Spotlight on New Zealand Tauck Tours

Spotlight on New Zealand

The Spotlight on New Zealand tour is a 10 day Tauck tour highlighting some of the best destinations that New Zealand has to offer. You’ll travel on exclusive charter flights to both the North and South islands from Auckland to Queenstown. Your tour will bring you from glaciers to national parks even on a helicopter ride to Bob’s Peak.

With the exclusive Tauck charter flights taking you from location to location, you can spend more time experiencing New Zealand and less time waiting. Tour a winery in the mountains, experience Maori culture at the Auckland museum, take a jet boat ride or just relax in one of the amazing locations on your itinerary. Book your Tauck Spotlight on New Zealand tour now and be sure to pack a camera to catch some of the most stunning visuals you’ll ever see.


10 Daysfr. $6,990

  • Exclusive charter flights in New Zealand – more sightseeing, less waiting
  • Visit to the high-tech Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum
  • Cruise the Marlborough Sounds, celebrating bounteous beauty with a luncheon of wine and steamed green-lipped mussels
  • Lunch at a winery and bistro known for its Pinot Noir and stunning views of Lake Hayes and the surrounding mountains
  • Jet boat ride on the Shotover River rapids & a helicopter ride to the top of Bob’s Peak in Queenstown
  • Scenic cruise by vintage steamship on Lake Wakatipu for a sheep-shearing demonstration and barbecue dinner at Walter Peak Country farm
  • Presentation of Maori culture and entertainment at the Auckland Museum
  • Farewell cocktail reception and dinner at Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
  • On-Tour Air (3 flights)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • All customary gratuities for restaurant and hotel staff, and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuity to the Tauck Director is not included. Gratuitites should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 8 dinners
  • Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay in Wellington, New Zealand (2 nights)
  • Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas in Te Anau, New Zealand (2 nights)
  • Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa in Queenstown, New Zealand (3 nights)
  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand (2 nights)

Arrive Wellington

Wellington/New Zealand, New Zealand

Your most comprehensive of New Zealand tours begins at 5:30 PM at the Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay. A transfer is included from Wellington International Airport to the Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay, overlooking Wellington’s harbour and convenient to the city center. Join us for a welcome reception followed by dinner at the hotel.

Dinner

COPTHORNE HOTEL WELLINGTON ORIENTAL BAY

Wonders of Wellington

Wellington/New Zealand, New Zealand

Discover Wellington on a tour that begins city center with a cable car ride up to the city’s Botanic Garden to see the award-winning rose garden and great views of the city, harbour, and Parliament Buildings.

Next up is Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s national museum, where you’ll have a guided orientation to its five floors focusing on the country’s exceptional nature, art and history, the South Pacific region, and Maori culture. Touring its exhibits is like actually experiencing thousands of years of New Zealand's history in person, as motion simulators and interactive exhibits include you in the journey.

Dinner tonight is a "dine-around" from a choice of Wellington restaurants.

Breakfast, Dinner

COPTHORNE HOTEL WELLINGTON ORIENTAL BAY

Fly to the Marlborough Sounds & Te Anau

Blenheim, New Zealand

Tauck puts a charter plane at your service today, taking you first to Blenheim for a visit to the Marlborough Sounds on New Zealand's South Island. Besides producing great wine, this island boasts delectable freshly caught seafood, including green-lipped mussels; sample them, along with local wines, on a luncheon cruise that celebrates New Zealand's bounty.

Te Anau, New Zealand

Then fly off aboard Tauck's exclusive charter to Manapouri (Te Anau) in the magnificent Fiordlands region, for two nights at an ideally located hotel, where you'll attend a "Taste of Fiordland" dinner at your leisure this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DISTINCTION TE ANAU HOTEL & VILLAS

Fiordland National Park & Milford Sound

Milford Sound, New Zealand

This most comprehensive of New Zealand tours continues as you take a dramatic drive through the unparalleled scenery of the South Island's Fiordland National Park for a luncheon cruise – aboard a private boat and accompanied by a naturalist guide – among the sheer cliffs and glacier-hewn inlets of beautiful Milford Sound. The evening is at leisure back at your hotel in Te Anau, where an à la carte dinner is included.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DISTINCTION TE ANAU HOTEL & VILLAS

To Queenstown and Lunch at a Winery

Queenstown, New Zealand

Make your way across more beautiful South Island landscapes to Queenstown, where you'll enjoy lunch at the Amisfield Winery, set in an iconic stone building with gorgeous mountain views and known for its Pinot Noir. Your hotel for the next three nights, the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa, exudes French-inspired sophistication in the heart of the city.

Breakfast, Lunch

SOFITEL QUEENSTOWN HOTEL AND SPA

Adventures by Jet Boat & 'Copter in Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand

Even if you're not all that adventurous, today's thrilling high-speed jet boat ride* through the rapids and narrow gorges of Skippers Canyon on the Shotover River – followed by a helicopter ride* to the summit of Bob's Peak – will both be memorable highlights of Tauck's New Zealand tour! Afterwards, head back down the mountain via Skyline gondola to spend the rest of the day as you wish in Queenstown.

Breakfast, Dinner

SOFITEL QUEENSTOWN HOTEL AND SPA

Lake Wakatipu Cruise & South Island Country Life

Queenstown, New Zealand

From Queenstown, cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the historic steamer TSS Earnslaw today, continuing to the Walter Peak High Country Farm. Here, in the heart of New Zealand's South Island countryside, you'll watch farm dogs rounding up sheep, learn how shearing has been done through the ages in a private demonstration for Tauck guests only, and enjoy a wonderful barbecue dinner before returning to Queenstown for the night.

Breakfast, Dinner

SOFITEL QUEENSTOWN HOTEL AND SPA

Charter Flight to Auckland & Maori Culture

Auckland, New Zealand

Travel via Tauck's private charter flight from Queenstown to Auckland today for a two-night stay, arriving in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy an afternoon visit to the Auckland Museum with a Maori cultural presentation and music concert. Have dinner at your hotel tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SOFITEL AUCKLAND VIADUCT HARBOUR

Wine Tasting & Lunch on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Depart from Auckland’s Ferry Terminal and head to nearby Waiheke Island, a mecca of farmland, forest and beaches – and vineyards; enjoy a unique wine tasting and lunch at Mudbrick Vineyard. Ferry back to Auckland for some leisure time. Then join us this evening for a farewell cocktail reception and dinner at your hotel in the heart of Viaduct Harbour, a fitting finale to the most amazing of New Zealand tours!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SOFITEL AUCKLAND VIADUCT HARBOUR

Homeward Bound

Auckland, New Zealand

Tauck's 10-day New Zealand tours end in Auckland. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour to Auckland Airport. You should allow three hours for check-in at the airport.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Feb 03, 2019
$7,290.00
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
$7,290.00
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
$6,990.00
Sun, Oct 06, 2019
$7,290.00
Sun, Oct 27, 2019
$7,290.00
Thu, Nov 28, 2019
$7,290.00

Important information:

  • 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.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $1250.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $2000.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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