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  • Look to the stars at a Dark Sky Reserve.
  • Cruise Milford Sound’s stunning fjords before taking to the skies for a scenic flight to Queenstown.
  • Hike the picturesque Hooker Valley and head out to the Tasman Glacier by boat.
  • Sail the Bay of Islands and see dolphins in the wild.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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A land of dynamic scenery and rich cultural history, New Zealand offers something for everyone. From shimmering night skies, sparkling waterfalls, and stunning fiordlands, this remote island paradise promises an adventure at every turn.

Your journey begins in stunning Queenstown, widely regarded as the "Adventure Capital of the World" and known as the gateway to the world-famous Mount Cook region. Journey through Frankton Arm and into the Wakatipu Basin, passing beautiful Lake Hayes, and into the mouth of the Kawarau Gorge, one of many filming locations for "The Lord of the Rings". Continue to the South Island, where the mist-shrouded fjords of Milford Sound await you. Board a comfortable vessel and set sail for awe-inspiring sights, taking in the incredible scenery of waterfalls, rainforest, and wildlife before boarding a scenic flight with alpine landing. Enjoy the thrills of an an exhilarating jet boat along the Dart River, feeling the rush during a high-speed ride before immersing yourself in the vegetation of ancient forest on a guided hike. Explore Mount Cook's majestic Dark Sky Reserve, scanning the skies in a truly unique stargazing experience where the Southern Hemisphere's night sky comes alive. In the active traveler paradise of Mount Cook, you’ll have the chance to explore the Tasman Glacier by boat with an expert guide and take a guided hike through Hooker Valley, home to some of New Zealand’s mightiest peaks. ... Show More »

Continue to Christchurch, the South Island's largest city, and home to expanses of greenery and unspoiled nature. Take in the sights of this "Garden City" on a private guided adventure, followed by sampling delicious vintages in the Gibbston Valley wine region. Next you'll discover why Auckland is called "The City of Sails", experiencing its history, sights, insights into daily Aucklander life. Explore the twin headlands of Matiatia and Church Bay on beautiful Waiheke Island. On your way around the Matiatia headland, enjoy beautiful views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel, keeping alert for sea birds, native plants and, if you're lucky, orcas. Then it's on to the spectacular Bay of Islands to set sail on an epic catamaran adventure, observing the magic of dolphins in the wild. Further explore the spectacular bay with a day at leisure, unwinding amid spectacular beachfront and untouched views.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • New Zealand - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Sights (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Afternoon at Leisure in Queenstown
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Private Tour - Exploring Milford Sound (with Shared Cruise, Flight & Lunch, 9 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide/Cruise/Flight
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Shared Tour - Dart River Wilderness Safari (6 hrs) - Coach/Jet Boat
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Queenstown to Mount Cook
    Queenstown to Mount Cook
    • Private Transfer - Queenstown - Mount Cook [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Shared Tour - Big Sky Stargazing - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Mount Cook
    Mount Cook
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Hooker Valley Guided Walk (3-4 hrs) - Guide
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Tasman Glacier Exploration (3 hrs) - Boat/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Mount Cook to Christchurch
    Mount Cook to Christchurch
    • Private Transfer - Mount Cook - Christchurch [4.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 8 Christchurch
    Christchurch
    • Private Tour - City Sights and Waipara Wine (with Lunch, 8.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 9 Christchurch to Auckland
    Christchurch to Auckland
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver (Domestic Apt)
    • Air - Christchurch - Auckland [2.5 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Tour - City of Sails Walking Tour (3.5 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 10 Auckland to Waiheke Island
    Auckland to Waiheke Island
    • Ferry - Auckland - Waiheke Island [40 mins] - Fullers Ferry
    • Private Tour - Double Headland Walk (5 hrs) - Guide
    • Ferry - Waiheke Island - Auckland [40 mins] - Fullers Ferry
  • Day 11 Auckland to Bay of Islands
    Auckland to Bay of Islands
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Auckland - Bay of Islands [1 hr] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 12 Bay of Islands
    Bay of Islands
    • Shared Tour - Sailing and Dolphin Adventure (with BBQ Lunch, 6 hrs) - Catamaran
  • Day 13 Bay of Islands
    Bay of Islands
    • Day at Leisure in the Bay of Islands
  • Day 14 Bay of Islands
    Bay of Islands
    • Air - Bay of Islands - Auckland [1 hr] - Separate Purchase
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Day 1: Queenstown

A private vehicle will provide a transfer between the 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: St Moritz

Superbly positioned in a spectacular mountain lake setting within walking distance of Queenstown attractions, Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - member of the MGallery collection is a unique place of majestic beauty and legendary experiences. Close to the airport, this property is also near Steamer Wharf and TSS Earnslaw Steamship. Another nearby point of interest is Queenstown Harbour. Refurbished with chic design, the hotel embodies the spirit of its alpine surroundings. Boasting floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views, Hotel St Moritz features a dining room, a bar, a library, a fitness center and a hot tub garden. The property also provides a restaurant, a children's club, and a concierge desk. Guestrooms have premium bedding, minibars, and high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge). Rooms also include refrigerators, bathrobes and hair dryers.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Queenstown
Queenstown
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  St Moritz Queenstown
St Moritz Queenstown

Day 2: Queenstown

Meet your private driver-guide at your accommodation and set off for a memorable 3-hour sightseeing tour of stunning Queenstown. The panoramic viewpoint of Queenstown Hill is the first of several photo stops, allowing you to witness how the vista extends to Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range. The tour then follows a route along the Frankton Arm and into the Wakatipu Basin, passing beautiful Lake Hayes, and into the mouth of the Kawarau Gorge, one of many filming locations for "The Lord of the Rings". You'll next experience a 20-minute behind-the-scenes look into how bungee jumping started, as Queenstown is famous for being the birthplace of the adrenaline-pumping sport. Discover which technology is used and how it allows access to restricted viewing areas to watch live bungee jumping action. You'll next journey a short drive up the road to the Gibbston Valley Winery, where you'll enjoy the opportunity to savor a selection of 4 wines. Continue on to the historic gold mining settlement of Arrowtown where you can wander around the shops and cafes in the main street. Your tour concludes with a private transfer back to your Queenstown accommodation, passing the world-famous Shotover Canyon. 

After arriving into New Zealand from North America, guests often find that jet lag begins to set in by the afternoon. Today, recharge for the days to come with a half-day at leisure. Should you be feeling energetic, Queenstown is a lovely town to explore on foot in one of the most picturesque settings in New Zealand.

Accommodation: St Moritz
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Scenic View Of Queenstown
Scenic View Of Queenstown

Day 3: Queenstown

Today’s excursion begins with a lakeside drive from Queenstown through the lush greens of Southland’s alpine farming country to reach the dazzling scenery of the Fiordland’s. With your private guide leading the way, pass along the shores of New Zealand’s second largest lake, Te Anau, to reach spectacular Milford Sound. With extraordinary vistas around each bend, your guide will bring you to a few hidden gems often overlooked by visitors; obscured waterfalls, placid lakes, and snow-capped peaks revealed through short walks through native bush. Later, you’ll arrive at the Milford Sound harborfront and board a cruise vessel with like-minded travelers, setting out on a relaxing 90-minute navigation through the fiord, a land largely unchanged since Captain Cook’s arrival in the late 18th century. After coasting through this land of towering mountains, ancient rainforests and mesmerizing waters, the ship will return to the pier in Milford Sound, at which time you’ll transfer to the local airstrip for a panoramic return-flight to Queenstown. Please note: The weather is highly unpredictable in Milford Sound, and as a result, your panoramic return-flight may be cancelled. In this situation, you will return to Queenstown via private transfer.

Accommodation: St Moritz
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Milford Sound
Milford Sound

Day 4: Queenstown

Take part in the world famous Dart River Wilderness Safari. The tour includes a jetboat ride, a short guided bush walk and a backroad adventure in a 4-wheel drive coach. Always dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes/boots and bring eyewear (sunglasses or prescription glasses). Bring a sunhat and sunscreen in summer and a warm hat and gloves in winter. Approximately 45 minutes are allowed for refreshments prior to the coach departing Glenorchy for Queenstown. The trip starts at 7.40 a.m. (weather permitting) and takes 6 hours. Upon completion of your tour you will be returned to Queenstown.

Accommodation: St Moritz
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Jet Boating
Jet Boating

Day 5: Queenstown - Mount Cook

You will be privately transferred between Queenstown and Mount Cook. Approximate travel time is three hours and 30 minutes.

Mount Cook is far from the city lights and therefore has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand - perfect for viewing the night sky! Begin with an introduction and orientation in the Theatre Planetarium using a special live Digital Sky presentation highlighting unique features in the southern sky. The informative astronomy guides then take you on a short drive (transport provided) to an outdoor stargazing site for spectacular views of that southern sky. Using the naked eye, high powered binoculars and state-of-the-art telescopes, you will tour the Milky Way and beyond. Unleash your imagination as you explore our neighbourhood in the universe including the Southern Cross, star clusters, planets, moons and distant galaxies.

Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel

From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect place to base your adventure and discover why this region has endeared itself to Kiwi adventure seekers for so long. Choose from premium hotel rooms, motel units or cozy chalets. . The property offers some of the finest dining options in New Zealand. Guests can choose a la Carte, buffet style or informal café fare. They are the freshest and finest in New Zealand produce. Culinary experts bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from all over the world to produce menus rich in Kiwi fare and infused with international flavors.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Big Sky Stargazing
Big Sky Stargazing
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Mount Cook
Mount Cook

Day 6: Mount Cook

Today you’ll set out on a guided group tour of Hooker Valley, a land of breath-taking views and host to some of New Zealand's highest and most enthralling peaks. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide will tell you all about the unique flora and fauna of the region as well as the local history while you trek through this amazing landscape. Departing from The Hermitage Hotel, you’ll head to the White Horse Hill camping ground. The journey takes in the poignant Alpine Memorial and passes over the turbulent Hooker River twice by swing-bridge to unsurpassed vistas of Aoraki Mount Cook's south face and the surrounding glaciers and mountains. Covering a beautiful stretch of the Hooker Valley that spans roughly 3 miles (4.5 kilometers) along a well-maintained track, please be sure to wear appropriate hiking gear, and also be sure to bring your camera to capture the spectacular scenery.

Enjoy a memorable and amazing up-close encounter with the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's largest glacier. Explore, learn and discover the ever-changing glacial landscape as you journey across the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake in a custom-built MAC Boat alongside an experienced guide. With the effects of global warming and other climatic processes taking their toll on New Zealand glaciers, it is obvious that their retreat is imminent. Now approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) long and 1965 feet (600 meters) deep, the Tasman Glacier is melting and calving at an increasing rate. In recent years the Tasman Glacier has changed from a 'melting' to a 'calving and melting' terminus, resulting in a terminal lake that is rapidly increasing in size. This results in icebergs of every shape and size imaginable periodically tearing away from the terminal face of the glacier into the rapidly growing lake below. On either side of the Terminal Lake, lateral moraines rear up almost 665 feet (200 meters) to remind us of the scale and grandeur that the glacier has reached in previous times - the last ice age finishing in just 1890.

Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hooker Valley
Hooker Valley
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tasman Glacier
Tasman Glacier

Day 7: Mount Cook - Christchurch

You will be privately transferred from Mount Cook to Christchurch. Approximate travel time is four hours and 30 minutes.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Located in Central Christchurch and just minutes from the CBD dining, shopping and entertainment, Crowne Plaza Christchurch offers modern accommodation and dining options for travelers of all types. Overlooking historic Victoria Square and the iconic Avon River, you’ll be in the perfect spot to connect with Christchurch. The technology installed within the rooms is bound to impress, with Bluetooth and Wi Fi streaming high definition televisions, bathroom speakers and controls, electronic service indicators on the door for when you don’t want to be disturbed and plenty of USB ports for your devices. From the fully-equipped gym and library-themed business center, the property has everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. With the Issac Theater Royal and Christchurch’s coolest cafes, restaurants, shops and street art only a stroll away, it offers the perfect base to explore this lively city.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Christchurch
Christchurch
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Crowne Plaza Christchurch
Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Day 8: Christchurch

Meet your private driver-guide at your hotel to embark on an exploration of the city's bustling hub, followed by an epicurean treat in the wine region of Waipara. You'll first stop at the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral, also known as the Cardboard Cathedral due to its re-build out of cardboard post-earthquake. The cathedral, renovated by world-renowned architect Shigeru Ban, now serves as a symbol of the city's resilience. Observe the city's Arts Centre, home to one of the best examples of Neo-Gothic architecture, showcasing many craft shops and galleries. See Canterbury Museum, showcasing early colonial history and antique artifacts, dedicated to preserving the country's rich cultural heritage. A short drive north takes you into the Waipara wine region, known for its silky Pinot Noirs and crisp Sauvignon Blancs. Here you'll visit up to a selection of three wonderful boutique wineries, a true treat for the palate. Indulge in a delicious lunch before transferring back to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Christchurch
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Waipara Vineyard
Waipara Vineyard

Day 9: Christchurch - Auckland

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

Board a flight in Christchurch with service to Auckland. Approximate flight duration is two hours and 20 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

Meet your private guide at your city hotel to begin an exclusive walking tour into the heart of Auckland. Nicknamed the "City of Sails" for its abundance of yacht marinas and its rich maritime history, Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most bustling city, often confused for its capital. Along with your guide, you'll not only discovery the city's history, sights, and sounds, but you'll also experience a glimpse into daily Aucklander life. Discover Princes Wharf, once a commercial wharf on the city's waterfront now re-developed into a dazzling hub of bars and eateries, looking out to Waitemata Harbour. Visit the NZ Maritime Museum and learn of the early arrivals to the country, from early Polynesians to the Europeans. Meander through the entertainment district of Viaduct Harbour, home to buzzing night life and gourmet experiences. Your guide will also lead you through Wynward Quarter, currently being prepared for the 36th America's Cup taking place in 2021. Stroll by Auckland's Fish Market and the luxury super yachts of Silo Park, immersing yourself in authentic Auckland. Your walking tour concludes with a return to your Auckland hotel. 

Accommodation: MSocial Hotel Auckland

Located in downtown Auckland on the picturesque Waitemata Harbour the new MSocial redefines the art of travel. Featuring 198 rooms and suites, this new designer hotel provides a grandstand view of the sparkling Waitemata Harbour that is home to a plethora of quaint dining, entertainment and Auckland's designer shopping options. Stay and discover our distinctive MSocial hospitality in Auckland. A contemporary hotel for the curious, the explorers and those who thrive on new experiences. Functionally chic, this contemporary hotel features guestrooms and suites designed for all travellers, overlooking the vibrant Princes Wharf that is home to a stunning array of dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. Treat yourself to some of the best cuisine from around the world at ‘Beast and Butterflies’ - M Social’s signature restaurant. Alternatively, catch up with friends – both old and new – over a drink at what is disputably the longest bar in Auckland. Stay social with our distinctive hospitality. Everyone enjoys complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Auckland Waterfront
Auckland Waterfront

Day 10: Auckland - Waiheke Island

Travel with Fullers Ferry to Waiheke Island. It's 92 square kilometers of sandy beaches, vineyards, native bush settings pristine coastline, olive groves and laid back seaside villages' only 40 minutes cruise from downtown Auckland. There is so much to see, do and explore, try sea kayaking, mountain biking or take a scenic coastal walk.

Experience the twin headlands of Matiatia and Church Bay on Waiheke Island. This guided walk is ideal for those who enjoy extended walks, and lasts approximately five hours. Upon arrival to Waiheke Island’s Matiatie dock, you will be meet by your private guide. After introductions, you will set out to qalk the headland track around the Matiatia headland and past Owhanake Bay which takes nearly two hours. On your way around the Matiatia headland, enjoy beautiful views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel; spot sea birds, native plants and, if you're lucky, orcas or dolphins. Learn about the history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island, its conservation projects and island life. Stop for lunch at Oneroa Village or picnic on the beach - eat in one of the local cafes, order a lunchbox or bring your own and picnic on the beach. After lunch you will walk the Te Pio Rehiti Reserve and around the Church Bay headland through a sculpture park and a stunning bush reserve, past amazing homes, city and sea views which will take another two hours. Your walk ends back at Matiatia dock, at which time you are free to continue exploring or to return to your accommodation.

Take the ferry to travel from Waiheke Island to Auckland Downtown.

Accommodation: MSocial Hotel Auckland
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Auckland Coastal Piha Beach
Auckland Coastal Piha Beach

Day 11: Auckland - Bay of Islands

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

Board a flight in Auckland with direct service to Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. Approximate flight duration is 50 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

A private transfer is provided between Kerikeri Airport and Bay of Islands.

Accommodation: Paihia Beach Resort & Spa

Located in the idyllic sea-side town of Paihia in the Bay Of Islands, is the Paihia Beach Resort & Spa. Inviting you to experience a luxury boutique resort, been designed with guest’s ultimate comfort in mind, you can relax at La Spa Naturale, take a dip in the pool, and dine at Provenir. At Paihia Beach Resort & Spa your every need is taken care of. Each guest room faces the ocean and features air-conditioning, luxurious super king bed, unlimited Wi Fi access, large flat-screen television with 50+ Sky Channels, and 6ft spa baths. Take in the spectacular Pacific Ocean views with your own private balcony or patio. At Paihia Beach Resort & Spa every room is an ocean view room.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa

Day 12: Bay of Islands

Enjoy a six hours sailing adventure on a 50ft catamaran in and around the beautiful Bay of islands. You will have the opportunity to help set and trim the sails and or sit back and relax and experience the spectacular scenery, fantastic sea life within the Bay of Islands Maritime Park. Learn from your experienced crew to understand and appreciated the magic of wild dolphins and other wonders in the Bay of Islands. A kiwi style BBQ lunch will be provided aboard the catamaran. Watch their adopted dolphins “Bad Jelly and Jim” or other dolphins they know by sight and their names. They are conscious of the need to protect the dolphins and respect their habitat. Please Note: You will not swim with dolphins. Recent discussions with the Department of Conservation determined it is best to only watch, not swim, with the dolphins.

Accommodation: Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Dolphin
Dolphin

Day 13: Bay of Islands

Today, spend the day at leisure in one of New Zealand's most beautiful settings. The ocean and beaches of this area are fantastic and lend themselves to water-based activities or complete relaxation.

Alternatively, visit the Waitangi National Trust Estate, which is a sprawling site where the Treaty of Waitangi (an agreement between the Maori Chiefs of New Zealand and Britain) was signed on February 6, 1840. Lord and Lady Bledisloe purchased the estate in 1932 and gave it in trust to the people of New Zealand to enjoy. Today it is host to the museum which features the world’s largest Maori ceremonial war canoes, as well as the Waitangi Visitor Center which outlines the history of the Bay of Islands. 

Accommodation: Paihia Beach Resort & Spa

Day 14: Bay of Islands

Board a flight in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands with direct service to Auckland. Approximate flight duration is 50 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

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.

St Moritz : Queenstown

Superbly positioned in a spectacular mountain lake setting within walking distance of Queenstown attractions, Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - member of the MGallery collection is a unique place of majestic beauty and legendary experiences. Close to the airport, this property is also near Steamer Wharf and TSS Earnslaw Steamship. Another nearby point of interest is Queenstown Harbour. Refurbished with chic design, the hotel embodies the spirit of its alpine surroundings. Boasting floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views, Hotel St Moritz features a dining room, a bar, a library, a fitness center and a hot tub garden. The property also provides a restaurant, a children's club, and a concierge desk. Guestrooms have premium bedding, minibars, and high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge). Rooms also include refrigerators, bathrobes and hair dryers.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  St Moritz Queenstown
St Moritz Queenstown
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Approach to Hotel St Moritz
Approach to Hotel St Moritz

Hermitage Hotel : Mount Cook

From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect place to base your adventure and discover why this region has endeared itself to Kiwi adventure seekers for so long. Choose from premium hotel rooms, motel units or cozy chalets. . The property offers some of the finest dining options in New Zealand. Guests can choose a la Carte, buffet style or informal café fare. They are the freshest and finest in New Zealand produce. Culinary experts bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from all over the world to produce menus rich in Kiwi fare and infused with international flavors.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hermitage Hotel
Hermitage Hotel

Crowne Plaza Christchurch : Christchurch

Located in Central Christchurch and just minutes from the CBD dining, shopping and entertainment, Crowne Plaza Christchurch offers modern accommodation and dining options for travelers of all types. Overlooking historic Victoria Square and the iconic Avon River, you’ll be in the perfect spot to connect with Christchurch. The technology installed within the rooms is bound to impress, with Bluetooth and Wi Fi streaming high definition televisions, bathroom speakers and controls, electronic service indicators on the door for when you don’t want to be disturbed and plenty of USB ports for your devices. From the fully-equipped gym and library-themed business center, the property has everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. With the Issac Theater Royal and Christchurch’s coolest cafes, restaurants, shops and street art only a stroll away, it offers the perfect base to explore this lively city.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Crowne Plaza Christchurch
Crowne Plaza Christchurch
New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Crowne Plaza Christchurch Lobby
Crowne Plaza Christchurch Lobby

MSocial Hotel Auckland : Auckland

Located in downtown Auckland on the picturesque Waitemata Harbour the new MSocial redefines the art of travel. Featuring 198 rooms and suites, this new designer hotel provides a grandstand view of the sparkling Waitemata Harbour that is home to a plethora of quaint dining, entertainment and Auckland's designer shopping options. Stay and discover our distinctive MSocial hospitality in Auckland. A contemporary hotel for the curious, the explorers and those who thrive on new experiences. Functionally chic, this contemporary hotel features guestrooms and suites designed for all travellers, overlooking the vibrant Princes Wharf that is home to a stunning array of dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. Treat yourself to some of the best cuisine from around the world at ‘Beast and Butterflies’ - M Social’s signature restaurant. Alternatively, catch up with friends – both old and new – over a drink at what is disputably the longest bar in Auckland. Stay social with our distinctive hospitality. Everyone enjoys complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  MSocial Hotel Auckland
MSocial Hotel Auckland

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa : Bay of Islands

Located in the idyllic sea-side town of Paihia in the Bay Of Islands, is the Paihia Beach Resort & Spa. Inviting you to experience a luxury boutique resort, been designed with guest’s ultimate comfort in mind, you can relax at La Spa Naturale, take a dip in the pool, and dine at Provenir. At Paihia Beach Resort & Spa your every need is taken care of. Each guest room faces the ocean and features air-conditioning, luxurious super king bed, unlimited Wi Fi access, large flat-screen television with 50+ Sky Channels, and 6ft spa baths. Take in the spectacular Pacific Ocean views with your own private balcony or patio. At Paihia Beach Resort & Spa every room is an ocean view room.

New Zealand: Tip to Tip  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa

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.
  • Mona Y — June 14, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Rehana was wonderful. Her recommendations were all top notch and made me realize how well she knew Australia. Everything ran like clockwork and that allowed us to make the most of what was actually a short time in Australia. She was also very patient with my many questions and gave me alternatives when I asked. It is the third time that we've used Kensington Tours and I can't imagine using anyone else. We've never been disappointed.

  • Curtis L — March 21, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Kerry Brown was an exceptional travel consultant throughout the entire planning phase as well as a responsive resource as we encountered a few challenges while travelling. Her personal interest in our comfort, convenience, and pleasure made our trip an unforgettable experience. We will definitely consider using Kensington for international travel.

  • Ellen M — February 12, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Wonderful trip, tailored to our exact needs and wishes, quality hotels, tours, experiences. Very satisfied, the best part of our trip was through Kensington.

  • Holly T — April 17, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Samantha was amazing and the trip was wonderful and enchanting! Guides were amazing and super knowledgeable. Special shout out to Kenn Holmes (Brisbane) who not only provided an amazing tour of the Australian Zoo but went above and beyond to look for medical care for me for an ear infection during our day together. He was amazing!

  • Susan S — June 05, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Our trip to New Zealand was a special occasion in that I was celebrating my 70th birthday. Our itinerary was jam-packed as we were visiting both the North and South Islands, that included 6 cities and 4 national parks. Kensington Tours truly did an outstanding job arranging for our transportation, hotels and tour guides. They far exceeded my expectations.

  • Jennifer B — February 19, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    We felt like rock stars on this trip! Everything was so well arranged and of high quality. The guides were all excellent and even the drivers to and from the airports provided a mini-tour during the transport. Many thanks for Jennifer May for accommodating our preferences of activities and hotels and making this all possible.

  • Jennifer U. — September 30, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    We had run into a snag on our trip. When we could not resolve this on our own we reached out to the after-hours contact at Kensington and between her and our original trip organizer, the issue was resolved for us promptly. It let us enjoy the rest of our trip without the stress of having to deal with the issue on our own. Peace of mind is priceless.

  • Ronald J. — August 13, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Ashwarya, my Destination Expert, was on top of everything and answered all my questions.

  • Joshua J. — July 24, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    I am always thrilled with Kensington and their experts.

  • Emily D. — June 22, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Renee, our Destination Expert, put together a great trip for our family. She listened to what our priorities were and designed a trip within our budget.

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