Explore the charming islands of New Zealand in 2018

There has never been a better time to book a luxury tour of New Zealand in 2018.

Discover the charming towns and friendly locals, the immense and breathtaking landscapes of North and South Islands. New Zealand is a wonder-in-waiting for you to explore.

On your journey through these remarkable islands you’ll experience a range of unique Enrich activities to leave you with a deeper appreciation of the country.

From history to culture, cuisine to nature, we have a diverse range of Freechoice activities for you to choose from, whatever your interests are.


Explore in all-inclusive luxury

As you explore New Zealand you can look forward to unwinding with luxurious and stylish accommodation in fabulous locations with Special Stays. You’ll also have a wealth of fantastic dining options to choose from, with casual to more formal restaurants for you to enjoy.

Book your 2018 tour of New Zealand today.

2018 New Zealand Offers

Flights Included - save up to $1,400 per couple*
Book any journey of 15 days or longer to New Zealand and receive included flights and taxes*.
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Indulge with handcrafted luxury

With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey of breathtaking New Zealand.

Scenic Freechoice
Choose from an extensive range of sightseeing activities and cuisines that interest you most, from the thrill of a Wilderness Jet trip on the Dart River to soaking up the views over a glass of handcrafted New Zealand wine.

Scenic Enrich
Unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences from exploring ancient kauri forests to immersing yourself in the rich culture of the Maori people.

Special Stays
Stay in a range of iconic hotels, known for their location, character & heritage such as the Te Waonui Forest Retreat, surrounded by native bush and Franz Josef.

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.

Rail
Journey across the spine of the South Island into the heart of pristine wilderness on the TranzAlpine, one of New Zealand's grandest rail journeys.

The Nth Degree
We've thought about the details so you don't have to, from airport transfers, first-class transport, internal flights and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included.

 

Experiences

We have created a series of unique and exclusive experiences that will make your time in New Zealand an unforgettable one.

All-inclusive, exclusive and unique – our Scenic Enrich experiences take you behind the scenes for encounters inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.

Whether you want a relaxed pace or want to fit in as much as possible, Freechoice provides you with a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining to suit everyone.


America’s Cup Sailing Experience
Sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht and be part of the crew. Take the helm or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as you sail through Auckland’s beautiful harbour.

Traditional Māori Culture
Whilst you're in Rotorua, be sure not to miss the traditional Māori culture and participate in an authentic hāngi dinner - not to be missed.

Hobbiton Movie Set
Experience the real ‘Middle Earth’ during a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set – the setting for The Shire – which featured in the Peter Jackson directed trilogies, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Discover the Bay Cruise
Discover the very best of the Bay of Islands on a premium cruise. With your expert Nature Guide on board, discover new facts and stories of the area as you interact with marine life and visit the iconic ‘Hole in the Rock’.

Akaroa Day Trip
Explore the historic French settlement set on a long harbour and surrounded by volcanic hills. Akaroa’s French influence is still evident today and descendants of the original settlers still live locally.

Tour of Larnach Castle and Garden
This superbly crafted building, built in 1871, showcases a unique collection of New Zealand antiques. Enjoy your guided tour of the castle and its beautiful surrounding gardens.

 
 

Destinations

From Cape Reinga to World Heritage-listed Fiordland 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.

Home to some of the country’s most incredible natural landscapes, New Zealand’s South Island will captivate and astound, whilst the North Island is home to a range of exceptional destinations that will simply take your breath away.


Auckland
New Zealand's largest city, Auckland offers a myriad of opportunities, from sailing on an authentic America's Cup yacht to exploring the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island.

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Rotorua
Rotorua is best known for its steamy geothermal attractions, from its natural hot springs and spas to bubbling mud pools and mud baths, ideal for some much needed relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Christchurch
Home to beautiful natural attractions with a strong link to heritage, why not go punting on the Avon River, take a tour of the Botanic Gardens or visit the International Antarctic Centre.

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Marlborough
Head to Marlborough, New Zealand's largest wine-growing region and enjoy a glass of its world-class and famed Sauvignon Blanc whilst you admire the view.

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Franz Josef
Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier or why not experience the beauty of this natural alpine landscape from the air with a spectacular helicopter flight.

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Queenstown
Find your sense of adventure in Queenstown, from enjoying a 4WD at Skippers Canyon, feeling exhilated on the Shotover Jet or ride the Skyline Gondola for incredible views.

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Unforgettable accommodation

You'll find that the wonders of New Zealand are all the more wonderful when you're immersed in comfort. Look forward to some of the most relaxing and stylish accommodation available, as well as truly outstanding levels of service.

There's nothing better than checking into a spectacular hotel where you can truly relax and unwind after a busy day exploring. Every carefully selected hotel on our tours has been handpicked to ensure it offers the best possible location and creature comforts to make your stay all the more memorable.

In select locations we feature Scenic Special Stays, iconic hotels remarkable for their location, character and heritage.

Look for the Special Stays symbol on your itinerary indicating the locations of these outstanding properties.


Grand Millennium Auckland
Located in the city centre and within walking distance of Auckland's key highlights. With stylish rooms of modern design and decor, be assured of a relaxed atmosphere, superb amenities and location near the beautiful Viaduct Harbour.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef
Encircled by native bush, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a stunning, unique lodge-style hotel surrounded by the charming village of Franz Josef. Guest rooms have been designed with comfort and environmental preservation top of mind.

The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook
The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the magnificent Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Awake in the morning to the exceptional views of Mount Cook, hanging glaciers and the surrounding Southern Alps through large picture windows.

The George Hotel, Christchurch
Experience impeccable service at The George Hotel, located in the heart of the city overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and Avon River - the ultimate home-away-from-home.

Copthorne Oriental Bay Hotel, Wellington
Located on Wellington's premier Oriental Parade, Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is the perfect base to explore the city. Relish the comfort of your spacious room and enjoy the remarkable view overlooking the stunning Wellington Harbour.

Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
Situated alongside Lake Rotorua, indulge in the spacious comfort of your Club Room which includes complimentary use of the Club Lounge.

 
 

Overnight cruise on the Milford Sound

Be amongst the first to admire the grandeur and tranquility of Milford Sound at sunrise as you wake on board your cruise.

Delight in the majesty and serenity of Milford Sound after regular day visitors have departed and view the fiord's spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, 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. If you prefer, you can simply relax on deck and soak in the beauty of this amazing place or - if you're brave - even go for a swim.

As evening falls, enjoy a delicious carvery buffet prepared fresh by your on board chef. Indulge in some star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin and awake in the morning to the spectacle of sunrise on magnificent Milford Sound.


Milford Mariner

The Milford Mariner replicates a traditional trading scow and is perfectly suited to cruising the fiords to provide you with the ultimate Milford Sound experience.

Look out for seals, dolphins and even penguins from your private cabin or the spacious viewing decks and observation lounge, or wind down in the evening in the dining saloon and toast your day's encounters over drinks in the licensed bar.

Ride the TranzAlpine

One of New Zealand's grandest rail journeys, the TranzAlpine takes you across the spine of the South Island into the heart of pristine wilderness and the extraordinary Southern Alps that await.

Spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape 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 extensive Canterbury Plains with their patchwork fields provide another perspective of New Zealand's heartland.


TranzAlpine

The TranzAlpine features GPS-triggered journey commentary at your seat via headphones, plus information displays and overhead HD video.

The train also features a cafe carriage offering a range of drinks, snacks and light meals and an open viewing carriage for views of the Southern Alps.