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Auckland, Tiritiri Matangi, Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua, Wellington, Abel Tasman, Punakaiki, Southern Alps, Wanaka, Queenstown, Fjordland, and more!

14 Days from Auckland To Queenstown, New Zealand

March 14 – 27, 2020


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The islands of New Zealand were forged relatively recently from the cauldron of the Earth’s molten core, as volcanoes rose from the sea, creating a spectacular landscape of mountains, coastlines, fjords and lakes. Few countries encompass such contrasts in geography and culture as New Zealand. Famous writers have called New Zealand the “eighth wonder of the world” and “probably the most beautiful place on earth,” and most first-time visitors often agree. It is so wild and pristine that film director Peter Jackson chose it to be the dramatic setting for his film versions of Tolkien’s Middle Earth saga: “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.”


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Wonderland - Magical New Zealand Gay Tour Highlights

• Bay of Islands *
• Waitangi Treaty Grounds *
• Swim with Dolphins *
• Auckland
• Tiritiri Matangi Island Bird Sanctuary
• Hobbiton
• Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves
• Rotorua Cultural and Thermal Tour
• North Island Lake District
• Wellington
• WETA Workshop tour
• Kiwi-Spotting Night Walk
• Ferry to South Island
• Nelson
• Abel Tasman National Park
• Punakaiki Pancake Rocks
• Southern Alps
• Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Flight and Landing
• Wanaka
• Queenstown
• Earnslaw Steamer Lake Cruise
• Farmlife and Sheep-Shearing Demonstration
• Fjordland National Park
• Cruise on Doubtful Sound
• Dart River Jetboat Adventure

* Optional pre-tour, March 10 – 14, 2020


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Bay of Islands Optional Pre-Tour Extension

The enchanting Bay of Islands region, north of Auckland, is something that must be seen. If you can spare a few additional days before the main tour begins, you won’t want to miss this exciting prelude to the main tour.


Day 01 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand / Welcome Dinner
Auckland, New Zealand gay tourArrive in Auckland and settle into our historic hotel. Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner this evening.

Auckland and surrounding suburbs have a population of approximately 1.5 million. It is New Zealand’s largest city and spreads generously over a narrow isthmus between the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. Over 60 extinct volcanic cones and craters characterize the landscape, while an endless procession of sails in the harbor is typical of the relaxed way of life here. Auckland was the state capital until 1865 and is today the economic center of New Zealand. Overnight in Auckland.

Meals: Welcome Dinner
Hotel: Heritage Hotel, Auckland, 4.5*


Day 02 - Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Bay of Islands
New Zealand gay tour - Bay of IslandsHead to the Bay of Islands via Matakana this morning. The Matakana Coast and its flourishing wineries is a favorite destination for wine and food lovers.

We stop to explore Sculptureum Gardens and Galleries - six galleries display works from around the world, themed glass art, figurative works, works from recycled materials, works of animals, modern abstract works in plastic and other materials. The gardens burst with colorful plantings, prehistoric rocks, and panels that display reflections in writing on Gardens, Inspiration, Wisdom, Art and Music. Share a delicious “Trust the Chef” lunch at Rothko before heading further north to Paihia, Bay of Islands. With its clear blue waters, abundant marine wildlife and myriad of islands, the beautiful Bay of Islands is New Zealand's finest maritime playground and one of New Zealand's leading holiday destinations. Overnight in Paihia.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel, Paihia, 3.5*


Day 03 - Thursday, March 12, 2020
Maori Culture
New Zealand gay tour - MaoriPick up a paddle to gain insight into Maori tribal customs, rituals and traditions as you work together to move your Waka (Maori war canoe) up the Haruru River this morning.

Explore the Waitangi Treaty Grounds this afternoon. Located on the north side of the Waitangi River, 3km north-west of Paihia, Waitangi holds special significance in New Zealand's history. It was here on 6 February 1840 that New Zealand's founding bicultural document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed between some of the northern Maori chiefs and Captain William Hobson, representing Queen Victoria of Britain. Overnight in Paihia.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel, Paihia, 3.5*


Day 04 - Friday, March 13, 2020
Dolphin Cruise and Swim
New Zealand gay tour - DolphinsTake to the water again this morning on a cruise for viewing dolphins. Encounter these intelligent and playful mammals in their natural environment. You may even have an opportunity to swim with them in the warm waters of the winterless north (conditions permitting).

This afternoon we return to Auckland and our hotel there. Overnight in Auckland.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Heritage Hotel, Auckland, 4.5*


Day 05 - Saturday, March 14, 2020
Meet Group for Main Tour
You will have the morning and afternoon entirely free to explore Auckland on your own. During the day, your fellow travelers on the Main Tour will be arriving at various times. We gather in the hotel bar for cocktail hour and the main tour begins.

Meals: Breakfast


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Wonderland - Magical New Zealand Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday, March 14, 2020
Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand / Welcome Dinner
New Zealand gay tour - AucklandIf you are not participating in the optional pre-tour extension, make your flight arrangements to arrive in Auckland, New Zealand by mid-day. We can arrange an additional night at our hotel if you wish to arrive a day early (on the 13th).

Join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink in the hotel bar this evening before heading out to our Welcome Dinner. Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have harbors on two separate bodies of water. The central part of the urban area of Auckland covers a narrow isthmus between the Tasman Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. Auckland's amazing geography and warm, humid climate has inspired a lifestyle that is regularly ranked in the world's top ten. Overnight in Auckland.

Hotel: Heritage Hotel, Auckland, 4.5*


Day 2 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
Tiritiri Matangi Island
Birdwatching on Matangi IslandBoard a ferry to Tiritiri Matangi Island, home to one of New Zealand's bird sanctuaries. Learn about conservation efforts here while seeking out endangered bird and reptile species, including the flightless takahe and the tuatara.

This evening, enjoy free time to discover Auckland, known as the "city of sails" for the many sailboats that teem in its harbor. Overnight in Auckland.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Heritage Hotel, Auckland, 4.5*


Day 3 - Monday, March 16, 2020
Hobbiton / Waitomo / Rotorua
New Zealand gay tour - HobbitonTravel to Rotorua via Hobbiton and Waitomo. Tucked away on a picturesque private farm, enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. The set was completely rebuilt for The Hobbit and remains as it was seen in the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Have a cool drink in The Green Dragon Inn before tucking in to a themed banquet in the Marquee.

Continue to Waitomo and explore an otherworldly cave system illuminated by the turquoise light of thousands of tiny glowworms.

Continue to Rotorua, a city built on geothermal landscapes, and visit a traditional Maori meeting house in Whakarewarewa village to take part in a Maori mihi whakatau welcome ritual. Upon arriving, local Tuhourangi guide Karen Walmsley, whose family has been hosting visitors since 1886, will provide the group with her unique insights about the daily life of the village. Karen guides the group on Maori protocol as they take part in a “whakatau” welcome ritual at a traditional meeting house, followed by a light meal. Overnight in Rotorua.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Hotel, Rotorua, 4*


Day 4 - Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Lake District
New Zealand gay tour - Mount TaraweraKaren joins the group again this morning to visit the North Island’s stunning Lakes District, which boasts 18 sparkling lakes and three major rivers. Spend the day exploring the Lake Tarawera area with Karen. Lake Tarawera, whose name means “Burnt Spear,” is one of the largest lakes in New Zealand. The lake was home to many small Maori villages and mission settlements until Mt. Tarawera erupted in 1886. Legend has it that a "waka wairua" (phantom canoe) appeared on the lake as a portent of death a few days prior to the eruption. Learn about the history of the Tuhourangi people and their relationship to this unique environment.

Weather permitting, disembark at Te Rata Bay and take a walk in the warm waters and shores of Hot Water Beach. Overnight in Rotorua.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Hotel, Rotorua, 4*


Day 5 - Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Wellington Flight / WETA Workshop Tour
New Zealand gay tour - WellingtonThis morning fly to Wellington, New Zealand's charming capital city. Visit the famous WETA Workshop, the special effects group behind several blockbuster movies, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of their design studio and participate in a hands-on demonstration of the creative process used to develop their props.

In the afternoon enjoy time at leisure. We recommend a visit to the “must-see” for visitors to Wellington - Te Papa, the country's bold and innovative national museum.

After dinner, we search for kiwis during a guided after-dark walk at Zealandia, an important mainland wildlife sanctuary whose innovative predator-proof fence was the first of its kind. Overnight in Wellington.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Bay Plaza Hotel, Wellington, 3.5*


Day 6 - Thursday, March 19, 2020
South Island
New Zealand gay tour - approaching PictonThis morning feed your curiosity with a tour of the Wellington Museum, full of weird and wonderful tales that make Wellington the colorful city it is today. Hear the legend behind the iconic Beehive design and learn about the little coffee house that defied the Wellington City Council. Finish with a great cup of coffee and a delicious treat to get a taste of Wellington’s vibrant café culture. This afternoon appreciate spectacular vistas as we ferry across the Cook Strait to the port of Picton on the South Island. Continue to Nelson, a picturesque seaside town that often records the highest annual sunshine hours in New Zealand. The town offers a unique blend of culture and heritage, landscape and leisure, art and crafts and fine wine. Overnight in Nelson.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Trailways Hotel, Nelson, 4.5*


Day 7 - Friday, March 20, 2020
Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman KayakingWe set off this morning to the magnificent Abel Tasman National Park, one of New Zealand's smallest National Parks and most treasured gems. Native forest reaches almost to the waterline, where it meets golden beaches and rocky headlands. Walking and hiking are superb with scenic tracks leading around the coast.

Sea kayaking is a great way to explore Abel Tasman National Park as you can get close to wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins – we’ve arranged for you to both walk and kayak the park today. Overnight in Nelson.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Trailways Hotel, Nelson, 4.5*


Day 8 - Saturday, March 21, 2020
New Zealand gay tour - Punakaiki Pancake RocksThis morning we visit to the World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars Museum. View a stunning selection of more than 60 wearable art garments, alongside more than 140 veteran, vintage and classic cars. The Museum showcases two very distinct collections that collide in a celebration of design, innovation and wonder.

We head to Punakaiki, with its dramatic coastal scenery. This small town is most famous for the Pancake Rocks and their impressive blowholes. Overnight in Punakaiki.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki, 4*


Day 9 - Sunday, March 22, 2020
Southern Alps
New Zealand gay tour - Franz Josef GlacierWe set off for Franz Josef, a tranquil village nestled among the native forest of the West Coast and overlooked by the massive peaks of the Southern Alps. Not to be missed here is the famous Franz Josef Glacier, which we discover with a scenic helicopter flight which lands us on the Glacier. Along with its twin, the Fox Glacier, Franz Josef is the most low-lying glacier of its type in the world.

This afternoon we take a behind the scenes tour of the West Coast Wildlife Centre. Here you can learn about the region and New Zealand’s rarest kiwi, the Rowi. This evening we recommend the Glacier Hot pools. Pop in for a relaxing soak in the public pools or pre-book a private pool for the ultimate experience (own arrangements). Overnight at Franz Josef Glacier.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, 5*


Day 10 - Monday, March 23, 2020
New Zealand gay tour - Lake WanakaToday we head to Wanaka, taking the scenic route through Haast Pass with many opportunities to stop for photographs and shorts walks en route.

This afternoon we take a cruise on Lake Wanaka. We’ll go ashore on remote Mou Waho Island, a predator-free nature reserve that is home to the rare flightless buff weka, a curious, even friendly, bird that has been extinct on the mainland since 1920. A guided bush walk to the top of the island reveals a hidden lake on the summit, a very photogenic spot where we’ll have High Tea serenaded by birdsongs with the panorama of the Southern Alps displayed before us. Overnight in Wanaka.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Wanaka Hotel, Wanaka, 3*


Day 11 - Tuesday, March 24, 2020
New Zealand gay tour - QueenstownEnjoy a leisurely morning with breakfast and late-morning hotel check-out. This afternoon, we travel along the spectacular Crown Range Road, with vistas of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Range unfolding as we travel through to Queenstown, adventure capital of New Zealand!

This evening board TSS Earnslaw, believed to be the oldest working coal-fired passenger steamship in the southern hemisphere, to cruise across stunning Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Disembark at Walter Peak to meander through the lakeside gardens to Colonel’s Homestead where we are seated for dinner.

Afterwards, we join an entertaining farm experience which gives an insight into life in the New Zealand high country including a sheep shearing demonstration. The night-time cruise home is magical. Join in the camaraderie of a sing-a-long with the ship’s pianist. Overnight in Queenstown.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Novotel Lakeside Hotel, Queenstown, 4*


Day 12 - Wednesday, March 25, 2020
New Zealand gay tour - Drive to FjordlandJourney into Fjordland National Park for a wilderness cruise through magnificent Doubtful Sound.

As we navigate these pristine waters, take in the majesty of the fiords and their surrounding cliffs, blanketed in lush forest and sprinkled with waterfalls. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and fur seals!

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Novotel Lakeside Hotel, Queenstown, 4*


Day 13 - Thursday, March 26, 2020
Lakes / Jetboat Cruise / Farewell Dinner
New Zealand gay tour - Dart River JetboatingOn your final full day in New Zealand, venture into the undulating landscapes of the Southern Lakes District and experience the tranquility of Lake Wakatipu’s cerulean waters. After taking in the spectacular surrounding landscapes along the way, arrive at the lakeside village of Glenorchy.

We continue to historic Kinloch Lodge to enjoy lunch on the grounds. After lunch we board a jetboat for a spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park. Experience a unique combination of breath-taking scenery and an exhilarating ride as we follow the braided, glacier-fed river by jet boat. Your skipper shares stories about the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and Maori legends. We’ll also tie up the boat to walk amongst the ancient beech tree forests.

Return to Queenstown and celebrate your time in New Zealand with a festive farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Novotel Lakeside Hotel, Queenstown, 4*


Day 14 - Friday, March 27, 2020
New Zealand Departure
The tour officially ends after breakfast this morning. We provide transfers to the airport for your return flight today. If you wish to extend your stay in Queenstown, please let us know on your reservation form so that we can keep your room available for another night.

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• 13 nights accommodations:
- 2 nights at Heritage Hotel in Auckland
- 2 nights at Sudima Lake Hotel in Rotorua
- 1 night at Bay Plaza Hotel in Wellington
- 2 nights at Trailways Hotel in Nelson
- 1 night at Punakaiki Resort in Punakaiki
- 1 night at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier in Franz Josef
- 1 night at Wanaka Hotel in Wanaka
- 3 nights at Novotel Lakeside Hotel in Queenstown
• Airport transfers;
• Hotel breakfasts daily plus Welcome & Farewell Dinners;
• Other meals as listed in the itinerary;
• Ground transportation in climate controlled motorcoach;
• One internal flight within New Zealand;
• Ferry crossing between North and South Islands;
• Sightseeing activities and entrances as listed in the itinerary.
• This is a fully guided and escorted tour.


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Not Included:

• International airfare to Auckland (AKL) and returning from Queenstown (ZQN);
• Ground transportation for sightseeing on your own (taxis, local guides, etc.);
• Meals and optional activities not specifically listed in the itinerary;
• Camera fees; alcoholic beverages; laundry, telephone calls, faxes, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
Travel insurance;
• Tips to drivers and guides and other conveyance attendants are not included;
• Tipping guidelines for our group tips will be provided prior to departure.


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Bay of Islands Extension Included:

• 4 nights hotel accommodations:
- 2 nights at Heritage Hotel in Auckland;
- 2 nights at Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel in Paihia
• Airport transfer;
• Hotel breakfasts daily plus Welcome Dinner;
• Other meals as listed in the itinerary;
• Ground transportation in climate controlled motorcoach;
• Sightseeing activities and entrances as listed in the itinerary.
• This is a fully escorted tour extension with local guides added at each attraction.


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Bay of Islands Extension Not Included:

• International airfare to Auckland (AKL) and returning from Queenstown (ZQN);
• Ground transportation for sightseeing on your own (taxis, local guides, etc.);
• Meals and optional activities not specifically listed in the itinerary;
• Camera fees; alcoholic beverages; laundry, telephone calls, faxes, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
Travel insurance;
• Tips to drivers and guides and other conveyance attendants are not included;
• Tipping guidelines for our group tips will be provided prior to departure.


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Tour Hotels

Heritage Hotel, Auckland

Heritage Hotel, AucklandHeritage Auckland is located in Auckland CBD (Central Business District), 5 minutes’ walk from the Skytower, Viaduct Harbour and Queen Street. The Britomart Transport Centre is a 10-minute walk away.

Heritage Hotel offers stylish accommodation with satellite TV. It features 2 fitness centres. Guests receive 2GB of free WiFi per 24 hours. The Heritage Auckland Hotel offers 2 swimming pools - one indoor and one outdoor heated rooftop pool. There is also a tennis court and a hair salon.

Heritage Hotel roomThe award-winning Hectors Restaurant is set in the hotel's impressive 7-storey atrium, with a focus on healthy dining using locally sourced produce. The restaurant also caters for all dietary requirements. Both Hectors Restaurant and The Lobby Bar feature plant based nutritious menus.

All air-conditioned rooms at Heritage Hotel Auckland are elegantly decorated, and include a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities.


Sudima Lake Hotel, Rotorua

Sudima Lake Hotel, RotoruaLocated on the shores of Lake Rotoura, the 4 star Sudima Lake Rotorua Hotel is adjacent to the famous Polynesian spa. Just an 11-minute walk from the Energy Events Centre, the property features free, limited WiFi and free on site parking.

Guests can dine at the Okareka Restaurant open for breakfast and all day dining, featuring international cuisines and New Zealand wines. Enjoy a drink Okareka Bar with its striking view over lake Rotorua.

Sudima Lake Hotel roomSudima Lake Rotorua offers 247 well appointed guest rooms including LCD TVs with satellite channels, tea and coffee making facilities, 24/7 room and front desk service and ceiling fans. Heating is provided for all rooms. Some rooms have air conditioning.

The fully accessible hotel has a heated swimming pool, massage services and Maori cultural shows. There is a token operated guest laundry and secure bike hanger.


Bay Plaza Hotel, Wellington

Bay Plaza Hotel, WellingtonBay Plaza Hotel is located on Oriental Parade in Wellington’s city centre, offering rooms with satellite and Freeview TV and a tea and coffee maker. Te Papa Museum is a short 5-minute walk away.

All guest rooms at Bay Plaza Wellington offer stylish decor and modern amenities. Some rooms also offer panoramic views of the harbour, city or Mount Victoria.

Bay Plaza Hotel roomWith views looking out to Wellington Harbour, the brasserie-style restaurant serves modern New Zealand cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. There is also a cocktail bar with fine wines.

Bay Plaza Hotel Wellington offers same-day laundry and dry cleaning services, and 24-hour room service. Public transport links are close by, with the city’s main bus and taxi terminals around the corner in Courtenay Place.


Trailways Hotel, Nelson

Trailways Hotel, NelsonTrailways Hotel Nelson is located on the banks of Maitai River, in the centre of Nelson. It features a restaurant, a heated outdoor pool and free WiFi access. Free on-site parking is provided.

A self-service laundry facility can be found on site. The staff at the tour desk can assist with making travel arrangements.

Trailways Hotel roomFully air-conditioned, each studio is equipped with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer.

The Tides Restaurant offers an a la carte menu for breakfast and dinner. Local favourites prepared from fresh local ingredients are featured.


Punakaiki Resort in Punakaiki

Punakaiki Resort, PunakaikiSituated in Paparoa National Park just 300 m from the magnificent Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, the beachfront Punakaiki Resort offers comfortable, environmentally friendly accommodation with rainforest and ocean views. Guests receive 1-hour free WiFi during their stay.

Jacob's Grill Restaurant and the Club Bar overlook the beach and feature floor-to-ceiling windows. Jacob's is open for breakfast and dinner.

Punakaiki Resort roomRooms at Resort Punakaiki are decorated in warm colours and feature large windows. Each includes a tea/coffee maker and a refrigerator. Guests can enjoy watching satellite TV.

Laundry facilities and internet kiosks are available for guest use. A variety of activities are available near the hotel, including guided walks, river kayaking and horse trekking.


Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef GlacierFeaturing free WiFi, a hot tub and free on-site parking, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is situated on the edge of Westland World Heritage Park.

Each of the spacious, tastefully furnished rooms and suites offer a modern en suite bathroom and satellite TV. Some rooms have a balcony.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier roomYou can enjoy breakfast and dinner at the hotel's restaurant which serves modern New Zealand cuisine and quality wines.

Located in Franz Josef Village, the property is nearby glacier walks, helicopter flights and horse trekking. Staff can arrange local excursions. Buses run twice a day from the village to Queenstown.


Wanaka Hotel, Wanaka

Wanaka HotelLocated less than a 1-minute walk from the centre of Wanaka, Wanaka Hotel is a 1-minute walk from the lake and town centre. Most accommodation offers views over the lake and mountains. Guests enjoy 2 restaurants, a cafe and free on-site parking.

The Bullock Bar Grill is open for casual evening meals each night. Beanie Cafe and is open daily for breakfast and lunch serving coffee and cakes.

Wanaka Hotel roomAll rooms and suites feature a TV, a work desk, a small refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. Each has an en suite bathroom with a shower, or a shower and bathtub.

Amigos Restaurant boasts lake views and a patio opening out onto the lawn. It serves Mexican cuisine and margaritas each evening. Room service is also available.


Novotel Lakeside Hotel, Queenstown

Novotel Lakeside Hotel, QueenstownNestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is just a 1-minute walk from many shops, restaurants, nightlife and activities.

Novotel Queenstowns' contemporary rooms offer a selection of spectacular alpine, garden and lake views. Each air-conditioned room features a private balcony and a flat-screen TV.

Novotel offers ski storage facilities, a spa pool, guest laundry and valet car parking. Guests can enjoy 30-minutes free WiFi in the lobby. In-room WiFi is available at an additional charge.

Novotel Lakeside Hotel room24-hour room service is available. There is a concierge service which can organise transfers to the local ski fields, including Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Cardrona.

Elements Restaurant boasts local cuisine and ingredients, including the hotel’s very own rooftop honey. It also serves daily buffet breakfast with hot and continental options. Enjoy tapas and beverages in front of the fireplace at Elements Café & Bar.


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Trip Notes

Entry Requirements
For citizens of the U.S and Canada, all you need is a valid passport for travel to New Zealand for stays less than 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least three months from date of entry.

Exit Requirements
Departure taxes are included in the price of your airline ticket.

Immunizations and Health
No immunizations are required, but it is wise to have your inoculations up to date. Is your tetanus booster current?

Making Travel Arrangements to New Zealand
On this tour, international airfare is NOT included. One domestic flight within New Zealand is included in the price of this trip.
You will fly internationally to Auckland (airport code AKL), and return home from Queenstown (code ZQN).
Please arrive in Auckland by 4:00 pm on March 10, 2020 (if taking the pre-tour extension) or 4:00 pm on March 14, 2020 for the Main Tour.
Plan your departure from Queenstown at any time on March 27, 2020.

What to Bring
In March, it will be late summer / early autumn in New Zealand so the weather will be cool (never hot). The average temperature for both the North and South Islands in March will range from 50 to 70 degrees F in most of the areas we visit. Be sure to bring a jacket and sweater, and a hat and gloves if you think you will need them. Bring layers which can be added and removed for comfort.

Money Matters
Vietnam: The currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). ATMs are widely available and credit cards generally accepted.

Tipping Guidelines
The idea of tipping isn’t firmly fixed in New Zealand, with locals being resistant to the practice. However, among workers in the tourism industry it is becoming more accepted.

The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible we often must turn away last minute registrants because we relinquish hotel space and air reservations 8 – 12 weeks prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

People always ask us “What is your favorite tour destination?” In answer we unhesitatingly reply: New Zealand! Join us on this exciting journey of discovery in a place that qualifies as a true Wonderland. If you have any questions, please email us.


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Wonderland - Magical New Zealand Gay Tour Prices

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Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.

$ 7,500

Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy
(Paying a single supplement is not required. We will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.)

$ 8,900

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.

$ 1,500

Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy

$ 1,900

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Min. Deposit: $600 (Additional $200 for extension). Balance Due before December 24, 2019

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