CSGP: 23 Day Best of New Zealand

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Day 1: Arrive Sydney

Arrive in Sydney where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours Guide aboard the Celebrity Solstice. Meet your travelling companions at dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Cruising

Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea enjoy the onboard facilities, world-class cuisine and the entertainment not to mention your deluxe balcony cabin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Melbourne

Arrive into Melbourne, Victoria’s coastal capital, where a short tram ride will take you into the city. At its centre is the strikingly modern Federation Square with bars and restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - 5: Cruising

Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Milford, Doubtful & Dusky Sounds

Sail into the narrow fiords of Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Your ship will seem to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Scenic cruising.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Dunedin

Situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, explore Dunedin’s historic architecture and beautiful botanic gardens.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Akaroa

Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays and home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Wellington

Locals are particularly proud of the National Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa. Loosely translated as ‘our place’ from the native Maori tongue, the museum is one of the world’s largest and most progressive (optional).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Cruising

Enjoy a quiet refuge by day, gazing over the sea with a cocktail in hand.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Tauranga

Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Bay of Islands

The beaches in this region are considered some of the world’s finest with their perfect white sand and crystal-clear water.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Auckland

This morning arrive into the beautiful ‘City of Sails’, Auckland. Disembark the ship, meet your Coach Captain and enjoy an informative city tour which includes the Auckland Domain, Parnell Rose Garden and Bastion Point. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14: Auckland - Hokianga - Bay of Islands

Depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum. After lunch travel north through Dargaville to the unforgettable Footprints Waipoua encounter, home to some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world. A local guide will explain how these trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the eco-system that is the Waipoua Forest. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 15: Bay of Islands at leisure

Today is free to choose from the many optional activities available. You may like to take a coach trip to Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach, the Hole in the Rock Cruise, or a spectacular scenic flight. The choice is yours and your Tour Guide & Coach Captain will be available to assist.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 15: Bay of Islands - Auckland

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei, Wellsford and Warkworth to Auckland for some free time. This evening is also free to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: Auckland - Rotorua

Travel to the Hamilton Gardens for a guided tour that will take you on a journey from the peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance Garden followed by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh garden. Next visit Hobbiton for lunch followed by an experience of the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. A guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the set was created. Continue to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18: Rotorua

Today begins with a gondola ride to the Stratosfare Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Travel to Te Puia for a guided tour of the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to a Maori village for an interactive and educational experience which culminates with a cultural performance and traditional hangi feast.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 19: Rotorua - Auckland - Queenstown

Travel to Auckland Airport where you will board a local flight to the resort town of Queenstown, located in the South Island. Meet your South Island Coach Captain and enjoy a tour of historic Arrowtown before arriving at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 20: Queensown at leisure

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Tour Guide and Coach Captain are available to assist. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of scenic Skippers Canyon or to get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine high above Queenstown at the Skyline Restaurant or board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu for gourmet BBQ at Walter Peak Station (optional)..

Meals: Breakfast

Day 21: Queenstown - Franz Josef

Depart Queenstown and travel via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 22: Franz Josef - Arthur's Pass - Christchurch

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Descend through spectacular gorges, river valleys and over massive viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 23: Depart Christchurch

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


 

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Fri 8 Nov 2019
Sat 30 Nov 2019
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(does not include applicable taxes)

Note: Arrival and departure flights can be booked for any time on arrival and departure day.

Highlights



  • City sights tour of Auckland
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Tamaki Maori Experience
  • Sky Tower
  • Kauri Museum
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Footprints Waipoua Forest Tour
  • Hamilton Gardens
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools & geysers

 

 

Inclusions



  • 54 meals: 22 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 20 dinners
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
  • 22 nights of accommodation
  • Modern coach travel
  • 12 Day Celebrity Solstice cruise

 

 

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