Picturesque New Zealand

Auckland | Waitomo | Rotorua | Christchurch | Queenstown | Glacier Region

Duration:11 Nights / 12 Days

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11 Nights / 12 Days

Auckland | Waitomo | Rotorua | Christchurch | Queenstown | Glacier Region

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Auckland
  • On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, you will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2 Auckland (B)
  • Today after breakfast, Proceed on a morning tour including Harbour Bridge, Auckland Viaduct and Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park for panoramic views of Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3 Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua (B)
  • Today after breakfast, travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4 Rotorua (B, D)
  • Today after breakfast, visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 5 Rotorua – Christchurch (B)
  • Today after breakfast, depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare NOT included). Overnight at your hotel.
Day 6 Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown (B)
  • Today after breakfast, Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain – Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 7 Milford Sound (B)
  • Today after breakfast, follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fjord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 8 Queenstown (B)
  • Today after breakfast, a free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers Bungy Jumping, Jet Boating, White Water Rafting, Gondola Rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 9 Queenstown – Glacier Region (B)
  • Today after breakfast, depart Queenstown and travel via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 10 Glacier Region – Christchurch (B)
  • Today after breakfast, travel north to Greymouth and board the Tranz Alpine train. Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 11 Christchurch Sightseeing (B)
  • Today after breakfast, take a morning tour of Christchurch. Highlights of this morning’s tour include Monavale Gardens, Arts Centre, Museum, Art Gallery, University, Botanical Gardens and the Avon River. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 12 Departure (B)
  • Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer.

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Package does not include airline tickets, taxes and visa.

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