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    Highlights of New Zealand
    16 days | 15 nights
    From $5,124* pp
    Free return flights to New Zealand^
    Experience all the iconic attractions and sightseeing of New Zealand by modern coach. This tour includes two night stays in Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua and the Bay of Islands and is fully inclusive.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Return airfares departing Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and the Gold Coast, or $300 off¹
    • 15 nights hotel accommodation
    • 29 meals with breakfast daily and 3 speciality dinners
    • Transportation in a modern coach with  panoramic windows
    • 4 cruises including Milford Sound and Hole in the Rock Cruise in the Bay of Islands
    • Professional coach captain and tour guide
    • City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland
    • World-renowned TranzAlpine Rail Journey
    • Sightseeing and attractions
    • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Receive a 400-page New Zealand travel guide
    • Modern coach travel with two door access and panoramic windows
    • Milford Sound Cruise and lunch, Dolphin, Hole in the Rock Cruise in the Bay of Islands, TranzAlphine Rail Journey, Larnach Castle
    • 3 speciality dinners including a traditional Maori Hangi and Concert and Devonshire tea at Larnach Castle

    New Zealand tour from:

    • $5,424*pp departing Adelaide – save $300* pp
    • $5,664*pp departing Perth – save $300*pp
    Valid for travel
    6, 9, 13 Apr; 7, 14, 18 and 27 Oct; 3, 8, 13, 18 Nov 2019 and 8, 18 Jan; 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 19 and 23 Feb; 2, 4, 7, 11, 16, 22, 24, 26 Mar; 6, 8, 14 Apr 2020 departures, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    31 Mar 2019 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Arrive in Christchurch

    On arrival into Christchurch, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel.

    Hotel Heartland Hotel Cotswold or similar

    Day 2

    Christchurch - Omarama

    After an introductory city sights tour depart Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before travelling to Omarama.

    Hotel Heritage Gateway Hotel

    Day 3

    Omarama - Dunedin

    Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city sights tour followed by some free time. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift.

    Hotel Mercure Leisure Lodge

    Day 4

    Dunedin - Te Anau

    This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).

    Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Room)

    Day 5

    Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown

    Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year-round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

    Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (2 nights)

    Day 6


    Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain and Tour Guide are available to assist with the many sightseeing options available, including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner which the chef will prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing-along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.

    Day 7

    Queenstown - Arrowtown - Fox Glacier

    Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the township of Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

    Hotel Heartland Hotel Glacier Country or Similar

    Day 8

    Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch

    Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival, your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

    Hotel Quality Hotel Elms

    Day 9

    Christchurch - Picton - Wellington

    Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you will board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington.

    Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights)

    Day 10


    A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

    Day 11

    Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua

    Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

    Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

    Day 12


    Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

    Day 13

    Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands

    This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

    Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights)

    Day 14

    Bay of Islands

    This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).

    Day 15

    Bay of Islands - Auckland

    Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening enjoy a final dinner with your new found friends.

    Hotel Rydges Auckland

    Day 16

    Depart Auckland

    Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person, twin share, tour only, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Offer valid on new booking only. ^Fly Free: Valid on selected departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast and includes prepaid taxes (subject to change). Flights are with Air New Zealand in economy class (the Works Fare), on direct Trans-Tasman services only, booked up to W class (subject to flight schedules and availability). ¹If you are departing from other cities or do not require flights, the free flights aren’t included and you receive a monetary discount of $300 per person off the land only price. Receive a 400-page New Zealand travel guide per household. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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