Cities covered: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Christchurch, Queenstown, Glacier Region
Duration: 10 nights / 11 days
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Day 1 – Auckland
Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and main transport hub. Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 – Auckland
Enjoy a half day tour of Auckland. Enjoy views of big city from Sky Tower and learn the history and culture at Auckland Museum. Afternoon free at leisure.
Day 3 – Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua
Travel south to arrive at Waitomo, the district is a rural, predominantly dairy farming region. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Later visit Hobbiton Movie Set for a two hours guided tour. See where the major scenes of “Lords of Rings” and “The Hobbit” were filmed.
Day 4 – Rotorua
Visit TePuia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools and roaring geysers. Continue to 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. In the evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.
Day 5 – Rotorua – Christchurch
Transfer to Airport for your flight to Christchurh (Airfare excluded). Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6 – Christchurch – Queenstown
Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd. Continue to New Zealand’s highest mountain – Mt.Cook before travelling through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown.
Day 7 – Queenstown
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 fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown.
Day 8 – Queenstown
A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available.
Day 9 – Queenstown – Glacier Region
Drive up the west coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Balance day at leisure.
Day 10 – Glacier Region – Christchurch
Proceed to Greymouth, the largest town on the west coast of New Zealand to board the train to Christchurch. Balance day is at leisure.
Day 11 – Christchurch – International Flight
This morning, enjoy a half day tour of Christchurch. Hangout with the little blue penguins and experience the real snow and ice at Antarctic Centre. Board the Gondola and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the city and harbour. Later, you will be driven to Airport for your International Flight.
02 nights stay at Auckland
02 nights stay at Rotorua
02 nights stay at Christchurch
03 nights stay at Queenstown
01 night stay at Glacier RegionGuided Tour: Auckland, Waitomo, and Christchurh
Auckland: Sky Tower, Auckland Museum
Waitomo: Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Rotorua: TePuia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs, Farm Show, Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert
Lake Tekapo: Church of the Good Shepherd
Christchurch: Antarctic Centre, Gondola Ride
Queenstown: Milford Sound Cruise
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