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9 Day Contrasts of New Zealand

Auckland

Christchurch

Franz Josef

Queenstown

Rotorua

ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland
  • Highlights: On arrival in Auckland, you are transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel, followed by an included dining experience at Eight Restaurant. At eight, you can enjoy as many sumptuous courses as you like from the eight kitchens. Your cut of meat is cooked to your taste at the grill, your sushi and sashimi are made to order, and your choice of desserts can range from healthy fruit salads, to the decadent chocolate fountain or just have it all!

    Hotel: Cordis Hotel Auckland, 2 nights
    Included Meals:
    Day 1: Highlight dinner.
    Day 2: Full buffet breakfast
Day 2: Auckland
  • Highlights: A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct Harbour. Spend some free time exploring on your own or relaxing at your hotel.

Day 3: Auckland - Rotorua
  • Highlights: You are invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette OSullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato Farm. Then continue to Rotorua to visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you will be accompanied by a Local Guide to view New Zealands biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. This evening enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi dinner with local wine, and a concert at the Maori Tamaki Family Marae.

    Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
    Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, You Are invited dinner
Day 4: Rotorua - Christchurch (fly)
  • Highlights: This morning visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park before flying to Christchurch (airfare is not included and must be booked by you or your travel agent). On arrival, board your coach for a tour to see how the city is slowly being rebuilt as a consequence of the devastating earthquake of February 2011. Later, continue to your hotel.

    Hotel: Distinction Hotel Christchurch
    Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast
Day 5: Christchurch - Franz Josef
  • Highlights: Board the TranzAlpine train in Christchurch for your journey over the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika you will visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory. Travel along the coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier for a short walk to view the glacier and perhaps take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting).

    Hotel: Franz Josef
    Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine
Day 6: Franz Josef - Queenstown
  • Highlights: Enjoy a coastal drive with views of the Tasman Sea. Climb over the Haast Pass winding through Mount Aspiring National Park. Then your journey takes you past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea and heads along the Kawarau River through the Kawarau Gorge. Finally you will visit the historic village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the worlds richest rivers, before arriving in Queenstown.
    Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights
    Included Meals:
    Day 6: Full buffet breakfast, highlight dinner.
    Day 7: Full buffet breakfast, lunch.
    Day 8: Full buffet breakfast
Day 7: Milford Sound
  • Highlights: Journey over the Devils Staircase along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You will drive through the Homer Tunnel before reaching Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch and a cruise with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you. Later, return to Queenstown for the evening.
Day 8: Queenstown Free Time
  • Highlights: Today is a full day to explore Queenstown at your leisure. Choose from a range of optional experiences. You have the option to ride the Shotover Jet, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, or go horse riding.

Day 9: Depart Queenstown
  • Highlights: Throughout today you will be transferred to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight

    Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast,

    Our Exclusive Early Bird Discount; Book and pay in full by 27 April 2018
Fares and Pricing
Guaranteed Departure Dates
Tour code: IZANAB Brochure Price Our Discount Discounted Price Brochure Price Our Discount Discounted Price
Start: Auckland Finish: Christchurch Share Twin (NZD) Single (NZD)
12 Oct 2018 20 Oct 2018 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
26 Oct 2018 03 Nov 2018 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
16 Nov 2018 24 Nov 2018 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
23 Nov 2018 01 Dec 2018 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
07 Dec 2018 15 Dec 2018 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
14 Dec 2018 22 Dec 2018 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
28 Dec 2018 05 Jan 2019 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
11 Jan 2019 19 Jan 2019 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
25 Jan 2019 02 Feb 2019 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
08 Feb 2019 16 Feb 2019 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
15 Feb 2019 23 Feb 2019 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
22 Feb 2019 02 Mar 2019 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
08 Mar 2019 16 Mar 2019 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
15 Mar 2019 23 Mar 2019 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
22 Mar 2019 30 Mar 2019 $4185 $610 $3575 $5570 $610 $4960 Enquire
12 Apr 2019 20 Apr 2019 $3975 $610 $3365 $5295 $610 $4685 Enquire
14 Jun 2019 22 Jun 2019 $3775 $610 $3165 $5025 $610 $4415 Enquire
12 Jul 2019 20 Jul 2019 $3775 $610 $3165 $5025 $610 $4415 Enquire
27 Sep 2019 05 Oct 2019 $3775 $610 $3165 $5025 $610 $4415 Enquire
Prices valid from 01 Oct 2018 to 30 Sept 2019 and are priced per person


Terms and conditions for AAT King Tours
Discounts
 
Save (NZD)
Kings Club
If you have travelled with AAT Kings or its sister companies before, you can save an additional 5% (please ask for details)
Young Travellers 5-15 years
Save up to $420 when sharing with an adult in the same room. Limit of one Young Traveller Discount per room.
Triple Share
Save 5% on the twin share price when you book a triple room
Our Exclusive Early Bird Discount
Book and pay in full by 27 April 2018
PrePaid Cancellation Option
$129 per person.
Your deposit and/or payment to AAT Kings will be refunded should you cancel your AAT Kings operated Guided Holiday for any reason up to one day prior to the commencement date of any travel arrangements booked through AAT Kings. This cancellation policy option covers all the land tour arrangements made by AAT Kings only.
Should you or your travel companion leave at any time during the AAT Kings guided holiday for personal sickness reasons or be required to return home due to injury, sickness or death, you and your companion will be refunded $90 per person per day for the unused portion of the itinerary. Please note that in some cases hotels require a one-night cancellation fee. A doctor's certificate is required.
The Cancellation Option fee is not refundable for any reason.
Includes:
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Premium 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver
  • Full buffet breakfasts (8) B
  • Be My Guest Lunch (1) BG
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Be My Guest Dinner (1) BG
  • Highlight dinners (2) HD
  • Dinner with wine (1) DW
  • Farewell dinner (1) FD
  • Explore Aucklands city sights
  • Auckland Harbour Scenic Cruise
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve Visit
  • Maori culture and dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Jade Factory Visit and Demonstration
  • Marvel at Franz Josef Glacier
  • Discover spectacular Milford Sound on a scenic Milford Sound Cruise
  • Explore the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
  • View the azure blue water of Lake Tekapo
  • Day 1 airport transfer (flights to arrive before 4pm)
  • Day 4 airport transfers Rotorua/Christchurch, flights to depart after midday (airfare not included)
  • Day 10 airport transfer (flights any time)
Includes:
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Premium 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver
  • Full buffet breakfasts (8) B
  • Be My Guest Lunch (1) BG
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Be My Guest Dinner (1) BG
  • Highlight dinners (2) HD
  • Dinner with wine (1) DW
  • Farewell dinner (1) FD
  • Explore Aucklands city sights
  • Auckland Harbour Scenic Cruise
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve Visit
  • Maori culture and dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Jade Factory Visit and Demonstration
  • Marvel at Franz Josef Glacier
  • Discover spectacular Milford Sound on a scenic Milford Sound Cruise
  • Explore the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
  • View the azure blue water of Lake Tekapo
  • Day 1 airport transfer (flights to arrive before 4pm)
  • Day 4 airport transfers Rotorua/Christchurch, flights to depart after midday (airfare not included)
  • Day 10 airport transfer (flights any time)