Aotearoa: Land of the Long White Cloud


Auckland: City Tour; Waitomo Caves; Rotorua: Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve; Wellington: Te Papa Museum; Doubtful OR Milford Sound overnight cruise; Mt Cook scenic overflight

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Thu 12 Nov 2015Thu 26 Nov 2015 $5830
Thu 25 Feb 2016Thu 10 Mar 2016 $5830
Thu 10 Nov 2016Thu 24 Nov 2016 $5830

Optional Single Supplement: $1400 (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $700, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.

Tour Overview

New Zealand is one of the most popular locations for tourists from all over the world and after we step outside off our plane, we will quickly understand why this is so. Explore the shorelines of Doubtful OR Milford Sound and see the dense rainforest that lines these turquoise waters. We might spot a Bottlenose Dolphin playing or the rare penguin making its way along the shore. A flight over Mount Cook gives us a better view after we explore the Canterbury Plains. The beauty of New Zealand isn't always out in the open; the stars above our heads while in the capital city, Auckland, is a sight we will enjoy, but nothing compares to the glow of a thousand glow-worms along the ceiling of Waitomo Caves. It is interesting to understand how the locals make use of the hot steam that is constantly coming from the earth in the Taupo Volcanic Zone.

Regions visited: Oceania And South Pacific
Countries visited: New Zealand


The overnight stay on the Fiordland Navigator on Doubtful Sound was excellent. The organization and transportation through Real Journeys was impressive and their staff on board were helpful and efficient. The flight over Milford Sound was a great experience. Te Papa Museum was a highlight.

The excursions I enjoyed the most were the airplane excursion, train ride, Doubtful Sound cruise. Drivers were excellent and considerate. Every restaurant an adventure. Very good food. Our tour leader Jonathan was kind and attuned to the needs of the individuals in his care. He was happy all the time. Very innovative and selfless. Great sense of humor. Value received, very good trip.

Excellent tour, well-organized, well-executed by our tour guide, liked the small size of participants, appreciated only having to think about lunch/tea

The "flight-seeing" over Mt. Cook was spectacular, as was the Doubtful Sound overnight excursion. Also enjoyed the Maori meal and performance in Rotorua.Beautiful buses, especially the ones designed to slope up towards the back, enabling back-seat passengers to see out the front window. Excellent drivers, and lots of room for the 15 members of our group.

I booked with AA because of satisfaction of other tours offered by AA. Security in the quality of your offerings. The sales and consulting staff were friendly and patient. My favourite excursions were the airplane flight over Mt. Cook, cruise on Doubtful sound, Airplane museum tour, Wither Hills winery tour, sheep show. The transport was excellent. The coaches clean and comfortable. Lindsey Sterling, our driver, was a blessing every day, knowledgeable, very capable and safe driver, and more than dependable. We all loved him. The meal plan was better than could be expected. Great restaurants. Very well planned. Jonathon, our tour leader, made sure we were always given rich background information about the activity at hand. He never failed to be pleasant and in good humor. He was very capable. A credit to the company. Yet another positive travel experience with AA

I enjoyed all the excursions. The Doubtful Sound cruise was a highlight for me--beautiful weather,good food and sealife sightings, especially the crested penguins. Both the Te Papa and Aukland Museums were fantastic and the Waitomo caves were fascinating.




TOUR ENDChristchurch