New Zealand Vista

14 days / 13 nights
From NZ$4,945 per person Double / Twin Share
Double / Twin Share

From Auckland you’ll travel south all the way to Milford Sound.  Along the way you’ll marvel at the glow worm caves of Waitomo, experience rural life at Agrodome and explore our unique Maori culture at Te Puia and Tamaki Village.  After crossing the Interislander ferry to Picton you’ll head south to Christchurch, then on to Mt Cook National Park where you’ll spend a night at the Hermitage Hotel.  Dunedin is next before you continue south to Te Anau and Milford Sound for your spectacular nature cruise.  Heading north you spend 2 nights in Queenstown with a special dinner at Walter Peak before crossing to the West Coast glaciers.  The final leg of your journey takes you back to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine scenic train.

Departure Dates

Any date to suit your plans

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland City 
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Auckland 

Day 2: Auckland to Waitomo, then onto Rotorua where you'll visit Agrodome, Te Puia and Tamaki Maori Village for dinner 
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua 

Day 3: Explore Rotorua 
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua 

Day 4: Rotorua to Wellington 
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington 

Day 5: This morning is free to explore Wellington, then catch the ferry to Picton 
Accommodation: Hotel Beachcomber Inn Picton 

Day 6: Picton to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Christchurch 

Day 7: Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel Room Mount Cook View 

Day 8: Mt Cook to Dunedin 
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 

Day 9: Dunedin to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park 
Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel 

Day 10: Te Anau to Milford Sound for a nature cruise, then on to Queenstown 
Accommodation: Mercure Resort Queenstown 

Day 11: Explore Queenstown at leisure, this evening visit Walter Peak Station for dinner 
Accommodation: Mercure Resort Queenstown 

Day 12: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier where you're taken on a short tour to view the glacier 
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier 

Day 13: Franz Josef to Greymouth train station, then catch the iconic Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Christchurch 

Day 14: Depart Christchurch today 

  • 13 nights accommodation in 3 star Hotels
  • All coach tour as specified
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 2 highlight dinners
  • Private airport and train station transfers
  • Shuttle to Glacier Valley (may not be available May-Sept)
  • Interislander ferry crossing
  • TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Entrance to Agrodome and show
  • Tamaki Maori Village cultural concert and hangi (feast)
  • Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm
  • Milford Sound nature cruise
  • Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • Rotorua Canopy Tour
  • Visit the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
  • Museum of Wellington City & Sea
  • Visit Sir Edmund Hillary Centre at Mt Cook
  • Speights Brewery & Tour, Dunedin
  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour
  • Shotover Jet, Queenstown
  • Whitewater Rafting, Queenstown

Description & Highlights

From Auckland you’ll travel south all the way to Milford Sound.  Along the way you’ll marvel at the glow worm caves of Waitomo, experience rural life at Agrodome and explore our unique Maori culture at Te Puia and Tamaki Village.  After crossing the Interislander ferry to Picton you’ll head south to Christchurch, then on to Mt Cook National Park where you’ll spend a night at the Hermitage Hotel.  Dunedin is next before you continue south to Te Anau and Milford Sound for your spectacular nature cruise.  Heading north you spend 2 nights in Queenstown with a special dinner at Walter Peak before crossing to the West Coast glaciers.  The final leg of your journey takes you back to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine scenic train.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland City 
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Auckland 

Day 2: Auckland to Waitomo, then onto Rotorua where you'll visit Agrodome, Te Puia and Tamaki Maori Village for dinner 
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua 

Day 3: Explore Rotorua 
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua 

Day 4: Rotorua to Wellington 
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington 

Day 5: This morning is free to explore Wellington, then catch the ferry to Picton 
Accommodation: Hotel Beachcomber Inn Picton 

Day 6: Picton to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Christchurch 

Day 7: Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel Room Mount Cook View 

Day 8: Mt Cook to Dunedin 
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 

Day 9: Dunedin to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park 
Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel 

Day 10: Te Anau to Milford Sound for a nature cruise, then on to Queenstown 
Accommodation: Mercure Resort Queenstown 

Day 11: Explore Queenstown at leisure, this evening visit Walter Peak Station for dinner 
Accommodation: Mercure Resort Queenstown 

Day 12: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier where you're taken on a short tour to view the glacier 
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier 

Day 13: Franz Josef to Greymouth train station, then catch the iconic Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Christchurch 

Day 14: Depart Christchurch today 

Included In Package

  • 13 nights accommodation in 3 star Hotels
  • All coach tour as specified
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 2 highlight dinners
  • Private airport and train station transfers
  • Shuttle to Glacier Valley (may not be available May-Sept)
  • Interislander ferry crossing
  • TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Entrance to Agrodome and show
  • Tamaki Maori Village cultural concert and hangi (feast)
  • Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm
  • Milford Sound nature cruise

Optional Extras

  • Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • Rotorua Canopy Tour
  • Visit the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
  • Museum of Wellington City & Sea
  • Visit Sir Edmund Hillary Centre at Mt Cook
  • Speights Brewery & Tour, Dunedin
  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour
  • Shotover Jet, Queenstown
  • Whitewater Rafting, Queenstown
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