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Charming New Zealand
12 Days

ITINERARY

12 Days: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Hobbiton, Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Glacier Region, Tranz Alpine Train

Tour Overview:
Covering some of the most charming places in New Zealand, this itinerary surely lives up to its name. Starting with Auckland, The City of Sails, the tour takes you to the Hobbiton movie set, thermal reserves of Rotorua and Lake Taupo, the capital city of Wellington, Christchurch, Scottish influenced Dunedin, The TranzAlpine Train and the showstopper Queenstown, one of the most picturesque places on Earth.

DAY 1 – ARRIVE AUCKLAND

On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.


DAY 2 – AUCKLAND / WAITOMO / ROTORUA – HOBBITON

Travel south through the Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the glowworm caves. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon via Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of this world-class attraction. (B)


DAY 3 – ROTORUA

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show and Rainbow Springs to view trout and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure. (B)


DAY 4 – ROTORUA / WELLINGTON

Travel from Rotorua to Lake Taupo before heading south through the Central Plateau to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. (B)


DAY 5 – WELLINGTON

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. (B)


DAY 6 – WELLINGTON / COOK STRAIT / 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 Blenheim and Kaikoura to reach the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch. (B)


DAY 7 – CHRISTCHURCH / DUNEDIN

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. (B)


DAY 8 – DUNEDIN / QUEENSTOWN

This morning is free for optional activities. Leaving Dunedin, travel through South Otago, through Balclutha and Gore and across the fertile Southland Plains to Lake Te Anau. Continue around the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to reach Queenstown. (B)


DAY 9 – QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. (B)


DAY 10 – 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. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included. (B)


DAY 11 – GLACIER REGION / GREYMOUTH / TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN / CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train. 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)


DAY 12 – DEPART CHRISTCHURCH

Transfer to the airport for your departing flight. (B)

* This tour is also available on self-drive basis


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Departs - Daily
2021
Scheduled Departures Double Single
Apr 14 - Apr 25 3795 5650
Apr 28 - May 09 3795 5650
May 19 - May 30 3375 4850
Jun 02 - Jun 13 3375 4850
Jun 16 - Jun 27 3375 4850
Jun 30 - Jul 11 3375 4850
Jul 14 - Jul 25 3375 4850
Jul 28 - Aug 08 3375 4850
Aug 11 - Aug 22 3375 4850
Aug 25 - Sep 05 3375 4850
Sep 08 - Sep 19 3375 4850
Sep 22 - Oct 03 3375 4850
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day.
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the below hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.
Accommodation:
Auckland
SKYCITY Hotel Auckland, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland or similar
Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Rotorua, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside or similar
Wellington
Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental or similar
Christchurch
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch, Novotel Christchurch or similar
Dunedin
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross or similar
Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown, Novotel Hotel Lakeside or similar
Glacier Region
Distinction Fox Glacier or similar

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

    • Accommodation in First Class hotels
    • 11 Breakfasts
    • Meet and Greet and airport transfers by private vehicle
    • Remainder of transportation by seat in coach with English speaking driver/guide.
    • Sightseeing with entry fees as specified in the itinerary

 

 

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