7 Day New Zealand Explorer Guided Tour

Start your New Zealand journey in Auckland and venture through the lush landscapes of Rotorua and Queenstown.

Te Puia, Rotorua, New Zealand

 

7 Day New Zealand Explorer Guided Tour

From the dramatic underground caverns of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to the extraordinary geysers of Rotorua, there is no shortage of spectacular sights to take your breath away.

 

Tour Type:

Group Tours

From:

Auckland to Queenstown

Departs:

Selected Dates

Duration:

7 Days

Tour Code:

LARQ

 

Regions Visited

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

Auckland Rotorua Waitomo Queenstown

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (flights to arrive prior to 3pm on day 1, flights to depart anytime on day 7)
  • Breakfasts (5)
  • Highlight dinner(1)
  • Cruise through the Waitomo Caves to view Glow Worms
  • Hangi dinner at Tamaki Maori Village
  • Explore Queenstown, the Adventure Capital ofNew Zealand

Prices for the period 01 April 2020 - 31 March 2022

Start Date

End Date

Single Traveller

Share/Twin

Guaranteed Departure

 

7 July 2020

13 July 2020

$3,005 NZD

$2,225 NZD

No Enquire

6 October 2020

12 October 2020

$3,005 NZD​

$2,225 NZD​

No Enquire

3 November 2020

9 November 2020

$3,005 NZD​

$2,225 NZD​

Yes Enquire

19 January 2021

25 January 2021

$3,005 NZD​

$2,225 NZD​

No Enquire

23 February 2021

1 March 2021

$3,005 NZD​

$2,225 NZD​

Yes Enquire

6 July 2021

12 July 2021

$3,005 NZD​

$2,225 NZD​

No Enquire

5 October 2021

11 October 2021

$3,005 NZD​

$2,225 NZD​

No Enquire

2 November 2021

8 November 2021

$3,005 NZD​

$2,225 NZD​

No Enquire

18 January 2022

24 January 2022

$3,005 NZD​

$2,225 NZD​

No Enquire

22 February 2022

28 February 2022

$3,005 NZD​

$2,225 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 - WELCOME TO AUCKLAND

Welcome to Auckland. This evening meet your Travel Director for a welcome reception at your hotel in Auckland.

Accommodation: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND / ROTORUA

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow-worm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a local guide. Glide silently through the subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glowworms. This evening join your travelling companions for a memorable Be My Guest Dinner. Experience the heart pounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during a Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the Tamaki Family Marae. Journey into the village and gain an insight into life in New Zealand before European settlement. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 3 - ROTORUA

Today is your chance to experience the scenic wonders of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. You could explore Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, and take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour through the working kiwi nursery and hatchery. Visit Te Puia and join a guided tour through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, home to famous Pohutu Geyser and the bubbling beauty of the mud pools. Later, why not spend a little more time experiencing the thermal wonders, with a soak in the hot mineral waters of the Polynesian Spas? Your AAT Kings Travel Director will assist you in booking all of your chosen optional experiences.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 4 - ROTORUA / QUEENSTOWN

This morning you’ll fly from Rotorua to Queenstown. Airfare is not included and must be booked by you or your travel agent. When you arrive you’ll board your coach and travel to the delightful gold rush village of Arrowtown, on the sparkling Arrow River, once one of the world’s richest rivers. Afterwards you’ll get a feel for Queenstown and surrounds on an orientation tour. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables mountain range and home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge. Required Internal Flights: to be purchased in order to fulfil the itinerary and are not included in the land content price - Rotorua to Queenstown: NZ8152/NZ623 (required internal flight).

Accommodation: Heartland Hotel

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

You have a free day so why not take an optional experience to break taking Milford Sound for an unforgettable cruise on the majestic fiord.

Accommodation: Heartland Hotel

DAY 6 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

Today’s your last chance to soak up the atmosphere in New Zealand’s adventure capital. You could ride the Shotover Jet Boat, take a mini-bus excursion through skipper’s canyon, tempt your tastebuds on a wine tour or just explore Queenstown on your own.

Accommodation: Heartland Hotel

DAY 7 - FAREWELL FROM QUEENSTOWN

Your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.