Country
New Zealand
Duration
7 Days/6 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tour
 

Highlights

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
    • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Fiordland National Park
    • Be My Guest Experience – Laura Douglas Farm Experience
    • Centrally located premium 4- and 5-star hotels

  • You don’t need to do everything to appreciate a destination – sometimes the best journeys are those when you have time to immerse yourself in a city. This Queenstown to Auckland tour will have you wandering the streets of Auckland on the hunt for a great restaurant, soaking in Rotorua’s thermal springs, stopping to appreciate Maori culture and enjoying adventure with a side of wine in Queenstown.

    Inclusions

    6-night accommodation in double occupancy
    Return airport transfers
    Travel by luxury coach
    English speaking experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
    Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 farewell dinner
    Visits and sightseeing as per itinerary

    Exclusions

    International/domestic flights and airport taxes – Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers – Optional excursions – Beverages unless noted in the itinerary – Any other services not specified above

    1

    DAY 1 QUEENSTOWN

    Queenstown deserves its destination crown. And you’ll have plenty of time to explore. Hit us up for dining recommendations.

    Accommodation : Queenstown for 3 nights

    2

    DAY 2 QUEENSTOWN

    Arriving in New Zealand, the first thing you probably noticed is that there’s a lot of farmland. It’s fitting, then, that one of the first people you’ll meet is southern girl Laura, who will introduce you to the sheep farm she was born and raised on. Your next stop is Arrowtown, a former mining town so dreamy it looks like it has slipped straight from a movie set. Drop in on bijou boutiques, cafés, and bars along the tree-lined promenade. Come dusk, cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw; the only thing more inspiring than the peaks of the Remarkables that surround is the festive atmosphere welcoming you to Walter Peak High Country Farm, where a gourmet barbecue at the Colonel’s Homestead awaits.

    Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

    3

    DAY 3 QUEENSTOWN

    You clearly need more than one day to appreciate Queenstown and its surrounds. And when we say surrounds, we mean Milford Sound. Today, sign up to dive deep into this yawning gorge within World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park – it’s within easy reach of your base, and is best explored on an optional South Island tour that sees you jumping aboard boat to cruise the mirror-like waterway. Don’t be surprised if you see dolphins and seals playing in the wake of waterfalls. If you like things fast-paced, opt for bungy jumping, jet-boating or sip-lining. You are in the adventure capital of New Zealand, after all.

    Meals : Breakfast

    4

    DAY 4 QUEENSTOWN – AUCKLAND

    Touching down in Auckland, you’ll immediately understand why it’s known as the ‘City of Sails’ – New Zealand’s largest city has two lovely yacht-filled harbours, which you can explore at our leisure this afternoon.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Accommodation : Auckland for 1 night

    5

    DAY 5 AUCKLAND - ROTORUA

    Today is set to sparkle – quite literally – as thousands of bright green and blue glowworms light up your next destination: the cavernous Ruakuri Cave at Waitomo. From overhead attractions to those below the ground… this evening your Highlight Dinner is prepared in an earthen Hangi at Te Puia. Your meal, succulent meats and vegetables, hot chocolate and steamed pudding, is served while you overlook the spectacular geothermal valley. Cap it off with a moving Māori cultural performance in the beautifully carved meeting house, Te Aronui a Rua. It’s an insightful and fun evening that will surely leave you with a newfound understanding and love for New Zealand.

    Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

    Accommodation : Rotorua for 2 nights

    6

    DAY 6 ROTORUA

    Cute and cuddly, NZ’s national bird, the kiwi, is also endangered. Go behind the scenes on a working kiwi nursery and hatchery to learn how breeding programs are helping the population thrive. The natural drama reaches boiling point at Whakarewarewa, a geothermal reserve and the country’s only living Māori village, home to famous Pohutu Geyser and the bubbling beauty of mud pools. You’ll cap off your day joining your Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner at Poco Tapas & Wine, where the menu is designed for sharing.

    Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

    7

    DAY 7 ROTORUA

    Short, sweet and packed with highlights – how else to describe this wonderful week?

    Meals : Breakfast

    HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

    Queenstown: Millennium Hotel 4*
    Auckland: The Grand by SkyCity 5*
    Rotorua: Millennium Hotel 4*

    Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

    Land Package
    Departures 2024-2025-2026  
     
    April 19, July 5, September 6, 2024 4675 4248
    October 18, November 15, 2024 4804 4364
    December 6, 2024 4675
    January 24, February 7, 21, March 14, 28, 2025 4804
    April 4, 18, May 16, July 4, September 5, December 5, 2025 5124
    October 3, 17, November 7, 14 2025 5255
    January 2, 23, February 6, 20, March 6, 13, 27, 2026 5255
       
    Single supplement On request

    **Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

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