New Zealand Adventure Vacation

10 days with great hotels, daily breakfast, domestic flight - $2,550*
*Group air is listed separately below as an option

September 20th - October 2nd

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is so natural and if you like adventure, it's the place to be. This will be our 4th trip and I can say with confidence that you will love this complete itinerary, taking  in both the North and South Island!  We’ll fly out of LAX on the 20th, and after crossing the international time zone we’ll land in Auckland on North Island on Thursday for 10 full days and nights in New Zealand. 

We’ll start off with 2-days and nights in Auckland. This marvelous city, known as the “City of Sails”, is nestled between two harbors and a gulf full of islands. Auckland is as much about the sea as it is about the land. We’ll get to know the very friendly people and enjoy the sites. On our last trip we chartered a high performance sailboat and went out on a wonderful sail. Auckland is the home of the America's Cup and they take their sailing seriously. Our hotel is in prime position and walking distance to the harbor.

From there, we’ll head to Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture and also 11 major lakes. We'll have 3 nights here to enjoy all the sights and adventures of this amazing town. This is an extremely thermal area. You'll see geysers of hissing, steaming, scalding water roar from deep within the earth’s crust and hurl spray 100 ft into the air. While there we’ll set up tours to jet boat down the Waikato River through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge and river rafting one of 3 incredible rivers and relax in thermal pools. This town is also one of several adventure capitals where you can try the Zorb (rolling downhill in a ball like a hamster), try the skydiving simulator (you will experience weightlessness with this jet engine pushing the air up) and have fun with the luge track (a total blast) and many other fun adventures. We’ll also visit the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with it’s magical light display and amazing underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral.  We even discovered a new tour on our last trip called The Squeeze where a jetboat takes us down river into this cove where we wade into a tight canyon and into thermal water to a thermal waterfall!

Then, we’ll fly on to adventureland – Queenstown, birthplace of the bungee jump and the famous Shotover River Jet Boats.  Talk about fun!  We will set up a bunch of optional tours that will have us doing more river rafting, taking the famous Shotover Jet Boat tour and enjoying a day tour of the majestic Milford Sound.  There is so much to do here including sky diving, paragliding another luge, hiking and fun nightlife. We’ll have 5-nights to enjoy this awesome town. Maybe you’ll even bungee jump!  It’s going to be a wonderful active vacation full of incredible scenery and sites. 

Cost, for this amazing singles vacation, including the 10-nights in 4-1/2 and 5--star hotels, domestic air, daily breakfast and ground transfers is just $2,550 That’s a great price!  Plus, our dollar is now going much further than it did on our last trip here. Let’s get all our fun, adventurous people together for this one!   $200 deposit to get signed up.

Click to see photos from our last trip

Click to see the tours from our last New Zealand trip


  • 10-nights accommodations (double occ.)
  • Domestic air
  • All ground transportation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • One dinner in Rotorua


  • International air
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (your own room): $950

OUR AIR: You are always welcome to check to see what you can get on your own. The nice part of our group air is that you don't have to pay in advance for it as we have deposits that are good until 4-months prior. Please let us know when you sign up if you would like to take our group air.

Flight:Air New Zealand 5 Departure: Los Angeles 20SEP/950P Arrival:Auckland 22SEP/545A
Flight: Air New Zealand 622 Departure:Queenstown 02OCT/305P Arrival:Auckland 02OCT/455P
Flight: Air New Zealand 6 Departure:Auckland 02OCT/815P Arrival:Los Angeles 02OCT/1220P
Base fare $1585 plus taxes $134.07 = $1719.07 (*Total Fare Estimate per seat with taxes and fees at time of booking*)

We do have an option with our group contract to help you with the air. Please see the Australia write up and scroll down to this option.


Auckland: Sofitel - 5-star!: hotel website   review #7 on tripadvisor out of 75 hotels!

Experience the very best of modern luxury at Sofitel Auckland, here you can indulge in a decidedly chic encounter that combines the spirit of our Viaduct Harbour location with the French Art de Vivre.

Sofitel offers tailor-made services and splendid facilities that are stylish and cosmopolitan. Authentic and lively culinary experiences in La Maree, soothing wellness journeys in Sofitel Spa, and exquisitely designed spaces that exude chic design with a hint of the French touch.

The unmistakable influence of fashion has imbued Sofitel with a couture approach to service, from the fine attention paid to the smallest detail, to the elaborate flourishes that enchant and delight guests. As proud “Ambassadors” of l’Art de Vivre around the world, we are committed to delivering hospitality excellence and heartfelt service, in a manner that is tailor-made to you.

Myself and our ambassadors look forward to welcoming you to the new reimagined Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour where you can indulge in life’s joys and live the French way!

Discover Auckland, a jewel set between two sparkling harbours. At once, both cosmopolitan and casual. This premier city of the South Pacific will surprise and delight. Enjoy international eateries, eclectic shopping, local culture and outdoor adventure. Board a ferry, climb a volcano or indulge in a carefree afternoon of food and wine on an island before returning to your home away from home at the 5-star Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. The luxury hotel places guests in the heart of Central Auckland between the upscale Viaduct Harbour and the attractions of Wynyard Quarter. A short 15 walk away from the heart of Auckland City, the hotel overlooks the shimmering harbour.


Rotorua::  Royal Lakeside Rotorua , review - 4-1/2 star!

Check in to 4.5-star comfort with the lake at your doorstep at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside hotel. Rejuvenate in the spa's natural geothermal mineral pools and experience a delicious Maori hangi at Matariki. Your room is a calm haven with earthy colours, wood furniture and picture windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery at Novotel. See the rooms See the meeting rooms Extras of this hotel The only Rotorua Hotel to offer free geothermal mineral pools to unwind in after a day of sightseeing. Perfect for business and leisure, make use of our dedicated conference and meeting facilities, or relax at In Balance Spa with fully equipped gym.





Queenstown: Crown Plaza Queenstown  Link 4-1/2 star! review

Crowne Plaza Queenstown hotel sits in the heart of Queenstown’s Central Business District, overlooking The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand's longest lake. Just across the road is Steamer Wharf where you will find great dining, bars and entertainment. Alternatively, you can depart here for a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship. Skyline Gondola is also just 5 minutes on foot.

From luxurious bedding to spacious accommodation, we know the importance of a great night’s sleep. Our location gives many of our rooms lake or mountain views.

As a top hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand, we provide the best facilities to ensure you have everything you need to make the most of your stay. Services include valet parking, business centre, fully equipped fitness centre, guest laundry, ski/bike storage, 24 hour room service and babysitting on request



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