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This 14-day tour of New Zealand will take you around all the highlights of this incredibly beautiful country. From the Lord of the Rings film set to some of the most stunning scenery and lakes in the world, you’ll enjoy every minute of this holiday.

What to Expect

  • Visit the famous movie set of ‘Hobbiton’ from Lord of the Rings
  • Explore New Zealand’s vineyards and try the signature wines
  • Take a mini cruise to look for whales and dolphins in Auckland
  • Explore the beautiful cities of Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown
  • Take scenic tram rides, gondola rides and cable car rides
  • 13 Nights Accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Auckland

On your first day in New Zealand, you’ll arrive in Auckland where you’ll have plenty of time to get settled in your hotel and explore the city on your own.

Day 2Waiheke Wineries Bus Tour

Today you’ll get the chance to visit the island of Waiheke to tour the world-famous vineyards and sample their signature fine wines.  

You’ll get a ferry from Auckland to Waiheke and from there you can use the hop-on hop-off bus service to take you around the vineyards including Cable Bay Vineyard, Batch Winery Vineyard, and Stonyridge Vineyard. 

Day 3Hobbiton, Lake Rotorua & Waitomo Day Trip

Your full-day trip will include the incredibly popular movie set village of Hobbiton as well as the beautiful Rotorua Lake and the atmospheric Waitomo Caves

This tour by minibus is the perfect way to see some of New Zealand’s most iconic attractions. From stepping inside your favorite film to exploring the natural wonders and stunning scenery, this will definitely be one of the highlights of your trip. 

Day 4 Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise

Today you’ll be exploring the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on an eco-cruise that will take you around all of the best spots to see whales and dolphins.  

As well as searching for marine life you’ll also get to see Aukland’s amazing scenery from a whole new perspective. You can just relax and watch as the views go by, from Auckland Harbour to Rangitoto Island

Day 5 Travel from Auckland to Wellington

Today you’ll be traveling cross country on one of New Zealand’s most popular scenic trains – the Northern Explorer. 

The trip is a fantastic way to see more of New Zealand’s diverse scenery and landscapes, but alternatively, if you prefer, you can also travel to Wellington by bus or by plane. 

Day 6Wellington Sightseeing Tour

The Wellington Sightseeing Tour will take you around the city’s top highlights. You’ll learn more about New Zealand’s unique culture and history as well as give you a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

As well as a walking tour past some of the city’s historical buildings you’ll also get to ride a cable car all the way up to the summit of Mount Victoria

Day 7 Travel to Chirstchruch

Today you’ll be traveling from Wellington to the city of Christchurch. Your day will start with a scenic ferry cruise along Cook Strait where you’ll enjoy wonderful views from every angle. 

Afterward, you’ll embark on New Zealand’s sightseeing train, the Northern Explorer, which will take you through rugged terrain and unique landscapes all the way to Christchurch

Day 8Tram, Gondola & Cable Car

Today you’ll be exploring more of Christchurch, first by way of a luxurious vintage tram, then a relaxing gondola trip, and finally a dizzying cable car ride up to the alpine landscape of Port Hills which is ideal for hiking. 

Today is all about outdoor activities and with activities that cover culture, tourism, and sports you won’t be bored for a minute. 

Day 9Explore Christchurch

Today is a rest day, so you’ll be able to explore the fascinating city of Christchurch at your own pace (or just relax in your hotel room all day!) 

Day 10Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo

Today you’ll enjoy a day trip from Christchurch to visit the famous Mount Cook, which is a great place to hike if you’re feeling adventurous. 

You’ll also be visiting the picturesque shores of Lake Tekapo where you’ll see water so clear and blue it feels as if you’ve just stepped through a doorway into an Icelandic fjord. Finally, you’ll trek up to see the Tasman Glacier, another of New Zealand’s natural treasures. 

Day 11Travel to Queenstown

Today you’ll travel from Christchruch to Queenstown via New Zealand’s popular inter-city bus route. Just sit back and relax as the scenery goes rushing by, and you’ll be in Queenstown before you know it. 

Day 12Lake Cruise & Walter Peak BBQ

Today you’ll start off with a leisurely cruise across Wakatipu Lake where you can enjoy the wonderful views in every direction. 

Afterward, you’ll head up Walter Peak for a gourmet BBQ with fresh produce and traditional delicacies against the background of farmland and beautiful, landscaped gardens. 

Day 13 Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

Today will start with a coach to take you from Queenstown to Milford Sound, past stunning scenery, and through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful landscapes. 

Next, you’ll enjoy a luxury nature cruise along the Milford Sound complete with gorgeous views of the fjord. This sightseeing cruise is the ultimate form of relaxation. 

Day 14 Depart from Queenstown

Today will be your last day in New Zealand. You’ll leave with a suitcase full of memories and plenty of holiday photos to show off. 

Why book with us?

Friends & Family Only

Holiday with friends & family. No week long tour with 20+ strangers

Central Hotels

Stay in the heart of a city. Not an hour outside

More Excursions

As many activities & excursions as can be fitted in to your trip

Flexibility

Go any day of the week and most times of the year

Why book with us?

Friends & Family Only

No week-long tour with 20+ strangers

Central Hotels

Stay in the heart of a city. Not an hour outside

More Excursions

As many activities & excursions as can be fitted in to your trip

Flexibility

Go any day of the week and most times of the year

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Our Promises

100% Financial Cover

Your money is 100% protected in a trust bank account

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Covid Cover

Free amendments due to covid with our travel insurance

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Flexible Bookings

Amend your booking up to 1 month before travel

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Quality Promise

Find the same quality of holiday for less & we’ll match the price

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Our Promises

100% Financial Cover

Your money is 100% protected in a trust bank account

Covid Cover

Free amendments due to covid with our travel insurance

Flexible Bookings

Amend your booking up to 1 month before travel

Quality Promise

Find the same quality of holiday for less & we’ll match the price

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