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AFRICA & ASIA PACIFIC | Auckland, Waiheke Island, Rotorua, Christchurch, Greymouth, Franz Josef, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown

New Zealand

This trip includes:
12 Days
28 Meals
31 Sites

Follow in the wake of the Māori people as you journey to this magnificent destination on the Adventures by Disney New Zealand vacation. A unique destination where pride of culture, pioneering spirit, respect for the land and sense of adventure form the very heart of the Kiwi people and the country they love.

Trip Price Starting From $9,499USD

Call us at (800) 543-0865^
or contact your Travel Agent

Call us at (800) 543-0865^
or contact your Travel Agent

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      You will need a current passport valid for the duration of your stay, as well as a visa that must be issued before your trip. As a short-term visitor you can get your visa on the Internet, using the New Zealand government's New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). Apply for a Visitor NZeTA, which is an electronic visa that takes the place of a stamp in your passport. You must also pay for an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).

      In addition, when traveling internationally, Guests 17 years of age and younger may be required to show additional documentation if they are not traveling with both parents. Usually a notarized letter, signed by the parent or parents not traveling with the child and stating the child's name, adult guardian's name, itinerary, dates of travel and flight information, is required.

      To ensure smooth travel, Adventures by Disney requires all travelers to comply with the regulations for the country you are visiting. This information is available from the country's consulate. Adventures by Disney is not responsible for the disruption of travel caused by improper documentation for any travelers, including children traveling without both parents. For specific documentation requirements, visit the U.S. State Department or the for more details.

      If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check the New Zealand Embassy website for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      You can apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Learn more or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

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      Luggage Information

      PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU PACK

      Because our group will be flying on a New Zealand domestic airline during the vacation, each Guest is restricted to 1 checked bag and for carry-on, 1 personal item and 1 small bag per ticketed person.

      While your international airline may follow a more lenient baggage policy when flying to New Zealand, New Zealand domestic airlines may have more strict requirements that may not align with overseas flights. To ensure a smooth transfer for all Guests on this internal flight, Adventures by Disney will enforce the domestic baggage policies of the New Zealand airline during the trip.

      New Zealand domestic weight requirements are:

      • 1 checked bag: no more than 50 lb./23 kg per suitcase and total linear dimensions can be up to 62 in./158 cm
      • 1 personal item and 1 small carry-on bag: no more than 15 lbs./7 kg combined weight and total linear dimensions can be up to 46.5 in/118 cm
      When packing your luggage, please keep this information in mind.

      PLEASE NOTE: Adventures by Disney is not responsible for excess baggage fees.

      Travel documentation, medical necessities and personal electronic devices (laptops, phones and tablets) should be transported inside of carry-on luggage.

      With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Clothing
      Please note: Due to daily weather variations, layering of clothing is recommended.
      • T-shirts (both short and long-sleeved)
      • Collared shirts
      • Light sweater
      • Jeans or long pants
      • Casual dress/skirt (optional)
      • Shorts
      • Lightweight rain jacket
      • Hat
      • Swimsuit
      • Closed-toe shoes
      • Sturdy-soled walking shoes
      • Sandals

      Note: Foul weather gear will be provided at each location for the following activities: America’s Cup Sailing Experience, ziplining, Glacier Valley hike at Franz Josef, horseback riding and jetboat ride

      Miscellaneous
      • Passport and Visitor NZeTA
      • Medication
      • Camera/video camera
      • Extra batteries or charger for camera
      • Electric plug adapter
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      • Insect repellant
      • Umbrella
      • Toiletries

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      Visit weather.com for the most up to date weather information for your vacation dates and destinations.

      Due to the sometimes dramatic difference in temperatures on these 2 islands, be sure to check the weather reports for all destinations on your trip.

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      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive travel insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more and purchase.

      Find out details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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      Upon arrival at the Auckland Airport (AKL), follow airport signage to the Passport Control and Immigration area. Once through Passport Control, you will follow additional airport signage directing you to Baggage Claim. This may include taking a complimentary air train to get from your terminal to the Baggage Claim area.

      Once you have claimed your luggage, exit Baggage Claim and look for a representative holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign. This representative is available to assist you with your baggage and will escort you to your prearranged ground transportation to your hotel.

      At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be escorted to the Queenstown Airport (ZQN) for your return flight home.

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 AKL No later than 2:00 PM
      Departure 12 ZQN Anytime

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      The New Zealand Dollar is the only currency accepted. Debit cards and credit cards are accepted in nearly all locations. New Zealand currency is easily obtainable at ATMs which are widely available throughout the country.

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      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, per Adventure Guide, per day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day—$9 – $11 USD

      Example:

      • For a 12-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $108 – $132 USD.
      • A family of 4 for a 12-day adventure: $432 – $528 USD per Adventure Guide.

      For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $864 – $1,056 USD.

      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides may be paid in U.S dollars, local currency or via PayPal. Please check with your Adventure Guides for their preferred method of payment.

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

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      When spending time on your own in New Zealand, your transportation options vary by location. Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Franz Josef and Queenstown are very walkable. Taxis are also available and can be obtained using one of several e-hailing apps. If you have any questions regarding transportation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

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      English is the predominant language spoken in New Zealand.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

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    We've been working to develop health and safety measures after considering guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local and international health authorities. Learn more and book with confidence.

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    If you are in the United States, please call (800) 543-0865† to speak to a Vacationista, or contact your professional travel agent.

    If you are outside the United States, please call (866)983-7872† to speak to a Vacationista, or contact your professional travel agent.

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    Vaccinations are not required for travel to New Zealand.

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    We will pick you up at the Auckland Airport (AKL) on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive no later than 2:00 PM. At the end of your adventure, we will transfer you to the Queenstown Airport (ZQN) for your return flight home. You may choose to depart the hotel anytime up until hotel check-out time on Day 12.

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    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. For New Zealand, transfers are included from Auckland Airport (AKL) to your hotel on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from your hotel to the Queenstown Airport (ZQN).

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    During your Adventures by Disney New Zealand vacation, travel between destinations will be provided via motor coach, passenger ferry and train. There is also one internal domestic flight.

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    No. The options for a Milford Sound excursion ranges from a half- to full-day experience and will not fit into our regularly scheduled itinerary. Please contact your Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 for information about booking a post-stay in Queenstown in order to arrange a Milford Sound experience on your own.

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    During your Adventures by Disney New Zealand vacation, travel between destinations will be provide via motor coach and passenger ferry. There is also 1 internal domestic flight that will be via airplane.

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    New Zealand is somewhat more of an adventurous, outdoorsy destination than most other Adventures by Disney destinations. Whenever possible, we have arranged an alternate activity, however, a few activities may not have a programmed alternate option readily available. This is an active trip with most activities being easy to moderate. Featured activities include walking and hiking, sailing on a yacht, ziplining, biking (with E-Bikes), horseback riding and jetboating. Hikes include a 2-hour walk through a temperate rainforest and a rock-filled glacial valley in Franz Josef. There are several forest hikes. These hikes are all on unpaved trails and uneven terrain with some relatively gentle uphill sections. Temperatures may be hot during summer months (November – March), so be prepared with cool clothes, hats and water. During fall, winter and early-spring months (April – October), the weather can be very cold, so it is important to dress in layers.

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    While we welcome children ages 8 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 10 years old at the time of travel on our New Zealand trip. This is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, duration of the vacation, extended hours of daily activity programming and the minimum age requirements for a few activities, number of internal transports between experiences, potential for extreme temperatures in the summer months, and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.

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    Typically, breakfast is served family style. Lunches and dinners usually include a variety of options including fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées along with vegetables, salad, cheese, desserts and fruit. While the menus have been planned to give you a taste of typical New Zealand cuisine, they also include familiar American fare. Some lunches and dinners are served family style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Because we dine as a group, we regret that á la carte menu choices are not available. Child-friendly options are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods.

    In order to give you and your family a chance to dine by yourselves, we’ve scheduled a few on-your-own meals throughout the vacation. These are planned in towns or cities, where you will have plenty of options available.

    If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

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    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

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    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

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    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss your needs.

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    Please note: In accordance with our response to the COVID-19 virus, Adventures by Disney has updated our cancellation policy.

    We will make every reasonable effort to operate the vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

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    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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