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Start on the South Island in Christchurch, a city reimagining itself. Soak up the adrenaline of Queenstown and savour every second of Milford Sound. Stand in awe before the Franz Josef Glacier and experience the amazing TranzAlpine railway. There is simply so much goodness to discover on this amazing journey. During your time on the North Island, enjoy a glimpse into the world of the geniuses from Weta Workshop, who have dreamt up films like the Lord of the Rings trilogy in Wellington, while in Rotorua, marvel at the bubbling geothermal activity. Explore the ‘City of Sails’ and sail across Auckland Harbour, a beautiful way to end your 15 days of delight and exploration.
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* From price is for a 19 November 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1
Highlights: Welcome dinner

Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch for your two night stay. The wonder of New Zealand begins here, celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome dinner.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Christchurch
Highlights: Freechoice

Freechoice: Go punting on the Avon River, take the Botanic Gardens Tour or see Christchurch from an open top bus. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is yours.

Freechoice

Go punting on the Avon River, take the Botanic Gardens Tour or see Christchurch from an open top bus. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is yours.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Christchurch > Mount Cook
Highlights: Church of the Good Shepherd

Travel through the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains. See Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before soaking up the alpine landscape of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy an overnight Special Stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Mount Cook > Te Anau
Highlights: Enrich - Ata Whenua

See the fertile, sheep filled farming land of Central Otago en route to Te Anau.

Your base for tonight is Te Anau.

Enrich

Experience a special screening of Ata Whenua –Shadowland. Also known as Fiordland on film, this short movie takes you on an unforgettable journey over the World Heritage-listed wilderness.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Te Anau > Queenstown
Highlights: Milford Sound Cruise

Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound. Stand in awe at the towering cliffs, peaks and waterfalls. Later, arrive in Queenstown for your two night stay.

Optional flight
Take a scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown instead of travelling by road. (Additional expense.)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Queenstown
Highlights: Freechoice and Freechoice Dining

Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown or simply relax at the hotel restaurant.

Freechoice

Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River, or for a more leisurely pace, enjoy a guided tour of local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet or take a 4WD Safari on the Scenes tour exploring The Lord of the Rings filming locations. A guided tour through Skippers Canyon is also available for you to enjoy or a guided walk around the lake edge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Queenstown > Franz Josef
Highlights: Haast River Jet

Start the day with a stop in Wanaka before enjoying a jet boat ride on the Haast River. Arrive in Franz Josef and stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face. Enjoy an overnight Special Stay.

Optional flight
Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of a landing in this natural alpine landscape. (Additional expense.)

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Franz Josef > Christchurch
Highlights: TranzAlpine

Visit Hokitika, the home of New Zealand’s native greenstone. Join the TranzAlpine this afternoon for your rail journey across the Southern Alps back to Christchurch for an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Christchurch > Wellington
Highlights: Marlborough Sounds

Drive along the spectacular east coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. Travel in the premium lounge on your ferry journey across Cook Strait to start your discovery of the North Island. Discover the nation’s capital city Wellington with your two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Wellington
Highlights: Enrich - Weta Workshop and Te Papa

Enjoy a city tour before visiting Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand.

Enrich

Take an in-depth journey of Te Papa to discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s land and people, told with authority and passion. Concludes with kapu ti – a hot drink and traditionally inspired food.

Enrich

Exclusive to Scenic guests, you’ll meet the team from Weta Workshop responsible for movies like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy and ‘King Kong’. Get up close and personal with movie props and learn the secrets behind movie magic before enjoying dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Wellington > Rotorua
Highlights: Lake Taupo

Experience the force of nature at Huka Falls, soaking up the beguiling serenity of Lake Taupo. Your base for the next two nights is Rotorua.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Rotorua
Highlights: Freechoice

Be amazed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia.

Optional flight
Take a flight to Mt Tarawera including a volcanic landing. (Additional expense.)

Freechoice

Enjoy New Zealand’s famous sheep show and meet a Kiwi of the feathered kind or take an amphibious duck tour of Rotorua’s city and lakes. Alternatively, relax in the geothermal pools or visit the movie set of Hobbiton.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13
Rotorua > Auckland
Highlights: Enrich - Hamilton Gardens

Today, the scenery is the rolling hills and farmlands of the Waikato region.

Arrive in the 'City of Sails' this afternoon Auckland for your Special Stay

Your dining choices for tonight include a sunset dinner yacht cruise, Degree Gastrobar, Orbit 360 Restaurant at Sky City or dinner at your hotel.

Enrich

Discover the award-winning Hamilton Gardens on your guided tour. Each themed garden explores different civilisations or recreates a historically important garden style. Enjoy lunch in one of the private themed areas.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Auckland
Highlights: Freechoice

Freechoice: Choose from a range of Auckland’s attractions – enjoy an exhilarating sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island. Alternatively, take a leisurely harbour cruise, discover the black sand beaches of the West Coast or join a small group sightseeing tour of Auckland

Freechoice

Choose from a range of Auckland’s attractions – enjoy an exhilarating sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island. Alternatively, take a leisurely harbour cruise, discover the black sand beaches of the West Coast or join a small group sightseeing tour of Auckland

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15
Auckland
Highlights: Farewell

It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand.

Meals included: Breakfast
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