Exploring New Zealand
Starting at $439919 days • 27 meals
Tour HighlightsAuckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Tranz Alpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier Region, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Mt. Cook
TOUR DESCRIPTIONFrom the steaming geothermal vents of Rotorua, to the ice sheets and subtropical rainforest of Franz Josef Glacier, to the genuine warmth of a homestay with a local family, experience all of New Zealand’s many facets on this 19-day journey. Cruise Milford Sound in dramatic Fiordland. Sip wine at regional vineyards in Hawke’s Nest and Marlborough. See the beautiful and endangered flightless kiwi bird. Overnight at the foot of massive Mt Cook. Dine in a restored Christchurch mansion. Immerse yourself in the Maori culture. Witness the famous Haka ceremony, followed by a Hangi feast.
- Traverse through the heart of the Southern Alps aboard the famous Tranz Alpine train.
- Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty House to discover the early beginnings of the nation of New Zealand.
- Get to know a local New Zealand family during a memorable authentic experience of dinner and the choice of an overnight stay* in their home.
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Passport & visa information
Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.
IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.
Destination Facts & Stats
New Zealand is 16 hours ahead (based on Eastern Standard Time).
New Zealand uses 230 Volts, Type I plugs
An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.