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  • Historic Arrowtown

    Historic Arrowtown

  • Mildford Sound Cruise

    Mildford Sound Cruise

  • TranzAlpine Train at Arthur's Pass

    TranzAlpine Train at Arthur's Pass

  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

    Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

  • Christchurch

    Christchurch

  • Mt Cook

    Mt Cook


Tour code: IZANB

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Take in the contrasts of two distinct islands. From Auckland’s sparkling harbour, to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, across to the rugged beauty of the West Coast and the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, another snapshot of New Zealand’s natural splendour reveals itself around every corner.

Itinerary

1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018 ?
Day 1-2
Welcome to Auckland
Day 1: Welcome to Auckland

On arrival your day is at leisure. Later, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Day 2: Auckland

Start the day with a sightseeing tour and a cruise on Waitemata Harbour before time at leisure.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Highlight dinner. Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3
Auckland – Rotorua

Be my guest dining experience You’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato farm. “Maori This evening enjoy a traditional Hangi Highlight Dinner and cultural performance at the Tamaki Family Marae.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch, Highlight dinner

Day 4
Rotorua – Christchurch

Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you’ll be able to observe many species of native fauna of New Zealand. You may even spot a kiwi! Visit Te Puia thermal reserve before flying to Christchurch. Airfare is not included and must be booked by you or your travel agent.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Christchurch – Franz Josef

Travel on the TranzAlpine train to Arthur’s Pass. Regarded as one of the world’s great train journeys, it passes through fertile farmlands to rugged gorges and ice-fed streams and lakes. At Hokitika visit a greenstone (jade) factory. Take a short walk to view Franz Josef Glacier.

Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 6-8
Franz Josef – Queenstown
Day 6: Franz Josef – Queenstown

Climb over the Haast Pass, winding past lakes and along the Kawarau River and Gorge. Visit historic Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown.

Day 7: Milford Sound

Travel over the Devil’s Staircase to Te Anau and then through the rainforest of World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, on your way to Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch while you cruise on this natural wonder. Return to Queenstown this evening.

Day 8: Queenstown ‘Free Time’

Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day. From wine tours to jet boar rides and white water rafting, Queenstown will surprise and exhilirate!

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast, Highlight dinner. Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch. Day 8: Breakfast

Day 9
Queenstown – Christchurch

Be awestruck by the alpine beauty of Mt. Cook National Park. Later, continue to Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Be my guest dining experience Visit Morelea Farm, home of Angie and Stan Taylor, to enjoy a Be My Guest barbecue lunch in their 240 hectare garden and to gain insight into farm life. Travel over the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Join your Travel Director and new-found friends this evening for a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch, Farewell dinner

Day 10
Farewell from Christchurch

You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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The feeling of Angora wool

Do you remember the luxurious feel of an angora jumper as a child? Now you get the chance to see first-hand where this gorgeous wool originates at the Angora rabbit show at Roselands Farm and Garden in Waitomo. Discover the unique hands-on experience of cuddling the now endangered, pure German Angora rabbits and learn about these beautiful creatures. They are the only breed of Angora rabbit that can’t shed its fibre naturally and that's why they must be sheared to ensure their survival. While there, you can purchase skeins of wool or ready-made items like scarves or hats.

Highlights

  • Explore Auckland & cruise on Waitemata Harbour
  • Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the Tamaki family over dinnerBe my guest dining experience“Maori
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • See Franz Josef Glacier
  • Taste Central Otago stone fruits at a local orchard
  • Discover truly spectacular Milford Sound on a lunch cruise
  • Frolic in the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
  • Marvel at the crystal clear waters of Lake Tekapo
  • 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

  • Full buffet breakfasts (9)
  • Be My Guest lunch (1)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Dinner with wine (1)
  • Be My Guest dinner (1)
  • Highlight dinners (2)
  • Farewell dinner (1)

 

Required Internal Flight

Airfares are not included in the prices above. Land only price requires the following internal holiday flight to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the holiday itinerary:

 

Day 4   Rotorua to Christchurch
NZ5785 (1205-1405)

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 10   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 before 31 March 2019
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.

 

Find your applicable discounts as many discounts are combinable. More Information

Quality accommodation

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

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Stamford Plaza Auckland
    22-26 Albert St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    2 nights

    • Superior Room

    Located in the heart of the city, just a short stroll from the Viaduct harbour and Auckland's best shopping and nightlife. Stamford Plaza Auckland hotel is the ideal spot for a luxury unwinding. Stamford Plaza Auckland hotel is one of Auckland's premier accommodation choices with extensive hotel facilities and amenities.

    • Features
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Executive Desk
    • Safety deposit box (laptop size)
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Work Desk
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Gym facilities
    • Bathtub and shower
  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
    Corner Eruera & Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, North Island

    • 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
  • 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
  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat
    3 Wallace St, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand

    • Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Exterior

    A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind.

    Te Waonui Forest Retreat seamlessly incorporates measures that greatly reduce its environmental impact. Designed to stand the test of time, Te Waonui’s durable, New Zealand building design blends in with its stunning natural setting. Management and staff at Te Waonui actively support community-based projects to preserve our outstanding natural heritage in Franz Josef Glacier Town.

    • Features
    • In-room safe
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Pillow Menu (Choice of pillows)
    • Luxurious bed linen
    • Private balcony or courtyard
    • Electronic security key system
    • Air-conditioning
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini Bar
    • TV
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown
    32 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, South Island

    3 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
  • 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

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.