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Touch of Central New Zealand

This is a week-long tour with many experiences. A walking tour of the renewed christchurch cbd, a taste of france in akaroa, our charter train along the rugged kaikoura coast, cruising marlborough sounds, zealandia and weta workshop.
What a variety! Why not join us on this well priced tour.

Your travel itinerary

Thursday 21 October

Auckland – Christchurch

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Depart late morning from Auckland on Air New Zealand. On arrival we transfer to your central city hotel. Adjacent to the hotel there are a number of cafes for lunch. This afternoon there will a walking tour of the reconstructed city then check into the hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight.

Friday 22 October


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Depart by coach for a day on Banks Peninsula. The drive has spectacular views overlooking bays and beaches before arriving in Akaroa. Time to enjoy the history, shops, harbour and the French character. Lunch at own expense before returning to Christchurch.

Saturday 23 October

Christchurch – Picton

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This morning board your exclusive charter train and follow the Coastal Pacific route along the coastline through North Canterbury and Kaikoura to Picton. After arriving at your hotel for a two night stop your afternoon is free to explore the town.

Sunday 24 October

Cruise Marlborough Sounds

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Today we take a boat cruise with commentary in the Marlborough Sounds with a stop at Furneaux Lodge for lunch before returning to Picton.

Monday 25 October

Picton – Wellington

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A mid-morning departure by ferry through Torrey Channel then across Cook Straight. On arrival a transfer to your hotel for a two night stay. Dinner included.

Tuesday 26 October


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We set off this morning for Zealandia where you will be astounded by the bird song the moment you arrive. To enhance the visit we have arranged a guided tour which will be followed by an included lunch. This afternoon we have a guided tour of Weta Workshop. A Farewell Dinner this evening.

Wednesday 27 October

Wellington – Auckland

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Return air option available
This morning board the popular ‘Northern Explorer’ train for the daylight train journey along the coastline and then inland to
Palmerston North and onto the Central Plateau mountains via Waiouru and Ohakune, to Mt’s Ruapehu, Ngaruahoe and Tongariro. Among the highlights will be a circular descent down the Raurimu spiral, onto Taumarunui in the heart of the King Country, before reaching your destination.


•Air New Zealand airfare Auckland to Christchurch (other centres please ask)
•Six nights accommodation
•Daily breakfast
•Walking tour of inner city Christchurch
•Four dinners
•Two lunches
•Coastal explorer train Christchurch – Picton
•Marlborough Sounds cruise
•InterIslander Picton – Wellington
•Entry to Zealandia and Weta Workshop
•Northerner train Wellington to Auckland (or Air NZ flight to Auckland if that is the option you choose)


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
   $2,423 $2,975 

*This is a cash / direct debit price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


• Cancellation Insurance
• Items of a personal nature

Booking Conditions

•A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person will secure a place on the tour
•Full payment by 03 September 2021


•Deposit is non refundable
•After full payment– no refund is available
• If this tour is cancelled due to Covid 19 government travel restrictions, and a refund is available,Pukekohe Travel reserves the right in addition to any supplier imposed amendment and cancellation fees, to charge a service and administrative fee of $100 per person

Travel Insurance

• We strongly advise all participants to take out suitable
travel insurance to cover cancellation costs. Please ask
us for a quote.

General Information

ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary and is home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and extraordinarywildlife - all thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary.. The  225 hectare ecosanctuary is a ground breaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, some of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years. With an extraordinary 500-year vision, Zealandia aims to restore Wellington’s valley forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state.

Weta Workshop is a special effects and prop company based in Mirimar. The company is named after the New Zealand wētā, one of the world’s largest insects, which is featured in the logo. Founded in 1987 by Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger, Weta
Workshop has produced creatures and makeup effects for the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior
Princess and was most famously used in director Peter Jackson’s film trilogies The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, producin


Health and Fitness

•To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a reasonable standard of fitness is required.
•Mobility frames and wheelchairs are not practical or permitted

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change