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Ultimate New Zealand

30 Day
Between Auckland and Christchurch
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Fly with QANTAS or Emirates to either Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore or Bangkok from London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham or Glasgow for a three night stopover. Alternatively, fly to Singapore for your included three night outbound stopover with Singapore Airlines from Manchester or London Heathrow, or fly to Hong Kong with Air New Zealand from London Heathrow. Regional flights are available from £95 per person.
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\r\nMeals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

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\r\nMeals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

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Upon arrival at your stopover destination, you’ll be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel before free time to explore on your own terms.\r\n\r\n
\r\nMeals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

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Upon arrival at your stopover destination, you’ll be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel before free time to explore on your own terms.

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After a hearty breakfast you can explore the city with an included Freechoice excursion. Of course, we also give you the freedom to explore independently.

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After a hearty breakfast you can explore the city with an included Freechoice excursion. Of course, we also give you the freedom to explore independently.

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Once you’ve enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, the day is yours to discover everything your destination has to offer.

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Once you’ve enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, the day is yours to discover everything your destination has to offer.

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Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and some free time before an onward flight to Auckland.
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Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and some free time before an onward flight to Auckland.
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\r\nMeals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

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Welcome to Auckland. You’ll be met at the airport by a Scenic Representative for a two night Special Stay at your hotel. The wonders of New Zealand begin here. Celebrate your journey and meet your fellow guests at a welcome dinner.

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Welcome to Auckland. You’ll be met at the airport by a Scenic Representative for a two night Special Stay at your hotel. The wonders of New Zealand begin here. Celebrate your journey and meet your fellow guests at a welcome dinner.

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Freechoice: Choose from a range of Auckland’s attractions – enjoy an exhilarating sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht and be part of the crew. Take the helm or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as you sail Auckland Harbour. Or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island and enjoy tastings of olive oil, wine and beer as well as a vineyard tour. Alternatively, take a leisurely morning cruise of Auckland’s beautiful harbour and see highlights including Devonport and the Harbour Bridge, or discover the Waitakere Ranges, walk in the lush rainforest and stroll along the black sand beaches. Or choose to join a small group tour and discover the history and sights of Auckland.

Freechoice Dining: Your dining choices for tonight include a sunset dinner yacht cruise, Harbourside Ocean Bar, Orbit 360 Restaurant at Sky City or dinner at Palm Court in your hotel.

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Your dining choices for tonight include a sunset dinner yacht cruise, Harbourside Ocean Bar, Orbit 360 Restaurant at Sky City or dinner at Palm Court in your hotel.

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Travel north across Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge, along the Hibiscus Coast towards the Bay of Islands. Visit Matakohe’s award-winning Kauri Museum and gain an insight into the rich pioneering history of New Zealand’s Northland region. The museum specialises in the legacy of the ancient kauri forests, specifically the strong durable timber and the highly prized kauri gum. Continue to the Waipoua Forest, an ancient green world of towering trees and rare birds, and travel past natural gateways created by huge kauri trees and the fringing of colourful ferns along the road’s edge.

Enrich
The sense of awe you feel as you see the mighty Tane Mahuta kauri tree for the first time is unforgettable. Listen to the interactive interpretation from your local M-aori guide about the importance of the ‘Lord of the Forest’ to both the natural environment and the M-aori people.

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

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Travel north across Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge, along the Hibiscus Coast towards the Bay of Islands. Visit Matakohe’s award-winning Kauri Museum and gain an insight into the rich pioneering history of New Zealand’s Northland region. The museum specialises in the legacy of the ancient kauri forests, specifically the strong durable timber and the highly prized kauri gum. Continue to the Waipoua Forest, an ancient green world of towering trees and rare birds, and travel past natural gateways created by huge kauri trees and the fringing of colourful ferns along the road’s edge.

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The sense of awe you feel as you see the mighty Tane Mahuta kauri tree for the first time is unforgettable. Listen to the interactive interpretation from your local M-aori guide about the importance of the ‘Lord of the Forest’ to both the natural environment and the M-aori people.

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

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Freechoice: Cruise the calm inland waters of the Bay of Islands including lunch or enjoy a ferry ride to Russell, the birthplace of European settlement in New Zealand. You could also cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) or try your luck at fishing.

Your base for the next two nights is Paihia.

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Cruise the calm inland waters of the Bay of Islands including lunch or enjoy a ferry ride to Russell, the birthplace of European settlement in New Zealand. You could also cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) or try your luck at fishing.

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Your base for the next two nights is Paihia.

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Enrich
Travel to the very top of New Zealand – Cape Reinga. Explore the magnificent lighthouse and see where the waters of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. Discover this remote and magical place of deep spiritual significance to the M-aoris then enjoy the thrill of travelling along Ninety Mile Beach and marvel at the immense sand dunes.

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Travel to the very top of New Zealand – Cape Reinga. Explore the magnificent lighthouse and see where the waters of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. Discover this remote and magical place of deep spiritual significance to the M-aoris then enjoy the thrill of travelling along Ninety Mile Beach and marvel at the immense sand dunes.

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This morning discover Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a Maori guide.

Enrich
Be entertained by an authentic M-aori cultural performance inside the beautifully carved meeting house.

Later, check in to your hotel for an overnight stay in Auckland.

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This morning discover Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a Maori guide.

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Be entertained by an authentic M-aori cultural performance inside the beautifully carved meeting house.

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Later, check in to your hotel for an overnight stay in Auckland.

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Lose yourself in ‘Middle Earth’ on your visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Travelling through the rolling farm land of the Waikato, arrive in Rotorua, home of Maori culture and bubbling mud pools for your two night stay.

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Lose yourself in ‘Middle Earth’ on your visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Travelling through the rolling farm land of the Waikato, arrive in Rotorua, home of Maori culture and bubbling mud pools for your two night stay.

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Prepare to be amazed by Rotorua’s unique geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia.

Freechoice: Witness a sheep show, take an amphibious duck tour or relax in the geothermal pools. Alternatively travel on a unique rail cruising adventure.

Immerse yourself in Maori traditions and culture at your authentic hangi dinner tonight.

Optional flight
\r\nTake a flight to Mt Tarawera including a volcanic landing. (Additional expense).

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Prepare to be amazed by Rotorua’s unique geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia.

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Witness a sheep show, take an amphibious duck tour or relax in the geothermal pools. Alternatively travel on a unique rail cruising adventure.

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Immerse yourself in Maori traditions and culture at your authentic hangi dinner tonight.

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Optional flight
\r\nTake a flight to Mt Tarawera including a volcanic landing. (Additional expense).

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

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

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

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

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Start your day with a walking tour through Napier, rich with its Art Deco buildings and architecture. Discover the nation’s capital Wellington with your two night stay.

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Start your day with a walking tour through Napier, rich with its Art Deco buildings and architecture. Discover the nation’s capital Wellington with your two night stay.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

After a day of discovery, check in to your hotel in Blenheim for an overnight stay.

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

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

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After a day of discovery, check in to your hotel in Blenheim for an overnight stay.

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Travel via the Lewis Pass to reach Christchurch and experience how this resilient city is recovering during your two night stay.

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Travel via the Lewis Pass to reach Christchurch and experience how this resilient city is recovering during your two night stay.

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Freechoice: Go punting on the River Avon, take the Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour or learn about Christchurch’s recovery effort. Alternatively visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is entirely yours.

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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 in Franz Josef.

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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 in Franz Josef.

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

Feel the wind through your hair on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your three night stay. Sitting on the shore of Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges, Queenstown is an essential port of call on any New Zealand journey, boasting a smorgasbord of outdoor activities on its doorstep.

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

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Feel the wind through your hair on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your three night stay. Sitting on the shore of Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges, Queenstown is an essential port of call on any New Zealand journey, boasting a smorgasbord of outdoor activities on its doorstep.

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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. Enjoy a half day walk along the Lakeshore and immerse yourself in native vegetation and bird life.

Freechoice Dining: 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.

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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. Enjoy a half day walk along the Lakeshore and immerse yourself in native vegetation and bird life.

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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.

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A free day to discover Queenstown. Explore one of New Zealand’s most beloved city on your own terms, with plenty of free time to see the sights that take your fancy.

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A free day to discover Queenstown. Explore one of New Zealand’s most beloved city on your own terms, with plenty of free time to see the sights that take your fancy.

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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.

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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.

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Awake on the waters of Milford Sound, surrounded by stillness and unspoilt natural beauty. Afterwards, you’ll travel to New Zealand’s oldest city, Dunedin. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere and will be your base for the next two nights.

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

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Awake on the waters of Milford Sound, surrounded by stillness and unspoilt natural beauty. Afterwards, you’ll travel to New Zealand’s oldest city, Dunedin. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere and will be your base for the next two nights.

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

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Freechoice: Tour Larnach Castle or visit the breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Alternatively take a heritage walking tour or the scenic Taieri Gorge Railway.

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Tour Larnach Castle or visit the breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Alternatively take a heritage walking tour or the scenic Taieri Gorge Railway.

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Visit the Moeraki Boulders, a unique sight featuring huge spherical boulders scattered across a sandy beach. Tonight you will enjoy a Special Stay at your hotel in Mount Cook.

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Visit the Moeraki Boulders, a unique sight featuring huge spherical boulders scattered across a sandy beach. Tonight you will enjoy a Special Stay at your hotel in Mount Cook.

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Perched on the edge of Lake Tekapo is the Church of the Good Shepherd. Experience this famous vista before arriving back in Christchurch for your special stay. Celebrate your adventures during an iconic tram ride and farewell dinner.

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Perched on the edge of Lake Tekapo is the Church of the Good Shepherd. Experience this famous vista before arriving back in Christchurch for your special stay. Celebrate your adventures during an iconic tram ride and farewell dinner.

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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. Alternatively, you can extend your visit and stay in Australia for three extra nights, please enquire for destinations and details.
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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. Alternatively, you can extend your visit and stay in Australia for three extra nights, please enquire for destinations and details.
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\r\nMeals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

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Welcome home.

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Welcome home.

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The choices and quality of the excursions on offer was exceptional. Scenic gave us the freedom to pick from a selection of experiences, so we never missed out on things we wanted to see.
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The Grand Australia tour proved the ultimate Australian experience. It left us with lasting memories but also a real desire of wanting to return one day.
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I love that the hot air balloon and seaplane trips were included in the price! I recommend Scenic to everybody – it’s been excellent!
Mrs Datta 55
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38°N 122°W
Our Grand Australia tour was absolutely perfect! We never imagined we would see and do so many exciting things in one trip. To fly on a seaplane over Sydney, visit a Kangaroo sanctuary and see the penguin parade on Phillip Island were things we would never have organised ourselves. Everything was so well organised all we had to do was sit back and enjoy ourselves.
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