Points of Interest

 All areas
Copthorne Hotel Grand Central
Go Kiwi Hotel Pass
Stewart Island Lodge
 Activity or tour
18 Day Pacific Escapade
Air Safaris
Fyffe View Ranch Adventure Park
Air New Zealand Flights
Tranz Scenic Rail
Real Journeys - Stewart Island
Airport Gateway Hotel Auckland
Best Western President Hotel
Cherry Court Motor Lodge
Citylife Auckland
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Crowne Plaza Auckland
Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport
Heritage Auckland
Hilton Hotel Auckland
Hotel DeBrett
Hotel Pullman Auckland
Oaks iStay Residences
Quay West Suites Auckland
Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
Rydges Auckland
Rydges Harbourview Auckland
Scenic Hotel Auckland
SKYCITY Grand Hotel
SKYCITY Hotel Auckland
Stafford Villa Auckland
The Langham
The Quadrant
The Sebel Suites
 Activity or tour
AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping, Auckland
Ananda Tours
Auckland America's Cup Sailing ...
Bush and Beach
Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via 90 ...
Great Sights - Auckland
Kelly Tarltons Underwater World
Mohio Tours
Pride of Auckland
Salt Air
TIME Unlimited Tours
 Bay of Islands
Peppers Carrington Resort
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of ...
The Lodge at Kauri Cliff
Paihia Pacific Resort
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
 Activity or tour
Adventure Puketi
Bay of Islands Dolphin/Sail Combo
Culture North
Otehei Bay
Waitangi Golf Club
Bay Of Islands Dolphin Cruises ...
Great Sights Tours - Overnight ...
Sailing & Dolphins, Bay of Islands
 Bay of Plenty
 Activity or tour
Kiwi 360
Spring Loaded Adventures
 Activity or tour
Explore Marlborough Tour
Marlborough Wine Tours
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Antonio's Motor Lodge
Chateau on the Park
Heritage Christchurch
Holiday Inn City Central ...
Holiday Inn on Avon Christchurch
Huntley Lodge
Ibis Christchurch
Otahuna Lodge
Peppers Clearwater Resort ...
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Rydges Christchurch
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Terra Vive Luxury Motor Lodge
The George
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
 Activity or tour
Air Force Museum Christchurch
Alpine Horse Safari
Arthur's Pass National Park
Canterbury Leisure Tours
Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Christchurch Kiwi Encounter
Great Sights - Christchurch
HELiPRO Christchurch
Hot Air Balloon Ride in ...
International Antarctic Centre ...
New Zealand Skydiving School
Nimbus Paragliding
Orana Wildlife Park
Russley Golf Club, Christchurch
Southern Encounter Aquarium ...
Waimak Jet Boat Tour
Welcome Aboard Christchurch
 Hunting and fishing
Lilydale Wilderness Area
Pure New Zealand Hunting
Black Cat Cruises
Fletcher Lodge
Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
 Activity or tour
Elm Wildlife Tours
Larnach Castle
Marine Studies Centre
Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
Nature Guides Otago
Otago Museum
Penguin Place
Royal Albatross Colony
Speight's Gold Medal Ale
 Franz Josef/Fox Glacier
Bella Vista Motel: Franz Joesph ...
Heartland Hotel Glacier Country
High Peaks Hotel Fox Glacier
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Wanaka Springs Lodge
Westwood Lodge
 Activity or tour
Fox Glacier Guiding
Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Glacier Helicopters Scenic ...
Glacier Hot Pools
Helicopter Line
Hollyford Track
Mount Cook Ski Planes
Scenic Flights Alpine Adventures
Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
Ashley Hotel Greymouth
 Activity or tour
Kea Heritage Tours
New Zealand Discovery Adventures
Ballinor Motor Inn
Le Grand Boutique Hotel
 Activity or tour
The Legendary Black Water Rafting ...
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Fyffe Country Lodge, Kaikoura
Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
 Activity or tour
Canterbury Trails - Kaikoura
Dolphin Encounter, Kaikoura
Kaikoura Kayaks
Seal Swim
Whale Watch
Wings Over Whales
 Lake Hawea
Lake Hawea Holiday Park
 Hunting and fishing
Glen Dene
 Activity or tour
Aoraki Balloon Safaris
 Naiper/Hawkes Bay/Martinborough
Peppers Parehua Martinborough
Scenic Hotel Te Pania
The County Hotel Napier
The Crown Hotel Napier
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
The Nautilus
Travelodge Palmerston North
 Activity or tour
Art Deco Trust
Bay Tours & Charters
Grape Escape
Long Island Guides of Hawke's Bay
Mission Estate Winery
National Aquarium of New Zealand
New Zealand Wine Centre
Takaro Trails
Heartland Hotel Marlborough
Old St Marys Convent
Raetihi Lodge
Sherborne Villa Nelson
The Portage Resort Hotel
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco
 Activity or tour
Abel Tasman Air
Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures
Bay Tours Nelson
Happy Valley Adventures
Helipro Helicopter Adventures
Marlborough Travel
Simply Wild
The Resurgence
Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park
World of Wearable Art & Classic ...
Azur Lodge
Blanket Bay
Copthorne Hotel & Resort ...
Crowne Plaza Queenstown
Distinction Te Anau Hotel
Eichardts Hotel Queenstown
Glenorchy Lake House
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Heritage Queenstown
Millenium Hotel Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Oaks Shores Resort
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Scenic Suites Queenstown
Sofitel Queenstown
Hotel St Moritz
Te Anau Distinction Luxmore
 Activity or tour
Air Fiordland the Friendly Scenic ...
AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping, ...
Appellation Central Wine Tours
Bularangi Motorbikes
Dart River Jet Safaris
Double Decker Bus Tour
Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
Frogz White Water Sledging
G Force Paragliding
Gibbston Valley Winery
Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters
Hollyford Track
Kawarau Jet
Miford Sound
Milford Track
Nomad Safaris
Queenstown Rafting
Queenstown Sea Kayaks
Queenstown Wine Trail
Shotover Jet
Skyline Queenstown
Southern Discoveries
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Trail Jouneys
TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High ...
Air Milford
Real Journeys - Milford Sound
Armitage Hotel Tauranga
Distinction Rotorua
Hotel Ibis Rotorua
Koura Lodge Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Pepper on the Point
Regent of Rotorua Hotel
Rydges Rotorua
Silver Fern Motor Inn
Sudima Hotel Rotorua
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
 Activity or tour
Agrodome the Unique NZ Experience
Elite Adventures
HeliPro Rotorua
Hells Gate Waiora Spa
Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences
Nature Connection
New Zealand Riverjet
Off Road NZ
Paradise Valley Springs
Polynesian Spa
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
Rotorua Duck Tours
Rotorua Museum of Art & History
Skyline Rotorua
Tamaki Maori Village
Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
River Rats Rafting & Kayaking
Bayview Chateau Tongariro
Bayview Wairakei Resort Hotel ...
Beechtree Motel
Hilton Lake Taupo
Huka Lodge
Lakeland Resort Taupo
The Point Villas
 Activity or tour
Chris Jolly Outdoors
Huka Falls
Huka Falls Jet
Huka Falls River Cruise
Huka Prawn Park
Paradise Tours
Taupo Bungy
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Wairakei Terraces
Whirinake Rainforest Experiences
Kiwi River Safaris
Rapid Sensations
 Hunting and fishing
Chris Jolly Outdoors
Fly Fish Taupo
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Peppers Bluewater Resort
 Activity or tour
Earth and Sky
Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking
Tekapo Helicopters
Edgewater Resort
Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort
Mackenzie Country Inn Twizel
 Activity or tour
Aspiring Air
Aspiring Helicopters
Classic Flights, Vintage Tiger ...
Eco Wanaka Adventures
New Zealand Scenic Flights
Ridgeline Adventures
Wanaka Flightseeing
Wanaka River Journeys
Wanaka U-Fly
Wilkin River Jets
Amora Hotel Wellington
Bay Plaza Hotel Wellington
CityLife Wellington
Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay
Hermitage Mount Cook
Rydges Wellington
Intercontinental Wellington
Museum Hotel
Wharekauhau Country Estate
 Activity or tour
Flat Earth
Hammonds Scenic Tours
HELiPRO Wellington
Zest Food Tours

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18 Day Pacific Escapade

First Half of Tour

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First Half of Tour - 18 Day Pacific Escapade. Copyright 18 Day Pacific Escapade.

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland
On arrival at Auckland airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your city hotel. The 'City of Sails' is New Zealand's largest and most vibrant, offering an exciting array of cosmopolitan experiences.

Day 2 - Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula
This morning you meet your Tour Host and travel south to the Coromandel Peninsula, a beautiful rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches that separate the Pacific Ocean from the Hauraki Gulf. It is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle & hype of city life. At the quaint township of Coromandel, we ride the Driving Creek narrow gauge railway to a fascinating artist colony.

Day 3 - Coromandel, Rotorua
Today you travel along the Bay of Plenty coastline to Tauranga & Mt Maunganui. Then, head inland across the volcanic plateau to the geothermal city of Rotorua, an area that has enchanted visitors from around the world for more than 160 years. On arrival, enjoy a twilight cruise across Lake Rotoiti to the natural mineral springs of Manupirua Pools before enjoying a lakeside BBQ dinner at your resort.

Day 4 - Lake Tarawera Cruise & Te Wairoa Buried Village
The days highlight is an exclusive cruise across the pristine, clear waters of Lake Tarawera at the base of a gigantic dormant volcano. Your skipper will explain the early Maori and volcanic history of the area and talk about the 1886 eruption. You'll also have the opportunity to soak in the thermal waters of Hot Water Beach and experience some of the country's best trout fishing before enjoying a gourmet picnic lunch. This afternoon, visit the Blue & Green Lakes and then wander around the famous buried village of Te Wairoa.

Day 5 - Lake Taupo, Napier
This morning, visit Wai-O-Tapu, a wonderland of geothermal activity. Walk at your own pace and marvel at the reserve's unique features that include the world famous Champagne Pool, geysers, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. Stop at the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal project, then wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world's finest Art Deco cities. Your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon.

Day 6 - Leisure Day
Widely regarded as the 'Tuscany of the South Pacific', the region boasts some of New Zealand's best and oldest wineries. You can enjoy a guided wine trail & taste some of the great wines produced locally, visit the world's largest mainland Gannet Colony, play a challenging round of golf at Cape Kidnappers, take to the skies on an early balloon ride over vineyards, olive groves & orchards or simply relax & enjoy your surroundings.

Day 7 - Wairarapa, Mt Bruce & Wellington
Travel through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region to Pukaha Mount Bruce, New Zealand's National Wildlife Centre. In this beautiful setting of native forest you will see the finest collection of New Zealand native birds to be found anywhere. Later, continue on to Wellington, the nation's capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation.

Day 8 - Picton & the Marlborough Sounds
There is free time this morning to enjoy the delights of Wellington and a visit to Te Papa Museum is recommended. Later travel across Cook Strait, the stretch of water that separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The journey across Cook Strait has a dramatic beauty all of its own. On arrival in Picton, join your water taxi transfer to your accommodation.


  • Group size won't exceed 16 guests
  • 17 nights superior hotel accommodation
  • 2 night stopovers in Rotorua, Napier & Marlborough Sounds
  • 4 nights in majestic Queenstown
  • Accompanied throughout by professional, experienced Tour Host
  • Full breakfasts daily, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
  • Spectacular Coromandel Peninsula & Driving Creek Railway
  • Twilight cruise across Lake Rotoiti to Manupirua Pools
  • Exclusive Lake Tarawera cruise, Blue & Green Lakes and Te Wairoa Buried Village
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve
  • Huka Falls, Wairakei Geothermal region & Lake Taupo
  • Guided Art Deco Walk, Napier
  • Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre
  • Wellington, the nation's capital & Te Papa National Museum
  • Scenic Interislander cruise
  • Stunning Kenepuru Sound
  • World famous TranzAlpine Train through the magnificent Southern Alps
  • Twin Glaciers of Franz Josef & Fox
  • Historic Arrowtown and beautiful Southern Lakes District
  • Optional tours & overnight cruises of Milford & Doubtful Sounds
  • World-Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park
  • See & touch glaciers & icebergs up-close on your Tasman Glacier Explorer expedition
  • Lake Tekapo & the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Complimentary airport transfers by private vehicle

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