RADIANT NEW ZEALAND
RADIANT NEW ZEALAND
17 Day tour from $4,399
QUEENSTOWN • CHRISTCHURCH • AUCKLAND • BAY OF ISLANDS
INCLUDING FLIGHTS 25th NOVEMBER 2018

From the breathtaking peaks of Mount Cook, to awe-inspiring Milford Sound, New Zealand will capture your heart and inspire your mind. Only a hop, skip and a jump from our own shores, if New Zealand still remains a mystery, there’s no better way to see our neighbours than on this 17 day coach, cruise and rail package.

Discover the best of the north and south islands with visits to Bay of Islands, Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and more. See Christchurch on a brief tour; ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak; and enjoy free time in Queenstown. Visit picturesque Lake Wanaka and Franz Josef, and view Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. Enjoy the TranzAlpine train experience through the Southern Alps, renowned as one of the most beautiful and scenic rail journeys in the world. Take a one-way flight from Christchurch to Auckland, where you’ll board the Royal Caribbean International ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship for a 10 night Auckland to Sydney cruise, taking in the Bay of Islands, Wellington; Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds, and much more. Package includes one way international flight to New Zealand, one-way internal flight from Christchurch to Auckland, 10 night cruise, six nights hotel accommodation, and more. As far as deals go, this one is sweet as!

Post-cruise optional flights EX Sydney available.

Tour Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful South Island of New Zealand
  • Visit Christchurch, Queenstown, Franz Josef and more
  • Enjoy a brief tour of Christchurch
  • Visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Tekapo
  • Witness the majesty of Mt. Cook National Park
  • Explore the historic village of Arrowtown
  • Ride the famous Queenstown Skyline Gondola
  • Enjoy a free day in Queenstown
  • Stop at picturesque Lake Wanaka
  • See the untouched wilderness of Westland National Park
  • Stay overnight in beautiful Franz Josef
  • Visit a Pounama (jade) factory
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery aboard the TranzAlpine rail
  • Cruise to the Bay of Islands, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa and Dunedin
  • See the beautiful Bay of Islands
  • Explore Tauranga, on the Bay of Plenty
  • Visit Napier, famous for its Art Deco Style architecture
  • Stop off at Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city
  • Dock in Akaroa, a quaint town with French heritage
  • Visit the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ – Dunedin
  • Sail through the stunning Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    QUEENSTOWN • CHRISTCHURCH • AUCKLAND • BAY OF ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

  • When
    :

    25th NOVEMBER 2018

  • What
    :

    NATURE AND WILDLIFE, CULTURE AND HERITAGE, CRUISE

Itinerary

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth for Christchurch. Fly with Air New Zealand. Upon arrival a representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight: Rendezvous Hotel or similar, Christchurch

Meals included: None

After a brief tour of Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial before visiting Mt Cook National Park with its 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery and then travelling on to Omarama.

Overnight: Heritage Gateway Hotel or similar, Omarama

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Begin the ascent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell and continue on to Arrowtown. This historic village was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages. Travel onto Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations – the city is set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, against the dramatic Southern Alps. Tonight ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed.

Overnight: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town with as little or as much adventure as you like.

Overnight: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart Queenstown for Franz Josef. Enroute stop at Lake Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the wild and rugged West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Overnight: Scenic Hotel or similar, Franz Josef

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Today you will travel back to Christchurch along the way you will stop to visit a Pounamu (Jade) factory. Later you will board the famous TranzAlpine train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast to coast rail adventure will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive

viaducts, river valleys and gorges to Christchurch (approx. 5 hour train journey).

Overnight: Sudima Airport Hotel or similar, Christchurch

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

After breakfast you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your flight to Auckland. On arrival in Auckland, a representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the cruise port where you will board your home for the next 10 nights on the incredible ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship. The cruise departs at 6:00pm.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

This morning you will arrive in the beautiful Bay of Islands. This region comprises of some 150 isles and a handful of coastal towns.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

On the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga has a beautiful harbour, historic sights, a revitalised waterfront and easy access to beautiful beaches, vibrant Maori culture and outdoor adventures in the sea, lakes and volcanic landscapes.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Napier’s top draw for tourists is its architecture, built in a distinctive Art Deco style. The port is also a gateway to exploring the Maori heritage, seascapes and wildlife of Hawke’s Bay and the many vineyards and wineries in the region.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Wellington embraces its reputation as a cool ‘little’ capital. The city centre is compact but there’s no shortage of big-city culture. The charm extends to the surrounding green hillsides while countryside and rugged coast are within easy reach.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’

Set on a beautiful harbour, Akaroa is a quaint resort town with unique French heritage. It’s your gateway to Christchurch and amazing South Island nature, from the volcanic Banks Peninsula to the mountains of the Southern Alps.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Dunedin proudly celebrates its Scottish heritage and is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The city is surrounded by dramatic hills and set on a long picture perfect harbour.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Today you will sail through the stunning Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds. Dusky Sound is part of New Zealand’s Fiorland National Park – it has a dramatic coastline that edges a mountainous wilderness.

Next you will sail through Doubtful Sound and experience the grand scenery and tranquility of this magnificent fjord. Doubtful Sound sustains an amazing array of wildlife. Finally Milford Sound, where Maori believed a divine mason carved Milford Sound. The fjord is a geological wonder of the ice age, where waterfalls cascade over sheer cliffs into the dark waters below and mountains, dominated by Mitre Peak, reach towards the sky.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International – ‘Radiance of the Seas’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Today arrive into beautiful Sydney Harbour. Please note all customers will be responsible for their own domestic transfers from the cruise port in Sydney to their hometown destination or onwards after disembarking the cruise. One way domestic flights to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth will be available for purchase in the cart (not included).

Meals included: Breakfast

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    FROMInside StateroomOcean View StateroomBalcony Stateroom
    $4,399$4,699$5,099

    *Tipically $6,499. Book by 30 June 2018.

     

    INCLUSIONS

     

    FLIGHTS

    • 1 way international flight (economy class) from SYD/MEL/ BNE/ADL/*PER
    • 1 way internal flight (economy class): Christchurch to Auckland
    • Fly with award winning Air New Zealand

     

    CRUISE

    • 10 night Auckland to Sydney cruise Royal Caribbean International
    • Sail aboard the incredible “Radiance of the Seas” ship
    • Selected entertainment and standard (pre paid) gratuities

     

    ACCOMMODATION

    • 6 nights hotel accommodation on tour

     

    DINING

    • Enjoy 39 meals including daily breakfast

     

    TOUR ESSENTIALS

    • English speaking tour leader/driver (day 1 – 7)
    • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges

     

    TRANSPORT

    • Transportation by private A/C vehicles

     

    TRANSFERS

    • Return airport and cruise transfers within New Zealand

     

     

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