11 Day Platinum New Zealand Voyage Guided Tour

Beginning in the 'Garden city' of Christchurch, head north to the Marlborough wine region before boarding the InterIslander ferry for a stunning journey through the Marlborough Sounds to Wellington. Take in Napier and the beauty of Rotorua before ending your New Zealand voyage in Auckland.

Marlborough's wine region

 

11 Day Platinum New Zealand Voyage Guided Tour

Combining cultural and scenic highlights with unique and exclusive experiences, you will discover why this is a magical New Zealand Voyage.

 

Tour Type:

Group Tours

From:

Christchurch to Auckland

Departs:

Selected Dates

Duration:

11 Days

Tour Code:

 

 

Regions Visited

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Auckland Christchurch Rotorua Taupo Napier Wellington

 

Tour Inclusions

  • 10 nights luxury hotel & boutique accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily & 6 dinners
  • Welcome dinner & farewell dinner & drinks included
  • Travel by luxury touring coach
  • Professional coach captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers on arrival & departure
  • Visit a NZ Fur Seal colony
  • Scenic Interislander Ferry crossing
  • Guided tour of Te Papa Museum
  • Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre
  • Wine tasting & fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve
  • Authentic Maori Hangi & Cultural Experience
  • Lake Rotoiti cruise
  • Hamilton Gardens
  • Auckland City Tour

Prices for the period 01 October 2020 - 30 April 2021

Start Date

End Date

Single Traveller

Share/Twin

Guaranteed Departure

 

24 October 2020

3 November 2020

$9,665 NZD

$6,975 NZD

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28 November 2020

8 December 2020

$9,665 NZD

$6,975 NZD

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23 January 2021

2 February 2021

$9,665 NZD

$6,975 NZD

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13 March 2021

23 March 2021

$9,665 NZD

$6,975 NZD

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10 April 2021

20 April 2021

$9,665 NZD

$6,975 NZD

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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 - WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner to get to know each other before your adventure begins!

Accommodation: Rydges Latimer

DAY 2 - KAIKOURA / BLEMHEIM

Head north to the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura and visit a New Zealand Fur Seal (Kekeno) colony. Continue to the charming town of Blenheim in the heart of the Marlborough Region. With several world-class vineyards close to tonight’s accommodation, your Coach Captain will offer the option to visit a winery to sample the region’s famous Sauvignon Blanc.

Accommodation: Chateau Marlborough

DAY 3 - PICTON / WELLINGTON

We’ll make a brief stop in the small seaside town of Picton before boarding the Interislander Ferry for the journey through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds and across the Cook Strait to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. This afternoon we will take a guided tour to discover the treasures of Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand.

Accommodation: Bolton Hotel

DAY 4 - WELLINGTON AT LEISURE

Today is a free day at leisure to explore the nation's capital. There is plenty to see and do around this vibrant city such as riding the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views or a visit to Zealandia Eco Sanctuary. Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, the world-leading design and special effects facility most famous for its work on the Lord of the Rings films. If you like to stay active, take a walk around the harbour to Oriental Bay and visit one of the many cafés before returning to the city.

Accommodation: Bolton Hotel

DAY 5 - PUKAHA  MT BRUCE / NAPIER

We stop at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive breeding sanctuary for the country’s most endangered birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Arriving into Napier in the late afternoon, there is time to stroll amongst the perfectly preserved Art Deco facades and view the Sea Walls murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city.

Accommodation: The Crown Hotel / Scenic Hotel Te Pania 

DAY 6 - NAPIER AT LEISURE

Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond. 

Accommodation: The Crown Hotel / Scenic Hotel Te Pania 

DAY 7 - TAUPO / ROTORUA

Stop to view the might Huka Falls on the way through Taupo before arriving at the geothermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu. Sculptured by volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand's most colourful, diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka.

Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua / Prince's Gate Hotel

DAY 8 - LAKE ROTOITI CRUISE

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua hot springs, accessible only by boat. This afternoon we see the Blue and Green Lakes before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Rotorua. For dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area.

Accommodation: Bolton Hotel

DAY 9 - WAIUKU

After a leisurely breakfast, we cross the Mamaku Ranges into the lush farmlands of the Waikato district. We will stop to stretch our legs and wander through the award-winning Hamilton Gardens. Reaching our peaceful coastal retreat in the afternoon, you can venture out for a walk along the black sand beach below the resort or opt to relax with a spa treatment before enjoying a delicious dinner with stunning panoramic views of the Tasman Sea.

Accommodation: Castaways Resort

DAY 10 - AUCKLAND

We drive into Auckland and enjoy a city tour showcasing the highlights of NZ’s largest city. You’ll cross the Harbour Bridge for wonderful view of the city skyline across the Hauraki Gulf, explore the lookout at Bastion Point and visit the city’s oldest park, the Auckland Domain with its elegant Wintergardens. Afterwards, you are free to explore further on your own. This evening, re-join your friends for a final farewell dinner to relive the many great experiences of the last few weeks.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Windsor

DAY 11 - FAREWELL FROM AUCKLAND

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight.