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New Zealand's North & South Islands

9 days/6 nights - from $3,065 per person Including airfare from Los Angeles

Departures & Rates

Take an overnight flight from Los Angeles and arrive in Auckland two days later. As time permits, an optional Auckland city tour of this charming "City of Sails" offers an orientation of the most populous city on the North Island. Travel by motorcoach to Rotorua with a visit to Waitomo Caves en route. Take an optional tour in Rotorua to experience Maori culture. Evening feast and cultural entertainment included in Rotorua. Fly to Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand. Full-day scenic excursion to Milford Sound includes a fiord cruise with a picnic on board. Travel overland to Christchurch via Mt. Cook, New Zealand's highest peak, and fly back to the US the next day. Airport transfers and breakfast daily included. From $3,065 per person including airfare from Los Angeles.

Day 1 – Los Angeles/Auckland
Depart the US on Fiji Airways trans-Pacific flight to Auckland.

Day 2 - En Route
Cross the International Date Line.

Day 3 – Arrive Auckland
Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand, and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, as time permits, an optional city tour takes you to the Harbour Bridge and Mt. Eden for a beautiful view of the city and harbour and to the War Memorial Museum. (Rydges/SkyCity Grand)

Day 4 - Auckland/Waitomo/Rotorua
Travel by motorcoach to Waitomo Caves and visit the magical glow-worm grotto. Continue to the wonderful thermal springs of Rotorua. (Sudima Lake Rotorua/Novotel Rotorua Lakeside) (B)

Day 5 - Rotorua
Day at leisure to experience scenic Rotorua on your own. Evening feast and cultural enteratainment. (B/D)

Day 6 - Rotorua/Queenstown
Fly to Queenstown and transfer to hotel. (Copthorne Lakefront/Millennium) (B)

Day 7 - Milford Sound
Drive from Queenstown through the Fiordland, National Park where lush rainforests meet snow-capped mountains. On arrival at Milford Sound, enjoy a cruise on the tranquil waters of the Fiord, with a view of the iconic Mitre Peak and the waterfalls. Return to Queenstown. (B/L)

Day 8 - Queenstown/Mt. Cook/Christchurch
In the morning, travel overland to Christchurch. Drive through the Kawarau Gorge and Lindis Pass and view Mt. Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. (Rydges Latimer/Distinction Christchurch) (B)

Day 9 – Christchurch/USA
Depart for the US via Fiji Airways, and arrive home the same day. (B) 



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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land Only *Single Supplement
April 1-3004/01 - 04/30
$3299 FC$3,299 FC
$3465 D$3,465 D
$2199 FC$2,199 FC
$2399 D$2,399 D
$799 FC$799 FC
$975 D$975 D
May 1-3105/01 - 05/31
$3065 FC$3,065 FC
$3199 D$3,199 D
$1959 FC$1,959 FC
$2155 D$2,155 D
$599 FC$599 FC
$775 D$775 D
June 1-2606/01 - 06/26
$3699 FC$3,699 FC
$3865 D$3,865 D
$1995 FC$1,995 FC
$2155 D$2,155 D
$599 FC$599 FC
$999 D$999 D
June 27 - August 31 06/27 - 08/31
$3785 FC$3,785 FC
$3865 D$3,865 D
$2055 FC$2,055 FC
$2155 D$2,155 D
$699 FC$699 FC
$999 D$999 D
September 1-3009/01 - 09/30
$3099 FC$3,099 FC
$3199 D$3,199 D
$2055 FC$2,055 FC
$2155 D$2,155 D
$799 FC$799 FC
$999 D$999 D
October 1 - December 10 10/01 - 12/10
$3299 FC$3,299 FC
$3499 D$3,499 D
$2199 FC$2,199 FC
$2455 D$2,455 D
$799 FC$799 FC
$999 D$999 D
December 11-3112/11 - 12/31
$4199 FC$4,199 FC
$4399 D$4,399 D
$2499 FC$2,499 FC
$2755 D$2,755 D
$899 FC$899 FC
$1175 D$1,175 D
2025
January 1-1201/01 - 01/12
$4199 FC$4,199 FC
$4399 D$4,399 D
$2499 FC$2,499 FC
$2755 D$2,755 D
$899 FC$899 FC
$1175 D$1,175 D
January 13 - March 31 01/13 - 03/31
$3299 FC$3,299 FC
$3499 D$3,499 D
$2255 FC$2,255 FC
$2499 D$2,499 D
$799 FC$799 FC
$999 D$999 D
  • Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy from Los Angeles and include government taxes and fees.
  • Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.

 

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Tour Features

  • Round trip air from Los Angeles to Auckland on Fiji Airways
  • Round trip air from Rotorua to Queenstown
  • Shuttle bus from airport to hotel on arrival in Auckland; and from hotel to airport in Queenstown
  • One-way transfer via tourist bus from Auckland to Rotorua; and from Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt. Cook 
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Auckland (first-class or deluxe, as per itinerary)
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Rotorua (first-class or deluxe, as per itinerary)
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Queenstown (first-class or deluxe, as per itinerary)
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Christchurch (first-class or deluxe, as per itinerary)
  • American breakfast daily at all hotels
  • Evening feast and cultural entertainment in Rotorua
  • Full-day excursion to Milford Sound with lunch and cruise
  • All taxes and service  charges

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all South Pacific destinations and add-on fares from various US cities are available

Remarks
  • First Class (FC): Rydges (Auckland); Sudima Lake Rotorua; Copthorne Lakefront (Queenstown); Rydges Latimer (Christchurch)
  • Deluxe (D): SkyCity Grand (Auckland); Novotel Rotorua Lakeside; Millennium (Queenstown); Distinction Christchurch
  • Valid for travel on select departure dates from April 1, 2024 through Dec 31, 2024
  • If above hotels or Fiji Airways are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Air tickets non-refundable once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies; Optional Travel Insurance not included.
  • Change and cancellation penalty ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all South Pacific destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available


from $3,065
General information about the region
Auckland. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 73.6 74.7 72.3 68.2 63.9 59.9 58.5 59.2 61.7 64 67.1 70.9
Average Low 59.4 60.4 57.9 53.8 50.5 46.6 44.8 45.5 48 50.7 53.6 57.2
Average Rainfall 2.886 2.602 3.437 3.913 4.433 4.976 5.713 4.661 4.138 3.945 3.378 3.654
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Waitomo. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 70 71 69 65 61 57 55 56 58 60 63 66
Average Low 57 57 55 52 49 46 44 44 47 49 51 55
Average Rainfall 2.1 3.3 2.7 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.3 4.0 4.2 4.6 4.0 4.2
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Queenstown. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 71.2 71.2 65.8 59 53.1 47.1 46 49.6 55.2 59.5 62.8 67.5
Average Low 49.6 48.9 45 39.7 36.1 31.5 28.9 32.4 36.5 39.7 42.8 46.9
Average Rainfall 2.547 1.98 2.102 2.213 2.697 2.815 1.98 2.606 2.457 2.614 2.504 2.965
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Rotorua. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 63.9 64.2 60.8 55.9 51.3 47.3 46 47.1 50.4 53.6 57 61.2
Average Low 54.7 55.4 52 47.3 43.3 39.7 38.3 39.4 42.4 45.7 48.6 52.7
Average Rainfall 3.65 3.697 3.906 4.22 4.602 5.358 5.295 5.173 4.303 4.421 3.693 4.496
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Milford Sound. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 58.5 58.6 55.9 51.8 47.1 42.6 41.5 44.4 47.5 50.2 53.2 56.1
Average Low 50.7 50.5 47.8 43.9 40.1 36 34.3 36.3 39.4 42.3 45.5 48.7
Average Rainfall 28.425 17.902 23.429 20.992 23.488 19.177 16.681 18.248 21.709 25.209 21.575 27.563
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Christchurch. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 72.9 71.8 68.9 63.9 58.5 53.6 52.3 54.9 59.5 63 66.7 70
Average Low 54.1 54 50.7 45.9 40.8 36.1 35.4 37.8 41.4 44.8 48 51.8
Average Rainfall 1.508 1.665 1.764 1.819 2.508 2.398 2.693 2.535 1.618 2.079 1.803 1.949
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Mt. Cook. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 68.9 69.3 64.2 58.1 51.8 45.7 43.7 47.5 53.4 57.6 61.7 64.8
Average Low 48.2 47.8 44.2 39.2 34.7 30.2 28 30.6 34.7 38.5 41.7 45.1
Average Rainfall 18.012 10.961 16.453 14.291 14.059 12.382 12.016 12.339 11.709 18.854 16.307 19.181
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
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