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Amazing New Zealand


New Zealand, a land of virgin beauty attracts visitors round the globe. The blend of Polynesian culture and modern city environment has created a life style amongst the worlds best. The South Island’s largest city, Christchurch is a mixture of refined life style and cultural excitement. The alpine village of Mt. Cook offers a thoroughly refreshing natural experience. Rotorua’s striking gardens, cobbled streets is a mix of Maori and English Tudor period.

 


Itinerary


Day 1

Auckland
Arrive Auckland and transfer to hotel.

 
Day 2 Auckland - Rotorua
After breakfast, depart for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 3 Rotorua
After breakfast, visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at the thermal area. Visit Rainbow Springs to see the trout, birds, & wildlife. Continue to the Agrodome to see great shows performed by sheep and dogs. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 4 Rotorua – Wellington (460 kms / 5 hrs approx)
After breakfast set off south to Wairakei, on to the picturesque township of Taupo. Cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu to Wellington. Check in at hotel for overnight.

 
Day 5 Wellington
After breakfast, city tour covering the Parliament Buildings, Old St Paul's Cathedral, Mt Victoria etc. Balance day free for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 6 Wellington - Christchurch(430 kms / 8hrs approx)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to take flight for Christchurch. Check in at hotel. Enjoy this beautiful city on your own. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 7 Christchurch - Fox Glacier (420 kms / 6hrs approx)
After early breakfast board the renowned Tranz Alpine train, cross the Canterbury Plains to the mountains, where Arthur’s Pass and the Otira Tunnel lead to the West Coast. Continue by coach along the narrow, bush clad, coastal plain. Check in at hotel in Fox Glacier. Afternoon free to enjoy this glacier town.

 
Day 8 Fox Glacier – Queenstown (381 kms / 5hrs approx)
After breakfast, check out to head south into dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas. The Haast river guides you inland through the Haast Pass to Lake Wanaka. Continue in the afternoon through the rugged Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown. Check in at hotel. Enjoy this quaint town on your own. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 9 Queenstown
After breakfast, enjoy the beautiful Alpine resort. You can also try water sports and Bungy Jumping. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 10 Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
After early breakfast, proceed towards southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Enjoy the Milford Sound Cruise on the world famous fiords . Return to Queenstown in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 11 Queenstown - Christchurch
After breakfast you will leave for Christchurch via the magnificent Mt. Cook, lush green rain forest and many cascading rainfalls. Check in at hotel. Evening at leisure or for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 12 Christchurch
After breakfast, leave for city sightseeing covering the Gothic style University building, Cashmere Hills, Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. Visit the dazzling “Ice Cave”, the “under Ice” Aquarium and enjoy a true Antarctic Day. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 13 Christchurch - Auckland
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your return flight.