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A Journey Through New Zealand & Tasmania
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A Journey through New Zealand & Tasmania

13 days & 12 nights, Private Journey

Auckland, Taupo, Queenstown, Hollyford Track, Hobart & Cradle Mountain

Immerse yourself in the wonders of New Zealand, along with Australia's island state of Tasmania on this exciting journey through some of the world's most scenic landscapes. From the volcanic terrain of Tongariro National Park and the otherworldly splendor of the Milford Sound to historic Hollyford Track and wild Cradle Mountain National Park, you'll engage in outdoor adventures while experiencing legendary hospitality. Along the way, explore an incredible cave system, visit Tasmania's former convict settlement and take a thrilling jet boat ride on the Shotover River.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Auckland, New Zealand

    Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel.

    Elite: Mollies Hotel
    Preferred: Hotel Debrett - 1 Night
  • Day 2
    To Taupo

    After breakfast this morning, explore Ruakiri Cave where you can walk or float on an inner tube through an incredible underground river system.

    Elite: Huka Lodge
    Preferred: Acacia Cliffs Lodge - 2 Nights
    (B)
  • Day 3
    Taupo

    Set out on the Tongariro Crossing, and experience some of the most volcanically active areas of New Zealand's oldest national park.

    Elite: Huka Lodge
    Preferred: Acacia Cliffs Lodge
    (B, L)
  • Day 4
    To Queenstown

    Fly to Queenstown this morning. Upon arrival, you'll be met and accompanied to your hotel where you'll have some time to prepare for this afternoon's adventure on the Shotover River.

    Elite: Eichardt's Private Hotel
    Preferred: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa - 1 Night
    (B)
  • Day 5
    To Hollyford Track

    Pass along the shores of lovely Lake Wakatipu on your way to the Hollyford Valley to begin your two-day trek that retraces the footsteps of the early explorers along the Hollyford River.

    Pyke River Lodge - 1 Night (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Hollyford Track

    Begin your day with a short walk to Lake Alabaster. Cross Fiordland's longest swing bridge and then enjoy a captivating jet boat journey down the Hollyford River and across Lake McKerrow to the historic site of Jamestown.

    Martins Bay Lodge - 1 Night (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    To Queenstown

    Walk through the forest of Jerusalem Creek and visit the fur seal colony at Long Reef. Travel by jet boat to the beach and explore the sand dunes and lagoon. Enjoy a scenic flight to Milford Sound, with views of the Track route, Hollyford Valley and Mt. Tutoko, Fiordland's highest peak.

    Elite: Eichardt's Private Hotel
    Preferred: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa - 1 Night
    (B, L)
  • Day 8
    To Hobart, Tasmania

    You will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Hobart.

    Elite: The Henry Jones Art Hotel
    Preferred: Islington Boutique Hotel - 3 Nights
    (B)
  • Day 9
    Hobart

    Join your private guide for a full-day tour of the rugged coastline of the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site, which houses the remains of Tasmania's famous convict settlement. In the afternoon, travel to the historic village of Richmond before meeting Tasmanian's enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil.

    Elite: The Henry Jones Art Hotel
    Preferred: Islington Boutique Hotel
    (B, L)
  • Day 10
    Hobart

    Travel to the seaside township of Kettering, and depart via vehicle ferry for Bruny Island, where you may sample a variety of local produce and take in the fascinating scenery. Spot a variety of Southern Ocean marine wildlife and marvel at the impressive coastal geology on an unforgettable cruise. In the afternoon, return to the Hobart waterfront via a scenic seaplane flight.

    Elite: The Henry Jones Art Hotel
    Preferred: Islington Boutique Hotel
    (B, L)
  • Day 11
    To Cradle Mountain

    Explore the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park wilderness area today.

    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge - 2 Nights (B)
  • Day 12
    Cradle Mountain

    Spend the day exploring the grounds of the lodge on guided walks, or engage in some of the other optional activities available such as mountain biking, fly fishing or canoeing.

    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge (B)
  • Day 13
    Depart Launceston

    You will be escorted to the Launceston Airport for your onward flight.

    (B)
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