Enchanting New Zealand: From City Lights to Alpine Heights

Enchanting New Zealand: From City Lights to Alpine Heights

Embark on an unforgettable journey through New Zealand’s most iconic destinations, from the vibrant cityscapes of Auckland to the breathtaking beauty of Queenstown’s alpine landscapes. This 11-night adventure offers a perfect blend of urban exploration, natural wonders, and cultural immersion.

Enchanting New Zealand: From City Lights to Alpine Heights

New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Rotorua > South Island > Christchurch & Canterbury > Mt Cook/Mt Aoraki > Queenstown & Wanaka 

14 Days, 11 Nights

Your adventure begins with a direct flight from Los Angeles to Auckland. Settle into your Superior King City Side Room at the centrally locate Movenpick Auckland and get ready for an Auckland City Revealed half-day tour. Dive into the heart of New Zealand’s largest city, uncovering its rich history, stunning waterfront, and vibrant culture. Explore at your own pace with a 48-hour Explorer Bus Hop On/Hop Off Pass.

Join a day tour from Auckland to Rotorua, where Middle-earth comes to life at the enchanting Hobbiton Movie Set. After immersing yourself in the Shire’s picturesque landscape, you will journey through New Zealand’s stunning countryside, passing geothermal wonders, and arriving in Rotorua, a hub of Maori culture and natural beauty. This tour seamlessly combines the magic of Tolkien’s world with the breathtaking landscapes of the North Island.

Check into the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside in a City View King Room for two nights. Experience the magic of Te Puia Te Po Combo with an evening of Maori culture, geothermal wonders, and a sumptuous feast. Explore Rotorua’s geothermal wonders with a guided tour of the Geothermal Valley.

Next, it’s off to Christchurch. Enjoy a two-night stay at The Mayfair in a King Room. Discover the revitalized city center followed by a delightful Christchurch Wine Trail experience, complete with a delectable platter lunch.

Travel to Queenstown via the stunning Mt. Cook region, soaking in the awe-inspiring landscapes along the way. Spend four nights at the Crown Plaza Queenstown in a Lakeview Room. Dive into the excitement of Queenstown with a half-day Highlights tour, and embark on a Milford Sound Small Group Tour, featuring a glass-roof option and a scenic picnic lunch.

Explore Lake Wakatipu aboard the iconic TSS Earnslaw before indulging in a Walter Peak Farm BBQ dinner. Your adventure concludes with private airport/hotel transfers as you bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of New Zealand.

This meticulously curated itinerary showcases New Zealand’s diverse beauty, from geothermal wonders in Rotorua to the adventure-packed landscapes of Queenstown. Prepare to be captivated by the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Image: Lake Tekapo, Motuariki Island.
c. Rachel Gillespie


  • Auckland
  • Hobbiton
  • Rotorua
  • Christchurch
  • Mt Cook 
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound


  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angles to Auckland, returning from Queenstown
  • One-way flight from Rotorua to Christchurch
  • 3 Nights Auckland at the Movenpick Auckland in a Superior City Side Room
    • Auckland City & West Coast Luxury Tour
    • Explorer Bus 48-hour Hop On/Hop Off Pass
  • One-way Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton small-group tour
  • 2 Nights Rotorua at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside in a City View King Room
    • Te Puia Te Po Combo Experience
    • Eco Thermal Park Tour
  • 2 Nights Christchurch at The Mayfair in a Mayfair King Room
    • Christchurch Wine Trail and City Tour including lunch
  • One-way small-group transfer from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook tour
  • 4 Nights Queenstown at the Crowne Plaza Queenstown in a Lakeview Room
    • Best of Queenstown half-day tour
    • Milford Sound Small Group Tour (glass roof option) including picnic lunch
    • TSS Earnslaw with Walter Peak Farm BBQ dinner
  • Private Airport/Hotel transfers
  • Breakfast Daily
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee


Based on Depatures

Price per person from*

Based on Double Occupancy

April 1 - April 30, 2024 6039
May 1- June 28, 2024 5749
June 29 - July 24, 2024 6469
July 25 - September 17, 2024 5979
September 18 - October 15, 2024 6429
October 16 - November 28, 2024 6299
November 29 - December 12, 2024 6699
December 13 - December 23, 2024 7779
December 24 - January 3, 2025 6739
January 4 - January 13, 2025 7269
January 14 - January 29, 2025 6699
January 30 - MArch 31, 2025 6299


**Rates are not valid over special events.

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Group Size

Independent Vacation


May 1, 2024 - June 28, 2024


From $5749 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*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 - June 28, 2024. Transpacific departures Fri – Sun incur a $50 fee each direction. Advertised pricing reflects low season pricing. Seasonal surcharges apply for travel outside this season. Must be booked by May 31, 2024. Black-out dates apply: Queenstown Nov 15-16; Dec 20 - Jan 5; Jan 29. Other blackout dates may apply. Prices are current at time of posting (2/24/2025) 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. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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