11 Nights 12 Days
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations : Auckland – Auckland Sightseeing – Waitomo – Rotorua – Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown – Milford Sound – Glacier Region – Christchurch
If you’d like to explore unspoiled scenery and Maori culture, you must visit New Zealand. Check our Queenstown Tour Package itinerary for a dream vacation.
Day 1: Arrival in Auckland
Welcome to the City of Sails! Upon your arrival in Auckland, our tour representatives will be there to greet you and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Take pleasure in your overnight accommodation in Auckland.
Day 2: Exploring Auckland's Urban Charms
Begin your day with a delightful breakfast before immersing yourself in the enchanting wonders of Auckland. Your journey commences with a visit to the iconic Harbour Bridge, followed by a leisurely stroll along the Auckland Viaduct. The panoramic vistas of Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour await you at the tranquil Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park.
Day 3: Waikato Wonders and Rotorua Revelations
Today's adventure will take you through the picturesque Waikato region as you make your way to Waitomo. Here, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at the renowned Glowworm Caves, a truly mesmerising natural spectacle. Afterward, continue your voyage to the Mamaku Ranges, where you'll ultimately reach the captivating city of Rotorua.
Day 4: Rotorua
Your day commences with a guided tour to the Te Puia Thermal Reserve, where you'll witness bubbling mud pools and erupting geysers. Afterward, proceed to Rainbow Springs to admire New Zealand's splendid trout, captivating wildlife, and a vibrant array of native birds. Conclude your day at the Agrodome for an authentic New Zealand farm experience, featuring cow milking, sheepdog demonstrations, and an introduction to the stars of the nation's sheep industry. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace. In the evening, an unforgettable Maori Hangi feast and concert await.
Day 5: Rotorua to Christchurch
Today, you will board a domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch. Upon your arrival in Christchurch, you will be swiftly transferred to your chosen accommodation.
Day 6: Christchurch to Queenstown
Venture across the picturesque Canterbury Plains, making a stop at Lake Tekapo and its iconic 'Church of the Good Shepherd.' Continue your journey towards New Zealand's loftiest peak, Mount Cook. From there, follow the tranquil shores of Lake Pukaki as you traverse the storied Central Otago region, ultimately arriving in the alpine wonderland of Queenstown.
Day 7: Milford Sound
Begin your day with an early rise as the sun casts its first rays over the horizon. Set forth towards the southern shoreline of Lake Wakatipu, passing through Lumsden en route to Lake Te Anau. Continue your journey into the awe-inspiring Eglinton Valley, and traverse the remarkable Homer Tunnel, a testament to human ingenuity. This brings you to the magnificent Milford Sound, a world-renowned fiord graced by the imposing presence of Mitre Peak and the resplendent Bowen Falls. A delightful buffet lunch awaits you aboard the cruise. After a day of enchantment, return to the charming town of Queenstown.
Day 8: Queenstown
Embrace the excitement of your eighth day with an array of heart-pounding activities at your disposal. From the exhilaration of bungy jumping to the thrill of white-water rafting, or the rush of a jet boat ride, there is no shortage of adventures to embark upon. For a more leisurely experience, ascend the gondola and savour panoramic views of this stunning region.
Day 9: Queenstown to Glacier Region
Bid farewell to Queenstown as our experienced tour representatives guide you through the stunning landscapes. Travelling via Lake Wanaka and the Haast Pass, you'll venture into the heart of the West Coast's native forests, past rugged mountain ranges and shimmering lakes, until you reach the glacier region, where the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers await your exploration.
Day 10: Glacier Region to Christchurch
On this day, your journey will take you northward to Greymouth, where you'll board the TranzAlpine train (for seat in coach passengers exclusively). Traverse through the verdant beech forests, passing the quaint alpine village of Arthur's Pass, before embarking on a breathtaking journey across the magnificent Southern Alps. Continue your voyage over the picturesque Canterbury Plains until you reach Christchurch.
Day 11: Christchurch Exploration
Today, our expert tour guide will lead you on a captivating exploration of Christchurch, visiting Monavale Gardens, the Arts Centre, the University, the Botanical Gardens, the Museum, and meandering along the serene Avon River.
Day 12: Farewell
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before making your way to the airport for your departure.
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