Beautiful New Zealand Package on Travelxp.co.uk Essential New Zealand
Essential New Zealand
Auckland - Rotorua - Wellington - Christchurch - Dunedin - Te Anau - Queenstown
Essential New Zealand
Places Covering : Auckland - Rotorua - Wellington - Christchurch - Dunedin - Te Anau - Queenstown

Stunning scenery, friendly people and a wealth of activities,combined with New Zealand’s unique culture means you are in for a truly memorable journey.

ITINERARY
DAY 1
  • Arrive Auckland

    Welcome to New Zealand!! A clean green natural image, scenery, adventure, culture, friendly people and value for money destination. On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', meet our representative who will transfer you to the hotel.

DAY 2
  • BreakfastDinner
    Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Maori Cultural Experience - Rotorua

    After breakfast, Travel south to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue on to the thermal activity in Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Enjoy an evening of powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting at Tamaki Maori Village. Overnight stay at Rotorua.

DAY 3
  • Breakfast
    Rotorua - Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

    See roaring geysers, boiling mud pools and Maori arts and crafts. Get up close with kiwi and feed the tame trout. Visit the Agrodome to see sheep shearing and watch dogs at work. This afternoon is free to enjoy the many activities on offer. Overnight stay at Rotorua.

DAY 4
  • Breakfast
    Rotorua - Wellington

    Drive south to Wairakei, wreathed in steam, then skirt Lake Taupo and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngaruahoe and Ruapehu. Continue across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Arrive late afternoon. Overnight stay at Wellington.

DAY 5
  • Breakfast
    Wellington - Picton - Christchurch

    Cross Cook Strait by ferry to the Marlborough Sounds and Picton. The Coastal Pacific train* skims the spectacular coastline between the Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific. Continue through North Canterbury sheep country to Christchurch arriving early evening. Overnight stay at Christchurch.

DAY 6
  • Breakfast
    Christchurch - Dunedin

    Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through historic Oamaru to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin. Today’s coach has limited commentary. Overnight stay at Dunedin.

DAY 7
  • Breakfast
    Dunedin - Te Anau

    The morning is free for optional tours. Journey across the rolling hill country of South Otago and Southland and head across the Waimea Plains towards Fiordland. Overnight stay at Te Anau.

DAY 8
  • BreakfastLunch
    Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown

    Pass through pristine beech forests to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls and enjoy lunch onboard a cruise on Milford Sound. Return to Te Anau, then follow the dramatic shores of Lake Wakatipu to reach Queenstown. Overnight stay at Queenstown.

DAY 9
  • Breakfast
    Queenstown - Skyline Gondola

    After breakfast, day at leisure. Enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. The Skyline Gondola is included in your tour. Overnight stay at Queenstown.

DAY 10
  • Breakfast
    Queenstown

    After breakfast, the whole day is available for dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides and leisurely lake cruises to 4WD safaris and bungy jumping. Overnight stay at Queenstown.

DAY 11
  • Breakfast
    Depart Queenstown - Mt Cook - Christchurch

    Travel through the Kawarau Gorge with its historic gold mines to the Lindis Pass. Cross the spectacular Mackenzie Country bound by the Southern Alps to the glacial lakes and into the Mt Cook National Park. Optional lunch at the Hermitage or perhaps a scenic flight. Continue north through Burkes Pass, Fairlie and Geraldine to Christchurch where your tour ends early evening.