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Discover the highlights of New Zealand, from its contemporary art scene and culture to its natural beauty and wine. Explore volcanic peaks, thermal springs, glacial landscapes, fjordlands, vineyards and black sand beaches, experience cosmopolitan cities, and sup on fresh produce and fine vintage everywhere.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4AucklandVolcanic Peaks & Black Sand Beaches, Maori Culture, Food & WineAuckland City Hotel, Stamford Plaza
4 - 6RotoruaWellness & Relaxation, Adventure Sports, Te Wairoa VillageRobertson House (B & B), The Regent of Rotorua
6 - 8NapierArt Deco Buildings, Wine & Food, National AquariumCobden Garden Homestay, Scenic Hotel Te Pania
8 - 9WellingtonArt & Culture, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, Mount VictoriaPark Hotel, Distinction WLG
9 - 10BlenheimMarlborough Wine Region, Artisanal Produce, Omaka Aviation Heritage CenterHotel d’Urville, Marlborough Vintners Hotel
10 - 12Abel Tasman National ParkMarine Life, Beaches & Water Sports, Abel Tasman Coast TrackAwaroa Lodge, The Resurgence
12 - 13KaikouraMarine Life & Birds, Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway, Crayfish & SeafoodLobster Inn Motor Lodge, White Morph Inn
13 - 14ChristchurchEnglish Heritage, Maori Art & Culture, Southern AlpsThe Quality Hotel Elms, Pavilions Hotel
14 - 16Mt CookSouthern Alps, Aoraki/Mount Cook Mountain, Hiking and MountaineeringMt Cook Lodge and Motels, The Hermitage Hotel
16 - 17WanakaLake Wanaka, Roys Peak, Puzzling World
17 - 19Te AnauLake Te Ana, Gateway to Fiordland National Park, Adventure & OutdoorsDistinction Hotel and Villas Lake Te Anau, Dunluce Bed & Breakfast
19 - 21QueenstownDramatic Landscapes, Adventure Sports, Milford Sound FjordKinross Cottages

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Private transfer from Auckland Airport to Hotel

Auckland

3 Days

From volcanic peaks, lush native canopies and black sand beaches, to hip entertainment districts, contemporary art scenes and gourmet experiences, there’s something for everyone in this populous waterfront city, the largest in New Zealand!

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Stamford Plaza – Opt 2
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 6

Today you drive from Auckland to Rotorua (230 km, 3 hrs)

Rotorua

2 Days

From geothermal wonders at Kuirau Park located within the city center, to fumaroles, bubbling mud pools, and the pastel silica terraces of the Wai o Tapu valley, Rotorua is a haven for wellness enthusiasts.

Hotel Options
RoomBlue Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
RoomCutie Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 6 - 8

Today you drive from Rotorua to Napier (220 km, 3 hrs)

Napier

2 Days

A peaceful seaside town, Napier stands on Hawke’s Bay by the coast of New Zealand’s North Island. This seaport is best known for its resilient comeback following a devastating earthquake in the 1930s.

Hotel Options
RoomGarden Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 8 - 9

You will drive from Napier to Wellington (330 km, 4.5 hrs)

Wellington

1 Day

Discover Wellington, a cosmopolitan harbor city brimming with art, culture, entertainment, and natural wonders. Wellington is also home to the protected Matiu/Somes Island reserve, and the Zealandia Ecosanctuary that conserves rare native flora and fauna.

Hotel Options
Park Hotel – Opt 1
RoomSuperior King Studio
Meals
StyleInternational
Distinction WLG – Opt 2
RoomStudio Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 9 - 10

Today you will drive to airport/ferry terminal and drop your rental car

Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton (Blenhiem)

Drive from Picton (Blenheim) to Blenheim hotel (30 km, 30 mins)

Blenheim

1 Day

Enjoy the quaint agricultural town of Blenheim, the gateway to the boutique wineries of the world-famous, wine-growing Marlborough region.

Hotel Options
RoomGuest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomGarden View Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 10 - 12

Today you drive from Blenheim to Abel Tasman National Park (180 km, 3 hrs)

Abel Tasman National Park

2 Days

Home to seal colonies, dolphins, little blue penguins and other marine life, the Abel Tasman National Park is a beautiful nature reserve on New Zealand’s South Island.

Hotel Options
Awaroa Lodge – Opt 1
RoomStandard Plus Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
The Resurgence – Opt 2
RoomBush Chalet
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 12 - 13

Today you drive from Abel Tasman National Park to Kaikoura (310 km, 5 hrs)

Kaikoura

1 Day

Sitting on a dramatic peninsula, Kaikōura boasts a superb location between the snow capped Kaikōura mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. Get up close to whales, fur seals, and dolphins in the coastal waters, or enjoy birdwatching tours and sheep shearing shows.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Studio
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
White Morph Inn – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Studio
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Day 13 - 14

Today you drive from Kaikoura to Christchurch (185 km, 3 hrs)

Christchurch

1 Day

Christchurch is a vibrant city with a rich English heritage nestled on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, bordered by the Waimakariri River and the Pegasus Bay.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Pavilions Hotel – Opt 2
RoomStudio Unit
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 14 - 16

Today you drive from Christchurch to Mt Cook (335 km, 4-5 hrs)

Mt Cook

2 Days

Explore Mount Cook, a dramatic alpine landscape bestowed with spectacular glacier lakes, rivers, meadows, and valleys that entertain horse treks, dinghy cruises, fishing trips, 4×4 drives, and scenic flights with glacier landings.

Hotel Options
RoomMotel Studio
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 16 - 17

Today you drive from Mt Cook to Wanaka (210 km, 3 hrs)

Wanaka

1 Day

Wanaka is a spectacular highland lake town in South Island filled with exhilarating possibilities for adventure lovers as well as endless panoramic vistas for leisure travelers.

Day 17 - 19

Today you drive from Wanaka to Te Anau (230 km, 3 hrs)

Te Anau

2 Days

Known as the gateway to Fiordland National Park, the picture perfect town of Te Anau is located amid spectacular glaciers, endangered birdlife, limestone cave, beech forests, and majestic mountains all within easy reach.

Hotel Options
RoomLake View Hotel Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomDeluxe Kepler Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
Day 19 - 21

Today you drive from Te Anau to Queenstown (180 km, 3 hrs)

Drive to airport and drop off your rental car

Queenstown

2 Days

Queenstown is where adventure seekers head out to for a shot of adrenalin! The region’s dramatic landscape is wrapped around the scenic lakes, velvety mountains and valleys of the Southern Alps.

Hotel Options
Kinross Cottages – Opt 1
RoomStudio Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,090 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 21 days / 20 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes
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New Zealand: Art, Wine and Beach

21 days $ 3,990 / person

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