New Zealand Getaway

Save up to $1,200* per couple

See all 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 the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Aoraki Mt Cook and the west coast’s glacier country.


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From $5,195* per person, twin share

15 days Auckland to Christchurch

Inclusions:

  • 14 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • 22 delicious meals - 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day

Highlights:

  • Take a cruise to Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands
  • Visit Waitomo's glow worm caves
  • Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua
  • Ride the iconic TranzAlpine Train across the Southern Alps
  • Cruise Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls

Trip code: NT15




Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Auckland

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

Stay: Heritage Hotel Auckland


Day 2: Auckland, Bay of Islands

Journey north to see a mighty Kauri tree and marvel at its size. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands, where you’ll enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3: Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands providing a stunning aquatic playground off the north coast of the North Island. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the subtropical surrounds. Your Tour Director is always on hand to offer some fantastic suggestions to make the most of your time here.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 4: Bay of Islands, Auckland

Explore the beauty of the Bay of Islands before returning to Auckland by coach.

Insider Experience: Head out on a spectacular cruise to Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands and the famous Hole in the Rock 

Stay:  Heritage Hotel Auckland

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua

Travel to Waitomo to explore the glow worm caves, then continue to Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and tour the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. While here, you’ll see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. This evening, enjoy an Insider Experience

Insider Experiences: Discover the famous Waitomo glow worm caves. Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua.

Stay: Two Nights, Sudima Rotorua or Distinction Rotorua Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner



Day 7: Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington

Travel the Thermal Explorer Highway, visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Arrive in Wellington.

Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Meals: Breakfast


Day 8: Wellington, Christchurch

Begin the day with a spectacular sea crossing between the North and South islands, then continue 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 9:  Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz 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 10: Fox Glacier, Queenstown

The stunning drive across Haast Pass brings you to Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital.

Insider Experience: Settle in for a relaxing two-night stay overlooking beautiful Lake Wakatipu.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Meals: Breakfast 


Day 11: 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.

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 12: Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau

Follow The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu to the incredible Fiordland National Park. Milford Sound is the jewel in the crown. Cruise the full length of magnificent Milford Sound before travelling to Te Anau.

Insider Experience: Cruise the full length of magnificent Milford Sound.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 13: Te Anau, Dunedin

Journey through Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin for a tour.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City or Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Meals: Breakfast


Day 14: Dunedin, Aoraki Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo

See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru. See Aoraki Mt Cook, then arrive at Peppers luewater Resort for a farewell dinner.

Insider Experience: View the spectacular peak of Aoraki Mt Cook, the highest point in Australasia.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 15: Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch

Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, taking in lake views before continuing to Christchurch, where your journey comes to an end.

Meals: Breakfast

 


*Terms and Conditions: Valid until 31 May 2022 or until sold out. Save up to $1200 per couple ($600 per person) when you book NT15- New Zealand Getaway or NTR15-New Zealand Rail Adventure (NTR15). Savings are not transferrable or redeemable for cash. Save amount includes an Early Payment Discount of $400 per couple ($200 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. Information and offers are correct as of 6 October 2021, but may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees, taxes or exchange rates. All pricing and amounts are in Australia dollars. Superdeal offers are strictly limited seats on set departures, and are subject to availability at time of booking. Superdeal offers are not combinable unless specified, are valid on new bookings only and are not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Offers may be withdrawn at any time. For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: Travelmarvel