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New Zealand Vacation Packages and Specials

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New Zealand consists of two main islands, the North Island (tropical) and the South Island (more temperate, with a climate similar to Oregon or Washington).

The Maoris are the native New Zealanders, and descend from Polynesian settlers. The official languages are English and Maori.

The outdoors is a major draw for tourists, with the incredible Southern Alps, Milford Sound and its fjords, and brilliant lakes, rivers, and national parks.

It's also a great destination for foodies, with incredible restaurants and wineries. Seafood is a mainstay, with green-lipped mussels, crayfish, oysters and fresh fish. The most notable wine variety produced is Sauvignon Blanc, but New Zealand also produces some world-class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blends.
  New Zealand vacations and special offers from Visual Itineraries

12 Nights Cook Island and New Zealand- 4,339pp
Heritage Auckland
Hotel: Heritage Auckland.

Includes:
Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Rarotonga, Auckland & Queenstown
Five nights Royale Takitumu Villas, One Bedroom Lagoonview Villa including early check-in, tropical breakfast and welcome drink on arrival, complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling gear and guest barbecue
Island Discovery Tour, Rarotonga
Island Night Show and Dinner at Highland Paradise, Rarotonga
Three nights Heritage Auckland, Superior Room
Four nights Millennium Queenstown, Superior Room
Round-trip airport/hotel transfers throughout
US/foreign taxes/fees
*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Valid for Saturday departures May 1, 2018 - June 21, 2018. Advertised pricing reflects low season travel dates. Seasonal surcharges apply for travel outside of low season. Must be booked by April 30, 2018. Black-out dates may apply. Prices are current at time of posting (3/15/18) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed, due to fare increases and currency fluctuations. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.

Valid for bookings made Mar 16, 2018 to Apr 30, 2018.
Valid for travel Apr 1, 2018 to Oct 3, 2018 (travel must commence by Oct 3, 2018).
Company: Down Under Answers
Offer added: March 16, 2018
Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington & Queenstown- 12 Nights from $2899pp
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
Hotel: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua.

Inclusions
Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington & Queenstown
Four nights Grand Mercure Auckland or similar
Two nights Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua or similar
Two nights ibis Wellington or similar
Four nights Copthorne Resort Lakefront of similar
US/foreign taxes & fees including Sept 11 Security Fee
Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Valid for weekday departures and weekend returns May 1, 2018 - June 20, 2018. Transpacific departures Fri – Sun incur a $50 fee. Advertised price reflect low season and seasonal surcharges apply for travel outside of this season. Must be booked by April 30, 2018. Black-out dates may apply. Prices are current at time of posting (3/16/18) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed, due to fare increases and currency fluctuations. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.
Valid for bookings made Mar 16, 2018 to Apr 30, 2018.
Valid for travel May 1, 2018 to Jun 20, 2018 (travel must commence by Jun 20, 2018).
Company: Down Under Answers
Offer added: March 16, 2018
10 Nights Auckland, Rotorua & Queenstown from $2539pp
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Hotel: Millennium Hotel Rotorua.

Inclusions
Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland, Rotorua & Queenstown
Four nights Grand Millennium Auckland
Two nights Millennium Rotorua
Four nights Millennium Queenstown
US/foreign taxes & fees including Sept 11 Security Fee
Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Valid for weekday departures and weekend returns May 1, 2018 - June 21, 2018. Transpacific departures Fri – Sun incur a $50 fee.Advertised pricing reflects low season pricing. Seasonal surcharges apply for travel outside this season. Must be booked by April 30, 2018. Black-out dates may apply. Prices are current at time of posting (3/16/18) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed, due to fare increases and currency fluctuations. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.
Valid for bookings made Mar 16, 2018 to Apr 30, 2018.
Valid for travel May 1, 2018 to Jun 21, 2018 (travel must commence by Jun 21, 2018).
Company: Down Under Answers
Offer added: March 16, 2018
10 Nights Auckland, Rotorua & Queenstown from $2539pp
Millenium Hotel Queenstown
Hotel: Millenium Hotel Queenstown.

Inclusions
Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland, Rotorua & Queenstown
Four nights Grand Millennium Auckland
Two nights Millennium Rotorua
Four nights Millennium Queenstown
US/foreign taxes & fees including Sept 11 Security Fee
*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Valid for weekday departures and weekend returns May 1, 2018 - June 20, 2018. Weekend surcharges of US$50 apply one way, US$100 return, for flights Fri-Sun. Advertised price reflects low season travel dates. Seasonal supplements apply outside low season. Must be booked by April 30, 2018. Black-out dates may apply. Prices are current at time of posting (3/16/18) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed, due to fare increases and currency fluctuations. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.
Valid for bookings made Mar 16, 2018 to Apr 30, 2018.
Valid for travel May 1, 2018 to Jun 21, 2018 (travel must commence by Jun 21, 2018).
Company: Down Under Answers
Offer added: March 16, 2018
12 Nights Cook Islands, Auckland & Queenstown from 3899pp
Heritage Auckland
Hotel: Heritage Auckland.

Includes
Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Rarotonga, Auckland & Queenstown
Five nights Royale Takitumu Villas, One Bedroom Lagoonview Villa including early check-in, tropical breakfast and welcome drink on arrival, complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling gear and guest barbecue
Island Discovery Tour, Rarotonga
Island Night Show and Dinner at Highland Paradise, Rarotonga
Three nights Heritage Auckland, Superior Room
Four nights Millennium Queenstown, Superior Room
Round-trip airport/hotel transfers throughout
US/foreign taxes/fees
Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Valid for Saturday departures May 1, 2018 - June 21, 2018. Advertised pricing reflects low season travel dates. Seasonal surcharges apply for travel outside of low season. Must be booked by April 30, 2018. Black-out dates may apply. Prices are current at time of posting (3/15/18) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed, due to fare increases and currency fluctuations. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice.
Valid for bookings made Mar 16, 2018 to Apr 30, 2018.
Valid for travel May 1, 2018 to Jun 21, 2018 (travel must commence by Jun 21, 2018).
Company: Down Under Answers
Offer added: March 16, 2018
Hilton Auckland - 5 Nights from $1,580
Hilton Hotel Auckland
Hotel: Hilton Hotel Auckland.

Auckland Awaits: Five nights | Deluxe Harbour view room | special rate | daily breakfast | Coromandel full-day excursion | A Walk in the Wilderness excursion | private transfers | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel Jan 3, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
InterContinental Wellington- 5 Nights from $1,605
Intercontinental Wellington
Hotel: Intercontinental Wellington.

Wellington Discovery: Five nights | Club room with access to Club Lounge for continental breakfast, and evening drinks and canapés, afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge | Middle Earth full-day excursion | Wellington City morning excursion | private airport transfers | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel Mar 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
Millennium Hotel Rotorua - 5 Nights from $1,026
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Hotel: Millennium Hotel Rotorua.

Authentic New Zealand: Five nights | Superior Lakeview room | Volcanos and Rainforest full-day excursion | Maori Hangi Dinner | private transfers | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel Mar 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
Pullman Auckland- 5 Nights from $1,467
Pullman Hotel Auckland
Hotel: Pullman Hotel Auckland.

New Zealand Escapes: Five nights | Superior residence | Coromandel full-day excursion | Hobbiton Express Tour | airport transfers | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel Mar 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
Rydges Auckland - 5 Nights from $1,634
Rydges Auckland
Hotel: Rydges Auckland.

Adventure in New Zealand: Five nights | Premium Harbour view room | Hobbiton Express Tour | Auckland Bridge Climb | Maori Cultural Experience | private transfers | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel Mar 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
SKYCITY Grand Hotel- 5 Nights from $1,262
SKYCITY Grand Hotel
Hotel: SKYCITY Grand Hotel.

New Zealand Beauty: 5 nights | Premium Luxury Harbour view room | Auckland and Bay of Islands Sites | Auckland Maori Excursion | private transfers | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel Mar 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour- 5 Nights from $1,575
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour.

New Zealand Adventure: Five nights | Luxury Marina view room | Auckland Bridge Climb | A Walk in the Wilderness Experience | Sailing Adventure | private transfers | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel Mar 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa- 5 Nights from $1,186
Sofitel Queenstown
Hotel: Sofitel Queenstown.

New Zealand Adventure: Five nights | Luxury room with spa | The Grand Circle Helicopter excursion | Shotover Jet Ride | private transfers | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel May 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
Te Waonui Forest Retreat $1,665
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat.

New Zealand Adventure: Five nights | Deluxe room | Twin Glacier Helicopter excursion | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel May 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
The George - 5 Nights from $1,562
The George
Hotel: The George.

New Zealand Delights: Five nights | Premium executive room | welcome cocktail | Kaikoura and Whale Watching Cruise with morning tea, lunch and transportation | private airport transfers | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel May 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
Treetops Lodge & Estate- 5 Nights from $3,580
Treetops Lodge and Estate
Hotel: Treetops Lodge and Estate.

New Zealand Escapes: Five nights | Lodge room | daily breakfast and dinner | pre-dinner drinks and canapés | select activities including trout lake fishing, mountain bikes and hiking trails | plus, receive a future travel credit up to $500 on bookings made by March 31, 2018

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.
Valid for bookings made Feb 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018.
Valid for travel Mar 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018 (travel must commence by Sep 30, 2018).
Company: Journese
Offer added: February 27, 2018
 

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