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  • Spend a day relaxing at the Hells Gate Geothermal Park.
  • Soar to the top of Franz Josef Glacier for a trek along the ice.
  • Enjoy the views from the top of the famed Mount Eden.
  • Marvel at the unique Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
  • Featuring an expertly selected fusion of premium hotels.
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Voyage through a magical land of glacial capped mountains and grottos lit by glow worms. New Zealand is the perfect setting to celebrate your new life together.

Arrive in Auckland where you’ll visit all the highlights of the city. Admire the views from the summit of famed Mount Eden, then visit the Auckland Domain and the scenic waterfront before heading to the trendy shopping area of Parnell Village. Float through the famed Waitomo Glowworm Caves in Rotorua, watch scenes from Lord of the Rings come to life on a movie set tour, sail through the spectacular vistas of Milford Sound on a cruise, and hop from vineyard to vineyard in Queenstown as you enjoy a wine tasting tour led by private guide.

Spice up your honeymoon with a little adventure at the Franz Josef Glacier. Get up close and personal with the sparkling glacier for some spectacular photo opportunities and keep an eye out for adorable Kea parrots who call the glacier home. The following day, hop in a helicopter for a flight to Franz Josef’s landing site. Led by expert guides, you’ll embark on a trek amongst glacial ice formations – a truly unforgettable experience. Next, you’ll enjoy a scenic train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch where you’ll enjoy a private guided sightseeing tour of the highlights of the city. Spend nights in a collection of New Zealand’s finest properties. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Auckland
    Auckland
    • Transfer - Private - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • New Zealand - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Auckland
    Auckland
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Sights (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 3 Auckland to Rotorua
    Auckland to Rotorua
    • Auckland - Rotorua [Waitomo and Hobbiton] - Coach/Guide
  • Day 4 Rotorua
    Rotorua
    • Tour - Private - Exclusive Geothermal Wonderland (4.5hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide - Rotorua City
  • Day 5 Rotorua to Queenstown
    Rotorua to Queenstown
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Rotorua - Queenstown [Separate Purchase] -
    • Transfer - Private - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 6 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Tour - Shared - Milford Sound Cruise with Picnic Lunch (13hrs) - Coach/Cruise
  • Day 7 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Tour - Private - Wine Tour in Central Otago Region (with Lunch) (5hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 8 Queenstown to Franz Josef
    Queenstown to Franz Josef
    • Queenstown - Franz Josef [6-7hrs] - Coach/Driver
  • Day 9 Franz Josef
    Franz Josef
    • Tour - Shared - Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike (3hrs) - Helicopter/Guide
  • Day 10 Franz Josef to Greymouth to Christchurch
    Franz Josef to Greymouth to Christchurch
    • Franz Josef - Greymouth [3hrs] - Coach/Driver
    • Train - Greymouth - Christchurch [The Scenic TranzAlpine Train] - Train
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 11 Christchurch
    Christchurch
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 12 Christchurch
    Christchurch
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver (Intl Apt)
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Day 1: Auckland

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the Auckland airport and your hotel.

You will receive a welcome package on arrival which will include a welcome letter, detailed itinerary, vouchers for each service, supplier contact list as well as various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting. This will be available at your first service. 

Accommodation: Stamford Plaza (4*)

Centrally located in Auckland, this property is near Queen Street Shopping District, Sky Tower, and Auckland City Hall. Additional nearby points of interest include Auckland War Memorial Museum. Guestrooms have premium bedding, air conditioning, and slippers; rooms also include refrigerators, separate bathtubs and showers, and bathrobes. At Stamford Plaza Auckland recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. The property also provides a business center, a concierge desk, and a porter/bellhop.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Auckland Coastal Piha Beach
Auckland Coastal Piha Beach
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Stamford Plaza Auckland
Stamford Plaza Auckland

Day 2: Auckland

See first hand why Auckland is known as the City of Sails as you enjoy a trip over the Harbour Bridge. Visit the Famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbours. From the fantastic vantage point you will see evidence of Auckland's volcanic history, the most significant being the youngest volcano of Rangitoto Island at the entrance to the Waitemata harbour. This tour also takes in the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park which is situated on a 62,000 year old volcano. In addition to these natural features you will be taken to the trendy shopping are of Parnell Village with its historical buildings that have been transformed into boutiques, antique and craft specialty shops. Your tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Dr. before returning to Downtown. This private tour takes approximately 4 hours.

Accommodation: Stamford Plaza (4*)
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Auckland Domain
Auckland Domain

Day 3: Auckland - Rotorua

Enjoy this sightseeing, shared coach-transfer from Auckland to Rotorua.  Your first stop along the way will be in Waitomo, where you will enjoy a guided tour through the famed Waitomo Glowworm Caves.  Next you will continue to the Agrodome on the outskirts of Rotorua where you will be transferred onto the Hobbiton, for an exclusive "Lord of the Ring Movie Set" coach tour.  Upon completion of this adventure you will be transferred to Rotorua.

Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua (5*)

Escape to The Regent of Rotorua, Rotorua’s newest designer 5 star Boutique Hotel & Spa offering stylish luxury accommodation, restaurant, wine & cocktail bar, all with a touch of glamour. An oasis of understated hip contemporary elegance and comfort amidst the exciting attractions and experiences Rotorua has to offer. Step out of the calm of your gorgeous room or suite and stroll to the vibrant restaurant zone or lakefront area - or simply stay in, relax and savor the hotel's luxury facilities.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rotorua
Rotorua
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Regent of Rotorua
Regent of Rotorua

Day 4: Rotorua

Experience the amazing geothermal activity, gushing geysers, boiling mud pools and the many colors of every tint and hue displayed in pools, lakes, craters, steaming vents and mineral terraces of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Then your private guide will take you on the Waimangu Volcanic Valley nature walk amidst a stunning volcanic landscape with spectacular views of hot crater lakes, steaming cliffs, hissing fumaroles, colourful silica terraces, rare thermally adapted plants and the opportunity to see some of New Zealand’s native birdlife.

Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua (5*)
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Geothermal Wonderland
Geothermal Wonderland

Day 5: Rotorua - Queenstown

A privately driven vehicle will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel today.

Flight price on request. (Separate Purchase)

Meet your driver for a private transfer between Queenstown and the Domestic Airport.

Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside (4*)

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is the most centrally located 4-star hotel on Queenstown's lakefront. Step outside your door and into the heart of Queenstown with easy access to all that this premier Four Season lake and alpine resort has to offer. The hotel has delicious New Zealand influenced dining options, WIFI access and complimentary Apple Mac stations, a spa pool as well as professional and friendly staff that make Novotel Queenstown Lakeside the perfect hotel for your Queenstown visit.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Queenstown
Queenstown
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Day 6: Queenstown

Travel by luxury coach on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown into Milford Sound.  Travel from Queenstown along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and through rolling countryside to Te Anau.  After a short break at Te Anau, continue via the spectacular Milford Road, to Milford Sound.  Board the Milford Mariner for a relaxing cruise of Milford Sound.  The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to enjoy waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.  An on board nature guide provides interpretation in English only.   Experience stunning surroundings at the heart of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. In Maori legend, the fiords were created not by rivers of ice, but by Tu Te Raki Whanoa, a godly figure who came wielding a magical adze uttering incantations. Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) is without doubt his finest sculpture. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls washed with waterfalls. In the foreground stands Mitre Peak, dominating the skyline. Whatever the fiord’s mood, teeming with rain or with sun glistening on deep water, it will inspire you.   A return transfer by luxury coach to Queenstown is provided. The tour departs at 7 a.m., takes approximately 13 hours and can accommodate up to 120 guests.

Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside (4*)
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Milford Sound Cruising
Milford Sound Cruising

Day 7: Queenstown

Today your private driver-guide will meet you at your Queenstown accommodation and take you on an unforgettable experience. Your afternoon begins amongst the boutique vineyards and splendid scenery of the Central Otago. Taste wines at four of the best boutique vineyards in the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell regions.  This fantastic outing also includes a delightful gourmet platter lunch at the award winning Carrick Winery. Stroll through Old Cromwell Town and drive through the stunning Kawarau Gorge and learn about the gold history of the region (time and weather permitting). The duration of the tour is approximately 5 hours and operates with maximum 5 adults. The tour departs at 12 p.m and returns at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside (4*)
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Wine Tour
Wine Tour

Day 8: Queenstown - Franz Josef

Depart Queenstown by coach at 7.40 a.m. passing through Cromwell, Wanaka and Hawea before travelling over the magnificent Haast Pass into Westland.  A local shuttle is available to take you to the glacier base (own arrangements, weather permitting). Spectacular photo opportunities abound of these huge ice masses. Watch out for Keas (native parrots) and their inquisitive cheeky play. Please note this is a commuter service with many stops and limited commentary.

Accommodation: Aspen Court Motel (4*)

The Aspen Court Franz Josef provides luxury accommodation within Glacier Country at an affordable price. A half-minute walk from the Glacier Hot Pools, the motel is set amongst native bush providing a very peaceful ambience. Internally the units are large, practical and modern with all containing quality furnishings and fittings.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Franz Josef
Franz Josef
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Aspen Court Motel
Aspen Court Motel

Day 9: Franz Josef

Today's Heli hike features a 10 minute helicopter flight to Franz Josef icefall Glacier landing and pickup, with a 2 hour hike amongst glacial ice formations accompanied entirely by professional and experienced guides. During this tour, all of the necessary equipment is provided including glacier boots, talonz, socks, an ice axe, and a waterproof jacket.  Some other suggested personal bring alongs include a warm upper body clothing (preferably 3 to 4 layers), Leggings or light trousers, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a waterproof jacket (one will be provided if you don't have one). the group size is limited to 11 passengers. The tour departs at 9.30 a.m., 12.00 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. during the summer months and at 11.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. in winter.

Accommodation: Aspen Court Motel (4*)
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Glacier Hikers
Glacier Hikers

Day 10: Franz Josef - Greymouth - Christchurch

Join your coach and continue to Greymouth, the largest township and port in the area, rich in gold and coal mining history.

The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Greymouth and Christchurch, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you’ll see the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River fields, followed by the Canterbury Plains and farmland . Your train climbs into the Southern Alps through lush beech rain forest from the West Coast town of Greymouth. Our train journey finishes in Christchurch - New Zealand's largest city on the South Island. The trip is 223.8 kilometres long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 16 tunnels, and 5 viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 73 metres.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the train station and your hotel.

Accommodation: Rydges Latimer (4.5*)

Stay at Rydges Latimer Christchurch and enjoy luxurious Christchurch accommodation surrounded in stunning natural beauty. The luxury hotel in Christchurch overlooks scenic Latimer Square, an iconic New Zealand green space with ample room for travelers to roam and enjoy the shade of lush, broad-leaved trees. The hotel is five levels high and offers accommodations spread over the first four floors. Wireless internet access is available throughout all guest room, public areas and conference spaces. The Christchurch hotel restaurant, Bloody Mary’s, is open for lunch and dinner and offers mouth-watering menu items as well as a full bar. Some options include Wakanui sirloin, free-range chicken supreme with roast garlic potato purée, crisp apple slaw and braised Canterbury merino lamb shoulder.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Christchurch
Christchurch
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rydges Latimer
Rydges Latimer

Day 11: Christchurch

You will be collected from you hotel for you 3 hour sightseeing tour of Christchurch by private vehicle and guide. During this orientation tour you will learn about the central city highlights including Cathedral Square, Victoria Square, the Avon River, Town Hall, Christ`s College, Museum, Botanical Gardens, Arts Centre, Worcester Boulevard, the Bridge of Remembrance, Mona Vale Gardens and Hagley Park..

Accommodation: Rydges Latimer (4.5*)
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Christchurch Square
Christchurch Square

Day 12: Christchurch

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Stamford Plaza (4*): Auckland

Centrally located in Auckland, this property is near Queen Street Shopping District, Sky Tower, and Auckland City Hall. Additional nearby points of interest include Auckland War Memorial Museum. Guestrooms have premium bedding, air conditioning, and slippers; rooms also include refrigerators, separate bathtubs and showers, and bathrobes. At Stamford Plaza Auckland recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. The property also provides a business center, a concierge desk, and a porter/bellhop.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Stamford Plaza Auckland
Stamford Plaza Auckland

Regent of Rotorua (5*): Rotorua

Escape to The Regent of Rotorua, Rotorua’s newest designer 5 star Boutique Hotel & Spa offering stylish luxury accommodation, restaurant, wine & cocktail bar, all with a touch of glamour. An oasis of understated hip contemporary elegance and comfort amidst the exciting attractions and experiences Rotorua has to offer. Step out of the calm of your gorgeous room or suite and stroll to the vibrant restaurant zone or lakefront area - or simply stay in, relax and savor the hotel's luxury facilities.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Regent of Rotorua
Regent of Rotorua

Novotel Lakeside (4*): Queenstown

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is the most centrally located 4-star hotel on Queenstown's lakefront. Step outside your door and into the heart of Queenstown with easy access to all that this premier Four Season lake and alpine resort has to offer. The hotel has delicious New Zealand influenced dining options, WIFI access and complimentary Apple Mac stations, a spa pool as well as professional and friendly staff that make Novotel Queenstown Lakeside the perfect hotel for your Queenstown visit.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Aspen Court Motel (4*): Franz Josef

The Aspen Court Franz Josef provides luxury accommodation within Glacier Country at an affordable price. A half-minute walk from the Glacier Hot Pools, the motel is set amongst native bush providing a very peaceful ambience. Internally the units are large, practical and modern with all containing quality furnishings and fittings.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Aspen Court Motel
Aspen Court Motel

Rydges Latimer (4.5*): Christchurch

Stay at Rydges Latimer Christchurch and enjoy luxurious Christchurch accommodation surrounded in stunning natural beauty. The luxury hotel in Christchurch overlooks scenic Latimer Square, an iconic New Zealand green space with ample room for travelers to roam and enjoy the shade of lush, broad-leaved trees. The hotel is five levels high and offers accommodations spread over the first four floors. Wireless internet access is available throughout all guest room, public areas and conference spaces. The Christchurch hotel restaurant, Bloody Mary’s, is open for lunch and dinner and offers mouth-watering menu items as well as a full bar. Some options include Wakanui sirloin, free-range chicken supreme with roast garlic potato purée, crisp apple slaw and braised Canterbury merino lamb shoulder.

New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rydges Latimer
Rydges Latimer
New Zealand Highlights Honeymoon Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fresh Fruit at Breakfast
Fresh Fruit at Breakfast

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Arthur P — September 08, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    It was all we hoped for and more, fantastic experience.

  • Kathleen H — September 08, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    Our Kensington destination expert, Kate Perrier, did an extraordinary job of putting together a custom itinerary for my family. My family and I travelled nearly 11,000 miles to get to Australia and got to see everything we were most interested in thanks to Kate's expert planning!

  • Michael P — August 22, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    Everything went like clockwork! Our family absolutely loved our trip which was made possible by the Kensington travel team.

  • Pam Gerus — May 23, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    We've never done tours before and planning for Australia seemed overwhelming until I looked at tour options. Kensington was highly rated. I really liked the basics of the tour we picked and Jessica customized it and changed things around to better fit what we were interested in and the timing we preferred. I liked the multiple, smaller tours as opposed to being with the same group for a week. The tours selected were with great companies, small groups, very informative and fun. Also, I was pretty scrambled after the long flight. Having Lyn Redfern meet us at the airport, talk us through the plans, answer our questions, get us situated at the hotel was really comforting and welcoming. The selected hotels were great. Overall a good experience and I'd definitely consider having Kensington set up future trips.

  • Adeline R — February 07, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    Right from working with Jessica on setting our vacation plan to the execution was fantastic.

  • Ken S. — August 10, 2016 — Australia & Pacific

    This was a great trip from start to finish. Everything planned was right on schedule without any problems. All the drivers and tour guides were very helpful and friendly. The accommodations were top notch. Thank you Kensington tours for a perfect vacation to Australia.

  • Philip S. — May 19, 2016 — Australia & Pacific

    Superb trip, and as mentioned earlier, kudos to Louise Baer for her outstanding work and for patiently putting up with me and all my calls and questions.

  • Edith R. — May 19, 2016 — Australia & Pacific

    We had a wonderful experience with Kensington Tours from the planning stages with your very helpful agent Aseem Mahajan, to the very friendly meet and greet services at each airport. The hotels fit our needs perfectly and the tours were fun and interesting with guides that were exuberant and loved showing us Australia. Thank You for a truly grand family experience.

  • Jim M. — May 18, 2016 — Australia & Pacific

    Excellent tour.

  • Jennifer A. — May 12, 2016 — Australia & Pacific

    Thank you Kensington Tours and Kevin Rowland for organizing this much needed trip for our family! I had read several positive reviews for Kensington Tours, but I didn't expect the level of service that we received. From beginning to end, the entire process was seamless. Each tour/excursion was led by a knowledgeable, personable and entertaining guide.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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