14 Day New Zealand Vista

AAT Kings Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch

Read 10 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings's 14 Day New Zealand Vista. See New Zealand's vistas on a 14 day Best Buys Guided Holiday. Discover Auckland on a city sights tour then travel onto Waitomo Caves to tour the unique Glow Worm Grotto before ending the...read more
Overview
Operator: AAT Kings
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Best Buys
Max Group Size: 49
Duration: 14 Days
From: Auckland to Christchurch
Tour Code: LAAC
Visits: New Zealand
Our Price From:
$ 4,014
Per Person ($NZ)
Save This Month:
$ 505
Per Person ($NZ)
Day By Day
Expand All
1
Arrive Auckland
Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand's City of Sails. Flights can arrive any time prior to 4.00pm and you will be transferred from the airport to your Auckland hotel. After you check-in, you can head out and explore Auckland. Take a walk down Queen Street, to the main shopping precinct or catch a 50 cent bus (leaves from outside the hotel) down to the Viaduct Harbour and the Auckland Waterfront region. This recently developed area of central Auckland has cafes and restaurants galore. Take a seat in the sunshine, enjoy a glass of one of New Zealand's famous Sauvignon Blancs and watch the maritime activity on Waitemata Harbour.

This evening, meet your fellow passengers and your AAT Kings Travel Director at a Welcome Reception and dinner at your hotel. Stay: VR Queen Street, Auckland (D)
2
Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua
A city sights tour will start your morning in Auckland. Travel around the waterfront from central city out to Mission Bay. Prepare your camera for the stop at Bastion Point and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, as you will get stunning shots of Auckland, the North Shore and the Waitemata Harbour. After leaving Auckland you will follow the meandering trail of the Waikato River to Waitomo Caves. Tour the amazing limestone caverns and sail through the still waters of the sparkling Glow Worm Grotto.

From Waitomo to Rotorua you will venture through the King Country region which was at the centre of the New Zealand Wars in the 1860s. On arrival in Rotorua an orientation tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua. Stay Two Nights: Hotel Ibis, Rotorua (B).
3
Rotorua Sightseeing
Today is your chance to experience the scenic wonders of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. This morning you will head to the Agrodome Sheep Show, a hilarious, interactive way to gain an insight into New Zealand's biggest industry – agriculture. After the Agrodome, you may wish to travel back to Rotorua town ship and relax lakeside, or you may prefer to choose from one of the varied Optional Experiences on offer.

Perhaps take a scenic flight out over Lake Rotorua for a bird's eye view of the region. You may even want to stop at the top of Mt Tarawera, the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand's living memory! Explore Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, and take a 'behind the scenes' tour through the working kiwi nursery and hatchery. Visit Te Puia and join a guided tour through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, home to famous Pohutu Geyser and the bubbling beauty of the mud pools. Later, why not spend a little more time experiencing the thermal wonders, with a soak in the hot mineral waters of the Polynesian Spas? Your AAT Kings Travel Director will assist you in booking all of your chosen optional experiences.

Tonight an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at the Tamaki Family Marae. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a concert featuring local performers. Experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way. (B/HD)
4
Rotorua - Wellington
Say Haere Ra (goodbye) to Rotorua this morning and journey out through pine forests and farmland to a little hidden spot, the turquoise torrent of rapids known as Huka Falls. The road ahead unfolds in a broad panorama of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. The stunningly blue fresh water of Lake Taupo is home to some of the best trout fishing in the world. Continue through rich farming lands into the capital city Wellington. Stay: Travelodge, Wellington (B/D)
5
Wellington & Picton
After a city sights tour of Wellington taking in New Zealand's parliament buildings, and a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, enjoy some time at leisure. Indulge in Wellington's renowned coffee culture, take a walk along Lambton Quay or join a tour out to Weta Studio in Miramar, home to the special effects wizards behind Sir Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

This afternoon, your AAT Kings crew and coach will join you on board the Interislander for a cruise across the Cook Strait, from the North Island to the South. Surprisingly it takes longer to cruise up the Tory Channel and Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton than it does to cross the open ocean of Cook Strait. You will meander through a maze of arms and inlets into the sleepy seaside village of Picton. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Beachcomber Inn, Picton (B/D)
6
Picton – Christchurch
Today we venture inland through the Wairau Valley, home to some of the Marlborough region's most well-known wineries & world-famous Sauvignon Blancs. Continue through the rugged Buller Gorge and to the Alpine village of Murchison before travelling over the Lewis Pass and Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Stay: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch (B)
7
Christchurch - Omarama
This morning you may wish to take a brief walk around the city centre and Cathedral Square before departure. See how Christchurch is rebuilding after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and pop into the Transitional Cathedral in Latimer Square, the temporary home of the Christchurch Cathedral. It is the world's only cathedral made substantially of cardboard!

Sweeping views across the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo framed by a backdrop of rugged hills and snow-capped mountains provide stunning alpine photography opportunities. You will visit the little stone-hewn Church of the Good Shepherd, and soak up the alpine scenery of Mt. Cook National Park. Your day finishes in the heart of the Mackenzie Country at Omarama. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama (B/D)
8
Omarama - Dunedin
Your day starts with a journey along the Waitaki River, and a photo stop at the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. The Waitaki River marks the boundary between the regions of Canterbury and Otago, and with its large catchment it is an ideal source of hydro-electric power. The Benmore Dam holds back New Zealand's largest artificial lake, and when the Benmore Power Station was opened in 1965 it was the largest power station in New Zealand. Even today, it is still the second largest, and generates enough electricity each year for about 298,000 average New Zealand homes.

From the Waitaki Valley you will then travel through to the township of Oamaru, with its stately tree-lined streets and its famous white limestone buildings. As well as shipping limestone to the bigger cities of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin for construction of their Town Halls and various churches, Oamaru locals made sure that their own town represented the best in limestone building the mid-late 1800's had to offer.

This afternoon you will make your way down to the Southernmost New Zealand city, Dunedin, where you'll tour the city. With the rest of your free afternoon you may wish to take part in an optional excursion to see more of the region. Take a Wildlife Cruise out to Otago Peninsula, visit the Speights Brewery – a New Zealand institution or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, Dunedin (B/D)
9
Dunedin – Te Anau
This morning you have some free time in Dunedin. You may want to visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, or journey out to the gorgeous Larnach Castle – New Zealand's only castle. Or you may just wish to roam around the beautiful grounds of New Zealand's first university, Otago University. Dunedin, also known as the Edinburgh of the Sough, has strong connections to its northern hemisphere sister city, even down to sharing many of the same street names – so take a wander down George Street, noting Dunedin's Scottish ancestry.

This afternoon travel through lush green pastures, crossing sheep-filled farming land. New Zealand is internationally known for its sheep farming, and these are sights many visitors to this country recognise as typically 'New Zealand'. You are sure to find the perfect sheep photo here! As your excursion continues, the rolling, grassy hills once again turn back into heavily forested, rugged mountains, and you meander your way up into the Fiordland National Park to the South Island's biggest lake and the town of Te Anau. This evening you have the opportunity to head out across the lake to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves for a tour (optional – at own expense). Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau (B/D)
10
Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Today is one of those days where you will want to have your camera battery charged, and ready to go. And you will probably want to have a spare battery or two on hand… just in case. After leaving Te Anau, you will journey 119km through the Fiordland National Park and out to Milford Sound on one of the most scenic roads you could hope for. Travel through native rainforests, beech forests, alluvial flats and meadows. You will stop at Mirror Lakes where, as the name suggests, you can see the stunning mountain scenery perfectly reflected in the waters of the lakes.

You are presented with one of the world's most dramatic alpine drives, down through the Cleddau Valley. You will have a stop at the Chasm, where the roaring Cleddau River has carved its way through solid rock, and then it's on to Milford Sound, where you will cruise on the waters of this natural wonder.

Your cruise meanders down the sound, taking in the Bowen and Stirling Falls as these plummet from glacial hanging valleys sharply into the sea, and the sheer pinnacle of Mitre Peak, rising from the deep waters of the fiord. From the spectacular scenes of Milford Sound, you will travel on to the beautiful sights of Queenstown. Travel along the Devil's Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown for a sightseeing tour on arrival.Stay Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown (B)
11
Queenstown
Explore exciting Queenstown your way! Why not soar through the trees on a Ziptrek Ecotour, or raft the mighty white water rapids of the Kawarau River? Take the opportunity to encounter a Queenstown legend and ride the Shotover Jet Boat or venture out onto the Dart River for a longer jet safari. If laid-back and relaxed is more your idea of fun then join a Queenstown Original Wine Tour and sample some of Central Otago's award-winning wines, or play a round of golf at one of the spectacular alpine courses around Queenstown. Your AAT Kings Travel Director will assist you in booking all of your chosen optional experiences.

After a day of activity, sit back and enjoy a peaceful evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand's oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station. Launched in 1912, the TSS Earnslaw is the largest and grandest vessel ever to ply Lake Wakatipu. Today, the TSS Earnslaw is believed to be the only coal-fired passenger carrying vessel still operating in the southern hemisphere. Partake in a gourmet BBQ Highlight Dinner at Walter Peaks' Colonel's Homestead and then enjoy an entertaining after-dinner farm show providing a glimpse into high-country farm life. On the cruise back to Queenstown, join in a vintage sing-a-long or grab your partner for a dance across the polished wooden floors of the Earnslaw. (B/HD)
12
Queenstown – Franz Josef
This morning you will leave the alpine wonderland of Queenstown behind, and begin the passage through Central Otago and out to Westland. On the way out of the Queenstown region, you will stop and visit the faithfully restored gold mining settlement of Arrowtown. As you amble down the beautiful tree-lined avenues, past the 19th century wooden buildings, you will feel like you have stepped into a movie set.

From here you will travel over to Cromwell, situated next to the sparkling pristine waters of Lake Dunstan, where you will stop in at a local orchard for a taste of some of the town's delicious stone fruit. It is a day of gorgeous lakes, as after Dunstan, you will travel further into Central Otago and view the vivid blue waters of Lake Hawea, followed by Lake Wanaka, where the shoreline is charmingly lined by poplars and willows. Following an ancient greenstone trail, you will travel over Haast Pass, marking a change from the alpine scenery of the Southern Lakes, to the rainforest marvel of the wild West Coast. View the sheer drop of Thunder Creek Falls and the grand sight of Mt Hooker, flanked on three sides by extensive glaciers.

Our final destination for today is the extraordinary rivers of ice that make up Franz Josef Glacier. You may want to get up close and personal with the glaciers on a helicopter flight. Your flight will hover over the snow face, and may land high up in the valley so that you can walk across the ice fall – subject to weather conditions (optional – at own expense). Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing), Franz Josef (B/D)
13
Franz Joseph - Christchurch
Head off to the drift-wood strewn beaches of Hokitika. As well as being one of the few West Coast communities to embrace its coastal landscape, Hokitika struck it rich in the resources stakes. Here you will visit a pounamu factory (native greenstone or jade), for the chance to see master carvers at work creating intricate pieces of jewellery and art. Maori tradition says it is bad luck to buy pounamu for yourself, so if you fancy a trinket of your own, make sure you have someone there to purchase it for you.

From Hokitika, you will travel inland to the small settlement of Arthur's Pass. Here you will board the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch city. This spectacular train journey dates back to 1914, and is rated as one of the world's most scenic train trips. The train forges through tunnels and over viaducts with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, icy rivers, beech forests, gorges and river valleys. This evening join your AAT Kings Travel Director and Driver, and your new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch (B/FD)
14
Farewell from Christchurch
Your Holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. (B)
1
Welcome to Auckland
After settling into your hotel, you’ll have time to explore Auckland independently. This evening, a Welcome Reception is followed by dinner with your Travel Director. (D) Stay: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites
2
Auckland - Rotorua
Begin your day with a city tour, then trace the path of the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves to explore the amazing Glowworm Grotto. Travel on to Rotorua and take an orientation tour of the city, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Lake Rotorua. (B) Stay: Ibis Rotorua Hotel (2 nights)
3
Rotorua
Relax or explore Rotorua at your own pace. Perhaps visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you can observe many species of the native fauna of New Zealand, including the country’s iconic kiwi. Another option is Te Puia thermal reserve. Later, experience the multi-awarding-winning Agrodome Farm Show. Enjoy an evening of fun and laughter and gain insight into traditional Māori culture followed by a delicious Hangi Highlight Dinner at the Tamaki Māori Village. (B/D)
4
Rotorua - Wellington
Journey through tall pine forests and verdant farmland to spectacular Huka Falls and serene Lake Taupo. Drive along the shores of New Zealand’s biggest lake through the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Next, follow the Kapiti Coast to Wellington for a city orientation tour. (B/D) Stay: Travelodge Wellington
5
Wellington - Picton
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Wellington, and then visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, where you’ll have time to explore its nature, art, history and cultural heritage. Cruise across the Cook Strait and explore the maze of inlets of Queen Charlotte Sound. Later you’ll travel to the seaside village of Picton and take a tour of the city before dinner. (B/D) Stay: Picton Beachcomber Inn
6
Picton - Christchurch
Travel to Kaikoura, where sperm whales can often be seen not far from shore (an optional whale-watching flight is available). Continue along the Pacific Ocean coast, then across fertile farmlands to Christchurch. (B) Stay: Ibis Hotel Christchurch
7
Christchurch - Omarama
After a morning at leisure, travel through verdant countryside to serene Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, and view the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing to the awe-inspiring Aoraki/ Mt. Cook National Park. (B/D) Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel
8
Omarama - Dunedin
Visit the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme, an intricate series of interconnected lakes and canals, and the monumental spillway of the nearby Benmore Dam. Then travel to the historic town of Oamaru en route to Dunedin, New Zealand’s southernmost city, where your afternoon is at leisure. You may like to take a wildlife cruise, or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. (B/D) Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
9
Dunedin - Te Anau
This morning you’re free to explore Dunedin at your own pace: you might like to visit stately Larnach Castle. This afternoon, travel through lush green sheep-grazing country on your way to Fiordland National Park and the town of Te Anau. Tonight, why not consider an optional experience and take a boat tour of the mysterious Te Anau Glowworm Caves. (B/D) Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel
10
Te Anau - Queenstown
Your experience in magnificent Milford Sound is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. Travel through tall native rainforests and rugged mountains of Fiordland National Park, then cruise the serene waters of this natural wonder. On the way to Queenstown see Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, then travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy an informative orientation tour on arrival. (B) Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown (2 nights)
11
Queenstown Free Time
Explore New Zealand’s adventure capital at your own pace today. There are jet boat rides, white water rafting and 4WD safaris for the thrill-seekers, and wine tours or intimate cafés for those who enjoy a more leisurely experience. Later this afternoon, enjoy a cruise across peaceful Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Highlight Dinner. (B/D)
12
Queenstown - Franz Josef
Your first destination today is the faithfullyrestored gold-mining settlement of Arrowtown. Sample luscious stone fruit in Cromwell, and enjoy the serenity of the region’s vivid blue lakes. Drive over spectacular Haast Pass, passing the 96-metre Thunder Creek Falls and stopping for a tranquil rainforest walk on your way to the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier (an optional scenic flight is available). (B/D) Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing)
13
Franz Josef - Christchurch
Travel on this morning to Hokitika, home of New Zealand’s famous greenstone. Pounamu (its Māori name) is of great cultural significance in Māori culture and was prized for its strength, durability and beauty. It was used for weapons, tools and personal ornaments, and also denoted great status. Continue to Arthur’s Pass to board the iconic TranzAlpine train and embark on one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys. Pass through magnificent landscapes ranging from the rugged gorges and pristine ice-fed streams and lakes of the Southern Alps, to the lush pastureland of the Canterbury Plains. This evening in Christchurch, join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner. (B/D) Stay: Ibis Hotel Christchurch
14
Farewell from Christchurch
Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. (B)
AAT Kings Inclusions
Expand All
Journey Highlights
  • Tour the Glowworm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves
  • Discover the arts and traditions of New Zealand's Maori culture
  • View the mighty Huka Falls
  • Visit Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum
  • Cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound from Wellington to Picton
  • Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo
  • See mighty Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain
  • Full day at leisure in Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital
  • Cruise on breath-taking Milford Sound
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a unique 'highlight dinner'
  • Visit historic Arrowtown
  • Stay at spectacular Franz Josef Glacier
  • Visit a green stone factory and watch the jade artists at work
  • Journey on the TranzAlpine Train
Trip Inclusions
  • 'Best Buys' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
  • Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver
  • Twin share rooms with private facilities in comfortable hotels
  • Admissions Outlined in the Itinerary
  • Welcome Reception
  • Travel Wallet & Map of New Zealand
  • Hotel Porterage Included
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • Full Buffet Breakfasts (13) (B)
  • Highlight Dinners (2) (HD)
  • Farewell Dinner (1) (HD)
  • Dinners (7) (D)
Arrival & Departure
  • Day 1 from Auckland Airport - Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm
  • Day 14 to Christchurch Airport - Flights anytime
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
Journey Highlights
  • Feast on a Māori Hangi at a unique dinner experience at the Tamaki Māori Village
  • Discover the arts and traditions of New Zealand’s Māori culture
  • Cruise through Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto
  • Cruise tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound
  • View the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo
  • Cruise on mystical Milford Sound
  • Travel past ancient glaciers, spectacular mountains and magical rainforest en route to Milford Sound
  • Sail across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak for a unique Highlight Dinner
  • Let loose in the ‘adventure capital’, Queenstown
  • Visit the old gold mining village of Arrowtown
  • Travel through the magnificent rainforest of Haast Pass
  • See awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier
  • Visit a green stone (jade) factory
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
Trip Inclusions
  • 'Best Buys' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • 13 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Highlight Dinners
  • 7 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
Arrival & Departure
  • Day 1 - Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Auckland Airport
  • Day 14 - Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport
Activity Level
  • Low level fitness required
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
AAT Kings
AAT Kings Reviews: (375)
Tours on Sale: 69
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand
Reviews (10)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on New Zealand Vista with AAT Kings.
SA, Australia
Mar 2018
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“AAT Kings New Zealand 14 day trip”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Excursions
Optionals
Booking With Global Journeys
Our first time traveling with AAT Kings, and found the tour well organized, with an excellent bus driver and tour guide. The accommodation was very good for all but one night where we found the room not as clean as the other rooms had been.

The guide had great knowledge of New Zealand, and was fun to be with. The bus driver had the bus clean and sanitized every morning to have a clean germ free environment to travel in. The only thing is a stay of two nights in spots where there are a lot of activities would had made the journey better. Overall the tour was excellent and would recommend AAT Kings to other people.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2015
“Perfect New Zealand Vista”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Excursions
Optionals
Booking With Global Journeys
Perfect time of year, perfect length, awesome accommodation, great guide and driver, there is nothing at all I would recommend or improve about this trip. I would do it again for sure.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2015
1 Trip
“Great tour and you definitely see a lot of New Zealand”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Excursions
Optionals
Booking With Global Journeys
I loved this tour, although I didn't like the fact that there were two coaches of AAT Kings and one coach with Trafalgar. Yes it did work but we didn't like that the others got to see things we didn't and we got to see things they didn't. It was a great tour and you definitely see a lot of New Zealand, the only thing I didn't like was getting to the hotels a bit late and on the travel days not much to see or do, probably needs to be longer. I would have rather spent more time in Dunedin instead of Queenstown.
Australia
Nov 2013
1 Trip
“Well paced tour, no hassles”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Booking With Global Journeys
My experience with Global Journeys was great, considering the trouble I had with cancellations of the seats twice by AAT Kings. The tour was excellent with fantastic service by staff members all round. Accommodation was excellent, the staff members were all very friendly. Well paced tour, no hassles and great driver and guide.
Australia
Oct 2013
1 Trip
“Tour satisfied all aspects of what we wanted from the holiday”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Booking With Global Journeys
Our holiday in New Zealand was memorable and awe inspiring. The tour satisfied all aspects of what we wanted from the holiday. The tour director and bus driver were full of information and made us feel like family with a friendly and humorous manner. I would recommend this tour to all my friends and family.
Prices & Dates
Earlybird Savings
Don't miss out, as these discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Earlybird discounts can be combined with other AAT Kings discounts where applicable. The balance of your holiday must be paid in full by the date specified below and savings are only available on selected departures.
Repeat Travellers
If you have previously travelled with AAT Kings or another of their sister brands including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, CostSaver, Inspiring Journeys, Uniworld or Contiki Holidays you save an additional 5% off the land-only portion of your trip.
Past Client Loyalty Saving
Have you booked a trip with Global Journeys previously? Thanks! Save an additional $50 per person (up to $100 per booking) off the trip of your choice (over 6 days in length). This saving is open for a period of 4 years from the date of last booking you made with Global Journeys.
Trip Starts Trip Ends Status Retail Offer Save Our Price  
Tuesday
22 Jan 2019
Monday
04 Feb 2019

4,800

per person

240

per person

4,560

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
29 Jan 2019
Monday
11 Feb 2019

4,800

per person

505

per person

4,295

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
05 Feb 2019
Monday
18 Feb 2019

4,800

per person

250

per person

4,550

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
12 Feb 2019
Monday
25 Feb 2019

4,800

per person

240

per person

4,560

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
19 Feb 2019
Monday
04 Mar 2019

4,800

per person

240

per person

4,560

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
26 Feb 2019
Monday
11 Mar 2019

4,800

per person

240

per person

4,560

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
05 Mar 2019
Monday
18 Mar 2019

4,800

per person

240

per person

4,560

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
26 Mar 2019
Monday
08 Apr 2019

4,800

per person

240

per person

4,560

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
02 Apr 2019
Monday
15 Apr 2019

4,515

per person

226

per person

4,289

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
23 Apr 2019
Monday
06 May 2019

4,515

per person

226

per person

4,289

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
30 Apr 2019
Monday
13 May 2019

4,515

per person

226

per person

4,289

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
04 Jun 2019
Monday
17 Jun 2019

4,225

per person

211

per person

4,014

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
02 Jul 2019
Monday
15 Jul 2019

4,225

per person

211

per person

4,014

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
30 Jul 2019
Monday
12 Aug 2019

4,225

per person

211

per person

4,014

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
13 Aug 2019
Monday
26 Aug 2019

4,225

per person

211

per person

4,014

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
27 Aug 2019
Monday
09 Sep 2019

4,225

per person

211

per person

4,014

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
10 Sep 2019
Monday
23 Sep 2019

4,225

per person

211

per person

4,014

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
17 Sep 2019
Monday
30 Sep 2019

4,225

per person

211

per person

4,014

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
01 Oct 2019
Monday
14 Oct 2019

4,225

per person

211

per person

4,014

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
22 Jan 2019
Monday
04 Feb 2019

6,355

per person

318

solo traveller

6,037

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
29 Jan 2019
Monday
11 Feb 2019

6,355

per person

505

solo traveller

5,850

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
05 Feb 2019
Monday
18 Feb 2019

6,355

per person

318

solo traveller

6,037

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
12 Feb 2019
Monday
25 Feb 2019

6,355

per person

318

solo traveller

6,037

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
19 Feb 2019
Monday
04 Mar 2019

6,355

per person

318

solo traveller

6,037

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
26 Feb 2019
Monday
11 Mar 2019

6,355

per person

318

solo traveller

6,037

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
05 Mar 2019
Monday
18 Mar 2019

6,355

per person

318

solo traveller

6,037

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
26 Mar 2019
Monday
08 Apr 2019

6,355

per person

318

solo traveller

6,037

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
02 Apr 2019
Monday
15 Apr 2019

5,960

per person

298

solo traveller

5,662

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
23 Apr 2019
Monday
06 May 2019

5,960

per person

298

solo traveller

5,662

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
30 Apr 2019
Monday
13 May 2019

5,960

per person

298

solo traveller

5,662

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
04 Jun 2019
Monday
17 Jun 2019

5,665

per person

283

solo traveller

5,382

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
02 Jul 2019
Monday
15 Jul 2019

5,665

per person

283

solo traveller

5,382

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
30 Jul 2019
Monday
12 Aug 2019

5,665

per person

283

solo traveller

5,382

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
13 Aug 2019
Monday
26 Aug 2019

5,665

per person

283

solo traveller

5,382

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
27 Aug 2019
Monday
09 Sep 2019

5,665

per person

283

solo traveller

5,382

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
10 Sep 2019
Monday
23 Sep 2019

5,665

per person

283

solo traveller

5,382

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
17 Sep 2019
Monday
30 Sep 2019

5,665

per person

283

solo traveller

5,382

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
01 Oct 2019
Monday
14 Oct 2019

5,665

per person

283

solo traveller

5,382

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
08 Oct 2019
Monday
21 Oct 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
15 Oct 2019
Monday
28 Oct 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
22 Oct 2019
Monday
04 Nov 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
29 Oct 2019
Monday
11 Nov 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
05 Nov 2019
Monday
18 Nov 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
12 Nov 2019
Monday
25 Nov 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
19 Nov 2019
Monday
02 Dec 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
26 Nov 2019
Monday
09 Dec 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
03 Dec 2019
Monday
16 Dec 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
10 Dec 2019
Monday
23 Dec 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
17 Dec 2019
Monday
30 Dec 2019

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
24 Dec 2019
Monday
06 Jan 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
31 Dec 2019
Monday
13 Jan 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
07 Jan 2020
Monday
20 Jan 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
14 Jan 2020
Monday
27 Jan 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
21 Jan 2020
Monday
03 Feb 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
28 Jan 2020
Monday
10 Feb 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
04 Feb 2020
Monday
17 Feb 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
11 Feb 2020
Monday
24 Feb 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
18 Feb 2020
Monday
02 Mar 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
25 Feb 2020
Monday
09 Mar 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
03 Mar 2020
Monday
16 Mar 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
10 Mar 2020
Monday
23 Mar 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
17 Mar 2020
Monday
30 Mar 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
24 Mar 2020
Monday
06 Apr 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
31 Mar 2020
Monday
13 Apr 2020

4,800

per person

653

per person

4,147

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
08 Oct 2019
Monday
21 Oct 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
15 Oct 2019
Monday
28 Oct 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
22 Oct 2019
Monday
04 Nov 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
29 Oct 2019
Monday
11 Nov 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
05 Nov 2019
Monday
18 Nov 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
12 Nov 2019
Monday
25 Nov 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
19 Nov 2019
Monday
02 Dec 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
26 Nov 2019
Monday
09 Dec 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
03 Dec 2019
Monday
16 Dec 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
10 Dec 2019
Monday
23 Dec 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
17 Dec 2019
Monday
30 Dec 2019

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
24 Dec 2019
Monday
06 Jan 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
31 Dec 2019
Monday
13 Jan 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
07 Jan 2020
Monday
20 Jan 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
14 Jan 2020
Monday
27 Jan 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
21 Jan 2020
Monday
03 Feb 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
28 Jan 2020
Monday
10 Feb 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
04 Feb 2020
Monday
17 Feb 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
11 Feb 2020
Monday
24 Feb 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
18 Feb 2020
Monday
02 Mar 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
25 Feb 2020
Monday
09 Mar 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
03 Mar 2020
Monday
16 Mar 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
10 Mar 2020
Monday
23 Mar 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
17 Mar 2020
Monday
30 Mar 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
24 Mar 2020
Monday
06 Apr 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
31 Mar 2020
Monday
13 Apr 2020

6,355

per person

864

solo traveller

5,491

solo traveller

Enquire
Show next seasons prices...
Key
Definite Departure. Minimum numbers reached for this depature to operate.
Available Departure. Minimum numbers not yet reached, so while this depature is expected to operate, it’s not yet a Definite Departure.
Sold Out. All places on this departure have been filled.
Exclusive Global Journeys Savings. Available for a limited time or until sold out.
Last Minute Deal. Limited availability at this price.
Earlybird Discount - Book and pay in full by 31 January to take up on 10% Early Payment discount PLUS our exclusive Global Journeys savings, included in prices shown. Option to opt out at time of enquiry.
Note: Your Global Journeys consultant will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in New Zealand. T&C’s apply.
Similar Tours
Tour Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by AAT Kings. Full terms & conditions are available here.