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23 Days: Best New Zealand Road Trip [ST-NZ20]
New Zealand Travel Deal

Book By: December 31, 2018

Starting at
$3,936
Per Person
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Auckland (2 Nights), Rotorua (2), Napier (2), Martinborough (2), Wellington (2), Christchurch (2), Mt Cook (1), Queenstown (2), Te Anau (2), Stewart Island (2), Dunedin (2)
  • US Domestic Flights are not included (Please check quote for inclusion)
  • International Flight - Los Angeles to Auckland (Return) (Please check quote for inclusion)
  • New Zealand Domestic Flights - Wellington to Christchurch, Dunedin to Auckland
  • Shuttle Transfers - Auckland Airport to Accommodation
  • Car Hires - 9 Day Car Rental, Pick-Up Auckland City, Drop-Off Wellington Airport; 12 Day Car Rental, Pick-Up Christchurch Airport, Drop-Off Dunedin Airport
  • Rental Car Hires are base rate only and do not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees.
  • Day Tours Included - Auckland: Taste of Auckland - City and Wine Tour; Waitomo: Waitomo Glowworm Caves Entry & Guided Tour; Rotorua: Te Po Indigenous Evening Experience; Stewart Island: Port William Guided Walk
  • All other Day Tours listed are Optional (Not Included)
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Itinerary Details
Day 1 - Hometown to Los Angeles (Please check quote for inclusion)

Travel by domestic air to your destination.

If you request US domestic air pricing, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.

Day 1 - International Flight, Los Angeles to Auckland (Please check quote for inclusion)

Travel by international air to your destination.

International air to your destination is not included in the starting price. If you requested international air, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.

Day 2 - Shuttle Transfer, Auckland Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand.

Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.

Days 2 to 4 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Auckland

Travel to your accommodation in Auckland, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Known as the “City of Sails”, Auckland is surrounded by the beautiful Waitemata Harbour which boasts over 15 islands and was the venue for the international America’s Cup yachting race.

Within half-an-hour of your Auckland accommodation you can relax on an island in the Hauraki Gulf, trek through native rainforests (one of the only places outside the tropics where rainforest exists), sample wines from a range of mainland and offshore vineyards and walk along a black sand surf beach.

Your hotel room is well appointed and designed for comfort and convenience. Fitted with cutting-edge technologies to support the modern lifestyle of today’s modern business and leisure travelers, rooms are fitted with flat screen TVs, satellite channels, WIFI and spacious working desks.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Auckland Harbour Cruise

Visit a true thing of beauty and cruise the sparkling waters of Waitemata Harbour!



Head out on this one and a half hour tour to see the Devonport Naval Base, travel past the township and North Head, then cruise towards the iconic Rangitoto Island as you pass the historic Bean Rock lighthouse. You’ll pass under the Harbour Bridge twice and then off to Westhaven Marina to catch a glance at the viaduct harbour bustling with super yachts!



Daily at 10.30am & 1.30pm. Tours do not operate on Christmas day.

Insider's Tip: Auckland City Explorer Bus

Join us for a unique, fun and informative tour of Auckland – New Zealand’s largest city!

Nestled between two harbours, this beautiful vibrant city, has a diverse mix of culture and landscapes. With world-class attractions and activities, shopping and eateries – you can explore it all with Soaring Kiwi Tours!

Hop-On and Hop-Off as you explore the city at your leisure. Choose from an open or closed top double decker buses which are both classic and new, with incredible views from the top deck! There are two tour routes you can choose from to visit all the must-see attractions! Enjoy the ‘Live’ entertaining commentary from your friendly driver.

Multi-lingual commentaries also available.

Day 3 - Day Tour, Taste of Auckland - City and Wine Tour

Spend the morning exploring the city on a small group tour and then from midday, taste some of New Zealand’s best wine, eat local food and drink in the dramatic scenery of Auckland’s west coast.

Auckland is set on 53 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbours, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it’s New Zealand’s largest and busiest city. This small group tour is Auckland’s only scheduled city sightseeing tour that includes a drive to the top of a volcanic cone.

After the pick-up from your city accommodation, you travel up Queen St, through Auckland’s central business district, past Auckland University and through the inner city park, known as The Domain. We continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby, known for its historic buildings, before heading over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore.

You stroll on Narrow Neck Beach in historic Devonport before continuing up to the summit of Mt Victoria where there are stunning panoramic views of Auckland city and the Waitemata Harbour. Then travel back over the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere. Conclude the morning part of your tour with a visit to the Auckland Fish Market and Viaduct Harbour.

In the afternoon, leave behind the bustle of Auckland city and head northwest to taste the flavours of Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. Enjoy lunch at a contemporary vineyard restaurant, sample world renowned wines and marvel at the rugged surf-fringed coastline nearby.

Your first wine tasting as at Soljans Vineyard where you will also enjoy a vineyard lunch. The winery is built with sunshine in mind and serves Mediterranean-style food with a New Zealand twist, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from around the region.

Next you visit one of the region’s special places where you have the chance to see one of the world’s largest seabirds in their natural environment. Your journey takes you to one of the few mainland gannet nesting sites in the world situated on the cliff-tops overlooking the Tasman Sea. Here you get a close-up of gannet behaviour without disturbing their environment. The views extend for miles along the wild, black, iron sand beach of Muriwai (note – gannets only viewed August – April).

Next to tempt the taste buds is Matua Valley Wines who offer an extensive range of wines for every unique taste and occasion. You can choose from premium wine that has been crafted to cellar, right through to the everyday offering, ready to enjoy now.

Your final tasting is at West Brook Winery. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins. Without exception they are premium quality and have won numerous awards.

This full day tour is a great introduction to the region.

Tour includes:

– Auckland city tour
– Vineyard lunch with a glass of wine
– Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
– Muriwai Beach
– Viewing of gannet colony (Aug-Apr)
– Knowledgable English-speaking driver / guide
– Pick up and drop off at inner city accommodation

Operates 364 days of the year

Note – a minimum of 2 adults are required to operate this tour

Days 4 to 12 - 9 Day Car Rental, for Auckland to Wellington

Discover New Zealand as you travel by rental car for nine days.

Take the opportunity to explore parts of New Zealand at your own pace by car. Please bring a valid American driver’s license with you and be aware that in New Zealand people drive on the left hand side of the road.

*Upgrade available to include GPS navigation system (additional cost).

Base rate only paid by About Australia. Insurance, Premium Location Surcharge, Fuel and Fees to driver’s credit card.

Day 4 - Self-Drive from Auckland to Rotorua

Today Self Drive from Auckland to Rotorua (4 hours).

North New Zealand Self Drive:
Auckland to Hamilton (2 Hours), Hamilton to Waitomo Caves (1 Hour), Waitomo Caves to Rotorua (3 Hours)

Today begin your self drive from Auckland to explore the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua. From Auckland travel to Hamilton via HWY 1 (78 miles) Hamilton city highlights include Hamilton Gardens with themed displays of trees, flowers and exotic plants, The Waikato Museum of Contemporary Art and History, as well as The Hamilton Zoo, which provides native birds with enormous freedom in a walk through free flight aviary. Continue on HWY 3 until you reach The Waitomo Caves District (48 Miles). Beneath the surface of this limestone region is a series of vast cave systems decorated with speleotherms (stalactites and stalagmites) and glow worms. Black water rafting is an intriguing way to appreciate the underground splendours of Waitomo, you’ll be drifting along subterranean streams on your own personal raft. Next travel on to Rotorua (97 miles). Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so the volcanic activity is part of the city’s past and present. Overnight in Rotorua.

Day 4 - Day Tour, Waitomo Glowworm Caves Entry & Guided Tour en route to Rotorua

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Entry & Guided Tour
Your guided tour will take you through over 250 metres of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. The acoustics in this particular cavern are world-renowned. Acclaimed New Zealand Diva, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, has sung here and was delighted with the purity of the sound. Your tour begins at the upper entrance of the cave and proceeds along a low narrow passage to the Tomo, a deep limestone shaft. Your experienced tour guide will deliver a highly informative commentary about the formations and the history of the area. The highlight of your tour is an unrivalled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto.

The Boat Ride: Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you’ll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.

Days 4 to 6 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Rotorua

Travel to your accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your luxury accommodation is perfectly located on the edge of the CBD overlooking mystical Lake Rotorua. Just a brief stroll to the Rotorua town centre, Polynesian Spa and other key tourist activities.

Offering modern comfort, these rooms are decorated in inviting tones and hues providing our guests with an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Featuring marble bathrooms and in-room amenities including air conditioning, mini bar, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, internet access, Sky TV, personalised message & wakeup service, work desk, radio/alarm, hairdryer, in-room safe, iron and ironing board.

Day 5 - Evening Event, Te Po Indigenous Evening Experience

Te Po is an authentic, one-of-a-kind evening event. It is a feast of storytelling, entertainment and Maori cuisine like no other you’ll ever experience.




Your evening begins with a visit to the hangi pit to watch the baskets being lifted from their distinctive underground oven in preparation for the evening’s traditional feast. Hangi preparation begins in the early afternoon to ensure your meal is cooked to perfection.




A true highlight of any Te Puia outing are the stunning cultural performances featuring traditional storytelling and entertainment. You’ll have the opportunity to join in the graceful poi dance or ferocious haka for a more intimate Maori cultural experience.

After a traditional blessing, you will be treated to an entrée of New Zealand mussels, corn on the cob, traditional rewana bread and dips, and a local drink made from kawakawa extract and manuka honey.

The main meal is an event in itself, with the hangi-cooked foods accompanied by flavoured meats, chicken, lamb, vegetables and salads. A range of drinks is available to complement your meal including wine, beer, juices, tea and coffee. We recommend leaving room for dessert, as you will definitely find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

After dinner you will be invited to board the motorised waka (transporter) for a journey into the valley at night. Enjoy the ride and marvel at the sights before disembarking at Pohutu Geyser for the final stage of a magical evening.

End your unforgettable evening by sitting upon the warmth of the naturally hot rocks armed with a delicious hot chocolate. Listen to your guide tell stories while Pohutu Geyser sits before you, illuminated in its full glory beneath starry skies.

Day 6 - Self Drive from Rotorua to Napier

This morning self drive from Rotorua by Lake Taupo and on to Napier / Hawkes Bay.

Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so volcanic activity is part of the city’s past and present. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. Rotorua is entertaining in any weather, at any time of the year.

The road to Taupo will keep you entertained with its unusual, volcanic geography. Stop on the drive to Taupo and walk over the Huka Falls lookout bridge. Take a jet boat ride to experience the scenery of the mighty Waikato River and the stunning Tutukau Gorge.
You’ll also drive through large tracts of plantation pine forest.The resort town of Taupo sits on the edge of New Zealand’s largest lake, which is well stocked with sizeable trout.

The major entertainment on the road from Taupo to Napier is the fantastic scenery. There’s a bit of everything – rugged hills, beautiful valleys, gentle plains and huge vistas. At Tarawera you can walk to the hot springs, which are above the Waipunga River. You might also want to stop at the Waiarua Falls lookout, to view the twin waterfalls.

The town of Eskdale heralds your arrival in Napier. In 1931 a devastating earthquake nearly levelled this city. It was rebuilt in the style of the times, and is now considered the Art Deco Capital of the world. The vineyards of Hawke’s Bay are all within easy reach of Napier. Another attraction is the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers.

Rotorua – Taupo 1 Hour Taupo – Napier 1.75 hours
Jet Boat Ride 3 hours (Recommended Not Included)

Days 6 to 8 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Napier

Enjoy your stay for 2 nights in the Wine Region of South New Zealand at your quality 4 star plus accommodation of an international standard.

Enjoy sweeping views out over the water. A fresh, contemporary style hotel, the property is just a short stroll from Napier’s main art deco style street. If you fancy waking up to serene ocean views, this is the perfect place to start your day in Hawke’s Bay. Simply leave the curtains open, roll over in bed, and soak it all in.

The hotel features 24 hour reception, guest laundry, guest car parking, tourist information & booking service. Enjoy fully air-conditioned superior rooms and suites with modern décor, excellent natural lighting and quality room amenities. All rooms include Sky TV, high-speed internet access, minibar, fridge, hot drink making facilities, iron & ironing board.
The convenient, central location means many of Napier’s best local attractions are within a few minutes walk. Enjoy excellent dining at the on-site bar & restaurant, which highlights local food and wine and offers indoor and al fresco dining.
Photo Credit: Chris McLennan; Tourism New Zealand

Day 7 - Free Day to Explore Napier

Enjoy some free time to Explore the Napier/Hawke’s Bay Region!

You can discover over 30 wineries open for wine tasting. Many also offer alfresco and restaurant dining. If you prefer not to drive, cycle from one winery to the next on a hired mountain bike. Visit the traditional farmers market in Hastings, for the freshest produce and organic foods. Enjoy local seafood in restaurants throughout the region. Try an orchard, farm, honey, cheese or chocolate tour. Learn more about the olive growing and oil pressing process. Or you can even time your trip to coincide with the Harvest Hawke’s Bay festival in early February!

Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Napier Wine Tour

Travel through absolutely stunning scenery and visit five to six wineries of this fantastic region. You will taste around 30 different wines including the main varieties, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Pinot Gris, Viognier and the lesser known aromatics such as Gewurztraminer and Riesling.

Join our professional local guides, who have an extensive knowledge of Hawke’s Bay wine, scenery and history. Enjoy our fantastic wines and food without having to worry about driving. Because we know the best wineries to visit in Hawke’s Bay you will get the most out of your visit to the region. No rush just relax unwind and enjoy the beautiful Hawkes Bay.

Day 8 - Self Drive from Napier to Martinborough

Today self drive from Napier / Hawkes Bay to Martinborough.

Start your self drive from Napier to Hastings. Hastings was devastated by a huge earthquake in 1931. As a result, the city has a great deal of remarkable Art Deco and Spanish Mission-style architecture. Fabulous parks and delicious ice cream are two other reasons to visit Hastings. In the apple and pear season, there’s no better place to be. Hastings is New Zealand’s leading pipfruit region.

On the drive from Hastings, you’ll encounter a wildlife sanctuary at Mt Bruce and the legendary town of Eketahuna (in kiwi slang Eketahuna is the archetypal hick town). The Tararua Windfarm (it makes electricity out of thin air) is a little further north to see it, follow the road to Ballance. After the antique shops of Woodville you can inspect locally made knitwear in Dannevirke, a town originally settled by Scandinavians. The rural service towns of Waipukurau and Waipawa both have historic buildings to view.

Every year in March, Masterton hosts the international Golden Shears competition. Sheep shearing in the Wairarapa is both a sport and an art form. The town’s main park has an aviary, aquarium, deer park and a small boating lake. Or you could rediscover your childhood at the local toy museum.

Enjoy the clean, green scenery as you drive north through the friendly townships of the Wairarapa. In Featherston you’ll find an interesting locomotive museum. Greytown has many beautiful examples of Victorian architecture and a quaint museum take yourself on a self-guided walk. Carterton is a good place to shop for paua shell souvenirs it’s also a place to enjoy daffodils in the spring.

In recent years, Martinborough has become the gourmet capital of the lower North Island. It is home to over 25 boutique vineyards, several fabulous restaurants and a number of upmarket bed and breakfast establishments. From the charming town square, you can walk to most of the local attractions.

Napier to Hastings 45 Minutes
Hastings to Masterton 2.75 hours
Masterton – Martinborough 30 minutes

Days 8 to 10 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Martinborough

Travel to your accommodation in Martinborough, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your vacation accommodation offers you the opportunity to experience to a historic retreat offering luxury, boutique accommodation in the heart of one of New Zealand’s finest wine growing regions near Wellington. Established in 1882, the hotel offers character, comfort and old style personal attention making it ideal for a romantic weekend away, an indulgent escape or accommodation as part of a holiday or vacation. Diners can enjoy classic New Zealand country cuisine and a wide range of excellent wines in the spacious bistro, which spills out under the verandah onto the historic village square. A cosy open fire keeps pub-goers warm in the hotel’s friendly “local” and the evening sun goes down in the garden and petanque pitch set among climbing roses and old fashioned box hedging.

Day 9 - Free Day to Explore Martinborough

Enjoy this free day to exploe Martinborough. It is all about food, wine & having a fine time. Park yourself in a character cottage and discover the vineyards and restaurants.

Bring your appetite to Martinborough, where Pinot Noir and excellent restaurants promise to ease you into a very happy state of mind. From Martinborough’s village centre you can stroll to any or all of the 30 local vineyards. Pick up a map from the visitors centre. If you can’t find the time or energy to wander from vineyard to vineyard, there’s a wine centre where you can sample many wines under one roof.

Day 10 - Self Drive from Martinborough to Wellington

Take a short drive from Martinborough to Wellington (1 hour).

After the town of Featherston, which has an interesting locomotive museum, you’ll climb up and over the Rimutaka Range – great views in every direction. Once the mountains are behind you, it’s easy driving for the rest of your journey. You’ll wind through the picturesque Hutt Valley then a fast moving motorway will whisk you into the city.

Wellington is compact, cultured and full of character. Nestled between the harbour and the hills, the downtown area is ideal for explorations on foot. Enjoy cafes, restaurants, museums and all kinds of shops. Dance, theatre and musical performances are a Wellington specialty. As New Zealand’s capital, this city is rich in political history.

Days 10 to 12 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Wellington

Travel to your accommodation in Wellington, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your 4 Star vacation accommodation is located conveniently in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand. It is a short walk from Westpac Stadium, Te Papa Museum and the waterfront. Your vacation hotel has a direct elevator to Lambton Quay via a shopping arcade. Travel to New Zealand’s top wine regions, Wairarapa and Marlborough, which are only a short drive away. Or participate in adventure activities such as mountain biking, sailing, bushwalking and much more.

Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand

Day 11 - Free Day to Explore Wellington

Wellington, voted the ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’ offers the visitor heaps of cool things to do that just happen to be free.

New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, sits nestled in a natural amphitheatre around the harbour. It is easy to explore on foot and there are heaps of great things to see and do that don’t cost a cent.

Visit the dynamic and interactive National Museum of NZ – Te Papa on the waterfront. Get your city bearings and some of Wellington’s best views at the Mount Victoria Lookout. Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Garden. Four Wellington restaurants have won NZ’s Best Restaurant in the last five years. It’s safe to say you’ll be eating very well while in Wellington! Hear the birdsong and spot a tuatara as you walk through ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience. Get an inside peek into Wellywood at The Weta Cave in Miramar. Go stargazing and check out the amazing planetarium show at Carter Observatory. Seeking hidden treasures? Many of Wellington’s best night spots are tucked away for your finding, such as Motel, Library or Duke Carvell’s Swan Lane Emporium. Head to Cuba Street for a slice of Bohemia, boutique shopping and some of the best coffee in town.

Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Lord of the Rings Ultimate Movie Experience

An exhilarating journey of discovery through the Wellington and Wairarapa regions, visiting Middle Earth filming locations – the outskirts of the Shire, the Gardens of Isengard, the River Anduin, Helms Deep, and the white bridge of Lothlorien.

This Lord of the Rings full day tour visits all of the filming locations for Rivendell where Frodo recovered from his knife attack; the Anduin River where the Fellowship voyaged to Amon Hen; the river where Aragorn was washed ashore after the attack of the Wargs; the Gardens of Isengard, the site of the Orcs Felling the Trees and where Gandalf rode to see Saruman; go to the Mount Victoria lookout and Buckland Forest where you can race to the Buckleberry Ferry and “Get off the Road”, where the Hobbits hid from the Nazgul/Black Riders and where they found the mushrooms on the Road; Dunharrow Rohirrim encampment; visit the quarry used for the filming of Helms Deep in Rohan and Minas Tirith in Gondor.

You will enjoy an al fresco lunch at one of the region’s leading restaurants.

You will be spellbound at the site of Lothlorien – the majestic Fernside Lodge. In 2000 Fernside’s lake was transformed into part of Lothlorien, and then to the Gladden fields. You will see where Smeagol and Deagol fought for the Ring right at lake-side. Fernside’s white bridge is a reminder of the bridge of Lothlorien. Fernside today remains a magical place and a must do for the most avid Lord of the Rings fans.

This tour also visits the district of Miramar. Miramar is production central and the home of Peter Jackson and many of the cast and crew. You will also visit the Weta Cave for an exclusive video of behind-the-scenes at Weta Workshop. Weta Cave is Wellington’s premiere Lord of the Rings venue.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Seal Coast Safari Adventure

Enjoy New Zealand wilderness within minutes of downtown Wellington and immerse yourself in the native bird and wild life with stunning views of the city, sea and South Island snow-capped mountains.

Your excursion will have you experience a 4 Wheel-Driving on the beach in our Sealmobiles Off the beaten track. You will have exclusive access through private land driving right to the seals – no walking involved. Seals are guaranteed every trip.

Right from the start, you will be impressed by the friendly Kiwi “Gidday!” at the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre pick-up point when you are met by a Safari representative.

Your guide for the day will introduce you to the other guests, check he has enough gourmet muffins to satisfy your hunger pangs, and set off, pointing the powerful Landcruiser in the direction of the ocean.

Within minutes you have left the city behind and your 4WD adventure has begun! We traverse a local’s private land to access the sea, enjoying spectacular views and scenery along the way. This journey through our friend Steve’s ranch is a feature in itself that literally everyone comments on and loves.

Includes- Tea, coffee and fine muffins with the seals Laughing with knowledgeable and friendly guides

Optional Day Tour (not included) There & Back Again at Weta Workshop

Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again – a guided round trip of Weta Workshop.

Your driver will highlight iconic film sites during your journey. On arrival, snap photos with our trolls, wander through our props showcase, and browse our shop. Your ticket guarantees seating to our behind-the-scenes documentary. A Weta Workshop crew member will then guide you on a tour through the weapons, costumes, and armour from The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and more!

Day 12 - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Wellington to Christchurch

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Wellington to Christchurch (South Island).

Days 12 to 23 - 12 Day Car Rental, for Christchurch to Auckland

Discover New Zealand as you travel by rental car for twelve days.

Take the opportunity to explore parts of New Zealand at your own pace by car. Please bring a valid American driver’s license with you and be aware that in New Zealand people drive on the left hand side of the road.

*Upgrade available to include GPS navigation system (additional cost).

Base rate only paid by About Australia. Insurance, Premium Location Surcharge, Fuel and Fees to driver’s credit card.

Days 12 to 14 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Christchurch

Travel to your accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your 4 Star vacation accommodation in Christchurch, located on New Zealand’s South Island, offers a stylish boutique hotel, just metres from Cathedral Square, major business houses, convention facilities and prime attractions. The city, also known as the “Garden City” offers many opportunities to either rest from your travel or explore the city. Consider traveling to Arthur’s Pass National Park, which has an incredible diversity of flora and landscape. Experience a breathtaking journey aboard the TranzAlpine Train winding its way through New Zealand’s magnificent Waimakariri Gorge.

Day 13 - Free Day to Explore Christchurch

Spend a day to relax or explore diverse Christchurch.

Christchurch is a beautiful lifestyle city, set on the expansive Canterbury Plains between the wide sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, the spectacular snow-capped Southern Alps and the volcanic hills of Banks Peninsula. The city is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues.

Browse the galleries and weekend markets. Savour local cuisine and award-winning wines and beers at the myriad of bars, cafes, restaurants and wineries.

Photo Credit: Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Discover Christchurch on a Double Decker

Discover Christchurch on New Zealand’s Only Top Double Decker Day Tour!

This tour takes place on a 1960’s London Open Top Double Decker bus for a fun and informative tour of Christchurch. Learn about Christchurch’s fascinating history from the pioneering days through to modern day times and learn how Christchurch is recovering from the devastating February 22 earthquake which has now become a major event in New Zealand’s history.

On tour, you will view some of the areas affected by the earthquakes, see how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and hear about the exciting vision to rebuild and restore the inner city.

Your experience includes a 1 hour Tour around central Christchurch on New Zealand’s only Open Top Double Decker and a 2 hour Tour on a closed top Double Decker visiting places of interest in greater Christchurch.

Open Top Bus highlights: Hagley Park and Antigua; Boatsheds; Botanic Gardens and The River Avon; Canterbury Museum and Arts Centre; Christchurch Art Gallery; Provincial Chambers; Catholic Basilica; Bridge of Remembrance and Friendship Corner; Cashel St ReStart Shipping Container Mall; Christchurch Cathedral and new Cardboard Cathedral; Art Deco New Regent Street; AMI Stadium and much, much more!

Closed Top Bus highlights: Picturesque Seaside Sumner – Visit the quaint seaside village of Sumner, here you will have time to explore the beach while taking in the beautiful views of the sea towards the Southern Alps. Port Hills/Sign of the Takahe – Travel up the Port Hills to the sign of the Takahe for breathtaking views overlooking Christchurch City, the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. Mona Vale Gardens – At Mona Vale you will enjoy a casual stroll through one of Christchurch’s most famous and spectacular gardens.

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Optional Day Tour (Not Included), Christchurch Tramway Dinner

Experience the luxury of our air-conditioned, colonial style dining tram and be treated to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer.

Incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant dinner tour is the only Restaurant Tram in New Zealand and a unique activity not to be missed.

The Tram Restaurant is not suitable for children under 10 years of age.

Departs daily at 7pm. Customers must arrive at the departure point by 6.50pm.

Day 14 - Self Drive from Christchurch to Mt. Cook

Today enjoy your self drive from Christchurch to Mt.Cook

Drive inland through beautiful rural townships of Ashburton, Geraldine and Fairlie. Pass Burkes Pass to Lake Tekapo. A stop at the quaint Church of the Good Shepherd is popular. Continue to Mt Cook and enjoy the views of the surrounding Southern Alps. An optional scenic flight or a helicopter flight onto a glacier is available (own expense, subject to weather conditions). When you reach magnificent Mt. Cook, the country’s highest peak, skirt Lake Pukaki to view more of the glacial grandeur of the Southern Alps.

332 km / 206 miles Driving: Approx 4hours 50minutes

Days 14 to 15 - 1 Night Accommodation in Mt Cook

Travel to your accommodation in Mount Cook, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Mt Cook National Park is a World Heritage-listed area and is home to Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook Mackenzie – New Zealand’s treasure highland. Clear starry nights, brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green, snow-capped mountains and glaciers all contribute to a truly breathtaking experience. The Mackenzie Country landscape is spotted with glacial lakes and the bold man-made canal system which delivers hydro-generated energy to the cities and towns of New Zealand. Scenic flights from Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook afford breathtaking views over the Southern Alps and countryside, with ski-plane landings on the Tasman Glacier providing an unforgettable experience. All ski options are available, including heli-skiing and ski touring, and guides are available for climbing, tramping, snowboarding and glaciers exploration. Other activities include: golf, cycling, horse riding, hunting, fishing, boating, kayaking, mountaineering, heli-biking, bird watching, farm visits, garden tours, star gazing and more. Or maybe you’d just prefer a quiet place to sit and enjoy the view.

Photo Credit: Tourism NZ

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Mt Cook Ultimate Experience (55 Min)

Based at Mt Cook airport, this tour offers spectacular scenic flights throughout the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. This experience is privileged to be able to land at a number of locations on the Tasman glacier and throughout the National Park. Join on a trip of a lifetime!

This flight is the ultimate way to view Aoraki/ Mt Cook and the spectacular surrounding National Park. Flying around the top of Aoraki Mt Cook viewing the unbelievable scenery that unfolds from the top of New Zealand’s highest peak. Combine this with landing on the Tasman Glacier and experiencing the -natural silence- of this very special place with so much to offer, hanging glaciers, rivers of ice and views of the incredible West Coast and Tasman Sea. Flying over the calved icebergs of the Tasman Terminal Lake on your return flight you will have experienced Aoraki Mt Cook at its finest. Doesn’t get any better than this!

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Tasman Glacier Experience

Tasman Glacier terminal lake and its icebergs experience

An amazing encounter with New Zealand’s largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. Explore and learn about the ever-changing glacial landscape as you journey across the terminal lake in our custom-built boats with your experienced guides. Icebergs of every shape and size periodically tear away from the face of the glacier into the rapidly growing lake. Lateral moraines rear up almost 200m to remind us of the scale and greatness that the glacier has reached in previous times.
With the effects of global warming and other climatic processes taking their toll on New Zealand glaciers, their retreat is imminent. Now approximately 27km long and 600m deep, the Tasman Glacier is melting and calving at an exponentially increasing rate. In recent years the Tasman Glacier has changed from a ‘melting’ to a ‘calving and melting’ terminus, resulting in a terminal lake that is rapidly increasing in size.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Big Sky Stargazing

Mt. Cook Stargazing.

The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is a “gold-rated’ reserve, meaning the darkness of our night skies is almost unbeatable!

Receive an introduction to the spectacular southern night sky with our informative astronomy guides. Using the naked eye, high powered binoculars and state-of-the-art telescopes, you will tour the Milky Way and beyond. Unleash your imagination as you explore our neighborhood in the universe including the Southern Cross, star clusters, planets, moons and distant galaxies.

Day 15 - Self-Drive from Mt. Cook to Queenstown

Today Self Drive from Mt. Cook to Queenstown.

Snow capped mountains, lush greenery and piercing blue waters set the backdrop for the drive. Take advantage of those views and stop on the way to soak up the beautiful surroundings.

(3.5 hours)

Days 15 to 17 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Queenstown

Travel to your accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

It’s all about location! Your 4 star accommodations sits in a tranquil lakefront setting only a minute’s walk from the heart of Queenstown with shopping, restaurants, nightlife and activities all within easy reach. This fresh, modern hotel features rooms and facilities furnished with the finest comforts and conveniences. A place where you can relax with surperb uninterrupted views of the lake, mountains and adjoining gardens. Comfortable and serene you will surely enjoy your stay here!

Upgrades Available: Garden View Room, Lakeview Room

Day 16 - Free Day to Explore Queenstown

Spend a day to relax or explore dynamic Queenstown.

This region is renowned for its incedible adventure activities and spectacular outdoor terrain. You could try skiing, snowboarding, bungy jumping, paragliding, jetboating, sky diving and more! Or, if you want something a little more relaxed, you can choose from numerous family activities, nature experiences, tours and beauty spas. One hundred and forty years after our establishment as a gold mining camp, central Queenstown has transformed into a sophisticated cosmopolitan town, tucked into a picturesque bay on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, beneath majestic mountains. There’s a permanent buzz in downtown Queenstown, where you’ll find a fantastic choice of restaurants, a lively bar scene and excellent shopping.

Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Queenstown Highlights - Half Day

There’s so much to do in Queenstown it’s hard to know where to start. See the area in comfort and style with the half-day Queenstown Highlights tour. Queenstown Highlights packs a lot in and it’s very affordable. Enjoy stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable Mountains.

There’s so many reasons to choose Queenstown Highlights. See Queenstown’s 5 best sights and activities in one very affordable fun packed morning. Group sizes are small, vehicles are luxurious, friendly local driver-guides plus hotel pick ups all ensure that Queenstown Highlights is the best tour on offer.

Tour Itinerary: Queenstown Hill Views: Spectacular birds eye views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables and Lord of the Rings locations. Great photo opportunity. AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge: Discover the thrill of Bungy. Watch intrepid jumpers from the viewing deck. Maybe even jump yourself! Gibbston Valley Winery: Enjoy a selection of three wines produced on site. Enjoy the winery’s fine gift shop and the region’s only cheesery. Lord of the Rings Film Sites-Pillars of the Kings: Be transported to Middle Earth at the Kawarau Gorge, film location for the Pillars of the Kings. Great for photos. Captivating Arrowtown: Discover beautiful Arrowtown’s golden history and colonial architecture. Highlights are the Lakes District Museum and Chinese Miners’ Settlement. Plus boutique shopping, great cafes and restaurants.

You will need to bring: A camera! In the winter months we recommend a warm jacket and in the summer months sunscreen, sunglasses and a sunhat.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Gondola Ride

One of the first sights to captivate visitors to Queenstown is the distinctive outline of the Skyline complex high above town.


Located an easy 5 minute walk from central Queenstown and exclusively accessed by scenic gondola, Skyline Gondola, Restaurant & Luge is a must-see attraction during your visit to Queenstown, New Zealand. The best views in the region are found here spread out in a spectacular 220 degree panorama, with breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks. It’s truly magnificent and awe-inspiring!


Of course there’s more to do than just admire the view! Enjoy a dinner or relax in the bar in the Skyline Restaurant. Casual dining is also available during the day in the Cafe. Thrillseekers can hurtle down the winding downhill Skyline Luge – it`s the fastest fun on wheels! or maybe take in the challenge of AJ Hackett`s Ledge Bungy or Swing, or take off on a tandem parapente flight. Various walking tracks can also be accessed from Skyline, from an easy 30 minute walk to a full day hike. Skyline was also a finalist in the `Best Visitor Attraction` in the New Zealand Tourism Awards in 1999 and 2001.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Half Day Tour, Safari of the Scenes - Glenorchy

Take in the breathtaking sights of the land around Queenstown with time spent at ‘Lord of the Rings’ filming locations.

On this half day tour you will take in gorgeous mountain and forest views along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Your Lord of the Rings set locations include Isengard, Ithilien Camp, beech forests used for Lothlorien and the Seat of Seeing/Battle of Amon Hen.

*This tour is available both morning or afternoon

*Wakatipu Tour may be added to create a full day tour

Day 17 - Self Drive from Queenstown to Te Anau

This morning drive 2.5 hours from Queenstown to Te Anau.

Follow the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Kingston with the Remarkables Mountain Range ever present on your left- hand side.Continue on to Lumsden. Todays drive is through undulating hill country dotted with sheep farms.

High country landscapes and trout fishing rivers are features of the road to Te Anau. The first part of your drive clings scenically to the edge of Lake Wakatipu. The Remarkables Mountain Range will be ever present on your left hand side. Continue on to Lumsden and go west to TeAnau.

Te Anau township sits on the shores of Lake Te Anau. From here, the delights of the Fiordland National Park are within easy reach, including the start of the Milford Track. Cruise on the lakes, walk the tracks and visit the Department of Conservation wildlife centre. The Te Ana-au Caves are an excellent adventure.

Days 17 to 19 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Te Anau

Tucked away on the shores of New Zealand’s second largest lake, Te Anau is an inviting South Island town.

Te Anau is your gateway to the walking capital of the world. Discover the internationally renowned walks of the Milford Track,the Routeburn, Hollyford,Kepler Track and many more. Cruise the remote depths of Milford and Doubtful Sounds, visit the spectacular lakes of Te Anau and Manapouri, experience Te Anau’s magical glowworm caves. In Fiordland you can go hiking, caving, boating, diving, biking, play golf, go fly fishing, sky dive. Soar over the wilderness on a scenic flight, explore the water on a kayaking adventure, breathe in the scents of native forest on a guided walk .Cruise the beauty of Milford or Doubtful sounds or simply enjoy a round of golf.

Whatever your desire, whether it be leisure or activity you crave, there’s plenty to see and do.

*Optional Upgrade Available to Lakeside property (Pricing Upon Request)

Photo Credit: Destination Fiordland

Day 18 - Free Day to Explore Te Anau

Relax or explore in and around Te Anau!

The attractive town of Te Anau lies nestled on the edge of this beautiful lake, with a spectacular backdrop of Mt Luxmore and the Murchison mountains.

Te Anau is the ‘Gateway to Fiordland’ being the closest town to Milford Sound, with a scenic 2½ hour drive. The proximity of 3 of New Zealand’s 9 Great Walks places Te Anau firmly on the map as ‘The Walking Capital of the World’. Fiordland is home to The Milford Track, Kepler Track and Routeburn Track.

Photo Credit: Destination Fiordland

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Milford Sound from Te Anau - Full Day

Take an unforgettable journey from Te Anau through the stunning Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination.

Journey through the Southern Alps and along the picturesque Eglinton Valley, one of only a few road-accessible glacier valleys in New Zealand. Enjoy panoramic views of its ancient forests and gushing waterfalls from the comfort of your glass-roof coach. Take advantage of the photo opportunities on offer at the stunning Mirror Lakes, where on a calm day the surrounding mountain ranges are perfectly reflected in the still waters. After passing through the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km passageway drilled into solid rock, experience The Chasm – a short walk over footbridges spanning a series of powerful, swirling waterfalls and rapids.

After arriving at Milford Sound, you’ll board a purpose-built catamaran for a 1 3/4 hour Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise, exploring the region that Rudyard Kipling called the eighth wonder of the world. Cruise the length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, enjoying the view and lively commentary from large outdoor decks or the warmth of the indoor seating.Glide past glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. Lush native forest clings to steep cliffs, while seals, penguins and dolphins are regular visitors to the icy waters. At the pinnacle of the sound, Mitre Peak rises dramatically from the depths to a height of 1,692 metres above sea level – a sight that has to be seen to be believed.

After your cruise, return to Te Anau by coach.

Day 19 - Self Drive from Te Anau to Bluff

Today enjoy your self drive from Te Anau to Bluff.

Take a scenic 2.5 hour drive from Te Anau to Bluff. And remember if you are continuing your adventure on to Stewart Island, leave enough time to to catch the ferry in Bluff!

(2.5 hours)

Days 19 and 21 - Ferry Transfer, Bluff to Stewart Island (Return)

During the one-hour ferry crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island keep a look out for wildlife, including seals, dolphins and sea birds. The friendly staff provide informative commentaries and point out highlights.

Days 19 to 21 - 2 Nights Accommodation on Stewart Island

Stewart Island is perfect for a day excursion or an extended stay.

With georgous bays, beautiful sand beaches and densely forested hills, Stewart Island has a combination of landscapes. Stewart Island has been named `The Home of the Kiwi.` It has the highest number of accessible species in New Zealand.In just one day, one can usually access over 30 species. Bonus sitings can be, Bottlenose Dolphin, Fur Seal, Sealion, the occasional Sea Elephant and whales. A visit to Stewart Island isn’t complete without a browse through the Rakiura Museum. The museum has a collection of items and photographs of Stewart Island`s history. For example the Maori settlement, muttonbirding, fishing, timber milling, mining, boat building, schools and churches.

An optional activity Helicopter ride is available on request, this is a great way to see the amazing scenery and the best locations the island has to offer (book in advance, or pay as you go subject to availabilty).

Your accommodation is located right in the centre of Halfmoon Bay within easy walking distance of all amenities: shops, restaurants, post office, gym, museum, information centre and booking office for local day tours and island activities.
Photo Credit: Gareth Eyres; Tourism New Zealand

Day 20 - Day Tour, Port William Guided Walk - Half Day

This unique half day guided walk (4-5 hours) combines the best of what Stewart Island has to offer.

Starting with a 20 minute water taxi to Port William, a historic Maori and early logging site, you will have the opportunity to see a variety of seabirds. Once arrived at Port William our specialty local guide will lead you along the coastline through native bush and you will hear the stories of early Maori and European settlers. The other facet of the guided walk is interpretation of the flora and fauna of Stewart Island as you walk through stunning scenery. A variety of native birds can be seen. Ulva’s Guided Walks’ reputation for providing an unforgettable experience will make this new walk a must for anyone staying on Stewart Island!

Optional Evening Tour (Not Included) - Wild Kiwi Encounter

See endangered Kiwi in the wild on a 4 hour tour.

At dusk, depart Halfmoon Bay in a catamaran for a cruise across Paterson Inlet to Little Glory Cove. During the cruise pass Ulva Island (a predator-free sanctuary) and learn about Stewart Island’s rich history. Once at Little Glory Cove, disembark onto a wharf at the southern part of the peninsula known as The Neck.

The walk, led by your nature guide, is on a well-formed track across the peninsula, through spectacular coastal forest to a secluded sandy beach.

As dusk sets in and daylight diminishes, venture by torchlight through the native forest with the stars and forest night sounds around you. The walk will take about 45 minutes one-way and the track emerges on to Ocean Beach. This wide sandy beach is where kiwi are often found feeding among the grasses and seaweed.

Here in the darkness you will get to see the Southern brown kiwi (Rakiura Tokoeka) – often searching for food.

Afterwards retrace your steps through the forest to Little Glory Wharf for your catamaran ride back to Oban.

  • Scenic evening cruise across Paterson Inlet
  • Experienced nature guide
  • Guided walk (approx. 2 hours)
  • Complimentary tea & coffee on board
  • Small group – 8 per guide, max 16 per night
  • Departs: Stewart Island Experience, Main Wharf, Oban
  • Departure times: These vary each month, according to dusk times
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Suitable for all ages 15 years and over
  • 100% money back kiwi guarantee – any individual in the group who does NOT see a kiwi, we will refund 100% of the Wild Kiwi Encounter price.
Day 21 - Self-drive from Bluff to Dunedin

Upon exiting the Scenic Ferry from Stewart Island, pick up your rental car in Bluff and continue your vacation by making your way to Dunedin.

The drive to Dunedin is the perfect way to take in sights of iconic New Zealand hills and lush farmland.

Pit-stop at Invercargill Brewery to pick up some local New Zealand brew to take to your accommodation in Dunedin. A tasty reminder of your drive through the Southern New Zealand tip.

Head north-east for a scenic route along Highway 90 through New Zealand’s Blue Mountains. This route offers up an amazing look at beautiful forest and the turquoise waters of the Clutha River. Beautiful native plants and bright yellow wildflowers line this pristine, hilly drive.

If you have a bit more time, first head east and bee-line for Caitlins Forest Park. This stunning park contains some of New Zealand’s best nature, wildlife and scenic places, including Whitehead Cliffs, Matai Falls and Nugget Point, featuring one of New Zealand’s oldest lighthouses.

If you’re craving a bite to eat, stop at Cafe 55 en route through Otago. This quirky coffee shop and diner serves local favorites, homemade pastries and strong coffee. The perfect stop to recharge and become one with the locals on your drive.

(3.5 hours)

Photo: Venture Southland

Days 21 to 23 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Dunedin

Travel to your accommodation in Dunedin, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Escape to a different world. Your vacation accommodation is located twenty minutes from Dunedin, New Zealand’s oldest city, in a quiet and rural setting. The lodge is a new re-creation of a colonial farm building set in 35 acres of award winning gardens and grounds on Dunedin’s premier landmark, Larnach Castle. Relax from your travel in one of the boutique rooms, each with unique theme and all with ensuite bathrooms. Travel to and experience the Royal Albatross Colony, The Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve, Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Glenfalloch Gardens.

Day 22 - Free Day to Explore Dunedin

Rest, Relax or Explore Dunedin.

There is so much to do in Dunedin. Visit the city centre – which is shaped like an Octagon and see the 100 year old statue of poet Robbie Burns. Enjoy the architecture, especially the Old Railway Station a couple of blocks from the city centre. Dunedin Botanical Gardens – occupying over 123 acres in the north end of the city is an excellent place for a several-hour stroll.

Baldwin Street is located in Dunedin’s North East Valley suburb. According to the Guinness Book of Records it is the steepest street in the world. Take the ten minute walk to the top or drive up to enjoy the view looking down! There is a drinking fountain at the top. Don’t forget Larnach Castle, the only castle in New Zealand; it’s very pretty but technically only a manor house.

See the visitor’s centre in the Octagon for further information.

Photo Credit: Dunedin NZ

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Castle & Wildlife Tour - Half Day

Enjoy your guided tour cruise along Otago Peninsula, see wildlife and also experience a tour of Larnach Castle.

Depart Dunedin for a scenic drive along Otago Peninsula, enjoying spectacular harbour and ocean views. Arrive at Larnach Castle for a fully guided tour of New Zealands only castle, built in 1871. Learn the scandalous, exciting and tragic history of the Castle. See the magnificent carved ceilings, antiques and craftsmanship. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens of international significance and breathtaking views. Continue your tour to the tip of the peninsula for a cruise aboard the M.V.Monarch. Enjoy unrivalled wildlife viewing with 3 time NZ Tourism Award winners. See what cannot be seen from the land. Albatross, Seals and up to 20 species of bird and marine life in their undisturbed and otherwise inaccessible environment. Learn the fascinating history and geology of the area. During the summer months you will return to the city by harbourside drive around 2pm, with plenty of time to explore other city attractions. During the winter months you will return by cruise around 5pm, to enjoy a relaxing evening.

Summer: October to early April
Winter: early April to September

Day 23 - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Dunedin to Auckland

Travel by air today from Dunedin to Auckland, New Zealand.

Day 23 - International Flight, Auckland to Los Angeles (Please check quote for inclusion)

Travel by international air to your destination.

International air to your destination is not included in the starting price. If you requested international air, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.

Day 23 - Los Angeles to Hometown (Please check quote for inclusion)

Travel by domestic air to your destination.

If you request US domestic air pricing, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.

 
Detailed Pricing
Approximate Pricing Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules
Land Content Only $3,936 $6,534 International return flights from the USA are not included. Please see detailed itinerary (above) for more information on inclusions. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability).
Special (Economy Class) $5,080 $7,678 Nov 29 2018 - Jun 28 2019
USA Departures: 17 FEB - 28 JUN, 24 JUL - 17 SEP & 01 NOV - 10 DEC, 2019. Expires DEC 31
International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable, Non-Changeable. Other Dates may also apply. For details phone Toll-Free: (888)359 2877
Basic (Economy Class) $6,027 $8,625 Basic: 24JUL-21SEP 2018 and 1MAY-8JUN 2019. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability
Shoulder (Economy Class) $6,234 $8,832 Shoulder: 9JUN-23JUL 2018, 22SEP-8DEC 2018 and 1FEB-30APR 2019. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability
Peak (Economy Class) $6,751 $9,350 Peak: 9DEC 2018 - 31JAN 2019. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply) Subject to Availability
Premium (Economy Class) $9,004 $11,602 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.

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