12D Charming New Zealand

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Auckland
Christchurch
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Tēnā koutou e ngā manuhiri o te ao whānui. Greetings to you, our visitors. Wherever you travel in New Zealand, you’ll find we have rich tales to share; of our history, our legends and our future.

Price Includes

  • Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
  • Sightseeing entry fees and meals included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
  • Accommodation at the level chosen (‘Standard’, ‘Superior’ or ‘First Class’)
  • Choice of Self Drive or Seat In Coach
  • Daily departures with no minimum number of passengers
Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE AUCKLAND

On arrival, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Self drive guests will collect a rental car and drive to the hotel.

Day 2AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - MATAMATA - ROTORUA

Travel south through the Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the glowworm caves with its weird and wonderful limestone formations and a magical boat ride under thousands of twinkling glowworms. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon via Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of this world-class attraction. (B)

Day 3ROTORUA

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show and Rainbow Springs to view trout and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 4ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

Travel from Rotorua to Lake Taupo before heading south through the Central Plateau to Wellington. (B)

Day 5WELLINGTON

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Wellington (seat in coach guests only). Visit Te Papa, ‘Museum of New Zealand’ for a short guided tour (both seat in coach and self drive guests) before enjoying a free afternoon. (B)

Day 6WELLINGTON - CHRISTCHURCH

Journey across Cook Strait and into the Marlborough Sounds with its sparkling clear waters and lush forests, before arriving in Picton. Travel south through Blenheim and Kaikoura to reach Christchurch. (B)

Day 7CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. (B)

Day 8DUNEDIN - QUEENSTOWN

This morning is free for optional activities. Departing Dunedin this afternoon, travel inland through Central Otago towns to arrive in Queenstown in the early evening. (B)

Day 9QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

Day 10QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION

Depart Queenstown and travel via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park, up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef) is included. (B)

Day 11GLACIER REGION - GREYMOUTH - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach guests only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (B)

Day 12DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway vacation. (B)

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