New Zealand Marvel from $3,750


  • 13 nights accommodations
  • Travel aboard a  luxurious coach
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • 23 meals
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees per itinerary
New Zealand Marvel

This classic New Zealand itinerary spans both North and South Islands, leading you through majestic panoramas from the glaciers of the West Coast to the sensational alpine landscapes of Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook National Park, and the extraordinary geothermal fields of Rotorua. Glimpses of traditional Māori history and culture deepen your experience as you explore the marvellous Land of The Long White Cloud.

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Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch

On arrival in Christchurch you’ll be transferred to your hotel. You have today at leisure before a welcome reception and dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Christchurch – Franz Josef

This morning you’ll board the TranzAlpine, one of the top 6 train journeys in the world. This spectacular railway takes you across the Canterbury Plains and through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Later, visit Hokitika home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit to see local artists at work. Next stop is Franz Josef Glacier – a rare, still advancing glacier (optional scenic Franz Josef Glacier flight is available).

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing)

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3-4: Franz Josef – Queenstown

Day 3: Franz Josef – Queenstown

Travel through the Haast Pass. See Thunder Creek Falls, take a rainforest walk and then it’s a trio of lakes – Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan. Next up try sumptuous stone fruit at a Cromwell orchard. Later, you’ll visit historic gold mining Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. On arrival in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure-capital, you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour.


Day 4: Queenstown ‘Free Time’

Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day. From wine tours to jet boat rides and white water rafting, Queenstown will surprise and exhilarate. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue ‘highlight dinner’ at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. Why not join in a sing-a-long on your cruise back to Queenstown.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown , 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast. Day 4: Breakfast and ‘highlight dinner’


Day 5: Queenstown – Te Anau

Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll be awestruck by the great sights of Fiordland National Park on your journey to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you’ll take a spectacular cruise on this natural wonder. En route you’ll have abundant photo opportunities at the Chasm, Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Return to lakeside Te Anau, where you have the option to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves.

Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau.

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


Day 6: Te Anau – Dunedin

Cross sheep-filled farming land to Dunedin for a city tour. With ‘Free Time’ this afternoon, consider a wildlife cruise to see the Penguins and Royal Albatross, a visit to the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or ride the Taieri Gorge Railway.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


Day 7: Dunedin – Omarama

You have the opportunity to visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Travel through Oamaru, famous for its limestone buildings, passing the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and the Benmore Dam on your way to Omarama.

Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


Day 8: Omarama – Christchurch

Soak up the scenery of Mt. Cook National Park (optional scenic flight is available). See Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and travel across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch to explore the rebuild of this fascinating city.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 9:Christchurch – Picton

Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast to Kaikoura, famous for its whales (optional whale-watching flight is available). Get up close and personal with some New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point. Pass the Grassmere Salt Works then travel to the pretty seaside fishing village of Picton for an orientation tour.

Hotel: Picton Beachcomber Inn

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


Day 10: Picton – Wellington

Cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington for a city tour before ‘Free Time’ and then you’ll visit Maori Cultural Icon Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where you’ll have time to explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage.

Hotel: Travelodge Wellington

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


Day 11-12: Wellington – Rotorua

Day 11: Wellington – Rotorua

Travel along the Kapiti Coast, past the dairy farms of Manawatu to Tongariro National Park and discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu. Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. View Huka Falls and pass the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.

Maori Cultural Icon  Tonight enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast ‘highlight dinner’ and concert and gain an insight into Maori culture.



Day 12: Rotorua

Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a sample of farm life, where you’ll gain an exciting and informative insight into agriculture in New Zealand. See the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feeding of lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Then enjoy an afternoon of ‘Free Time’ – perhaps visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, abundant with Rainbow Trout and native fauna including the kiwi, or Te Puia, where a local Maori will guide you through the geothermal valley with its mud pools and geysers.



Day 13: Rotorua – Auckland

This morning travel through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves. See the amazing underground Glow Worm Grotto by boat and walk through the limestone caves. Later you’ll follow the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, into Auckland. Enjoy the sights of the city before continuing to your hotel. This evening celebrate your holiday at a dinner with your Tour Director.

Hotel: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites, Auckland.

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


Day 14:  Farewell from Auckland

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Pricing & Departures


Jun 15, 2020 $3,750
Oct 5, 2020 $3,995
Oct 12, 2020 $3,995
Oct 26, 2020 $3,995
Nov 13, 2020 $3,525
Nov 27, 2020 $3,525
Dec 7, 21, 28, 2020 $3,525
Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22; Mar 8, 15, 22, 2021 $3,995
Apr 5, 12; May 10, 2021 $3,750
Jun 14; Jul 12; Aug 9; Sep 6, 2021 $3,750
Oct 4, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 22, 29, 2021 $3,995
Dec 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021 $3,995
Jan 3, 10, 24, 31, 2022 $3,995
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022 $3,995
Mar 7, 14, 21, 2022 $3,995


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