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Discover Auckland, Queenstown & Rotorua

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,759

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$ 2,759

Itinerary View Trip Special

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

Heritage Auckland Hotel Wing

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    Heritage Auckland Hotel Wing



    The Heritage Auckland is an ideal place to stay for both leisure and business travellers. The hotel is positioned overlooking Waitemata Harbour in the heart of Auckland's business district. The hotel is within walking distance of the city's many attractions, including the Sky Tower Casino, ...

    The Heritage Auckland is an ideal place to stay for both leisure and business travellers. The hotel is positioned overlooking Waitemata Harbour in the heart of Auckland's business district. The hotel is within walking distance of the city's many attractions, including the Sky Tower Casino, the shops of Queen Street and Auckland city's finest cafes and restaurants. It includes two distinctive accommodation wings, The Hotel (reflects delightful ornate touches carefully preserved from the building's past) and The Tower (offers a more contemporary design). They are connected by a walkway enabling guests to access the range of facilities available. Both have their own entrance and reception areas.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 4

Best of Both Worlds Sightseeing Tour

After the pick up from your city accommodation travel up Queen Street, through Auckland's central business district, past the Auckland University and through the inner city park, known as the Domain. Continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby, with its historic buildings before heading over the Harbour Bridge to Auckland's North Shore. Stroll on Narrow Neck Beach in historic Devonport. There is time here for a coffee before continuing up to the summit of Mt Victoria with its stunning panoramic views of Auckland City. Travel back over the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere. Then visit the Auckland Fish Market, before continuing on to the Viaduct Harbour.

In the afternoon travel to the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the rainforest, where the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer. Your eco-tour continues on to the lush rainforest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns.

Day 5

Auckland at Leisure

The day is free to explore Auckland. You can choose to add a gourmet walking tour or perhaps a sailing excursion on Auckland Harbour, ask your Goway agent for more information on the many sightseeing tours available to you

Day 6

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo

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. 

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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    Novotel Rotorua Lakeside



    Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua, this hotel offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views. The central location is easily accessible to cafes, restaurants and local attractions. Stunning natural scenery, geothermal wonders and a vast array of leisure activities make Novotel Rotorua Lakeside the ...

    Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua, this hotel offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views. The central location is easily accessible to cafes, restaurants and local attractions. Stunning natural scenery, geothermal wonders and a vast array of leisure activities make Novotel Rotorua Lakeside the ultimate holiday destination. Enjoy a world of culinary excitement at the Atlas Restaurant or relax at the spa.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

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 8

Rotorua at Leisure

The day is free to explore Rotorua

Day 9

Depart Rotorua for Queenstown

You will be transferred back to Rotorua airport for your flight to Queenstown. The remainder of the day is at leisure. 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, jet boat, plus go horseback riding and river rafting all within the nearby magnificent landscapes.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

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    Located in the very heart of Queenstown, overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is within a stone's throw from a range of fabulous stores, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. If you wish to venture a little further into this unspoiled Southern Lakes Region of New Zealand, ...

    Located in the very heart of Queenstown, overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is within a stone's throw from a range of fabulous stores, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. If you wish to venture a little further into this unspoiled Southern Lakes Region of New Zealand, you will discover some of the finest outdoor leisure activities in the world. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside has 204 guestrooms, all with balconies and stunning scenic views.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 10

Discover Milford Sound

Travel by luxury coach on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown into Milford Sound. Located within the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, this region is rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. Journey through the Southern Alps via the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through a solid mountain of rock. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board your Red Boat vessel for a spectacular cruise where you will see the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier scarred rock walls that rise 1,200m vertically from the sea, and waterfalls that tumble from hanging valleys and crash into the sound far below. Return by coach to Queenstown. 

Days 11-12

Queenstown at Leisure

Two days to explore this beautiful Alpine town, some sightseeing suggestions include an exhilarating ride on the Shotover jet, sail across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station or enjoy some Lord of the Rings themed 4WD touring

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 May - 10 Dec '17

PRICING:

Pricing in CAD

From
Vancouver/
Edmonton/
Calgary

From
Montreal/
Toronto/
Ottawa

From
Regina / Saskatoon/
Winnipeg/
Halifax

From
Fredericton/
Charlottetown/

1 - 30 Apr '17

$4,459

$4,759

$4,809

$5,159

1 - 31 May '17

$4,179

$4,479

$4,529

$4,879

1 - 21 Jun '17

$4,429

$4,729

$4,779

$5,129

22 Jun -
23 Jul '17

$4,879

$5,179

$5,229

$5,579

24 Jul - 17 Sep '17

$4,319

$4,619

$4,669

$5,019

18 Sep - 8 Oct'17

$4,619

$4,919

$4,969

$5,319

9 - 31 Oct'17

$4,939

$5,239

$5,289

$5,639

1 Nov - 10 Dec'17

$4,629

$4,929

$4,979

$5,329

 

Pricing in USD

From
Los Angeles/ San Francisco

From Houston

From
Arizona /
Nevada /
Texas /
North and South Dakota

From
New York /
New Jersey / Massachusetts / Maine

1 - 31 May '17

$2,759

$2,859

$3,059

$3,209

1 - 27 Jun '17

$3,159

$3,259

$3,459

$3,609

23 Jun - 23 Jul '17

$4,199

$4,299

$4,499

$4,649

24 Jul - 10 Oct '17

$2,949

$3,049

$3,429

$3,399

18 Sep - 10 Oct'17

$2,939

$3,039

$3,239

$3,389

11 - 15 Oct'17

$3,989 $4,089   $4,289 $4,439 

1 Nov - 10 Dec'17

$3,319 $3,419 $3,619 $3,769

 

SPECIAL OFFERS INCLUDED - VALUED UP TO $644CAD/$433USD

  • Enjoy free breakfast in Auckland for stays 1 Apr – 30 Sep ‘17
  • Enjoy free breakfast in Rotorua for stays 1 Apr – 30 Sep ‘17
  • A FREE night in Queenstown for stays 24 Apr – 22 Jun & 19 Sep – 27 Oct ‘17

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation for 3 nights at the Heritage Hotel in Auckland
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Hotel
  • 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
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at the Langham Hotel in Auckland
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Heritage Queenstown Hotel
  • Full day Auckland sightseeing excursion 
  • Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo excursion
  • Full day Milford Sound excursion in Queenstown

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: The Heritage Queenstown 25 Dec – 3 Jan. Travel is permitted over these dates, but the vacation price will vary from listed prices. Queenstown is particularly busy on weekends, special events and in July/August during ski season and alternative hotels may need to be used, prices will vary accordingly.

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

10 Dec 2017
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