NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

 
 
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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                          NEW ZEALAND
                    From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and
                    exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is
                    at the very heart of this stunning 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

                        NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND – 17 DAYS                            24

                        NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTER – 14 DAYS                           28

                        SCENIC SIGHTS – 12 DAYS                                    30

                        SOUTHERN TOURER – 9 DAYS                                    32

                        GREAT NORTHERNER – 9 DAYS                                   33

                        MAGNIFICENT NEW ZEALAND – 23 DAYS                          34

                        MARVELS OF THE NORTH ISLAND – 10 DAYS                       38

                        SOUTH ISLAND EXPLORER – 12 DAYS                             39

                        VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS

                        NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY/DISCOVERER – 15 DAYS & 12 DAYS 40

                        SOUTHERN ESCAPE – 8 DAYS                                   44

                        NORTHERN EXPLORER – 8 DAYS                                 45

                        NEW ZEALAND RAIL ADVENTURE – 15 DAYS                       46
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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NEW ZEALAND
WONDERLAND
17 DAYS
AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH




 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION
                                                                       Perhaps spot dolphins during a Bay of Islands cruise                                                                             Board the Interislander ferry for a picturesque cruise


                                                KEY                                                  Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland.                 Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.                landmarks and sights. Afterwards, the rest               Day 10. Christchurch, Tranz-Alpine Train,
A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED                                                                                Embark on a dolphin-watching cruise             Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway            of the day is yours at leisure to explore the            Franz Josef Glacier.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES                              SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                     to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the         and view the Wairakei Steam Valley, then visit    wonders of this cosmopolitan city.            B              Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the
THAT AWAIT                                         FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing                 Rock. Meander through the inner islands,         Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling                                                               world’s greatest rail adventures. Disembark
                                                                                                     admiring rocky outcrops, then spend some         across the vast volcanic plateau of World         Day 9. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch.               at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika.
   Known as the Birthplace of a Nation,            FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining
                                                                                                     time in a secluded bay. Back at your hotel       Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park               Step aboard the Interislander ferry                  Here, see pounamu (jade) being carved into
   discover New Zealand’s most historic
                                                (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                             in Auckland tonight, enjoy a Pacific-themed      to Wellington. This evening, choose from          to cruise across Cook Strait and through                 pieces of jewellery. Continue to Franz Josef,
   site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
                                                                                                     dinner with New Zealand produce.                 two tempting restaurants in which to dine.        Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds                   where you will take in the dramatic terrain
   Visit the ceremonial War Canoe in the
   Maori Meeting House and admire the                                                                Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.           BD    Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD   to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel to the           and surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier.
   carvings representing various tribes.        Day 1. Arrive Auckland.                                                                                                                                 coast as you head for the quaint fishing town            Arrive later at your luxury eco-resort in time
                                                    Be met at the airport and transferred to         Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua.         Day 8. Wellington.                                of Kaikoura. Continue travelling along the               for a delicious four-course degustation dinner.
   Experience the romance of rail travel
                                                your hotel. Discover the ‘City of Sails’ as you         Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous         After breakfast, set off on a sightseeing         central east coast to Christchurch.                      Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,
   aboard the TranzAlpine train on one
                                                choose from a range of exciting sightseeing          glowworm caves. Discover this natural            tour taking you to Wellington’s best-loved        Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.        BD           Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                     BD
   of the world’s most scenic rail journeys.
                                                                                                     wonder on a guided tour, before continuing
   Admire ever-changing landscapes and          inclusions. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
   spectacular gorges as you journey            Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.                D    to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a traditional
   through the famous Southern Alps.                                                                 Hangi Feast and cultural performance.
                                                Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands.                     Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua,
   Delight in the authentic flavours
                                                    Cross Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge             overlooking Whakarewarewa
   of the South Island during a Taste
                                                this morning and travel along the Hibiscus           Thermal Reserve.                            BD
   of Fiordland Dinner, showcasing the
   finest local artisan produce of the           Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum
                                                for an insight into the rich pioneering history      Day 6. Rotorua.
   region such as venison and salmon.
                                                of New Zealand’s Northland region. Continue              Choose your sightseeing activity. Perhaps
                                                to the stunning Bay of Islands and visit the         explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide;
                                                Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original          experience the Agrodome Farm Show; make
                                                treaty between the British and Maori people          your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park
                                                was signed. Here, you’ll also enjoy a visit to       to see a kiwi nursery and visit the Te Puia
                                                the Maori Meeting House and War Canoe.               Thermal Reserve; experience Middle-earth
                                                Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and                  during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set;
                                                Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with                or head to New Zealand’s largest boiling
                                                harbour views.                                 BD    mud pool. This evening is yours at leisure. B

                                                Day 3. Bay of Islands.
                                                                                                       COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION
                                                    Today, decide how you would like to
  AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY
                                                discover the Bay of Islands. Perhaps take              On Day 6, you can experience New
  Experience a fabulous stay at Te Waonui       a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s               Zealand hospitality at its most charming
  Forest Retreat, nestled deep within           northernmost point or experience life on               on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy
  the lush rainforests of Franz Josef Glacier   the high seas aboard a tall ship. Alternatively,       home-style cooking and a few good
  at one of the region’s most impressive        embark on a dolphin-watching adventure,                yarns. Replaces Day 6 accommodation.
  luxury destinations.                          take a mini-tour of Russell or return to the           From $30 per person, twin share.
                                                Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a guided tour. B                                                          Uncover Wellington’s best-loved sights
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2 Bay of Islands



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2 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




Admire the quintessential alpine landscapes of stunning Queenstown


Day 11. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown.
    Skirt alongside the Haast River Valley
                                                    Day 12. Queenstown.
                                                        Choose your included sightseeing activity.
                                                                                                        Day 13. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.
                                                                                                            Journey along the Milford Road into the
                                                                                                                                                            Day 16. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch.
                                                                                                                                                            Leaving the snow-capped peaks of Mt Cook                           Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes
on your way to Queenstown, the country’s            Perhaps visit several local sites where the Lord    heart of Fiordland National Park. Keep your         behind, travel to Lake Tekapo. Here, you’ll
‘adventure capital’. Tonight, choose from four      of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Thrill-seekers     camera ready as you wind down the Eglinton          pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences
dining options. Sample the freshest South           may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover      and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the       Shepherd. Built of locally gathered stone
Island produce at Finz seafood restaurant,          Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure,              Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre        and oak, this charming church was erected                                     APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations
or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline        or a river safari along the Dart River. A tour      Peak. Continue to Milford Sound, where you’ll       as a tribute to the early pioneers of the
Restaurant for stunning panoramic views.            of the country’s premier wine-producing             enjoy a cruise that explores the full length        region. Later, travel through delightful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             16 breakfasts (B) and 12 dinners (D)
You may prefer a dinner cruise aboard the           region is a tempting option. Other activities       of this pristine fiord. Afterwards, arrive at       scenery along Burkes Pass to Christchurch,                                                 APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant.       include a 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas,            the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Tonight,        the largest city in the South Island of
Two Night Stay: Novotel                             a bird walk through surrounding wilderness,         enjoy local authentic flavours with a special       New Zealand. In the evening, you’ll enjoy                                     Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
Queenstown Lakeside.                         BD     or a leisurely cruise on Lake Wakatipu.         B   Taste of Fiordland Dinner.                          a tantalising Farewell Dinner at your hotel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Luggage porterage for your convenience
                                                                                                        Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.     BD    Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.           BD

                                                                                                        Day 14. Te Anau, Dunedin.                           Day 17. Depart Christchurch.
                                                                                                            Travel to Dunedin on the island’s east          After breakfast, you will be transferred
                                                                                                        coast, a city known as the Edinburgh of the         to the airport for your onward flight.               B
                                                                                                        south. This afternoon, choose your sightseeing
                                                                                                        activity. Perhaps tour Larnach Castle and visit
                                                                                                        Olveston House, or head to Dunedin’s railway
                                                                                                        station and board the Taieri Gorge Railway.                                                       2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                           (US$) PER PERSON
                                                                                                        Those who enjoy a beer might like to tour
                                                                                                        Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, nature                         17 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC17)                                                     17 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC17)
                                                                                                        lovers can either visit an albatross colony,
                                                                                                        see penguins or take an off-road tour               2018                                              Twin Share       Solo Trav.              2019                                                 Twin Share      Solo Trav.
                                                                                                        of the sweeping Otago Peninsula.
                                                                                                                                                            Jan. 6^, 20^, 26^; Feb. 5^, 10^, 17^, 21^, 26^.     $6,295           $8,295                Jan. 5^, 9, 14, 19^, 23, 25^, 30.                      $6,995          $9,245
                                                                                                        Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. BD
                                                                                                                                                            Mar. 3^, 10^, 21^.                                  $6,295           $8,295                Feb. 9^, 16^, 20^, 25^.                                $6,995          $9,245
                                                                                                        Day 15. Dunedin, Mt Cook.
                                                                                                               Drive north and stop to view the large       Apr. 7^, 21^.                                       $5,995           $7,945                Mar. 2^, 6, 9^, 20, 27^.                               $6,995          $9,245
                                                                                                        spherical Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach.
                                                                                                                                                            May 12^; July 7^.                                   $5,695           $7,595                Apr. 6^, 13, 20^.                                      $6,695          $8,895
                                                                                                        Continue to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook
                                                                                                        National Park, where you can choose your            Sept. 1, 8^, 15, 22^.                               $5,995           $7,945                May 11^; July 6.                                       $6,395          $8,545
                                                                                                        included sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit the
                                                                                                        Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including         Sept. 29.                                           $6,295           $8,295                Aug. 3, 31^.                                           $6,395          $8,545
                                                                                                        a stargazing session with an astronomer.            Oct. 6^, 13, 20^, 27; Nov. 3^, 7^, 17^, 24;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                $6,995           $9,245                Sept. 7, 14^, 21, 28^.                                 $6,695          $8,895
                                                                                                        Alternatively, during the summer months,            Dec. 1^, 8, 15^.
                                                                                                        board a MAC boat and get up close to                PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 6 2018 – Sept. 28 2019.
                                                                                                        icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.       Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – 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.
Those feeling adventurous should embark on an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet                     Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.            BD
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 AUCKLAND


NEW ZEALAND                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cruise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TranzAlpine Train
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Waitomo         2 Rotorua
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Taupo

HIGHLIGHTER                                                                                                                                                                                                                      National Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NEW ZEALAND


14 DAYS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Picton     2 Wellington

AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Arthur’s Pass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kaikoura


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Milford Sound
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 Queenstown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Te Anau 1             1 Dunedin

 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION
                                                                    Feel the thundering rush of Huka Falls


                                              KEY
A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED
                                                                                                  Day 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch.
                                                                                                     Step aboard the Interislander ferry to
                                                                                                                                                      Day 11. Te Anau, Dunedin.
                                                                                                                                                          Travel to Dunedin and choose your activity,                    Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES                            SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                  cruise across Cook Strait and on to Picton.         including choices of Larnach Castle and
THAT AWAIT                                       FREEDOM OF CHOICE       TM
                                                                              – Sightseeing       Rejoin your coach and travel via Marlborough        Olveston House or the Taieri Gorge Railway.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences
   Immerse yourself in Maori culture                                                              and Kaikoura to Christchurch.                       Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. BD
                                                 FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining
   at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua. Experience                                                        Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.        BD                                                                                      APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations
                                              (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                                                                                Day 12. Dunedin, Mt Cook.
   the warmth of Maori hospitality as you
   also learn about ceremonial rituals and
                                                                                                  Day 7. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train,                    View the Moeraki Boulders, then                                                        13 breakfasts (B) and 10 dinners (D)
   be treated to a powerful performance.                                                          Franz Josef Glacier.                                continue to Mt Cook National Park, where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
                                              Day 1. Arrive Auckland.                                 Take a journey aboard the TranzAlpine           you can choose your sightseeing activity.
   Immerse yourself in Aoraki Mount Cook
                                                 Transfer to your hotel then set out              train. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and               Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.       BD                                    Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
   National Park and discover where
                                              on your selected activity. This evening,            continue to Hokitika. Onwards, view
   Sir Edmund Hilary developed his                                                                                                                    Day 13. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch.                                             Luggage porterage for your convenience
                                              enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.                     the superb scenery of Franz Josef Glacier.
   climbing skills in preparation for                                                                                                                 Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church
                                                                                                  Tonight at your luxury eco-resort, enjoy
   his conquest of Everest.                   Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.                D                                                       of the Good Shepherd, then head to
                                                                                                  a superb four-course degustation dinner.
   Delight in the authentic flavours                                                                                                                   Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner tonight.
                                              Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua.            Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,
   of the South Island during a Taste                                                                                                                 Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.          BD
                                                 Travel to the Waitomo Caves, then                Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                  BD
   of Fiordland Dinner, showcasing the
                                              continue to Rotorua and enjoy a Maori                                                                   Day 14. Depart Christchurch.
   finest local artisan produce of the                                                             Day 8. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown.
                                              Hangi Feast and cultural performance.                                                                   Transfer to the airport for your flight.           B
   region such as venison and salmon.                                                                Travel along the rugged west coast to
                                              Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua.    BD
                                                                                                  Queenstown. Tonight, choose where to dine.
                                              Day 3. Rotorua.                                     Two Night Stay: Novotel
                                                  In Rotorua, choose from the Redwood             Queenstown Lakeside.                     BD
                                              Treewalk; an eco-thermal tour, a visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                     2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                          (US$) PER PERSON

                                              to Hobbiton; or a Rotorua tour with                 Day 9. Queenstown.
                                                                                                      Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.                 14 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCA14)                                                     14 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCA14)
                                              a fascinating kiwi encounter.                   B
                                                                                                  Perhaps visit several local sites where the Lord
                                              Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.                  of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Thrill-seekers     2018                                            Twin Share         Solo Trav.              2019                                               Twin Share      Solo Trav.
                                                 Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway              may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover      Jan. 9^, 23^, 29^; Feb. 8^, 13^, 20^, 24^;
                                                                                                                                                                                                        $5,495             $7,145                Jan. 8^, 12, 17, 22^, 26, 28^.                       $5,995          $7,895
                                                                                                                                                      Mar. 1^, 6^, 13^, 24^.
                                              and gaze out over Huka Falls and Lake Taupo.        Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure,
                                              Cross the volcanic plateau of Tongariro             or a river safari along the Dart River.         B   Apr. 10^, 24^.                                    $5,295             $6,895                Feb. 2, 12^, 19^, 23^, 28^.                          $5,995          $7,895
                                              National Park to Wellington, where you’ll
                                                                                                  Day 10. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.         May 15^; July 10^.                                $4,995             $6,545                Mar. 5^, 9, 12^, 23, 30^.                            $5,995          $7,895
                                              choose your dining experience this evening.
  AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT                     Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD         Journey along Milford Road, then cruise
                                                                                                                                                      Sept. 4, 11^, 18, 25^.                            $5,295             $6,895                Apr. 9^, 16, 23^.                                    $5,795          $7,645
                                                                                                  the full length of Milford Sound. Later, travel
  During a Milford Sound cruise, relish the   Day 5. Wellington.                                  to the lakeside town of Te Anau, where you’ll       Oct. 2.                                           $5,495             $7,145                May 14^; July 9; Aug. 6; Sept. 3^.                   $5,595          $7,395
  extraordinary landscapes and diverse        Set off on a tour taking you to a selection         sample the flavours of the South Island             Oct. 9^, 16, 23^, 30; Nov. 6^, 10^, 20^, 27;
  scenery as you cruise through one of                                                                                                                                                                  $5,995             $7,895                Sept. 10, 17^, 24; Oct. 1^.                          $5,795          $7,645
                                              of the city’s landmarks, including the Museum       during a Taste of Fiordland dinner.                 Dec. 4^, 11, 18^.
  New Zealand’s most beautiful natural        of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa. Enjoy           Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.    BD     PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 9 2018 – Oct. 1 2019.
  wilderness areas.                           the rest of the day at your leisure.         B                                                          Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – 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.
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 AUCKLAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Coach

SCENIC SIGHTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Independent Touring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cruise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Waitomo       2 Rotorua
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Taupo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TranzAlpine Train
9 DAYS PREMIER VACATION                                                                                                                                                                                                           National Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NEW ZEALAND

& 3 DAYS INDEPENDENT TOUR                                                                                                                                                                                                         No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Picton     2 Wellington
AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kaikoura
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arthur’s Pass

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Te Anau

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


                                               KEY
A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED
                                                                                                   Day 5. Wellington.
                                                                                                   Discover the city’s beloved landmarks
                                                                                                                                                      PLEASE NOTE: Days 10-12 are Independent
                                                                                                                                                      Touring. Join local guides on day tours                          Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES                             SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                   on a guided sightseeing tour today. Enjoy          as per the itinerary.
THAT AWAIT                                        FREEDOM OF CHOICE       TM
                                                                               – Sightseeing       the rest of the day at leisure to gain
                                                                                                                                                     Day 10. Milford Sound, Queenstown.                                     All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences
   Immerse yourself in Maori culture                                                               a fresh perspective on this coastal city.    B
                                                  FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining                                                                          Follow The Remarkables mountain range
   at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua. Experience                                                                                                                                                                                          APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
                                               (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                            Day 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch.        to Fiordland National Park. On arrival, cruise
   the warmth of Maori hospitality as you
   also learn about ceremonial rituals and
                                                                                                      Step aboard the Interislander ferry to         the full length of pristine Milford Sound.                                                   11 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D)
   be treated to a powerful performance.                                                           cruise across Cook Strait through to Picton.      Return to Queenstown this evening.             B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
                                               Day 1. Arrive Auckland.                             Rejoin your coach and travel to Kaikoura,
   On one of the most scenic journeys                                                                                                                Day 11. Queenstown, Christchurch.
                                                   On arrival, you will be met and                 then continue to beautiful Christchurch                                                                                          Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
   in the world, board the Interislander                                                                                                                 Enter Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
                                               transferred to your hotel. Today, choose            through the Marlborough region.
   ferry for a remarkable glide from                                                                                                                 and admire Mt Cook. Travel to Lake Tekapo                                              Luggage porterage for your convenience
                                               from a range of sightseeing options.                Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.       BD
   Wellington to Picton through the                                                                                                                  and pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good
   picturesque Marlborough Sounds.             Tonight, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner.          Day 7. TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier.    Shepherd. This church was erected as a
   Only a cruise through Milford Sound         Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.           D           Board the TranzAlpine train for New            tribute to the early pioneers of the region.
   explores the range from such a unique                                                           Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark      Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.          B
                                               Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua.
   perspective. Uncover spectacular                                                                at Arthur’s Pass and journey to Hokitika.
                                                   Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous                                                             Day 12. Depart Christchurch.
   waters, broken by towering falls at all                                                         Continue into Westland National Park
                                               glowworm caves. Take a silent boat ride                                                               Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. B
   angles. Monstrous peaks rise from the                                                           and take in the dramatic scenery of Franz
   surface, stretching for the sky above.      through a mystical grotto before continuing
                                               to Rotorua. This evening you’ll be treated          Josef Glacier. Later, check in to your luxury
                                               to a traditional Maori Hangi Feast and              eco-resort and be treated to a four-course
                                                                                                   degustation dinner.
                                               a cultural performance of song and dance.
                                                                                                   Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                      (US$) PER PERSON
                                               Two Night Stay: Rotorua, Holiday Inn.      BD
                                                                                                   Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                    BD
                                                                                                                                                                 12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCH12)                                                  12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCH12)
                                               Day 3. Rotorua.
                                                   In Rotorua, perhaps visit the Agrodome;         Day 8. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown.
                                                                                                       Travel alongside the Haast River Valley       2018                                           Twin Share         Solo Trav.            2019                                               Twin Share       Solo Trav.
                                               explore the Redwood Treewalk with a Maori
                                                                                                   on your way to Queenstown. Tonight, choose        Jan. 9^, 23^, 29^; Feb. 8^, 13^, 20^, 24^;
                                               guide; join an eco-thermal tour; or visit the                                                                                                          $4,695             $6,095              Jan. 8^, 12, 17, 22^, 26, 28^.                       $5,195           $6,845
                                                                                                                                                     Mar. 1^, 6^, 13^, 24^.
                                               set of ‘Hobbiton’. Ask about our country            to dine at Finz seafood restaurant, or take
                                                                                                   a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant   Apr. 10^, 24^.                                   $4,495             $5,845              Feb. 2, 12^, 19^, 23^, 28^.                          $5,195           $6,845
                                               homestay option.                              B
                                                                                                   for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer
                                                                                                                                                     May 15^; July 10^.                               $4,295             $5,595              Mar. 5^, 9, 12^, 23, 30^.                            $5,195           $6,845
                                               Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.                  a dinner cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw,
  AN UNFORGETTABLE TRAIN                           Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway             or dine at Elements Restaurant.                   Sept. 4, 11^, 18, 25^.                           $4,495             $5,845              Apr. 9^, 16, 23^.                                    $4,995           $6,595
                                               through the heart of the North Island.              Three Night Stay: Novotel
  The TranzAlpine train allows you to                                                                                                                Oct. 2.                                          $4,695             $6,095              May 14^; July 9; Aug. 6; Sept. 3^.                   $4,795           $6,345
                                               See Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then                 Queenstown Lakeside.                         BD
  experience the joy of rail travel. Set off
                                               cross Tongariro National Park to Wellington.                                                          Oct. 9^, 16, 23^, 30; Nov. 6^, 10^, 20^, 27;
  on one of the world’s greatest scenic                                                                                                                                                               $5,195             $6,845              Sept. 10, 17^, 24; Oct. 1^.                          $4,995           $6,595
                                               This evening enjoy a choice of fantastic            Day 9. Queenstown.                                Dec. 4^, 11, 18^.
  journeys through New Zealand’s                                                                      Perhaps enjoy a bird-life tour or take a jet
                                               restaurants for dinner.                                                                               PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 9 2018 – Oct. 1 2019.
  glorious Southern Alps.                                                                          boat ride. Other options are also available. B    Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. Te Waonui Forest Retreat
                                               Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD
                                                                                                                                                     is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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                                                                                             Coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 Bay of Islands
                                                                                             Cruise


SOUTHERN                                                                                     TranzAlpine Train
                                                                                             National Park
                                                                                             No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                          NEW ZEALAND                                          GREAT                                                                                           Coach

TOURER                                                                                                       Arthur’s Pass
                                                                                                                                                                               NORTHERNER                                                                                      Cruise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               National Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 AUCKLAND


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No. of Nights Stay
9 DAYS                                                                                       Franz Josef Glacier 1
                                                                                                                                     2 CHRISTCHURCH                            9 DAYS                                                                                                              Waitomo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2 Rotorua

CHRISTCHURCH RETURN                                                                                       Haast
                                                                                                                                Lake Tekapo                                    AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON                                                                                               Caves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           NEW ZEALAND                  Tongariro National Park
                                                                                                                          1 Mt Cook


                                                                                      Milford Sound                 2 Queenstown

                                                                                                                             1 Dunedin
                                                                                               Te Anau 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2 WELLINGTON


 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION                                                                                                                                                      PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION


KEY                                                                                                                                                                            KEY
                                                     Day 6. Te Anau, Dunedin.
                                                        Travel to Dunedin and choose                                  Your Premier Escorted                                                                                        Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway                          Your Premier Escorted
   SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

   FREEDOM OF CHOICE       TM
                                – Sightseeing
                                                     your preferred sightseeing activity.
                                                     Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. BD
                                                                                                                        Vacation Includes                                         SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

                                                                                                                                                                                  FREEDOM OF CHOICE       TM
                                                                                                                                                                                                               – Sightseeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and view the Wairakei Steam Valley. Visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Vacation Includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   across Tongariro National Park. In Wellington,
   FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining                      Day 7. Dunedin, Mt Cook.                                                                                                     FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining
                                                                                                                           Enriching Signature Experiences                                                                         choose from two restaurants in which to dine.                        Enriching Signature Experiences
(B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                                    Enter Mt Cook National Park and                                                                                    (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                            Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD
                                                     admire Mt Cook. Here, choose your activity.                               APT’s Freedom of Choice                                                                                                                                                      APT’s Freedom of Choice
                                                     Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.       BD                                                                                                                                  Day 8. Wellington.
                                                                                                                            Inclusions in three locations                                                                          After breakfast, set off on a tour, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Inclusions in four locations
Day 1. Arrive Christchurch.                          Day 8. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch.                                                                                Day 1. Arrive Auckland.
Arrive in Christchurch and be met                                                                                          8 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D)                     Arrive in Auckland and select your activity.     New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa                              8 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D)
                                                     Travel to Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner.                                                                                                                                 Tongarewa. Then, enjoy the rest of the day
at the airport. Tonight, enjoy dinner.               Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.          BD                                                                            Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.              D
                                                                                                                            Tour Director and local guides                                                                         at your leisure to explore the city.          B                       Tour Director and local guides
Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.            D
                                                     Day 9. Depart Christchurch.                                                                                               Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands.
                                                                                                                            Arrival and departure transfers                                                                        Day 9. Depart Wellington.                                             Arrival and departure transfers
Day 2. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train,              Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. B                                                                            Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. B
Franz Josef Glacier.                                                                                                       in New Zealand and porterage                        continue to the stunning Bay of Islands                                                                                  in New Zealand and porterage
    Board the TranzAlpine train for one                                                                                                                                        and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
of the world’s greatest rail adventures.                                                                                                                                       Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort
Continue to Franz Josef and take in the                                                                                                                                        Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views. BD
scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy a                            2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                            (US$) PER PERSON                                                                                           2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                            (US$) PER PERSON
four-course degustation dinner at your                                                                                                                                         Day 3. Bay of Islands.
luxury eco-resort this evening.                                                    9 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC09)                                                        Choose how you would like to explore                                          9 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCW09)
Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,                                                                                                                                                     the region with your preferred activity.        B
Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                       BD   2018                                                                     Twin Share                  Solo Trav.                                                               2018                                                                    Twin Share                   Solo Trav.
                                                     Jan. 14^, 28^; Feb. 3^, 13^, 18^, 25^; Mar. 1^, 6^, 11^, 18^, 29^;
                                                                                                                                                                               Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland.                    Jan. 6^, 20^, 26^; Feb. 5^, 10^, 17^, 21^, 26^; Mar. 3^, 10^, 21^;
                                                                                                                             Please enquire             Please enquire            Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands                                                                                 Please enquire              Please enquire
Day 3. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown.              Apr. 15^, 29^; May 20^; July 15^; Sept. 9, 16^, 23.                                                                                                                           Apr. 7^, 21^; May 12^; July 7^; Sept. 1, 8^, 15, 22^.

   Travel alongside the Haast River Valley           Sept. 30^; Oct. 7.                                                         $3,695                      $4,795
                                                                                                                                                                               on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett          Sept. 29.                                                                  $3,195                      $4,195
to Queenstown and choose where to dine.                                                                                                                                        and the famous Hole in the Rock. Tonight,
                                                     Oct. 14^, 21, 28^; Nov. 4, 11^, 15^, 25^; Dec. 2, 9^, 16, 23^.             $3,995                       $5,195            enjoy a Pacific-themed dinner.                      Oct. 6^, 13, 20^, 27; Nov. 3^, 7^, 17^, 24; Dec. 1^, 8, 15^.               $3,595                      $4,745
Two Night Stay: Novotel
Queenstown Lakeside.                       BD        2019                                                                                                                      Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.          BD        2019
                                                     Jan. 13^, 17, 22, 27^, 31; Feb. 2^, 7, 17^, 24^, 28^;                                                                                                                         Jan. 5^, 9, 14, 19^, 23, 25^, 30; Feb. 9^, 16^, 20^, 25^;
Day 4. Queenstown.                                   Mar. 5^, 10^, 14, 17^, 28; Apr. 4^.
                                                                                                                                $3,995                       $5,195            Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua.            Mar. 2^, 6, 9^, 20, 27^.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $3,595                      $4,745

    Choose your preferred activity from                                                                                                                                           Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous
                                                     Apr. 14^, 21, 28^.                                                         $3,845                      $4,995                                                                 Apr. 6^, 13, 20^.                                                          $3,445                     $4,545
a diverse range of active and gentle options. B                                                                                                                                glowworm caves. Continue to Rotorua and
                                                     May 19^; July 14; Aug. 11; Sept. 8^.                                       $3,695                      $4,795             immerse yourself in Maori culture as you            May 11^; July 6; Aug. 3, 31^.                                              $3,295                     $4,345
Day 5. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.                                                                                                                                     enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast.
   Cruise the full length of pristine Milford        Sept. 15, 22^, 29; Oct. 6^.                                                $3,845                      $4,995             Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua.     BD         Sept. 7, 14^, 21, 28^.                                                     $3,445                     $4,545
Sound. Later, travel to the lakeside town of
                                                     PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included              Day 6. Rotorua.                                     PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included
Te Anau. Enjoy the Taste of Fiordland Dinner.        in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 14 2018 – Oct. 6 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different                                                         in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 6 2018 – Sept. 28 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different
Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.     BD     itinerary – please enquire for details. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further      Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.      itinerary – 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.                                                                              Ask about our country homestay option.      B       information as well as terms and conditions.
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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MAGNIFICENT
NEW ZEALAND
23 DAYS
AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH




 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION
                                                                   Discover the lively cosmopolitan city of Wellington                                                                                  Spot New Zealand’s unique wildlife at Te Puia


                                              KEY                                                Day 4. Bay of Islands.                             Day 8. Napier, Wellington.                          Perhaps take a behind-the-scenes glimpse          Day 11. Blenheim.
A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED                                                                            The stunning 144 atolls that create                Today’s drive takes us through scenic           into filmmaking experiences as you embark         Choose from three sightseeing inclusions
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES                            SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                 the Bay of Islands is a sight to behold. After     Waipukurau and Woodville and over the               on a visit to the award-winning design studio     in Blenheim today. Perhaps learn about
THAT AWAIT                                       FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing               breakfast, enjoy your selected sightseeing         Rimutaka Ranges. Travel past the historic           behind Avatar.                                B   historic aircraft on a tour of the Omaka
   Showcasing New Zealand’s finest                                                                activity. You may wish to embark on a tall         towns of Greytown and Masterton then                                                                  Aviation Heritage Centre. You may like to
                                                 FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining                                                                                                                           Day 10. Wellington, Blenheim.
   cuisine, surrender your taste buds to                                                         ship sailing adventure or take a dolphin           arrive in New Zealand’s capital city –                                                                enjoy the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds
                                              (B) Breakfast (HT) High Tea (D) Dinner             watching eco-cruise. Alternatively, embark         Wellington. This evening, discover the                  Board the Interislander ferry and cross       during a greenshell mussel cruise, or visit
   a three-course dining experience. Each
                                                                                                 on a tour of Waitangi, cruise to Russell           flavours of New Zealand with a choice               Cook Strait. This ferry journey is one of         some of region’s best wineries on a tour.   B
   local delicacy on the tantalising menu
   is perfectly paired with a glass of wine                                                      or visit stunning Cape Reinga.                 B   of two restaurants in which to dine.                the most picturesque cruises in the world.
   from the Marlborough region.               Day 1. Arrive Auckland.                                                                               Two Night Stay:                                     Disembark in Picton on the South Island and       Day 12. Blenheim, Kaikoura, Christchurch.
                                              Be met at the airport and transfer                 Day 5. Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Hangi Feast.       InterContinental Wellington.              BD        traverse the stunningly beautiful Marlborough     Follow the east coast of the South Island
   Step back in time to 1931 as you
                                              to your hotel. This evening, get to know               Admire the view over Waitemata Harbour                                                             region to Blenheim where you’ll delight in        to Kaikoura, where the combination of
   immerse yourself in Napier’s Art Deco
                                              your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner.        as you travel over the Auckland Harbour            Day 9. Wellington.                                  fresh regional flavours during a special          mountains and ocean creates a stunning
   surrounds. Indulge in a delicious high
   tea within a magnificent building,          Two Night Stay: Auckland,                          Bridge today. Continue through lush Waikato            After breakfast today, choose your              Taste of Marlborough Dinner this evening,         contrast. Here, perhaps take in a scenic
   featuring gourmet finger sandwiches         Crowne Plaza Hotel.                         D      farmland to Cambridge, then south to Rotorua.      preferred sightseeing activity. Learn about         showcasing local artisan produce.                 whale watching flight (own expense).
   and a fine selection of specialty teas.                                                        Tonight, the Tamaki Maori Village welcomes         New Zealand’s incredible natural history            Two Night Stay: Blenheim,                         Continue to Christchurch.
                                              Day 2. Auckland.                                   you to experience Maori culture at                 at Zealandia, or take in the city’s highlights.     Scenic Hotel Marlborough.                   BD    Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.        BD
   Discover the beauty of the Bay of
                                                  Enjoy your chosen activity today in            a traditional Hangi Feast.
   Islands and cruise the shimmering
                                              Auckland. Board one of the yachts in the           Two Night Stay: Millennium Rotorua.        BD
   waters to Cape Brett aboard a
   catamaran. Keep an eye out for             Pride of Auckland fleet and take a cruise
                                              on Waitemata Harbour. Or, you may prefer           Day 6. Rotorua.
   bottlenose dolphins and admire
                                              to discover the artistic legacy and cultures           Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the
   the famous Hole in the Rock.
                                              of New Zealand at the Auckland Museum.             Agrodome followed by a Kiwi Encounter and
                                              Visit Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium;           a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve; see some
                                              or delight in a Waiheke Wine Tour. Other           of the sets from the ‘Lord of the Rings’; or
                                              options available to you include a visit           visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool
                                              to Devonport and a wilderness adventure            and a series of hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu.
                                              into the Waitakere Rainforest.               B     This evening, enjoy time at leisure to relax
                                                                                                 and perhaps try a local restaurant for dinner. B
                                              Day 3. Auckland, Bay of Islands Cruise.
                                                  From Auckland, enjoy a scenic drive to         Day 7. Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown.
                                              Paihia. Upon arrival, step aboard a catamaran          Depart Rotorua and stop at the town of
                                              and cruise to Cape Brett and the famous            Taupo, alongside New Zealand’s largest lake.
  AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY                                                                          Continue through Esk Valley and Te Pohue to
                                              Hole in the Rock. In these deep-sea fishing
                                              grounds, dolphins and schools of fish are          the seaside city of Napier. On arrival, enjoy a
  The Hermitage Hotel boasts an enviable
                                              frequently seen. Meander through the inner         tour of the city and a delicious Art Deco High
  location at the base of snow-capped
                                              islands, then relax in a secluded bay. Return      Tea, including delicious gourmet sandwiches.
  Mt Cook. Experience perfectly designed
                                              to Paihia then transfer to your hotel.             Afterwards, perhaps explore this coastal town
  accommodation that guarantees
                                              Two Night Stay: Scenic Hotel                       at your leisure, before dinner at your hotel.
  sensational alpine vistas from your room.
                                              Bay of Islands.                             BD     Stay: Napier, Scenic Hotel Te Pania. B, HT, D      Immerse yourself in the picture-perfect Marlborough wine region
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              National Park                      NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No. of Nights Stay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Picton       2 Wellington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Blenheim 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kaikoura
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arthur’s Pass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hokitika
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2 CHRISTCHURCH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Franz Josef Glacier 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lake Tekapo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 Mt Cook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Milford Sound                 Oamaru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3 Queenstown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Te Anau 2             1 Dunedin



Be captivated by the surrounding scenery during a visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd


Day 13. Christchurch,
TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier.
                                                    Day 14. Franz Josef Glacier,
                                                    Wanaka, Queenstown.
                                                                                                     Day 17. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.
                                                                                                         Embark on a scenic drive along the Milford
                                                                                                                                                      Day 19. Te Anau, Dunedin.
                                                                                                                                                          Arrive in Dunedin and choose your                    Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes
    Board the TranzAlpine train for New             Cross Haast Pass and skirt the shores            Road. Continue to Milford Sound, where           activity. Perhaps tour Larnach Castle and visit
Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark        of lakes Wanaka and Hawea. Travel through        you’ll enjoy a cruise that explores the          Olveston House; or visit Dunedin’s beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maximum of 40 guests
at Arthur’s Pass and continue to Hokitika           Kawarau Gorge, before arriving in Queenstown.    full length of this pristine fiord. Travel       railway station and journey along the Taieri
to see how Pounamu (jade) is carved into            Three Night Stay:                                to beautiful Te Anau and enjoy a special         Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer might                    All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences
jewellery. Continue into Westland National          Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar.   BD     dinner featuring produce sourced from            like to tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively,
Park and take in the dramatic terrain of                                                             the surrounding Fiordland region.                nature lovers can embark on an off-road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in eight locations
Franz Josef Glacier. Check in to your               Day 15. Queenstown.                              Two Night Stay: Distinction Te Anau              tour of the beautiful Otago Peninsula.                                22 breakfasts (B), 1 high tea (HT) and 14 dinners (D)
luxury eco-resort before a superb                          Choose your sightseeing, then             Hotels & Villas.                           BD    Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel.             BD
four-course degustation dinner.                     tonight, choose your restaurant for dinner. BD                                                                                                                                  APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,                                                                           Day 18. Te Anau.                                 Day 20. Dunedin, Mt Cook.
                                                    Day 16. Queenstown.                                 Today, you will choose from an exciting          Today, travel north via the Waitaki                                 Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                  BD       Enjoy a day at leisure.                     B    range of included sightseeing activities.  B     Valley and Oamaru. Admire Victorian-style
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Luggage porterage for your convenience
                                                                                                                                                      architecture as you follow the coast to
                                                                                                                                                      view the mysterious Moeraki Boulders along
                                                                                                                                                      Koekohe Beach. Skirt the shores of the
                                                                                                                                                      blue Lake Pukaki before entering Aoraki
                                                                                                                                                      Mt Cook National Park. During your stay                        2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                         (US$) PER PERSON
                                                                                                                                                      here, appreciate the sheer magnitude and
                                                                                                                                                      grandeur of Australasia’s highest mountain,                                 23 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NZACS23)
                                                                                                                                                      the stunning Aoraki (Mt Cook).
                                                                                                                                                      Two Night Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage. BD        2018                                                                 Twin Share                 Solo Trav.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jan. 10^, 19^, 26; Feb. 7, 9^, 14, 21^;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Please enquire             Please enquire
                                                                                                                                                      Day 21. Mt Cook.                                  Mar. 2, 16^; Apr. 4^; May 4^.
                                                                                                                                                         Among the sightseeing choices available        Sept. 18.                                                              $8,095                        $10,945
                                                                                                                                                      today, perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary
                                                                                                                                                      Alpine Centre or embark on a guided nature        Oct. 5^, 17^; Nov. 1^, 9, 14^, 30; Dec. 12.                            $9,495                        $12,595
                                                                                                                                                      walk. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.     BD    2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jan. 9^, 16, 18^, 25, 29; Feb. 6, 8^, 13, 15, 20, 27^;
                                                                                                                                                      Day 22. Mt Cook, Christchurch.                                                                                           $9,495                        $12,595
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22.
                                                                                                                                                      Travel to beautiful Lake Tekapo and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Apr. 3^.                                                               $9,095                        $12,145
                                                                                                                                                      visit the historic tiny Church of the Good
                                                                                                                                                      Shepherd. Later, return to Christchurch           May 3^.                                                                $8,695                        $11,695
                                                                                                                                                      with the evening at leisure.
                                                                                                                                                      Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.           B    Sept. 17^.                                                             $9,095                        $12,145

                                                                                                                                                                                                        PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate tour operates in reverse direction (NZCAN23). ^Indicates guaranteed
                                                                                                                                                      Day 23. Depart Christchurch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Dates and prices above
                                                                                                                                                      After breakfast, you will be transferred          are for land tour only. Flights are not included in tour price. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality.
                                                                                                                                                      to the airport for your onward flight.       B    Itinerary effective Oct. 5 2018 – Sept. 17 2019. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. See pages 82-83
See where nature reigns supreme at Milford Sound                                                                                                                                                        for further information as well as terms and conditions.
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 National Park              NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                              Coach                                                                                                                                                              No. of Nights Stay

NORTH ISLAND                                                                                  Cruise
                                                                                              National Park
                                                                                              No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                       2 AUCKLAND
                                                                                                                                                                      EXPLORER                                                                                                   Arthur’s Pass
                                                                                                                                 2 Rotorua
10 DAYS                                                                                                                            Taupo
                                                                                                                                                                      12 DAYS                                                                                     Franz Josef Glacier 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2 CHRISTCHURCH

WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND                                                                                        NEW ZEALAND                                             CHRISTCHURCH RETURN                                                                                                          Lake Tekapo
                                                                                                                                       1 Napier                                                                                                                                 Haast        2 Mt Cook


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Milford Sound                 3 Queenstown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1 Dunedin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Te Anau 2
                                                                                                                            2 WELLINGTON


 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION                                                                                                                                             PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION


KEY                                                                                                                                                                   KEY
                                                   Day 7. Bay of Islands.
                                                       Choose your activity from a range                           Your Premier Escorted                                                                                   Day 9. Queenstown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Enjoy the day at leisure.                              B       Your Premier Escorted
   SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

   FREEDOM OF CHOICE      TM
                               – Sightseeing
                                                   of options including a tall ship adventure.            B          Vacation Includes                                   SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

                                                                                                                                                                         FREEDOM OF CHOICE       TM
                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Sightseeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Day 10. Queenstown, Wanaka,                                      Vacation Includes
                                                   Day 8. Bay of Islands Cruise, Auckland.                                                                                                                                 Franz Josef Glacier.
   FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining                       Enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the                                                                               FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining                      Travel to Franz Josef Glacier.
                                                                                                                          Maximum of 40 guests                                                                                                                                                         Maximum of 40 guests
(B) Breakfast (HT) High Tea (D) Dinner             famous Hole in the Rock. Afterwards,                                                                               (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                             Stay: Franz Josef Glacier,
                                                   return down the coast to Auckland.                                Enriching Signature Experiences                                                                       Te Waonui Forest Retreat.                             BD            Enriching Signature Experiences
                                                   Two Night Stay: Crowne Plaza, Auckland.                B
                                                                                                                   and Freedom of Choice Inclusions                                                                        Day 11. Franz Josef Glacier,                                    and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
Day 1. Arrive Wellington.                          Day 9. Auckland.                                                                                                   Day 1. Arrive Christchurch.                          TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch.
   Be met upon arrival and transfer to                                                                               9 breakfasts (B), 1 high tea (HT)                Be met and transferred to your hotel.                                                                                    11 breakfasts (B) and 8 dinners (D)
                                                      Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.                                                                                                                             Experience the TranzAlpine train.
your hotel. Tonight, choose where to dine.         Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.           BD                                                                     Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.                   Stay: Rydges Latimer, Christchurch.                   BD
                                                                                                                           and 5 dinners (D)                                                                                                                                                     APT Tour Director, plus arrival
Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. D
                                                   Day 10. Depart Auckland.                                                                                           Day 2. Christchurch, Mt Cook.                        Day 12. Depart Christchurch.
                                                                                                                      APT Tour Director, plus arrival                                                                                                                                               and departure transfers
Day 2. Wellington.                                 After breakfast, transfer to Auckland airport. B                                                                      View Mt Cook. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner.             Be transferred to the airport.                         B
   Choose your sightseeing activity today. B                                                                            and departure transfers                       Two Night Stay: Mt Cook,
                                                                                                                                                                      The Hermitage Hotel.                     BD
Day 3. Wellington, Napier.
   Travel to the seaside city of Napier.                                                                                                                              Day 3. Mt Cook.
On arrival, enjoy an Art Deco High Tea.                         2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                       (US$) PER PERSON                            Enjoy your chosen activity today.            BD                2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                             (US$) PER PERSON
Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel. B, HT, D
                                                                                                                                                                      Day 4. Mt Cook, Dunedin.
                                                                              10 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NZWAN10)                                                                                                                              12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NZCCN12)
Day 4. Napier, Taupo, Rotorua.                                                                                                                                           Travel to Dunedin and choose your activity.
    Depart Napier and stop at Taupo.               2018
                                                                                                                                                                      Stay: Distinction Dunedin.                BD         2018
                                                                                                                        Twin Share               Solo Trav.                                                                                                                                         Twin Share                   Solo Trav.
Continue on to Rotorua, then this evening,         Jan. 23^; Feb. 1^, 7, 8, 21^, 22^, 27;                                                                                                                                  Jan. 10^, 19^, 26; Feb. 9^, 14, 18;
enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi Feast and                                                                             Please enquire           Please enquire         Day 5. Dunedin, Te Anau.                                                                                                    Please enquire              Please enquire
                                                   Mar. 15, 16^; Apr. 17^; May 4^.                                                                                                                                         Mar. 2, 4^, 27^; Apr. 4^; May 15^.
a powerful cultural performance of song                                                                                                                               Travel through mountain scenery to Te Anau.
                                                   Oct. 1.                                                                $3,395                     $4,495                                                                Sept. 18.                                                                  $4,495                         $6,095
and dance.                                                                                                                                                            Two Night Stay: Distinction Te Anau.     BD
Two Night Stay:                                    Oct. 17^, 18^; Nov. 1^, 22, 27^; Dec. 12, 13.                          $3,795                     $5,045                                                                Oct. 5^, 28^; Nov. 9, 12^, 14^, 30; Dec. 23.                                $5,195                        $6,995
                                                                                                                                                                      Day 6. Te Anau.
Millennium Hotel Rotorua.                  BD      2019                                                                                                                  This morning, choose your activity.           B   2019
                                                   Jan. 16, 22^, 31^; Feb. 6, 7, 11, 15, 20, 21^, 26;                                                                                                                      Jan. 9^, 18^, 25, 27, 29; Feb. 8^, 13, 17, 26, 27;
Day 5. Rotorua.                                    Mar. 8, 12, 14^, 15; Apr. 4.
                                                                                                                          $3,795                     $5,045
                                                                                                                                                                      Day 7. Te Anau, Milford Sound Cruise,                Mar. 1^, 3, 19, 22, 26.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $5,195                        $6,995
   In Rotorua, choose your sightseeing                                                                                                                                Queenstown.
                                                   Apr. 16^.                                                              $3,595                     $4,795                                                                Apr. 3^.                                                                   $4,995                         $6,745
and then enjoy the evening at leisure.         B                                                                                                                          Cruise the full length of Milford Sound.
                                                   May 3^.                                                                $3,395                     $4,545           Three Night Stay:                                    May 14^.                                                                   $4,795                         $6,495
Day 6. Rotorua, Bay of Islands.
Admire the view over Waitemata Harbour                                                                                                                                Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar. BD
                                                   Sept. 30^.                                                             $3,595                     $4,795                                                                Sept. 17^.                                                                 $4,995                         $6,745
as you cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge.                                                                                                                             Day 8. Queenstown.
Follow the Pacific Ocean Drive to Paihia           PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse (NZAWS10) ^Indicates guaranteed departures.                                                              PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse (NZCCS12) ^Indicates guaranteed departures.
                                                   Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 17 2018             Choose your sightseeing. This evening,        Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 5 2018 –
in the spectacular Bay of Islands.                 – Sept. 30 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details.    select your dining experience.            BD         Sept. 17 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Te Waonui
Two Night Stay: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. BD    See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.                                                                                                Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.
NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.
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NEW ZEALAND
GETAWAY (15 DAYS)
OR DISCOVERER
(12 DAYS)
15 DAYS OR 12 DAYS
AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH

 VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION
                                                                     Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park, Bay of Islands                                                                           See the natural spectacle of the Waitomo Caves


                                              KEY                                                  Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua.                  Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to        defined by tiny coves on the way to Picton.
A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED                                                                              Leaving Auckland after breakfast, travel        Wellington. The evening has been left free for    Continue to Christchurch via Kaikoura.           TRANZALPINE TRAIN
INSIDER EXPERIENCES                               INSIDER EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                   to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm             you to explore the vibrant dining scene on your   Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms.     BD
THAT AWAIT                                    (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner                             caves. Discover the magical natural spectacle       own. From seafood cafes to cosy wine bars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Day 9, perhaps take one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Day 9. Christchurch, Fox Glacier.                world’s most scenic rail journeys aboard
   Discover the natural spectacle of                                                               of Waitomo Caves with a local guide before          and spectacular fine-dining restaurants, you’ll
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Commence your ascent into the Main               the TranzAlpine Train. Departing from
   the Waitomo Caves and see where                                                                 continuing to the geothermal capital of New         see that New Zealand’s wild and fresh produce
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Divide. Then, sit back and enjoy the vistas      Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains
   thousands of tiny luminescent glow         Day 1. Arrive Auckland.                              Zealand, Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s      is showcased on a plate here in Wellington.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         as you journey through the Southern Alps.        and traverse the deep gorges and river
   worms radiate. A local expert will also    Be met on arrival into Auckland                      premier cultural centre, and enjoy a guided         Stay: Travelodge Wellington.                  B
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Be sure to keep watch for the icy crests of      valleys of the Southern Alps to Arthur’s
   provide an insight into the historical     and be transferred to your hotel.                    tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. You’ll
   and geological significance of the caves.                                                                                                            Day 8. Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch.     Fox and Franz Josef glaciers as you travel       Pass. From $120 per person.
                                              Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel.                         also see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.
                                                                                                   Enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast with performances            Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic           through Westland Tai Poutini National Park.
   Immerse yourself in Maori culture
                                              Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands.                     of song and dance at Te Puia tonight.               voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses      Over thousands of years, these natural
   at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua. Experience
                                              Journey to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve.         Two Night Stay: Rydges Rotorua.               BD    Cook Strait through the Marlborough and           wonders have created immense valleys.
   the warmth of Maori hospitality as you
                                              Continue to the Bay of Islands and get to                                                                Queen Charlotte sounds. Weave through             Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier.          BD
   also learn about ceremonial rituals and
   be treated to a powerful performance.      know your fellow travellers as you enjoy             Day 6. Rotorua.                                     unspoilt islands and admire coastlines
                                              a Welcome Dinner.                                    Your sightseeing continues with a visit to
   Only a cruise through Milford Sound
                                              Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel                      one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions,
   explores the range from such a unique
                                              and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room                 the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep
   perspective. Uncover spectacular
                                              with garden views.                        BD         shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal
   waters, broken by towering falls at all
   angles. Monstrous peaks rise from the                                                           nursery. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional
                                              Day 3. Bay of Islands.                               helicopter flight for views over the active
   surface, stretching for the sky above.
                                              Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic   White Island volcano (own expense).          B
                                              subtropical Bay of Islands. Perhaps relax on a
                                              beach, explore the stunning wilderness areas
                                              via one of the many walking tracks, or set off
                                                                                                     COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION
                                              into town and dine at a local restaurant.        B     On Day 6, you can experience New
                                                                                                     Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country
                                              Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland.
                                                                                                     Homestay. Enjoy home-style cooking
                                                  Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime
                                                                                                     and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 6
                                              park on a cruise to Cape Brett and the
                                                                                                     accommodation. From $40 per person,
                                              famous Hole in the Rock. This captivating
                                                                                                     twin share.
                                              coastline provides sheltered waters for
                                              dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other
  AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY                       marine life, so keep a look out while enjoying       Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.
  An overnight escape at Peppers              the scenery. Continue to the Hole in the Rock,       Farewell Rotorua and enjoy the scenery
  Bluewater Resort, perched near the          which defines this remarkable coast. Later,          as you travel along the Thermal Explorer
  turquoise shores of Lake Tekapo             return to Auckland by coach, where 12 Day            Highway to Lake Taupo – the largest
  in the heart of Mackenzie Country,          (NTA12) New Zealand Discoverer guests                freshwater lake in Australasia – and
  offers serenity and comfort.                join the tour in Auckland.                           thundering Huka Falls. Continue south
                                              Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel.                 BD      across the vast volcanic plateau of World           Experience the vibrant city of Auckland
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Bay of Islands



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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Picton            1 Wellington

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



Journey to the stunning shores of Lake Tekapo and admire the native flora


Day 10. Fox Glacier, Queenstown.
     Journey through Haast Pass, skirting
                                                    Day 11. Queenstown.
                                                    With an entire day at leisure, you have the
                                                                                                    Day 12. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.
                                                                                                        Enter Fiordland National Park along
                                                                                                                                                      Day 15. Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch.
                                                                                                                                                      Awake to vistas of Lake Tekapo just beyond                         Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes
the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and             freedom to simply relax amid the beautiful      the Milford Road, on one of the world’s best      your window. Pay a visit to the tiny Church
Hawea to the wonderful alpine resort of             lakeside setting or pursue your interests       alpine drives. Board a boat and cruise the full   of the Good Shepherd. Transfer to Christchurch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Immersive Insider Experiences
Queenstown. Settle in for a two-night stay          and choose one of our exciting select           length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord      airport, arriving at 3pm. You must book your
overseeing the calming blue waters of Lake          experiences. You may wish to step aboard        with views of cascading waterfalls, dense         international flights to depart after 5pm,                                                   14 breakfasts (B) and 8 dinners (D)
Wakatipu, all the while admiring the dramatic       the 100-year-old TSS Earnslaw steamship         rainforest, sheer cliffs and the surrounding      or 4pm for domestic flights.                 B
backdrop of towering mountains capped               for a relaxing cruise to Walter Peak Station,   mountains of this World Heritage-listed area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Expert Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations
in snow. Delicious food is always on the            or perhaps take a scenic gondola ride to the    Afterwards, make your way to your hotel                                                                                         Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
menu in Queenstown as it is renowned for            top of Bob’s Peak for spectacular panoramic     and enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.
its world-class culinary scene and energetic        views over Queenstown (both at own expense).    Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau.               BD                                                                                          Luggage porterage for your convenience
nightlife. This evening, you may like to dine       Alternatively, if you’re more of a gourmand,
at one of the many local restaurants in town.       perhaps choose to set off into the Central      Day 13. Te Anau, Dunedin.
Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel                     Otago region independently – one of New         Enjoy a tour of Dunedin, then head to the
                                                                                                    nearby hills to take a tour of Larnach Castle,
& Apartments Queenstown Lakeview.             B     Zealand’s foremost wine-producing areas. B
                                                                                                    New Zealand’s only castle. Steeped in scandal
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                    (US$) PER PERSON

                                                                                                    and tragedy, it is filled with antiques and
                                                                                                                                                                            NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY                                                                       NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERER
                                                                                                    offers breathtaking views. Enjoy some time                    15 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (NT15)                                                12 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (NTA12)
                                                                                                    at leisure before dinner this evening.
                                                                                                                                                      2018                                                  Twin Share    Solo Trav.            2018                                                      Twin Share   Solo Trav.
                                                                                                    Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City.             BD
                                                                                                                                                      Jan. 5^, 9^, 16^, 26^; Feb. 2^, 11^, 13^, 18^, 25^;                                       Jan. 8^, 12^, 19^, 29^; Feb. 5^, 14^, 16^, 21^, 28^;
                                                                                                                                                                                                              $3,895       $5,295                                                                           $3,195      $4,345
                                                                                                                                                      Mar. 2^, 6^, 11^, 20^.                                                                    Mar. 5^, 9^, 14^, 23^.
                                                                                                    Day 14. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo.
                                                                                                        Journey along the east coast to see           Apr. 8^.                                                $3,695       $5,045               Apr. 11^.                                                   $2,995      $4,095
                                                                                                    the Moeraki Boulders. These large spherical
                                                                                                                                                      May 6^.                                                 $3,495       $4,795               May 9^.                                                     $2,895      $3,945
                                                                                                    stones were formed more than 60 million
                                                                                                    years ago and can be found along a stretch        Sept. 2, 9^, 16, 23^.                                   $3,695       $5,045               Sept. 5, 12^, 19, 26^.                                      $2,995      $4,095
                                                                                                    of Koekohe Beach. Continue to Oamaru to
                                                                                                                                                      Sept. 28^; Oct. 9^, 14, 21^, 26^;                                                         Oct. 1^, 12^, 17, 24^, 29^;
                                                                                                    see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century                                                             $4,295       $5,895                                                                           $3,495      $4,745
                                                                                                                                                      Nov. 4^, 11, 18^, 23, 25^; Dec. 2, 16^.                                                   Nov. 7^, 14, 21^, 26, 28^; Dec. 5, 19^.
                                                                                                    architecture. Later, en route to Lake Tekapo,     2019                                                                                      2019
                                                                                                    journey into Aoraki Mt Cook National Park         Jan. 4^, 8^, 15^, 22^, 25;                                                                Jan. 7^, 11^, 18^, 25^, 28;
                                                                                                                                                                                                              $4,295       $5,895                                                                           $3,495      $4,745
                                                                                                    to view Australasia’s highest mountain,           Feb. 1^, 10, 12^, 17^, 24^.                                                               Feb. 4^, 13, 15^, 20^, 27^.
                                                                                                    Aoraki (Mt Cook), and admire the sublime          Mar. 1, 5^, 10^, 12, 19^, 26.                           $4,295       $5,895               Mar. 4, 8^, 13^, 15, 22^, 29.                               $3,495      $4,745
                                                                                                    alpine scenery. Arrive this afternoon at your
                                                                                                    wonderful hotel, situated near the shores         Apr. 7^, 21.                                           $4,095        $5,645               Apr. 10^, 24.                                               $3,295      $4,495

                                                                                                    of Lake Tekapo. This evening, dine on fresh       May 5^.                                                 $3,895       $5,395               May 8^.                                                     $3,095      $4,245
                                                                                                    local produce at your hotel’s restaurant
                                                                                                    during a memorable Farewell Dinner.               Sept. 1, 8^, 15, 22^.                                  $4,095        $5,645               Sept. 4, 11^, 18, 25^.                                      $3,295      $4,495
                                                                                                    Stay: Lake Tekapo,
                                                                                                                                                      PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Sept. 28 2018
                                                                                                    Peppers Bluewater Resort.                   BD    – Sept. 25 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Please ensure departing flight from Christchurch leaves
Be awestruck by Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook)                                                                                      no earlier than 5pm. See pages 82-83 for terms and conditions.
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                                                                                           Coach
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2 Bay of Islands


SOUTHERN                                                                                                                                                                 NORTHERN
                                                                                           TranzAlpine Train (optional)
                                                                                           National Park                                                                                                                                                               Coach
                                                                                           No. of Nights Stay                        NEW ZEALAND                                                                                                                       Cruise


ESCAPE                                                                                                     Arthur’s Pass
                                                                                                                                                                         EXPLORER                                                                                      National Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No. of Nights Stay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2 AUCKLAND


                                                                                                              Hokitika
8 DAYS                                                                                                  Fox Glacier 1
                                                                                                                                    1 CHRISTCHURCH                       8 DAYS                                                                                                             Waitomo Caves           2 Rotorua
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Taupo
CHRISTCHURCH RETURN                                                                                                           1 Lake Tekapo                              AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON                                                                                             NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                                                          Mt Cook

                                                                                    Milford Sound                2 Queenstown

                                                                                                                            1 Dunedin
                                                                                              Te Anau 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 WELLINGTON


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KEY                                                                                                                                                                      KEY
                                                   Day 7. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo.
                                                       Admire Aoraki Mt Cook National Park,                               Your Value-Plus                                                                                   Day 6. Rotorua.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Visit one of New Zealand’s best-loved                               Your Value-Plus
   INSIDER EXPERIENCE

(B) Breakfast (D) Dinner
                                                   then arrive at your hotel near the shores
                                                   of Lake Tekapo. Tonight, enjoy a special
                                                                                                                          Escorted Vacation                                  INSIDER EXPERIENCE

                                                                                                                                                                         (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            attractions, the Agrodome, with its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            entertaining sheep shearing demonstration,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Escorted Vacation
                                                   Farewell Dinner.                                                           Includes                                                                                      dog trials and animal nursery.             B                            Includes
                                                   Stay: Lake Tekapo,
                                                   Peppers Bluewater Resort.                 BD                                                                                                                             Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington.
Day 1. Arrive Christchurch.                                                                                                                                              Day 1. Arrive Auckland.
                                                                                                                           Immersive Insider Experiences                                                                    Travelling along the Thermal Explorer                                Immersive Insider Experiences
Be met at the airport and transfer                                                                                                                                       Be met and transferred to your hotel.
                                                   Day 8. Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch.                                                                                                                                 Highway, stop on the shores of Lake Taupo
to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner.                                                                                     7 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D)             Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel.                                                                                           7 breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D)
                                                   Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd.                                                                                                                              and see Huka Falls. Continue to Wellington.
Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms.       D
                                                   Transfer to Christchurch Airport, arriving                                     Expert Tour Director                   Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands.                   Stay: Travelodge Wellington.                B                               Expert Tour Director
Day 2. Christchurch, Fox Glacier.                  at 3pm. You must book your International                                                                              Travel to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve.
                                                   flights to depart after 5pm, or 4pm for                                  Arrival and departure airport                                                                   Day 8. Depart Wellington.                                             Arrival and departure airport
Travel to Westland Tai Poutini National Park,                                                                                                                            Later, continue to the stunning Bay of Islands
                                                   Domestic flights.                           B                                                                                                                            Transfer to the airport this morning.                    B
home to Fox Glacier.                                                                                                         transfers in New Zealand                    for a Welcome Dinner.                                                                                                    transfers in New Zealand
Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier.         BD                                                                                                                            Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and
                                                                                                                                    Luggage porterage                    Resort Bay of Islands.                      BD                                                                                  Luggage porterage
Day 3. Fox Glacier, Queenstown.
    Travel through Haast Pass to the alpine                                                                                                                              Day 3. Bay of Islands.
resort town of Queenstown. Settle in for                                                                                                                                 Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the
a two-night stay with the dramatic backdrop                        2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                           (US$) PER PERSON                     idyllic surrounds of the Bay of Islands.      B                   2018/19 DATES & PRICES                                         (US$) PER PERSON
of towering mountains over Lake Wakatipu.
Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel                                                8 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (NTCC8)                                                Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland.                                              8 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (NTAW8)
& Apartments Queenstown Lakeview.           B                                                                                                                                 Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime
                                                   2018                                                                      Twin Share             Solo Trav.           park on a cruise to Cape Brett. Onwards            2018                                                                   Twin Share                 Solo Trav.
Day 4. Queenstown.                                 Jan. 12^, 16^, 23^; Feb. 2^, 9^, 18^, 20^, 25^;                                                                       lies pristine Motukokako Island, home              Jan. 5^, 9^, 16^, 26^; Feb. 2^, 11^, 13^, 18^, 25^;
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With an entire day at leisure, you have the        Mar. 4^, 9^, 13^, 18^, 27^; Apr. 15^; May 13^.                                                                        of the fabled Hole in the Rock. Afterwards,        Mar. 2^, 6^, 11^, 20^; Apr. 8^; May 6^.
freedom to simply relax amid the beautiful         Sept. 9, 16^, 23, 30^.                                                      $1,995                 $2,695             return to Auckland.                                Sept. 2, 9^, 16, 23^.                                                    $1,895                     $2,645
lakeside setting or pursue your interests                                                                                                                                Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel.                BD
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and choose one of our select experiences.      B   Oct. 5^, 16^, 21, 28^; Nov. 2^, 11^, 18, 25^, 30; Dec. 2^, 9, 23^.          $2,295                 $3,095                                                                                                                                         $2,295                      $3,195
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                                                                                                                                                                         Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua.
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Day 5. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.                                                                                                                                   Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous
                                                   Jan. 11^, 15^, 22^, 29^; Feb. 1, 8^, 17, 19^, 24^;                                                                                                                       Jan. 4^, 8^, 15^, 22^, 25; Feb. 1^, 10, 12^, 17^, 24^;
    Cruise the full length of Milford Sound.                                                                                   $2,295                 $3,095             glowworm caves. Discover the magical                                                                                        $2,295                      $3,195
                                                   Mar. 3^, 8, 12^, 17^, 19, 26^; Apr. 2.                                                                                                                                   Mar. 1, 5^, 10^, 12, 19^, 26.
Afterwards, continue by coach to Te Anau.                                                                                                                                natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with
                                                   Apr. 14^, 28.                                                                $2,195                $2,945                                                                Apr. 7^, 21.                                                             $2,195                     $3,045
Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau.               BD                                                                                                                          a local guide before continuing to Rotorua.
                                                   May 12^.                                                                    $1,995                 $2,695             At Te Puia, enjoy a guided tour of the Maori       May 5^.                                                                  $1,995                     $2,795
Day 6. Te Anau, Dunedin.                                                                                                                                                 Arts & Crafts Institute, during which you’ll see
Enjoy a tour of Dunedin taking in the              Sept. 8, 15^, 22, 29^.                                                       $2,195                $2,945
                                                                                                                                                                         the incredible Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley
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city’s most significant landmarks, then                                                                                                                                  and witness geysers erupt and mud pools
                                                   PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in                                                          PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in
head to Larnach Castle.                            tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 5 2018 – Sept. 29 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different   bubble. Later, enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast.          tour price. Itinerary effective Sept. 28 2018 – Sept. 22 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different
Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City.              BD   itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. See pages 82-83 for further          Two Night Stay: Rydges Rotorua.               BD   itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. See pages 82-83 for further
                                                   information as well as terms and conditions.                                                                                                                             information as well as terms and conditions.
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