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Our fantastic collection of New Zealand tours offers the choice to explore the North Island including Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington, or the magnificent South Island with highlights such as Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Some of the New Zealand tours also give the opportunity to combine the contrasts of both islands in one trip.

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The North Island is subtropical with a glorious coastline, stunning beaches and the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Wellington. Visit a geothermal wonderland with bubbling sulphur pools and erupting geysers at Wai-O-Tapu in the Rotorua region, marvel at the dolphins and whales as you sail along the coast off the Bay of Islands and witness the awe-inspiring natural scenery at the Tongariro National Park. The South Island is home to wonderful wildlife, gourmet food, delightful wines and the charming lakeside town of Queenstown and Wanaka. Walk through dramatic ice caves in the glacier region, visit the Lord of the Rings country in Queenstown and observe the fascinating wildlife in the Milford Sound.

The Māori culture is the heart of New Zealand and has firmly imprinted itself on the modern Kiwi life. Wherever you are in New Zealand, you can hear the Māori language, enjoy a Māori feast known as a hāngi and experience a cultural and historical Māori performance with song, dance and the famous Haka war dance. The New Zealand All Blacks are renowned for their performance of a traditional Maori haka before each game of rugby.

New Zealand boasts a laid back and welcoming atmosphere and is a true pleasure to explore. The transport systems are exceptional, the destination choices are endless and the food is delicious. The cities including Auckland, Wellington and Napier take influences from as far afield as South Pacific islands and Western Europe to create inspirational dishes using locally sourced food. The vegetarian/vegan scene is one of the best in the world and you are never too far from a cup of perfectly-brewed coffee.


Featured New Zealand Tours

Northern Wonders

Journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders, as you make your way to the Far North. Explore fertile heartland, showcasing lush forests, rugged mountains and steep gorges.

2019 - Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Oct
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Northern Spotlight

Follow the path of pioneer settlers as you travel the North Island of New Zealand, the birthplace of the country’s European history. This journey takes you from the shores of the beautiful Bay of Islands to Rotorua, rich in Māori culture and traditions, and on to the spectacular scenery of Tongariro National Park to the thriving modern capital, Wellington.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Sep
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Northern Wonders

Journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders, as you make your way to the Far North. Explore fertile heartland, showcasing lush forests, rugged mountains and steep gorges.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
From £1725pp
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Northern Spotlight

Follow the path of pioneers as you travel across the North Island of New Zealand. From the first European settlements on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Islands, to Rotorua – rich in Maori culture and traditions, through spectacular scenery of Tongariro National Park and down to the modern capital city of Wellington.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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New Zealand Northern Discovery

A soul-stirring encounter with spectacular scenery, from the City of Sails to the Capital of Cool, with visits to the Bay of Islands and legendary 'Hole in the Rock'.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Sep
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Southern Spotlight

Discover all the highlights of New Zealand’s magnificent South Island on this comprehensive journey. Cross the Southern Alps aboard the iconic TranzAlpine train, cruise the serene waters of incomparable Milford Sound and peaceful Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm in Central Otago, stroll in the beautiful Dunedin grounds of the country’s oldest university – a series of unforgettable experiences awaits you in this proud Pacific nation.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
From £1975pp
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Southern Wonders

Fresh air, magnificent scenery and outdoor activities are just some of the attractions that await you in ‘the land of the long white cloud’. Sample the delicious fresh stone fruit of Cromwell.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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Northern Discovery

Unearth cultural treasures and heartfelt moments as you travel across the North Island of New Zealand. Reveal the wonders of a meal cooked underground in a traditional Māori hangi, uncover a part of New Zealand’s war history, visit cosmopolitan Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, and take a cruise in the spectacular Bay of Islands.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Sep
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Contrasts Of New Zealand

Experience the contrasts of New Zealand’s distinct islands. From Auckland’s sparkling Harbour to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, from the rugged beauty of the West Coast to the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, new facets of New Zealand’s splendour will reveal themselves each day as you explore the Land of the Long White Cloud.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep
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Northern Discovery

The North Island is rich with culture and experiences. Indulge is a degustation dinner in Auckland, explore the blue waters of the Bay of Islands, and cruise of Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
From £2295pp
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Contrasts Of New Zealand

Experience the contrasts of New Zealand’s distinct islands. From Auckland’s sparkling Harbour to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, from the rugged beauty of the West Coast to the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, new facets of New Zealand’s splendour will reveal themselves each day as you explore the Land of the Long White Cloud.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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Contrasts Of New Zealand

From the Icy Fingers of Franz Josef Glacier to the warmth of Rotorua's Geothermal wonders, New Zealand will have you in its grip. Explore the magical Milford Sound and indulge in a mouth-watering hangi feast shared with a local Maori Family.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep
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Spectacular Southern New Zealand

Journey from the Pancake Rocks of Punakaiki to picture-perfect Lake Te Anau. Tuck into a taste of country life with the Taylors, board the TranzAlpine train and cruise the Milford Sound.

2019 - Mar, Apr, Jun, Sep, Oct
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Contrasts Of New Zealand

From the Icy Fingers of Franz Josef Glacier to the warmth of Rotorua's Geothermal wonders, New Zealand will have you in its grip. Explore the magical Milford Sound and indulge in a mouth-watering hangi feast shared with a local Maori Family.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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Kia Ora New Zealand

This epic New Zealand journey spans both Islands of this small, proud nation, revealing majestic snowcapped mountains, rugged coastlines, ice-blue lakes and sweeping rural vistas. Stories of the history and traditions of Māori culture and the intrepid settlers of Central Otago emerge as you travel from the stunning Bay of Islands in the north to the vibrant, multicultural city of Queenstown and awesome Milford Sound in the spectacular South Island.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Sep
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Contrasts Of New Zealand

Take in the contrasts of two distinct islands. From Auckland’s sparkling harbour, to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, across to the rugged beauty of the West Coast and the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, another snapshot of New Zealand’s natural splendour reveals itself around every corner.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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New Zealand Marvel

This classic New Zealand itinerary spans both North and South Islands, leading you through majestic panoramas from the glaciers of the West Coast to the sensational alpine landscapes of Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook National Park, and the extraordinary geothermal fields of Rotorua.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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Southern Spectacular

Spend time with a Kiwi couple who will tell you about the joys and challenges of farming in the foothills of the Southern Alps. Watch master carvers as they create works of art from blocks of magnificent New Zealand greenstone.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
From £2845pp
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New Zealand Magic

Journey across patchwork plains, over shimmering blue waters, through mist-shrouded forests and along roads handcarved into sheer mountainsides. A trip through glorious New Zealand features almost every type of natural landscape you can imagine, as you make your way to Auckland in the North Island from Christchurch in the South Island.

2019 - Jun, Sep
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New Zealand Vista

Wander up one of the forty eight volcanic cones that make up the rolling landscape of Auckland for panoramic city views. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner city beach.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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The Endless Shores

Embrace the Hongi touch of your gracious Māori hosts, whose enduring relationship with this unspoilt land is revealed on this Inspiring Journey to some of New Zealand’s most mesmerising natural wonders, from the luminous glow of Waitomo to the fantasy-land of the Shire.

2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
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Southern Spirit

Discover the most pristine landscapes on the planet and gain an understanding of the rich Māori culture on this remarkable journey through New Zealand’s South Island. From the drama of plunging glacial valleys and rugged snowcapped peaks to the serenity of silent, crystal clear lakes, the traveller is awed at every turn.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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Essence of New Zealand

Create your perfect New Zealand holiday that will leave you a lifetime of golden memories. In the North Island, it may be the spirit and energy of a Māori cultural performance or thermal wonderland of Rotorua.

2019 - Sep
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New Zealand Splendour

Your adventure through New Zealand's soul-stirring natural landscapes will take you past spectacular glaciers and alpine peaks, culminating in a vintage encounter with TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu.

2019 - Mar, Apr, Jun, Sep
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New Zealand Magic

Journey across patchwork plains, over shimmering blue waters, through mist-shrouded forests and along roads handcarved into sheer mountainsides. A trip through glorious New Zealand features almost every type of natural landscape you can imagine, as you make your way to Auckland in the North Island from Christchurch in the South Island.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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Kia Ora New Zealand

Begin your New Zealand story with a cruise in the stunning Bay of Islands. Continue the narrative with the arts and traditions of Maori culture, and the sweeping vistas of the Marlborough Sounds.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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Inspiring New Zealand

A tale of two great islands, of epic natural beauty and ancient rituals and traditions – yours to explore on this Inspiring Journey across the length and breadth of New Zealand. Embrace the sophistication of its cities and the soulful expanse of its stunning untamed landscapes.

2019 - Mar, Apr
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Spirit of New Zealand

Slumber under a star-studded sky in your private cabin on a Milford Sound cruiser, and stroll along deserted golden beaches in New Zealand’s only coastal national park. This comprehensive journey takes you through both North and South Islands to a wonderland of towering snowcapped mountains, ice-blue glaciers, pristine lakes and World Heritage sites of extraordinary volcanic activity, and reveals fascinating insights into the intriguing culture of the original inhabitants, the Māori.

2019 - Sep
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New Zealand Highlights

From the pristine white beaches of the North Island to the snow-capped peaks of the South, you’ll explore every nook of New Zealand on this magnificent journey. A heart-pounding haka welcomes you to Rotorua for a taste of Māori culture, while a world-renowned train journey tops off your time in The Land of the Long White Cloud with scenic splendour.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Sep
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Essence of New Zealand

Create your perfect New Zealand holiday that will leave you a lifetime of golden memories. In the North Island, it may be the spirit and energy of a Māori cultural performance or thermal wonderland of Rotorua.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
From £4075pp
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Inspiring New Zealand

A tale of two great islands, of epic natural beauty and ancient rituals and traditions – yours to explore on this Inspiring Journey across the length and breadth of New Zealand. Embrace the sophistication of its cities and the soulful expanse of its stunning untamed landscapes.

2020 - Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov
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Best of New Zealand

As brilliant as the starry sky, the luminous glow worms of Waitomo light up the dark depths of another world - yours to explore along an epic journey through New Zealand.

2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Sep
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New Zealand Splendour

From the tip of the spectacular North Island to the bottom of the South Island, this journey offers a wealth of wonderful experiences. Cruise glorious Milford Sound, journey through towering pine forests and verdant pastureland, and fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the beach outside your hotel in rugged Punakaiki.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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New Zealand

Its mountains, rivers, fiords and glaciers are breath-taking. Experience magnificent National Parks, charming towns and pristine landscapes plus wonder at its volcanic geysers and boiling mud pools.

2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
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New Zealand Inspirations

Discover nature’s bounty, as you wander through ancient rainforests, cruise on spectacular Lake Manapouri and marvel at geothermal phenomena. Great film epics such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed in the vast wildernesses and enchanting landscapes of New Zealand.

2019 - Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep
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New Zealand Inspirations

Discover nature’s bounty, as you wander through ancient rainforests, cruise on spectacular Lake Manapouri and marvel at geothermal phenomena. Great film epics such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed in the vast wildernesses and enchanting landscapes of New Zealand.

2020 - Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov
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The Best of New Zealand

An intoxicating fusion of natural beauty, big-city cool and Maori culture, New Zealand is well worth the long journey. This tour introduces the country’s dramatic scenery - snow-capped mountains, fiords and glaciers - along with award-winning wine regions.

2020 - Jan, Feb 2019 - Oct, Nov
From £4799pp
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New Zealand Highlights

From the pristine white beaches of the North Island to the snow-capped peaks of the South, you’ll explore every nook of New Zealand on this magnificent journey. A heart-pounding haka welcomes you to Rotorua for a taste of Māori culture, while a world-renowned train journey tops off your time in The Land of the Long White Cloud with scenic splendour.

2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 - Oct, Nov, Dec
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Spotlight on New Zealand

Travel by private air charter on Tauck's New Zealand-only trip. From Maori cultural traditions to regional culinary experiences, great wine to great adventure, our New Zealand trip offers an in-depth look at life on the North and South Islands.

2019 - Feb, Apr, Oct, Nov
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Great New Zealand Discovery

Covering the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ from top to bottom, this tour includes all the best bits of both islands. There’s whale watching, wine tasting and fiord cruising, plus opportunities to get a real insight into Maori culture, as we make our way from Christchurch up to Auckland.

2020 - Jan 2019 - Oct, Nov
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Festive New Zealand

Swap snow and sleigh bells for summer and natural splendour as you enjoy an unforgettable Christmas and New Year holiday ‘down under’. After exploring North Island, you’ll head south for the festive period.

2019 - Dec
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Walk & Discover: New Zealand

New Zealand is a country made for walkers – the wide-open spaces, cascading glaciers and spectacular mountain ranges form a natural paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors. Your tour of New Zealand will include most of the premier sightseeing attractions, combined with comfortable and leisurely walking in the magnificent national parks.

From £6299pp
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Australia & New Zealand

This is an opportunity to experience the best of both countries in one tour, at a time of the year when the temperatures are favourable for visiting each destination.

From £6389pp
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Highlights of New Zealand

  • Auckland

    Auckland offers an exciting combination of city thrills and outdoor lifestyle meaning it is often voted as one of the best destinations in the world to live. The city itself is New Zealand’s largest city and the popular areas such as Ponsonby, Newmarket, Parnell, Mission Bay and Takapuna each have their own distinct personality. The choice of dining is endless and the culinary delights are heavily influenced by Asian cuisine. The city is incredible for shopping and has an abundance of unique, independent stores and boutiques as well as world-famous designers. Outside of the city, there are over 50 islands to explore and the Auckland region boasts an array of natural delights including tranquil waters, rainforests, thermal springs, huge parks and volcanic mountain ranges.

  • Wellington

    It may be small and compact but the city of Wellington has everything you would expect from a Kiwi capital. The city is known and loved for its incredible cuisine, great coffee and craft-beers. The streets are lined with exceptional restaurants, cool café’s and inviting coffee shops and due to its small size, you can get around this fantastic city on foot. Perhaps visit the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, ascend Mount Victoria for gorgeous panoramic views of the city and harbour or sit back and relax with a locally-crafted beer or cup of Wellington coffee.

  • Bay of Islands

    The Bay of Islands is an island paradise which encompasses 144 islands and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri. The Bay of Islands is known for its stunning beauty, spectacular water activities, unspoilt beaches, delicious seafood and enormous historical significance. It is the site of NZ’s first permanent British settlement and it was here that the Treaty of Waitangi (New Zealand’s founding document) was first signed in 1840. Perhaps visit the Mission House and the Waiting Treaty grounds, the birthplace of the nation. The year-round warm weather and glorious beaches make it the perfect destination for water activities including kayaking, diving, yachting and whale-watching.

  • Rotorua

    Rotorua is a dramatic geothermal wonderland known for its natural hot springs, bubbling mud pools, steaming geysers and the fascinating Maori culture. Rotorua is the perfect place to experience Maori traditions as more than 34% of the population is Maori and the locals host cultural performances and traditional hāngi (steam-cooked banquets). Perhaps relax in one of the natural hot springs, cycle through the Rotorua Redwood Forest or immerse yourself in the indigenous Maori culture at Mitai Maori Village.

  • Queenstown

    Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges and is known as the adventure capital of New Zealand. The list of adrenalin-fuelled activities is endless and includes everything from bungy jumping and canyon swinging to horse trekking and river rafting. If you do not fancy throwing yourself into a 60m freefall, there are plenty of other things to do in Queenstown. For example, cycle on one of the many incredibly scenic tracks or relax by the side of the lake and take in the amazing views. You can even journey to Milford Sound which is a stunning fjord known as the 8th wonder of the world.

  • Christchurch

    The vibrant city of Christchurch is traditionally the most English of all New Zealand cities because of the European settlement which began with the English in 1850. Today, the city still has a distinctly English flair from the street names to the early gothic architecture. Christchurch is in the midst of rebuilding itself after the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes which destroyed much of the city and tragically killed 186 people. The new, emerging city is modern, greener and more creative than ever before with plenty of chic restaurants, urban bars and a buzzing art scene. The city is known as ‘The Garden City’ due to the award-winning Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park.

  • Dunedin

    The city of Dunedin is known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ due to its rich Scottish Heritage. The name Dunedin is derived from the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh and the city celebrates civic occasions with haggis and bagpipes. This student city houses the country’s oldest university and has a lively bar scene. It also boasts some of New Zealand’s top fashion designers and vibrant cafes and bars. Dunedin is considered to be one of New Zealand’s hidden gems and is a great base for exploring the wildlife-rich Otago Peninsula, which lies within the city limits.

New Zealand Tour Offers

  • Spectacular Southern New Zealand

    9 days Christchurch (Nz) and Back
    From £2493pp

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  • Contrasts Of New Zealand

    8 days Auckland to Queenstown (Nz)
    From £2583pp

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  • Contrasts Of New Zealand

    8 days Auckland to Queenstown (Nz)
    From £2340pp

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  • New Zealand Splendour

    14 days Auckland to Christchurch (Nz)
    From £3510pp

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  • New Zealand Northern Discovery

    7 days Auckland to Wellington (Nz)
    From £1935pp

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  • Best of New Zealand

    17 days Auckland to Christchurch (Nz)
    From £4185pp

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  • Spotlight on New Zealand

    9 days Wellington, New Zealand to Auckland, New Zealand
    From £5172pp

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  • New Zealand Highlights

    17 days Auckland to Christchurch (Nz)
    From £4027pp

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  • The Endless Shores

    10 days Wellington (Nz) to Auckland
    From £3172pp

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  • Northern Discovery

    7 days Auckland to Wellington (Nz)
    From £1975pp

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  • Kia Ora New Zealand

    16 days Auckland to Christchurch (Nz)
    From £2695pp

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  • New Zealand Marvel

    13 days Christchurch (Nz) to Auckland
    From £2767pp

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