New Zealand Getaway

Explore New Zealand in-depth. Traverse the North Island from the Bay of Islands via Auckland, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Wellington. Then cross by ferry to the South Island’s wonders: Milford Sound, Queenstown, Aoraki/Mount Cook and the coastal glaciers.

from

$4,245

per person, twin share

Overview

Explore New Zealand in-depth. Traverse the North Island from the Bay of Islands via Auckland, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Wellington. Then cross by ferry to the South Island’s wonders: Milford Sound, Queenstown, Aoraki/Mount Cook and the coastal glaciers.
Auckland to Christchurch
15 days
Various Departures Available

Trip Inclusions

  • 14 nights premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • 22 delicious meals - 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • NT15 - 2020-2021 season runs for 15 days

Itinerary

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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
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Journey north to see a mighty Kauri tree and marvel at its size. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands, where you’ll enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Daily : Breakfast & Dinner
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The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands providing a stunning aquatic playground off the north coast of the North Island. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the subtropical surrounds. Your Tour Director is always on hand to offer some fantastic suggestions to make the most of your time here.

Daily : Breakfast
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Head out on a spectacular cruise to Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands and the famous Hole in the Rock.

Explore the beauty of the Bay of Islands before returning to Auckland by coach.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

Daily : Breakfast & Dinner
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Discover the famous Waitomo glow worm caves.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua.

Travel to Waitomo to explore the glow worm caves, then continue to Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and tour the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. While here, you’ll see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. This evening, enjoy an Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Sudima Rotorua

Daily: Breakfast & Dinner
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Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Māori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to the Agrodome. Later, perhaps enjoy a visit to the Hobbiton movie set from the Lord of the Rings series (own expense).

Daily : Breakfast
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Travel the Thermal Explorer Highway, visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Arrive in Wellington.

Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Daily : Breakfast
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages on the Interislander ferry en route to Picton.

Begin the day with a spectacular sea crossing between the North and South islands, then continue your journey onwards to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel

Daily : Breakfast & Dinner
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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY
Perhaps enhance your journey and embark on one of the world’s great alpine rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Watch the South Island’s snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills glide past from the comfort of your seat (additional expense – enquire for details).

Drive through the Southern Alps, home to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers, as well as spectacular lakes and rainforests.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Daily : Breakfast Dinner
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Settle in for a relaxing two-night stay overlooking beautiful Lake Wakatipu.

The stunning drive across Haast Pass brings you to Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily : Breakfast
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Ride the Skyline Gondola 450 metres above the city to the top of Bob’s Peak for a buffet lunch at the Stratosfare Restaurant.

Soar to the top of a Queenstown peak for lunch with a view as all of Queenstown spreads below you. The rest of the day is at leisure, so perhaps try a Select Experience.

Daily :
Breakfast & Lunch
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Cruise the full length of magnificent Milford Sound.

Follow The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu to the incredible Fiordland National Park. Milford Sound is the jewel in the crown.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Daily : Breakfast Dinner
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Journey through Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin for a tour.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Daily: Breakfast
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE
View the spectacular peak of Aoraki/Mt Cook, the highest point in Australasia.

See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru. See Aoraki/Mt Cook, then arrive at Peppers Bluewater Resort for your final night.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner
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Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, taking in lake views before continuing to Christchurch.

Daily :
Breakfast
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Conditions Apply. All prices are shown in Australian Dollars (AUD), per person twin share, and offers are available for travellers departing from AustraliaPricing is correct as of 12/4/2021. Itineraries are subject to change and operation is subject to weather conditions, prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation. Offer is subject to change or availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Prices include savings and port charges where applicable. Prices are based on New Zealand Wonderland (NCC17) 07 July 2021 departure. New Zealand Expedition (XPCNZA12) 01 December 2021 departure and Standard Suite Forward, and reverse route New Zealand Expedition (XPCNZM12) 10 December 2021 departure and Standard Suite Forward. Subantarctic Islands Expedition (XPCSUA17) 21 December 2021 departure and Standard Suite Forward. See APT website for full terms and conditions. New Zealand Getaway (NT15) 02 October 2021 departure Travel insurance is recommended please ask us for a quote. Payment by credit card attracts a merchant fee. Full terms and conditions provided at the time of booking.

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