Colors Of New Zealand (01-july to 30 Sep 2014)

2N Auckland , 2N Rotorua , 3N Queenstown , 1N Fox Glacier and 1N Greymouth

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Itinerary Map

What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Auckland - Toyota Corolla hatchback or similar
Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Auckland 2 night(s)
Scenic Hotel Auckland
Standard Room
Room only
Rotorua 2 night(s)
Ibis Rotorua
Standard Room
Room only
Queenstown 3 night(s)
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Standard Room
Room only
Fox Glacier 1 night(s)
Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
Standard Room
Room only
Greymouth 1 night(s)
Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth
Standard Room
Room only
Sightseeing and Transfers
Other inclusions available in the package
Auckland
  • Meet & greet on arrival in case of SIC customers
  • All applicable government taxes 15% GST.
  • Sightseeing & entrances fees as per itinerary
  • All transfers and tours as mentioned in the itinerary

Day Wise Itinerary

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island. Rugby union is considered the national sport and attracts the most spectators.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 1: Arrive In Auckland

Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative in the arrival hall and transferred to hotel in a private vehicle. Visit Sky tower in the evening (included) later take a short walk to Viaduct harbor. Overnight at hotel.

Things to see and do

Viaduct Harbour

The Viaduct Harbour provides upmarket dining, starting at $30 for mains. Whilst this location has some very nice bars and restaurants, be wary of certain restaurants lacking ...

Viaduct Harbour Holdings Limited Level 5 16 Viaduct Harbour Avenue Auc...
Phone: Not Available

Day 2

Day 2: Auckland Sightseeing

After breakfast, today morning See firsthand why Auckland is regarded as one of the best cities in the world to live in, as you join this half day tour around the central city and picturesque suburbs. Self drive customers will pick up their rental car and go for sightseeing on self drive. Our journey begins with a short trip over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore before returning to the central city to visit Queen St and the Auckland Viaduct. We continue on through the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park, situated on a 62,000 year old volcano to Parnell Village for our morning tea stop. The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed in to a trendy shopping area featuring many boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops. Following this brief stop our tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay. A memorial to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the welfare state. Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park has panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. This park is a popular wedding and tourist venue, with formal gardens and perfect venue for flying a fabulous array of colourful and creative kites. The tour then returns to downtown. Highlights: Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Harbour, Queen Street, Auckland Domain, Parnell Village, Tamaki Drive Michael Savage Memorial SIC Customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight at hotel (B)

Things to see and do

Viaduct Harbour

The Viaduct Harbour provides upmarket dining, starting at $30 for mains. Whilst this location has some very nice bars and restaurants, be wary of certain restaurants lacking ...

Viaduct Harbour Holdings Limited Level 5 16 Viaduct Harbour Avenue Auc...
Phone: Not Available

Auckland Domain

Just a short walk east from the city centre, Auckland Domain is New Zealand's oldest municipal park. Founded in 1840 by Governor Hobson, the Domain features the Auckland War ...

(Across Grafton Bridge) , Auckland

Day 3

Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua Via Waitomo

After breakfast, today morning you will travel across the rich Waikato farmland for Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves (included) and a boat ride through the famous Glow-Worm grotto. Enjoy twinkling lights emitting from the ceiling like stars in a dark night. Later travel across to forested Mamaku Range to arrive at the thermal resort of Rotorua. SIC Customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight at hotel (B)

Travel from Auckland to Rotorua

Fly to Rotorua

40min

Drive

2hrs 41min

Fly to Tauranga, bus

2hrs 49min

Bus

3hrs 54min

Day 4

Day 4: Rotorua Sightseeing

After breakfast, today we proceed to AGRODOME (included) to witness the Agrodome Agricultural Show, where you will be entertained by New Zealand's performing sheep and other attractions. Later proceed to visit TE-PUIA thermal village (included) known for its hot springs, geysers and boiling mud pools. Watch the Maori craftsmen and learn about the traditional arts of carving and weaving and RAINBOW SPRINGS (included) to see the flower and fauna of New Zealand. SIC Customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car.Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel (B)

Things to see and do

Agrodome Sheep Show

Visit the Agrodome and see one of the 3 shows daily at 9.30am, 11.00am and 2.30pm, this multi-award winning Agrodome Sheep Show is a “full-on” entertaining and educational...

Rainbow Springs Nature Park

Rainbow Springs Nature Park[14] Beautifully landscaped nature park featuring sculptured ponds with cuy fish and gardens including Kiwi birds and other native New Zealand ...

Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, 192 Fairy Springs Rd, Fairy Spring...

Day 5

Day 5: Rotorua - Queenstown

After breakfast, travel to Rotorua airport and board your flight to Queenstown (flight not included), upon arrival in Alpine city travel to your hotel. Evening at leisure. SIC Customers will travel in a shared van and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight at hotel (B)

Travel from Rotorua to Queenstown

Fly from Rotorua

3hrs 35min

Bus to Auckland, fly

7hrs 52min

Drive, car ferry

19hrs 36min

Bus, ferry

27hrs 31min

Day 6

Day 6: Milford Sound Day Tour

After breakfast, this morning we head to MILFORD SOUND CRUISE(included). This famous cruise gives you an opportunity to see MITRE PEAK which is just out of the water and mile high. Go exploring with a nature guide in the tender vessels and kayaks. You may see fur seals lazing on the rocks and lots of sea birds and numerous waterfalls. Return back to the hotel in the evening. SIC Customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight at the hotel. (B)
Day 7

Day 7: Queenstown Day Free For Optional Activities

After breakfast, today you have an option to enjoy the exciting SHOTOVER JET BOAT RIDE, LEDGE BUNGY JUMP, RIVER RAFTING, SKY DIVING OR SKY SWING (activities not included) Overnight in hotel. (B)

Things to see and do

Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting

Experience the exhilarating adrenaline pumping rapids of this infamous river. Begin with an unforgettable coach trip on the historic Skippers Road along old goldminers trails ...

Day 8

Day 8: Queenstown- Glacier Region

After breakfast, this morning, leave for Franz Joseph. Discover the rugged scenery along one of New Zealand's most awe-inspiring highways. The viewing platforms overlooking Franz Josef show the sheer size and beauty of these natural wonders and provide fantastic photo opportunities. . SIC Customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight in hotel. (B)

Things to see and do

Queenstown to Franz Josef (one way)

This tour from Franz Josef to Queenstown will take you through some amazing scenery on New Zealand's West Coast. Throughout the duration you'll have the chance to view a ...

Queenstown to Franz Josef (one way), Queenstown, New Zealand

Travel from Queenstown to Fox Glacier

Bus InterCity Coachlines

4hrs 15min

Drive

4hrs 55min

Day 9

Day 9: To Christchurch Via Greymouth

After breakfast, check out from hotel and leave to Greymouth. On arrival you will board Tranz Alpine train (Seat in coach customers only) for one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to hotel. . SIC Customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Travel from Fox Glacier to Greymouth

Bus

3hrs 58min

Drive

4hrs 31min

Day 10

Day 10: Departure Day

After breakfast SIC customers will be transferred to airport in a shared vehicle. Self-drive customers will travel their rental car, drop the car at airport branch and board your flight for onward journey (flight not included)

Hotels Included

Scenic Hotel Auckland (4 star)

380 Queen Street Auckland 1010, Auckland

Ibis Rotorua (4 star)

Lake End Rangiuru Street, 3040 Rotorua, Rotorua

Heartland Hotel Queenstown (3 star)

27 Stanley Street, Queenstown 9300, Queenstown

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier (3 star)

Cook Flat Road, 7859 Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier

Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth (3 star)

32 Mawhera Quay Greymouth, 7805 New Zealand, Greymouth

Terms

  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.