10 nights accommodation
2 cooked breakfasts at West Coast Glaciers
Maori Hangi Dinner and Concert
Entrance to Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs,
Gondola and Luge rides with a buffet lunch at the Skyline
Interislander Ferry Wellington to Picton
TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Farm cruise
UTC Sight Saver Voucher Booklet
All transfers (except to TSS Earnslaw) and coach travel
as per the itinerary (seat-in-coach)
10 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 - AUCKLAND WAITOMO 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.
DAY 3 - ROTORUA (L)
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. A ride on the Gondola up to Mt Ngongataha for a buffet
lunch and for the more courageous ones, a ride on the Luge
DAY 4 - ROTORUA WELLINGTON (465 KMS)
Departing Rotorua head south via Lake Taupo and the Tongariro
National Park to Levin and onto Wellington, New Zealands
DAY 5 - WELLINGTON PICTON NELSON (110 KMS)
This morning, board the Interislander Ferry across the Cook
Strait to Picton and, from here take the scenic Queen Charlotte
Drive along the Sound to Nelson.
DAY 6 - NELSON GREYMOUTH WEST COAST GLACIERS
Today we cross the Hope Saddle to Kawatiri Junction before
entering the Buller Gorge and following the Buller River to
Westport. View the amazing Pancake Rock formations at Punakaiki
and then on to Greymouth, nestled on the banks of the Grey
River. Continue southwards by coach along the coast to reach
Westland National Park and the glacier region.
DAY 7 - WEST COAST GLACIERS (B)
A full day at leisure to enjoy the magnificent glaciers. Climb
on to the slow moving river of ice or take a scenic flight
(optional) for a birds eye view of this spectacular
8 - WEST COAST GLACIERS QUEENSTOWN (420 KMS) (B)
Depart this morning through the South Westland Heritage Park
and across the rugged Haast Pass and Lake Wanaka. This afternoons
travel is through the Kawarau Gorge to reach Queenstown.
DAY 9 - QUEENSTOWN
Today you will cruise on the vintage Old Lady,
the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for an
excursion of the Colonels Homestead. (The TSS
Earnslaw is on annual service in June and July and will
be replaced with an alternative activity).
DAY 10 - 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 11 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Early this morning a tour on the Hot Air Balloon
is suggested it time permits. Transfer to the airport for
your departure flight. (Self-drive passengers return your
car directly at the airport).