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Travelmarvel

New Zealand Getaway

Trip Code: NT15
15 Days
22 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 14 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and an experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • 22 delicious meals - 14 breakfasts and 8 dinners
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day

Travel & Accommodation

People gathered around an open cooking demonstration, New Zealand

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.

Copthorne Hotel complex on the waters edge, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Enjoy a Garden View Room

Spend two nights at Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, overlooking the pretty gardens.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Ask about our Country Homestay option in Rotorua
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
New Zealand Map NT15 2018/19

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Enhance Your Journey

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

Your spectacular New Zealand journey begins today upon arrival in Auckland. Here, you will be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your premium hotel.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel 

Journey north to visit the Matakohe Kauri Museum and see a mighty Kauri tree and marvel at its size. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands, where you’ll enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden views

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands providing a stunning aquatic playground off the north coast of the North Island. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the subtropical surrounds.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Today you will head out on a cruise to Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands and the famous Hole in the Rock.


Return to Auckland by coach.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Travel to Waitomo and discover the famous glow-worm caves.

Insider Experience

Enjoy a Māori Hāngī Feast.


Continue to Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and tour the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. While here you’ll see the 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.


Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Māori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to the Agrodome. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight over the White Island volcano.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel the Thermal Explorer Highway, visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Arrive in Wellington.

Stay: Wellington, Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Take the Interislander ferry through Cook Strait and Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds to Picton.


Board a coach to Christchurch.

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 TranzAlpine Train. At Westland Tai Poutini National Park take in the natural surrounds.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

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


Travel to Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Today take the opportunity to have an optional experience such as a Shotover Jet Boat ride.


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Cruise magnificent Milford Sound.


Follow The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu to the incredible Fiordland National Park.

Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin for a tour, including Larnach Castle.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Take in the sublime surrounds of Mt Cook.

Insider Experience

Stay at Peppers Bluewater Resort.

Insider Experience

Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.


See the Moeraki Boulders, then continue to Oamaru to discover 19th-century architecture.

Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, taking in the spectacular views of the immense lake and alpine surrounds. Transfer to Christchurch airport for your onward journey.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

I highly recommend this tour...Our tour guide Glenys and our driver Royal were brilliant very informative and entertaining looked after us really well.

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