Fully Escorted Coach Tours

14 Day New Zealand Marvel

Join AAT Kings guided tour & experience the “best” of New Zealand. Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Wellington, Rotorua & Auckland. – Tour code LCCA

Pricing:

First Class Price : From $3750.00

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Welcome to Christchurch

On arrival in Christchurch you’ll be transferred to your hotel. You have today at leisure before a welcome reception and dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

 

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch

 

Included Meals: Dinner

DAY 2 - Christchurch – Franz Josef

This morning you’ll board the TranzAlpine, one of the top 6 train journeys in the world. This spectacular railway takes you across the Canterbury Plains and through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Later, visit Hokitika home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit to see local artists at work. Next stop is Franz Josef Glacier – a rare, still advancing glacier (optional scenic Franz Josef Glacier flight available)

 

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 - Franz Josef

Travel through the Haast Pass. See Thunder Creek Falls, take a rainforest walk and then it’s a trio of lakes – Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan. Next up try sumptuous stone fruit at a Cromwell orchard. Later, you’ll visit historic gold mining Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. On arrival in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure-capital, you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour.

DAY 4 - Queenstown ‘Free Time’

Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day. From wine tours to jet boat rides and white water rafting, Queenstown will surprise and exhilarate. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue ‘highlight dinner’ at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. Why not join in a sing-a-long on your cruise back to Queenstown.

Hotel: Mercure Queenstown Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast. Day 4: Breakfast and Highlight Dinner

DAY 5 - Queenstown – Te Anau

Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll be awe-struck by the great sights of Fiordland National Park on your journey to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you’ll take a spectacular cruise on this natural wonder. En route you’ll have abundant photo opportunities at the Chasm, Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Return to lakeside Te Anau, where you have the option to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves.

 

Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 6 - Te Anau – Dunedin

Cross sheep-filled farming land to Dunedin for a city tour. With ‘Free Time’ this afternoon, consider a wildlife cruise to see the Penguins and Royal Albatross, a visit the Cadbury Factory or ride the Taieri Gorge Railway.

 

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 7 - Dunedin – Omaram

You have the opportunity to visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Travel through Oamaru, famous for its limestone buildings, passing the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and the Benmore Dam on your way to Omarama.

 

Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel

 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 8 - Omarama – Christchurch

Soak up the scenery of Mt. Cook National Park (optional scenic flight available). See Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and travel across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch to explore the rebuild of this fascinating city.

 

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch

 

Included Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9 Christchurch – Picton

Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast to Kaikoura, famous for its whales (optional whale watching flight is available). Get up close and personal with some New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point. Pass the Grassmere Salt Works then travel to the pretty seaside fishing village of Picton for an orientation tour.

 

Hotel: Picton Beachcomber Inn

 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 10 - Picton – Wellington

Cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington for a city tour before ‘Free Time’ and then you’ll visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where you’ll have time to explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage.

 

Hotel: Travelodge Wellington

 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 11 - Wellington – Rotorua

Travel along the Kapiti Coast, past the dairy farms of Manawatu to Tongariro National Park and discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu. Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. View Huka Falls and pass the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.

 Tonight enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert and gain an insight into Maori culture.

DAY 12 - Rotorua Sights

Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a sample of farm life where you’ll gain an exciting and informative insight into agriculture in New Zealand. See the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feeding of lambs and an exciting sheep auction.

 

Then enjoy an afternoon of ‘Free Time’ – perhaps visit Rainbow Springs, abundant with Rainbow Trout and native fauna including the kiwi, or Te Puia, where a local Maori will guide you through the geothermal valley with its mud pools and geysers.

 

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Hotel: Ibis Rotorua Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 11: Breakfast and Highlight Dinner. Day 12: Breakfast

DAY 13 - Rotorua – Auckland

This morning travel through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves. See the amazing underground Glow Worm Grotto by boat and walk through the limestone caves. Later you’ll follow the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, into Auckland. Enjoy views from Mt. Eden before continuing to your hotel. This evening celebrate your vacation at a dinner with your Tour Director.

 

Hotel: Mercure Auckland

 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 14 - Farewell from Auckland

Your Holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Highlights

  • Tour through Christchurch to witness the incredible rebuild of the city
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Visit a green stone factory and watch the jade artists at work
  • See awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier
  • Travel through the magnificent rainforest of Haast Pass
  • Taste Central Otago’s famous stone fruit at an orchard
  • Visit the old gold mining village of Arrowtown
  • Let loose in the adventure capital Queenstown
  • Sail across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak for a unique ‘highlight dinner’
  • Travel past ancient glaciers, spectacular mountains and magical rainforest en route to Milford Sound
  • Cruise on mystical Milford Sound
  • Visit Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo
  • Marvel at Fur Seals at Ohau Point and Whales at Kaikoura
  • Cruise through Waitomo’s famous Glow Worm Grotto
  • Feast on a Maori Hangi at a unique dinner experience with the Tamaki family
  • Discover the arts and traditions of New Zealand’s Maori culture

Inclusions

  • Experienced Tour Director and Driver Guide
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers

Guaranteed Departures

5, 12 December 16

 

 9, 30 January 17

 

 6, 13, 27 February 17

 

 13 March 17

 

$3750.00pp – Twin Share

 

 

16, 30 October 17

13 November 17

11, 18 December 17

 

$3850.00pp – Twin Share

• All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking.
• For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Conditions page.

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