Meet the People - Experience New Zealand

Meet the People - Experience New Zealand

Ask returned visitors to name their favorite place in New Zealand and you’ll receive 10 different answers: ask what made their trip wonderful and you’ll get one answers: the people. This vacation showcases not just the stunning scenery of New Zealand, but also provides the opportunity to meet the locals on tours and experience local culture.

Meet the People - Experience New Zealand

New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > The Coromandel > Hamilton & Waikato > Rotorua > Ruapehu > Wellington & Martinborough > South Island > Christchurch & Canterbury > Abel Tasman National Park > Kaikoura 

17 Days, 16 Nights

Explore the landscapes, meet the people and discover the spirit of Pure New Zealand on this 16-night vacation that travels from Auckland to Queenstown.

Embark on a journey through the North and South Islands that provides not only experiences, but also relaxation at some of New Zealand’s boutique lodges and hotels. Explore extraordinary landscapes, hear about age-old legends of the indigenous Maori and enjoy Kiwi hospitality along the way.


  • Auckland, Maori culture and Waiheke Island
  • Coromandel Peninsula
  • Tauranga - Bay of Plenty
  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Rotorua and Te Puia
  • Tongariro National Park hike
  • Tasting gourmet food in Wellington
  • Zealandia
  • Interislander ferry
  • Able Tasman National Park
  • Whale watching
  • Christchurch


  • Private Arrival Transfer Auckland Airport to Hotel
  • Two nights Auckland, Cordis Auckland, including breakfast
    • Auckland Maori Luxury Tour, including lunch
    • Waiheke Highlights Tour, Auckland Seaplanes
  • Fourteen Days Group D Car Hire (Intermediate Sedan) with unlimited mileage and GPS
  • One night Coromandal, 970 Lonely Bay, including breakfast
  • Two nights Bay of Plenty, Matahui Lodge, including breakfast
    • Private Tour and Marquee Feast at Hobbiton Movie Set, with lunch
  • Two nights Rotorua, Treetops Lodge & Estate, including breakfast
    • Te Ra (Admission) & Te Po (Evening Experience), Rotorua includes hangi meal
  • Two nights Tongariro, Chateau Tongariro including breakfast
    • Full-day Tongariro Crossing
  • Two nights Wellington, Sofitel Wellington, including breakfast
    • Evening at Zealandia
    • Walking Gourmet Tour, Wellington
  • Interislander Ferry Transfer from Wellington to Picton, including lounge upgrade
  • Two nights Abel Tasman National Park, Westhaven Retreat, including breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Beaches, Bay and Seals tour with optional kayaking and walking, Abel Tasman National Park
  • One night Kaikoura, Hapuku Lodge including breakfast and dinner
    • Whale Watching Flight, Kaikoura
  • Two nights Christchurch, Otahuna Lodge including breakfast and dinner


Based on departures Price per person from* 
Based on Double Occupancy
December 11, 2020 - January 15, 2021 Please call for Pricing
January 16, 2021 - March 20, 2021 10699


Group Size

Independent Vacation


January 16, 2021 - March 20, 2021


From $10699 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.  Black-out dates apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at the time of posting (6/2/2020) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details. Must be booked by Aug 31, 2020 NZETA Visa is required to travel to New Zealand. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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