NEW ZEALAND is a country that defies even the most imaginative adventurers’ expectations. It is amazingly photogenic almost making you go weak in your knees every time you view some stunning and breathtaking scenery which we must say is dotted around the country like beads on a necklace. New Zealand’s rich Maori culture, passion for rugby, sheep outnumbering people, exquisite sauvignon blanc and a nation so dedicated to doing odd things with bits of rubber and plastic - that it invented bungee jumping, black-water rafting and zorbing - all make New Zealand the best place on earth for adrenaline rushing through your veins. It’s a great place to have a great time.
After going around New Zealand for the first time most visitors or travellers have a deep and unabiding love of the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’. The star of the show is of course the rich natural diversity found everyone on the islands. From glaciers to rainforests and green rolling hills, New Zealand has it all.
HOLD-YOUR-BREATH-NEW ZEALAND - 11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’ take a transfer to the hotel on seat-in-coach basis. Check-in at the hotel and spend a comfortable night.
After having breakfast at the hotel, proceed for Auckland morning tour which includes Victoria Park Market, Westhaven Marina and the volcanic crater of Mt. Eden for spectacular views of the city and harbour. Later, return to your hotel and have a comfortable overnight stay.
AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA
After a delicious breakfast, check out from the hotel. Travel south to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue over the Mamak Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. Check-in and spend a comfortable night at the hotel.
After having breakfast, visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking, and an introduction to the stars of the sheep industry. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and concert. Later, spend a comfortable night in your hotel.
ROTORUA - CHRISTCHURCH
Post breakfast, check-out of your hotel and be transferred to Rotorua airport by coach from where you’ll catch a flight to Christchurch. On your arrival in Christchurch, take a transfer on coach basis to your hotel.
Check-in at the hotel, enjoy rest of the day at leisure and later spend a comfortable night.
CHRISTCHURCH - MT. COOK - QUEENSTOWN
After a delicious breakfast at hotel, travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mt. Cook. Depart Mt. Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown.
QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND
After having breakfast, follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on the world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Check-in at hotel in Queenstown and spend a comfortable night.
After having breakfast at hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, gondola rides, canyon swing, sky diving and much more (optional). Later, spend a comfortable night in your hotel.
QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION
After a delectable breakfast at your hotel, check-out from the hotel and depart Queenstown. Travel via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges native forests, and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Overnight at hotel.
GLACIER REGION - CHRISTCHURCH
After enjoying breakfast at hotel, travel north to Greymouth and board the Tranz Alpine train. Ascend through the lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for a morning city tour of Christchurch. This tour includes the Anglican Cathedral, Town Hall, the Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum, the University, Botanic Gardens and the Avon River.
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and take a swift transfer to Christchurch Airport in time to board your flight to India.