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Combine Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch with flights between cities. Then travel from Christchurch to Greymouth in the TranzAlpine Train, rated one of the world`s great scenic railway journeys. Continue your journey south to Franz Josef Glacier; and then travel with Newmans Coachlines to Queenstown.

This 10 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
  • Flight Auckland - Rotorua
  • Hotel for 1 night in Rotorua
  • Intercity Transfer Rotorua - Wellington
  • Hotel for 1 night in Wellington
  • Flight Wellington - Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Christchurch
  • The TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth (Train Journey)
  • Hotel for 1 night in Greymouth
  • Intercity Tranfer from Greymouth to Franz Josef
  • Hotel for 1 night in Franz Josef
  • Intercity Transfer from Franz Josef to Queenstown
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Queenstown
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  • Hotel taxes
  • *Additional tours and activities can be added at extra cost

Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From Los Angeles Intl, CA for 10 nights
$2,352 * incl.tax
Related Cities:
Auckland (68)  Christchurch (28)  Franz Josef (8)  Greymouth (7)  New Zealand (76)  Queenstown (25)  Rotorua (22)  Wellington (12)  
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1. Auckland
   (102 hotels)
2. Rotorua
   (34 hotels)
3. Wellington
   (48 hotels)
4. Christchurch
   (43 hotels)
5. Greymouth
   (9 hotels)
6. Franz Josef
   (17 hotels)
7. Queenstown
   (114 hotels)
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2 nights in Auckland

Auckland serves as a gateway to all of New Zealand and has something to offer for everyone. One of the world's most livable and beautiful cities, Auckland boasts a sunny, warm and temperate climate, great beaches, a beautiful harbor, fantastic shopping, a vibrant nightlife and a diverse population that creates a colorful blend of European, Polynesian, and Maori cultures.

Set on a field of ancient volcanos, Auckland is a stunning city where you are always just a half hour from exquisite beaches, hiking trails, breathtaking islands and a full range of outdoor activities.


1 nights in Rotorua

Known as a spa town and major tourist resort since the 1800's, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland. There are a number of geysers, notably the Pohutu geyser at Whakarewarewa, and hot mud pools located in the city, which owe their presence to the Rotorua caldera. Don't miss the opportunity to visit a traditional Maori Marae. Rotorua is also home to botanical gardens and some interesting historic buildings. Government Gardens, close to the lakeshore are also well worth visiting. Another of Rotorua's attractions is the mountain biking. Whakarewarewa (also known as the 'Redwoods') Forest has been described as 'the Disneyland of mountain biking' and has some of the best mountain bike trails in New Zealand.


1 nights in Wellington

Surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of wooded hills, Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, the country's second largest urban area. Wellington features a variety of architectural styles ranging from 19th century wooden cottages, such as Katherine Mansfield Birthplace in Thorndon, some streamlined Art Deco structures such as the old Wellington Free Ambulance headquarters, to the curves and vibrant colours of post-modern architecture in the CBD. Both the National Library of New Zealand, located on Molesworth Street, and the Te Puni Kôkiri building on Lambton Quay are aesthetically unique. Wellington is home to Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand), the Colonial Cottage, Old Saint Paul's, and the Law School (largest wooden building in the southern hemisphere) and the Wellington City Art Gallery.


2 nights in Christchurch

Christchurch City is a cosmopolitan place with exciting festivals, theatre, modern art galleries and great shopping. This city is full of delights, from the beautiful neo-gothic Arts Centre, to the historic tram which loops the city centre, to the Christchurch Gondola and unique attractions like the International Antarctic Centre. Known internationally for its award winning gardens, Christchurch is also a place for events and festivals. Whatever the season, you'll find a non-stop programme of entertainment with events like the Festival of Romance, the International Buskers Festival, winter Arts Festival, and Showtime Canterbury in November.


1 nights in Greymouth

The wildest side of New Zealand, the West Coast has an impressive landscape of brooding mountains, icy glaciers and surreal coastal formations. Greymouth, the largest town in this region, is a peaceful place: the residents are friendly and the city has a unique flavor of both English culture as well as some Maori. It is both rich in history and steeped in Maori heritage. South of Greymouth, nearby Shantytown offers a fascinating insight into the gold rush days of the 1880's, re-creating the atmosphere of the era. There is a steam locomotive offering rides. Also, Greymouth is the terminus town for the TranzAlpine rail journey. This spectacular journey across the Southern Alps from Christchurch is considered to be one of the world's great rail journeys. Don't miss: the Art Gallery, Monteith's Brewing Company and the History House!


1 nights in Franz Josef

Franz Josef is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. The glacier's terminal face is 5km from the town and its accessibility makes it a major tourist attraction and the main reason to visit Franz Josef. This is one of the few glaciers in the world not receding because of global warming. The scenery changes every day on the glacier because it is constantly moving and new routes are always being made. If you budget permits you, try the scenic helicopter flight with the glacier landing, it will be unforgettable. If you're into hiking, there are full day and half day options and easy/ beginner climbs to difficult/more competent climber routes. If you're lucky you'll spot a 'kea' or alpine parrot.


2 nights in Queenstown

Queenstown is the centre for adventure tourism in New Zealand. The town is built around an inlet on Lake Wakatipu and has spectactular views of nearby mountains. Queenstown provides a wide variety of sports including skiing, jet boating, bungy jumping, mountain biking and tramping. In winter Queenstown is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country, and the world for that matter, travelling to ski here. Locally, Queenstown has a reputation as one of New Zealand's wine and cuisine centers. and also has a vibrant nightlife.



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Auckland
Day 1
Arrive to Auckland
Overnight in Auckland    102 hotels offered
Optional   97 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Auckland    102 hotels offered
Optional   97 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Auckland
Transportation to next city by: By Air - Air Auckland to Rotorua
Rotorua
Day 3
Arrive to Rotorua
Overnight in Rotorua    34 hotels offered
Optional   45 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Rotorua
Transportation to next city by: By Air - Air Rotorua to Wellington
Wellington
Day 4
Arrive to Wellington
Overnight in Wellington    48 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Wellington
Transportation to next city by: By Air - Air Wellington to Christchurch
Christchurch
Day 5
Arrive to Christchurch
Overnight in Christchurch    43 hotels offered
Optional   23 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Christchurch    43 hotels offered
Optional   23 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Christchurch
Transportation to next city by: Christchurch to Greymouth by Train_
Greymouth
Day 7
Arrive to Greymouth
Overnight in Greymouth    9 hotels offered
Day 8
Departing from Greymouth
Transportation to next city by: Greymouth to Franz Josef_
Franz Josef
Day 8
Arrive to Franz Josef
Overnight in Franz Josef    17 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Franz Josef
Transportation to next city by: Franz Josef to Queenstown__
Queenstown
Day 9
Arrive to Queenstown
Overnight in Queenstown    114 hotels offered
Optional   62 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Queenstown    114 hotels offered
Optional   62 Things to do
Day 11
Departing from Queenstown

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1. Auckland ( 102 hotels)
2. Rotorua ( 34 hotels)
3. Wellington ( 48 hotels)
4. Christchurch ( 43 hotels)
5. Greymouth ( 9 hotels)
6. Franz Josef ( 17 hotels)
7. Queenstown ( 114 hotels)
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New Zealand

Located in the South Pacific Ocean, off the southeast coast of Australia, New Zealand is made up of two spectacular islands. The North Island is well known for its beaches, islands, volcanoes, geothermal areas, and Maori heritage, while the major cities of Auckland and Wellington, are also exciting hubs of culture, cuisine and nightlife. The South Island is famous for its dramatic landscapes, outdoor activities, and astounding wildlife. The majestic Southern Alps stretch almost the length of the island, sheltering glaciers, alpine lakes, and some of the world's best skiing.

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Auckland
Auckland serves as a gateway to all of New Zealand and has something to offer for everyone. One of the world's most livable and beautiful cities, Auckland boasts a sunny, warm and temperate climate, great beaches, a beautiful harbor, fantastic shopping, a vibrant nightlife and a diverse population that creates a colorful blend of European, Polynesian, and Maori cultures.

Set on a field of ancient volcanos, Auckland is a stunning city where you are always just a half hour from exquisite beaches, hiking trails, breathtaking islands and a full range of outdoor activities.
Rotorua
Known as a spa town and major tourist resort since the 1800's, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland. There are a number of geysers, notably the Pohutu geyser at Whakarewarewa, and hot mud pools located in the city, which owe their presence to the Rotorua caldera. Don't miss the opportunity to visit a traditional Maori Marae. Rotorua is also home to botanical gardens and some interesting historic buildings. Government Gardens, close to the lakeshore are also well worth visiting. Another of Rotorua's attractions is the mountain biking. Whakarewarewa (also known as the 'Redwoods') Forest has been described as 'the Disneyland of mountain biking' and has some of the best mountain bike trails in New Zealand.
Wellington
Surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of wooded hills, Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, the country's second largest urban area. Wellington features a variety of architectural styles ranging from 19th century wooden cottages, such as Katherine Mansfield Birthplace in Thorndon, some streamlined Art Deco structures such as the old Wellington Free Ambulance headquarters, to the curves and vibrant colours of post-modern architecture in the CBD. Both the National Library of New Zealand, located on Molesworth Street, and the Te Puni Kôkiri building on Lambton Quay are aesthetically unique. Wellington is home to Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand), the Colonial Cottage, Old Saint Paul's, and the Law School (largest wooden building in the southern hemisphere) and the Wellington City Art Gallery.
Christchurch
Christchurch City is a cosmopolitan place with exciting festivals, theatre, modern art galleries and great shopping. This city is full of delights, from the beautiful neo-gothic Arts Centre, to the historic tram which loops the city centre, to the Christchurch Gondola and unique attractions like the International Antarctic Centre. Known internationally for its award winning gardens, Christchurch is also a place for events and festivals. Whatever the season, you'll find a non-stop programme of entertainment with events like the Festival of Romance, the International Buskers Festival, winter Arts Festival, and Showtime Canterbury in November.
Greymouth
The wildest side of New Zealand, the West Coast has an impressive landscape of brooding mountains, icy glaciers and surreal coastal formations. Greymouth, the largest town in this region, is a peaceful place: the residents are friendly and the city has a unique flavor of both English culture as well as some Maori. It is both rich in history and steeped in Maori heritage. South of Greymouth, nearby Shantytown offers a fascinating insight into the gold rush days of the 1880's, re-creating the atmosphere of the era. There is a steam locomotive offering rides. Also, Greymouth is the terminus town for the TranzAlpine rail journey. This spectacular journey across the Southern Alps from Christchurch is considered to be one of the world's great rail journeys. Don't miss: the Art Gallery, Monteith's Brewing Company and the History House!
Franz Josef
Franz Josef is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. The glacier's terminal face is 5km from the town and its accessibility makes it a major tourist attraction and the main reason to visit Franz Josef. This is one of the few glaciers in the world not receding because of global warming. The scenery changes every day on the glacier because it is constantly moving and new routes are always being made. If you budget permits you, try the scenic helicopter flight with the glacier landing, it will be unforgettable. If you're into hiking, there are full day and half day options and easy/ beginner climbs to difficult/more competent climber routes. If you're lucky you'll spot a 'kea' or alpine parrot.
Queenstown
Queenstown is the centre for adventure tourism in New Zealand. The town is built around an inlet on Lake Wakatipu and has spectactular views of nearby mountains. Queenstown provides a wide variety of sports including skiing, jet boating, bungy jumping, mountain biking and tramping. In winter Queenstown is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country, and the world for that matter, travelling to ski here. Locally, Queenstown has a reputation as one of New Zealand's wine and cuisine centers. and also has a vibrant nightlife.
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