With Sir Peter Jackson's release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and more recently, The Hobbit movies, New Zealand has become known as the 'home of Middle Earth'. Let us take you on an amazing journey through the heart of Middle Earth. You certainly don't have to be a movie fanatic to enjoy this odyssey, with the tour giving you a great mixture of highlights.
Showcasing the best of both islands, this tour takes in all the 'must sees' even for those on a whirl-wind visit to New Zealand. Get hot and steamy in Rotorua and go adventurous in Queenstown like you never thought you could with the numerous activities on offer. With such diverse scenery around each corner, you'll be on cloud nine after this nine day tour!
For those with little time to spend in our beautiful country, let us guide you through the most popular scenic spots on an express tour. Highlights include Glow Worm Caves, a Maori Cultural performance, Pohutu Geyser, stunning Lake Tekapo and majestic Mount Cook. Enjoy 3 nights in Queenstown with a visit to Arrowtown and a Milford Sound Scenic cruise.
Looking for an adventure of a lifetime? This could be it! A wonderful 10 Day adventure beginning in Auckland and travelling the country passing through many of the iconic natural wonders before ending in Christchurch.
Your tour begins with glowing worms, boiling mud & shooting geysers, a great lake and a stunning snow capped central plateau… all this before you’ve even reach NZ’s coolest little capital – Wellington. Once you’ve made room on your camera for more photos, you’ll cross the Cook Strait travelling through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Take in the unbelievable turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki before viewing Mt Cook, visit Queenstown and overnight on Milford Sound (optional) before visiting a glacier on NZ’s West Coast. A fabulous tour with many fabulous sights, activities and memories!
The North Island is rich with culture and experiences. Indulge in a degustation dinner in Auckland, explore the blue waters of the Bay of Islands, and cruise Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto. Experience Maori culture with the Tamaki family over dinner, explore Rotorua at your leisure, enjoy sightseeing in Wellington and visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand.
During the course of the tour you will also have free time in Rotorua and Paihia (Bay of Islands) to experience some of the unique and regional optional sightseeing activities including a Float Plane or Helicopter flight to Mt Tarawera or Cape Reinga Day Trip from Paihia as well as many more options for those wishing to explore further.
Enjoy lunch on Auckland’s Waiheke Island before heading south for a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Sail aboard a luxury catamaran on the pristine waters of Lake Rotoiti and visit the buried village of Te Wairoa. From the Art Deco city of Napier, travel through the picturesque Wairarapa region to Wellington, ‘the coolest little capital in the world’.