NZ small group tour Lake-Alexandrina-Canterbury-John-Doogan 19 dy small group tour NZ auckland – christchurch

New Zealand Small Group Tour, Auckland to Christchurch 19 Days

£4,199.00

Explore roads less travelled on this special small group New Zealand tour and discover country hospitality and nature in the wild. In the North Island we discover authentic Maori culture around Rotorua and visit Tongariro National Park. In the South Island we tour the Mount Cook region and visit famous Milford Sound by land, sea and air. Meet the locals over private lunches at Lake Tarawera, a mid-Canterbury farmhouse and Lake Wanaka.
Stay in a great standard of accommodation which is extremely well located and comfortable, some with pools, all with a high standard of hospitality. The basic price is more than you might expect, but take a look at what’s included to understand why – there are a great many additional treats to this small group tour of New Zealand.

Auckland – Rotorua – Tongariro National Park – Napier – Wellington – Nelson – Abel Tasman National Park – Kaikoura – Mount Cook National Park – Milford Sound – Queenstown – Wanaka – Franz Josef Glacier – Punakaiki – Christchurch

Explore roads less travelled on this special  New Zealand small group tour and discover country hospitality and nature in the wild. In the North Island we discover authentic Maori culture around Rotorua and visit Tongariro National Park. In the South Island we tour the Mount Cook region and visit famous Milford Sound by land, sea and air. Meet the locals over private lunches at Lake Tarawera, a mid-Canterbury farmhouse and Lake Wanaka.
Stay in a great standard of accommodation which is extremely well located and comfortable, some with pools, all with a high standard of hospitality. The basic price is more than you might expect, but take a look at what’s included to understand why – there are a great many additional treats to this small group tour of New Zealand.

Auckland – Rotorua – Tongariro National Park – Napier – Wellington – Nelson – Abel Tasman National Park – Kaikoura – Mount Cook National Park – Milford Sound – Queenstown – Wanaka – Franz Josef Glacier – Punakaiki – Christchurch

Highlights

  • Travel the dramatic highway through the Karangahake Gorge.
  • Discover Rotorua’s impressive lakes; Rotoiti and Tarawera.
  • Enjoy all the highlights of Rotorua, its cultural and geothermal activities.
  • See the powerful Huka Falls and the Wairakei geothermal power station.
  • See three of New Zealand’s active volcanoes with views across Lake Taupo.
  • Explore the sights of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.
  • On the Kaikoura Coast encounter seals.
  • Stand on the edge of paradise with a visit to Lake Tekapo and the snow-capped, glacier filled Aoraki/Mt Cook region.
  • See landscapes change before your eyes as we drive over the Lindis Pass and Kawarau Gorge.
  • Explore untouched remote wilderness in Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Tai Poutini Westland and Arthur’s Pass National Parks.
  • Learn about the history of gold-mining in leafy Arrowtown.
  • Take in sights of the three Great Southern Lakes – Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea.
  • Stroll in Haast Pass’ where the natural wonders of this secluded area of New Zealand will delight.
  • View Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, two of the most easily accessible glaciers in the world.
  • Watch as the Tasman Sea meets the Punakaiki Pancake rocks, walk in the rain forests.
  • Drive Otira Gorge highway to Arthur’s Pass, where you will be treated to a nature showcase by the cheeky kea birds that have made the towering mountains their home.

What’s Included?

  • Enjoy comfortable transport in air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
  • Know that you are in safe hands with your experienced MoaTrek Kiwi guide.
  • Enjoy beautifully appointed accommodation with scenic outlooks and great facilities.
  • All airport transfers pre and post tour.
  • Included Meals: All breakfasts (B), Four special lunches (L) – Pounamu Lodge, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua; Akaunui Farm homestead, Canterbury, private Wanaka homestead, Wanaka. One special dinner (D) – celebratory final dinner at Punakaiki Resort.

Included Activities & Entrance Fees.

  • Experience the thrill of a scenic boat-cruise across Lake Rotoiti on the luxury 16 metre yacht ‘Tiua’.
  • Explore an ancient geothermal wonderland at Wai-O-Tapu.
  • Explore with a privately guided tour of Napier, New Zealand’s Art Deco capital
  • Enjoy a breathtaking three hour scenic cruise on the Interislander ferry across the Cook Strait, up the Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton.
  • Taste wines in Marlborough, a premier wine-growing region in the South Island.
  • Take a cruise to the golden sands of the Abel Tasman National Park.
  • Catch the Skyline Gondola to be rewarded with impeccable views of Queenstown.
  • Explore the world-famous Milford Sound on a 2.5 hour nature and wildlife cruise.
  • Take flight high above the majestic Southern Alps as we fly from Milford Sound to Queenstown on a fabulous scenic flight.