New Zealand Tours
This year we are offering a variety of New Zealand tours visiting destinations we have not offered before and also the return of our popular favourites. For 2020 we are offering more South Island Tours; we are still offering our full South Island Tour, but we thought long and hard of other destinations in the South Island we have not visited in detail…..and we have come up with some fantastic tours.
Thursday 23 July – Thursday 30 July 2020 ~Stewart Island Discovery Expedition (8 days)
Discover New Zealand’s third and southernmost island – Stewart Island. Each day will bring something new – rambles along deserted beaches, wildlife encounters, kayaking, guided walks through lush rainforest, cruises in the stabicraft, or, if you prefer, the opportunity to relax on deck amidst the sensations, scenes and moods that is the island. Following your voyage from Bluff, you’ll explore Stewart Island’s eastern shoreline, including the renowned wildlife sanctuary of Ulva Island.
COST: From $3990
Friday 4 September – Saturday 12 September 2020 ~ Preservation Inlet Cruise (9 days)
An ultimate voyage of discovery, an exploration of five of New Zealand’s southernmost and seldom visited fiords; Chalky and Preservation Inlets as well as the stunning Doubtful, Dusky and Breaksea Sounds. A hidden gem of New Zealand, this is definitely a cruise of a lifetime.
COST: From $4590
Friday 18 September – Wednesday 23 September 2020 ~ Bay of Islands & Northland Spring Getaway (6 days)
Journey with us this spring to the Bay of Islands, rich in culture and history and blessed with a pristine natural environment. While touring this beautiful destination we visit Rawene, Russell one of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand, the Waitangi Treaty house and view Ngatokimatawhaorua, enjoy a cruise of inland waterway of Opua & Okiato and much more…
COST: From $1830
Book and pay in full by Wednesday 10 June 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!
Monday 12 October 2020 – Friday 23 October 2020 ~ New Zealand Railway Adventure (12 Days)
New Zealand offers many superb train journeys, many of which we will include on this rail adventure. Traverse through the central North Island onboard the Northern Explorer; journey on the world-renowned Tranz Alpine from Christchurch through the majestic Southern Alps to Greymouth on the West Coast and experience the Taieri Gorge Railway which features engineering wonders through the hinterlands of Dunedin. We also make stops at small private railways, perfect for all train enthusiasts.
COST: From $5870
Book and pay in full by Monday 15 June 2020 and receive a $150.00 discount per person!
Tuesday 27 October 2020 – Tuesday 03 November 2020 ~ Wild West Coast (8 Days)
Journey with us to the West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it. The Coast offers some of New Zealand’s most ruggedly beautiful scenery. Only 70km at its widest point but 600km long, it is a wild place of rivers, rainforests, glaciers and hidden gems. Experience the wild west of New Zealand, an adventure to remember!
COST: From $3,550
Book and pay in full by Tuesday 29 June 2020 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!
Tuesday 27 October 2020 – Monday 09 November 2020 ~ Southern Spectacular (14 Days)
Circumnavigate the Southern Alps, crossing at the head via Arthurs Pass, travelling the rugged West Coast and through the southern fiords. On the journey back north we travel through the Mackenzie Basin to the base of the majestic Mt Cook and back onto Canterbury Plains and then Christchurch City.
COST: From $5,450
Book and pay in full by Monday 29 July 2020 and receive a $150.00 discount per person!
Saturday 31 October 2020 – Friday 13 November 2020 ~ New Zealand Garden Extravaganza (14 Days)
Take in the stunning beauty of New Zealand with a garden tour of New Zealand’s parks, gardens and reserves. Spend time with gardeners passionate about their craft and learn about their garden design, motivations and plant choice as they introduce you to their private property. New Zealand has a treasure trove of beautiful gardens of national and regional significance – both public and private. This tour includes two well-known gardening events; the Taranaki Garden Festival, and the Garden Marlborough Festival.
COST: From $6050
Book and pay in full by Friday 3 July 2020 and receive a $150.00 discount per person!
Monday 02 November – Sunday 09 November 2020 ~ Southern Splendour (8 Days)
The Southern Splendour tour includes the spectacular scenery of Queenstown and the Wakatipu Basin, the majestic Milford Sound, Dunedin – the Edinburgh of the south, the Mackenzie Country, including Mount Cook – The tallest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere and finishing in Christchurch – the Garden City.
COST: From $3,190
Book and pay in full by Friday 03 July 2020 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!
Thursday 26 November – Wednesday 9 December 2020 ~ Wonderous Walks of New Zealand (14 Days)
New Zealand has an extensive network of walking trails for all abilities and is a real treat for lovers of the great outdoors. There are a huge variety of walking opportunities, from more relaxed gentle strolls to challenging day walks through the sub-tropical bush or energetic treks into alpine environments. This 14-day tour includes walks in both the North and South Island and offers options for those who don’t wish to walk or may want to rest up.
COST: From $5,450
Book and pay in full by Tuesday 29 June 2020 and receive a $150.00 discount per person!
Monday 14 December – Saturday 19 December 2020~ Nelson and Farewell Spit (6 Days)
Farewell Spit is an area of outstanding natural beauty stretching 30 kilometres into the Tasman Sea. Designated a bird sanctuary since the 1930s, Farewell Spit is a haven for over 90 birdlife species. Not accessible to the public, the only way to access this hidden gem is by a tour. On this 6 day tour, we also enjoy some time in Nelson and the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park, before travelling to the garden city of Christchurch via the alpine village of Hanmer Springs.
COST: From $2250
Wednesday 23 December – Sunday 3 January 2021 ~ Christmas & New Year Tour (12 Days)
Come celebrate Christmas with us down South! Starting in Queenstown we enjoy a delicious Christmas Lunch with a spectacular view of Queenstown and the surrounding mountains. After spending a few days in Queenstown we travel to Twizel and across the Mackenzie Country to Christchurch. Here we will spend the remainder of our tour exploring the various areas of the Canterbury region including Hanmer Springs, Akaroa, Ashburton and a ride onboard the Tranz Alpine train. There will also be plenty of time to explore Christchurch.
COST: From $4,690 per person
Book and pay in full by Tuesday 25 August 2020 and receive a $150.00 discount per person!
Wednesday 23 December – Monday 28 December 2020 ~ Christmas Tour (6 Days)
Come celebrate Christmas with us down South! This year we are spending Christmas day in Queenstown, and we will enjoy a festive lunch from the top of Bob’s Peak with expansive views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. We stay overnight in Twizel, visit Mount Cook Village and enjoy a pavlova demonstration at Lake Tekapo, before making our way to Christchurch.
COST: From $2,995 per person
Book and pay in full by Wednesday 26 August 2020 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!
Monday 28 December – Sunday 3 January 2021 ~ New Year Tour (7 Days)
Why not celebrate the New Year exploring the Canterbury region? Staying at the one hotel for the duration of the tour we explore differing destinations each day. Explore the new rebuild of Christchurch, visit the popular Hanmer Springs, Akaroa and enjoy a ride on the famous Tranz Alpine and much more…
COST: From $3,290 per person
Book and pay in full by Friday 28 August 2020 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!
Group discounts are available for bookings over 10 passengers. Please enquire for details.