Royal New Zealand

15 Day Guided Tour from Christchurch to Auckland with Scenic

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 15 Day Royal New Zealand. From south to north, the spectacular natural wonders never cease. With turquoise waters, ancient forests, sweeping mountainscapes and epic glaciers, New Zealand is and always will be, breathtaking.

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New Zealand
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1 Christchurch
Kia Ora and welcome to Christchurch for a two night stay. The wonder of New Zealand begins here, celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome dinner. (D)
2 Christchurch
Freechoice: Go punting on the River Avon, take the Botanic Gardens Tour or see Christchurch from an open top bus. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is yours. (B)
3 Christchurch - Franz Josef
Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Visit the home of New Zealand’s native greenstone, Hokitika. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight Special Stay. (B/D)
4 Franz Josef - Queenstown
Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your two night stay Optional flight - Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of a landing in this natural alpine landscape. (Additional expense). (B)
5 Queenstown
Freechoice: Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River or enjoy a guided tour of local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet or take a 4WD Safari on the Scenes tour exploring The Lord of the Rings filming locations. A guided tour through Skippers Canyon is also available for you to enjoy or a guided walk around the lake edge. Freechoice Dining: Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown or enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B/D)
6 Queenstown - Te Anau
Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound. Be in awe of the towering cliffs, peaks and waterfalls. Enrich: Experience a special screening of Ata Whenua – Shadowland. Also known as Fiordland on film, this short movie takes you on an unforgettable journey over the world heritage wilderness. Your base for tonight is Te Anau. Optional flight - Take a scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound instead of travelling by road. (Additional expense). (B/L/D)
7 Te Anau - Mt Cook
See the fertile, sheep filled farming land of Central Otago en route before soaking up the alpine landscape of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy a Special Stay . (B/D)
8 Mt Cook - Christchurch
Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Travel through the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains before arriving back in Christchurch for an overnight stay. (B/D)
9 Christchurch - Wellington
Drive along the spectacular East Coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. Travel in the premium lounge on your ferry journey across the Marlborough Sounds to start your discovery of the North Island. Discover the nation’s capital city Wellington with your two night stay. (B/D)
10 Wellington
Enjoy a city tour before visiting Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand. Enrich: Take an in-depth journey of Te Papa to discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s people, told with authority and passion. Concludes with kapu ti – a hot drink and traditionally inspired food. Enrich: Exclusive to Scenic guests, you’ll meet the team from Weta Workshop, responsible for movies like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy and ‘King Kong’. Get up close and personal with movie props and learn the secrets behind movie magic before enjoying dinner. (B/D)
11 Wellington - Rotorua
Experience the force of nature at Huka Falls before visiting magnificent Lake Taupo. Your base for the next two nights is Rotorua. (B)
12 Rotorua
Freechoice: Enjoy New Zealand’s famous sheep show and meet a Kiwi of the feathered kind, or take an amphibious duck tour of Rotorua’s city and lakes. Alternatively, relax in the geothermal pools, or visit the movie set of Hobbiton. Immerse yourself in Maori traditions at an authentic hangi dinner. Optional Flight - Take a flight to Mt Tarawera including a volcanic landing. (Additional expense). (B/D)
13 Rotorua - Auckland
Be amazed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and farmlands of the Waikato region. Enrich: Discover the award-winning Hamilton Gardens on your guided tour. The gardens are themed and explore civilisations and historically important garden styles throughout history. Enjoy lunch in one of the private themed gardens. Arrive in the ‘City of Sails’ this afternoon for your two night Special Stay. Freechoice Dining: Your dining choices for tonight include a sunset dinner yacht cruise, Degree Gastrobar, Orbit 360 Restaurant at Sky City or dinner at your hotel. (B/L/D)
14 Auckland
Freechoice: Choose from a range of Auckland’s iconic attractions – enjoy an exhilarating sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island. Alternatively, take a leisurely harbour cruise, discover the black sand beaches of the West Coast or join a small group sightseeing tour of Auckland. (B/D)
15 Auckland
It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand. (B)

Scenic Inclusions

Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Freechoice
These are hand-selected activities for you to choose from and enjoy at a pace that suits you. Read more
Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich
Unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences from exploring ancient kauri forests to immersing yourself in the rich culture of the Maori people. Read more
Scenic nth Degree
The nth Degree
Scenic have thought about the details so you don't have to, from airport transfers, first-class transport, internal flights and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included. Read more
Scenic Special Stays
Special Stays
Stay in a range of iconic hotels, known for their location, character & heritage such as the Te Waonui Forest Retreat, surrounded by native bush and Franz Josef. Read more
Overnight Cruising
Overnight Cruising
On selected interaries take an overnight cruise on Milford Sound and wake up to the dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Scenic Tailormade
On selected interaries journey across the spine of the South Island into the heart of pristine wilderness on the TranzAlpine, one of New Zealand's grandest rail journeys.

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Thursday 13 Feb 2020 Thursday 27 Feb 2020 228per person 7,367per person Sold Out
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Wednesday 18 Mar 2020 Wednesday 01 Apr 2020 470per person 7,125per person Enquire
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