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  • Lake Marian, Fiordland National Park

    Lake Marian, Fiordland National Park

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    Cathedral Cove

Tour code: NZFLY

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A tale of two great islands, of epic natural beauty and ancient rituals and traditions – yours to explore on this Inspiring Journey across the length and breadth of New Zealand. Embrace the sophistication of its cities and the soulful expanse of its stunning untamed landscapes.


1 October 2018 - 31 March 2019 ?
Day 1 - 2
Welcome to Auckland
Day 1: Welcome to Auckland

Welcome to New Zealand’s invigorating North Island hub. Spend your day at leisure, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a welcome drink and dinner.

Day 2: Auckland

Soak up Auckland’s intoxicating charm this morning as you embark on a city sightseeing tour. Then travel by ferry to Waiheke Island for a culinary extravaganza of bold reds. Continue your love affair with Waiheke at Casita Miro, savouring delicious Mediterranean flavours. Today’s final stop is at Mudbrick Vineyard where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf.

Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3 - 4
Auckland to Rotorua
Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua

Your leisurely discovery of New Zealand’s North Island continues as you follow the Waikato River to the home of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, for a Be My Guest traditional country-style lunch. Visit the Tamaki Māori Village for insights into the local rituals and traditions and then indulge in the mouthwatering flavours of a Hangi Highlight Dinner.

Day 4: Rotorua Included Choice

Embark on one of the Included Choice sightseeing experiences today to explore the sacred lands and Māori traditions of Rotorua. Indulge in the Polynesian Spa’s healing waters, tread in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins in the fantasy-land of Hobbiton or take the native forest zipline adventure tour with Canopy Tours.

Hotel: Novotel Hotel Rotorua , 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch, Highlight dinner. Day 4: Breakfast, dinner with wine

Day 5 - 6
Rotorua – Wellington
Day 5: Rotorua – Wellington

Come face-to-face with New Zealand’s indigenous creatures within the lush surrounds of Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Encounter the local Māori community at Whakawerawera Living Village and see New Zealand’s largest geyser before you board your flight to Wellington.

Day 6: Wellington

A foodie extravaganza awaits this morning as you join a local guide to sample the delicious gourmet delights. Discover the urban eco-sanctuary of Zealandia, admiring the extraordinary efforts of conservationists.

Hotel: Sofitel Wellington, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast. Day 6: Breakfast, dinner with wine

Day 7 - 9
Wellington – Queenstown
Day 7: Wellington – Queenstown

This morning, explore New Zealand’s fascinating culture, nature, heritage and art at Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, joining a guide who will reveal the stories behind the exhibitions. Then it’s time to fly to Queenstown, New Zealand’s adrenalin capital. On arrival, journey to the gold-rush village of Arrowtown. Enjoy an orientation tour of Queenstown.

Day 8: Doubtful Sound

Journey deep into the heart of Fiordland National Park. From the silence of the ‘Sounds’ to the ancient rainforests, the beauty and vastness will leave you speechless. Your day begins in Manapouri, where you’ll embark on a cruise across Lake Manapouri. In Doubtful Sound, take to the waters of this glistening fiord.

Day 9: Queenstown Included Choice

Today indulge your adventurous side, selecting one of the Included Choice sightseeing experiences on offer in Queenstown. Choose from a wine tour, a guided walk through native forest or a 4WD minibus tour in Skippers Canyon. As your final day ends, spend the evening enjoying a Farewell Dinner with wine.

Hotel: Heritage Queenstown, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 7: Breakfast. Day 8: Breakfast, dinner with wine. Day 9: Breakfast, farewell dinner

Day 10
Farewell from Queenstown

For now, all that’s left to say is a fond farewell as your journey comes to an end after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

10 Day Inspiring Journey

Tour departs from Auckland and returns to Queenstown


  • Stunning Doubtful Sound in the heart of Fiordland National Park
  • Beautiful Lake Rotorua
  • Stunning scenery in ‘Adventure capital’ Queenstown
  • Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Historic goldrush Arrowtown
  • Queenstown Included Choice experiences
  • Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand
  • Experience Māori culture at the Tamaki Māori Village
  • Zealandia, the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary
  • In cosmopolitan Auckland and Wellington
  • Rotorua Included Choice experiences


  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)


  • 9 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

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 Queenstown Airport

Required Internal Flights

These internal holiday flights must be purchased separately in order to fulfill the holiday itinerary.

Day 5 Rotorua to Wellington: NZ 8235
Day 7 Wellington to Queenstown: NZ 605

What to bring

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

Fitness Level

Minimum child age is 12 years old.

Ways to Save

Departures before 31 March 2019
Kings Club   5% saving
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
Groups (5 people or more)   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:

  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel
    21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    2 nights

    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Superior Room

    Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is located in the heart of Auckland, a unique maritime experience between vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter. Inspired by New Zealand's landscape and boasting panoramic views of Waitemata Harbour, this beautifully designed hotel is a true landmark destination. All luxury appointed bedrooms and suites have private Juliet balconies, floor to ceiling windows and feature oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs

    • Features
    • 32-inch flat-screen TV
    • High-speed internet access
    • Juliet Balcony
    • Phone
    • Security peephole
    • Marble bathroom with deep soaking bath & separate rain shower
    • Hair Dryer
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Air-conditioning
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Work Desk
  • Novotel Hotel Rotorua
    Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

    2 nights

    Set on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Novotel Lakeside offers luxurious accommodation with lake or city views. It features a day spa, a Maori cultural centre, and free use of the unique geothermal hot pools. Guests can relax in the sauna, or exercise in the well-equipped fitness centre.

    • Features
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Sauna
  • Sofitel Wellington
    11 Bolton St, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

    2 nights

    • Sofitel Wellington - Room

    Ideally positioned in the Central Business District and government hub, Sofitel Wellington is within walking distance from the major tourist attractions, with many restaurants and cafes nearby. The hotel provides great views of lush hillsides and the Botanical Gardens.

    • Features
    • Wi-Fi
    • Air-conditioning
    • Gym facilities
    • Dry cleaning service
    • TV
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Heritage Queenstown
    91 Fernhill Rd, Fernhill, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    3 nights

    • Deluxe Room
    • Exterior
    • Mackenzies Restaurant

    Crafted from centuries-old-schist stone and cedar, this comfortable and sophisticated Queenstown hotel is the perfect place to mix business and pleasure. Guests can enjoy all the hotel has to offer, with extensive leisure facilities, including heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, gym, restaurant and bar. 

    • Features
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Gym facilities
    • Sauna
    • Room service
    • Mini Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Sky TV
    • Toilet facilities
    • TV
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Work Desk