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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 15-90 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-32637
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +13
  • See the best of New Zealand's wildlife, scenery, heritage sites and cities
  • Visit world famous Milford Sound and the mighty Franz Josef Glacier
  • Whale watch or swim with the dolphins in Kaikoura
  • View stunning scenery aboard the the Interisland Ferry and the TranzAlpine train
On this guided trip, your local New Zealand professional, experienced and knowledgeable driver-guide will help you explore cities, towns, villages and stunning world-famous scenery of both the North and South Islands on this extensive 21-day tour.

In the North Island, you’ll travel to the Maori cultural center of Rotorua, visit the native Mitai family, pass the volcanic World Heritage site of Tongariro National Park and visit our two largest cities. After crossing to the South Island on the scenic Interisland Ferry, your guide will take you on a circuit of spectacular scenery. Highlights include the wildlife mecca of Kaikoura, Aoraki - Mount Cook National Park, the mighty West Coast glaciers and a cruise on the pristine world-acclaimed Milford Sound, just to name a few of the amazing destinations you can look forward to!
  • Day 1: Arrive in Auckland
  • Day 2: Explore vibrant Auckland City and twin harbours
  • Day 3: Hobbiton Movie Set tour, Shires Rest and Lake Rotorua
  • Day 4: Explore Rotorua
  • Day 5: Lake Rotorua to Wellington via Lake Taupo
  • Day 6: Wellington and area
  • Day 7: Interislander Wellington to Picton Marlborough Sounds
  • Day 8: Picton-Kaikoura via world famous Marlborough vineyards
  • Day 9: Kaikoura: Whale watch or swim with dolphins, Christchurch
  • Day 10: Christchurch city hop aboard
  • Day 11: Christchurch to Mount Cook National Park
  • Day 12: Mount Cook to Dunedin via Oamaru Wataki valley
  • Day 13: Explore Dunedin city and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife
  • Day 14: Dunedin to Lake Te Anau via the spectacular Catlins
  • Day 15: Milford Sound Nature Cruise - fiords, penguins, seals
  • Day 16: Lake Te Anau to iconic Queenstown, adventure capital
  • Day 17: Explore Queenstown and surrounding area
  • Day 18: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier (via Lake Wanaka)
  • Day 19: Explore Franz Josef Glacier village
  • Day 20: TranzAlpine Scenic Train Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Day 21: Private transfer to Christchurch Airport
  • Breakfasts
  • Private airport transfers and train station transfers.
  • Vehicle, late model
  • Private driver-guide
  • Activities and tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All accommodations
  • Interislander ferry crossing, TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch, Real Journeys Milford Sound
  • Internaitonal airfare
  • Meals except where indicated
  • Personal expenses
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Tulika Sharma
  • From Nepal
  • On Oct 31 2023
5 - Excellent
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
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