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14D Discover New Zealand

Auckland → Waitomo → Rotorua → Wellington → Picton → Kaikoura → Christchurch → Mt Cook → Queenstown → Milford Sound → Te Anau → Dunedin

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 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. Continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the 'Thermal City' of Rotorua.

Rotorua (B,D)

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Then, 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. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi 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 the 'Capital City' of Wellington.

Wellington - Picton - Kaikoura (B)

Journey across Cook Strait, which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand, and into Marlborough Sounds with its sparkling clear waters and lush forests, before arriving in Picton. Travel south through the town of Blenheim and on to Kaikoura - here you might like to take an optional Whalewatch cruise or scenic flight. (Optional activities not included in the tour price)

Kaikoura - Christchurch (B)

Turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to reach the 'Garden City' of Christchurch.

Christchurch - Mount Cook (B)

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Visit the 'Church of the Good Shepherd' before continuing on to Mt Cook National Park.

Mount Cook - Queenstown (B)

Follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south to the small town of Twizel. Continue through the historic Central Otago region to Lake Wakatipu and the 'Alpine Resort' of Queenstown.

Queenstown (B)

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

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 not included in the tour price.)

Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau (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 manmade Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Return to Te Anau.

Te Anau - Dunedin (B)

Cross the fertile Southland Plains through Gore and Balclutha to South Otago. Then travel north to the 'Edinburgh of the South', Dunedin. The afternoon is free for optional activities.

Dunedin - Christchurch (B)

Travel north through lush farmland and a series of small farming communities to Christchurch.

Departure Day (B)

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer.

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INCLUSIONS / HIGHLIGHTS

  • 13N accommodation
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Maori Hangi & concert
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show & Rainbow Springs
  • Wellington city tour
  • Te Papa Museum guided tour
  • Interislander ferry
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Mt. Cook National Park
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • All transfers & meals as per itinerary
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TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • 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.
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