Journey Snapshot

A tale of two great islands, of epic natural beauty and ancient rituals and traditions – yours to explore on this Inspiring Journey across the length and breadth of New Zealand.

From the sophistication of its cities to the soulful expanse of its stunning untamed landscapes. From the rich Maori tradition, to the winelands renowned worldwide. New Zealand's beauty is unmatched, and an exploration of her wilderness will enrich and revive.

  • Inspiring New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • 10 Days

Prices from: Per person, in USD

  • Adult Twin $5,875

  • Single $7,585

  • Child $5,875

Journey Overview

  • Start
  • End
  • Overnight Stays
  • Sightseeing
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Your Journey Itinerary

Day Activity
1 Welcome to Auckland

Welcome to New Zealand’s invigorating North Island hub. Spend your day at leisure, before joining your Journey Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

  • Dinner with wine
  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel
2 Auckland

Soak up Auckland’s intoxicating charm this morning as you embark on a city sightseeing tour. Then travel by ferry to Waiheke Island for a culinary extravaganza of bold reds. Continue your love affair with Waiheke at Casita Miro, savouring delicious Mediterranean flavours. Today’s final stop is at Mudbrick Vineyard where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch
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3 Auckland to Rotorua

Your leisurely discovery of New Zealand’s North Island continues as you follow the Waikato River to the home of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, for an exclusive Be My Guest traditional country-style lunch. Visit the Tamaki Maori Village for insights into the local rituals and traditions and then indulge in the mouthwatering flavours of a Hangi Local Dining Experience.

  • Full buffet breakfast, Local Dining Experience
  • Pullman Rotorua
4 Rotorua Journey Select

Embark on one of the Journey Select sightseeing experiences today to explore the sacred lands and Maori traditions of Rotorua. Indulge in the Polynesian Spa’s healing waters, tread in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins in the fantasy-land of Hobbiton or take the native forest zipline adventure tour with Canopy Tours.

  • Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Pullman Rotorua
5 Rotorua - Wellington

Come face-to-face with New Zealand’s indigenous creatures within the lush surrounds of Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Rainbow Springs is proud to be home of the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, where over 1,800 kiwi chicks have been hatched to date. You’ll enjoy a 'behind the scenes' tour of the Hatchery, an exclusive TreadRight experience. Learn all about the efforts of our kiwi husbandry team, discover what it takes to hatch a chick, and if you're really lucky, see baby chicks in person! Encounter the local Maori community at Whakawerawera Living Village and see New Zealand’s largest geyser, before you board your flight to Wellington

  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Sofitel Wellington
6 Wellington

A foodie extravaganza awaits this morning as you join a local guide to sample the delicious gourmet delights. Explore New Zealand’s fascinating culture, nature, heritage and art at Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, joining a guide who will reveal the stories behind the exhibitions.

  • Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Sofitel Wellington
7 Willington – Queenstown

Discover the urban eco-sanctuary of Zealandia, admiring the extraordinary efforts of conservationists. Then it’s time to fly to Queenstown, New Zealand’s adrenalin capital. On arrival, journey to the gold-rush village of Arrowtown. Enjoy an orientation tour of Queenstown.

  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Heritage Queenstown
8 Doubtful Sound

Journey deep into the heart of Fiordland National Park. From the silence of the ‘Sounds’ to the ancient rainforests, the beauty and vastness will leave you speechless. Your day begins in Manapouri, where you’ll embark on a cruise across Lake Manapouri. In Doubtful Sound, take to the waters of this glistening fiord.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • Heritage Queenstown
9 Queenstown Journey Select

Today indulge your adventurous side, selecting your choice sightseeing experiences: choose from a wine tour, a guided walk through native forest or a minibus tour in Skippers Canyon. As your final day ends, spend the evening enjoying a Celebration Dinner with wine with your Journey Director and new found friends.

  • Full buffet breakfast, Celebration Dinner
  • Heritage Queenstown
10 Farewell from Queenstown

For now, all that’s left to say is a fond farewell as your journey comes to an end after breakfast.

  • Full buffet breakfast

Unique Highlights

Authentic and Engaging Experiences

  • Discover
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    Discover

    • Stunning Doubtful Sound in the heart of Fiordland National Park
    • Beautiful Lake Rotorua
    • Stunning scenery in “Adventure Capital” Queenstown
  • Explore
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    Explore

    • Rainbow Springs Nature Park, a TreadRight exclusive 
    • Historic goldrush Arrowtown
    • Queenstown Journey Select experiences
  • Immerse
    Tamaki Village

    Immerse

    • Visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand
    • Experience Māori culture at the Tamaki Māori Village
    • Zealandia, the world’s first fully-fenced urban eco-sanctuary
  • Relax
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    Relax

    • In cosmopolitan Auckland and Wellington
    • With Rotorua Journey Select experiences

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Additional Information

What's Included
  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences. See Dining tab below.
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Travel by bespoke vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • A maximum of 20 guests to share your journey
  • Expert Journey Director and Driver Guide escorts
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)
What to Bring
  •  Comfortable walking shoes
  •  Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months and a waterproof
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure
Fitness Requirements
  • A low level of fitness is required
Dining
  • 9 Full buffet breakfasts
  •  2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  •  2 Local Dining Experiences
  •  1 Celebration Dinner
Flight Information
  • Day 1: flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Auckland Airport
  • Day 10: flights to depart anytime from Queenstown Airport
  • Required Internal Flights: are to be purchased in order to fulfil the itinerary and are not included in the land content price
  • Day 5: Rotorua to Wellington NZ8235 (required internal flight)
  • Day 7: Wellington to Queenstown NZ605 (required internal flight)

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