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AAT Kings Contrasts of New Zealand

10 Day Contrasts of New Zealand

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Route: Auckland to Christchurch
Tour Operator: AAT Kings

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10 Day Contrasts of New Zealand (IZANB)

Tour Inclusions

Group Size

  • Maximum 48 people


  • Airport transfers
  • Luxury Coach Transport
  • TranzAlpine Train Journey


  • 9 nights in premium, centrally located 4 star hotels


  • 9 breakfasts (B)
  • 2 lunches (L)
  • 4 dinners (D


  • Feast on an indulgent degustation of local produce in Auckland
  • Cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour
  • Immerse yourself in rich Maori culture
  • Spot New Zealands’s famous kiwi bird in Rotorua
  • Agrodome Sheep Show
  • Greenstone (Jade) Factory
  • Glacier region of the West Coast, Franz Josef
  • See the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
  • Immerse yourself in farm life on a working sheep farm
  • Experience warm Kiwi hospitality at Morelea Farm with a BBQ lunch

Featured Experiences

  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Milford Sounds Day Cruise

Iconic Sights

  • Explore Auckland city sights
  • Discover Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • Taste Central Otago Stone fruits at a local orchard
  • View the crystal clear waters of Lake Tekapo




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Day 1Arrive Auckland
On arrival in Auckland, you are transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel, followed by an included dining experience at Eight Restaurant. At Eight, you can enjoy as many sumptuous courses as you like from the eight kitchens. Your cut of meat is cooked to your taste at the grill, your sushi and sashimi are made to order, and your choice of desserts can range from healthy fruit salads, to the decadent chocolate fountain or just have it all!

The Langham Auckland, 2 nights

Day 2Auckland Sightseeing and Free Time
A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct Harbour. Spend some free time exploring on your own or relaxing at your hotel.

Cruise on Waitemata Harbour

Day 3Auckland – Rotorua
Travel into the Waikato region to visit the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto for a boat tour with a Local Guide. Then continue to Rotorua to visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you’ll be accompanied by a Local Guide to view New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. This evening enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi dinner with local wine, and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae

Millennium Hotel Rotorua, 1 night
Maori Village Hangi and Concert

Day 4Rotorua – Christchurch
This morning visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Later you’re off to the famous Agrodome Sheep Show, before flying to Christchurch. On arrival, board your coach for a tour to see how the city is slowly being rebuilt as a consequence of the devastating earthquake of February 2011. Later, continue to your hotel.

Novotel Christchurch, 1 night
Rainbow Springs Rotorua

Day 5Christchurch – TranzAlpine – Franz Josef
Board the TranzAlpine train in Christchurch for your journey over the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika you’ll visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory. Travel along the coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier for a short walk to view the glacier and perhaps take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting).

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef, 1 night
TranzAlpine Train Journey

Day 6Franz Josef – Queenstown
Enjoy a coastal drive with views of the Tasman Sea. Climb over the Haast Pass winding through Mount Aspiring National Park. Then your journey takes you past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea and heads along the Kawarau River through the Kawarau Gorge. Finally you will visit the historic village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers, before arriving in Queenstown.

Millennium Hotel Queenstown, 3 nights
Visit Arrowntown

Day 7Milford Sound
Journey over the Devil’s Staircase along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll drive through the Homer Tunnel before reaching Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch and a cruise with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you. Later, return to Queenstown for the evening.

Milford Sounds Day Cruise

Day 8Queenstown Included Choice
Today is a full day to explore Queenstown at your leisure. Choose from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queensown on a Segway.


Day 9Queenstown – Christchurch
You’ll be awestruck by the sensational alpine landscape of Mt. Cook National Park. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). Later in the day continue on to see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. You are invited to Morelea Farm, where you are welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan to enjoy a barbecue lunch in their 240 hectare garden. Travel over the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

Novotel Christchurch, 1 night
Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd

Day 10Farewell from Christchurch
Throughout today you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.







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