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14 Days: Explore Fiji and New Zealand [ST-6567]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Tokoriki (3 Nights), Coral Coast Hideaway (2), Auckland (1), Rotorua (2), Queenstown (4)
  • US Domestic Flights - Not Included (can be added at your request)
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Nadi, Nadi to Auckland, Auckland to Los Angeles
  • New Zealand Domestic Flights - Rotorua to Queenstown via Christchurch
  • Day Tours - Fiji: Upper Navua River Rafting; Waitomo: Black Abyss and Glow Worms; Queenstown: Coronet Peak and the Remarkables
  • Shuttle Transfers - Nadi Airport to Port Denarau, Port Denarau to Coral Coast Hideaway Accommodation, Coral Coast Hideaway Accommodation to Nadi Airport, Queenstown Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Launch/Transfer - Port Denarau to Tokoriki Accommodation (Return)
  • Car Rental: 3 Day Rental - Pickup in Auckland and Drop-off in Rotorua
  • Rental Car (Base rate only) does not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees.
  • All Other Day Tours are Optional and not included
  • Visa only required for some South Pacific countries; $15 visa fee per person where applicable.
  • 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 Nadi, Fiji

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

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, Nadi Airport to Denarau Marina

Travel from the airport to Denarau Marina.

(Day 2) - Launch/Transfer - Port Denarau to Tokoriki Accommodation
(Days 2 to 5) - 3 Nights Accommodation in Fiji

Spend 3 Nights at your luxury adults only retreat in the heart of the South Pacific. Perfect for couples or honeymooners alike.

This truly Fijian, exclusive paradise is just 35km from Nadi, situated within the beautiful Mamanuca Islands. Exclusively beachfront and nestled amongst lush tropical gardens, each room is complete with a king bed, tropical outdoor shower, private decks with sun lounges and hammocks for the ultimate tranquil experience.

A boutique island paradise for couples seeking an affordable indulgence in paradise. Relax and indulge in the luxury day spa or simply soak up the sun by the resort’s horizon edge pool. Experience Fijian culture with a visit to the local village and a traditional kava ceremony. Discover the beauty of snorkeling Tokoriki’s coral reefs or dive with the PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Dive Team. With an abundance of sites including a Giant Clam Farm less than 30 minutes by boat, keen divers and snorkelers are spoilt for choice.

(Days 3 to 4) - Free Days to Explore Tokoriki

Experience the warmth and beauty of Fiji at your luxury resort, surrounded in white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.

Your resort provides complimentary use of non-motorized activities including:

– Standup paddle boards
– Hobie cat sailing
– Snorkeling equipment
– Kayaks

Other complimentary activities include:

– Traditional basket weaving
– Board games
– Garden chess
– Reading bure
– Fresh water & salt water swimming pools
– Glass bottom boat trips
– Herbal medicine walks
– Table tennis

(Day 5) - Launch/Transfer - Tokoriki Accommodation to Port Denarau
(Day 5) - Shuttle Transfer, Port Denarau to Coral Coast Hideaway
(Days 5 to 7) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Fiji

Spend 2 nights in an enchanting tropical gem on the Coral Coast, an idyllic South Pacific escape.

Take in the pristine coral beaches and majestic lagoons with year round warm tropical waters at a Fiji Resort & Spa. You have the opportunity to experience the real Fiji by visiting the friendly locals in their village along with some of Fiji’s amazing natural attractions. From the hot springs and ancient caves of Busa to a tour along the Sigatoka river through tropical rainforests to tiny and hospitable local villages.

(Day 6) - Day Tour - Upper Navua River Rafting
(Day 7) - Shuttle Transfer, Coral Coast Hideaway Accommodation to Nadi Airport

Travel from your vacation accommodation to the airport.

(Day 7) - International Flight, Nadi, Fiji to Auckland

Your International flight will take you from Nadi, Fiji direct to Auckland New Zealand.

(Days 7 to 10) - 3 Day Car Rental, Pick Up in Auckland, Drop Off in Rotorua

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

Take the opportunity to explore parts of New Zealand in and around your vacation town. 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 7 to 8) - 1 Nights Accommodation in Auckland

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

Auckland is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world– renowned as that ‘City Of Sails.’ Dramatic landscapes and seascapes provide a diverse playground in which a compelling range of attractions are available. Visitors come to enjoy an array of exciting entertainment, leisure, culture and dining possibilities in New Zealand’s largest city.

(Day 8) - Self-Drive from Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo

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 8) - Day Tour - Black Abyss and Glow Worms - 5 hours

Black Abyss is the ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere.

Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 35 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey.

At every stage you’re accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment.

To complete the Black Abyss caving adventure tour requires a moderate level of fitness. Minimum age restrictions apply. All equipment is provided, including footwear, tubes, wetsuits, helmets, abseiling devices and safety equipment. Just bring yourself, your swimwear, a towel and a thirst for adventure.

At the end of the expedition, enjoy a hot shower and complimentary hot soup and a bagel.

Tour departure Times
9:00am, 11:00am, and 2:00pm

What You need to know
-Allow 5 hours
-Beginner level
-You must be 16 years and 45kg + (99lbs +)
-Need swimwear and towel
-Water temperature 10-14 C (50 to 57 F)
-Wetsuits and footwear provided
-8 people per tour maximum

Activity Involves
-Abseiling training
-Abseiling 35 metres
-Caving and walking
-Cave tubing (black water rafting)
-Glow worms
-Jumps
-Flying Fox
-Climbing

(Days 8 to 10) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Rotorua

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

Located on the shores of Lake Rotorua your accommodation is only a short walk to the city centre, convention centre, cafes and restaurants. Here in the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture you’ll experience an enveloping warmth, proud spirit, deep sense of history and a quick humour. Picturesque cobbled and lantern lined streetways and striking Tudor architecture celebrates New Zealand’s significant colonial history. Travel the region by mountain bike or participate in local bush walks.

Upgrade Available (extra cost):
Lake View Room

(Day 9) - Free Day 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

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Rotorua AM Sights & Hobbition PM from Rotorua

Experience Maori culture, New Zealand’s natural wonders and the magic of Middle-earth in an action-packed day trip.

Your full-day tour begins with a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Visit the cultural centre at Te Puia and gain an insight into Maori traditions and ways of life, before entering a geothermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools.

Explore Rainbow Springs, a nature park which showcases native flora and fauna including the famous New Zealand kiwi. Then see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep-shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome.

Following the show, join the Hobbiton Movie Set coach tour and enjoy a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed.

Learn how this working farm was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies.

Upon completion of the Hobbiton Movie Set tour, return to Rotorua.

Photo Credit: Te Puia

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Lake Taupo Full Day Tour

Experience attractions in the Taupo region.

On leaving Rotorua you drive past the start of the Kaiangaroa Forest (the largest man planted forest in the Southern Hemisphere) and head south, stopping on the way to view the hot water lake adjacent to Rainbow Mountain before arriving at Wai o Tapu ( Sacred Water ).

Here your visit takes in a wonderland of colour and thermal activity. See the Champagne Pool and the famous Lady Knox Geyser, erupting at 10.15 am, daily. Also the largest Mud Lake in the world. Your next stop is to see the Aratiatia Rapids when at mid-day the gates of this dam on the Waikato River are opened and provide a spectacular view of rapids filling the valley.

After the rapids it is on to the famous and awesome Huka Falls, another of the wonders of the Waikato River.

Arrive at the Taupo Lookout at approximately 1.00pm. On a clear day the Mountains of Tongariro National Park are visible (snow clad in the winter). . At this stage you relax and reflect on the wonders so far. After lunch some free time for a walk / shopping or just sit by the lake.

You will be departing the township at about 2.00pm .

A short stop at the NZ Honey Hive, where you get to see inside the bee hive, learn about the honey and join in the honey tasting. New Zealand fruit wines are also available for tasting. This is a very nice complex for all ages. Waiarakei Geothermal Bore fields Lookout followed by a visit to the Lava Glass Factory before returning to Rotorua.

Time can be allowed for Jet Boating and / or Bungy Jumping

Photo Credit: Destination Great Lake Taupo

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Evening Tour, 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!

(Day 10) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Rotorua to Christchurch

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

(Day 10) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Christchurch to Queenstown

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

(Day 10) - 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 10 to 14) - 4 Nights Accommodation in Queenstown

Travel to your accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 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 superb 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 11) - 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) - Lord of the Rings Tour

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) - 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) - 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.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included)- Milford Sound Experience Tour - Full Day

This is one of New Zealand’s “must see” locations. Milford Sound is the most famous area in the Fiord land National Park. Cruise along the spectacular Milford Sound with steep mountains rising directly from the ocean floor.

Enjoy a spectacular day in the Fiordland World Heritage Park including a cruise of the famous Milford Sound. The road to Milford Sound passes through rural towns and skirts around the shores of picturesque lakes backdropped with magnificent mountains. The road then crosses the ‘Divide’ to enter Cleddau Valley via the Homer Tunnel. Enjoy some of the most stunning scenery to be found anywhere in the world including towering snow-capped peaks, magnificent rainforests and spectacular waterfalls. On arrival at Milford, board a catamaran for a one and a half hour cruise and view the spectacular waterfalls including the Stirling and Bowen Falls and famous Mitre Peak. An optional scenic flight may be taken for the return journey to Queenstown (arranged through your coach driver on the day of travel). For passengers returning by coach there will be a half hour stop at Te Anau before continuing back to Queenstown.

Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand

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.

(Day 12) - 1 Day Ski Pass, Coronet Peak and the Remarkables

One day pass to ski Coronet Peak and The Remarkables with lift pass, 2 group lessons, equipment rental and transfers.

Ski or snowboard for 1 day while you visit Queenstown! Visit the South Island’s most popular mountain resort at Coronet Peak which has high speed chair lifts, extensive trails, several eateries, outdoor heated deck, restaurants, and coffee and bar facitilies. You can also go to The Remarkables which is known for its true alpine environment and includes everything from beginners slopes to big mountain possibilities, as well as a tubing park.

Lift passes provide full access to operating chairlifts and surface lifts at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for the days specified between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, weather and conditions permitting.

(Day 13) - 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) - Funyak Safari - Full Day

Enjoy this truly unique adventure that includes jet boat action, a unique funyak adventure, and a wilderness buffet lunch.


The “Funyak Safari” is a truly unique adventure that combines exhilarating wilderness jet boating with unique “Funyak” inflatable canoes for a fun way to intimately explore magnificent “World Heritage” wilderness within Mt Aspiring National Park. Your professional guides will take you on an inspiring adventure through dramatic landscapes where you’ll discover the natural and cultural diversity of this amazing area that make it so rare and special.



An exhilarating wilderness jet boat journey, complete with exciting jet spins, will take you up the ever changing channels of the glacier fed Dart River’s braided river system, with your expert jet boat driver stopping along the way to highlight and discuss points of significance within this spectacular environment. The next part of your adventure then begins and you paddle / drift your own “Funyak” on a fun downstream journey, with your specialist guide pointing out sights and sharing stories of this awe-inspiring area as you explore the shimmering channels of the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms.

You’ll stop along the way and enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch amidst spectacular surrounds before continuing in your “Funyak” downstream to ‘Paradise’, from where you’ll travel via a back-country route through spectacular locations and scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for many international movies, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Nevis Bungy Jump

The Bungy that got the whole thing started in Queenstown; and then, set Queenstown up as the adventure-tourism capital of the world.


With the Nevis Highwire Bungy, getting there is half the fun! The experience kicks off with a rugged 35 minute back-blocks 4×4 drive before you get harnessed up and board a shuttle which ferries you to the the Bungy Pod. For many, this would have to be the ultimate challenge. Make no mistake, the Nevis Highwire Bungy is not for the nervous – with a wild 134 metres (440 feet) drop, the river seems to rush towards you faster than you’re rushing towards it!


Once off the edge it’s simply a matter of basking in the glory of what you have achieved, as well as coming to grips with the 8 ½ seconds of freefall! Tour is 4 hours in duration.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Doubtful Sound - Full Day

When you discover Doubtful Sound you will be struck by its silence, a silence broken only by birdsong, or maybe the rushing of a distant waterfall.


On boarding a luxury coach in Queenstown, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Manapouri. Then cruise across the crystal waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm before boarding a coach and crossing the alpine route of Wilmot Pass through some of Fiordland’s most dense rainforest. On reaching Deep Cove, board a modern catamaran vessel, the Patea Explorer for a three hour cruise exploring the waterways of this serene and isolated fiord.


There is plenty of time available to explore points of interest and view the spectacular alpine scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and mountains all the way out to the Tasman Sea. It is home to bottlenose dolphins and fur seals and when in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguin. An onboard nature guide with specialist knowledge of the region’s history, flora and fauna provides detailed interpretation in English with a roving microphone. On the return cruise, the vessel’s engines are turned off and passengers are treated to the ‘sound of silence’. There is also a visit included to the Manapouri Power Station by coach before returning to Queenstown. Manapouri Power Station is an impressively large underground hydroelectric power station on the western arm of Lake Manapouri in Fiordland National Park. Lunch options and complimentary tea and coffee are available on the vessel.

*A picnic lunch can be pre-ordered before your tour for an additional cost. There is also a selection of cafe food aboard the vessel for purchase.

Tour departs at approximately 7am and returns at approximately 8pm (seasonally adjusted). Photo Credit: Tourism Media

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.

(Day 14) - 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 14) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Queenstown to Auckland

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

(Day 14) - International Flight, Auckland to Los Angeles

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.