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Booking
All bookings and payments must be made and paid in full by Tuesday, October 9, 2012Click here for Booking Form.

How much will the tour cost? 

From Los Angeles (airfare included):

Dates: Wednesday 21 November 2012 to Thursday 06 December 2012
*Price: Cost per person (share twin)$5,495.64 USD

From London (airfare included):

Dates: Wednesday 21 November 2012 to Friday 07 December 2012
*Price: Cost per person (share twin) £4,059.11 GBP

Tour (without airfare):

Dates: Friday 23 November 2012 to Thursday 06 December 2012
*Price: Cost per person (share twin): $4,729.00 NZD

*Prices subject to change depending on exchange rates and the amount of tour bookings

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What will the trip include?

Click here to view Itinerary from Los Angeles (airfare included).

Click here to view Itinerary from London (airfare included).

Click here to view Tour Itinerary (without airfare).

Where will flights be departing from?

We are excited to announce new pricing that includes airfare from both Los Angeles and London. These highly discounted seats are very limited, so hurry and book while they last! Click here for Booking Form.

Can I change my itinerary (i.e. stay longer/ leave early)?
Yes! Whether you want to stay longer or leave early, we can work with you to customize your trip. Contact us for more information. Our talented tour guide, Ian Brodie, has added pre and post tour options. Regions include Auckland, Bay of Islands, and Queenstown. See below.

Pre-tour options

Auckland Tours (1 day) (Click here to view pricing and itinerary)

With this option you will arrive 1 day earlier than the scheduled tour and have the day in Auckland to choose optional tours. On the evening of Day 2 the rest of the tour passengers arrive and you will meet them all at a welcome dinner. 

  • Auckland Morning Sightseeing
  • Harbour Cruise
  • America’s Cup Sailing Experience
  • Harbour Sailing Cruise
  • Wine on Waiheke
  • Rangitoto Island Explorer Tour
  • Auckland Harbour Jet Boat Ride
  • West Coast Wilderness Tour

Bay of Islands (4 day) (Click here to view pricing and itinerary)

With this option you will arrive 4 days earlier than the scheduled tour and have the day in Auckland to choose optional tours. On the evening of Day 5 of this itinerary the rest of the tour passengers arrive and you will meet them all at a welcome dinner. 

  • 144 secluded islands
  • Native forests
  • Sub-tropical bush
  • National Maritime Park
  • Paihia
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Cape Brett Cruise

Post Tour Options

Queenstown Tours (Click here to view pricing and itinerary)

You can add additional nights in Queenstown and also choose from various Queenstown sightseeing activities on the 5th December which can be pre booked. At the end of your stay airport transfers are not included. 

  • Shotover Jet
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari
  • Appellation Central – The Boutique Wine Tour
  • Real Journeys – TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak BBQ Lunch
  • Real Journeys – Milford Sound Cruise by return flight
  • NZONE – 12,000 ft Tandem Skydive
  • Nomad Safaris – Safari of the Scenes Wakatipu Basin Tour
  • Dart Stables – The Ride of the Rings
  • Lord of the Rings & Glacier Explorer – Heli Flight
  • Middle Earth Queenstown – Heli Flight

How much free time will we have to explore on our own?
There will be free time as well as group guided tours on the days that we have more than one night in one place. Because we are trying to fit in as many attractions as possible most of the tour will be as a group.

Will we be attending ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Premiere in Wellington, NZ?
The answer is yes, yes, and YES! We will be at the Wellington premiere on November 28, 2012.

What what weather can we expect during the trip?
Generally warm with temperatures from 15C/ 59F at the worst to 30C/ 86F at the hottest. We will be going into the mountains so unseasonal cold snaps can occur but we are traveling in summer.