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Arrive into Auckland, collect your hire car and drive to SkyCity Grand Hotel for 1 night. (N)Day 2: Auckland • Rotorua
Explore Auckland’s city sights before travelling south towards Rotorua, stopping en route at the glow-worm caves at Waitomo for a guided tour and boat ride through the grotto. Continue on to Rotorua and stay 2 nights at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua. (N)Day 3: Rotorua
Choose from a selection of included tours such as a visit to Te Puia, offering Maori cultural experiences and an impressive display of geysers and boiling mud pools, explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Kiwi Encounter, or relax in a thermal pool. (N)Day 4: Wellington
Travel to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, passing Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park en route. Stay 1 night at Copthorne Hotel Wellington. We recommend visiting the National Museum Te Papa during your time in the city. (N)Day 5: Fly to Queenstown
Drive to the airport for the short flight to Queenstown*. On arrival, collect your hire car. Stay 3 nights at QT Queenstown. (N)Days 6-7: Queenstown
During your stay we recommend a visit to the old gold-mining town of Arrowtown and a trip to the Fiordland region for a cruise on Doubtful or Milford Sound. (N)Days 8-9: Franz Josef
Drive west along the rugged West Coast Road and over the Haast Pass, following the dramatic coastal road north to the small town of Franz Josef. The following day we recommend a helicopter flight over Franz Josef and Fox glaciers or a valley walk with a local glacier guide. Stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat for 2 nights. (B)Days 10-11: Greymouth • Christchurch
Journey north up the rugged west coast to Greymouth, where you will return your hire car and board the TranzAlpine train for a journey through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. On arrival, transfer to The George Hotel for 2 nights, with the following day at leisure to explore the city. (N)Day 12: Fly to Rarotonga (Cook Islands)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Rarotonga, then transfer to the Manuia Beach Resort for 3 nights, where you will receive a warm ‘ei welcome. (N)Days 13-14: Rarotonga
Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour by 4×4 vehicle into the green rugged interior of the island for an insight into its history and culture. The following day is at leisure with the opportunity to relax or explore the island further. (N)Day 15: Aitutaki
Fly to the island of Aitutaki. On arrival, transfer to the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa for 3 nights. (N)Day 16: Aitutaki
Join a cruise on the island’s lagoon and perhaps snorkel amid the array of fish, coral and giant clams. The cruise will stop at the uninhabited One Foot Island for lunch before returning. (L)Day 17: Aitutaki
Join a 4×4 tour of Aitutaki, visiting sacred Polynesian sites (marae) and learn about the traditions of the cannibal Polynesians who inhabited the island. (N)Day 18: Fly to Rarotonga • Onward travel
Return by air to Rarotonga. Transfer to the Islander Hotel for the afternoon before a late-evening transfer to the airport for a flight to London, or continue your holiday in the South Pacific. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
Travel to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, passing Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park en route. Stay 1 night at Copthorne Hotel Wellington. We recommend visiting the National Museum Te Papa during your time in the city. (N)Flights
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please contact your Cox & Kings travel consultant.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Tailor-made travel:
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.
Offering warm, personalised service, The George is a boutique hotel located beside the beautiful Hagley Park and Avon river. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The George offers chic and spacious rooms and suites, all comfortably furnished and elegantly decorated. The hotel's two restaurants serve award-winning cuisine with seasonal menus. Features: 53 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, coffee shop, sitting room. Room amenities: Television, minibar, bathrobes, hairdryer, coffee & tea facilities.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a five-star hotel located amongst the native West Coast rainforest at Franz Josef. Designed to be sensitive to the surrounding environment, guests at the property will find themselves encircled by rainforest and accommodated in natural and sustainable luxury. The retreat has 100 guest rooms, complimentary parking, a restaurant and a bar.
The SKYCITY Grand Hotel is situated two blocks from Queen Street, directly across the road from SKYCITY's Auckland entertainment complex, which incorporates a selection of restaurants and bars as well as a theatre. Rooms are spacious and well appointed, some with views over Waitemata Harbour. The hotel's East Day Spa offers a blend of eastern healing traditions with modern western spa and beauty treatments. Features: 312 rooms, 20 bars & restaurants, swimming pool, sauna, spa. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar.
The QT Queenstown offers breathtaking views over the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wakatipu and the magnificent peaks of the Southern Alps. The lakeside resort provides luxury accommodation in its stunning boutique rooms with contemporary decor. The hotel's bar and restaurant overlook Lake Wakatipu and spectacular Remarkables mountain range. Features: 69 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna, parking. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, minibar, hairdryer.
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 months),
Nestled on the beach on Rarotonga, Manuia Beach Resort provides a place to relax on white sandy beaches with swaying coconut palms. The property has an infinity pool and a restaurant serving Polynesian inspired meals. There are several bars at the resort in which to enjoy a drink, whether by the pool, on the beach or in the lounge area.<strong>Features:</strong> 24 rooms, cafe, 3 bars, library, restaurant, outdoor pool.<br><strong>Room amenities:</strong> Television, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes, coffee/tea facilities, sitting area.
Located on Wellington's Oriental Parade, with many of the hotel rooms overlooking the spectacular inner harbour, the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is within walking distance of many of the city's finest restaurants and tourist attractions. The 118 rooms have modern decor and amenities. Facilities at the property include a restaurant, cocktail bar and an indoor swimming pool.
The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is a luxurious hideaway located on its own private island on one of the world's most beautiful lagoons, linked by a causeway to the main island. The resort offers suite and bungalow style accommodation with garden or lagoon views, and overwater bungalows with direct access to the lagoon. Palm trees and local frangipani trees surround the bungalows, and there is also an exceptional restaurant and cocktail bar, a beachside restaurant, a tranquil spa and swimming pool.
Low season from £3,945 per person
High season from £4,345 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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