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 Cordis Hotel for 1 night. Evening
welcome dinner with the rest of the group. (D)
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 (food cooked
using hot stones) and concert. Stay 2 nights at the
Millennium Hotel Rotorua. (B, D)
Choose from a selection of included tours: unwind
at the Polynesian Spa, visit Te Puia and explore the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, take a tour of
the Hobbiton movie set or explore Rotorua and its
three lakes in an amphibious second world war-era
‘Duck’. Tonight you have the option of staying at
your hotel or with a nearby Kiwi family. (B)
Travel south to New Zealand’s capital city,
Wellington. En route, drive along the shores of
Lake Taupo and pass Tongariro National Park. On
arrival, enjoy a 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 Chateau 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 whalewatching
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, a wildlife cruise or a tour of
Speight’s Brewery. In the afternoon, travel to the
lakeside town of Te Anau. Stay overnight at the
Distinction Hotel. (B, D)
Morning drive to Milford Sound and join a nature
cruise. Continue to Queenstown for an orientation
tour. Stay 2 nights at the Millennium Hotel. (B)
Choose from a selection of included excursions:
ride the Shotover Jet, take a gondola to Bob’s Peak
for thrilling luge rides, take a 4x4 minibus tour
through spectacular Skippers Canyon, visit Kiwi
Birdlife Park or journey deep into the mountains
to Mount Nicholas High Country Farm for lunch.
Evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu 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. En route, pass
spectacular scenery, stop at the historic goldmining
settlement of Arrowtown and take a short
rainforest walk. 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,
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. Afternoon transfer to
Christchurch airport to fly home or continue your
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
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 one
of our tour consultants.
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The boutique Chateau Marlborough offers 4-star accommodation just a short walk from the centre of Blenheim town. The property has 40 rooms, all with air conditioning and modern amenities. Facilities include car parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a...
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...
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.
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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...