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11 Days: Choose Your New Zealand Adventure Tour [ST-NZ41]
New Zealand Vacation Deal

Book by: August 22, 2019

Starting at
$2,995
Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Auckland (2 Nights), Rotorua (3), Queenstown (4)
  • US Domestic Flights - Not included in starting price, but can be added at an additional cost
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Auckland, Queenstown to Los Angeles via Auckland (Not included, but can be included upon request)
  • New Zealand Domestic Flights - Rotorua to Queenstown, Queenstown to Auckland
  • Shuttle Transfers - Auckland Airport to Accommodation, Rotorua Accommodation to Airport, Queenstown Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Coach Transfers - Auckland Accommodation to Rotorua Accommodation
  • Day Tours - Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Agrodome Farm, Te Puia Institute on way to Rotorua
  • All other Day Tours listed are Optional (Not Included)
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (additional US$15.00 per person)
  • 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) - International Flight, Los Angeles to Auckland (Check quote for inclusion)

Shortly after departing Los Angeles you will be served dinner and you will be given breakfast before landing in Auckland.

Relax, watch some movies, and try to get some sleep!

Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.

(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, New Zealand, 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.

(Day 3) - Free Day to Explore Auckland

Visit one of Auckland’s many attractions.

Fly a kite or throw a Frisbee in the beautifully landscaped Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park. Critique a giant selection of both traditional and contemporary art at Auckland Art Gallery. Take a walking, swim or hike through any of Auckland’s 25 Regional Parks. Have a laugh at The Classic Comedy and Bar in Queen Street, New Zealand’s home of live comedy. Take the bus over to Eden Park, New Zealand’s largest stadium. In the evening you can join the dancing on K’Road and party on till the wee hours at one of the many nightclubs. Or maybe you would rather visit the trendy suburb of Ponsonby and enjoy delicious cuisine, superb lattes or cocktails if more to your taste. And if it is cafes, bars and restaurants you’re after, the Viaduct Harbour has a great selection.

Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand – Julian Apse

Optional Day Tour (Not Included), SkyJump Adventure (45 Mins)

New Zealand’s highest jump! Standing 629ft above Auckland with people and cars below you, that step off the edge can be breath-taking for so many reasons. The amazing view, the insane height or just the thought of the rush to come!

SkyJump can be described as Base Jumping while attached to a wire. It’s just like being a movie stuntman, or a super hero. The sensation is different to a Bungy. You’ll fall very fast at speeds of up to 52mph for around 11 seconds before coming to a smooth landing at the base of the Sky Tower. This is tough on your mind but easy on your body. It is an absolute must do in Auckland. FREE Sky Tower pass included so you can explore the different observation levels afterwards.

A Discount combo package with a Auckland Harbour Bridge Jump and/or SkyWalk available.

Transport: Make your way to the Sky Tower on the corner of Victoria and Federal Street.
Available Jump times: Every 15mins from 10:30am – 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Age: 10 years or older
Weight: 78 – 268 pounds
Medical Considerations: Participation in adventure activities involves a degree of risk. Some medical restrictions apply. All customers will be required to sign a waiver upon activity check-in.
Clothing Safety: Flat, secure and enclosed footwear must be worn. Wear comfortable clothing.
Tour Operates: Daily, closed on public holidays.

Optional Day Tour, (Not Included) SkyWalk Adventure (90Mins)

Walk around the outside ring of the tallest building in NZ and the most famous structure in Auckland, the Sky Tower.

Standing 629ft above Auckland City the 360 degree views are absolutely breath-taking. This is not for the faint hearted as there are no handrails. If you are brave enough you can try the optional challenges like leaning out over the edge. Sky Tower pass included so you can enjoy the different levels including the observation deck afterwards.

A Discount combo package with a Auckland Harbour Bridge Jump and/or SkyJump available.

Transport: Make your way to the Sky Tower on the corner of Victoria and Federal Street.
Available Walk times: 10am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm
Age: 10 years or older
Weight: 78 – 279 pounds
Medical Considerations: Participation in adventure activities involves a degree of risk. Some medical restrictions apply. All customers will be required to sign a waiver upon activity check-in.
Clothing Safety: Flat, lace-up secure footwear must be worn. Wear comfortable clothing, no loose items permitted, on-site storage lockers
Tour Operates: Daily, closed on public holidays.

Optional Day Tour, (Not Included) Auckland Bridge Bungy Jump (2 Hours)

Remember when you thought you couldn’t do it. When you wanted to back out. But you didn’t. You took a deep breath and stepped forward. Because if you can do this, you can do anything! .

Bungy Jump 131 feet off the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge surrounded by open
ocean. Jump Masters will strap you up and clip you on, then leap out over the
harbour with a chance for an optional dip at the only ocean touch jump.
This site offers a bunch of freestyle options too so anything goes! Want to go
backwards and try a handstand just ask the crew!

A Discount combo package with a bridge climb is available.

Transport: Your ticket includes transport from Maritime Museum on Quay St at the Viaduct.
Available Departure times: 9:00am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Age: 10 years or older
Weight: 77 – 330 pounds
Medical Considerations: Participation in adventure activities involves a degree of risk. Some medical restrictions apply. All customers will be required to sign a waiver upon activity check-in.
Clothing Safety: Flat, secure and enclosed footwear must be worn. Wearcomfortable clothing, no loose items permitted – on-site storage lockers available.
Tour Operates: Daily, closed on public holidays.

Optional Day Tour, (Not Included) Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb (2 Hours)

A little adventure, a little epic sightseeing, a little history and a lot of fun! This unforgettable adventure takes you under, around, up and over the historic Auckland Harbour Bridge.

It’s a rewarding, educational and unique fully-guided tour that takes you right to the top of it all. With custom engineered walkways, its safe enough to give you peace of mind, while thrilling enough to get your adrenaline going. The best thing is having a guide teach you all about the amazing city, its history and culture all while you unlock some secrets and have a laugh at the funny facts. Even see a Bungy up close.

A Discount combo package with a bungy jump from the bridge is available.

Transport: Your ticket includes transport from Maritime Museum on Quay St at the Viaduct.
Available Departure times: 9:00am, 11:30am & 2:30pm
Age: 7 years or older
Weight: 77 – 330 pounds
Medical Considerations: Participation in adventure activities involves a degree of risk. Some medical restrictions apply. All customers will be required to sign a waiver upon activity check-in.
Clothing Safety: All Climbers must wear Bridge Climb suits. Please ensure you wear flat, secure and enclosed footwear. Winter can get cold, so we recommend layering-up and taking a jacket. Cameras, mobile phones, loose clothing or equipment cannot be carried on the Bridge due to safety reasons. Lockers are onsite to secure your belongings.
Tour Operates: Daily, closed on public holidays.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Piha Canyon

Piha Canyon Abseiling Adventure, North Island, New Zealand (Day Tour)

The Piha Canyon – Abseiling (repelling) down showering waterfalls surrounded by moss and fern covered volcanic rock walls, swimming through pools of blues and greens, jumps, caves, and slides as you explore the canyon! You will also see the remains of the original pioneers wood constructed logging dam and learn about the local history and Maori culture. Includes transport, bakery lunch / refreshments, full equipment, a visit to black sand Piha Surf Beach and a beautiful rainforest walk. All obstacles are optional, no experience needed.

Minimum age 12 years. Any booking of less than 4 pax will be confirmed as tentative.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Kayak to Rangitoto Island

Sea Kayak to the landmark of the Auckland region and see Auckland city from another perspective.

After your saftey briefing and paddling instruction you will kayak across the Waitemata harbour, meaning ‘sparkling waters’, where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.

On arrival at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes, you will start the leisurely 1hr walk to the summit. Walking up the pohutukawa-cloaked island gives you the chance to explore the baked scoria rocks which support over 200 different native trees and flowering plants. Upon reaching the top of Rangitoto you will be treated to the finest 360 degree views that the Auckland region has to offer.

At the return to the water’s edge, a healthy hearty kiwi lunch will be awaiting you, with cold and hot drinks to match! If time permits, you might even enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea before the gear is packed back into the kayak to head home.

As you kayak back south, perhaps with the help of a sail, you arrive back safely at St Heliers Bay.

An exciting, action-packed and educative day for all!

To keep these islands pest free and see what you need to do before joining Auckland Sea Kayaks on our trip please go to www.treasureislands.co.nz

Start: 8:30AM
Return: 3:30PM

(Day 4) - Day Tour, Deluxe Coach to Rotorua with Caves, Agrodome & Te Puia

Experience New Zealand’s rich cultural heritage and the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, plus a trip through the famous glowworm caves at Waitomo, on this full day sightseeing tour by deluxe luxury coach.

Depart Auckland: Travel the main Southern Highway through small rural townships steeped in early pioneer history. Your host serves morning tea during this sector.

Waikato: Travel through New Zealand’s largest dairy and sheep farming province. See the small farming settlements on the outskirts of Hamilton City, as you travel towards King Country, birthplace of the Maori Monarchy.

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves: Join a guided tour through this world-famous cave formation, climaxed by drifting silently in a boat through a glow worm cavern lit up with thousands of tiny glow worm lights.

Light Lunch: Served on-board as we make our way to Rotorua through magnificent rural farmland with its vast numbers of grazing animals.

Rotorua: New Zealand’s highest city, 305 meters (1000 feet) above sea level, located inside the rim of a volcanic crater. An area of great geothermal activity where you will visit the following attractions:

Agrodome Farm Tour: An introduction to New Zealand farming, with a 45-minute tour of an authentic working farm in all-weather, all-terrain vehicles. Watch a sheep being shorn and hand-feed the animals.

Lake Rotorua: Drive through the foreshore park past the hundreds of ducks and swans. Then travel through the beautiful historic Government Gardens.

Te Puia Institute (Maori Arts, Crafts & Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve): One of Rotorua’s most famous attractions. See woodcarving, weaving displays, Maori village and the thermal valley with the famous Pohutu Geyser, fumaroles, colourful silica deposits and boiling mud pools.

This tour ends in Rotorua.

(Days 4 to 7) - 3 Nights Accommodation in Rotorua

Travel to your accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 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.

(Days 5 to 6) - Free Days to Explore Rotorua

Enjoy some free time in Rotorua to explore this historic city!

Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland filled with a plethora of activities and attractions to check out. The region’s unique location is filled with hot pools, geysers, mud pools and geothermal activity.

Visit Waiotapu, where there are many sights to explore. Experience the Champagne Pool and waterfall filled with rich vibrant colours of the mineral salts, bubbling mud pools, craters, and Lady Knox Geyser when you visit. Arrive in the morning to see the Lady Knox Geyser at 10:15 am. For a full day of relaxation, visit the hot mineral pools and treat yourself to a relaxing Polynesian spa treatment that uses the local products (like a Rotorua mud wrap or manuka honey facial). Go Zorbing! Roll down a hill in an inflatable globe in this truly unique experience. There are different tracks to roll down with up to three people in the globe. You can choose to roll down with water in the globe for a fun time splashing around. For the adventure seekers, try Skydiving, the adrenaline rush of the jump will have you accelerating at 200 kilometres/hour. All the great views of Rotorua are best seen from 15,000 feet above.

Photo Credit: Tourism Rotorua

Insider's Tip: Adventure in Rotorua

Experience a memorable adventure in Rotorua!

If you consider yourself to be an adventure buff then consider a day filled with one of these exciting Rotorua attractions! Take a “Must see, must do!” 2 1/2 to 3 hour ride on a New Zealand Riverjet and experience the fantastic geothermal wonderland on a thrilling jet boat! If a need for speed is present then opt to luge down one of three racing tracks or experience the Sky Swing at the Skyline Skyrides Complex. Whether a beginner or an extreme adrenalin seeker, have yourself a once in a lifetime experience with white water rafting! With these activities you are sure to make your time in Rotorua a memorable one!

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Rotorua Canopy Tours - Half Day

Embark on a magical journey through untouched native New Zealand forest from an unexplored perspective with your canopy tour.

High amongst ancient trees this 3 hour adventure combines fun and excitment with pristine natural beauty.

Mix thrill and wonder through an incredible network of trails, tree platforms, ziplines (flying fox) and swing bridges. The changing views are breath taking as you experience the thrill of flying through changing landscapes from high above unexplored forested valleys, to tight openings through the forest sub canopy, to amongst stands of giant long forgotten trees.

In between the thrill of the ziplines (flying fox), suspended treebridges and the tree platforms let the guides share their passion and knowledge for the local history, the forest and the conservation challenges to preserve it all to bring alive the forest environment you are passing through.

Hear the beautiful orchestra of native bird song resonating in the forest and take a deep breath to let the wondrous moment sink in.

Tours appeals to all ages and is suitable for a wide range of people from children through to grandparents – no experience is required. The tour infrastructure has been built to ensure minimal environmental impact while also delivering unprecedented safety and comfort for all guests.

Highlights: Small Group, unforgettable Eco Tourism Adventure – this is NOT mass tourism; 2 awesome, highly trained and knowledgeable guides to escort you; Travel a 1.2 kilometre network of ziplines, swingbridges, treetop platforms and walking trails deep in virgin New Zealand native forest; 6 Zipline/Flying fox flights up to 220 metres long and 40 metres above forest floor; Treetop platforms perched 22 metres up 500 year old trees; Tree to tree swingbridges up to 50 metres long; You will not see any tree, plant or most bird species on any other country on earth

Optional Day Tour (Not Included), Gondola Ride with 1 Luge Track Run

Rotorua Gondola – a must-do Rotorua attraction!

Relax and take in the 180 degree panorama from the gondola, then experience one of Rotorua’s most loved adventure activities – the luge!

Part go-cart, part toboggan, the luge offers a truly unique outdoor experience that should be on your list of things to do in Rotorua. There are three luge tracks of differing skill levels winding through beautiful forest.

Once at the bottom, ride the scenic chairlift back to the top of the track!

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Helicopter over White Island - Half Day

Land on and explore an active volcano!

Your helicopter flight takes you north over Hell’s Gate Thermal Valley to the Pacific Ocean coastline and the active volcano of White Island. Land at the crater’s rim and spend approximately one hour on a guided walk of this fascinating natural attraction. Experience the volcanic fury of the main crater, view sulphur deposits, and the remains of the old sulphur mine.
Allow 3 hours

Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Geothermal Wonderland

This is an amazing half day, guided tour around two of Rotorua’s best known thermal attractions – Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Waiotapu.

Your tour includes transport, the hosting of an experienced guide and admission fees to these two most diverse and beautiful geothermal activity parks of the Rotorua region.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley was created only ‘yesterday’, as a direct result of the 1886 Tarawera Volcanic Eruption. It features huge hot water lakes, beautiful sinter terraces, hot springs and a diverse, specialised native forest growing down to the very edge of hot water lakes.

Ancient Waiotapu is 70,000 years old. A well-known visitor attraction and home to bubbling mud pools, hot springs, collapsed craters and the famous Lady Knox Geyser.

The Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour includes: Pick up from your Rotorua accommodation; Waimangu Volcanic Valley walk; Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland walk; Return to your Rotorua accommodation

Please Note: Departs Rotorua accommodation daily between 8:00 and 8:15, returning at 1:00

Optional Evening Event (Not Included) - Tamaki Maori Cultural Experience

Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting.

Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Agroventures 4 Tune Flexi Pass

Experience up to five of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities. There is something for everyone including NZ’s best value Bungy Jump , the Swoop – NZ’s favourite sky swing, Agrojet – NZ’s ONLY commercial jet sprint (and the fastest jet boat in the country), Freefall Xtreme NZ’s ONE and ONLY wind tunnel and the incredible Shweeb racing suspended monorail – the ONLY one in the world and the one Google selected in 2010!

Perfect for families and all types of travelers looking for a high adrenaline thrill. There is something for everyone, infants to grandparents, all in picturesque country surroundings just 10 minutes north of Rotorua and adjacent to Zorb, AMAZEme and the Agrodome. Skyline Luge and Rainbow Springs are just 5 minutes further on the way to Rotorua.

You can spend as long as you like on site from a quick 30 mins fly-by to setting aside about half day to take it all in.

Obtain a chance to do all four activities (Swoop, Agrojet, Freefall, and Shweeb) or trade your pass for these activities for one Bungy Jump!

Swoop (part of pass)
Feel your heart beat as the anticipation increases as your raised 40 meters into the air high above the Ngongotaha stream, and then pulling a ripcord that that plunges you into an exhilarating swoop towards the ground at 130kmph. Take the plunge on your own or get others to join you to make for a more intense experience.

Agrojet (part of pass)
Power around the purpose built watercourse in a high speed Hamilton Jet Boat.
The G-force sensation is akin to a Formula One Racing car in full throttle. Climb aboard. Snuggle into the bucket seat, click into your four-point race harness and let your pro driver show you what life’s really like in the fast lane – because there is no slowing down for the corners!

Freefall Xtreme Body Flying (part of pass)
This is the closest you will get to be a super hero – fly unattached on a giant wind column. This activity is sure to have fellow delegates laughing till their sides hurt!
Ever wanted to fly, pretend to be a superhero? Well experience the thrill of body flying; this is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Let the Freefall team guide you on the flight of your life as you step out into the flight zone.

Shweeb – Race Thru Space (part of pass)
Shweeb is a world first and is a human powered monorail racetrack. One to four delegates will race against the clock and each other over a 600m track in order to get the quickest time. This is a high impact challenge with anyone of all fitness levels being able to participate with ease.

Bungy Jumping (trade your pass for one bungy jump)
Rotorua bungy provides some of the most spectacular views of the district, Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island and far below the trout filled Ngongotaha Stream. As you stand on the purpose built tower, 43 meters above scenic farmland, you’ll hear your jump master call “3, 2, 1 Bungy! As you take the leap of faith. On completion pose with the Bungy crew in front of the cameras to celebrate your success.

(Day 7) - Shuttle Transfer, Rotorua Accommodation to Airport

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

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.

(Day 7) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Rotorua to Queenstown

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Rotorua to Queenstown (South Island).

(Day 7) - Shuttle Transfer, Queenstown Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Queenstown, 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 7 to 11) - 4 Nights Accommodation in Queenstown

Travel to your accommodation where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 nights.

Your Superior Room features 1 King or 2 Large Single Beds.

Queenstown is the birthplace of bungee jumping and has often been called the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’. This title, however, belies the other experiences and the natural beauty that this corner of the world has to offer. With beautiful gardens set in one of the most scenic locations in the world, world-class, fine-dining restaurants and heart-stopping, adrenaline-inducing adventure sports, Queenstown has more than enough to keep everyone happy and engaged.

It’s the perfect location for a romantic honeymoon, a 21st birthday party or a family adventure break. Jump right in to see how you can make Queenstown your personal favorite vacation spot.

Right in the heart of the action, your hotel Queenstown is just minutes’ walk from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating. The popular ski destinations of Coronet Peak, Remakables, and Cardrona are also close by. The rooms and suites, gym, sauna and spa, feature contemporary city-inspired design.

Most of the accommodation also offers scenic views of Queenstown city and mountains, providing the perfect backdrop to your trip. You’ll love your stay at this 4-star plus and Enviro-Gold Qualmark rated hotel, with an Environmental Sustainability Plan for the future.

(Days 8 to 10) - Free Days 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) - Shotover Jet

Welcome to Shotover Jet Country, Queenstown New Zealand.

Get ready for the World’s most exciting Jet Boat ride! Acknowledged as the World’s most famous Jet Boat operation, many imitate Shotover Jet but for sheer excitement, no one comes close.

It’s a thrilling ride – skimming past rocky outcrops at close range in your Shotover Jet ‘Big Red’, as you twist and turn through the narrow canyons at breath taking speeds. And a major highlight – hold tight for the world famous Shotover Jet full 360º spins!


No visit to Queenstown is complete without “Catching the Canyons” with award winning Shotover Jet, “the World’s most exciting Jet Boat ride” and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
Shotover Jet operates every day of the year (weather and river conditions permitting) except Christmas day.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Routeburn Trail - Half Day

Experience on the of the world’s “Top Ten Classic Hikes”. The wide variety of flora and fauna on display is sure to impress.

The Routeburn Track combines personal achievement with awe-inspiring scenery. On this half day walk, enjoy a relaxed pace tour through the forest. Surrounded by the sounds of rivers, waterfalls and native birds, you will be transported to a world of peace and tranquility.

You will be picked up in Queenstown at 8:00am and driven along the picturesque Queenstown-Glenorchy Road beside Lake Wakatipu. Beyond Glenorchy you drive through Paradise and at the road end enter Mt. Aspiring National Park and the renowned Routeburn Track. Cross the swing bridge and enter a spectacular Beech Forest. The path is smooth and flat, allowing you to look for birds as they flit through the trees – a treat is to see the Mohua (yellowhead) a rare endemic bird usually seen in small breeding flocks plus the native bush robin and NZ’s smallest native bird the rifleman.

The track follows the Routeburn River as it roars through a magnificent gorge before plunging beneath the rocks. It is a gradual ascent through 130 million year old magical world of ferns, mosses, lichens and beech forest. The wide variety of flora and fauna on display is sure to impress. Your guides will also share information about the historical significance of the Routeburn Track and how it was used by Maori and European pioneers. There are plenty of waterfalls to enjoy and lots of places to rest along the river. The trail is moderately paced, rising gradually towards stunning snow-capped peaks.

Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand

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

Optional Day Tour, (Not Included) Nevis Catapult (4 Hours)

Get ready for an insane ride on the biggest and most extreme catapult in the world!

You’ll be propelled 150m (492ft) up and out across the Nevis Valley, experiencing up to 3Gs of force as you reach speeds of almost 100kms (62miles) an hour in 1.5 seconds flat. A hair-raising drop will have your blood pumping and you’ll be screaming for another hit! There’s a reason the crew dub it the Thriller!

Transport: Return Shuttle Transfer from the Queenstown Bungy Centre included.
Available departure times: 9:20am, 10:00am, 11:20am, 12:00pm, 12:40pm, 1:20pm, 2:00pm and 2:40pm.
Age: 13 years or older
Weight: 99 – 279 pounds
Medical Considerations: Participation in adventure activities involves a degree of risk. Some medical restrictions apply. All customers will be required to sign a waiver upon activity check-in.
Clothing Safety: Flat, lace-up secure footwear must be worn. Wear comfortable and weather appropriate clothing. Nevis can experiences cooler conditions than Queenstown.
Tour Operates: Daily, closed on public holidays.
Surcharge for Spectators, bookings are essential.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Dart River Safari - Half Day

This jet boat adventure offers your senses a feast of spectacular natural beauty on a journey into the wilderness of a World Heritage area.

Your day begins with 1.5 hour journey on a jet boat through the Dart’s river system. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful snow-covered peaks, hidden valleys & waterfalls. Your day includes a guided walk (30-40 minutes) along the ‘Heritage Trail’ at Paradise. Your guide will provide you with informative & entertaining commentary about the ancient native beech forest. The forests of this region sit within a World Heritage Area, one of the only natural sites of its kind that is accessible to the public.


Your guide details the fascinating history of this area from the days of Gondwanaland, to quests by Maori for prized pounamu, to the present day efforts of New Zealand’s department of conservation for the preservation of the area. The day ends with a 4WD coach drive along a scenic back road. You will be entertained with stories of the countryside. On the ride home you will stop to view the scenery made famous by Peter Jackson in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Cruise and Cycle tour with BBQ Lunch

The perfect half day, independent cycling trip experiencing the best that Queenstown has to offer.

Enjoy a Spirit of Queenstown cruise to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm, stopping at Bob’s Cove to view flora and fauna up close and spectacular views towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, the Southern Alps and The Remarkables mountain range.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air, watch the landscape unfold and take in the panoramic alpine views while cycling 12 kilometres (about one hour) along a remote but public road to Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak.

After a scumptious BBQ lunch at Walter Peak return to Queenstown on the TSS Earnslaw.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Southern Glacier Experience Scenic Helicopter

See dramatic views of the majestic Southern Alps and Aspiring National Park. Discover the ancient icefalls of glaciers before an alpine snow landing. Stand in snow surrounded by stunning mountain peaks. See Lake Wakatipu’s mysterious northern shores, bush covered valleys, unparalleled views of Mount Aspiring and the mighty Rees and Dart River valleys.

Highlights include:
– Alpine landing among snow capped peaks.
-Awe-inspiring views of the Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring National Park on a premier 50 minute trip.
-Soar above untouched native forest and glacial icefalls.

Includes, Scenic helicopter flight, Alpine landing, Hotel pick up and drop off, Informative pilot commentary.

Duration: 50 minutes
Your flight is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Bungy jumping from Kawarau Bridge

If you’ve heard of Bungy, you’ve heard of the The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (bungee) jump. Home to the world’s first and most famous of leaps, 43m above the Kawarau River is the world’s best-loved Bungy site.

Opened in 1988, the Kawarau Bridge Bungy is ‘The Original’, the World’s first commercial bungy site. Jumpers launch 43m off this Historic Bridge, which spans the Kawarau River 20 minutes outside Queenstown, New Zealand.

Jumpers arrive at the Kawarau Bungy Centre, where they are briefed, weighed and sign waiver forms, before heading out onto the historic Kawarau Bridge. Jump deck crews harness each jumper and attach foot cuffs before 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… BUNGY! You can choose from a number of options; topple over backwards, forwards, with another person, spin or somersault. Kawarau Bridge Bungy is also the only Bungy in Queenstown where you can choose to bob above the water, touch it, or be fully immersed.

Jumpers are then lowered into a raft and walk back up to the Kawarau Bungy Centre where they can check out photos and videos of their jump (purchasing of photo and video is at an additional cost) and browse through our selection of exclusive merchandise.

Spectators are more than welcome to stop by the Kawarau Bungy Centre. If Transport is needed there is a charge of $30.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Queenstown Tandem Skydive

Today you’ll experience a thrill like no other! Get ready to tandem skydive high above the beautiful landscape of Queenstown.

It takes a certain kind of person to jump from an aircraft at 9,000 feet into thin air. It takes courage. Harnessed by space age materials to an experienced qualified Jumpmaster, you step out that aircraft door and plummet towards the ground at 200KPH, Terminal Velocity.

Queenstown skydive dropzone is located 20 minutes from central Queenstown in a
rural tranquil environment. Access to the drop zone is by courtesy coach departing
hourly (weather permitting) from central Queenstown.

Weight Limit : 100kgs

Trip Duration : Allow 3 Hours Return Trip
Trips depart Hourly Starting 8.30am

Upgrade to a higher elevation jump available at an additional cost.

Optional Day Tour, (Not Included) Queenstown Basin Explorer Cycle Tour

Cycle through Otago’s Wakatipu Basin taking in breathtaking scenery, wineries, historic gold-mining towns, lakes and mountains. Along the way riders might discover hidden ruins, amazing architecture and historic bridges.

Pick up at accommodation in Queenstown around 9:30am for 10:00am shuttle to Tuckers Beach Trail Head. Chat with local drivers and support personnel and get a briefing on bike safety and trail navigation. Ride the highlights of the Shotover river trail before stopping for a mid-morning coffee or hot drink break. You’ll ride along the shores of Lake Hayes, historic Arrowtown and through the Gibbston Valley vineyards. Have a picnic lunch, shop in Arrowtown and enjoy a wine tasting. You’ll ride over swing bridges and the Karawau Bridge – the first bungy location in the world before arriving back at your Queenstown accommodation. Distance: 35 km/21 miles.

Includes:

Transportation to/from Queenstown accommodation.
Cycle equipment which includes bicycle, helmet and trail documentation.
Support driver and tour guide at certain points along the trail to provide information about destination
Wine tasting

Optional Day Tour, (Not Included) - Milford Track Walk

New Zealand’s most famous walk, the Milford Track has been thrilling hikers for more than 150 years. The alpine and fiord scenery is as perfect as ever.

Around 100 years ago, in an article that appeared in the London Spectator, the poet Blanche Baughan declared the Milford Track to be ‘the finest walk in the world’.

Arguably New Zealand’s most famous walk, the 53 kilometre journey begins at the head of Lake Te Anau, and leads you across suspension bridges, board walks and a mountain pass. The Milford Track will show you pristine lakes, sky-scraping mountain peaks and enormous valley views; and it will take you to feel the misty breath of Sutherland Falls, the tallest waterfall in New Zealand.

On a sunny day it is postcard perfect but some walkers say that only when it rains, and torrents of water cascade down the steep mountainsides, have you truly experienced the magic of the Milford Track.

Pre-bookings for hut accommodation along track is essential. Guided options available.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Shot Over Canyon Swing Adventure

Shotover Canyon Swing is the world’s highest swing.With over 10 different jumpstyles we can expertly manage the scariness for everyone from knitting nanas to adrenaline junkies.



We have built a platform on the edge of a cliff 109m/360ft above the Shotover River. At the platform you are fitted into a seat and chest safety harness and connected to the jump ropes. This harnessing configuration keeps your arms and legs free throughout the journey and enabling you to safely depart the platform in any position imaginable. Gravity does the rest.



Upon departing from the platform you’ll have a pure freefall of 60m/200ft into the canyon before the ropes smoothly pendulum you to a giant swing arc of 200m/650ft at 150kph. The freefall/swing journey is so smooth you’ll barely notice when you’ve finished freefalling and begun your swing. After a number of swings across the canyon we’ll winch you swiftly back up to the platform.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Gondola Ride to Zip Lining over Queenstown

Join in on an exhilarating Moa zipline (flying fox) adventure above spectacular Queenstown! Ride up the Skyline Gondola and then glide through the treetops on a series of four flying foxes.




Your experienced Guides will deliver an interpretive tour as you “Zzziiiiiip” from tree to tree. Breath in some pristine mountain air as you venture on a carefully crafted journey that combines exhilaration, adventure, and ecological exploration.




Offering spectacular views of the surroundings, this tour offers a thrilling eco-adventure experience, while also providing the opportunity to learn about what this breathtaking place has to offer.

Closed toe footwear is essential. Open rain or shine 365 days a year.

(Day 11) - Shuttle Transfer, Queenstown Accommodation to Airport

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

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.

(Day 11) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Queenstown to Auckland

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Queenstown to Auckland (North Island).

(Day 11) - International Flight, Auckland to Los Angeles (Check quote for inclusion)

Today depart Auckland and fly to the USA. Enjoy an in-flight dinner and movie with arrival in the USA. Note: you will be traveling back across the International Date Line. Gain that day back you lost on the way over, you actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Auckland.

Note: Flight may include a stop over in Australia.

  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.