12 Day New Zealand Discoverer
12 Day New Zealand Discoverer
Visit both the North and South Islands on this 12 day tour that allows you to explore the beauty of New Zealand and everything it has to offer.
Tour highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • In Rotorua experience a Maori Hangi Feast with traditional song and dance
  • Cruise across Cook Strait through Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Spend a day at leisure in Queenstown
  • Cruise the full length of Milford Sound
  • In Dunedin visit Larnach Castle and join a scottish-themed banquet complete with bagpipes, kilts and haggis
  • View the Church of the Good Shepherd
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Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Arrive into Auckland where you will have the day at leisure.
  • Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Day 2: Auckland - Rotorua
Travel south to the Waitomo Caves for a guided tour of the underground glow-worm caverns. This afternoon, arrive in Rotorua for a two-night stay and tonight’s Maori Hangi feast.
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: Copthorne Hotel Rotorua (B,D)
  • Meals as Stated: Copthorne Hotel Rotorua (B,D)
Day 3: Rotorua
Visit the Agrodome and the Te Puia Thermal Reserve before the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax. Alternatively, take a thrilling White Island Active Volcano Flight or perhaps enjoy a Country Home stay (enquire for details).
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: Copthorne Hotel Rotorua (B)
  • Meals as Stated: Copthorne Hotel Rotorua (B)
Day 4: Rotorua - Taupo - Wellington
Depart Rotorua to Lake Taupo and thundering Huka Falls and then across the vast volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington. On arrival, enjoy a visit to the Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa.
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: Hotel Ibis, Wellington (B)
  • Meals as Stated: Hotel Ibis, Wellington (B)
Day 5: Wellington - Cook Strait - Ashburton
Start the day with a city sights tour of cosmopolitan Wellington before cruising the Cook Strait through the breathtaking Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds to the seaside port of Picton. Your scenic drive continues via the Pacific town of Kaikoura, nestled at the foot of majestic mountains, and on to the magical mid-Canterbury region.
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: Hotel Ashburton (B,D)
  • Meals as Stated: Hotel Ashburton (B,D)
Day 6: Ashburton - Greymouth - Fox Glacier
This morning, you have an opportunity to board the TranzAlpine train (own expense) to soak up the stunning scenery of the magnificent Southern Alps. Alternatively, enjoy this journey aboard your tour coach before continuing along the dramatic coastline to Westland National Park and a view of Franz Josef Glacier.
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: Heartland Hotel, Fox Glacier (B,D)
  • Meals as Stated: Heartland Hotel, Fox Glacier (B,D)
Days 7 & 8: Fox Glacier - Queenstown
Travel the Haast Pass to the alpine resort of Queenstown for a two-night stay. Delectable food and a great night out are always on the menu in Queenstown; tonight enjoy one of the many choices. Spend a day at leisure in the 'Adventure Capital of the World'. Maybe take a cruise, a gondola ride for some amazing views over Queenstown, or enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride (all own expense).
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments, Queenstown Lakeview (B)
  • Meals as Stated: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments, Queenstown Lakeview (B)
Day 9: Queenstown - Te Anau
Journey along the Milford Road, one of the world’s best alpine drives, to Milford Sound where you board your boat for a fiord cruise beside cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest and towering mountains.
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: Kingsgate Te Anau (B,D)
  • Meals as Stated: Kingsgate Te Anau (B,D)
Day 10: Te Anau - Dunedin
Rolling Southland countryside leads you to Dunedin for a city tour, a visit to Larnach Castle and a Scottish themed evening dinner at your hotel.
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: Mercure Leisure Lodge (B,D)
  • Meals as Stated: Mercure Leisure Lodge (B,D)
Day 11: Dunedin - Lake Ohau
Journey along the coast and see the Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach, then stop at Oamaru, known for its limestone architecture. Continue to Lake Ohau, where you’ll enjoy a High Country dinner.
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo (B,D)
  • Meals as Stated: Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo (B,D)
Day 12: Lake Ohau - Christchurch
After a view of Mt Cook, skirt Lake Tekapo to see the little Church of the Good Shepherd before you travel across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch where your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport.
  • Breakfast and Feature Meals: (B)
  • Meals as Stated:(B)
  • 11 nights in mid-range hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Sightseeing & touring as specified (excl. optional items)
  • International flights in Tour Only prices

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