This non-exclusive escorted group tour
with MoaTrek ventures off the beaten
track to offer a truly unique experience
of New Zealand. Travel in spacious,
comfortable coaches with up to 18
people, accompanied by knowledgeable
and friendly local guides who share
insights into their country and its culture
and introduce you to the locals.
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Arrive in Auckland and transfer to the Sebel Suites
for 1 night. (N)
Morning departure to Hokianga in the Northland
region. Afternoon Maori guided walk into the
Waipoua forest, home to ancient kauri trees.
Stay overnight at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort
Hokianga. (B, D)
Morning cruise in Hokianga harbour, a significant
and spiritual place for the Maori. In the afternoon,
travel to the east coast visiting Kerikeri en route and
the historic Waitangi Treaty House, the site where
Maori chiefs signed a treaty with Queen Victoria’s
representatives in 1840, giving birth to the nation.
Stay 2 nights at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of
Islands in Paihia. (B)
Morning dolphin cruise in the spectacular Bay of
Islands or visit the Hole in the Rock. If dolphins are
found, there may be an opportunity to swim with
them (subject to weather conditions) or watch
from the boat. Afternoon visit to Russell, New
Zealand’s first capital. (B)
Visit the ancient Kawiti glow-worm caves, then on
to Auckland and overnight at the Sebel Suites. (B)
Travel south-east to Rotorua through Waikato’s
farmlands and discover the area’s gold-mining past while strolling along the Ohinemuri river.
Afternoon cruise by catamaran on Lake Rotoiti to
visit otherwise inaccessible hot pools. Stay 2 nights
at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside. (B)
Morning at leisure to explore Rotorua; a visit to
the Rotorua museum is recommended. In the
afternoon visit the beautiful Lake Tarawera and
the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park.
Enjoy a private lunch at the Buried Village Rotorua.
See the thermal bubbling mud pools at Wai-OTapu,
then drive to Tongariro via Huka Falls. On
arrival in Tongariro you may like to take a walk
in Tongariro National Park for some magnificent
views over the area’s active volcanoes. Stay
overnight at Chateau Tongariro Hotel. (B)
Drive to the seaside town of Napier for a guided
walking tour of the town’s art deco architecture.
Afternoon drive to Havelock North. Stay overnight
at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania. (B)
Pass through small farming towns and stop at the
historic Greytown with its antique and craft shops.
Continue to New Zealand’s capital and take a city
tour including views over the harbour from Mount
Victoria. Overnight at the Bolton Hotel. (B)
Morning ferry crossing of the Cook Strait and the
beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound to South Island.
On arrival, drive into the Marlborough wine region
for a wine-tasting at Forrest Estate vineyard,
including the area’s famous sauvignon blanc, and
a private light lunch. Continue on to Nelson Lakes
National Park and Nelson, where you will stay
2 nights at Century Park Motor Lodge. (B)
Explore the Abel Tasman National Park with a
choice of a full-day scenic cruise or a shorter
cruise with a coastal walk. New Zealand’s smallest
national park protects 23,000 hectares of coastline
with offshore islands, sandy beaches, estuaries and
sheltered bays home to abundant wildlife including
seals and dolphins. (B)
Drive south along the rugged east coast to
Kaikoura, with the Pacific Ocean to one side and
the Kaikoura ranges to the other. Optional tours
include whale watching by boat, and fixed wing
plane or helicopter flights. Stay overnight at The
White Morph. (B)
Travel south to Aoraki / Mount Cook Village. En
route, visit a homestead for lunch and the Church
of the Good Shepherd beside Lake Tekapo. Stay
overnight at the Hermitage Hotel. (B, L)
Morning at leisure. Join an optional walk through
the valleys around Mount Cook or a cruise on a
glacial lake (payable locally) . Then travel through
alpine scenery to Queenstown. On arrival, board
the Skyline Gondola for a scenic view of the town.
Stay 3 nights at the Scenic Suites Queenstown. (B)
Full-day tour to the Fiordland National Park for a
relaxing cruise on the magnificent Milford Sound.
Return to Queenstown via a scenic flight over the
Southern Alps (weather permitting). Following day
at leisure. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon visit to Lake Wanaka
via the former gold-mining town of Arrowtown,
with lunch and local wine at a homestead near
Wanaka. Overnight at Edgewater Resort. (B, L)
Travel to the glacier town of Franz Josef, stopping
en route at Ship Creek for a walk along the beach
and through the rainforest. Stay 2 nights at Punga
This morning visit the isolated settlement of
Okarito (with the opportunity to cruise or kayak
on the lagoon) and the Waitangi Roto Nature
Reserve. Afternoon at leisure with optional
excursions including heli-hikes onto the glacier or
soak in hot pools fed by pure glacier water. (B)
Travel to Punakaiki via Hokitika. On arrival, visit the
Pancake Rocks and blowholes before transferring to Punakaiki Resort for 1 night. (B, D)
Travel across the Southern Alps to Christchurch,
visiting Arthur’s Pass en route (optional ride on
the TranzAlpine train at an additional cost). Stay
overnight at Chateau on the Park. The next day,
transfer to Christchurch airport for your flight
home, or continue your holiday. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from your
arrival in Auckland.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star
International flights are not included with
The tour operates with a maximum
group size of 18 passengers. Passengers may or
may not be Cox & Kings clients.
An elegant apartment-style hotel in the centre of Wellington, the Bolton Hotel is an all-suite property and Wellington's only 5-star hotel. The 142 suites each have a lounge, kitchen and views of the city. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, complimentary wireless internet access, a fully equipped gym, a restaurant, a cafe and a...
Century Park Motor Lodge is conveniently located for visits to local attractions such as the Nelson market, the Nelson Provincial Museum and Anzac Park. This small property has sound-proofed rooms and provides a great base for exploring the local area.
Features: 14 rooms, laundry, DVD library, complimentary bicycle hire, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, kitchenette, DVD player, air conditioning, safe, iPod...
Established in 1929, the Chateau Tongariro Hotel is styled after the Canadian Resort of Lake Louise, and built to accommodate visitors to the Ruapehu ski area. Many of the hotel's original features have been painstakingly restored, giving the hotel the ambience of the 1930s period of elegance and luxury. Set in Whakapapa village, in the heart of Tongariro National Park, a number of outdoor activities can be organised locally.
Features: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, cafe, fitness room, indoor plunge pool, cinema, nine-hole golf course.
Room amenities: Tea & coffee facilities, safe, hairdryer,...
Just a short drive from Paihia town centre and located on the waterfront next to the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the 4-star Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands region. The property has 180 rooms, each with an individual patio or balcony, and modern facilities. Facilities include a restaurant, cafe, bar, swimming pool, spa pool and tennis court. Complimentary transfers to and from Paihia town centre are available throughout the...
Located at the water's edge of the Hokianga Harbour in Omapere the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga is the heart of the Hokianga region. The 34 rooms all have modern décor with a kitchenette, minibar and hairdryer. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming...
Located on the shores of Lake Wanaka, just three minutes' drive from the centre of Wanaka town, Edgewater offers 4-star accommodation amid the spectacular Southern Alps. The 104 rooms all have views of the lake and alps and a balcony or patio. The property has a restaurant, cafe, bar, nine-hole putting green, two tennis courts, bike hire and a...
The Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is a modern 4-star hotel, located just steps away from Lake Rotorua. All 199 rooms have contemporary decor and individually controlled air conditioning with views of Lake Rotorua or Rotorua town. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and fitness...
Punakaiki Resort is a modern complex located just 300 metres from the famous Pancake Rocks and blowholes in Punakaiki. The hotel has 61 rooms and suites, each with a minibar, tea and coffee making equipment, ironing facilities and an en suite bathroom. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar and car...
Located in the centre of Franz Josef, just a short walk from many shops, cafes and restaurants, Punga Grove is a 3-star motel style property. Each of the 20 guestrooms has modern amenities and kitchen facilities. Additionally, the property has a guest laundry service and car...
Opposite the sea and just a short stroll from the town centre, the modern 4-star Scenic Hotel Te Pania is ideally located for exploring Napier on foot. All 112 rooms face the sea and have modern facilities, including a hair dryer and minibar. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, complimentary wireless internet access and complimentary access to the Ocean Spa gym across the...
Located on a hill, just a short walk from the centre of Queenstown, the Scenic Suites Queenstown is a 4 star apartment style property. The 84 rooms comprise superior rooms and one bedroom suites, all of which have modern amenities and a private balcony or patio. Hotel facilities include complimentary parking, a restaurant and a...
The Chateau on the Park is located beside Hagley Park, within two hectares of landscaped gardens. The property has 192 rooms, all with air-conditioning and modern amenities. Facilities at the property include a restaurant, bar and...
Originally opened to adventurous travellers in 1884, the Hermitage Hotel has since been rebuilt, modernised and refurbished to offer a range of comfortable accommodation options in a world heritage wilderness playground. With the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park as its alpine backdrop, the onsite restaurant offers buffet meals, with each seat providing a view of New Zealand's tallest mountain.
Features: 164 rooms & 20 chalets, restaurant, cafe, lounge, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, fridge, tea & coffee...
Conveniently located on Viaduct Harbour, The Sebel Suites is a modern all-suite hotel within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions. A range of comfortable accommodation from spacious studios to one-bedroom executive suites is available, each featuring fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and balcony with marina or city views. Please note, the property does not have its own...
The 3-star The White Morph is located on the sea front Esplanade just a short walk away from the shops and restaurants of this small town. The 24 rooms have en suite bathrooms, a minibar and tea & coffee making...
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.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
KPO2017: 22 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...
Located in the Hawke's Bay wine region, Napier is a coastal town renowned for...
Located close to the Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson is a great base for the...
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...
New Zealand's capital city, Wellington is set on a magnificent harbour...
The resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited...