North Island Glowworm Ways Pass, 11 Days

New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland - Waitomo - Maori Village - Rotorua - Taupo - Napier - Wellington This independent self guided flexible Travel Pass travels Auckland to Auckland, recommended minimum time is 11 days. Pass Valid for up to 12 months of Travel. Choose what you want to see, when you want to see it & where you want to Stay. Your Trip manager organises and books everything for you so there are no hassles, you can just relax and enjoy the experience. Day 1: Auckland. Enjoy your free day in Auckland or add an optional extra activity. Day 2: Waitomo Glowworm Caves Adventure (Day Tour). Today you will take a transfer from Waitomo Glowworm Caves Adventure by Day Tour. Day 3: Maori Village Experience (Day Tour). Mitai Maori Village will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an authentic indigenous cultural experience like no other. The evening is guaranteed to leave you enthralled by the fascinating Maori Culture. Day 4: Rotorua to Taupo (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Rotorua to Taupo by Public Bus. Day 5: Maori Carvings Kayak Adventure (Day Tour). This tour has it all; kayaking on New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, three live volcanoes, the awe-inspiring Maori Carvings, great swimming holes with crystal clear waters. Day 6: Taupo to Napier (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Taupo to Napier by Public Bus. Day 7: Napier. Enjoy your free day in Napier or add an optional extra activity. Day 8: Napier to Wellington (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Napier to Wellington by Public Bus. Day 9: Wellington. Enjoy your free day in Wellington or add an optional extra activity. Day 10: Wellington to Auckland (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Wellington to Auckland by Public Bus. Day 11: Auckland. Enjoy your free day in Auckland or add an optional extra activity.

Departing18 February 2015 -30 March 2016.

FROM $636*
FROM $636*

South Island Express Ways Pass, 11 Days

New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS: Christchurch - Kaikoura - Picton - Nelson - Fox Glacier - Wanaka - Queenstown - Tekapo This independent self guided flexible Travel Pass travels Christchurch to Christchurch, recommended minimum time is 11 days. Pass Valid for up to 12 months of Travel. Choose what you want to see, when you want to see it & where you want to Stay. Your Trip manager organises and books everything for you so there are no hassles, you can just relax and enjoy the experience. Day 1: Christchurch to Kaikoura (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Christchurch to Kaikoura by Public Bus. Day 2: Swim with Seals (Day Tour). Join us for a totally unique experience, seal swimming with New Zealand Fur Seals in their own spectacular environment on Kaikoura"s beautiful coast Day 3: Kaikoura to Picton (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Kaikoura to Picton by Public Bus. Day 4: Picton to Nelson (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Picton to Nelson by Public Bus. Day 5: Self-Guided Bike Experience (Day Tour). Hop on a bike and soak up the stunning scenery that Nelson offers. Ride through the hills for some mountain biking and then head on to the city and stop throughout the various cafes and galleries scattered around. Day 6: Nelson to Fox Glacier (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Nelson to Fox Glacier by Public Bus. Day 7: Fox Glacier Face Walk (Day Tour). An informative and leisurely tour will take you to the resting place of the west coast"s largest glacier. This easy-going walk through this gorgeous setting is undoubtedly going to leave you amazed. Day 8: Fox Glacier to Wanaka (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Fox Glacier to Wanaka by Public Bus. Day 9: Wanaka to Queenstown (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Wanaka to Queenstown by Public Bus. Day 10: Queenstown to Tekapo (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Queenstown to Tekapo by Public Bus. Day 11: Tekapo to Christchurch (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Tekapo to Christchurch by Public Bus.

Departing18 February 2015 -30 March 2016.

FROM $662*
FROM $662*

East Meets West, 4 Days

New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland - Waiheke Island - Kumeu. Day 1 Welcome to Auckland. On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). Day 2 Waiheke Island. Begin your day with a tour of Auckland's scenic city highlights, before a break for morning tea in charming Parnell Village. Board a ferry and cruise to Waiheke Island, for a guided tour of three of Waiheke's premier wineries. Taste the wine at award-winning Mudbrick Estate. Tour the Goldie Room, Waiheke's first and most well-established vineyard, then experience their range of fine wines accompanied by a mouth-watering nibbles. Marvel at the views and stunning architecture while you sample wines at Te Whau winery. B Day 3 Kumeu. Experience New Zealand's amazing scenery and great wines. Wine tasting in Kumeu Wine Country dates back to the 1930s when families of Croatian origin established winemaking in the area. Visit the families who are still living and working in the area, making some of New Zealand's most renowned wines. Your first tasting is at Nobilo Wines, the second largest wine producer in New Zealand. Then enjoy a short morning tea stop before tempting your taste buds at Matua Valley Wines. Choose from premium wine through to the everyday offering. Travel a short distance to Soljans Vineyard. Soljans has won many awards for their wines. By skilfully marrying traditional with modern techniques, they produce stylish, richly flavoured wines. They are widely acknowledged in New Zealand as being an expert producer of methode traditionelle (bottle-fermented) sparkling wines. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine at Soljans Winery restaurant. Next you'll have the chance to see one of the world's largest seabirds in their natural environment, the gannet. Here you get a close-up view of their behaviour without disturbing their environment. Your final tasting is at West Brook Winery. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins. B L Day 4 Farewell from Auckland. Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). B View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 February 2015 - 16 M

4 days
FROM $1,085*
4 days FROM $1,085*

Rotorua Discovery, 4 Days

New Zealand

HIGLIGHTS: Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua Day 1: Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua. Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the world-famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel (R) or Millennium Hotel (F), Rotorua, 2 nights. Day 2: Rotorua. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua's iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand's agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae. B D Day 3: Rotorua - Auckland. Spend a day at leisure in Rotorua. Late this afternoon travel through forests and lush Waikato farmlands on your way to Auckland. Hotel: Scenic Hotel (R) or The Langham (F), Auckland. B Day 4: Farewell from Auckland. Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). B View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 February 2015 - 31 M

4 days
FROM $1,195*
4 days FROM $1,195*

Fiordland Experience, 5 Days

New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS: Queenstown - Doubtful Sound - Te Anau - Milford Sound Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown. On arrival at Queenstown Airport you'll be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort (R) or Millennium Hotel (F), Queenstown. Day 2: Queenstown - Doubtful Sound - Te Anau. Immerse yourself in the vast and untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away. Home to abundant wildlife you may see bottlenose dolphins and fur seals at play, or catch a glimpse of a rare Fiordland Crested Penguin. Your excursion into the pristine fiord of Doubtful Sound begins with a cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm. Then join your coach to travel the sub-alpine road through the dense rainforest. Board the catamaran Patea Explorer for a cruise through some of the fiord's most stunning scenery. When you discover Doubtful Sound you will be struck by its silence - a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away. Later, return to Te Anau. Hotel: Luxmore Resort (R) or Distinction Hotel (F), Te Anau. B L Day 3: Te Anau - Milford Sound. Travel to Milford Sound for your overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner. Cruise the full length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea, accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord's spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and wildlife. Anchor in a sheltered cove and explore with your expert guide in kayaks. Or simply relax on deck. After dinner why not indulge in some stargazing before retiring to your private cabin. Cruise: Milford Mariner (R & F), Milford Sound. B D Hotel: Luxmore Resort (R) or Distinction Hotel (F), Te Anau (17 May-19 Sep). B D Day 4: Milford Sound - Queenstown. Today you'll embark on your return journey to Queenstown. The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you wish. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort (R) or Millennium Hotel (F), Queenstown. B Day 5: Farewell from Queenstown. You'll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). B View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 February 2015 - 31 M

5 days
FROM $1,459*
5 days FROM $1,459*

Adventure to Middle Earth, 4 Days

New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland - Rotorua Day 1: Auckland - Rotorua. Travel through the lush farmland past Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the world-famous Waitomo Caves. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto, a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later cross the Central North Island and enter Middle-earth Just outside the rural township of Matamata is the private farm that was transformed into The Shire for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Visit Hobbiton, home to Bilbo, Frodo and friends, for a guided tour and find out how the sets were created. You'll get the chance to see Hobbit holes, the Mill, the Green Dragon Inn and many other structures created for the films. Afterwards, continue to Rotorua. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel (Standard) or Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (First Class), 2 nights. Meals: Lunch Day 2: Rotorua. Your first stop is Te Puia, one of New Zealand's foremost cultural venues. Immerse yourself Maori tradition, see master carvers and weavers at work, then enter the neighbouring Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, an extraordinary landscape of geysers, steam and bubbling pools of boiling mud. At Rainbow Springs Nature Park see kiwi in the nocturnal viewing house and learn about conservation efforts to protect these endangered birds. You can also get up close to a wide range of native and exotic birds, fish, reptiles and other animals. Then get a taste of New Zealand's agricultural industry at the Agrodome, a working farm where you can see all kinds of rural action Your tour concludes with a one hour lunch cruise around Lake Rotorua onboard the historic paddle boat, the Lakeland Queen. Take in the sights of Sulphur Bay, Hinemoa's Point, Mokoia Island and Kawaha Point. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori Hangi feast and concert on a local Marae. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 3: Rotorua - Auckland. Spend a free day in Rotorua before returning through lush forests to Auckland. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Auckland (Standard) or The Langham Hotel Auckland (First Class). Meals: Breakfast Day 4: Farewell from Auckland. You'll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). Meals: Breakfast View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 October 2015 - 30 Se

4 days
FROM $1,575*
4 days FROM $1,575*

All Black Ways, 27 Days

New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS: Aucklan - Paihia - Whitianga - Rotorua - Taupo - Napier - Wellington - Picton - Nelson - Fox Glacier - Wanaka - Queenstown - Christchurch - Kaikoura -National Park Day 1 Auckland to Paihia (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Auckland to Paihia by Public Bus. Today you will take a transfer from Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise by Day Tour. Day 2 Paihia to Auckland (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Paihia to Auckland by Public Bus. Day 3 Auckland to Whitianga via Thames (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Auckland to Whitia.nga via Thames by Public Bus. Day 4 Coromandel Boat Adventure. Immaculate coastlines, abundance of marine and bird life, unspoiled native bush and complete serenity; in this Full Monty tour you"ll encounter it all Day 5 Whitianga to Rotorua via Thames & Morrinsville (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Whitianga to Rotorua via Thames & Morrinsville by Public Bus. Day 6 Maori Village Experience Mitai Maori Village will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an authentic indigenous cultural experience like no other. The evening is guaranteed to leave you enthralled by the fascinating Maori Culture. Day 7 Rotorua to Taupo (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Rotorua to Taupo by Public Bus. Day 8 Maori Carvings Kayak Adventure This tour has it all... Kayaking on New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, three live volcanoes, the awe-inspiring Maori Carvings, great swimming holes with crystal clear waters. Day 9 Taupo to Napier (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Taupo to Napier by Public Bus. Day 10 Napier to Wellington (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Napier to Wellington by Public Bus. Day 11 Wellington. Enjoy your free day in Wellington or add an optional extra activity. Day 12 Wellington to Picton Ferry. Today you will take a transfer from Wellington to Picton Ferry by Day Tour. Today you will take a transfer from Picton to Nelson by Public Bus. Day 13 Self-Guided Bike Experience Hop on a bike and soak up the stunning scenery that Nelson offers. Ride through the hills for some mountain biking and then head on to the city and stop throughout the various cafes and galleries scattered around. Day 14 Nelson to Fox Glacier (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Nelson to Fox Glacier by Public Bus. Day 15 Fox Glacier Face Walk. An informative and leisurely tour will take you to the resting place of the west coast"s largest glacier. This easy-going walk through this gorgeous setting is undoubtedly going to leave you amazed. Day 16 Fox Glacier to Wanaka (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Fox Glacier to Wanaka by Public Bus. Day 17 Wanaka to Queenstown (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Wanaka to Queenstown by Public Bus. Day 18 Canyon Jetboat Adrenaline. Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360� spins and beyond. Day 19 Milford Sound Cruise Experience. Take a scenic bus ride to Milford Sound passing across gorgeous lakes, forests and even an awing glacial scenery. Once in Milford take an unforgettable cruise through the heavenly setting the fjord provides us. Day 20 Queenstown to Christchurch (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Queenstown to Christchurch by Public Bus. Day 21 Christchurch to Kaikoura (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Christchurch to Kaikoura by Public Bus. Day 22 Swim with Seals. Join us for a totally unique experience, seal swimming with New Zealand Fur Seals in their own spectacular environment on Kaikoura"s beautiful coast Day 23 Kaikoura to Picton (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Kaikoura to Picton by Public Bus. Today you will take a transfer from Picton to Wellington Ferry by Day Tour. Day 24 Wellington to National Park via Bulls (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from Wellington to National Park via Bulls by Public Bus. Day 25 National Park. Enjoy your free day in National Park or add an optional extra activity. Day 26 National Park to Auckland (Public Bus). Today you will take a transfer from National Park to Auckland by Public Bus. Day 27 Auckland. Enjoy your free day in Auckland or add an optional extra activity. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid for select departures 6 February 2015 - 30 M

27 days
FROM $1,779*
27 days FROM $1,779*

Hollyford Walk, 5 Days

New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS: Queenstown - Doubtful Sound - Te Anau - Milford Sound Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown. On arrival at Queenstown Airport you'll be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort (R) or Millennium Hotel (F), Queenstown. Day 2: Queenstown - Doubtful Sound - Te Anau. Immerse yourself in the vast and untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away. Home to abundant wildlife you may see bottlenose dolphins and fur seals at play, or catch a glimpse of a rare Fiordland Crested Penguin. Your excursion into the pristine fiord of Doubtful Sound begins with a cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm. Then join your coach to travel the sub-alpine road through the dense rainforest. Board the catamaran Patea Explorer for a cruise through some of the fiord's most stunning scenery. When you discover Doubtful Sound you will be struck by its silence - a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away. Later, return to Te Anau. Hotel: Luxmore Resort (R) or Distinction Hotel (F), Te Anau. B L Day 3: Te Anau - Milford Sound. Travel to Milford Sound for your overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner. Cruise the full length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea, accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord's spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and wildlife. Anchor in a sheltered cove and explore with your expert guide in kayaks. Or simply relax on deck. After dinner why not indulge in some stargazing before retiring to your private cabin. Cruise: Milford Mariner (R & F), Milford Sound. B D Hotel: Luxmore Resort (R) or Distinction Hotel (F), Te Anau (17 May-19 Sep)*. B D Day 4: Milford Sound - Queenstown. Today you'll embark on your return journey to Queenstown. The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you wish. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort (R) or Millennium Hotel (F), Queenstown. B Day 5: Farewell from Queenstown. You'll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). B View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 February 2015 - 16 M

5 days
FROM $2,499*
5 days FROM $2,499*

New Zealand in Style, 11 Days

New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland - Raglan - Tongariro National Park - Rotorua - Christchurch - Franz Josef - Queenstown - Doubtful Sound. Day 1 Auckland. Arrive at any time. Day 2 Raglan (1B,1D). Take the scenic route to an artsy beach town known for great surf breaks and en route visit scenic Bridal Veil Falls for a walk. A local holiday home provides the ideal setting for the night and enjoy a sunset dinner cruise on the harbour. Option to try bone carving with local Maori, surf lessons, stand-up paddle lessons, sea kayaking or simply exploring the village and its arts and crafts shops. Day 3 Tongariro National Park (1B). Journey to a working eco farm to learn about local conservation efforts. Continue on to Tongariro National Park and enjoy a hike with views of an active volcano and spectacular scenery. Day 4 Rotorua (1B,1D). Drive through the Lake Taupo region, enroute to Rotorua. Visit a historic Maori village with a local guide who explains the geothermal aspects of the area. Learn about local myths, legends and enjoy Hangi traditional cuisine. Later, relax with a dip in the geothermal spa pools at the hotel. Day 5 Christchurch (1B). Fly to Christchurch and enjoy an orientation walk. Day 6-7 Franz Josef (2B). Enjoy the scenic TranzAlpine Train and continue down the west coast to the glacial area of Franz Josef. Spend 2 nights at a rainforest lodge and opt for a guided nature walk or a soak in the hot pools on your free day. Day 8-9 Queenstown (2B). Travel through the rugged rainforest scenery of the west coast. Take a gondola ride for fantastic views of the city and option to enjoy a group dinner at a skyline restaurant. Day 9 enjoy the morning at leisure then take an afternoon cruise on an historic steamer across Lake Wakatipu. In New Zealand's adventure capital, there are a number of adrenaline-filled options to choose from-opt to go jet boating, take a scenic flight or go skydiving. Day 10 Doubtful Sound (1B,1D). Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Doubtful Sound with the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds and penguins and an option to kayak. After an afternoon of stunning scenery, spend the night moored in a secluded bay (seasonal), with time to stargaze from the deck with a glass of New Zealand wine. Day 11 Queenstown (1B). Cruise back to port and tour ends in Queenstown at 4pm. Please book onward travel after 8pm. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

Departing21 July - 17 November 2015.

11 days
FROM $3,499*
11 days FROM $3,499*

Highlights of South Pacific and New Zealand

A stopover in the ports of the South Pacific and New Zealand is an open invitation to relax in luxurious natural surrounds. Step off the ship and into a world of natural splendour and beauty.

A few of the highlights of cruising the South Pacific and New Zealand

  • A popular tourist destination, the port of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands is an ideal stopover for cruise liners. A stay on the palm-fringed island offers passengers the chance to unwind on pristine beaches and swim in crystal clear waters lapping at coral reefs. Aitutaki's famed blue lagoon is surrounded by lush natural rainforests and waterfalls. Stay for a day in one of the Cook Islands' most beautiful settings and you won't want to leave!
  • Regarded as New Zealand's most popular tourist attraction, Milford Sound is a natural fjord surrounded by towering mountainsides. A stopover in Milford Sound means cruise passengers can enjoy some of New Zealand's most spectacular natural scenery, including a series of year-round cascading waterfalls. Boating enthusiasts can even extend their nautical pleasures by taking one of the popular boat tours around the sound.
  • Sun-soaked Fiji entices visitors with its coconut-lined beaches and relaxed island lifestyle. Cruise passengers can disembark at the trendy Port Denarau, which boasts a thriving commercial district and is the gateway to the picturesque Mamanuca Islands. Take a trip out to the islands to enjoy some of the South Pacific's best scuba diving and snorkelling, before heading back to Port Denarau to unwind at some of Fiji's best restaurants and nightspots.

Weather

Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia experience warmer and rainier months from November to April, the rest of the year is pleasant and drier. New Zealand cruises operate in its summer so days are pleasant but it is cooler round the bottom of the South Island and warm clothes and rain gear are useful.

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