Day 1:Arrive Auckland
On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel.
Day 2:Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua
Farewell to the ‘City of Sails’ as you 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.
Visit TePuia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow 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. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.
Day 4:Rotorua – Wellington
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.
Enjoy a morning 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.
Day 6:Wellington – Queenstown
Depart on your domestic flight from Wellington to Queenstown (airfare is NOT included). A morning flight is recommended to allow time to explore Queenstown at leisure in the afternoon.
Day 7:Milford Sound
Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake TeAnau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown.
A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. (Not included in the tour price.)
Day 9:Queenstown – Mt Cook – Christchurch
Travel this morning to ‘Aoraki’ Mt Cook, or ‘the cloud piercer’. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before travelling across the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch.
Enjoy a Christchurch morning sightseeing tour this morning (seat in coach guests only). This afternoon is at leisure.
Day 11:Depart Christchurch
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car.
– 10 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast
– Car rental of IFAR Intermediate 4WD
– Day tours include entrance tickets
– Return international / domestic flight ticket
– Travel insurance
– Others no mentioned