Best of New Zealand with Fiji (PNQ2)

17 Day Tour from Coral Coast to Queenstown

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Experience the best of Fiji and New Zealand on this unforgettable vacation filled with dramatic scenery, cultural exchanges, and top attractions. Start your vacation in tropical Fiji with a sightseeing tour and plenty of leisure time to swim, snorkel, take a bike ride, or just relax on the beach.

During the New Zealand portion of your tour, you'll experience some of New Zealand's most majestic scenery. Spend time in the picturesque Bay of Islands region and enjoy a scenic cruise to the iconic “Hole in the Rock.” In Rotorua, visit Te Puia to see New Zealand’s largest geyser and boiling mud pots.In Christchurch, board one of the world’s most scenic trains and travel across the Southern Alps. Two nights at Franz Josef won’t be enough as you admire the incredible views and have a chance to participate in a Glacier Valley walk. But that's not all...you'll enjoy an excursion to Fiordland National Park, boasting some of the world's most breathtaking scenery, where you'll have an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound.

It's not just amazing scenery you'll experience on this New Zealand tour. Throughout the tour, Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, visit a local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch in Marton, enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local winery in Queenstown, and join a local New Zealand family in Rotorua for dinner in their home.

From the tropical oasis of Fiji and cosmopolitan city of Auckland to rugged Milford Sound, you are sure to return home with lots of photos and unforgettable memories to share with friends and family!

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 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Te Wahipounamu

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 5 dinners including a welcome dinner in Auckland and a farewell dinner in Queenstown

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST

Welcome to Fiji! Step off the plane and into this tropical paradise. Arrive Nadi and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast for a three night stay. The remainder of your day is at your leisure.

Day 2 CORAL COAST

This morning’s highlight is a half day SIGATOKA RIVER SAFARI. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine.

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Day 3 CORAL COAST

Today is at leisure. Make sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool drink.

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Day 4 CORAL COAST–NADI–AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi and then fly to Auckland. Welcome to Aotearoa, Maori for “land of the long white cloud.” Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. This evening, join travel group for a welcome briefing and dinner.

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Day 5 AUCKLAND–BAY OF ISLANDS

Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Auckland, the “City of Sails.” See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and historic Parnell Village. Continue to the Bay of Islands, known for its stunning beauty and history. Visit the WAITANGI TREATY HOUSE to learn about New Zealand’s past.

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Day 6 BAY OF ISLANDS

This morning, embark on a sightseeing CRUISE to view the “Hole in the Rock,” have a chance to see dolphins, and learn more about the rich history and culture of this region. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to enjoy a hike, explore some of the island’s historic attractions, shop for souvenirs, or just relax at your hotel.

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Day 7 BAY OF ISLANDS–ROTORUA

Today, travel through the Bay of Plenty region to Rotorua, home to geothermal wonders, adventure activities, and a thriving Maori culture. This evening, you may wish to join our optional outing to experience an authentic Maori village and cultural performance, followed by a delicous Hangi dinner. You might even be asked to join in a Haka, the traditional war dance of the Maori.

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Day 8 ROTORUA

This morning starts with a visit to RAINBOW SPRINGS to view native bush and wildlife, including a walk through the kiwi bird enclosure. Last stop is TE PUIA, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, with New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces. The afternoon is at your leisure. You may wish to relax in a natural hot spring, zipline through the forest, be pampered at one of the city’s spas, or board a floatplane for flightseeing of this beautiful area. This evening, join a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite New Zealand family for DINNER in their home, a unique opportunity to interact with a local family and immerse yourself in New Zealand culture. Before the evening is over, you’ll feel like part of the family.

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Day 9 ROTORUA–MARTON–WELLINGTON

Travel south today through rolling farmlands and past massive Lake Taupo. Stop in the historic rural town of Marton, where we’ll visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOCAL FARM and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Continue to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.

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Day 10 WELLINGTON

Our day begins with a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Take a scenic CABLE-CAR ride, visit the beautiful BOTANIC GARDENS, see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city and harbor from the top of Mount Victoria. You’ll also spend time at TE PAPA, the Museum of New Zealand. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own.

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Day 11 WELLINGTON–CHRISTCHURCH

Fly to Christchurch located on New Zealand’s south island. A sightseeing tour will highlight some of Christchurch’s famous landmarks and spectacular gardens. This evening is at leisure.

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Day 12 CHRISTCHURCH–TRANZALPINE TRAIN–ARTHUR’S PASS–FRANZ JOSEF

Today, travel on the scenic TRANZALPINE, one of the world’s great train journeys. From the comfort of first-class carriages, see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmlands, followed by the spectacular gorges and rivers of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the majestic Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass National Park. The train features large panoramic windows, an onboard café, and in-seat audio commentary. Spend the next two nights in the small town of Franz Josef, located at the base of the impressive Franz Josef Glacier.

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Day 13 FRANZ JOSEF

This morning, explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage area. Your GLACIER VALLEY WALK will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed, following the glacier’s path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier’s history, see what is left behind by this majestic giant, and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere. Near the terminal face, after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing face of the glacier. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may opt to take a scenic flightseeing or helicopter tour, relax in one of the glacier hot pools, spend time at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, or pick up a picnic lunch and just take in the gorgeous scenery.

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Day 14 FRANZ JOSEF–QUEENSTOWN

Our journey today takes us along the coast and the Tasman Sea. Climb through rainforests and over Haast Pass to arrive in Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Upon arrival, enjoy a tour and a tasting at a local Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINERY. Tonight, why not enjoy dinner at one of Queenstown’s many restaurants or cafés and sample some of the region’s wines?

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Day 15 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Today, enjoy a full day excursion to Milford Sound. Travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. During your CRUISE on the fiord, see cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and experience this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did. Return to Queenstown late this evening.

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Day 16 QUEENSTOWN

Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy, shop for souvenirs, or take a thrilling jetboat ride on the Dart River. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner.

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Day 17 QUEENSTOWN

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

BRYCE HENDERSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I enjoy showing off New Zealand! It's an easy place to travel within, with an amazing change of scenery around each corner. Our history, both political and cultural, is unique and, along with the remarkable scenery, makes for a memorable vacation experience which I love to showcase.

Tour Director - BRYCE HENDERSON

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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Rotorua
Queenstown

Rotorua

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Valley by Floatplane

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Valley by Floatplane

Near the northeast coast of New Zealand's North Island is Mount Tarawera, the volcano whose massive eruption in 1886 destroyed the famed Pink and White Terraces and buried three Maori villages. This exciting flight-seeing excursion includes the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake.

Price Range: $$$$

Queenstown

Upgrade One-Way Flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

Upgrade One-Way Flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

After your cruise of Milford Sound, take a scenic flight back to Queenstown.

Price Range: $$$$

Station to Station Bike Ride

Station to Station Bike Ride

The perfect half day - an independent cycling trip experiencing the best that Queenstown has to offer. Enjoy a Spirit of Queenstown cruise with incredible views, a bike ride along country roads and through farmlands, followed by a buffet lunch at Walter Peak farm. Return to Queenstown on the vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw. A perfect way to see the best of Queenstown!

Price Range: $$$



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