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  • Larnach Castle, Dunedin

    Larnach Castle, Dunedin

  • Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park (Rotorua Included Choice option)

    Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park (Rotorua Included Choice option)

  • TranzAlpine train journey

    TranzAlpine train journey

  • Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto

    Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto

  • Views over Queenstown

    Views over Queenstown

  • Discover spectacular Milford Sound on a cruise

    Discover spectacular Milford Sound on a cruise


Tour code: ZCCA

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Enjoy tranquil moments, New Zealand lakeshores, a relaxing soak in therapeutic mineral waters and glorious alpine serenity. Take a heart-stopping leap of faith off a bungy bridge or a white-knuckle rafting journey down turbulent rapids. The choice is yours – exhilarating adventure or relaxation and rejuvenation.

Itinerary

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

On arrival at Christchurch Airport you’ll be met and transferred by private car to your hotel. You may want to stretch your legs and take a walk around Cathedral Square or the Re:Start Mall. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a welcome reception and then enjoy dinner together at your hotel.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Christchurch – Punakaiki

Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine departing from Christchurch. Forge your way through tunnels and over viaducts across Southern Alps to the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass. Then journey up the West Coast to Punakaiki where you’ll view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Tonight dinner with wine is included at your hotel, then fall asleep to the sound of the surf on the beach, as you overnight in the eco-friendly Punakaiki Resort.

Hotel: Punakaiki Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 3
Punakaiki – Franz Josef

This morning travel down the West Coast to Hokitika to visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory for a jewellery demonstration. Explore life among New Zealand’s native giants with a stroll along the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Your final destination 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, Dinner with wine

Day 4-5
Franz Josef – Queenstown
Day 4: Franz Josef – Queenstown

Some spectacular sights are in store for you today. Travel over the Haast Pass. Then take a short rainforest walk, to view the sheer drop of Thunder Creek Falls. A shoreline charmingly edged by poplars and willows marks the first of a trio of lakes – Wanaka, followed by Hawea and then Dunstan. Enjoy the tastes of delicious locally-grown stone fruit at an orchard in Cromwell, then visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. Follow the Kawarau River, through striking Central Otago wineries, to Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.

Day 5: Queenstown Included Choice

Included Choice Icon 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 high-country farm life.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast. Day 5: Breakfast of choice, Highlight dinner

Day 6
Queenstown – Te Anau

Today you’ll want to have your camera battery charged, and ready to go! 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’ll 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. Travel back through the steep, rocky mountain crags of 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 of choice, Dinner with wine

Day 7
Te Anau – Dunedin Included Choice

Included Choice Icon Cross the rich, fertile farming land of South Otago, through to Dunedin, a city founded by Scottish settlers. This afternoon 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. Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 8
Dunedin – Twizel

Enjoy a slower start to the day, before travelling to the township of Oamaru, with its stately tree-lined streets and its famous white limestone buildings. Take in a photo stop at the visually impressive Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel into the heart of the Mackenzie Country, to Twizel. Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel.

Hotel: MacKenzie Country Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 9
Twizel – Christchurch

Mount Cook National Park is today’s highlight. Weather permitting, there is an opportunity for a scenic flight over Mount Cook (own expense). Be My Guest Dining Icon Enjoy sweeping views across the turquoise waters of Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo and wander along the lake edge to the Church of the Good Shepherd. Enjoy a Be My Guest barbecue lunch on a working Canterbury farm. You’ll be welcomed into Angie and Stan’s home to gain an insight into the day to day operation of farm life. Later, travel over the colourful patchwork of the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Tonight, speak with your Travel Director about dining recommendations in Christchurch’s inner city.

Hotel: Novotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch

Day 10
Christchurch – Blenheim

This morning travel along the Pacific Ocean coastline, where roaring sea meets enormous bush-clad mountains. You will have the chance to soar over the Pacific Ocean on a helicopter flight from Kaikoura, for whale and dolphin viewing (own expense). Further up the East Coast, watch as New Zealand fur seals frolic and play in the tidal currents, and sun themselves on the rocks at Ohau Point. Tonight indulge in the local tastes and unique flavours of the Marlborough region with a special wine-matched highlight dinner.

Hotel: Chateau Marlborough

Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight dinner

Day 11
Blenheim – Wellington

Travel across Marlborough, to the sleepy seaside village of Picton. Cruise on the Interislander through tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound, across the Cook Strait to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. A city sights tour takes in New Zealand’s parliament buildings, then enjoy some free time. Sample Wellington’s renowned coffee culture, or take a walk along Lambton Quay and visit Maori Cultural Icon Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, with time to explore the many interactive displays depicting Maori and modern New Zealand culture. Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel.

Hotel: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 12-13
Wellington – Rotorua
Day 12: Wellington – Rotorua

After departing Wellington, this morning you’ll travel north along the Kapiti Coast to the gorgeous historic villa, Shenandoah. Be My Guest Dining Icon Join Simon and Claudia, who will show you their home which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy a Be My Guest morning tea in their garden, then take a walk around the property to meet the animal members of the family. Journey north over the tussock plains of the Central Plateau through Tongariro National Park, view Lake Taupo and Huka Falls on your way to Rotorua. Maori Cultural Icon Tonight an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at a highlight dinner 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 13: Rotorua Included Choice

Included Choice Icon 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.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

Included Meals: Day 12: Breakfast, Be My Guest morning tea, Highlight dinner. Day 13: Breakfast of choice

Day 14
Rotorua – Auckland

Say Haere Ra (goodbye) to Rotorua this morning and journey to the amazing limestone caverns that make up the Waitomo Caves. After a guided walk through the caves, board your little boat and glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Follow the meandering trail of the Waikato River to New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, where your city sights tour takes in Bastion Point, Viaduct Harbour and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. From fresh sushi to mouth-watering seafood, from authentic Indian curries to decadent desserts, your farewell dinner at Eight Restaurant at The Langham will satisfy any and all dining cravings.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Auckland

Included Meals: Breakfast of choice, Farewell dinner

Day 15
Farewell from Auckland

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Tour departs from Christchurch and returns to Auckland

Don't Miss

Hokey Pokey ice cream with lemon and garnish

Hokey pokey ice cream

You may have treated yourself to Hokey pokey ice cream before, but did you know it originated in New Zealand? You’ll have the chance on this holiday to buy a cone or two. It consists of plain vanilla ice cream with small, solid lumps of honeycomb toffee. (Hokey pokey is a New Zealand term for honeycomb toffee.) The original recipe consisted of solid toffee until around 1980, but in a marketing change Tip-Top decided to use small balls of honeycomb toffee instead. Hokey pokey was a slang term for ice cream in general in the 19th and early 20th centuries in several areas, including New York and parts of Great Britain, specifically for the ice cream sold by street vendors, or ‘hokey-pokey’ men. In New Zealand it’s the most popular flavour after plain vanilla and a standard example of Kiwiana, which are items and icons from New Zealand's heritage, quirky things that contribute to a sense of nationhood.

Highlights

  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Walk around Punakaiki Pancake Rocks
  • Visit a jade factory and marvel at artists at work
  • Discover Franz Josef Glacier
  • Taste Central Otago stone fruit at a local orchard
  • Discover truly spectacular Milford Sound on a cruise
  • Marvel at serene Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki
  • Savour a delicious Kiwi BBQ at Morelea Farm Be My Guest Dining Icon
  • Enjoy in a 5 course degustation dinner in Blenheim
  • Sail the Cook Strait to beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Wellington’s city sights and Mt. Victoria
  • By My Guest at Shenandoah for a morning tea experience Be My Guest Dining Icon
  • Discover Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto
  • Included Choice experiences in Rotorua & Queenstown Included Choice Icon
  • 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 (4)
  • Full buffet breakfasts (10)
  • Be My Guest lunch (1)
  • Be My Guest morning tea (1)
  • Dinners with wine (7)
  • Highlight dinners (3)
  • 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 Christchurch Airport
Day 15   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:

  • Novotel Christchurch
    50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

    • Novotel Christchurch - Exterior
    • Novotel Christchurch - Reception
    • Novotel Christchurch - Twin Room
    • Novotel Christchurch - Bar & Lounge area

    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
  • Punakaiki Resort
    State Highway 6 ,Punakaiki 8252 New Zealand

    • Punakaiki Resort - Exterior
    • Punakaiki Resort - Villas
    • Punakaiki Resort - Walkway to 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
  • Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)
    36 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand

    • Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier - Room
    • Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier - Restaurant
    • 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
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown
    32 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, South Island

    2 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
  • Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
    64 Lakefront Terrace, Te Anau 9460, South Island

    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Restaurant
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Lakeview Room
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Reception
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Lake
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Pool

    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
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
    118 High St, Dunedin, 9054, New Zealand

    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Carlton Restaurant
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Superior Room
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Cafe d'oro
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Ports O'Call Grill
    • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Reception

    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
  • MacKenzie Country Hotel
    Corner Of Ostler & Wairepo Streets, Twizel 7901 New Zealand

    • MacKenzie Country Hotel Sunset
    • MacKenzie Country Hotel Exterior

    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
  • Novotel Christchurch
    50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

    • Novotel Christchurch - Exterior
    • Novotel Christchurch - Reception
    • Novotel Christchurch - Twin Room
    • Novotel Christchurch - Bar & Lounge area

    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
  • Chateau Marlborough
    95-117 High St, Blenheim, 7201, New Zealand

    • Chateau Marlborough - Room
    • Chateau Marlborough - Exterior at night
    • Chateau Marlborough - Reception

    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
  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
    147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
    • James Cook Hotel - Terrace Room
    • James Cook Hotel - Buffet
    • James Cook Hotel - Restaurant
    • James Cook Hotel - Cafe

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

    • 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

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

Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park (Rotorua)

From NZ$42 Adult NZ$22 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$99 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.

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.

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.