17 Day New Zealand Uncovered Guided Holiday

Discover the sights of New Zealand in this epic 17 Day Guided Holiday and experience the contrasts of both the North and South Islands. Enjoy a local connection in picturesque Hinuera Valley, journey through farmland to the turquoise torrent known as Huka Falls and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village. Each destination offers something unique and charming.

Price Includes

• 16 nights in Quality Accommodation
• Many meals including breakfast daily
• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
• Travel by Luxury Coach
• Airport transfers in destination
Highlights
• Be My Guest Expereince at The Red Barn of Lance and Bridgette O’ Sullivan – New Zealnd Horse racing royalty
• Board the TranzAlpine train passing the lush Plains of Canterbury
• Drive over the spectacular Haast Pass
• Stay near Franz Josef Glacier and see Thunder Creek Falls, and serene Lake Wanaka
• Visit the historic gold mining settlement of Arrowtown
• Explore the adventure capital of New Zeland; Queenstown
• Enjoy cruising aboard the TSS Earnslaw to a BBQ dinner at Walter Peak
• Cruise Milford Sound
• Be My Guest Expereince at the home of Angie and Stan Taylor and enjoy afternoon tea and an insight into farming life near Lake Tekapo
• Relax with free time in Dunedin
• See the historic town of Oamaru and its elegant tree lined streets
• Journey through awe inspiring Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
• View the Church of the Good Shepherd
• Cruise Cook Straight from Picton to Wellington
• City tour of Wellington and visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand
• View Huka Falls on your travels through Tongariro National Park
• Gain insight into Maori culture and enjoy traditional dinner at Tamaki Maori Village
• Explore the Glowworm Caves of Waitomo by boat

Bonus

Helloworld Travel Exclusive Offer
Save up to $747* per person twin share

Room/Cabin information

Room Type: Quality Accommodation
Room Configuration: Twin Share

Travel Dates

Available departures:
14 April 2020
28 Apr 2020
02 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
28 Jul 2020
11 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
01 Sep 2020
08 Sep 2020
15 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020
Other departures available between April 2020 – March 2021, seasonal surcharges may apply.

Offer Ends

29 Feb 20,

Unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland On arrival in Auckland you'll have time at leisure to explore or relax. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director. (D) Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland, 2 nights

Day 2: Auckland After a city sights tour enjoy time at leisure. (B)

Day 3: Auckland – Tauranga You’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the Red Barn on the Waikato farm of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Later, travel to Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty. (B,L,D) Hotel: Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Day 4: Tauranga – Rotorua Travel through Te Puke to visit Kiwifruit Country, then on to Rotorua for an orientation tour. This afternoon explore Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Then an evening of culture, history and a Hangi feast Highlight Dinner awaits you at the Tamaki Māori Village. (B,D) Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights

Day 5: Rotorua Embark on one of your Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Glide through the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto, take an ancient forest zipline adventure with Canopy Tours, visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, or explore Rotorua and its lakes in an amphibious WWll-era Duck. (B)

Day 6: Rotorua – Wellington Journey through forests and farmland to the turquoise torrent known as Huka Falls. The road unfolds in a broad panorama of stunning Lake Taupo. Continue south and along the Kapiti Coast to the capital city, Wellington. Hotel: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Day 7: Wellington – Blenheim Explore Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. This afternoon cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The village of Picton is next, then it’s on to Blenheim for a city sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a 3-course Highlight Dinner celebrating local produce and the wines of the Marlborough region. (B,D) Hotel: Chateau Marlborough

Day 8: Blenheim – Christchurch Travel to Kaikoura, where sperm whales can often be seen not far from shore. Travel along the Pacific coast and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (B) Hotel: Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Day 9: Christchurch – Twizel This morning, join our Sustainable Tourism Commitment by planting a native tree in the Port Hills of Christchurch, an area recovering from wildfire. Next, visit the home of Angie and Stan Taylor at Lake Tekapo, for a Be My Guest afternoon tea and to learn about a lifetime spent farming. Later, view the little stone-hewn Church of the Good Shepherd on your way to Twizel. (B,AT,D) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Hotel

Day 10: Twizel – Dunedin Journey along the Waitaki River, with a photo stop at the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through to Oamaru and on to Dunedin. Choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Take a wildlife cruise out to Otago Peninsula, visit the famous Speight's Brewery or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. (B,D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Day 11: Dunedin – Te Anau After free time, travel through lush sheepfarming land. Then the rolling, grassy hills turn back into forested, rugged mountains, as you meander your way up into Fiordland National Park to Te Anau. (B,D) Hotel: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Day 12: Te Anau – Queenstown You will take the scenic journey through the rainforests, beech forests and meadows of Fiordland National Park and out to Milford Sound to cruise on this natural wonder. Afterwards, travel to Queenstown for an orientation tour. (B) Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights

Day 13: Queenstown Choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Ride the Shotover Jet, take a gondola to Bob’s Peak and visit Kiwi Birdlife Park or a minibus tour through Skippers Canyon. This evening, cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Highlight Dinner. (B,D)

Day 14: Queenstown – Franz Josef Visit the gold mining settlement of Arrowtown. From here you will travel to Cromwell to taste delicious stone fruit at a local orchard. It is a day of gorgeous lakes, as you travel further into Central Otago. Cross over the Haast Pass as the landscape changes from alpine scenery to the rainforest marvels of the wild West Coast. Your destination is the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier.(B,D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

Day 15: Franz Josef – Punakaiki Visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You’ll spend the night in an eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront. (B,D) Hotel: Punakaiki Resort

Day 16: Punakaiki – Christchurch Travel to Greymouth to visit the iconic Monteith’s Brewery and taste some of their innovative brews before a pub-style lunch. Later you will journey aboard the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch. This evening, join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D) Hotel: Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Day 17: Farewell from Christchurch Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast – B  Lunch – L Dinner - D

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 23 January 2020 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Exclusive 10% discount, valid on all First Choice AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys operated Guided Holidays in Australia and New Zealand when booked and deposited by 29 February 2020. Valid for travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Subject to availability, seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Offer combinable Kings Club Past Guest Discount of up to 5%. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. AAT Kings, Inspiring Journeys and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.