Best of New Zealand – 14N / 15D

New Zealand is one of the most unique destinations on Earth, where scenes of sweeping, verdant landscapes and pristine wilderness abound. In addition to its endless natural attractions, New Zealand is also known for its rich culture, friendly locals, and excellent food and wine.

Price

99

Duration

15 Days

Places

Christchurch, Mount Cook

Travellers

5+

Infomation

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and over 700 smaller islands.

Tour Plan

  • Upon arrival in Auckland, `The City of Sails’, seat in coach guest will be met by local representative and privately transferred to your hotel.
  • Self drive guest will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Auckland.
  • This morning enjoy sightseeing tour of Auckland city (seat in coach guests only).
  • Visit Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter (both seat in coach and self drive guests).
  • Rest of the day is free.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Auckland.
  • Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
  • On completion continue over the Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua.
  • Overnight stay in Rotorua.
  • Today Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers.
  • Following this, visit Agrodome for a farm show and Rainbow Springs to see trout, birds and wildlife.
  • The afternoon is at leisure.
  • This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Rotorua.
  • Proceed to 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 at the hotel in Wellington.
  • This morning enjoy 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.
  • (Optional activities not included in tour price) Optional Sightseeing / Activities at an additional cost : Zealandia by Night Tour: Zealandia is the only place to see the KIWI bird in wild. Enjoy the nocturnal sights, sounds and smells of the sanctuary valley.
  • A night tour at Zealand is a unique experience you will never forget.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Wellington.
  • Proceed for 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.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Kaikoura.
  • Proceed to Christchruch travel through North Canterbury to reach the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch.
  • Overnight at Christchurch.
  • This morning travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo.
  • Visit the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing onto New Zealand’s highest mountain – Mt Cook.
  • Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south throughthe historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Queenstown.
  • Today 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 ford, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Queestown.
  • Today the day is free at leisure to explore the endless optional attractions available.
  • Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, gondola rides and much more.
  • Optional activities not included in the tour price.
  • 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.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Glacier Region.
  • Today the day is at leisure to explore this magnifcent glacier region.
  • Optional activities include a scenic fight or guided walk on one of the glaciers.
  • Optional activities not included in the tour price.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Glacier Region.
  • Today 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 Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Christchurch.
  • This morning proceed to airport to board the fight for your next destination or your hometown with fond memories to cherish for a lifetime.
  • Tour Concludes!!

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More about this tour

New Zealand is one of the most unique destinations on Earth, where scenes of sweeping, verdant landscapes and pristine wilderness abound. In addition to its endless natural attractions, New Zealand is also known for its rich culture, friendly locals, and excellent food and wine.New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and over 700 smaller islands.

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Entertainment
Outdoor Seating
Restaurant
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet