17 Day Classic New Zealand Explorer Tour

Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands - picture courtesy Kirra Tours

17 Day Classic New Zealand Explorer Tour

Tour Type: Two Island Tour
Category Classic Series
Duration: 17 days
Tour Starts in: Christchurch
Tour Finishes in: Auckland

From AUD $4,015.00 (see full price list below)

Tour Dates (See Below)

Tour Description

If you like classic rail trips this is the perfect tour for you. Our 17 Day Classic New Zealand Explorer Tour includes two of the South Island's famous rail journeys.

The iconic TranzAlpine takes you through the towering Southern Alps, whilst the Coastal Pacific hugs the South Island's rugged north east coast.

Your tour also includes the garden city, Christchurch, Dunedin and its Scottish influence, the stunning Milford Sound, adventure capital Queenstown, Mt Cook, Wellington, the Marlborough wine region, the pristine Bay of Islands, and Rotorua.

Free time in the Bay of Islands, Queenstown, Dunedin and Rotorua leaves ample opportunities for you to explore at your own pace.

Come and join us.


  • Your accommodation for 16 nights in 3.5 to 4 star centrally located accommodation
  • Meals - 15 dinners and 16 breakfasts
  • Guided tours of Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch
  • Visit the World Heritage listed Mt Cook area
  • Dunedin's historic Larnach Castle and Olveston House
  • The stunning Queenstown and Southern Lakes region
  • New Zealand's number one attraction, the mystical Milford Sound by launch
  • Dinner with a view 450 metres above Queenstown at the Skyline Restaurant
  • The South Island's rugged Fiordland and West Coast regions
  • West Coast Glaciers
  • A visit to a Greenstone (Jade) Factory
  • The iconic TranzAlpine Train trip through the Southern Alps
  • The scenic Coastal Pacific train journey
  • A wine tasting at Brancott Estate
  • One of the World's great ferry trips on the Interislander from Picton to Wellington
  • The North Island's volcanic and geothermal wonders
  • Entry to the Agrodome Farm Show
  • Rotorua's authentic Maori Village, concert and Hangi (feast)
  • See Rotorua's thermal wonders
  • The Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • The famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • The beautiful Bay of Islands
  • Auckland's 328 metre high Skytower
  • Matakohe Kauri Museum
  • Entry to the "Birthplace of New Zealand" the Waitangi Treaty House and grounds
  • A cruise to Cape Brett and the "Hole in the Rock"

And lots more!

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement $1,099
  • Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise $150

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