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12 days - small group tour - Moatrek

Auckland - Rotorua - Tongariro National Park - Wellington - Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park - Kaikoura - Mount Cook - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Inclusions: 11 nights in 4 and 5 star accommodation, 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, wine tasting in Marlborough; Flight: Milford to Queenstown; Ferry: Across Cook Straight; Cruise: Milford Sound, Abel Tasman; Sail: lake Rotoiti; National Parks: Tongarito, Abel Tasman, Aoraki/Mt Cook, Fiordland; Sightseeing as per itinerary; transportation by air-conditioned coach and services of professional guide.

Save AUD300 per couple. Book and deposit by 15 April 2021.


Oct 25Jan 10, 24Jan 9, 23
Nov 15, 22Feb 7, 14, 21Feb 6, 13, 20
Dec 13Mar 14, 21Mar 13, 20
Oct 22Apr 10
Nov 21
Dec 12

Oct 25
Nov 15, 22
Dec 13

Feb 14, 21

Prices displayed below include any applicable discounts.


Tour Itinerary (please click here)

Day 1 Auckland - Rotorua
From Auckland your tour continues to Rotorua. Your first stop is Karangahake Gorge, enjoy a stroll through native bush and relics of early goldmines. Visit a working Kiwifruit orchard too hear all about this famous fruit. Join a private cruise on a 53ft catamaran on Lake Rotoitin calling into secluded bays and hot pools reached only by water. B
Stay at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside (4 star)

Day 2 Rotorua
Enjoy a leisurely start this morning, perhaps stroll down to the lakeside, or join one of many optional tours. Afterwards head to the famous Lake Tarawera for a hosted lunch. B, L
Stay at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside (4 star)

Day 3 Rotorua - Tongariro National Park
Visit to the surreal, geothermal reserve of Wai-O-Tapu. The bubbling mud pools and incredibly colourful silica terraces are unforgettable. Stop at thundering Huka Falls and Lake Taupo and stay the night in the World Heritage Tongariro National Park. This evening Relax at your Hotel or walk the gentle trail to Taranaki Falls to enjoy the alpine views. B
Stay at Chateau Tongariro Hotel (4 star)

Day 4 Tongariro National Park - Wellington
After a relaxed breakfast at your hotel drive up the mountain road to the Top of the Bruce to enjoy panoramic views over the volcanic plateau. Drive around the slopes of Mt Ruapehu before you make your way down the centre of the island to our capital Wellington. Head up Mt Victoria for the stunning views over the harbour before getting settled for the night. B
Stay at The Bolton Hotel Wellington (5 star)

Day 5 Wellington
The day is yours to enjoy at leisure, take a short walk to the waterfront and Te Papa National Museum. Wellington is the food lovers' capital of New Zealand with a huge selection of cafes and boutique breweries to choose from. Wellington is also the spiritual home of "The Lord of the Rings" where you can visit Weta Workshop and see how all the props are made. B
Stay at The Bolton Hotel Wellington (5 star)

Day 6 Wellington - Nelson
We cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry and up stunning Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton to step ashore on the South Island. At Forrest Estate Wines join a tasting and lunch in this premier wine region before continuing to Nelson. B, L
Stay at Trailways Hotel Nelson (4 star)

Day 7 Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park - Nelson
At Kaiteriteri Beach meet your local guide and cruise by catamaran and walk along the stunning Abel Tasman coastline of islands, sheltered bays, estuaries and golden, sandy beaches. There’s time to relax on the beach with a picnic lunch and take a swim before returning to Nelson. B, L
Stay at Trailways Hotel Nelson (4 star)

Day 8 Nelson - Kaikoura
Heading towards Kaikoura the road hugs the rugged coastline between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges and the views are truly spectacular. Your afternoon is free to explore Kaikoura’s bountiful marine wildlife. One of the many highlights is viewing the seal colony with a backdrop of the Kaikoura mountains and coastline. There are many optional excursions including whale watching cruises and flights. For those keen on an easy walk the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway offers a chance to explore the headland and enjoy the Pacific Ocean views with some interesting Maori history along the way. B
Stay at The White Morph Inn Kaikoura (4 star)

Day 9 Kaikoura - Aoraki / Mt Cook
Leaving the coast drive over the Hunderlee Hills to the Canterbury Plains. Stop for a special lunch at Akaunui, a 100-year-old homestead surrounded by large gardens and dine on wonderful fresh produce. After lunch continue through Burke's Pass to the spectacular Mackenzie Country for sweeping vistas of tussock lands and the Southern Alps. Make plenty of stops en route, see the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo and the unreal turquoise blue of glacier fed Lake Pukaki. B, L
Stay at The Hermitage Hotel (4 star) or Aoraki Court (4 star)

Day 10 Aoraki / Mt Cook - Queenstown
Your morning is free to explore the magnificent landscape crowned by Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on an easy walking track from the village or treat yourself to a scenic flight or cruise on a glacial lake. Later drive over the golden tussock lands of the Lindis Pass Queenstown your home for three nights. B
Stay at Scenic Suites Queenstown (4 star)

Day 11 Queenstown - Milford Sound
Today is all about the one and only Milford Sound. From Queenstown follow the shores of the great southern lakes Wakatipu and Te Anau before heading into the heart of Fiordland National Park on the spectacular Milford Road. On arrival at Milford cruise by launch out onto the sound dominated by iconic Mitre Peak and home to birdlife, seal colonies and pods of dolphins. A magical flight over the Southern Alps returns you to Queenstown at the end of a fantastic day of touring by land, sea and air. B
Stay at Scenic Suites Queenstown (4 star)

Day 12 Queenstown
Today is yours to make the most of the infinite number of activities Queenstown has to offer. Your Guide can help you choose from arrange of optional tours. Fly out in the evening or even extend your stay. B

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