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9D8N
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. 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, the Agrodome for a sheep and farm show and Rainbow Springs to view trout and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 4ROTORUA - QUEENSTOWN (OWN ARRANGEMENTS)

Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Queenstown (airfare is NOT included). (B)

Day 5MILFORD SOUND

Travel through Te Anau and spectacular alpine landscape on the scenic highway to Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise.
Return to Queenstown. (B,L)

Day 6QUEENSTOWN

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 7QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION

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)

Day 8GLACIER 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 the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in the ‘garden city’ of Christchurch. (B)

Day 9DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. (B)

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