Kia Ora!!New Zealand (or Aotearoa – land of the long white cloud), truly is one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth. A small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, New Zealand is made up of two major land masses (North Island and South Island) and a number of smaller islands including Stewart Island located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The two main islands are divided by a 22km stretch of water called the Cook Strait.
Once you have collected your luggage and completed arrival formalities, please make your way outside the terminal to the designated shuttle transfer area where you will meet your Super Shuttle driver and be transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast explore Auckland's famous Queen Street followed by the history of Karangahape Road. Discover the vibrant culture of Ponsonby Village with its boutique eateries and retail stores before making your way over the Auckland Harbour Bridge for stunning views over the glittering Waitemata Harbour back to the city. Returning over the Harbour Bridge we visit the Viaduct Harbour before continuing on through the Auckland Domain. With its classic charm the Auckland Domain is the city's oldest and one of its largest parks, situated on a 62,000 year old volcano.Following this, our tour will then take you along the stunningly scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay.The tour will then take you back along the waterfront to Auckland’s SkyTower.Take in the 360 degree views from the top! In the evening back to the hotel.Overnight stay at Auckland.
Have your breakfast,Today you will be picked up from your hotel by Great Sights and travel south from Auckland through the rich farmland of the Waikato on to Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the World Famous Glow worm Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the Glow worm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glow worms suspended from the cave ceiling. Following your tour there is time for lunch (lunch is at your own expense).Continue to Rotorua by coach. Overnight stay in Rotorua.
Breakfast at the hotel .Today, you will be collected from your hotel by Great Sights. Included in your half-day tour is a visit to Te Puia where you can view mighty geysers, boiling mud pools, and the traditional arts & culture of the Maori People; Rainbow Springs – a unique showcase of New Zealand’s flora and fauna including New Zealand’s national icon, a kiwi bird; and Agrodome Sheep Show - a hands-on experience giving you an animated insight into New Zealand’s farming history. In the evening back to the hotel.Overnight stay in Rotorua.
After breakfast checkout the hotel & transfer to the airport. Upon arrival at Queenstown will be collected from your hotel by a Limousine South representative for your half day sightseeing tour.The panoramic view point of Queenstown Hill is the first of several photo stops and the vista extends to Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range. The tour then follows a route along the Frankton Arm and into the Wakatipu Basin, past stunning Lake Hayes, and into the mouth of the Kawarau Gorge, one of many filming locations for The Lord of the Rings. Next stop, join the "Secrets of Bungy Tour" a 20 minute tour.A short drive up the road visit Gibbston Valley Winery, with an opportunity to taste a selection of 4 wines, browse around the wine shop delicatessen. Continue on to the historic gold mining settlement of Arrowtown, In the evening back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Queens town.
Have your breakfast.Day free at leisure or take suggested optional activity.Today, you will be collected from your hotel by Real Journeys and travel from Queenstown along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and through rolling countryside to Te Anau. After a short break at Te Anau, continue via the spectacular Milford Road, to Milford Sound. Board your Real Journeys vessel for a cruise the entire length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. There are excellent viewing opportunities of waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. Return transport to Queenstown at the conclusion of your cruise is provided. In the evening back to the hotel.Overnight stay in Queens town .
Breakfast at the hotel.Today you will be collected from your hotel by a Limousine South representative for your half day sightseeing tour. The panoramic view point of Queens town Hill is the first of several photo stops and the vista extends to Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range. The tour then follows a route along the Frankton Arm and into the Wakatipu Basin, past stunning Lake Hayes, and into the mouth of the Kawarau Gorge, one of many filming locations for The Lord of the Rings. Next stop, join the "Secrets of Bungy Tour" a 20 minute tour that gives a behind the scenes look at how bungy jumping started, the technology used and it allows access to restricted viewing areas to watch live bungy jumping action (AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge). A short drive up the road visit Gibbston Valley Winery, with an opportunity to taste a selection of 4 wines, browse around the wine shop delicatessen. Continue on to the historic gold mining settlement of Arrowtown, In the evening back to
Have your breakfast.Check out the hotel.Today you will travel via Haast Pass to Franz Josef Glacier with Intercity Coachlines.rrive in Franz Josef late afternoon and check in at your hotel and enjoy a free evening in Franz Josef Glacier. Overnight stay in Franz Josef.
Have your breakfast , Today day at leisure or you can enjoy(optional tour) this is a fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice. A short Heli hop from the township of Franz Josef takes you into the remarkable Pinnacles area of the glacier. Here your guide will navigate you through a maze of ice and explain the dramatic environmental changes over the last few years. You will explore the awe-inspiring landscape in this incredible experience through Franz Josef Glacier. The Ice Explorer hike includes entry into the fabulous Glacier Hot Pools! In the evening back to the hotel.Overnight stay in Franz Josef.
Have your breakfast. Today you will travel to Greymouth with Intercity Coachlines. Arrive in Greymouth.Report to Greymouth Train Station.Today you will board the TranzAlpine scenic train departing from one coast of New Zealand and arriving at the other. Your train journey is 223.8 kilometres long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 16 tunnels, and 5 viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 73 metres. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains, beautiful gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. The spectacular Southern Alps and the lushness of Beech rain forest. An open air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots. There’s a lot to look forward to before arriving at your destination.Welcome to Christchurch. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel by shared transfer by Super Shuttle.Overnight stay in Christchurch.
Have your breakfast , Today, you will be collected from your accommodation by a representative of Super Shuttle and transfer by seat in coach to Christchurch Airport.