AAT Kings - Australia & New Zealand Panorama Itinerary


Auckland to Rotorua

Today we journey south through the King Country region which was at the centre of the New Zealand Wars in the 1860’s. Join our 'Local Specialist' in a starry wonderland - a cavernous galaxy of twinkling bright green and blue glow-worms that light up the Ruakuri Caves, Waitomo. This evening, we join our hosts at the Mitai Maori Village for an authentic introduction to Maori culture, experience a delicious Hangi feast and cultural performance.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Rotorua - 2 nights




Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a guided tour of the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, the national leader in kiwi husbandry. Learn about the work being done to save New Zealand’s national bird, see kiwi eggs being incubated, the hatching process and newly hatched kiwi chicks. Continue to the Living Maori Village Whakarewarewa and gain in-depth insights into the lives of the Māori people and the special bond they share with this ancient land. See New Zealand's biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Later we'll join our Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner at Terrace Kitchen on the Lakefront.

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner with wine

Accommodation: Auckland - 1 night

The Stamford Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Auckland CBD (Central Business District), 8 minutes’ walk from shopping and fine dining on Queen Street. Vector Arena is a 15-minute walk away. The concierge can arrange transportation services. All stylish and sophisticated guest rooms and suites include a 40-inch satellite TV, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. Each air conditioned room offers a luxurious bathroom with plush bathrobe, slippers and guest toiletries. Dental kits are available for an additional charge.
Stamford Plaza Auckland


Bon Voyage

Haere rā and Bon Voyage!

Bid farewell to your epic Antipodean adventure as you are transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Included Highlights 

Arrowtown - A Gold Town
Māori Cultural Experience Rotorua
Melbourne’s Hidden Laneways Walking Tour

Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Walter Peak Station

Explore Auckland’s city sights
Spot a kiwi bird in Rotorua
Explore the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
Visit a working sheep farm
Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
Be introduced to some native Australian animals at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
Take a walk beneath the famous sails of Sydney Opera House
Meet a Bondi Life Saver for an insight into Australian beach culture join them for a traditional Aussie lunch.

Premium Inclusions
Private car airport transfers on arrival and departure 
Airport meet & greet on arrival
Enjoy selected New Zealand and Australian wines with all hotel dinners

Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
Quality accommodation
Travel by luxury coach


  •  14 Full Buffet Breakfasts
  •  4 Dinners with Wine
  •  1 Farewell Dinner
  •  1 Lunch
  •  1 Be My Guest Lunch 
  •  1 Highlight Dinner

** Required Internal Flights: are to be purchased in order to fulfil the itinerary and are NOT included in the land content price - please contact us to confirm these details and any other itinerary updates

  •  Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Melbourne Airport
  •  Day 3 – Melbourne to Cairns: VA1291
  •  Day 6 – Cairns to Sydney: VA1418
  •  Day 9 – Sydney to Queenstown: VA163
  •  Day 12 – Queenstown to Auckland: NZ614
  •  Day 15 - Depart Auckland after midday

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

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What Tracy says about this tour: This trip offers great value with the chance to see both Australia and New Zealand in the great company of like minded travellers and the expertise of your Guide and Driver. Discover World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and world famous Sydney Opera House. Enjoy the alpine resort of Queenstown and soak in the geothermal springs of Rotorua. There is so much on offer on this expertly guided 15 day trip.
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