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Majestic New Zealand Adventure Tour Itinerary

Auckland, Waitomo, Matamata, Rotorua
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10 Nights 11 Days

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Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days

Destinations : Auckland – Waitomo – Matamata – Rotorua – Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown – Milford Sound – Glacier Region



GT Holidays’ majestic New Zealand adventure tour includes exploring its incredible natural landscapes and admiring age-old Maori culture. Activities include bungee jumping, wind surfing, sky diving and more.

Day 1: Auckland - Welcome to 'The City of Sails'

Upon your arrival in Auckland, known as 'The City of Sails,' our friendly local representative will warmly greet seat-in-coach guests and provide a private transfer to your hotel. Self-drive guests will conveniently pick up their rental car at the airport and drive to their chosen hotel. Get ready to unwind and relax at your Auckland hotel for the night.

Day 2: Auckland City Exploration

After a delicious breakfast, your day kicks off with a morning city sightseeing tour for seat-in-coach guests. You'll have the opportunity to visit two fantastic attractions: Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium and the Antarctic Encounter (both for seat-in-coach and self-drive guests). The rest of the day is yours to explore and enjoy as you wish. Rest comfortably for the night at your Auckland hotel.

Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo and Matamata

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and prepare for an exciting day. Your morning journey takes you south through the picturesque Waikato region, leading to Waitomo. There, you'll embark on a guided tour of the seductive glowworm caves. The adventure continues as you proceed to Rotorua via the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you'll have a guided tour of this world-renowned attraction. Rest easy at your Rotorua hotel for the night.

Day 4: Rotorua's Natural Wonders and Maori Culture

Break your fast and set out for a day filled with exploration. Begin your adventure at Te Puia Thermal Reserve, where you can witness boiling mud pools and roaring geysers. Following this, head to the Agrodome for a captivating farm show and visit Rainbow Springs to encounter New Zealand’s trout, birds, and wildlife. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy the authentic flavours of a Maori Hangi (feast) and enjoy a memorable concert. Dinner is included, and you'll stay overnight at your Rotorua hotel.

Day 5: Rotorua to Christchurch (Your Arrangements)

After a satisfying breakfast, it's time to make your way to Rotorua airport for your domestic flight to Christchurch (airfare not included). Upon arrival, check in at your Christchurch hotel, and the rest of the day is yours to explore and relax. Get a good night's rest at your Christchurch hotel.

Day 6: Journey to Queenstown via Mt Cook

Enjoy a delightful breakfast to start your day. Your morning adventure takes you across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo, home to the iconic 'Church of the Good Shepherd.' Continue your journey to New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook. Departing from Mt Cook, follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south, traversing the historic Central Otago region, until you reach the 'Alpine Resort' of Queenstown. Settle in at your Queenstown hotel for the night.

Day 7: Queenstown to Milford Sound and Back

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast, and then head to the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu, leading to Lumsden and onward to Lake Te Anau. As you enter the breathtaking Eglinton Valley, you'll travel through the awe-inspiring Homer Tunnel to reach the world-famous Milford Sound. Experience a cruise on this magnificent fjord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the spectacular Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown after this incredible adventure and rest comfortably at your Queenstown hotel for the night.

Day 8: Free Day in Queenstown

Indulge in a delightful breakfast and take full advantage of a free day in Queenstown. This vibrant town offers a wide range of optional activities, from thrilling bungy jumping and jet boating to white-water rafting and scenic gondola rides. Please note that optional activities are not included in the tour price. You'll spend another night at your Queenstown hotel.

Day 9: Queenstown to the Glacier Region

Savour a scrumptious breakfast and then set off for the glacier region. Your journey will take you via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass, serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Westland National Park. As you continue along the West Coast, you'll be treated to spectacular mountain ranges, lush native forests, and serene lakes, all en route to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Find comfort in your hotel for the night in the glacier region.

Day 10: Glacier Region to Christchurch

Enjoy a hearty breakfast to fuel your day. Today, travel north to Greymouth and embark on a scenic ride on the Tranz Alpine train (for seat-in-coach guests). This memorable journey will take you through lush beech forests, past the alpine village of Arthur's Pass, and over the magnificent Southern Alps. The train ride concludes as you traverse the Canterbury Plains, arriving in Christchurch. Settle into your Christchurch hotel for the night.

Day 11: Farewell to Christchurch

Start your day with a delicious breakfast. It's time to head to the airport for your flight to your next destination or your hometown, carrying with you a treasure trove of cherished memories from this incredible journey. Your tour concludes with a fond farewell and a heart full of lasting memories.


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Auckland, Waitomo, Matamata, Rotorua


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