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New Zealand Getaway

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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, Spend two nights at Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, overlooking the pretty gardens.

  • OPERATES Selected dates of Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr 2018
  • DEPARTS Auckland


DAY 1 Arrive Auckland

Your spectacular New Zealand journey begins today upon arrival in Auckland. Here, you will be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your premium hotel.
Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

DAY 2 Auckland, Bay of Islands

Journey north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve. Visit the base of a giant Kauri tree, called Tãne Mahuta or ‘Lord of the Forest’. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands, where you’ll enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.(BD)
Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden views

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.(B)

DAY 4 Bay of Islands, Auckland

Today you will head out on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands and the famous Hole in the Rock. Return to Auckland by coach.(BD)
Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

DAY 5 Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua

Continue to Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and tour the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. While here you’ll see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.(BD)
Stay: Rydges Rotorua

DAY 6 Rotorua

Perhaps experience a special Country Homestay. Enjoy warm hospitality, and a real insight into rural New Zealand life. Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight over the White Island volcano (own expense).(B)
Stay: Rydges Rotorua

DAY 7 Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington

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

DAY 8 Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch

Take the Interislander ferry through Cook Strait and Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds to Picton. Board a coach to Christchurch. (BD)
Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms

DAY 9 Christchurch, Fox Glacier

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 TranzAlpine Train. At Westland National Park view Franz Josef and Fox glaciers.(BD)
Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

DAY 10 Fox Glacier, Queenstown

Travel to Queenstown then settle in for a relaxing two-night stay overlooking Lake Wakatipu.(B)
Stay: opthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

DAY 11 Queenstown

Today take the opportunity to have an optional experience such as a Shotover Jet Boat ride. Today, simply relax or choose an optional experience.(B)
Stay: opthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

DAY 12 Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau

Cruise magnificent Milford Sound. Follow The Remarkables to Fiordland National Park. (BD)
Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

DAY 13 Te Anau, Dunedin

Journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin for a tour, including Larnach Castle.(BD)
Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

DAY 14 Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo

See the Moeraki Boulders, then continue to Oamaru to discover 19th-century architecture.(BD)
Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

DAY 15 Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch

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


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