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Discover the Wonders of New Zealand: A 15-Day Itinerary

Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua,  Wellington
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14 Nights 15 Days

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Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days

Destinations : Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua –  Wellington – Picton – Kaikoura – Christchurch – Mount Cook – Queenstown – Milford Sound – Glacier Region – Greymouth



You must visit New Zealand for its unspoiled natural beauty, Maori culture, and some unique wildlife. GT Holidays offers luxurious New Zealand travel packages to ensure you have a memorable experience.

Day 1: Auckland Arrival

As you touch down in Auckland, famously known as 'The City of Sails,' our friendly local representative will warmly greet our guests taking the seat-in-coach option. They'll then be whisked away for a private transfer to their hotel. For those who prefer to go at their own pace, our self-drive guests can conveniently collect their rental car at the airport and drive to their chosen hotel. Rest easy with an overnight stay in Auckland.

Day 2: Exploring Auckland City

Begin your day with a delightful Auckland city sightseeing tour (exclusive for guests traveling by coach). Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium and the Antarctic Encounter (available to both coach and self-drive guests). The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Spend a restful night at your Auckland hotel.

Day 3: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua

Journey from Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Head south through the lush Waikato region until you reach Waitomo. There, relish a guided exploration of the mesmerising Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Afterward, continue your voyage across the scenic Mamaku Ranges, ultimately arriving in the enchanting 'Thermal City' of Rotorua. Enjoy your overnight stay in Rotorua.

Day 4: Rotorua

After having a delicious breakfast, we are going to explore the fascinating Te Puia Thermal Reserve, where you can witness bubbling mud pools and thundering geysers. Afterward, we head to the Agrodome for an entertaining farm show and Rainbow Springs, where you can marvel at trout, birds, and wildlife. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace. In the evening, savour an authentic Maori Hangi feast and experience a captivating concert. Enjoy the dinner and rest for the night at your Rotorua hotel.

Day 5: Rotorua to Wellington

Head south to the charming lakeside retreat of Taupo, tracing the scenic edges of Lake Taupo to Turangi. Continue your journey on the Desert Road, framed by the majestic trio of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro. As you venture through the fertile countryside, you'll eventually arrive in the splendid 'Capital City' of Wellington. Enjoy your overnight stay at the Wellington hotel.

Day 6: Wellington

This morning, relish a splendid Wellington city sightseeing tour, followed by a brief guided excursion at Te Papa, also known as the 'Museum of New Zealand.' Afterward, the afternoon is yours to explore the charming capital city of New Zealand at your leisure. If you wish to indulge in extra activities (for an additional fee), you might consider the Zealandia by Night Tour. This exceptional experience offers the exclusive opportunity to encounter the KIWI bird in its natural habitat. Embrace the mystical ambiance of the sanctuary valley as you immerse yourself in the nocturnal sights, sounds, and scents of Zealandia. A night tour of Zealandia is an unforgettable and distinctive adventure that you won't soon forget. Your day concludes with an overnight stay at your Wellington hotel.

Day 7: Wellington to Kaikoura via Picton

Start your day with a hearty breakfast. Embark on a scenic journey across the Cook Strait, the magnificent waterway that separates New Zealand's North and South Islands. As you sail into the Marlborough Sounds, you'll be mesmerised by the pristine waters and lush forests that surround you. Your journey continues as you travel southward, passing through the charming town of Blenheim before arriving in the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura. Tonight, rest and rejuvenate at your Kaikoura hotel.

Day 8: Kaikoura to Christchurch

Begin the day with a yummy breakfast. We continue our journey towards Christchurch, passing through the picturesque North Canterbury region. Our destination is the charming 'Garden City' of Christchurch, where we will spend the night.

Day 9: Christchurch - Mount Cook - Queenstown

Enjoy a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day. As the morning sun graces the horizon, embark on a picturesque journey across the lush Canterbury Plains. Your first stop is at Lake Tekapo, where you can marvel at the iconic 'Church of the Good Shepherd.' From there, your adventure takes you to the towering peak of New Zealand, Mount Cook. After soaking in the awe-inspiring scenery, bid farewell to this majestic mountain and follow the tranquil shores of Lake Pukaki to the historical Central Otago region. Your day's journey ends in Queenstown, the charming 'Alpine Resort.' Rest for the night in the comfort of your hotel.

Day 10: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown

Start your day with a hearty breakfast. Today, you will travel along the southern edge of Lake Wakatipu, passing through Lumsden and continuing to the serene Lake Te Anau. Next, venture into the breathtaking Eglinton Valley and travel through the enchanting Homer Tunnel, which leads you to the mesmerising Milford Sound.

Take pleasure in a cruise on this internationally renowned fjord, where the imposing Mitre Peak and the picturesque Bowen Falls will captivate your senses. After this extraordinary experience, return to Queenstown for a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 11: Queenstown

Start your day with a hearty breakfast. Today, you have the freedom to delve into a plethora of enticing optional activities. Queenstown extends a warm invitation to indulge in the delights of bungee jumping, exhilarating jet boating, leisurely gondola rides, and so much more. Please note that these optional activities are not covered within the tour package cost. Enjoy your day!

Day 12: Queenstown to the Glacier Region

Leave Queenstown and journey through Lake Wanaka, passing through the historic Haast Pass, the entrance to the revered World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue your drive up the stunning West Coast, where you'll be treated to breathtaking mountain vistas, lush native forests, and serene lakes on your way to the glacier region. Spend the night at a cozy hotel in the Glacier Region.

Day 13: Glacier Region

Today, you have the freedom to wander through the stunning glacier region at your own pace. You can choose from optional activities like a picturesque flight or a guided stroll on one of the glaciers. These extras are not part of the tour package. You'll spend the night at the Glacier Region hotel.

Day 14: Glacier Region - Greymouth - Christchurch

Glacier Region to Christchurch Today, we head north towards Greymouth and embark on the renowned Tranz Alpine train, exclusively available for our seated coach passengers. As the train ascends through the verdant beech forests, you'll journey past the picturesque alpine village of Arthur's Pass and traverse the awe-inspiring Southern Alps. The final leg of our voyage leads us across the serene Canterbury Plains before we reach our overnight destination in Christchurch. Your accommodation for the night will be at a comfortable hotel in the heart of Christchurch.

Day 15: Christchurch - Return Home

This morning, make your way to the airport to catch your flight to your next destination or your hometown, carrying with you cherished memories that will last a lifetime. The tour has come to an end, but the memories will stay with you forever. Safe travel!


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Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua,  Wellington


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