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Ultimate New Zealand

New Zealand is a place where history becomes legend. Giant glaciers, soaring vistas, unspoilt coastlines and abundant wildlife only begin to hint at the immense wonders.
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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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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Upon arrival at your stopover destination, you’ll be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel before free time to explore independently.\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 independently.

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Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

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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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Welcome to Auckland. You’ll be met at the airport by a Scenic Representative for a two-night Special Stay. 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. 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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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.

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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 Maori guide about the importance of the ‘Lord of the Forest’ to both the natural environment and the Maori people.

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

Enjoy 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 Maori guide about the importance of the ‘Lord of the Forest’ to both the natural environment and the Maori people.

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

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Enjoy 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 Maori 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 Maori then enjoy the thrill of travelling along Ninety Mile Beach and marvel at the immense sand dunes.

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Discover the birthplace of modern New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a Maori guide. See the world’s largest waka – a ceremonial war canoe, over 70 years old but still used every year on 6 February to celebrate New Zealand’s national Waitangi Day.

Enrich
Be entertained by an authentic Maori cultural performance inside the beautifully carved meeting house including a traditional Maori welcome, waiata (singing), poi, stick games, Maori weaponry, as well as the famous haka.

Return to your hotel in Auckland for an overnight stay.

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Discover the birthplace of modern New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a Maori guide. See the world’s largest waka – a ceremonial war canoe, over 70 years old but still used every year on 6 February to celebrate New Zealand’s national Waitangi Day.

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Be entertained by an authentic Maori cultural performance inside the beautifully carved meeting house including a traditional Maori welcome, waiata (singing), poi, stick games, Maori weaponry, as well as the famous haka.

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Return to your hotel in Auckland for an overnight 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. Explore the National Kiwi Trust’s kiwi hatchery and nursery on a guided tour. Enjoy two nights in Rotorua.

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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. Explore the National Kiwi Trust’s kiwi hatchery and nursery on a guided tour. Enjoy two nights in Rotorua.

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

Freechoice: Witness a farm experience, take an amphibious duck tour or relax in the geothermal pools. Or enjoy the view from Skyline Rotorua while wine tasting.

Tonight immerse yourself in Maori traditions at an authentic hangi dinner.

Optional flight - Fly to Mount Tarawera including a volcanic landing. Additional expense.

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

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Witness a farm experience, take an amphibious duck tour or relax in the geothermal pools. Or enjoy the view from Skyline Rotorua while wine tasting.

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Tonight immerse yourself in Maori traditions at an authentic hangi dinner.

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Optional flight - Fly to Mount Tarawera including a volcanic landing. Additional expense.

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Witness the force of nature at Huka Falls before cruising on Lake Taupo. Enjoy our overnight stay at 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 cruising on Lake Taupo. Enjoy our overnight stay at 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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Take a walking tour of Napier’s Art Deco buildings. Discover the nation’s capital Wellington with your two night stay.

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Take a walking tour of Napier’s Art Deco buildings. 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.

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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.

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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 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 your 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 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 your overnight stay.

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Drive along the spectacular East Coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. Experience how this resilient city is recovering during your two night stay.

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Drive along the spectacular East Coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. 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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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 before your overnight Special Stay.

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

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

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

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

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

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Freechoice: Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River or, for a more leisurely pace, take a guided tour of local wineries. Enjoy a walking tour with scenic views across the lake-shore. Alternatively feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet, a 4WD at Skippers Canyon or Safari of the Scenes tour exploring The Lord of The Rings filming locations.

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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Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River or, for a more leisurely pace, take a guided tour of local wineries. Enjoy a walking tour with scenic views across the lake-shore. Alternatively feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet, a 4WD at Skippers Canyon or Safari of the Scenes tour exploring The Lord of The Rings filming locations.

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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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Today is yours for the taking. Explore one of New Zealand’s most beloved cities independently, with plenty of free time to see the sights that take your fancy.

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Today is yours for the taking. Explore one of New Zealand’s most beloved cities independently, 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. Tonight you’ll sleep surrounded by the majesty of Milford Sound on board the Milford Mariner. Anchor in a sheltered cove where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the area in a small boat or kayak.

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In the darkness of Te Anau caves, see the shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Tonight you’ll sleep surrounded by the majesty of Milford Sound on board the Milford Mariner. Anchor in a sheltered cove where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the area in a small boat or kayak.

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

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

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

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

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Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Larnach Castle or visit the breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Alternatively go on a heritage walking tour of Dunedin or take the scenic Taieri Gorge Railway.

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Take a guided tour of Larnach Castle or visit the breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Alternatively go on a heritage walking tour of Dunedin or take 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. Enjoy a Special Stay at Mount Cook.

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Visit the Moeraki Boulders, a unique sight featuring huge spherical boulders scattered across a sandy beach. Enjoy a Special Stay at 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 call for 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 call for details.
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Welcome home.

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Welcome home.

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History, legend and unfathomable scenic vistas — welcome to New Zealand, where immense wonders and extraordinary heritage await. If you’ve long dreamt of travelling this unspoilt wilderness, our Ultimate New Zealand tour gives you the opportunity to experience the majestic landscapes in total luxury and refinement. This 31-day itinerary takes you from the North to the South Island, leaving no stone unturned as you venture from dazzling city to rousing country. The tour begins in Auckland, New Zealand’s soaring second city, where you can choose from a range of activities, including a yacht experience in the city’s world-famous harbour. You’ll then travel further north to visit the stimulating Bay of Islands, where you can discover more about the Māori way of life. From there you’ll head south, taking in the scenic beauty as you travel from Rotorua and Lake Taupo to Napier and Wellington, enjoying unforgettable cultural excursions like the Te Papa Museum and Mission Estate Winery. Then, you’ll visit the South Island, taking in the spectacular beauty of the Southern Alps, including the Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound and Mount Cook. 

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Day 2 Stopover
Day 3 Stopover
Day 4 Stopover
Day 5 Onwards to Auckland
Day 6 Arrive Auckland
Day 7 Auckland
Highlights: Freechoice and Freechoice Dining
Day 8 Auckland > Omapere
Highlights: Enrich - Tane Mahuta
Day 9 Omapere > Paihia
Highlights: Freechoice
Day 10 Paihia
Highlights: Enrich - Cape Reinga
Day 11 Paihia > Auckland
Highlights: Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Day 12 Auckland > Rotorua
Highlights: Hobbiton Movie Set
Day 13 Rotorua
Highlights: Te Puia; Freechoice
Day 14 Rotorua > Napier
Highlights: Enrich - Mission Estate Winery
Day 15 Napier > Wellington
Highlights: Art Deco Tour
Day 16 Wellington
Highlights: Te Papa
Day 17 Wellington > Blenheim
Highlights: Freechoice
Day 18 Blenheim > Christchurch
Day 19 Christchurch
Highlights: Freechoice
Day 20 Christchurch > Franz Josef
Highlights: TranzAlpine
Day 21 Franz Josef > Queenstown
Highlights: Haast River
Day 22 Queenstown
Highlights: Freechoice and Freechoice Dining
Day 23 Queenstown
Highlights: Your choice
Day 24 Queenstown > Milford Sound
Highlights: Fiordland National Park; Te Anau
Day 25 Milford Sound > Dunedin
Highlights: Freechoice Dining
Day 26 Dunedin
Highlights: Freechoice
Day 27 Dunedin > Mount Cook
Highlights: Moeraki Boulders
Day 28 Mount Cook > Christchurch
Highlights: Church of the Good Shepherd
Day 29 Christchurch > Depart UK
Day 30 Arrive UK
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  • Return Economy Class flights from London Heathrow with QANTAS, Emirates, Air New Zealand or Singapore Airlines.

  • Fly from Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle or Glasgow with Emirates at no extra cost

  • Fly from Manchester with Singapore Airlines at no extra cost.

  • Fly from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford or Glasgow with Air New Zealand (from £95 per person return flight).

  • All internal transfers to and from the airport.

Stopovers

  • Enjoy an included three-night outbound stopover in either Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore.

  • Explore your stopover destination with an included Freechoice activity.

  • In Dubai, choose to spend time relaxing at the beach or visit the Burj Khalifa, offering scenery that shows off the city’s modern architectural influences in abundance. In Bangkok, choose from a tour of the magnificent Grand Palace, enjoy a rice barge cruise past the charming canal houses, or indulge in an evening dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Visit Hong Kong and delight in a guided tour of Hong Kong Island and take in a Symphony of Lights Harbour Cruise. Or, in Singapore, choose from a guided city tour, a morning at Singapore Zoo, or a night safari.

     

Scenic Hotels

  • A variety of wonderful hotels in great locations means you can relax while having everything the destination has to offer on your doorstep.

  • Our Special Stays are like no other and include nights in renowned hotels, such as, the Langham Hotel in Auckland, Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef, Hermitage Hotel with a view of Mount Cook, and the boutique George Hotel in Christchurch.

     

Unforgettable experiences

  • Experience once-in-a-lifetime Enrich highlights which offer you a rare, inspiring and often exclusive insight into New Zealand’s past and present. These include a visit to Tane Mahuta – a giant Kauri tree nestled in the Waipoua Forest, a visit to New Zealand’s stunning coastline during your journey to Cape Reinga, and a visit to a Maori meeting house.

  • All excursions, tours, activities and entrance fees are included as detailed in the itinerary.

  • Tailor your days to suit you with our flexible Freechoice excursions, such as, the chance to jump on aboard an America’s Cup yacht to sail through the ‘City of Sails’ Harbour in Auckland.

     

Included dining

  • A total of 43 meals will be included, with breakfast every morning.

  • Enjoy a Freechoice Dining experience on board a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw, enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, or ride the Skyline gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown. Cruise the calm inland waters of the Bay of Islands and enjoy lunch as you navigate the sights. Alternatively, why not embark on a ferry ride to Russell, or cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and sail through the mythical Hole in the Rock?

So much more

In addition to all of the above, Scenic also include:

  • The services of an experienced Tour Director

  • The intimacy of small group touring – a maximum of 48 guests

  • Travel in air-conditioned coaches with experienced coach captains and local guides

  • All pre-payable airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

  • NO HIDDEN EXTRA COSTS

† * Prices are based on two people sharing and is subject to availability.
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