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New Zealand Splendour

15 Days 1 Country 16 Cities

Take a Milford Sound cruise and view the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier in this Discoveries trip.

"A truly wonderful experience"

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15 Days, 1 Country, 16 Cities

New Zealand Splendour

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Auckland, New Zealand

Ends

Christchurch (Nz), New Zealand

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About this trip

From Auckland to Christchurch, we see nature in its many forms: the Glow Worm Grotto, Franz Josef Glacier, the majestic Southern Alps and cruising Lake Wakatipu by vintage steamship. 

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… seeing the Maori treasure of pounamu (jade) skilfully carved into traditional ornaments. And having tea and exploring the grounds to views of the Tasman Sea, with the owners of historic home Shenandoah.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: ZAAC

14 Nights

accommodation

27 Meals
  • 14 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 11 dinners.

  • 1 Be My Guest lunch.

  • 1 Be My Guest afternoon tea.

On-trip Transport

Internal flights not included.

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Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch.

    • Cruise on Cook Strait, Lake Wakatipu, Milford Sound.

    • View fur seals up-close at Ohau Point and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train.

    • Visit the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua, historic Arrowtown and Franz Josef Glacier.


What's Included

Dining

    • 14 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 11 dinners.

    • 1 Be My Guest lunch.

    • 1 Be My Guest afternoon tea.


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Travel Highlights

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    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage, local tips and charges

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

    • All hotel charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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Arrive Auckland

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Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights)

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Rotorua Sightseeing – Rural Homestay

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Rotorua - Wellington

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Wellington - Blenheim

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Blenheim - Christchurch

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Christchurch - Twizel

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Twizel - Dunedin

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Dunedin Sightseeing - Te Anau

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Te Anau - Queenstown (2 Nights)

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Queenstown Sightseeing

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Queenstown - Franz Josef

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Franz Josef - Punakaiki

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Punakaiki - Christchurch

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Depart Christchurch

Day 1

Arrive Auckland Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

Welcome to Auckland! On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). This evening meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and 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

Meals

  • Welcome Reception
  • Dinner

Hotel

The Langham

Meals

  • Welcome Reception
  • Dinner

Day 1

Day 2

Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights) Day 2 - Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights)

After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A Local Specialist will lead you through the grotto by boat and you'll walk in the limestone caves. Continue to Rotorua. Join your fellow travellers tonight for a special Maori Hangi feast and concert Regional Meal at the Tamaki Family Marae.

Hotel

Millennium

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Millennium

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 2

Day 3

Rotorua Sightseeing – Rural Homestay Day 3 - Rotorua Sightseeing – Rural Homestay

Today your choice of sightseeing: join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park; discover Maori culture at Te Puia Arts and Crafts Institute; see the Agrodome Farm Show; relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool; unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa; ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

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.

Adult Price: $42.00

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!

Adult Price: $52.00

Kawarau Jet Boat

Enjoy a 30 minute Speed, Spins and Adrenalin jetboat ride across Lake Rotorua to the sanctuary Island of Mokoia. Along the way listen to stories and legends of the local Maori people of the area.

Adult Price: $85.00

Volcanic Air Floatplane Flights

Choose from five different floatplane flights that showcase Rotorua with spectacular views, departing from Lake Rotorua itself. Take a short journey over Rotorua City, Sulphur Bay, and the geysers of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, or journey further afield, landing at the Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako, or venture out to White Island – New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano. Helicopter flights are also available.

Adult Price: $95.00

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.

Adult Price: $110.00

Volcanic Air Floatplane Flights

Choose from five different floatplane flights that showcase Rotorua with spectacular views, departing from Lake Rotorua itself. Take a short journey over Rotorua City, Sulphur Bay, and the geysers of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, or journey further afield, landing at the Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako, or venture out to White Island – New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano. Helicopter flights are also available.

Adult Price: $95.00

Polynesian Spa

Relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral private pool! Millions of visitors to Polynesian Spa over the last 125 years have received relief for tired muscles, aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism from the therapeutic properties of the geothermic acidic and alkaline waters.

Adult Price: $45.00

Ogo Rotorua

In 1994, Andrew Akers and Dwane van der Sluis invented a big inflatable ball that people could jump inside and roll around in. Now you can experience the fun of OGO! Visitors are offered multiple OGO ride options where we add 40 litres of water; (cool in summer, warm in winter). Choose from either the 250m long Straight Track or the wiggly windy 350m long Sidewinder Track.

Adult Price: $35.00

Private Deluxe Pool at Polynesian Spa

Relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral private pool! Millions of visitors to Polynesian Spa over the last 125 years have received relief for tired muscles, aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism from the therapeutic properties of the geothermic acidic and alkaline waters.

Adult Price: $45.00

Agrodome Sheep Show

Witness a live sheep shearing demonstration, auction and farm dog demonstrations at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Head out to the Farmyard Nursery for cuddles with the littlest members of the show, and meet the 19 different breeds of sheep.

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Day 4

Rotorua - Wellington Day 4 - Rotorua - Wellington

View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a Be My Guest experience. The historic villa's owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife. Continue to Wellington.

Hotel

James Cook Grand Chancellor

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

James Cook Grand Chancellor

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

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.

Adult Price: $65.00

Day 4

Day 5

Wellington - Blenheim Day 5 - Wellington - Blenheim

Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, for a Cultural Insight into Maori life. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim. This evening enjoy a 5 course Regional Meal prepared with local produce, paired with wines from the famous Marlborough region.

Hotel

Scenic Marlborough

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Scenic Marlborough

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 5

Day 6

Blenheim - Christchurch Day 6 - Blenheim - Christchurch

En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you'll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travel to Christchurch over the patchwork Canterbury Plains.

Hotel

Novotel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Novotel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Christchurch - Twizel Day 7 - Christchurch - Twizel

Join us for a taste of country life at a Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm. You'll be welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Later, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park.

Hotel

MacKenzie Country Inn

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

MacKenzie Country Inn

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

Christchurch Tramway

Step back in time to a grand era of transport and relax as the Christchurch Tram around the 'must-see' central attractions. Get on and off as you please at any of the seven stops. The tram drivers provide a live commentary throughout the loop, identifying points of interest, historic architecture and the changes the city is under-going since the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Adult Price: $25.00

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.

Adult Price: $370.00

Day 7

Day 8

Twizel - Dunedin Day 8 - Twizel - Dunedin

Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki River. View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam then travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city.

Hotel

Scenic Southern Cross

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

Scenic Southern Cross

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

Speights 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!

Adult Price: $29.00

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.

Adult Price: $148.00

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.

Adult Price: $99.00

Larnarch 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.

Adult Price: $75.00

Day 8

Day 9

Dunedin Sightseeing - Te Anau Day 9 - Dunedin Sightseeing - Te Anau

Today your choice of sightseeing: tour Larnach Castle; ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway; take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise to see the Penguins and the Royal Albatross; visit Cadbury World or Speight's Brewery. Later, travel across farming land to the village of Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau.

Hotel

Distinction

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

Distinction

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

Cadburyworld Tour

The Cadburyworld Tour is a chocolate-lover’s dream that overwhelms the senses! As you walk into the factory, the enticing scent of Jaffas, Turkish Delight, or cocoa welcomes you in, but that’s nothing compared to the all-encompassing chocolate scent wafting through the kitchen. Don’t worry, your taste buds will have their chance too! In addition to receiving a bag full of samples, you’ll also have the pure liquid joy of tasting melted, still-warm chocolate. In the Purple Silo, you’ll be astonished by one tonne of chocolate flowing down before you… mmmmm chocolate waterfall!

Adult Price: $17.60

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

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

Adult Price: $85.00

Day 9

Day 10

Te Anau - Queenstown (2 Nights) Day 10 - Te Anau - Queenstown (2 Nights)

Amazing photo opportunities await you as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop's Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil's Staircase and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown.

Hotel

Millennium

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Millennium

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Queenstown Sightseeing Day 11 - Queenstown Sightseeing

Today your choice of sightseeing: ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf; ride gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner or take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand's oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel's Homestead. Enjoy an entertaining sheep show between courses and later return to Queenstown to sample the festive nightlife.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Optional Experiences

Kawarau River Rafting

4 hours including transfer to Cavell’s rafting lodge to collect your wetsuit and other rafting equipment. Transfer to Kawarau River put-in point for extensive safety instructions and training in paddling techniques. Then raft the mighty Kawarau River! Hot showers, sauna and complimentary tea/coffee await you at the end of this adventure.

Adult Price: $229.00

Kawarau River Rafting

4 hours including transfer to Cavell’s rafting lodge to collect your wetsuit and other rafting equipment. Transfer to Kawarau River put-in point for extensive safety instructions and training in paddling techniques. Then raft the mighty Kawarau River! Hot showers, sauna and complimentary tea/coffee await you at the end of this adventure.

Adult Price: $229.00

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!

Adult Price: $43.00

Shotover Jet

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)

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Nomad Safaris 4WD Tour

Be amazed by both the man-made and natural features on this 4-hour 4WD safari from Queenstown. The tour incorporates scenes from The Lord of the Rings incl Heaven & Hells Gate, Maori Point, Lighthouse rock, Blue Slip, Skippers Bridge, Skippers Settlement and gold panning in the Shotover River.

Adult Price: $185.00

Original Wine Trail

The Queenstown Wine Trail offers a fun, personalised and friendly sightseeing wine tour of vineyards and wineries in New Zealand’s premier wine regions – Queenstown & Central Otago. As the groups are small, you will have time to taste a variety of wines at four Queenstown wineries, sample local cheeses, enjoy a winery lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery (at own expense) and experience spectacular scenery.

Adult Price: $160.00

Food and Wine Sampler

This unique food and wine experience is a relaxed and leisurely tour amongst picturesque surroundings. It is the ideal tour for guests who may have a shorter time frame. Tour includes tastings at two wineries, an underground wine cave tour, cheese presentation and tasting at the regions only cheesery and a gourmet lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery. Operates 1st of October to 31st of March

Adult Price: $182.00

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tours 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. You can select the 'Tour Only' option and your price will be reduced to: Adult - $149.00, Child - $89.00

Adult Price: $195.00

Dart River Safari

A stimulating not-to-be missed journey into the Dart River Valley where mythology, heritage & fantasy meet reality. Your Wilderness Jet trip is an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, with the only jet boat operator allowed on the Dart River.

Adult Price: $239.00

Skyline Queenstown Gondola And Kiwi Haka Show

Ride on the Gondola cableway to the Skyline Restaurant. Enjoy a spiritual journey of Maori culture and customs as told through traditional song and dance. Set in an intimate theatre surrounded by mythical carved legends of the Wakatipu and surrounding areas.

Adult Price: $72.00

Skyline Queenstown Gondola And Kiwi Haka Show

Ride on the Gondola cableway to the Skyline Restaurant. Enjoy a spiritual journey of Maori culture and customs as told through traditional song and dance. Set in an intimate theatre surrounded by mythical carved legends of the Wakatipu and surrounding areas.

Adult Price: $72.00

Skyline Queenstown Gondola Kiwi Haka Show And Dinner

Why not opt for a complete Skyline evening, and enjoy a sumptuous dinner with breath-taking views followed by a dazzling cultural performance at the Skyline Restaurant.

Adult Price: $124.00

9 Hole Round of Golf at Arrowtown Golf Course with Remarkable Golf Tours

Queenstown has become New Zealand’s premier destination for golfers, offering some of the most spectacular courses in the world. With a mix of easy and challenging courses, take the chance to play a 9-hole round at one of the most scenic courses in the world – The Arrowtown Golf Club, bursting with history and character. Your package includes course transfers with hotel pick-ups, green fees, cart hire and executive club hire.

Adult Price: $169.00

Day 11

Day 12

Queenstown - Franz Josef Day 12 - Queenstown - Franz Josef

Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. Later, enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka and travel over the Haast Pass to view amazing Thunder Creek Falls. Then it's on to Franz Josef Glacier.

Hotel

Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 12

Day 13

Franz Josef - Punakaiki Day 13 - Franz Josef - Punakaiki

There's time to explore Franz Josef Glacier. Later, take a walk among rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration with a Local Specialist. Later, travel to Punakaiki for a night in your eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront.

Hotel

Punakaiki Resort Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

Punakaiki Resort Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

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.

Adult Price: $109.00

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.

Adult Price: $450.00

West Coast Wildlife Centre

The West Coast Wildlife Centre, New Zealand, is a brand new all-weather attraction located in the centre of Franz Josef. It is the official home to the incubation and captive rearing programme for New Zealand’s rarest Kiwi – the Rowi and Haast tokoeka. The forest and bush around the West Coast are largely dense and untouched and the undergrowth is teeming with incredible wildlife – much of which is rarely seen as it is often only active at night.

Adult Price: $35.00

Day 13

Day 14

Punakaiki - Christchurch Day 14 - Punakaiki - Christchurch

At Arthur's Pass board the TranzAlpine train to journey through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Celebrate your trip this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director.

Hotel

Novotel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Novotel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 14

Day 15

Depart Christchurch Day 15 - Depart Christchurch

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

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Day 15

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    on the Tasman Sea coast.

  • Be My Guest
    at a barbecue lunch with your hosts Angie and Stan, on their 600 acre farm on the Canterbury Plains.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, and learn about the traditions of the Maori.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    with a jade (greenstone) carver and an expert guide in the Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch.

    • Cruise on Cook Strait, Lake Wakatipu, Milford Sound.

    • View fur seals up-close at Ohau Point and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train.

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Dining

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    • 1 Be My Guest afternoon tea.


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    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage, local tips and charges

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

    • All hotel charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Love... Travel

"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 39 Reviews

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    Service rating : The trip was great. The only bad part was our 8 hr layover in Houston after flying in from Tampa before our long trip to Auckland.Product : For the most part everything was great. Some of the hotel food wasn't the greatest. Our tour guide and bus driver were awesome.

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    Service rating : The as Kings was actually the deserving company. Actually they gave us more value than we had expected based on Trafalgar information.Product : Farmstay awful -- our location needs to be eliminated. The included side trips made the trip memorable. We thought we had to pay for

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    Service rating : I was impressed with the improved amount of included features.Product : I purchased only what I could fly with.

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    This was an informative tour and comprehensive tour of both islands. We had a great tour director (Val), and a phenomenal coach driver (Rob). Although we had a full coach, each went out of his way to see that everyone enjoyed themselves and had activities to enjoy for their various fitness

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    Service rating : Trafalgar does a very nice job of serving and taking good care of their travelers. We had a very good group of people who were respectful of one another, so everyone was on time every time, and that appreciation was shared by everyone, including our Trafalgar hosts. Our guide,

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