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Start in Christchurch and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour Essence of New Zealand, you have a 24 day tour package taking you from Christchurch to Auckland visiting iconinc sites like Mt. Cook, Rotorua, Franz Joseph Glacier, Napier, Wellington, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown and more.
Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to New Zealand.
On arrival, be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel where you have the afternoon to relax. Enjoy a Welcome Drink and Dinner tonight.
Traverse the Canterbury plains to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. This afternoon, choose your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing experience.
Set out along the shores of Lake Pukaki to Oamaru. Continue to Koekohe Beach to view the unusual spherical-shaped Moeraki Boulders. Arrive in Dunedin this afternoon and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.
Wake up this morning in Dunedin, where you may begin your day with your choice of sightseeing activity. Afterwards, absorb the breathtaking scenery as you travel to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau.
Decide how to spend your day in Te Anau thanks to our Freedom of Choice activities on offer to you today.
Along Milford Road, wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then travel through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. After, travel to Queenstown.
Today you can discover Queenstown your own way with the included Freedom of Choice sightseeing activities available. Later, choose where to dine.
Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown with a full day at leisure. You may like to take a relaxing stroll along the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu, or take part in the thrill of a lifetime in this adventurous city.
Skirt the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea. Check in to your eco-resort, before a special four-course dinner.
Travel through deep gorges, river valleys and across the Southern Alps all the way to Christchurch.
Follow the east coast to Kaikoura. Later, take in a special and unique Signature Experience.
Tailor your day with a choice of an included sightseeing option.
Traverse the stunning waters of Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds while taking in breathtaking surrounds. This afternoon, take part in a fascinating city sights tour of Wellington.
Drive through the Rimutaka Ranges en route to Napier.
Journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo. Travel to Rotorua, then tonight enjoy a special Signature Experience.
Select from a range of activities today. The evening is yours at leisure to further explore.
Travel through Waikato farmland to Cambridge and Auckland. Choose from a range of included sightseeing activities today.
Continue north to the Bay of Islands.
Choose your Freedom of Choice sightseeing activity today.
Travel from the Bay of Islands back to Auckland where your tour will conclude.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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