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Independent Vacations in Australia

Koalas & Kangaroos from $3,059

Great Barrier Reef from 10 Days

Romance in Australia from 11 Days

Outback & Wine Country from $4,649

Reef & Rock from 12 Days

Sydney to Cairns by Rail from $4,379

Australia Spectacular from 16 Days

Australian Explorer from 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 Vacation package from $1,799

Enjoy a vacation in New Zealand with her pristine environment, awe-inspiring landscapes and very friendly people. From ancient forests of towering Kauri trees in the sub-tropical North, to the glaciers and majestic fjords in the South, there are snow capped mountains, fast-flowing rivers, deep, clear lakes, deserted beaches, hissing geysers and even boiling mud – all within a relatively short distance. Enrich your vacation with all sorts of activities – from leisurely drives to hiking and bush trekking, bicycle touring or horseback riding to thrilling pursuits such as whitewater rafting or heli-skiing. You can swim with dolphins, frolic with newborn lambs on a farm, go whale watching or fish for trout in the many lakes or streams that dot the landscape.

This 12-day vacation lets you experience the highlights of New Zealand in a short time, yet at a relaxing pace. The combination of guided tours (included) along with ample free time is just the right mix for you to explore this fascinating destination and have a memorable vacation.

Your New Zealand Highlights Vacation includes:
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Round-trip air, including applicable fuel surcharges and airport taxes/fees,
from Los Angeles to New Zealand

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7 Days' rental car from Auckland to Rotorua, with insurance, one-way fee and unlimited mileage

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1 Night's accommodation in Auckland

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3 Nights' accommodation on the Coromandel Peninsula

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Full-day guided nature tour in the Coromandel Peninsula

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2 Nights' accommodation in Rotorua

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Half-day guided tour of Rotorua

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Domestic flight from Rotorua to Queenstown

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3 Nights' accommodation in Queenstown

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Full-day excursion to Milford Sound, incl. cruise

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Domestic flight from Queenstown to Auckland

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Airport transfers in Queenstown

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Local taxes (15%) in New Zealand

 

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Optional Extension: Tahiti and Moorea (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.


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Optional Extension: Fiji Islands (5 Days)

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!


Fijian Island

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 
Leave Los Angeles or San Francisco this evening for your flight across the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand.

Day 2 
In flight over the International Date Line.

Day 3 
After arrive in Auckland this morning, pick up your rental car and the rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and check out this charming city.

Day 4 
Leaving Auckland head north towards the Coromandel Peninsula, a rugged and beautiful coastal area which is also rich in local history.

Day 5 
During a full day tour with a local guide you will be visiting the hidden treasures of the Coromandel coast like Cathedral Cove, a secluded sandy beach with crystal clear water, ancient forests with towering Kauri trees, or Hot Water Beach with its thermal pools underneath the sand where you can dig out your own 'hot-tub'. Your experienced guide will explain the unique flora and fauna of this region.

Day 6 
Free time to relax and explore this beautiful corner of New Zealand on your own.

Day 7 
This morning drive to Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand Maori culture, also famous for its geothermal hotspots - there are spouting geysers, boiling mud pools and warm geothermal springs.


Day 8 
A half day tour will take you to some of Rotorua’s famous sights, visiting the thermal pools of Whakarewarewa with its beautifully-colored mineral deposits where you can walk on a boardwalk over bubbling mud pools. Enjoy a sheep shearing demonstration and learn about the lifestyle of rural New Zealanders. The afternoon is free for you to explore Rotorua on your own.

Day 9 
Return your rental car at the airport in Rotorua this morning and fly to Queenstown on the South Island. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where accommodations have been booked for the next 3 nights.

Day 10 
A full-day coach excursion to Milford Sound awaits you. After passing through some beautiful scenery you arrive in Milford Sound, where a boat awaits to take you on a cruise through the sound (included).  Described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, these fjords were carved out during successive ice ages and the grandeur of the towering peaks meeting the ocean is truly awesome. Later, return to Queenstown by road.

Day 11 
Today is yours to enjoy Queenstown and the surrounding area at your leisure. There are lots of thrilling and interesting activities available, such as jet-boating, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain-biking etc. as well as tours to the surrounding area (optional).

Day 12 
Early this afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Queenstown to Auckland, with an onward connection to Los Angeles. Crossing the International Date Line eastbound, you arrive back in the US on the same day.
 
New Zealand 12-Day Vacation
A New Zealand Fern
2016
Departures
Silver
Hotels
Gold
Hotels
9/01/16 9/30/16$4,339$4,889
10/01/16 11/30/16$4,659$5,149
12/01/16 12/31/16$4,869$5,369
Tahiti Extension.$949$1,089
Tahiti Extension. (Jun-Oct)$1,099$1,399
Fiji Extn.$759$1,039

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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.

 
 

Auckland Harbor and skyline, New Zealand
Auckland Skyline

 

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Coast, New Zealand North Island
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

 

Jet-boat ride in New Zealand
A thrilling jet-boat ride!

 

Milford Sound, Fjordland, South Island, New Zealand
Milford Sound, South Island

 
 

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