A Dream Journey in Nature’s Wonderland

Lodging

Listed below are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

Waves on the Esplanade

Waves on the Esplanade

Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Kaikoura, New Zealand

Kaikoura is a quiet town spread out along the coastline, and the ocean views are sensational from our accommodation, with its great location on ...

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Hotel

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Hotel

Day 3 (1 night), Nelson, New Zealand

With a waterside setting on the Waimea Estuary outside Nelson, the Grand Mercure is a new resort laid out like an English village, complete with ...

Awaroa Lodge

Awaroa Lodge

Days 4 to 5 (2 nights), Kaiteriteri, Abel Tasman Nat'l Park, New Zealand

This lodge’s spectacular location can’t be beat—right on the pristine shores of Abel Tasman National Park and accessible only by ...

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Hotels in the West Coast Region

Day 6 (1 night), West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

In the West Coast region of South Island, we stay at one of the following properties:

Omau Settlers Lodge
Punakaiki Resort (Feb 3, 2020 departure only)

Beachfront Hotel

Beachfront Hotel

Day 7 (1 night), Hokitika, New Zealand

As the name implies, this comfortable hotel is set right on the beach, close to the heart of Hokitika. We have guest rooms facing the Tasman Sea, so ...

Rainforest Retreat

Rainforest Retreat

Day 8 (1 night), Franz Josef, New Zealand

Set in the heart of Franz Josef village, Rainforest Retreat offers a range of options in a convenient location near the glacier. Guest ...

Edgewater Hotel

Edgewater Hotel

Day 9 (1 night), Wanaka, New Zealand

The Edgewater has a wonderful and peaceful lakefront location just outside the town of Wanaka (it’s about a 20-minute walk to the town ...

Kinross Cottages & Vineyard

Kinross Cottages & Vineyard

Days 10 to 11 (2 nights), Gibbston, New Zealand

These brand-new chalet-style duplex cottages are set on a 50-acre vineyard in the Gibbston Valley just a 20-minute drive from Queenstown. Here ...

Fiordland Jewel

Fiordland Jewel

Day 12 (1 night), Milford Sound, New Zealand

The Fiordland Jewel is a deluxe 20-passenger vessel that offers an intimate sailing experience in the beauty of Milford Sound, one of the Southern ...

Extension Accommodations

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