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New Zealand Splendor
9 Days

ITINERARY

9 Days: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Glacier Region, Tranz Alpine Train, Christchurch

Tour Overview:
Start your New Zealand sojourn in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Travel south for a guided tour of the Glowworm Caves, before a guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, one of NZ’s most visited attractions. Explore the incredible nature in Rotorua, Milford Sound, Queenstown and Glacier Region, before capping off your bucket list trip by riding the incredibly scenic TranzAlpine Train.

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 / HOBBITON / ROTORUA

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, the Agrodome for a sheep and farm show and Rainbow Springs to view trout and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure. (B)


DAY 4 – ROTORUA / QUEENSTOWN

Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight from Rotorua to Queenstown (airfare additional). Arrive and transfer to your hotel. (B)


DAY 5 – QUEENSTOWN – MILFORD SOUND

Travel through Lumsden and Te Anau to the Fiordland National Park. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the man made Homer Tunnel to arrive in Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on the fiord before returning to Queenstown. (B)


DAY 6 – 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 7 – QUEENSTOWN / GLACIER REGION

Journey past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before turning into the Haast Past and the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue north to arrive in Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. (B)


DAY 8 – GLACIER REGION / GREYMOUTH / TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN / CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine 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 the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in the ‘garden city’ of Christchurch. (B)


DAY 9 – 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

2020-21
Departs Daily Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
May 1, 2020 to Sep 30, 2020 $2,595 $3,820
Oct 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021 $2,975 $4,450
Hotels
Auckland: SKYCITY Hotel Auckland, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland or similar
Rotorua: Millennium Hotel Rotorua, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside or similar
Queenstown: Millennium Hotel Queenstown, Novotel Hotel Lakeside or similar
Glacier Region: Distinction Fox Glacier or similar
Christchurch: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch, Novotel Christchurch or similar

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

    • Accommodation in First Class hotels
    • 8 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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