8-Nights New Zealand Express - Plus - Classic
New Zealand Express - Plus
Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. See Middle Earth with your own eyes on this nine-day tour through the best of New Zealand. Explore the stunning North Island and its geothermal park, and cruise along fjords, cliff walls, and waterfalls in Doubtful Sound. Cross a few items off your bucket list by visiting the adventure capital of the world with pretty much every thrilling sport at your fingertips (paragliding, skydiving, jet boating). It is, after all, the birthplace of the bungee jump.
Cruise through fjords, Spot glow-worms in the Waitomo Caves, Experience a traditional Maori dinner
Hotels (8 nts)
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Group Size Notes
Max 12, avg 10
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Winery Visit, Central Otago District Your Discover Moment: Queenstown. Waitomo Caves visit. Maori cultural experience. Orientation walk in Christchurch. Wine tasting. Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park visit with hiking opportunity (weather permitting). Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Visitor's Centre visit. Fiordland National Park visit. Doubtful Sound day cruise. Free time in Rotorua and Queenstown. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
8 nights from $2294 per person
Supplier: G Adventures
Auckland is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world, with the cosmopolitan city centre complemented by great escapes within half an hour of downtown. Indulge in Auckland's shopping, nightlife and unrivalled cuisine and experience some of the many attractions and adventure activities on offer. There is never a shortage of things to do in the City of Sails. Sights to see include Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Zoo, and Museum of Transport and Technology.
Christchurch was founded in 1850 by members of the Church of England, who wanted a little bit of heaven on earth. They succeeded, and today the city takes great pride in its spacious layout and distinctive English-style buildings in elegant grey stone. The River Avon winds through Christchurch, along parks and gardens that cover one-third of the city.
New Zealand's premier destination on the edge of beautiful Lake Rotorua offers visitors so much to see and do the trouble is deciding what to do. From a quiet stroll through the magnificent Redwood Forest to an adrenaline rafting plunge over one of the world's highest commercially rafted waterfalls or an entertaining view of life on the farm at one of our award winning farmshows - Rotorua has it all. Famous for awesome geological forces, Rotorua has hundreds of gentle plopping mud pools, powerful erupting geysers, and intriguing geothermal lakes. Maori Culture is another unique facet to Rotorua's popularity. For more action try hiking down Mt Ngongatah, fishing for trophy-sized trout on one of Rotorua's many lakes, tandem skydiving, horse trekking, or off-road driving. Or just sit back, watch the world go by and enjoy the fresh, clean, picturesque atmosphere from one of many sidewalk cafes and bars. To end the day, soak away ailments in one of many thermally heated natural mineral spas.
Queenstown hosts an outstanding collection of adrenaline inducing activities and spectacular scenery. From jumping from tall bridges or quiet fishing, this is New Zealand's number one adventure destination. Lake and river join towering mountain ranges to make Queenstown as popular in the winter as it is in the summer.
At the heart of the action are cafes, the entire spectrum of accommodation, boutique shopping, restaurants and the visitor services expected in a small town with a big reputation.
Striking views of the Aoraki Mt. Cook, Ben Ohau Range and Glen Mary Glacier can be seen from Lake Ohau and the surrounding steep snow-covered mountains. Wander the lake's shore, visit the Clay Cliffs, bike along Monument Hut or the Huxley Gorge - Lake Ohau and its surrounds are teeming with outdoor activities.
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