New Zealand Discoverer

Save up to $400* per couple

Take in the highlights of the North and South islands. Visit key cities and immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of New Zealand at places such as Rotorua, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Aoraki Mt Cook and the west coast’s glacier country.


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From $4,595* per person, twin share

12 days Auckland to Christchurch

Inclusions:

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • 18 delicious meals - 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
  • A special Farewell Dinner
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day

Highlights:

  • Visit Waitomo’s glow worm caves
  • Ride by gondola to Bob’s Peak for lunch with a view
  • Ride the iconic TranzAlpine train to Arthur’s Pass
  • Cruise Milford Sound and enjoy spectacular scenery
  • Experience stunning views at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

Trip code: NTA12



Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Your New Zealand journey begins in Auckland. Here, you will be met and transferred to your premium hotel.

Stay: Heritage Hotel Auckland

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua

Explore the fascinating Waitomo Caves, then continue to the geothermal capital of Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, enjoy a guided tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute and see Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley before a special dinner feast.

Insider Experience: Discover the Waitomo Caves, where thousands of tiny glow worms illuminate the darkness. Enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast at dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Sudima Rotorua or Distinction Rotorua

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3: Rotorua

Explore the Agrodome, with its sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 4: Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington

Travel the Thermal Explorer Highway. Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls, then arrive in Wellington.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 5: Wellington, Christchurch

Today you cross Cook Strait on a spectacular ferry trip before continuing your journey onwards to Christchurch.

Insider Experience: Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages on the Interislander ferry en route to Picton.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6: Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Fox Glacier

Ride the iconic TranzAlpine train, then drive through the Southern Alps, home to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers, as well as spectacular lakes and rainforests.

Insider Experience: Embark on one of the world’s great rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Watch the South Island’s snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills glide past from the comfort of your seat.

Stay:  Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7: Fox Glacier, Queenstown

Travel across the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps through Haast Pass to the alpine resort of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu.

Insider Experience: Enjoy a picturesque two-night stay with the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains overlooking Lake Wakatipu.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Meals: Breakfast 

Day 8: Queenstown

Soar to the top of a Queenstown peak for lunch with a view as all of Queenstown spreads below you. The rest of the day is at leisure, so perhaps try a Select Experience.

Insider Experience: Ride the Skyline Gondola 450 metres above the city to the top of Bob’s Peak for a buffet lunch at the Stratosfare Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 9: Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau

Follow The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu to the tranquil beauty of the Fiordland National Park, where Milford Sound awaits. Afterwards, continue to lakeside Te Anau.

Insider Experience: Cruise Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest and sheer cliffs.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner



Day 10: Te Anau, Dunedin

Today you will journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in the city of Dunedin. Known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, Dunedin was planned in Scotland and still maintains its grand Victorian heritage. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City or Scenic Southern Cross

Meals: Breakfast


Day 11: Dunedin, Aoraki Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo

See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Later, journey into Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. You’ll then arrive this afternoon at your hotel, situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Tekapo and right in the heart of Mackenzie Country.

Insider Experiences: Enjoy spectacular views of Aoraki Mt Cook, the highest point in Australasia. Tonight, dine on local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a special Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 12: Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch

Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd and take in unparalleled views of Lake Tekapo and the magnificent alpine surroundings. Afterwards, the time has come to bid farewell to your Tour Director and new-found friends as you are then transferred to the airport for your onward adventure.

Meals: Breakfast

 


*Terms and Conditions: Valid until 31 May 2022 or until sold out. Save up to $400 per couple ($200 per person) when you book NTA12-New Zealand Discoverer, NTAW8-Northern Explorer or NTCC8- Southern Escape. Savings are not transferrable or redeemable for cash. Save amount includes an Early Payment Discount of $200 per couple ($100 per person), valid when you pay in full 10 months prior to departure. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Offer is combinable with Travel with Friends Discount where applicable. Offers may be withdrawn at any time. Information and offers are correct as of 17 November 2021, but may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees, taxes or exchange rates. All pricing and amounts are in Australian dollars. For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: Travelmarvel