The greatest show on Earth unfolds in New Zealand, an island nation of invigorating natural wonder. Over 21 days, experience the raw beauty of the south and the indigenous heritage of the north, travelling from Christchurch to Auckland on the journey of a lifetime.
Christchurch is your gateway to New Zealand’s extraordinary South Island, where a world of wonder awaits. Scenic Freechoice gives you the chance to punt on the River Avon, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or explore the International Antarctic Centre. From this charming heritage city, travel the Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd. Pastoral landscapes give way to the alpine backdrop of the Mount Cook National Park, where you’ll enjoy a special screening of Ata Whenua during an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience.
Journey through the Fiordland National Park, and encounter Milford Sound, Queenstown, and the Franz Josef Glacier, landscapes showcased throughout the Lord of the Rings trilogy. From here, you’ll travel to Wellington across Marlborough Sounds, a region awe-inspiring peaks and deep blue-watered valleys, to start your discovery of the North Island, beginning with a tour of the famous Te Papa museum, which illustrates the human history of New Zealand.
Across the North Island, encounter the customs, traditions and sacred sites of the Māori, from Rotorua, with its geothermal hot springs, to the spiritual serenity of Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. In Auckland, discover the award-winning Hamilton Gardens, complete with distinct areas themed by historical ages, or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island, for a taste of kiwi hospitality.