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10 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!
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.

    Hotel: The Langham Hotel Auckland, 2 nights
    Included Meals:
    Day 1: Highlight dinner.
    Day 2: Full buffet breakfast
Day 3: Auckland - Rotorua
  • Highlights: Travel into the Waikato region to visit the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto for a boat tour with a Local Guide. 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. Later you are off to the famous Agrodome Sheep Show, 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: Novotel 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.
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.

    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 9: Queenstown - Christchurch
  • Highlights: You will be awestruck by the sensational alpine landscape of Mt. Cook National Park. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). Later in the day continue on to see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. You are Invited to Morelea Farm, where you are welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan to enjoy a barbecue lunch in their 240 hectare garden. Travel over the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

    Hotel: Novotel Christchurch
    Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, You Are Invited lunch, farewell dinner
Day 10: Depart Christchurch
  • Highlights: Throughout today you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

    Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast
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)
16 Jun 2017 25 Jun 2017 $3595 $90 $3505 $4815 $120 $4695 Enquire
14 Jul 2017 23 Jul 2017 $3595 $90 $3505 $4815 $120 $4695 Enquire
25 Aug 2017 03 Sep 2017 $3595 $90 $3505 $4815 $120 $4695 Enquire
15 Sep 2017 24 Sep 2017 $3595 $90 $3505 $4815 $120 $4695 Enquire
29 Sep 2017 08 Oct 2017 $3595 $90 $3505 $4815 $120 $4695 Enquire
13 Oct 2017 22 Oct 2017 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
17 Nov 2017 26 Nov 2017 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
24 Nov 2017 03 Dec 2017 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
08 Dec 2017 17 Dec 2017 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
15 Dec 2017 24 Dec 2017 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
22 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
29 Dec 2017 07 Jan 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
05 Jan 2018 14 Jan 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
12 Jan 2018 21 Jan 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
19 Jan 2018 28 Jan 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
26 Jan 2018 04 Feb 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
02 Feb 2018 11 Feb 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
09 Feb 2018 18 Feb 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
16 Feb 2018 25 Feb 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
23 Feb 2018 04 Mar 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
02 Mar 2018 11 Mar 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
09 Mar 2018 18 Mar 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
16 Mar 2018 25 Mar 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
23 Mar 2018 01 Apr 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
30 Mar 2018 08 Apr 2018 $4195 $420 $3775 $5560 $420 $5140 Enquire
06 Apr 2018 15 Apr 2018 $3975 $400 $3575 $5240 $400 $4840 Enquire
13 Apr 2018 22 Apr 2018 $3975 $400 $3575 $5240 $400 $4840 Enquire
27 Apr 2018 06 May 2018 $3975 $400 $3575 $5240 $400 $4840 Enquire
25 May 2018 03 Jun 2018 $3975 $400 $3575 $5240 $400 $4840 Enquire
15 Jun 2018 24 Jun 2018 $3775 $380 $3395 $4975 $380 $4595 Enquire
13 Jul 2018 22 Jul 2018 $3775 $380 $3395 $4975 $380 $4595 Enquire
24 Aug 2018 02 Sep 2018 $3775 $380 $3395 $4975 $380 $4595 Enquire
31 Aug 2018 09 Sep 2018 $3775 $380 $3395 $4975 $380 $4595 Enquire
14 Sep 2018 23 Sep 2018 $3775 $380 $3395 $4975 $380 $4595 Enquire
28 Sep 2018 07 Oct 2018 $3775 $380 $3395 $4975 $380 $4595 Enquire
Prices valid from 01 Oct 2017 to 30 Sept 2018 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
Early Bird Payment Discount
Above discounted prices apply when you book and pay in full by 03 July 2017.
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 (9) B
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Be My Guest Lunch (1) BG
  • 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
  • Tour Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve Visit
  • Maori culture and dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae
  • See the Agrodome Sheep Show
  • 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
  • Morelea Farm Experience and BBQ lunch
  • Visit a working sheep farm
  • 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 (9) B
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Be My Guest Lunch (1) BG
  • 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
  • Tour Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve Visit
  • Maori culture and dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae
  • See the Agrodome Sheep Show
  • 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
  • Morelea Farm Experience and BBQ lunch
  • Visit a working sheep farm
  • 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)