This non-exclusive group tour offers a
comprehensive tour of New Zealand,
taking in highlights across the length
and breadth of the country, from thermal
pools and Maori culture in North Island
to dramatic fiord cruises and rainforest
walks in South Island.
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On arrival in Auckland, you will be met and
transferred to The Langham for 1 night. In the
evening, join the rest of the group for a welcome
Morning tour of Auckland’s city sights before
travelling south towards Rotorua. En route, visit
the glow-worm caves at Waitomo. On arrival
in Rotorua, there will be a short orientation
tour before an evening Maori hangi feast and
concert. Stay 2 nights at the Millennium Hotel
Rotorua. (B, D)
Choose from a selection of included tours:
discover Maori culture at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal
Wonderland, visit the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow
Springs Nature Park, or relax in a thermal pool or
with a facial at the Polynesian Spa. (B)
Travel south to New Zealand’s capital city,
Wellington. En route, drive along the shores
of Lake Taupo, pass Tongariro National Park
and discover the dairy farms of Manawatu. On
arrival, enjoy a short sightseeing tour of the city
before transferring to the James Cook Grand
Chancellor for 1 night. (B, D)
Morning at leisure to explore Wellington before
a visit to Te Papa, the National Museum of
New Zealand. In the afternoon, board the
Interislander ferry for a scenic cruise to South
Island. On arrival, take a panoramic city tour of
Blenheim before transferring to the Scenic Hotel
Marlborough for 1 night. Tonight, dinner will be
accompanied by wines of the region which have
been paired with the meal. (B, D)
Morning drive south to Christchurch, visiting
the whale-watching town of Kaikoura en route,
where there will be time to join an optional
whale-watching cruise. On arrival, transfer to the
Novotel Hotel Christchurch for 1 night. (B)
In the morning, travel to a working farm for a
barbecue lunch before travelling south to Twizel.
En route, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd
at Lake Tekapo and see the spectacular
Mount Cook National Park. Stay overnight at
MacKenzie Country Inn. (B, L, D)
Travel from Twizel to Dunedin, passing the
Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore
dam. On arrival in Dunedin, there will be a short
orientation tour before spending the remainder
of the afternoon at leisure. Stay overnight at the
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. (B, D)
In the morning, choose from a selection of
included tours such as a visit to New Zealand’s
only castle, Larnach Castle, a ride on the
historic Taieri Gorge Railway, and a wildlife
cruise. In the afternoon, travel to the lakeside
town of Te Anau. Stay overnight at the
Distinction Hotel. (B, D)
In the morning, travel to Milford Sound and join
a nature cruise on Milford Sound. Continue to
Queenstown for an orientation tour. Stay
2 nights at the Millennium Hotel. (B)
Choose from a selection of included excursions:
a wine tour, 9 holes of golf, a spa treatment or a 4x4 excursion through Skippers Canyon. Evening
cruise across Lake Wakatipu for dinner at Walter
Peak Station with an after-dinner farm show
providing an insight into country farm life. (B, D)
In the morning, travel to Franz Josef, home
to the world’s most accessible glacier. Pass
spectacular scenery and stop at the historic
gold-mining settlement of Arrowtown and for a
short rainforest walk en route. Stay overnight at
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef. (B, D)
This morning enjoy an exhilarating adventure
among the temperate rainforest on the West
Coast Treetop Walk. Travel north to Punakaiki,
home of the Pancake Rocks and blowhole.
Overnight at Punakaiki Resort. (B, D)
Morning at leisure before travelling to Arthur’s
Pass, where you will join the TranzAlpine train
for a spectacular journey across the dramatic
Southern Alps to Christchurch, considered one
of the most spectacular rail journeys in the
world. On arrival, transfer to the Novotel Hotel
Christchurch for 1 night. (B, 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.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
This tour is based in 4-star
International and internal flights are
not included with this itinerary. For flight options
and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings
The tour operates with a maximum
group size of 46 people. 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 2017. For
more information and prices please contact one
of our tour consultants.
The Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas is located on the lakefront in the village of Te Anau, beside New Zealand’s second largest lake. The property has 112 rooms and suites, each with views of either the gardens or lake. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool (for use in summer months), spa and...
The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is located in the centre of Wellington, a short distance from the Cable Car, Parliament, Lambton Quay's shopping district and nearby to Te Papa & Westpac Stadium. The hotel is renowned for being one of the premier hotels in the city with elegant and comfortable guestrooms and suites.
Features: 268 rooms & suites, 2 restaurants, bar, spa & fitness room, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, shower & bath, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.
Please note: Work will commence to replace all seven lifts from the beginning of July 2017 through to mid-2018. The schedule has allowed at least one working elevator for each hotel wing for the duration so all floors will still be accessible by guests. However, please note that some delays may be expected during peak times.
From July to late November 2017,...
The MacKenzie Country Inn is a 3-star property located within walking distance of the centre of the small town of Twizel. The hotel has 108 rooms each with a private balcony and mountain views. Facilities include a restaurant and car...
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...
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...
The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is located on the edge of the village and Westland World Heritage Park. The hotel comprises three separate wings, each with its own atmosphere and offering alpine views. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and four spa...
The Scenic Hotel Marlborough is a contemporary and stylish property centrally located in the small town of Blenheim. The 54 rooms have modern amenities and air conditioning, and hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, spa, restaurant and a...
Located in the heart of Dunedin, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is a landmark property made up of four buildings. There are 178 rooms and suites each with modern decor and amenities. Facilities include a gym, complimentary parking, two restaurants, a cafe and a...
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.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
NZX2018: 14 Nights
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Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is poised between two large harbours...
Blenheim is situated in the heart of wine-growing Marlborough. It is one of...
The South Island’s largest city, Christchurch is an entertaining mixture of refined lifestyle and cultural excitement. The tranquil...
Dunedin was founded by settlers from the Presbyterian Church of Scotland in...
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...