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New Zealand

New Zealand



Start Date:
Oct. 13, 2020 
 Trip Coordinator (TC):
 Linda Kuper
End Date:
Oct. 24, 2020  TC email:
Full Package Price: 
$4,233 per person
 Asst. Trip Coordinator (ATC):
Land Package Price:  $2,492 per person  ATC email:  n/a
Single Supplement: ?
 Final Payment Date:
 Mon., ?, 2020
Deposit: $300 per person  Resort Pass Affiliation:  n/a
Total Participants:



  • Auckland and north island lakes and forests
  • Experience the Maori culture and the warm waters of Rotorua
  • Queenstown – the Southern Hemisphere’s premier resort area for 5 days of fun
  • Spring temperatures for walks to view mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and lakes
  • Sample New Zealand’s award winning “Pinot Noir” and other local favorites.


Come and enjoy a spring adventure in New Zealand with other TSC members. The journey begins with a non-stop flight from Houston to Auckland. Enjoy the wonders of the North Island for 4 nights before flying to Queenstown on the South Island for 5 more nights.

In Auckland, our home will be at the centrally located Hotel Grand Millennium (a lovely 4-star hotel). Auckland is known as the “City of Sails” and is nestled between 2 harbors, providing an abundance of fresh seafood and water adventures. Upon arrival "down under", we will enjoy a half-day tour of the city.

Following a 40-minute ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island will be our playground for the next day. This island is rated as one of the best island escapes in the world. It has an abundance of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches to explore.  It waits our arrival!!!

As we head for Rotorua and our next home base (Hotel Millennium - another 4-star hotel), we stop for a tour of the Hobbiton Village. This “Lord of the Rings” movie set has been left by the movie company for public tours. What fun to possibly enjoy a beer at this famous pub. Get ready to belly up!!

From here we continue on via motor coach to Rotorua, which is southeast of Auckland and is known for its geothermal activity (NZ's "coolest" hot spot), several pristine lakes nearby, a unique golf course among the mud pools, the wonderful forests for taking walks as well as the Maori culture. The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. Currently on the agenda is an Evening Maori Experience. More info to come.

Following our stay on the north island, we fly south to Queenstown (known as the Adventure Capital of the Southern Hemisphere) to enjoy the next 5 days. We will reside at the Novotel Lakeside Hotel (a 4-star hotel) where the views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains are fantastic. Our TSC Welcome Party will be at the top of the Skyline Gondola overlooking the city, lake and surrounding mountains.

Another evening we will ride the historic steamship TSS Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu to the Walter Peak ranch for dinner and a sheep shearing program. In Queenstown there are many things to experience:

  1. A beautiful botanic garden on the lake shore
  2. Jet boat ride on the Kawerau River
  3. Hike the Queenstown Hill for a panoramic view of the area
  4. Charter a fishing boat and catch your dinner
  5. Shop at the quaint stores in town

The final list of activities from TSC is still a work-in-progress.  More info will be released as we get the full itinerary.

Also being finalized are a PRE-TRIP TO AUSTRALIA and a POST-TRIP TO FIJI. (Two more Bucket List Places to be removed from your list!!)   Stay tuned for more info to be released on these exciting adventures.

All photos are courtesy Holidaze Ski Tours.

Trip Coordinator: Linda Kuper



When you register for this trip, all that you are required to do is pay your trip deposit of $300/per person
. You have until Final Payment Date to pay your balance.

If you require a single supplement to go on this trip, make sure you contact the TC immediately after registering for the trip so that one is assigned to you.

If you are not familiar with the Space City cancellation policy, please read it HERE.

If all or any of the packages offered in this trip have sold out (i.e., they show as Filled on the Event Registration - Activities page), and you would still like to purchase them, then contact the TC to be put on a Wait List.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to Saturday, October 24, 2020

New Zealand
Linda Kuper
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Full Package
Land Package