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.
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.
Travel south through the Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the glowworm caves. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon via Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of this world-class attraction. (B)
Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, the Agrodome for a sheep and farm show and Rainbow Springs to view trout and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Queenstown (airfare is NOT included). (B)
Travel through Te Anau and spectacular alpine landscape on the scenic highway to Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise.
Return to Queenstown. (B,L)
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)
Journey past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before turning into the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue north to arrive in the Glacier Region where mighty rivers of solid white ice, relics of the world’s last ice age, tumble down the rocky valleys. For self drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef) is included. (B)
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 the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in the ‘garden city’ of Christchurch. (B)
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. (B)