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Travelmarvel

New Zealand Discoverer

Auckland to Christchurch

Trip Code: NTA12
12 Days
18 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and an experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • Special Farewell Dinner
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day
  • A special travel bag and a handy wallet
  • 18 delicious meals - 11 breakfasts and 7 dinners

Travel & Accommodation

Succulent lamb served with potatoes
Savour a Traditional Feast

Gain an insight into the traditions and culture of New Zealand's Maori people with a Hangi Feast

Watching the Inter-islander ferry sail by, viewing from the hils
Cruise Cook Strait

Cruise aboard the Interislander Ferry, taking in the sights of Cook Strait and Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds

View of the balcony and hills from a superior room
Stay amid lakeside beauty

Enjoy two nights at the Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview, overlooking Lake Wakatipu

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • This tour forms part of the NT15 New Zealand Getaway
  • Itinerary effective 2 October 2017 - 26 September 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary
  • Solo Traveller prices available on request
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
New Zealand Map NTA12 2017-18

Auckland to Christchurch

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Enhance Your Journey

Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday with a range of optional experiences

Your New Zealand journey begins in Auckland. Here, you will be met and transferred to your premium hotel.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner
Insider Experience

Discover the Waitomo Caves where thousands of tiny luminescent glow-worms radiate.

Insider Experience

Enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast.


Continue to the geothermal capital of Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, enjoy a guided tour of the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and see Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.

Stay: Two Nights: Rydges Rotorua

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Enhance Your Journey

Perhaps experience a special Country Homestay. Enjoy warm hospitality, and a real insight into rural New Zealand life.


Explore the Agrodome, with its sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel the Thermal Explorer Highway. Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls, then visit Wellington.

Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Cruise aboard the Interislander Ferry through Cook Strait and Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds to Picton.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Enhance Your Journey

In place of a the coach, perhaps take one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine Train –travelling up into Arthur’s Pass.


Travel into the Main Divide by coach or the TranzAlpine Train. Continue to Westland National Park and marvel at Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Insider Experience

Enjoy a picturesque two-night stay with the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains overlooking Lake Wakatipu.


Travel across the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps through Haast Pass to the alpine resort of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu.

Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily :
  • Breakfast

With a day at leisure, perhaps choose from one of Travelmarvel’s exciting select experiences. These include a relaxing cruise to Walter Peak Station or a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for spectacular panoramic views over Queenstown. Or take a Shotover Jet Boat ride for a different perspective on Queenstown (both own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
Insider Experience

Cruise Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest and sheer cliffs.


Follow The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu to the still beauty of the Fiordland National Park, where Milford Sound awaits.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you will journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in the city of Dunedin. Known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, Dunedin was planned in Scotland and still maintains its grand Victorian heritage which is very impressive. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour then head to the nearby hills to take an intriguing tour of Larnach Castle, which is New Zealand’s only castle. Steeped in scandal and tragedy, it is filled with magnificent antiques and offers breathtaking views.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Insider Experience

Journey into Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook).

Insider Experience

Arrive this afternoon at your hotel, situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Tekapo.

Insider Experience

Dine on fresh local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a memorable Farewell Dinner.


See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before being transferred to Christchurch airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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