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New Zealand: Movie Magic Adventures

14 days 11 nights
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2022
Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sound

Movie magic and real-life adventure await

Kingdom of sheep, home of purity and tranquility.
Wander charming towns and jump into fun.
Meet Maori artists, go to the home of the hobbits,
Volcanic wonders, glacier fjords - so much to take in.
New Zealand fulfills the spirit of travel for everyone.

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Highlights

  • Auckland | The City of Sails.
    • Ferry to Waiheke or Island of Wine and enjoy a gourmet wine-paired lunch in a mud-brick European style cabin.
  • Waitomo | The Ninth Wonder.
    • Glowworms of Waitomo are the starry ninth wonder of the world. Witness thousands of glowworms light up right in front of your eyes.
  • Hobbiton | The Movie Set.
    • Visit the real Hobbiton and other fantasy scenes from the Lord of the Rings.
  • Rotorua | Visit fantasy worlds of real life.
    • Experience the Maori way of life with vibrant music and dance, traditional games, and a feast prepared in geothermal pools.
  • Wellington | A city filled with art, the capital of New Zealand is the epicenter of culture in the Oceania region.
  • Christchurch | Stroll the urban area to feel the charm of the "Garden City," complete with retro trams and a rich English heritage.
  • Franz Josef Glacier | Experience a dynamic glacial environment in a temperate environment.
  • Queenstown | The adventure capital of New Zealand.
    • Whether you like to indulge your inner explorer or simply relax and enjoy the finer things in life, there is something for everyone here!

Itinerary

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17 mi
, 30 mins

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45 mins

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45 mins

Auckland
Auckland the "Capital of Sails"
Auckland the "Capital of Sails"
Lunch at Waiheke Island
Lunch at Waiheke Island
Welcome to ! For guests within our pickup timeframe, a Supera representative will greet you at the arrival airport. Have a wonderful journey with us!

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.
  • Sightseeing Bus Tour:
    Visit the largest city of New Zealand's North Island and enjoy the city's bustling and sparkling harbor.

Waiheke Island

  • Waiheke Island Cruise:
    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.
 
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Park Hyatt Auckland
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123 mi
, 2.5 hrs

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62 mi
, 1.5 hrs

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45 mi
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Rotorua
Waitomo Glow-Worm Cave
Waitomo Glow-Worm Cave
Matamata Hobbit Village
Matamata Hobbit Village
Waitomo
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Cave:
    The glow-worm studded Waitomo caves are a world-renowned natural attraction not to be missed. Marvel at thousands of magical glowworms that together create a bright blue fluorescent light display.

Matamata

  •  Hobbiton:
    Visit the actual filming location for the movie series of "The Lord of the Rings" & "Hobbiton" and tour the set at the best time to avoid the crowds.
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Pullman Rotorua
Rotorua City Tour
Te Puia Geothermal Valley
Te Puia Geothermal Valley
Maori Village Performance
Maori Village Performance
  • Rotorua Walking tour:
    Renowned for its geothermal activity, this city is located in the center of the North Island, with half of its population comprised of Maori. We will take you on an in-depth journey for a deeper understanding of New Zealand’s Maori culture and the geothermal wonders.
  • Polynesian Spa: 
    Relax and rejuvenate in New Zealand's geothermal baths, with exclusive access to both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs, including unique spa therapies. (Optional-NZD$59, book on the spot)Details
  • Te Puia:
    Explore one of the most spectacular geothermal areas in the world, with bubbling mud and boiling pools.
  • Tamaki Maori Village:
    Visit a local Maori village where you can watch and participate in a traditional performance with music and dance. Then, enjoy a delicious and unique dining experience where the meal is cooked Maori-style in geothermal pools.
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Pullman Rotorua
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1 hr
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Wellington
Wellington Harbour
Wellington Harbour
View from Mount Victoria
View from Mount Victoria

Wellington

  • Sightseeing Bus Tour: 
    Surrounded by nature and a picturesque waterfront, New Zealand's capital is famous for its vibrant culture fuelled by great food, wine, craft beer, coffee, and nightlife. 
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Intercontinental Wellington
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Christchurch
Te Papa Museum
Te Papa Museum
Christchurch
Christchurch

Wellington

  • Cable Car:
    Take the iconic red tram to the top of the botanic gardens for panoramic views of the city and harbor.
  • Te Papa Museum:
    Learn about national treasures, history, and Maori culture on a guided tour of the museum.

Christchurch

  • Arrive at the largest city in the South Island, where urban regeneration and heritage thrive. The central city is filled with cutting-edge architecture alongside some of the oldest buildings in New Zealand.
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Christchurch City Tour
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Dining on Colonial-Style Tram
Dining on Colonial-Style Tram
  • Sightseeing Bus Tour
    Known as the "Garden City," enjoy Christchurch's charming streets, verdant parks, and its iconic vintage tramway that loops through the city passing the Avon River.
  • Unique Dining Experience on the Tram: 
    Special arrangements are made on a colonial-style tram for dining tonight. Be treated to the finest service and cuisine coupled with a sightseeing tour that showcases Christchurch's inner city and heritage - makes for a memorable experience!
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Crowne Plaza Christchurch
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2 hrs
37 mins

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62 mi
, 1 hr
20 mins

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83 mi
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40 mins

Franz Josef Glacier
TranzAlpine Train
TranzAlpine Train
Arthur's Pass
Arthur's Pass

Southern Alps

  • TranzAlpine Train:
    Traverse the Southern Alps from east to west on a ride of a lifetime that delivers breathtaking landscapes of plains, mountains, canyons, and more. The train includes an "outdoor carriage", allowing you to be fully immersed in the alpine scenery.
  • Arthur's Pass:
    Our scenic route takes us through several tunnels before deboarding at the station, where we've made exclusive arrangements to continue our journey by bus. This alternative is a unique and equally pleasurable experience.

Hokitika

  • After arriving on the west coast, enjoy a lunch in the quiet town known as the birthplace for New Zealand jade. Then, explore some of the town's many green jade shops and handicraft art galleries.

Franz Josef Glacier

  • A small and beautiful glacier town, enjoy a stay at the only five-star hotel in town. A restful night is in order as the next day will bring much adventure and discovery when visiting the glacier.
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Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier
Glacier Heli-hike
Glacier Heli-hike

Today brings a lot of excitement as we hike Franz Josef Glacier. If you wish to add to your experience, see options below:

  • Glacier Heli-hike: 
    Discover the magnificent scenery from above with a specially arranged helicopter-hiking tour. Guided by a glacier expert, explore the deep caves on the ice sheet and the cross-current meltwater. The scenery will make you want to linger to admire the area's natural beauty and vastness (Optional-US$400, must book in advance. Round trip is 3.5 hours, hiking for about 2 hours. Difficulty: ★★★☆☆) → Details 
  • Glacier Hot Pools:
    Relax in an open-air hot spring to relieve daytime fatigue. The water source is glacier meltwater, the water is clear, and the color is blue like sapphire → Details
    * Those who do not sign up for glacier hiking need to purchase hot spring admission ticket separately (Additional fees-NZD$30, book on the spot).
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Te Waonui Forest Retreat
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177 mi
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Queenstown
Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka
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Queenstown
Wanaka
  • The secret back garden for Kiwis, enjoy the paradise of a tranquil lake view with a lone willow tree bowing into the water.

Queenstown

  • Welcome to the adventure capital of New Zealand! 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 Winery Tour with lunch lets your palate explore the flavors of world-class wine paired with complementary flavors.
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Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Queenstown City Tour
Skyline Gondola
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Jet Boat
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Enjoy a perfectly-planned day full of fun and exciting activities for all interests.
 
  • Walking Tour:
    Discover the charm of Queenstown on foot where you'll enjoy delicious foods and the quaint local shops.
  • Kiwi Birdlife Park:
    Learn about local wildlife preservation efforts and hand-feed New Zealand's native flightless bird, the kiwi.
  • 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 panoramic views. Suggested activities 
  • Suggested Actitivies (Optional, Must book in advance):
    • Luge:
      Suitable for all ages. Be a kid again all while taking in amazing scenery. US$50 → Details
    • Paragliding:
      Suitable for adventurous guests. If you're going to try this once in your lifetime, Queenstown is the perfect backdrop to do so. US$150 → Details
    • Jet Boat:
      A thrilling speedboat takes you out for speed and spins on Lake Wakatipu. US$110 Details
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176 mi
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176 mi
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Queenstown
Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park
Milford Sound Cruise
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Milford Sound
  • Witness the magic of Milford Sound. 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, known locally as the 8th natural wonder of 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 waterfalls in the mist. We can't wait for you to experience it for yourself!
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Your Next Destination
  • Freetime: Surrounded by majestic mountains and clear waters, sleep in and wake up at your leisure.

A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
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  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 7 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights: We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. You may also book your own flights based on the following times to match our airport transfer schedule. If arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please meet us at the designated place on your own expense or call us for transfer pricing. We're sorry, but missed activities will not be made up.
    • Pre/post hotels: We can help arrange hotels matching our tour schedule. For prices and availability, please contact our team.
    • Please review the Terms & Conditions before you book.
    • Is This Trip Right for Me?
      • Please see the Itinerary for activity levels and details.
      • Wheelchairs Accessible: Guests in wheelchairs welcome, but please understand some sites are not accessible. A companion to help with the wheelchair must accompany the guest.
      • Age Limit: For quality concerns, guests should be 8 years or older to join this tour
      • Dietary Restrictions: It is important everyone has a great dining experience with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e., fatal allergies, no sashimi, no lamb, etc.), please let us know 30 days before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
      • Special Items to Prepare:
        • For guests participating on Glacier Heli-Hike Tour, we suggest bringing your own waterproof jacket and overpants, water-resistant trekking shoes with ankle support, sunglasses, hat, scarf, and gloves.
        • We will provide crampons, walking boots, waterpoof jackets and over-pants (jackets and pants are limited in size and quantity).
      • Local Climate & Conditions:
        • Must be at least 8 years old to participate on Glacier Heli-Hike Tour.
        • Temperate gap between day and night can be considerable in the Milford Sound Area, so keep a jacket handy.
    • Accommodations:
      • Our rooms for this tour are reserved with twin rooms (2 beds/room), but hotels may have different configurations. Please refer to the Hotels section for details.
      • If you have special requirements, please inform us at time of booking so we may make arrangements as soon as possible.
      • For guest privacy and security considerations, we do not have single sharing arrangements.
    • 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
      • Please be aware once a visa is processed by Supera, we will not be able to provide a refund under any circumstances.
    • Passports:
      • Please provide a copy of your passport at sign up; we recommend having a copy of your passport with you in case of emergencies.
      • Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining and two blank “Visa” pages.
    • Flights and Luggage:
      • Some airlines charge a fee for pre-assigned seats. If so, we will let you know the details at time of booking.
      • For travelers who have booked your own tickets, we recommend reserving at least 3 hours connecting time between international airports.
      • Luggage allowances will vary based on the rules for each airline. Excess baggage fees are the responsibility of the traveler.

    Stays of a Lifetime

    Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
    A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


    Auckland :

    Park Hyatt Auckland

    Brand new five-star hotel opened in 2020, located on the water's edge of Auckland City.

    Twin or King Room    
    47 m² (506 ft²)
    120 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    140 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with 2 Twin / King Room

    Rotorua :

    Pullman Rotorua

    Situated in the heart of the city and moments away from the lakefront, Pullman Rotorua is the perfect base to explore the region's geothermal paradise and is within walking distance of local shops and restaurants.

    Deluxe Room    
    33 m² (355 ft²)
    92.5 x 205 cm * 2 Bed    
    185 x 205 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Deluxe Room + Rollaway Bed (94 x 190 cm)

    Wellington :

    Intercontinental Wellington

    This luxury five-star hotel sits on the Wellington 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.

    Deluxe Room    
    34 m² (366 ft²)
    143 x 210 cm * 2 Bed    
    143 x 210 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Deluxe Twin Room w/ 2 Beds (143 x 210 cm)

    Christchurch :

    Crowne Plaza Christchurch

    Located in Central Christchurch, just minutes from CBD (Central Business District) dining, shopping and entertainment, the hotel offers modern accommodations with a variety of food and drink options at their restaurants.

    Superior Room    
    27 m² (291 ft²)
    92 x 203 cm * 2 Bed    
    165 x 203 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Superior Room + Rollway Bed (92 x 187 cm)

    Franz Josef Glacier :

    Te Waonui Forest Retreat

    With a natural, earthy ambiance and attentive service, there's no better place to relax and simply unwind after a day of exploration. The hotel is tucked away in the wilderness creating an oasis of peace and tranquility away from the city rush.

    Deluxe Room    
    33 m² (355 ft²)
    170 x 203 cm * 2 Bed    
    190 x 203 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Deluxe Room + Single Bed (95 x 203 cm)

    Queenstown :

    Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

    Conveniently located in the heart of New Zealand's premier alpine resort, the hotel provides a luxurious retreat. Perfect for relaxing after an action-packed day.

    Superior Room    
    41 m² (441 ft²)
    137 x 210 cm * 2 Bed    
    183 x 210 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Superior Room + Rollaway Bed (92 x 193 cm)