New Zealand presents a mix of landscapes and cultures. It is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. This uncrowded, green, peaceful and accepting country is the ultimate escape. The natural landscapes are a glorious treat to the eyes and the soul. Their rugged coastlines, primordial rain forests, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, fjords, volcanic craters and alpine lakes will make nature-lovers visit the country again.
Welcome to Auckland!! The Auckland region encompasses the city and the gorgeous surrounding towns and landscapes. It is a country where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. After Immigration clearance and baggage collection proceed to the arrival hall where you will meet the chauffeur holding placard of your name. Transfer to the hotel and relax. Visit the Sky tower in the evening. The Sky Tower is standing tall at 328 meters as an icon of Auckland's sky line for almost 20 years. It's an exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breathtaking views. Later, head for a short walk to Viaduct harbor. The Viaduct Harbour lies within the middle of Auckland city and is home to gourmet restaurants, lively bars and buzzing night life. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a delicious breakfast, check out and travel towards the North over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and along the Hibiscus Coast. Auckland Harbour has many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit everyone. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you can never get bored in Auckland Harbour. Leave Auckland with no regrets and Bungy Jump from or Climb the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge. The journey continues, travelling through Whangarei, Northland’s only major city and port, before arriving in the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon, take a ‘Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett’ cruise. If you wish, you may disembark from this cruise in Romantic Russell and take some time to explore this historic town, returning to Paihia by local ferry (at your own expense). Check into the hotel at Paihai. Overnight stay at the hotel.
This morning, an exciting day awaits you as you are driven along Ninety Mile Beach and the Te Paki quicksand stream. Renowned for spectacular sunsets and boasting one of the best left hand surf breaks in the world, Ninety Mile Beach is an almost never-ending paradise. Here you have the chance to surf down the massive sand dunes. Then continue straight to Cape Reinga for the spectacular view of 2 oceans merging. At the Cape, the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean in a spectacular swirl of currents. Visit a factory processing century old kauri wood dug out from the swamp. Also, walk amongst the huge Kauri trees at Puketi Forest. Evening return to your hotel in Paihia. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, check out and travel to Rotorua via Auckland. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and relax. Catch a whiff of Rotorua’s sulphur-rich, asthmatic airs and you’ve already got a taste of New Zealand’s most dynamic thermal area, home to spurting geysers, steaming hot springs and exploding mud pools. In the evening, you can head to Astrolabe Bre bar on your own. It is the perfect spot for party lovers. The Beer Garden, patio, tent and several bar games are the major attractions of this place. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a scrumptious breakfast, self drive to visit Agrodome to witness the Agrodome Agricultural Show, where you will be entertained by New Zealand's performing sheep and other attractions. Later, proceed to visit Te - Puia thermal village known for its hot springs, geysers and boiling mud pools. Watch the Maori craftsmen and learn about the traditional arts of carving and weaving and Rainbow Springs to see the flower and fauna of New Zealand. Return to the hotel. You can unwind at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa - a world’s leading, natural hot mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat (on direct payment). Geothermal waters nourish the skin and relieve tired muscles while decadent therapies rejuvenate your body. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Rotorua Airport and board your flight to Christchurch (flight not included). Upon arrival at Christchurch, get transferred to your hotel. Spend the evening at lesiure or take a stroll at the Botanic Garden. On the banks of Christchurch are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a lovely breakfast, enjoy the morning city tour by coach covering Cathedral Square, Bridge of Remembrance, Avon River Art’s Centre and museum. See beautiful Mona Vale Garden, Hagley Park and from the Sign of the Takahe, you have a spectacular view over the city, Canterbury Plains to the Alps. Relax after returning to the hotel. In the evening, mix, sip and dance your way around the city. Fairy lit laneways, local craft breweries, quirky bars and chic urban hangouts sums up the nightlife scene that is uniquely Christchurch. Overnight stay at the hotel.
This morning, travel over Canterbury plains and ascend through lush beech forest and alpine village of Arthur’s pass in Tranz Apline train (included) to reach Greymouth. Travel south to reach Franz Josef Glacier region. Franz Josef is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. There's a range of natural attractions in close proximity to Franz Josef Glacier Village. Lose yourself in the rain forests, waterfalls, and lakes. Upon arrival, check into the hotel, relax and unwind. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a delicious breakfast, checkout and drive past the native forest, lakes and mountains of Glacier region, lake Wanaka before reaching the alpine resort Queenstown. The crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka are perfect for jetboaters, sailors and kayakers to explore. Check into the hotel at Queens Town. Spend the remaining time relaxing. Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of Queenstown creates the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, discovery and rejuvenation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, start early for Milford Sound Cruise. This famous cruise gives you an opportunity to see Mitre Park which is just out of the water and mile high. When you take a boat trip with Cruise Milford, you'll be getting close to New Zealand fur seals basking on the rocks, massive rock faces rising for hundreds of metres out of the sea and see waterfalls cascade from ancient rainforest high in the mountains. Go exploring with a nature guide in the tender vessels and kayaks (on your own). You may see a lot of sea birds and numerous waterfalls. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, you have an option to enjoy the exciting shotover jet boat drive, Ledge Bungy Jumpur, river rafting, Sky Diving etc. (at your own expense). Go ahead and jump off a bridge or out of a plane, but take time to slow down and experience Queenstown without the adrenaline. At the very least, find a lakeside bench at dusk and immerse yourself in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful views. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a hearty breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Christchurch. Travel past Central Otago plains and lake Pukaki on the way to Mt Cook. Mt. Cook is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit. On every side, the Southern Alps scrape the sky. Even in summer, the weather can change in the blink of an eye. Then, Continue your journey via Lake Tekapo and Caterbury plains and then proceed for garden city Christchurch. Check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, after breakfast, proceed for the airport for your onwards journey. The tour ends with wonderful memories!!