9 Days 8 Nights
- Sight Seeing
Arrive AuckandOn arrival, depending on your preferred travel choice, you will either be met and privately transferred, or self drive to your accommodation.Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland.OPTIONAL ACTIVITESAuckland Sky TowerTe Wao Nui at Auckland Zoo
Auckland - Waitomo - Hobbiton - RotoruaJourney past rolling green hills to Waitomo for a tour through an underground wonderland of caves decorated with galaxies of glowworms. Then, head to Matamata where a delightful slice of Middle Earth awaits you at Hobbiton. Finishing off a visually fulfilling day, continue along the Thermal Explorer Highway and through a green oasis lined with lush tree ferns to Rotorua, a destination like nowhere else! Overnight: Rotorua.INCLUDED ACTIVITIES
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Hobbiton Movie Set
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends. Overnight: Rotorua
- Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
- Skyline Gondola & Luge
- Redwoods Nightlights
Rotorua-QueenstownDepart on your domestic flight to Queenstown. . Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: QueenstownFlight Time Rotorua to Queenstown is approx. 2 hours
Queenstown - Milford Sound - QueenstownFiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Today's stunning journey takes you past mirror lakes, spectacular waterfalls and water-sculpted rocks. Venture into Milford Sound, a New Zealand treasure carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your return to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown.Queenstown - Milford: 287km (approx. 3hrs 50 mins) each wayINCLUDED ACTIVITES
- Milford Sound Cruise
QueenstownMagnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World.Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight: QueenstownOPTIONAL ACTIVITES
- Shotover Jetboat Ride
- Dart River Wilderness Jet
Queenstown - Glacier RegionToday's scenic journey takes you to the West Coast, a wild and untamed place known for its rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Here, mighty rivers of solid white ice, relics of the world’s last ice-age, tumble down the rocky valleys. Overnight: Glacier RegionPlease note admission to the Glacier Hot Pools is included for self drive travelers only but may be added to your bucket list (additional cost will apply) if you are on a seat-in-coach tour.Queenstown – Glacier Region: 327-350km (approx. 4hrs 45 mins)INCLUDED ACTIVITES
- Glacier Hot Pools - Main Pool
Glacier Region - ChristchurchThe coastal road north offers beautiful rivers, unique rail bridges and great views of the wild west coast. After travelling through the historic town of Hokitika, self drive travelers head eastwards, through the spectacular scenery of Arthurs Pass National Park, to Christchurch. Seat-in-coach travelers continue to Greymouth, to take the journey across to Christchurch, by train.Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Overnight: ChristchurchGlacier Region - Christchurch: 405km (approx. 5hrs, 35mins)INCLUDED ACTIVITES
- Tranz Alpine Scenic Train Journey
Depart ChristchurchArrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or return of your rental car.OPTIONAL ACTIVITES
- Antarctic Centre
Places we will be visting
- Accommodation on twin share basis
- Daily breakfast at hotel
- Return airport transfer on PVT basis.
- Intercity transfers and sight seeing as per itinerary
- All applicable taxes.
- (PVT) - Private Vehicle.
- (SIC) - Seat in Coach.
- Airfare charges – Round Trip.
- Airport Taxes.
- Travel insurance.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions column.
- Tips to driver and local guides.
- All surcharges for transfers to the Airport after the scheduled Seat in Coach timings.
- Guaranteed early check in / late checkout charges. (Standard Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200 Hrs)
- Any expenses of personal nature.
- Anything not mentioned under ‘Package inclusions’.