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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,016

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the majestic scenery of New Zealand on a journey from Auckland to Queenstown. Delve into the Waitomo Caves, visit Rotorua and Napier, cruise Abel Tasman National Park, watch the blowholes of the Pancake Rocks, and explore the glaciers of Franz Josef.


This 10-day New Zealand vacation showcases the natural highlights of New Zealand on a journey to Rotorua, Napier, Nelson, Punakaiki, and Franz Josef. It features first-class accommodations and shared tours

Your journey begins in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, where you’ll join your tour group and head south. Stop at the Waitomo Caves to explore a subterranean landscape illuminated by thousands of bioluminescent glowworms. Reach the tourist town of Rotorua, famous for its geothermal activity and strong Maori culture. You’ll delve into both its natural and cultural highlights with a full day of activities. Watch spouting geysers and boiling mud pools at Te Puia before learning about Maori traditions at the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. Close out the day at the Agrodome Sheep Show, where you’ll learn about all things farming. Continue to the coastal city of Napier, where you’ll have a day at leisure to explore the wine region of Hawke’s Bay or enjoy the attractive downtown, known for its art deco architecture.

Ride the ferry to the South Island and connect to Nelson, which sits on Tasman Bay. A sightseeing cruise takes you into Tonga Island Marine Reserve to visit a fur seal colony and hike through beachside forest and along cascading waterfalls. Back on the mainland, continue to Punakaiki for a night to see the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowhole, known for the columns of water that burst through the rocks with the surf. Final stop is Franz Josef, the gateway to the famous glaciers of the Southern Alps. You’ll have a day at leisure to head on an excursion to the glacier or enjoy the alpine atmosphere of the town.

At the end of your stay, connect to Queenstown for onward travels.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,016

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Day 1

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo

Travel south from Auckland, through the rich farmland of the Waikato, and onto Waitomo. Here you will enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world famous Glowworm Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glow worms suspended from the cave ceiling. Following your tour there is time for lunch (included). You will then continue to Rotorua by coach, where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

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    Millennium Hotel Rotorua



    This popular hotel in Rotorua is centrally located just a brief stroll to Lake Rotorua, Rotorua's International Convention Centre, world famous Polynesian Spa, the town centre and only minutes from Rotorua's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. At Millennium Hotel Rotorua, you will find 227 …

    This popular hotel in Rotorua is centrally located just a brief stroll to Lake Rotorua, Rotorua's International Convention Centre, world famous Polynesian Spa, the town centre and only minutes from Rotorua's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. At Millennium Hotel Rotorua, you will find 227 rooms offering you a wide choice of accommodation styles.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Discover Rotorua Morning Tour

Today on your morning tour you will visit Te Puia and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where you can view mighty geysers, boiling mud pools, and the traditional arts and culture of the Maori People. You will also experience Rainbow Springs which is a unique showcase of New Zealand's flora and fauna including New Zealand's national icon, a kiwi bird. Last but not least, you will have a hands on experience at the Agrodome Sheep Show, giving you an animated insight into New Zealand's farming history.

Day 3

Rotorua to Napier

This morning, transfer from Rotorua to Napier via Coach.

On arrival at Napier, you will be transferred to your hotel.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Te Pania Napier

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    Scenic Hotel Te Pania Napier



    The hotel features 109 fully air-conditioned superior rooms and suites with modern decor. Savour the delights of Hawke's Bay with excellent dining at The Exchange Bar and Brasserie, which highlights local food and wine and offers indoor and al fresco dining. The Hotels convenient, central …

    The hotel features 109 fully air-conditioned superior rooms and suites with modern decor. Savour the delights of Hawke's Bay with excellent dining at The Exchange Bar and Brasserie, which highlights local food and wine and offers indoor and al fresco dining. The Hotels convenient, central location means many of Napier's best local attractions are within a few minutes' walk.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking (for Self Park)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 4

Napier at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 5

Napier to Wellington to Picton to Nelson

Today, transfer from Napier to Wellington via Coach.

On arrival at Wellington Ferry Terminal, you will take the Ferry to Picton.

On arrival at Picton Ferry Terminal, you will be transferred to your hotel in Nelson.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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    Rutherford Hotel Nelson



    The Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers a range of accommodation to suit all types of travellers. The hotel boasts a prime spot only minutes' walk from Nelson's landmark cathedral and main shopping, and an equally good base from which to explore the great outdoors - with …

    The Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers a range of accommodation to suit all types of travellers. The hotel boasts a prime spot only minutes' walk from Nelson's landmark cathedral and main shopping, and an equally good base from which to explore the great outdoors - with three national parks, sandy beaches, blue seas and mountain wilderness at your doorstep.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Room Service
    • Wedding Chapel

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Day 6

Seals and Beach ex Nelson

Take a scenic cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve, pausing to watch the antics at its resident Fur Seal Colony. Land at historic Tonga Quarry beach to walk 2 hours over a forested saddle and around spectacular Bark Bay estuary with its cascading waterfalls. Rejoin the Vista Cruise at the sheltered golden cove, Medlands Beach.

Day 7

Nelson to Punakaiki

This morning, transfer from Nelson to Punakaiki via Coach.

On arrival at Punakaiki, you will be transferred to your resort.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the resort facilities.

Duration1 Night
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Punakaiki Resort

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    Punakaiki Resort



    The Punakaiki Resort is an eco-tourism hotel located in the Buller district between Greymouth, 30 minutes to the south and Westport which is 45 minutes to the north. Carefully designed to complement the stunning natural setting, it is situated close to Pancake Rocks and Blowhole …

    The Punakaiki Resort is an eco-tourism hotel located in the Buller district between Greymouth, 30 minutes to the south and Westport which is 45 minutes to the north. Carefully designed to complement the stunning natural setting, it is situated close to Pancake Rocks and Blowhole at Punakaiki and adjacent to Paparoa National Park. This hotel is a perfect choice for a leisure stay.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Punakaiki to Franz Josef

This morning, transfer from Punakaiki to Franz Josef via Coach.

On arrival at Franz Josef, you will be transferred to your hotel.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy before beginning your exploration of Franz Josef.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

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    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier



    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park and it is just moments from one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. The hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place …

    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park and it is just moments from one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. The hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking (for Self Park)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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    Preferred Hotel
Day 9

Franz Josef at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 10

Franz Josef to Queenstown

Today, transfer from Franz Josef to Queenstown, via coach, for your onward travels.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Rotorua
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Napier
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Nelson
  • 1 night first-class accommodation in Punakaiki
  • 2 nights moderat accommodation in Franz Joseph
  • Shared full day Auckland to Rotorua including Waitomo tour
  • Shared Rotorua morning tour
  • Coach transfer from Rotorua to Napier
  • Coach transfer from Napier to Wellington
  • Ferry from Wellington to Picton
  • Coach transfer from Picton to Nelson
  • Shared full day Seal and Beach excursion in Nelson
  • Coach transfer from Nelson to Punakaiki
  • Coach transfer from Punakaiki to Franz Joseph
  • Coach transfers from Franz Jospeh to Queenstown
  • 1 lunch

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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25 Mar 2022
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