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AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista

This 14 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch.


Wander up one of the forty eight volcanic cones that make up the rolling landscape of Auckland for panoramic city views. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington's golden-sand inner city beach. Amble alongside the Avon River, as it runs through the heart of Christchurch. Each of New Zealand's major cities offers something unique and charming.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 3 star.


This tour also features:

7 dinners

13 breakfasts

Airport transfers

Interislander ferry crossing

TranzAlpine Train from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch

Tamaki Maori Village show and dinner, Rotorua

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

Huka Falls Taupo

TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown

Real Journeys Milford Sound nature cruise

Te Papa Museum of New Zealand

Wellington City Sights Tour

Greenstone Jade craft experience


Itinerary summary for: AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland
Accommodation: VR Queen Street (or similar)

Day 2: Travel south through lush king country - stopping at Waitomo Caves - before continuing on to geothermal Rotorua
Accommodation: Ibis Rotorua (or similar)

Day 3: Take a day to experience the thermal delights of Rotorua
Accommodation: Ibis Rotorua (or similar)

Day 4: Stop at Huka Falls before crossing the 'volcanic plateau' then traverse the Kapiti Coast to Wellington
Accommodation: Travelodge Wellington (or similar)

Day 5: Cross the Cook Strait then cruise through the Marlborough Sounds arrive in Picton
Accommodation: Hotel Beachcomber Inn Picton (or similar)

Day 6: Today traverse the Pacific Ocean Road through Kaikoura and the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis (or similar)

Day 7: Head through the Mackenzie Basin and see turquoise lakes Pukaki and Tekapo before crossing into Omarama
Accommodation: Heritage Gateway Hotel (or similar)

Day 8: See the Benmore Dam and Oamaru before crossing into the rugged hills of Dunedin
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City (or similar)

Day 9: Leaving Dunedin travel through rolling green farmland to reach Te Anau
Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (or similar)

Day 10: Travel the magical Milford road into the heart of the sound. Cruise this spectacular fiord before traveling to Queenstown
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront (or similar)

Day 11: Experience the delights of this pristine alpine town on your free day
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront (or similar)

Day 12: You'll see Lakes Hawea, Wanaka and the Haast Pass, ending your drive in Franz Josef Glacier
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Day 13: Travel up the West Coast then cross the spectacular Arthur's Pass via train to Christchurch
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis (or similar)

Day 14: Depart Christchurch today