Combining the chance to experience North Island’s rich Maori heritage, cosmopolitan cities and geothermal sites with a close up look at the rustic charms and wondrous natural landscapes of the South, this all-encompassing tour allows you to see all of New Zealand’s best and most magnificent of sights.
- Waitomo Caves
- Te Puia Thermal Reserve
- Rainbow Springs
- Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
- Mt Ruapehu
- Tongariro National Park
- Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton
- Tranz Alpine Train Journey
- Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Glacier
- Queenstown Skyline Gondola
- Milford Sound Cruise
- 11 nights accommodation at choice of hotel with daily breakfast
- 11 days car rental
- Seat-In-Coach (SIC) transfer airport - hotel - airport
- Admission and/or sightseeing as stated in itinerary
On arrival into Auckland, transfer from airport to hotel included or collect rental car for self drive option.
Travel south of Auckland to Rotorua via the famous Waitomo Caves where a guided tour with a boat trip through the glow-worm grotto is included. This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and Cultural Performance with Tamaki Maori Village, stay 2 nights.
Three major attractions are included with your Rotorua sightseeing. Begin with a visit to Te Puia Thermal reserve whereyou will see boiling mud pools andsteaming geysers, before headingto Rainbow Springs for a chance to learn about New Zealand’s native bush and maybe see our native bird – the Kiwi. Finally a visit to Rotorua is not complete without experiencing the Agrodome to learn about our farming heritage with an entertaining farm show.The afternoon is free to enjoy Rotorua at your leisure. As an optional extra you could add anexcursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set. We recommend pre booking.
Today travel south from Rotorua to Wellington across the VolcanicPlateau in the centre of the North Island passing by majesticMt Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park.
Travel on the Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton then travel along the coast to Christchurch.
Seat in Coach passengers travel by train on the Tranz Alpine to Greymouth and then coach to Fox Glacier. Self drive passengers drive across the majestic Southern Alps and along the West Coast to Fox Glacier. In places Arthurs Pass road is an engineering master piece and offers outstanding vistas. Self drive passengers also receive entry to the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools.
One of New Zealand’s most spectacular touring days. The scenery changes from wild West Coast beaches and abundant rainforest to vast mountain vistas before arriving in the Southern Lakes District, stay 2 nights.
A full day to explore the many sights and activities in the Queenstown region. We have included a ride on the Gondola to the Skyline Complex.
A day trip to Milford Sound is a touring highlight while in New Zealand. Milford Sound is regarded as one of our most scenic locations with dramatic high mountain sides plunging into the depths of the fjord. It is even more spectacular when it is raining, as hundreds of waterfalls descend over the craggy rocks. Following the included cruise you will travel back along the Milford Highway stopping at the small lake side town of Te Anau for the evening.
A half day journey will take you to Dunedin, an historic city with beautiful old buildings including the Dunedin railway Station building. You will arrive in time to partake in an optional excursion to visit the wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. We suggest you visit ‘Natures Wonders’ where you will experience a genuine New Zealand Sheep farm which includes penguin sightings and seals. We recommend pre booking.
Return to Christchurch along the eastern coast of the South Island passing through the towns of Oamaru and Timaru.
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the Christchurch airport or return your rental car before departing.
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