Highlights of New Zealand

Small Group Holiday



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Join our tour in Auckland on New Zealand's North Island to visit wineries before experiencing geothermal activities and Maori heritage in Rotorua. On South Island, you take the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch over Arthur’s Pass to get to Franz Josef. There are several options to explore its glacier, before you end in Queenstown for an exploration of Fiordland NP and plenty of optional activities, including bungee jumping or a jet boat ride.

Activity / Theme


Culture, Nature & Wildlife

New Zealand

Comfort Level

Physical Rating


Leisurely / Moderate


Private vehicle, plane, train, boat, walking


Hotels (and one night cruise boat in summer)

Months of Operation

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


DAY 1 Start Auckland
DAY 2 Tour Auckland, wineries of Waiheke Island
DAY 3 To Rotorua via Waitomo Glowworm Caves
DAY 4 Rotorua options: geothermal park, white-water rafting; evening Tamaki Maori Village
DAY 5 Fly Christchurch
DAY 6 TranzAlpine train & drive Franz Josef
DAY 7 Franz Josef options: helicopter hike, riverbed walk, hot springs
DAY 8 To Queenstown via Lake Matheson and walks en-route
DAY 9 Cruise Fiordland National Park
DAY 10 Return Queenstown
DAY 11 Queenstown options: bungee jumping, cruise, jet boat ride, winery. Evening cable car ride
DAY 12 End Queenstown


11 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Waiheke Island Wineries
Meet a Maori Elder, Rotorua
Visit glowworm caves
Scenic TranzAlpine train
Queenstown gondola ride
Wilderness day cruise (winter) or overnight cruise (summer) in Fiordland National Park
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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