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Four for Free in New Zealand

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,299

On this essential New Zealand vacation, the Land of the Long White Cloud is not just spectacular. It’s also spectacularly affordable.


This 13-day air-inclusive trip is the perfect New Zealand travel opportunity for those wanting to see country’s best sights in limited time.

Start in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and one of the world’s most liveable. Perfectly balancing an outdoor and indoor lifestyle, Auckland offers spectacular views from its Skytower, or from majestic Mount Eden if you’d prefer a natural vantage point. Your days here are at leisure to explore, with the option of purchasing a New Zealand Sightseeing Pass, which offers a few great suggestions. Consider a trip to the rugged West Coast, or sailing on Auckland Harbour.

Transfer to Rotorua, which sits atop a fascinating geothermal laboratory of bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers. Soak your feet in a natural hot spring, or take a day to visit the glow worms of Waitomo Caves, or the Hobbiton movie set. Kids will love the nearby Agrodome for a taste of Kiwi farm life, and if you’re looking for a glimpse of Maori culture, Rotorua is your ideal spot.

Spend your last three New Zealand nights surrounded by the dramatic peaks of Queenstown. This charming resort town is blessed with one of the world’s most stunning natural locations overlooking Lake Wakatipu, with the spectacular Southern Alps on its back doorstep. A day trip to Milford Sound is highly recommended, but you may also want to enjoy a zip-line trek through the nearby forest, a kayaking or horseback riding adventure, or an exhilarating bungee-jump or jet-boating experience.


 

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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,299

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from North America on board Air New Zealand.

Day 2

Cross the International Dateline

You will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey

Day 3

Arrive Auckland

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand on the North Island, is known as the “City of Sails” due to its attractive harbour, home to thousands of sailing boats. It occupies a narrow isthmus between the harbour and the sea. It also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.
This modern city combines urban with beautiful beaches, hiking trails, islands and a rugged West Coast. For amazing views of the city, visit the Skytower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere or Mount Eden, an extinct volcano crater and the highest point in Auckland.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Copthorne Auckland City

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    Copthorne Auckland City



    This welcoming Auckland city hotel is centrally located, within easy walking distance of Queen Street shopping, Central Business District and Auckland University. Auckland's Viaduct Basin and Vector Arena are less than 10 minutes' walk away and there is easy motorway access to greater Auckland and ...

    This welcoming Auckland city hotel is centrally located, within easy walking distance of Queen Street shopping, Central Business District and Auckland University. Auckland's Viaduct Basin and Vector Arena are less than 10 minutes' walk away and there is easy motorway access to greater Auckland and northern and southern gateways.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Auckland Sightseeing & Harbour Cruise

Today explore the city on your Hop On Hop Off Auckland city sightseeing tour, plus escape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland's beautiful harbour. Sit back, relax and let the Fullers crew look after you with full commentary during the one and a half-hour harbour cruise. Visit the Viaduct Basin, see the harbour highlights including historic Devonport, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, and the Devonport Naval Base. For those on a tight itinerary, the Fullers Harbour Cruise is an ideal way to experience Auckland taking in views of three major Auckland Icons: the Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island, and the Sky Tower.

Day 5

Waiheke Island Explorer

Be introduced to Waiheke on the Fullers Explorer Tour, a picturesque 35 minutes boat trip followed by 1.5 hour scenic highlight tour of Waiheke's stunning locations. Cruise to Waiheke through the glorious Hauraki Gulf, on arrival you will be met by an experienced guide who will give you a taste of the views, culture and history that make up the diverse Island of Waiheke. On conclusion of the tour, take advantage of the complimentary All Day Bus Pass allowing you to either return to a destination on the tour or discover the island further on the Waiheke Island scheduled bus services.

Day 6

Auckland at Leisure

A day at leisure to explore Auckland and its surrounds.  Your Goway Agent can assist you with booking the perfect daytour.

Day 7

Auckland to Rotorua

Travel south from Auckland through the rich farmland of the Waikato on to Waitomo. 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. Continue to Rotorua by coach.

Rotorua, in the center of the North Island, is situated on a volcanic plateau also known as the “Pacific Rim of Fire” under which is the world’s most lively geothermal activity. It is here that you can discover amazing geysers, thermal springs, crater lakes and boiling mud pools.
The smell of sulphur that lingers in the air will remind visitors they are in a geothermal region. Watch the famed Pohutu Geyser shoot scalding water up to 30 metres into the sky at Whakarewarena Thermal Reserve or visit Hell’s Gate Thermal Park with the only hot waterfall in the southern hemisphere. Visitors can soak their feet in hot pools.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

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    Copthorne Hotel Rotorua



    Marrying stylish contemporary accommodation with comfortingly agreeable amenities, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua is a superb choice for the holidaymaker who wants to explore this geothermal wonderland. A wealth of sights and activities are within a short walking distance, from Rotorua Golf Club to the Polynesian Spa ...

    Marrying stylish contemporary accommodation with comfortingly agreeable amenities, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua is a superb choice for the holidaymaker who wants to explore this geothermal wonderland. A wealth of sights and activities are within a short walking distance, from Rotorua Golf Club to the Polynesian Spa overlooking Lake Rotorua. This 110 room hotel is conveniently located just a few blocks from the city centre, and is situated within a unique area of immense natural beauty. The Standard rooms do not have air conditioning.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Rotorua Sightseeing

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.

This evening you will engage in a wonderful experience at the Tamaki Maori Village. Enroute your guide will instruct you on the rules and protocol for visiting Marae (meeting grounds). On arrival at the venue, nobody must enter the fortified village until the Powhiri (formal welcome) has been performed. The host tribe will send out a toa (warrior) who will challenge the guests, via their elected chief to ascertain if they come in peace. A Teka (peace offering) is placed and received by one of the visiting chiefs. At the Village, the Karanga, or "welcome call", will echo across the courtyard, followed by the Powhiri (welcome dance). You will then be able to enter onto the village grounds where the Tangata Whenua (people of the land) will demonstrate different activities such as poi twirling, hand games, weaponry displays, reciting chants and displaying activities of an era gone by. The buffet style dinner will be held in the meetinghouse dining hall and will have everyone enjoying a succulent Hangi feast. The evening ends with the Poroporoaki, the official closing ceremony and you will be safely transferred back to your accommodation.

Day 9

Rotorua at Leisure

The day is free to explore Rotorua

Day 10

Depart Rotora for Queenstown and Shotover Jet

You will be transferred back to Rotorua airport for your flight to Queenstown. Upon arrival in Queenstown you will be transferred to your hotel. Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s top travel destinations and the gateway to some of New Zealand’s best natural scenery.
The city is small yet energetic and sits right next to the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu with an amazing backdrop of mountain ranges. It is also a centre for adventure pursuits. Visitors can experience a diverse range of activities including opportunities to bungee jump, sky dive, plus go horseback riding and river rafting all within the nearby magnificent landscapes

Nothing you have experienced will have you prepared for the thrill and excitement of a Shotover Jet ride; it's an adrenaline rush you'll never forget! From the moment the accelerator hits the floor your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed in mere centimeters of water along the famous Shotover River and deep into the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. It's an amazing ride, as the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts your 'Big Red' through its paces and skillfully whips the Jet Boat past rocky outcrops, skims around crags and boulders, and speeds through the narrow canyons.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

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    Heartland Hotel Queenstown



    Heartland Hotel Queenstown is perched just above the town centre - an excellent vantage point where you can feel tucked away and enjoy magnificent views, yet you are only a few minutes walk to the town centre. With 81 comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms, including five ...

    Heartland Hotel Queenstown is perched just above the town centre - an excellent vantage point where you can feel tucked away and enjoy magnificent views, yet you are only a few minutes walk to the town centre. With 81 comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms, including five family rooms, Heartland Hotel Queenstown provides all you need for a comfortable rest at the end of another action-packed Queenstown day.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Days 11

TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Skyline Gondola with lunch

One of Queenstown's most iconic experiences across Lake Wakatipu showcases some of the region's spectacular alpine scenery while offering plenty of time to explore a piece of living history. Today, the TSS Earnslaw is believed to be the oldest working coal-fired passenger steamship in the southern hemisphere. Explore the decks from the engine room viewing platform to the Captain's wheelhouse. Feel the heat of the giant steam engines at work and watch the stokers shovel coal into the glowing fireboxes. Discover a mini museum, the Fo'c'sle gallery, where guests can view a collection of historic photos. Or enjoy a drink and some café style food at the Promenade Café and Bar (own expense). On the return journey enjoy a sing-a-long with the pianist - it is a guaranteed bit of fun. The captain provides commentary and highlights points of interest during the cruise.

Next, marvel at the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Queenstown Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere! Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes and the Gondola carries you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob's Peak. En route you will enjoy a spectacular 220 degree panorama, with breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak and over Queenstown. On arrival purpose built viewing platforms and outdoor terraces provide great photo opportunities. Then enjoy the famous Taste of New Zealand buffet which offers delectable fresh seafood, salads, roast meats and delicious desserts, while the panoramic view from the windows will captivate you.

 

Day 12

Queenstown at Leisure

Today is free to explore Queenstown, we highly recommend a daytrip to Milford or Doubtful Sound.

Day 13

Depart Queenstown for North America

Return to the airport for your flight home. Crossing the international dateline, you regain the day and arrive the same day at your hometown!

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DEPARTURES:

1 Aug '17 - 21 Jun '18

PRICING:

Pricing in CAD

From
Vancouver/
Edmonton/
Calgary

From
Montreal/
Toronto/
Ottawa

From
Regina / Saskatoon/
Winnipeg/
Halifax

From
Fredericton/
Charlottetown/

1 Aug - 24 Sep '17

$3,999

$4,099

$4,299

$4,348

26 Sep - 30 Nov  '17

$4,089

$4,189

$4,389

$4,439

1 - 10 Dec '17

$4,359

$4,459

$4,659

$4,709

11 Dec '17 - 31 Jan ' 18

$4,089

$4,189

$4,389

$4,439

1 Feb - 5 Apr '18

$4,099

$4,199

$4,399

$4,449

6 - 30 Apr '18

$4,299

$4,399

$4,599

$4,649

1 May - 21 Jun '18

$3,899

$5,239

$5,289

$5,639

 

Pricing in USD

From
Los Angeles, San Francisco

From San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver

From
Houston

From
New York city, Philadelphia, Boston

1 Aug - 17 Sep '17

$3,339

$3,459

$3,604

$3689

18 Sep  - 31 Oct & 1 - 10 Dec '17

$3,699

$3,819

$3,964

$4,049

1 - 30 Nov ' 17

$3,449

$3,569

$3,714

$3,799

11 Dec ' 17 - 31 Jan '18

$4,399

$4,519

$4,664

$4,749

1 Feb - 31 Mar '18

$3,419

$3,539

$3,684

$3,769

1 - 30 Apr '18

$3,389

$3,509

$3,654

$3,739

1 May - 21 Jun '18

$3,299 $3,459  $3,604 $3,689

 

SPECIAL OFFERS INCLUDED - VALUED UP TO $445CAD/$363USD

  • Enjoy a free night at the Copthorne Auckland City Hotel for stays 1 Aug – 31 Oct ’17 & 1 Apr – 21 Jun ’18 inclusive
  • Enjoy free breakfast at the Copthorne Rotorua Hotel for stays year round
  • Enjoy one free breakfast voucher at Heartland Hotel in Queenstown
  • Goway will upgrade you for FREE from a Skyline Gondola Ride to the Skyline Gondola with Buffet Lunch Experience

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Copthorne Auckland City Hotel
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at the Copthorne Rotorua Hotel
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Heartland Hotel Queenstown
  • Round trip Air New Zealand airfare from cities listed above (please enquire for departures from your home city if not listed)
  • Taxes on international airfare
  • Round trip airport – hotel transfers throughout your vacation
  • Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer Tour
  • Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruise
  • Waiheke Island Explorer Tour
  • Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves Tour
  • Discover Rotorua Morning Tour
  • Journey of Ages Maori Hangi Cultural Evening
  • TSS Earnslaw Cruise
  • Skyline Gondola with Buffet Lunch

 

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Listed prices are ‘from’, per person and based on twin share. International airfares are included with Air New Zealand from the cities listed and include all taxes and supplements. Pricing is valid for midweek departures (Mon – Thu) and if flying on a weekend (Fri – Sun) a weekend surcharge of $50 each way will apply.

All pricing is strictly subject to availability and this vacation may not be available every day at listed prices. Blackout dates apply at New Zealand hotels including (and not limited to) these dates: Copthorne Hotel Auckland City: 16 Sep, 25 Nov, 31 Dec, 26-27 Jan, 2-3 Feb, 9 - 10 Feb, 16-22 Feb, Heartland Hotel Queenstown: 26 Dec - 10 Jan, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua 16 - 25 Feb

Travel is permitted over these dates, but the vacation price will vary from listed prices and alternative hotels may need to be used, prices will vary accordingly.

Book by 30 Sep '17, after this date the airfare portion of the trip may change. The airfare portion of this package may vary subject to availability.


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