zealand’s farming lifestyle. Enjoy an evening dining at the Colonel’s Homestead followed by an entertaining Sheep Show!

Haast River Safari (Franz Josef Glacier)

NZ$109 Adult NZ$59

Haast River Safari

Travel on a purpose built fully enclosed river jet boat with front-loading access. Great visibility is ensured, yet you remain warm, dry and comfortable, making this a unique and safe experience suitable for anyone of any age to participate in and enjoy.

The Helicopter Line - Mountain Scenic Spectacular Flight (Franz Josef Glacier)

NZ$460 Adult NZ$322 Child

The Helicopter Line - Mountain Scenic Spectacular Flight

Discover the gigantic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox snowfields on this 40-minute scenic flight. Cross the main divide for breathtaking views of Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Highlights include a snow landing, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and Mt Cook.

The Helicopter Line - Twin Glacier Scenic Flight (Franz Josef Glacier)

NZ$315 Adult NZ$220.50

The Helicopter Line - Twin Glacier Scenic Flight

From a mantle of pure white snow, massive rivers of ice wind their way down glacier valleys. Explore the glaciers, an incredible natural phenomenon on this 30-minute scenic flight. Highlights include a snow landing at the head of the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier.

The Helicopter Line - Neve Discoverer Flight (Franz Josef Glacier)

NZ$245 Adult NZ$171.50 Child

The Helicopter Line - Neve Discoverer Flight

Lift off and fly up over the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier to land amongst this alpine wonderland on a 20-minute scenic flight. Highlights include landing at the head of the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and a snow or icefall landing.

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.

Prices

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 October 2017. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.