New Zealand Express — Plus G Adventures

New Zealand Express — Plus

Some of Mother Nature's finest work and adventures galore await on this New Zealand Express — Plus, escorted tour. See breathtaking sights as you visit Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Lake Ohau and Queenstown. Geothermal parks, waterfalls, cliffs, luminescent cave-residents, indigenous Maori culture and cuisine, a wine tasting and free time to immerse yourself in an area or fueling your adrenaline rush are among the memories you'll make.

Meet wonderfully diverse New Zealand on this tour. Explore caves lit by the glo-worms in residence. Meander through hip cities stopping at local cafes and shops. Witness breathtaking natural wonders including glaciers, hotsprings, waterfalls and lush foliage. While cruising on remote Doubtful Sound look for fur seals, penguins, humpback whales among other local wildlife. At Tamaki Maori Village receive a special and traditional welcome ceremony followed by a wonderful stage performance showcasing Maori history, myths and culture. For dinner, enjoy a traditional, delicious Hangi meal which is similar to a Hawaiian luau. After a guided city orientation, spend time further exploring lovely Christchurch. Visit the famous Church of the Good Shepherd and its gorgeous alpine surroundings in Lake Tekapo. Learn about Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor's Centre. Enjoy a tasting at a winery in the Central Otago region, famous for Pinot Noir.


9 Daysfr. $2,899

  • FOODIE MOMENT: Winery Visit, Central Otago District
  • DISCOVER MOMENT: Queenstown
  • SPOT glow-worms in the Waitomo Caves
  • GAIN INSIGHT at a Maori cultural experience
  • GUIDED ORIENTATION in Christchurch
  • ENJOY Wine tasting
  • EXPLORE Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park with hiking opportunity (weather permitting)
  • VISIT Fiordland National Park
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$255-$335 for meals not included
  • Ramada Auckland in Auckland (1 night)
  • Jet Park Hotel Rotorua in Rotorua (2 nights)
  • All Stars Inn on Bealey in Christchurch (1 night)
  • Lake Ohau Lodge in Lake Oahu (1 night)
  • Heartland Hotel Queenstown in Queenstown (3 nights)

AUCKLAND Location Information Description

Auckland, New Zealand

Arrive at any time. Arrive in Auckland at any time. There are no planned activities during the day. Meet your CEO and fellow travelers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.

Ramada Auckland

AUCKLAND/ROTORUA Location Information Description

Rotorua, New Zealand

Visit the Waitomo Caves, famous for their glow-worms and adventure activities. Walk through caverns covered with magical glowworms that are unique to New Zealand. Hundreds of thousands of these tiny creatures radiate luminescent light in underground caves carved by rivers and time. Take in more than 120 years of cultural and natural history on this unique excursion. Continue to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture.

Breakfast

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

ROTORUA Location Information Description

Rotorua, New Zealand

Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island, and opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park with technicolor pools, hit up a nearby spa, or journey to Middle-earth on an excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set.

This evening, learn more about Maori culture with a visit to Tamaki Maori Village. Receive the traditional Powhiri welcome ceremony followed by a captivating stage performance explaining Maori history, myths and culture. For dinner, enjoy a traditional Hangi meal, similar to the Hawaiian Luau, with dishes such as chicken, sweet potatoes (kumara), and lamb steamed over heated rocks.

Breakfast, Dinner

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

ROTORUA/CHRISTCHURCH Location Information Description

Christchurch, New Zealand

Catch a flight to Christchurch on the South Island. Head out for an orientation walk with your CEO before enjoying a few hours to explore the city.

Breakfast

All Stars Inn on Bealey

CHRISTCHURCH/LAKE OHAU Location Information Description

Christchurch, New Zealand

Drive to beautiful Lake Ohau with a stop at Lake Tekapo along the way. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and admire the stunning alpine scenery that surrounds this local landmark.

Location Information Description

Lake Ohau, New Zealand

Spend the afternoon hiking the region around Aoraki/Mt Cook. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor's Centre.

Breakfast, Dinner

Lake Ohau Lodge

LAKE OAHU/QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

Drive to Queenstown, with a stop at Wanaka and a local vineyard for a wine tasting. Visit one of the vineyards in the beautiful Central Otago region, known for it's Pinot Noir. Learn about how this famous red wine is produced and, more importantly, sample some!

Breakfast

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

DOUBTFUL SOUND Location Information Description

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Take in the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Keep an eye out for the waterfalls and wildlife in this breathtaking area. Return to Queenstown in the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

Enjoy a free day in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. Opt to go bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Or take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak

Breakfast

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, Nov 25, 2021
$2,899.00
Thu, Dec 23, 2021
$2,899.00

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  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

DAY CRUISE through Doubtful Sound fjords
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