QueensTown Zew Zealand
QueensTown Zew Zealand
Beautiful vineyards in New Zealand
Beautiful vineyards in New Zealand
Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park

NZ Luxury The Long White Cloud

Mixed Board Basis 18 nights from £12,799 per person Including Flights

Overview

Discover New Zealand's marvels on a 19-day guided adventure. Traverse the Southern Alps and get up close to Franz Josef Glacier with a Local Expert. En route to Queenstown, visit picturesque Arrowtown, where you can opt for a scenic bike ride or a boutique wine tour.

Travel through diverse landscapes to Milford Sound and embark on a catamaran cruise, witnessing majestic cliffs and waterfalls. Experience the Waimangu Volcanic Valley's volcanic craters, and in Rotorua, savour a traditional Maori Hangi feast, cooked with geothermal steam.

Explore Waitomo's luminescent caves on an exclusive guided tour. Conclude your journey with a luxurious dinner alongside a former New Zealand All Black rugby legend.(LG)

Highlights:

  • Visit the Matakohe Kauri Museum to learn about one of New Zealand’s most famous attractions – the kauri tree
  • An Auckland dinner with an ex All Blacks rugby legend
  • Go swimming and unwind in the Bay of Islands
  • Venture through the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Take a ferry ride across the Cook Strait
  • Go wine tasting in Hawke’s Bay
  • Take a wildlife cruise in Kaikoura
  • End your trip in beautiful Auckland

 

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Arrive in Christchurch

Begin your luxury New Zealand tour with a private car ride to a boutique hotel in central Christchurch, conveniently located near North Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens. Explore the floral displays at the Botanic Gardens or take a ride on the Christchurch Tram. Later, meet your Travel Concierge and toast to the start of a magnificent journey.

Accommodation: Hotel Montreal or similar

Day 2

Christchurch- Franz Josef

Set off on the TranzAlpine train for one of the world's most picturesque rail journeys, taking you to the quaint village of Arthur's Pass. Upon arrival in Franz Josef, settle into your eco-friendly retreat, surrounded by the natural beauty of the wilderness.

Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Franz Josef

Experience the majestic landscape by walking through the stunning Franz Josef Glacier, exploring its brilliant blue ice and deep crevasses, guided by a Local Expert.

Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4

Franz Josef- Queenstown

Enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride down the Haast River, taking in the splendour of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. Explore the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown, then head to your Queenstown hotel, boasting sweeping views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range.

Accommodation: Hotel St. Mortiz or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Queenstown

Choose between a scenic bike ride along the Arrow River Trail or indulge in a boutique wine tour sampling the best Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc of the Central Otago region.

Accommodation: Hotel St. Mortiz or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6

Queenstown

Embrace Queenstown's spirit of adventure. Opt for an exhilarating jet boat ride on the Shotover River or a whitewater rafting adventure on the Kawarau River, both available locally. In the evening, enjoy a dining experience at one of Queenstown's exclusive restaurants.

Accommodation: Hotel St. Mortiz or similar

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 7

Queenstown- Milford Sound

Travel to Milford Sound, passing through the breathtaking Fiordland National Park. Along the way, see the reflective Mirror Lakes, pass through the hand-crafted Homer Tunnel, and witness the impressive Cleddau Valley before reaching the spectacular Chasm.

Accommodation: Milford Sound Lodge or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Milford Sound

Embark on a guided hike along the Milford Track, surrounded by pristine lakes, towering mountain peaks, glaciers, and deep valleys. Then, enjoy the stunning beauty of Milford Sound from the deck of a catamaran, followed by a delightful meal at Pio Pio Restaurant.

Accommodation: Milford Sound Lodge or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Mildford Sound- Dunedin

Travel from the picturesque Fiordland National Park through lush green landscapes to Dunedin. Settle into your centrally located heritage hotel, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere. Savor dishes like surf and turf, braised lamb, or the day's fresh catch, along with modern takes on classic local cuisine, at Parcels Restaurant.

Accommodation: Distinction Dunedin Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Dunedin

Discover Dunedin's culinary scene with a guided tour and tasting at Dunedin Craft Distillers, followed by a delightful chocolate tasting experience next door. Spend the rest of your time exploring Dunedin's landmarks or journeying to its dramatic coastline.

Accommodation: Distinction Dunedin Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11

Dunedin- Christchurch

Journey up the coast, passing through Oamaru and Timaru, en route to Christchurch. There, embark on a captivating sightseeing tour to discover the city's major highlights. Later, enjoy a dinner showcasing the city's finest culinary offerings at Polo Bar and Restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Montreal or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12

Christchurch- Wellington

Navigate the stunning, rugged coastline to Kaikoura, a renowned whale-watching destination, and continue to the charming seaside town of Picton. Embark on a cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington. Upon arrival, familiarize yourself with the city on an enlightening tour. Relax in the evening with a drink in your hotel's Lobby Lounge, taking in its celebrated art collection.

Accommodation: QT Wellington or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13

Wellington

Customize your day by exploring Wellington's beautiful waterfront and its secret lanes or opt for a guided walk through the lush Otari Wilton's Bush. In the evening, enjoy the freedom to dine at any of the city's diverse restaurants.

Accommodation: QT Wellington or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 14

Wellington- Hawke's Bay

Journey through the picturesque dairy farmlands of Manawatu to reach Napier in Hawke's Bay, celebrated for its Art Deco architecture and acclaimed wine region. In the evening, delight in a wine tasting and dinner at the family-owned Craggy Range Winery, set against the backdrop of Te Mata Peak.

Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15

Hawke's Bay

Explore Napier's stunning art deco architecture in style, accompanied by a Local Expert in a chauffeur-driven vintage car. Later, enjoy a lavish dinner at Malo.

Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16

Hawke's Bay- Rotorua

Explore the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, home to volcanic craters, hot water springs, and steaming geothermal features, alongside a diverse bird population. Afterward, arrive at your five-star hotel, which offers stunning views overlooking Lake Rotorua.

Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17

Rotorua

Discover the towering Californian Coastal Redwoods in Whakarewarewa Forest, then participate in a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at a kiwi bird nursery and hatchery. In the evening, immerse yourself in Maori culture at Te Puia. Explore an ancient forest village, learn about traditional Maori art and customs, and enjoy a cultural performance paired with a delicious dinner.

Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18

Rotorua- Auckland

Experience a private tour of Waitomo's enchanting underground caves, illuminated by the light of glow worms. Once in Auckland, enjoy the special experience of dining with a renowned former All Black rugby player.

Accommodation: QT Auckland or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 19

Depart Auckland

After your final breakfast your New Zealand tour comes to a close, your chauffeur will take you to Auckland airport for your flight homebound.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

  • International flights
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  • Internal Travel, air-conditioned coaches
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Excursions and activities as listed in the itinerary

What's Not Included:

  • External activities and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Meals that are not in the itinerary

 

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