New Zealand Highlighter Tour [NCA14]
14 Days: New Zealand Highlighter Tour [NCA14]
Starting at
$4,675

Available Tour Dates

2015

April 4
May 12
June 9
July 14
September 8, 22
October 6, 13, 20. 27
November 5, 10, 17, 24
December 5, 15, 22, 31
2016
January 9, 16, 19, 26
February 9, 13, 16, 20, 25
March 1, 8, 15, 19, 31
April 12, 19, 23
May 10
July 5
August 9
September 8, 13, 27

14 Days:See the best New Zealand on a 14 day fully guided tour. Visit Auckland, Rotorua, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound, Mt Cook and more!

Premium holiday inclusions

Transportation

  • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows

Professionally Escorted

  • Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver

Accommodation

  • Capture superb rainforest views from your room during an overnight stay at the five-star Te Waonui Forest Retreat
  • Absorb alpine views from your room during an overnight stay at the Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook

Dining Inclusions

  • Breakfasts (13) B
  • Dinners (9) D
  • Welcome Dinner (1) WD
  • Farewell Dinner (1) FD

Spectacular sightseeing experiences

  • The sights of Auckland
  • Tour the Waitomo Caves
  • Maori Hangi and concert
  • Famous TranzAlpine Train
  • Mt Cook National Park
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Cruise on Milford Sound
  • Four Course Dinner
  • Moeraki Boulders
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • INCLUDED Freedom of Choice Touring

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Auckland, Freedom of Choice

Be met on arrival in Auckland and transfer to your hotel. Then, choose from eight activities. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Hotel: Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland, 1 Night. WD

Day 2: Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Hangi Feast

Leaving Auckland, travel to the Waitomo caves. Take a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto, lit by thousands of tiny glowworms. Then continue to Rotorua, a centre of Maori culture and famous for its geothermal activity. Tonight, enjoy a Hangi Feast and learn about ancient Maori customs.
Hotel: Holiday  Inn Rotorua, 2 Nights. B D

Day 3: Rotorua, Freedom of Choice

In Rotorua, choose from a range of activities, including a 4WD Bush Safari; an eco-thermal tour; a round of golf; a visit to Hobbiton; or a trip to the Rotorua Museum. B

Day 4: Rotorua, Taupo, Wellingtom, Freedom of Choice

Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the heart of the North Island. See spectacular Huka Falls and the tranquil setting of Lake Taupo. Cross the vast volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington, where you’ll enjoy a choice of restaurants this evening.
Hotel: Amora Hotel Wellington, 2 Nights. B D

Day 5: Wellington

Set off on a sightseeing tour today taking you to the city’s best-loved landmarks, including the Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa. Then ride Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, gaining a fresh perspective on this coastal city. B

Day 6: Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch
Board the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and on to Picton on the South Island. Rejoin your coach and journey through Marlborough and Kaikoura, to Christchurch.
Hotel: Heartland Hotel Cotswold, Christchurch. B D

Day 7: TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef

This morning, board the TranzAlpine train for a trip through breathtaking landscapes. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and continue to Hokitika. Here, see Pounamu (jade) being carved into beautiful jewellery. You’ll also view the ancient glacial scenery and rainforest at Franz Josef Glacier. Check in to your luxury eco-resort before enjoying a four-course degustation dinner this evening.
Hotel: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. B D

Day 8: Franz Josef, Queenstown, Freedom of Choice
View magnificent scenery today as you travel along the rugged west coast to Haast and continue to Queenstown. Tonight, choose from four great dining options.
Hotel: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, 2 Nights.  B D

Day 9: Queenstown, Freedom of Choice

Today in Queenstown, choose from an exciting selection of activities. B

Day 10: Milford Sound, Te Anua

Follow The Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. Journey along Milford Road, then continue to the spectacular Milford Sound where you’ll cruise along the full length of this beautiful fiord. Later this afternoon, travel to the tranquil lakeside settlement of Te Anau.
Hotel: Distinction Te Anua Hotel and Villas. B D

Day 11: Te Anua, Dunedin, Freedom of Choice

Absorb the scenery as you traverse the rolling countryside of the Southland region on your way to the city of Dunedin. Upon arrival, select your included sightseeing activity.
Hotel: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. B D 

Day 12: Dunedin, Mt Cook, Freedom of Choice

See the spectacular Moeraki Boulders at Koekohe Beach. Then, enter Mt Cook National Park and admire Australasia’s highest peak. Join your chosen sightseeing activity here.
Hotel: Mt Cook, The Hermitage. B D

Day 13: Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch

Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd then continue on to Christchurch.
Hotel: Copthorne Hotel Commodore, Christchurch. B D

Day 14: Depart Christchurch

Transfer to Christchurch airport for your onward flight.

All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).