Package Duration : 15 Days

  Auckland - 2 Nights, Rotorua - 2 Nights, Wellington - 2 Nights, Kaikoura - 1 Night,
  Christchurch - 2 Nights, Queenstown - 3 Nights, Glacier Region - 2 Nights

Day

Programme

Arrive Auckland, New Zealandís City of Sails. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in the hotel. In the evening, you can head out and explore Auckland. Take a walk down Queen Street, to the main shopping precinct or catch a 50 cent bus (leaves from outside the hotel) down to the Viaduct Harbour and the Auckland Waterfront region. This recently developed area of central Auckland has cafes and restaurants galore. Take a seat in the sunshine, enjoy a glass of one of New Zealandís famous Sauvignon Blancs and watch the maritime activity on Waitemata Harbour. Return to hotel. Night halt at Auckland.

After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland city including a visit to Kelly Tarltonís Sealife Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter. The remainder of the day is free for relaxation. Night halt at Auckland.

After breakfast, leave for Rotorua and trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves to sail through the fascinating Glow Worm Grotto with a silent water boat ride and discover the limestone formations. From Waitomo to Rotorua, you will venture through the King Country. This area was at the centre of the New Zealand Wars in the 1860s, when colonial forces invaded the Waikato region. On arrival at Rotorua, transfer to the hotel. Check-in the hotel. Night halt at Rotorua.

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. Afternoon will be at leisure. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi feast Ďhighlight dinnerí and concert for an insight into Maori culture at the Tamaki Family Marae. Night halt at Rotorua.

After breakfast, departure to Wellington. Heading south, you will view the Huka Falls. Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealandís biggest lake through the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Continue south through lush farmland before arriving in the 'Capital City' of Wellington. Check-in the hotel. Night halt at Wellington.

After breakfast, visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where you will have time to explore New Zealandís nature, art, history and cultural heritage. There is time for a photo at Parliament House. Afternoon to evening will be free to explore Capital city. Night halt at Wellington.

After breakfast, start your journey across Cook Strait, which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand, and into the Marlborough Sounds with its sparkling clear waters and lush forests, before arriving in Picton. Travel south through the town of Blenheim, before reaching Kaikoura- here you might like to take an optional whale-watch cruise or scenic flight. Off the Kaikoura coastline is a marine environment so rich in nutrients that it attracts some of the most magnificent creatures with which we share our planet. Among them are Giant Sperm Whales that can grow up to 20 metres and weigh over 50 tons. These whales can be seen all year round making Kaikoura one of the most popular whale watching locations in the world (optional activities not included in the tour price). Check-in the hotel. Night halt at Kaikoura.

After breakfast, leave Kaikoura behind as you turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to reach the 'Garden City' of Christchurch. Check in the hotel. Night halt at Christchurch.

After breakfast, travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing on to New Zealandís highest mountain- Mt Cook. Depart Mt. Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ĎAlpine Resortí of Queenstown. Check-in the hotel. Night halt at Queenstown.

After breakfast, drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau then through the rainforest of Fiordland National Park. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, on your way to Milford Sound to board your cruise. Return to Queenstown in the afternoon. Evening will be at leisure. Night halt at Queenstown.

After breakfast, a free day to explore the endless optional attractions. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, gondola rides and much more. See the Bungy Jumping Point. Experience the unique Jet Boat Adventure in Kawarau river. Enjoy Gondola ride to Bob Peak (Optional activities are not included) Evening free to stroll around Queenstown's beautiful waterfront and enjoy shopping. Night halt at Queenstown.

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. Check-in the hotel. Night halt at Glacier Region.

After breakfast, a entire day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. (Optional activities not included). Night halt at Glacier Region.

After breakfast, travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthurís Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Arrive Christchurch. Check-in the hotel. Night halt at Christchurch.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed towards Christchurch Airport to board your flight to next destination.

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