Naturally New Zealand with Sydney & Melbourne

19 Day Package from Sydney to Queenstown

Monograms removes the hassles of travel by taking care of the planning, arranging, and coordinating to create a simple, all-in-one vacation package just for you.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown

Meals Included

American breakfast daily3 lunches 1 dinner

Sightseeing & Activities

Sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

DAY
1
Sydney

Welcome to Sydney. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

DAY
2
Sydney

Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure.

DAY
3
Sydney

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this vibrant city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

DAY
4
Sydney–Melbourne

Fly to Melbourne where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

DAY
5
Melbourne

Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), the Italian Quarter, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the EUREKA SKYDECK for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
6
Melbourne

Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel the spectacular Great Ocean Road, or dine aboard a tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne.

DAY
7
Melbourne–Auckland, New Zealand

Today, fly to Auckland. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
8
Auckland

Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a CRUISE on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
9
Auckland–Waitomo–Hobbiton–Rotorua

Today, travel via motorcoach south to Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Afterward, visit the HOBBITON MOVIE SET from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Continue on to Rotorua.

DAY
10
Rotorua

This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to TE PUIA, RAINBOW SPRINGS, and the AGRODOME. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner.

DAY
11
Rotorua–Wellington

Fly to Wellington, capital of New Zealand.

DAY
12
Wellington

Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington’s most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders.

DAY
13
Wellington–Christchurch

Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island.

DAY
14
Christchurch. Excursion to Akaroa

Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafés. Afterward, take a NATURE CRUISE on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon.

DAY
15
Christchurch–Mount Cook National Park

Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland.

DAY
16
Mount Cook National Park–Queenstown

Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

DAY
17
Queenstown. Excursion to Milford Sound

Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown in the late afternoon. Your evening is at leisure.

DAY
18
Queenstown

Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jetboat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

DAY
19
Queenstown

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on June 12, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Sydney
Melbourne
Auckland
Rotorua
Wellington
Christchurch
Mount Cook

Rydges World Square

389 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Feel right at home when checking into Rydges World Square and enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. After a great day of sightseeing, wine and dine in their Italian & Mediterranean-inspired Sphere Restaurant or relax while sipping a cocktail at the Cidery Bar and Kitchen with a great outside deck overlooking the World Square area.

Location & Highlights

Conveniently located in Sydney’s Central Business District, providing easy access to the Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Qantas Credit Union Arena and the city’s financial precinct.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Window Opens

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
Take advantage of modern comforts and thoughtful amenities. Guest rooms are well-equipped with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The cozy Rydges Dream Bed with crisp, white linens will have you sleeping soundly and waking fully refreshed. Guests also have access to 24-hour room service, minibar and tea and coffee maker.

Mercure Treasury Gardens

13 Spring Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Mercure Treasury Gardens offers a great location for exploring Melbourne along with comfortable accommodations and a restaurant/bar featuring modern Australian cuisine.

Location & Highlights

Overlooking Treasury Gardens in the heart of Melbourne's theatre and shopping district, the Mercure Hotel is the perfect base to explore the city's renowned restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Alarm Clock
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
Newly refurbished rooms feature views of Melbourne's vibrant CBD.

Hilton Auckland

Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street
Auckland, New Zealand

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

Unwind at the contemporary Hilton Auckland located in the city center and on the harbour. Dine with breathtaking views at FISH, celebrating New Zealand's finest seafood or sample some cocktails atnd the Bellini Bar. Refresh in the outdoor heated lap pool and marvel at the harbour from Auckland's only underwater viewing window.

Location & Highlights

Located 300 meters out to sea and just a short walk to the city center. It's home to Auckland's central business district and an array of local bars, restaurants, and tourist attractions.

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
Take in the stunning views of the Auckland harbour and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf in your harbour-view room. The stylish and contemporary space features Serenity beds and a separate bath and shower.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Lake End Tutanekai Street
Rotorua, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua, the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views. The central location makes for easy access to Rotorua's cafes, restaurants, and many popular local attractions.

Location & Highlights

Situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua just a 10-minute walk to the city center.

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
The contemporary and modern décor enhance the rooms and feature wood furnishings and natural tones.

Travelodge Wellington

2-6 Glimer Terrace
Wellington, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

With close proximity to the city¿s financial hub as well as many Wellington attractions, Travelodge Wellington is perfectly located for leisure travel. Dine at the Steps Restaurant & Bar - the perfect place to unwind with friends after a great day of sightseeing or call in for room service as you relax in your comfortable room.

Location & Highlights

Travelodge Hotel Wellington is just a five minute walk from the harbor, in the center of Wellington¿s Business District and shopping hub.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
Rooms are comfortable and include Wi-Fi access (fee may apply), flat-screen TV, coffee/tea maker, in-room safe, 24-hour room service.

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

30 Latimer Square
Christchurch, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

The Rydges Latimer Christchurch overlooks scenic Latimer Square, in the heart of the city. Guests are invited to enjoy the restaurant/bar, sauna and fitness center, and free unlimited WIFI throughout the hotel.

Location & Highlights

Rydges Latimer Christchurch is centrally located in the heart of Christchurch, with scenic Latimer Square just steps away.

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Coffee Maker

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
Rydges Latimer Christchurch features 138 stylishly appointed hotel rooms and suites of contemporary Kiwi design that offer comfort and convenience for the modern traveler.

The Hermitage

Mount Cook National Park
Mount Cook, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

A haven for adventurous travellers for more than a century, the world renowned Hermitage Hotel in the heart of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a complete year-round alpine retreat.

Location & Highlights

Situated in Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village on the South Island of New Zealand. A spectacular 55 km drive from the Lake Pukaki / State Hwy 8 turnoff.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Television

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
The Hermitage has 162 rooms with tea and coffee maker, satellite TV, wireless internet access, and mini-fridges.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Sydney
Melbourne
Auckland
Wellington
Christchurch
Queenstown

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

176 Cumberland Street
Sydney, NSW Australia

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 11:00

The luxurious rooms and suites of the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney are situated in the historic Rocks district in the heart of the city. The hotel has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour encompassing the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Celebrate the end of a great day in their signature restaurant, bar or café.

Location & Highlights

Situated in the historic Rocks district in the heart of the city, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour encompassing the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
Luxuriously furnished, the Deluxe Grand Harbour View rooms offer breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. These rooms feature modern design and furnishings, triple-glazed soundproofed windows, plush duvets, iHome docks and bathrobes.

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

11 Jamison St
Sydney, NSW Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

The award-winning luxurious Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience. Their two restaurants and bar offer exceptional wining and dining experiences. A dedicated relaxation zone is available at the Amora Day Spa. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.

Location & Highlights

Located in the heart of Sydney's financial district, near the Opera House, Harbour Bridge & Circular Quay.

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Pay Movies
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
Rooms offer exceptional comfort and space with complimentary Wi-Fi and fitted to a high standard with all the latest amenities, including air-conditioning, cable TV, blackout shades, robes and slippers, complimentary toiletries, and mini-bar.

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

61-101 Phillip Street
Sydney, NSW Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Located in the heart of Sydney, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is a 5 minute stroll from the Opera House, the Rocks, the Royal Botanical Garden, restaurants, nightclubs, and museums. The hotel features Club Sofitel, Sofitel Lounge, Library, Elix'r Health Club, and Lattouf Hair & Spa.

Location & Highlights

On Phillip Street in the financial heart of the Sydney Central Business District and just minutes from the Opera House, Circular Quay, the Rocks, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
All rooms are finished in rich contemporary yet classic tones, sympathetic to the history of this grand hotel. Design does not compromise your comfort; in fact, space has been optimized by furniture selection and layout. Guestrooms feature air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi access, coffee/tea maker, minibar, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and bath amenities.

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

270 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 11:00

Located in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street. From streetside dining and Federation Square to shopping at Bourke Street Mall the hotel offers easy access to all the city has to offer.

Location & Highlights

Situated in the heart of Melbourne, within walking distance of Block Arcade, Federation Square, and Bourke Street Mall. Also nearby are Eureka Tower and Melbourne Central.

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
The spacious and light-filled rooms offer an uninterrupted outlook over prestigious Collins Street or Australia on Collins shopping arcade. With generous feather duvet and pillow menu you are sure to have a perfect night's sleep.

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

25 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Located at the 'Paris' end of Collins Street close to the city's premier dining, shopping, and entertainment precincts as well as leading attractions. Enjoy contemporary dining in No35, cosmopolitan cocktails in The Atrium Bar On 35, and sumptuous afternoon tea in Sofi's Lounge.

Location & Highlights

Centrally located in the heart of the premier shopping, dining, and theatre district, near the City Museum at Old Treasury Melbourne, Federation Square, Eureka Tower, and the famous Cricket Ground.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
Rooms offer breathtaking city views through floor to ceiling windows. Enjoy a restful night's sleep assisted by black out shutters and the comfortable Sofitel MyBed.

Rydges Melbourne

186 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Let the stylish surroundings and convenient location of Rydges Melbourne welcome you to the thriving metropolis of Melbourne. Warm and friendly staff complement the modern comforts and thoughtful amenities throughout the hotel. Belly up to the bar, dine at the restaurant or head to the heated rooftop pool or fitness center for additional fun.

Location & Highlights

Rydges Melbourne's central location provides guests with an abundance of dining and shopping options. The hotel is adjacent to Chinatown and a short stroll to Melbourne's renowned sporting and entertainment venues.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service

Hotel Amenities

  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
Guest rooms boast the comfortable Rydges Dream Bed - perfect for a sound night¿s sleep, and flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi keep guests well-connected. Relax in your room with modern-day amenities, including air-conditioning, coffee/tea maker, complimentary toiletries, and more. In-room massages are also available (additional fee).

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Corner Victoria & Federal St
Auckland, New Zealand

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 11:00

Discover an oasis of luxury in the heart of Auckland's vibrant city. Indulgent, comfortable, sophisticated and restful the SKYCITY Grand Hotel offers a range of facilities and services unparalleled in Auckland. At the on-site Peter Gordon restaurant, modern international cuisine fills the menu, while breakfast can be enjoyed at The Terrace. Other hotel amenities include a full-service heath spa, sauna and steam room.

Location & Highlights

Located adjacent to the magnificent Sky Tower, which stands 1,076 feet (328 meters) tall, in the central business district of Auckland. The hotel is also next door to the SKYCITY Auckland Entertainment Complex, which features New Zealand's largest casino, a convention center, and several theaters.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Voicemail
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking/Valet
Contemporary harbor-view rooms offer expansive views and complimentary Wi-Fi, plasma TV, luxury bath products, pillow menu, iPod docking station with radio and alarm clock, hairdryer and more.

SKYCITY Hotel

Corner Victoria & Federal St.
Auckland, New Zealand

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 11:00

This spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep! Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional amenities include a casino, spa services, and a fitness facility. This is a smoke-free property.

Location & Highlights

Situated in the heart of Auckland, within walking distance of SkyCity Casino, Sky Tower, and Queen Street Shopping District. Also nearby are University of Auckland and Auckland Town Hall.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
The spacious rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Rydges Wellington

75 Featherston Street
Wellington, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

The Rydges Wellington is in close proximity to Wellington's city center and harbor. The hotel blends modern amenities with timeless comfort. Guests can dine at the restaurant/bar, or maintain their workout regime at the lap pool, spa, sauna and cardio room (guest access to offsite gym). Guests can also stay connected with work or home with Wi-Fi access from anywhere in the hotel.

Location & Highlights

Rydges Wellington is centrally located downtown within walking distance to Lambton Quay, Westpac Stadium, Queens Wharf and Wellington Railway Station.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
The 280 guest rooms provide spacious accommodation designed to exude warmth and comfort with distinctive glass-walled bathrooms that enhance the natural light. All rooms have kitchenettes, Sky TV, and the latest on demand movies.

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

166 Gloucester St
Christchurch, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Stay at the centrally located Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch and find yourself just a block from Cathedral Square and in a great location to explore the city and its revitalization. At the end of the day, enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the chic Junction bar, sample contemporary cuisine featuring the best in-season ingredients from around the region at the Straits Cafe, or hit the gym and sauna.

Location & Highlights

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is centrally located and just one block from Cathedral Square.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
Modern rooms feature high-speed broadband, an iPod docking station, flat-screen TVs and a desk with an ergonomic chair.

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Corner Earl St & Marine Parade
Queenstown, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Centrally located in one of the most picturesque settings in the world, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is nestled beside beautiful and tranquil Lake Wakitipu. This fresh, modern hotel offers guests 273 contemporary rooms plus superb, uninterrupted views of the lake, mountains and adjoining gardens. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside also features great facilities including a Jacuzzi, plus the excellent Elements Restaurant and the Elements Cafe and Bar.

Location & Highlights

In the center of Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu within an easy walk to shops and restaurants.

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
Rooms offer contemporary design and include all the normal amenities one would expect.

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Cnr. Frankton Rd & Stanley St
Queenstown, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

The Millenium Hotel Queenstown features contemporary city-inspired design throughout the hotel. Guests have a variety of amenities to choose from including a fitness room, sauna, spa, bar and restaurant.

Location & Highlights

Right in the heart of the action, Millennium Hotel Queenstown is just minutes from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
After an outdoor adventure or shopping spree, come back to a room that's designed for complete relaxation. With its inviting bed and cozy ambience, it's a good night's rest for sure.

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St
Queenstown, New Zealand

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 11:00

Within a tranquil, garden setting, the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly, personal service and offers panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountain peaks. The resort is a short stroll from the town center, and minutes from Queenstown's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. After a great day of sightseeing, relax at the Impressions Cocktail Bar and Impressions Restaurant with views over the lake and mountains or take a dip in the two spa pools. Wireless broadband internet access is available in all public areas (fee may apply).

Location & Highlights

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront is a year round resort on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and within walking distance of Queenstown’s central shopping and entertainment area.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
The stylish rooms reflect a total dedication to friendly, hospitable service, contemporary ease and attention to detail. Enjoy fantastic views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, and rest easy with tea and coffee maker, LCD TV, fridge & minibar.

Scenic Suites Queenstown

27 Stanley St
Queenstown, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

Take in the picturesque beauty of Queenstown from this apartment-style hotel complex. Dine at the Hillside Brasserie or Lobby Bar, or after a day of sightseeing, book a service at the Amaia Luxury Spa, which is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated for your next day's adventure.

Location & Highlights

Conveniently located, the Scenic Suites Queenstown serves as a great base for exploring the many attractions Queenstown has to offer.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
Rooms are comfortable with complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV, coffee/tea maker, separate bath and shower, toiletries, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and private balcony or patio.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Melbourne
Sydney
Auckland
Rotorua
Christchurch
Mount Cook
Queenstown

Melbourne

Melbourne Tramcar Dinner

Get a unique view of Melbourne's most famous sights as you dine in style aboard the city's legendary Colonial Tramcar Restaurant! Join us for this fun and memorable journey on a historical tram that will whisk you into the past with authentic period ambiance and décor. You'll savor a fine, 4-course luncheon and the very best Australian wines as your shiny, burgundy mobile restaurant cruises along the streets of Melbourne. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Price Range: $$

Melbourne Tramcar Lunch

Get a unique view of Melbourne's most famous sights as you dine in style aboard the city's legendary Colonial Tramcar Restaurant! Join us for this fun and memorable journey on a historical tram that will whisk you into the past with authentic period ambiance and décor. You'll savor a fine, 4-course luncheon and the very best Australian wines as your shiny, burgundy mobile restaurant cruises along the streets of Melbourne. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Price Range: $$

Phillip Island Penguins Plus

Enjoy a full afternoon and evening exploration of fascinating Phillip Island and its surroundings.

Price Range: $$$$

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch

Discover just what makes Melbourne so enchanting on this excursion that reveals the city's hidden gems. We'll pair you up with a passionate expert guide for a casual stroll through the city's back streets and beautiful old lanes and arcades. Discover the architectural highlights, street art, historical tales, and small, independent retailers found only in the city. Hiding in basements or in seemingly private buildings are many of the country's emerging creative talents, where one-off pieces are not uncommon. You will be amazed at what these small businesses offer: fashion, food, art, music, chocolate, accessories, vintage items, and more! A refreshing morning tea or coffee is included, along with a souvenir bag, bottled water, map, and special offers from local retailers.

Price Range: $$

Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Whether you¿re a wine enthusiast or simply would like to spend the day surrounded by beautiful, off-the-beaten-path scenery, this is the perfect day trip from Melbourne.

Price Range: $$$$

Great Ocean Road Adventure

Experience the majestic Great Ocean Road in style, with time to really appreciate the wonders of Australia's most scenic drive. Be sure your camera battery is fully charged, because there's plenty to see and photograph throughout the day. In the company of an expert Local Guide, watch for animal life, including whales, dolphins, echidnas, and bandicoots. Stroll along the beaches or grab a coffee at the striking Split Point Lighthouse, and take in the awe-inspiring scenery. Next, stop at Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town, for a great selection of lunch spots (not included). Gain exclusive access to the Great Ocean Ecolodge's eucalyptus forest for close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, and native birds. Your adventure concludes with a visit to the ancient Twelve Apostles rock formations and dramatic Loch Ard Gorge.

Price Range: $$$$

Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb - Day

Take a climb over the famous arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a birds' eye view of the iconic city of Sydney.

Price Range: $$$$

Revolving Restaurant 3 Course Dinner

Enjoy a memorable evening of excellent cuisine and incomparable views from atop Sydney Tower at the opulent 360 Bar and Dining.

Price Range: $$

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Combo

Take a walk on the wild side on this amazing discovery of Australia's incredible sealife and wildlife.

Price Range: $

Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

Board your luxury Australian made catamaran for a one hour sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Price Range: $

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Discover Australia's oldest wine-producing area on this exceptional, full-day excursion to the Hunter Valley.

Price Range: $$$$

Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Grab your camera and step aboard a luxury catamaran for a sumptuous seafood buffet lunch and relaxing cruise around Sydney Harbour.

Price Range: $$

The Sydney Opera House Tour

See inside the world's most recognisable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering.

Price Range: $

Blue Mountains

Join us for an excursion to the famed Blue Mountains that is truly off the beaten track!

Price Range: $$$$

Auckland

Auckland Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a unique dining experience on Auckland's magnificent Waitemata Harbour.

Price Range: $$

Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Set on the Auckland waterfront on Okahu Bay, Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium is one of the city's top attractions.

Price Range: $

Sky Tower

View the city from 328 metres high above street level and take in the beautiful views, up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Spot the key landmarks, a number of volcanoes and historical locations within the greater Auckland area.

Price Range: $

Rotorua

Mt Tarawera Volcano Floatplane

Near the northeast coast of the North Island is Mount Tarawera, the volcano whose massive eruption in 1886 destroyed the famed Pink and White Terraces and buried three Maori villages. This exciting flight-seeing excursion includes the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake.

Price Range: $$$$

Rotorua Duck Tour

Get a unique view of Rotorua's geothermal wonders on this fun excursion by Duck! Discover historic sights, Maori culture, and incredible natural beauty on this 90-minute sightseeing adventure aboard a WWII amphibious vehicle that travels on both land and water.

Price Range: $

Rotorua Zipline and Canopy Tour

Soar along 500-year-old Mamaku Forest on New Zealand's only native forest zipline canopy tour. Set in a 1,200-acre forest, this 3-hour adventure combines heart-racing fun and pristine natural beauty as you switch between six zipline cables suspended 72 feet above the ground. Keep your eyes open for bellbirds, whiteheads, fantails, and many other native bird species. This is an experience of a lifetime!

Price Range: $$

Hangi Dinner & Maori Concert

Meet New Zealand's indigenous people during this fascinating and entertaining evening.

Price Range: $$

Christchurch

Christchurch Tram & Gardens Tour

Discover Christchurch aboard a restored heritage tram and experience some of New Zealand's best examples of native and exotic flora.

Price Range: $

Christchurch Tram & Punting Combo

Discover Christchurch city aboard a restored heritage tram and the picturesque Avalon River on an authentic Edwardian punt boat.

Price Range: $

The Antarctic Centre

Experience the magic of Antarctica without ever leaving Christchurch!

Price Range: $

Mount Cook

Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre Explorer Pass

Educational and entertaining, the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre is a wonderful tribute to the great humanitarian, ambassador, and one of the world's greatest explorers.

Price Range: $

Glacier Explorer

Join us for an amazing encounter with Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's largest glacier, and its terminal lake. After an exhilarating walk through Mount Cook National Park, you'll board your boat with an expert guide for a cruise around the ever-changing scenery. View the Tasman Glacier from a safe distance, and come face to face with icebergs of all shapes and sizes.

Price Range: $$$

Hooker Valley Guided Walk

Join us on a guided walk to New Zealand's famed Hooker Valley for breathtaking alpine views of some of the country's most incredible natural wonders. Along the way, learn about the area's unique flora and fauna, such as the Mount Cook lily, the largest buttercup in the world, and red deer, Himalayan tahr, and the mischievous kea-the only alpine parrot in the world.

Price Range: $$

Tasman Valley 4WD & Argo Tour

Embark on a unique 4WD adventure for magnificent views of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier. In the company of an expert Mount Cook guide, ride aboard a rugged, 8-wheel ATV-the perfect way to travel over the water, ice, and steep mountain terrain of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

Price Range: $$

Queenstown

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the 103-year-old TSS Earnslaw steamship to enjoy a popular dinner excursion at Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Price Range: $$

Safari of the Scenes

Explore the magical side of New Zealand and understand why this beautiful country was chosen to portray Middle Earth in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is the perfect tour for those who want the thrills of an off-road adventure to see the breathtaking film locations.

Price Range: $$$

Wilderness Safari

Join us for a spectacular jet boat journey along the Dart's ever-changing braided river system. Awe-inspiring surroundings include breathtaking snowcapped mountains, ancient native forest, waterfalls, and glacial valleys frozen in time. Your excursion includes an easy guided walk through the Heritage Trail at Paradise, where your knowledgeable guide will enhance your experience with informative and entertaining commentary about the ancient native beech forest, the unique fauna, amazing history, and fascinating Maori legends. You'll also ride aboard a 4WD coach along a scenic backroad route to view scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings movies.

Price Range: $$$$

Kjet Thrill Ride

Get ready for unimaginable thrills across three waterways on one of the world's most exhilarating adventures!

Price Range: $$

Skyline Gondola, Dinner & Kiwi Haka

Take a relaxing gondola ride to the summit of Bob's Peak, dine overlooking Queenstown's panoramas and step into the world of the Maori.

Price Range: $$

Skyline Gondola & Two Luge Rides

Take a relaxing gondola ride to the summit of Bob's Peak and zoom back down on the luge track!

Price Range: $

Panorama Evening

Sit and relax as you experience one of the best views in the world!

Price Range: $$

Insider

Sydney
Melbourne
Auckland
Rotorua
Wellington
Christchurch
Mount Cook
Queenstown

Sydney

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Manly Beach

Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to this iconic Sydney beach. Stroll through the corso while enjoying an ice-cream or treat yourself to a beer at the Hotel Steyne overlooking the ocean. You may wish to walk along the beachfront to Little Manly Beach.

Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city surrounds as you take an easy stroll across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and back.

Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade

These shopping arcades are both architectural beauties in their own right. Even if you aren’t interested in shopping, they are worth a glimpse.

Clifftop Coastal Walk

This walk hugs the coastline from Bondi to Coogee and is 6 kms in length. Walk all or part of it for amazing views and perhaps stop for a swim at one of the beaches along the way.

Altmann & Cherny Opal Store

Located on Pitt St. at Circular Quay, this family-owned and operated business offers an impressive range of opal jewelry.

Paddy’s Market

If you want to bring home inexpensive, kitschy souvenirs, this Chinatown market is the place. Kangaroo oven mitts and Opera House shot glasses abound. Note: Paddy's Market is not open on Monday's and Tuesday's.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Stroll the MCA and experience the work of today’s artists from across Australia and around the world on your own or take part in one of the free daily guided tours. Getting hungry? Stop at the MCA Cafe on Level 4 for spectacular harbor views, site-specific art and a fresh daily menu. On Thursdays, make sure to check out their contemporary art after dark when the galleries, Cafe and Store are all open until 9pm.

Sydney Opera Bar

Found at the water’s edge of the Sydney Harbour and base of the famous Sydney Opera House, the Opera Bar promises an experience to remember. Toast to unforgettable views, new friends and new experiences in the afternoon sun.

Explore The Rocks

Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cozy cafés and oldest pubs in the country. Major highlights within this area are: Sydney Observatory, Argyle Gallery, Cadman's Cottage, Sydney Theatre Company, Lord Nelson Brewery and The Rocks Markets where Sydneysiders flock to on Fridays and over the weekend.

Island hopping on Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour Islands Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo are among some of Sydney's most popular natural attractions. Catch one of the regular ferry services from Circular Quay during summer and take in the sparkling scenery.

Thai Town

Thai Town, located in Haymarket on Campbell Street bordering Chinatown, is a neighborhood in Sydney with a Thai theme. While not as elaborate as Sydney's Chinatown, it has quickly become to best place to go in Sydney for great Thai Restaurants as well as Thai grocery stores.

Melbourne

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The Block Arcade

Step back in time as you stroll the beautiful shops of the Block Arcade. Perhaps enjoy afternoon tea at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms, where the Victorian Ladies’ Work Association ran a small tea room from 1893-1907.

Old Melbourne Gaol

More than 100 hangings took place at this former prison, including that of Australia’s equivalent to Jesse James—hero and bandit Ned Kelly. The collection of artifacts and death masks are most interesting. For a truly chilling experience, take one of the night tours.

Cook’s Cottage

Built in 1755 by Captain Cook’s parents in Yorkshire, England, this cottage was moved in crates and barrels to Melbourne in 1934. The cottage provides a glimpse into Captain Cook’s world voyages as well as insight into 18th- century English family life.

Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne is Australia’s melting pot, and this open-air market offers a true taste of the ethnic mix. Among hundreds of stalls, you’ll find everything from fresh produce and wine to handicrafts and bargain clothes. Closed Monday & Wednesday.

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club

If you’re a jazz fan, this is the place to be. It’s everything you’d expect from a great jazz club, including a hard-to-find back-lane location and the best international players.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Witness a local icon originally built in 1853. If you’re unable to see a cricket match or Australia Rules Football, visit the National Sports Museum located at the ground. Or perhaps venture to nearby Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament.

Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Find art, fashion and food on Melbourne's Soho strip. Boredom isn't an option on Brunswick Street, the vibrant Melbourne strip where people from all walks of life go to shop, eat, drink, meet and dance. And it’s a popular spot for filming several TV shows.

Auckland

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Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum

Voyager Maritime Museum is a place of stories, ambition, courage, exploration and amazing journeys. Discover how the nation’s relationship with the sea has shaped the New Zealand identity; from stories of the Polynesian people’s epic migration to Aotearoa, to early European exploration then settlement and modern-day yachting successes.

Devonport, New Zealand

Take a ferry from downtown Auckland direct to Devonport or drive over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The historic seaside village of Devonport has a charming and relaxed atmosphere. Stroll around the village at your leisure and visit some of its attractions including the many art galleries, historic points of interest and lookouts.

Galleries are scattered throughout the village with a range of art by specialists in glass, ceramics, painting, sculpture and jewelry. Take a break at one of the many cafes or indulge at the renowned Devonport Chocolates.

Victoria Park Market

Auckland's historic market has many shops to browse around, and a New Zealand Walk of Fame. Walk across to the nearby Victoria Park, where you may catch some locals engaged in a game of cricket.

Auckland Bridge Climb

Admire the expansive city and harbor views as you climb over (and under) Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Beautifully situated in the Domain and occupying one of Auckland’s finest heritage buildings, the Auckland War Memorial Museum is a key destination for those wishing to experience New Zealand’s cultural and spiritual history. Exciting stories of the Pacific, the people, and the flora, fauna and landforms of New Zealand’s unique islands are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for New Zealand.

The Museum is home to a valuable collection of Maori taonga (treasures) and the daily cultural performances provide a warm, vibrant and entertaining glimpse into Maori culture through song and dance. The cultural experience includes the opportunity to meet, talk and take photos with the performers.

Ponsonby

Visit the trendy suburb of Ponsonby and enjoy delicious cuisine, superb lattes or cocktails if more to your taste! For the younger travelers, this is a popular place for nightlife.

Viaduct Harbour

This is the perfect spot to take a leisurely stroll and watch the activity in and around the harbor. After you admire the super yachts and launches in the water there are many bars to choose from where you enjoy the views while sipping on fine, local wine.

Rotorua

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Hell’s Gate

This unique thermal park features the only hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. The on-site spa specializes in traditional Maori massage (Mirimiri) and mud baths.

Whakarewarewa Forest

Located just five minutes from downtown Rotorua, this pristine forest is highlighted by a grove of Californian Redwoods. Rent a bike and ride on one of the many world-class trails, take a hike, or trek through the forest on horseback.

Rotorua Museum of Art & History

Discover the great stories of the Rotorua region through innovative exhibitions and cinema experiences. Learn about the rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary figures that have shaped this fascinating region.

Kuirau Park

New Zealand’s only geothermal public park features: beautiful gardens, a crater lake, mud pools, hot springs, free thermal foot baths, bbqs and picnic tables, children's playground and food market held every Saturday from 6am to 1pm. Admission is free.

Wellington

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Te Papa Museum

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Maori, and Natural Environment.

Wellington Cable Car

This icon runs from Lambton Quay through the leafy suburb of Kelburn and up to the Botanic Garden. There are spectacular views of the harbor and city from the top of the terminus, and you can take a stroll through the city's award-winning Botanic Gardens.

Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's is a fine example of 19th century Gothic Revival architecture adapted to colonial conditions and material.

Surprising sculptures

Keep an eye out for sculptures hiding below seawalls or twisting and turning in the wind, sculptures pop up everywhere around you when wandering through the city.

Eat out

Wellington’s known as the culinary capital, famous for our tucked-away bars (with award-winning bartenders), quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants, curly fries and really good coffee. Just head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street to immerse yourself in the delights.

Christchurch

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Christchurch, New ZealandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Christchurch, New Zealand. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Christchurch and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Christchurch insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Christchurch

Hi, I'm Pauline, and I love that my job allows me to meet so many wonderful people and show them around this beautiful part of the world. I look forward to meeting you and helping you make the most of your stay here.

Christchurch Gondola

For incredible views of the Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, Pegasus Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and the Kaikoura Ranges, take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola.

Sumner Beach

Hit Sumner Beach for swimming, surfing, and fun in the sand, a bus ride of about 40min from city. There are plenty of cafes and stores on The Esplanade and in nearby Sumner village.

Honey Pot Café

Sightseeing requires energy, and you can get loads of it at the warm and cozy Honey Pot Café. Stop here for the giant “Full Breakky” breakfast and fuel up for the day.

Untouched World

Head to this store in the Arts Centre for a great selection of ethically-made luxury garments. Then enjoy an organic lunch in the shop’s Native Garden Café.

Punting on the Avon

The Avon River flows through the city of Christchurch, and you can float through this charming city as well. Relax on the velvet cushions of your boat as an Edwardian punter propels you through the prettiest stretches of Christchurch.

Traiteur of Merivale

Watching the punters float by is as peaceful as being on a boat yourself. Before making your way to the banks of the Avon, head to this gourmet take-out shop for a grand selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to create a fantastic picnic.

RE:START

Don't miss a chance to view the city’s most fearless and entertaining street performers at the re:START village project, a shopping district built after the 2010 & 2011 earthquakes that houses retailers in unique architecturally-designed shipping containers.

Quake City

Delve deeper into the 2010 & 2011 earthquakes at Quake City, a unique multi-sensory attraction coordinated by the Canterbury Museum.

The Tannery

Just 15 minutes by taxi from downtown lies The Tannery, one of the first brick factory warehouses in Christchurch fully rebuilt into a shopping center. Enjoy local shops, cafes and two restaurants including The Brewery.

Waipara Valley Wineries

If time permits, take a trip out to the Canterbury wine region, just 45 minutes north of Christchurch. Stop for lunch at one of two stand out wineries with a good reputation for their cuisine at Pegasus Bay or Waipara Springs. With over 30 unique wineries to choose from, the hardest part is finding the enough time to try them all!

Mount Cook

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Mount Cook, New Zealand. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Mount Cook and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Mount Cook insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Big Sky Stargazing

Aoraki/Mount Cook is far from city lights and therefore has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand - perfect for viewing the night sky. Explore the southern sky every clear evening from the Hillary Deck with expert astronomy guides. Telescopes ensure a close look at stars, planets, moon craters and distant galaxies.

Short Walks

Established walks include the 10min Bowen Track, the 15min Glencoe walk and nature trails to Kea Point (2.5hr return) and Governors Bush (1hr).

The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world’s greatest explorers, the centre showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe.

Lord of the Rings Gondor Location - Twizel

This 2 hour tour gives you access onto the private land the location was filmed at. Inside stories on what it was like to be an orc and rider on location with replica swords, masks and flags for that extra special video or photo for your album. Not just for Lord of the rings fans as anyone with an interest in movie making will enjoy this.

Queenstown

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Queenstown, New ZealandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Queenstown, New Zealand. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Queenstown and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Queenstown insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Queenstown

Welcome to New Zealand. I'm Judy, and I look forward to showing you everything I love about this great country. With over 19 years of experience in the travel industry, I'm passionate about New Zealand and excited to share my intimate knowledge of the history, culture and attractions of the country. I want to make sure your visit is not only enjoyable but also informative.

Mt. Difficulty Wines

With the smoothest pinot noir, chardonnay, Riesling, pinot gris, and merlot, you won’t find anything difficult about sampling the vintages at this winery.

Queenstown Underwater Observatory

View into the depths of Lake Wakatipu for a glimpse at the underwater inhabitants who call the lake home. The Observatory is conveniently located at the Main Town Pier (just look out for the yellow KJet sign).

Visit Arrowtown

A charming and quirky – a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. Stop by at the award winning Lakes District Museum for a historical lesson of this enchanted town.

Bonz Gallery

Queenstown has an excellent selection of sheepskin and wool products. The Bonz Gallery features original designs—everything from sweaters to jackets—in 100% merino wool.

Barbara Smith Gallery

If you never want to forget the beauty of Milford Sound or Fiordland National Park, visit this gallery and take home one of the artist’s magnificent oil paintings depicting New Zealand’s landscapes.

Coronet Peak

Skiers around the world head to Queenstown from early June to early October to ski. Rent a pair of skis and join them on the slopes of Coronet Peak.

Onsen Hot Pools

The Onsen Hot Pools experience is all about unwinding and soaking-up Queenstown's spectacular scenery. Immerse yourself in the views, the pure waters, and the fresh mountain air, as your mind and body surrenders to the deep penetrating warmth and gentle massage of their private pools.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on June 12, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.

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  • During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, certain activities may not be available. A different activity may be substituted or a refund offered if your included activity is not available.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).