New Zealand Journey

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: ONING

From: £2499.00

Spend 11 days exploring the North and South Islands of this small country packed with wonders. Travelling by train, gondola, boat, and plane, connect with locals in artsy beach towns, walk through an ancient rain forest, and learn about local legends and cuisine from the Maori. Take a deep breath to fill your lungs with the impossibly clean air here – and fill your soul with the legendary Kiwi spirit.

Day 1 Auckland

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Auckland (1B)

Catch a ferry to Waiheke Island and visit two local wineries. Here, learn more about New Zealand’s burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country with samples of local blends along the way. Later, enjoy a short orientation walk and some free time to explore the city.

Day 3 Auckland/Raglan (1B, 1L)

Drive a scenic route, visiting an eel farm which focuses on developing sustainable aquaculture. Enjoy lunch, featuring food which has been sustainably produced on the farm. Continue to the artsy town of Raglan, stopping at Bridal Veil Falls en route, and enjoy a cruise on the stunning harbour.

Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua (1B, 1D)

Drive to Rotorua, stopping for an excursion at Waitomo Caves where you’ll take a boat ride through the cave and see thousands of flickering glowworms lighting up the walls.

This evening visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome and talk from a “Kaumātua” (an elder in Māori society). After, enjoy an extravagant performance about local myths and legends while dining on traditional Hangi cuisine.

Day 5 Rotorua/Christchurch (1B)

Enjoy free time this morning in Rotorua before catching a flight to Christchurch. Take an orientation walk with your CEO to get a feel for the city.

Day 6 Christchurch/Franz Josef (1B)

Enjoy one of the world’s great scenic train trips on the TranzAlpine train, crossing the scenic Southern Alps to New Zealand’s glacier region. Disembark and finish the journey over the highest pass in the Southern Alps in a private vehicle before transferring to a beautiful rainforest lodge, our home for two nights.

Day 7 Franz Josef (1B)

Options are plentiful. Choose from a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in the hot pools amongst the stunning scenery.

Day 8 Franz Josef/Queenstown (1B)

Travel through the rugged rainforest along the west coast to Queenstown. Enjoy an evening gondola ride with spectacular views of the city.

Day 9 Queenstown/Fiordland National Park (1B, 1D)

Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Fiordland National Park. Led by onboard naturalist guides, we have the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds, and penguins along with an option to kayak. Spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins with time to relax on deck, stargaze, and enjoy some New Zealand wine.

Day 10 Fiordland National Park/Queenstown (1B)

Enjoy morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown for the final night. Opt for a farewell dinner with your group.

Day 11 Queenstown (1B)

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
07/10/2018 17/10/2018 3 £2659.00
14/10/2018 24/10/2018 6 £2659.00
21/10/2018 31/10/2018 0 £2659.00
28/10/2018 07/11/2018 0 £2659.00
04/11/2018 14/11/2018 0 £2819.00
11/11/2018 21/11/2018 0 £2819.00
18/11/2018 28/11/2018 2 £2819.00
25/11/2018 05/12/2018 0 £2819.00
02/12/2018 12/12/2018 1 £2969.00
16/12/2018 26/12/2018 0 £2969.00
23/12/2018 02/01/2019 0 £2969.00
06/01/2019 16/01/2019 9 £2969.00
13/01/2019 23/01/2019 0 £2969.00
20/01/2019 30/01/2019 0 £2969.00
27/01/2019 06/02/2019 0 £2969.00
03/02/2019 13/02/2019 0 £2969.00
10/02/2019 20/02/2019 0 £2969.00
17/02/2019 27/02/2019 0 £2969.00
24/02/2019 06/03/2019 0 £2969.00
03/03/2019 13/03/2019 0 £2819.00
10/03/2019 20/03/2019 5 £2819.00
17/03/2019 27/03/2019 1 £2819.00
24/03/2019 03/04/2019 16 £2819.00
07/04/2019 17/04/2019 0 £2819.00
21/04/2019 01/05/2019 0 £2819.00
28/04/2019 08/05/2019 0 £2819.00
05/05/2019 15/05/2019 0 £2499.00
19/05/2019 29/05/2019 0 £2499.00
16/06/2019 26/06/2019 0 £2499.00
21/07/2019 31/07/2019 0 £2499.00
11/08/2019 21/08/2019 0 £2499.00
25/08/2019 04/09/2019 0 £2499.00
08/09/2019 18/09/2019 0 £2659.00
22/09/2019 02/10/2019 0 £2659.00
06/10/2019 16/10/2019 0 £2659.00
13/10/2019 23/10/2019 0 £2659.00
20/10/2019 30/10/2019 0 £2659.00
27/10/2019 06/11/2019 0 £2659.00
03/11/2019 13/11/2019 0 £2819.00
10/11/2019 20/11/2019 0 £2819.00
17/11/2019 27/11/2019 0 £2819.00
24/11/2019 04/12/2019 0 £2819.00
01/12/2019 11/12/2019 0 £2969.00
08/12/2019 18/12/2019 0 £2969.00
15/12/2019 25/12/2019 0 £2969.00
22/12/2019 01/01/2020 0 £2969.00
29/12/2019 08/01/2020 0 £2969.00
05/01/2020 15/01/2020 0 £2499.00
12/01/2020 22/01/2020 0 £2499.00
19/01/2020 29/01/2020 0 £2499.00
26/01/2020 05/02/2020 0 £2499.00
02/02/2020 12/02/2020 0 £2499.00
09/02/2020 19/02/2020 0 £2499.00
16/02/2020 26/02/2020 0 £2499.00
23/02/2020 04/03/2020 0 £2499.00
01/03/2020 11/03/2020 0 £2499.00
08/03/2020 18/03/2020 0 £2499.00
15/03/2020 25/03/2020 0 £2499.00
22/03/2020 01/04/2020 0 £2499.00
29/03/2020 08/04/2020 0 £2499.00
05/04/2020 15/04/2020 0 £2499.00
26/04/2020 06/05/2020 0 £2499.00
10/05/2020 20/05/2020 0 £2499.00
31/05/2020 10/06/2020 0 £2499.00
05/07/2020 15/07/2020 0 £2499.00
26/07/2020 05/08/2020 0 £2499.00
16/08/2020 26/08/2020 0 £2499.00
06/09/2020 16/09/2020 0 £2499.00
27/09/2020 07/10/2020 0 £2499.00
04/10/2020 14/10/2020 0 £2499.00
11/10/2020 21/10/2020 0 £2499.00
18/10/2020 28/10/2020 0 £2499.00
25/10/2020 04/11/2020 0 £2499.00
01/11/2020 11/11/2020 0 £2499.00
08/11/2020 18/11/2020 0 £2499.00
15/11/2020 25/11/2020 0 £2499.00
22/11/2020 02/12/2020 0 £2499.00
29/11/2020 09/12/2020 0 £2499.00
06/12/2020 16/12/2020 0 £2499.00
13/12/2020 23/12/2020 0 £2499.00
20/12/2020 30/12/2020 0 £2499.00
27/12/2020 06/01/2021 0 £2499.00

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