7 DAY NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

 

 

  1. ARRIVE AUCKLAND
    You are met at the Auckland airport and are transferred to your accommodation.
  2. AUCKLAND – WAITOMO – ROTORUA (L)
    Travel south from Auckland through the rich farmland of the Waikato on to Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the World Famous Glowworm Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glow worms suspended from the cave ceiling. From Waitomo travel to the thermal wonderland of Rotorua, the Sulphur City. Rotorua has the most energetic thermal activity in the country with bubbling mud pools, gushing geysers, beautiful coloured hot springs and terrace formations created by mineral water. Rotorua also has a large Maori population whose cultural activities are interesting and accessible.
  3. ROTORUA MORNING SIGHTS
    This morning you enjoy a half day tour of Rotorua. Included in your tour is a visit to Te Puia and the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute where you can view mighty geysers, boiling mud pools, and the traditional arts & culture of the Maori People; Rainbow Springs - a unique showcase of New Zealand's flora and fauna including New Zealand's national icon, a kiwi bird; and the Agrodome Sheep Show - a hands-on experience giving you an animated insight into New Zealand's farming history.
  4. ROTORUA – QUEENSTOWN
    Today you are transferred from your hotel to connect with flight to Queenstown – on arrival you are collected from the Queenstown airport and transferred to your hotel. (Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown cost is not included in our package).

    The rest of today is at leisure. Visit the Remarkable’s or Coronet Peak. Experience the thrill of a jet-boat ride along the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers. Perhaps a scenic 4 wheel drive excursion through Skippers Canyon, or a tour to Glenorchy to visit Lord of the Rings movie sites, or maybe just browse in the many shops and galleries - it’s up to you. Perhaps this evening, you could take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the steamer TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station to dine at the Colonel’s Homestead.
  5. QUEENSTOWN – MILFORD SOUND – QUEENSTOWN (L)
    Travel by luxury coach on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown into Milford Sound. Located within the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, this region is rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. Journey through the Southern Alps via the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through a solid mountain of rock. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board your vessel for a spectacular cruise where you will see the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier scarred rock walls that rise 1,200m vertically from the sea, and waterfalls that tumble from hanging valleys and crash into the sound far below. Return by coach to Queenstown.
  6. QUEENSTOWN - CHRISTCHURCH
    Departing from Queenstown travel through diverse farmland continuing along the Tasman River before arriving at the location of New Zealand's tallest mountain Aoraki / Mount Cook. There is time to experience an optional scenic helicopter or ski plane flight (weather permitting). Next arrive at Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd. Continue to Christchurch where on arrival you will be dropped off at your hotel.
  7. DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
    Today you are transferred from your hotel to connect with your outbound flight.

7 Day NZ Highlights
Seat in Coach Travel

Nett Cost Twin Share (per person)
Based on 2 pax sharing twin/double room

3½ star hotel accommodation

 

High Season (01 October 2015 – 30 April 2016)

NZ$ 1680.00

Low Season (01 May 2016 – 30 September 2016)

NZ$ 1620.00

 

INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights quality hotel accommodation in rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • 2 lunches
  • Touring/transport on a seat in coach/train basis as specified (non-smoking services)
  • Sightseeing activities and admission fees as specified
  • GST at 15% (government imposed tax and subject to change without notice)

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Meals except as specified and indicated by (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
  • Wine or other beverages with meals
  • Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times
  • Items of a personal nature eg; laundry, phone calls, emails, internet access, excess baggage etc
  • Additional sightseeing arrangements
  • Special Event Surcharges
  • International or domestic airfares
  • Any credit card or bank fees

 

 

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