New Zealand Journey G Adventures

New Zealand Journey

National Geographic Journeys

Visit a beautiful and culturally rich country on a New Zealand Journey, escorted tour. This scenic vacation includes captivating sights and activities in Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown and Fiordland National Park. Learn about Maori traditions from an elder, look for local wildlife and ride the rails through stunning scenery.

From Auckland you'll ferry to ferry to Waiheke Island, brimming with beautiful beaches and vineyards. In addition to winery tours and tastings you'll also sample estate-grown olive and avocado oils. Embark on a relaxing sailing through Waitomo Glowworm Caves and witness the fascinating sparkle of these luminescent cave-dwellers. Engage with an elder in Tamaki Maori Village and learn about these proud people. You'll also enjoy folkloric stories while dining on an array of traditional homemade foods prepared in a hangi. Capture stunning images of mountains, forests and plains as you travel on the TranzAlpine train. If the weather is clear, at Lake Matheson, you can see the highest peaks in New Zealand reflecting back at you as you gaze at the tranquil water. This wonderful adventure also provides some free time for independent exploring or relaxing and your guide will be available and happy to provide recommendations to maximize your time.


12 Daysfr. $3,699

  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Waiheke Island Wineries, Waiheke Island
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Meet a Maori Elder, Rotorua
  • TOUR Waitomo Caves
  • ENJOY Traditional Maori hangi feast and entertainment
  • TRAVEL on scenic TranzAlpine train
  • RIDE the Queenstown gondola
  • CRUISE in Fiordland National Park
  • STROLL through Walpa Gorge in Kata Tjuta
  • 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.
11 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • CityLife Auckland in Auckland (2 nights)
  • Millennium Rotorua in Rotorua (2 nights)
  • Chateau on the Park Hotel in Christchurch (1 night)
  • Rainforest Retreat in Franz Josef (2 nights)
  • Peppers Beach Hotel in Queenstown (3 nights)
  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in Fiordland National Park (1 night)
  • Accommodations in Uluru are limited and of varying amenities. We do our best to secure a mid-range hotel, but on occasion a more simple accommodation with fewer amenities may be used.

AUCKLAND Location Information Description

Auckland, New Zealand

Arrive at any time. Please make your own way to the joining hotel. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. Your CEO will have a welcome meeting this evening. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

CityLife Auckland

AUCKLAND Location Information Description

Auckland, New Zealand

Take an orientation walk in Auckland, one of the most multicultural cities in the Southern Hemisphere. We’ll then catch a ferry to beautiful Waiheke Island, a haven of world-class vineyards and idyllic beaches. Visit two wineries to learn about New Zealand's burgeoning wine industry and the history of viticulture in the country while sampling some of the local blends.

Breakfast

CityLife Auckland

AUCKLAND/ROTORUA Location Information Description

Rotorua, New Zealand

AUCKLAND/ROTORUA Drive to the lakeside town of Rotorua, situated over an active geothermal zone and known for its volcanic features and rich Maori heritage. Stop en route at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and take a boat ride through this spectacular underground realm to see thousands of flickering glowworms light up in the dark.

Breakfast

Millennium Rotorua

Location Information Description

Rotorua, New Zealand

ROTORUA Spend a free day in fascinating Rotorua. This evening, visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome ceremony; then sit down for an exclusive talk with a Maori elder, learning about the community’s traditions, myths, and legends.

Later, you’ll witness a captivating performance of Maori folklore while dining on an array of traditional foods prepared in a hangi, or underground oven.

Breakfast, Dinner

Millennium Rotorua

ROTORUA/CHRISTCHURCH Location Information Description

Christchurch, New Zealand

Enjoy time at leisure this morning before catching a flight to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. Take some time to explore this small city on your own.

Breakfast

Chateau on the Park Hotel

CHRISTCHURCH/FRANZ JOSEF Location Information Description

Christchurch, New Zealand

Board the TranzAlpine train—one of the world’s most scenic rail routes—for a breathtaking journey through verdant plains, beech forests, and majestic, misty mountains.

Location Information Description

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Disembark at Arthur’s Pass—the highest pass in the Southern Alps—and continue on a private vehicle to a rainforest lodge near the town of Franz Josef, our home for the next two nights.

Breakfast

Rainforest Retreat

FRANZ JOSEF Location Information Description

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Discover the natural wonders of the Franz Josef area on your own today. Opt to take a helicopter up to the stunning Franz Josef Glacier and hop out for an unforgettable hike on the jagged ice; embark on a guided interpretive walk that follows a riverbed along the glacier’s retreat; soak up in natural hot pools surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery; and more.

Breakfast

Rainforest Retreat

FRANZ JOSEF/QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Set out towards Queenstown on a drive along the South Island’s magnificent west coast. Early start to travel to the picturesque Lake Matheson, where at tranquil Lake Matheson, where, on a clear day, you can capture a postcard-perfect image of New Zealand’s highest peaks reflected in the water.

Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

Follow the wild West Coast Road, en route to Queenstown, through the rainforest before stopping for some short walks and waterfall visits.

Breakfast

Peppers Beacon Hotel

QUEENSTOWN/FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Discover the glacially carved wilderness of Fiordland National Park on a cruise. Glide past shimmering waterfalls and towering cliffs, and look out for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, and little blue penguins with our naturalist guides. Depending on the season, we’ll spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins, enjoying time to relax on deck and watch the stars.

In the evening, enjoy a delicious three course buffet dinner prepared by your onboard chef and served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travelers, savor some of the fine wines at the licensed bar (additional price) and if the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars.

Breakfast, Dinner

Fiordland National Park Overnight Wilderness Cruis

FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK/QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

Rise early for a wildlife viewing cruise along the pristine fjord. Then navigate back to Queenstown and spend the rest of the day at leisure in this fun-loving lakeside town, known as the adventure capital of the world.

Breakfast

Peppers Beacon Hotel

QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

The day is yours to explore Queenstown. Choose to go bungee jumping at the world’s first commercial bungee jumping site; Cruise lake Wakatipu on a historic steamer; experience a thrilling jet boat ride; or visit a local winery to sample the region’s award-winning vintages. This evening, enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for panoramic vistas of Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps.

Breakfast

Peppers Beacon Hotel

QUEENSTOWN Location Information Description

Queenstown, New Zealand

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Oct 31, 2021
$3,999.00
Sun, Nov 21, 2021
$3,999.00
Sun, Dec 05, 2021
$4,299.00
Sun, Dec 19, 2021
$4,299.00
Sun, Dec 26, 2021
$4,299.00
Sun, Jan 02, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Jan 16, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Jan 23, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Jan 30, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Feb 06, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Feb 13, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Feb 20, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Feb 27, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Mar 06, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Mar 13, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Mar 27, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Apr 03, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Apr 17, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, May 15, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Jul 17, 2022
$3,699.00
Sun, Aug 21, 2022
$3,699.00

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BOAT RIDE through ethereal glowworm caves
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