13 nights accommodation with cooked breakfast daily
2 dinners (include 1dinner at Pride of Auckland cruise, 1exclusive dinner at Queenstown Skyline)
Waiheke Island Winery tour including lunch
Entrance to Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs,
Agrodome, Polynesian Lake Spa, International Antarctic Centre,
Punting on the Avon, Puzzling World
Milford Sound Luncheon Cruise
Christchurch and Queenstown half day sightseeing tour
(seat-in- coach only
Tranz Alpine Train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth
Complimentary bottle of champagne or box of chocolates
on the selected hotels
UTC Sight Saver Voucher Booklet
Transfers and coach travel as per the itinerary (seat-in-coach
13 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited
mileage and road maps (self-drive)
DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND (D)
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).
Tonight make your way to the Waitemata Harbour to enjoy a
romantic dinner cruise.
DAY 2 - AUCKLAND (B/L)
This morning make your way to the ferry wharf for an unforgettable
Waiheke Island Winery tour. You will visit three leading island
vineyards and an olive growing estate. A light lunch and all
day bus pass are included, which will allow you to further
explore the island.
DAY 3 - 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.
DAY 4 - ROTORUA (B)
Todays tour includes Te Puia and its Thermal Reserve
to see roaring geysers and mud pools. Following this, travel
to Rainbow Springs to view trout and other wildlife and to
the famous Agrodome Sheep Show. Tonight, make your own way
to world famous Polynesian Spa.
DAY 5 - ROTORUA CHRISTCHURCH (B) (BY AIR)
Transfer to Rotorua Airport for your flight to Christchurch where you will be met by our representative for a private transfer to your hotel. (Airfare from Rotorua to Christchurch excluded). (Self-drive passengers return your car at Rotorua Airport and collect your South Island car on arrival at Christchurch Airport).
DAY 6 - CHRISTCHURCH (B)
Included today is a Christchurch sightseeing tour including the International Antarctic Centre. The tour takes you around the city’s highlights and historic sites such as the Botanic Gardens, the Avon River and Canterbury Museum. When leaving the inner city, the tour takes in several parks and gardens including Mona Vale Gardens and Hagley Park before heading to the Port Hills for spectacular views over the city and Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. After the visit at the International Antarctic centre, you will be transferred to the city centre where you can relax and enjoy a 30 minutes Punting on the Avon tour.
DAY 7 - CHRISTCHURCH GREYMOUTH WEST COAST
GLACIERS (450 KMS) (B)
Take one of the worlds best scenic train journeys -
The Tranz Alpine to Greymouth on the West Coast. Continue
southwards by coach along the coast to reach Westland National
Park and the glacier region. (Self-drive passengers travel
over the Canterbury Plains over to Arthurs Pass and
then en route to Westland National Park).
DAY 8 - WEST COAST GLACIERS (B)
A full day at leisure to enjoy the magnifi cent glaciers.
Climb on to the slow moving river of ice or take a scenic
flight (optional) for a birds eye view of this spectacular
DAY 9 - WEST COAST GLACIERS WANAKA (300 KMS) (B)
We depart this morning through the South Westland Heritage
Park and across the rugged Haast Pass to reach Wanaka.
DAY 10 - WANAKA QUEENSTOWN (117 KMS) (B)
This morning, make your way to Puzzling World, one of its
kind, worldwide. Challenge yourself in the 3-D Great Maze.
Look up and youll see a mirrored ceiling that acts as
a giant kaleidoscope! Youll be astonished by the illusion
rooms, astounded by the holograms and confounded by the puzzles.
Using the toilets here is a must youll find out
why! Later this afternoon you will travel south to the adventure
capital of New Zealand Queenstown.
DAY 11 - QUEENSTOWN (B/D)
This morning, enjoy a genuine British double-decker bus sightseeing
tour and get a birds eye view of the spectacular Wakatipu
basin along with some of the areas key attractions such as
Lake Hayes, Bungy Jump site, Historic Arrowtown and Gibbston
Valley Wines. Highlight today is a candle light dinner in
a private venue surrounded by Queenstowns most spectacular
views (transfer is not included).
12 - MILFORD SOUND EXCURSION (600 KMS) (B/L)
Drive along Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and Fiordland National
Park. Travel through beech forest passing majestic mountains
on through the Homer Tunnel, in time to board your catamaran
for the Milford Sound Luncheon Cruise. 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 13 - QUEENSTOWN MT COOK CHRISTCHURCH
(600 KMS) (B)
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 14 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B)
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).