14 Day New Zealand Vista Guided Tour

Wander up one of the forty eight volcanic cones that make up the rolling landscape of Auckland for panoramic city views. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner city beach. Amble alongside the Avon River, as it runs through the heart of Christchurch. Each of New Zealand’s major cities offers up something just a little unexpected.

Cruise Milford Sound during a guided group tour around the South Island

 

14 Day New Zealand Vista Guided Tour

Wander up one of the forty eight volcanic cones that make up the rolling landscape of Auckland for panoramic city views. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner city beach. Amble alongside the Avon River, as it runs through the heart of Christchurch. Each of New Zealand’s major cities offers up something just a little unexpected.

 

Tour Type:

Group Tours

From:

Auckland to Christchurch

Departs:

Selected Dates

Duration:

14 Days

Tour Code:

LAAC

 

Regions Visited

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Auckland Picton Rotorua Wellington Christchurch Dunedin Te Anau Queenstown Franz Josef

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (flights to arrive prior to 4pm on day 1, flights can depart anytime on day 14)
  • Full buffet breakfasts (13)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Highlight dinners (2)
  • Dinners (4)
  • Farewell Dinner (1)
  • Feast on a Maori Hangi at a unique dinner experience with the Tamaki family
  • Cruise through Waitomo’s famous Glow Worm Grotto
  • Explore New Zealand’s capital Wellington
  • Cruise on mystical Milford Sound
  • Sail across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak for dinner
  • See awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train

Prices for the period 01 October 2019 - 31 March 2022

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End Date

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8 September 2020

21 September 2020

$5,750 NZD

$4,375 NZD​​

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15 September 2020

28 September 2020

$5,750 NZD

$4,375 NZD​​

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29 September 2020

12 October 2020

$5,750 NZD

$4,375 NZD​​

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6 October 2020

19 October 2020

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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13 October 2020

26 October 2020

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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20 October 2020

2 November 2020

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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27 October 2020

9 November 2020

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​​​

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3 November 2020

16 November 2020

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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10 November 2020

23 November 2020

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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17 November 2020

30 November 2020

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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1 December 2020

14 December 2020

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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8 December 2020

21 December 2020

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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15 December 2020

28 December 2020

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22 December 2020

4 January 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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29 December 2020

11 January 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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5 January 2021

18 January 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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12 January 2021

25 January 2021

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$4,650 NZD​

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19 January 2021

1 February 2021

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$4,650 NZD​

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26 January 2021

8 February 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​​​

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2 February 2021

15 February 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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9 February 2021

22 February 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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16 February 2021

1 March 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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23 February 2021

8 March 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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2 March 2021

15 March 2021

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$4,650 NZD​

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9 March 2021

22 March 2021

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$4,650 NZD​​​

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16 March 2021

29 March 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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23 March 2021

8 March 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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30 March 2021

12 April 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

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20 April 2021

3 May 2021

$5,750 NZD

$4,375 NZD​​

No Enquire

27 April 2021

10 May 2021

$5,750 NZD

$4,375 NZD​​

No Enquire

1 June 2021

14 June 2021

$5,750 NZD

$4,375 NZD​​

No Enquire

29 June 2021

12 July 2021

$5,750 NZD​

$4,375 NZD​​

No Enquire

27 July 2021

9 August 2021

$5,750 NZD​

$4,375 NZD​​

No Enquire

10 August 2021

23 August 2021

$5,750 NZD​

$4,375 NZD​​

No Enquire

7 September 2021

20 September 2021

$5,750 NZD​

$4,375 NZD​​

No Enquire

14 September 2021

27 September 2021

$5,750 NZD​

$4,375 NZD​​

No Enquire

28 September 2021

11 October 2021

$5,750 NZD​

$4,375 NZD​​

No Enquire

5 October 2021

18 October 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

12 October 2021

25 October 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

19 October 2021

1 November 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

26 October 2021

8 November 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​​​

No Enquire

2 November 2021

15 November 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

9 November 2021

22 November 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

16 November 2021

29 November 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

30 November 2021

13 December 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

7 December 2021

20 December 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

14 December 2021

27 December 2021

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​​​

No Enquire

21 December 2021

3 January 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

28 December 2021

10 January 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

11 January 2022

24 January 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

18 January 2022

31 January 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

25 January 2022

7 February 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

1 February 2022

14 February 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​​​

No Enquire

8 February 2022

21 February 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

15 February 2022

28 February 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

22 February 2022

7 March 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

1 March 2022

14 March 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

8 March 2022

21 March 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

15 March 2022

28 March 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​

No Enquire

22 March 2022

4 April 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 NZD​​​

No Enquire

29 March 2022

11 April 2022

$6,200 NZD

$4,650 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

After settling into your hotel, you’ll have time to explore Auckland independently. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director.

Accommodation: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND / ROTORUA

Begin your day with a city tour, then trace the path of the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves to explore the amazing Glowworm Grotto. Travel on to Rotorua and take an orientation tour of the city, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Lake Rotorua. Enjoy an evening of fun and laughter and gain insight into traditional Māori culture followed by a delicious Hangi Highlight Dinner at the Tamaki Māori Village.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 3 - ROTORUA

Relax or explore Rotorua at your own pace.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 4 - ROTORUA / WELLINGTON

Journey through tall pine forests and verdant farmland to spectacular Huka Falls and serene Lake Taupo. Drive along the shores of New Zealand’s biggest lake through the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Next, follow the Kapiti Coast to Wellington for a city orientation tour.

Accommodation: Travelodge

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON / PICTON

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Wellington, and then visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Your special packed lunch today won’t only be wholesome, it will also feed a Kiwi child who may otherwise go without, through the charity ‘Eat My Lunch’. Cruise across the Cook Strait and explore the maze of inlets of Queen Charlotte Sound. Later you’ll travel to the seaside village of Picton and take a tour of the city before dinner.

Accommodation: Picton Beachcomber Inn

DAY 6 - PICTON / CHRISTCHURCH

Travel to Kaikoura, where sperm whales can often be seen not far from shore. Continue along the Pacific Ocean coast, then across fertile farmlands to Christchurch.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 7 - CHRISTCHURCH / OMARAMA

After a morning at leisure, travel through verdant countryside to serene Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, and view the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing to the awe-inspiring Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park.

Accommodation: Heritage Gateway Hotel

DAY 8 - OMARAMA / DUNEDIN

Visit the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and the monumental spillway of the nearby Benmore Dam. Then travel to the historic town of Oamaru en route to Dunedin, New Zealand’s southernmost city, where your afternoon is at leisure. You may like to take a wildlife cruise, or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway.

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

DAY 9 - DUNEDIN / TE ANAU

This morning you’re free to explore Dunedin at your own pace: you might like to visit stately Larnach Castle. This afternoon, travel through lush green sheep-grazing country on your way to Fiordland National Park and the town of Te Anau. Tonight, why not consider an optional experience and take a boat tour of the mysterious Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

DAY 10 - TE ANAU / QUEENSTOWN

Your experience in magnificent Milford Sound is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. Travel through tall native rainforests and rugged mountains of Fiordland National Park, then cruise the serene waters of this natural wonder. On the way to Queenstown see Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, then travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy an informative orientation tour on arrival.

Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort

DAY 11 - QUEENSTOWN

Explore New Zealand’s adventure capital at your own pace today. There are jet boat rides, white water rafting and 4WD safaris for the thrill-seekers, and wine tours or intimate cafés for those who enjoy a more leisurely experience. Later this afternoon, enjoy a cruise across peaceful Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Highlight Dinner.

Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort

DAY 12 - QUEENSTOWN / FRANZ JOSEF

Your first destination today is the faithfullyrestored gold-mining settlement of Arrowtown. Sample luscious stone fruit in Cromwell, and enjoy the serenity of the region’s vivid blue lakes. Drive over spectacular Haast Pass, passing the 96-metre Thunder Creek Falls and stopping for a tranquil rainforest walk on your way to the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier (an optional scenic flight is available).

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

DAY 13 - FRANZ JOSEF / CHRISTCHURCH

Travel on this morning to Hokitika, home of New Zealand’s famous greenstone. Continue to Arthur’s Pass to board the iconic TranzAlpine train and embark on one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys. Pass through magnificent landscapes to the lush pasture-land of the Canterbury Plains. This evening in Christchurch, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 14 - FAREWELL FROM CHRISTCHURCH

Your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.