Contrasts of New Zealand from $3,150



  • 10 days/9 nights
  • Airport meet & greet on arrival
  • Private car airport transfers on arrival & departure
  • 9 nights accommodations
  • Sightseeing cruise on Waitemata Harbour
  • Visit Waitoma Caves
  • Traditional Maori Hangi feast
  • Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show
  • Transportation between Franz Josef & Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine Train
  • Full day Milford sound excursion & cruise
  • 15 meals including Morelea Farm BBQ
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Tour director & driver guide
10 DAY guided expedition of the north & south island

This is your trip to see all that New Zealand has to offer! See the cities – Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch – plus the Caves and Rotorua. You will experience traditional Maori culture, cruise Milford Sound, explore Franz Josef and view the beautiful Southern Alps as you travel across New Zealand by train! This package has it all: adventure, relaxation, independent sightseeing, and guided tours. Look no further for your perfect trip to New Zealand!



Day 1: Welcome to Auckland

On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be transferred by private car to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director for a welcome reception and ‘highlight dinner’ at The Langham.
Hotel: The Langham, Auckland, 2 nights. Hotel Dinner included


Day 2: Auckland

Start the day with a sightseeing tour then cruise on Waitemata Harbour. Breakfast included  


Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua

Tour the amazing Glow Worm Grotto by boat with a local guide. From here your journey continues to Rotorua, where you’ll visit Te Puia. A local Maori guide will escort you through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. ‘You’re invited’ to the Tamaki Maori Marae for a very personal and exclusive cultural evening. Enjoy a Maori Hangi feast with local wine and a concert in their private dining room.
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. Breakfast & Dinner included



Day 4: Rotorua – Christchurch

Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park. You may even spot a kiwi! Next up is the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, which offers an insight into agriculture in New Zealand. In the afternoon you’ll fly to Christchurch (airfare is not included and must be booked by you or your travel agent).
Hotel: Novotel, Christchurch. Breakfast included


Day 5: Christchurch – Franz Josef

Journey on the TranzAlpine train through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory for a jewelry demonstration. Next you’ll arrive at Franz Josef Glacier.
Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef.  Breakfast & Dinner included


Day 6: Franz Josef – Queenstown

Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls, Lakes Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell – the stone fruit capital. Next you’ll visit historic gold mining Arrowtown on the Arrow River, before arriving in Queenstown, where an orientation tour completes your day.
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights. Breakfast included


Day 7: Milford Sound

Journey over the Devil’s Staircase along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake, the largest in the South Island. Travel through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to the numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls before reaching Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch while you cruise on this wonder of nature.  Breakfast & Lunch included 


Day 8: Queenstown Included Choice

Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Shotover Jet, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD tour, relax with a spa treatment or enjoy dinner at the Skyline Restaurant. Breakfast included


Day 9: Queenstown – Christchurch

Be awestruck by the alpine beauty of Mt. Cook National Park. Later, continue to Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. ‘You’re invited’ to Morelea Farm, home of Angie and Stan Taylor, to enjoy a barbecue lunch in their 240 hectare garden and to gain insight into farm life. Travel over the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Join your Tour Director and new-found friends this evening for a farewell dinner.
Hotel: Novotel, Christchurch. Breakfast, Lunch & Farewell Dinner included


Day 10: Farewell from Christchurch

You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. Breakfast included


Pricing & Departures 


Departure dates from
Apr 24, 2020 $3,575
Jun 12; Jul 10; Sep 11, 25, 2020 $3,150
Oct 9, 23; Nov 13, 27; Dec 4, 11, 25, 2020 $3,525
Jan 22, 29, 2021 $3,575
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 5, 12, 19, 2021 $3,525
Apr 2, 9, 23; May 21; Jun 11; Jul 9;, 2021 $3,150
Aug 27; Sep 10, 24,, 2021 $3,150
Oct 15, 22; Nov 19, 26; Dec 3, 10, 17, 31, 2021 $3,525
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 $3,525


Additional departure dates & cities are available, ask a Travel Team Agent for details.


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  • Land only package
  • Prices in US dollars unless otherwise noted
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