Best of New Zealand 14 Nights / 15 Days

New Zealand

Customized Tour

on REQUEST

TOUR PLAN

Arrive Auckland

On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', a 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.

Auckland sightseeing

Morning tour including Harbour Bridge, Auckland Viaduct, and Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park for panoramic views of Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. (B)

Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua

Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Glow worm Caves. On completion continue over the Mamaku Ranges to reach the 'Thermal City' of Rotorua. (B)

Rotorua

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools 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 sheepdog 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. (B,D)

Rotorua - Wellington

Travel south to reach the popular lake resort of Taupo before continuing on the Desert Road, dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro. Continue south through farmland before arriving in the 'Capital City' of Wellington (B)

Wellington

At leisure today to enjoy the many activities available. Highly recommended is a visit to Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum. Optional activities not included in tour price (B)

Wellington - Picton - 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 whale watch cruise or scenic flight. Optional activities not included in tour price (B)

Kaikoura - Christchurch

Leave Kaikoura behind as you turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to reach the 'Garden City' of Christchurch. (B)

Christchurch - Mt Cook - Queenstown

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing on to New Zealand's highest mountain - Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the 'Alpine Resort' of Queenstown. (B)

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 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. (B)

Queenstown

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

Queenstown - Glacier Region

Depart Queenstown and travel via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. (B)

 

Glacier Region

A full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

 

Glacier Region - Greymouth - Christchurch

Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous TranzAlpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur's Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (B)

Departure day

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. (B)

  • Accommodation as outlined above.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • All sightseeing is outlined as above on Seat in Coach Basis/ Self Drive
  • Auckland & Wellington city tour (seat in coach only)
  •  Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show & Rainbow Springs
  • Traditional Maori Hangi (dinner) & concert
  • Te Papa Museum guided tour
  • Interislander ferry
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Glacier Hot Pools (self-drive only)
  • Tranz Alpine Train (seat in coach only)
  • Airport Transfers on Seat in Coach Basis or client would have to pick up the car from the airport for self-drive
  • Airfare & Ticket Taxes
  • Visa Charges
  • Government Service Tax
  • Insurance
  • Tours that are marked as optional.
  • Entrance fees to sights
  • Intercity flights
  • Meals Not Specified
  • Surcharges Applicable If Any
  • Travel And Medical Insurance
  • Tips And Porterage
  • Expenses Of Personal Nature
  • Any Other Services Not Mentioned In The Package Inclusions
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