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Incredible New Zealand

Christchurch to Auckland

Trip Code: NT13R
13 Days
20 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 12 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • 20 meals - 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • Cruise Milford Sound/Piopiotahi, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls
  • Ride by gondola to Bob’s Peak and view Queenstown from above
  • Bask in idyllic views during your special stay at Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
  • Ride the iconic TranzAlpine Train across the Southern Alps
  • Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua
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Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include all sightseeing, cruises, entrance fees as specified, and airport transfers on the first and last day
  • Itinerary effective - 22 September 2024 – 8 June 2025. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
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Christchurch to Auckland

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Insider Experience

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Your spectacular New Zealand journey begins today upon arrival in Christchurch. Here, you will be met and transferred to your premium hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Quality Hotel Elms, Christchurch

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

View the spectacular peak of Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.


Enjoy a day of spectacular South Island scenery as you depart Christchurch this morning, following the shoreline of the powder-blue Lake Pukaki. Arrive at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and view New Zealand’s highest peak during your insider experience. Later, head to Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

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Travel through Oamaru to Moeraki Boulders, unusually large spherical boulders stretched across Koekohe Beach. You will then continue south to Dunedin, enjoying views of majestic mountains and the sweeping stillness resting on farmlands and fields along the way.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

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Enjoy a guided tour of Dunedin, the quirky and historic harbour city set in and around what was once a volcanic crater. One of New Zealand’s first three cities, Dunedin is renowned for its rich and interesting architecture, warm and friendly locals, and unique wildlife. It’s also home to the world’s steepest street. Later, head to the picturesque little town of Te Anau on the shore of the beautiful lake of the same name.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise the full length of magnificent Milford Sound/Piopiotahi.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Settle in for a relaxing two-night stay overlooking beautiful Lake Wakatipu.


Travel deep into the incredible Fiordland National Park for a visit to what Rudyard Kipling famously described as the 'eighth wonder of the world,' Milford Sound/Piopiotahi. Enjoy an unforgettable Insider Experience on a cruise along the full length of the World Heritage-listed fiord beneath hulking mountains, stunning waterfalls, and pristine beauty at every angle. Later, travel to New Zealand’s adventure capital, the irrepressibly beautiful Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the town at your own pace.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

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Panoramic view of Milford Sound, South Island, NZ

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Ride the Skyline Gondola 450 metres above the city to the top of Bob’s Peak.


Soar to the top of a Queenstown peak and check out the view as all of Queenstown spreads below you. Following this, enjoy lunch at one of the FergFoods restaurants located throughout the city centre (Ferburger, FergsBar, Mrs. Ferg & FergBaker). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. You’ll find plenty to see and do in and around Queenstown, not least sitting back somewhere comfortable and enjoying the magnificent views.

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The stunning drive across Haast Pass brings you to the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers in the Southern Alps. Both Fox and Franz Josef glaciers go well below the snowline and into temperate rainforest.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Embark on one of the world’s great rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Watch the South Island’s snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills glide past from the comfort of your seat.


Drive through the sublime Southern Alps passing spectacular lakes and rainforests to the TranzAlpine Train for your Insider Experience before heading to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel

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  • Dinner
View of pax on the Tranzalpine train, New Zealand

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages on the Interislander ferry en route to Wellington.


Journey north from Christchurch to the port town of Picton where your ferry awaits. Sail through the stunning waters of Queen Charlotte Sound and Tory Channel before crossing Cook Strait to New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, where your North Island adventure begins.

Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington

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Continue north to Taupo, a town on the northern shore of New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Taupo, known for its world-class restaurants and resorts. Later, witness the thundering power of Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited attraction, before travelling to Rotorua.

Stay: Two Nights, Sudima Rotorua

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua. The delicious, locally sourced buffet will feature a Maori twist in each dish, followed by an exhilarating cultural performance, and finish the evening with a hot chocolate overlooking the mesmerising display of Pohutu Geyser.


Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to the Agrodome or perhaps enjoy a visit to the Hobbiton movie set from the Lord of the Rings series (own expense).

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Te Puia Geothermal Valley

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover the famous Waitomo glow worm caves.


Travel to Waitomo to explore the glow worm caves, then continue to cosmopolitan Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Sudima Hotel Auckland City

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  • Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport where your journey comes to an end.

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