Land Journey

New Zealand: A North & South Island Adventure



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$9,490 USD
Includes On-Tour Air
Journey Type
Time of Year
Oct - Nov
Cities & Landmarks
Queenstown, Christchurch, Napier, Mount Cook, Marlborough Sound
New Zealand Tours
Mt. Cook


Uniquely Tauck



TAUCK EXCLUSIVE — A sparkling 1930s party with a live swing band in Napier


TAUCK EXCLUSIVE — Private Maori performance at Auckland Museum and a tour of the Maori exhibit guided by the performers  


Tauck's exclusive charter flights mean more sightseeing and less waiting (3 flights in total)




Cruising the sunken valleys of the Marlborough Sounds


A jetboat ride on the Dart River, and a Lord of the Rings tour in Mt. Aspiring National Park


Wine tastings in Blenheim


Ride a boat through underground Waitomo Caves, illuminated by glow worms


Stargazing the night sky over Aoraki / Mt. Cook National Park with an expert guide


Tour of a sacred Maori site in Auckland with a member of the Waimarama Tribe





Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Experiences of a lifetime

See Christchurch from the back of a Harley and go punting on the River Avon... walk on Tasman Glacier... jetboat the Dart River and hike wilderness trails through what feels lik "Middle-earth"... dance at a Gatsby-style gala in Napier... discover Maori culture and a Hobbit village in Auckland... with adventures in world-class wine and cuisine along the way.

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes, cultures, and cuisines of New Zealand on this 14-day journey far off the beaten tracks. Your journey begins with two nights in Christchurch at a luxury hotel on the River Avon; tour the city sights by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle... go punting on the River Avon... Stay at a lodge inside Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park where the landscape of rugged peaks and glaciers calls you to its hiking trails; ride a plane and/or helicopter to Tasman Glacier; lose yourself in the spectacular night sky (the park is one of the best places in the world for stargazing)... Hike the Arrow River and pan for gold in Queenstown... ride a jet-boat on the Dart River, bicycle-ride, zip-line, play golf, or take a 4WD "safari" to landscapes featured in the Lord of the Rings movies...  Stay two nights in the heart of New Zealand's winemaking region at Blenheim, where you'll visit a winery and a sheep farm, and cruise the fjord-like sunken valleys of the Marlborough Sounds...  Discover the town of Napier, a treasure-trove of 1930s Art Deco architecture... Fly to Auckland on North Island for two nights at a waterfront luxury hotel, your base for exploring the city; tour the Auckland Museum with a private Maori dance performance... visit the artisan village of Matakana and more.

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Arbour Restaurant

Day 7

Cozy evening and exceptional food

Tonight, meet Bradley Hornby and his wife Liz at their restaurant, Arbour, and enjoy a tasting of the restaurant's exquisite menu. Crafted using local ingredients, the duo behind Arbour seamlessly blend simplicity, creativity and the surrounding area into the dishes they create. Winners of a One Hat (the equivalent of a Michelin Star) in 2017 and 2018 by Cuisine Good Food Awards, their menu is an ode to the passionate people and incredible ingredients available to them right on their doorstep in Blenheim.

Bulrangi Motorbikes

Day 2

See the local sights aboard a Harley

See New Zealand in a truly unique way... on the back of a Harley Davidson. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights and sounds of Christchurch and the surrounding areas of Central Christchurch, Sumner, Evan's Pass Road, Lyttleton Harbour, Gebbies Pass and Taitapu all while your personal chauffeur drives you around.

Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Days 9, 10 & 11

Step back to Art Deco days in Napier, New Zealand

Napier (known as the Art Deco capital of the world) is famous for its jazz-inspired architecture, and the Art Deco Masonic Hotel is an exemplification of just that. When a fire in 1931 destroyed most of the city, Napier decided to rebuild itself and move into a direction similar to that of Manhattan at the time. Showcasing the enthusiasm and exuberance of the twenties, mixed with the idealism and escapism of the thirties, Napier emerged with a new identity, one that would transcend time. Famous individuals have stayed where you're staying... Mark Twain, Ann Pavlova, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip all have entered its halls and carved their mark into the hotels history — and now, so will you.


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