Scenic has launched its New Zealand 2016/17 program which includes seven tours ranging in length from six to twenty four days including a new adapted 10 day tour to the South Island, plus a number of new Enrich experiences and Freechoice activities.
New for 2016/2017 is the 10 Day Southern Delights – a shortened version of the popular 18 Day Royal New Zealand which is perfect for those with limited time who want to experience some of the South Island’s highlights, including Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown and Fiordland National Park.
Guests can also enjoy an exclusive Scenic Enrich event at the Weta Workshop in Wellington followed by dinner. Hosted by the crew, guests will experience a behind-the-scenes look into the magic of Weta and the many films they have worked on, including The Lord of the Rings and Mad Max Fury Road, and a chance to get up close to the movie props and costumes.
For those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors, there is a new Scenic Freechoice half day fishing tour in the beautiful Bay of Islands with a chance to catch some of New Zealand’s well known fish such as snapper, kahawai and kingfish.
New inclusions in Rotorua on the 24 Day Ultimate New Zealand, include a tour and lunch at the Hobbiton Movie Set which is surrounded by pristine farmlands – you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy this experience and understand and appreciate Tolkien’s story, plus a visit to Kiwi Encounter for a tour of a working kiwi nursery and hatchery.
Liz Crowley, Journey Designer New Zealand, commented: “As some Australians choose not to travel too far from home, New Zealand proves to be a popular alternative with the short flight, spectacular scenery and a wealth of cultural experiences enticing more Scenic guests than ever across the Tasman.
“On my trips to New Zealand I have experienced so much that has literally taken my breath away so we have incorporated these special moments into the program, with the new additions for 2016/2017 showcasing some of the very best New Zealand has to offer; from its burgeoning film industry to the nature and wildlife.”
Scenic is offering fantastic Earlybird offers on bookings made by 30 April 2016. Guests can Fly Free including taxes on any journey to New Zealand of 19 days or longer – a saving of up to $1,300 per couple.
The new 68 page The Pristine Wonders of New Zealand brochure is out now.
For more information call Scenic on 138 128 or visit scenic.com.au.