The dramatic landscape and natural wonder will captivate you on your complete 19-day New Zealand tour. Touch a glacier’s ancient icy colors. Watch for whales breaching the turquoise sea. Listen to the sounds of traditional Maori chants accompanying a customary feast. Embrace the inspiring features of Middle Earth. Enjoy Art Deco architecture, Alpine scenery, and soft sands as you experience New Zealand’s unparalleled diversity.
Auckland - The City of Sails Expands
Arrive in Auckland and settle into the beauty of the City of Sails. The water sparkles in the sunlight as sailboats drift along the sea lending Auckland to its nickname. Begin your adventure through the stunning variety of the natural world with a visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter. As you enter the building the rush of cold wind rushes against your cheeks. The encounter simulates the frozen tundra of Antarctica, along with the world beneath the shores that we often long to see. Ride along the snowcat and virtually traverse the rocky snow-scape of the tundra. Penguins waddle along the icy exhibition, diving into the water for fish and fun. As you continue through the exhibit you can see the variety of fish that swim around and over you. Walk through the viewing tunnel, and pay a visit to the Stingray Bay where you can dip your fingers into the cold water and run your tips over the slick skin of a stingray; Kelly Tarlton’s offers you the natural wonders of the arctic and the world underwater without ever having to step foot onto, or into, either.
Continue your adventure through Auckland with a ride along the Pride of Auckland. The sails billow in the breeze as the mist rises from the sea. The gentle scent of the sea surrounds you. The skyline spreads over the city with the Sky Tower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, shining like an adorning jewel. The lush green shores of surrounding islands glisten in the setting sun. Glide along the water’s edge, watch the beauty of Auckland as the sun disappears behind the horizon and the city begins to glow.
Bay of Islands - The Wonders of the Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands - The Hole in the Rock
Rotorua - Glowing Caves and Chanting Tribes
Napier - Art Deco on the Beach
Hawke's Bay - Capital Beauty
Wellington - Lovely with a Capital “L”
Christchurch - The Expanse of the Garden City
Christchurch - Where Whales Never Fear to Tread
Franz Josef - A Trained Landscape
Franz Josef - The Majesty of Ice
Queenstown - Alpine Landscapes
Queenstown - A River Shot Over
Queenstown - Fit for Lords and Queens
Milford Sound - Landscaped Sound
Dunedin - Train Stations and Stained Glass
Dunedin - An Unforgettable Peninsula
Christchurch - Return of the Gardens
Christchurch - Landscapes Remembered
- Experience the serenity of Milford Sound
- Journey across the landscape of Otago on a 4WD Lord of the Rings Tour
- Travel across the sensational shores of the Bay of Islands
- Watch the whales meander off the stunning coast
- Take part in a Maori feast and concert
- Witness the gorgeous luminescence of glowworms at the Waitomo Caves
- Speed through Shotover River on a jet boat
- Journey to the wondrous Franz Joseph Glacier
- Explore the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
- Wander through charming Art Deco architecture
$6,170 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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