New ZealandGod's Own Country

is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. These islands are one of Earth’s most peculiar bioregions, inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else such as a nocturnal, burrowing parrot called the kakapo and kiwi. Kiwi are not only one of the national symbols – the others being the silver fern leaf and koru – but also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves.

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11 Nights / 12 Days 2 Nights Auckland / 2 Nights Rotorua / 2 Nights Bay of Islands (Pahia) / 3 Nights Queenstown / 1 Night Glacier Region / 1 Night Christchurch

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland – Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand
Welcome to New Zealand. Once you have cleared Customs & Immigration, receive your tour documents and be transferred to your accommodation. At your leisure, visit Auckland’s Sky Tower. Nothing compares to the 360 degrees views of Auckland City that you will get from the viewing platform once you have ridden up the SkyTower lift. For added excitement those who dare can stand on the glass floor panels and see the view down to street level. Overnight in Auckland.
Day 2: Auckland to Paihia (Bay of Islands)
Today following breakfast, this morning's tour takes you to the University, Auckland Harbour Bridge to North Shore for wide views of harbour and yacht marina, Mt Eden where you travel to the summit of this dormant volcano for wide views of the city, Paritai Drive Auckland's most expensive residential street with fantastic views of the Waitemata Harbour and finally Tamaki Water Front drive via Mission Bay. Visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Under Water World, Auckland's most visited attraction. Walk through the life size reconstruction of Captain Scott's Antarctic Hut as it was in 1911. Then it's back to the present to board the Snow Cat vehicle for ride into the special Antarctic enclosure where you will see live King and Gentoo Penguins. Come face to face with giant stingrays, moray eels, thousands of different fish species and 'the sharks'. All these creatures are only centimetres away in the unique underwater tunnel. Afterwards continue your day’s journey to Paihia. Explore the beautiful Hibiscus Coast and your Guided Tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Rich in cultural history and blessed with spectacular marine wildlife and scenery, no visit to New Zealand is complete without a trip to the Bay of Islands. Considered the birth place of New Zealand as a bicultural nation, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds are set in an extensive park-like reserve. Learn about the first Maori canoes migration to New Zealand, the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and visit Te Whare Runanga, a fully carved Maori Meeting House which is representative of all Iwi (regional tribes) in New Zealand. Overnight in Paihia.
Day 3: Day tour to Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga
After breakfast this morning, be collected from your hotel to begin your Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga Tour. Visit the Puketi Kauri Forest and marvel at trees over 1,000 years old. At Ninety Mile Beach, use our sand toboggans to slide down the giant sand-dunes. Capture the beauty of Cape Reinga, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea. Visit the Ancient Kauri Kingdom Café and view the massive 30,000 to 50,000 year old Kauri logs and hand-made Kauri furniture. Be returned to your hotel early evening. Overnight in Paihia.
Day 4: Morning Hole in the Rock Cruise / Afternoon Return to Auckland
Following your breakfast today, be collected from your hotel to go on the infamous Cape Brett Hole in the Rock cruise. Designed for nature lovers, this adventure begins when you step on board the luxury "Dolphin Seeker" catamaran. After, cast off a short cruise across to historic Russell before heading out to the clear waters of the beautiful Bay of Islands. On our way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse we seek out the playful dolphins. Further out visit the famous Hole in the Rock. After your cruise, you return to Auckland by coach. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Auckland.
Day 5: Auckland to Rotorua incl Waitomo Caves Tour
This morning, enjoy and early cooked breakfast before being collected from your hotel to travel through the horticultural farmland and into the lush dairy farm areas to Waitomo. Today’s highlight will be your guided tour through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves which have spectacular limestone formations and the roof is studded with the lights of thousands of tiny Glowworms. After your cave experience continue past Lake Karapiro and picturesque Fitzgerald Glade to arrive in Rotorua. Overnight in Rotorua.
Day 6: Rotorua’s Grand Experiences
Today after enjoying your breakfast, board your coach from your hotel entrance to enjoy 3 of Rotorua’s best sightseeing attractions.

Agrodome Sheep Show

During the show the audience will see nineteen sheep breeds introduced onto the stage, the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feed lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Tour Te Puia & Maori Arts & Crafts Institute

The Te Puia Thermal Reserve is renowned for the famous Pohutu Geyser which erupts 10 to 25 times each day to heights of 16 to 20 metres. The reserve is also filled with boiling mud pools generated by the extreme thinness of the earth's crust in the area. Follow your reserve experience with entry to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute which is preserving the remarkable heritage of our Maori people.

Rainbow Springs

Step inside Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a refreshing natural New Zealand experience. A place that soothes your senses. Here is a combination of natural elements working together - The quiet majesty of the native bush, ferns, trees and plants that defines Rainbow Springs Nature Park as uniquely New Zealand. Overnight in Rotorua Hotel.
Day 7: Rotorua - Queenstown
This morning after breakfast, transfers to Rotorua Airport for your flight to Queenstown. Upon arriving at Queenstown Airport today, you will be met by a transfer driver waiting for you in the arrivals area. He will greet you and welcome you to New Zealand, hand over your tour documents and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Queenstown
Day 8: Day Tour to Milford Sound & Fiordland inc Cruise
Today is your last day in Mauritius. After breakfast, pack up your baggage. Day is free tToday after breakfast, depart Queenstown and travel alongside Lake Wakatipu, through Kingston, Garston and Mossburn before arriving Te Anau. From Te Anau, follow the shores of Lake Te Anau before entering Fiordland National Park which covers 1.2 million hectares. Board the catamaran and embark on a 1.5 hour cruise out to the Tasman Sea and back with superb views or towering peaks, close ups of the cool mists of tall waterfalls, as well as southern fur seals and the spectacular Mitre Peak. Returning to Milford Wharf where you reboard your coach for your return journey to Queenstown arriving around 7.30pm. Overnight in Queenstown
Day 9: At Queenstown / Skyline Gondola Ride & Luge Ride
After breakfast today, you will be collected from your hotel and delivered to the base of the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown. The gondola ride takes you to Bob's Peak perched high above Queenstown. From here you get the best views over picturesque Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and Remarkable Mountains spread before you in a magnificent panorama. The ride up of 450 metres takes you to 790 metres above sea level. When you present your voucher at the Skyline Gondola 'ticket office' they will hand you a coffee/tea and cake voucher. After your Tea and Cake, go for your ride on the Luge, which is a four wheeled cart that you steer whilst making your way down hill. This is very fun activity! The rest of today is for optional activities, shopping and relaxing. Overnight in Queenstown.
Day 10: Queenstown to West Coast Glaciers
Today you will make a short visit to Lake Wanaka and then follow the shore of Lake Hawea through to Makarora. From here you are on the Haast Road which follows the ancient Maori trail to the West Coast. From the Haast township the scenery changes as you pass through small settlements and lakes full of Trout and Salmon. Once you reach Fox Glacier it is only another 25 minutes to your destination Franz Josef Glacier. There will be time this evening for an optional helicopter ride. Overnight at Glaciers. Optional Activity: Helicopter flight with Snow Landing
Day 11: Glaciers to Christchurch inc Tranz Alpine Train
This morning after breakfast continue up the West Coast travelling through the gold rush town of Ross where the largest gold nugget found weighed 2.8 kilograms. We will make a stop at Hokitika where time is available to view the Greenstone (Jade) and Glass Blowing studios. From here, pass through Kumara Junction before arriving at Greymouth which is where the Tranz Alpine train departs from. The award winning Tranz Alpine train is rated as one of the top six scenic train journeys in the world. The train winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular river gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley and crosses the huge and fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains,. On arrival in Christchurch, you will be met and delivered to your hotel. Overnight in Christchurch.
Day 12: Arrangements End / Depart Christchurch
After your final breakfast of the tour, you can choose to do an optional activity today before your tour concludes at Christchurch Airport. Farewell New Zealand! Optional Activities : Dawn Hot Air Balloon Flight or City Tour inc Entry to International Antarctic Centre
 

12 Nights / 13 Days 2 Nights Auckland / 2 Nights Rotorua / 2 Nights Wellington / 2 Nights Christchurch / 1 Night Glacier Region / 3 Nights Queenstown

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland – Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand
Welcome to New Zealand. Once you have cleared Customs & Immigration, receive your tour documents and be transferred to your accommodation. At your leisure, visit Auckland’s Sky Tower. Nothing compares to the 360 degrees views of Auckland City that you will get from the viewing platform once you have ridden up the SkyTower lift. For added excitement those who dare can stand on the glass floor panels and see the view down to street level. Overnight in Auckland.
Day 2: Auckland City Tour incl Kelly Tarlton’s
Today following breakfast, this morning's tour takes you to the University, Auckland Harbour Bridge to North Shore for wide views of harbour and yacht marina, Mt Eden where you travel to the summit of this dormant volcano for wide views of the city, Paritai Drive Auckland's most expensive residential street with fantastic views of the Waitemata Harbour and finally Tamaki Water Front drive via Mission Bay. Visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Under Water World, Auckland's most visited attraction. Walk through the life size reconstruction of Captain Scott's Antarctic Hut as it was in 1911. Then it's back to the present to board the Snow Cat vehicle for ride into the special Antarctic enclosure where you will see live King and Gentoo Penguins. Come face to face with giant stingrays, moray eels, thousands of different fish species and 'the sharks'. All these creatures are only centimetres away in the unique underwater tunnel. Overnight in Auckland.
Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua incl Waitomo Caves Tour
This morning, enjoy and early cooked breakfast before being collected from your hotel to travel through the horticultural farmland and into the lush dairy farm areas to Waitomo. Today’s highlight will be your guided tour through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves which have spectacular limestone formations and the roof is studded with the lights of thousands of tiny Glowworms. After your cave experience continue past Lake Karapiro and picturesque Fitzgerald Glade to arrive in Rotorua. On Arrival in Rotorua, enjoy fascinating journey of discovery that begins in town where Rotorua's rich history unfolds before you as you tour local landmarks and share stories and legends of the past. Highlights include Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island, Geothermal Sulphur Point, Government Gardens, The Museum, Blue Baths and much more! The adventure continues as the group ventures out to the spectacular lakes area for "Splashdown" (entry) into Lakes Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Okareka. Visit a small lakeside community where the Duck's elevation affords magnificent views of Mt Tarawera. Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of riding in an authentic WWII amphibious "duck" as well as getting a great introduction to Rotorua and its attractions. It's fun for the whole family and an education and adventure for all ages. Overnight in Rotorua.
Day 4: Rotorua’s Grand Experiences
Today after enjoying your breakfast, board your coach from your hotel entrance to enjoy 3 of Rotorua’s best sightseeing attractions.

Agrodome Sheep Show

During the show the audience will see nineteen sheep breeds introduced onto the stage, the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feed lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Tour Te Puia & Maori Arts & Crafts Institute

The Te Puia Thermal Reserve is renowned for the famous Pohutu Geyser which erupts 10 to 25 times each day to heights of 16 to 20 metres. The reserve is also filled with boiling mud pools generated by the extreme thinness of the earth's crust in the area. Follow your reserve experience with entry to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute which is preserving the remarkable heritage of our Maori people.

Rainbow Springs

Step inside Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a refreshing natural New Zealand experience. A place that soothes your senses. Here is a combination of natural elements working together - The quiet majesty of the native bush, ferns, trees and plants that defines Rainbow Springs Nature Park as uniquely New Zealand. Overnight in Rotorua Hotel.
Day 5: Rotorua to Wellington
Enjoy breakfast this morning, travel south from Rotorua passing through the Kaingaroa Forest, the largest man made forest in the Southern Hemisphere. Pass over the pipes of the Wairakei steam fields to arrive in the township of Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Drive around the edge of the lake with extensive views of active volcanoes, then onto the Desert Road, enjoy the trip, and arrive at Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Overnight in Wellington.
Day 6: Wellington
After a leisurely breakfast this morning, visit Wellington's must see icons and landmarks. View the city and harbour from the most stunning vantage points and drive the rugged southern coast and bays. At the end of your tour, be dropped at Te Papa, Wellington’s Museum. The museum is a great way to sample the treasures that are uniquely New Zealand. At your leisure explore exhibition highlights from the natural environment, Maori culture and treasures, art and colonial history. After the tour, be collected from Te Papa and returned to your hotel. Overnight in Wellington.
Day 7: Wellington – Picton - Christchurch
After your breakfast this morning, you will be collected from your hotel where you can then be transferred to Wellington Ferry terminal for your Interislander Ferry to Picton. Welcome to South Island, On arrival, catch your onward train to Christchurch. Arrival Christchurch, transfers from Railway station to Hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Christchurch.
Day 8: Christchurch to Glaciers inc Tranz Alpine Train
After an early breakfast this morning, be delivered to the Christchurch railway station, where you will board the Tranz Alpine Train. The award winning Tranz Alpine train is rated as one of the top six scenic train journeys in the world. The train crosses the huge and fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular river gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley. The highest point is 737 metres at the alpine village at Arthur's Pass. From Arthur's Pass to Greymouth the scenery is lush beech forest and tranquil Lake Brunner. After disembarking the train, board the waiting coach to the Glaciers. This afternoon begin your journey down the West Coast following lush, temperate rainforest sandwiched between the highest mountains of the Southern Alps and the rolling waves of the Tasman Sea. The village at Franz Josef Glacier is five kilometres from the face of Franz Josef Glacier itself. Continue another 30 minutes to get to the small Alpine Village of Fox Glacier. On Arrival, enjoy 20 mins Scenic Helicopter flight with one snow landing. Overnight in Glaciers.
Day 9: Glacier Region to Queenstown
After breakfast today, we continue the journey down the West Coast into South Westland which is the least populated part of New Zealand. At Fox Glacier you will once again have the opportunity to see the impressive glacier through the coach windows. On a clear day you will also be rewarded with magnificent views of Mount Cook in the background of Fox Glacier. As you near Haast the landscape changes and once you have gone over the Heritage Haast Pass which is the highest road pass through the Southern Alps you emerge into a different landscape of Central Otago with it's sparkling lakes and the surrounding Mount Aspiring National Park. Then it's down the Kawarau River Gorge into Queenstown which is New Zealand's adventure capital. Overnight in Queenstown.
Day 10: Day Tour to Milford Sound & Fiordland inc Cruise
Today after breakfast, depart Queenstown and travel alongside Lake Wakatipu, through Kingston, Garston and Mossburn before arriving Te Anau. From Te Anau, follow the shores of Lake Te Anau before entering Fiordland National Park which covers 1.2 million hectares. Board the catamaran and embark on a 1.5 hour cruise out to the Tasman Sea and back with superb views or towering peaks, close ups of the cool mists of tall waterfalls, as well as southern fur seals and the spectacular Mitre Peak. Returning to Milford Wharf where you reboard your coach for your return journey to Queenstown arriving around 7.30pm. Overnight in Queenstown.
Day 11: Free Day in Queenstown
After your breakfast today, you have the opportunity to enjoy many of the fun adventure activities or sightseeing trips available in Queenstown. Some of these optional ideas include Kawarau Jet-Boat Ride Shotover Jet-boat Ride
Dart River Jet Safari
4WD Lord of the Rings Tour
Tandem Sky-Dive
Queenstown Highlights Tour
Earnslaw Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Farm Tour
Half Day Wine Tour incl Platter Lunch
Day 12: Queenstown / Mt Cook Village / Christchurch
Enjoy your breakfast this morning, before boarding the coach to Christchurch. The Mount Cook Wander begins from Queenstown with a short trip up the Kawarau River Gorge into Lindis Pass and over the MacKenzie Basin to Mount Cook National Park. During your stop at Mount Cook there is an opportunity for an optional scenic flight or lunch at The Hermitage. Leaving Mount Cook, return to Lake Pukaki following the shores to meet up with the main highway. Continuing your journey to Lake Tekapo you stop briefly to view the "Church of the Good Shepherd" and the bronze "Collie Dog" statue signifying the rural history of the area. From here you drive through the Canterbury Plains the largest area of flat land in New Zealand. Overnight in Christchurch
Day 13: Arrangements End / Depart Christchurch
After your final breakfast of the tour, check out from the hotel & depart for Morning city tour of Christchurch. Experience the grand architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with pretty ponds and water features, drive through the city center with its historic buildings and architecture. Visit the seaside suburb of Sumner, and travel to the Sign of the Takahe to admire the spectacular views over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. After this tour, proceed to the Christchurch International airport & experience the true feel Antartica in an Antartic Centre. Experience Huggland ride, Penguin encounter & 4D Theatre. The Antarctic Attraction' consists of Antarctic exhibits, a café, and bar. The centre operates a Hagglund Ride around the centre's land. This is aimed mainly at children, however is an educational tool for all ages, to display the mobility of the Hagglund. The Hagglund is an Antarctic Vehicle that is still in operation. Among other attractions, there is an Antarctic snow storm room, an audiovisual display, and little blue penguins at the NZ Penguin Encounter. The centre is set up for taking in penguins from the wild that are in need of help, with one of those penguins nicknamed 'Morgan' getting media attention for refusing to swim.[1] After the tour, proceed to your terminal & catch your returning flight back home. Farewell New Zealand.
 

8 Nights / 9 Days 2 Nights Auckland / 2 Nights Rotorua / 3 Nights Queenstown / 1 Nights Christchurch

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland – Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand
Welcome to New Zealand. Once you have cleared Customs & Immigration, receive your tour documents and be transferred to your accommodation. At your leisure, visit Auckland’s Sky Tower. Nothing compares to the 360 degrees views of Auckland City that you will get from the viewing platform once you have ridden up the SkyTower lift. For added excitement those who dare can stand on the glass floor panels and see the view down to street level. Overnight in Auckland.
Day 2: Auckland City Tour incl Kelly Tarlton’s
Today following breakfast, this morning's tour takes you to the University, Auckland Harbour Bridge to North Shore for wide views of harbour and yacht marina, Mt Eden where you travel to the summit of this dormant volcano for wide views of the city, Paritai Drive Auckland's most expensive residential street with fantastic views of the Waitemata Harbour and finally Tamaki Water Front drive via Mission Bay. Visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Under Water World, Auckland's most visited attraction. Walk through the life size reconstruction of Captain Scott's Antarctic Hut as it was in 1911. Then it's back to the present to board the Snow Cat vehicle for ride into the special Antarctic enclosure where you will see live King and Gentoo Penguins. Come face to face with giant stingrays, moray eels, thousands of different fish species and 'the sharks'. All these creatures are only centimetres away in the unique underwater tunnel. Overnight in Auckland
Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua incl Waitomo Caves Tour
This morning, enjoy and early cooked breakfast before being collected from your hotel to travel through the horticultural farmland and into the lush dairy farm areas to Waitomo. Today’s highlight will be your guided tour through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves which have spectacular limestone formations and the roof is studded with the lights of thousands of tiny Glowworms. After your cave experience continue past Lake Karapiro and picturesque Fitzgerald Glade to arrive in Rotorua. On Arrival in Rotorua, enjoy fascinating journey of discovery that begins in town where Rotorua's rich history unfolds before you as you tour local landmarks and share stories and legends of the past. Highlights include Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island, Geothermal Sulphur Point, Government Gardens, The Museum, Blue Baths and much more! The adventure continues as the group ventures out to the spectacular lakes area for "Splashdown" (entry) into Lakes Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Okareka. Visit a small lakeside community where the Duck's elevation affords magnificent views of Mt Tarawera. Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of riding in an authentic WWII amphibious "duck" as well as getting a great introduction to Rotorua and its attractions. It's fun for the whole family and an education and adventure for all ages. Overnight in Rotorua.
Day 4: Rotorua’s Grand Experiences
Today after enjoying your breakfast, board your coach from your hotel entrance to enjoy 3 of Rotorua’s best sightseeing attractions.

Agrodome Sheep Show

During the show the audience will see nineteen sheep breeds introduced onto the stage, the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feed lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Tour Te Puia & Maori Arts & Crafts Institute

The Te Puia Thermal Reserve is renowned for the famous Pohutu Geyser which erupts 10 to 25 times each day to heights of 16 to 20 metres. The reserve is also filled with boiling mud pools generated by the extreme thinness of the earth's crust in the area. Follow your reserve experience with entry to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute which is preserving the remarkable heritage of our Maori people.

Rainbow Springs

Step inside Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a refreshing natural New Zealand experience. A place that soothes your senses. Here is a combination of natural elements working together - The quiet majesty of the native bush, ferns, trees and plants that defines Rainbow Springs Nature Park as uniquely New Zealand. Overnight in Rotorua Hotel.
Day 5: Rotorua to Queenstown
After breakfast today, Check out from Rotorua Hotel & transfers to the airport for your flight to Queenstown which is New Zealand's adventure capital. Overnight in Queenstown.
Day 6: Day Tour to Milford Sound & Fiordland inc Cruise
Today after breakfast, depart Queenstown and travel alongside Lake Wakatipu, through Kingston, Garston and Mossburn before arriving Te Anau. From Te Anau, follow the shores of Lake Te Anau before entering Fiordland National Park which covers 1.2 million hectares. Board the catamaran and embark on a 1.5 hour cruise out to the Tasman Sea and back with superb views or towering peaks, close ups of the cool mists of tall waterfalls, as well as southern fur seals and the spectacular Mitre Peak. Returning to Milford Wharf where you reboard your coach for your return journey to Queenstown arriving around 7.30pm. Overnight in Queenstown.
Day 7: Free Day in Queenstown
After your breakfast today, you have the opportunity to enjoy many of the fun adventure activities or sightseeing trips available in Queenstown. Some of these optional ideas include
      - Kawarau Jet-Boat Ride
      - Shotover Jet-boat Ride
      - Dart River Jet Safari
      - 4WD Lord of the Rings Tour
      - Tandem Sky-Dive
      - Queenstown Highlights Tour
      - Earnslaw Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Farm Tour
      - Half Day Wine Tour incl Platter Lunch
Overnight Queenstown.
Day 8: Queenstown / Mt Cook Village / Christchurch
Enjoy your breakfast this morning, before boarding the coach to Christchurch. The Mount Cook Wander begins from Queenstown with a short trip up the Kawarau River Gorge into Lindis Pass and over the MacKenzie Basin to Mount Cook National Park. During your stop at Mount Cook there is an opportunity for an optional scenic flight or lunch at The Hermitage. Leaving Mount Cook, return to Lake Pukaki following the shores to meet up with the main highway. Continuing your journey to Lake Tekapo you stop briefly to view the "Church of the Good Shepherd" and the bronze "Collie Dog" statue signifying the rural history of the area. From here you drive through the Canterbury Plains the largest area of flat land in New Zealand. Overnight in Christchurch Optional Activities : 40 Minute Ski-plane flight with Snow Landing or Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Day 9: Arrangements End / Depart Christchurch
After your final breakfast of the tour, check out from the hotel & depart for Morning city tour of Christchurch. Experience the grand architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with pretty ponds and water features, drive through the city center with its historic buildings and architecture. Visit the seaside suburb of Sumner, and travel to the Sign of the Takahe to admire the spectacular views over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. After this tour, proceed to the Christchurch International airport & experience the true feel Antartica in an Antartic Centre. Experience Huggland ride, Penguin encounter & 4D Theatre. The Antarctic Attraction' consists of Antarctic exhibits, a café, and bar. The centre operates a Hagglund Ride around the centre's land. This is aimed mainly at children, however is an educational tool for all ages, to display the mobility of the Hagglund. The Hagglund is an Antarctic Vehicle that is still in operation. Among other attractions, there is an Antarctic snow storm room, an audiovisual display, and little blue penguins at the NZ Penguin Encounter. The centre is set up for taking in penguins from the wild that are in need of help, with one of those penguins nicknamed 'Morgan' getting media attention for refusing to swim.[1] After the tour, proceed to your terminal & catch your returning flight back home. Farewell New Zealand.
 

10 Nights / 11 Days2 Nights Auckland / 2 Nights Rotorua / 2 Nights Christchurch / 1 Night Glaciers / 3 Nights Queenstown

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland – Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand
Welcome to New Zealand. Once you have cleared Customs & Immigration, receive your tour documents and be transferred to your accommodation. At your leisure, visit Auckland’s Sky Tower. Nothing compares to the 360 degrees views of Auckland City that you will get from the viewing platform once you have ridden up the SkyTower lift. For added excitement those who dare can stand on the glass floor panels and see the view down to street level. Overnight in Auckland.
Day 2: Auckland City Tour incl Kelly Tarlton’s
Today following breakfast, this morning's tour takes you to the University, Auckland Harbour Bridge to North Shore for wide views of harbour and yacht marina, Mt Eden where you travel to the summit of this dormant volcano for wide views of the city, Paritai Drive Auckland's most expensive residential street with fantastic views of the Waitemata Harbour and finally Tamaki Water Front drive via Mission Bay. Visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Under Water World, Auckland's most visited attraction. Walk through the life size reconstruction of Captain Scott's Antarctic Hut as it was in 1911. Then it's back to the present to board the Snow Cat vehicle for ride into the special Antarctic enclosure where you will see live King and Gentoo Penguins. Come face to face with giant stingrays, moray eels, thousands of different fish species and 'the sharks'. All these creatures are only centimetres away in the unique underwater tunnel. Overnight in Auckland
Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua incl Waitomo Caves Tour
This morning, enjoy and early cooked breakfast before being collected from your hotel to travel through the horticultural farmland and into the lush dairy farm areas to Waitomo. Today’s highlight will be your guided tour through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves which have spectacular limestone formations and the roof is studded with the lights of thousands of tiny Glowworms. After your cave experience continue past Lake Karapiro and picturesque Fitzgerald Glade to arrive in Rotorua. Overnight in Rotorua.
Day 4: Rotorua’s Grand Experiences
Today after enjoying your breakfast, board your coach from your hotel entrance to enjoy 3 of Rotorua’s best sightseeing attractions.

Agrodome Sheep Show

During the show the audience will see nineteen sheep breeds introduced onto the stage, the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feed lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Tour Te Puia & Maori Arts & Crafts Institute

The Te Puia Thermal Reserve is renowned for the famous Pohutu Geyser which erupts 10 to 25 times each day to heights of 16 to 20 metres. The reserve is also filled with boiling mud pools generated by the extreme thinness of the earth's crust in the area. Follow your reserve experience with entry to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute which is preserving the remarkable heritage of our Maori people.

Rainbow Springs

Step inside Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a refreshing natural New Zealand experience. A place that soothes your senses. Here is a combination of natural elements working together - The quiet majesty of the native bush, ferns, trees and plants that defines Rainbow Springs Nature Park as uniquely New Zealand. Overnight in Rotorua Hotel.
Day 5: Rotorua - Christchurch
Enjoy your cooked breakfast this morning, before being collected from your hotel and transferred to Rotorua Airport to catch your onward flight to Christchurch. Upon arriving at Christchurch airport today, you will be met by a transfer driver waiting for you in the arrivals area. He will greet you and welcome you to New Zealand, hand over your tour documents and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Christchurch.
Day 6: Christchurch to Glaciers inc Tranz Alpine Train
After an early breakfast this morning, be delivered to the Christchurch railway station, where you will board the Tranz Alpine Train. The award winning Tranz Alpine train is rated as one of the top six scenic train journeys in the world. The train crosses the huge and fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular river gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley. The highest point is 737 metres at the alpine village at Arthur's Pass. From Arthur's Pass to Greymouth the scenery is lush beech forest and tranquil Lake Brunner. After disembarking the train, board the waiting coach to the Glaciers. This afternoon begin your journey down the West Coast following lush, temperate rainforest sandwiched between the highest mountains of the Southern Alps and the rolling waves of the Tasman Sea. The village at Franz Josef Glacier is five kilometres from the face of Franz Josef Glacier itself. Continue another 30 minutes to get to the small Alpine Village of Fox Glacier. Overnight in Glaciers Optional Activity: Helicopter flight with Snow Landing
Day 7: Glacier Region to Queenstown
After breakfast today, we continue the journey down the West Coast into South Westland which is the least populated part of New Zealand. At Fox Glacier you will once again have the opportunity to see the impressive glacier through the coach windows. On a clear day you will also be rewarded with magnificent views of Mount Cook in the background of Fox Glacier. As you near Haast the landscape changes and once you have gone over the Heritage Haast Pass which is the highest road pass through the Southern Alps you emerge into a different landscape of Central Otago with it's sparkling lakes and the surrounding Mount Aspiring National Park. Then it's down the Kawarau River Gorge into Queenstown which is New Zealand's adventure capital. Overnight in Queenstown.
Day 8: Day Tour to Milford Sound & Fiordland inc Cruise
Today after breakfast, depart Queenstown and travel alongside Lake Wakatipu, through Kingston, Garston and Mossburn before arriving Te Anau. From Te Anau, follow the shores of Lake Te Anau before entering Fiordland National Park which covers 1.2 million hectares. Board the catamaran and embark on a 1.5 hour cruise out to the Tasman Sea and back with superb views or towering peaks, close ups of the cool mists of tall waterfalls, as well as southern fur seals and the spectacular Mitre Peak. Returning to Milford Wharf where you reboard your coach for your return journey to Queenstown arriving around 7.30pm. Overnight in Queenstown.
Day 9: Free Day in Queenstown
After your breakfast today, you have the opportunity to enjoy many of the fun adventure activities or sightseeing trips available in Queenstown. Some of these optional ideas include
      - Kawarau Jet-Boat Ride
      - Shotover Jet-boat Ride
      - Dart River Jet Safari
      - 4WD Lord of the Rings Tour
      - Tandem Sky-Dive
      - Queenstown Highlights Tour
      - Earnslaw Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Farm Tour
      - Half Day Wine Tour incl Platter Lunch
Overnight Queenstown.
Day 10: Queenstown / Mt Cook Village / Christchurch
Enjoy your breakfast this morning, before boarding the coach to Christchurch. The Mount Cook Wander begins from Queenstown with a short trip up the Kawarau River Gorge into Lindis Pass and over the MacKenzie Basin to Mount Cook National Park. During your stop at Mount Cook there is an opportunity for an optional scenic flight or lunch at The Hermitage. Leaving Mount Cook, return to Lake Pukaki following the shores to meet up with the main highway. Continuing your journey to Lake Tekapo you stop briefly to view the "Church of the Good Shepherd" and the bronze "Collie Dog" statue signifying the rural history of the area. From here you drive through the Canterbury Plains the largest area of flat land in New Zealand. Overnight in Christchurch. Optional Activities : 40 Minute Ski-plane flight with Snow Landing or Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Day 11: Arrangements End / Depart Christchurch
After your final breakfast of the tour, you can choose to do an optional activity today before your tour concludes at Christchurch Airport. Farewell New Zealand! Optional Activities : Dawn Hot Air Balloon Flight OR City Tour inc Entry to International Antarctic Centre
 

6 Nights / 7 Days2 Nights Auckland / 2 Nights Rotorua / 2Nights Wellington

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland – Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand
Welcome to New Zealand. Once you have cleared Customs & Immigration, receive your tour documents and be transferred to your accommodation. At your leisure, visit Auckland’s Sky Tower. Nothing compares to the 360 degrees views of Auckland City that you will get from the viewing platform once you have ridden up the SkyTower lift. For added excitement those who dare can stand on the glass floor panels and see the view down to street level. Overnight in Auckland.
Day 2: Auckland City Tour incl Kelly Tarlton’s
Today following breakfast, this morning's tour takes you to the University, Auckland Harbour Bridge to North Shore for wide views of harbour and yacht marina, Mt Eden where you travel to the summit of this dormant volcano for wide views of the city, Paritai Drive Auckland's most expensive residential street with fantastic views of the Waitemata Harbour and finally Tamaki Water Front drive via Mission Bay. Visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Under Water World, Auckland's most visited attraction. Walk through the life size reconstruction of Captain Scott's Antarctic Hut as it was in 1911. Then it's back to the present to board the Snow Cat vehicle for ride into the special Antarctic enclosure where you will see live King and Gentoo Penguins. Come face to face with giant stingrays, moray eels, thousands of different fish species and 'the sharks'. All these creatures are only centimetres away in the unique underwater tunnel. Overnight in Auckland.
Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua incl Waitomo Caves Tour
This morning, enjoy and early cooked breakfast before being collected from your hotel to travel through the horticultural farmland and into the lush dairy farm areas to Waitomo. Today’s highlight will be your guided tour through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves which have spectacular limestone formations and the roof is studded with the lights of thousands of tiny Glowworms. After your cave experience continue past Lake Karapiro and picturesque Fitzgerald Glade to arrive in Rotorua. Overnight in Rotorua
Day 4: Rotorua’s Grand Experiences
Today after enjoying your breakfast, board your coach from your hotel entrance to enjoy 3 of Rotorua’s best sightseeing attractions.

Agrodome Sheep Show

During the show the audience will see nineteen sheep breeds introduced onto the stage, the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feed lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Tour Te Puia & Maori Arts & Crafts Institute

The Te Puia Thermal Reserve is renowned for the famous Pohutu Geyser which erupts 10 to 25 times each day to heights of 16 to 20 metres. The reserve is also filled with boiling mud pools generated by the extreme thinness of the earth's crust in the area. Follow your reserve experience with entry to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute which is preserving the remarkable heritage of our Maori people.

Rainbow Springs

Step inside Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a refreshing natural New Zealand experience. A place that soothes your senses. Here is a combination of natural elements working together - The quiet majesty of the native bush, ferns, trees and plants that defines Rainbow Springs Nature Park as uniquely New Zealand. Overnight in Rotorua Hotel.
Day 5: Rotorua to Wellington
Enjoy breakfast this morning, travel south from Rotorua passing through the Kaingaroa Forest, the largest man made forest in the Southern Hemisphere. Pass over the pipes of the Wairakei steam fields to arrive in the township of Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Drive around the edge of the lake with extensive views of active volcanoes, then onto the Desert Road, enjoy the trip, and arrive at Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Overnight in Wellington.
Day 6: At Wellington
After a leisurely breakfast this morning, visit Wellington's must see icons and landmarks. View the city and harbour from the most stunning vantage points and drive the rugged southern coast and bays. At the end of your tour, be dropped at Te Papa, Wellington’s Museum. The museum is a great way to sample the treasures that are uniquely New Zealand. At your leisure explore exhibition highlights from the natural environment, Maori culture and treasures, art and colonial history. After the tour, be collected from Te Papa and returned to your hotel. Overnight in Wellington.
Day 7: End of Arrangements / Depart Wellington
After your breakfast this morning, you will be collected from your hotel where you can then be transferred to Wellington Airport or the Ferry terminal if you are continuing your stay in New Zealand.
 

6 Nights / 7 Days 2 Nights Christchurch / 1 Nights Glaciers / 3 Nights Queenstown

Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch “Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand
Upon arriving at Christchurch airport today, you will be met by a transfer driver waiting for you in the arrivals area. He will greet you and welcome you to New Zealand, hand over your tour documents and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Christchurch.
Day 2: Christchurch to Glaciers inc Tranz Alpine Train
After an early breakfast this morning, be delivered to the Christchurch railway station, where you will board the Tranz Alpine Train. The award winning Tranz Alpine train is rated as one of the top six scenic train journeys in the world. The train crosses the huge and fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular river gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley. The highest point is 737 metres at the alpine village at Arthur's Pass. From Arthur's Pass to Greymouth the scenery is lush beech forest and tranquil Lake Brunner. After disembarking the train, board the waiting coach to the Glaciers. This afternoon begin your journey down the West Coast following lush, temperate rainforest sandwiched between the highest mountains of the Southern Alps and the rolling waves of the Tasman Sea. The village at Franz Josef Glacier is five kilometres from the face of Franz Josef Glacier itself. Continue another 30 minutes to get to the small Alpine Village of Fox Glacier. Overnight in Glaciers Optional Activity: Helicopter flight with Snow Landing
Day 3: Glacier Region to Queenstown
After breakfast today, we continue the journey down the West Coast into South Westland which is the least populated part of New Zealand. At Fox Glacier you will once again have the opportunity to see the impressive glacier through the coach windows. On a clear day you will also be rewarded with magnificent views of Mount Cook in the background of Fox Glacier. As you near Haast the landscape changes and once you have gone over the Heritage Haast Pass which is the highest road pass through the Southern Alps you emerge into a different landscape of Central Otago with it's sparkling lakes and the surrounding Mount Aspiring National Park. Then it's down the Kawarau River Gorge into Queenstown which is New Zealand's adventure capital. Overnight in Queenstown.
Day 4: Day Tour to Milford Sound & Fiordland inc Cruise
Today after breakfast, depart Queenstown and travel alongside Lake Wakatipu, through Kingston, Garston and Mossburn before arriving Te Anau. From Te Anau, follow the shores of Lake Te Anau before entering Fiordland National Park which covers 1.2 million hectares. Board the catamaran and embark on a 1.5 hour cruise out to the Tasman Sea and back with superb views or towering peaks, close ups of the cool mists of tall waterfalls, as well as southern fur seals and the spectacular Mitre Peak. Returning to Milford Wharf where you reboard your coach for your return journey to Queenstown arriving around 7.30pm. Overnight in Queenstown.
Day 5: Free Day in Queenstown
Today after enjoying your breakfast, board your coach from your hotel entrance to enjoy 3 of Rotorua’s best sightseeing attractions.

Agrodome Sheep Show

During the show the audience will see nineteen sheep breeds introduced onto the stage, the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feed lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Tour Te Puia & Maori Arts & Crafts Institute

The Te Puia Thermal Reserve is renowned for the famous Pohutu Geyser which erupts 10 to 25 times each day to heights of 16 to 20 metres. The reserve is also filled with boiling mud pools generated by the extreme thinness of the earth's crust in the area. Follow your reserve experience with entry to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute which is preserving the remarkable heritage of our Maori people.

Rainbow Springs

Step inside Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a refreshing natural New Zealand experience. A place that soothes your senses. Here is a combination of natural elements working together - The quiet majesty of the native bush, ferns, trees and plants that defines Rainbow Springs Nature Park as uniquely New Zealand. Overnight in Rotorua Hotel.
Day 6: Queenstown / Mt Cook Village / Christchurch
Enjoy your breakfast this morning, before boarding the coach to Christchurch. The Mount Cook Wander begins from Queenstown with a short trip up the Kawarau River Gorge into Lindis Pass and over the MacKenzie Basin to Mount Cook National Park. During your stop at Mount Cook there is an opportunity for an optional scenic flight or lunch at The Hermitage. Leaving Mount Cook, return to Lake Pukaki following the shores to meet up with the main highway. Continuing your journey to Lake Tekapo you stop briefly to view the "Church of the Good Shepherd" and the bronze "Collie Dog" statue signifying the rural history of the area. From here you drive through the Canterbury Plains the largest area of flat land in New Zealand. Overnight in Christchurch Optional Activities : 40 Minute Ski-plane flight with Snow Landing or Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Day 7: Arrangements End / Depart Christchurch
After your final breakfast of the tour, you can choose to do an optional activity today before your tour concludes at Christchurch Airport. Farewell New Zealand! Optional Activities : Dawn Hot Air Balloon Flight OR City Tour inc Entry to International Antarctic Centre