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Out and About in New Zealand

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,919

Goway's 10 day Out and About in New Zealand air-land getaway package visits the north, Auckland, and South Island, Queenstown, of beautiful New Zealand.


This 10-day, air-inclusive trip to New Zealand is ideal for those wanting a taste of the country on a limited time budget. It focuses on the country’s two most popular destinations, super liveable Auckland, and the outdoor adventure capital, Queenstown.

Auckland has perfected the indoor/outdoor lifestyle balance like few other cities in the world. Built on an isthmus between two bays, the “City of Sails” is ripe for you to explore with a Hop On Hop Off bus pass. You can visit the Auckland Museum, its waterfront, historic Parnell Village, Auckland Zoo, take in the spectacular view from Mount Eden, or choose from nine other key attractions. The following day, get out there on a 4WD road trip on Rangitorto Island. Explore the wild terrain shaped by volcanic activity, leaving civilization behind for the day. Then roam Waiheke Island, a unique spot in the Hauraki Gulf, with its own stories to tell.

Fly on to Queenstown, steeling yourself for some of New Zealand’s signature outdoor adventures. Start with a ride on the Shotover jet boat, speeding through the canyons of the Shotover River. Then take a more leisurely ride aboard the famous Skyline Gondola for unbeatable Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu views and a free buffet lunch.

Transfer to Queenstown airport for your flight home.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,919

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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.

Duration4 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 Hop on Hop Off Explorer Tour

Today you will enjoy the Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer, an all day sightseeing tour visiting Auckland's Big 14 Attractions with full commentary.

Buses leave every 30 minutes from and the all-day bus pass allows you to get on and off all day with the same pass. The tour visits a number of Auckland attractions including SkyCity, Auckland Museum, Parnell Village, Kelly Tarlton's, Auckland waterfront, Mount Eden and Auckland Zoo just to name a few (entry fees not included).

Day 5

Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer Tour

On your arrival at the Island you will be met by your Rangitoto Guide and escorted to the 4WD road-train for a journey of discovery. Along the way you'll learn of Rangitoto's fiery past and its amazing climate that has allowed lush growth to flourish amongst the lava. Journey through the largest Pohutukawa forest in the world, a treasured fern glen and rugged lava terrain as you make your way to the base of the summit of Rangitoto. From there it's a 900m walk along a scenic boardwalk to the top. Here you'll be rewarded with 360 degree views of the Islands of the Hauraki Gulf and back to Auckland City. Note: No shops are located on the island and it is advised that passengers take food and drinks with them, or food and beverages can be purchased onboard the vessel.

Day 6

Waiheke Island Explorer Tour

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 7

Depart Auckland for Queenstown

You will be transferred back to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. Upon arrival in Queenstown you will be transferred to your hotel. 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

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

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    Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview



    Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is in the perfect location. Queenstown town centre is a short stroll away, complete with shopping, entertainment and adventure activities. The hotel rooms and apartments are extremely spacious with large private balconies so you can enjoy the magnificent views ...

    Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is in the perfect location. Queenstown town centre is a short stroll away, complete with shopping, entertainment and adventure activities. The hotel rooms and apartments are extremely spacious with large private balconies so you can enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Wakatipu and the remarkable mountain range from the comfort of your room. Hillary's Restaurant with its breathtaking mountain and lake views features a conservatory style decor and serves a wide variety of Kiwi and international cuisine.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Shotover Jet

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.

Day 9

Skyline Gondola with FREE buffet lunch

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 10

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 AND PRICES:

US DEPARTURES

Date

US$

From:
Los Angeles

From:
California
(except Los Angeles &
San Francisco)
Arizona,
Nevada,
Texas (except Houston),
North & South Dakota

From:
Colorado,
Idaho,
Montana,
New Mexico,
Oregon, Utah,
Washington, Wyoming 
From:
Florida, Georgia,
Illinois,
Michigan, Louisiana,
North Carolina, Ohio
1 - 30
Nov '17
$1,989 $2,189 $2,289 $2,389
1 - 10
Dec '17
$1,989 $2,189 $2,289 $2,389
11 Dec ' 17 -
5 Feb ' 18
$3,559 $3,759 $3,859 $3,959
6 Feb -
31 Mar '18
$1,999 $2,199 $2,299 $2,399
1 - 30 Apr '18 $1,969 $2,169 $2,269 $2,369
1 May -
20 Jun '18
$1,919 $2,119 $2,219 $2,319
21 Jun -
23 Jul '18
$2,859 $3,059 $3,159 $3,259
24 Jul -
17 Sep '18
$2,669 $2,869 $2,969 $3,069

 

CANADIAN DEPARTURES
Date
CA$
From:
Vancouver

From:
Edmonton,
Calgary,
Kamloops
or Kelowna

From:
Toronto,
Ottawa,
Montreal

From:
Saskatoon,
Regina,
Winnipeg

1 - 30 Nov '17 $2,229 $2,429 $2,579 $2,604
1 - 10 Dec '17 $2,229 $2,429 $2,579 $2,604
11 Dec '17 -
5 Feb '18
$3,749 $3,949 $4,099 $4,124
6 Feb - 
30 Apr '18
$2,239 $2,439 $2,589 $2,614
1 May -
20 Jun '18
$2,149 $2,349 $2,499 $2,524
22 Jun -
23 Jul '18
$3,359 $3,559 $3,709 $3,734

24 Jul -
17 Sep '18

$3,059 $3,259 $3,409 $3,434

 

Book By: 15 December '17

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airfare with Air New Zealand – Los Angeles/Auckland/Queenstown/Los Angeles
  • Airport – hotel – airport transfers throughout
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Copthorne Auckland Harbour City Hotel
  • Hop on Hop off Auckland Explorer Tour
  • Rangitoto island Volcanic Explorer Tour
  • Waiheke Island Explorer Tour 
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakeview Queenstown
  • Shotover Jet Adventure Ride
  • Skyline Gondola Ride

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel Insurance, Gratuities unless otherwise stated, Items of a personal nature, Optional excursions, Beverages unless otherwise stated, Visa fees if applicable, Park fees.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are quoted in CAD/USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double/twin occupancy. Single supplements apply. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply, pricing also based on flights Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, if travelling on a Fri/Sat/Sun a weekend surcharge will apply.

New Zealand is very busy with special events, if your travel falls over the following dates a surcharge will apply or this package may not be available at listed prices. Your Goway Agent will prepare a customized quotation for you for any travel over these dates: 

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City:
25 Nov, 31 Dec, 26-27 Jan, 2-3 Feb, 9 - 10 Feb, 16-22 Feb
Heartland Hotel Queenstown:
26 Dec – 10 Jan

Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases. Prices are current at time of posting (19-Oct-17). All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice and all pricing subject to availability and may not be available every day at listed prices.  Advance Purchase and minimum stay requirements may apply to the airfares used.  Please call for a customized quote.


20 Jun 2018
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