Trip Type : Private Guided
Tongariro National Park-New Zealand-2373118_P

A Journey through New Zealand and Tasmania

Cox & Kings
4.7 . Excellent
96%
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
13 days
From: $ 9,325 $ 717 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Marvel at stalactites, stalagmites and glowworms as you float through the Ruakiri Cave system
  • Discover Tongariro National Park's volcanic landscapes on the Tongariro Crossing trek
  • Speed down the "river of gold" on a Shotover River jet boat ride
  • Trace the route of early explorers on the scenic and historic Hollyford Track
  • Cross Fiordland's longest swing bridge on foot
  • Take a scenic helicopter flight over stunning Milford Sound
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site with your private guide
  • Spend two days in the rugged wilderness of Cradle Mountain

Short Description

Immerse yourself in the wonders of New Zealand and, Austalia's island state of Tasmania on this exciting journey through some of the world's most scenic landscapes. From the volcanic terrain of Tongariro National Park and the otherworldly splendor of the Milford Sound to historic Hollyford Track and wild Cradle Mountain National Park, you'll engage in outdoor adventures while experiencing legendary hospitality. Along the way, explore an incredible cave system, visit Tasmania's former convict settlement and take a thrilling jet boat ride on the Shotover River.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Auckland
End City Launceston

Trip Includes

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers to and from your hotel
  • All planning, handling and operational charges
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Privately guided sightseeing in air-conditioned vehicle (exceptions may apply)
  • Services of Professional English-Speaking Guide(s) and/or Tour Escort as detailed in your itinerary
  • All entrance fees mentioned in itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Baggage handling, 2 pieces per person unless otherwise noted. (Please note that any additional luggage may require modification in vehicle size)
  • Other inclusions as noted in your itinerary

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Accommodation: Hotel Debrett

Upon arrival in Auckland, you will be met and escorted to your hotel.

Day 2: To Taupo

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Acacia Cliffs Lodge

After breakfast this morning, embark for the journey to Ruakiri Cave. Walk and float on an innertube through an incredible underground river system, which is home to a spectacular collection of stalactites and stalagmites as well as a colony of glowworms. Later this afternoon, continue your journey to Taupo.

Day 3: Taupo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Acacia Cliffs Lodge

Spend the day at Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park, as you set out on the Tongariro Crossing, which provides an opportunity to experience some of the most scenic volcanically active areas of the park. You’ll walk from the Magatepopo Valley to the summit of Mount Tongariro, stopping for a picnic lunch on the shores of the beautiful Emerald Lakes.

Day 4: To Queenstown

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Fly to Queenstown this morning. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where you’ll have some time to prepare for this afternoon’s adventure on the Shotover River. Board your jetboat and speed through the towering, rocky canyons of the “river of gold.”

Day 5: To Hollyford Track

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Pyke River Lodge

Pass along the shores of lovely Lake Wakatipu on your way to the Hollyford Valley to begin your two-day trek that retraces the footsteps of the early explorers along the Hollyford River.

Day 6: Hollyford Track

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Martins Bay Lodge

Begin your day with a short walk to Lake Alabaster. Cross Fiordland’s longest swing bridge and then enjoy a captivating jetboat journey down the Hollyford River and across Lake McKerrow to the historic site of Jamestown. Walk through an ancient forest of pines before arriving at your lodge.

Day 7: To Queenstown

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Walk through the forest of Jerusalem Creek and visit the fur seal colony at Long Reef. Travel by jet boat to the beach and explore the sand dunes and lagoon. Enjoy a scenic flight to Milford Sound, with views of the Track route, Hollyford Valley and Mt. Tutoko, Fiordland’s highest peak. Return to Queenstown this evening.

Day 8: To Hobart, Australia

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor

After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight to Tasmania. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 9: Hobart

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Join your private guide for a full-day tour of the rugged coastline of the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site, which houses the remains of Tasmania’s famous convict settlement. In the afternoon, travel to the historic village of Richmond before meeting Tasmanian’s enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil.

Day 10: Hobart

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Traverse the southern shores of Hobart to the seaside township of Kettering. Depart via vehicle ferry for a full day on Bruny Island, where you may sample a variety of local produce and take in the fascinating scenery. Spot a variety of Southern Ocean marine wildlife and marvel at the impressive coastal geology on an unforgettable cruise. In the afternoon, return directly to the Hobart waterfront via a scenic seaplane flight.

Day 11: To Cradle Mountain

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Explore the Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair National Park wilderness area today. Spend some time exploring the many trails on the lower slopes of the mountain while admiring its craggy reflection in the waters of pine-fringed Dove Lake.

Day 12: Cradle Mountain

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Spend the day exploring the grounds of the lodge on guided walks, or engage in some of the other optional activities available such as mountain biking, fly fishing or canoeing.

Day 13: Depart Launceston

Meals: Breakfast

You will be escorted to the Launceston Airport for your onward flight

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Cancellation Policy:

Should you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Cox & Kings in writing. Please note that deposits are-refundable minus a per person administrative fee of $400 if the cancellation is received more than 91 days prior to departure. Please state the reason for cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy. For notification received within 90 days of departure, the following cancellation charges are applicable:

  • If Days before Departure is 90 days or longer, then Cancellation Charge is $400 per person administrative fee (some exceptions apply, you will be notified at time of booking)
  • If Days before Departure is 89 to 61, then Cancellation Charge is 20% of total land program price
  • If Days before Departure is 60 to 31, then Cancellation Charge is 50% of total land program price
  • If Days before Departure is 30 to Day of Departure, then Cancellation Charge is 100% of total land program price

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Trip Excludes

  • International and internal region airfare, unless otherwise stated
  • Meals other than those mentioned in itinerary
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, additional incidentals, etc.
  • Airport Security Charges if levied by any airport to cover the cost of security arrangements and payable locally and Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
  • Optional and additional sightseeing not included in itinerary
  • Cost of obtaining passports or required visas where necessary
  • Any fees associated with using air miles for your air travel
  • Transport between your home and home airport/port/station
  • Gratuities unless stated in "What Your Land Price Includes"
  • Travel Protection Insurance
  • Other inclusions if not noted under "Includes"

Meals Included:

12 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 2 Dinners

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