• Pricing From $14,495 pp
  • Single Supplement $1,995
  • From Auckland
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Max Group Size 14
  • Activity Level Moderate
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See beautiful New Zealand like never before


  • Cruise through the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds
  • Enjoy aerial sightseeing of the majestic Southern Alps by private aircraft, landing at Mount Cook
  • Get a close-up view of the enormous ice face of New Zealand’s largest glacier
  • Jet boat on the Dart River in ‘Lord of the Rings country’
  • Cruise the magnificent Doubtful Sound

Tour Departures

Tour Code NZ1800
Departs 6 Nov 18
Returns 18 Nov 18
Price From $14,495 pp
Single Supplement $1,995

Today your journey begins in Auckland. Meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers at a welcome dinner this evening. Dine on local seafood overlooking the harbour.

Overnight: Sofitel Auckland Hotel or similar


Travel by ferry to Waiheke Island, and sample its world-class wines. Returning to Auckland by private yacht, try your hand at sailing.

Overnight: Sofitel Auckland Hotel or similar


Fly to the tip of the North Island, Cape Reinga, before landing at the Bay of Islands. Tour the historic township of Russell and cruise the Bay of Islands.

Overnight: Pahair Beach Resort or similar


This morning enjoy a spectacular flight over the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Then visit the famous Rotorua thermal region renowned for its towering geysers and significance to the Maori culture.

Overnight: The Regent, Rotorua


Enjoy breathtaking views of New Zealand’s North Island en-route to Napier, a beautifully preserved art deco town. At Cape Kidnappers view New Zealand’s only mainland Gannet colony. Take a short flight to the capital of New Zealand – Wellington.

Overnight: Intercontinental Wellington or similar


Visit Wellington’s Botanical Gardens and ride on the famous cable car. Visit the acclaimed Te Papa Museum depicting the arts, culture, and heritage of New Zealand.

Overnight: Intercontinental Wellington or similar


Re-board the aircraft today and enjoy spectacular flightseeing over Marlborough Sounds landing in the heart of the Marlborough wine country. On arrival transfer to the acclaimed Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre which houses a display like no other and you don’t have to be an aviation buff to enjoy it. This afternoon cruise the Marlborough Sounds on a luxury vessel. Visit Putanui Point, this point borders three Sounds, Pelorus Sound, Kenepuru Sound and Mahau Sound.

Overnight: Marlborough Vintners Hotel or similar


Today we fly from Blenheim to Mount Cook with spectacular flightseeing en-route of the Westlands National Park. On arrival in Mount Cook enjoy a walk up to the moraine wall to a viewing point with a spectacular outlook over the surface of the glacier with sinkholes, ice cliffs, and the terminal ice of the Tasman Glacier melting before you.

Overnight: Hermitage Hotel or similar


This morning take a glacier cruise, exploring the huge dripping ice face of New Zealand’s largest glacier. Watch and listen to the ice melting before your eyes in this tranquil glacial lake nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. This afternoon continue flightseeing of the Westlands National Park which stretches from the coast to the top of Mount Cook and the spectacular Southern Alps before arriving in breathtaking Queenstown.

Overnight: Sofitel Queenstown or similar


Enjoy a scenic drive to Glenorchy, then experience the thrill of a jetboat on the Dart River through “Lord of the Rings” country.
Travel the back-roads by four-wheel drive to Glenorchy via Paradise before returning to Queenstown.

Overnight: Sofitel Queenstown or similar


We fly to Te Anau in time to cruise Doubtful Sound which reveals dramatic scenery where the high vertical walls of the Sound protect the pristine wilderness. Perhaps see dolphins, seals and bird life along the way. Travel through Fiordland National Park.

Overnight: The Distinction Hotel Te Anau or similar


A short flight over alpine scenery and the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Lunch today in the Botanic Gardens; founded over 150 years ago, they are considered the green heart of the Garden City. We then enjoy cruising the Avon River on our authentic Edwardian punts before our tour of the city centre. Tonight there will be a farewell dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: The George Hotel or similar


Your 13-day New Zealand odyssey concludes today with connecting flights from Christchurch to your home port.

From Auckland to Christchurch, the Circumnavigate New Zealand Aircruise. Is a one of kind New Zealand air tour that will journey you through the most magnificent parts of this picturesque country. It will simply take your breath away.

Join Bill Peach Journeys as we circumnavigate this beautiful country in 13 days, staying at luxurious and perfectly located accommodation throughout, and experiencing the true style and opulence that New Zealand has to offer.

Thanks to the legacy that intrepid traveller and founder of Bill Peach Journeys, our beloved Bill Peach, left us, we’ve grown to become the premium Australian and New Zealand travel company whose name is now synonymous with great, luxury explorations.

On your luxury tour of New Zealand, you will have a dedicated Journey Director who will ensure your tour is planned and executed without a hitch. All with the express intention of making sure that you, our exclusive traveller, experiences the ultimate in luxury travel.

All costs are included in our tours; which includes luxury accommodation, fine dining, travel, taxes, porterage fees, entrance fees and luggage. At Bill Peach tours, all we want if for you to relax and enjoy your travels, we will take care of the rest.

Discover New Zealand by air today, Contact Bill Peach Journeys and indulge yourself in the ultimate Aircruise holiday.

Bill Peach Journeys are the leaders in premium scenic tours of New Zealand and we have been for the past 34 years. New Zealand is a land full of diverse landscapes and breathtaking beauty, which you will be able to see and explore as part of the Circumnavigate New Zealand tour.

See Aotearoa, home to a vast variety of vistas from the snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook and the Alps, to the towering geysers of Rotorua. Tour the endless rural plains of the lush countryside and the pristine wilderness of Fiordland National Park.

This journey offers travellers an opportunity to experience the rich New Zealand scenery in comfort and luxury. Discovering ‘the Land of the Long White Cloud’ with Bill Peach Journeys will stir the soul and excite the senses like never before.

This quintessential New Zealand journey covers all the highlights including Auckland, Bay of Islands, Napier, Rotorua, Marlborough, Mount Cook, Doubtful Sound, Queenstown, Waikeke Island, Christchurch and Wellington – all by private aircraft. How could you possibly say no to such a bountiful, adventure?

Remember that the Great Australian Aircruise tour is fully inclusive, so you won’t need to worry about paying for unforeseen expenses. Your luxury accommodation, finest dining, and all fees are included in this intimate exploration. The Bill Peach way is to offer quality without compromise, and each one of our guests are guaranteed to experience exclusive luxury which is synonymous with our fine name. For a high-end journey through the finest of what scenic New Zealand has to offer, look no further than Bill Peach Journeys.


An Aircruise with Bill Peach Journeys is the perfect way to explore these hard to reach destinations in the style, speed, and comfort of your own private aircraft. The formula is simple – travelling by private aircraft means that we can land directly in each location ensuring time on the ground is spent discovering each region.

Fully Inclusive

When you travel on an Aircruise everything is included and arranged before you even leave home.  This means not only does your holiday include accommodation, dining, and all excursions but every single one of these elements is the finest in its class.  Throughout the journey you will have a Journey Director on hand to look after you every step of the way.

Mode of Transport

This journey will be operated by a 19 seat Metroliner short-range turboprop airliner or similar. The aircraft is operated by two pilots. The cabin is pressurised with comfortable seats and legroom. This aircraft is operated by experienced pilots and accompanied by a Journey Director. To ensure a variety of viewing for everyone, we change seat allocation each day.

Our Icons of New Zealand Aircruise has a combination of transport modes; we will be using air-conditioned coaches, 4WD vehicles, boats and jet boats for this journey.

Level of fitness required: Moderate

This journey is designed for those looking to venture off the beaten track. You must be able to walk up to 1km unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF) 

At Bill Peach Journeys we believe that you’re never too old to begin a new adventure. Choose Bill Peach Journeys today, we’re the travel partner you can trust in your twilight years.

Contact us today, and take the first step toward travel luxury now.