New Zealand

A$9,887
NEW
A$9,887
NEW

There are so many reasons people visit New Zealand. The list is as long as the clouds that give this spectacular country it’s name. There’s an abundance of breathtaking landscapes and stunning natural beauty which include majestic fjords, dramatic glaciers, rugged mountains, vast plains and farmland, long coastlines, wonderful sandy beaches and active geothermal regions plus so much more. And if all that’s not enough, there’s also a rich history, culture and, not least, some of the best wine producing vineyards in the world. So why not join us on this once in a lifetime experience and make some memories you’ll never forget.

Will you join us?

DAY 1: Thursday 3rd June 2021 

Arrive New Zealand (D)

Welcome to New Zealand! You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel before a welcome dinner that evening to meet your fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Your own room at Rydges Auckland


DAY 2: Friday 4th June 2021   

Full Day Waiheke Island (B,L)

Your Guide will meet you in the hotel Foyer this morning and guide you to the Waiheke Ferry terminal (approx 15 Minute walk). Enjoy a pleasant cruise through the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island. On arrival you will be greeted at the wharf by your tour driver and directed to your coach.Guests will have a chance to enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines  from some of the Island’s top boutique vineyards. The guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary along the way. They will visit an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by two vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread and artisan cheeses. Guests will also enjoy a platter lunch at one of our top vineyard restaurants. After lunch they will be returned to the ferry terminal.

Includes:
Waiheke return ferry ticket, guided tour, entry fees and tasting, and light lunch.

Accommodation: Your own room at Rydges Auckland


DAY 3: Saturday 5th June 2021

Auckland – Rotorua (B,L)

Travel from Auckland via Hobbiton (includes tour & lunch) to Rotorua with free-time on arrival. Experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire™ that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie set was created. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon™ Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-Earth.Total tour duration from The Shires Rest is 2 hours. After the tour experience the taste of the Shire™ with a delicious buffet lunch served in the Party Marquee. Your meal is served buffet style with shared table seating. 

Accommodation: Your own room at Novotel Rotorua


DAY 4: Sunday 6th June 2021

Full Day Rotorua (B,L,D)

Today you’ll enjoy a a full day exploring Rotorua, with lunch at Te Puia and a traditional dinner this evening.

Agrodome Farm Show

Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment and education for the whole family… the legendary Agrodome Farm Show!

Te Puia – Thermal Reserve

Admission, guided tour, hands on weaving experience and individual steambox lunch with bottle of water. Our tradition of guiding at Te Puia is something that we pride ourselves on. Many of the guides you meet can link themselves to Rotoruas earliest guides and the stories they relay have been handed down for generations.

Skyline Rotorua Gondola Ride

Conveniently located just minutes from Rotoruas City centre, on the side of Mount Ngongotaha, Skyline Skyrides can carry you to 487 metres above sea level to a fun park environment. Providing panoramic views of Rotorua City, Lake Rotorua and the surrounding area, Skyline Skyrides is an all weather attraction, and is open every day of the year.

Tamaki Maori Village Rotorua – Evening Hangi & Concert

Beginning at our gathering place, we will embark on a Maori cultural experience to our ancient forest village at Tawa-ngahere-pa  – where our land, our people and our spirit come to life. From the start of the journey you are swept away by master storytellers who will share customs, traditions and our way of life. Set in a magnificent 200 year old ancient Tawa forest, you are invited to participate in and learn the poi, the haka and enjoy displays of our art forms.

Accommodation: Your own room at Novotel Rotorua


DAY 5: Monday 7th June 2021 

Rotorua to Wellington (B,D)

Today you will travel from Rotorua to Wellington taking in Lake Taupo and the National Parks region. There’s free time on arrival and dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation: Your own room at Rydges Wellington


Day 6 – Tuesday 8th June 2021

Explore Wellington (B)

Start the day with Earlybird Entry to Gallipoli Exhibition at Te Papa, with time to explore the museum at leisure, followed by a city highlights tour.

Gallipoli Exhibit

The ground-breaking exhibition tells the story through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Each is captured frozen in a moment of time on a monumental scale – 2.4 times human size.Cutting-edge technology was also used to create 3-D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences that bring New Zealand’s Gallipoli story to life.

Accommodation: Your own room at Rydges Wellington


Day 7 – Wednesday 9th June 2021

Wellington – Picton – Christchurch (B,D)

This morning you will travel across the Cook Strait on the Interisland ferry to Marlborough Sounds and Picton. After a short break in Picton you’ll head south along the Kaikoura coast to Christchurch.

Accommodation: Your own room at Rydges Latimer Christchurch 


Day 8 – Thursday 10th June 2021

Christchurch – Franz Joseph (B,D)

It’s an early start this morning to join the Tranzalpine to Greymouth and then south to Franz Joseph glacier. From Christchurch crossing the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, the Tranz Alpine winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley. Then across the Southern Alps via the alpine village of Arthurs Pass at 737 metres above sea level before descending through the lush beech forests and past Lake Brunner to the West Coast town of Greymouth on the Tasman sea.

Accommodation: Your own room at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier


Day 9 – Friday 11th June 2021

Franz Joseph to Queenstown (B,D)

Today you continue down the West Coast stopping for a Jetboat ride and a walk at Haast, then over to Wanaka and Queenstown. Discover the worlds first and only sea to mountain river safari exploring the South-West World Heritage Area. A journey deep into the heart of the remote Southern Alps of New Zealand. View snowy mountains, crystal clear streams and ancient rainforests that surround this forgotten glacial valley inside the Mount Aspiring National Park. Relax as your friendly guide expertly negotiates this spectacular alpine river aboard a luxury, purpose built, all weather Jet boat. Along the way learn about the geography, history, flora and fauna of this fascinating region. Enjoy a short stroll in the bush with a chance to fully take in your surroundings before travelling down river to the Tasman Sea.

Accommodation: Your own room at Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown


Day 10 – Saturday 12th June 2021

Queenstown (B,D)

Enjoy a free day to explore Queenstown at leisure. This evening enjoy a Lake cruise followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Spirit of Queenstown offers the longest, premium cruising experience on Lake Wakatipu. Board the vessel and enjoy a return cruise to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm on the western shores of the lake on a modern, spacious, purpose-built catamaran. Cruise through Bob’s Cove and view flora and fauna up close, and enjoy spectacular views towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, the Southern Alps and Remarkables mountain range. The vessel design ensures unobstructed views out either side of the vessel, large tall viewing windows and spacious outdoor decks. An informative commentary is provided, and the wheelhouse is open to join and speak with the skipper. There’s an onboard café with a selection of hot and cold beverages and snacks available for purchase. Complimentary tea and coffee is provided on the cruise.

Includes: Cruise, Wine & Cheese Package

Accommodation: Your own room at Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown


Day 11 – Sunday 13th June 2021

Queenstown to Te Anau (B,D)

It’s a late start today, with an opportunity to relax in Queenstown before heading to Te Anau.

Accommodation: Your own room at Distinction Luxmore Hotel


Day 12 – Monday 14th June 2021

Milford Sound (B,L)

This morning you’ll travel the scenic hjghway and through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound to join your sounds cruise. On return it is a leisurely drive back to Te Anau, with some rest and relaxation in the afternoon. An extended and leisurely cruise on board a catamaran with a two hour duration and English only commentary. Cruise the full length of the fiord in comfort on a modern, spacious vessel with comfortable indoor seating and large, tall windows for panoramic viewing of spectacular Milford Sound. With a flexible and relaxed itinerary, enjoy a large and wide open outdoor, upper level deck for excellent wildlife viewing including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season. A specialist nature guide shares their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary while roaming the vessel, and the wheelhouse is open to join and speak with the skipper. Raincoats are provided on board.

Accommodation: Your own room at Distinction Luxmore Hotel


Day 13 – Tuesday 15th June 2021

Te Anau – Dunedin (B,D)

Today you’ll head to Dunedin and enjoy a tour of the Larnach castle on arrival. After Larnach we head back to town for the Speights Brewery Tour and dinner. With its exciting, sometimes scandalous, sometimes tragic history, its magnificent carved ceilings, New Zealand antiques and breathtaking views, Larnach Castle offers you a vision of the past and present. Today, the Castle is the home of the Barker family, who have spent more than thirty nine years lovingly restoring the building and recreating the beauty of the 35 acres of gardens and grounds.

Speights

The 90 minute guided tour takes you back in time to the cobblestone streets of the past and the origin of the Speight brewery in 1876. Visitors not only get to see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients that make “The Pride of the South” but will learn about the antiquity of beer from Babylonian times through to the introduction of beer in New Zealand and the story of our very own Speight s Brewery.

After the tour enjoy a 2 course evening meal at the brewery and complimentary 12oz beer of your choice.

Accommodation: Your own room at Southern Cross Hotel Dunedin


Day 14 – Wednesday 16th June 2021

Dunedin to Mt Cook (B,D)

There’s some free time this morning before heading to Mount Cook.

Accommodation: MYour own room at Hermitage Hotel


Day 15 – Thursday 17th June 2021

Mt Cook and Christchurch (B,D)

Today you’ll travel to Mt Cook and on to Christchurch, with a city orientation on arrival. Tonight enjoy a  farewell dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation: Your own room at Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square


Day 16 – Friday 18th June 2021

Depart Christchurch (B)

After breakfast there’s some free time until your departure transfer.

TOUR DATES: 3RD – 18TH JUNE 2021

TOUR PRICING: A$9,887 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Rydges Auckland

Opposite a bus stop and an 8-minute walk from the harbour, this modern hotel is also a 2-minute walk from both the Sky Tower attraction and the SkyCity Auckland casino and event centre.

The airy rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks, mini fridges and minibars, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Some have harbour views, and suites add separate living areas. Room service is available 24/7.

There’s a chic restaurant with a grill and private dining, plus a lively bar and a coffee shop. Other amenities include a gym.

Novotel Rotorua

Overlooking Lake Rotorua, this laid-back hotel is 1 km both from Rotorua Night Market and from hot springs at Government Gardens.

Relaxed rooms offer flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minibars and tea and coffee making equipment. Upgraded rooms add lake views. Suites feature separate living areas and/or whirlpool baths. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

There’s also a casual restaurant and a warm bar with a fireplace. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, a gym and a spa area, as well as a sauna and a hot tub.

Rydges Wellington

Rydges Wellington is centrally located on downtown Featherston Street, and features a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. The accommodation is ideally located to walk to nearby Lambton QuayWestpac Stadium, Queens Wharf and Wellington Railway Station.

This 4 star hotel offers modern facilities including free WiFi throughout, iPads for guests and fantastic leisure facilities. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and kitchenettes.

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Across from a park and a 3-minute walk from the Cardboard Cathedral, this polished hotel is also a 10-minute walk from Christchurch bus station and a 15-minute walk from Christchurch Art Gallery.

Offering city and park views, modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some have balconies and sitting areas, while suites add separate sitting rooms and kitchenettes. Room service is available.

Other amenities include a laid-back steakhouse with a bar, as well as a gym, and a sauna.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Offering views of the Southern Alps, this down-to-earth hotel is a 3-minute walk from guided tours at the West Coast Wildlife Centre and a 6-minute walk from the Tatare Tunnels Walk.

Featuring carpeted floors, the rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making equipment, as well as mini fridges. Some have wood-panelled ceilings and/or sitting areas.

Other amenities consist of an informal restaurant, meeting space and a hot tub, plus a bar with a fireplace.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

A minute’s walk from the banks of Lake Wakatipu, this upmarket hotel in a contemporary building is also a 7-minute walk from Milford Galleries Queenstown and a 10-minute walk from the Skyline Queenstown gondola.

The streamlined rooms have balconies, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms offer lake views, while suites add living rooms. There’s 24-hour room service.

Breakfast (surcharge) is served in a laid-back, modern restaurant that has a bar.

Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Offering views of Lake Te Anau, this down-to-earth hotel is 2 km from the Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum and 3 km from Te Anau Bird Sanctuary.

Rooms and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV and sitting areas, as well as mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some have whirlpool baths.

Other amenities consist of a restaurant, a garden and a cafe/bar.

Southern Cross Hotel Dunedin

Set in the city centre, this upscale hotel in a circa-1880 building is a 6-minute walk from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 11 minutes on foot from the ornate Dunedin Railway Station and 4 km from St Clair Beach.

Simple rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and minibars as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. All feature sitting areas, while suites add living rooms. Room service is available 24/7.

There’s a casual restaurant, an airy cafe, and a cosy bar featuring redbrick arches. Other amenities include a lively casino and a fitness centre.

Hermitage Hotel

Set in Mount Cook National Park, this laid-back hotel is a 5-minute walk from Aoraki Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre and 1 km from Glacier Explorers boat trip.

Featuring balconies or patios, the simple rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some feature mountain views. Upgraded rooms add safes and binoculars; some offer Nespresso machines. Suites provide living rooms with microwaves and wet bars. Room service is offered.

Dining options include 2 restaurants with mountain views, and a casual cafe/bar with a terrace. There’s also a cosy lounge featuring a fireplace with exposed stones.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Set in a commercial area, this unpretentious hotel is a 13-minute walk from the Canterbury Museum an 8-minute walk from Christchurch Art Gallery.

Airy rooms provide minibars, flat-screen TVs, safes, and tea and coffee making facilities. Suites add living areas. Wi-Fi access and room service are offered.

Amenities consist of a polished 24/7 bar and an elegant international restaurant, as well as a fitness centre and a game room.

Weather

New Zealand has a largely temperate climate. … The far north of the country has an average temperature of about 15°C, while the deep south has a cooler 9°C average. January and February are the warmest months of the year, and July is the coldest.

Currency

New Zealand’s unit of currency is the dollar (NZ$). All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, some hotels and Bureau de Change kiosks, which are found at international airports and most city centres. Due to the discontinuation of 1c, 2c and 5c pieces, purchases made in New Zealand are subject to “rounding” of amounts either up or down. The Reserve Bank believes most retailers are adopting the Swedish Rounding System. Under this system prices, ending in 1 to 4 cents will be rounded down and prices ending in 6 to 9 cents will be rounded up. For example, a purchase of $15.14 would be rounded down to $15.10, and a purchase of $15.16 would be rounded up to $15.20. It is at the retailer’s discretion how they handle prices ending in 5 cents.

Electricity

New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts, and we use angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia and parts of Asia). Most hotels and motels provide 110 volt ac sockets (rated at 20 watts) for electric razors only.

Visas

If you come to New Zealand on holiday, you’ll need to get either an NZeTA or a visitor visa — unless you’re an Australian citizen. Australian citizens do not need a visitor visa. Perminant Residents do. Permanent residents and citizens both get an Australian Resident Visa  when they arrive in New Zealand.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Your dedicated Two’s a Crowd tour host.
  • All guiding and experiences as per detailed
    itinerary.
  • Accommodation at listed hotels (or similar) in your
    own room with breakfasts daily.
  • All transport as mentioned by comfortable, air
    conditioned vehicles.
  • Group airport transfers.
  • All meals as per itinerary (B=breakfasts, L= lunches
    and D=dinners).

Tour Exclusions:

  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the
    tour (the friendly Two’s a Crowd team can assist
    with competitive quotes and airfare bookings from
    wherever in the world you are located).
  • Any visas/travel permits if required.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Late check out at hotels.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a
    personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory – please ask TAC
    booking staff for a quote)
  • Optional activities not listed in the itinerary.

There are so many reasons people visit New Zealand. The list is as long as the clouds that give this spectacular country it’s name. There’s an abundance of breathtaking landscapes and stunning natural beauty which include majestic fjords, dramatic glaciers, rugged mountains, vast plains and farmland, long coastlines, wonderful sandy beaches and active geothermal regions plus so much more. And if all that’s not enough, there’s also a rich history, culture and, not least, some of the best wine producing vineyards in the world. So why not join us on this once in a lifetime experience and make some memories you’ll never forget.

Will you join us?

TOUR DATES: 3RD – 18TH JUNE 2021

TOUR PRICING: A$9,887 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Rydges Auckland

Opposite a bus stop and an 8-minute walk from the harbour, this modern hotel is also a 2-minute walk from both the Sky Tower attraction and the SkyCity Auckland casino and event centre.

The airy rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks, mini fridges and minibars, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Some have harbour views, and suites add separate living areas. Room service is available 24/7.

There’s a chic restaurant with a grill and private dining, plus a lively bar and a coffee shop. Other amenities include a gym.

Novotel Rotorua

Overlooking Lake Rotorua, this laid-back hotel is 1 km both from Rotorua Night Market and from hot springs at Government Gardens.

Relaxed rooms offer flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minibars and tea and coffee making equipment. Upgraded rooms add lake views. Suites feature separate living areas and/or whirlpool baths. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

There’s also a casual restaurant and a warm bar with a fireplace. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, a gym and a spa area, as well as a sauna and a hot tub.

Rydges Wellington

Rydges Wellington is centrally located on downtown Featherston Street, and features a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. The accommodation is ideally located to walk to nearby Lambton QuayWestpac Stadium, Queens Wharf and Wellington Railway Station.

This 4 star hotel offers modern facilities including free WiFi throughout, iPads for guests and fantastic leisure facilities. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and kitchenettes.

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Across from a park and a 3-minute walk from the Cardboard Cathedral, this polished hotel is also a 10-minute walk from Christchurch bus station and a 15-minute walk from Christchurch Art Gallery.

Offering city and park views, modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some have balconies and sitting areas, while suites add separate sitting rooms and kitchenettes. Room service is available.

Other amenities include a laid-back steakhouse with a bar, as well as a gym, and a sauna.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Offering views of the Southern Alps, this down-to-earth hotel is a 3-minute walk from guided tours at the West Coast Wildlife Centre and a 6-minute walk from the Tatare Tunnels Walk.

Featuring carpeted floors, the rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making equipment, as well as mini fridges. Some have wood-panelled ceilings and/or sitting areas.

Other amenities consist of an informal restaurant, meeting space and a hot tub, plus a bar with a fireplace.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

A minute’s walk from the banks of Lake Wakatipu, this upmarket hotel in a contemporary building is also a 7-minute walk from Milford Galleries Queenstown and a 10-minute walk from the Skyline Queenstown gondola.

The streamlined rooms have balconies, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms offer lake views, while suites add living rooms. There’s 24-hour room service.

Breakfast (surcharge) is served in a laid-back, modern restaurant that has a bar.

Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Offering views of Lake Te Anau, this down-to-earth hotel is 2 km from the Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum and 3 km from Te Anau Bird Sanctuary.

Rooms and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV and sitting areas, as well as mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some have whirlpool baths.

Other amenities consist of a restaurant, a garden and a cafe/bar.

Southern Cross Hotel Dunedin

Set in the city centre, this upscale hotel in a circa-1880 building is a 6-minute walk from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 11 minutes on foot from the ornate Dunedin Railway Station and 4 km from St Clair Beach.

Simple rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and minibars as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. All feature sitting areas, while suites add living rooms. Room service is available 24/7.

There’s a casual restaurant, an airy cafe, and a cosy bar featuring redbrick arches. Other amenities include a lively casino and a fitness centre.

Hermitage Hotel

Set in Mount Cook National Park, this laid-back hotel is a 5-minute walk from Aoraki Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre and 1 km from Glacier Explorers boat trip.

Featuring balconies or patios, the simple rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some feature mountain views. Upgraded rooms add safes and binoculars; some offer Nespresso machines. Suites provide living rooms with microwaves and wet bars. Room service is offered.

Dining options include 2 restaurants with mountain views, and a casual cafe/bar with a terrace. There’s also a cosy lounge featuring a fireplace with exposed stones.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Set in a commercial area, this unpretentious hotel is a 13-minute walk from the Canterbury Museum an 8-minute walk from Christchurch Art Gallery.

Airy rooms provide minibars, flat-screen TVs, safes, and tea and coffee making facilities. Suites add living areas. Wi-Fi access and room service are offered.

Amenities consist of a polished 24/7 bar and an elegant international restaurant, as well as a fitness centre and a game room.

Weather

New Zealand has a largely temperate climate. … The far north of the country has an average temperature of about 15°C, while the deep south has a cooler 9°C average. January and February are the warmest months of the year, and July is the coldest.

Currency

New Zealand’s unit of currency is the dollar (NZ$). All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, some hotels and Bureau de Change kiosks, which are found at international airports and most city centres. Due to the discontinuation of 1c, 2c and 5c pieces, purchases made in New Zealand are subject to “rounding” of amounts either up or down. The Reserve Bank believes most retailers are adopting the Swedish Rounding System. Under this system prices, ending in 1 to 4 cents will be rounded down and prices ending in 6 to 9 cents will be rounded up. For example, a purchase of $15.14 would be rounded down to $15.10, and a purchase of $15.16 would be rounded up to $15.20. It is at the retailer’s discretion how they handle prices ending in 5 cents.

Electricity

New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts, and we use angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia and parts of Asia). Most hotels and motels provide 110 volt ac sockets (rated at 20 watts) for electric razors only.

Visas

If you come to New Zealand on holiday, you’ll need to get either an NZeTA or a visitor visa — unless you’re an Australian citizen. Australian citizens do not need a visitor visa. Perminant Residents do. Permanent residents and citizens both get an Australian Resident Visa  when they arrive in New Zealand.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Your dedicated Two’s a Crowd tour host.
  • All guiding and experiences as per detailed
    itinerary.
  • Accommodation at listed hotels (or similar) in your
    own room with breakfasts daily.
  • All transport as mentioned by comfortable, air
    conditioned vehicles.
  • Group airport transfers.
  • All meals as per itinerary (B=breakfasts, L= lunches
    and D=dinners).

Tour Exclusions:

  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the
    tour (the friendly Two’s a Crowd team can assist
    with competitive quotes and airfare bookings from
    wherever in the world you are located).
  • Any visas/travel permits if required.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Late check out at hotels.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a
    personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory – please ask TAC
    booking staff for a quote)
  • Optional activities not listed in the itinerary.
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Thoroughly enjoyed my trip especially Uganda. There was so much variety of things to do on this trip. Jaros & Julius were great. Thought in Kenya the Maasai Mara were beautiful people, so easy to get along with. Judy

Can’t stop talking about my experience

I just feel so privileged to have shared with the Maasai the most awe-inspiring majestic sights and sounds of Africa. The fantastic memories will be with me forever. Maureen

Absolutely enjoyable

Gillian was a fantastic host. She was there for us from the moment we reached Hotel Troy. Heather on Africa

Best holiday I’ve been on!

One of the best holidays that I have been on - really well organised. I would never have travelled to Vietnam or Cambodia on my own. Bronwyn

Well organised

Fun, well organised and a really great group. Barbara on Vietnam/Cambodia

Great time together

I found the trip interesting and eye opening with a great overview of both Vietnam and Cambodia. The other travellers on the trip were fabulous and we had a great time together.

Great value

Well done. No complaints. Very pleased with this trip. Great value for my hard earned dollars! Really enjoyed the [Vietnam/Cambodia] tour. 

Fabulous rapport filled with much humour!

A great bunch of people & I can't believe how we all had such a fabulous rapport filled with much humour!!!

I couldn’t fault anything.

The (Uniworld River) cruise was great, I met up with some wonderful people who treated me like part of the family !
The ship & crew were fantastic & the excursions were very good, I couldn't fault anything. I'd recommend this cruise to anyone.  Peter

Informative and educational

The entire trip was one of the most enjoyable and exciting. Also so informative and educational. I was so pleased to make the trip. Wish I was over there in that magical place.  Marjorie

Delighted

I’ve just returned from the wonderful Kimberley trip.  It was my first experience with Two’s a Crowd and I was delighted.  Kay

Opportunity to experience

I have had the opportunity to experience things I would never had done by myself.  Solo travellers is a fantastic concept and use of social media has been a great way to share and keep in touch with friends and family. Judi

I need not have worried

Being my first tour and a senior member, I admit I was apprehensive but I need not have worried. It was great and I was very well looked after.  Can’t wait to go to Kenya with Two’s a Crowd.  Maureen

Smooth and seamless

A memorable trip of a lifetime, a wish fulfilled.  A fascinating cultural country steeped in history which I found totally enthralling.  Two’s a Crowd service was smooth and seamless.  Pam

A wonderful experience

It was a wonderful experience visiting Cambodia and Vietnam and gave me a better understanding of these countries. I had a great time with new friends, we had a good bunch and Leonie was the perfect host. Eric

Value for money

Value for money and outstanding co-operation from your staff and tour operators. Joan

Safe and secure and totally looked after

An awesome adventure for my first time overseas alone.  Leonie was excellent and both guides were also fantastic.  At all times I felt safe and secure and totally looked after.  Melinda

Well done Two’s a Crowd.

Leonie was an excellent host, the ideal person. I never felt any pressure to  be involved in every activity so I could explore alone during free time. Having 2 or 3 nights in most places was great – you could rest up or party. Well done Two’s a Crowd. Jenny

A completely different experience

It was a nice surprise holiday, a completely different experience from all my other holidays. Thanks. Piroska

I’ve had at least 10 travel agents.

In my travelling life, I’ve had at least 10 travel agents.  Two’s a Crowd is the first one where I haven’t had to correct anything in my travel documents.   Piroska

I’m so excited to have found you Two’s a Crowd.

“Finally. A travel company is recognising the needs of people like me”

This is perfect for me.

“I’ve been to Burma but can you please send me some information about other destinations. This is perfect for me.”

I really wanted to meet the people behind it

“I saw your ad in the local paper and could have phoned but I wanted to come in and congratulate you on starting this great business. I really wanted to meet the people behind it.”

Two’s a Crowd on the internet was definitely meant to be!

I’m really enthusiastic about the niche you are determined to cover in the market, and have the feeling stumbling on Two’s a Crowd on the internet was definitely meant to be.

I find them inspirational

Thanks for sending these emails as I find them inspirational and will sit dreaming for the next hour or so.

Thank you for providing a service for people like me

“I am very excited to read about your area of speciality, and look forward to devouring all information that might come my way. Thank you for providing a service for people like me.”

Excellent throughout.

The entire 14 days ran so smoothly from Two's a Crowd booking my flights to  airport transfers and then the 12 days camping in the Kimberley. Excellent throughout. Congratulations. Marjorie

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