New Zealand Getaway

15 Day Guided Tour from Auckland to Christchurch with Travelmarvel

Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 15 Day New Zealand Getaway. Join Travelmarvel for a 15 day escorted tour exploring the scenic delights of New Zealand. Highlights include the Bay of Islands, the geothermal geysers and rich Maori culture of more

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1 Arrive Auckland
Your spectacular New Zealand journey begins today upon arrival in Auckland. Here, you will be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your premium hotel. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel
2 Auckland, Bay of Islands
Journey north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve - one of New Zealand's most famous Kauri forests and the largest of its kind remaining on the North Island. Here, a short walk from the roadside will take you to the base of a giant Kauri tree, called Tãne Mahuta or 'Lord of the Forest'. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands, where you'll enjoy a special Welcome Dinner. Stay Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden views (B/FD)
3 Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is also home to 144 islands providing a stunning aquatic playground off the north coast of the North Island. After breakfast today, you'll enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic subtropical surrounds. Perhaps relax on a pristine beach, explore the stunning wilderness areas via one of the many walking tracks, or set off into town and dine at a local restaurant. (B)
4 Bay of Islands, Auckland
Explore New Zealand 's finest national maritime park on a dolphin watching cruise to Cape Brett. This captivating coastline provides sheltered waters for dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other marine life, so keep a look out while enjoying the scenery. Then, continue to the Hole in the Rock, a distinctive arch formation, which defines this remarkable coast. Later, return to Auckland. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel (B/D)
5 Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua
Travel to Waitomo and discover the famous glowworm caves. Then continue to Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand's premier cultural centre, and tour the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. During your time here you'll see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Later, enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast with performances of song and dance. Delight in the opportunity to dine and interact with locals who will enchant you with their local customs and cheerful hospitality. Stay Two Nights: Rydges Rotorua (B/FD)
6 Rotorua
Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand's best-loved attractions, the Agrodome. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight over the White Island volcano (own expense). (B)
7 Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington
Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway through a region abundant with geothermal activity and rich Maori culture. Visit Lake Taupo, the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and thundering Huka Falls with its striking blue water. Later, travel south across the volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington (B)
8 Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch
Today you'll enjoy one of the world's most scenic voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the breathtaking landscape of Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds. Weave through unspoilt islands and admire coastlines defined by tiny coves on the way to Picton. Continue to Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms (B/D)
9 Christchurch, Fox Glacier
Absorb the picturesque rural scenery from aboard your coach before beginning the ascent into the Main Divide, or maybe ride the TranzAlpine. Rejoin your group and continue along the coast and through rainforest to Westland National Park. Marvel at the twin glaciers of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier (B/D)
10 Fox Glacier, Queenstown
Today you'll travel across the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps this morning, through spectacular Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu. Special Stay and settle in for a relaxing two-night stay admiring the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains capped in snow overseeing the calming blue waters of Lake Wakatipu. Delicious food is always on the menu in Queenstown as it is renowned for its world-class culinary scene. This evening, you may like to dine at one of the many local restaurants located within the heart of the city and sample some of the region's fresh flavours (own expense). Stay Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview (B)
11 Queenstown at Leisure
Queenstown is perfect for adventurers and leisure-seekers alike. Today, during time at leisure, you have the freedom to simply relax or choose one of Travelmarvel's exciting optional experiences. These include a gondola ride to the top of Bob's Peak for spectacular panoramic views or a thrilling ride on a Shotover Jet Boat (both own expense). (B)
12 Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau
Today, follow the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu to Fiordland National Park. Journey along Milford Road, renowned as one of the world's best alpine drives, to Milford Sound. Step aboard a ship to cruise the full length of this beautiful fiord, viewing cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest and towering mountains that surround this World Heritage-listed area. Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau (B/D)
13 Te Anau, Dunedin
Leaving the Fiordland region, journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin for a tour. Later, discover Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only castle. Steeped in scandal and tragedy, filled with magnificent antiques and offering breathtaking views, Lanarch Castle provides a memorable holiday highlight. Enjoy some time at leisure before dinner. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City (B/D)
14 Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo
Today you'll journey along the east coast to see the Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach. Continue to Oamaru to discover some of New Zealand's finest 19th-century architecture. Like a Local - head into Aoraki Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia's highest mountain, Mt Cook. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort (B/FD)
15 Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch
En-route to Christchurch today you'll pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, built of locally gathered stone and oak and erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Our tour concludes on arrival at Christchurch airport. (B)

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Journey Highlights
  • Take a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands
  • Visit Waitomo's glowworm caves
  • Experience Maori culture at a Hangi feast
  • Cruise the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry
  • Cruise Milford Sound and enjoy spectacular views
  • Experience the breathtaking views in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
Trip Inclusions
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day
  • A special travel bag and a handy wallet
Dining and Accommodation
  • Includes 22 meals - 14 Breakfasts (B), 5 Dinners (D) and 3 Feature Dinners (FD)
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • 14 nights premium accommodation
  • Bask in idyllic views during your Special Stay at Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
  • Stay on the shores of Lake Tekapo and enjoy a Farewell Dinner
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Reviews (5)

15 Day New Zealand Getaway reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Amazing trip through New Zealand”
- WA, Apr 2018 View Photo

A very well organised tour operator, who along with a knowledgeable driver, showed us some amazing sites throughout our trip. The mix of people travelling with us was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed their company. The accommodation provided us with some stunning views. We would certainly look at booking another holiday with Travel Marvel.

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“Twelve day coach tour of New Zealand”
- NSW, Australia Feb 2017

Driver Chris & tour guide Simon did a great job and worked hard. We did find 47 passengers confined in one coach a bit too many. Mixing with people was challenging, probably made a bit more difficult by many no bothering to wear their name badges. Max. 25 passengers is probably a better mix for a long coach journey. We set out to see NZ from top to bottom and we achieved that, APT and staff did a great job, thank you.

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“New Zealand Getaway”
- NSW, Australia Jan 2017

We had another wonderful experience with Georgie from Global Journeys and we thoroughly enjoyed the 15 day New Zealand Getaway with Travelmarvel. Our tour director Laurel was very professional and provided us with all her knowledge with much humour and wit. Our coach driver Michael was an excellent driver and also shared many funny stories. We highly recommend Global Journeys and Travelmarvel.

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“15 Day New Zealand Getaway (Travelmarvel)”
- NSW, Australia Mar 2016

The whole experience with Global Journeys & Travelmarvel was very good from the booking experience to the finish of the Tour. Travelmarvel is tremendous with their separate Tour Director & Coach Driver who really know how to inform you about the history & sights of the country side. I would have no hesitation in recommending Global Journeys & Travelmarvel to anyone for their holidays.

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“Very happy with this tour”
- Australia Feb 2014 1 Helpful Vote

We were very happy with this tour. The tour manager and driver work together extremely well together and had a very good knowledge of each area we visited.

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