Fully-Guided Tour Highlights


North Island
Auckland | 
The City of Sails

Ferry to Waiheke or Island of Win and enjoy a gourmet wine-paired lunch in a mud-brick European style cabin.

Rotorua | Visit fantasy worlds of real life

Glow Worms of Waitomo the starry ninth wonder of the world - a unique cave where thousands of glowworms light up right in front of your eyes.
Visit the Real Hobbiton and other fantasy scenes from the Lord of the Rings. Experience the cute little village that was home to the hobbits.
Visit a Maori village and enjoy lively music and dance of natural artists. Play interactive games and feast on a delicious meal prepared in geothermal pools.

Tongariro National Park | One of the world's oldest national parks

Take in the natural beauties and experience these sacred mountains in the eyes of the Maori.

Wellington | Capital of New Zealand 

Surrounded by artistry, the capital of New Zealand is one of the cultural centers of the Oceania.
Immerse yourself in delectable foods and intrinsic views.


South Island
Queenstown | The adventure capital of New Zealand

Whether cruising to explore the world’s wonders, taking an adrenaline-filled jetboat ride, or encountering exotic birds, there is something everyone will enjoy.

Luxury Accomodations

Auckland

 Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Walking distance to Auckland's beautiful harbour

Rotorua

Novotel - Located right in the middle of this charming town and extremely convenient

Tongariro

Chateau Tongariro - Stay in the heart of the National Park with access to leisurely hikes

Wellington

Intercontinental Wellington –  Our luxurious hotel in the city center makes it easy to explore and shop at your own pace

Queenstown

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa - Enjoy the natural and lush views of the mountains and lake from our specially upgraded Lake View Suites

Culinary Experiences

We take great pride in arranging and sharing great culinary experiences with you. Our design team samples each meal before presenting them to our guests. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste traditional Maori dishes, fresh New Zealand seafood, delicious desserts, and other foods sourced from local ingredients with distinct New Zealand style.

Our Most Popular Experiences

West Japan + Naoshima

10 Days | From $3399*

Experience the onsen culture, visit important national treasures, and tour Japan's "art island"

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Taiwan East Coast

6 Days | From $1250*

For travelers with limited time, this tour highlights Taiwan's diverse geography and culture.

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Japan Classics

10 Days | From $3399*

The most complete tour for first time travelers, visit Tokyo, Mt. Fuji Area, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka.

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Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

9 Days | From $6388*

Discover a mix of vibrant cultures, modern cities, extraordinary biodiversity and fearless wildlife.

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Vietnam

9 Days | From $2146*

Immerse yourself in the bustle of Vietnamese life where you'll find rich beauty in every corner.

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Itinerary

DAY1

Depart North America for Auckland, New Zealand

Have a great flight, see you soon!

DAY2

Onboard Flight

Great things are worth the wait!

DAY3

"Haere Mai!" or "Welcome!" to New Zealand

Auckland
19 miles, 45mins
Waiheke Island
19 miles, 45mins       

 
 
Auckland Hotel
 

 

You will be greeted by a Supera Tours Representative at the airport.
Our pick-up service timeframe is Auckland International Airport (AKL) - 5:00 AM - 6:30 AM. If arriving outside these timeframes please arrange your own transfer or let us know if we can help book this service for you.

Auckland:
The "Capital of Sails" and home to the world's largest polynesian population.
Acclimate from your long flight with an award-winning cup of coffee and a light breakfast at a popular local café shop.

Bus Tour:
Visit the largest city of New Zealand’s North Island and enjoy the city’s bustling and sparkling Harbour.
Board the ferry towards the beautiful and peaceful Hauraki Gulf at noontime to taste the magnificent wine and gourmet foods on Waiheke Island (also known as Island of Wine), the second largest island in the Gulf.

Pre-tour hotel extension options (nightly per room, breakfast included):

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
US$335 (Single/Twin/Double Room), US$390 (Triple Room)

Please note: Based on flight + hotel conditions, we may need to make adjustments to the itinerary, but all content and quality are guaranteed. If you are purchasing air tickets separately, please be sure to confirm before issuing tickets, otherwise we will not be responsible for the cost of changing tickets. Thank you!

Breakfast
Local Coffee Shop    
Lunch
Winery Lunch
Dinner
Free dining with our suggestions
Hotel
Sofitel Auckland
 
DAY4

Visit Fantasy Worlds of Real Life

Auckland
123 miles, 2hrs 15mins
Waitomo
62 miles, 1.5hrs   
Hobbiton
45 miles, 1hr  
Hotel
 

 

Waitomo Glow Worm Cave:
Visit the ninth wonder of the world as you enter a cave of complete darkness; so dark you can’t even see your fingers. As you look up above, you’ll be in awe from the sparkling of bright blue fluorescent glow from the glowworms

Lord of the Rings + Hobbiton movie set:
Visit the actual filming location for the movie series and tour the set at the best time to avoid the crowds.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet
Lunch
Local Specialties
Dinner
Italian Cuisine
Hotel
Novotel Rotorua
DAY5

Say "Hello" to the Maori People

Rotorua:
Renowned for its geothermal activity, this city is located in the center of the North Island with half of its population being Maori.

Walking tour:
We will take you on an in-depth journey for deeper understanding of New Zealand’s Maori culture and the geothermal wonders all around.

Polynesian Spa (Optional with Additional Fee): 
Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s original and iconic geothermal bathing experience, with exclusive access to both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs, and unique spa therapies for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.

Te Puia Protected Geothermal Area:
One of the most spectacular geothermal areas in the world, with bubbling mud and boiling pools.

Tamaki Maori Village:
Enter a living village where you can watch and participate in traditional performances of music and dance. Dinner will be a unique experience as you enjoy a feast cooked using the traditional geothermal pools. 

 
Breakfast
Hotel Buffet
Lunch
Free Time Lunch
Dinner
Maori Dinner with Music Performance
Hotel
Novotel Rotorua
DAY6

Overnight In One of Earth's Oldest National Parks

Rotorua
51 miles, 1hr   
Taupo
37 miles, 1hr 
Tongariro National Park
 

 

As we move along state Highway 1, soak in the picturesque scenery of the natural beauty and the herds of sheep.

Huka Falls:
Witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power with more than 220,000 litres of water per sec barreling over 11meter high waterfall.

Taupo:
A town distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports. Located at the outlet of Lake Taupo, largest lake in New Zealand and the second largest freshwater lake in Oceania.

Tongariro National Park:
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
Overnight in the only Victorian hotel in the Tongariro area.Taranaki Falls Hike (Optional). Round trip 2.5 hours, difficulty (★★★☆☆) 

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet
Lunch
Local Specialties
Dinner
Hotel Fine Dining
Hotel
Chateau Tongariro
DAY7

Welcome to New Zealand's Capital - Wellington!

Tongariro
209 miles, 4rs    
Wellington
 
 
 
 


Capital of New Zealand:
A compact city encompassing a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, lush green hillsides, and a working harbour. Take in the uniqueness of food, artwork, vivid nightlife, and democratic consciousness. 

Te Papa Museum:
Guided tour of New Zealand’s national museum. Discover national treasures, history of immigrants, and Maori indigenous culture.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet
Lunch
Lunch in Hotel
Dinner
Local Seafood
Hotel
Intercontinental Wellington (Deluxe Rooms)
DAY8

Tour the Best of Wellington

Cable Car:
Take the iconic red cars to the top of the Botanic Gardens, for a panoramic view of the city and harbour

Enjoy a bus tour:
Of Wellington’s harbour with its mountains and sea. The city center is full of unique art galleries, opera houses, and coffee shops. Indulge in the charms of this quaint little capital

Parliament Building:
Visit the Capitol and learn about the culture, advanced political systems, and the tolerance of interracial culture

Weta Cave Workshop:
The film production studio of “The Lord of the Rings” takes you behind-the-scenes and in-depth look at the movie’s props and production backdrops 

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet
Lunch
Fine Seasonal Cuisine
Dinner
Free Time Dinner
Hotel
Intercontinental Wellington (Deluxe Rooms)
DAY9

Welcome to the Adventure Capital of New Zealand!

Wellington
567 miles, 1.5hrs
Queenstown
9.5 miles, 25mins
Arrowtown
9.5 miles, 25mins
Queenstown Hotel
 

 

Queenstown:
This beautiful town sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Its perfect natural climate makes it the ideal base for outdoor activities.
Our hand-picked local Winery Tour and lunch shares both wine tasting and delicious foods

Arrowtown:
Tour small boutiques and local restaurants in a
historic mining town.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet
Lunch
Winery Lunch
Dinner
Free Time
Hotel
Hilton Queenstown Resort + Spa (Lakeview Suite. Only available with 1 king bed. Twin bed on requests. Subject to availabilty.) 
DAY10

Let's Get to know Queenstown

Enjoy a meticulously-planned day full of fun and exciting activities for all interests
 
Queenstown Walking Tour:
Join our guide to explore charming Queenstown to enjoy delicious foods, small town beauty, and quaint local shops.

Kiwi Birdlife Park:
Get up-close and personal while you feed Kiwi Birds and learn more about efforts to protect local wildlife.

Skyline Gondola (High-altitude cable car)
:
Take the steepest skyline cable car in the southern hemisphere to rise 1500ft above Queenstown where we take in breathtaking views overlooking the entire city. Suggested activities (can be arranged on site):

Luge (additional fee): Suitable for all ages. Be a kid again all while taking in amazing scenery. 
Paragliding (additional fee): Suitable for adventurous guests. If you’re going to try this once in your lifetime, Queenstown is the perfect backdrop to do so.
Jet Boat (included): A thrilling speedboat taking you for speed and spins on Lake Wakatipu. (For guests choosing not to participate, we will refund US $100 per person)

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
At your leisure (refund)
Dinner
Farewell Dinner
Hotel
Hilton Queenstown Resort + Spa (Lakeview Suite. Only available with 1 king bed. Twin bed on requests. Subject to availabilty.) 
DAY11

Discover Milford Sound

Queenstown
107 miles, 2hrs 15mins
Te Anau
74 miles, 2hrs 
Milford Sound  
176 miles, 4hrs
Queenstown
 


Enjoy the scenic views from our glass-top bus on the famous Milford Road

Te Anau:
Known as the gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, take in the tranquil scenery of Lake Te Anau and enjoy a unique lunch.

Milford Sound Cruise:
Take a cruise ship to the UNESCO Fiordland National Park. It is known as the 8th largest wonder in the world. The fjord is magnificent and clear on sunny days, while on rainy days it collects heaps of water forming a valley of a thousand waterfulls in the mist. We can't wait for you to experience it for yourself!

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet       
Lunch
Local specialties
Dinner
Featured cuisine
Hotel
Hilton Queenstown Resort + Spa (Lakeview Suite. Only available with 1 king bed. Twin bed on requests. Subject to availabilty.)
DAY12

Depart Queenstown for the Airport

Queenstown
                        
Your Destintaion
 
 

Surrounded by majestic mountains and clear waters, sleep in and wake up at your leisure

Departures for ZQN Airport send-off times 2:00pm-5:00pm;
Guests leaving outside of these times can arrange for alternative drop-off times at additional cost.

Post-tour Extension:
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa (per room per night/including breakfast). Please contact us for price and availability.

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet       
Lunch
At your leisure

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

This five-star luxury hotel opened in February 2012. All luxurious rooms and suites have private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows and bathrooms with oversized separate showers and deep soaking bathtubs. The hotel is located in the Viaduct Basin entertainment area, surrounded by many restaurants and bars with beautiful views of Viaduct Harbour Basin.

Novotel Rotorua

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel is a 4.5-star hotel overlooking the lake. Enjoy the peaceful, earth-toned rooms, complete with floor to ceiling windows to admire the spectacular scenery. 

Chateau Tongariro

The historic Chateau Tongariro Hote features impressive grand architecture and interior design. Set in Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, it features a 9-hole golf course and a cinema. Surrounded by the sacred peaks of Raupehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro, it offers magnifcent mountains views in a classic 1930s chateau atomosphere. 

Intercontinental Wellington

This luxury five-star hotel sits on the Welington harbour waterfront. Its spacious and elegant rooms are beautifully furnished and its central location makes it the ideal base for exploring the area's coastline and wineries or the famous Te Papa Museum--a short 5-minute walk away. 

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Enjoy sweeping views of Lake Wakatipu from our specially upgraded Lake View suites at this 5-star hotel surrounded by mountain scenery. 

 

Travel Information

Health & Safety 

This tour involves standing and walking for up to 1 hour at a time over inclined or uneven streets.
Guests in wheelchairs may be accommodated, but please understand some sites are not wheelchair accessible.

Passports & Visas

A visa is required for guests traveling to New Zealand with US or Canadian passports. The may be processed online and total costs (including conservation fees) are about $30USD. For details, please see the official visa website for New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta

Upgrades

In the spirit of "Travel Happy" we do not believe in hidden fees - no options are sold on tour.

  Hotel Rooms

TRIPLE (3 bed) rooms are limited and not guaranteed in all hotels. Triples are suitable with families with small children who can share a bed with a parent - not recommended for three adults. 

 Dietary Restrictions

It's important everyone has a great dining experience while traveling with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e. no raw fish, no cheese, etc), please let us know. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.

  Luggage Handling 

Due to limited luggage space aboard trains, large suitcases may not travel along during the train ride. Please prepare a day bag with your essential belongings. 
Porterage service is not available all areas. We suggest traveling light. In case you have luggage which is not needed on tour, we can store them in our first hotel and retrieve them on the last day.

Fares + Dates

Tour Price (Our pricing is always upfront and all inclusive)

 

Room Type
(price per person)

OR 
Twin OR Double


Triple


Single

11/28/2020

$4399

$4399

$5699

12/12/2020

$4499

$4499

$5799

Prices above are per person and include taxes, inclusions as shown in itinerary. 
International air tickets & tour guide gratuities not included. 1 domestic flight from WLG (Wellington) / ZQN (Queenstown) is NOT included.
2% discount available for payments made by check or ACH deposit. 

 

Fares vary based on origin, seasonality, & availability. We are happy to help find the best balance between price and flight quality for you. You may also arrange your own flights in conjunction with the following arrival and departure times to qualify for our free airport transfers. If you are arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please go to the designated place to meet on your own expense.

Flight Arrivals
on tour start date

Auckland Airport (AKL) 5:00am - 6:30am

Flight Departures
on tour end date

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Airport transfers for early arrivals/late departures

call for pricing

 

 

Options are based on availbility and some sell out early. Please inquire at time of booking.

Option 1: Day 5 Activities in Rotorua

Polynesian Spa

Pay on site

 

Option 2: Day 10 Activities in Queenstown

Luge

Pay on site

Paragliding

Pay on site

Jetboat

$100 refunded per person for guests who do not participate

 

 

Room Type
(price per room)

OR 
Twin OR Double


Triple


Single

Pre tour: 
Sofitel Auckland (Superior Room)
Room change may be required once tour starts

$335

$390

$335

Post tour: 
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa (Deluxe Lake View Room)

$420

$480

$420


Hotel rates are listed per room night. Breakfast taxes, and fees included. A one-time fee of $30 will be charged for cancelled hotel extensions

 

 

IMPORTANT: All prices above based on USD. Land tour price is shown per person. 
Prices subject to change. We encourage reserving early to ensure availability.
Guests departing from Canada may pay in CAD at the market rate of exchange.