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1. 10 Day New Zealand Highlights

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$2219

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park.

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2. 10 Day South Island Spectacular

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$3400

Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island. Visit the rugged West Coast, enjoy two nights in picturesque Queenstown, cruise the Milford Sound, discover the Scottish town of Dunedin and marvel at the mighty Mt Cook.

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3. 10 Day Southern Circle

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$1609

The lower half of the South Island is breathtakingly beautiful. With towering peaks, vast open valleys, lofty waterfalls from steep green cliffs, glaciers and rugged coastlines you will weave through stunning scenery and explore one of the most pristine natural destinations on earth. Combine this with cosy villages, four season resorts, gourmet food, wineries and warm hospitality.

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4. 10 Day Kaikoura, Marlborough and Abel Tasman

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$1899

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

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5. 10 Day Contrasts of New Zealand

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$3525

Be amazed by the contrasts of the North and South Island on a 10 day First Choice guided expedition. Explore Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound and more!

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6. 10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$4721

Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island. Visit the rugged West Coast, enjoy two nights in picturesque Queenstown, cruise the Milford Sound, discover the Scottish town of Dunedin and marvel at the mighty Mt Cook.

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7. 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour

Duration: 11 Days (10 Nights)

If you’d prefer to travel in a small group, travel in style on board the Ultimate Coach, offering comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle. Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island over the festive season. Commencing in Christchurch enjoy a two night stay, marvel at the mighty Mt Cook, travel to Dunedin situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, cruise the Milford Sound and enjoy 2 nights in picturesque Queenstown where you will celebrate Christmas Day with a superb dinner with all the trimmings. Visit the rugged West Coast before boarding one of the great train journeys of the world, TranzAlpine.

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8. 14 Day New Zealand & Australia Express

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)

$3222

Experience the best of both countries combined on this itinerary. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. This is before taking the short flight to Australia to enjoy a lunch cruise on the Sydney Harbour, viewing Uluru (Ayers Rock) on an early morning sunrise tour and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Northern Queensland.

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9. 14 Day New Zealand Panorama Tour

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)

$4018

Experience the natural beauty and unique culture of both the North and South Islands by modern coach without breaking the budget. Enjoy an extensive list of attractions including the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey. Includes a two night stay in exhilarating Queenstown, the ‘coolest little capital’, Wellington and cultural Rotorua.

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10. 15 Day Australia and New Zealand Panorama

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

$4925

This fully escorted 13 days Australia & NZ Panorama visits the city sights of Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns plus the Barrier Reef with options to explore further.

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11. 14 Day Freedom to Explore

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)

$2635

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

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12. 19 Day New Zealand Rail, Cruise & Coach Holiday

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$6317

Designed for the rail enthusiasts to enjoy the best of New Zealand. Experience the romance of four spectacular rail journeys, the majesty of an exclusive overnight cruise in the Milford Sound and the luxury of coach travel. This fully escorted holiday of New Zealand will showcase scenery by rail, sea and road.

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13. 15 Day New Zealand Splendour

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)

$5625

See New Zealand’s splendor on a 15 Day North and South First Choice guided expedition. Be amazed by the Waitomo Caves, Wellington, Franz Josef Glacier, Mt Cook, Queenstown and more!

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14. 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Tour

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights)

$4616

Explore all the iconic attractions of the North and South islands such as the breathtaking Milford Sound. Enjoy the stunning views on one of the world’s great scenic train journeys, the TranzAlpine. Enjoy 4 two night stays including the beautiful Bay of Islands where you will board a luxury catamaran to the famous Hole in the Rock.

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15. 16 Day Ultimate Explorer

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights)

$7314

Experience all the iconic attractions of the North and South Islands without breaking the budget. This popular tour includes an extensive list of attractions including the breathtaking Milford Sound cruise and the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey, and finishes with 2 nights in the spectacular Bay of Islands.

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16. 17 Day Grand Kiwi

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights)

$2595

Discover the very best of New Zealand on Topdeck’s Grand Kiwi tour between Auckland and Christchurch. From North Island’s Bay of Islands and Tongariro National Park to South Island’s Milford Sound and Fox Glacier, New Zealand’s incredibly diverse natural beauty is revealed. Visit cool Wellington, quaint Christchurch and adventure capital Queenstown; anyone for a bungy jump?! As the locals would say, Topdeck’s Grand Kiwi is sweet as bro!

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17. 15 Day Discover The South Island in Depth

Duration: 15 Days (14 nights)

$3085

Explore the Beauty of the South Island. This itinerary will introduce you to a wide variety of activities like kayaking in the Abel Tasman, Taking the Tranz Coastal Train, Visiting the Pancake Rocks, Walking the base of a glacier, Taking a cruise through Milford Sound.

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18. 17 Day New Zealand Contrasts

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights)

$4925

Be amazed by New Zealand’s contrasting landscape on a 17 day Best Buys Guided Holiday. Saunter along the picturesque Hibiscus Coast to the breathtaking Bay of Islands where you’ll take a scenic cruise to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. You have free time to explore the Bay of Islands before travelling to Auckland then onto the Glow Worm Grotto of the Waitomo Caves where you’ll wind your way through the caves. End the day with a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert. Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show for a taste of farm life then choose to see the sights of Rotorua your way. En route to Wellington, stop at spectacular Huka Falls and then enjoy a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Meet the fur seals at Ohau Point the travel to see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, the Church of the Good Shepherd and Mt Cook. Tour the sights of Dunedin and be awe-struck by the incredible sights of Fiordland National Park before enjoying free time in exciting Queenstown. Franz Josef, a rare and still advancing glacier is the next stop and choose to see its majesty on foot or from the air. Board the TranzAlpine Train where you’ll pass the incredible scenery of the Southern Alps en route to Christchurch where your Guided Holiday finishes.

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19. 18 Day Best of New Zealand

Duration: 18 Days (17 Nights)

$6795

Discover the best of New Zealand on an 18 day First Choice Guided Holiday. Travel along the scenic Hibiscus Coast to the magical Bay of Islands where you can choose from one of the many Included Choice sightseeing experiences. See the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve before dining at The Langham in Auckland. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Auckland then head south to the Waitomo Caves tracing New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato. You’ll be amazed by the Glow Worm Grotto as you snake through the caves by boat with a local guide. Take an orientation tour of Rotorua upon arrival and finish your day with a Maori Hangi feast and concert. Experience Rotorua your way with a range of Included Choice sightseeing options before travelling to Huka Falls en route to Wellington. Cruise the Cook Strait to the South Island and enjoy a ‘You’re Invited’ barbecue lunch on Morelea Sheep Farm. Continue south to Queenstown visiting Dunedin and the shores of Te Anau. Cruise on the majestic Milford Sound passing Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Choose from a range of Included Choice experiences in action packed Queenstown before heading to incredible Franz Josef Glacier. Watch a jade jewellery demonstration before continuing to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You’ll then traverse the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train finishing up in Christchurch.

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20. 19 Day Grand New Zealand Tour

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$5538

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes and the intriguing history of New Zealand at a leisurely pace. As well as discovering all the major attractions, including the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, also explore the lesser known regions such as Napier, a town famous for its beautifully preserved art deco architecture and the Wairarapa, a fine wine region with an off-the-beaten-track charm.

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21. 19 Day New Zealand Showcase

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$5775

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes and the intriguing history of New Zealand at a leisurely pace. As well as discovering all the major attractions, including the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, also explore the lesser known regions such as Napier, a town famous for its beautifully preserved art deco architecture and the Wairarapa, a fine wine region with an off-the-beaten-track charm.

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22. 19 Day Ultimate Discovery

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$8407

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit all the -must see’ attractions through the North and South Islands as well as some of the lesser known regions such as the art deco city of Napier and the food and wine regions of the Wairarapa and Blenheim.

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23. 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise, & Coach Experience

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$9167

The ultimate small group tour combining four spectacular rail journeys and five scenic cruises including the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. Travel on our ultimate small group touch coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle with 2 door access and panoramic windows.

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24. 20 Day Ultimate New Zealand Discovery

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)

$4089

Experience the diversity this stunning country has to offer. From cruising through the Bay of Islands, visiting glow worm caves, enjoying a traditional Maori feast in the North Island to riding the Coastal Pacific & TranzAlpine trains, sighting penguins in Dunedin and cruising Milford Sound in the South Island. This inclusive itinerary provides all the main highlights of New Zealand. It also allows free time to choose from a wide range of activities that suit your interest.

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25. 21 Day Discover New Zealand & Australia

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights)

$5115

Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well known spectacular highlights of Rotorua, Milford Sound, Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Go off the beaten path and cruise the Hole in the Rock, take a boat ride through glowworm caves at Waitomo and get up close and personal with the penguins in Phillip Island. This itinerary will give you the ultimate Downunder experiences! Independent packages can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget.

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26. 24 Day Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

Duration: 22 Days (21 Nights)

$8450

Only our best Tour Directors are selected to escort this premium tour of Australia and New Zealand. Stay in first class accommodations whilst enjoying amazing highlight meals as you travel in luxury touring vehicles experiencing all the must do and see activities that Australia and New Zealand have to offer.

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27. 22 Day Complete New Zealand

Duration: 22 Days (21 Nights)

$4455

Enrich yourself in the diverse landscapes that you will see across New Zealand. Get a chance to see the Bay of Islands, Coromandel peninsula, Rotorua, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef Glacier, Doubtful sound and much more.

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28. 4 Day Discover Queenstown

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights)

$629

Sitting on the shore of the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the lake and mountain landscape make Queenstown suited to all kinds of adventure. This four season mountain resort offers activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting year round. Experience one of the many walking and hiking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine. From Queenstown the drama of the Central Otago landscape unfolds around you. If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan you’ll recognise many of the locations of Middle-earth here. Travel to Milford Sound, where fiord’s cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards.

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29. 5 Day Discover the Bay of Islands

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

$799

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30. 5 Day Northern Adventure

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

$270

The Northern Island of New Zealand has some of the most spectacular tourist attractions in the country. For those interested in a self-drive holiday, The Britz Northern Adventure is a short, four day escape that allows you to see the best this area has to offer. Rich in history and culture, New Zealand also offers a wide variety of wildlife and the perfect mix of busy cities and laid-back country towns. The best time of year to visit is summer, where all of the roads are accessible and you can make the most of the water activities on offer. Whenever you decide to go, a road trip on one of New Zealand’s best drives will be a once in a life time opportunity that you will never forget.

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31. 5 Day Southern Explore Road Trip

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

$270

The Southern Explore road trip through New Zealand’s Central Otago region is a life-changing experience. Covering an area spanning 10,000 square kilometres, the middle of the South Island truly is the landscape of Middle Earth. On the Southern Explore road trip you will see towering and rugged mountain ranges, pristine lakes, untamed glaciers and sweeping valleys, not to mention historic gold mining towns and award-winning wineries.

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32. 6 Day Explore Queenstown and Wanaka

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)

$1223

Combine Queenstown, full of active adventures, with the more relaxed and leisurely pace of Wanaka only one hour drive away, travelling over the stunning Crown Range. Nestled below towering mountains, Wanaka is the most tranquilly set of the South Island lakes.

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33. 7 Day Northern Explorer

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)

$1095

The 7 day Northern Explorer is a Topdeck tour of New Zealand’s North Island between Auckland and Wellington. See the stunning Bay of Islands, explore Auckland and Wellington, hike in Tongariro National Park (aka Mordor), tour Maori-influenced Rotorua and even spend the night on a Maori marae. Eat New Zealand lamb, soak in Rotorua’s hot springs and bungy jump near Lake Taupo on this unforgettable Topdeck NZ adventure!

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34. 8 Day Northern Discovery

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)

$2875

Discover the majesty of New Zealand’s North Island on an 8 day First Choice guided expedition. Take in the beauty of the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Mt Ruapehu, Wellington and more!

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35. 8 Day Taste of the North Island

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)

$2450

Designed for the time conscience traveler but still providing an extensive tour at a relaxed pace. Enjoy the wonders of the North Island including Wellington, cultural Rotorua, the beautiful Bay of Islands and Auckland.

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36. 9 Day Great Northerner

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2799

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37. 9 Day Northern Spectacular

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2973

Beginning in Auckland the ‘City of sails’, travel North to the stunning Bay of Islands where you will enjoy a two night stay, board a catamaran to Cape Brett to the famous Hole in the Rock then experience the real Middle Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, soak up the culture of Rotorua and art deco history in Napier finishing in the ‘Coolest little Capital’ – Wellington.

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38. 9 Day Southern Icons

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2925

Experience the icons of the South Island on a 9 day Best Buys Guided Holiday. Board the famous TranzAlpine Train traversing the scenic Canterbury Plains. View a jade jewellery demonstration in Hokitika before following the rugged coastline to Franz Josef. Explore Franz Josef Glacier with a local guide. Travel over the Haast Pass to Lake Wanaka and continue onto magical Milford Sound for a breathtaking cruise. Discover Queenstown your way with free time. Take in the alpine scenery of Mt. Cook then stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing onto Christchurch where your holiday concludes.

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39. 9 Day Ultimate Northern Escape

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$4274

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit all the -must see’ attractions through the North Islands as well as some of the lesser known regions such as the art deco city of Napier and the food and wine region of Blenheim.

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40. 9 Day Southern Spotlight

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2650

See the best of the South Island on a 9 day Best Buys Guided Holiday. Start your tour with a Welcome Reception then see Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki before visiting the Church of the Good Shepherd. Soak up the sensational alpine landscape of Mt. Cook National Park before travelling through Oamaru to Dunedin where you’ll tour the city. Travel to Milford Sound for a breathtaking cruise on its pristine waters. Discover exciting Queenstown your way with some free time before going on to the rare and still advancing Franz Josef Glacier. Visit Hokitika, the home of native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and then board the TranzAlpine Train traversing through the Southern Alps to Christchurch where your holiday concludes.

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41. 9 Day Taste of the South Island

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2897

Showcases New Zealand’s New Zealand’s breathtaking South Island scenery as you relax on board the comfort of a modern coach. Enjoy 9 days touring with a number of iconic attractions including a magnificent cruise on Milford Sound and a tour of Larnach Castle.

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42. 9 Day South Island Highlights

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$1969

Visit all the highlights of the South Island by this package designed to give you time to explore on your own, while it includes all of the major highlights. Take the train through the famous Arthurs Pass, take a cruise on Milford Sound and walk the base of the Franz Josef Glacier.

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43. Australia & New Zealand Farmstay Enthusiast

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)

$4794

Enjoy a unique experience visiting farms around New Zealand and Australia. You’ll also experience the cities of Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, the Great Ocean Road and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef.

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44. Australia & New Zealand Farmstay Experience

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)

$4053

Experience some of the highlights of New Zealand and Australia along with the unique experience of a farm stay in each country.

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45. Authentic Australia & New Zealand Experience

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)

$5353

Experience some of the highlights of Australia and New Zealand on this custom group itinerary. Discover the -must see’ Great Barrier Reef and the vibrant city of Sydney before embarking on a journey to New Zealand where you will travel north up the country experiencing the beauty of the South Island to the culture of the North Island.

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46. Explore New Zealand & Australia

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

$4164

Experience some of the best New Zealand & Australia has to offer on the custom group itinerary. You will enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner in Rotorua, a gondola ride for spectacular views in Queenstown, a NZ Farm Stay, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, an Aussie bush BBQ and more!

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47. Freedom to Explore

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$1799

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

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48. New Zealand North Island & Eastern Australia

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

$3366

Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands, the vibrant city of Sydney, the culture of Ayers Rock and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef on this custom group itinerary.

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49. Southern Spectacular

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights)

$3795

Explore the spectacular South Island on a 10 Day First Choice guided expedition. Be amazed by Arthur’s Pass, Punakaiki, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound, Queenstown and more!

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50. Southern Explorer

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)

$1075

Topdeck’s Southern Explorer is a superb 7 day tour of NZ’s South Island from Christchurch to Queenstown and back again. This is truly ‘Middle Earth’, if you’ve seen the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, then Milford Sound, Fox Glacier, Lake Ohau, Mt Cook and the Southern Alps will feel like old friends! And if the scenery leaves you with any breath, then Queenstown’s adventure activities will take it away. Enjoy an unforgettable New Zealand South Island tour with Topdeck.

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Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park - but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure. A coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak, visitors love the way the Abel Tasman National Park mixes physical exertion with beach life. Bursts of hiking or paddling are punctuated by sun bathing, swimming and sedate snorkeling.

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Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping.

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Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history. For those that love beaches and water activities, it's paradise. A three hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.

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Coromandel

The Coromandel, with its pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations. A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed.

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Dunedin

Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the natural attractions are unique and fascinating.

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Hawkes Bay

Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites. The region is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, and it's a popular place for bicycle wine tours.

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Marlborough

Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the season. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough, New Zealand.

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Nelson

Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand. Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson, New Zealand, has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.

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Queenstown

Captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers, it’s rumored that gold prospectors gave this now cosmopolitan town its name. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. World famous for its iconic scenery, friendly people, golf courses, wineries and smorgasbord of outdoor activities, you'll never be short of things to do in Queenstown.

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Rotorua

Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa.

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Stewart Island

Stewart Island is New Zealand's third largest island, situated 30 kilometers south of the South Island, across the Foveaux Straight. In the Māori language, it’s known as Rakiura which means ‘the land of glowing skies’. The Aurora Australis which often appears in these southern skies will show inkling why.

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Taupo

Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you'll see evidence of the lake's fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents.

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wellington

Nestled between a sparkling harbor and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee.

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West Coast

The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Never more than 50 kilometres wide, the whole stretch down the West Coast of the South Island - of which Greymouth is the largest town - is home to only 31,000 people. It’s good if you’ve got your own transport because this is a long region and there’s a lot to see. In fact, the Great Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth was recently voted one of the top 10 coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet.

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New Zealand is a food and wine lover’s paradise. Vineyards stretch throughout every region, chefs put playful local twists on fine cuisine. New Zealand food and wine festivals serve up taste sensations with a side of local music. New Zealand is made up of sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords and makes for one of the best hiking destinations on Earth. Discover this outdoor enthusiasts’ playground through cycling, hiking, surfing, fly fishing, or jet-boating. You name it – New Zealand’s got it.


Top 10 Things to See and Do: 

  1. Bay of Islands: settler history, Maori culture, cruising, beaches
  2. Auckland: sailing, black sand beaches, offshore islands
  3. Rotorua: geysers, mudpools and Maori culture
  4. Waikato: Waitomo glowworm caves, Hobbiton Tour
  5. Hawke’s Bay: art deco city, winery, restaurants
  6. Wellington: National Museum, cafe culture, Wellywood
  7. Marlborough: waterways, walking and wine country
  8. Queenstown: bungee jumping and adrenalin capital
  9. Kaikoura: whale watching and seafood
  10. Nelson: sea kayaking, World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum

Travel Tips:

Conditions around Auckland are subtropical, with warm, humid summers and mild winters. Further south, winters can be chilly, with frost. The South Island is generally cooler, with occasional snow in the winter and mild summer evenings. As New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, it has opposite seasons to those living in the northern half of the world.

Weather/ Climate: 

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius) Seasonal Comments
Spring  3°C to 19°C
Summer 8°C to 24°C
Fall  4°C to 21°C
Winter -1°C to 16°C
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