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New Zealand Discoverer

FROM $3,295

Gain an insight into the traditions and culture of New Zealand’s Maori people with a Hangi Feast; Cruise aboard the Interislander Ferry, taking in the sights of Cook Strait and Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds; Enjoy two nights at the Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview, overlooking Lake Wakatipu.

  • DURATION 12 DAYS
  • TYPE SMALL GROUP TOUR
  • OPERATES Selected dates of Jan - May; Sep 2018
  • DEPARTS Auckland

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Auckland

Your New Zealand journey begins in Auckland. Here, you will be met and transferred to your premium hotel.(D)
Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

DAY 2 Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua

Continue to the geothermal capital of Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, enjoy a guided tour of the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and see Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.(BD)
Stay: Rydges Rotorua

DAY 3 Rotorua

Explore the Agrodome, with its sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery.(B)
Stay: Rydges Rotorua

DAY 4 Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington

Travel the Thermal Explorer Highway. Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls, then visit Wellington.(B)
Stay:Travelodge Hotel Wellington

DAY 5 Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch

Cruise aboard the Interislander Ferry through Cook Strait and Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds to Picton.(BD)
Stay:Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms

DAY 6 Christchurch, Fox Glacier

Enhance Your Journey

In place of a the coach, perhaps take one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine Train –travelling up into Arthur’s Pass.

Travel into the Main Divide by coach or the TranzAlpine Train. Continue to Westland National Park and marvel at Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier.(BD)
Stay:Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

DAY 7 Fox Glacier, Queenstown

Insider Experience

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

Travel across the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps through Haast Pass to the alpine resort of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu.(B)
Stay:Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

DAY 8 Queenstown

With a day at leisure, perhaps choose from one of Travelmarvel’s exciting select experiences. These include a relaxing cruise to Walter Peak Station or a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for spectacular panoramic views over Queenstown. Or take a Shotover Jet Boat ride for a different perspective on Queenstown (both own expense).(B)
Stay:Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

DAY 9 Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau

Insider Experience

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

Follow The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu to the still beauty of the Fiordland National Park, where Milford Sound awaits.(BD)
Stay:Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

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 which is very impressive. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour then head to the nearby hills to take an intriguing tour of Larnach Castle, which is New Zealand’s only castle. Steeped in scandal and tragedy, it is filled with magnificent antiques and offers breathtaking views. (BD)
Stay:Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

DAY 11 Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo

Insider Experience

Journey into Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook).

Insider Experience

Arrive this afternoon at your hotel, situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Tekapo.

Insider Experience

Dine on fresh local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a memorable Farewell Dinner.

See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture.(BD)
Stay:Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

DAY 12 Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch

Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before being transferred to Christchurch airport.(B)

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