This non-exclusive group tour takes in the enormous variety of scenery across New Zealand, from Auckland’s sparkling harbour to Rotorua’s geothermal activity, across to the rugged beauty of the west coast and the serenity of Milford Sound. Along the way, meet with friendly locals passionate about their culture and lifestyles.
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On arrival in Auckland, you will be met and transferred to The Langham for 2 nights. In the evening, join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner. (D)
Morning tour of Auckland’s city sights before a cruise around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, the best way to see the ‘City of Sails’. (B)
Morning guided tour of the Glowworm Grotto by boat then enjoy a country lunch at Waikato Farm. Continue to Rotorua. This evening experience a Maori hangi feast (food cooked over hot stones) and concert. Stay overnight at the Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. (B, L, D)
Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park this morning where you may spot the kiwi bird. Visit Te Puia thermal reserve and see the stunning geysers. This afternoon, fly to Christchurch and stay 1 night at the Novotel Christchurch. (B)
Journey across the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass on the spectacular TranzAlpine train. Visit Hokitika, home to the native greenstone (jade) for a jewellery demonstration. Continue to Franz Josef glacier. Stay overnight at the Te Waonui Forest Retreat. (B, D)
Drive over the Haast Pass, passing lakes Wanaka and Hawea, the town of Cromwell and the historic mining village of Arrowtown. Continue to Queenstown for an orientation tour. This evening join your travel director for dinner at The Boatshed with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. Stay at the Millennium Hotel, Queenstown for 3 nights. (B, D)
Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake, the largest in South Island. Travel through Fiordland National Park, a world heritage area of glaciers and mountain ranges. Continue to Milford Sound with photo opportunities at scenic sights en route. Join a lunch cruise on Milford Sound before returning to Queenstown this evening. (B, L)
Day at leisure to explore Queenstown: optional excursions include a ride on the exhilarating Shotover Jet, a 4x4 excursion through Skippers Canyon or a wine tour of Gibbston Valley Winery. (B)
Spend some time in the awe-inspiring Mount Cook National Park before continuing to lakes Pukaki and Tekapo where you will stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Barbecue lunch at Morelea Farm where you will gain an insight into farm life. Travel to Christchurch via the Canterbury Plains and stay at the Novotel, Christchurch for 1 night. Evening farewell dinner with your group and travel director. (B, L, D)
Morning at leisure before an afternoon transfer to Christchurch airport to fly home or continue your holiday. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Please note that this tour is operated by AAT Kings on a non-exclusive basis. Therefore other passengers may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
Please note the itinerary is provisional and subject to change. Itinerary and departure dates may change from 1st October 2018. For more information and prices, please contact your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3930 5042 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The 4-star Millennium Hotel Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown close to the central shopping and entertainment area. The hotel has 220 rooms, each elegantly decorated with modern furnishings including a minibar, air conditioning, safe, and tea and coffee making facilities. Other hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym, sauna and...
The Millennium Hotel Rotorua is located on Lake Rotorua, near to the thermal pools at Polynesian Spa. The 227 rooms all have modern decor and amenities. Facilities include a bar, a gym, swimming pool,sauna and two restaurants (one of these is not open during winter...
Located on Cathedral Square at the centre of Christchurch, the Novotel Christchurch is a modern 4-star property. The hotel has 154 spacious rooms each with modern amenities. Facilities include a fitness centre, restaurant and bar.
The Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is located in the city centre, which as a result of the February 2011 earthquake is both a demolition and a construction zone. It is possible that the surrounding area will be noisy, dusty and for some it may even be distressing...
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a 5 star hotel
located amongst the native west coast rainforest
at Franz Josef. Designed to be sensitive to the
surrounding environment, guests at the property
are encircled by rainforest and accommodated
in natural and sustainable luxury. The retreat has
100 rooms, a restaurant and...
Situated in the heart of this vibrant city, The Langham Hotel Auckland is a luxurious hotel within walking distance of Auckland's spectacular waterfront, nearby fashion houses and tourist attractions. With a welcoming atmosphere the hotel has 410 comfortable rooms, with stylish décor and elegant furnishings. Guests have full access to the health club with heated rooftop pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Barolo restaurant offers a selection of Italian cuisine, complemented by an extensive wine list. At the end of the day relax and unwind in the Winery, where a wide selection of drinks can be...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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CNZ2018: 9 Nights
Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is poised between two large harbours...
The South Island’s largest city, Christchurch is an entertaining mixture of refined lifestyle and cultural excitement. The tranquil...
Rotorua Located on North Island's volcanic plateau, the town of Rotorua is the...
The village is the gateway to the Franz Josef Glacier. This glacier was first documented by Abel Tasman in 1642...
The resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited...