Naturally New Zealand 2021 - 13 Day Package from Auckland to Queenstown
Monograms Tours is a tour company where guests can plan their vacation locations, hotel stays and all of their excursions. Monograms Travel has a following by families seeking escorted short vacation and also having time on their own. With Monograms you can travel independently but have a local expert guide assist you in your planning. Monograms travel allows you to either go it alone in a venue or ask you local expert guide for those favorite places and restaurants are located. This type continues to increase with family travel who value the time to be on their own with the family versus always being on a motorcoach. Pavlus Travel is a major retailer of Monograms and offers discounts on all packages for 2021.

Naturally New Zealand 2021

13 Day Package from Auckland to Queenstown

Starting at $3,219


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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God’s Own Country…it might sound conceited, but this is how New Zealanders—or “kiwis”—refer to their country. Why? Maybe because it offers stunning beauty. Maybe because it’s one of the first countries in the world to see the sunrise. Maybe because bungee jumping first began there. Don’t worry—we won’t make you go bungee jumping, unless you choose to do that on your own! Instead, we’ll show you the amazing beauty and fun cities. On this 13-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel accommodations, daily breakfast (plus three lunches and one dinner), sightseeing, land transportation, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports for all intra-vacation flights. A one-of-a-kind special feature is the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there for you to ensure your vacation runs smoothly and you get the most out of your trip. We've arranged for you to have a Local Host in Auckland, Christchurch, and Queenstown.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Auckland, as we can help after the long flight by getting you from the airport to your selected hotel. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and a set of materials to help you get settled and familiar with the city. The next day, we've arranged guided sightseeing with a local expert, including a cruise on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland. From Auckland, we've arranged your transportation to Waitomo, where you’ll take a boat trip to the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and to Matamata, where you’ll visit the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. In Wellington, capital of New Zealand, you'll enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that reveals the local, insider stories and takes in the must-see sights. Then, you're off to Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island. Your Local Host will be waiting for you in Christchurch with materials to help you become acquainted with the area. We’ll take you on an excursion to Akaroa for a cruise to see native wildlife.

From Christchurch, we've arranged your transportation to Mount Cook National Park, where you'll have time to explore this alpine wonderland set in the Southern Alps. Perhaps explore New Zealand’s largest glacier or be dazzled by the Southern Hemisphere’s stars in the night sky. Continue on to Queenstown, the "Adventure Capital of the World." Here, we’ll take you on what will undoubtedly be a highlight of your trip: a cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Sometimes called the “Sound of Silence,” you’ll be awed by its abundant flora and fauna, as well as its raw beauty.

And did we mention that in Rotorua we've included visits to Rainbow Springs, where you’ll see the native kiwis (birds—not New Zealanders), and Te Puia, home to 500 geothermal wonders. With Monograms, we handle all the details and you save valuable time and avoid stress by not having to create this dream vacation on your own. So, what are you waiting for? New Zealand awaits. All you need to do is pack your bags and go!

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Destination & Sightseeing

Transportation:
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included)

MEALS

American breakfast daily; 3 lunches; 1 dinner

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to New Zealand! The rest of the day is at your leisure

Day 2
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a cruise on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 3
Today, travel via motorcoach south to visit the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Afterward, visit Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue on to Rotorua
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 4
This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to Te Puia, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and the Agrodome. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones)
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Day 5
Fly to Wellington, capital of New Zealand
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 6
Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington’s most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders
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Day 7
Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island
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Day 8
Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafés. Afterward, take a nature cruise on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 9
Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 10
Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.”
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 11
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Milford Sound. First, travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound cruise for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown late this evening
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 12
Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jet boat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy
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Day 13
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 14
ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Day 15
AUCKLAND

Day 16
AUCKLAND–HOBBITON–WAITOMO–ROTORUA

Day 17
ROTORUA

Day 18
ROTORUA–WELLINGTON

Day 19
WELLINGTON

Day 20
WELLINGTON–CHRISTCHURCH

Day 21
CHRISTCHURCH. EXCURSION TO AKAROA

Day 22
CHRISTCHURCH–MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK

Day 23
MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK–QUEENSTOWN

Day 24
QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Day 25
QUEENSTOWN

Day 26
QUEENSTOWN

Day 27
Breakfast

Day 28
BreakfastLunch

Day 29
Breakfast

Day 30
Breakfast

Day 31
Breakfast

Day 32
Breakfast

Day 33
Breakfast

Day 34
BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 35
BreakfastLunch

Day 36
Breakfast

Day 37
Breakfast

Day 38
Breakfast

Day 39 ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
Welcome to New Zealand! The rest of the day is at your leisure

Day 40 AUCKLAND.
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a cruise on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 41 AUCKLAND–HOBBITON–WAITOMO–ROTORUA.
Today, travel via motorcoach south to visit the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Afterward, visit Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue on to Rotorua
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 42 ROTORUA.
This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to Te Puia, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and the Agrodome. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones)
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 43 ROTORUA–WELLINGTON.
Fly to Wellington, capital of New Zealand
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 44 WELLINGTON.
Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington’s most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 45 WELLINGTON–CHRISTCHURCH.
Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 46 CHRISTCHURCH. EXCURSION TO AKAROA.
Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafés. Afterward, take a nature cruise on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 47 CHRISTCHURCH–MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK.
Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 48 MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK–QUEENSTOWN.
Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.”
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 49 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Milford Sound. First, travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound cruise for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown late this evening
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 50 QUEENSTOWN.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jet boat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 51 QUEENSTOWN.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Stamford Plaza Auckland
Moderate Deluxe



22 - 26 Albert Street Auckland New Zealand

With its extensive hotel facilities and amenities, Stamford Plaza Auckland is one of the city's premier accommodation choices. The hotel features a fully equipped recreation center, multiple bars and restaurants, pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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