Naturally New Zealand

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Naturally New Zealand

Home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, from Milford Sound in the south to the secluded Bay of Islands in the north, New Zealand's natural beauty is waiting to be discovered.

22 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 29/10/2017 from London Heathrow Airport

View Dates
  • Milford Sound, South Island Milford Sound, South Island
  • Abel Tasman National Park, South Island Abel Tasman National Park, South Island
  • Mount Cook, South Island Mount Cook, South Island
  • Franz Josef Glacier Region, South Island Franz Josef Glacier Region, South Island
  • Queenstown, South Island Queenstown, South Island
  • A geyster in Rotorua, North Island A geyster in Rotorua, North Island
  • Auckland, North Island Auckland, North Island
  • A kiwi bird A kiwi bird
  • Dunedin, South Island Dunedin, South Island
  • Mount Ngauruhoe active volcano, North Island Mount Ngauruhoe active volcano, North Island

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : Depart UK.

DAY 2 : In Flight

DAY 3 : Arrive Auckland.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for two nights. The rest of the day is yours to relax.

DAY 4 : Auckland.

Known as the 'City of Sails', Auckland is situated on an isthmus with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other. Includes Breakfast

DAY 5 : Auckland - Bay of Islands.

Leaving Auckland, travel to the Bay of Islands, enjoying spectacular rural and coastal scenery en route. Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the British and Maori signed New Zealand's most important document of state in 1840. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Bay of Islands.

Today board your cruise boat and head out to the clear waters of the beautiful Bay of Islands. On the way to Cape Brett you may be lucky enough to see dolphins racing alongside the boat. Further on, you will cruise through the grand Cathedral Cave, and the famous 'Hole in the Rock'. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Bay of Islands - Rotorua.

This morning drive to Rotorua, where you will stay for two nights. This evening you may wish to discover some of the Maori history by joining an optional dinner including a Maori hangi and concert. Includes Breakfast

DAY 8 : Rotorua.

This morning begins with a visit to the Agrodome to learn more about one of the country's major industries - sheep! Then on to Rainbow Springs, home to rainbow trout and the flightless kiwi bird in its nocturnal 'Kiwi House'. Continue on to Te Puia, Rotorua's most prominent thermal area with New Zealand's largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silca terraces. This evening there is the chance to sample the hospitality of a local family with dinner in their own home. Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Rotorua - Wellington.

Today drive along the 'Desert Road', named after the effects of volcanic ash, towards Lake Taupo and the mighty Huka Falls. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views of Mount Tongariro as well as two active volcanoes - Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe. Includes Breakfast

DAY 10 : Wellington - Interislander ferry - Nelson.

Today, cross the Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry through the bays of the Queen Charlotte Sound and the glorious maze of deep coves on the way to Nelson. Includes Breakfast

DAY 11 : Nelson.

A fascinating day awaits, enjoy a half day excursion to the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand's smallest but perhaps most beautiful national park, where you will board a cruise to view the fur seal colony on Tonga Island. Includes Breakfast

DAY 12 : Nelson - Franz Josef.

Leaving Nelson, travel today to the small town of Franz Josef, stopping en route to explore the Franz Josef glacier. Often described as a gem on the West Coast, the glacier lies just 5km from the town providing the perfect opportunity to witness the magnificent snow falls for yourself. Includes Breakfast

DAY 13 : Franz Josef - Queenstown.

Today enjoy fantastic views as you journey through the snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and rugged mountain terrain of New Zealand's Southern Alps towards Queenstown, where you will spend the next three nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 14 : Queenstown.

Nicknamed the 'Adventure Capital' of the world, Queenstown is an alpine resort dominated by the Remarkables mountain range, and located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. As this day is yours to spend at leisure, you may wish to join an optional excursion to a local vineyard, or take a thrilling Kawarau Jet Boat Ride on the fast moving waters of the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. Includes Breakfast

DAY 15 : Queenstown.

Today, perhaps join one of the many optional excursions available in and around Queenstown, or just relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, shopping, restaurants and bars of this bustling ski town. Includes Breakfast

DAY 16 : Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau.

Journey into Fiordland National Park, through the Homer Tunnel and on to spectacular Milford Sound for a late morning cruise on this awe-inspiring 16 kilometre inlet, lined with soaring walls of rock. Rising above the Sound is the vast, usually snow-capped form of Mitre Peak. Your day ends in the small, yet charming town of Te Anau. Includes Breakfast

DAY 17 : Te Anau - Dunedin.

Take leave of Te Anau and journey to the Pacific coastline, reaching Dunedin in the afternoon when you will see some of the main sights. The city is built around an octagon in place of the traditional square. Known as the 'Edinburgh of the South' because of its strong Scottish connections, Dunedin has preserved many of its grand Victorian and turn-of-the-century buildings. Includes Breakfast

DAY 18 : Dunedin.

The day is yours at leisure to enjoy the historic town of Dunedin. Includes Breakfast

DAY 19 : Dunedin - Twizel.

This morning, motor across the patchwork Canterbury Plains on the way to Twizel, gateway to the Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Pukaki on your drive into the park and the opportunity for some short walks in the beautiful alpine environment. Includes Breakfast

DAY 20 : Twizel - Christchurch.

Today you will journey to Christchurch, where the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Includes Breakfast

DAY 21 : Christchurch - UK.

Depart Christchurch for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Fiji. Includes Breakfast

DAY 22 : Home landing in the UK.

Hotels on Tour

  • Queenstown:Rydges
  • Te Anau:Distinction Luxmore Hotel
  • Dunedin:Scenic Dunedin City
  • Twizel:MacKenzie Country Inn
  • Christchurch:Heartland Hotel Cotswolds. <note>
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.</note>
  • Auckland:Rydges
  • Bay of Islands:Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
  • Rotorua:Rydges
  • Wellington:Mercure
  • Nelson:Trailways Nelson
  • Franz Josef:Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

Add Best of Australia

Why not combine the Naturally New Zealand tour with our Best of Australia itinerary? See pages 184-185 for details or please call our Sales Team on 0800 668 1362 for more information.

New Zealand Departure Tax

A NZD 25.00 per person is payable on departure from all New Zealand airports with the exception of Auckland International airport.

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour – 18 breakfasts
  • Services of a driver-guide
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • All airport taxes/service charges excluding locally paid departure tax where applicable

Holiday Highlights

  • Paihia Catamaran cruise
  • Te Puia - Rainbow Springs
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Glacier Region
  • Fjordland National Park
  • Milford Sound Cruise

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

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