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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 Stamford Plaza Auckland for 2
nights. This evening, join the rest of the group
for a welcome dinner. (D)
Morning tour of Auckland’s city sights including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct
Travel through the King Country region and,
upon arrival in Rotorua, take a short orientation
tour followed by a visit to Rainbow Springs
Nature Park, where you may spot the kiwi bird.
This evening experience a Maori hangi feast
(food cooked over hot stones) and concert.
Stay overnight at the Millennium Hotel. (B, D)
Fly to Queenstown today and stay at the
Millennium Hotel for 3 nights. (B)
Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along
the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau
and its lake, the largest in the 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; choose
from a range of optional excursions including
a ride on the exhilarating Shotover Jet, or a
cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS
Earnslaw including a barbecue lunch at the
Colonel's Homestead. This evening join your
travel director for dinner at The Boatshed, with
spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the
Remarkables mountain range. (B, D)
Journey through Central Otago on the way
to Franz Josef, making stops at the historic
mining village of Arrowtown and the town
of Cromwell. Pass the lakes of Wanaka and
Hawea before finishing at Franz Josef with
an overnight stay at the Te Waonui Forest
Retreat. (B, D)
This morning take a tour of the city followed
by tea at the home of Tim and Isabelle Weston,
owners of Britten Stables. This evening there
will be a farewell dinner. (B, D)
Morning or 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, please contact your
Cox & Kings travel consultant.
Please note that
this tour is operated by AAT Kings on a nonexclusive 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 1 October
2020. For more information and prices, please
contact your Cox & Kings travel consultant.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CNZ2020: 9 Nights
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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...