ROMANTIC NEW ZEALAND
13 Nights 14 Days
Day 1: Arrive in Auckland
Upon arrival in Auckland you will be met and greeted by our representative in the arrival hall and transferred to your hotel in a private car.
Visit Sky tower in the evening. later take a short walk to Viaduct harbour.
Day 2: Auckland sightseeing
After breakfast, see first-hand why Auckland is regarded as one of the best cities in the world to live in, as you join this half day tour around the central city and picturesque suburbs. Our journey begins with a short trip over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore before returning to the central city to visit Queen St and the Auckland Viaduct. We continue on through the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park, situated on a 62,000 year old volcano to Parnell Village for our morning tea stop. The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed in to a trendy shopping area featuring many boutiques, antique, craft and speciality shops. Following this brief stop our tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay. A memorial to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the welfare state. Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park has panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. This park is a popular wedding and tourist venue, with formal gardens and perfect venue for flying a fabulous array of colourful and creative kites. The tour then returns to down town.
Highlights - Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Harbour, Queen Street, Auckland Domain, Parnell Village, Tamaki Drive Michael Savage Memorial
Day 3: Auckland – Bay of Island (Paihia)
After breakfast, travel towards North over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and along the Hibiscus Coast. 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 leisure (ferry ticket included).
Day 4: Cape Reinga day tour
After breakfast, go for an exciting day as you are driven along 90 Miles Beach(Seat in coach customers only) and the Te Paki quicksand stream. Have the chance to surf down the massive sand dunes. Onto Cape Reinga’s for spectacular view of 2 oceans merging. Visit to a factory processing century old kauri wood dug out from the swamp. Walk amongst huge Kauri trees at Puketi Forest. Evening return back to your hotel in Paihia. Self-drive customers will travel in their rental car (rental cars are not allowed on 90 mile beach)
Day 5: Bay of Island to Auckland
After breakfast, travel to Rotorua via Auckland.
Leaving behind the beauty of Paihia, travel south arriving into Auckland crossing over Iconic Harbour bridge.
Day 6: Auckland – Rotorua via Waitomo
After breakfast, today morning you will travel across the rich Waikato farmland for Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves and a boat ride through the famous Glow-Worm grotto. Enjoy twinkling lights emitting from the ceiling like stars in a dark night. Later travel across to forested Mamaku Range to arrive at the thermal resort of Rotorua.
Day 7: Rotorua sightseeing
After breakfast, we proceed to 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.
Evening at leisure.
Day 8: Rotorua - Queenstown
After breakfast, travel to Rotorua airport and board your flight to Queenstown (flight not included), upon arrival in Alpine city travel to your hotel. Seat in coach customers will travel in a shared van and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car.
Evening at leisure.
Day 9: Milford sound day tour
After breakfast, this morning we head to MILFORD SOUND CRUISE. This famous cruise gives you an opportunity to see MITRE PEAK which is just out of the water and mile high. You may see fur seals lazing on the rocks and lots of sea birds and numerous waterfalls. Return back to the hotel in the evening. Seat in Coach customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car.
Day 10: Queenstown day free for optional activities
After breakfast, you have an option to enjoy the exciting SHOTOVER JET BOAT RIDE, LEDGE BUNGY JUMP, RIVER RAFTING, SKY DIVING Etc (activities not included)
Day 11: Queenstown- Glacier region
After breakfast, leave for Franz Joseph. Discover the rugged scenery along one of New Zealand's most awe-inspiring highways. The viewing platforms overlooking Franz Josef show the sheer size and beauty of these natural wonders and provide fantastic photo opportunities.
Day 12: To Christchurch via Greymouth
After breakfast, check out from hotel and leave to Greymouth. On arrival you will board Tranz Alpine train(Seat in Coach customers only) for one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to hotel.
Evening at leisure.
Day 13: Christchurch sightseeing
After breakfast, enjoy the morning city tour 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.
Evening at leisure.
Day 14: Departure day
After breakfast Seat in Coach customers will be transferred to airport in a shared vehicle. Self-drive customers will travel their rental car, drop the car at airport branch and board your flight for onward journey (flight not included)
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** Package is based on 02 OR 04 OR 06 adults (As per the option) travelling together on the same flight.
** Child cost / seat is NOT included in the package.
** Package is Valid for travel between 1st Oct 2016 until 31st Mar 2017.
** Package is NOT valid for New Year, Chinese New Year, for any events in New Zealand; there will additional surcharge applicable on the top of the package.
** Package may not be applicable if hotel require minimum number of nights for certain days (Especially for the events & New Year).
** On Self-drive option: Clients will pick up the car on arrival from the airport, hence there will be NO assistance available.