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Kiwi Encounter

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Priced from $1950

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From 1 October 2017

$2125 adult twin $2825 single $1910 child

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$2225 adult twin $2950 single $2010 child

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  • Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

    Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

  • Historic Arrowtown

    Historic Arrowtown

  • Tamaki Family Marae

    Tamaki Family Marae

  • Queenstown views

    Queenstown views

  • Limestones at Waitomo Caves

    Limestones at Waitomo Caves

Tour code: NZQA

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New Zealand packs a lot in two small islands. In the south, dine at the historic Boatshed, explore and relax in spectacular adventure capital Queenstown and see Arrowtown. Up north, discover Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, experience a Maori Hangi with the Tamaki family, cruise Waitomo’s Glowworm Grotto, and indulge in gourmet food in Auckland.


1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018 ?
Day 1-3
Welcome to Queenstown
Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown

On arrival at Queenstown Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Afterwards you’ll get a feel for Queenstown and surrounds on an orientation tour. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables mountain range and the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge. This evening meet your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner at The Boatshed, set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect setting for your highlight dinner with wine.

Day 2: Queenstown ‘Free Time’

You have a free day so why not take an optional experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord.

Day 3: Queenstown ‘Free Time’

Today’s your last chance to soak up the atmosphere in New Zealand’s adventure capital. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, tempt your tastebuds on a tour of the region’s popular wineries, take a 4WD mini bus excursion through Skippers Canyon, play a round of golf or just explore Queenstown on your own.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Highlight dinner. Day 2: Breakfast. Day 3: Breakfast

Day 4-5
Queenstown – Rotorua
Day 4: Queenstown – Rotorua

This morning, travel to the delightful gold rush village of Arrowtown, on the sparkling Arrow River, once one of the world’s richest rivers. Later, you’ll fly from Queenstown to Rotorua. ( Airfare is not included and must be booked by you or your travel agent.) Be My Guest Dining Icon This evening join your travelling companions for a memorable Be My Guest dinner. Experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during a Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the Tamaki Family Marae. Journey into the village and gain an insight into life in New Zealand before European settlement. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth.

Day 5: Rotorua

This morning a local Maori guide will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a local guide. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Farm Show, the multi award-winning stage show, for a taste of farm life.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner. Day 5: Breakfast

Day 6
Rotorua – Auckland

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glowworm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a local guide. Glide silently through the subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glowworms. Later, on arrival in Auckland you’ll see the sights on a city tour. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a farewell dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Auckland

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Day 7
Farewell from Auckland

It’s time for us to bid you farewell as you are transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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7 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Queenstown and returns to Auckland


  • Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown
  • Let loose in the spectacular adventure capital, Queenstown
  • Experience New Zealand farm life at the world famous Agrodome Farm Show
  • Spot a kiwi bird at Rainbow Springs
  • Explore the geothermal valley at Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village in Rotorua
  • Feast on a Maori Hangi at a unique dinner experience with the Tamaki familyMaori Cultural IconBe My Guest Dining Icon
  • Cruise through Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto with a local guide
  • Indulge in 8 international cuisines at ‘Eight’, with its 8 interactive kitchens, at the Langham in Auckland
  • Enjoy New Zealand wines with all hotel dinners
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide


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


  • Full buffet breakfasts (6)
  • Be My Guest dinner (1)
  • Highlight dinner (1)
  • 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   Queenstown to Rotorua

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 3.00pm
into Queenstown Airport
Day 7   Flights to depart anytime
from Auckland Airport

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to 10%
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to 7.5%
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to 5%
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to 15%
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to 12.5%
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to 10%
Triple share    Save up to 5%
Kings Club    Save up to 5%

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

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

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown
    32 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, South Island

    3 nights

    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Superior Room
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior

    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
  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
    Corner Eruera & Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, North Island

    2 nights

    • Zazu Bar at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Lobby at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Nikau Restaurant at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Superior Room at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Front Exterior 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
  • The Langham Hotel Auckland
    83 Symonds St Grafton, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Executive Room
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Lobby
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland exterior

    The Langham Hotel 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