New Zealand Dive & Ski Adventure [ST-NZD7]
11 Days: New Zealand Dive & Ski Adventure [ST-NZD7]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Tutukaka (3 Nights), Auckland (1), Queenstown (4)
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Auckland, Auckland to Los Angeles
  • New Zealand Domestic Flights - Auckland to Queenstown, Queenstown to Auckland
  • Day Tour- 3 Days of Diving with Dive Tutukaka; 3 Days of Skiing in Queenstown
  • Shuttle Transfers - Airport to Accommodation (return), Accommodation to Dive Centers (return)
  • All other Day Tours listed are Optional (Not Included)
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (additional US$15.00 per person)
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organised Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Itinerary Details
Day 1 (Fri) - International Flight, Los Angeles to Auckland New Zealand

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!

Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.

Day 2 (Sun) - Coach Transfer from Auckland Airport to Tutukaka Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Tutukaka, New Zealand.

Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.

Day 2 to 6 (Sun to Thur) - 4 Nights Accommodation in Tutukaka

Travel to your accommodation in Tutukaka, New Zealand where you will be staying for 4 nights.

The resort overlooks the whole of the Tutukaka Harbour with a breathtaking ocean panorama across the deep sea fishing grounds from the historic Poor Knights Islands to the Hen and Chicken Islands. A coastal area where man and nature combine to provide a whole host of things to do, swimming, boating, fishing, surfing, scuba diving, sight-seeing, line fishing trips, deep sea fishing, exciting beaches to discover and explore.

Day 3 to 5 (Mon to Wed) - 3 Days of Diving with Dive Tutukaka

Go diving with Dive Tutukaka New Zealand’s premier full-service dive charter operator.

Dive Tutukaka is New Zealand’s premier full-service dive charter operator. The Poor Knights Islands are on Jacques Cousteau’s list of top 10 dive sites in the world! The turbulent sunlit waters and kelp forests on the upper reaches of the tumbling ‘giant staircase’, to the waters of the islands’ many caves, offer an extraordinary variety of underwater experiences. There are sponge gardens and gorgonian fields inhabited by a myriad of fish, shellfish, urchins and anemones. The islands’ famous arches are fascinating to explore. In the warmer months, stingrays can be seen cruising the waters of the archways.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Dive with Dive Tutukaka

Optional Day Tour- you can go diving with Dive Tutukaka New Zealand’s premier full-service dive charter operator.

Dive Tutukaka is New Zealand’s premier full-service dive charter operator. The Poor Knights Islands are on Jacques Cousteau’s list of top 10 dive sites in the world! The turbulent sunlit waters and kelp forests on the upper reaches of the tumbling ‘giant staircase’, to the waters of the islands’ many caves, offer an extraordinary variety of underwater experiences. There are sponge gardens and gorgonian fields inhabited by a myriad of fish, shellfish, urchins and anemones. The islands’ famous arches are fascinating to explore. In the warmer months, stingrays can be seen cruising the waters of the archways.

Day 6 (Thur) - Shuttle Transfer from Tututkaka to Auckland Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Tutukaka to the Auckland Airport.

Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.

Day 6 to 7 (Thur to Fri) - 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.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - America's Cup

The America’s Cup Sailing Experience offers the unique opportunity to sail on these grand prix racing machines!

Enjoy two hours as passengers become the crew and are encouraged to take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action as we sail down the Auckland Harbour. The trip suits people of all experiences and abilities and is the perfect activity in Auckland, ‘City of Sails’.

WINTER SCHEDULE – APRIL 1ST TO SEPTEMBER 31ST 2014
Departs: 1pm daily

Age Restrictions: Children under the age of 10 yrs not permitted
Weather Restrictions: Sailings subject to weather conditions

Upgrade Available: 3 Hours Match Cup Race (extra cost) – Not Available from April-October.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Harbour Cruise

Visit a true thing of beauty and cruise the sparkling waters of Waitemata Harbour!



Head out on this one and a half hour tour to see the Devonport Naval Base, travel past the township and North Head, then cruise towards the iconic Rangitoto Island as you pass the historic Bean Rock lighthouse. You’ll pass under the Harbour Bridge twice and then off to Westhaven Marina to catch a glance at the viaduct harbour bustling with super yachts!



Daily at 10.30am & 1.30pm. Tours do not operate on Christmas day.

Insiders Tip: Explorer Bus Tip

Join us for a unique, fun and informative tour of Auckland – New Zealand’s largest city!

Nestled between two harbours, this beautiful vibrant city, has a diverse mix of culture and landscapes. With world-class attractions and activities, shopping and eateries – you can explore it all with Soaring Kiwi Tours!

Hop-On and Hop-Off as you explore the city at your leisure. Choose from an open or closed top double decker buses which are both classic and new, with incredible views from the top deck! There are two tour routes you can choose from to visit all the must-see attractions! Enjoy the ‘Live’ entertaining commentary from your friendly driver.

Multi-lingual commentaries also available.

Day 7 (Fri) - Domestic Flight, Auckland to Queenstown

Travel by New Zealand domestic air from Auckland to Queenstown (South Island).

Day 7 (Fri) - Shuttle Transfer from Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand, to the Airport.

Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.

Day 7 cont (Fri) - Shuttle Transfer from Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.

Day 7 to 11 (Fri - Tue) - 4 Nights Accommodation in Queenstown

Travel to your accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 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 superb 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 8 and 10 (Sat - Mon) - Shuttle Transfer, Accommodation to Mountain (Return)

Take a shuttle from your Queenstown hotel to Coronet Peak or The Remarkables for the 3 days you are skiing or snowboarding.

Forget about fitting chains, driving on icy roads, navigating the corners of the mountain roads, or finding a car park. Let door to door transport service take you to the mountain faster and hassle free! Drivers have not only been driving the roads for years but are friendly, knowledgable, and as excited as you to be skiing and snowboarding. Mountain transfers are from Queenstown area hotels to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, but you don’t have to decide what you want to ski until the day before! Choose which mountain you want service for by 7pm the night before, and you’ll have a guaranteed seat on that bus service.

Day 8 and 10 (Sat - Mon) - 3 Day Rental of Ski or Snowboard

Rent ski or snowboard equipment while you visit Queenstown.

Rent skis or snowboards from a centrally located and local shop in downtown Queenstown. Staff who are knowledgeable about skiing and riding will help you find the perfect gear to take to the slopes. Better yet, you can swap out your skis for a board (or vice versa) if you decide you want something a little different during your trip. To make sure you save your energy for the slopes, equipment can be delivered to most major hotels the evening before your first day to the ski resorts.

Upgrade to executive ski or snowboard equipment for an additional charge.

Day 8 and 10 (Sat - Mon) - 3 Day Rental of Ski Jacket and Pants

Rent snow jacket and pants in Queenstown so you don’t have to bring them from home.

Rent quality snow jackets and pants for your skiing trip in Queenstown. Gear is laundered after every rental and ranges from sizes XS to 5XL. Ski experts help ensure you find the best fit so you all you have to worry about is having a great time out on the slopes!

Please Note: For hygienic reasons, hats, gloves, goggles, etc., are not rentable. Please be sure to bring your own or you may choose to purchase hats, gloves, and more once you arrive in Queenstown.

Day 8 and 10 (Sat - Mon) - 3 Day Ski Pass

Three day ski pass to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables with lift pass, 2 group lessons for the first day of skiing, equipment rental and transfers.

Ski or snowboard for 3 days while you visit Queenstown! Visit the South Island’s most popular mountain resort at Coronet Peak which has high speed chair lifts, extensive trails, several eateries, outdoor heated deck, restaurants, and coffee and bar facitilies. You can also go to The Remarkables which is known for its true alpine environment and includes everything from beginners slopes to big mountain possibilities, as well as a tubing park.

Lift passes provide full access to all operating chairlifts and surface lifts at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for the days specified between the hours of 9am and 4pm, weather and conditions permitting. The passes are flexible and allow a one day grace period so you can ski 3 out of 4 days (just in case you need a break one day). The lift pass is also good for use at Mt. Hutt in Canterbury, New Zealand if used within the 4-day period.

Day 11 (Tue) - Shuttle Transfer from Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand, to the Airport.

Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.

Day 11 cont (Tue) - Domestic Flight, Queenstown to Auckland

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Queenstown to Auckland (North Island).

Day 11 cont (Tue) - 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.

  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.