April 21 - May 11, 2017

Auckland Rotorua, Tongariro, Christchurch

Destinations: Auckland → Rotorua → Tongariro → Wellington → Queensland → Franz Josef → Christchurch
Duration: 10 Days at World Masters Games, 10 Days Touring New Zealand
Sports: Choose From 28 Different Sports
Deadline: Total payment is due before February 1, 2017
Contact: For questions on the Tour, contact Kyle Case (800-562-1268 or kcase@seniorgames.net
Price: $6,683 per person based on double occupancy, which includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles on New Zealand Air. We can help arrange for flights to Los Angeles for a charge. A single supplement is available for an additional $$2,685. You're registration for the World Masters Games is also NOT included. You will register for the sport of your choice on your own.
Itinerary: Click here for a complete itinerary.

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The Huntsman World Senior Games Friendship Tour was born in 2010 when 36 intrepid travelers visited China as goodwill ambassadors of sport and cultural exchange.  Since that time Friendship Tours have visited Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland and Barbados.  In 2017, the Tour will once again partner with the World Masters Games, this time in New Zealand. Consider joining us from April 21 – May 11, 2017, as we tour unforgettable locales and fulfill the Huntsman World Senior Games mission of fostering worldwide peace, health and friendship.

The World Masters Games offers 28 different sports from which to choose. A complete list of sports and disciplines is available. You will register for the sport of your choice on your own. The above price does NOT include registration fees to the World Masters Games.

The Tour will begin in Auckland, New Zealand, with 10 days of competition. Participants will have the opportunity to cheer on their new best friends on days they are not competing themselves, and optional side excursions will be available for those who are interested (information to come). 

Once the World Masters Games are over, we will travel to Rotarua, with a stop in Waitomo to see the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. In Rotarua we will experience a combined Hangi (Dinner) and Concert of ancient Maori and proud warriors -a world that unfolds with a journey back in time through the Maori village of 'Te Tawa Ngahere Pa' among other amazing sites.

From Rotarua, we’ll transfer to Tongariro and enjoy Huka Falls. Located just a few minutes drive outside of Tau po town, this thundering 33 foot high waterfall is the most visited and photographed natural attraction in New Zealand, and for good reason.

From there we’ll see the sites in Wellington and then fly (flight not included in above price) to Queenstown. Here we’ll explore several movie sites from the Lord of the Rings movie series including the location of Isengard and the Forest of Lothlorien.

We’ll tour Milford Sound and have the chance to get to know Franz Josef Glacier.

The Tour will end in Christchurch. We'll see the best Christchurch has to offer; beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs and superb views of the city and surrounds. Our tour will explain the plans for the rejuvenation of the city following the major earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and also incudes one of Christchurch's favorite activities - Punting on the Avon.

That evening we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner at the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant. We’ll experience the luxury of our 36 seater air-conditioned, colonial style dining tram and be treated to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. We’ll get to incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch's inner city vibrancy and heritage - truly a mix of the old and the new.

The actualy itinerary may be slightly different from what is listed above, but the value will be equal or greater. For a complete itinerary as well as other additonal travel information, review the complete travel itinerary.

Passport and Visa Information

You WILL need a current Passport with one available page for the entry stamp to visit New Zealand. American travelers DO NOT need a visa.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended for international travel and must be purchased  within 14 days  of tour deposit date to cover pre-existing medical conditions.  Policy will be issued for deposit amount only and then amended at time of final payment to cover entire trip balance.   Policy costs are based on age and total tour price.  For further information or a quote, please contact group tour coordinator, Celece Seegmiller.   Reach her at 435-628-3636 or celece@stgeorgetravel.com