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Ultimate New Zealand

27 Day
Between Auckland and Christchurch
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Auckland, welcomes you with open arms, as Waiheke Island’s lure of delicious cuisine and the west coast’s black sandy beaches begin your great adventure. Scenic Enrich invites you to hear Mãori tales under Tane Mahuta, before a trip to Cape Reinga, at the top of the country, promises to thrill. Film fans can visit ‘Hobbiton’ and a Scenic Freechoice excursion to Rotorua’s natural geothermal pools is certain to help you unwind. Witness magnificent Lake Taupo and venture to the Mission Estate winery for an exclusive meeting, wine-tasting and dinner. Explore Wellington and enjoy an in-depth discovery of Te Papa then take the ferry to the South Island for an east coast roadtrip to Christchurch and travel on board the inimitable TranzAlpine as you cross the Alps to the Franz Josef Glacier. Test your nerve in Queenstown with Scenic Freechoice, before Milford Sound and Mount Cook leave you speechless.
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Day 1

Fly with a world-renowned airline from London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham or Glasgow.Why not include an outbound stopover? Please enquire for more details (additional expense). Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 2
In Flight

Relax as you fly towards your destination. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 3
Arrive Auckland

Kia Ora and welcome to Auckland for a two-night stay. Celebrate the wonder of New Zealand at a welcome dinner. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 4
Auckland

Choose between a sunset dinner yacht cruise, Degree Gastrobar., Orbit 360 at Sky City or dinner at the hotel’s Grand Brasserie.

Freechoice

Sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island. Alternatively take a leisurely harbour cruise, discover the black sand beaches of the West Coast or join a small group sightseeing tour of Auckland.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Auckland > Omapere

Travel north towards the Bay of Islands and visit the Kauri Museum to learn about the history of the local pioneers.

Enrich

The sense of awe you feel as you see the mighty Tane Mahuta kauri tree for the first time is unforgettable. Listen to stories from your local M-aori guide about the ‘Lord of the Forest’.

Sundowners

Watch the sunset on Hokianga Bay with a drink on the terrace of your hotel in Omapere.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Omapere > Paihia

Your base for the next two nights is Paihia.

Freechoice

Take a lunch cruise or enjoy a ferry ride to Russell, the birthplace of European settlement in New Take a lunch cruise or enjoy a ferry ride to Russell, the birthplace of European settlement in New Zealand. Alternatively cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) or join a Taste of the Bay tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Paihia

Enrich
Travel to the top of New Zealand – Cape Reinga – and enjoy the thrill of travelling along Ninety Mile Beach.

Enrich

Travel to the top of New Zealand – Cape Reinga – and enjoy the thrill of travelling along Ninety Mile Beach.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
Paihia > Auckland

This morning discover Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a M-a  ori guide.

Return to your hotel in Auckland for a one-night stay.

Enrich

Be entertained by an authentic Maori cultural performance inside the beautifully carved meeting house.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Auckland > Rotorua

Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set before arriving in Rotorua, home of Maori culture and bubbling mud pools,for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10
Rotorua

Be amazed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia.

Immerse yourself in Maori traditions at an authentic hangi dinner.

Optional Flight - Take a flight to Mt Tarawera including a volcanic landing. (Additional expense).

Freechoice

Witness a sheep show, take an amphibious duck tour or relax in the geothermal pools. Alternatively enjoy wine-tasting and the Skyline Gondola.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Rotorua > Napier

Witness the force of nature at Huka Falls before visiting magnificent Lake Taupo. Enjoy an overnight stay in the home of Art Deco, Napier.

Enrich

Meet the makers at a special wine tasting and dinner at Mission Estate Winery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Napier > Wellington

Continue to Wellington for a two-night stay.

Freechoice

Take a walking tour of Napier’s Art Deco buildings, view the famous landmarks of Napier during a vintage car tour or discover a diverse range of aquatic animals and wildlife at the National Aquairum.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13
Wellington

Explore Wellington’s sights on your city tour before visiting the National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa.

Enrich

Take an in-depth journey of Te Papa to discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s land and people, told with authority and passion. Concludes with kapu ti – a hot drink and traditionally inspired food.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14
Wellington > Blenheim

Travel in the premium lounge on the ferry across the Marlborough Sounds to start your discovery of the South Island.

Stay overnight in Blenheim.

Freechoice

Choose between wine tasting at the home of Sauvignon Blanc or visit Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15
Blenheim > Christchurch

Drive along the spectacular East Coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. At Kaikoura discover the diverse marine life. Experience how Christchurch is recovering during your two-night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 16
Christchurch

Experience a Kiwi home hosted dinner with a local family or enjoy dinner at the hotels restaurant.

Freechoice

Go punting on the River Avon, take the Botanic Gardens Tour or enjoy an open top bus ride around Christchurch. Alternatively visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is entirely yours.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 17
Christchurch > Franz Josef

Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight Special Stay.

Optional Flight - Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of a landing in this natural alpine landscape. (Additional expense).

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 18
Franz Josef > Queenstown

Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your three night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 19
Queenstown

Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown or simply relax at the hotel’s restaurant.

Freechoice

Take the Dart River Wilderness Jet or tour local wineries. Alternatively feel exhilarated on the Shotover jet, a 4WD Skippers Canyon or Safari of the Scenes tour exploring The Lord of The Rings filming locations.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 20
Queenstown

A free day to discover Queenstown.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 21
Queenstown > Milford Sound

In the darkness of Te Anau caves, see the shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Overnight on board the Milford Mariner amidst the majesty of Milford Sound.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 22
Milford Sound > Dunedin

Awake to breathtaking beauty in Milford Sound. Then immerse yourself in New Zealand’s oldest University City, Dunedin, with a two-night stay.

Freechoice

Choose between Speights Brewery, Etrusco’s and the hotel’s Carlton Restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 23
Dunedin

Freechoice: Tour Larnach Castle or visit the breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Alternatively enjoy the scenic Taieri Gorge Railway or cruise Otago Harbour.

Freechoice

Tour Larnach Castle or visit the breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Alternatively enjoy the scenic Taieri Gorge Railway or cruise Otago Harbour.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 24
Dunedin > Mount Cook

Visit the Moeraki Boulders, a unique sight featuring huge spherical boulders scattered across a sandy beach. Enjoy a Special Stay at your hotel with Mount Cook view rooms.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 25
Mount Cook > Christchurch

Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before arriving back in Christchurch for your overnight stay. Celebrate your adventures during an iconic tram ride and farewell dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 26
Christchurch > UK

It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand. After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, enquire for details. Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in New Zealand for three extra nights, please call for details. Included on board full meal service and complimentary bar service.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 27
Arrive UK

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