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Delve into the scenic delights of New Zealand with a small group of explorers. Combine natural beauty with a touch of luxury as you overnight in the rainforests of Franz Josef at the foothills of Mt. Cook, sleep among the treetops in the Coromandel Ranges and journey into the deep south to the wild and pristine landscapes of Stewart Island.

Itinerary

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

On arrival at Christchurch Airport you’ll be transferred by private car to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. Perhaps visit the International Antarctic Centre or Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only open-range zoo. This evening meet your Travel Director for dinner and a welcome drink.

Hotel: Hotel Montreal, Christchurch

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Christchurch – Punakaiki

All aboard the famous TranzAlpine train! Rated as one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys, you’ll travel across the Canterbury Plains through the Southern Alps. Then re-join your coach at Arthur’s Pass and travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You’ll stay in an eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront. Enjoy dinner while watching the thundering surf at your door step!

Hotel: Punakaiki Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 3
Punakaiki – Franz Josef

Today visit Hokitika, the heritage and cultural centre of the West Coast, for a greenstone (jade) jewellery demonstration by a local carver. Then visit the West Coast Treetop Walkway, where you may take a stroll through the canopy of this lush rainforest. Stop at the gold-mining town of Ross en route to Franz Josef, where you’ll take a guided tour to the viewing area at the mighty Franz Josef Glacier with a local expert glacier guide. Your eco-friendly accommodation is set amid native bush, with an emphasis on relaxation and rejuvenation. This evening, why not treat yourself to Franz Josef’s local geothermal hot pools or perhaps a massage. Dinner is at the retreat. 

Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4-6
Franz Josef – Queenstown
Day 4: Franz Josef – Queenstown

You’ll have the opportunity to see the glacier from the air on an optional scenic flight. Later today, travel over the Haast Pass and along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, stopping at Makarora at lunchtime. Also stop to explore the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown, followed by an orientation tour of Queenstown. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s scenery is inspiring. Tonight you’ll stay at Millbrook Resort, set amid sparkling streams and rolling hills in the Southern Alps.

Day 5: Queenstown ‘Free Time’

Today is free for you to explore New Zealand’s adventure-capital. Perhaps play a round of golf or join a tour of the region’s popular wineries. Tonight you’ll ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for dinner with a view overlooking stunning Queenstown, the awesome Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu.

Day 6: Queenstown ‘Free Time’

Make the most of your extended stay in Queenstown. Why not take a trip to the Gibbston Valley Winery or take a jet boat ride down the mighty Shotover River (both own expense). Tonight you can dine at one of the many restaurants and cafés in town, or simply relax at your resort.

Hotel: Millbrook Resort, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 5: Breakfast, Highlight dinner. Day 6: Breakfast

Day 7
Queenstown – Milford Sound

Travel south along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau on the shores of the South Island’s largest lake. Later you’ll travel through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges before driving through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to the amazing Mirror Lake. Afterwards, walk to see the Chasm on your way into Milford Sound and take some time to kayak this majestic fiord, considered by many as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Tonight stay at the magical Milford Sound Lodge, with views of the Cleddau Valley.

Hotel: Milford Sound Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 8-9
Milford Sound – Stewart Island
Day 8: Milford Sound – Stewart Island

This morning board your Southern Discoveries breakfast cruise out to the spectacular Tasman Sea. Later, it’s on to the southern-most city in New Zealand, Invercargill. Board a ferry at Bluff and cruise to wild Stewart Island. With its clear, clean waters, lush rainforest, flora and fauna and unspoilt natural beauty, you’ll get a glimpse of an enviable slower lifestyle. Dine at one of the cafés or meet the locals at the hotel.

Day 9: Stewart Island

This morning you’re off on a Village and Bays tour before taking a lunch cruise on Paterson Inlet, where you’ll see many remote sandy beaches and wildlife. You’ll stop at Ulva Island and tour with the Department of Conservation on Ulva Island’s wildlife sanctuary. Learn about native birds like the Weka and spend time up close to native flora and fauna. Tonight, try your hand at a bit of kiwi-spotting in the native bush near your accommodation.

Hotel: Bay Motel on Stewart Island, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast. Day 9: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10
Stewart Island – Mt. Cook

This morning you’ll board a ferry and journey across Foveaux Strait, making your way back to the New Zealand mainland. Admire the rural farming views of Southland and the spectacular alpine scenery of the Southern Alps as you travel towards Queenstown. Venture over the Lindis Pass and along the shores of Lake Pukaki into the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere, helped Sir Edmund Hillary hone his climbing skills in preparation for his conquest of Everest. Tonight enjoy dinner with a breathtaking mountain view.

Hotel: The Hermitage Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 11
Mt. Cook – Christchurch

Travel to Lake Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, join us at the home of Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a barbecue lunch in their 240 hectare garden. Then travel along the Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch. On a sightseeing tour see how the city is being rebuilt after the devastating 2011 earthquake.

Hotel: Hotel Montreal, Christchurch

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12-13
Christchurch – Wellington
Day 12: Christchurch – Wellington

Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast to Kaikoura, famous for its whales (optional whalewatching flight is available). See New Zealand’s fur seals at Ohau Point, then travel to the seaside town of Picton. Cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington for a city sightseeing tour.

Day 13: Wellington ‘Free Time’

Today is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional Lord of the Rings movie tour, or even a cruise to Somes Island.

Hotel: Sofitel Wellington, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 12: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 13: Breakfast

Day 14
Wellington – Taupo

Travel the Kapiti Coast, past the dairy farms of Manawatu to Tongariro National Park to the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu. Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. View Huka Falls and pass Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.

Hotel: Hilton Lake Taupo

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 15-16
Taupo – Rotorua
Day 15: Taupo – Rotorua

There’s time to explore the township of Taupo, or try your hand at trout fishing before continuing to nearby Rotorua. Now it’s time to gain an insight into local Maori culture and history with your special Maori show, where you’ll experience the local customs like the Hongi greeting as well as learn some traditional words. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth using geothermal steam.

Day 16: Rotorua

You’re off to the highly entertaining Agrodome Farm Show. Witness the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog trials, cow milking, bottle feeding of lambs and even a sheep auction. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Discover native flora that grows around the crystal clear mineral water springs and you might even spot a kiwi or two! To complete your day you’ll visit the Whakarewarewa Living Village for an insight into Maori life and how they interact with geothermal activity.

Hotel: Regent of Rotorua

Included Meals: Day 15: Breakfast, Highlight dinner. Day 16: Breakfast

Day 17
Rotorua – Coromandel

Make your way to the famous Waitomo Caves for an exclusive 5 star Eco Glowworm experience. Your guide sets the scene for a cave experience where you will see glowworms, cave formations and appreciate the beauty of Footwhistle Cave. Later, travel through the dairy farming district of Waikato, and now you’re off to the Coromandel to Puka Park Resort, where you’ll stay in Tree Hut Chalets, set among the native bush.

Hotel: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 18
Coromandel – Auckland

Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 19-20
Auckland – Bay of Islands
Day 19: Auckland – Bay of Islands

Travel to Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Then continue to the Waipoua Forest, home to the largest Kauri tree in existence, Tane Mahuta (over 2,000 years old). You’ll take a break before a Maori guide walks you through the native bush and explains the history and legend behind the mighty Kauri. Then head to your waterfront resort in the heart of the Bay of Islands and tonight it’s dinner at the resort.

Day 20: Bay of Islands

This morning you’ll take a ferry across the harbour to historic Russell and enjoy a guided tour of the first European settlement in New Zealand. A local guide will also take you on a walking tour of the town. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Water View Rooms, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 19: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 20: Breakfast

Day 21
Bay of Islands – Auckland

You’re off to the Bay of Islands, where you’ll take a cruise to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’; see historic Cape Brett as you explore some of the 165 islands in the bay. Later, you’ll have some time in Paihia for you to check out the local craft shops, go for a walk along the beachfront or just relax over a coffee with friends. Celebrate tonight at a farewell dinner in Auckland.

Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Day 22
Farewell from Auckland

Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end and we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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22 Day Inspiring Journey

Tour departs from Christchurch and returns to Auckland

Don't Miss

Something to tempt you!

You have a free day in Wellington on this journey so this is the perfect opportunity to visit the Wellington Chocolate Factory. Their chocolate story starts with meeting the farmers and bringing the best single-origin beans into the factory from across the globe. Then they roast, crack, winnow, conch and temper, using artisan methods reaching back to the 18th century, producing batches of strong, luscious organic chocolate. Legendary New Zealand artists add their own dash of inspiration, infusing our wrappers with original designs. Every bar has a story to tell. You’ll love the chocolate for its unique flavours, Kiwi connection, and commitment to fair trade principles. There’s salted brittle caramel and New Zealand hazelnuts and many more in between

Highlights

Discover
  • Exciting Wellington city
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Wonders of Milford Sound
Explore
  • The TranzAlpine Train journey
  • Wildlife Sanctuary on Stewart Island
  • Walk amongst lush rainforest
Learn/Do
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Jade factory demonstration
  • Guided walk in Waipoua Forest
Relax
  • Kayak on Milford Sound
  • Cruise in the Bay of Islands
  • Untouched Stewart Island

Inclusions

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

Dining

  • 1 Highlight Dinner in Queenstown 1 in Rotorua
  • 21 full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 10 dinners with wine
  • 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 Christchurch Airport
Day 22   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%
 
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:

  • Hotel Montreal, Christchurch
    363 Montreal St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

    • Hotel Montreal Reception
    • Hotel Montreal - Junior Suite
    • Hotel Montreal - Junior Suite
    • Hotel Montreal - Bathroom Junior Suite

    A 4-minute walk from the sprawling Hagley Park, this upscale, all-suite hotel with an old-word, European vibe is an 11-minute walk from Cathedral Square in Christchurch centre.

    • Features
    • Wi-Fi
    • Kitchenette
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Plasma television
    • iPod/iPhone docking station
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • 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
  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat
    3 Wallace St, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand

    • Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Deluxe Room
    • Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Canopy Restaurant
    • Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Lobby
    • Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Exterior
    • 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
  • Millbrook Resort
    Malaghans Rd, Arrowtown 9348 New Zealand

    3 nights

    • Millbrook Resort - Exterior
    • Millbrook Resort - Village Inn
    • Millbrook Resort - Villas
    • Millbrook Resort - Dining
    • Millbrook Resort - Village Inn rooms
    • Millbrook Resort - Millhouse Cafe
    • Millbrook Resort - Hole in One Bar

    Millbrook Resort provides superior Queenstown accommodation in a peaceful and private setting, and is the ultimate in luxury. Beautifully-appointed rooms, suites and villas complement the history and character of the Central Otago region with spacious rooms, large windows and balconies that take advantage of the stunning views that surround the entire resort.

    • Features
    • Mini Bar
    • Wi-Fi
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Satellite TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Bathrobe
    • Iron
    • Luxury bathroom products
    • Bathtub and shower
  • Milford Sound Lodge
    Milford Sound Hwy, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand

    • Milford Sound Lodge - Exterior
    • Milford Sound Lodge -- Property exterior
    • Milford Sound Lodge - Room
    • Milford Sound Lodge - Bathroom

    Nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Darran Mountains, Milford Sound Lodge provides a fantastic base to experience the beauty and majesty of Fiordland National Park / Te Wahipounamu. To experience this World Heritage destination in a more authentic, relaxed way, stay a night or two. There are so many inspiring possibilities for outdoor adventure right on our doorstep.

    • Features
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Flat Screen TV
    • DVD players
    • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
    • Ensuite
    • Heater
  • Bay Motel on Stewart Island
    9 Dundee St, Stewart Island 9846 New Zealand

    2 nights

    • Stewart Island at sunset
    • Bay Motel Stewart Island - Exterior

    Stewart Island, New Zealand's third island and home to Rakiura National Park. Island of nature with crystal clear waters. Bay Motel is located in the heart of the Oban township, offering views of bush-clad hills, Halfmoon Bay and the township. Absolute comfort and enjoyment is the priority for all staying at the Bay Motel and on Stewart Island.

    • Features
    • Individual heater control
    • Kitchenette
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Complimentary tea and coffee
    • Sky TV
    • Phone
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Guest Laundry
  • The Hermitage Hotel
    89 Terrace Road, Mt Cook 8770, New Zealand

    • The Hermitage - Standard room
    • The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
    • The Hermitage - Alpine Room
    • The Hermitage - Panorama Room
    • The Hermitage - Exterior
    • The Hermitage - Exterior

    From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect place to base your adventure and discover why this region has endeared itself to Kiwi adventure seekers for so long. Choose from premium hotel rooms, motel units or cozy chalets. Add world-class activities such as Glacier Explorers, Tasman Valley 4WD and Argo Tours, Big Sky Stargazing, Encounter Day Walks, scenic flights or the visual extravaganza of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and you have a unique, year-round alpine adventure perfect for the family holiday or your next romantic getaway.

    • Features
    • Sky TV
    • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
    • Refrigerator
    • Binoculars
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Telephone - Voice Mail
    • IDD Phones
  • Hotel Montreal, Christchurch
    363 Montreal St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

    • Hotel Montreal Reception
    • Hotel Montreal - Junior Suite
    • Hotel Montreal - Junior Suite
    • Hotel Montreal - Bathroom Junior Suite

    A 4-minute walk from the sprawling Hagley Park, this upscale, all-suite hotel with an old-word, European vibe is an 11-minute walk from Cathedral Square in Christchurch centre.

    • Features
    • Wi-Fi
    • Kitchenette
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Plasma television
    • iPod/iPhone docking station
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Sofitel Wellington
    11 Bolton St, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

    2 nights

    • Sofitel Wellington - Room
    • Sofitel Wellington - Bathroom
    • Sofitel Wellington - Reception
    • Sofitel Wellington - Lobby

    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)
  • Hilton Lake Taupo
    80-100 Napier Rd, Taupo 3330 New Zealand

    • Hilton Lake Taupo - reception area
    • Hilton Lake Taupo - Room
    • Hilton Lake Taupo - exterior
    • Hilton Lake Taupo - Outdoor Deck Area

    Nestled amongst the epic scenery of Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island, Hilton Lake Taupo was originally built in 1889 as The Terraces Hotel. The beautifully updated Hilton Lake Taupo is a short drive to the charming Taupo town center.

    • Features
    • 32-inch flat-screen TV
    • Shower
    • Work Desk
    • Wireless Internet access
    • In-house movies
    • Air-conditioning
    • Clock Radio
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • High-speed internet access
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini Bar
    • Telephone - Voice Mail
  • Regent of Rotorua
    1191 Pukaki St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

    • Regent of Rotorua - Restaurant
    • Regent of Rotorua - Studio
    • Regent of Rotorua - Courtyard & pool area

    Rotorua's newest Boutique Hotel, born from a 1950's Motel built on the site, the Regent of Rotorua has been transformed and renovated into a chic, central city Hotel designed with the modern traveller in mind while keeping a wonderful mid-century feel and incorporting all the modern conveniences. Our rooms are sublime with the perfect mix of comfort and practicality. Whether for business or pleasure, short or long stays we will do our best to make your stay a memorable one.

    • Features
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Wi-Fi
    • DVD players
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Bathrobe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator
    • Air-conditioning
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Kitchen Facilities
  • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort
    42 Mt Ave, Pauanui Beach 3546, New Zealand

    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Tree Hut Chalet
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Pool
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Tree Hut Chalet
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Tree Hut Chalet R
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Miha Restaurant

    Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort is a secluded hideaway located at Pauanui Beach. Situated 800m away from the 3km long sandy beach and nestled into the slopes of Mt. Pauanui select from 48 romantic chalets surrounded by native bush. Our Restaurant offers an intimate ambience, superb local cuisine and beautiful views, while other facilites include an outdoor swimming and spa pool, gym, tennis court and bikes for hire, with an international 18-hole golf course and excellent fishing nearby.

    • Features
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Phone
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Iron
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Data port in room
    • In-room safe
    • Radio
    • Work Desk
    • High speed transmission line (pay)
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Alarm Clock
    • Operator wake up call
    • Ensuite
  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel
    21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Exteror
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Superior Room
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Pool
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Sabrage Bar
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Lava Dining

    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
  • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Water View Rooms
    Tau Henare Dr, Paihia 0200, North Island

    2 nights

    • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands - Exterior
    • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands - Exterior
    • Copthorne Bay of Islands - Waterview Room
    • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands - Pool
    • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands - Restaurant

    This welcoming Bay of Islands hotel commands a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

    • Features
    • 42" flat screen TV with Sky channels
    • Wi-Fi
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Phone
    • Work Desk
  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel
    21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Exteror
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Superior Room
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Pool
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Sabrage Bar
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Lava Dining

    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

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

Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach (Bay of Islands)

NZ$150 Adult NZ$110 Child

Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach

This is a full day to explore the magnificent natural wonders of the North. Visit the ancient Kauri Kingdom workshop, Cape Reinga lighthouse and the magnificent 90 Mile Beach. Experience the rush of speed as you sandboard down white sand dunes at Te Paki stream on a boogie board. Includes a lunch.

Discover Kerikeri (Bay of Islands)

NZ$61 Adult NZ$30.50 Child

Discover Kerikeri

Enjoy a relaxing tour of Kerikeri, showcasing the rich history of the North. This tour takes a look at the importance of wine-growing in the region and visits a small family-run boutique vineyard, Ake Ake to sample some of their organic wine. And then take a step back in time with visits to the Historic Stone Store and Kemp House. And then conclude the tour with a stop-off at the local chocolate factory – Makana – where you can watch the delicious chocolates being made, and of course, taste a few samples!

Darryl's Dinner Cruise (Bay of Islands)

NZ$98 Adult NZ$35 Child

Darryl's Dinner Cruise

Relax with a scenic cruise down the Waitangi River while enjoying a drink from the well-stocked bar. Wind through to Haruru Falls, where dinner is prepared and served aboard the boat, the Ratanui. Soak up the ambience of the floodlit falls, and perhaps even come face to face with a Taniwha!

Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Bay of Islands)

NZ$40 Adult, Under 18 years are free of charge

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Take a wander through the grounds of New Zealand’s most important historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped a nation. The grounds are where Maori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown – the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. Visit treasures such as the Treaty House, Meeting House, Flagstaff and Ceremonial War Canoe. Roam the grounds on your own, or enhance your visit with a guided tour. Many of the guides descend from signatories to the Treaty which will give your visit a personal connection to Waitangi.

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.

Weta Wellington There and Back Again Tour (Wellington)

NZ$65 Adult NZ$40 Child

Weta Wellington There and Back Again Tour

This movie-based experience provides a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of Weta Workshop, the home of the special effects wizards whose work features in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies. The tour invites you to view the creative processes of a Weta technician and to touch, feel, and hold real props, weapons and models from the films the creative Weta team have worked on. Return transfers from the Wellington i-Site are included.

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.

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.