Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type Luxury Gold Southpac 2025/2026 v1

Fall in love with New Zealand on this 8-day guided tour. See Wellington your way, choosing between an insider's tour of the city with a Local Expert or a guided hike through Otari Wiltons Bush, the only botanic garden in the country dedicated entirely to native plants. Travel past the dairy country of Manawatu to Hawke's Bay, where you will enjoy an exclusive wine tasting at one of the country's world-famous wineries. In Rotorua, walk the Redwoods Treewalk - a maze of forested suspension bridges - and tour a working kiwi nursery and hatchery, where you can learn more about the flightless bird. Savour a flavourful Maori Hangi feast, made from food cooked in the ground with geothermal steam. Descend the Waitomo Cave to see glow worms illuminate the caverns, then toast your trip during a celebration dinner in Auckland.The Activity Level of this tour is Leisurely, meaning there is 1 to 2 miles of walking per day on primarily flat surfaces with some stairs.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel Wi-Fi. And, on select coaches, onboard Wi-Fi may also be available.
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
  • In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.
  • Included at all hotels.
  • On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.?
  • Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be reques
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Wellington Discover the stunning waterfront and the hidden laneways in the bohemian area of the heritage Cuba Street precinct. Once dimly lit back alleys, these newly rejuvenated laneways are now home to some of the country's funkiest bars, boutiques, an
  • Wellington Learn more about native flora and fauna on a guided walk through Otari Wiltons Bush, the only botanic garden in New Zealand, dedicated to native plants. The walk starts at the ?Waharoa' and heads through the Fernery and then down to the creek,
Dining Summary
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
Exceptional Dining
  • Auckland Raise a glass to your unforgettable journey as you enjoy your Celebration Dinner with a former member of the All Blacks rugby team. Hear stories of the world's leading rugby team, his personal victories and how passionate Kiwis are about their n
  • Hawke's Bay Indulge in an intimate dinner with wine pairing at the award-winning restaurant of Craggy Range Winery. Feast on local produce as you sit in the shade of Te Mata Peak and drink wines from one of the region's world-famous vineyards.
  • Rotorua Come together for a hearty and delicious meal warmed by the earth itself. Experience a uniquely prepared Hangi feast, cooked traditionally in a pit oven using geothermal steam at Te Pa Tu. Witness a captivating live cultural performance as you di
  • Wellington Feel the warm hospitality of New Zealand's capital city, as you join your travel companions for a delicious Welcome Dinner hosted at a local restaurant.
Magnificent Stays
  • Hawke's Bay Porters Boutique Hotel is a privately owned, boutique hotel that delivers a luxurious experience. Elegantly appointed guest rooms are fitted with plush, classic furnishings and local artwork, all moments away from the charming village of Have
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Napier Brace yourself for a journey that takes you from coast to cape, to the world's largest and most accessible Gannet colony in the beautiful Hawke's Bay. Discover the mesmerising birds in an almost face to face experience and take in the stunning vis
  • Rotorua Join Whirinaki Forest Footsteps, a guided eco-tour into the heart of the ancient Whirinaki Rainforest.
  • Rotorua Meet the kiwi at National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa as you are invited to step behind-the-scenes at a working nursery and hatchery for New Zealand's intriguing national bird. Seek out skinks, geckos, and incredible trout amidst the thick foliage of
Passport Moments
  • Auckland Discover the landmarks of New Zealand's largest city on your afternoon tour. See the diversity of the city from bustling Queen Street and the rejuvenated Viaduct harbour to the historic buildings around the city's university and the striking Auc
  • Hawke's Bay Ease yourself into the day at your own pace with a morning at leisure in Hawke's Bay. Grab an artisan coffee at a local cafe, stroll about the Village Green, wander Keirunga Gardens, or pop into some of the charming boutiques.
  • Huka Falls Witness the awe-inspiring power of nature at Huka Falls where nearly a quarter of a million litres of thundering water per second are funnelled from Lake Taupo and dropped eleven metres into the Waikato River below.
  • Napier Climb into a luxury vintage car with a discerning local guide for your personal tour of Napier. Uncover the highlights of this world-famous town's 140 art deco buildings and sculptures from the comfort of your luxurious vehicle.
  • Rotorua Stand eye to eye with giant redwoods on the Redwoods Treewalk. Immerse yourself in the serene majesty of these 118-year-old trees from your 20-metre high perspective. Cross swing bridges and platforms on your elevated path through Whakarewarewa F
  • Rotorua Visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world's youngest geothermal system, formed after the eruption of Mt. Tarawera in 1886. Discover the world's largest hot spring, volcanic crater lakes and the most incredible flora and fauna that have been untou
  • Waitomo Cave Enter the subterranean Waitomo Cave where you'll be guided through the extensive network and meet the local residents, glow worms. View these fascinating glowing creatures as you glide quietly on a private tour by boat through the undergroun
Personalise your day
  • Wellington Discover the stunning waterfront and the hidden laneways in the bohemian area of the heritage Cuba Street precinct. Once dimly lit back alleys, these newly rejuvenated laneways are now home to some of the country's funkiest bars, boutiques, an
  • Wellington Learn more about native flora and fauna on a guided walk through Otari Wiltons Bush, the only botanic garden in New Zealand, dedicated to native plants. The walk starts at the ?Waharoa' and heads through the Fernery and then down to the creek,

Call (207) 873-9500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18409771

Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1WellingtonWelcome to Wellington: On arrival at Wellington International Airport you'll be driven by complimentary transfer to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening, meet your Travel Concierge and get to know your fellow travellers during your Welcome Dinner.

Accommodations: QT Wellington.
Day 2WellingtonWellington Sightseeing Relaxed Start: Personalise your day discovering the stunning waterfront and hidden lanes of Wellington. Or, take a guided walk through Otari Wiltons Bush. This evening is free for you to dine at any of the city's restaurants.

Accommodations: Nuami Hotel Wellington
Day 3Hawke's BayWellington to Hawke's Bay: Wind your way through the pastoral dairy farming land of Manawatu to Napier in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand's Art Deco capital and world-renowned wine country. This evening, savour a tasting and dinner at family-owned Craggy Range Winery in the shadow of Te Mata Peak.

Accommodations: Porters Boutique Hotel, Hawke's Bay.
Day 4Hawke's BayExploring Napier: Take in Napier's art deco architecture with a Local Expert in a chauffeur-driven vintage car. Partake in a Gannet safari. Your participation on Gannet Safaris contributes to our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER initiative: TTC makes a donation on behalf of each guest to the Cape Sanctuary. Their amazing team is made up of over 300 volunteers that are giving their time to restore our beautiful land and replant grasses and natives to support the return of our wildlife.

Accommodations: Porters Boutique Hotel, Hawke's Bay.
Day 5RotoruaGeothermal Rotorua: Continue your journey to Rotorua, where this afternoon, armed with a packed lunch, you'll join a local guide for a cultural walking eco-tour to discover the jurassic Whirinaki Forest, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience.

Accommodations: Pullman Rotorua.
Day 6RotoruaThe Sights of Rotorua: Unveil the Californian Coastal Redwoods of Whakarewarewa Forest and go behind the scenes on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience at a kiwi bird nursery and hatchery. Tonight, an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at Te Puia. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a cultural performance and dinner.

Accommodations: Pullman Rotorua.
Day 7AucklandWaitomo and Auckland: Glide by boat through Waitomo's underground caves lined with dazzling glow worms on a private guided tour. In Auckland, enjoy dinner with a New Zealand sporting royal, a former All Black rugby player.

Accommodations: QT Auckland.
Day 8AucklandFarewell Auckland: After one final breakfast, say farewell to your Christchurch to Auckland luxury tour as you are chauffeured to Auckland Airport.

Accommodations:
Dates/Pricing

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12/12/2025$5,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/14/2025$5,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/30/2026$5,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/01/2026$5,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/27/2026$5,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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03/20/2026$5,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/22/2026$5,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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