New Zealand

Destination: Milford Sound

Discover the cultural wonders of New Zealand

From Cape Reinga to World Heritage-listed Fiorland National Park, the length and breadth of New Zealand is a wonder-in-waiting for you to discover. A place with many hidden gems; explore bustling towns, breathtaking landscapes and everything in between.

Pristine beaches, sparkling harbours and landscapes shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity, New Zealand’s North Island is a sight to behold. From bustling Auckland and the spectacular Bay of Islands to art deco-influenced Napier and the nation’s capital Wellington, the North Island will leave you enthralled. 

Home to some of the country’s most incredible natural landscapes, from the towering Southern Alps and World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park to ancient glaciers and shimmering lakes, New Zealand’s South Island will captivate and astound. Encompassing the sprawling patchwork farm land of Canterbury, vine-laden Marlborough, historic Central Otago and Southland, and the wild West Coast, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy and explore New Zealand’s famous hospitality during your stay.

Why travel with Scenic?

With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Our seasoned Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of unique experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey. From insights into the fascinating Maori culture to authentic dining experiences, you’ll get to visit the New Zealand of your imagination and experience wonders that will exceed your expectations.
  • Special Stays
    From luxury resorts in scenic locations to iconic hotels in bustling cities, you’ll enjoy the very best accommodation available wherever you stay with Scenic. Our hotels are selected on more than reputation alone, rather on a combination of location, character and ambience to ensure your hotel stay is truly reflective of your destination.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    You can choose between a vast range of activities, sightseeing and dining experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see and do what you want to do, at a tempo that suits you. From history to culture, cuisine to nature, there’s a wealth of options for everyone.
  • Included Cruising
    Waking up on magnificent Milford Sound is one of life’s great pleasures. Explore the full length of this majestic fiord on board the Milford Mariner. Anchor for the night in a sheltered cove and explore by kayak or small boat, before enjoying a delicious evening buffet. The next morning, wake early to enjoy the incredible sunrise in one of the most beautiful places on earth
  • Scenic Rail
    Travel through the heart of the South Island on board the TranzAlpine. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. As you pass through rugged landscapes, an open air viewing carriage lets you feel even closer to the stunning and ever-changing scenery
  • The Nth Degree
    We've thought about the details so you don't have to, from personal airport transfers, first-class transport and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included.
  • Freechoice Dining
    You'll be delighted by the sheer range of dining options available, from local and indigenous fare to specialty cuisines from around the world.
  • Local Knowledge
    Enjoy the intimacy of fully escorted small group touring with your knowledgeable local guides and expert Tour Directors.
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Indulgent Experiences

Luxury hotels

You’ll find that the wonders of New Zealand are all the more special when you’re ensconced in comfort and surroundings that reflect the uniqueness of the destination. In select locations we feature Scenic Special Stays, iconic hotels remarkable for their location, character and heritage. Whether you’re staying at the elegant Grand Millennium Auckland or the iconic Te Waonui Forest Retreat, a stunning, unique lodge-style hotel surrounded by native bush and the charming village of Franz Josef; you’ll want for nothing.
Franz Josef

Scenic cruising

Take an overnight cruise on Milford Sound and wake up to the dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on earth. View the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife accompanied by a specialist nature guide. Anchor overnight in a sheltered cove, where you can explore in the vessel’s tender craft and kayaks. Alternatively, simply relax on deck and soak in the beauty of this amazing place or even go for a swim. As evening falls, enjoy a delicious carvery buffet prepared fresh by your on board chef. 
Milford Sound

Scenic Rail

One of New Zealand’s grandest rail journeys, the TranzAlpine takes you across the spine of the South Island into pristine wilderness and the extraordinary Southern Alps. Spectacular views will take your breath away at every turn, from the magnificent gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River to the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass. The expansive Canterbury Plains with their patchwork fields provide another perspective of New Zealand’s heartland. The train also features a café carriage offering a range of drinks, snacks and light meals.
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