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Two Island New Zealand Adventure

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,979

Get acquainted with New Zealand on this two-island adventure that takes you from beautiful Auckland to the alpine playground of Queenstown. In Auckland, climb the Sky Tower and cruise Waitemata Harbour before venturing to Queenstown to get your adrenaline fix and cruise along Milford Sound.


This 9-day New Zealand vacation showcases two of the most popular cities on the North and South Islands. It features economy, moderate, or first-class accommodations depending on your preference, international airfare, shared tours, and is a great introduction to the country.

After flying across the Pacific Ocean and crossing the International Dateline, arrive in Auckland on the North Island, the largest city in New Zealand and one of the world’s great coastal cities. Set on a narrow isthmus of land between two massive harbours, Auckland is a beautiful city with many cultural and natural highlights. One day, take advantage of the Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Tour to jump between 14 of the city’s biggest attractions, including SkyCity, the Auckland Museum, Mount Eden, and the Auckland Zoo. Another day, take a Fuller’s Harbour Cruise to explore Waitemata Harbour, passing by landmarks like the Viaduct Basin, historic Devonport, and Rangitoto Island.

Connect from Auckland to Queenstown, the nation’s adrenaline capital on the South Island. If you’re in need of an adrenaline kick, this is the place to be. You can head on a jet boat adventure across Lake Wakatipu, bungee jump off a bridge overhanging a canyon, or bike through the picturesque hillsides. Queenstown is also great for more tranquil travellers; stroll by the lake, enjoy a round of golf, or visit nearby wineries while soaking in the lovely natural environment.

One day, cross the countryside to Te Anau and drive along Milford Road to embark on a cruise along Milford Sound, the most popular tourist attraction in the country. Enjoy the gorgeous views of Mitre Peak rising above the fjord and the deep greenery of the hilly landscape. Return to Queenstown for one final day, riding the Skyline Queenstown Gondola high above the town to Bob’s Peak to enjoy 220-degree views of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, and Cecil Peak. Close out your time in New Zealand with a Taste of New Zealand buffet feast before flying back home to North America the next day.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,979

Itinerary View Trip Map

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 in Auckland you will be met and transferred to your hotel. 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. Both have 360 degree panoramic views of the city and surrounding area.

Auckland offers excellent shopping mainly on Queen Street as do several nearby neighbourhoods such as Newmarket and Ponsonby, the latter a good place to stroll day or night for its cafes and nightlife.

Hotel Type Hotel
Economy Ibis Budget Auckland Centre
Moderate Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland
First Class - until
30 Sep '19
Heritage Auckland  
First Class - from 1 Oct '19 Amora Hotel Auckland  
Duration3 Nights
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

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

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

Hotel Type Hotel
Economy Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Moderate Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
First Class Millennium Hotel Queenstown  
Duration3 Nights
Day 7

Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Tour

On boarding a luxury coach in Queenstown, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. After a short break, the coach continues along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road through impressive, awe-inspiring scenery. There is time for photo stops and short walks along the way. Considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world, experience this journey in comfort in a state of the art coach. Your friendly coach drivers provide detailed commentaries throughout the trip. On reaching Milford Sound join an extended and leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. Nature cruises have a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed to allow guests to see and experience what makes Milford Sound world renowned. Spend up to two and a half hours nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife and listening to the informative commentary from a specialist Nature Guide who mingles with guests. Keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. Following the cruise return to Queenstown by luxury coach.

Day 8

Skyline Gondola 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.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 9

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!

Other Information

DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Departure from
Los Angeles
US $

Economy Hotels

Moderate Hotels

 First Class Hotels

1 May - 28 Jun '19 $2,039 $2,139 $2,199
29 Jun - 23 Jul &
18 - 30 Sep'19
$2,119 $2,249 $2,329
24 Jul - 17 Sep '19 $2,099 $2,249 $2,319
1 - 31 Oct '19 $2,239 $2,469 $2,529
1 Nov - 10 Dec '19 $1,979 $2,209 $2,279
11 Dec ' 19 -
12 Jan '20
$3,219 $3,429 $3,329
13 Jan- 31 Jan '20 $2,439 $2,749 $2,649
1 - 16 Feb '20 $1,899 $2,199 $2,279
17 - 28 Feb '20 $1,999 $2,199 $2,279

For departures from San Francisco add $200, Phoenix/Las Vegas/Chicago/Houston add $400, Seattle/Portland add $500, Dallas add $550, Fort Lauderdale add $600,
New York/Boston/Washington/Philadelphia add $650

Departure from
Vancouver
CA $

Economy Hotels

Moderate Hotels

 First Class Hotels

1 May - 21 Jun '19 $2,359 $2,469 $2,549
22 Jun - 23 Jul &
18 - 30 Sep'19
$2,939 $3,099 $3,179
24 Jul - 31 Aug '19 $2,439 $2,599 $2,679
1 - 17 Sep '19 $2,399 $2,599 $2,699
1 - 31 Oct '19 $3,079 $3,349 $3,419
1Nov - 10 Dec ' 19 $2,579 $2,849 $2,729
11 Dec '19 -
12 Jan '20
$3,489 $3,739 $3,619
13 Jan- 31 Jan' 20 $2,989 $3,349 $3,229
1 - 28 Feb '20 $2,599 $2,849 $2,919
For departures from Calgary/Edmonton/Kamloops/Kelowna add $100, Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal add $300, Saskatoon/Regina/Winnipeg/Halifax add $400, Fredericton/Charlottetown/Moncton/St John/Sydney add $700

 

SPECIAL OFFERS INCLUDED: Valued up to US $324 / CA $392

ECONOMY OPTION:

  • Enjoy one free breakfast per person at Heartland Hotel in Queenstown

MODERATE OPTION:

  • Enjoy a $50NZD Food and Beverage Credit in Queenstown

FIRST CLASS OPTION:

  • Enjoy free breakfast for stays 1 May – 30 Sep ’19 in Auckland
  • Enjoy a $50NZD Food and Beverage Credit in Queenstow

PLUS…On all packages Goway will upgrade you for FREE from a Skyline Gondola Ride to the Skyline Gondola with Buffet Lunch Experience

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airfare with Air New Zealand – Vancouver or Los Angeles/Auckland/Queenstown/Los Angeles or Vancouver
  • Airport – hotel – airport transfers throughout
  • Accommodation for 3 in Auckland
  • Hop on Hop off Auckland Explorer Tour
  • Waiheke Island Explorer Excursion
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Queenstown
  • Mlford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise Excursion
  • Skyline Gondola Ride with free upgrade to buffet lunch

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. Prices are current at time of posting (22-Mar-19). 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. Advance Purchase requirements may apply to your airfare, if travelling within the advance purchase period surcharges may 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:

Hotel

Dates

Ibis Budget Central Auckland 17 Aug, 11 - 19 Dec, 31 Dec, 10 - 16 Feb
Adina Apartments Auckland

8 Jun, 17 Aug, 13 - 15 Dec, 30 Dec - 1 Jan

Amora Auckland 28 Oct, 6 Feb
Copthorne Lakefront Queenstown 26Dec - 2 Jan, 25 Jan - 3 Feb
 Millennium Queenstown  26 Dec - 2 Jan, 25 Jan - 3 Feb

18 Jun 2019
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