DAY 1 ARRIVAL AT AUCKLAND
On arrival at Auckland airport, met and transferred to your accommodation. Hotel: Airedale or similar
DAY 2 AUCKLAND – WAITOMO – ROTORUA
Travel south to Rotorua via the rich pastoral province of Waikato towards the fascinating Waitomo Caves. Experience a guided tour of the famous Glowworm Grotto featuring an underground boat ride. Continue on via Lake Karapiro to arrive in Rotorua. Hotel: Sudima or similar.
DAY 3 ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING
Wildlife Park to see bird life, trout and other native wild life. A performing sheep show followed by a visit to the Te Puai Thermal Reserve. Learn Maori crafts at the Maori Arts And Crafts Institute and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
DAY 4 ROTORUA / CHRISTCHURCH
Transfer to airport at Rotorua. Upon arrival at Christchurch airport, meet and transfer to Hotel. Hotel: Cotswold or similar.
DAY 5 CHRISTCHURCH / MOUNT COOK / QUEENSTOWN
Across the Canterbury Plains, through the Mackenzie country via Lake Tekapo where can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd. Continue alongside the Tasman River to Mount Cook National Park. Continue on to the Lindis Pass, and through the Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown. Hotel: Aspen or similar.
DAY 6 MILFORD SOUND DAY EXCURSION
Travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. View the Mirror Lakes continue through the Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Red Boat cruise, for an unforgettable experience, and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord. Journey to the mouth of the sound and see wildlife.
DAY 7 QUEENSTOWN
Free at leisure.
DAY 8 QUEENSTOWN / DUNEDIN
A coach from Queenstown connects with The Taieri Gorge Limited train via the Maniototo and Strath Taieri Plains. Taieri Gorge Railway take from Queenstown to Dunedin, on a special train’n’coach tour. Dunedin is one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. On the doorstep of the city, you can find incredible wildlife – the world’s rarest penguins, a mainland albatross colony, fur seals and sea lions. Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel or similar.
DAY 9 DUNEDIN – CHRISTCHURCH
Take a fun filled and fascinating guided tour around the Cadbury Dunedin chocolate factory and sample Cadbury product along the way! (Monday to Friday & SUBJECT to the timing of coach depart for Christchurch. If unable to connect coach, this tour will have to LESS OUT). Travel to The Waitaki district is a place of haunting natural beauty, complemented by Oamaru’s historic white-stone architecture. Then come to Canterbury plains then to Christchurch. Hotel: Cotswold Hotel or similar.
Day 10 DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Today you will be transferred to the airport. However we hope you will take the time to extend your stay.
**Home Sweet Home**
|Standard||BND 3818||BND 4838||BND 3778|
|Superior||BND 4088||BND 5168||BND 4038|
• Surcharge applies for peak seasons.
• The sequence of the itinerary may change to ensure smooth running of the tour.