New Zealand is a country of concentrated beauty, with dominating mountain ranges, resplendent fjords, tropical bays and forests filled with wildlife. Explore every corner of this incredible country, leaving no stone unturned.
Take to the roads, railways and seas to make sure your New Zealand experience is seen from all the best angles. Pack in the intense amount of highlights as well as seeing some hidden corners, far from the tourist trails as your expert guides showcase the very best of New Zealand.
Every day of your trip is packed with interesting and exciting stops and visits, all built around the finest highlights in the country. Your first week is spent exploring the North Island and after some time exploring the joys of Auckland, head north to the stunning Bay of Islands, to immerse yourself in Maori history while you explore the tropical beaches and relax into the slow pace of life, cocktail in hand. A splendid journey by vintage steam train will take you to Rotorua, to spend time at these otherworldly hot springs.
Then the South Island beckons, digging deep into the Southern Alps as you spend time in Queenstown, explore Arthur’s Pass and Franz Josef on board the TranzAlpine, one of the world’s great rail journeys. You will cruise on the world-famous Milford Sound, surrounded by incredible scenery and explore the fascinating history of Dunedin and Te Anau. New Zealand has such an intense blend of scenery, history and friendly people that it really deserves an in-depth exploration.
We choose from a selection of the country’s finest 4 star branded hotels to ensure that you have ultimate comfort at the end of every day on your tour. The listed hotels below are what we book on this trip, however, should any be unavailable at the time of booking, we will replace them with hotels of an equal or superior level.
Grand Millennium Auckland
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Distinction Luxmore Hotel
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport