New Zealand is one of the top holiday countries in the world with its clean green natural image, scenery, adventure, culture, friendly people and value for money. See for yourself why New Zealand is often rated as one of the best tourist destinations.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Auckland
On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive passengers will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.
Day 2: Auckland To Rotorua
Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the 'Thermal City' of Rotorua.
Travel from Auckland to Rotorua
Fly to Rotorua
Fly to Tauranga, bus
Day 3: Rotorua Sightseeeing
Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand's trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. The afternoon is at leisure.This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.
Day 4: Rotorua To Wellington
Travel south to reach the popular lake resort of Taupo and along the shores of Lake Taupo to Turangi, before continuing on the Desert Road, dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Continue south through lush farmland before arriving in the 'Capital City' of Wellington
Travel from Rotorua to Wellington
Fly from Rotorua
Bus to Taupo, fly
Day 5: Wellington To Kaikoura
Journey across Cook Strait, which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand, and into the Marlborough Sounds with its sparkling clear waters and lush forests, before arriving in Picton. Travel south through the town of Blenheim, before reaching Kaikoura - here you might like to take an optional Whalewatch cruise or scenic flight. Optional activities not included in the tour price
Travel from Wellington to Kaikoura
Fly to Picton, bus
Car ferry, drive
Day 6: Kaikoura To Christchurch
Leave Kaikoura behind as you turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to reach the 'Garden City' of Christchurch.
Travel from Kaikoura to Christchurch
Day 7: Christchurch To Mt Cook
Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo. Visit the 'Church of the Good Shepherd' before continuing onto Mt Cook National Park.
Travel from Christchurch to Mt Cook
Day 8: Mt Cook To Queenstown
Follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south to the small town of Twizel before continuing through the historic Central Otago region to Lake Wakatipu and the 'Alpine Resort' of Queenstown.
Travel from Mt Cook to Queenstown
Day 9: Queenstown Sightseeing
A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price.
Day 10: Queenstown To Te Anau
Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Return to Te Anau
Travel from Queenstown to Te Anau
Bus InterCity Coachlines
Day 11: Te Anau To Dunedin
Cross the fertile Southland Plains through Gore and Balclutha to South Otago. Then travel north to the 'Edinburgh of the South', Dunedin. The afternoon is free for optional activities.
Travel from Te Anau to Dunedin
Day 12: Dunedin To Christchurch
Travel north through lush farmland and a series of small farming communities to Christchurch.
Travel from Dunedin to Christchurch
Fly from Dunedin
Bus to Queenstown, fly
Day 13: Departure Day
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation!