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New Zealand in Style

Prices From: A$2299.00
Tour Code: ONIS
Tour Duration: 11
Countries Visited: New Zealand


Overview

An all-encompassing yet comfortable journey through New Zealand that delivers the highlights of the region with stye to spare. Utilizing a diverse range of transport—trains, gondolas, boats—you’ll explore artsy beach towns, learn about local myths, legends and traditional cuisine from the Maori and revel in the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand. Handpicked accommodations and upgraded transportation are standard fare on this decidedly non-standard adventure. This trip offers everything you could possibly want... and then some.


Tour Map


Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Auckland -  Arrive at any time.
  • Day 2 Raglan (1B,1D) - Take the scenic route to an artsy beach town known for great surf breaks and visit scenic Bridal Veil Falls for a walk enroute. A local holiday home provides the ideal setting for the night and enjoy a dinner cruise on the harbour. Option to try bone carving with local Maori, surf lessons, stand up and paddle board lessons, sea kayaking or simply exploring the village and its arts and crafts shops.
  • Day 3 Tongariro National Park (1B) - Journey to a working eco farm to learn about local conservation efforts. Continue on to Tongariro National Park and enjoy a hike with views of an active volcano and spectacular scenery.
  • Day 4 Rotorua (1B,1D) - Explore the Lake Taupo region in the company of local Maori. Learn about local myths, legends and traditional cuisine. Take a dip in the geothermal spa pools at your hotel.
  • Day 5 Christchurch (1B) - Visit an historic Maori Village with a local Maori who explains the geothermal aspects of the area. Fly to Christchurch where we enjoy an orientation walk.
  • Day 6-7 Franz Josef (2B,1D) - Enjoy the scenic TranzAlpine Train and continue down the west coast to the glacial area of Franz Josef. Opt for a helicopter hike on the glacier, a soak in the hot pools or a guided walk on your free day.
  • Day 8-9 Queenstown (2B,1D) - Travel through the rugged rainforest scenery of the west coast. Take a gondola ride and enjoy dinner with your group at a skyline restaurant. Enjoy a cycling tour of local vineyards. In New Zealand's adventure capital, there are a number of adrenaline-filled options to choose from—opt to go jet boating, take a scenic flight or go skydiving.
  • Day 10 Doubtful Sound (1B,1L,1D) - Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Doubtful Sound. After a day full of wildlife viewing, spend the night moored in a secluded bay.
  • Day 11 Queenstown (1B) - Cruise back to port and tour ends in Queenstown at 6pm.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
23 Apr 201303 May 2013A$2299.00
14 May 201324 May 2013A$2299.00
04 Jun 201314 Jun 2013A$2299.00
25 Jun 201305 Jul 2013A$2299.00
16 Jul 201326 Jul 2013A$2299.00
06 Aug 201316 Aug 2013A$2299.00
27 Aug 201306 Sep 2013A$2299.00
17 Sep 201327 Sep 2013A$2299.00
08 Oct 201318 Oct 2013A$2299.00
29 Oct 201308 Nov 2013A$2299.00
19 Nov 201329 Nov 2013A$2299.00
10 Dec 201320 Dec 2013A$2299.00
31 Dec 201310 Jan 2014A$2299.00
21 Jan 201431 Jan 2014A$2299.00
11 Feb 201421 Feb 2014A$2299.00
04 Mar 201414 Mar 2014A$2299.00
25 Mar 201404 Apr 2014A$2299.00

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