9 nights accommodation including one night farm stay
Maori Hangi Dinner and Concert
Entrance to Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs,
1 dinner and 1 breakfast at the farmstay
Milford Sound Cruise
UTC Sight Saver Voucher Booklet
All transfers and coach travel as per the itinerary
9 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited mileage
and road maps (self-drive)
DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND
On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be met and transferred
to your hotel. (Self-drive passengers collect your rental
car for your exclusive use until the end of the tour package).
DAY 2 - AUCKLANDWAITOMO CAVES ROTORUA (370
Enroute to Rotorua the highlight is a visit to the Waitomo
Glow Worm Caves. This experience is climaxed by drifting silently
in a boat on the underground river under the milky way of
millions of glow worms on the cavern roof above you. This
evening, enjoy a night of truly authentic, traditional culture
and entertainment. Join in a time of sharing and feasting
to a selection of foods cooked the traditional Maori way on
hot stones in an authentic earthen oven.
3 - ROTORUA (FARMSTAY) (D)
Todays tour includes Te Puia and its Thermal Valley
of roaring geysers, steaming rivers and boiling mud pools.
Following this, you will travel to Rainbow Springs to view
trout and other wildlife and to the famous Agrodome Sheep
Show. Seat-in-coach passengers will then be met by your farm
host and taken to the farm. (Self-drive passengers will drive
to the farm). At the farm you have the opportunity to experience
the working life of a New Zealand farmer. Later tonight you
will be hosted to a typical New Zealand dinner.
DAY 4 - ROTORUA CHRISTCHURCH (BY AIR) (B)
After breakfast the seat-in-coach passengers will be dropped
off at the coach terminal to be taken to the airport for your
flight to Christchurch. (Airfare from Rotorua to Christchurch
excluded). Upon arrival at Christchurch you will be met and
taken to the hotel. Rest of the day is free. (Self-drive passengers,
after breakfast, will drive to Rotorua Airport to drop off
the car before the flight Christchurch, where they will collect
another rental car to drive to the hotel).
DAY 5 - CHRISTCHURCH DUNEDIN (365 KMS)
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through Timaru and
Oamaru to reach Dunedin early afternoon. Rest of the afternoon
is free for optional activities, such as wildlife cruises
and the Taieri Gorge Train ride. (Self-drive passengers may
wish to explore other parts of the city in the afternoon).
DAY 6 - DUNEDIN TE ANAU (290 KMS)
You have the morning free for more optional activities such
as visiting Larnach Castle or the Royal Albatross Colony.
We head for Te Anau in the afternoon, gateway to Fiordland
DAY 7 - TE ANAU MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN
Enter Fiordland National Park and travel through beech forest,
passing majestic mountains. On through the Homer Tunnel in
time to board your catamaran for the Milford Sound cruise.
You will pass Mitre Peak, the highest mountain in the world
to rise vertically from the sea. View the Stirling and Bowen
Falls as you cruise out to the Tasman Sea. Return to the pier
where you re-board your coach for your return journey to Queenstown.
DAY 8 - QUEENSTOWN
This is a free day for you to pursue your own activities.
Queenstown offers jet boating, lake cruises, bungy jumping,
rafting, horse riding, gondola rides and maybe a visit to
the Sky Alpine Casino. (Your Sight Saver Voucher Booklet is
full of exciting and interesting sightseeing options).
DAY 9 - QUEENSTOWN MT COOK CHRISTCHURCH
This morning, travel over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook
around lunch time. A rare opportunity to take an optional
scenic flight to view Mt Cooks snow fields and glaciers.
Continue through to Lake Tekapo and across the Canterbury
Plains to Christchurch.
DAY 10 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Early this morning a tour on the Hot Air Balloon
is suggested if time permits. Transfer to the airport for
your departure flight. (Self-drive passengers return your
car directly at the airport).