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New Zealand Uncovered

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Fully Guided Coach Group Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 8,702 Per Person
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 Trip Length
17 Days
 Trip Starts
Auckland
 Trip Finishes
Christchurch
17 Day New Zealand Uncovered Itinerary (AAT Kings)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Our Price From 8,702 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 192 Per Person
 Trip Length
17 Days
 Trip Starts
Auckland
 Trip Finishes
Christchurch
17 Day New Zealand Uncovered Itinerary (AAT Kings)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
49
Trip Style
First Choice
Trip Code
ZAAC
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
49
Trip Style
First Choice
Trip Code
ZAAC

Overview

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 17 Day New Zealand Uncovered. Discover the sights of New Zealand in this epic 17 Day Guided Holiday and experience the contrasts of both the North and South Islands. Enjoy a local connection in picturesque Hinuera Valley, journey through farmland to the turquoise torrent known as Huka Falls and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village. Each destination offers something unique and charming.
Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 17 Day New Zealand Uncovered. From north to south, east to west, New Zealand is a country of contrasts. And that’s why we love it. One minute you’re drifting through World Heritage-listed gorges on a Milford Sound/Piopiotahi tour, then next you’re scaling ice on a Franz Josef Glacier/Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere tour. Sometimes there’s a Maori hangi feast on the menu; at others there’s award-winning wine. Spanning 17 days, two islands and countless attractions – both city and country – this...read more trip to New Zealand is one for the record books.

Itinerary

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 in your private car. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner at your hotel. (D) Stay: The Cordis, Auckland (2 nights)

Head to the New Zealand Maritime Museum for an exclusive America's Cup tour. Afterwards, enjoy an extended city sights tour of Auckland. Travel around Auckland's 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. This afternoon is at leisure. (B)

You're invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette O'Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato farm. Later, travel to the harbourside city of Tauranga, located in the Bay of Plenty region. A bridge over the harbour connects Tauranga to Mount Maunganui, where you'll have an afternoon at leisure.

Why not walk up the extinct namesake volcano with winding walking paths or relax on the main beach, this glorious stretch of golden sand has been voted the best in the country. Later, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B/L/D) Stay: Trinity Wharf Tauranga

This morning we travel through Te Puke known as the kiwifruit capital of New Zealand with around 80% of all kiwifruit grown in New Zealand grown here. You'll stop at Kiwifruit Country, a family owned business that is set amongst a 60-hectare orchard. Later, its onto Rotorua for an orientation tour that takes in views of Lake Rotorua. This afternoon visit Te Puia and tour through the Whakawerawera Thermal Reserve.

Tonight, an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at the Tamaki Maori Village. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a cultural preformance. Experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way. (B/D) Stay: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (2 nights)

Today choose from a range of Optional sightseeing experiences. You could take a fascinating guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world-famous Waitomo Glow worm Caves. Or explore Rotorua and its three lakes in an amphibious WWII era Duck. Your Travel Director will assist you in booking all your chosen optional experiences. (B)

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. You will then journey south over the Central Plateau, New Zealand's main volcanic area, and along the Kapiti Coast to New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Tonight, you are free to dine as you wish. (B) Stay: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington

Why not discover more of Wellington this morning? There's time to visit the Parliament buildings and the Beehive, home to New Zealand's politicians. Later, you'll visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand and explore the fascinating exhibits at your leisure, including their unique Marae (Meeting House).

This afternoon, we cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The village of Picton is next, then it's on to Blenheim for a city sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a 3-course ‘highlight dinner' prepared from local produce and matched with wines of the Marlborough region. (B/D) Stay: Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim

Travel to Kaikoura, where Sperm Whales can often be seen not far from shore (an optional whale-watching flight is available). Travel along the Pacific Ocean coast and across the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Tonight, speak with your Travel Director about dining recommendations in Christchurch's inner city. (B) Stay: Novotel Christchurch

This morning enjoy a Christchurch city sights tour, 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! Next, travel over the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains to soak up some spectacular sightseeing. Visit Morelea, the home of Angie and Stan Taylor, for a be my guest afternoon tea and hear about a lifetime spent farming in New Zealand.

Later, view the little stone-hewn Church of the Good Shepherd, and the bronze statue of a collie dog, the touching tribute to the sheepdogs which helped develop the Mackenzie Country. Your day finishes in the heart of the Mackenzie Country in Twizel. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B/D) Stay: MacKenzie Country Hotel

Your day starts with a journey along the Waitaki River, which 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 21 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. With the rest of your free afternoon you may wish to see more of the region with an Optional Experience. Perhaps 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. (B/D) Stay: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin

This morning 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 journey 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 largest lake and the town of Te Anau.

This afternoon, you will hear and learn about the conservation efforts of the Pomona Island Charitable Trust which aims to restore the largest inland island in New Zealand to its natural state. Get up close to the islands on a boat ride on Lake Manapouri. Stop in some quiet and tranquil spots, to soak up the amazing surrounds, spot a few trout, and learn about the unique environment and fascinating history. This evening you have the opportunity to head out across the lake to the Glow Worm Caves for a tour (optional – at own expense). Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B/D) Stay: Distinction Luxmore Te Anau

Today is one of those days where you will want to have your camera battery charged, and ready to go! After leaving Te Anau, you will journey 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.

Then on to the Homer Tunnel, man's attempt to master the sheer rocky ranges, still left rough-hewn around the edges. As you emerge out the other side of the tunnel, 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 the waters of this natural wonder.

Your cruise meanders down the sound, taking in the Bowen and Stirling Falls as they 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. An orientation tour skirting around the shores of Lake Wakatipu, takes you into the city centre. (B) Stay: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (2 nights)

Explore Queenstown your way, choose from a range of optional sightseeing experiences. You could choose to ride the Shotover Jet, take a gondola to Bob's Peak. Perhaps take a minibus tour through spectacular Skippers Canyon or immerse yourself among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago on a Boutique Wine tour.

After a day of activity, enjoy a peaceful evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel's Homestead. Then enjoy an entertaining after-dinner farm show providing a glimpse into high-country farm life. On the cruise back to Queenstown, join a sing-along or a dance across the polished wooden floors of the Earnslaw. (B/D)

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 Experience, own expense). Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel. (B/D) Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

If weather conditions are unfavourable on Day 12, you will get another chance to fly up to the glaciers this morning or you might want to take a stroll through the small but lively Franz Josef village. Then it's time for an exhilarating adventure among temperate rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway, followed by a visit to Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration.

Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You'll spend the night in an eco-friendly resort, right on the waterfront. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel, while watching the surf thundering at your doorstep! (B/D) Stay: The Ocean View Retreat - Punakaiki

Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before you travel to Greymouth, here you will join a brewery experience at Monteith’s Brewery where you will be guided through the traditions and heritage of this national icon. You will get to experience and taste ever changing and innovative brews before enjoying a pub style lunch. This evening join your AAT Kings Travel Director and Driver, and your new-found friends for a farewell dinner with wine. (B/L/D) Stay: Novotel Christchurch

Your AAT Kings New Zealand holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. Your flights can depart any time today, and you will be transferred by private car to Christchurch Airport. (B)

Auckland is the kind of place you could lose yourself in for a couple of weeks. Arrive at your leisure and explore hip new waterfront precincts, take a cruise out to the forward-thinking wineries of Waiheke Island, or just steel yourself to meet your fellow travel companions over dinner and a few local tipples tonight. And so your NZ tour begins. (D) Stay: The Cordis (2 Nights)

A little bit of leisure, a little bit of culture - today is one of those days. Sleep in before a peek behind the scenes of racing history on the New Zealand Maritime Museum's America's Cup Tour, highlighting Auckland's heritage of boat-building, and offering a glimpse of one of the world's only replicas of the America's Cup.

Your Auckland tour guide then takes you around the city, pausing at Bastion Point and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial for epic photo opportunities over the city's dual harbour. By now you should have a few ideas for how to spend your afternoon exploring, but if not, ask us for recommendations. We have a little black book full of contacts. (B)

Bet you didn't know New Zealand is home to horse-racing royalty. The O'Sullivan's welcome you to their Waikato estate for a country-style Be My Guest lunch in the Red Barn. Expect banter, horse-riding gossip and farm-to-table fare prepared with a lot of love. Venture east to the harbourside city of Tauranga, where you have a free afternoon to tour the Bay of Plenty.

If you want to work up a sweat, enlist to climb extinct volcano Mount Mauao, offering dazzling vistas over some of the 140 subtropical islets that dot the coast. We wouldn't blame you for kicking off your shoes and chilling on the golden sands of the main beach, regularly voted the prettiest in the country. (B/L/D) Stay: Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Is there any food more classically New Zealand than the kiwifruit? The town of Te Puke grows the majority of the country's bounty, and you'll enjoy a bite that will wake up your tastebuds. The next hot-spot - in every sense of the word - on your NZ holiday is Rotorua. Visit Te Puia to see and support Maori artisans at work, then continue your Rotorua tour at the steamy Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, a staggering valley where geysers pop and thermal springs jettison skywards.

Fun fact: this is the only living Maori village in the world. The hot rocks in this pocket of the planet are prefect for cooking your hangi (underground) feast at Te Pa Tu Maori Experience, a bastion for Maori culture. Watch a performance before you dig in to your feast. (B/D) Stay: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (2 Nights)

Today, choose your own adventure. We have plenty of ideas for the paths you might follow. Optional Rotorua tour sightseeing experiences include a bedazzling show put on by the glowworms of Waitomo Caves, replete with underground waterways and dramatic limestone formations. Or perhaps you'd prefer to zip across Rotorua's three lakes in an amphibious WWII-era Duck. There's also the option of relieving NZ holiday-weary limbs in the thermal waters of the Polynesian Spa. The decision is yours.

Say haere ra (goodbye) to Rotorua and hello to an immense amount of water. First stop is the raging rapids of Huka Falls, where 220,000 litres of water barrel over an 11-metre-high waterfall every second. You'll hear them (and perhaps feel the mist on your face) before you see them. Your outlook then unfolds into the dreamy landscape of Lake Taupo, the largest of its kind in the country and with a twinkling, blue-eyed-boy charm.

Your Lake Taupo tour sees you traverse the volcanic Central Plateau to NZ's cool little capital of Wellington, set on a pretty harbour that beckons with too many good restaurants to choose from. Ask us for recommendations, or explore at your leisure. Because every NZ holiday needs a little down-time. (B) Stay: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

If you don't fall in love with Wellington instantly, then you will surely find a spark after visiting Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand - the morning is yours to peruse the jaw-dropping exhibits at your leisure, but be sure to linger at the exhibit highlighting a traditional Maori marae (meeting place). Re-join your mates to cruise Cook Strait across tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. You're on the South Island now, and dinner reflects the best of Marlborough food and wine. Gourmands, rejoice! (B/D) Stay: Chateau Marlborough

Sperm whales and fur seals are a common sight in Kaikoura - get lucky and you can see them from shore or sign up for a bird's-eye view on an optional scenic flight over dramatic black beaches framed by turquoise ocean. You won't be disappointed.

The region is also known for its tasty crayfish, and there are plenty of places to sample the wares, whether waterside fish-and-chip shops or legendary food trucks serving buttery crayfish rolls. Think of this as your NZ holiday in a mouthful. Follow the coast and Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, home to some of the country's most innovative architecture, art institutions and restaurants. We can help you make a booking in any number of the latter. (B) Stay: Distinction Christchurch Hotel

From its eye-popping, cardboard-crafted Transitional Cathedral to its gold-clad central library, Christchurch has well and truly rebuilt itself since the 2010/11 earthquakes, setting the bar high for architecture and design across the country. On your Christchurch tour you'll discover that despite this cosmopolitan culture, South Island locals still cherish a simple life. Prepare yourself for plenty of country swagger over a Be My Guest afternoon tea with farmers Angie and Stan Taylor, hosted among the emerald fields of their Morelea farm in Mackenzie Country. (B/D) Stay: MacKenzie Country Hotel

We've got the power - hydro, that is. The Benmore Dam holds back New Zealand's largest artificial lake, and when the Benmore Power Station was opened in 1965 it was the biggest in the country. Just one of the fun facts you'll learn on your NZ tour. That should fuel you through to Oamaru, with its stately tree-lined streets and glam limestone buildings, before landing in Dunedin.

The afternoon is yours to discover the ‘Edinburgh of the Southern Hemisphere', whether wandering the manicured grounds of its stately castle, taking a wildlife cruise to spot little penguins, or refuelling at a brewery. (B/D) Stay: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

From sheep farms to rugged mountains, today is one of diversity. Venture into World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park toward the South Island's largest lake and the town of Te Anau, the gateway to Pomona Island where native birds are under threat - and you can help protect them through a community-based conservation project that is also helping to restore native flora. (B/D) Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

There aren't many places in the world that remind you how precious the planet is. Fiordland National Park is one. Your journey toward Milford Sound/Piopiotahi traverses native rainforest, alluvial flats and meadows, with mirrored lakes, thundering waterfalls, dramatic rocky ranges and millennia-old valleys. Your Milford Sound/Piopiotahi tour, cruising through this wild expanse, provides enough drama for an entire travel year. You still have the streets of Queenstown, known as the ‘Adventure Capital of New Zealand', to explore. (B) Stay: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (2 Nights)

The roll-call of Queenstown activities you could sign-up for today is near endless. Adrenaline-junkies may wish to zip about in the Shotover Jet, which reaches dizzying speeds in the white-water rapids of the Shotover River. Or perhaps get some perspective on a gondola to Bob's Peak, offering jaw-dropping vistas over the city and the Remarkables, those mountains framing town. Or maybe your Queenstown tour is dedicated to the gorges of Skippers Canyon.

If you're a gourmand at heart, sign up for a Central Otago wine tour, where your day involves sipping your way through award-winning cool-climate wines. Whichever route you take, your day ends on a dreamy TSS Earnslaw cruise across Lake Wakatipu, landing at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Highlight Dinner at the Colonel's Homestead. (B/D)

From Arrowtown's tree-lined avenues to Central Otago's gleaming lakes, nature rules today. Alpine scenery tiers into rainforest along the West Coast of New Zealand, where Thunder Creek Falls and the glacier-studded Mt. Hooker steal the scene. Welcome to your Franz Josef Glacier/Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere tour, the massif ideally explored on a helicopter flight - conditions pending, you may even be able to land and walk across the ice-fall. The bird's-eye view reveals the immensity of this gem-like mound of ice. (B/D) Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

From ice back to temperate rainforest, your next steps on your NZ holiday are along the West Coast Treetop Walkway. It's a spectacle of ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopies, accessed along a steel platform 20 metres high and 450 metres long, and a spiral tower jutting 45 metres into the sky. The landscape is perhaps only outshone by the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Punakaiki, a sliver of South Island geology that is as humbling as it is awe-inspiring. (B/D) Stay: Ocean View Retreat Punakaiki

Beer for breakfast? We've got you sorted on a morning tour of legendary Monteith's Brewery. You only live once, right? The best is yet to come - all aboard for the scenic TranzAlpine train back to Christchurch. Travel through tunnels and over viaducts, with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, icy rivers, beech forests, gorges and river valleys. Your NZ tour arrives in Christchurch just in time for your Farewell Dinner. (B/L/D) Stay: Distinction Christchurch Hotel

How many travel highs can you pack into a holiday? This itinerary has certainly pushed the boundaries. Now all you have to do is go home and sort through all those photos. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Cruise the Milford Sound on a Nature Cruise where your specialist guide will give you running commentary of the wildlife and natural landscapes of the area.
  • Discover the Red Barn - a former jockey's turn of the century stable where stagecoaches changed horses on long journeys.
  • Delve into New Zealand’s national identity, exploring an expansive collection related to this country's culture and history at Te Papa

  • 'First Choice' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Travel in luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport Transfers (see flight information below)

  • 16 Full Buffet Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Be My Guest Lunch
  • 1 Be My Guest afternoon tea
  • 7 Dinners with wine
  • 3 Highlight dinners
  • 1 Farewell dinner

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera

  • Day 1 - Flights to arrive prior to 4pm into Auckland Airport
  • Day 17 - Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport

  • Low level of fitness required

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

  • Penguins and sea lions are among the wildlife you'll meet when visiting Dunedin – which creature wouldn't want to live amid this postcard-perfect harbour?
  • Milford Sound/Piopiotahi has World Heritage status for good reason. Discover its wonderous flora and fauna with an eagle-eyed guide.
  • The Hinuera Valley is postcard perfect – a mecca for grazing horses. Meet an applauded former jockey and his family on their farm to dive deep into NZ's racing traditions.
  • Indigenous culture is celebrated across the country, no more so than at Te Pa Tu Maori Experience. Be immersed in art, tradition, culture and cuisine at a hangi feast cooked underground.
  • New Zealand's remote regions are home to a remarkable cache of wildlife. Help protect native birds that reside on the country's largest island through the Pomona Island Charitable Trust.

  • Centrally located premium 4- & 4.5-star hotels
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

  • 16 Full Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 7 Dinners with Wine
  • 3 Highlight Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Be My Guest Lunch
  • 1 Be My Guest Afternoon Tea

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive by 4:00pm into Auckland Airport
  • Day 17: Flights to depart any time from Christchurch Airport

  • Low level of fitness required

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

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New Zealand Uncovered   0 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2022
Our Tour Director’s knowledge of NZ was impressive and the factual information and other interesting tales passed on to us during our time on the coach was delivered in a very pleasant, upbeat voice. Our Driver drove safely all of the 3,864km covered during the journey.

Included Experiences: The visits to the Kiwifruit Farm and Monteith Brewery ...read more were interesting, the Te Puia Whakawerawera visit as well as the Tamaki Maori Village Concert and Maori Hangi meal were both amazing as was the cruise across the Cook Strait into Queen Charlotte Sound.

The boat ride on Lake Manapouri was thoroughly enjoyable and the stop at Mirror Lakes was amazing. The Milford Sound cruise was an unforgettable experience as was the cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw and dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm. The Pancake Rocks, Blowholes and scenery at Punakaiki were great experiences.

Optional Experiences – The Amphibious WWII era Duck at Rotorua was thoroughly enjoyable, the Speights Brewery in Dunedin was interesting, the flight from Te Anau to Queenstown was spectacular and the Skippers Canyon Drive and Jet Boat were exhilarating – all well worth doing. The helicopter at Franz Joseph Glacier seats 6 passengers in a tight squeeze and the flight path tracks on the right hand side of Fox Glacier and down on the right hand side of Franz Joseph Glacier, therefore one’s experience depends on where you are seated. The really enjoyable part was getting out and walking on Fox Glacier. The accommodation was very good across the board and the included meals were delicious. Overall a great experience!
Thankyou Global Journeys for a hassle free holiday. 1 , Australia, Jan 2013
We thought the driver (Paul) & Tour Manager (Mel) did a very good job to cater for the different age groups we had on the tour. The weather was in our favour as all the main attractions New Zealand had to offer on this tour came to the fore & plenty photographs were taken by all. We thought Global Journeys represented by Kirby, kept us informed of any ...read more changes made by the tour operator & it went as planned. Thank you for a hassle free holiday.
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From: $8,705
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Tuesday 27 Jun 2023
Thursday 13 Jul 2023
Status
From: $8,705
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Tuesday 05 Sep 2023
Thursday 21 Sep 2023
Status
From: $8,880
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Tuesday 12 Sep 2023
Thursday 28 Sep 2023
Status
From: $8,880
  N/A
Tuesday 19 Sep 2023
Thursday 05 Oct 2023
Status
From: $8,880 $8,702
Save $178 Enquire
Tuesday 03 Oct 2023
Thursday 19 Oct 2023
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 10 Oct 2023
Thursday 26 Oct 2023
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 17 Oct 2023
Thursday 02 Nov 2023
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 24 Oct 2023
Thursday 09 Nov 2023
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 31 Oct 2023
Thursday 16 Nov 2023
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 07 Nov 2023
Thursday 23 Nov 2023
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 14 Nov 2023
Thursday 30 Nov 2023
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 21 Nov 2023
Thursday 07 Dec 2023
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 28 Nov 2023
Thursday 14 Dec 2023
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 05 Dec 2023
Thursday 21 Dec 2023
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 12 Dec 2023
Thursday 28 Dec 2023
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 19 Dec 2023
Thursday 04 Jan 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 26 Dec 2023
Thursday 11 Jan 2024
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 02 Jan 2024
Thursday 18 Jan 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 09 Jan 2024
Thursday 25 Jan 2024
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 16 Jan 2024
Thursday 01 Feb 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 23 Jan 2024
Thursday 08 Feb 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 30 Jan 2024
Thursday 15 Feb 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 06 Feb 2024
Thursday 22 Feb 2024
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 13 Feb 2024
Thursday 29 Feb 2024
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 20 Feb 2024
Thursday 07 Mar 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 27 Feb 2024
Thursday 14 Mar 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 05 Mar 2024
Thursday 21 Mar 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 12 Mar 2024
Thursday 28 Mar 2024
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 19 Mar 2024
Thursday 04 Apr 2024
Status
From: $9,150
  N/A
Tuesday 26 Mar 2024
Thursday 11 Apr 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 02 Apr 2024
Thursday 18 Apr 2024
Status
From: $9,325 $9,138
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 09 Apr 2024
Thursday 25 Apr 2024
Status
From: $9,325 $9,138
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 16 Apr 2024
Thursday 02 May 2024
Status
From: $9,325 $9,138
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 23 Apr 2024
Thursday 09 May 2024
Status
From: $9,325 $9,138
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 04 Jun 2024
Thursday 20 Jun 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 25 Jun 2024
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Status
From: $9,150 $8,967
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 03 Sep 2024
Thursday 19 Sep 2024
Status
From: $9,325 $9,138
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 10 Sep 2024
Thursday 26 Sep 2024
Status
From: $9,325 $9,138
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 17 Sep 2024
Thursday 03 Oct 2024
Status
From: $9,325 $9,138
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 01 Oct 2024
Thursday 17 Oct 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 08 Oct 2024
Thursday 24 Oct 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 15 Oct 2024
Thursday 31 Oct 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 22 Oct 2024
Thursday 07 Nov 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 29 Oct 2024
Thursday 14 Nov 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 05 Nov 2024
Thursday 21 Nov 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 12 Nov 2024
Thursday 28 Nov 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 19 Nov 2024
Thursday 05 Dec 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 26 Nov 2024
Thursday 12 Dec 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 03 Dec 2024
Thursday 19 Dec 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 10 Dec 2024
Thursday 26 Dec 2024
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 17 Dec 2024
Thursday 02 Jan 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 24 Dec 2024
Thursday 09 Jan 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 31 Dec 2024
Thursday 16 Jan 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 07 Jan 2025
Thursday 23 Jan 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 14 Jan 2025
Thursday 30 Jan 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 21 Jan 2025
Thursday 06 Feb 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 28 Jan 2025
Thursday 13 Feb 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 04 Feb 2025
Thursday 20 Feb 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 11 Feb 2025
Thursday 27 Feb 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 18 Feb 2025
Thursday 06 Mar 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 25 Feb 2025
Thursday 13 Mar 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 04 Mar 2025
Thursday 20 Mar 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 11 Mar 2025
Thursday 27 Mar 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 18 Mar 2025
Thursday 03 Apr 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 25 Mar 2025
Thursday 10 Apr 2025
Status
From: $9,595 $9,403
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 04 Apr 2023
Thursday 20 Apr 2023
Status
From: $11,235
  N/A
Tuesday 11 Apr 2023
Thursday 27 Apr 2023
Status
From: $11,235 $11,057
Save $178 Enquire
Tuesday 18 Apr 2023
Thursday 04 May 2023
Status
From: $11,235
  N/A
Tuesday 25 Apr 2023
Thursday 11 May 2023
Status
From: $11,235
  N/A
Tuesday 06 Jun 2023
Thursday 22 Jun 2023
Status
From: $11,015
  N/A
Tuesday 27 Jun 2023
Thursday 13 Jul 2023
Status
From: $11,015
  N/A
Tuesday 05 Sep 2023
Thursday 21 Sep 2023
Status
From: $11,235
  N/A
Tuesday 12 Sep 2023
Thursday 28 Sep 2023
Status
From: $11,235
  N/A
Tuesday 19 Sep 2023
Thursday 05 Oct 2023
Status
From: $11,235 $11,057
Save $178 Enquire
Tuesday 03 Oct 2023
Thursday 19 Oct 2023
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 10 Oct 2023
Thursday 26 Oct 2023
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 17 Oct 2023
Thursday 02 Nov 2023
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 24 Oct 2023
Thursday 09 Nov 2023
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 31 Oct 2023
Thursday 16 Nov 2023
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 07 Nov 2023
Thursday 23 Nov 2023
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 14 Nov 2023
Thursday 30 Nov 2023
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 21 Nov 2023
Thursday 07 Dec 2023
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 28 Nov 2023
Thursday 14 Dec 2023
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 05 Dec 2023
Thursday 21 Dec 2023
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 12 Dec 2023
Thursday 28 Dec 2023
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 19 Dec 2023
Thursday 04 Jan 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 26 Dec 2023
Thursday 11 Jan 2024
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 02 Jan 2024
Thursday 18 Jan 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 09 Jan 2024
Thursday 25 Jan 2024
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 16 Jan 2024
Thursday 01 Feb 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 23 Jan 2024
Thursday 08 Feb 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 30 Jan 2024
Thursday 15 Feb 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 06 Feb 2024
Thursday 22 Feb 2024
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 13 Feb 2024
Thursday 29 Feb 2024
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 20 Feb 2024
Thursday 07 Mar 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 27 Feb 2024
Thursday 14 Mar 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 05 Mar 2024
Thursday 21 Mar 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 12 Mar 2024
Thursday 28 Mar 2024
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 19 Mar 2024
Thursday 04 Apr 2024
Status
From: $11,580
  N/A
Tuesday 26 Mar 2024
Thursday 11 Apr 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 02 Apr 2024
Thursday 18 Apr 2024
Status
From: $11,800 $11,613
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 09 Apr 2024
Thursday 25 Apr 2024
Status
From: $11,800 $11,613
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 16 Apr 2024
Thursday 02 May 2024
Status
From: $11,800 $11,613
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 23 Apr 2024
Thursday 09 May 2024
Status
From: $11,800 $11,613
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 04 Jun 2024
Thursday 20 Jun 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 25 Jun 2024
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Status
From: $11,580 $11,397
Save $183 Enquire
Tuesday 03 Sep 2024
Thursday 19 Sep 2024
Status
From: $11,800 $11,613
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 10 Sep 2024
Thursday 26 Sep 2024
Status
From: $11,800 $11,613
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 17 Sep 2024
Thursday 03 Oct 2024
Status
From: $11,800 $11,613
Save $187 Enquire
Tuesday 01 Oct 2024
Thursday 17 Oct 2024
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 08 Oct 2024
Thursday 24 Oct 2024
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 15 Oct 2024
Thursday 31 Oct 2024
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From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 22 Oct 2024
Thursday 07 Nov 2024
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 29 Oct 2024
Thursday 14 Nov 2024
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 05 Nov 2024
Thursday 21 Nov 2024
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 12 Nov 2024
Thursday 28 Nov 2024
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 19 Nov 2024
Thursday 05 Dec 2024
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 26 Nov 2024
Thursday 12 Dec 2024
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 03 Dec 2024
Thursday 19 Dec 2024
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 10 Dec 2024
Thursday 26 Dec 2024
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From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 17 Dec 2024
Thursday 02 Jan 2025
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 24 Dec 2024
Thursday 09 Jan 2025
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From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 31 Dec 2024
Thursday 16 Jan 2025
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From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 07 Jan 2025
Thursday 23 Jan 2025
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From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 14 Jan 2025
Thursday 30 Jan 2025
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From: $12,140 $11,948
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Tuesday 21 Jan 2025
Thursday 06 Feb 2025
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From: $12,140 $11,948
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Tuesday 28 Jan 2025
Thursday 13 Feb 2025
Status
From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 04 Feb 2025
Thursday 20 Feb 2025
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From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 11 Feb 2025
Thursday 27 Feb 2025
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From: $12,140 $11,948
Save $192 Enquire
Tuesday 18 Feb 2025
Thursday 06 Mar 2025
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From: $12,140 $11,948
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Tuesday 25 Feb 2025
Thursday 13 Mar 2025
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Tuesday 04 Mar 2025
Thursday 20 Mar 2025
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Tuesday 11 Mar 2025
Thursday 27 Mar 2025
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Tuesday 18 Mar 2025
Thursday 03 Apr 2025
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Tuesday 25 Mar 2025
Thursday 10 Apr 2025
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From: $12,140 $11,948
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