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New Zealand - Custom Group Touring

Whether you are a sightseeing, special interest, sports, student, family or small grouptravelling together, our group specialist team can assist you with pre-planningyour itinerary. This includes your accommodation, sightseeing, transportation,local guides, meals, and unique experiences. We will logistically operate your tourefficiently and professionally.

New Zealand is blessed with extraordinarily diverse landscapes, from misty mountain chains to simmering volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, flowing fiords and luxuriant rainforests. It is a playground for thrill seekers, skiers, adventurers and those in search revivification alike, and with a small population, crowds are never an issue, even in sophisticated cities like Auckland.

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Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) Prices From: $2,219

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) Prices From: $2,865

Explore the beauty of New Zealand's North Island in Depth. Take a Dolphin Cruise in the Bay of Islands before visiting the Glow Worm caves in Waitomo and learning about the Maori Culture in Rotorua and tasting some of the worlds most renowned wines in Napier.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) Prices From: $3,222

Experience the best of both countries combined on this itinerary. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. This is before taking the short flight to Australia to enjoy a lunch cruise on the Sydney Harbour, viewing Uluru (Ayers Rock) on an early morning sunrise tour and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Northern Queensland.

Duration: 15 Days (14 nights) Prices From: $3,085

Explore the Beauty of the South Island. This itinerary will introduce you to a wide variety of activities like kayaking in the Abel Tasman, Taking the Tranz Coastal Train, Visiting the Pancake Rocks, Walking the base of a glacier, Taking a cruise through Milford Sound.

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) Prices From: $4,089

Experience the diversity this stunning country has to offer. From cruising through the Bay of Islands, visiting glow worm caves, enjoying a traditional Maori feast in the North Island to riding the Coastal Pacific & TranzAlpine trains, sighting penguins in Dunedin and cruising Milford Sound in the South Island. This inclusive itinerary provides all the main highlights of New Zealand. It also allows free time to choose from a wide range of activities that suit your interest.

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights) Prices From: $5,115

Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well known spectacular highlights of Rotorua, Milford Sound, Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Go off the beaten path and cruise the Hole in the Rock, take a boat ride through glowworm caves at Waitomo and get up close and personal with the penguins in Phillip Island. This itinerary will give you the ultimate Downunder experiences! Independent packages can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) Prices From: $599

Explore Darwin and the Top End on this three-day package including accommodation and touring.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) Prices From: $315

In February 2011, this city was hit by a huge earthquake. Much of the central city with its classic neo-gothic architecture was destroyed, however as it rebuilds, it remains a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in quality hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining. Christchurch is showing its vibrancy with new developments popping up including many creative re-start shopping areas and pop up city bars. Share in the unique history and rebuild of this elegant city, visit the interactive International Antarctic Centre, stroll through the Wearable Arts Awards Museum and drive through the Port Hills for stunning view of the city and coast.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) Prices From: $399

Sitting on the shores of the lake, Taupo township is located right on the edge of the lake overlooking the snow-capped volcanoes of Tongariro. Enjoy beautiful bush, sub-alpine hiking tracks and the freshest and cleanest streams and rivers imaginable.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) Prices From: $629

Sitting on the shore of the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the lake and mountain landscape make Queenstown suited to all kinds of adventure. This four season mountain resort offers activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting year round. Experience one of the many walking and hiking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine. From Queenstown the drama of the Central Otago landscape unfolds around you. If you're a Lord of the Rings fan you'll recognise many of the locations of Middle-earth here. Travel to Milford Sound, where fiord's cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) Prices From: $799

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights) Prices From: $1223

Combine Queenstown, full of active adventures, with the more relaxed and leisurely pace of Wanaka only one hour drive away, travelling over the stunning Crown Range. Nestled below towering mountains, Wanaka is the most tranquilly set of the South Island lakes.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) Prices From: $2,799

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) Prices From: $1,969

Visit all the highlights of the South Island by this package designed to give you time to explore on your own, while it includes all of the major highlights. Take the train through the famous Arthurs Pass, take a cruise on Milford Sound and walk the base of the Franz Josef Glacier.

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) Prices From: $4794

Enjoy a unique experience visiting farms around New Zealand and Australia. You'll also experience the cities of Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, the Great Ocean Road and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef.

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights) Prices From: $4,053

Experience some of the highlights of New Zealand and Australia along with the unique experience of a farm stay in each country.

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) Prices From: $5,353

Experience some of the highlights of Australia and New Zealand on this custom group itinerary. Discover the -must see' Great Barrier Reef and the vibrant city of Sydney before embarking on a journey to New Zealand where you will travel north up the country experiencing the beauty of the South Island to the culture of the North Island.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) Prices From: $4164

Experience some of the best New Zealand & Australia has to offer on the custom group itinerary. You will enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner in Rotorua, a gondola ride for spectacular views in Queenstown, a NZ Farm Stay, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, an Aussie bush BBQ and more!

Duration: 23 Days (22 Nights) Prices From: $6260

Discover it all on this bucket list itinerary! Explore Australia's vibrant city of Sydney, take a cruise to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and enjoy an overnight train journey onboard The Ghan. Head across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand and visit the picturesque resort town of Queenstown, enjoy a spectacular Milford Sound cruise and experience the Maori culture in Rotorua. Complete your ultimate itinerary with a relaxing three night stay in the tropical island paradise of Fiji.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) Prices From: $3,366

Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands, the vibrant city of Sydney, the culture of Ayers Rock and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef on this custom group itinerary.

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park - but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure. A coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak, visitors love the way the Abel Tasman National Park mixes physical exertion with beach life. Bursts of hiking or paddling are punctuated by sun bathing, swimming and sedate snorkeling.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping.

The Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history. For those that love beaches and water activities, it's paradise. A three hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri.

Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.

The Coromandel, with its pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations. A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed.

Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the natural attractions are unique and fascinating.

Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites. The region is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, and it's a popular place for bicycle wine tours.

Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the season. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand. Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson, New Zealand, has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.

Captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers, it’s rumored that gold prospectors gave this now cosmopolitan town its name. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. World famous for its iconic scenery, friendly people, golf courses, wineries and smorgasbord of outdoor activities, you'll never be short of things to do in Queenstown.

Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa.

Stewart Island is New Zealand's third largest island, situated 30 kilometers south of the South Island, across the Foveaux Straight. In the Māori language, it’s known as Rakiura which means ‘the land of glowing skies’. The Aurora Australis which often appears in these southern skies will show inkling why.

Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you'll see evidence of the lake's fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents.

Nestled between a sparkling harbor and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee.

The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Never more than 50 kilometres wide, the whole stretch down the West Coast of the South Island - of which Greymouth is the largest town - is home to only 31,000 people. It’s good if you’ve got your own transport because this is a long region and there’s a lot to see. In fact, the Great Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth was recently voted one of the top 10 coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet.

Let Anderson Vacations customise a group tour for you inclusive of Net Wholesale Airfare with all of our major air partners. Travelling in Australia and New Zealand is always best done with a group of close friends.

Pre and Post Cruise Tours

Increasing in popularity during the North American winter season are custom group tour programs that combine our amazing land product and net wholesale group airfare to Australia or New Zealand, with a Cruise Program provide by one of the World’s Major Cruise Lines. The majority of the worlds major cruise lines are now relocating their ships to Australia over the North American Winter. What a fantastic way to combine a group program for the best of the South Pacific by land and Sea.

Are you having trouble filling your coaches, try small group touring!Why not consider small coach touring with Anderson Vacations and have us work with our smaller equipment and certified driver guides to provide that same great experience at a reasonable price. Oftentimes smaller group size minimize stop times and allows the group to see more, do more and get to know one another better.

Becoming increasingly popular is small group touring. On some of our itineraries we work with smaller numbers and driver guides. This allows the group to have amore intimate experience and minimizes the time at sightseeing stops, allowingthe group to see more or arrive at their destination earlier.

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Scheduled Departures

Alternatively you may want to block space on one of our Schedule Departure programs so that you can book your customers into our already existing tour departure. This allows you to not have to meet the minimum required number and your clients will still be hosted on a tour of Anderson Standards.

We do not charge any deposits to block group space on an existing departure, and our local Business Development Manager can assist you in promoting such space through consumer evenings, posters for promotion, itineraries, images and presentation materials.

Contact bookings@andersonvacations.ca if this is of interest and our Tour Operations team will get back in touch with you to confirm blocked space and availablity.

Net Airfare

Let us quote you and your group a net wholesale airfare with any of the major airlines travelling to Australia and New Zealand including Air New Zealand, Virgin Airways, Qantas, Air Canada, United, Hawaiian and others. We will come up with the best air solution for you and your group based on your final itinerary and arrangements. No question the South Pacific with the number of stops and vast distances required to travel within the countries or on a multi country itinerary is a complex one for air travel. Let us simplifiy your process.

Transportation

In addition to our commitment to service we utilize some of the most modernmotor coaches in Australia. We can provide sedans, limousines, touring vans, 21, 29or 56 passenger coaches. On the larger coaches we provide late model coachesequipped with the latest amenities including, TV/VCR, public address system,stereo, restroom and reclining seats.
Accommodation

We select our accommodation based on the requirements of the group and the location the group is touring to ensuring that you are withinthe heart of the destination. The grade of the accommodation is anything from 3 to 5star, this can vary slightly depending on the area. When we go into remote orsmaller towns we book the best possible accommodation available. A full list ofthe accommodation on each tour is available on each customised group quotation

Farm/ Home Stays

What a way to experience first hand the culture and importance of family Aussies and Kiwis place on every day life. We are pleased to build in a home and/or farm – stay into your custom group program.

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