Ed Reder and his team organizes this beautiful trip to New Zealand.
The first 20 people to sign up will get lakeview balcony rooms in Queenstown!
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is so natural and if you like adventure, it's the place to be.
This will be our 4th trip and I can say with confidence that you will love this complete itinerary, taking in both the North and South Island! We'll fly out of LAX on the 15th, and after crossing the international time zone we'll land in Auckland on North Island on Thursday for 10 full days and nights in New Zealand.
We'll start off with 2-days and nights in Auckland. This marvelous city, known as the "City of Sails", is nestled between two harbors and a gulf full of islands. Auckland is as much about the sea as it is about the land. We'll get to know the very friendly people and enjoy the sites. On our last trip we chartered a high performance sailboat and went out on a wonderful sail. Auckland is the home of the America's Cup and they take their sailing seriously. Our hotel is in prime position and walking distance to the harbor.
We may also arrange another social with a Meetup group in Auckland which was really fun on our last visit!
From there, we'll head to Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture and also 11 major lakes. We'll have 3 nights here to enjoy all the sights and adventures of this amazing town. This is an extremely thermal area. You'll see geysers of hissing, steaming, scalding water roar from deep within the earth's crust and hurl spray 100 ft into the air. While there we'll set up tours to jet boat down the Waikato River through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge and river rafting one of 3 incredible rivers and relax in thermal pools.
This town is also one of several adventure capitals where you can try the Zorb (rolling downhill in a ball like a hamster), try the skydiving simulator (you will experience weightlessness with this jet engine pushing the air up) and have fun with the luge track (a total blast) and many other fun adventures.
We'll also visit the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with it's magical light display and amazing underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. We even discovered a new tour on our last trip called The Squeeze where a jetboat takes us down river into this cove where we wade into a tight canyon and into thermal water to a thermal waterfall!
Then, we'll fly on to adventureland - Queenstown, birthplace of the bungee jump and the famous Shotover River Jet Boats.
Talk about fun! We will set up a bunch of optional tours that will have us doing more river rafting, taking the famous Shotover Jet Boat tour and enjoying a day tour of the majestic Milford Sound. There is so much to do here including sky diving, paragliding another luge, hiking and fun nightlife. We'll have 4-nights to enjoy this awesome town. Maybe you'll even bungee jump! It's going to be a wonderful active vacation full of incredible scenery and sites.
Ticket includes:Round trip international air from LAX Departure Tax 10-nights accommodations (double occ.) Domestic air All ground transportation Daily Breakfast
Does not include:Optional tours Gratuities Single Supplement (your own room): $750
OUR AIR: Deduct $1,700 with your own air (you would also need to provide the domestic air from Rotorua to Queenstown)
OUR HOTELS :
Crowne Plaza Auckland is in the central business district, and features a fitness center and a sauna. The hotel is within walking distance of a range of shopping and dining options on Queen Street. Auckland Crowne Plaza is within a 5-minute walk of The Civic, and the iconic Sky Tower. It is an 8-minute walk from AUT University and a 10-minute walk from Victoria Park. The rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Auckland are modern and well-furnished with modern amenities. The club lounge, with complimentary drinks and snacks, are available to some guests. There is a comfortable lounge and bar. The restaurant serves international cuisine, throughout the day.
Check in to 4.5-star comfort with the lake at your doorstep at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside hotel. Rejuvenate in the spa's natural geothermal mineral pools and experience a delicious Maori hangi at Matariki. Your room is a calm haven with earthy colours, wood furniture and picture windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery at Novotel. See the rooms See the meeting rooms Extras of this hotel The only Rotorua Hotel to offer free geothermal mineral pools to unwind in after a day of sightseeing. Perfect for business and leisure, make use of our dedicated conference and meeting facilities, or relax at In Balance Spa with fully equipped gym.
Crowne Plaza Queenstown hotel sits in the heart of Queenstown's Central Business District, overlooking The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand's longest lake. Just across the road is Steamer Wharf where you will find great dining, bars and entertainment. Alternatively, you can depart here for a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship. Skyline Gondola is also just 5 minutes on foot.
From luxurious bedding to spacious accommodation, we know the importance of a great night's sleep. Our location gives many of our rooms lake or mountain views.
As a top hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand, we provide the best facilities to ensure you have everything you need to make the most of your stay. Services include valet parking, business centre, fully equipped fitness centre, guest laundry, ski/bike storage, 24 hour room service and babysitting on request
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