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Exploring New Zealand's Wonders

featuring the North & South Islands

Summary:

From geothermal springs and ice fields to stunning fjords and Maori culture, experience New Zealand at its best. Spend two nights discovering the sun-soaked Bay of Islands. Stand in awe of the giant kauri tree. Spend 2 nights in Christchurch and see how t...

Duration
19 Days
Cities
7
Next Departure
20-Sep-2024
Starting at
USD 5,999.00
Price per day
USD 316.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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  • Collette
 
Operator
Collette
Tour
Exploring New Zealand's Wonders
Sub-Title
featuring the North & South Islands
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Summary

From geothermal springs and ice fields to stunning fjords and Maori culture, experience New Zealand at its best. Spend two nights discovering the sun-soaked Bay of Islands. Stand in awe of the giant kauri tree. Spend 2 nights in Christchurch and see how the city is reinventing itself. Admire the ice fields and glaciers surrounding Mt. Cook. Stay in Dunedin, a little slice of Scotland in the South Pacific. Cruise Milford Sound in dramatic Fiordland. Savor a captivating 3-night stay in Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The vibrant lifestyle of the Pacific Islands welcomes you.

Map: Exploring New Zealand's Wonders (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Depart From Home
Day 3
Auckland, New Zealand
Day 4
Auckland
Day 5
Auckland - Bay Of Islands
Day 6
Bay Of Islands
Day 7
Bay Of Islands - Matakohe - Rotorua
Day 8
Rotorua
Day 9
Rotorua - Wellington
Day 10
Wellington
Day 11
Wellington - Picton - Christchurch
Day 12
Christchurch
Day 13
Christchurch - Mt. Cook Region
Day 14
Mt. Cook Region - Dunedin
Day 15
Dunedin
Day 16
Dunedin - Queenstown
Day 17
Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Day 18
Queenstown
Day 19
Queenstown - Tour Ends

Travel Cities (7): Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Rotorua, Wellington

Highlights

City

  • Auckland

Attraction

  • Bay of Islands

City

  • Rotorua

Attraction

  • Maori Cultural Experience

City

  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Mt. Cook Region
  • Dunedin
  • Milford Sound
  • Queenstown

Attraction

  • Lake Wakatipu Cruise & Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Choice on Tour: Kiwi Birdlife Park or Skyline Gondola

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Experience an authentic Hangi dinner and learn about Maori culture.
  • Enjoy a BBQ on the western shore of Lake Wakatipu.

Experience

  • Cruise through the Bay of Islands’ famous “Hole in the Rock.”
  • Overnight in the spectacular Mt. Cook region where permanent ice fields and glaciers blanket the ragged peaks.
  • Visit Walter Peak High Country farm for a sheepdog demonstration.

Optional, not included

Auckland: America’s Cup Sailing Experience

  • Feel the wind in your hair and take the helm – it’s time for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on a race yacht. Feel the thrill of riding on an actual America’s Cup Yacht, belonging to one of the most esteemed sports competitions in the world. Become a temporary member of the crew and find out what it takes to race these sleek boats through the water. If you’d prefer a more leisurely trip, feel free to sit back and relax, marveling at the stunning view of the harbor as you pass by. No sailing experience is necessary – just get ready for an adventure and allow the crew to be your guide. Duration approximately 2.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


    It is recommended that you wear flat-soled shoes.
  • Feel the wind in your hair and take the helm – it’s time for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on a race yacht. Feel the thrill of riding on an actual America’s Cup Yacht, belonging to one of the most esteemed sports competitions in the world. Become a temporary member of the crew and find out what it takes to race these sleek boats through the water. If you’d prefer a more leisurely trip, feel free to sit back and relax, marveling at the stunning view of the harbor as you pass by. No sailing experience is necessary – just get ready for an adventure and allow the crew to be your guide. Duration approximately 2.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


    It is recommended that you wear flat-soled shoes.
  • Feel the wind in your hair and take the helm – it’s time for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on a race yacht. Feel the thrill of riding on an actual America’s Cup Yacht, belonging to one of the most esteemed sports competitions in the world. Become a temporary member of the crew and find out what it takes to race these sleek boats through the water. If you’d prefer a more leisurely trip, feel free to sit back and relax, marveling at the stunning view of the harbor as you pass by. No sailing experience is necessary – just get ready for an adventure and allow the crew to be your guide. Duration approximately 2.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


    It is recommended that you wear flat-soled shoes.

Mount Cook: Mt. Cook Glacier Flight

  • Fly over the pristine wilderness of Mt. Cook National Park for once-in-a-lifetime views of the mountain range surrounding Mt. Cook – named Aoraki by the Maoris. New Zealand’s highest peak, Mt. Cook soars to 12,316 feet. Nineteen peaks in the park climb to over 9,800 feet and 40% of its surface is covered by glacial ice. The ski plane carries you over the Tasman Glacier and gently lands on the ice field. Experience the magical silence of the remote ice field and capture remarkable photos of this extreme environment. Spectacular! Duration approximately 1 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    Flight Time: 40 minutes (including 10 minute glacier landing). This option is only available to purchase while on tour through your Tour Manager. Flights are weather dependent. Limited availability.
    This option does have a weight restriction which your Tour Manager will advise as it varies by aircraft type.

Queenstown: Flight from Milford Sound to Queenstow

  • Soar over the plunging cliffs, snowfields and alpine lakes of the pristine Southern Alps on a flightseeing plane that carries you back from Milford Sound to Queenstown. Seeing Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park from the air will give you a whole new perspective on the overwhelming beauty of this region. You’ll be captivated by 9,000 foot peaks and frozen lakes that can only be seen from above. Enjoy amazing views and skip the lengthy return coach ride to Queenstown. A truly spectacular trip! Duration approximately 1 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 4 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    Availability for flightseeing is limited. This option is only available to purchase while on tour through your Tour Manager. This option operates on a weather permitting basis only.
    Duration: 40 minutes. This option does have a weight restriction, which your Tour Manager will advise as it varies by aircraft type.

Queenstown: Gold Seeker - Metal and Movie Discover

  • Embark on a four-wheel drive adventure through the primeval, mystical landscapes of the New Zealand high country. In the vastness of an unspoiled wilderness, become lost in the grandeur of New Zealand’s South Island – a world immortalized on film in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Trek to the place where the word “otherworldly” was tailor-made, the Remarkable Mountains, and the entrance to Skipper Canyon. Across roads created by pioneers 150 years ago, follow the miner’s old wagon trail along the Arrow River, and stop to try your hand at panning gold. Discover something incredible around every dramatic turn, narrow and twist of this thrilling safari tour. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    If you choose to cancel this option within 48 hours of the excursion date, payment is non-refundable.

Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Tour...

Auckland

Arrow Going To

Queenstown

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