10 Day Contrasts of New Zealand Guided Tour

Take in the contrasts of two distinct islands. Enjoy a great snapshot of New Zealand’s natural splendour revealing itself around every corner.

Sunset at Auckland Viaduct Harbour

 

10 Day Contrasts of New Zealand Guided Tour

Take in the contrasts of two distinct islands. From Auckland’s sparkling harbour, to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, across to the rugged beauty of the West Coast and the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, another snapshot of New Zealand’s natural splendour reveals itself around every corner.

 

Tour Type:

Group Tours

From:

Auckland to Christchurch

Departs:

Selected Dates

Duration:

10 Days

Tour Code:

IZANB

 

Regions Visited

Click on the region name to view more information about the region

Auckland Rotorua Queenstown Milford Sound Franz Josef Christchurch

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (flights to arrive by 4:00pm on day 1, flights to depart anytime on day 10)
  • Experienced travel director and driver guide
  • Full buffet breakfasts (9)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Highlight dinner (2)
  • Dinner with wine (2)
  • Farewell dinner (1)
  • Be my guest morning tea (1)
  • Explore Auckland’s City Sights
  • Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae
  • Tranz Alpine Train
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Highlight Dinner in a historic Railway Shipping office
  • Be My Guest Morning Tea at Britten Stables

Prices for the period 01 April 2020 - 31 March 2022

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10 April 2020

19 April 2020

$5,420 NZD

$3,925 NZD

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24 April 2020

3 May 2020

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22 May 2020

31 May 2020

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12 June 2020

21 June 2020

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10 July 2020

19 July 2020

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21 August 2020

30 August 2020

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28 August 2020

6 September 2020

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11 September 2020

20 September 2020

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25 September 2020

4 October 2020

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9 October 2020

18 October 2020

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$4,350 NZD

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23 October 2020

1 November 2020

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13 November 2020

22 November 2020

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20 November 2020

29 November 2020

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27 November 2020

6 December 2020

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4 December 2020

13 December 2020

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11 December 2020

20 December 2020

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18 December 2020

27 December 2020

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25 December 2020

3 January 2021

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1 January 2021

10 January 2021

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8 January 2021

17 January 2021

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15 January 2021

24 January 2021

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22 January 2021

31 January 2021

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29 January 2021

7 February 2021

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5 February 2021

14 February 2021

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12 February 2021

21 February 2021

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19 February 2021

28 February 2021

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26 February 2021

7 March 2021

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5 March 2021

14 March 2021

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12 March 2021

21 March 2021

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19 March 2021

28 March 2021

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26 March 2021

4 April 2021

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2 April 2021

11 April 2021

$5,420 NZD

$3,925 NZD

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9 April 2021

18 April 2021

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$3,925 NZD​

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23 April 2021

2 May 2021

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21 May 2021

30 May 2021

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$3,925 NZD​

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11 June 2021

20 June 2021

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$3,925 NZD​

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9 July 2021

18 July 2021

$5,420 NZD

$3,925 NZD​

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20 August 2021

29 August 2021

$5,420 NZD

$3,925 NZD

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27 August 2021

5 September 2021

$5,420 NZD

$3,925 NZD

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10 September 2021

3 October 2021

$5,420 NZD

$3,925 NZD

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24 September 2021

3 October 2021

$5,420 NZD

$3,925 NZD

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8 October 2021

17 October 2021

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

15 October 2021

24 October 2021

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

22 October 2021

31 October 2021

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

12 November 2021

21 November 2021

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

19 November 2021

28 November 2021

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

26 November 2021

5 December 2021

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

3 December 2021

12 December 2021

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

10 December 2021

19 December 2021

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

17 December 2021

26 December 2021

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

24 December 2021

2 January 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

31 December 2021

9 January 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No  Enquire

7 January 2022

16 January 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

14 January 2022

23 January 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

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21 January 2022

30 January 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

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28 January 2022

6 February 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

4 February 2022

13 February 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

11 February 2022

20 February 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

18 February 2022

27 February 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

25 February 2022

6 March 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No  Enquire

4 March 2022

13 March 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

11 March 2022

20 March 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

18 March 2022

27 March 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No Enquire

25 March 2022

3 April 2022

$6,025 NZD​

$4,350 NZD​

No  Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND

On arrival in Auckland you’ll have time to relax or explore. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Accommodation: Stamford Plaza

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND

Embark on a city sightseeing tour this morning to Mission Bay. Keep your camera at the ready to capture spectacular panoramic views of the skyline, sprawling North Shore and Waitemata Harbour from Bastion Point and Michael Joseph Savage Memorial. Spend the afternoon as you wish.

Accommodation: Stamford Plaza

DAY 3 - AUCKLAND / ROTORUA

Today, you’ll venture through the King Country region, which was at the centre of the New Zealand Wars in the 1860s. On arrival in Rotorua, embark on an orientation of the area before visiting Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Discover native flora that grows around the crystal-clear mineral water springs and you might even spot a kiwi or two! This evening, enjoy a traditional Hangi Highlight Dinner and cultural performance at the Tamaki Māori Village.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 4 - ROTORUA / QUEENSTOWN

Spend time at leisure this morning or consider an optional experience. You could visit Te Puia to meet the local Māori community for an introduction to their gift from the gods – the bubbling geysers, mud pools and thermal springs of Rotorua. Later, you’ll fly to Queenstown (airfare is not included and must be booked by you or your travel agent). Required Internal Flights: to be purchased in order to fulfil the itinerary and are not included in the land content price - Rotorua to Queenstown: NZ5785/NZ5653 (required internal flight).

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 5 - MILFORD SOUND CRUISE

Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake, the largest in the South Island. Travel through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to the numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, Mitre Peak and the Bowen Falls before reaching Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this wonder of nature. Return to Queenstown for the evening.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 6 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

Your final day in Queenstown could see you take an optional experience ride on the Shotover Jet boat or a cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed, set in the historic Railway Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables, is the perfect venue for your Highlight Dinner.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 7 - QUEENSTOWN / FRANZ JOSEF

This morning you’ll leave the alpine wonderland of Queenstown behind, and begin the passage through Central Otago and out to Westland. On the way, you will stop and visit the faithfully restored gold mining settlement of Arrowtown. From here you will travel over to Cromwell, where you will stop in at a local orchard for a taste of some of the town’s delicious stone fruit. It is a day of gorgeous lakes as you travel further into Central Otago and view the vivid blue waters of Lake Hawea, followed by Lake Wanaka, where the shoreline is charmingly lined by poplars and willows. Our destination for today is the extraordinary rivers of ice that make up Franz Josef Glacier. You may want to get up close and personal with the glaciers on an optional experience helicopter flight (weather permitting).

Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

DAY 8 - FRANZ JOSEF / CHRISTCHURCH

Head off to the drift-wood strewn beaches of Hokitika. Here you will visit a pounamu (jade) factory for the chance to see master carvers at work creating intricate pieces of jewellery and art. Later, travel inland to the small settlement of Arthur’s Pass. Board the TranzAlpine train and head back to the East Coast and Christchurch. This spectacular train journey dates to 1914 and is rated as one of the world’s most scenic train trips.

Accommodation: Distinction Hotel

DAY 9 - CHRISTCHURCH

This morning see how Christchurch is rebuilding after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and pop into the Transitional Cathedral in Latimer Square, the temporary home of the Christchurch Cathedral. It is the world’s only cathedral made substantially of cardboard! After a Christchurch city sights tour, you’re invited to a Be My Guest morning tea at the home of Tim and Isabelle Weston, owners of Britten Stables. Formerly horse stables for nearby Mona Vale Gardens and following that, the birth place of the worldrecord- setting Britten V1000 motorcycle designed and built in the garage by Isabelle's late father, John Britten. The couple restored the original charm of The Britten Stables and transformed it into the exquisite home that it is today. This evening join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: Distinction Hotel

DAY 10 - FAREWELL FROM CHRISTCHURCH

Your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.