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NEW ZEALAND

SELF-DRIVE & EXTENDED TOURS

Where the journey begins

WELLINGTON

WHAKATANE

TAUPO

ROTORUA

PAIHIA

NAPIER

MASTERTON

HAMILTON

COROMANDEL

New Zealand

AUCKLAND

9:15 640km

4:26 306km

4:05 284km

3:21 235km

3:22 219km

6:07 426km

9:07 628km

1:50 126km

2:27 169km

COROMANDEL

9:31 658km

3:54 269km

4:06 283km

3:23 234km

5:50 388km

6:09 425km

9:15 639km

2:20 163km

HAMILTON

7:33 523km

2:43 194km

2:14 158km

1:31 109km

5:12 345km

4:17 300km

7:23 514km

MASTERTON

1:29 102km

7:22 512km

5:09 356km

6:14 432km

12:29 847km

3:21 231km

NAPIER

4:35 319km

4:16 298km

2:03 142km

3:08 218km

9:29 645km

PAIHIA

12:38 859km

7:48 525km

7:26 503km

6:43 454km

ROTORUA

6:30 451km

1:12 85km

1:05 76km

TAUPO

5:25 375km

2:13 156km

WHAKATANE

Cape Reinga

Kaitaia

Kerikeri Kaikohe

Bay of Islands Waitangi Paihia

Giant Kauri

Whangarei

Dargaville Wellsford

BRISBANE 3 HR 35 MIN

Kaipara Harbour Snells Beach Waitakere

SYDNEY 3 HR 30 MIN

Waiheke Island

Auckland

Coromandel Whitianga

Auckland International Airport

Pukekohe Waiuku

MELBOURNE 4 HR

Thames

Huntly

Hamilton International Airport

Waihi

White Island Volcano

Tauranga Bay of Te Puke Plenty Whakatane Tokoroa Rotorua

Hamilton Cambridge Hobbiton

7:38 531km

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Te Kuiti Taupo

Lake Taupo Waitara Inglewood Stratford

New Plymouth Mt Taranaki (Egmont)

Hawera

Golden Bay

Cook

Tasman Bay Motueka Nelson Richmond Marlborough

Blenheim

Napier Hastings

NORTH ISLAND

Waipukurau Dannevirke

Otaki

Porirua Picton

Martinborough

Masterton Martinborough WELLINGTON

3 HR 55 MIN

Strait

Westport

Wairoa

Tongariro National Park Mt Ruapehu Hawke’s Bay Hawke’s Bay

3 HR Wanganui 40 MIN Marton Feilding Palmerston North

Abel Tasman National Park

Gisborne

Turangi

Wellington International Airport

Punakaiki Kaikoura Hanmer Springs

SOUTH ISLAND

Greymouth Hokitika

Pacific Ocean Arthur’s Pass

1 HR 30 MIN

4:50 332km

9:22 644km

CHRISTCHURCH

5:15 363km

4:44 327km

4:19 298km

DUNEDIN

8:04 558km

5:20 388km

7:02 485km

7:28 515km

FRANZ JOSEF

2:36 180km

7:38 550km

3:21 252km

7:12 507km

10:04 695km

GREYMOUTH

10:18 711km

7:42 531km

3:03 210km

8:18 573km

6:22 438km

2:19 159km

INVERCARGILL

13:02 899km

5:11 356km

7:47 536km

10:00 689km

5:00 344km

9:34 658km

14:06 970km

PICTON

11:46 810km

2:46 190km

7:44 535km

5:08 355km

4:07 286km

7:02 484km

3:48 262km

2:32 174km

QUEENSTOWN

10:58 754km

3:34 246km

6:44 465km

4:08 285km

4:02 279km

6:14 428km

3:00 206km

3:20 230km

WANAKA

CHRISTCHURCH

AORAKI/MT COOK

TE ANAU

MELBOURNE 3 HR 10 MIN

AORAKI/MT COOK

DUNEDIN

Haast Pass

6:08 422km

FRANZ JOSEF

3 HR 50 MIN

Lake Ashburton Tekapo Tekapo Temuka Timaru

GREYMOUTH

SYDNEY 2 HR 55 MIN

Christchurch

INVERCARGILL

Mt Cook

Christchurch International Airport

PICTON

Franz Josef Glacier Mt Hutt Fox Glacier

BRISBANE 3 HR 30 MIN

Akaroa

Central Otago Milford Sound Queenstown International Airport

Queenstown

The Remarkables

1 HR 30 MIN

Oamaru

Alexandra

Te Anau

2 HR

Dunedin International Airport

Fiordland National Park

Gore Invercargill Bluff 1 HR

Waimate

Oban

STEWART ISLAND

Dunedin 1:00 70km

QUEENSTOWN

Doubtful Sound

Wanaka

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BALI

BRITAIN & IRELAND ESSENTIALS

Vividly enchanting

Lands of legends and myths

2016

INDIAN OCEAN

2016

Anciently modern

2016

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ALSO FEATURING ZIMBABWE

Ruggedly wild and colourful

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EUROPE ESSENTIALS

SOUTH PACIFIC

A kaleidoscope of colours

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MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE

Multicultural fusion

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THAILAND

FEATURING TAHITI, VANUATU, NEW CALEDONIA, COOK ISLANDS, SAMOA, TONGA AND NIUE

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A kingdom of wonders

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ALSO FEATURING SANCTUARY COVE TO BYRON BAY

Historical masterpieces

Where time stands still

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HONG KONG & CHINA

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Postcard perfect

Unparalleled treasures

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NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

A colourful mosaic

Remarkable adventures

Where the journey begins

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MEXICO&

THE CARIBBEAN

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

THE

PHILIPPINES

SELF-DRIVE & EXTENDED TOURS

Welcoming smiles

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VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

ALSO FEATURING THE SOUTHERN STATES

ALSO FEATURING LAOS

Experience the contrasts

Exotic beauty and opulence

Effortlessly cool

Undefinable magic

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NORFOLK ISLAND

A specialist division of

A specialist division of

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ALSO FEATURING CANBERRA AND LORD HOWE ISLAND

ALSO FEATURING OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

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HAWAII

ALSO FEATURING QATAR, OMAN AND EGYPT

Pearls of the Pacific

GOLD COAST

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FIJI

ALSO FEATURING MACAU

ALSO FEATURING BRUNEI AND SRI LANKA

FEATURING THE MALDIVES, THE SEYCHELLES AND MAURITIUS

The ultimate escape

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CANADA

Savour a land of timeless beauty, historic civilisation, culinary delights, and cutting-edge fashion and design.

Walk in the footsteps of some of the most colourful characters, revolutionary writers, artists and royalty.

Explore a unique and timeless range of experiences

A vibrant blend

Soak up the sun

Country to coast

Bountiful nature

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Explore a unique and timeless range of experiences

TASMANIA

ALSO FEATURING AIRLIE BEACH

Ancient culture and living history

Living treasures

Gourmet discoveries

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VICTORIA

Where two worlds collide

ACT

A melting pot of experiences

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Wild beauty

The Luxury Selection by

INFINITY

At Infinity Holidays, we care about delivering amazing travel experiences. Explore Holidays, Infinity Holidays’ specialist European brand, has a range of European brochures catering to the most discerning of travellers wanting a unique holiday experience. Each brochure has been designed by our dedicated team of specialists who are committed to bringing you the most in-depth, iconic and memorable experiences on offer. For more details please refer to the Explore Holidays website – www.exploreholidays.com.au

Vast and varied

SA

18–29 Apr, 11–22 July, 3–14 Oct, 19 Dec 16–27 Jan 17

NSW 11–26 Apr, 4–18 July, 26 Sept–7 Oct, 19 Dec 16–27 Jan 17

TAS

11–25 Apr, 4–15 July, 26 Sept–7 Oct, 22 Dec 16–7 Feb 17

NT

4–8 Apr, 27 June–25 July, 3–7 Oct, 16 Dec 16–27 Jan 17

VIC

25 Mar–8 Apr, 27 June–8 July, 19–30 Sept, 21 Dec 16–31 Jan 17

QLD

25 Mar–8 Apr, 27 June–8 July, 19 Sept–3 Oct, 12 Dec 16–20 Jan 17

WA

11–25 Apr, 4–15 July, 26 Sept–7 Oct, 16 Dec 16–31 Jan 17

11–25 Apr, 4–15 July, 26 Sept–7 Oct, 19 Dec 16–30 Jan 17

Welcome to the Infinity Holidays’ New Zealand Self-drive & Extended Tours brochure; created to make your holiday planning easy. Designing your dream holiday is half the fun. In order to help you do this, we’ve created our brochures to open the door for you to new destinations and new travel experiences. Whatever style of holiday you are looking for, our aim is to equip you with a wide range of personalised hotel choices and unforgettable tours that you are sure to love. We care about delivering amazing travel experiences. With more than 2000 years of collective travel experience ourselves, we have the knowledge to create your tailored holiday, designed by us, the experts. Our passion for travel is the reason Infinity Holidays was named Best International Wholesaler for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 at the AFTA National Travel Industry Awards. A trip to New Zealand is a truly amazing experience that will leave you with a lifetime of memories and stories you’ll be re-telling for years. Happy travels. Yours sincerely,

Sandra Cavallin General Manager Infinity Holidays

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Contents

New Zealand ..................................... 2 Car Hire ........................................... 4 Motorhome Hire Hotel Passes

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Self-drive Itineraries ............................ 10 Walking Tours.................................... 16 Extended Tours – Unescorted ............... 18 Extended Tours – Partially Escorted ........ 22 Extended Tours – Escorted................... 24 Terms & Conditions............................ 37 Cover image: Children Playing in a maui Beach Motorhome, Lake Wakatipu

Conditions...

Section Accommodation Extended Tours & Experiences

Accommodation Extended Tours Intl Accommodation & Experiences

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula

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New Zealand A NATURAL BEAUTY

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Auckland 24

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Wellington 21

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Christchurch 23

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Queenstown 22

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Auckland 66

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Wellington 58

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Christchurch 36

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Queenstown 64

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Visa, passport & travel advice For visa, passport, health and security advice for Australian travellers, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: www.smartraveller.gov.au Register your details online so you’re easier to contact in case of an emergency.

When to go New Zealand offers four seasons as distinct from each other in climate as they are in colour. Winter is the perfect time to experience the magnificent snow fields, summer is peak period for adventure travellers, but avid photographers will find picturesque scenery year round.

Electricity 230V 50Hz

Time New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) runs 2 hours ahead of AEST. Daylight Saving Time is observed from the last Sunday in September, until the first Sunday in April.

Currency The official currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZD). Major credit cards and travellers’ cheques are widely accepted.

Language English is the first language. Maori is also commonly spoken. Try these Maori phrases: Hello/thank you (kia ora), see you later (hei konei ra), yes (ae), no (kaore), How are you? (Kei te pehea koe?).

Image: Lake Tekapo with Lupins Blooming

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Car Hire

Car Hire Avis

A car is a great way to explore New Zealand, and an essential way to find those off-the-beatentrack attractions. Avis offers a wide range of late-model vehicles, perfect for getting around this beautiful country. Take a drive through the cities, out to the mountains, or along the chain of stunning beaches and dramatic coastlines.

Abel Tasman National Park

Toyota Corolla Hatch

Ford Mondeo

Holden Commodore

Toyota RAV4

Hyundai iMax

Toyota Prado

With comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles, and the option of 24 hour roadside assistance, an Avis car is the perfect way to get you to where you want to go, in your own time.

PRICE INCLUDES: • Accident Excess Reduction • Additional driver • Airport/ferry Concession Fee Recovery • GST • Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance • Unlimited kilometres

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (FEES APPLY): • Baby/child seat • GPS unit • 24 hour roadside assistance • Personal Accident OR Personal Effects Insurance • Ski & snowboard racks • Snow chains Avis depot locations are available throughout New Zealand; ask your travel consultant for details.

GROUP

VEHICLE TYPE (OR SIMILAR)

1 NOV 16–31 JAN 17 & 1–31 MAR 17

1 APR–31 OCT 16 FEATURES

DOORS

SEATS

SUITCASES

3–6 DAYS

7–13 DAYS

14–20 DAYS

3–6 DAYS

7–13 DAYS

1–28 FEB 17

14–20 DAYS

3–6 DAYS

7–13 DAYS

14–20 DAYS

A

Toyota Yaris

M/AC

5

4

1L, 1S

94

92

86

106

104

99

110

108

103

B

Toyota Corolla Hatch

M/AC

5

4

1L, 2S

100

97

92

111

110

104

115

114

108

C

Toyota Corolla Hatch

A/AC

5

4

1L, 2S

102

98

93

117

114

110

121

117

114

D

Ford Mondeo

A/AC

4

5

2L, 2S

109

104

100

125

121

119

128

125

122

E

Holden Commodore

A/AC

4

5

2L, 2S

114

110

108

133

129

126

137

133

129

P

Toyota RAV4

A/AC/4WD

5

5

2L, 2S

133

131

126

151

148

144

157

154

150

F

Toyota Highlander

A/AC/4WD

5

5

3L, 2S

151

140

135

166

158

152

172

164

158

V

Hyundai iMax

A/AC/MV

5

8

3L, 2S

164

157

155

187

180

177

194

186

183

W

Toyota Prado

A/AC/4WD

5

5

3L, 2S

178

168

167

180

178

171

186

184

177

Note 1–2 day & 21+ day prices also available. Minimum 3 day rental applies for one-way rentals for all vehicles except group F, V & W, where a minimum 5 day rental applies. Avis vehicles are not permitted on the Interislander ferry service. For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. All-inclusive Airport (INCL) prices are per vehicle, per day, based on a 24 hour hire period & are a guide only. Minimum age is 21 years. An excess applies to all vehicles. A full driver’s licence, credit card & security bond is required on collection. Tolls, fuel, additional driver surcharge & one-way fees apply. Child restraint regulation laws vary by country, age &/or height; the customer is responsible for being aware of the relevant laws for the country they plan to visit or travel through. Features: A = automatic, M = manual, MV = minivan, 4WD = 4 Wheel Drive, AC = air-conditioned. Suitcases: S = small, L = large. Number of doors, seats & features are a guide only.

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Ezi Car Rental

Car Hire

Car Hire

Ezi Car Rental offers the best-value economy rental cars in New Zealand, perfect for the budget-conscious traveller. All cars are 0–7 years of age – Premium (0–2 years) and Economy (2–7 years), and comply with stringent safety and maintenance standards. With 6 branches located inside or close to all the main airports, tourist routes and cities, and free pick-up and drop-off transfers to airports and accommodation (conditions apply – please request at time of booking with reservations), Ezi Car Rental has the perfect rental car for any budget.

Otago Countryside

Mazda Demio

Toyota Corolla Hatch

Mitsubishi Outlander

Nissan Qashqai

Toyota Previa

Toyota Highlander

For rentals between North and South Islands, Ezi Car Rental allows cars to be taken in the Interislander ferry (ferry tickets additional). When travelling 1 way across both islands, a relocation fee applies.

PRICE INCLUDES: • 1 additional driver • Airport transfers • GST • 24 hour roadside assistance • Standard insurance • Unlimited kilometres

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (FEES APPLY): • Additional driver surcharge (3 drivers or more) • Baby/child seat • Collision Damage Waiver (nil excess) • GPS unit • Ski racks • Snow chains

Ezi Car Rental depot locations are available throughout New Zealand; ask your travel consultant for details. 1–30 APR 16 & 1–31 MAR 17

1 MAY–31 OCT 16

1 NOV–19 DEC 16

20 DEC 16–28 FEB 17

GROUP

VEHICLE TYPE (OR SIMILAR)

FEATURES

DOORS

SEATS

SUITCASES

3–4 DAYS

5–6 DAYS

7–13 DAYS

14–20 DAYS

3–4 DAYS

5–6 DAYS

7–13 DAYS

14–20 DAYS

3–4 DAYS

5–6 DAYS

7–13 DAYS

14–20 DAYS

3–4 DAYS

5–6 DAYS

7–13 DAYS

14–20 DAYS

EAA

Mazda Demio

A/M/AC

5

4–5

1L, 1S

92

74

70

68

86

70

67

64

100

81

76

73

106

85

80

76

EC

Nissan Tiida Sedan

A/AC

4

5

2L, 2S

97

79

74

70

91

74

70

67

106

85

81

76

112

89

85

80

B

Toyota Corolla Hatch

A/AC/BT

5

3–4

1L, 2S

103

82

77

73

96

77

73

69

112

89

83

79

120

94

88

83

C

Toyota Corolla Sedan

A/AC/BT

4

5

2L, 2S

109

87

82

77

102

82

77

73

120

93

89

83

127

102

94

88

X

Nissan Qashqai

A/2WD/AC/BT

5

5–7

2L, 3S

119

94

87

81

110

88

82

76

131

104

96

88

139

110

102

93

G

Mitsubishi Outlander

A/4WD/AC/BT

5

5

3L, 1S

160

126

116

106

148

116

108

99

178

138

128

117

190

148

135

125

P

Toyota Previa

A/AC/BT

4

8

2L

187

146

137

126

173

135

127

117

208

161

151

138

223

172

160

146

F

Toyota Highlander

A/4WD/AC/BT

5

5–7

4L, 2S

178

138

128

117

163

127

119

109

198

152

141

129

121

162

151

138

Note 1–2 day, 21–29 day & 30+ day prices also available. All branches are closed Christmas & New Year’s Day, with the exception of Christchurch Airport. Other vehicles types may be available; ask your travel consultant for details. An inter-island repositioning fee applies for vehicles returned on a different island from collection. For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. All-inclusive (INCL) prices are per vehicle, per day, based on a 24 hour hire period & are a guide only. Minimum age is 21 years; additional age restrictions may apply on various vehicles. An excess applies to all vehicles. A full driver’s licence, credit card & security bond is required on collection. Tolls, fuel, additional driver surcharge & one-way fees apply. Child restraint regulation laws vary by country, age &/or height; the customer is responsible for being aware of the relevant laws for the country they plan to visit or travel through. Features: A = automatic, M = manual, 4WD = 4 Wheel Drive, 2WD = 2 Wheel Drive, AC = air-conditioned, BT = bluetooth. Suitcases: S = small, L = large. Number of doors, seats & features are a guide only.

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Motorhome Hire

Motorhome Hire

BREAK YOUR ROUTINE Go by Camper

Pack more into your adventure When you’re in control and the wide-open road is ahead of you, you can’t help but be happy. When you go by camper you choose where you go. You even choose the view you wake up to and the surprises you come across. There’s no better way to discover New Zealand.

WHY GO BY CAMPER? ROAM FREE No other method of travel offers such freedom, with a campervan affording almost the same reach as a motorcar, with the convenience of your own ‘home’ on board. Outside of the busiest spots in peak season, campsite bookings aren’t required, allowing you to follow a flexible campervan route at your own pace lingering when the time is right and heading in the direction your mood takes you. WAKE UP TO A NEW VIEW EVERY DAY Be spoilt for choice when it comes to parking up for the night in some of the most picturesque locations. With each stop comes the opportunity to explore new territory and get a fresh perspective – whether a basic council camp or scenic reserve, to groomed holiday parks hugging the coastline, with plenty of designated freedom camping spots ... it’s amazing what you can see through the campervan window. IMMERSE YOURSELF WITH NATURE Between golden sunrises and fiery sunsets, bright days and dark nights illuminated by the moon, stars and campfire, the sound of wind in the trees and rain on the roof, the smells of pine forest and seaside saltiness ... few other forms of travel offer so much daily interaction and connection with the natural world. BE SOCIAL A beloved pastime for generations, the camping holiday is as popular as ever and enjoyed by folks from all over the world and all walks of life. You’ll encounter a camping culture that is welcoming, and kids needn’t be the only ones making new friends. Campsites are famous for their conviviality and communal spirit – striking up a conversation and sharing travel stories takes little more than a linger around the barbecue or other shared area. ALLOW FOR SURPRISES On a campervan road trip, getting there is more than half the fun. It’s all about the journey and the experiences you have along the way. Wake up amongst the vines with a winery haven overnight stay, or add bikes and stop off at one of the many NZ Cycle trails! Slow down, relax and embrace the experiences.

GENERAL STANDARD INCLUSIONS INCLUSIONS: • Airport transfer upon vehicle collection & return for Auckland & Christchurch depots • General equipment – dustpan, clothesline & fire extinguisher • GPS • Kitchen equipment, linen & bedding • Like a Local tablet • Standard vehicle liability (liability applies) • Toll-free 24 hour roadside service INCLUSIVE PACK: • Baby/booster seat – on request • Extra driver fees • Liability reduction, which reduces the liability from NZD7500 to nil • Linen exchange • Picnic table & chairs • Portable fan heater (if required) • Single vehicle rollover protection • Wi-fi with 1GB data included EXPRESS RETURN PACK: • Express Key Return (when Inclusive Pack has been taken) • Return fuel tank empty • Return gas bottle empty • Road User Recovery fee • Toilet Emptying Service There’s more to a self-drive holiday than the campervan – check out page 15 of the Infinity Holidays’ New Zealand brochure and don’t forget to ask about Wi-fi, Local Stays at boutique businesses, Department of Conservation campground passes, Holiday Park passes, North and South Island Must-Do’s packages and the Milford Explorer Day Trip!

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Minimum hire age is 21 years. A liability excess applies to all vehicles. A full driver’s licence in English, credit card & security bond is required upon collection, should the Inclusive Pack not be taken. Tolls, fuel, additional driver surcharge & one-way fees apply. Child restraint regulation laws vary by country, age &/or height; the customer is responsible for being aware of the relevant laws for the country they plan to visit or travel through. Ask your travel consultant for prices, further details & conditions.

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Campervan. 4WD. Car Rentals

maui

Britz

Mighty Campers

Ultima Plus

Voyager

Double Up

River

Frontier

Jackpot

maui Motorhomes is part of Australasia’s largest campervan company. Designed for apartment living on the road, maui Motorhomes offer ultimate space and design touches for a luxury camping experience. You’ll find your motorhome has apartment-style kitchen equipment, and quality bedding and linen. With all vehicles featuring automatic transmission, the motorhomes are a breeze to drive. Get the most out of your holiday and add a maui Winery Haven to your journey, and stay overnight in an exclusive site location in selected maui Winery Haven partners. INCLUSIONS: • Airport transfer upon vehicle collection & return for Auckland & Christchurch depots only • General equipment – dustpan, clothesline & fire extinguisher • GPS • Kitchen equipment, linen & bedding • Like a Local tablet • Standard vehicle liability (liability applies) • Toll-free 24 hour roadside service • Unlimited kilometres OPTIONAL EXTRAS (FEES APPLY): • Express Return Pack • Extra driver fees • Inclusive Pack • Winery Haven package

River – 6 People

Whether you’re after an exciting family adventure or an intimate break for 2, Britz Campervans has the right vehicle for you with the widest range of vehicles in New Zealand to suit your holiday needs and budget. A Britz holiday is all about fun, adventure, excitement, new experiences, meeting people and spending time with family and friends. With your accommodation and transport all in one, a campervan holiday is a very affordable way to travel, and you can travel with ease, flexibility and freedom. Britz campervans sleep from 2 to 6 people and feature comfy double beds, a gas stove, fridge, microwave and, in many cases, a toilet and shower. Just choose a destination and you’ll be ready to get out there and Britz it! INCLUSIONS: • Airport transfer upon vehicle collection & return for Auckland & Christchurch depots only • General equipment – dustpan, clothesline & fire extinguisher • GPS • Kitchen equipment, linen & bedding • Like a Local tablet • Standard vehicle liability (liability applies) • Toll-free 24 hour roadside service • Unlimited kilometres OPTIONAL EXTRAS (FEES APPLY): • Britz Bikes • Express Return Pack • Extra driver fees • Inclusive Pack

Voyager – 4 People

Motorhome Hire

Motorhome Hire

Mighty Cars and Campers is part of Australasia’s biggest campervan company. Mighty help travellers kick-start stories by providing the best value, lowcost campervans that are simple to use. Combined with an easy self-service check-in process that gets you on the road faster, convenient branch locations and 24 hour roadside assistance, we’ve got you covered. With a range of 2, 3, 4 and 6-berth campervans, grab a camper today and see the Mighty side of life! INCLUSIONS: • Airport transfer upon vehicle collection & return for Auckland & Christchurch depots only • General equipment – dustpan, clothesline & fire extinguisher • GPS • Kitchen equipment, linen & bedding • Like a Local tablet • Standard vehicle liability (liability applies) • Toll-free 24 hour roadside service • Unlimited kilometres OPTIONAL EXTRAS (FEES APPLY): • Express Return Pack • Extra driver fees • Inclusive Pack • Road User Recovery fees

maui, Britz & Mighty depot locations are available throughout New Zealand; ask your travel consultant for details.

Jackpot – 3 People

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Minimum hire age is 21 years. A liability excess applies to all vehicles. A full driver’s licence in English, credit card & security bond is required upon collection, should the Inclusive Pack not be taken. Tolls, fuel, additional driver surcharge & one-way fees apply. Child restraint regulation laws vary by country, age &/or height; the customer is responsible for being aware of the relevant laws for the country they plan to visit or travel through. Ask your travel consultant for prices, further details & conditions.

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Hotel Passes

Hotel Passes Kiwi Holiday Parks

Ahipara

Paihia Dargaville

Thames Port Waikato Cambridge Otorohanga

Opunake Wanganui Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels, Wanaka

Whitianga Waihi Beach Tauranga Rotorua

Taupo Turangi Napier

Golden Bay Picton Upper Hutt Nelson Murchison Kaikoura Greymouth Hanmer Springs Westport

Franz Josef

Oxford Christchurch Ashburton

Twizel Wanaka KurowGeraldine Moeraki Dunedin

Te Anau

Pacific Ocean

Catlins

Kiwi Holiday Parks are a network of over 44 independently owned holiday parks providing travellers with a varied and unique range of accommodation and locations. Catering to all budgets, group sizes and requirements, the holiday park accommodation options include fully featured motels with all the comforts of home, self-contained units, ensuite cabins and kitchen cabins to basic cabins, as well as spacious powered and nonpowered tent sites and campervan facilities. All Kiwi Holiday Parks are at least 3 Star Qualmark rated, meaning you can feel confident in your stay. Powered Site: With power point for caravan, tent, campervan or motorhome/RV. Guests are welcome to use all communal facilities. Standard Cabin: Unit offers bed or bunks only. Guests can use all communal facilities. Kitchen Cabin: Equipped with cooking facilities and equipment. Guests can use communal showers and toilets. Ensuite Cabin: Equipped with own toilet and shower. Guests can use communal kitchen facilities. Self Contained Cabin: Equipped with kitchen facilities and equipment, shower, toilet and TV. PASS LEVEL Park Pass from

POWERED SITE

STANDARD CABIN

KITCHEN CABIN

ENSUITE CABIN

23

34

42

45

Note Ask your travel consultant for child prices & conditions. Self Contained Cabin prices also available. A surcharge applies in Rotorua, Waihi Beach, Whanganui, Catlins, Kaikoura & Te Anau between Oct–Mar. A surcharge applies in Franz Josef & Nelson for Self-Contained Cabins, & Franz Josef for Ensuite Cabins. Open-dated powered site vouchers are not accepted 20 Dec 16–10 Jan 17.

Rainforest Holiday Park, Franz Josef

Golden Chain Motels

Mangonui

Sunset Motel, Fox Glacier

Kerikeri Paihia Whangarei

Whangaparoa Whitianga Auckland Thames Whangamata Waihi Beach Hamilton Tauranga Otorohanga Whakatane Waitomo Rotorua Taupo Turangi Gisborne New Plymouth Ohakune Napier Wanganui Palmerston North Waikanae Motueka Picton WELLINGTON Nelson Blenheim Westport Kaikoura Greymouth Hanmer Springs Hokitika Lake Brunner Franz Josef Christchurch Fox Glacier Geraldine Twizel Wanaka Oamaru Omarama Arrowtown Cromwell Queenstown Pacific Ocean Alexandra Te Anau Dunedin Invercargill

Averill Court Motel, Paihia

New Zealand is widely regarded as the ultimate self-drive, freewheeling destination – you will love the uncrowded highways where around every bend another stunning vista awaits you – and what better way to enjoy this flexibility than with an accommodation style that suits your holiday. Golden Chain Motels offer quality self-catering accommodation in every corner of this paradise, with 93 Qualmark rated (New Zealand’s standards authority) motels nationwide – you can park at your door, unload and enjoy a spacious studio that is completely self-contained – ideal for a couple, or there are 1 and 2 bedroom units if you are travelling with friends or family. The motels are mainly smaller, owner-operator places, where the hosts will love telling you about the special spots that only the locals appreciate. There is the choice of 3 star (Blue) or 4 star (Gold) options – you can either pre-book or freewheel, with open vouchers for the same price, offering superb value for money. Find out why Golden Chain is the Kiwi favourite for value and flexibility!

PASS LEVEL

STUDIO

1 BEDROOM 2 BEDROOM

Blue Pass from

57

69

92

Gold Pass from

76

87

104

Note 1 & 2 Bedroom Units must be pre-booked. Ask your travel consultant for child prices, extra person prices & conditions. A surcharge applies in Turangi & Ohakune May–Sept & in Fox Glacier & Franz Josef between Oct–Apr.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Prices shown are per person twin share, unless otherwise stated, & are a comparative guide only; ask your travel consultant for exact pricing & dates. Other room types may be available. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Go Kiwi Hotels

Hokianga

Doubtless Bay Bay of Islands Whangarei

Whitianga Whangamata Tauranga Whakatane Rotorua Mt Ruapehu Taupo New Plymouth Gisborne Ohakune Napier Wanganui Palmerston North Marlborough Sounds Masterton Picton Martinborough Nelson Auckland

Hamilton Waitomo

Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki

WELLINGTON Westport St Punakaiki Arnaud Blenheim Kaikoura Greymouth Hanmer Springs Hokitika Franz Josef Christchurch Fox Glacier Methven Akaroa Haast Ashburton Twizel Omarama Wanaka Tekapo Queenstown Oamaru Pacific Ocean Cromwell Te Anau Dunedin Invercargill

If you want to see New Zealand from great hotels, why wouldn’t you choose New Zealand’s most extensive collection? This program offers you a flexible and cost-effective way to travel at set price levels. The Go Kiwi Hotel Collection is designed for you to create your own itinerary. With over 100 3–5 star, hand-picked hotels in 54 cities, and resorts throughout New Zealand, the choice is yours. The hotels in the Go Kiwi Hotel Collection have been carefully selected for their location, value and service. Enjoy the choice of pre-booking your stay (recommended between October and March) or buy vouchers at your preferred price level to redeem at hotels as you travel. The program offers a free bookahead service at each hotel or via the Go Kiwi Central Reservations Office. There is no minimum or maximum stay, simply use 1 voucher per night at your selected hotel. Bronze: Generally good standard regional hotels and motels or good-value city locations.

Hotel Passes

Hotel Passes

Silver: Good-quality accommodation with good facilities. Gold: Superior hotels and resorts. Gold Plus: Superior hotels and resorts with excellent services and facilities. Platinum: Excellent hotels located in cities and resort locations. Platinum Plus: Something very special. PASS LEVEL Hotel Pass from

Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland

BRONZE SILVER GOLD PLATINUM 64

71

84

113

Note Ask your travel consultant for child prices & conditions. Breakfast options, Gold Plus Pass & Platinum Plus Pass prices also available.

Select A B&B

Kerikeri

McHardys Lodge, Napier

Paihia Whangarei Mangawhai Warkworth Whitianga Auckland Whangamata Matamata Tauranga Hamilton Whakatane Cambridge Otorohanga Rotorua Taupo Taumarunui Gisborne New Plymouth Taihape Napier Manawatu Hastings Levin Palmerston North Waikanae Masterton Kaiteriteri Picton Featherston Nelson WELLINGTON Murchison Havelock Blenheim Punakaiki Kaikoura St Arnaud Hanmer Springs Oxford Christchurch Ashburton Wanaka Arrowtown

Oamaru Cromwell Queenstown Te Anau Dunedin Gore Mosgiel Invercargill

Pacific Ocean

Select A B&B is hosted accommodation offering a variety of options including bed & breakfast, farmstay and countrystay. Select A B&B also offer a selection of small luxury lodges and properties where the establishments are something very special. With over 200 B&B’s throughout New Zealand, the properties are diverse in their characteristics and locations. Bronze: Comfortable, private bedrooms with all linen provided and clean, tidy, well-equipped bathrooms. Silver: Expect a step up from bronze in the size of rooms and level of comfort and outlook. Silver Plus: A superior Silver accommodation with extra attention to detail and comfort. Gold: Larger bedrooms made up with fine linens. Spacious bathrooms with quality fittings. Gold Plus: A superior grade of Gold accommodation, with lots of little extras to make your stay special. Platinum: Enjoy even more refinement and attention to detail. Everything is spacious and gracious. Platinum Plus: A really top-of-the-range experience to stay here. A la Carte: Staying here will be a special experience with everything top of the line, and then some. PASS LEVEL Hotel Pass from

Websters on Wanaka, Wanaka

BRONZE SILVER GOLD PLATINUM 76

84

112

136

Note Minimum age in most properties is 16 years; ask your travel consultant for child prices, conditions & inclusions. Pre-booking is recommended Oct–Mar. Minimum stays may apply. Silver Plus Pass, Gold  Plus Pass, Platinum Plus Pass & A La Carte Pass prices also available. Additional locations are available throughout New Zealand; ask your travel consultant for details.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Prices shown are per person twin share, unless otherwise stated, & are a comparative guide only; ask your travel consultant for exact pricing & dates. Other room types may be available. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Self-drive Itineraries

Self-drive Itineraries Why do a self-drive?

Bay of Islands Escape – 6 Days/5 Nights

North Island Middle Earth – 8 Days/7 Nights

A self-drive holiday is the perfect way to get out and see a destination exactly the way you like. Go where you want to go, see what you want to see, and wake up each morning in a new place. From the beautiful beaches of the Bay of Islands, to the rolling green fields of the Waikato, to the snowcapped mountains of the South, New Zealand is the perfect destination for a road trip.

BONUS OFFER *

For any self-drive experience on pages 10–15, receive these great bonuses: Book a Group A–E Avis vehicle & receive a FREE upgrade to the next vehicle type. Book a Britz Venturer motorhome (or higher) & receive FREE bike-rack hire, and no one-way fees. Accommodation - receive a FREE upgrade to the next room category at selected hotels (subject to availability).

Omapere

Tasman Sea

Waitangi Paihia Coromandel Peninsula Whitianga

Auckland Matamata Mt Maunganui Hamilton Whakatane Waitomo Rotorua Gisborne Taupo New Plymouth Mt Ruapehu Mt Taranaki Napier Palmerston North

Picton Martinborough Nelson WELLINGTON Marlborough Blenheim Punakaiki Kaikoura Greymouth Hanmer Springs Hokitika Windwhistle Franz Josef Glacier Christchurch Fox Glacier Lake Tekapo Mt Cook Twizel Mt Aspiring National Park Milford Wanaka Sound Oamaru Queenstown Pacific Ocean Te Anau Dunedin Doubtful Invercargill Sound

Omapere

Day 1 Auckland Arrive in Auckland and collect your vehicle from the airport. Enjoy breathtaking views of Auckland harbour on your Hauraki Blue Lagoon Cruise with lunch. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Auckland

Day 1 Auckland Arrive in Auckland and collect your vehicle and spend the day exploring the city. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Heritage Hotel Auckland

Day 2 Auckland – Paihia (Bay of Islands) (232km) Today you take the east coast up to the Bay of Islands. The town of Paihia makes a great base for exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Day 3 Paihia (Bay of Islands) This morning you may get the chance to swim with dolphins in the wild (weather permitting) on your Dolphin Eco Encounter cruise. The Bay of Islands’ waters are the warmest in New Zealand, perfect for swimming with dolphins. Day 4 Paihia (Bay of Islands) – Omapere (126km) Today head to the resort town of Omapere at the mouth of Hokianga Harbour. Enjoy the Maori guided tour to the Waipoua Forest on your Twilight Encounter tour. Suggested accommodation: Copthorne Hotel Hokianga Day 5 Omapere – Auckland (257km) Depart the Bay of Islands and head back to Auckland. Take time to visit the Viaduct Harbour in the evening, with over 30 bars and restaurants to choose from, for your last night in Auckland. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Auckland Day 6 Auckland Your journey finishes up this morning. Return your rental vehicle before boarding your flight home or continue your New Zealand journey. INCLUDES: • 5 nights accommodation in 4–4.5 star hotels • 6 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Hauraki Blue Lunch Cruise • Dolphin Eco Encounter^ (Apr & Oct–Mar) • Twilight Encounter MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 5 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 6 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7) SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

Hobbiton, Matamata

Day 2 Auckland Visit 600-year-old Rangitoto Island, one of the Middle Earth film locations, and home to solid lava caves and New Zealand’s largest pohutukawa forest. Day 3 Auckland – Matamata – Rotorua (242km) Travel from Auckland to Matamata and visit the Hobbiton movie set on a 2-hour guided tour. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Princes Gate Hotel Rotorua Day 4 Rotorua Spend the day exploring Rotorua’s landscape of spurting geysers, natural hot springs and mud pools. If you have time, take the short drive to Hamurana Springs and marvel at the crystal-clear waters. Day 5 Rotorua – Taupo (82km) On the way to Taupo, visit the majestic Huka Falls, with the most beautiful clear blue water. Suggested accommodation: Millennium Hotel Taupo Manuels Day 6 : Taupo – Wellington (371km) Depart to Wellington, stopping in Ruapehu to explore Turoa, which was used in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Distinction Wellington Day 7 Wellington Take a half day tour to see Wellington’s Lord of the Rings locations, including entry to the Weta Cave. Day 8 Wellington Today discover Wellington’s numerous theatres, art galleries, funky shops and trendy restaurants. INCLUDES: • 7 nights accommodation in 4.5–5 star hotels • 8 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour • Dine with the Stars Tour • Half Day Lord of the Rings Location Tour

ADULT

Car itinerary from

1001

Motorhome itinerary from

646†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. ^ An alternative dolphin tour is available May–Sept. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) of approximately NZD38 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY Car itinerary from

ADULT 1256

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Itineraries are a suggestion only. Duration is approximate & travel times may differ depending on weather & road conditions. Prices are inclusive of car/motorhome hire & accommodation in a standard room at the hotels listed or the lowest category where hotel passes are used. Other room types may be available. Price does not include one-way fees, fuel, tolls, entrance fees, parking charges, reservation fees or suggested day tours mentioned above. For a full list of inclusions & conditions, please refer to the relevant page numbers noted. *Bonus offers may not be available year round, may not be combinable & conditions apply. Optional activities payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only. For full itineraries refer to www.infinityholidays.com.au/nzselfdrive.

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Northern Delights – 8 Days/7 Nights

The Gourmet Garden – 8 Days/7 Nights

Church Road Vineyard © Chris McLennan

Heart of the North – 8 Days/7 Nights

Huka Falls

Day 1 Wellington – Martinborough (80km) Pick up your car and wind your way through the picturesque Hutt Valley to the boutique wine region of Martinborough. Suggested accommodation: Peppers Parehua Martinborough

Day 1 Auckland – Rotorua (216km) Collect your vehicle in Auckland then drive south to Rotorua. Enjoy an Maori cultural experience and hangi dinner at Tamaki Maori Village. Suggested accommodation: Princes Gate Hotel Rotorua

Day 2 Martinborough – Napier (272km) Continue through the lush Wairarapa countryside. Divert to Cape Kidnappers, home to a large bird population. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 2 Rotorua – Taupo (82km) Relax at the Polynesian Spa before departing for Taupo, where you’ll enjoy a jet boat ride at Huka Falls. Suggested accommodation: Millennium Hotel Taupo Manuals

Day 3 Napier Known as the Gourmet Garden of New Zealand, explore Hawke’s Bay region and enjoy a 16km bicycle ride through 10 fabulous wineries with Leisurely Gimblett Gravels.

Day 3 Taupo – Napier (141km) En route to Napier, take time to taste some fantastic wine in the local wineries and sample local produce. Suggested accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 4 Napier – Taupo (141km) It’s a breathtaking drive through the hills as you travel to Taupo for a scenic cruise. Suggested accommodation: Millennium Hotel Taupo Manuels Day 5 Taupo – New Plymouth (280km) Take a scenic drive around Lake Taupo, and through the lush forests towards the west coast. Suggested accommodation: Copthorne Grand Central Day 6 New Plymouth – Palmerston North (233km) Head through farmland that borders Mt Taranaki to Palmerston North, where many of the 1920s and 30s buildings have been restored. Suggested accommodation: Distinction Palmerston North Day 7 Palmerston North – Wellington (141km) Return to Wellington, the city that has more cafes per capita than New York! Suggested accommodation: Distinction Wellington Day 8 Wellington Finish your gourmet journey with 3 hours of culinary experiences on the Capital Tastes Tour. INCLUDES: • 7 nights accommodation in 4–5 star hotels • 8  days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Leisurely Gimblett Gravels • Chris Jolly Scenic Cruise • Capital Tastes Tour

Day 4 Napier – Gisborne (214km) In Napier, The Silky Oak Chocolate Company is heaven for chocoholics. Journeying to Gisborne, stop at Morere Hot Springs (own expense). Suggested accommodation: Portside Gisborne Day 5 Gisborne – Whakatane (185km) On your way to Whakatane, make sure you make time to visit Rere Waterfalls & Rockslide. Suggested accommodation: White Island Rendezvous

SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY Car itinerary from

ADULT 1257

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available.

Big Kiwi Fruit © Kiwi 360

Day 1 Auckland – Whitianga (179km) Collect your vehicle from the airport and make your way to the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot tub in the sand. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: 970 Lonely Bay Day 2 Whitianga After breakfast enjoy a guided sea kayaking tour of Cathedral Cove and paddle through amazing sea caves and explore offshore islands. Day 3 Whitianga – Whakatane (257km) The drive to the Bay of Plenty region is spectacular. Stop at the Big Kiwi Fruit before heading to Whakatane. Suggested accommodation: White Island Rendezvous Day 4 Whakatane – Rotorua (86km) Head to Rotorua, a surreal volcanic landscape. Tonight enjoy cultural performances and a hangi at the Tamaki Maori Village. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Day 5 Rotorua Explore Rotorua and relax in the geothermal mineral spa at Hell’s Gate Mud Bath & Spa.

Day 6 Whakatane – Mt Maunganui (89km) Take a guided tour to White Island (own expense), the country’s only active marine volcano. Suggested accommodation: Quest Mount Maunganui

Day 6 Rotorua – Lake Taupo (82km) Head south to Lake Taupo and feel the thrill on a 30 minute jet boat ride at Huka Falls. Suggested accommodation: Millennium Hotel Taupo Manuels

Day 7 Mt Maunganui – Whitianga (173km) Climb Mt Maunganui for fantastic 360-degree views of the Bay of Plenty. In the Coromandel Peninsula, enjoy a kayak tour of Cathedral Cove. Suggested accommodation: 970 Lonely Bay

Day 7 Lake Taupo – Waitomo – Hamilton (226km) Make your way to Waitomo for a tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. On the way to Hamilton stop for a beer at the Good George. Suggested accommodation: Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Day 8 Whitianga – Auckland (179km) Journey back to Auckland International Airport and return your rental vehicle.

Day 8 Hamilton – Auckland (113km) The journey ends on arrival back in Auckland.

INCLUDES: • 7 nights accommodation in 4–5 star hotels • 8 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Tamaki Maori Village Dinner • Polynesian Spa – Family Spa Bathing • Chris Jolly Outdoors Scenic Cruise • Cathedral Cove Classic Tour

INCLUDES: • 7 nights accommodation in 4–5 star hotels • 8 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Cathedral Cove Classic Tour • Tamaki Maori Village Dinner • Hell’s Gate Mud Bath & Spa • Huka Falls Jet • Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour

MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 7 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 8 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7)

MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 7 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 8 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7)

SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

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Car itinerary from

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Motorhome itinerary from

788†

Motorhome itinerary from

940†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) of approximately NZD81 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

Self-drive Itineraries

Self-drive Itineraries

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) of approximately NZD59 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Itineraries are a suggestion only. Duration is approximate & travel times may differ depending on weather & road conditions. Prices are inclusive of car/motorhome hire & accommodation in a standard room at the hotels listed or the lowest category where hotel passes are used. Other room types may be available. Price does not include one-way fees, fuel, tolls, entrance fees, parking charges, reservation fees or suggested day tours, unless otherwise specified. Ask your travel consultant for tour details, inclusions & conditions. *Bonus offers may not be available year round, may not be combinable & conditions apply. Optional activities payable locally. For overnight locations refer to the map on page 10, to be used as a guide only. For full itineraries refer to www.infinityholidays.com.au/nzselfdrive.

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Self-drive Itineraries

Self-drive Itineraries South Island Express – 7 Days/6 Nights

South Island Escape – 7 Days/6 Nights

Fox Glacier

Day 1–2 Queenstown Arrive in Queenstown and collect you vehicle. Check out the Skyline Gondola and Luge ride, before spending the rest of the day exploring Queenstown, making sure you stop for dinner at Fergburger. On day 2, enjoy a full day in the adventure capital of New Zealand and take a thrilling ride on the Shotover Jet. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview Day 3 Queenstown – Te Anau (174km) Take an early-morning departure to Te Anau along scenic Milford Road. Get up close to nature and enjoy Milford Sound Discovery cruise at lunch time. Suggested accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Day 4 Te Anau – Wanaka (228km) Head to Wanaka, travelling along Lake Wakatipu, stopping at Arrowtown to visit the Lakes District Museum or Dudley’s Cottage. If you have time in Wanaka, make sure you check out the unique and intriguing Puzzling World (own expense). Suggested accommodation: Distinction Wanaka Day 5–6 Wanaka – Fox Glacier (261km) Make your way across the Haast River, then inland through the mountains via Haast Pass, part of majestic Mt Aspiring National Park. Explore the sites of Fox Glacier, or take a short drive to Franz Josef Glacier and indulge at the Glacier Hot Pools (own expense). Venture to Fox Glacier and take a walk to the face of the glacier. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier Day 7 Fox Glacier – Queenstown (327km) This morning depart early to take a leisurely drive back to Queenstown to return your vehicle. INCLUDES: • 6 nights accommodation in 3–4.5 star hotels • 7 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Skyline Gondola & 3 luge rides • Shotover Jet • Milford Sound Discover Cruise – 12:15pm • Fox Trail Terminal Face Walk MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 6 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 7 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7)

SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

Car itinerary from

1114

Motorhome itinerary from

821†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) & Queenstown Location Fee of approximately NZD157 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

South Island Middle Earth – 8 Days/7 Nights

Mt Cook & Lake Pukaki

Kaikoura

Day 1 Christchurch Arrive in Christchurch and collect your vehicle from the airport. Head to the International Antarctic Centre for some family fun, then the rest of the day is at your leisure. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Christchurch Day 2 Christchurch – Kaikoura (181km) Drive north to the Kaikoura Coast and enjoy a Dolphin Encounter Watch. Suggested accommodation: White Morph Motor Inn Day 3–4 Kaikoura – Nelson (243km) Continue travelling north and stop to join a Half Day Wine Tour in Marlborough (own expense), New Zealand’s top wine producing region, before arriving in Nelson. Abel Tasman National Park is 1 hour drive from Nelson. Leave early in the morning on day 4 to allow time to explore this stunning region. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Day 5 Nelson – Greymouth (286km) Depart Nelson on a scenic drive to Greymouth. Stop in Punakaiki to see the ‘Pancake Rocks’ then spend your day at Shantytown, the old gold mining town (own expense). Suggested accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth Day 6 Greymouth – Hanmer Springs (215km) Start the morning by getting the heart rate up with a rafting, glow worm cave and zipline combo adventure. Continue to Hanmer Springs and spend your afternoon relaxing in the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hanmer Springs Day 7 Hanmer Springs – Christchurch (134km) Depart Hanmer Springs and head south towards Christchurch. Return your rental vehicle before heading on to your next destination. INCLUDES: • 6 nights accommodation in 3–4.5 star hotels • 7 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Antarctic Centre Express Pass • Dolphin Encounter Watch • Rafting/glow worm cave/zipline ride • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 6 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 7 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7) SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

Car itinerary from

1160

Motorhome itinerary from

844†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) of approximately NZD66 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

Day 1–2 Christchurch Arrive into Christchurch in time to explore this everchanging city. Perhaps take a gondola ride or a trip on the Discover Christchurch Double Decker (own expense). Rise early on day 2 for your Lord of the Rings Edoras tour travelling to the filming locations in the remote and beautiful High Potts High Country Station. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Heritage Hotel Christchurch Day 3–4 Christchurch – Mt Cook (332km) Take a leisurely scenic drive surrounded by grasslands and turquoise lakes towards Mt Cook. Aoraki/Mt Cook is Australasia’s highest peak measuring 1144m; it is part of UNESCO’s Te Wahipounamu World Heritage region. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Hermitage Hotel Day 5–6 5 Mt Cook – Queenstown (265km) Depart Aoraki/Mt Cook and journey less than an hour to the Lake Pukaki, the location for Lake-town in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. From here continue a short distance to Twizel, another film location in The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey. In Queenstown take a Lord of the Rings tour to the Dart River and Glenorchy area. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview Queenstown Day 7 Queenstown – Te Anau (174km) Take a trip to Milford or Doubtful sounds. Fiordland National Park was used as a backdrop for scenes from The Hobbit trilogy. The scene where The Company flees the mountains on the backs of the eagles in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was filmed here. If you have time, take a cruise on Milford Sound in the afternoon (own expense). Suggested accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Day 8 Te Anau – Queenstown (174km) Head back along the scenic road to Queenstown. INCLUDES: • 7 nights accommodation in 4–5 star hotels • 8 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Lord Of The Rings Edoras • Safari Scenes-B; Glenorchy MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 7 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 8 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7) SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

Car itinerary from

1374

Motorhome itinerary from

991†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) & Queenstown Location Fee of approximately NZD154 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Itineraries are a suggestion only. Duration is approximate & travel times may differ depending on weather & road conditions. Prices are inclusive of car/motorhome hire & accommodation in a standard room at the hotels listed or the lowest category where hotel passes are used. Other room types may be available. Price does not include one-way fees, fuel, tolls, entrance fees, parking charges, reservation fees or suggested day tours, unless otherwise specified. Ask your travel consultant for tour details, inclusions & conditions. *Bonus offers may not be available year round, may not be combinable & conditions apply. Optional activities payable locally. For overnight locations refer to the map on page 10, to be used as a guide only. For full itineraries refer to www.infinityholidays.com.au/nzselfdrive.

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South Island Glacier – 10 Days/9 Nights

South in Style – 9 Days/8 Nights

Rakaia Gorge

Southern Traverse – 11 Days/10 Nights

Day 1 Christchurch Arrive into Christchurch, pick up your vehicle and head to the to the International Antarctic Centre for some chilly fun. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Christchurch

Day 2 Christchurch – Kaikoura (181km) Head north to Kaikoura, New Zealand’s whale and dolphin-watching Mecca, and enjoy a Dolphin Encounter Watch cruise. Suggested accommodation: White Morph Motor Inn

Day 2–3 Christchurch – Mt Cook (332km) Take a scenic drive surrounded by grasslands and turquoise lakes towards Mt Cook. Spend the next 2 days exploring the national park. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Hermitage Hotel

Day 3–4 Kaikoura – Blenheim (129km) Blenheim is Marlborough’s main centre, a region that is regarded as one of New Zealand’s top food and wine destinations. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Scenic Hotel Marlborough

Day 4–6 Mt Cook – Queenstown (265km) Depart Aoraki/Mt Cook for Queenstown, passing through a number of locations used in the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, including Lake Pukaki and Twizel. Marvel at the majestic Southern Alps on the Southern Glacier Experience, then enjoy a day at leisure in Queenstown. Suggested accommodation for 3 nights: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview Queenstown

Day 5–6 Blenheim – Hanmer Springs (259km) Head inland through St Arnaud to soothe tired muscles in the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa. Explore the town, with its boutique stores, or go for a peaceful bush walk. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Heritage Hanmer Springs Day 7 Hanmer Springs – Windwhistle – Lake Tekapo (386km) Head to Windwhistle, framed by the majestic Mt Hutt, then visit Rakaia Gorge where the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tekapo frame your next accommodation. Suggested accommodation: Mantra Lake Tekapo Day 8 Lake Tekapo – Queenstown (260km) Head south to Queenstown, stopping at the giant merino statue at Lake Wanaka. Suggested accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview Queenstown

Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki

Franz Josef Glacier

Day 1 Christchurch What better way to start your adventure than seeing the sights of Christchurch on board the Discover Christchurch double-decker bus. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Christchurch

Day 7–8 Queenstown – Franz Josef (329km) Depart Queenstown for Franz Josef, stopping at Wanaka for lunch. On arrival in Franz Josef, reinvigorate and spend a relaxing evening at the Glacier Hot Pools. The next day, fly over Franz Josef Glacier and then enjoy a unique guided walk amongst the ice caves. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Day 9 Franz Josef – Greymouth (177km) Head north to Greymouth with a stop at Hokitika. Once in Greymouth, enjoy some free time. Suggested accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth

Day 1 Christchurch Arriving in Christchurch, collect your vehicle, then the afternoon is at your leisure. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Christchurch Day 2 Christchurch – Greymouth (244km) Head over Arthur’s Pass and explore the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes in Punakaiki before continuing to Greymouth. Suggested accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth Day 3–4 Greymouth – Fox Glacier (196km) Journey through to Fox Glacier and get up close on the Terminal Face Walk. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier Day 5–6 Fox Glacier – Queenstown (327km) Journey to Queenstown, and take a trip a scenic gondola ride for dinner and a Kiwi haka performance. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview Queenstown Day 7 Queenstown – Te Anau (173km) Take the scenic Milford Road on your early departure to Te Anau. At lunch, enjoy a Milford Sound Scenic Cruise. Suggested accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau Day 8 Te Anau – Dunedin (289km) Pass through Gore to Dunedin for free time. Suggested accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin Day 9 Dunedin – Lake Tekapo (285km) Head inland towards Lake Tekapo where can spend your afternoon how you like. Suggested accommodation: Mantra Lake Tekapo

Day 9 Queenstown Take a scenic cruise on your last day in the adventure capital of New Zealand.

Day 10 Greymouth – Christchurch (241km) Use the morning as you desire, then in the afternoon head to your final destination, Christchurch.

Day 10–11 Lake Tekapo – Christchurch (226km) Enjoy a leisurely drive back to Christchurch for a gondola ride to end your journey. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Christchurch

INCLUDES: • 8 nights accommodation in 4–4.5 star hotels • 9 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Discover Christchurch Double Decker • Dolphin Encounter Watch • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa – Basic Pass • Queenstown Scenic Cruise

INCLUDES: • 9 nights accommodation in 3–4.5 star hotels • 10 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Antarctic Centre Express Pass • Southern Glacier Experience • Glacier Hot Pools – Public • Franz Josef Heli Hike – 9:30am

INCLUDES: • 10 nights accommodation in 3–4.5 star hotels • 11 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Fox Trail: Terminal Face Walk • Skyline Gondola, Buffet Dinner & Kiwi haka • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise • Christchurch Gondola Ride

MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 8 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 9 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7)

MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 9 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 10 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7)

MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 10 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 11 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7)

SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

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1321

Motorhome itinerary from

869†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) & Queenstown Location Fee of approximately NZD171 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

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ADULT

SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

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1528

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1661†

Motorhome itinerary from

978†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) of approximately NZD84 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

Self-drive Itineraries

Self-drive Itineraries

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) of approximately NZD108 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Itineraries are a suggestion only. Duration is approximate & travel times may differ depending on weather & road conditions. Prices are inclusive of car/motorhome hire & accommodation in a standard room at the hotels listed or the lowest category where hotel passes are used. Other room types may be available. Price does not include one-way fees, fuel, tolls, entrance fees, parking charges, reservation fees or suggested day tours, unless otherwise specified. Ask your travel consultant for tour details, inclusions & conditions. *Bonus offers may not be available year round, may not be combinable & conditions apply. Optional activities payable locally. For overnight locations refer to the map on page 10, to be used as a guide only. For full itineraries refer to www.infinityholidays.com.au/nzselfdrive.

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Self-drive Itineraries

Self-drive Itineraries The Best of the North – 13 Days/12 Nights Day 1–2 Auckland – Waitangi (Bay of Islands) (227km) Experience the natural wonders of the Bay of Islands on a 4 hour cruise to Cape Brett and the iconic Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands Day 3–4 Waitangi (Bay of Islands) – Auckland (228km) Explore Viaduct Harbour and enjoy a scenic tour of Waiheke Island. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Heritage Hotel Auckland

Devil’s Bath Pool, Rotorua

Day 5–6 Auckland – Matamata – Rotorua (261km) Head to Rotorua via Hobbiton in Matamata. Travel by gondola along Mt Ngongotaha for spectacular views of Rotorua, followed by the fun-filled gravity luge ride. Then learn about the iconic Kiwi bird at Rainbow Springs. In the evening, enjoy a Maori cultural experience and hangi dinner at Tamaki Maori Village. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Princes Gate Hotel Day 7–8 Rotorua – Taupo – Napier (219km ) Visit Huka Falls on your way to Napier, where you’ll take a bicycle ride to 10 wineries. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Scenic Hotel Te Pania Day 9–10 Napier – Wellington (315km) Depart Napier and continue south to Wellington, detouring to Martinborough for a short stop at one of the beautiful wineries. In Wellington, enjoy an informative tour of Te Papa Museum. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Distinction Wellington

Hole in the Rock, Paihia

Day 11 Wellington – New Plymouth (352km) Today, travel up the west coast to New Plymouth. Suggested accommodation: Copthorne Grand Central

Day 12 New Plymouth – Waitomo – Hamilton (258km) On your way to Hamilton, stop into Waitomo for your guided glow worm cave tour. Suggested accommodation: Novotel Tainui Hamilton Day 13 Hamilton – Auckland (113km) The journey ends back in Auckland. INCLUDES: • 12 nights accommodation in 4–5 star hotels • 13 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Hole in the Rock Cruise • Waiheke Island Explorer • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour • Gondola & 3 luge rides • Rainbow Springs & Kiwi Encounter • Tamaki Maori Village Tour • Leisurely Gimblett Gravel • Introducing Te Papa Tour • Waitomo Glowworm Caves MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 12 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 13 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7) SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

Car itinerary from

2097

Motorhome itinerary from

1413†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) of approximately NZD126 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

The Southern Loop – 15 Days/14 Nights Day 1 Christchurch Arrive into Christchurch and enjoy time to explore this ever-changing city. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Christchurch Day 2 Christchurch – Lake Tekapo (165km) Head south-west to Lake Tekapo, stopping to view Rakaia Gorge with its amazing milky green colour. Suggested accommodation: Mantra Lake Tekapo Day 3–4 Lake Tekapo – Dunedin (197km) On the way to Dunedin, check out Ladybird Hill Cafe in Omarama. Spend the day doing the Taieri Gorge Railway – Afternoon Trip to Pukerangi. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin

Taieri Gorge Railway

Day 5 Dunedin – Invercargill (205km) Take the coastal road to Invercargill, past windswept coastline and Catlins Forest Park. Suggested accommodation: ibis Styles Invercargill Day 6–8 Invercargill – Te Anau (158km) Head north to Te Anau, with the Fiordland National Park within easy reach. Take a cruise on Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, and then also have the chance to visit Doubtful Sound (own expense). Suggested accommodation for 3 nights: Distinction Luxmore Day 9–10 Te Anau – Queenstown (171km) Depart the peace of Te Anau to the adventure capital, Queenstown, and enjoy a full day as you choose. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview Queenstown Day 11 Queenstown – Wanaka (67km) Drive from Queenstown to Wanaka via Arrowtown. Suggested accommodation: Distinction Wanaka

Fox Glacier

Day 12–13 Wanaka – Fox Glacier (262km) Stop in Jackson Bay on the way to Fox Glacier. See the glacier up close with the Fox Trail: Terminal Face Walk. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier Day 14 Fox Glacier – Greymouth (196km) Head north to Greymouth along the west coast. If time permits, make sure you stop in Franz Josef for the Glacier Hot Pools (own expense). Suggested accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth Day 15 Greymouth – Christchurch (241km) Head over Arthur’s Pass to the ‘Garden City’, and the end of your amazing journey. INCLUDES: • 14 nights accommodation in 3–4.5 star hotels • 15 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Taieri Gorge Railway – Afternoon Trip to Pukerangi • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise • Skyline Gondola and 3 luge rides • Fox Trail: Terminal Face Walk MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 14 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 15 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7) SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

Car itinerary from

1966

Motorhome itinerary from

1218†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) of approximately NZD103 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Itineraries are a suggestion only. Duration is approximate & travel times may differ depending on weather & road conditions. Prices are inclusive of car/motorhome hire & accommodation in a standard room at the hotels listed or the lowest category where hotel passes are used. Other room types may be available. Price does not include one-way fees, fuel, tolls, entrance fees, parking charges, reservation fees or suggested day tours, unless otherwise specified. Ask your travel consultant for tour details, inclusions & conditions. *Bonus offers may not be available year round, may not be combinable & conditions apply. Optional activities payable locally. For overnight locations refer to the map on page 10, to be used as a guide only. For full itineraries refer to www.infinityholidays.com.au/nzselfdrive.

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Best of New Zealand – 24 Days/23 Nights Day 1 Auckland Arrive in Auckland and collect your vehicle from the airport. Cruise the Auckland Harbour whilst enjoying lunch on your tour today. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Auckland Day 2 Auckland – Waitangi (Bay of Islands) (237km) Take the east coast up to the Bay of Islands, and the town of Paihia is a great base to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands. Suggested accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Lake Tekapo

Day 3 Waitangi (Bay of Islands) – Omapere (88km) Head to the resort town of Omapere at the mouth of the Hokianga Harbour. Suggested accommodation: Copthorne Hotel Hokianga Day 4 Omapere – Auckland (267km) On arrival into Auckland, ensure you take time to explore Viaduct Harbour and Auckland city. Suggested accommodation: Heritage Hotel Auckland Day 5 Auckland – Matamata – Rotorua (250km) If time permits, travel to Matamata and visit the Hobbiton Movie Set (own expense) before arriving into Rotorua. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Princes Gate Hotel Day 6 Rotorua Spend the day exploring the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a cultural evening and hangi dinner at Tamaki Maori Village.

Te Anau

Day 7 Rotorua – Taupo – Napier (219km) Today travel to Napier via Taupo and be sure to stop at Huka Falls and witness the majestic horizontal falls. Suggested accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Highlights

SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

ADULT

Car itinerary from

2987

Motorhome itinerary from

2133†

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Prices are based on standard rooms at the hotels specified. Other vehicle types, room categories, hotels & tours may be available. †A Road User Recovery Fee (NZD6.22 per 100km) of approximately NZD223 per vehicle has been added to the advertised price; to be paid locally.

Day 16 Franz Josef – Queenstown (350km) Drive over Haast Pass and continue towards the adventure capital, Queenstown. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview Queenstown Day 17 Queenstown Queenstown offers an array of tours for everyone, ask your travel consultant for a few recommendations of fun things to do. Day 18 Queenstown – Te Anau (173km) Journey to Te Anau, a township that sits on the shores of Lake Te Anau, along the scenic Milford Road. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Distinction Luxmore Hotel Day 19 Te Anau Enjoy a Milford Sound Discover cruise today. Cruise all the way to the Tasman Sea and see what your luck is like with spotting the wildlife, such as seals, penguins and, when in season, dolphins. Day 20 Te Anau – Dunedin (291km) Pass through Gore on your way to Dunedin. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin. Day 21 Dunedin Spend the day exploring Dunedin and be sure to include a visit to Larnach Castle and its beautiful internationally significant gardens (own expense). Day 22 Dunedin – Oamaru (113km) Travel north to Oamaru, home to some of New Zealand’s best 19th-century architecture. Suggested accommodation: Brydone Hotel

Day 9 Martinborough – Wellington (82km) A short drive over the hill to Wellington you will find a vibrant city with more cafes per capita than New York. Make sure you stop by Te Papa Museum and see the colossal squid and the impressive Gallipoli exhibition (own expense). Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Distinction Wellington

Day 23 Oamaru – Mt Cook (211km) Today head to the foot of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. Suggested accommodation: Hermitage Hotel

Day 11 Wellington – Nelson (241km) Head over to the ferry terminal to catch the Interislander ferry to Nelson, sit back and enjoy the cruise across the bay. Suggested accommodation for 2 nights: Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco. Day 12 Nelson Spend the day experiencing all that Nelson has to offer.

✤ Experience & learn about Maori culture at the Tamaki Maori Village ✤ Travel through Middle Earth on a Lord of the Rings Location Tour

Day 15 Franz Josef It is recommended to join an Ice Glacier Helicopter tour today (own expense) for a fantastic introduction to the enthralling world of ice.

Day 8 Napier – Martinborough (273km) Enjoy the scenic drive through the wine region from Napier to Martinborough. Suggested accommodation: Peppers Parehua Martinborough

Day 10 Wellington Spend the morning exploring Wellington’s Lord of the Rings’ locations on your half day tour with a specialist guide. River in Milford Sound

accommodation for 2 nights: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 13 Nelson – Greymouth (286km) Depart Nelson on a scenic drive to Greymouth, the largest town on the west coast, and be sure to explore the old gold mining town of Shantytown (own expense). Suggested accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth

Self-drive Itineraries

Self-drive Itineraries

Day 24 Mt Cook – Christchurch (331km ) Travel east to Christchurch and make time to stop at Lake Tekapo, one of the most picturesque lakes in New Zealand. INCLUDES: • 23 nights accommodation in 3–5 star hotel accommodation • 24 days Group A Inclusive car hire with Avis (page 4) • Travel on the Interislander ferry • Hauraki Blue Lunch Cruise • Tamaki Maori Village • Lord of the Rings Location Tour • Milford Sound Discover Cruise MOTORHOME OPTION: Switch out the car hire & hotels to: • 23 nights Kiwi Holiday Park Pass • 24 days Venturer motorhome hire with Britz Campervan Rentals (page 7)

Day 14 Greymouth – Franz Josef (173km) Continue your journey to Franz Josef Glacier and be amazed by its sheer beauty. Suggested

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Itineraries are a suggestion only. Duration is approximate & travel times may differ depending on weather & road conditions. Prices are inclusive of car/motorhome hire & accommodation in a standard room at the hotels listed or the lowest category where hotel passes are used. Other room types may be available. Price does not include one-way fees, fuel, tolls, entrance fees, parking charges, reservation fees or suggested day tours, unless otherwise specified. Ask your travel consultant for tour details, inclusions & conditions. *Bonus offers may not be available year round, may not be combinable & conditions apply. Optional activities payable locally. For overnight locations refer to the map on page 10, to be used as a guide only. For full itineraries refer to www.infinityholidays.com.au/nzselfdrive.

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Walking Tours

Walking Tours Tongariro Alpine Crossing – 5 Days/4 Nights

Abel Tasman Walk – 7 Days/6 Nights

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro National Park

Queen Charlotte Track – 8 Days/7 Nights

Abel Tasman National Park

Marlborough Sounds

Partially Escorted Tour – Pacific Destinations

Partially Escorted Tour – Pacific Destinations

Unescorted Tour – Pacific Destinations

Encompassing the North Island’s central volcanic plateau, Tongariro National Park is a huge domain for outdoor adventure. The park is dominated by its 3 active volcanoes – Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest national park; however, it’s perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure.

The Queen Charlotte Track, located at the top of the South Island in the Marlborough Sounds, is unique for its stunning coastal views, historical landmarks and wonderful variety of native bush and wildlife.

Day 1 Auckland On arrival in Auckland, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. This afternoon you will enjoy the Auckland City Sights Tour, including entry to the Sky Tower. Day 2 Auckland – Waiheke Island – Auckland (100km) Travel on the Fullers ferry to the stunning Waiheke Island. Here you will enjoy the EcoZip – Wine, Dine & Zip Combo package. Day 3 Auckland – Tongariro National Park (345km) Today you will journey through the heart of New Zealand on the Northern Explorer* scenic train to Tongariro National Park. Day 4 Tongariro National Park Today you will venture into Tongariro National Park on the fully guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing Full Day Walk. Your total walking time is 7–8 hours. Day 5 Tongariro National Park – Wellington (290km) Today you will make your way from Tongariro National Park on the Northern Explorer* scenic train to Wellington where your journey ends. INCLUDES: • 4 nights Standard accommodation • One-way private airport transfer from Auckland International Airport • Coach travel with InterCity & Great Sights • Northern Explorer* scenic train journey • Auckland City Sights Tour, including Sky Tower • EcoZip – Wine, Dine & Zip Combo package • Tongariro Alpine Crossing Full Day Walk DEPARTS:

Daily from Auckland

Day 1 Wellington On arrival in Wellington, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Day 2 Wellington – Picton – Nelson (210km) Today you will travel from Wellington to Picton on the Interislander ferry, where you will then enjoy a scenic drive by coach to Nelson. Day 3–5 Nelson – Abel Tasman National Park – Nelson (240km) Experience the tranquillity of the Abel Tasman National Park on a 3 day fully guided Abel Tasman Walk. Starting in Nelson, you will walk to Torrent Bay and Awaroa before returning back to Nelson. This part of the tour will also include 2 sea kayaking trips of approximately 4 hours each, where you’ll discover pristine bays and beaches. Day 6 Nelson Enjoy a free day in Nelson to explore this wonderful city. You may wish to visit the famous Hoglund Glass Blowing Studio or visit the Wearable Arts and Vintage Car Museum (own expense). Day 7 Nelson – Christchurch (415km) Today you will travel to Christchurch where your journey will end. INCLUDES: • 6 nights Standard accommodation • One-way private airport transfer from Wellington International Airport • Coach travel with InterCity & Great Sights • Interislander ferry • Abel Tasman 3 Day Guided Walk, including 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners DEPARTS:

EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

1365

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available. *The Northern Explorer scenic train operates Mon, Thurs & Sat only; InterCity coach travel will be used on all other days. Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness.

Mon, Wed & Fri–Sun from Wellington

Day 1 Wellington On arrival in Wellington, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Day 2 Wellington – Picton (102km) Today’s journey will see you travel on the Interislander ferry from Wellington to the seaside town of Picton. Day 3–6 Picton – Marlborough Sounds – Picton (150km) Stretching from Ship Cove to Anakiwa, the Queen Charlotte Track will wrap you in the mystical beauty that is the Marlborough Sounds, and will totally absorb you for the next 4 days. Day 7 Picton The morning is yours free to enjoy before joining a Half Day Wine Tour through the Marlborough wine country in the afternoon. Day 8 Picton – Christchurch (344km) Today you will travel on the Coastal Pacific* train to Christchurch where your journey will end. INCLUDES: • 7 nights Standard accommodation • One-way private airport transfer from Wellington International Airport • Coach travel with InterCity & Great Sights • Coastal Pacific* train journey (Apr & Oct–Mar) • Interislander ferry • Half Day Wine Tour • Queen Charlotte Track 4 Day Freedom Walk, including 4 lunches DEPARTS:

EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

EXTENDED TOUR 2465

Note Minimum age is 13 years; adult price applies. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available. Minimum 4 passengers required for Abel Tasman 3 Day Guided Walk to operate. Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness.

Adult from

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1475

Note Minimum age is 13 years; adult price applies. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available. *Coastal Pacific train operates Apr & Oct–Mar only; coach travel will be used May–Sept. Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness.

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Daily from Wellington

Routeburn Track – 4 Days/3 Nights

Milford Track Guided Walk – 5 Days/4 Nights

Key Summit, Routeburn Track

Hollyford Track – 7 Days/6 Nights

Milford Track

Hollyford River

Partially Escorted Tour – Pacific Destinations

Partially Escorted Tour – Pacific Destinations

Partially Escorted Tour – Pacific Destinations

The majestic beauty of the South Island is a must for any visitor, and you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the spectacular scenery on this walking tour along the Routeburn Track. Travelling by coach from Christchurch, you’ll pass New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Mt Cook, before arriving into Queenstown. You’ll then join the Routeburn Track Guided 1 Day Walk in the ancient beech forest of the Mt Aspiring National Park before enjoying a full day in Queenstown to complete your adventure ‘to-do’ list.

A walk in Fiordland National Park is a must! On reaching Milford Sound you will join a boat cruise for a leisurely cruise of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Depending on your motivations, you can choose a series of short walks with the nature guide or 2.5 hours walking on the Routeburn Track to Key Summit. With free time to explore Queenstown this is the ideal tour to sample the spectacular delights of New Zealand’s South Island.

Located in the spectacular Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Track is one of New Zealand’s greatest walks. You’ll see beautiful lakes and glacial valleys dwarfed by majestic mountains as you explore inspiring scenery that has remained largely untouched for thousands of years.

Day 1 Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown (592km) After pick-up in Christchurch, stop at Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd. Continue along the Tasman River before arriving at the location of New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Mt Cook, then on to Queenstown. Day 2 Queenstown – Routeburn Track – Queenstown (526km) Today is your Routeburn Track Guided 1 Day Walk. This full day walk in the ancient beech forest of the Mt Aspiring National Park culminates with lunch on the Routeburn Flats and seeing the Routeburn Falls. Day 3 Queenstown Spend today at leisure in Queenstown. The expansive natural physical environment offers superb air, water and land-based activities. Day 4 Queenstown Say farewell to Lake Wakatipu as your tour concludes today.

Daily from Christchurch

Day 3 Queenstown – Te Anau (173km) An InterCity coach will transfer you today to Te Anau. Lake Te Anau sprawls at the feet of high rugged mountains with its South, Middle and North fiords probing into the ranges. Day 4 Te Anau – Milford Sound – Te Anau (236km) Today is your Milford Sound Guided 1 Day Coach, Cruise and Walk Tour. After the cruise on the Milford Sound, you can choose a longer walk to Key Summit, or opt for a series of smaller walks.

INCLUDES: • 4 nights Standard accommodation • Coach travel with InterCity & Great Sights • Milford Sound Guided 1 Day Coach, Cruise & Walk Tour DEPARTS:

Day 1 Queenstown On arrival in Queenstown, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Day 2–4 Queenstown – Fiordland National Park – Milford – Queenstown (607km) Situated in the spectacular Fiordland National Park is the start of the track in the Hollyford Valley. Explore undisturbed and inspiring scenery that has remained largely untouched for thousands of years. Day 5 Queenstown Today you’ll spend an afternoon among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago, a perfect introduction to the region. Day 6 Queenstown Enjoy a day of leisure to complete your adventure ‘to-do’ list, in the adrenaline capital of New Zealand. Day 7 Queenstown – Mt Cook – Christchurch (592km) Travel through the rugged and beautiful landscape of Otago to visit Mt Cook Village, then on to Lake Tekapo before finishing the journey in Christchurch. INCLUDES: • 6 nights Standard accommodation • One-way private airport transfer from Queenstown International Airport • Coach travel with InterCity & Great Sights • Boutique Wine Tour • Hollyford Track 3 Day Guided Walk, including all meals DEPARTS:

Daily from Christchurch (Apr & Oct–Mar)

EXTENDED TOUR

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Day 2 Queenstown Enjoy a full day in Queenstown where, from the mild to the wild, you’ll find your adventure threshold.

Day 5 Te Anau – Queenstown (173km) Journey back to Queenstown where your amazing journey comes to a conclusion.

INCLUDES: • 3 nights Standard accommodation • Coach travel with InterCity & Great Sights • Routeburn Track Guided 1 Day Walk, including snacks & lunch DEPARTS:

Day 1 Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown (592km) After pick-up in Christchurch, stop at Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd. Continue along the Tasman River before arriving at the location of New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Mt Cook, then on to Queenstown.

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Note Minimum age is 13 years; adult price applies. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available. Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally.

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Extended Tours Auckland Stopover – 3 Days/2 Nights Unescorted Tour – Pacific Destinations Discover first-hand why Auckland is regarded as one of the best places in the world to live on this short break. Day 1 Auckland On arrival in Auckland, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. This afternoon you will enjoy an Auckland City Sights Tour, including entry to the Sky Tower. Day 2 Auckland – Waiheke Island – Auckland (100km) Travel on the Fullers ferry to the stunning Waiheke Island. Here you will enjoy the Taste of Waiheke Tour, including the EcoZip Adventures Zipline Experience. Auckland Harbour Bridge

Day 3 Auckland This short stopover tour ends today. You will be transferred by private vehicle to Auckland International Airport for your onward journey. INCLUDES: • 2 nights Standard accommodation • Return private airport transfers • Auckland City Sights Tour, including Sky Tower • Taste of Waiheke Tour, including EcoZip Adventures Zipline Experience DEPARTS:

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Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available.

Bay of Islands – 3 Days/2 Nights Unescorted Tour – Pacific Destinations The Bay of Islands is known for its stunning beauty. For those that love beaches and water, it’s paradise. Day 1 Auckland – Bay of Islands (219km) Today’s journey takes you north via the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands – a haven for people who enjoy the beauty of uncrowded sandy beaches and native forests. In the afternoon you will board a luxury high-speed catamaran to enjoy the famous Hole in the Rock cruise.

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Day 2 Bay of Islands Depart Paihia to experience the full day Cape Reinga Tour. This tour will take you on a journey through the magnificent natural wonders of the north, including Puketi Kauri Forest, Ninety Mile Beach, and the village of Mangonui. Day 3 Bay of Islands – Auckland (219km) This morning is at your leisure in Paihia. In the afternoon, you will travel by coach back to Auckland where the tour concludes. INCLUDES: • 2 nights Standard accommodation • Coach travel with InterCity & Great Sights • Hole in the Rock cruise • Full day Cape Reinga Tour, including lunch DEPARTS:

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For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

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Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available.

Essential South – 5 Days/4 Nights Unescorted Tour – Pacific Destinations Day 1 Queenstown – Milford Sound – Te Anau (404km) Travel in comfort through rugged mountain terrain, through the Southern Alps and along the picturesque Eglinton Valley to Milford Sound. Explore the region by scenic cruise, before continuing on to Te Anau. Day 2 Te Anau – Dunedin (289km) Depart Te Anau, and travel by coach to Dunedin. Often called the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, this city is also home to albatross and penguin colonies, plus many species of New Zealand wildlife.

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Day 3 Dunedin – Taieri Gorge – Queenstown (286km) Today you will experience the Track & Trail tour* – a unique train and coach journey that links enchanting Dunedin with the exciting outdoor adventure town of Queenstown. Day 4 Queenstown Enjoy a day at leisure. Queenstown’s reputation as the world’s favourite adrenaline destination is well deserved. From the mild to the wild, you’ll find your adventure threshold here. The expansive natural physical environment offers superb air, water and landbased activities. Day 5 Queenstown The tour concludes in Queenstown, leaving you free to explore wherever you wish.

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Highlights ✤ Take advantage of the photo opportunities on offer at the stunning Mirror Lakes ✤ Experience The Chasm – a short but impressive walk over the footbridges spanning a series of powerful, swirling waterfalls & rapids ✤ Cruise the length of Milford Sound & out to the Tasman Sea ✤ Follow the historic 19th-century gold trail of the pioneers by coach ✤ Complete your ‘to-do’ list of exciting & adrenaline-pumping activities in Queenstown EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

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North Island Loop – 5 Days/4 Nights Unescorted Tour – Pacific Destinations This 5 day tour is the ultimate North Island experience. Travel from Auckland to Wellington, stopping in Rotorua and Hobbiton, to see all the sights this corner of New Zealand is famous for. Day 1 Auckland – Waitomo Glowworm Caves – Rotorua (346km) This morning you will depart Auckland and travel to Waitomo, where you will stop for lunch. Enjoy a guided tour through the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, followed by a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. This evening you will experience true Maori culture with the Tamaki Maori Village tour, including hangi (traditional feast) and concert. Wellington Harbour

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Day 2 Rotorua – Hobbiton – Rotorua (147km) Start this morning with a sightseeing tour around some of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. After visiting Te Puia, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and Agrodome, you will have free time to explore on your own. Following lunch, the Hobbiton Movie Set coach tour will take you on a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque farm where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Day 3 Rotorua – Wellington (451km) Today you will travel by coach to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Day 4 Wellington Take in Wellington’s most scenic highlights on a half day tour of the city and its surrounds. See Wellington’s beautiful waterfront from some of the city’s most picturesque viewpoints, like the summit of

Mt Victoria, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, its hills and harbour. This afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the capital! Day 5 Wellington Travel arrangements conclude. Farewell! INCLUDES: • 4 nights Standard accommodation • Coach travel with InterCity & GreatSights • Tamaki Maori Village – hangi & concert • Rotorua Sightseeing Tour • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour • Wellington City & Bays Tour DEPARTS:

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Highlights ✤ Experience the Maori culture on the Tamaki Maori Village tour ✤ Explore Rotorua on the Rotorua Sightseeing Tour & Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ✤ Enjoy the Wellington City & Bays Tour EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

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Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Extended Tours South Island Loop – 7 Days/6 Nights Unescorted Tour – Pacific Destinations Day 1 Wellington – Picton – Christchurch (439km) Travel from Wellington to Picton by ferry, then board the Coastal Pacific* train for your journey to Christchurch and enjoy your night in the ‘Garden City’ at leisure. Day 2 Christchurch – Greymouth – Franz Josef (388km) Board the TranzAlpine scenic train, departing from one coast of New Zealand and arriving at the other, and then head down to the township of Franz Josef.

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Day 4 Franz Josef – Queenstown (355km) Travel to Queenstown, the adventure capital, and enjoy your first night at leisure. Day 5 Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown (570km) Drive through dense rainforest, passing lakes and waterfalls, to Milford Sound, where you will enjoy a spectacular cruise with commentary. Day 6 Queenstown Today is a free day in Queenstown – the place to complete your adventure ‘to-do’ list.

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Day 7 Queenstown – Mt Cook – Christchurch (550km) Depart Queenstown and travel through the rugged and beautiful landscape of Otago. Visit Mt Cook Village at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain.

Experience an optional scenic helicopter or ski plane flight before continuing your journey to Christchurch. INCLUDES: • 6 nights Standard accommodation • Coach travel with InterCity & GreatSights • Interislander ferry • Coastal Pacific* & TranzAlpine train journeys • Ice Explorer Tour & Glacier Hot Pools • Milford Sound Day Excursion DEPARTS:

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Highlights ✤ On your TranzAlpine journey, see the fields of the Canterbury Plains, & the beautiful gorges & river valleys of the Waimakariri River ✤ Explore the awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier, then defrost in the fabulous Glacier Hot Pools ✤ Travel through the Southern Alps via the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through a solid mountain of rock ✤ Cross the Lindis Pass into the Mackenzie Country to visit Mt Cook Village at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain – Mt Cook. EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

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Note Minimum age is 13 years; adult price applies. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available. *Coastal Pacific train operates Apr & Oct–Mar only; coach travel will be used May–Sept.

Land of the Rings – 9 Days/8 Nights Unescorted Tour – Pacific Destinations From the lush farmlands of the north, to the picturesque vistas of the south, this tour will show you all the hotspots made famous by the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Day 1 Auckland – Waitomo Glowworm Caves – Hobbiton – Rotorua (365km) Travelling by deluxe coach, today you will pass through the Waikato and King Country regions, onto the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton before reaching the traditional town of Rotorua. Day 2 Rotorua – Christchurch (885km) Enjoy a half day tour of Rotorua, including a visit to Te Puia, before flying down to Christchurch (airfare not included). Enjoy the remainder of today exploring the city at your leisure. Hobbiton

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Day 3 Christchurch Today’s Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour includes 4WD access onto Mt Sunday itself, a delicious champagne picnic lunch, full running commentary from friendly and knowledgeable Kiwi tour guides and spectacular scenery you will never forget. Day 4 Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown (550km) Explore the majestic beauty of the South Island by luxury coach. Drive through diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, see stunning Mt Cook, and then arrive at Queenstown. Day 5–6 Queenstown Queenstown is renowned for its adrenaline activities and awe-inspiring scenery. Explore it how you like. Day 7 Queenstown – Te Anau (174km) Make your way to Te Anau, the heart of the Fiordland area, and experience the Luxmore Jet Classic Adventure; an hour’s worth of fun and a lifetime’s worth of scenic memories.

Day 8 Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown (404km) Today you will travel through the Fiordland National Park, through the Upper Hollyford Valley and past the stunning Christie Falls. Then descend into Milford Sound where you’ll board a spectacular Southern Discoveries Milford Sound Boat Cruise. Day 9 Queenstown Travel arrangements conclude – farewell! INCLUDES: • 8 nights Standard accommodation • Coach travel with InterCity & GreatSights • Selected tours & experiences DEPARTS:

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Highlights ✤ Enjoy the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set & Lord of the Rings Edoras tours ✤ Let your hair down on the Dart River Wilderness Safari & Luxmore Jet Classic Adventure ✤ Explore the Safari of the Scenes Tour in Queenstown ✤ Experience the beauty of Milford Sound with a full day excursion, including lunch & cruise EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available. Flight from Rotorua to Christchurch not included.

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Complete New Zealand – 12 Days/11 Nights Bay of Islands Auckland International Airport

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This comprehensive tour of New Zealand will show you all the main highlights from north to south and everything in-between. Day 1 Auckland Welcome to Auckland, the City of Sails. Enjoy an afternoon Auckland City Highlights Tour which takes you around the central city, experiencing many of its best and most scenic sights, including the Sky Tower. Head over the Auckland Harbour Bridge for stunning views over the glittering Waitemata Harbour back to the city, along the stunningly scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay, a popular seaside suburb. Day 2 Auckland – Waitomo Glowworm Caves – Rotorua (320km) Travel south through the rich farmland of the Waikato to Waitomo. After lunch enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glow worms suspended from the cave ceiling, before continuing on to Rotorua.

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Day 3 Rotorua – Hobbiton – Rotorua (147km) Start today with a sightseeing tour around some of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna, as well as the New Zealand kiwi. Then see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome. After a break for lunch, the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour will then take you to where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed.

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Day 4 Rotorua – Wellington (451km) Today you will travel by coach to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.

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Highlights ✤ Channel your inner Hobbit at Hobbiton Village ✤ Explore the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua ✤ Admire the spectacular scenery that slips by on the Coastal Pacific & TranzAlpine train journeys ✤ See the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound ✤ See Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

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Note Child price is available on request; ask your travel consultant for details. Superior & Deluxe accommodation options also available. *Coastal Pacific train operates Apr & Oct–Mar only; coach travel will be used May–Sept.

Day 5 Wellington See Wellington’s beautiful waterfront from some of the city’s most picturesque viewpoints, like the summit of Mt Victoria, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, its hills and harbour. As you travel around the Miramar Peninsula and southern bays, you’ll see the picturesque seaside suburb of Seatoun, as well as Pencarrow and the Baring Head Lighthouse, while enjoying unobstructed views of Wellington’s harbour entrance. Day 6 Wellington – Picton – Christchurch (439km) Take the Interislander ferry to Picton before joining the Coastal Pacific* train to Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. Enjoy a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. As one of the world’s most scenic train journeys, it travels through 22 tunnels and crosses 175 bridges, one of them being New Zealand’s only road-rail bridge. Your evening in Christchurch is at your leisure. Day 7 Christchurch – Greymouth – Franz Josef (388km) Travel from east to west on the TranzAlpine train before heading south to Franz Josef Glacier. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains, beautiful gorges and river valleys of the

Waimakariri River, the spectacular Southern Alps and the lushness of beech rainforest. An open-air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots. Day 8 Franz Josef Glacier Enjoy a short helicopter ride to the remarkable Pinnacles area of the glacier. Your guide will navigate you through a maze of ice and explain the dramatic environmental changes over the last few years. You will explore the awe-inspiring landscape in this incredible experience through Franz Josef Glacier. The Ice Explorer Tour includes entry into the fabulous Glacier Hot Pools.

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Day 9 Franz Josef – Queenstown (355km) Travel to Queenstown, the adventure capital, and enjoy your first night at leisure. Day 10 Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown (570km) Travel by luxury coach on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown into Milford Sound. Located within the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, this region is rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. Travel through the Southern Alps via the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through a solid mountain of rock. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board your Southern Discoveries Red Boat vessel for a spectacular cruise in New Zealand’s most famous waterway. Day 11 Queenstown Today is a free day in Queenstown – the place to complete your adventure ‘to-do’ list. Queenstown’s reputation as the world’s favourite adrenaline destination is well deserved. From the mild to the wild, you’ll find your adventure threshold here. The expansive natural physical environment offers superb air, water and land-based activities. Day 12 Queenstown – Mt Cook – Christchurch (550km) Depart Queenstown and travel through the rugged and beautiful landscape of Otago. Cross the Lindis Pass into the Mackenzie Country to visit Mt Cook Village at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. There is time to experience an optional scenic helicopter or ski plane flight with a snow landing (weather permitting and own expense). Continue your journey with a stop at the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo, before continuing to your destination of Christchurch. INCLUDES: • 11 nights Standard accommodation • Coach travel with InterCity & GreatSights • Interislander ferry • Coastal Pacific* & TranzAlpine train journeys • 1 lunch • Auckland City Highlights Tour • Waitomo Glowworm Caves • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour • Wellington City & Bays Tour • Franz Josef Ice Explorer Tour • Milford Sound Day Excursion • Mt Cook Tour DEPARTS:

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For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Extended Tours Rotorua Highlights – 4 Days/3 Nights Partially Escorted Tour – AAT Kings Enjoy a short break that will show you the most amazing and diverse sights from Auckland to Rotorua. Day 1 Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua (334km) Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. Government Gardens and Museum, Rotorua

Day 2 Rotorua Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour around 3 of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae. Day 3 Rotorua – Auckland (228km) Spend a day at leisure in Rotorua. Late this afternoon travel through forests and lush Waikato farmlands on your way to Auckland.

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Day 4 Auckland Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland International Airport to connect with your onward flight. INCLUDES: • 3 nights Standard hotel accommodation • Return airport transfers • Coach transport throughout • 3 breakfasts & 1 dinner • Visit to Waitomo Glowworm Caves • Maori Culture at Te Puia • Agrodome Sheep Show • Driver/guide DEPARTS:

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Highlights ✤ See the lights of the glow worms as they light up a subterranean cavern ✤ Enjoy some free time in Rotorua, exploring the area how you like ✤ Maybe spot a kiwi at Rainbow Springs Nature Park ✤ Enjoy a unique Maori hangi dinner & concert on a local Marae. EXTENDED TOUR Adult from Child from

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Fiordland Experience – 5 Days/4 Nights Partially Escorted Tour – AAT Kings Escape to picturesque Queenstown and cruise through the fiordlands of Milford and Doubtful sounds, absorbing stunning scenery plus much more. Day 1 Queenstown On arrival at Queenstown International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel, and from there, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 2 Queenstown – Doubtful Sound – Te Anau (220km) Immerse yourself in the vast and untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound. Home to abundant wildlife, you may see bottlenose dolphins and fur seals at play, or catch a glimpse of a rare Fiordland crested penguin. Board the catamaran Patea Explorer for a cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away. Later, return to Te Anau. Day 3 Te Anau – Milford Sound (119km) Travel to Milford Sound for your overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner. Cruise the full length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea, accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and wildlife. Anchor in a sheltered cove and explore with your expert guide by kayaks. Day 4 Milford Sound – Queenstown (288km) Today you’ll embark on your return journey to Queenstown. The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you wish. Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand, so you’ll have plenty of options for fun activities, or simply relax by the lake.

Day 5 Queenstown Your tour concludes and you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. INCLUDES: • 3 nights 3.5–4 star hotel accommodation • 1 night accommodation on the Milford Mariner in a Standard Cabin • Return airport transfers • Coach transport throughout • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner • Catamaran cruise on Doubtful Sound • Overnight cruise on Milford Sound • Guided kayaking on Milford Sound DEPARTS:

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Highlights ✤ Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Queenstown ✤ Embrace the opportunity to see the abundant wildlife of Doubtful Sound ✤ Cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm ✤ Cruise the full length of Milford Sound all the way to the Tasman Sea ✤ Get up close with nature on an expert-led kayak tour of Milford Sound ✤ Spend a night on Milford Sound EXTENDED TOUR Adult from Child from

Note Children 0–1 year FREE; 2–15 years child price applies. Child price is based on 1 adult & 1 child twin share. 1st Class accommodation also available.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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The Alpine Adventure – 6 Days/5 Nights Partially Escorted Tour – AAT Kings Explore New Zealand on an alpine adventure. Admire Lake Tekapo and venture into the Southern Alps to Mt Cook National Park. Day 1 Christchurch On arrival at Christchurch International Airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, then you’ll have free time to relax or explore before dinner at the hotel. Day 2 Christchurch Board a classic 1960s London double-decker bus for a fun and informative tour of Christchurch. Learn about Christchurch’s fascinating history and how it’s recovering from the devastating 2011 earthquake. Mt Cook

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Day 3 Christchurch – Mt Cook (324km) Travel through lush farmland to Lake Tekapo and stop to see the Church of the Good Shepherd. Continue into the Southern Alps towards Mt Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s tallest mountain. You’ll arrive at Mt Cook Village to enjoy a 3 course lunch and overnight stay at the famous Hermitage Hotel. Day 4 Mt Cook – Queenstown (254km) You’ll have free time to explore Mt Cook National Park. This afternoon travel further south across the Lindis Pass, skirting the shores of Lake Dunstan and the small township of Cromwell, famed for its fruit growing. Your day concludes in spectacular Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. Day 5 Queenstown Visit one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing wine regions. Learn about the history of wine making and sample tastings at 2 vineyards. Later, visit New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave for a

wine tasting tour and learn about the area’s rich wine-making history, then enjoy a local cheese presentation and tasting at the region’s only cheesery. Join your fellow travellers for a gourmet lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant. Day 6 Queenstown Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Queenstown International Airport for your onward flight. INCLUDES: • 5 nights Standard hotel accommodation • Return airport transfers • Coach transport throughout • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners • Christchurch Double Decker Bus Tour • Wine & cheese tastings in Queenstown • Driver/guide DEPARTS:

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Enjoy a Christchurch Double Decker Bus Tour See the Church of the Good Shepherd Stay in spectacular Mt Cook National Park Take in the breathtaking Southern Alps’ scenery

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Bay of Islands & Rotorua Unearthed – 7 Days/6 Nights Partially Escorted Tour – AAT Kings Escape to the glorious Bay of Islands. Immerse yourself in Maori culture at the Waitangi Treaty Reserve, explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Te Puia, enjoy a delicious unique Maori hangi dinner and more. Day 1 Auckland – Paihia (Bay of Islands) (227km) Depart Auckland for the Bay of Islands. On arrival in Paihia visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve, where New Zealand’s founding document was signed. Afterwards, board the Dolphin Seeker catamaran for a cruise by the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic ‘Hole in the Rock’.

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Day 3 Paihia (Bay of Islands) – Auckland (227km) The morning is again at your leisure, then in the afternoon, admire the lush, green farmland scenery as you return to Auckland.

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Day 2 Paihia (Bay of Islands) The day is at leisure for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands.

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Day 4 Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua (334km) Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato region. On arrival in Waitomo, tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, with their limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. Day 5 Rotorua Enjoy a sightseeing tour around 3 of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland. Explore

Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna, and enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae. Day 6 Rotorua – Auckland (228km) This morning is at leisure. Later, travel through lush Waikato farmland on your way back to Auckland. Day 7 Auckland Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. INCLUDES: • 6 nights Standard hotel accommodation • Coach transport throughout • 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners • Visit to Waitangi Treaty Reserve • Bay of Islands Cruise • Visit to Waitomo Glowworm Caves • Maori Culture at Te Puia • Rainbow Springs Nature Park • Agrodome Sheep Show • Driver/guide DEPARTS:

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Note Children 0–1 year FREE; 2–15 years child price applies. 1st Class accommodation also available.

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Extended Tours New Zealand Ski – 7 Days/6 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – Topdeck Get to know the ski fields well with this 7 day ski adventure in stunning Queenstown. Day 1 Queenstown Queenstown’s scenery will totally amaze you today as you settle in for the exciting week ahead. Take a walking tour to familiarise yourself with the local surroundings, then enjoy a meal with the group at one of Queenstown’s most iconic restaurants. Day 2 Queenstown It’s a great day to head on up to Coronet Peak ski area, and strut your stuff or find your ski legs. Book in for optional first-timer lessons or even just a refresher class from your last time on snow. Your tour leader can show you some of the great trails and all of the mountain facilities. Day 3 Queenstown Get ready for the real stuff – take the bus up the very scenic drive to The Remarkables ski area and test your skills. With trails for all levels, this ski field is the jewel of Queenstown, with some astonishing views just a short walk up from the top of the Shadow Basin Chairlift. There is even a tube park for some sliding action.

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Day 4 Queenstown Today is great day to go back and check out your favourite ski mountain. Or, for a change of pace and the ultimate scenery, you can take an optional full day trip into Milford Sound. Day 5 Queenstown Queenstown is perfect for everyone, from the adrenaline junkie, to the leisure seeker – there is just so much more to do off the mountains as well. You can exchange your Queenstown Superpass towards a number of local off-mountain activities. Regroup in town for a group dinner and catch up on everyone’s adventures. Day 6 Queenstown No visit to Queenstown is complete without a visit to the Ferg Bakery! Grab your breakfast voucher from your crew to excite your breakfast senses. Be sure to save a ski pass for this final day. Have a little nap, then head up to the mountain after lunch for an afternoon and evening of twilight mountain action. With a DJ on the hill, barbecue meals and bars, your afternoon and night of skiing is sure to be a huge highlight.

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Day 7 Queenstown Finish your trip with a lazy morning in bed before bidding farewell to your new mountain buddies. INCLUDES: • 6 nights motel accommodation in multi-share rooms with shared facilities • 4 days return ski field transport • 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners • 4 day Queenstown Superpass • Tour leader DEPARTS:

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Highlights ✤ Indulge at the iconic Winnies Restaurant ✤ Ski The Remarkables & Coronet Peak ✤ Enjoy a classic Fergbaker breakfast EXTENDED TOUR Adult from Coronet Peak Base Building

Note Minimum age is 18 years; maximum age is 39 years. Accommodation upgrades may be available. Ski equipment & clothing hire are not included.

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally.

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South Island Lick Tour – 7 Days/6 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – Haka Tours Be awed by stunning mountains, fantastic views, and the amazing Queenstown on this South Island trip where you’ll experience unbeatable scenery. Day 1 Christchurch – Lake Tekapo (243km) This morning explore the iconic Christchurch, a city reuniting to rebuild itself after the earthquake of 2011. See its brightly coloured shipping containers and the Art Deco new Regents Street. Then head to the turquoise-coloured Lake Tekapo, a declared ‘Star Reserve’.

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Day 2 Lake Tekapo – Queenstown (275km) On the road to Queenstown, between wine tasting or exploring the local salmon farm, see the diverse side of the South Island. This evening, hop on the gondola and see New Zealand’s prettiest town – Queenstown. Day 3 Queenstown Tick off your bucket list of activities in this adventure capital! But if you prefer the scenic experience take in one of New Zealand’s great walks or the famous Milford Sound, universally loved by all (own expense). Day 4 Queenstown – Wanaka (74km) After some morning activities, head to the lakeside holiday town of Wanaka. En-route, stop at one of New Zealand’s oldest pubs. Lake Wanaka

Day 5 Wanaka – Franz Josef Glacier (285km) Start the day with a scenic flight or skydive over Wanaka, or hit the lake for some of the water activities available (own expense), before heading west. Day 6 Franz Josef Glacier Take in the stunning Franz Josef Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that descends into ancient rainforest, with ice-climbing and heli-hike options also available (own expense). Day 7 Franz Josef – Christchurch (388km) Driving along the west coast you’ll experience a rugged, primeval landscape of luxuriant rainforest juxtaposed against breathtaking beach and ocean waves. After lunch you’ll board the TranzAlpine train, which is rated as one of the world’s top train journeys, to take you to Christchurch, where the tour ends.

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INCLUDES: • 6 nights dormitory accommodation with shared facilities • Transport throughout & expert tour manager • 7 breakfasts • Guided tour in every destination visited • Queenstown gondola ride • TranzAlpine train journey DEPARTS:

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Highlights ✤ See the wonderful transformation of Christchurch after the 2011 earthquake ✤ Admire the stunning turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, coloured by glacial minerals ✤ Stop in at New Zealand’s oldest pub for a drink or 2, in Cardrona EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

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For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Extended Tours Contrasts of New Zealand – 10 Days/9 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – AAT Kings

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Be amazed by the contrasts of the North and South Islands on a 10 day guided expedition. Explore Auckland, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound plus more.

Day 7 Queenstown – Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown (570km) Journey to Te Anau, then sight glaciers and mountain ranges in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, before a lunch cruise on Milford Sound.

Day 1 Auckland On arrival at Auckland International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening for a welcome reception. Day 2 Auckland Start the day with a sightseeing tour, then cruise on Waitemata Harbour.

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Day 3 Auckland – Rotorua (228km) Tour the amazing Glowworm Grotto by boat with a local guide. From here continue to Rotorua, where you’ll visit Te Puia. Explore the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, then head to the Tamaki Maori Marae for a personal and exclusive cultural evening. Day 4 Rotorua – Christchurch (885km) Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, then see the multi-award-winning Agrodome Sheep Show. In the afternoon you’ll fly to Christchurch. Day 5 Christchurch – Franz Josef (388km) Journey on the TranzAlpine train through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory for a jewellery demonstration before arriving at Franz Josef Glacier. Day 6 Franz Josef – Queenstown (355km) Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls and Lakes Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Enjoy delicious stone fruit at Cromwell and visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, before arriving in

Day 8 Queenstown Today choose 1 from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Day 9 Queenstown – Christchurch (484km) Be awestruck by the alpine beauty of Mt Cook National Park. Later, continue to Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd, then Morelea Farm for lunch. Day 10 Christchurch Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. INCLUDES: • 9 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach • TranzAlpine train journey • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners • Tour director & driver • Included Choice experiences • Welcome reception DEPARTS:

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Explore the spectacular South Island on this 10 day guided expedition. Be amazed by Arthur’s Pass, Punakaiki, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound, Queenstown plus more.

Day 7 Queenstown – Franz Josef (355km) Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before visiting an orchard in Cromwell, the stone fruit capital. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible glacier.

Day 1 Christchurch On arrival at Christchurch International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening for a welcome reception.

Day 8 Franz Josef – Punakaiki (217km) There is time this morning to explore Franz Josef Glacier. Depart for Hokitika for a greenstone factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks.

Day 2 Christchurch – Twizel (285km) Discover an authentic taste of New Zealand country life at a barbecue lunch on a working sheep farm. Later see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki and soak up the alpine scenery of Mt Cook National Park.

Day 9 Punakaiki – Christchurch (387km) Enjoy some free time before travelling via Greymouth to Arthur’s Pass where you’ll board the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch and a farewell dinner.

Day 3 Twizel – Dunedin (247km) View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city. Day 4 Dunedin – Te Anau (298km) Today choose 1 from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Later, travel across rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau. Day 5 Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown (406km) See magnificence of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, and take a cruise on mystical Milford Sound. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase on your way to Queenstown. Day 6 Queenstown Today choose 1 from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. This evening cruise to Walter Peak Station for a barbecue dinner.

Day 10 Christchurch Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. INCLUDES: • 9 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels • Return airport transfers on tour start & finish days only • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 7 dinners • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach • Tour director & driver • Included Choice experiences • Welcome reception DEPARTS: EXTENDED TOUR Adult from Child from Note Minimum age is 6 years; 6–15 years child price applies.

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Endless Shores – 11 Days/10 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – AAT Kings Immerse yourself in the culture and colour of New Zealand on a journey through the North Island. Experience a taste of Maori custom at a traditional hangi feast and then rejuvenate in Rotorua’s therapeutic thermal springs. You’ll head north along the Hibiscus Coast from Auckland and take time out at the Bay of Islands to cruise the turquoise waterways, try your hand at kayaking and sailing or simply just relax and enjoy the sunshine. On this inspiring journey, there’s a maximum of only 20 people in the tour group.

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Day 1 Wellington Upon arrival at Wellington International Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening meet your tour director for dinner and a welcome drink. Day 2 Wellington Today is at leisure. Perhaps take a tour of Parliament or one of the Lord of the Rings movie tours, or even a cruise to Somes Island in Wellington Harbour (own expenses). This evening why not venture down to the harbour to dine at one the many local restaurants or cafes.

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Day 4 Taupo – Rotorua (81km) There’s time to explore the township of Taupo, or perhaps try your hand at trout fishing before continuing to nearby Rotorua. Now it’s time to gain an insight into local Maori culture and history with the special Maori show and traditional hangi, where you’ll experience the local customs, like the Hongi greeting, as well as learn some traditional words to take home with you. This evening enjoy a traditional Maori hangi dinner, a meal cooked in the ground using geothermal steam. See the hangi pit and enjoy the unique flavours that the Maori have enjoyed for hundreds of years.

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Highlights ✤ Enjoy a day exploring Wellington on your own ✤ View the powerfully magnificent Huka Falls ✤ See the Waitomo glow worms & cave formations up close ✤ See the largest kauri tree in existence – Tane Mahuta ✤ Take an afternoon sightseeing tour of Auckland ✤ Cruise to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

Day 3 Wellington – Taupo (371km) You’ll travel along the Kapiti Coast, past the dairy farms of Manawatu, to Tongariro National Park to discover the alpine scenery of Mt Ruapehu. Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. View Huka Falls and pass the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.

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Day 5 Rotorua You’re off to see the multi-award-winning and highly entertaining Agrodome Sheep Show. You’ll witness the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feeding of lambs and even a sheep auction. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Here you’ll discover native bush, ferns and trees that grow around the crystal-clear mineral water springs. You might even spot a kiwi or 2! To complete your day, you’ll visit the Whakarewarewa Living Village for an insight into Maori life and how they interact with the geothermal activity. Day 6 Rotorua – Pauanui (Coromandel) (221km) Make your way to the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves to visit Cave World, for an exclusive 5 star eco-glow-worm experience. It’s just a short walk through breathtaking New Zealand native bush before your guide sets the scene for an intimate cave experience, where you will see glow worms and cave formations up close and appreciate the beauty of Footwhistle Cave. Next stop is the farming

community of Matamata to experience a dairy farming demonstration, before a delicious lunch at the country-style restaurant at Longlands Farm. Now you’re off to the Coromandel Ranges to Puka Park Resort, where you’ll stay in Tree Hut Chalets, set among the native bush. Tonight it’s dinner at the resort restaurant. Day 7 Pauanui (Coromandel) – Auckland (181km) After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll travel to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Take an afternoon sightseeing tour, then the rest of the day is at leisure to explore the town and try out the Auckland restaurant scene. Be sure to ask your tour director for some recommendations.

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Day 8 Auckland – Waitangi (Bay of Islands) (232km) Travel to Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast, birthplace of Sir Edmund Hillary. Then continue through to the Waipoua Forest, a sanctuary that is home to many native trees, including the largest kauri tree in existence, Tane Mahuta (over 2000 years old). You’ll take a short picnic break before a Maori guide walks you through the native bush and explains the history and legend behind the mighty kauri. Head to your waterfront resort in the heart of the Bay of Islands. Tonight, it’s dinner at the resort. Day 9 Waitangi (Bay of Islands) This morning you’ll take a ferry across the harbour to historic Russell and enjoy a guided tour of the first European settlement in New Zealand and what was once the first capital city. A local guide will also take you on a walking tour of the town. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Day 10 Waitangi (Bay of Islands) – Auckland (232km) You’re off to the Bay of Islands Maritime Park where you’ll take a cruise to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ and see historic Cape Brett as you explore some of the 165 islands in the bay. Later, you’ll have some time in Paihia to check out the local craft shops, do a spot of shopping, go for a walk along the beachfront or just relax over a coffee with friends before heading back to Auckland. Celebrate tonight at a farewell dinner. Day 11 Auckland Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end and you are transferred to Auckland International Airport for your onward flight. INCLUDES: • 10 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels • Return airport transfers • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach • Tour director & driver • Maori show & traditional hangi • Agrodome Sheep Show • Rainbow Springs Nature Park admission • Whakarewarewa Living Village • Waitomo Glowworm Caves visit • Dairy farm demonstration • Walking tour of Russell • Cruise to the ‘Hole in the Rock’ & Cape Brett Lighthouse DEPARTS:

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For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Extended Tours South Island Snow Odyssey – 12 Days/11 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – Haka Tours This South Island Snow Odyssey takes you on an incredible journey, getting you deep inside a range of smaller, intimate South Island ski fields. Day 1 Christchurch – Porter Heights – Springfield (132km) Depart at 7am to Porter Heights, known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Porter Heights’ lifts run up 2 distinct valleys – Big Mama and Bluff Face. At 620m, Big Mama boasts one of the largest vertical drops in one lift-accessed run in New Zealand. Easy backcountry riding is available from the top of the T3 T-Bar. Day 2 Springfield – Mt Olympus – Springfield (196km) NORTH‘the ISLAND Mt Olympus ski area, dubbed playground of the gods’, is the first of many club ski fields you will experience on tour. The area is a south-facing basin set high in the Craigieburn Range – perfect for trapping powder dumps. 450m of vertical drops over 60ha of varied terrain provide skiing and riding, from beginner to extreme. With the relatively low skier numbers and the choice of terrain, it can take Golden upBay to a week to get tracks on some slopes! Tasman Day 3 Springfield – Temple Basin – Springfield (173km) Bay day starts off with a 45 minute walk from the car The

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park, taking in some ofWELLINGTON the most spectacular views Wellington of the Arthur’s Pass National Park, Mt Rolleston and International the surrounding mountains. AirportTemple Basin, the club, was founded in 1929 and still has that pioneering feel, and represents a true alpine environment at the heart of Arthur’s Pass National Park. Renowned for its steep and big mountain terrain, you have the choice of 3 tows: Cassidy (sunny smooth runs), Temple (faster and steeper) and Downhill (ridgeline and advances terrain). You can also check out the awesome chutes at Bills Basin and the popular backcountry area of Mingha Valley.

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✤ Ski Temple Basin, with its pioneering feel & true alpine environment ✤ Check out the 600m vertical descent of Middle Basin in Craigieburn – it’s compared to a heli-skiing experience STEWART ISLAND ✤ Wake up alongside the turquoise Lake Tekapo EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

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Day 4 Springfield – Craigieburn (65km) For big mountain skiing, Craigieburn has a welldeserved cult following among Kiwis. Steep and deep, with wide, open powder bowls and lofty narrow chutes accessed by 3 high-capacity rope tows servicing a vertical rise of 503m, Craigieburn leaves little to be desired. Terrain at Craigieburn Valley is varied, exciting and challenging, with the infamous 600m vertical descent of Middle Basin (which is often compared to a heli-skiing experience) accessible by a short traverse from the tow. Day 5 Craigieburn – Broken River – Craigieburn (61km) Get ready for a true adventure at Broken River. This ski field was born in the early 1950s and the terrain here consists of a large open basin serviced by 5 electrically driven, high-capacity rope tows. The highest point is 1820m and the total vertical is 420m, with lots of off-piste terrain available. Day 6 Craigieburn – Lake Tekapo (304km) Today is an allocated non-ski day, but this is totally weather dependent; if it has dumped, or if there was a missed ski day, you’ll get in a half day skiing on the way to Tekapo. Then make your way to beautiful Lake Tekapo to check out a salmon farm for superfresh sushi, take a walk around the lake or just relax. Day 7 Lake Tekapo – Mt Dobson – Lake Tekapo (36km) This morning, wake up alongside the turquoise Lake Tekapo, just a stone’s throw from Mt Dobson ski field. This mountain is famous for its all-day sun,

stunning scenery, groomed trails and an awesome off-piste. Like many of the mountains visited, Mt Dobson also has that laid-back and friendly Kiwi vibe, along with some really cool features, like the large natural half-pipe and kilometres of untracked snow. A rope tow, platter, T-Bar and triple chairlift provide access to a variety of intermediate and advanced runs serving 14 trails over an area of 400ha. Day 8 Lake Tekapo – Ohau (89km) For the next 2 days, ski Ohau – an off-piste heaven with plenty of challenging terrain and good hiking to access the wide open powder bowls from the ridge line. Nestled deep in the spectacular Mackenzie High Country, Ohau is one of the favourite skifields for experienced skiers and snowboarders in New Zealand. Day 9 Ohau Wake up fresh from your night at Ohau Lodge and get ready to do it all again. Sit down and enjoy the hospitality of the Ohau staff as they serve you breakfast in the dining room. Eat up! You’ll want plenty of energy for another day on the slopes. Day 10 Ohau – Wanaka (148km) After breakfast, continue the journey south to Wanaka. Today is an allocated non-ski day but, once again, the same rules apply from day 6: if it has dumped, or if there’s been a missed ski day previously, you’ll be off skiing. Day 11 Wanaka Today you have the choice of chilling out in the haven that is Wanaka or taking part in an optional activity, such as sky diving or heli skiing. Wanaka is a great place to relax and recharge your batteries, with some great lakeside cafes and restaurants to discover. Your guide will have plenty of recommendations. Tonight, enjoy the last night together with an end-of-tour dinner, where you’ll have a few beers, a great meal, and a few laughs, of course. Day 12 Wanaka – Treble Cone – Christchurch (475km) Today is the departure day, but first you’ll hit Treble Cone, which features challenging runs, un-groomed powder and a huge abundance of infamous natural pipes, chutes and hits. Spread over 3 large basins and covering 550ha, Treble Cone has the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes (705m), longest groomed intermediate runs (4km) and spectacular views over Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring. You have the option to fly home from Queenstown, extend your trip in Wanaka, spend a few days in Queenstown or drive back to Christchurch with the tour group. INCLUDES: • 11 nights dormitory accommodation with shared facilities • All transport & mountain transfers • 12 breakfasts & 4 dinners • 9 full day ski passes to 8 different ski fields • Guided tour of each mountain • Rope tow gloves & nut-crackers • Expert tour manager DEPARTS:

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New Zealand Vista – 14 Days/13 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – AAT Kings Take in the North and South Island vistas on a 14 day Best Buys guided expedition. Experience Rotorua, Wellington, Mt Cook, Milford Sound, Queenstown plus more.

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Day 1 Auckland Transfer from the airport to your hotel for check-in, then you’re free to see Auckland for yourself. An evening welcome reception is followed by dinner with your tour director and fellow travellers. Day 2 Auckland – Rotorua (228km) See Auckland on a city sights tour. Later, tracing the Waikato River, travel to Waitomo Glowworm Caves to tour the amazing Glowworm Grotto. At Rotorua, you’ll take in views of Lake Rotorua and more on your orientation tour. Tonight enjoy a Maori hangi feast and concert for an insight into Maori culture at the Tamaki Family Marae. Day 3 Rotorua Watch the Agrodome Sheep Show to gain an insight into agriculture in New Zealand. Then the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, abundant with rainbow trout and native fauna including the kiwi, or Te Puia where you can join a tour of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve with a local guide (all own expense). Day 4 Rotorua – Wellington (452km) Heading south, you’ll view the Huka Falls. Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s biggest lake through the alpine scenery of Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Then it’s along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington for a city sights tour.

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Day 5 Wellington – Picton (103km) It’s a morning at leisure in Wellington, then visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where you’ll have time to explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage. There’s time for a photo at Parliament House. Then cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound and across the Cook Strait. Later you’ll travel to the seaside village of Picton for an orientation tour. Day 6 Picton – Christchurch (337km) It’s your chance to get up close and personal with some New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point and watch whales at Kaikoura. Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast and across the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Aerial View of Lake Wakatipu

Highlights ✤ Feast on a Maori hangi at a unique dinner experience with the Tamaki family ✤ Marvel at fur seals at Ohau Point & whales at Kaikoura ✤ Explore Dunedin’s fascinating sights ✤ Visit the old gold mining village of Arrowtown ✤ Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train EXTENDED TOUR Adult from Child from

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Day 7 Christchurch – Omarama (316km) After a morning at leisure, travel over the patchwork countryside, where the spectacular sightseeing begins. Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki are first up. Next you’ll visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before soaking up the sensational alpine landscape of Mt Cook National Park. Day 8 Omarama – Dunedin (226km) Your day starts along the Waitaki River with the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin, for a city tour. Then you’ve got the afternoon to yourself – perhaps take a wildlife cruise, visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway (all own expense).

Day 9 Dunedin – Te Anau (289km) It’s a morning at leisure, during which you might like to tour New Zealand’s Larnach Castle (own expense), then head off across South Otago’s fertile, sheep-filled farming land en route to Te Anau, on the shores of the largest lake in the South Island. Day 10 Te Anau – Queenstown (171km) You’ll be awe-struck by great sights from Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, where you’ll cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. On the way to Queenstown, see Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, then travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu. In Queenstown, an orientation tour on arrival will complete your highlight day.

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Day 11 Queenstown Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day – from wine and garden tours, to jet boat rides and white water rafting – Queenstown will surprise and exhilarate (all own expense). This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a carvery ‘highlight dinner’ at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. Day 12 Queenstown – Franz Josef (355km) First stop, Arrowtown, on the Arrow River. Second stop is Cromwell and its sensational stone fruit. Then it’s a trio of lakes – Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Through the Haast Pass, view Thunder Creek Falls and enjoy a rainforest walk. Final stop, majestic Franz Josef Glacier – a rare, still advancing glacier. Day 13 Franz Josef – Christchurch (388km) Visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Travel to Arthur’s Pass to board the TranzAlpine, one of the top 6 train journeys in the world. This spectacular journey takes you through the Southern Alps and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening celebrate your holiday at dinner with your tour director and new-found friends. Day 14 Christchurch Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch International Airport for your onward flight. INCLUDES: • 13 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels • Return airport transfers • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach • TranzAlpine train journey • 13 breakfasts & 10 dinners • Tour director & driver • Auckland City Sights • Tour the Waitomo Glowworm Caves • Maori hangi & concert • Agrodome Sheep Show • Wellington City Sights • Te Papa Museum of New Zealand • Cruise on Milford Sound • Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw • View Franz Josef Glacier DEPARTS:

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Note Minimum age is 6 years; 6–15 years child price applies. For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Extended Tours New Zealand Marvel – 14 Days/13 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – AAT Kings

Tasman Sea

Witness the marvels of New Zealand on this 14 day guided holiday. See the majesty of the Southern Alps, Fox Glacier, Te Anau, Rotorua, Auckland and more.

Auckland

Auckland International Airport

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Rotorua Taupo Lake Taupo

Tongariro National Park Mt Ruapehu

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Kaikoura Arthur’s Pass

Franz Josef Glacier

Mt Cook National Park Haast Pass

Lake Wanaka Milford Sound

Omarama Arrowtown Oamaru

Queenstown Te Anau

Christchurch

Christchurch International Airport

Pacific Ocean

Dunedin

Day 1 Christchurch On arrival in Christchurch you’ll be transferred to your hotel. You have today at leisure before a welcome reception and dinner with your tour director and fellow travellers. Day 2 Christchurch – Franz Josef Glacier (388km) This morning you’ll board the TranzAlpine, one of the top 6 train journeys in the world. This spectacular railway takes you across the Canterbury Plains and through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Later, visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit to see local artists at work. Next stop is Franz Josef Glacier – a rare, still advancing glacier. Day 3 Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown (355km) Travel through the Haast Pass. See Thunder Creek Falls, take a rainforest walk and then it’s a trio of lakes – Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan. Next up, try sumptuous stone fruit at a Cromwell orchard. Later, you’ll visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. On arrival in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour. Day 4 Queenstown Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day. From wine tours, to jet boat rides and white water rafting, Queenstown will surprise and exhilarate (own expense). This evening, cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. Why not join in a sing-a-long on your cruise back to Queenstown.

Fiordland National Park

Day 5 Queenstown – Te Anau (171km) Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll be awe-struck by the great sights of Fiordland National Park on your journey to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you’ll take a spectacular cruise on this natural wonder. En route you’ll have abundant photo opportunities at the Chasm, Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. The Blue Pools of Haast Pass

Highlights ✤ Journey through the magnificent rainforest of Haast Pass ✤ Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown ✤ Cruise on mystical Milford Sound ✤ Feast on a Maori hangi at a unique dinner experience with the Tamaki Family

Day 7 Dunedin – Omarama (226km) You have the opportunity to visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle (own expense). Travel through Oamaru, famous for its limestone buildings, passing the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and the Benmore Dam on your way to Omarama.

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Day 6 Te Anau – Dunedin (289km) Cross sheep-filled farming land to Dunedin for a city tour. With free time this afternoon, consider a wildlife cruise to see the penguins and royal albatross, visit the Cadbury Factory or ride the Taieri Gorge Railway (all own expense).

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Day 8 Omarama – Christchurch (316km) Soak up the scenery of Mt Cook National Park. See Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and travel across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch to explore the

rebuild of this fascinating city. Day 9 Christchurch – Picton (337km) Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast to Kaikoura, famous for its whales. Get up close and personal with some New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point. Pass the Grassmere Salt Works, then travel to the pretty seaside fishing village of Picton for an orientation tour. Day 10 Picton – Wellington (103km) Cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington for a city tour. Then Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where you’ll have time to explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage. Day 11 Wellington – Rotorua (452km) Travel along the Kapiti Coast, past the dairy farms of Manawatu to Tongariro National Park and discover the alpine scenery of Mt Ruapehu. Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. View Huka Falls and pass the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. Tonight enjoy a traditional Maori hangi feast and concert, and gain an insight into Maori culture. Day 12 Rotorua Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-awardwinning stage show, for a sample of farm life where you’ll gain an exciting and informative insight into agriculture in New Zealand. See the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feeding of lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Then enjoy an afternoon of free time. You also have the option to enjoy genuine New Zealand hospitality with a unique farm stay (additional cost). Day 13 Rotorua – Auckland (228km) This morning travel through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. See the amazing underground Glowworm Grotto by boat and walk through the limestone caves. Later you’ll follow the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, into Auckland. Enjoy views from Mt Eden before continuing to your hotel. Day 14 Auckland Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland International Airport for your onward flight. INCLUDES: • 13 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels • Return airport transfers • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach • TranzAlpine train journey • 13 breakfasts & 10 dinners • Tour director & driver • Greenstone factory visit • Queenstown sightseeing tour • Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw • Cruise on Milford Sound • Dunedin city tour • Christchurch city tour • Wellington city tour • Te Papa Museum of New Zealand • Maori hangi & concert • Agrodome Sheep Show • Tour the Waitomo Glowworm Caves DEPARTS:

Mon (various) from Christchurch

Note Minimum age is 6 years; 6–15 years child price applies. For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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New Zealand Splendour – 15 Days/14 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – AAT Kings

Tasman Sea

Auckland

Auckland International Airport

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo

Rotorua

Huka Falls

Lake Taupo Tongariro National Park Mt Ruapehu

Cook

WELLINGTON

Haast Pass Milford Sound

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Franz Josef Glacier

Kaikoura

Arthur’s Pass Christchurch International Airport Mt Cook Christchurch National Park

Hokitika

Twizel Lake Tekapo Lake Wanaka

Arrowtown

Queenstown Te Anau Dunedin Fiordland

Day 8 Twizel – Dunedin (256km) View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru to Dunedin for a sightseeing tour of the city.

AAT Kings First Choice tours are packed with quality inclusions and unique experiences. They give you more in every way which lets you experience all each destination has to offer in a ‘no compromise’ way.

Day 9 Dunedin – Te Anau (298km) This morning take your pick from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to tour Larnach Castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Or choose from a visit to Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Travel across rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau.

Day 1 Auckland This evening meet your tour director and travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner at The Langham. Your indulgent degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. Day 2 Auckland – Rotorua (235km) After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to trace New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to visit the Glowworm Grotto. A guide will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. In Rotorua an orientation tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua.

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See New Zealand’s splendour on a 15 day North and South Island guided expedition. Be amazed by the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Wellington, Franz Josef Glacier, Mt Cook, Queenstown plus more.

Day 3 Rotorua Today choose 1 from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at Te Puia Arts and Crafts Institute, see the Agrodome Sheep Show, relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool or unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. Maybe ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline.

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National Park

Day 4 Rotorua – Wellington (451km) Travelling from the mountains to the sea, you’ll view Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Marvel at the alpine scenery of Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a unique experience. The historic villa’s owners will show you around their property, which includes a private collection of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden, then take a tour to see the local wildlife, including friendly Highland cows. Continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington. See the city from Mt Victoria on your sightseeing tour.

Milford Sound

Highlights ✤ Discover Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto ✤ Sail the Cook Strait to beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound ✤ Discover spectacular Milford Sound on a cruise ✤ Explore Franz Josef Glacier ✤ Walk around Punakaiki Pancake Rocks ✤ Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train EXTENDED TOUR Adult from Child from Note Minimum age is 6 years; 6–15 years child price applies.

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Day 5 Wellington – Blenheim (130km) Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, with time to discover it yourself. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim for a city sightseeing tour on arrival. Tonight enjoy a 5 course dinner prepared from local produce matched with the wines of the region. Day 6 Blenheim – Christchurch (309km) En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you’ll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travelling onto Christchurch you’ll see the extensive work carried out to rebuild the city after the earthquake of February 2011. Day 7 Christchurch – Twizel (285km) Enjoy a country barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of your hosts and their 243ha garden. On your way to Twizel, see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mt Cook National Park.

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Day 10 Te Anau – Queenstown (174km) See rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the handmade Homer Tunnel. Pass Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase, along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown, where an orientation tour finishes this highlight day. Day 11 Queenstown Today choose 1 from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to ride the Shotover Jet, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD mini bus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queenstown on a segway. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue ‘highlight dinner’ at the Colonel’s Homestead. Day 12 Queenstown – Franz Josef (355km) Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit from a local orchard in Cromwell. Later, see a trio of lakes – Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka – before you travel over the Haast Pass and view amazing Thunder Creek Falls. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible and still advancing glacier. Day 13 Franz Josef – Punakaiki (217km) See Franz Josef Glacier from the air or take a glacier hike (both optional). Depart for Hokitika, home of the greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Day 14 Punakaiki – Christchurch (285km) Travel via Greymouth to Arthur’s Pass where you’ll board the TranzAlpine train to travel through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. You’ll join your tour director and new-found friends this evening for a farewell dinner. Day 15 Christchurch Your holiday concludes after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch International Airport for your onward flight. INCLUDES: • 14 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities in superior hotels • Luxury air-conditioned coach transport • TranzAlpine train journey • Return airport transfers on tour start & finish days only • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 11 dinners • Included Choice experiences • Tour director & tour driver DEPARTS:

Tues (various) from Auckland

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Extended Tours Amplified NZ Tour – 16 Days/15 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – Haka Tours

Bay of Islands

Coromandel Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland

Auckland International Airport

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo

Rotorua

Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

Lake Taupo

Taupo

Tasman Sea

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St ra it Kaikoura

Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier

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Picton

Wanaka Queenstown

Day 1 Auckland – Coromandel Peninsula (169km) The tour begins in Auckland – a region of stunning beaches, a sunny climate, and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping. Hit the road south to the North Island’s best-kept secret: the Coromandel. Beautiful remote beaches, dense wooded forest and clear blue waters make this one of New Zealand’s favourite getaways. At low tide, head to the world-famous Hot Water Beach and dig a hole in the sand where natural hot springs bubble up to create your own personal hot tub! You’ll also carve your own tiki pendant from bone here – a very special and unique Kiwi experience. Day 2 Coromandel Peninsula – Waitomo (243km) Walk along the cliffs down to Cathedral Cove (which you might recognise from the Chronicles of Narnia). Beautiful in its own right, with perfect beaches and massive rock arches and columns, it’s one of the most popular spots in the Coromandel. Then head west through beautiful lush green hills arriving in Waitomo, home of the one-of-a-kind glow worm caves.

Arthur’s Pass Christchurch International Airport

Christchurch

Mt Cook National Park

Lake Tekapo

Haast Pass Lake Wanaka

This popular adventure tour offers a jam-packed experience across all of New Zealand’s top destinations. Golden beaches, Maori culture, surreal landscapes and a big dose of adventure is all yours.

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Day 3 Waitomo – Rotorua (140km) With a variety of optional activities, there’s a different way to explore the glow worm caves for everyone. After lunch, hop on over to Rotorua, famous for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. Taking in one of the Maori cultural evenings, and getting to experience the traditional Maori heritage and welcome, is another tour highlight. Day 4–5 Rotorua – Taupo (76km) While the North Island is predominantly volcanic, Rotorua is exceptional for its geothermal activity. With neon blue and red lakes, steaming rivers, active volcanoes and geysers galore, there are more unique natural wonders to be found in Rotorua than in many other places in the world. This morning you’ll have the chance to raft over the Tutea Falls, try zorbing, or relax at the Polynesian Spa (all own expense), before spending an amazing day at Lake Taupo with optional activities and an evening soak in naturally heated thermal rock pools.

Lake Tekapo

Highlights ✤ Experience some traditional Maori heritage & a Maori welcome ✤ Take a trip up Mt Victoria, one of Wellington’s most iconic spots, for amazing views ✤ See Mt Ngauruhoe, which is better known as Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings films EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

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Note Minimum age is 18 years. Maximum group size is 16 people. Itinerary also available in reverse. Upgrade options, activity pack add-ons & 3–24 day tours available; ask your travel consultant for details. Pre & post-accommodation bookings are recommended.

Day 6 Taupo – Wellington (375km) On route to Wellington enjoy spectacular views of the famous volcanoes – Ruapehu, Tongariro and, of course, Ngauruhoe, is better known as Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings films. For an adrenaline fix, jump on the world’s most extreme flying fox (own expense). Day 7 Wellington Tucked away at the bottom of the North Island, New Zealand’s capital is anything but boring. A fun young city with green spaces and beaches, it feels more like a small town than an urban capital. From the quirky cafe culture, to the famous Weta Studios, experience Wellington in its entirety. Take a trip up Mt Victoria, one of Wellington’s most iconic spots, for the best views in town; it’s a highlight of the trip. Day 8 Wellington – Kaikoura (258km) One of the most iconic and classic New Zealand activities is sailing the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands. After taking in a vineyard or 2, soon the sweeping mountains around the Marlborough Sounds rise up, welcoming you to the South Island. Road tripping along the rugged coast

to Kaikoura offers views of tremendous mountains that crash down to the turquoise ocean, with seal colonies and waterfalls dotted here and there. Day 9 Kaikoura – Christchurch (181km) There’s something for every traveller in Kaikoura: go giant whale watching, take a surf lesson, go fishing, kayak, play mini-golf or swim friendly and curious wild dolphins in the bright blue water (all own expense). Day 10 Christchurch – Lake Tekapo (243km) Explore Christchurch’s iconic downtown area and check out the cool ways the city has reunited and is being rebuilt. With lots of quirky shops, specialised cafes and spots to dine, along with a young fun Kiwi culture, Christchurch shouldn’t be missed. After, make your way to Tekapo, one of New Zealand’s most famous lakes. Surrounded by the jagged Southern Alps, the bright turquoise Lake Tekapo will leave you questioning if someone dropped blue food colouring in it. Day 11–12 Lake Tekapo – Queenstown (275km) The road to Queenstown (scattered with dozens of glacial blue lakes, soaring mountains and lush valleys) is almost as beautiful as the town itself. Between wine tasting in the famous Otago region, and exploring some of the local salmon farms, have the chance to see a more diverse side of the South Island. Queenstown is the undisputed adventure capital of New Zealand, and with a full day in Queenstown, you can pack in as many bucket-list activities as you wish. You could also visit the wonderful Milford Sound (all own expense). Day 13 Queenstown – Wanaka (70km) The drive to Wanaka from Queenstown is spectacular, filled with great views, beautiful stops and plenty of surprises. Stop in the stunning and historic Arrowtown for a bit of exploring. Day 14–15 Wanaka – Franz Josef (285km) In Wanaka, take a scenic flight or skydive, or enjoy some of the water activities available (own expense). Then to the wild west coast of the South Island, traversing the beautiful mountains in Haast, before arriving at Franz Josef. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Franz Josef – take a scenic helicopter flight and hike on the glaciers, try ice-climbing, or relax in the hot springs down below (own expense). You can even carve your own greenstone necklace in town. Day 16 Franz Josef – Christchurch (388km) Head through Ross, a town that arose from gold mining, and Hokitika, to visit a greenstone factory, on the way to Arthur’s Pass Train Station, for the TranzAlpine train back to Christchurch. INCLUDES: • 15 nights 4–6 bed dormitory shared accommodation with shared facilities • TranzAlpine train journey • Transport & expert tour manger throughout • 15 breakfasts • Guided tour in every destination visited • Dig your own hot tub at Hot Water Beach • Witness a haka & taste a hangi • Learn to carve your own Kiwi pendant (tiki) • Visit the bubbling mud pools & sprouting geysers at Rotorua • Sail between the North & South Islands across the iconic Cook Strait • Enjoy lots of spontaneous stops & secret spots • Bolt-on activities throughout the journey DEPARTS:

Various from Auckland

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Grand Kiwi – 17 Days/16 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – Topdeck Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Paihia

Bay of Islands

Parry Kauri Park

Tasman Sea

Auckland

Auckland International Airport

Rotorua Lake Taupo Taupo

Tongariro National Park Mt Ruapehu

WELLINGTON

Cook

Abel Tasman National Park

Picton

Nelson Blenheim

St ra it Kaikoura

Hokitika Fox Glacier

Arthur’s Pass

Mt Cook National Park

Haast Pass Milford Sound

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Christchurch International Airport

Lake Tekapo Lake Ohau Lake Pacific Arrowtown Wanaka Ocean Queenstown

From North Island’s Bay of Islands and Tongariro National Park, to South Island’s Milford Sound and Fox Glacier, New Zealand’s incredibly diverse natural beauty is revealed. Visit cool Wellington, quaint Christchurch and adventure capital, Queenstown. Day 1 Auckland – Paihia (Bay of Islands) (227km) Your Grand Kiwi journey unfolds in Auckland. Crossing Auckland’s scenic harbour, the first stop is Parry Kauri Park to marvel at the magnificent kauri tree, New Zealand’s oldest and largest tree species dating back to Jurassic times. Then it’s onto the seaside town of Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands – 144 islands, secluded bays, and an abundance of marine life. Day 2 Paihia (Bay of Islands) Today is yours to explore the fascinating Bay of Islands and there’s a whole host of optional activities on offer, from the Hole in the Rock, to the Waitangi Treaty House or kayaking the Haruru Falls. Day 3 Paihia (Bay of Islands) – Rotorua (454km) If the weather’s nice, enjoy a scenic walk to view Whangarei Falls on the way back through Auckland to Rotorua. Tonight you’ll stay in a traditional Maori Marae, which is an amazing opportunity to experience the real side of Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional family-style dinner and cultural activities. Day 4 Rotorua Say goodbye to the Marae after breakfast, the rest of the day is yours to explore Rotorua, and there are countless options on offer in this beautiful area. Relax in the thermal hot pools, visit Hobbiton, go white water rafting – the choice is yours!

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Day 5 Rotorua – Tongariro National Park (184km) Spend the morning learning about rugby at the New Zealand Sports Academy. After a haka send off, take the chance to explore Taupo, including seeing the incredibly powerful Huka Falls. In the afternoon, head toward the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritagelisted Tongariro National Park. The 3 mountains at the heart of the park – Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu – have cultural and religious significance for the Maori people. Day 6 Tongariro National Park Around the village there are a number of shorter walking tracks for you to experience the grandeur of Tongariro National Park. Or choose to do the optional Tongariro Crossing walk, a spectacular and memorable full day hike.

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Highlights ✤ Stay overnight in a traditional Maori Marae ✤ Take a rugby lesson at the New Zealand Sports Academy ✤ Explore the spectacular Tongariro National Park & Lake Taupo ✤ Enjoy wine tasting in Marlborough ✤ Experience Milford Sound by Nature Encounter Cruise ✤ Take an Arrow River bicycle tour

Day 8 Wellington – Nelson (210km) Jump on the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait, where the blue waters of the Marlborough Sound will greet you. This area has one of the world’s greatest wine trails – fabulous wine, breathtaking scenery, a warm climate and relaxed people. Enjoy tasting some of the region’s best at a Marlborough winery. Continue west over the ranges to Nelson, the sunniest region in New Zealand.

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Day 7 Tongariro National Park – Wellington (320km) Leave the tranquil setting of Tongariro behind for Wellington, the ‘4th-coolest city’ in the world to visit. Visit Te Papa Museum, with 6 brilliant levels of interactive history, art and all-round awesomeness. At night, make your way to any of the stylish cocktail bars or award-winning restaurants.

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Note Minimum age is 18 years; maximum age is 39 years. Accommodation upgrades may be available. Itinerary also available in reverse; ask your travel consultant for details.

Day 9 Nelson Today is yours to explore the surrounds of Nelson. Optional activities include exploring the stunning Abel Tasman National Park by boat, a thrilling tandem skydive, winery tours and more. In the evening, regroup over a traditional Kiwi barbecue dinner.

Day 10 Nelson – Kaikoura – Christchurch (424km) Head back through the Rai Valley to stop in Blenheim. Continuing down the coast, try to spy fur seals at Ohau Point before reaching the afternoon destination at Kaikoura. This is the best place to grab some fresh seafood for lunch, before continuing the journey to eclectic Christchurch. Day 11 Christchurch – Fox Glacier (405km) Cross the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps, heading through Arthur’s Pass and the Otira Gorge. Stop in Hokitika for lunch before visiting the Jade factory. Stretch your legs with a Lake Matheson walk, keeping your fingers crossed for still waters for that famous reflection of the mountains in the lake waters.

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Day 12 Fox Glacier – Queenstown (327km) Spend your free time this morning doing some optional activities – perhaps a hike to the face of Fox Glacier, or a scenic heli-flight and glacier landing. Departing after lunch, take advantage of photo opportunities, including Thunder Creek Falls. Pass Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before arriving in the adrenaline mecca of the Southern Hemisphere – Queenstown. Day 13–14 Queenstown With 2 full days in Queenstown, adventure waits at every turn! Queenstown is perfect for everyone, from the adrenaline junkie, to the leisure seeker – there is just so much to do. Choose how you spend the next few days with a range of optional activities. Try a bungy jump or a giant swing through a narrow canyon; for a more leisurely view take a horseback ride or hike to Ben Lomond; admire Queenstown from above with a ride on the skyline gondola; or just simply chill out in a local restaurant, bar or cafe. Day 15 Queenstown – Milford Sound – Fiordland (460km) Today, say farewell to the adventure playground and head to the Fiords. With a number of scenic stops, and a literal drive through a mountain, via the Homer Tunnel, the trip is mesmerising. Arrive at Milford Sound for an afternoon cruise – an intimate look into the history and geology of the Fiord while exploring small nooks and crannies along the edges. Day 16 Fiordland – Lake Ohau (449km) Travel along Lake Wakatipu, to the quaint gold-mining village of Arrowtown. Use pedal power for a cycling tour, zig-zagging across the Arrow River, stopping for photos, before finishing at the famous Kawarau Bridge. Back on the coach, travel through the Cromwell district and admire the dramatic variation in scenery. Spend tonight on the shores of Lake Ohau. Day 17 Lake Ohau – Christchurch (311km) Wake up on your final morning to magnificent views of the mountains. On the way back to Christchurch, if the weather allows, visit Mt Cook Village before travelling to Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo and stopping for a Kiwi Farm Experience and afternoon tea. It’s a flat run back to Christchurch across the Canterbury Plains. INCLUDES: • 15 nights accommodation in multi-share rooms with shared facilities in hotels, motels, lodges & a hostel • 1 night accommodation in a traditional Maori Marae with shared facilities • Luxury air-conditioned coach transport • Interislander ferry crossing • 16 breakfasts, 1 afternoon tea & 7 dinners • Tour leader & tour driver • Various included experiences DEPARTS:

Various from Auckland – 11.30am

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Extended Tours Best of New Zealand – 18 Days/17 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – AAT Kings Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Paihia Bay of Islands

Auckland

Auckland International Airport

Rotorua

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Huka Falls

Lake Taupo

Tasman Sea

Tongariro National Park Mt Ruapehu

Cook

WELLINGTON

Picton Blenheim Punakaiki Greymouth

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Paparoa National Park

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Arthur’s Pass Christchurch Franz Josef Glacier International Airport Mt Cook Christchurch National Park Haast Lake Tekapo Milford Pass Twizel Sound Arrowtown Lake Wanaka Queenstown Pacific Te Anau Ocean Dunedin Fiordland

Discover the best of New Zealand on this 18 day First Choice guided expedition. You’ll be awe-struck by the Bay of Islands, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown and much more. Day 1 Auckland On arrival in Auckland you’ll be transferred to your hotel. You will later meet up with the rest of the group for a welcome reception. Day 2 Auckland – Paihia (Bay of Islands) (219km) Travel through Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Explore Whangarei, and then head to the Bay of Islands. Enjoy amazing scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Day 3 Paihia (Bay of Islands) Today choose 1 from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Discover Kerikeri’s local arts and crafts scene, take a tour to historic Russell, sail on a tall ship or dolphin-watching on the bay, to name but a few of your options. Day 4 Paihia (Bay of Islands) – Auckland (219km) Today you will head back to Auckland. Tonight, feast on a degustation of local produce in Auckland, including mouth-watering seafood and desserts. Day 5 Auckland – Rotorua (235km) Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Auckland, trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to sail through the fascinating Glowworm Grotto and discover the limestone formations. On arrival in Rotorua an orientation tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a Maori hangi feast and concert for an insight into Maori culture at the Tamaki Family Marae.

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Day 6 Rotorua Today choose 1 from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Some of your options include the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, see the Agrodome Farm Show or relax in your own hot mineral pool.

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Day 8 Wellington – Blenheim (130km) Explore Wellington before you visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim for a city sightseeing tour. Tonight enjoy a 5 course dinner prepared from local produce matched with the wines of the region.

Highlights ✤ Cruise through Hole in the Rock in the spectacular Bay of Islands ✤ Feast on a degustation of mouth-watering local produce in Auckland ✤ Discover Waitomo & its famous Glowworm Grotto ✤ Sail the Cook Strait to beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound ✤ Travel on the TranzAlpine train

Day 9 Blenheim – Christchurch (309km) En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you’ll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travel to Christchurch and see the extensive work carried out to rebuild the city after the earthquake of February 2011.

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Day 7 Rotorua – Wellington (451km) View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. This afternoon you go to Shenandoah for a unique experience. The historic villa’s owners will show you around their property, which includes a unique collection of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden, then take a tour to see the local wildlife, including friendly Highland cows. Continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington.

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Day 10 Christchurch – Twizel (285km) Enjoy a taste of country life at a barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a working sheep farm. You’ll

be welcomed into the home of your hosts and their 243ha garden. Later, see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on your way to Twizel. Day 11 Twizel – Dunedin (256km) View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru to Dunedin for a sightseeing tour of the city. Day 12 Dunedin – Te Anau (298km) This morning choose 1 of the Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to tour Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway, take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise, tour Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, travel across farming land to the village of Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake. Day 13 Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown (404km) Amazing photo opportunities await you today as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the handmade Homer Tunnel. Your cruise on Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown, where an orientation tour finishes this highlight day. Day 14 Queenstown Today choose 1 from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to ride the Shotover Jet, join a wine tour, take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner, a 4WD mini bus through Skippers Canyon or explore Queenstown on a segway. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. Day 15 Queenstown – Franz Josef (355km) Visit historic Arrowtown, then enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell. See Lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass and view Thunder Creek Falls. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible and still advancing glacier. Day 16 Franz Josef – Punakaiki (217km) Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and blowholes. Day 17 Punakaiki – Christchurch (285km) Travel to Arthur’s Pass where you’ll board the TranzAlpine train to travel through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Join your tour director and fellow travellers this evening for a farewell dinner. Day 18 Christchurch Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch International Airport for your onward flight. INCLUDES: • 17 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities in superior hotels • Return airport transfers on tour start & finish days only • Luxury air-conditioned coach transport • TranzAlpine train journey • 17 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 12 dinners • Tour director & tour driver • Included Choice experiences DEPARTS:

Sat (various) from Auckland

For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Spirit of New Zealand – 21 Days/20 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – AAT Kings Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Best Buys tours offer value for money, so you’ll get a great holiday experience, for a great price.

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Day 1 Christchurch On arrival at Christchurch International Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your tour director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception and dinner.

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Day 4 Dunedin – Milford Sound (404km) You’ll be awe-struck by the magnificence of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. You’ll see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and drive through the handmade Homer Tunnel. Pass Lake Matheson (Mirror Lake), Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, before arriving in Milford Sound for your magical overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner.

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Day 2 Christchurch – Omarama (340km) Board your coach to see the extensive work carried out to rebuild the city after the devastating earthquake of February 2011. Later, see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mt Cook National Park. Day 3 Omarama – Dunedin (221km) Travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city. Visit New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle, and its stunning gardens.

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Take in the spirit of New Zealand on this 21 day Best Buys guided expedition. Be amazed by Milford Sound, Queenstown, Punakaiki, Napier, Rotorua, Bay of Islands and more.

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Day 5 Milford Sound – Queenstown (404km) This morning depart for Te Anau. Explore the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves, before travelling to the adventure capital Queenstown. Day 6 Queenstown Have a full day to see the sights of your choice. Day 7 Queenstown Enjoy another action-packed day or time to relax. Tonight you’ll ride the steepest gondola in the world for dinner at the Skyline Restaurant on Bob’s Peak. Day 8 Queenstown – Franz Josef (355km) Visit the gold mining village of Arrowtown. Then enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass, view amazing Thunder Creek Falls, then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible glacier. Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

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Stay overnight on Milford Sound Visit Te Anau Glow Worm Caves See Franz Josef Glacier View Punakaiki Pancake Rocks Experience a Maori hangi & concert Visit the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Stay in Bay of Islands Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve

Day 10 Punakaiki – Nelson (264km) Soak up the scenic wilderness of the Heritage Highway through the impressive Buller Gorge and the Kahurangi National Park before arriving in Nelson. This afternoon you’ll visit the World of Wearable Arts and Collectable Cars.

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Day 9 Franz Josef – Punakaiki (217km) You can see Franz Josef Glacier from the air or take a glacier hike. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit. Travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks. You’ll stay in an eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront.

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Day 11 Nelson On this day at leisure, you’ll have the option to journey to the top of the South Island and enjoy a relaxing cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park. Or perhaps take a short bush walk, relax in sunny Nelson or explore the many arts and craft shops.

Day 12 Nelson – Wellington (209km) Visit the seaside village of Picton and cruise on tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound, before you head across Cook Strait to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. Enjoy a city sights tour before you visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where you’ll explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage. Day 13 Wellington You have a day at leisure to see the sights of your choice. Perhaps take a tour of Parliament or one of the Lord of the Rings movie tours, or even a cruise to Somes Island in Wellington Harbour (own expense).

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Day 14 Wellington – Napier (319km) Travel through the dairy farming land of Manawatu to Napier. Enjoy a city walking tour with a local guide and learn how Napier was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1931. Day 15 Napier – Rotorua (218km) Travel past Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls, and then it’s on to Rotorua. On arrival, a sightseeing tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua. This evening enjoy a Maori hangi feast and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. Day 16 Rotorua Visit the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. See volcanic craters, steaming ground, hot thermal springs and bubbling mud pools on an exclusive guided tour of the geothermal valley. You’ll also see the world-famous Lady Knox Geyser erupt! Day 17 Rotorua – Auckland (235km) Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show. You’ll see the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, bottle feeding of lambs and an exciting sheep auction. See a farming demonstration at Matamata before a delicious lunch at Longlands Farm. Continue to Auckland where your city sightseeing tour takes in Bastion Point, Viaduct Harbour and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Day 18 Auckland – Paihia (Bay of Islands) (219km) Depart Auckland over the Harbour Bridge through Orewa and along the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Walk among the kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park. Explore Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand, and then it’s off to Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Cape Brett and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ formation. Day 19 Paihia (Bay of Islands) You have a free day to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Day 20 Paihia (Bay of Islands) – Auckland (219km) Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve, where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed. Later, return to Auckland. Celebrate your holiday at a dinner with your tour director and newfound friends. Day 21 Auckland Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland International Airport for your onward flight. INCLUDES: • 20 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels • Return airport transfers on tour start & finish days only • Luxury air-conditioned coach transport • 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 14 dinners • Tour director & tour driver DEPARTS:

Thurs (various) from Christchurch

Note Minimum age is 6 years; 6–15 years child price applies. For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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Extended Tours Epic New Zealand Tour – 24 Days/23 Nights Fully Escorted Tour – Haka Tours Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Day 3 Paihia (Bay of Islands) – Auckland (219km) With a few more adventures up north, you’ll go out with a bang before heading back to Auckland to spend the evening in New Zealand’s biggest city.

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Day 4 Auckland – Coromandel Peninsula (169km) On your journey down to the Coromandel Peninsula, you will have the chance to carve your own Maori bone pendant (tiki) and dig a jacuzzi in the sand on the famous Hot Water Beach under the stars.

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Day 1 Auckland – Paihia (Bay of Islands) (219km) From the big city to remote beaches, today you head north of Auckland to begin the epic tour in stunning Paihia, the Bay of Islands. Day 2 Paihia (Bay of Islands) From the famous Bay of Islands to Ninety Mile Beach, you will explore the gems of the north in the Bay of Islands.

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Be awed by spectacular glaciers, mountainous ranges, and dazzling blue water. Soak up the stunning landscapes, absorb Maori culture in Rotorua, and let Queenstown take your breath away. Hands down, this tour covers all bases and beyond.

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Day 5 Coromandel Peninsula – Waitomo (243km) Today, take in the famous beach on Cathedral Cove before heading west towards Waitomo and the Glowworm Caves.

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Day 6 Waitomo – Rotorua (140km) Pick your optional activity for the day, from black water rafting, to caving, to wandering through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. This evening experience a haka and indulge in a hangi. Day 7 Rotorua – Taupo (76km) Savour this geothermal wonderland, also known as ‘Roto-Vegas’. This morning you’ll have the chance to raft over the world’s highest commercial waterfall, The Tutea Falls. Or try your hand at sledging, zorbing, or relax at the Polynesian Spa (own expense). Day 8 Taupo Enjoy a day around Australasia’s biggest lake, with plenty of optional activities, before an evening soak in naturally-heated thermal rock pools. Day 9 Taupo – Wellington (375km) On route to Wellington you get views of several mountains – Ruapehu, Tongariro and, of course, Ngauruhoe, which is better known as Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings films. If you’re needing an adrenaline fix, jump on the world’s most extreme flying fox (own expense).

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Highlights ✤ Stay for 2 nights deep in the rainforest on the South Island’s west coast ✤ Carve your own traditional tiki pendant ✤ Visit the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve ✤ Enjoy an overnight boat trip in Abel Tasman National Park EXTENDED TOUR Adult from

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Note Minimum age is 18 years. Maximum group size is 16 people. Itinerary also available in reverse. Upgrade options, activity pack add-ons & 3–16 day tours available; ask your travel consultant for details. Pre & post-accommodation bookings are recommended.

Day 10 Wellington From the quirky cafe culture to the famous Weta Studios, experience Wellington, the coolest little capital in the world. Day 11 Wellington – Kaikoura (258km) Sail between islands across the iconic Cook Strait and explore the stunning Kaikoura coastline before having a barbecue on the beach. Day 12 Kaikoura – Christchurch (181km) Today you’ll have the chance to go whale watching or swim with wild dolphins (own expense) and experience the marine life around Kaikoura before heading to Christchurch. Day 13 Christchurch – Lake Tekapo (243km) Get to know Christchurch, rebuilt after the earthquakes with super bright shipping containers, before heading to the lakes and mountains of Tekapo and go stargazing after sunset.

Day 14 Lake Tekapo – Queenstown (275km) Wake up alongside the turquoise Lake Tekapo before journeying to the jewel of the South Island – Queenstown. Arrive early afternoon and head to the top of Queenstown Gondola for epic panoramic views. Day 15 Queenstown Step out of your comfort zone and take in New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. Or for those that prefer a scenic experience, head down to the famous Milford Sound for one of the most epic day trips in the country (own expense). Day 16 Queenstown – Wanaka (70km) Spend the morning in Queenstown before crossing the mountains to Wanaka on one of New Zealand’s most beautiful drives. Day 17 Wanaka – Franz Josef (285km) Start the morning off right with a scenic flight or skydive over one of New Zealand’s most beautiful small towns, or head to the lake for some of the many water activities available (all own expense), before heading west. Day 18 Franz Josef Take in the stunning Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, the only glaciers in the world that descend into ancient rainforest. Ice-climbing and heli-hike options are also available (own expense). Day 19 Franz Josef – Punakaiki (217km) Travel up the South Island’s wild-west coast to the blowholes and rock formations around Punakaiki. For the next 2 nights you’ll stay at a local lodge in the rainforest by the beach. Day 20 Punakaiki Hear the roar of the crashing waves on the Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki while having a barbecue on the beach, or after making your own knife as a souvenir. Day 21 Punakaiki – Abel Tasman National Park (287km) Continue your journey north to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand’s smallest national park, but without a doubt, the most beautiful. Day 22 Abel Tasman National Park Fall in love with Abel Tasman National Park with any of the hiking, kayaking and boating options available, before having a barbecue and sleeping on a boat hostel deep in the park – one of the highlights of the trip. Day 23 Abel Tasman National Park – Wellington (275km) Explore around Nelson, taking in the fresh seafood and famous wine before catching the ferry back to Wellington and the North Island. Day 24 Wellington – Auckland (640km) Say goodbye to your new haka friends on the journey back up to Auckland, where this tour ends. INCLUDES: • 23 nights dormitory accommodation with shared facilities • Transport & expert tour manger throughout • 23 breakfasts • Guided tour in every destination visited • Sail between the North & South Islands across the iconic Cook Strait • A variety of unique & iconic activities • Enjoy lots of spontaneous stops & secret spots • Bolt-on activities throughout the journey DEPARTS:

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For full terms & conditions refer to page 37. Tour itinerary & inclusions may vary due to road & weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Optional tours payable locally. Maps are to be used as a guide only.

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and Trade for all overseas travel. Your travel consultant can provide information to you about travel insurance. For details of the services they provide, including a quote, please refer to their Financial Services Guide/Product Disclosure Statement.

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Generally, we will only disclose your personal information to these persons in connection with facilitation of your travel booking and/ or to enable the performance of administrative and technical services by them on our behalf. Where we disclose your personal information to any person (including all overseas recipients), you agree that we will not be required to ensure that person’s compliance with Australian privacy laws or otherwise be accountable for how they handle your personal information. When used above, ‘disclose’ includes to transfer, share, send, or otherwise make available or accessible to another person or entity. BAGGAGE: Carriers publish baggage allowances applicable for carriage over their own services. Allowances include cabin baggage and checked baggage. These allowances tend to be based on a weight allowance or a piece system. We recommend you check your baggage allowance carefully, as you may incur a charge for the carriage of baggage in excess of their free baggage allowance. Carriers also publish baggage safety notices, which detail items that cannot be carried or can only be carried in checked baggage. Again, we recommend you ask your chosen carrier about the applicable baggage safety requirements. PRE-DEPARTURE CONTACT: Please ensure your travel consultant advises Infinity Holidays of a telephone number or address where you can be reached within 24 hours prior to your departure from Australia. BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: To make a booking, select the holiday of your choice and then contact your licensed or AFTA travel consultant who will request a reservation for you. All reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. Any verbal quote given is an estimate only and can only be confirmed when the reservation is confirmed and the deposit is received. When a booking is made, the person effecting the booking is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions on behalf of all people named in the booking. The contract will be governed by and subject to these terms and conditions. No variations to these terms and conditions will be of any effect unless made in writing and with the authority of Infinity Holidays. All communications from us will be sent to your travel consultant. Your travel consultant will, on receipt of any holiday monies, hold such monies for each and every person named in the booking until that booking is confirmed, at which time those monies shall be promptly remitted by your travel consultant to Infinity Holidays. MONIES NOT HELD ON TRUST: All monies paid by you to us will be the property of Infinity Holidays and will be a debt due and payable to the relevant supplier (contingent on availing) once the services to which the money relates have been availed or the relevant booking is cancelled (subject to cancellation fees). You agree and acknowledge that such monies will not be held by Infinity Holidays on trust for or on behalf of you, and we may hold such monies in any account as we see fit, including with our own and/or other customer monies. GOVERNING LAW: If any dispute arises between you and us, the laws of Australia will apply. You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia, and waive any right that you may have to object to an action being brought in those courts. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: I acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and that I understand and agree with the above terms and conditions. Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (ABN 25 003 377 188) trading as Infinity Holidays. ATAS – Travel Accredited No. A10412.

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