Welcome to your tour of New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud. After clearing Immigrations and Customs you will be met by our local representative for a private transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02 : Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo.Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the `Thermal City' of Rotorua for an overnight stay.
Day 03 : Rotorua - Napier
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. This morning visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools and roaring geysers. Following this visit Paradise Valley Springs to see New Zealand's trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. Depart Rotorua and travel south via the Wairakei Geothermal area to arrive at New Zealand's largest lake, Lake Taupo. Continue over rugged mountain ranges and well cultivated farmland to arrive in the `Art Deco' city of Napier for an overnight stay.
Day 04 : Napier - Wellington
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Travel through the Manawatu Gorge and Takapau Plains to Palmerston North, famous for its agricultural university. Continue south to arrive in Wellington, New Zealand's capital city for an overnight stay.
Day 05 : Wellington - Christchurch
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. 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 for an overnight stay.
Day 06 : Christchurch - Dunedin
Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. Overnight at the hotel, Dunedin
Day 07 : Dunedin - Queenstown
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. 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 for an overnight stay.
Day 08 : Queenstown
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. An opportunity today to explore the endless optional attractions is available. Queenstown offers bungee jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in tour price. Overnight at the hotel in Queenstown.
Day 09 : Queenstown - Glacier Region
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to 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 an overnight stay.
Day 10 : Glacier Region - Greymouth - Christchurch
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur's Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel beside the Waimakariri River to Christchurch for an overnight stay.
Day 11 : Depart Christchurch
Enjoy your last buffet breakfast at the hotel. You will be met by our local representative at the hotel lobby for your departure transfer to the Airport on seat in coach basis.