20 Day New Zealand Odyssey

Kirra Small Group Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Kirra's 20 Day New Zealand Odyssey. Experience New Zealand like never before on our 20 Day New Zealand Odyssey. This luxury small group tour showcases New Zealand in a more relaxed and less structured way. With no more than 24 guests, this tour combines the 'must see' highlights...read more
Overview
Operator: Kirra
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Style: Platinum Collection
Max Group Size: 24
Duration: 20 Days
From: Auckland to Christchurch
Tour Code: NZO
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: New Zealand
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$ 10,152
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1
Arrive Auckland
'Haere Mai'... Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand! On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where you'll enjoy a welcome drinks reception. Stay Two Nights: Pullman Hotel Auckland
2
Waiheke Island, Devonport
After a leisurely start to the day, a brief ferry ride brings us to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery with its spectacular views overlooking the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline. Later this afternoon, there is the opportunity to visit the historic and trendy seaside village of Devonport. (B/L)
3
Hobbiton, Rotorua
Travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Situated on private farmland, you'll be treated to a fun and interesting guided tour before continuing on to the geothermal city of Rotorua. Stay Two Nights: Millenium Hotel Rotorua (B/D)
4
Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Te Wairoa Buried Village
Today's highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue & Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, we visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance. (B/D)
5
Lake Taupo, Napier
Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world's finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon. Stay Two Nights: The Crown Hotel (B)
6
At leisure in the Hawke's Bay
Widely regarded as the 'Tuscany of the South Pacific', this region boasts some of New Zealand's best and oldest wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Craggy Range Winery in the stunning Tuki Tuki Valley for a sumptuous dinner in its French bistro inspired restaurant, 'Terroir'. (B/D)
7
Wairarapa, Wellington
Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en-route to Wellington, the nation's capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation. Stay Two Nights: The Bolton Hotel (B)
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Explore the Nation's Capital
Recently named the 'coolest little capital in the world' by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills. (B)
9
Picton & the Marlborough Sounds
This morning we cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. At Havelock, we board our vessel for a scenic cruise to our remote resort located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. For those who wish, an optional floatplane transfer & scenic flight to the lodge is available from Picton. Stay Two Nights: Raetihi Lodge (B/D)
10
Enjoy Kenepuru Sound
A free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the region with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks & mountains bikes are provided at the lodge and there is a number of bush walks to enjoy. Or you can simply relax with a book & soak in the spectacular scenery. (B/D)
11
Blenheim, Kaikoura
Return to Havelock by water taxi and board our coach for the journey to the small coastal town of Kaikoura. Here you can enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, swim with the dolphins or join local Maori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Stay: White Morph Heritage Inn (B)
12
Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mt Cook
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Then travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery. Stay Two Nights: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel (B/D)
14
Cromwell, Te Anau
Begin the assent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell, then continue on to the historic village of Clyde, nestled in a sheltered basin at the foot of an immense and crooked gorge. Stop for lunch at Alexandra, located on the banks of the mighty Clutha River, then travel across the farmlands of Central Otago to the township of Gore before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (B/D)
15
Milford Sound Nature Cruise
Today's highlight is a leisurely nature cruise of the breathtaking Milford Sound, cruising the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region's history, flora & fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Wildlife includes dolphins, seals, penguins & albatross when in season. Continue your journey on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand's premier holiday destination. Stay Three Nights: Heritage Hotel Queenstown (B)

Please Note: An optional overnight Milford Sound cruise or Doubtful Sound cruise is also available. Subject to availability. Select option when enquiring with us.
16
Explore Queenstown & surrounds
Enjoy a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure & leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Your guide will be happy to advise you on all the activities and options available. (B)
17
Arrowtown, Akarua Winery
Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, an historic village located beside the Arrow River which was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860's. It features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Enjoy time to stroll through this historic village, before enjoying a relaxing, sumptuous lunch at Walnut Cottage, the show piece of Akarua Wines and back dropped by the Remarkables mountain range. (B/L)
18
Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier
There is time to wander around the resort town of Lake Wanaka before enjoying incredible scenery as we travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park. On to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Stay: Te Waonui Forest Retreat (B/D)
19
Spectacular TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch
Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800's. This afternoon, we board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival in Christchurch we transfer to our resort hotel for a farewell dinner with drinks to celebrate with your new-found friends. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch (B/D)
20
Depart Christchurch
Your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight home. (B)
Kirra Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • Maximum group size 24 guests
  • 19 nights luxury accommodation
  • Breakfasts (19), Lunches (3) & Dinners (11)
  • Travel in absolute luxury on one of Kirra's brand new Platinum coaches. Launching in 2018 with exclusive VIP 2+1 row coach seats, enjoy a genuine Business Class travelling experience.
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • Hotel Porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival & departure
Journey Highlights
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Trip Notes
  • An optional overnight Milford Sound cruise or Doubtful Sound cruise is also available. Subject to availability. Select option when enquiring with us.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
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Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 48 & 24
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: New Zealand
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02 Feb 2019
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21 Feb 2019

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23 Feb 2019
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16 Mar 2019
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04 Apr 2019

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06 Apr 2019
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