Inspiring New Zealand

10 Day Inspiring Journey | Auckland to Queenstown

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$5875

Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only.

$7585

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only.

$5875

Child i A child (5-15 years) must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

Duration 10 Day Inspiring Journey

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Inspiring New Zealand

10 Day Inspiring Journey | Auckland to Queenstown

Inspiring New Zealand

10 Day Inspiring Journey

Auckland to Queenstown

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.

image map
Discover
  • Stunning Doubtful Sound in the heart of Fiordland National Park
  • Beautiful Lake Rotorua
  • Stunning scenery in ‘Adventure capital’ Queenstown
Explore
  • Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Historic goldrush Arrowtown
  • Queenstown Included Choice experiences
Immerse
  • 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
Relax
  • In cosmopolitan Auckland and Wellington
  • Rotorua Included Choice experiences

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.

Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

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: Breakfast, lunch

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.

Hotel: Novotel Hotel Rotorua , 2 nights

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

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

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.

Hotel: Sofitel Wellington, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine

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.

Hotel: Heritage Queenstown, 3 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, farewell dinner

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

    Features

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Work Desk
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Sauna
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

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

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

Dining

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

Flight Information

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

Inspiring New Zealand

10 Day Inspiring Journey

Auckland to Queenstown

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.

This itinerary is valid from 1 October 2019.

image map
Discover
  • Stunning Doubtful Sound in the heart of Fiordland National Park
  • Beautiful Lake Rotorua
  • Stunning scenery in “Adventure Capital” Queenstown
Explore
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Historic goldrush Arrowtown
  • Queenstown Journey Select experiences
Immerse
  • Visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand
  • Experience Māori culture at the Tamaki Māori Village
  • Zealandia, the world’s first fully-fenced urban eco-sanctuary
Relax
  • In cosmopolitan Auckland and Wellington
  • With Rotorua Journey Select experiences

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

Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

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.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch

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 Local Dining Experience.

Hotel: Pullman Rotorua, 2 nights

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, Local Dining Experience

Embark on one of the Journey Select 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.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

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 Whakarewarewa Living Village and see New Zealand’s largest geyser before you board your flight to Wellington.

Hotel: Sofitel Wellington, 2 nights

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

A foodie extravaganza awaits this morning as you join a local guide to sample the delicious gourmet delights. 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.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

Discover the urban eco-sanctuary of Zealandia, admiring the extraordinary efforts of conservationists. 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.

Hotel: Heritage Queenstown, 3 nights

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

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.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

Today indulge your adventurous side, selecting your choice sightseeing experiences: choose from a wine tour, a guided walk through native forest or a minibus tour in Skippers Canyon. As your final day ends, spend the evening enjoying a Celebration Dinner with wine with your Journey Director and new found friends.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, Celebration Dinner

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

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Pullman Rotorua is expected to be popular with international and domestic business and leisure travellers, due to its exclusive 5-star offering and prime central CBD location and within 500metres from the Rotorua lakefront.

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

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

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • 9 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 2 Local Dining Experiences
  • 1 Celebration Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1: flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Auckland Airport
  • Day 10: flights to depart anytime from Queenstown Airport
  • Required Internal Flights: are to be purchased in order to fulfil the itinerary and are not included in the land content price
  • Day 5: Rotorua to Wellington NZ8235 (required internal flight)
  • Day 7 – Wellington to Queenstown NZ605 (required internal flight)

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