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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Saving up to £495 on specific departures when booked by 31 Dec 18
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. Stay 2 nights
at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua. On arrival in
Rotorua, there will be a short orientation tour
before an evening Maori hangi feast (food cooked
using hot stones) and concert*. (B, D)
*From 1 Oct 2018 to 30 Sep 2019,
the Maori evening will be on day 3 instead of day 2.
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.
Enjoy an exclusive after-hours guided tour of
Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Stay at James
Cook Grand Chancellor for 1 night. (B, D)
*From 1 October 2018 to 30 Sep 2019, a Highlight Dinner will also take place at the museum.
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 whale watching
cruise. On arrival, transfer to the Novotel
Hotel Christchurch* for 1 night. (B)
*From 1 Oct 2018 to 30 Sep 2019, you will stay at the Distinction Hotel.
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 scenic
cruise*. Continue to Queenstown for an orientation
tour. Stay 2 nights at the Millennium Hotel. (B)
*From 1 Oct 2018 to 30 Sep 2019, the
scenic cruise will be replaced by a nature cruise.
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 1 October 2018. For
more information and prices please contact one
of our tour consultants.
Save 10% if you book by 31 Jan 2018
Save 7.5% if you book by 28 Apr 2018
Save 5% if you book by 30 Jun 2018
*Note that these are valid for bookings travelling
from Apr 2018.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
NZX2018: 14 Nights
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