Incredible New Zealand
Christchurch to Auckland

12 Day Guided Holiday with Travelmarvel

From AU$4,745*
per person, twin share


Kia Ora!  New Zealand has something for everyone

Pristine wilderness meets a rich culture in New Zealand. From the Southern Alps to Fiordland National Park, discover a montage of snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes and rainforests on the South Island. A journey through the North Island reveals geothermal wonders in Rotorua and the bustling cities of Auckland and Wellington.


  • Cruise Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls
  • Ride by gondola to Bob’s Peak for lunch with a view
  • Bask in idyllic views during your special stay at Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
  • Ride the iconic TranzAlpine Train across the Southern Alps
  • Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua
Price Per Person, Twin Share
Please enquire for solo or family pricing
Departure Date From Price
October 2023 AU$5,345*
November 2023 AU$5,345*
December 2023 AU$5,345*
January 2024 AU$5,345*
February 2024 AU$5,145*
March  2024 AU$5,145*
April, May, June  2024 AU$4,745*
Bookings subject to availability. Valid for sale until 31 May 2023, unless sold out prior.
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • 20 meals – 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • Cruise Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls
  • Ride by gondola to Bob’s Peak for lunch with a view
  • Bask in idyllic views during your special stay at Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
  • Ride the iconic TranzAlpine Train across the Southern Alps
  • Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua

  • Itinerary:

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch
Your spectacular New Zealand journey begins today upon arrival in Christchurch. Here, you will be met and transferred to your premium hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

DAY 2: Aoraki/Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, Church Of The Good Shepherd   *
*INSIDER EXPERIENCE:Enjoy spectacular views of Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

Enjoy a day of spectacular South Island scenery as you depart Christchurch this morning, following the shoreline of the powder-blue Lake Pukaki arrive at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and view New Zealand’s highest peak during your insider experience. Later, head to Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd.

DAY 3: Oamaru, Moeraki Boulders, Dunedin

Travel through Oamaru to Moeraki Boulders, unusually large spherical boulders stretched across Koekohe Beach. You will then continue south to Dunedin, enjoying views of majestic mountains and the sweeping stillness resting on farmlands and fields along the way.

DAY 4: Dunedin, Te Anau

Enjoy a guided tour of Dunedin, the quirky and historic harbour city set in and around what was once a volcanic crater. One of New Zealand’s first three cities, Dunedin is renowned for its rich and interesting architecture, warm and friendly locals, and unique wildlife. It’s also home to the world’s steepest street. Later, head to the picturesque little town of Te Anau on the shore of the beautiful lake of the same name.

DAY 5: Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown  * *
*INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Cruise the full length of magnificent Milford Sound.
*INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Settle in for a relaxing two-night stay overlooking beautiful Lake Wakatipu.

Travel deep into the incredible Fiordland National Park for a visit to what Rudyard Kipling famously described as the ‘eighth wonder of the world,’ Milford Sound. Enjoy an unforgettable Insider Experience on a cruise along the full length of the World Heritage-listed fiord beneath hulking mountains, stunning waterfalls and pristine beauty at every angle. Later, travel to New Zealand’s adventure capital, the irrepressibly beautiful Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the town at your own pace.

DAY 6: Queenstown *
*INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Ride the Skyline Gondola 450 metres above the city to the top of Bob’s Peak for a buffet lunch at the Stratosfare Restaurant.

Soar to the top of a Queenstown peak for lunch with a view as all of Queenstown spreads below you. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. You’ll find plenty to see and do in and around Queenstown, not least sitting back somewhere comfortable and enjoying the magnificent views.

DAY 7: Queenstown, Fox Glacier

The stunning drive across Haast Pass brings you to the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers in the Southern Alps. Both Fox and Franz Josef glaciers go well below the snowline and into temperate rainforest.

DAY 8: Fox Glacier, TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch  *
*INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Embark on one of the world’s great rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Watch the South Island’s snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills glide past from the comfort of your seat.

Drive through the sublime Southern Alps passing spectacular lakes and rainforests to the TranzAlpine Train for your Insider Experience before heading to Christchurch.

DAY 9 Christchurch, Interislander, Wellington *
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages on the Interislander ferry en route to Wellington.

Journey north from Christchurch to the port town of Picton where your ferry awaits. Sail through the stunning waters of Queen Charlotte Sound and Tory Channel before crossing Cook Strait to New Zealand’s, Wellington, where your North Island adventure begins.

DAY 10: Wellington, Taupo, Rotorua *
*INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua.

Continue north to Taupo, a town on the northern shore of New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Taupo, known for its world-class restaurants and resorts. Later, witness the thundering power of Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited attraction, before travelling to Rotorua to embark on a discovery of Maori culture.

DAY 11: Rotorua, Agrodome

Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to the Agrodome. Alternatively, select your Enhance Your Journey option.

DAY 12: Rotorua, Waitomo, Auckland *
*INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Discover the famous Waitomo glow worm caves.

Travel to Waitomo to explore the glow worm caves, then continue to cosmopolitan Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.

DAY 13: Depart Auckland

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport where your journey comes to an end.

*Terms & Conditions:

  • Bookings subject to availability.
  • Prices are per person twin share, in Australian Dollars.
  • Pricing correct as of 25 April 2023 and may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees or taxes and currency fluctuation.
  • Standard Travel Club Terms and Conditions apply.
  • This tour is offered and managed by Travelmarvel and their terms and conditions apply.
  • No airfares are included in the featured package, but assistance with booking can be provided.
  • Cancellation and change fees apply. Bookings are non-transferable.
  • Travel insurance is not included in the package. Please ensure you have valid Travel Insurance, or request a quotation.