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 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 at 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 Waitomo Later Proceed To Rotorua
Farewell the 'City of Sails' as you 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. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Auckland to Rotorua
Fly to Rotorua
Fly to Tauranga, bus
Day 3: Rotorua Sightseeing
Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpots 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, evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. Overnight stay at hotel.
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. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Rotorua to Wellington
Fly from Rotorua
Bus to Taupo, fly
Day 5: Wellington Sightseeing
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Wellington and a short guided tour of Te Papa (the 'Museum of New Zealand') before enjoying a free afternoon to explore New Zealand's capital city.
Day 6: Wellington To Picton Later Proceed To Christchurch
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 towns of Blenheim and Kaikoura before you turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to reach the 'Garden City' of Christchurch. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Wellington to Christchurch
Car ferry, drive
Day 7: Christchurch To Queenstown
Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo and south to the small town of Twizel before continuing through the historic Central Otago region to Lake Wakatipu and the 'Alpine Resort' of Queenstown. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Christchurch to Queenstown
Bus Newmans Coach Lines
Day 8: Milford Sound
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 the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9: Leisure At Queenstown
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 Mount Cook Later Proceed To Christchurch
Travel this morning to 'Aoraki' Mount Cook or the cloud piercer. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before travelling across the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Queenstown to Christchurch
Bus Newmans Coach Lines
Day 11: Departure
Your tour conclude today with a departure transfer.