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Independent Vacations in Australia

Koalas & Kangaroos: 13 days

Great Barrier Reef: 10 days

Romance in Australia: 11 days

Outback & Wine Country: 14 days

Reef & Rock: 12 days

Australia Spectacular: 16 days

Australian Explorer: 20 days

 

 

Independent Vacations in Australia & New Zealand

New Zealand on Sale from $2,429
Fly-Drive Vacation from $3,059
Kiwis & Koalas from $5,679
Getaway Downunder from $3,889
Pacific Explorer from $8,289

Independent Vacations in New Zealand

RV Vacation Special from $2,239
New Zealand on Sale from $2,189
New Zealand Highlights from $4,289

New Zealand Explorer from $4,069

New Zealand Naturally from $4,689

Independent Vacations in New Zealand & the South Pacific

Island Escapade from $3,859

South Pacific Explorer from $4,479

Pacific Island Hopper from $5,139

 

Sample Gold Hotels

These are samples of hotels used in our Gold category. These may be substituted with similar (or better) hotels, due to availability, rate changes etc.

Auckland - Heritage
Cairns - Kewarra Beach Resort
Christchurch - Heritage
Melbourne - Lindrum

Perth - Duxton

Queenstown - Millenium

Rotorua - Heritage

Sydney - Swissotel

Wellington - James Cook

 

Sample Silver Hotels

These are samples of hotels used in our Silver category. These may be substituted with similar (or better) hotels, due to availability, rate changes etc.

Auckland - Amora

Cairns - Cairns Beach Resort

Christchurch - Scenic Heartland

Dunedin - Victoria

Melbourne - Ibis Little Bourke

Queenstown - Rydges Lakeland

Rotorua - Sudima

Sydney - The Cambridge

Wellington - Mercure

New Zealand on Sale

Enjoy a quick vacation to New Zealand at an incredible bargain price: Fly from Los Angeles to Auckland and explore New Zealand's north island at your own pace in a rental car. Relax in magical landscapes and a pristine environment, experience the ancient culture of New Zealand's Maori people and discover what makes New Zealand such an attractive vacation destination.

Your New Zealand on Sale! package includes:

  • Round-trip air, including applicable fuel surcharges and airport taxes/fees,
    from Los Angeles to New Zealand (low add-on fares are available from most major airports nationwide)

  • One Night's accommodation in Auckland

  • Rental car in New Zealand for one week with unlimited mileage 

  • Two Nights' accommodation in Rotorua

  • Two Nights' accommodation in Lake Taupo

  • Two Night's accommodation in Wellington

  • Domestic flight in New Zealand, from Wellington to Auckland

  • All applicable hotel service charges and government taxes

Suggested Itinerary for your quick trip to New Zealand:

Day 1     USA to Auckland
Leave Los Angeles this evening for your flight across the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand.

Day 2     In Flight
In flight over the International Date Line.

Day 3     Auckland
After arrival, you have the rest of the afternoon free to relax and explore this charming city. Auckland, is situated between two enormous harbors and dotted with 48 extinct volcanic cones.

Day 4     Auckland to Rotorua
Pick up your rental car this morning and leave Auckland to head south. The trip south takes you through prime Waikato farmland. Visit the Waitomo Caves, famous for its vast subterranean cave systems decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and glow-worms. Continue to Rotorua via a mixture of farmland, lakes and forest. You’ll know you’ve arrived in the city of Rotorua when you see (and smell!) the geothermal steam plumes of Whakarewarewa. Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so there’s evidence of volcanic activity everywhere you look.

Day 5     Rotorua
Explore some of the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. Rotorua is interesting in any weather, at any time of the year.

Day 6     Rotorua to Lake Taupo
The road to Taupo will keep you entertained with its unusual, volcanic geography.  Take a side road to a geothermal park, where you’ll discover geysers, silica terraces and craters of boiling mud. Towards the end of your journey you’ll encounter the raging Huka Falls.

Day 7     Lake Taupo/Tongariro National Park
The resort town of Taupo sits on the edge of New Zealand’s largest lake, which is well stocked with sizeable trout. Nearby is Tongariro National Park with its active Ruapehu volcano. Enjoy the alpine scenery, the drive along the eastern edge of Lake Taupo is very scenic.

Day 8     Taupo to Wellington  via Napier
The major attraction on the road from Taupo to Napier is the fantastic scenery. There’s a bit of everything - rugged hills, beautiful valleys, gentle plains and huge vistas. At Tarawera you can walk to the hot springs, which are above the Waipunga River. You might also want to stop at the Waiarua Falls lookout, to view the twin waterfalls. Napier is famous for its pure Art Deco style.  More than 40 vineyards are clustered in the area, and many have fine restaurants on-site On your way south you’ll drive through Dannevirke, a town originally settled by Scandinavians, you can inspect locally made knitwear. Woodville is a place for antique browsing. The wildlife sanctuary at Mt Bruce is an essential stop, before arriving in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.

Day 9     Wellington
Wellington is compact, cultured and full of character. Nestled between the harbour and the hills, the downtown area is ideal for explorations on foot. Enjoy cafes, restaurants, museums and all kinds of shops. Dance, theatre and musical performances are a Wellington specialty.

Day 10   Wellington to USA
Return your rental car and take a domestic flight from Wellington to Auckland, connecting to your international flight back to the US, arriving on the same day.

2017/18
Departures
Silver
Hotels
Gold
Hotels
6/01/17 9/30/17$1,997$2,389
10/01/17 11/30/17$2,279$2,739
12/01/17 01/31/18$2,589$3,069
02/01/18 03/31/18$2,349$2,759
04/01/18 05/31/18$2,079$2,499
Tahiti Extension.$699$979
Tahiti Extension. (Jun-Oct)$799$1,079
Fiji Extn.$479$799

Departs Daily

Air Tahiti Nui to New Zealand via Tahiti

We offer two categories of accommodation: Silver hotels are carefully selected for their excellent value - all  rooms have private facilities and a tea/coffee maker. Gold hotels are better located, offer more spacious rooms with better amenities and a higher standard of service.
 The departure date determines the price applicable. All prices are per person and based on twin-share accommodation.

A $100 surcharge applies for bookings made within 30 days of the departure date. The tour price does not include meals (other than those indicated), personal expenses and travel / rental car insurance.

Optional Extensions

New Zealand's South Island (7 Days) 
If you have a few extra days to spare, why not check out New Zealand's fabulous South Island? Home to towering mountain ranges (commonly known as the Southern Alps), spectacular fjords and sounds (such as the famous Milford Sound) and a spectacular variety of flora and fauna. Your South Island extension includes a ferry ride from Wellington through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds to Picton on the South Island, extension of your car rental, accommodations for 7 nights and a flight back from Queenstown to Auckland (instead of the Wellington - Auckland flight).

Tahiti (5 Days)
How about combining your New Zealand vacation with a break on the romantic islands of Tahiti? Experience the charm and beauty of the Polynesian islands of Tahiti and Moorea on this island stopover. Your Tahiti extension includes 4 nights' accommodations (one on Tahiti and three on Moorea), inter-island transfers and a sightseeing tour.

Fiji Islands
Bula! Or, ‘welcome’ in Fijian, is a greeting you hear very often on these islands. Why not add to your vacation by stopping over in this relaxing, South Pacific idyll for a few days, on your way back from New Zealand? Enjoy the warm sunshine and wonderful beaches, visit some traditional villages with their thatched huts and meet some friendly locals!

 

10 Day Vacation from $1,997 only

 
The koru, a New Zealand fern
The koru, a New Zealand fern
 
New Zealand Self-Drive Vacation Itinerary
 
 
 

New Zealand Maori Man in Traditional warrior pose 
Traditional Maori warrior pose 

 
 
 
 
 

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