Nestled within and isthmus of two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, Auckland contains much serene natural beauty. Auckland has so much to see and do – there’s plenty of entertainment for a few hours, a few days or a few weeks – museums, galleries, zoos and parks. Swim with sharks or stingrays at Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter or see a collection of intriguing artifacts showcasing New Zealand’s history and culture at the Auckland Museum. Climb the Bridge, take a chartered cruise around the harbor or jump off the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere.
Travel south to Rotorua where you will have a myriad of activities to entice and entertain. Whether seeking to experience Maori culture, geothermal earth forces, spa rejuvenation, thrills and adventure, or any of the other natural assets such as 16 lakes, some of the world’s best mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and myriad forest walking tracks – Rotorua delivers it all!
Continue south by air to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand! Visit the dynamic National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa which is located on the waterfront! Ridge the historic Cable Car to visit the Botanic Garden or hear the birdsong of a tuatara as you walk through Zealandia, the Karori Sanctuary Experience.
Fly from Wellington to Queenstown is in the center of an area of extraordinary natural beauty and is an essential part of every NZ itinerary. Paradoxically, although the area exudes a peaceful tranquility and gentle beauty, it also offers a wide range of fun filled and action type activities. Take an exhilarating jetboat ride, bungee jump from a choice of locations or go white water rafting. Explore Milford or Doubtful Sounds, visit the historic township of Arrowtown or relax on an afternoon wine tasting journey. Whatever your passion – Queenstown has it all!
This evening make your way to the Los Angeles or San Francisco International Airport for your overnight flight to Auckland.
International Date Line
During your flight, you will cross the International Date Line.
Arrive in Auckland
After you clear Immigration & Customs collect your luggage and make you way to your accommodation where you will be staying for the next four nights.
The next three days are yours to explore Auckland at your leisure. Talk to our Destination Experts about adding touring options to your vacation.
Auckland – Rotorua
Today you make your way to the airport for your flight to Rotorua. On arrival make your way to your accommodation for a two night stay.
Today is yours to explore the Rotorua area. Ask us about adding touring options to your vacation.
Rotorua – Wellington
Make your way to the Rotorua Airport for your flight to Wellington. On arrival make your way to your accommodation for a two night stay.
A full day to explore Wellington at your leisure. Ask us about adding touring options to your vacation.
Wellington – Queenstown
Make your way to the Wellington Airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation for a four night stay.
The next three days are yours to explore Queenstown at your leisure. Talk to our Destination Experts about various touring options in and around Queenstown.
Depart for USA
Your New Zealand vacation concludes today when you are transferred to the airport for your flight back to the US.
- Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington & Queenstown
- Four nights Grand Mercure Auckland or similar
- Two nights Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua or similar
- Two nights ibis Wellington or similar
- Four nights Copthorne Resort Lakefront of similar
- US/foreign taxes & fees including Sept 11 Security Fee