New Zealand is a set of islands crammed with dramatic contrasts. In the South Island, you will marvel at the remarkable snow-capped mountain ranges and explore the islands Scottish roots. On the North Island, you will tour powder-soft sub-tropical beaches, swim with exotic marine creatures and learn about the rich Maori culture.
Your tour begins on the South Island where you will explore its peaks and take to the seas to soak in the incredible natural splendour of Milford Sound. With time in Queenstown, Christchurch and Dunedin, you will get to find out what makes the South Island tick and join in with the rhythms of its people. You will dive into the mountains that dominate this island, discovering the drama of Fox Glacier and Mt Cook before exploring Arthur’s Pass onboard the TranzAlpine Express, one of the world’s greatest rail journeys.
As you head to the North Island the scenery and focus switches. Time spent in Auckland and Wellington will allow you to find your way around these beautiful, contemporary cities, but the real beauty in the North Island lies in nature. You will explore the bubbling mud and powerful geysers of Rotorua before heading to the glorious Bay of Islands where you will cruise in search of the perfect beach, travelling through different idyllic coves, pausing to swim with the stunning array of marine life.
3-star accommodation is provided throughout your tour.