Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia
Escorted Touring
New Zealand and Australia
      2019 - 2020
Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia
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                            2018/19




          Why Choose Travel 2?
          As a leading specialist to the South Pacific, Travel2 creates inspiring travel experiences that
          enrich the soul. Our team has an extensive knowledge of escorted touring in New Zealand and
          Australia which is why we partner with APT, leading escorted tour specialists in the South Pacific.
          With Travel2 and APT, you’re travelling with experts.

          Inclusive Vacations, Unbeatable Value
          Our inclusive pricing lets you plan your vacation with no surprises. Your vacation price includes
          all accommodation, meals and sightseeing as specified.

          The Best Touring Experiences
          Travel2 are pleased to offer a selection of the very best tours of New Zealand and Australia.
          No matter what your budget, you’ll find the very best value for money tour here.

          Tour Director And Driver On Escorted Tours
          All of our escorted group tours feature a local Tour Director and Driver who bring your tour
          to life with their knowledge and insightful commentary. There is simply no better way to see
          the sights than with a local guide, providing their unique insight into each destination as they
          showcase the beauty of their home.

          Your Travel Agent
          Travel2 believes that a truly great vacation starts with the help of a professional travel agent.
          Travel2 recommends you speak with one of our preferred travel agents with the knowledge and
          experience to help plan a vacation that will live up to your dreams. Happy browsing and we look
          forward to helping you create unforgettable memories on your next South Pacific vacation!
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     Diverse and breathtakingly beautiful.
From golden beaches to snow-capped mountain
 peaks, harbourside cities to red-desert terrain,
  and more wilderness than can be imagined,
   we will show you New Zealand & Australia
        from every unforgettable angle.
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                                                                            Darwin
                                                                                            Kakadu
                                                                                          National Park
                                                                                               Katherine
                                                   Mitchell Plateau
                                                                                   Kununurra                        Port Douglas
                                          El Questro Wilderness Park
                                                                                Purnululu                                   Cairns
                                                      Bell Gorge               National Park
                                                                        Geikie Gorge                                Mission Beach
                                                   Broome
                                                                                                                              Townsville
                                                                                       NORTHERN TERRITORY

                                                                Fitzroy Crossing
                                 Port Hedland
                                                                                                                      QUEENSLAND
                                                Karijini National Park                   Alice Springs
                           Exmouth
                                                                       Kings Canyon
                                            Tom Price                                      Uluru-Kata Tjuta
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                                                                         Kata Tjuta         National Park
                                                                                                              AUSTRALIA
                                                                                      Uluru
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                                                   WESTERN AUSTRALIA                                  William Creek
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                                                                                   Coober Pedy
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                                          Monkey Mia                                                              Marree

                                              Kalbarri                                  SOUTH AUSTRALIA
                                                                                                                      NEW SOUTH WALES
                                            National Park
                                                                                                   Lake Torrens
                                                                                                                  Wilpena Pound
                                                 Nambung
                               The Pinnacles    National Park

                                           Perth                                                     Adelaide

                                                                                                                           VICTORIA

                                                                                                                    Melbourne



                                                                                                              Cradle Mountain
                                                                                                                              TASMANIA
                                                                                                                            Hobart




    New Zealand                                                      Dipping into the ocean and swimming with
                                                                     colourful marine life, strolling across shores
    & Australia                                                      bursting with native flora, watching cliffs rise
                                                                     skyward from the waters of Milford Sound...
    An unforgettable journey with APT.                               our extraordinary experiences not only
                                                                     indulge your curiosity, they enhance your
                                                                     discovery of each incredible destination.
    Our vacations throughout New Zealand
                                                                     Delicious cuisine, included sightseeing,
    & Australia have been crafted to provide
                                                                     stunning accommodation and the highest
    the most insightful and diverse experience
                                                                     levels of service – we have considered every
    possible. Exploring these remarkable
                                                                     last detail. Nothing compares to the fresh
    countries becomes effortless as you travel
                                                                     perspectives that await when you discover
    between majestic places in supreme comfort.
                                                                     New Zealand & Australia with APT.
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     Hamilton Island
    Airlie Beach


             Rockhampton
                Fraser Island
                  Hervey Bay
                  Noosa                                                 Bay of Islands

                  Gold Coast
                                                                  Auckland

                                                                  Waitomo          Rotorua
                                                                                  Taupo
                                                                   Tongariro
         Sydney
                                                                  National Park     Napier
                                                  NEW ZEALAND
                                                                Picton
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY                                Blenheim         Wellington
                                                                         Kaikoura
                                                  Arthur’s Pass
                                      Franz Josef Glacier         Christchurch
                                                   Mt Cook   Lake Tekapo
                                     Milford Sound
                                                         Queenstown
                                           Te Anau
                                         Fiordland          Dunedin
                                        National Park




                                             Contents

                                TOURING WITH APT                                         6

                                NEW ZEALAND                                            20

                                AUSTRALIA                                              48

                                KIMBERLEY & OUTBACK WILDERNESS ADVENTURES              68

                                GENERAL INFORMATION                                    76
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6 | BENEFIT FROM OUR EXPERIENCE
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BENEFIT FROM OUR EXPERIENCE | 7




                       Benefit From
                      Our Experience

                              Family-Owned Since 1927
APT is a leading travel company with origins that date back more than 90 years. Over this time
we have established a clear understanding of what makes the perfect holiday, and enjoy going
             the extra mile to ensure our travellers have a life enriching experience.

                                Expertise & Experience
Our years of touring experience in New Zealand & Australia have given us the expertise that few
others possess. Our intimate knowledge of these destinations and our established partnerships
    with regional experts mean you gain local insight into every location we visit. Our travel
    professionals use their expertise to perfect our itineraries and deliver inspiring holidays.

                            Fully Inclusive & Guaranteed
   Our prices cover everything, including sightseeing, accommodation and meals as detailed
     in your itinerary; plus arrival and departure transfers, airport taxes and port charges.

                                 Customer Satisfaction
     We are extremely proud of the 98% satisfaction rating we receive from our travellers,
                          and we are committed to maintaining it.

                                Award-Winning Touring
  Among many awards and accolades, APT is proud to have gained regular recognition from
 the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. APT has been voted Best Domestic Tour Operator
   from 2012 to 2016 and 2018, Best International Tour Operator in 2014 and 2015, as well as
Best River Cruise Operator between 2015 and 2018. This is proof that when you travel with APT,
                              you’re travelling with the very best.

                                      Peace of Mind
You will always enjoy complete peace of mind when you book with us, allowing you a stress-free
holiday. APT are registered members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA),
          the California Seller of Travel program, and Consumer Protection BC Canada.

                                      The APT Club
   Once you have booked with APT, we invite you to join the APT Club, which offers a range
             of exclusive member-only benefits. See page 19 for further details.
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8 | CHOOSE YOUR DREAM VACATION




    Choose Your
    Dream Vacation
    At APT, we offer a choice of touring
    styles to suit different tastes.



     Premier Escorted Vacations
     & Small Group Journeys
    Our Premier Escorted Vacations take care of every detail
    from the very moment you book your vacation. You’ll enjoy
    superb accommodation, unforgettable culinary experiences,
    enriching sightseeing and exceptional service. Our Small
    Group Journeys feature authentic experiences and boutique
    hotel stays, travelling with a maximum of just 20 guests.

    It is the detail, however, that tell the real story. Enjoy
    added extras such as view rooms in key locations and a
    comprehensive range of included sightseeing covering all
    the iconic highlights, as well as the lesser-known attractions
    unique to each region. Best of all, there are no hidden extras.

    Enjoy a varied range of Signature Experiences, as well as
    our Freedom of Choice concept, which allows you to tailor
    your sightseeing and dining options at no additional cost.

     Value-Plus Escorted Vacations
    Offering superior comfort at a price that represents
    outstanding value, our Value-Plus Escorted Vacations provide
    the perfect balance of inclusions and leisure time. Enjoy
    included sightseeing, accommodation in central locations
    and quality meals, all delivered with exceptional service.

    Plus, with a collection of unique special stays, local insights
    and memorable meals, our thoughtfully selected Insider
    Experiences give you the chance to gain a greater insight
    into each remarkable region without additional expense.

    While many experiences are included during your journey,
    you are guaranteed that there will always be ample leisure
    time for you to further explore at your own pace.

                        Our Value-Plus Escorted Vacations
                        are operated by Travelmarvel,
                        part of the APT Travel Group.
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Clockwise from top left:
We look after you from the very moment you book your vacation.
See breathtaking Mitchell Falls on a remote Kimberley 4WD adventure.
Discover the iconic monuments of Sydney, including its famed Opera House.




                                                                       Kimberley & Outback Wilderness Adventures
                                                                     From jaw-dropping scenery, amazing wildlife and Indigenous
                                                                     culture, let your senses run wild in the Kimberley. You’ll be
                                                                     left speechless one day, then a storyteller the next.

                                                                     From the historic Gibb River Road to the striking Bungle
                                                                     Bungle Range, the Kimberley is as diverse as it is unique.
                                                                     Embark on an epic 4WD journey through some of
                                                                     Australia’s most remote landscapes and be captivated
                                                                     at every turn. Hike through spectacular gorges; discover
                                                                     ancient rock art; and soak in stunning thermal pools. Along
                                                                     the way, stay at the region’s best stations and resorts, as
                                                                     well as APT’s exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges.

                                                                     Perhaps continue further through Kakadu National Park,
                                                                     cruise Katherine Gorge and discover the spiritual heartland
                                                                     of Arnhem Land.
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10 | SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES




      ignature
    Experiences
    Venture into a world of unique moments.



    Once-in-a-Lifetime Moments
    An included feature on all Premier tours, our Signature
    Experiences represent once-in-a-lifetime moments that
    no amount of words or pictures could adequately describe.

        Look For This Logo
    Throughout itineraries, Signature Experiences are presented
    in bold, coloured text and are highlighted by this logo.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ INCLUSIONS | 11




Clockwise from top left:
Visit New Zealand’s most significant historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
Cruise Milford Sound and discover the majesty of this South Island icon.
Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s most beautiful rail journeys.




                                                                      Freedom of Choice™
                                                                      Inclusions
                                                                                          Personalise your vacation with
                                                                                          a choice of included sightseeing
                                                                                           and dining options.


                                                                      On our Premier tours, in many locations you can personalise
                                                                      your journey thanks to the choice of sightseeing and dining
                                                                      experiences on offer. What’s more, they are all included
                                                                      at no additional cost.

                                                                      For example, in Queenstown you can visit key filming locations
                                                                      from the Lord of the Rings trilogy or taste the region's famous
                                                                      wines on a wine tour. Thrill-seekers will love the Shotover jet
                                                                      boat ride, a Dart River safari or an adventure into Skippers
                                                                      Canyon. More leisurely options include cycling through the
                                                                      high country or a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.
                                                                      See pages 76-79 for a comprehensive list of all available Freedom of
                                                                      Choice Inclusions on our Premier tours. Freedom of Choice Inclusions
                                                                      are not available on our Value-Plus tours.
12 | VALUE-PLUS INSIDER EXPERIENCES




       Value-Plus
    Insider Experiences
    Explore the heart and soul of each destination
    through authentic local experiences.



    Embrace The Incredible Wonders
    of New Zealand & Australia
    On all Value-Plus tours, an exciting range of Insider
    Experiences are included to allow you to be truly immersed
    in the culture, history and unparalleled beauty of each
    destination. You will enjoy in-depth discoveries of local
    culture, take in sights of incredible natural wonders, and
    come face-to-face with stunning wildlife, all at no extra cost.
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Clockwise from top left:
Reach the spiritual heart of Australia in the Red Centre.
Spend the day exploring the incredible Great Barrier Reef.
Stay near the shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort.




                                                                   Specially-Selected Insider Experiences
                                                                   Offering you a window into each exciting destination,
                                                                   our Insider Experiences treat you to some truly engaging
                                                                   opportunities. These are just a sample of those that may
                                                                   await, at no extra cost, on our Value-Plus tours.

                                                                   Discover the beauty of the Bay of Islands and cruise the
                                                                   shimmering waters to Cape Brett aboard a catamaran. Keep
                                                                   an eye out for dolphins and admire the scenery, including
                                                                   the famous Hole in the Rock (conditions permitting).

                                                                   Stay overlooking the cerulean shores of Lake Tekapo
                                                                   at Peppers Bluewater Resort. With architecture that
                                                                   echoes the spectacular surrounds, the inexhaustible
                                                                   beauty of the nearby lake and wilderness areas truly shine.

                                                                   Set off on an enchanting cruise over the sparkling waters
                                                                   of the Great Barrier Reef to Reef Magic’s activity platform,
                                                                   where you’ll enjoy hours viewing coral and marine life.

                                                                   Amid the vast expanses of Australia’s Red Centre,
                                                                   a magical exploration of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
                                                                   culminates with sunset drinks over the rugged landscape.

                                                                       Look For This Logo
                                                                   Throughout itineraries, Insider Experiences are presented
                                                                   in bold, coloured text and are highlighted by this logo.
14 | PREMIER HOTELS




    Premier Hotels
    Stay in some of New Zealand's leading
    properties on our Premier tours, hand-picked
    for their distinctive character, unrivalled
    personal service and spectacular settings.



    The Hermitage Hotel,
    Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
    At the base of snow-capped Mt Cook the iconic Hermitage
    Hotel boasts sophistication, luxury, magnificent views and
    superb dining. From your vantage point high up in Aoraki
    Mt Cook Alpine Village, you’ll enjoy stunning panoramas
    from your balcony or patio. Relax while you take in the
    silent splendour of the majestic Southern Alps – this
    is an accommodation highlight to be remembered.

    Te Waonui Forest Retreat,
    Franz Josef Glacier
    Constructed in harmony with the surrounding wilderness,
    Te Waonui Forest Retreat is at the forefront of sustainable
    accommodation, offering a luxurious eco-retreat
    experience. Unwind in complete peace and tranquillity
    at this exclusive five-star property, boasting spacious
    guest rooms nestled amid the lush West Coast rainforest.

    Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands
    Surrounded by the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds,
    the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands enjoys
    a superb waterfront location and uninterrupted bay views.
    Your room will feature calming decor inspired by nature,
    evoking an irresistible sense of serenity as well as featuring
    wonderful views of the glittering harbour.

    Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
    Queenstown’s tranquil lake provides a picturesque
    setting for the modern Novotel Queenstown Lakeside.
    This contemporary hotel, situated in the centre of town,
    offers the very best in comfort and style, and you will simply
    adore the superb uninterrupted garden or mountain views.
BOUTIQUE HOTELS | 15




Clockwise from top left:
Surrender to boutique accommodation in the Hawke's Bay wine region at Porters Hotel.
Draw back the curtains to views of Mt Cook from your room at The Hermitage Hotel.
Lush alpine rainforest is but a few steps away at the five-star Te Waonui Forest Retreat.




                                                                     Boutique Hotels
                                                                     On a Small Group Journey, stay in authentic
                                                                     hotels designed to reflect each destination.



                                                                     Porters Hotel, Hawke's Bay
                                                                     On New Zealand's North Island, Porters Boutique Hotel
                                                                     offers unique accommodation. This charming boutique
                                                                     hotel is nestled in the heart of the quaint Havelock North
                                                                     village and surrounded by the majestic hills of Hawke’s Bay.

                                                                     Marlborough Vintners Hotel
                                                                     Set in the heart of New Zealand’s Marlborough wine
                                                                     region, Marlborough Vintners Hotel offers the perfect
                                                                     place to relax after a day of exploring. Savour fine-dining
                                                                     experiences with fresh, locally-sourced produce paired
                                                                     with the regions finest wines.
16 | VALUE-PLUS HOTELS




    Value-Plus Hotels
    Hotels selected for our Value-Plus tours exude
    an authentic regional charm and are perfectly
    positioned in central or unique locations.



    Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo
    The breathtaking surrounds, waterfront location,
    innovative architecture and light, airy guest rooms
    at Peppers Bluewater Resort make for a truly memorable
    stay. It’s where nature, adventure and relaxation co-exist,
    providing the perfect base from which to explore the
    infinite beauty of the Mackenzie Country.

    Copthorne Hotel & Apartments
    Queenstown Lakeview
    Stay in spacious and comfortable surrounds at the
    Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview.
    Here, your room boasts sublime views of Lake Wakatipu
    and the spectacular snow-capped peaks of The Remarkables.
    Located just a stroll from Queenstown’s centre, make the
    most of all that this iconic resort-town has to offer.

    Hamilton Island
    Enjoy a wondrous two-night stay on Hamilton Island,
    located within the idyllic Whitsunday archipelago on the
    tropical coast of Queensland. From pristine white beaches
    to a kaleidoscope of coral within the warm waters of the
    Great Barrier Reef, it invites relaxation while also offering
    plenty of activities for the more adventurous.

    PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
    Set on the edge of Sydney's Central Business District,
    the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour acts as a superb gateway
    to the city's most popular sights and attractions. With
    a contemporary interior, state-of-the-art facilities and
    authentic Australian hospitality, it's a wonderful place
    to unwind after a day out exploring.
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Clockwise from top:
Watch the sky melt into the glacial waters of Lake Tekapo from Peppers Bluewater Resort.
Surrender to the tropical Whitsunday paradise of Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
Stay in the heart of Sydney at the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour.
18 | UNFORGETTABLE VACATION INCLUSIONS




                  Unforgettable Vacation Inclusions
        APT’s hassle-free holiday lifestyle grants you the freedom to leave the everyday behind,
                     to indulge your whims, and to live the extraordinary now.




    Exceptional Service Guaranteed                             Cultural Touring & National Parks
    Be guided by the best in the business                      Where unique traditions meet incredible landscapes
    To help you feel at home whenever you travel               Immerse yourself in the distinct culture with a range
    with us, there’s a friendly face awaiting you at           of included experiences such as a traditional Hangi Feast.
    the airport, and an APT Tour Director and Driver           It also wouldn’t be a true New Zealand or Australian
    with you throughout the journey to make sure               adventure without visiting their National Parks,
    the adventure runs smoothly.                               offering slices of paradise along the way.




    Luxury Coaches                                             APT Concierge App
    Stay comfortable and connected on the road                 Live like a local – travel like a pro
    The coaches used by APT are among the safest               With our new personal APT Concierge app – exclusive
    of their kind. They also offer impressive amenities        to APT guests, you’ll enjoy your vacation, your way.
    including reclining seats, restroom facilities and Wi-Fi   With interactive maps, personalised information,
    access on board to ensure the utmost comfort and           real-time updates, currency converter, weather and
    enjoyment during your adventure.                           world times, you'll feel prepared wherever you go.
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                                                              Special Offers

                                                              Earlybird Savings
           Book your dream vacation early and you will enjoy great savings on Premier and Value-Plus
            Escorted Vacations of New Zealand & Australia. Book and pay deposit by 31 March 2019.


                      SAVE TO
                           UP
                              $800*                                                                    SAVE TO
                                                                                                            UP
                                                                                                               $1,275*
                                  PER COUPLE                                                      50% OFF SOLO SUPPLEMENT
                            Valid for all itineraries                                                         Valid for all itineraries



                     SuperDeal Savings – Book Early, Pay Now & Save!
                         Book now for travel in 2019/20 and save when you book and pay early.


                 SAVE 10%*                                             SAVE 7.5%*                                               SAVE 5%*
           Save 10%* if you book and pay                          Save 7.5%* if you book and pay                         Save 5%* if you book and pay
               in full 12 months before your                         in full 10 months before your                          in full 6 months before your
                   tour departure date*.                                  tour departure date*.                                 tour departure date*.




                     Extra Tour Discount*                                                                  Solo Travellers Save!
                           SAVE $100*                                                                       SAVE TO
                                                                                                                 UP
                                                                                                                    $2,550*
                                PER COUPLE                                                                            PER PERSON
          APT will reward you when you book more than one tour                                  If you’re happy to share a room with a solo traveller of the
           from this brochure at the same time. For your second                                 same gender, you won’t pay a supplement. If we then can’t
              or subsequent tour, you’ll save $100 per couple                                    find you a room-mate, we’ll give you a single room at no
                            or $50 per person.                                                   extra cost. Valid on all Value-Plus tours, except Kimberley
                                                                                                   Coast Cruise (TWCE12). Not valid on Premier Escorted
                                                                                                     or Kimberley and Outback Wilderness adventures.




                         Save More When You Become a Club Member!
                              From the moment you book your first vacation of seven days or more, we welcome
                              you to the APT Club. Membership will entitle you to further savings on future tours
                              and to a night’s complimentary accommodation.#




*Discounts shown apply to APT escorted vacations, Premier or Value-Plus escorted vacations and to Kimberley Wilderness Adventures as shown in this brochure. They do not apply
to Pre and Post Accommodation. All savings shown are per couple (except Solo Travellers offer) and based on twin share travel 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2020. Early Booking
offers are applicable for New Zealand tour departures from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2020 and for Australian tour departures from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Earlybird and
SuperDeal Savings discounts may not be combined. SuperDeal Savings are not valid for Kimberley and Outback Wilderness itineraries. All offers subject to availability at time of
booking. Offers may be withdrawn at any time. Earlybird Savings – book and pay your deposit by 31 March 2019. Earlybird Savings based on Value-Plus Escorted Vacation tour TWN18.
50% off Solo Supplement based on Value-Plus Escorted Vacation tour TMAUS15. Solo Travellers save up to $2,550 based on Value-Plus Escorted Vacation tour TMAUS15. A supplement
applies on the Grand Australian Discovery Tour (TQC17). #Applicable to Platinum membership: for further information, see our website at www.aptouring.com/APTClub.
20 | NEW ZEALAND
NEW ZEALAND | 21




          New Zealand
  From rolling green hills with sprawling
vineyards to glacial lakes and exuberant cities,
adventure is at the heart of this sublime country.


  Gloriously uncrowded, New Zealand allows its spectacular landscapes
to take centre stage. See snow-capped alps, tranquil fiords and luscious
  rainforests. Visit river-laced lowlands, towering volcanoes and pristine
  beaches. Studded between these wilderness areas are cities sporting
   first-class eateries and architectural marvels. By nature, New Zealand
 is both a peaceful haven and a playground for the adventurous. So join
     us and experience the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ for yourself.




  PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS & SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

  New Zealand Wonderland – 18 Days                                 22

  New Zealand Highlighter – 14 Days	                               26

  Scenic Sights – 12 Days	                                         28

  Southern Tourer – 9 Days	                                        30

  Great Northerner – 10 Days	31

  New Zealand Experience – 18 Days	                                32

  Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience – 16 Days	            36

  North Island Wonders (Small Group Journey) – 13 Days	            38

  South Island Sensation (Small Group Journey) – 12 Days	         40

  VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS

  New Zealand Getaway/Discoverer – 16 Days/13 Days	                42

  Southern Escape – 10 Days	                                       46

  Northern Explorer – 8 Days	                                      47
22 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS




New Zealand
Wonderland
18 Day Journey
Auckland to Christchurch




 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION
                                                                      Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures


                                                KEY                                                  Day 5. Bay of Islands, Auckland.
A Glimpse of The Included                                                                                Embark on a dolphin-watching cruise
Signature Experiences That Await                   SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                     to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the
   Known as the Birthplace of a Nation,            FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing                 Rock. Meander through the inner islands,
   discover New Zealand’s most historic                                                              admiring rocky outcrops, then spend some
                                                   FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining
   site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.                                                                time in a secluded bay. Back at your hotel
   Visit the ceremonial War Canoe in the        (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                             in Auckland tonight, enjoy a Pacific-themed
   Māori Meeting House and admire the                                                                dinner with New Zealand produce.
   carvings representing various tribes.                                                             Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.BD
   Experience the romance of rail travel        Day 1. Arrive Auckland.
                                                Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel,        Day 6. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua.
   aboard the TranzAlpine train on one
                                                                                                        Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous
   of the world’s most scenic rail journeys.    where you will have the evening at leisure.
   Admire ever-changing landscapes and          Two Night Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.           glowworm caves. Discover this natural
   spectacular gorges as you journey                                                                 wonder on a guided tour, before continuing
   through the famous Southern Alps.            Day 2. Auckland.                                     to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a traditional
                                                    Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour;             Hāngī Feast and cultural performance.
   Delight in the authentic flavours
                                                head off on a Waiheke Island wine and olive          Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua,
   of the South Island during a Taste
   of Fiordland Dinner, showcasing the          tasting tour; explore the Auckland Museum;           overlooking Whakarewarewa
   finest local artisan produce of the          get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s       Thermal Reserve.                           BD
   region such as venison and salmon.           Sea Life Aquarium; set off into the Waitakere
                                                Rainforest. Tonight, get to know your fellow         Day 7. Rotorua.
                                                travellers as you savour dinner.BD                      Choose your sightseeing activity.
                                                                                                     Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome
                                                Day 3. Auckland, Bay of Islands.                     followed by a kiwi encounter at Rainbow
                                                   Cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and travel        Springs Nature Park and a visit to Te Puia
                                                along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s         Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu;
                                                Kauri Museum, then continue to the stunning          see some of the sets from the Lord of the
                                                Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty         Rings movies, or embark on a relaxing
                                                Grounds, where the original treaty between           Redwood Treewalk with a Māori guide.
                                                the British and Māori people was signed.             This evening is yours at leisure.         B
                                                Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and
                                                Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with
                                                harbour views.                             BD
                                                                                                       COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION
  AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY
                                                                                                       On Day 7, you can experience New
                                                Day 4. Bay of Islands.
  Experience a fabulous stay at Te Waonui                                                              Zealand hospitality at its most charming
                                                    Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga,
  Forest Retreat, nestled deep within                                                                  on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy
                                                or experience life on the high seas aboard
  the lush rainforests of Franz Josef Glacier                                                          home-style cooking and a few good
                                                a tall ship. Alternatively, embark on a
  at one of the region’s most impressive                                                               yarns. Replaces Day 6 accommodation.
                                                dolphin-watching adventure or take
  luxury destinations.                                                                                 From $35 per person, twin share.
                                                a mini-tour of Russell.                    B
NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND | 23




                                                       Feel the rush of thundering Huka Falls


Day 8. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.                     landmarks and sights. Afterwards, the rest        Day 11. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train,
Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway                    of the day is yours at leisure to explore the     Franz Josef Glacier.
and view the Wairakei Steam Valley, then visit         wonders of this cosmopolitan city.           B       Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the
Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling                                                             world’s greatest rail adventures. Disembark
across the vast volcanic plateau of World              Day 10. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch.       at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika.
Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park                    Step aboard the Interislander ferry           Here, see pounamu (jade) being carved into
to Wellington in time for dinner.                      to cruise across Cook Strait and through          pieces of jewellery. Continue to Franz Josef,
Two Night Stay:                                        Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds            where you will take in the dramatic terrain
InterContinental Wellington.               BD         to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel to the    and surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier.
                                                       coast as you head for the quaint fishing town     Arrive later at your luxury eco-resort in time
Day 9. Wellington.                                     of Kaikoura. Continue travelling along the        for a delicious four-course dinner.
After breakfast, set off on a sightseeing              central east coast to Christchurch.               Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,
tour taking you to Wellington’s best-loved             Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.       BD    Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                    BD




Perhaps spot dolphins during a Bay of Islands cruise
24 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS




Those feeling adventurous should embark on an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet


Day 12. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown.            of the country’s premier wine-producing             Day 15. Te Anau, Dunedin.
    Skirt alongside the Haast River Valley          region is a tempting option. Other activities           Travel to Dunedin on the island’s east
on your way to Queenstown, the country’s            you may choose from include a Station 2             coast, a city known as the Edinburgh of the
‘adventure capital’. Tonight, choose from four      Station Cycle Trail bike ride along the tranquil    south. This afternoon, choose your sightseeing
dining options. Sample the freshest South           country roads at Lake Wakatipu or a leisurely       activity. Perhaps visit Olveston House, or head
Island produce at a Queenstown brewery,             cruise over the waters of the lake.            B   to Dunedin’s railway station and board the
or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline                                                            Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a
Restaurant for stunning panoramic views.            Day 14. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.         beer might like to tour Speight’s Brewery.
You may prefer a fantastic cruise aboard the            Journey along the Milford Road into the         Alternatively, nature lovers can either visit an
TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant.       heart of Fiordland National Park. Keep your         albatross colony, or take a wildlife tour while
Two Night Stay: Novotel                             camera ready as you wind down the Eglinton          admiring the sweeping Otago Peninsula.
Queenstown Lakeside.                        BD     and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the       Stay: Distinction Hotel Dunedin.              BD
                                                    Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre
Day 13. Queenstown.                                 Peak. Continue to Milford Sound, where you’ll       Day 16. Dunedin, Mt Cook.
    Choose your included sightseeing activity.      enjoy a cruise that explores the full length               Drive north and stop to view the large
Perhaps visit several local sites where the Lord    of this pristine fiord. Afterwards, arrive at       spherical Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach.
of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Thrill-seekers     the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Tonight,        Continue to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook
may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover      enjoy local authentic flavours with a special       National Park, where you can choose your
Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure,              Taste of Fiordland Dinner.                          included sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit the
or a river safari along the Dart River. A tour      Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.    BD    Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including
                                                                                                        a stargazing session with an astronomer.
                                                                                                        Alternatively, during the summer months,
                                                                                                        board a MAC boat and get up close to
                                                                                                        icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.
                                                                                                        Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.           BD

                                                                                                        Day 17. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch.
                                                                                                        Leaving the snow-capped peaks of Mt Cook
                                                                                                        behind, travel to Lake Tekapo. Here, you’ll
                                                                                                        pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good
                                                                                                        Shepherd. Built of locally gathered stone
                                                                                                        and oak, this charming church was erected
                                                                                                        as a tribute to the early pioneers of the
                                                                                                        region. Later, travel through delightful
                                                                                                        scenery along Burkes Pass to Christchurch,
                                                                                                        the largest city in the South Island of
                                                                                                        New Zealand. In the evening, you’ll enjoy
                                                                                                        a tantalising Farewell Dinner at your hotel.
                                                                                                        Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.          BD
Admire the quintessential alpine landscapes of stunning Te Anau
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                                                                                                                         2 Bay of Islands



                                                                                                                              3 AUCKLAND
                                                                              Coach
                                                                                                                                     2 Rotorua
                                                                              Cruise                                    Waitomo
                                                                              TranzAlpine Train                                        Taupo
                                                                              National Park
                                                                              No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                   NEW ZEALAND

                                                                                                                          Picton     2 Wellington

                                                                                                                                   Kaikoura
                                                                                                        Arthur’s Pass
                                                                                                         Hokitika
                                                                                                                             2 CHRISTCHURCH
                                                                                        Franz Josef Glacier 1
                                                                                                                            Lake Tekapo
                                                                                                       Haast        1    Mt Cook
                                                                                       Milford Sound                       Oamaru
                                                                                                        2 Queenstown
                                                                                              Te Anau 1      1 Dunedin




Day 18. Depart Christchurch.
After breakfast, your spectacular vacation                         Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes
draws to a conclusion. Bid farewell to your
new-found friends and then be transferred
                                                                        All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences
to the airport for your onward flight.B
                                                                                APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations
                                                                                               17 breakfasts (B) and 12 dinners (D)
                                                                                         APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
                                                                              Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
                                                                                        Luggage porterage for your convenience




                                          2019/20 DATES & PRICES                                           (US$) PER PERSON


              18 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC18I)                                                 18 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC18I)

2019                                           Twin Share        Solo Traveller          2020                                                 Twin Share     Solo Traveller

Jan. 5, 19, 25; Feb. 9, 16, 20, 25.               $6,995             $9,245              Jan. 3, 10, 24, 31.                                    $7,195           $9,595

Mar. 2, 9, 27.                                    $6,995             $9,245              Feb. 7, 14, 18, 21, 28.                                $7,195           $9,595

Apr. 6, 20.                                       $6,695             $8,895              Mar. 3, 13, 20.                                        $7,195           $9,595

May 11; Aug. 31.                                  $6,395             $8,545              Apr. 3, 24.                                            $6,895           $9,245

Sept. 14, 28.                                     $6,695             $8,895              May 8.                                                 $6,595           $8,895

Oct. 4, 18, 25.                                   $7,195             $9,595              July 31.                                               $6,595           $8,895

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec. 6, 20.                    $7,195             $9,595              Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25.                                   $6,895           $9,245

PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 4 2019
– Sept. 25 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NCC17) – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for terms and conditions.
26 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS




New Zealand
Highlighter
14 Day Journey
Auckland to Christchurch




 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION
                                                                    Experience the magnificent Aoraki Mount Cook National Park


                                              KEY                                               Day 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch.
A Glimpse of The Included                                                                          Step aboard the Interislander ferry to
Signature Experiences That Await                 SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                cruise across Cook Strait and on to Picton.
   Immerse yourself in Māori culture             FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing              Rejoin your coach and travel via Marlborough
   at a Hāngī Feast in Rotorua. Experience                                                      and Kaikoura to Christchurch.
                                                 FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining
   the warmth of Māori hospitality as you                                                       Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.       BD
   also learn about ceremonial rituals and    (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner
   be treated to a powerful performance.                                                        Day 7. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train,
                                                                                                Franz Josef Glacier.
   Immerse yourself in Aoraki Mount Cook
                                              Day 1. Arrive Auckland.                               Take a journey aboard the TranzAlpine
   National Park and discover where
                                                 Transfer to your hotel then set out            train. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and
   Sir Edmund Hillary developed his
                                                                                                continue to Hokitika. Onwards, view
   climbing skills in preparation for         on your selected activity. This evening,
   his conquest of Everest.                   enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.                   the superb scenery of Franz Josef Glacier.
                                              Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.D                Tonight at your luxury eco-resort, enjoy
   Delight in the authentic flavours
                                                                                                a superb four-course dinner.
   of the South Island during a Taste
                                              Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua.          Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,
   of Fiordland Dinner, showcasing the
                                                 Travel to the Waitomo Caves, then              Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                 BD
   finest local artisan produce of the
   region such as venison and salmon.         continue to Rotorua and enjoy a Māori
                                              Hāngī Feast and cultural performance.             Day 8. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown.
                                              Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua.   BD           Travel along the rugged west coast to
                                                                                                Queenstown. Tonight, choose where to dine.
                                              Day 3. Rotorua.                                   Two Night Stay: Novotel
                                                  Choose from the Redwood Treewalk;             Queenstown Lakeside.                    BD
                                              an eco-thermal tour; a visit to Hobbiton; or
                                              an iconic Rotorua tour with a kiwi encounter.     Day 9. Queenstown.
                                              Ask about our country homestay option.       B      Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.
                                                                                                Options include a visit to several local sites
                                              Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.                where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed.
                                              Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway               Thrill-seekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride
                                              and gaze out over Huka Falls and Lake Taupo.      on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon
                                              Cross the volcanic plateau of Tongariro           adventure, or a river safari along the Dart River.
                                              National Park to Wellington.                      Otherwise, set out on a winery tour.           B
                                              Two Night Stay:
  AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT                     InterContinental Wellington.BD                   Day 10. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.
                                                                                                    Journey along Milford Road, then cruise
  During a Milford Sound cruise, relish the   Day 5. Wellington.                                the full length of Milford Sound. Later, travel
  extraordinary landscapes and diverse        Set off on a tour taking you to a selection       to the lakeside town of Te Anau, where you’ll
  scenery as you cruise through one of        of the city’s landmarks, including the Museum     sample the flavours of the South Island
  New Zealand’s most beautiful natural        of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa. Enjoy         during a Taste of Fiordland dinner.
  wilderness areas.                           the rest of the day at your leisure.        B    Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.   BD
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                                                                                                                                 1 AUCKLAND
                                                                              Coach
                                                                                                                                         2 Rotorua
                                                                              Cruise                                     Waitomo
                                                                              TranzAlpine Train                                           Taupo
                                                                              National Park
                                                                              No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                   NEW ZEALAND

                                                                                                                           Picton       2 Wellington

                                                                                                                                    Kaikoura
                                                                                                            Arthur’s Pass

                                                                                                                              2 CHRISTCHURCH
                                                                                        Franz Josef Glacier 1
                                                                                                                             Lake Tekapo
                                                                                                      Haast             1 Mt Cook

                                                                                       Milford Sound
                                                                                                                2 Queenstown
                                                                                              Te Anau 1              1 Dunedin




Day 11. Te Anau, Dunedin.
    Travel to Dunedin and choose your activity,                      Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes
including choices of Olveston House or the
Taieri Gorge Railway.
                                                                           All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences
Stay: Distinction Hotel Dunedin.BD
                                                                                   APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
Day 12. Dunedin, Mt Cook.
       View the Moeraki Boulders, then                                                           13 breakfasts (B) and 10 dinners (D)
continue to Mt Cook National Park, where
                                                                                              APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
you can choose your sightseeing activity.
Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.      BD                                       Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
Day 13. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch.                                                 Luggage porterage for your convenience
Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church
of the Good Shepherd, then head to
Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner tonight.                     COMMENCE IN THE BRILLIANT BAY OF ISLANDS
Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.         BD
                                                                Explore the Bay of Islands on a cruise and uncover the beautiful inner islands, incredible marine
Day 14. Depart Christchurch.                                    life and Māori culture. Includes three nights in Auckland and two nights in the Bay of Islands.
                                                                Tour code: NCCB6. Speak to your travel consultant for itinerary details, dates and prices.
Transfer to the airport for your flight.B




                                                  2019/20 DATES & PRICES                                           (US$) PER PERSON


              14 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCA14)                                                       14 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCA14)

2019                                               Twin Share      Solo Traveller             2020                                                  Twin Share   Solo Traveller

Jan. 8, 22, 28; Feb. 12, 19, 23, 28.                 $5,995            $7,895                 Jan. 7, 14, 28.                                          $5,995       $7,895

Mar. 5, 12, 30.                                      $5,995            $7,895                 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 22, 25.                                  $5,995       $7,895

Apr. 9, 23.                                          $5,795            $7,645                 Mar. 3, 7, 17, 24.                                       $5,995       $7,895

May 14; Sept. 3.                                     $5,595            $7,395                 Apr. 7, 28.                                              $5,795       $7,645

Sept. 17; Oct. 1.                                    $5,795            $7,645                 May 12; Aug. 4.                                          $5,595       $7,395

Oct. 8, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 24.      $5,995            $7,895                 Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29.                                     $5,795       $7,645

PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 8 2019
– Sept. 29 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NCA14) – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.
28 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS




Scenic Sights
9 Day Escorted Journey
& 3 Day Independent Tour
Auckland to Christchurch




 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION
                                                                     Enjoy a stunning full length cruise along Milford Sound


                                               KEY                                                 Day 5. Wellington.
A Glimpse of The Included                                                                          Discover the city’s beloved landmarks
Signature Experiences That Await                  SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                   on a guided sightseeing tour. Enjoy the
   Immerse yourself in Māori culture              FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing                rest of the day at leisure to gain a fresh
   at a Hāngī Feast in Rotorua. Experience                                                         perspective on this coastal city.            B
                                                  FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining
   the warmth of Māori hospitality as you
   also learn about ceremonial rituals and     (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                            Day 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch.
   be treated to a powerful performance.                                                              Step aboard the Interislander ferry to
                                                                                                   cruise across Cook Strait through to Picton.
   On one of the most scenic journeys
                                               Day 1. Arrive Auckland.                             Rejoin your coach and travel to Kaikoura,
   in the world, board the Interislander
                                                   On arrival, you will be met and                 then continue to beautiful Christchurch
   ferry for a remarkable glide from
                                                                                                   through the Marlborough region.
   Wellington to Picton through the            transferred to your hotel. Today, choose
   picturesque Marlborough Sounds.             from a range of sightseeing options.                Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.      BD

   Only a cruise through Milford Sound         Tonight, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner.          Day 7. TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier.
   explores the range from such a unique       Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.D                     Board the TranzAlpine train for New
   perspective. Uncover spectacular                                                                Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark
                                               Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua.
   waters, broken by towering falls at all                                                         at Arthur’s Pass and journey to Hokitika.
   angles. Monstrous peaks rise from the           Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous
                                               glowworm caves. Take a silent boat ride             Continue into Westland National Park
   surface, stretching for the sky above.
                                               through a mystical grotto before continuing         and take in the dramatic scenery of Franz
                                               to Rotorua. This evening you’ll be treated          Josef Glacier. Later, check in to your luxury
                                               to a traditional Māori Hāngī Feast and              eco-resort and savour a four-course dinner.
                                               a cultural performance of song and dance.           Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,
                                               Two Night Stay: Rotorua, Holiday Inn.     BD       Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                   BD

                                               Day 3. Rotorua.                                     Day 8. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown.
                                                   In Rotorua, perhaps visit the Agrodome;             Travel alongside the Haast River Valley
                                               explore the Redwood Treewalk with a Māori           on your way to Queenstown. Tonight, choose
                                               guide; join an eco-thermal tour; or visit the       to dine at a Queenstown brewery, or take
                                               set of ‘Hobbiton’. Ask about our country            a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant
                                               homestay option.                             B     for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer
                                                                                                   a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at
                                               Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.                  Elements Restaurant.
  AN UNFORGETTABLE TRAIN                       Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway                 Three Night Stay: Novotel
                                               through the heart of the North Island.              Queenstown Lakeside.                        BD
  The TranzAlpine train allows you to
                                               See Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then
  experience the joy of rail travel. Set off                                                       Day 9. Queenstown.
                                               cross Tongariro National Park to Wellington.
  on one of the world’s greatest scenic                                                               Perhaps enjoy a Station 2 Station cycle
                                               This evening, savour a tantalising dinner.
  journeys through New Zealand’s                                                                   tour or take a jet boat ride. Other options
                                               Two Night Stay:
  glorious Southern Alps.                                                                          are also available.                          B
                                               InterContinental Wellington.BD
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                                                                                                                         1 AUCKLAND
                                                                             Coach
                                                                                                                                2 Rotorua
                                                                             Independent Touring                  Waitomo
                                                                             Cruise                                              Taupo
                                                                             TranzAlpine Train
                                                                             National Park
                                                                                                               NEW ZEALAND
                                                                             No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                    Picton     2 Wellington

                                                                                                                             Kaikoura
                                                                                                      Arthur’s Pass

                                                                                                                       2 CHRISTCHURCH
                                                                                      Franz Josef Glacier 1
                                                                                                                     Lake Tekapo
                                                                                                   Haast          Mt Cook
                                                                                  Milford Sound              3 Queenstown

                                                                                             Te Anau




 PLEASE NOTE: Days 10-12 are Independent
 Touring. Join local guides on day tours                         Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes
 as per the itinerary.

Day 10. Milford Sound, Queenstown.                                    All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences
   Follow The Remarkables mountain range                                     APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
to Fiordland National Park. On arrival, cruise
the full length of pristine Milford Sound.                                                   11 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D)
Return to Queenstown this evening.            B
                                                                                        APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
Day 11. Queenstown, Christchurch.
                                                                               Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
    Enter Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
and admire Mt Cook. Travel to Lake Tekapo                                              Luggage porterage for your convenience
and pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good
Shepherd. This church was erected as a
tribute to the early pioneers of the region.
Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.         B

Day 12. Depart Christchurch.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. B




                                              2019/20 DATES & PRICES                                      (US$) PER PERSON


              12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCH12)                                                12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCH12)

2019                                              Twin Share   Solo Traveller           2020                                            Twin Share       Solo Traveller

Jan. 8, 22, 28; Feb. 12, 19, 23, 28.                $5,195         $6,845               Jan. 7, 14, 28.                                   $5,195             $6,845

Mar. 5, 12, 30.                                     $5,195         $6,845               Feb. 4, 11, 18, 22, 25.                           $5,195             $6,845

Apr. 9, 23.                                         $4,995          $6,595              Mar. 3, 7, 17, 24.                                $5,195             $6,845

May 14; Sept. 3.                                    $4,795         $6,345               Apr. 7, 28.                                       $4,995             $6,595

Sept. 17; Oct. 1.                                   $4,995          $6,595              May 12; Aug. 4.                                   $4,795             $6,345

Oct. 8, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 24.     $5,195         $6,845               Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29.                              $4,995             $6,595

PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 8 2019
– Sept. 29 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NCH12) – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.
30 | SOUTHERN TOURER




                                                                                          Coach
                                                                                          Cruise


Southern Tourer                                                                           TranzAlpine Train
                                                                                          National Park
                                                                                          No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                    NEW ZEALAND


9 Day Journey                                                                                             Arthur’s Pass
Christchurch Return                                                                                                                2 CHRISTCHURCH
                                                                                          Franz Josef Glacier 1
                                                                                                                               Lake Tekapo
                                                                                                      Haast          1 Mt Cook


                                                                                   Milford Sound                2 Queenstown

                                                                                                                           1 Dunedin
                                                                                            Te Anau 1



 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION


KEY                                                Day 6. Te Anau, Dunedin.
                                                      Travel to Dunedin and choose                                Your Premier Escorted
   SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

   FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing
                                                   your preferred sightseeing activity.
                                                   Stay: Distinction Hotel Dunedin.BD
                                                                                                                    Vacation Includes
   FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining                    Day 7. Dunedin, Mt Cook.
                                                                                                                       Enriching Signature Experiences
(B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                                  Enter Mt Cook National Park and
                                                   admire Mt Cook. Here, choose your activity.                               APT’s Freedom of Choice
                                                   Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.      BD
                                                                                                                        Inclusions in three locations
Day 1. Arrive Christchurch.                        Day 8. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch.
Arrive in Christchurch and be met                                                                                      8 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D)
                                                   Travel to Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner.
at the airport. Tonight, enjoy dinner.             Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.         BD                        Tour Director and local guides
Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore.           D
                                                   Day 9. Depart Christchurch.                                           Arrival and departure transfers
Day 2. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train,            Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.B
Franz Josef Glacier.                                                                                                   in New Zealand and porterage
    Board the TranzAlpine train for one
of the world’s greatest rail adventures.
Continue to Franz Josef and take in the
scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy a                           2019/20 DATES & PRICES                                           (US$) PER PERSON
four-course dinner at your luxury eco-resort
this evening.                                                                   9 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC09)
Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,
Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                 BD      2019                                                                    Twin Share                 Solo Traveller

                                                   Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 2, 17, 24, 28; Mar. 5, 10, 17; Apr. 4.                   $3,995                       $5,195
Day 3. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown.
   Travel alongside the Haast River Valley         Apr. 14, 28.                                                               $3,845                      $4,995
to Queenstown and choose where to dine.
                                                   May 19; Sept. 8.                                                           $3,695                      $4,795
Two Night Stay: Novotel
Queenstown Lakeside.                      BD      Sept. 22; Oct. 6.                                                          $3,845                      $4,995

Day 4. Queenstown.                                 Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec. 8, 15, 29.                           $3,995                      $5,245
    Choose your preferred activity from
                                                   2020
a diverse range of active and gentle options.B
                                                   Jan. 12, 19; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, 27; Mar. 1, 8, 12, 22, 29.                 $3,995                      $5,245
Day 5. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.
   Cruise the full length of pristine Milford      Apr. 12; May 3.                                                            $3,845                      $5,045
Sound. Later, travel to the lakeside town of
                                                   PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights
Te Anau. Enjoy the Taste of Fiordland Dinner.      not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 13 2019 – May 3 2020. Tours departing outside these dates
Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.    BD   follow a different itinerary (NCC09) – please enquire for details. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality.
                                                   See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.
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                                                                                                                  2 Bay of Islands


Great Northerner                                                                                 Coach
                                                                                                                           3 AUCKLAND
10 Day Journey                                                                                   Cruise
                                                                                                 National Park

Auckland to Wellington                                                                           No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                                      2 Rotorua
                                                                                                                    Waitomo
                                                                                                                     Caves
                                                                                                            NEW ZEALAND               Tongariro National Park




                                                                                                                                 2 WELLINGTON


 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION


KEY                                                 Day 7. Rotorua.
                                                       Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.                 Your Premier Escorted
   SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

   FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing
                                                    Ask about our country homestay option.     B                    Vacation Includes
                                                    Day 8. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.
(B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                            Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway. Visit
                                                                                                                       Enriching Signature Experiences
                                                    Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling
                                                    across Tongariro National Park to Wellington.                          APT’s Freedom of Choice
Day 1. Arrive Auckland.                             Two Night Stay:
Arrive in Auckland and transfer to your hotel.      InterContinental Wellington.BD
                                                                                                                        Inclusions in three locations
Two Night Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.                                                                            9 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D)
                                                    Day 9. Wellington.
Day 2. Auckland.                                    Set off on a tour, including Te Papa                                Tour Director and local guides
    Select your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing       Tongarewa. Then, enjoy the day at leisure.  B
activity from a wide range of options.   BD                                                                            Arrival and departure transfers
                                                    Day 10. Depart Wellington.
Day 3. Auckland, Bay of Islands.                    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.B                  in New Zealand and porterage
   Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum then
continue to the stunning Bay of Islands
and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort
                                                                  2019/20 DATES & PRICES                                         (US$) PER PERSON

Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views. BD
                                                                                 10 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCW10)
Day 4. Bay of Islands.
   Choose how you would like to explore             2019                                                                  Twin Share               Solo Traveller
the region with your preferred activity.B          Jan. 5, 19, 25; Feb. 9, 16, 20, 25; Mar. 2, 9, 27.                      $3,595                     $4,745

Day 5. Bay of Islands, Auckland.                    Apr. 6, 20.                                                             $3,445                     $4,545
   Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands
                                                    May 11; Aug. 31.                                                        $3,295                     $4,345
on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett
and the famous Hole in the Rock. Tonight,           Sept. 14, 28.                                                           $3,445                     $4,545
enjoy a Pacific-themed dinner.
Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.         BD        Oct. 4, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec. 6, 20.                           $3,795                    $5,095

                                                    2020
Day 6. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua.
   Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous            Jan. 3, 10, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 18, 21, 28; Mar. 3, 13, 20.              $3,795                    $5,095
glowworm caves. Continue to Rotorua and
                                                    Apr. 3, 24.                                                             $3,645                     $4,895
immerse yourself in Māori culture as you
enjoy a traditional Hāngī Feast and be              PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not
treated to a powerful performance.                 included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 4 2019 – Apr. 24 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow
                                                    a different itinerary (NCW09) – please enquire for details. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality.
Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua.    BD
                                                    See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.
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                                                                          NEW TOUR

New Zealand
Experience
18 Day Journey
Christchurch to Auckland




 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION
                                                                     Discover the fairytale setting of Queenstown


                                               KEY                                                 Boulders. Arrive in Dunedin this afternoon
A Glimpse of The Included                                                                          and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.
Signature Experiences That Await                  SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                   Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel.          BD
   Experience the romance of rail travel          FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing
                                                                                                   Day 4. Dunedin, Te Anau.
   aboard the TranzAlpine train on one            FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining                         You may choose to tour Olveston House,
   of the world’s most scenic rail journeys.
   Admire ever-changing landscapes and         (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                            or take a lovely ride on the Taieri Gorge
   spectacular gorges as you journey                                                               Railway. Those who enjoy a beer may choose
   through the famous Southern Alps.                                                               to visit Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, either
                                                                                                   discover an albatross colony, or take a nature
   Showcasing New Zealand’s finest             Day 1. Arrive Christchurch.
                                                                                                   tour along the spectacular Otago Peninsula.
   cuisine, surrender your taste buds to       On arrival, be met at the airport and transfer
                                                                                                   Later, absorb the breathtaking scenery
   a three-course dining experience. Each      to your hotel. Enjoy Welcome Drinks and
   local delicacy on the tantalising menu                                                          as you travel to the lakeside settlement
                                               Dinner tonight.
   is perfectly paired with a glass of wine                                                        of Te Anau.
                                               Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.            D
   from the Marlborough region.                                                                    Two Night Stay: Distinction Te Anau
                                               Day 2. Christchurch, Mt Cook.                       Hotel & Villas.                               BD
   Step back in time to 1931 as you
                                                       Traverse the Canterbury plains to visit
   immerse yourself in Napier’s historic                                                           Day 5. Te Anau.
   Art Deco surrounds on a fascinating         the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores
                                                                                                        Decide how to spend your morning in
   guided tour. This town is sure to           of Lake Tekapo. Journey into Mt Cook
                                                                                                   Te Anau thanks to our Freedom of Choice
   delight you with its quaint charm.          National Park to view Australasia’s highest
                                                                                                   activities on offer to you today. Explore an
                                               mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook), and admire the
                                                                                                   underground network of limestone caves,
                                               sublime alpine scenery that abounds here.
                                                                                                   lit by thousands of glow worms; set off
                                               This afternoon, personalise your time in
                                                                                                   on a picturesque wilderness cruise on
                                               Mt Cook with our range of Freedom of Choice
                                                                                                   Doubtful Sound; or take a jet boat ride along
                                               activities. Perhaps explore the Sir Edmund
                                                                                                   the Upper Waiau River. The remainder of the
                                               Hillary Alpine Centre along with a visit to the
                                                                                                   afternoon is left free for you to explore
                                               planetarium and a stargazing session with
                                                                                                   Te Anau at your own pace.                    B
                                               an astronomer. You may like to join a guided
                                               nature walk and learn about the region’s            Day 6. Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown.
                                               native flora and fauna. Alternatively, during           Along Milford Road, wind down the
                                               the summer months, you can board a MAC              Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then travel
                                               boat and get up close to the icebergs on            through the Homer Tunnel to be met by
  AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY                        the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.                   the sight of Mitre Peak. Continue to Milford
                                               Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel,                 Sound where you will cruise along the full
  The Hermitage Hotel boasts an enviable       in a room with alpine views.                 BD    length of this pristine fiord deep within
  location at the base of snow-capped
                                                                                                   Fiordland National Park. Afterwards, arrive
  Mt Cook. Experience perfectly designed       Day 3. Mt Cook, Dunedin.
                                                                                                   in Queenstown for dinner.
  accommodation that guarantees                Set out along the shores of Lake Pukaki
                                                                                                   Three Night Stay:
  sensational alpine vistas from your room.    to Oamaru. Continue to Koekohe Beach to
                                                                                                   Queenstown, Millennium Hotel or similar.  BD
                                               view the unusual spherical-shaped Moeraki
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                                                 Visit New Zealand’s unique wildlife at the Agrodome


Day 7. Queenstown.                               Day 8. Queenstown.                                    before savouring a four-course dinner.
        Movie buffs may like to visit key        Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown              Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,
Lord of the Rings filming locations, while       with a full day at leisure. You may like to take      Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                BD
thrillseekers may enjoy a ride on the Shotover   a relaxing stroll along the tranquil shores
Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure            of Lake Wakatipu, or take part in the thrill          Day 10. Franz Josef Glacier,
or an exciting Safari of the Scenes tour.        of a lifetime in this adventurous city.         B    TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch.
Others may prefer a cruise on Lake Wakatipu,                                                               Join New Zealand’s famous TranzAlpine
a tranquil bike ride through the surrounding     Day 9. Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier.               train and experience one of the world’s
countryside, or a delicious wine tour. Later,        Skirt the shores of lakes Wanaka and              greatest rail journeys. Travel through deep
select your preferred dining experience          Hawea. Cross Haast Pass into Westland                 gorges, river valleys and across the Southern
at one of Queenstown’s finest restaurants        Tai Poutini National Park, home to Franz              Alps all the way to Christchurch.
for your Freedom of Choice Dining evening.BD    Josef Glacier. Check in to your eco-resort,           Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.         BD




Immerse yourself in picture-perfect Te Anau
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Be captivated by the surrounding scenery during a visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd


Day 11. Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim.           Day 12. Blenheim.                                and Queen Charlotte Sounds. This afternoon,
    Follow the east coast to Kaikoura. Later,          Perhaps embark on a tour of the Omaka         take part in a city sights tour of Wellington,
traverse the Marlborough region to Blenheim,        Aviation Heritage Centre, enjoy the sheer        before enjoying dinner in the evening.
where you will savour New Zealand’s finest          beauty of Marlborough Sounds during a            Stay: InterContinental Wellington.            BD
flavours with a Highlights of Marlborough           greenshell mussel cruise, or choose to visit
Dinner. Each dish showcases superb local            some of region’s best wineries.             B   Day 14. Wellington, Napier.
artisan produce, with each dish perfectly                                                               Drive through the Rimutaka Ranges
paired to wines from this stunning region.          Day 13. Blenheim, Wellington.                    en route to Napier. On arrival, tour the city
Two Night Stay: Blenheim,                               Cruise across Cook Strait on the             on an Art Deco tour.
Scenic Hotel Marlborough.                    BD    Interislander ferry, taking in the Marlborough   Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel.         BD




See where New Zealand’s heritage comes alive in Dunedin
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