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Exploring New Zealand's Wonders

featuring the North & South Islands
$5,999 pp*
*Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy, tour inclusions and available options may vary based on departure date.
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About This Tour



From geothermal springs and ice fields to stunning fjords and Maori culture, experience New Zealand at its best. Spend two nights discovering the sun-soaked Bay of Islands. Stand in awe of the giant kauri tree. Spend 2 nights in Christchurch and see how the city is reinventing itself. Admire the ice fields and glaciers surrounding Mt. Cook. Stay in Dunedin, a little slice of Scotland in the South Pacific. Cruise Milford Sound in dramatic Fiordland. Savor a captivating 3-night stay in Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The vibrant lifestyle of the Pacific Islands welcomes you.

Your Tour Includes
  • 8 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 25 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Islands
  • Rotorua
  • Maori Cultural Experience


Your Tour at a Glance


19 Days

18 Nights


25 Meals

16 Breakfasts

1 Lunches

8 Dinners


2 - Moderate

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Post Tour Fiji 3 nights Land Portion

$699.00 pp

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Getting Prepared

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Arrive Earlier

Pre Night: Rydges Auckland
From $125 per night

Rydges Auckland

Nights 1-2

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Nights 3-4

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Nights 5-6

Novotel Wellington

Nights 7-8

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Nights 9-10

The Hermitage

Night 11

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Nights 12-13

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Nights 14-16

Stay Longer

Post Night: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
From $175 per night

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Trip Reviews

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6 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
Out of 5
Based on 6 independent reviews
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    New Zealand is a beautiful country. Learning about the Maori people was very interesting. I enjoyed the food and me fellow travellers.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour guide, Sharon, arranged birthday surprises from the hotel and group dinner location in Wellington for my 76th. Balloons, glitter and a banner in the hotel and a birthday cake and Happy Birthday serenade from the members of our tour and restaurant staff. Incredible!
    William Larson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I think the flight schedule was not as thought out. I had an eight-hour layover in Chicago. The same airline had two additional flights after the flight from St. Louis that would have reduced the layover by hours. An eight hour layover is too long before a 16-hour flight. Also, there was a lot of driving. I thin you could have cut out one stop and reduced the driving significantly. Our tour guide was excellent and did a great job distracting us from all of the driving, but there was too much!
    Christine Cavallini
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    No……….. I already did this
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour took started on the day that a state-of-emergency was declared in Aukland because of completely excessive rainfall and flooding/landslides. The next 10 days were spent one step ahead of the next disaster. Through it all, our tour manager (and the coach driver) were innovative and flexible with itinerary changes that may have ended up improving over the original plans! One example was the visit to the Antarctic Center, which was just plain fun. Collette's home office was good about approving and footing the bill for "substitute" activities to make up for planned activities that were closed/canceled because of the disaster, which we appreciate. We also enjoyed having a very small tour group of people who were on-time for departures and flexible about schedule/itinerary changes. A good experience overall, and we know it had a lot to do with our tour manager and driver working hard on our behalf.
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  • Trip Rating:
    Collette’s Covid policies leave a lot to be desired. Tour inclusions would have been nice but most of the best ones were rained out including Fiji extension. Tour leader was amazing.

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