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Group Tour of New Zealand28 day Small Group Escorted Tour

New Zealand is a pure and unspoilt country of just 4.8 million inhabitants, covering an area just slightly larger than the United Kingdom. When touring New Zealand on our group travel tours, you will discover a country that boasts spectacular scenery, lush vegetation, unique wildlife and a pleasant climate. Everywhere, the Maori people and their traditions add volumes to the richness of its history, culture and daily life.


Travelling by road is the best way to see the real New Zealand, and there's no finer way of touring than our exclusive small group series offers. A carefully planned guided tour of New Zealand organised by Kiwis with extensive local knowledge will give you many inspiring insights into our glorious country.


This group tour of New Zealand is carefully designed for a maximum of just 20* clients, which we believe makes it one of the best small group escorted tours of New Zealand. Don't just take our word for it, why not see what our clients have said about our small group escorted tour of New Zealand?


During the 28 days of the tour, you will travel in absolute comfort from Auckland to Christchurch, stay in some of New Zealand’s finest accommodation, and enjoy the genuine warmth of Kiwi hospitality.
* Note: It is possible due to booking patterns that we may sometimes carry 21 passengers - but never more.

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Day 1 – Depart London
Your Chauffeur driven car will collect you from your address at a pre-determined time to allow sufficient time to get to Heathrow Airport for your departing flight. Depart on Singapore Airlines from Terminal 2. All meals and drinks are included in-flight.

Day 2 – In air
Your group travel tours flight will operate through Singapore.

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Arrive into Auckland Airport in the early afternoon. You will be greeted by your Driver/Guide, who will be with you throughout your guided tour of New Zealand, and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this South Pacific city from the convenience of your central location. Perhaps visit the Observation Deck of The Sky Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the Southern Hemisphere. This evening you are invited to drinks and meet your fellow travellers for this fascinating escorted small group tour of New Zealand before dining in the hotel. In Auckland you will stay at Sofitel Viaduct Harbour for 2 nights. Breakfast included plus dinner on day 3.

Day 4 – Auckland
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city including the summit of Mt Eden, a dormant volcanic crater with wonderful city views, Parnell Village, Tamaki Drive and the Viaduct Basin. This afternoon is at leisure to further explore or perhaps take an optional cruise on the harbour, visit Waiheke Island, sightseeing by Harley Davidson or experience the thrill of America’s Cup Sailing; terrific options we can offer when you visit New Zealand.

Day 5 – Auckland - Bay of Islands
Depart Auckland and cross the Harbour Bridge as we head north through Warkworth. A stop is made at the Matakohe Kauri Museum for a wonderful insight into the massive tree’s history. Continue on to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve, which boasts some of the largest surviving examples of this magnificent tree, the second largest tree in the world. Cross to the east coast through Opononi and arrive in Paihia in the spectacular Bay of Islands. The Bay is an internationally acclaimed marine park and the cradle of New Zealand’s history. The historic Waitangi Treaty House is adjacent to the hotel and guests on our group travel tours will be issued with a pass to visit at their leisure. In Paihia you will stay at the Copthorne Waitangi Resort for 3 nights. Breakfast is included plus dinner on days 5 and 7 of your group tour of New Zealand.

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This morning we include a Bay of Island’s cruise via Red Head Passage to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. There will be a chance to view dolphins, and if you are lucky, whales. A stop is made at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka island for a walk, swim and if you like a BBQ lunch. On the return you will have the opportunity of stopping in Russell, once known as the “Hellhole of the South Pacific”, now a charming and picturesque coastal town and very popular with clients on our small group escorted tours to New Zealand. This evening you are free to dine out in one of the many great restaurants in the area.

Day 7 - Bay of Islands
A free day to enjoy the natural beauty of this aquatic playground. Take the ferry to Russell for lunch, play a round of golf on the fabled Waitangi Golf Course or even go fishing! There are some excellent beaches or just relax in the wonderful surrounds of the hotel. An optional tour is available to Cape Reinga, often described as one of the finest scenic day tours in the world, driving you along spectacular 90 Mile Beach to where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean at the very top of New Zealand. You can also reach the Cape by air on a half day trip leaving time for other activities.

Day 8 – Bay of Islands - Rotorua
Travel south along the east coast through Orewa Beach and Albany and again cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Continue south to Hamilton and through the rich Waikato farmland to Cambridge and on to Rotorua. This evening visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier geothermal and cultural experience for a guided tour and an authentic Maori Hangi and concert, a must see event when touring New Zealand. In Rotorua you will stay at the The Pullman Hotel for 2 nights. Breakfast included plus Special Meal on day 8.

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This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Rotorua including a visit to the Agrodome, with its amazing display of trained sheep, working sheep dogs and pastoral displays, and Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a guided walk and Kiwi Encounter. Here the guests on our magical guided tour of New Zealand will get to take a behind the scenes tour not open to the public and glimpse of the rare Kiwi at the conservation centre. Lakeside Rotorua has many other attractions to enjoy when you visit New Zealand. You may like to take a dip in the thermal pools, or even take a floatplane or helicopter to Mt Tarawera, location of the pink and white terraces destroyed by volcano eruption in 1886. This evening you are free to dine out in Rotorua at your leisure. 

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An easy days travelling with some interesting stops. On the outskirts of Taupo is the geothermal area of Wairakei, where natural steam is harnessed for power production. A visit is also made to the remarkable Huka Falls before stopping in Taupo on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake, with the Tongariro volcanic peaks in the distance. We continue through the Esk Valley and Te Pohue to Napier. The city is renowned for its art deco architecture and is the centre of the Hawkes Bay wine region. A guided Art Deco walk this afternoon through this lovely seaside city rounds off your day. In Napier you will stay at Te Pania Hotel for 1 night. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 11 – Napier - Wellington
We leave Napier and pass through Hastings, Waipukurau and Woodville.  We continue on to delightful Greytown and then cross the Rimutaka Ranges to the vibrant capital city of Wellington. In Wellington you will stay at the InterContinental Hotel Wellington for 2 nights. Breakfast included plus dinner on day 11.

Day 12 – Wellington
This morning’s sightseeing tour of the city includes Parliament Buildings, the adjacent “Beehive”, Oriental Bay and much of Marine Drive. Afterwards you are free to explore the city and harbour at your leisure. Why not visit Te Papa Tongarewa, the stunning museum of New Zealand (Free entry), on the harbour front and telling the  country’s unique story through engaging exhibits and interactive technology. Alternatively you could take the Kelburn Cable Car to the botanical gardens. This evening you are free to dine out at one of the capitals great restaurants – many in Courtney Place or the Waterfront just a short walk from your hotel.

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Our leisurely cruise this morning takes our travellers on this group tour of New Zealand across Cook Strait to the South Island. Depart through Wellington Heads and sail into Tory Channel and down the Queen Charlotte Sound to the picturesque port of Picton. We travel on to Blenheim in the heart of New Zealand’s largest and most significant wine region, Marlborough. A visit is made to the Brancott Estate Winery before taking the scenic coastal drive down to the seaside settlement of Kaikoura. Situated on a small rocky peninsula and surrounded by towering mountains. Kaikoura is world renowned for whale watching and is one of the few places in the world where these magnificent creatures can be seen year round. The area also has an abundance of dolphins, seals and bird life. This evening you are free to dine out at one of the many local restaurants. Kaikoura is a mecca for seafood lovers and we recommend visitors on our group travel tours try the local specialities including grouper, cod, mussels, paua (abalone) and the town’s namesake – crayfish. In Kaikoura you will stay at The White Morph for 2 nights with breakfast included.

Day 14 – Kaikoura
This is an unforgettable stopping point for our small group escorted tours to New Zealand and you will have a full day to enjoy this wonderful coastal location. This morning you have a choice - Included is the Whale Watch excursion with an early departure to view Kaikoura’s resident Giant Sperm Whales, the largest living carnivore – equivalent to the size of 4 elephants. This 3.5 hour excursion is in a modern covered catamaran especially designed for whale watching. There are other whale species, many dolphins, seals and albatross. Alternatively you may prefer the Dolphin Experience where the emphasis is on this playful mammal (you will also have the possibility of swimming with dolphins) or as a third option you can take the Albatross Encounter where you will get the chance to feed these large pelagic birds along the coastline. This evening you are free to dine out at your leisure.

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The highway heads south hugging the coast and then crosses the Hunderlees to the Canterbury Plains. Follow the inland route through the Rakaia Gorge in the foothills of the Southern Alps and on to Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie Country where we stop to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as the road follows Lake Pukaki to Aoraki/Mt Cook Village located in a natural mountain amphitheatre amidst New Zealand’s tallest mountains. The village is home to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Museum and Theatre complex which gives you an informative insight into the mountaineering exploits of the region. In Mt Cook you will stay at The Hermitage for 2 nights. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 16 – Mt Cook
The day is at leisure to enjoy the facilities of New Zealand’s most luxurious mountain retreat. Visit the Alpine Centre Museum and then take one of the many walking trails that are signposted from the hotel. Optional tours include a cruise by MAC Boat on the terminal lake of the Tasman Glacier or a 4 Wheel Drive tour of this mighty icefield with spectacular alpine views. Scenic flights are also available by helicopter or ski plane with a snow landing. In the evening why not join the planetarium stargazing experience.
This evening enjoy a la carte dining in the Panorama Room Restaurant.

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The route today passes through Omarama and follows the Waitaki River past the massive Benmore Power Project which has created New Zealand’s largest artificial lake. Reach the coast at Oamaru with its elegant and historic limestone buildings. Further along the coast view the mysterious, spherical Moeraki Boulders that lie along the beach. On to Dunedin, a university city with a strong Scottish heritage, with fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture. In Dunedin you will stay at the Distinction Hotel for 2 nights. Breakfast included plus dinner on day 17.

Day 18 – Dunedin
This morning we have included another of the world’s great train trips, the Taieri Gorge Railway, an iconic highlight of touring New Zealand. This stunning engineering feat travels through the Taieri River Gorge, crosses viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago. This afternoon you will drive to the Otago Peninsula and visit the Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head, the only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross in the world. A visit is also made to the gardens of Lanarch Castle before returning to Dunedin. This evening you are free to dine out at your leisure.

Day 19 - Dunedin - Te Anau
A leisurely departure this morning and head through Balclutha and Gore to Mandeville. During this lunch stop you will have the chance to visit the Croydon Aircraft Company who specialise in the restoration of de Havilland and other vintage aircraft. For a small cost you can enjoy a short flight on one of the famous vintage biplanes including a Tiger Moth or Dragonfly; offering you a trip back in time when you visit New Zealand. Continue to the tranquil lakeside setting of Te Anau. In Te Anau you will stay at the Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas for 2 nights. Breakfast included plus dinner on day 19.

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A full day to enjoy the peace of this lovely lakeside resort nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau. The lake is the second largest in New Zealand covering over 186 square miles. An optional excursion will take you to Doubtful Sound, visiting Manapouri Lake and Power Station before cruising this remote World Heritage sound. This evening there is an optional excursion to the spectacular Glow-worm Caves and you are free to dine out at your leisure.

Day 21 – Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Today we take our group tour of New Zealand travellers into the heart of Fiordland by one of the most scenic roads in the world. Transit the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound with frequent stops en-route to view the scenery, including the fabled Mirror Lakes. On arrival board the Milford Monarch for a spectacular cruise through the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, lunch included. Milford Sound, with Mitre Peak at its heart, has often been dubbed one of the wonders of the world, due to the awesome combination of its deep blue water, towering peaks and thunderous waterfalls. After the cruise you return to Te Anau and on to Queenstown. In Queenstown you will stay at The Crowne Plaza Hotel for 3 nights. Breakfast included plus dinner on day 21 and special meal on day 22.

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This morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the area visiting the Kawarau River Bridge where the bungee jumping craze started and then onto the historic and well preserved mining town of Arrowtown. Return to Queenstown via Arthur’s Point and the Shotover River. This afternoon is free in New Zealand’s premier resort situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooked by the dramatic Remarkable Mountains. You may even like to take our optional tour to experience the thrill and exhilaration of the Shotover jet. This evening we include a special cruise on the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak high country station, where you will have the chance to see some aspects of the stations work and enjoy a wonderful meal in the period homestead.

Day 23 – Queenstown
Today is a free day to relax and enjoy the many activities available in Queenstown. You will have the option of taking a jet boat safari on the Dart River into the spectacular high country, enjoy a boutique wine tour including Amisfield, visit Middle Earth on the Safari of the Scenes 4WD tour or perhaps take a helicopter sightseeing flight. This evening you are free to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants or al fresco cafés that are in downtown Queenstown.

Day 24 – Queenstown - Franz Josef Glacier
Dramatic scenery today as we travel on our guided tour of New Zealand through to Wanaka and Lake Hawea before crossing the Haast Pass in the Mt Aspiring National Park to the rainforests of the West Coast. A stop is made at Fox Glacier in the Westland National Park before continuing to Franz Josef. The West Coast is a rugged and primeval region of rainforests, limestone gorges, glaciers and stunning scenery running alongside the Tasman Sea. A visit is made to the glacier and you will have the opportunity of taking a helicopter or light aircraft flight across the glacier against the backdrop of Mt Cook, a once in a lifetime experience when you visit New Zealand. In Franz Josef you will stay at the Te Waonui Forest Retreat for 1 night. Breakfast and dinner included.

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Continue north through the scenic West Coast to Hokitika, renowned for its crafted greenstone jade jewellery. Join the TranzAlpine for one of the world’s great train journeys. Travel through deep gorges, river valleys and cross the spectacular snow-capped Southern Alps within the Arthur’s Pass National Park. Descend into the patchwork of colour that is the Canterbury Plains and on to Christchurch. Re-join your coach and enjoy an orientation tour en-route to your hotel. This evening you are free to dine out in one of the city’s many restaurants. In Christchurch you will stay at The George Hotel for 2 nights. Breakfast included plus special dinner on day 26 of this memorable small group escorted tour to New Zealand.

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This morning we include a tour of Christchurch to view the city, the Port Hills with its spectacular views, Lyttelton and Sumner. The afternoon is free to stroll through some of the region’s most spectacular gardens, take a punt on the Avon River, ride on the historic train around the city or relive the 2010/11 earthquakes at “Quake City” The Antarctic Centre, near the airport, offers a wonderful insight into this frozen continent. An option is to enjoy a full day tour to the lovely village of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula. Travel via the Hilltop for stunning views of Akaroa Harbour with a cruise on the harbour to view Hectors dolphins.
Tonight you are invited to a special farewell dinner.

Day 27 – Depart Christchurch
This morning you will transfer to Christchurch International Airport for your Singapore Airlines flight to London via Singapore. All meals and drinks are included.

Day 28 – Arrive London 
Arrive London Heathrow Terminal 2 and meet your Chauffeur Car driver in the arrival hall and transfer home, with many happy memories of touring New Zealand with All Ways Touring.

Hand picked hotels on this magical tour of New Zealand

Sofitel Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

Sofitel Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

Excellent location right on the Viaduct Harbour in downtown Auckland. Sofitel offers splendid facilities that are stylish and cosmopolitan. 
Hotel facilities: A French influence with La Maree by Marc de Passorio Restaurant,   Sabrage Champagne Bar and a sophisticated Sofitel Spa.
Room Features: Contemporary design with King Size bed and En-suite bathroom with separate bath. Large room with Juliet balcony. Includes Nespresso coffee, TV and all benefits of a Sofitel.  Our rooms are all Luxury Atrium View Rooms.
Wi-Fi is free and unlimited throughout the hotel

Additional Night
Spend another night in Auckland £177 per person/twin/double. £335 Single. Includes breakfast and airport transfer


Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Bay of Islands

This property has a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands and is part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. It is surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens and is just a 15 minute walk, or 2 minute drive, from the township of Paihia. Our rooms are all Superior Plus Seaview Rooms.

Hotel Facilities: The complex offers a tennis court, free form lagoon style swimming pool, outdoor spa pool, mountain bike hire, courtesy shuttle to downtown Paihia, Waitangi Restaurant & Bar, laundry service, and 24 hour room service. Wifi throughout (Free in the lobby).

Room Facilities: en-suite bathroom with separate shower, refrigerator and mini-bar, writing desk, in room safe, tea & coffee making, iron & board, hair dryer, patio or balcony overlooking the sea and large screen TV.


The Pullman, Rotorua

Situated in the heart of the Rotorua, moments away from the lakefront and just around the corner from the dining area of ‘Eat Street’. This 5 Star hotel is the perfect base to explore this region’s geothermal paradise.
Hotel Facilities: A small hotel with just with 130 luxurious rooms and suites, accessible gym, and the excellent Barrel & Co Bar and Grill adjacent to the reception. Fully air conditioned and 100% non-smoking hotel with 24-hour room service.
Room Facilities: Good sized, contemporary, open-plan room design with city views and en-suite bathroom. The room features local artwork, a 49” smart TV, chaise lounge, safe and mini bar. Our rooms are all Superior King
or Twin.
Wi-Fi is free & unlimited throughout the hotel.


Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier

Styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawke’s Bay, this modern hotel boasts design awards for its style. You’ll delight in Napier with its seaside location and incredible Art Deco architecture. The shape of the hotel curves to echo the lines of the Bay, offering stunning views out over the Pacific Ocean. Our rooms are Superior Rooms with Ocean View.

Hotel Facilities: Exchange Brasserie and Bar with alfresco dining, guest laundry, gymnasium, and 24 hour reception. Free Wifi throughout including the rooms.

Room Facilities: en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, refrigerator and mini-bar, tea & coffee making, iron & board, writing desk, hair dryer, clock radio and TV..

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InterContinental Hotel, Wellington

This fabulous, contemporary style, downtown hotel is close to The Waterfront and is within walking distance to popular attractions and the city's shops. The hotel is totally non smoking and recently completed a major refurbishment.

Hotel Facilities: Fitness centre, indoor pool, spa, sauna, treatments and Chameleon Restaurant.  Wifi is available throughout the hotel including the rooms.

Room Facilities: The elegant guest rooms are spacious and well furnished. All feature  large bathrooms with modern amenities, bath robes, air conditioning, refrigerator, mini bar, tea & coffee making, iron and iron board, desk, hair dryer and large screen TV. Our rooms are Deluxe Rooms.


The White Morph, Kaikoura

This small boutique style hotel overlooks the coast in this seaside settlement. It is a 10 minute walk to the centre of town and is right on the waterfront. Our rooms are all sea facing Premium Rooms.

Hotel Facilities: There is a self-service laundry, BBQ area and two computers in reception for guests use. Wifi is free throughout the hotel including the rooms.

Room Facilities: en-suite bathroom with hydro therapy spa, balcony or patio, mini refrigerator, tea & coffee making, iron & board, hair dryer, and TV.


The Hermitage, Mt Cook

Located deep within the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and World Heritage area, the hotel is surrounded by the silent splendour of the Southern Alps. First built in 1884, today it is a modern tourist orientated hotel. Our rooms are Premium Rooms.

Hotel Facilities: There is a range of restaurants and bars and the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre with a full dome digital planetarium, 3D Theatre, Museum and Hilary Gallery. A café, the Panorama Room and the Alpine Restaurant. Wifi throughout (fee to pay).

Room Facilities: Beautifully appointed large rooms with floor to ceiling panoramic views. En-suite bathrooms with spa-bath, airconditioning, in-room safe, fridge and mini-bar, tea & coffee making, sofa lounge, hair dryer, binoculars and TV.

Distinction Hotel Dunedin

Distinction Dunedin Hotel, Dunedin

Formerly the Chief Post Office, this 1937 building has been newly transformed into a 4.5 star luxury hotel, located in the rejuvenated exchange area situated near the Octagon, in the city centre, Dunedin has a popular university, vibrant student life and a bustling business district that keeps the atmosphere young and exciting. Our rooms are all Superior Rooms. Wifi is free throughout hotel including the rooms.

Hotel Facilities: Parcels Restaurant, Post Bar, guest laundry, fitness centre, gymnasium, 24 hour reception and room service.

Room Facilities: en-suite bathroom, soundproofing, fridge and mini bar, tea & coffee making, iron & board, hair dryer, washers and dryers, and large screen TV.


Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villa, Te Anau

Overlooking the serene deep waters of Lake Te Anau with a spectacular backdrop of Mt Luxmore and the Murchison Mountains. The town centre is just a 2 minute stroll. Our rooms are all Lake View.

Hotel Facilities: The renowned McKinnon Room Restaurant and Explorer Bar, self service laundry, swimming pool, sauna, gym, reception safe and tour desk. Wifi is free in the public areas.

Room Facilities: en-suite bathroom with spa bath and separate shower, refrigerator, tea & coffee making, iron & board, hair dryer and large screen TV.


Crowne Plaza, Queenstown

The Crowne Plaza boasts probably the best location in town with spectacular views across Lake Whakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. Queenstown’s entertainment district is right on the doorstep, the steamer wharf across the road and the gondola a 5 minute walk away.

Hotel Facilities: A superbly appointed hotel and a recent refurbishment has resulted in quality furnishings, service and state of the art technology. Threesixty Restaurant, Martini Room and Bed Bar, guest laundry, sauna, and 24 hour room service.  

Room Facilities: Private Balcony, en-suite bathroom, pillow menu, designer duvets, bathrobes, refrigerator and mini-bar, tea & coffee making, iron & board, writing desk, morning paper, hair dryer, in-room safe and large screen television.

Our rooms are all Lake View. Wifi internet connection is free throughout the hotel including the rooms.


Te Waonui Forest Retreat -  Franz Josef Glacier

Situated on the very edge of the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, you will experience the rugged wonders of the rainforest at this stunning unique lodge-style retreat.

Hotel Facilities: The Canopy Restaurant, cafe bar, 24 hour reception and room service, the Frond lounge bar and a guest laundry. 

Room Facilities: En-suite bathroom, super king beds, down and wool duvets, natural wool carpets, personal pillow menu, mini bar, large screen TV, temperature pump system and balcony or patio. WiFi internet connection is free throughout the hotel including the rooms.


The George, Christchurch

This boutique hotel is just 10 mins from the city centre and overlooking the iconic Hagley Park & Avon River.
Hotel facilities:  50 Bistro and bar near reception, guest laundry and bicycle hire.
Room Facilities: en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, tea & coffee making, safe and large TV. Our rooms are all Premium Executive with superior bedding.
Wi-Fi is free and unlimited throughout the hotel.

Additional Night
Spend another night in Christchurch £137 per person/twin/double. £249 Single. Includes breakfast and airport transfer

New Zealand is like no other place on earth – packed full of stunning and diverse landscapes and a whole host of incredible things to see and do. All of these experiences are included on your tour. 

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In Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown you will enjoy a fantastic range of guided sightseeing excursions that will include the major sights of each location.

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During this spectacular half day cruise,in a stable catamaran, you will see an abundance of marine mammals and wildlife including dolphins. At Cape Brett you will get close to (maybe sail through)the famous “Hole in the Rock”.

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This historic area is where Maori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi – New Zealand’s founding document. See the historic Treaty House, the magnificently carved meeting house and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe and enjoy views of the stunning Bay of Islands.

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On the journey to the Bay of Islands you pass through the Waipoua Kauri Forest with many fine examples of this massive tree. At Matakohe you'll visit the museum with stunning exhibits including antique furniture and a shop with the best selection of Kauri products in New Zealand.

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New Zealand’s premier Maori culture and geothermal visitor experience stands majestic as a symbol of protection for Maori arts, crafts and culture, upholding the values of this proud race. A guided tour is followed by an immersive feast of indigenous culture, entertainment and food.

During your tour of Rotorua you will enjoy this wonderful agricultural demonstration (sheep and working dogs) and many highlights at Rainbow Springs Nature Park including a visit to the Kiwi Experience conservation area.

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This unique city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 and rebuilt with passion – during this walk the guide will bring to life the Art Deco Quarter in Napier’s vibrant city centre.

This is one of the world’s premier areas for viewing giant sperm whales. This early morning tour is aboard specially designed craft for whale viewing and includes a main passenger cabin and outside viewing areas. Depending on the season other whales can be sighted along with hundreds of dolphin.

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Relax on the heritage carriages as you journey from the city centre to the mountainous interior of Central Otago with an informative and lively commentary. Great photo opportunities as you travel across viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago.

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Renowned for its wildlife and magnificent views, a visit is made to the Royal Albatross colony where you will see these giant birds in their natural environment. A visit is also made to Lanarch Castle and its beautiful gardens.

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Best known of the many fiords and only accessible by one of the world’s finest alpine drives. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound and edge near the waterfalls cascading down the sheer granite cliffs of Mitre Peak. Lunch is included.

Relive the elegance of bygone days with a cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm for an insight into high country life and enjoy a carvery buffet in the historic homestead.

Rated as one of the world’s great scenic rail journeys, linking Christchurch with the West Coast, The journey crosses massive viaducts and winds through spectacular gorges as it tracks slowly across the country’s impressive Southern Alps from Greymouth to Christchurch.


Stay at these warm and exotic destinations before or after your tour.


Singapore - 2 nights

On arrival in Singapore you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a 2 night stay. This vibrant and sophisticated city has evolved in recent years to one of Asia’s most exciting destinations. Not only fantastic shopping but wonderful gardens, lively dining quarters and plenty to interest the visitor. The Fairmont Hotel : Located in the heart of the Lion City with easy access to shopping and entertainment and just above the MTR (underground railway) and large connecting shopping and dining malls.  Deluxe Room includes full breakfast, half day city tour and return transfers.

COST - From £386 per person share double, from £337 single person supplement. 


Sentosa Island (Singapore) ~ 2 nights

Sentosa is the largest and best known of Singapore’s offshore islands. It is linked to the mainland by a causeway and cable car and is a popular weekend spot for the locals from Singapore.
Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa: A stylish sanctuary with superb facilities and beautifully designed guest rooms. It is perched high on a cliff top amid stunning landscaped tropical gardens.Luxury room includes full breakfast and return transfers.

COST - From £324 per person share double, from £293 single person supplement.


Dubai - 2 nights

Conveniently located for a stop on-route to Australasia this Emirate offers a fusion of modern and futuristic hotels and amenities with a safari through the sand dunes of the nearby desert.
Manzil Downtown: Located in the Downtown area of Dubai within walking distance of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountain. There is a fitness entre, outdoor swimming pool with spectacular views, spa treatments, and 3 dining options. The Courtyard, Boulevard Kitchen and Nezesaussi Grill.

Package includes Deluxe Room for 2 nights, full breakfast and private return transfers.

COST - from £355 per person, share double.  Prices depend on dates of stay.


Hong Kong - 2 nights

This former British colony continues to be a wonderful place to visit – made up of the peninsula of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island where charming colonial buildings stand proudly alongside futuristic monoliths. It is a shoppers paradise and famous for nightlife and dining – a must is a visit to the music scene of Lang Kwai Fong.
Hotel Panorama: This very tall, triangular hotel overlooks Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon). Centrally located and is just a 2 minute walk to the MTR Underground. The hotel features a fitness centre, rooftop Sky Garden, Executive Club lounge and the AVA restaurant and Slash Bar on the 38th floor with panoramic views.
Package includes Club Harbour View room for 2 nights, shared return transfers, full breakfast and access to the executive lounge where you enjoy evening cocktails plus all day tea & coffee.

COST - From £285 per person share double, from £195 single person supplement. Prices depend on the date of stay.



We are able to offer stopovers in Bangkok, Australia and many of the islands of the South Pacific (including Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands and Tahiti) this may necessitate travelling on different airlines and we are able to quote on a selection of accommodation styles.


Tour Summary

› International flights with Singapore Airlines
› All airport taxes, fees and charges
› Airport transfer service on departure and when you return
› 24 Nights accommodation in first class hotels with ensuite facilities
› All Breakfasts, 2 lunches and 14 dinners (including 5 special meals)
› Luxury touring coach with maximum 20 people
› Experienced Driver/Guide throughout
› Sightseeing tours in all the major centres
› Many included excursions
› Porterage of luggage at all hotels

World Class Airlines

Our prices are based on return economy class flights with Singapore Airlines who enjoy a wonderful reputation for service and customer care. All their flights operate through Singapore and you are able to make a stopover in one or both directions. To suit your stopover requirements or through personal choice we can offer flights on several other airlines including Qantas, Emirates and Cathay Pacific. All Airlines offer the option to upgrade to Premium Economy, Business or First Class.


Airport Transfers

We include a chauffeur driven car to drive you to your departure airport in the UK and take you home on your return. You will be contacted the day before departure to confirm your pick-up time and your driver will be waiting for you on your return. This service is available up to 75 miles from your departure airport – should your pick-up location be further away you will be quoted a cost for the additional miles.


Outstanding Accommodation

We have carefully chosen some of New Zealand’s most special places to stay. All rooms have private facilities and feature tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, modern TV’s and telephone. In many hotels we have upgraded our rooms to a superior standard which offer additional benefits such as balconies, sea or lake views and upgraded fixtures and fittings.


Great Food

Quite unique to our small group series is the variety of your dining experiences. A full breakfast is included throughout the tour, whilst evening meals range from three course dinners, barbecues and sumptuous buffets. On some occasions we take you out to dine at selected restaurants for special meals, whilst on nights where dinner is not included on the itinerary, you are free to explore and sample local restaurants at your leisure.


Quality Coaches

We understand that your comfort on travelling days is paramount to your enjoyment of the whole experience. That’s why our specially adapted luxury small coaches are built on chassis that give the same smooth ride and power-to-weight ratio as the larger touring coaches but accommodate a maximum of 20 people. They feature air suspension, contour reclining seats with seat belts, tinted windows, individual air conditioning controls and personal reading lights, a fridge for drinks and large underfloor luggage space.

Departure DateReturn DatePriceSingle Supplement
21 November 2022* 18 December 2022 £7,195 £2,375
05 January 2023 01 February 2023 £7,295 £2,375
31 January 2023* 27 February 2023 £7,295 £2,375
26 February 2023 25 March 2023 £7,295 £2,375
25 March 2023* 19 April 2023 £7,055 £2,375
26 October 2023 22 November 2023 £7,255 £2,375
21 November 2023* 18 December 2023  £7,255 £2,375

* Departure operates in reverse direction (Christchurch to Auckland).
All prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

A deposit of £400 per person is applicable, and final balance must be paid 70 days prior to departure. Terms and conditions apply.