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- 7 days/5 nights accommodations
- Accommodation – 1 night Auckland, 2 nights Nelson, 2 nights Queenstown
- International Flights – Los Angeles to Auckland, Queenstown to Los Angeles via Auckland
- New Zealand Domestic Flights – Auckland to Nelson, Nelson to Christchurch, Christchurch to Queenstown
- All airline taxes & fees
- Day Tours – Queenstown: Dart River Safari
- Shuttle Transfers – Auckland Airport to Accommodation (Return), Nelson Airport to Accommodation (Return), Queenstown Airport to Accommodation (Return)
- All Other Day Tours are Optional and not included
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
- Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
New Zealand Relaxing Retreat Visit Auckland, Nelson & Queenstown w/Air
Discover Auckland, Nelson & Queenstown during this New Zealand vacation that includes round-trip airfare & New Zealand Domestic flights! A relaxing vacation that includes for people who want to explore the beauty of New Zealand.
Fall in love with Auckland, the “City of Sails,” a diverse playground of food, wine, sailing and natural beauty.
Discover the vibrant arts culture in Nelson after exploring its stunning national parks and long golden beaches.
Embark on a jet boat adventure in Queenstown through the Dart River, surrounded by forest clad mountains and cascading waterfalls.
With many optional day tours available, you can personally choose what activities you want to do on your free days. Unforgettable memories await with this New Zealand vacation package.
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- Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
(Day 1) – International Flight, Los Angeles to Auckland
Shortly after departing Los Angeles you will be served dinner and you will be given breakfast before landing in Auckland.
Relax, watch some movies, and try to get some sleep!
(Day 2) – Shuttle Transfer, Auckland Airport to Accommodation
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand.
(Days 2 to 3) – 1 Night Accommodation in Auckland
Travel to your accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.
Auckland is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world– renowned as that ‘City Of Sails.’ Dramatic landscapes and seascapes provide a diverse playground in which a compelling range of attractions are available. Visitors come to enjoy an array of exciting entertainment, leisure, culture and dining possibilities in New Zealand’s largest city.
(Day 3) – Shuttle Transfer, Auckland Accommodation to Airport
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand, to the Airport.
(Day 3) – New Zealand Domestic Flight, Auckland to Nelson
Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Auckland to Nelson.
(Day 3) – Shuttle Transfer, Nelson Airport to Accommodation
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand.
(Days 3 to 5) – 2 Nights Accommodation in Nelson
Photo Credit: Nelson Tasman Tourism
Travel to your accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Located just minutes away from the heart of Nelson, with views stretching across the Waimea Inlet to the mountains of Kahurangi National Park, this accommodation is the perfect retreat.
What’s more, once you arrive you won’t need to go far, as the resort provides all the comforts and conveniences you could hope for.
There’s plenty on offer, including award winning restaurant, health and beauty spa, pool, gym, purpose built conference facilities and even a craftsman jeweller and a hairdressing salon onsite.
This hotel can accommodate up to 280 guests, with 20 hotel rooms, 42 one-bedroom cottages and 38 two-bedroom cottages.
Photo Credit: Nelson Tasman Tourism
(Days 4) – Free Day to Explore Nelson
Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand
Spend a day to relax or explore the “lifestyle” of Nelson, New Zealand
Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.
Walk the sun drenched sands of Golden Bay or head inland to Takaka and see the impossibly clear waters of New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs. Walk the Abel Tasman track – it’s a three to five day walk – or, for a different view, take a sea kayaking tour around the coast and see a seal colony and little blue penguins bobbing in the water.
Or just relax. Sit in the sun, sip a wine from one of the local vineyards, and dine on the famous Nelson Bay scallops.
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) – Abel Tasman Walk & Relax Tour
Boat to Anchorage and relax on the beach or do some short walks.
Abel Tasman National Park is world famous for its golden sand beaches, turquoise waters, completely unmodified estuaries, lush bush to the high tide mark and the excellent walking tracks.
Depart Kaiteriteri for Anchorage and relax on the beach.
Enjoy a one hour return walk to Te Pukatea Bay; a 1½ hour return walk to Pitt Head to view the lighthouse and panoramic views, or, from Anchorage, walk to Cleopatra’s Pool.
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) – Tonga Island Seals & Kayaking
Cruise the spectacular granite coastline to the golden beaches of the Marine Reserve.
Scenic Cruise, Walk & Kayak
Departing from Nelson or Kaiteriteri Beach and board a relaxing scenic cruise on the Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle which will bring you up to Totaranui. While on your cruise you will learn about the history of the park from the experienced skippers as they take you along a string of beautiful beaches. Then head south to Anchorage Bay where you disembark. Enjoy breath-taking views as you walk to Watering Cove where your kayak guide awaits you.
Kayaking south, we watch for playful seals as you visit Adele Island and embrace the wonderful
bird song ringing from this bush clad coastline. This kayak trip is great for taking it easy and
exploring the nooks and crannies of this stunning coastal paradise. Then kayak to Marahau beach where you connect with your return transport to Kaiteriteri Motueka or Nelson.
Operation: All Year round: Closed Christmas Day
Insiders Tip: Höglund Art Glass Studio & Gallery
Höglund Art Glass Studio & Gallery is one of Nelson’s iconic tourist attractions.
Internationally renowned glass artists Ola & Marie Höglund welcome you to experience the art of glassmaking. The gallery presents a wide range of handblown platters, vases, bowls, goblets, perfume bottles and glass jewelry. Open 7 days. Visitors welcome 10am – 5pm.
(Day 5) – Shuttle Transfer, Nelson Accommodation to Airport
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand, to the Airport.
(Day 5) – New Zealand Domestic Flight, Nelson to Christchurch
Travel by air today from Nelson to Christchurch, New Zealand.
(Day 5) – New Zealand Domestic Flight, Christchurch to Queenstown
Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Christchurch to Queenstown (South Island).
(Day 5) – Shuttle Transfer, Queenstown Airport to Accommodation
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand.
(Days 5 to 7) – 2 Nights Accommodation in Queenstown
Travel to your accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
It’s all about location! Your 4 star accommodations sits in a tranquil lakefront setting only a minute’s walk from the heart of Queenstown with shopping, restaurants, nightlife and activities all within easy reach. This fresh, modern hotel features rooms and facilities furnished with the finest comforts and conveniences. A place where you can relax with surperb uninterrupted views of the lake, mountains and adjoining gardens. Comfortable and serene you will surely enjoy your stay here!
Upgrades Available: Garden View Room, Lakeview Room
(Day 6) – Day Tour, Dart River Safari – ½ Day
This jet boat adventure offers your senses a feast of spectacular natural beauty on a journey into the wilderness of a World Heritage area.
Your day begins with 1.5 hour journey on a jet boat through the Dart’s river system. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful snow-covered peaks, hidden valleys & waterfalls. Your day includes a guided walk (30-40 minutes) along the ‘Heritage Trail’ at Paradise. Your guide will provide you with informative & entertaining commentary about the ancient native beech forest. The forests of this region sit within a World Heritage Area, one of the only natural sites of its kind that is accessible to the public.
Your guide details the fascinating history of this area from the days of Gondwanaland, to quests by Maori for prized pounamu, to the present-day efforts of New Zealand’s department of conservation for the preservation of the area. The day ends with a 4WD coach drive along a scenic back road. You will be entertained with stories of the countryside. On the ride home, you will stop to view the epic backdrop for many international movies, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.
Dart River Wilderness Safari is a high-country adventure. To ensure that your experience is truly enjoyable, please: – Dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes, regardless of season or weather. – Bring sunglasses, a sunhat and sunscreen (insect repellent could also be useful in some weather conditions – all of which are available at the shop in Glenorchy, so don’t worry if you forget them) – Note that cameras are carried at customers risk.
Tour itself is approximately 6.5 hours.
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) – Skyline Gondola Ride
One of the first sights to captivate visitors to Queenstown is the distinctive outline of the Skyline complex high above town.
Located an easy 5 minute walk from central Queenstown and exclusively accessed by scenic gondola, Skyline Gondola, Restaurant & Luge is a must-see attraction during your visit to Queenstown, New Zealand. The best views in the region are found here spread out in a spectacular 220 degree panorama, with breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks. It’s truly magnificent and awe-inspiring!
Of course there’s more to do than just admire the view! Enjoy a dinner or relax in the bar in the Skyline Restaurant. Casual dining is also available during the day in the Cafe. Thrillseekers can hurtle down the winding downhill Skyline Luge – it`s the fastest fun on wheels! or maybe take in the challenge of AJ Hackett`s Ledge Bungy or Swing, or take off on a tandem parapente flight. Various walking tracks can also be accessed from Skyline, from an easy 30 minute walk to a full day hike. Skyline was also a finalist in the `Best Visitor Attraction` in the New Zealand Tourism Awards in 1999 and 2001.
(Day 7) – Shuttle Transfer, Queenstown Accommodation to Airport
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand, to the Airport.
(Day 7) – Domestic Flight, Queenstown to Auckland
Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Queenstown to Auckland (North Island).
(Day 7) – International Flight, Auckland to Los Angeles
Today depart Auckland and fly to the USA. Enjoy an in-flight dinner and movie with arrival in the USA. Note: you will be traveling back across the International Date Line. Gain that day back you lost on the way over, you actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Auckland.
Note: Flight may include a stop over in Australia.
Pricing & Departures
|Sep 1 – Dec 12, 2019||$2,480|
|Dec 23, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020||$2,480|
|Feb 17 – Jun 21, 2020||$2,480|
Additional departure dates available. Your Travel Team agent can easily add extra days or even cities to this package; ask a Travel Team Agent for details 800-788-0829
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- International Round-trip flights from Los Angeles included
- New Zealand domestic flights included
- All airline taxes & fees are included
- Prices in US dollars unless otherwise noted
- Day Tours are Optional and not included
- We have limited space on this package and it is subject to availability and prior sale
- All package prices are per person based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted
- Prices reflect cash discount
- Due to constantly changing policies to baggage restrictions, please check with your airline directly for latest updates and restrictions
- Information, including prices are subject to change without notice
- Restrictions and change and/or cancel penalties apply