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11D Enjoyable New Zealand

Auckland → Waitomo → Rotorua → Wellington → Picton → Christchurch → Queenstown → Milford Sound → Mt Cook

Auckland

On arrival in Auckland, meet our local representative for private transfer to your hotel.

Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua (B)

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 glowworms on the cavern roof. Continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach Rotorua.

Rotorua (B,D)

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 more. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.

Rotorua - Wellington (B)

Travel south to reach the popular lake resort of Taupo and along the shores of Lake Taupo to Turangi, before continuing on the Desert Road - dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Continue south through lush farmland before arriving in Wellington.

Wellington (B)

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Wellington and a short guided tour of Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, before enjoying a free afternoon to explore New Zealand’s capital city.

Wellington - Picton - Christchurch (B)

Journey across Cook Strait and into the Marlborough Sounds with its sparkling clear waters and lush forests, before arriving in Picton. Travel south through the towns of Blenheim and Kaikoura before you turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to reach Christchurch.

Christchurch - Queenstown (B)

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo and the small town of Twizel before continuing through the historic Central Otago region to Lake Wakatipu and the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown.

Milford Sound (B)

Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breathtaking 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.

Queenstown (B)

A free day to explore the optional attractions Queenstown has to offer - bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities are not included in the tour price.

Queenstown - Mount Cook - Christchurch (B)

Travel through the Central Otago region to Lake Pukaki and Mt. Cook, also known in Maori as ‘Aoraki’, the cloud piercer. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo before travelling across the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch.

Departure Day (B)

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer.

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INCLUSIONS / HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10N accommodation
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Wellington city tour
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show & Rainbow Springs
  • Maori Hangi & concert
  • Interislander ferry
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Mt. Cook National Park
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • All transfers & meals as per itinerary
Remarks

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Booked & Travel by 30 September 2017.
  • Accommodation seasonal surcharge, block out dates, supplements and minimum night stay apply. Details to be advised at the time of booking confirmation.
  • All passengers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa, vaccinations, health certificates and carry a passport with minimum 6 months validity.
  • Prices listed here are correct as of date of print, and are subject to changes with or without prior notice.
  • Suggested itinerary is for your reference only; admissions are not included unless otherwise stated.