Breathtaking New Zealand

From $9,199
Duration 15 Days
Departures from Oct 2020 - Feb 2021
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From $9,199
Duration 15 Days
Departures from Oct 2020 - Feb 2021
Tour Overview

Discover the emerald-green landscapes, thermal springs and hot geysers of the North Island, then journey to the South Island with its snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers and sparkling lakes.​

  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Max Group Size 35

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 14 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels
  • 17 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners including welcome & farewell drinks
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure. Other transport & porterage included

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Waitomo glow worm caves
  • Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Napier sightseeing
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Dinner & wine-tasting at the Mission Estate Winery​
  • Journey on the TranzAlpine Train​
  • Cruise on Milford Sound





Itinerary

Days 1 - 3 Auckland

Make your own way to Auckland, where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Your Tour Manager will meet you at the hotel for your welcome meeting this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 4 Auckland

​The beautiful city of Auckland is the largest in New Zealand, situated on the North Island in the Hauraki Gulf. We’ll admire its spectacular skyline on an included tour this morning. Later, you will have time to explore the city further at your leisure.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Auckland - Rotorua

Today we will journey through the dairy-rich Waikato farming region, home of the Maori kingdom, and visit the world-famous Waitomo Caves. The amazing glow-worm grotto is a fascinating sight and we will explore in the company of a Local Guide.

Meals included: B

Day 6 Rotorua - at Leisure

Today you have the option to join a tour of Hobbiton, the location created for the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films. Alternatively join us for an optional excursion to Rainbow Springs, where you can catch a glimpse of the rare, flightless kiwi bird, take a ride on a gondola and enjoy a taste of regional wines. Tonight, you’ll have a chance to experience a Maori concert and sample an authentic Hangi meal on an optional tour.​

Meals included: B

Day 7 Rotorua - Napier

Today we visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, home to the extraordinary boiling mud pools and spouting geysers that New Zealand is so famous for. We then head to Napier, home to one of the finest collections of Art Deco-style buildings in the world and with an ideal climate for growing grapes. Sample some of the locally cultivated wines before we discover more of the town. We’ll enjoy a group dinner this evening at a winery estate.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Napier - Wellington

​Wellington, New Zealand’s wonderful capital, enjoys a beautiful setting on the southern tip of the North Island. We’ll head here today with an orientation tour on arrival to highlight the city’s main sights.

Meals included: B

Day 9 Wellington - at Leisure

​We have left today free for you to explore the city with your travelling companions. Perhaps take the cable car to the Botanical Gardens or visit the Te Papa Museum, which offers a wealth of information about New Zealand and its history, along with a collection of art.

Meals included: B

Day 10 Wellington - Christchurch

​We set sail for the South Island today. Once back on land we continue the drive to Christchurch and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Kaikoura coast along the way.

Meals included: B

Day 11 TranzAlpine Train

The TranzAlpine offers a spectacular journey into the Southern Alps. We’ll be on board the train from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass, passing through the contrasting scenery of the snow-capped Southern Alps and majestic gorges. We then continue south to the magnificent scenery and glaciers of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier regions.

Meals included: B

Day 12 Franz Josef Glacier - Queenstown

Travel through Westland National Park with tremendous views as we head to Queenstown, a popular resort in both summer and winter.
Later on, you may wish to join us for an optional ride on the Skyline Queenstown Gondola. We’ll travel 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu for fabulous views of the night sky and an incredible stargazing experience. A delicious dinner in the restaurant at the top of the gondola rounds off a wonderful evening.

Meals included: B

Day 13 Milford Sound

Te Anau is the gateway to Fjordland National Park and our first port of call on today’s tour. We continue through the lush beech forests of the Eglinton Valley and the eroded glacial canyons of the Hollyford Valley, before arriving at Milford Sound.
A cruise on the Sound is a great way to appreciate the beauty of the area.

Meals included: B,L

Day 14 Queenstown - at Leisure

Explore Queenstown at your leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion to take a ride on a jet boat. You’ll also enjoy a walk through the bush and go on an exciting four-wheel drive. This evening you could enjoy a relaxing steamship cruise on Lake Wakatipu and a gourmet barbecue dinner in the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak.

Meals included: B

Day 15 Queenstown - Omarama

Today we travel via the gold-mining town of Arrowtown. New Zealand’s spectacular scenery is never-ending and another stunning route delivers us to the Mount Cook region today.

Meals included: B

Day 16 Omarama - Christchurch

Today we will travel over the Canterbury Plains and on to Christchurch where an orientation tour introduces us to all the main sights. This evening we’ll gather with the group to enjoy a farewell drink.

Meals included: B

Days 17 - 15 Christchurch - Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport​, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

Meals included: B

Accommodation

Grand Millennium Auckland

Grand Millennium Auckland is located in the city centre short walk away from Sky Tower and with many options of dining, shopping and entertainment at the doorstep. Modern hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a gym with two saunas and various dining options, including a Japanese restaurant.

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is set on the shores of the lake and close to Rotorua's vibrant city centre.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool and spa. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, safe, refrigerator, iron, tea/coffee-maker and hairdryer.

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

You will stay at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania perfectly located on the edge of Hawkes Bay. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Park Hotel Lambton Quay

The Park Hotel Lambton Quay is situated in the heart of Wellington. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar & fitness centre. Rooms are furnished with free Wi-Fi, TV, tea & coffee-making facilities and a hairdryer.

Quality Hotel Elms

Quality Hotel Elms is located in the Papanui area of Christchurch, with bars and restaurants in the local vicinity. The city centre is within easy reach. Hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Franz Josef Hotel is located close to one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier.

Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar/lounge and spa. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea/coffee-maker, TV and hairdryer.

Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road

Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road has a peaceful setting amongst alpine scenery and picturesque lakes, yet it is conveniently close to the city.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. Bedrooms have private facilities, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.

Heritage Gateway Hotel

Heritage Gateway Hotel in Omarama is set amongst landscaped gardens offering wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, iron, refrigerator, tea/coffee-maker and hairdryer.

Quality Hotel Elms

Quality Hotel Elms is located in the Papanui area of Christchurch, with bars and restaurants in the local vicinity. The city centre is within easy reach. Hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and tea/coffee-making facilities.