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New ZealandHoneymoon in New Zealand's mountains and vineyards

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Hop and skip between animated cities and incomparable landscapes. Begin the adventure in Auckland with whale watching and Hobbit-town visits to fill that wildlife and cinematic itch. Afterwards, dive south into fjordlands and glacier capped mountains. An abundance of hiking, sunrises and wine tastings await you. ...

Hop and skip between animated cities and incomparable landscapes. Begin the adventure in Auckland with whale watching and Hobbit-town visits to fill that wildlife and cinematic itch. Afterwards, dive south into fjordlands and glacier capped mountains. An abundance of hiking, sunrises and wine tastings await you. 

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Trip highlights
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • White water activities
    White water activities
  • Countryside
    Countryside

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Day 1: Welcome to New Zealand!

• Arrive in Auckland, a sophisticated cosmopolitan city surrounded by beautiful scenery, adrenaline pumping adventure and first-class food and wine

• Transfer from Auckland International Airport to your hotel

Visited:
Auckland
Accommodation
De Brett Hotel (Auckland)

Day 2: Whale and dolphin excursion

• Experience whale watching in theHauraki Gulf aboard a super comfortable and stable luxury 20m high speed catamaran

• Be spellbound by the spectacle of a feeding frenzy involving sea birds, whales and dolphins

Visited:
Auckland
Accommodation
De Brett Hotel (Auckland)

Day 3: Waitomo caves, hobbiton tour and Rotorua

• Depart Auckland and travel to Waikato

• Enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves

• Next up, a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges for a Movie Set tour on the picturesque 1,250 acre farm where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed

Transfer to Rotorua afterwards

• Explore Rotorua's striking gardens, cobbled streets and fascinating mix of Maori and English Tudor architecture

Visited:
Rotorua
Accommodation
Night at Regent of Rotorua (Rotorua)

Day 4: Kaitiaki Adventure

​• Get ready for white water sleding on the Kaituna River

Negotiate your way through the rapids with the occasional assistance from expert guides

Visited:
Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua to ​Christchurch

• Transfer to Rotorua Airport for your flight to Christchurch


Day 6: Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour

• Journey by 4WD vehicle to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station and see how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings

Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of this breathtaking area with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air

Visited:
Christchurch

Day 7: Christchurch to Twizel

Pick up your rental car and drive to Twizel - and Skyscape!

Visited:
Christchurch

Day 8: Day at Leisure

Hike, bike, stroll among the flocks of sheep, experience a farm tour or simply relax

• Perhaps a soak in the luxury cedar outdoor bath tub is the move?

Visited:
Christchurch

Day 9: Welcome to Wanaka!

• The lakeside town of Wanaka can provide you with an appealing mix of fine living, family fun and adventure

• Discover charming cafes, restaurants and interesting shops

Horseback riding is another great option here!

Visited:
Christchurch

Day 10: Wanaka to Queenstown

• Continue to Queenstown, southern hemisphere's premiere alpine and lake resort

• Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooked by the majestic Remarkables Range, Queenstown is the perfect destination all year round

Visited:
WanakaQueenstown

Day 11: Bungy jump, gondola and zipline

• Dare to take the 140 foot leap at Kawarau Bridge Bungy, the world's first and most infamous of leaps!

Ride the Skyline Gondola to the summit of Mount Ngongotaha for the best views in the region

• Satisfy any remaining appetite for adrenaline and go ziplining!

• The Kea Tour is a three-hour, high-velocity, 6-line adventure that includes a stunning 20-minute guided trek

Visited:
Queenstown

Day 12: Guided lake shore and birding hike

• Go on a half-day walk combining the best of native flora and fauna, with magnificent lake and mountain views

• Your guide will introduce you to an array of edible and medicinal plants used by Maori and European settlers

Visited:
Queenstown

Day 13: Gourmet wine experience

• Indulge in a full day of local sights, fresh cuisine and a tasting of fine wines, cheeses and handcrafted chocolates

 Taste wine at four vineyards over two central Otago wine regions

 Included is the Gibbston Valley wine cave tour, a splendid cheese and wine presentation and a divine wine barrel-cooked lunchmatched with wines

Visited:
Queenstown

Day 14: Departure day!

Transfer to Queenstown Airport for your flight home

Safe travels!

Visited:
Queenstown

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  • Meals and beverages not indicated
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  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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