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14 Day New Zealand Explorer
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14 Day New Zealand Explorer
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20 Oct 2021
$4,499 pp
01 Dec 2021
$5,099 pp
02 Feb 2022
$5,179 pp
16 Feb 2022
$5,179 pp
02 Mar 2022
$5,179 pp
16 Mar 2022
$5,179 pp
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$1,995 per single room.
Akaroa Day Tour including Harbour Cruise and Lunch

Visit the beautiful unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa. Stop at the Hill Top to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour and visit the Cheese Factory at Barry’s Bay to sample some fine New Zealand cheeses. In the afternoon enjoy a 2 hour harbour cruise on the Canterbury Cat, sightseeing dolphins, penguins and seals.

Duration: This tour departs at 09.00am and returns at 05.00pm.

Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off; Harbour Cruise and lunch. 

Christchurch Tramway Experience

Welcome aboard the Christchurch Tram and step back in time to a grand era of transport. The Christchurch Tram is a unique, elegant and environmentally friendly way to see the city. Allow us to take you around the ‘must-see’ central attractions - get on and off as you please at any of our seventeen stops. A full circuit takes 50 minutes and the Trams run approximately every 15 minutes. This quality experience combines the heritage of the trams with the culture of the Garden City.

Enjoy a journey in style through the changing face of Christchurch's city centre on board our beautifully restored vintage Trams. the Tram is a unique experience of history and sightseeing. The journey takes takes you to the appropriate stops for Punting on the Avon, the Grand Tour, and the Caterpillar Tour of the Christchurch's Botanic Gardens. The Art Gallery, meandering Avon River, Gothic style Arts Centre and Museum are just some of sights to be seen from the comfort of your Tram or accessed from any of the ten stops en route.

Opening hours: 09.00am to 06.00pm

Discover Christchurch Double Decker City Highlights Tour

 Learn about Christchurch’s fascinating history from the pioneering days through to modern day times and learn how Christchurch is recovering from the devastating February 22 earthquake which has now become a major event in New Zealand’s history.
On tour we will view some of the areas affected by the earthquakes, see how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and hear about the exciting vision to rebuild and restore the inner city.

Your experience includes a tour around central Christchurch on New Zealand’s only Open Top Double Decker and a 2 hour Tour on a closed top Double Decker visiting places of interest in greater Christchurch.

Duration: Tour departs at 09.00am or 03.00pm
Inclusions: 2 hour Double Decker City Tour and 24 Hour Hop on Hop Off pass

Lord of the Rings Full Day Tour

Starting on Mt Victoria with a visit to the lookout then onto locations used in the Trilogy like the Outer Shire, Hobbiton Woods & Dunharrow. Then out to the Hutt Valley to Kaitoke Regional park, the location of Rivendell. Along the way visiting Isengard, Fords of Isen, the River Anduin and past the quarry where Helms Deep & Minas Tirith were filmed. The Full day tour also includes an Orc sized picnic lunch or café lunch plus a visit to the famous Weta Cave and now including the Weta Workshop tour.

Duration: This tour starts at 08.30am and returns at 04.30pm
tel pick up and drop off and lunch.

Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour - AM

The Half Day Lord of the Rings Location Tour (allow 4 hours) is a ‘best of’ tour, showcasing the best locations around Wellington City. Including the Outer-Shire 'Get off the road' scene and the race to the Ferry. Also includes a stop at the Mt Victoria Lookout. Plus now including the Weta Cave & Weta Workshop Tour. This is the best way to see Wellington's Lord of the Rings locations in half a day with a knowledgeable Lord of the Rings specialist guide.

Duration: This tour departs at 08.30am and returns at 12.30pm
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off 

Half Day City Highlights Inspiration Tour

An intimate, small group tour looking at the unique aspects of the World’s Coolest Little Capital. Drive through Courtenay Place and Oriental Parade and head up Mt Victoria for spectacular views of the City and Harbour. Then travel the stunning, rugged coastline, now a marine reserve, stopping along the way to taste some famous Wellington coffee.
Return to the central city for a drive through the quirky Cuba Street district and along Lambton Quay, the main shopping street, for a chance to ride the famous Wellington Cable Car. We finish the tour with stops at Parliament and Old St Paul’s Cathedral.

Duration: This tour departs at 09.00am and returns at 1.30pm
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off; entry fees and morning tea.

Hobbiton and Waitomo Tour

Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Your journey takes you through undulating green hills reminding you that you are approaching The Shire. Your Bush and Beach guide will give you commentary on the way to Hobbiton with insights into the areas you are travelling through, along with some background to the movies.

On arrival at Shire’s Rest you embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only part of the set remaining in New Zealand. You see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and the Party Tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the gate to Bilbo’s house, “Bag End”, looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. The tour ends with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn for a drink. Following your drink, you will be treated to a sumptuous buffet lunch in the marquee. There is time for shopping before your tour continues to Waitomo. (Drive time 1 hr 20min).

On arrival in Waitomo, join a 45 minute guided tour of the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm caves. Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making. Enjoy the delicate cave formations and be wowed in the Cathedral, before taking the iconic boat ride through the glow worm grotto (subject to water levels). Marvel in silence at thousands of magical glow worms, which are unique to New Zealand before exiting the cave.

Duration: This tour departs at 07.00am and returns at 06.45pm
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off; guided tour of Hobbiton movie set and lunch at the Party marquee; Ale, cider or ginger beer at Green Dragon Inn; Hobbiton souvenir voucher;  Guided Tour in Waitomo Caves Glow worm Tour

Flexible Date Change

Book now, change later with our Flexible Date Change option. You may select this $99pp option at time of purchase, giving travellers the flexibility to change your date without penalty (subject to availability, less third party costs incurred, plus any applicable surcharges for the new date selected). 

Date change must be requested prior to 65 days before your original selected departure date*. Once inside 65 days of departure, date changes are not permitted.

*some packages may have a varied period in which you can request a date change due to limitations with the third-party provider.

Please refer to our 'Book with Confidence' section for terms and conditions. 

The Flexible Date Change option does not cover cost incurred for components not fulfilled by Inspiring Vacations or in the event extra services have been booked with Inspiring Vacations outside of the standard package, including but not limited to airfares, pre/post accommodation or insurance.

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