Arrive at AucklandInternationalAirport. You will meet our local representative who will arrange your transfer to Hotel. Check in to your hotel, rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own. Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Enjoy the shopping, dining and natural wonders that Auckland has to offer. Some flights reach at night in Auckland. Overnight at hotel in Auckland.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for your half day city tour of Auckland- Travel through the city centre, along Karangahape Road with its chequered past and eclectic vibe, past fashionable Ponsonby and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. Visit the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland's famous Queen Street before continuing to the Auckland Domain. The Domain is the city's oldest park and, at 75 hectares, one of its largest. Developed around an extinct volcano, it features tropical gardens, duck ponds and public art, and is also home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. After visiting the Domain, the tour continues to Parnell Village for a morning tea stop. The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed into a trendy shopping area featuring a range of boutiques, craft and specialty stores. The tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, above Mission Bay. Named after one of New Zealand's most revered Prime Ministers, the park, with its formal gardens and tranquil atmosphere, offers a panoramic outlook over the picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland city and the Waitemata Harbour. Then get up close with the diverse local marine life at the famous Kelly Tarlton‟s Underwater World, just five minutes from downtown - Set on the waterfront of Auckland City on Okahu Bay, just moments from the famous Mission Bay beach, Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium is one of Auckland's top attractions! Kelly Tarlton's showcases over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays, including the world's largest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit and amazing underwater viewing tunnels. The fantastic Animal Adventures offer unique and thrilling 'up close' underwater encounters with huge sharks, including the all new Shark Dive Xtreme and Shark Cage experience. You can also head out onto the ice to get up close to our amazing penguins with Penguin Discovery.Afternoon is at leisure – visit the Sky Tower at Sky City Auckland - A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland's Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms, or for more thrills and excitement, SkyWalk round the pergola at 192 metres up or SkyJump, Sky Tower is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and spectacular tourist attractions, you will be amazed at what you can see and do under one roof! Please note in October 2015 they‟ll be launching a new lift up to the Sky Deck (Level 60). Overnight at hotel in Auckland.
After breakfast at hotel, check out and proceed through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Your experienced local driver guide will provide entertaining commentary and point out historical sites of interest including Rangiriri, the location of a major battle in the Māori Land Wars.En-route visit to Waitomo Glowworm Caves- this guided tour will take you through over 250 meters of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. Your tour begins at the upper entrance of the cave and proceeds along a low narrow passage to the Tomo, a deep limestone shaft. Other magnificent cave formations include the Banquet Chamber, the Pipe Organ and the Catacombs.The highlight of your tour is an unrivalled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto. As your eyes adjust to the dark, the walls and roof sparkle with the lights of glowworm larvae. Glide silently through the starry wonderland of the glowworm grotto, your way lit by a myriad of tiny glowworm lights glittering, and reflecting off the water. After the tour proceed to Rotorua. Arrive at Rotorua and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel in Rotorua.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit the Rainbow Springs Parks- Rainbow Springs is truly an attraction like no other in the world. Set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams, it is home to a huge variety of New Zealand‟s most precious inhabitants. You will also be able to experience the adrenalin rush of The Big Splash, explore the many free flight aviaries, feed the birds their breakfast, come face to face with pre-history in the eyes of our many tuatara, talk to Jenny the hand-reared kea, feed the largest wild trout you will ever see, experience the wonder of our bird show featuring some of the funniest feathered performers you will ever see. Kiwi Encounter offers unique behind-the-scenes tours of a working kiwi nursery and hatchery. See the birds in action - Set in our purpose-built auditorium, enjoy the show as our team of exotic parrots do what they do best – play and entertain. A show filled with fascinating facts and engaging antics performed by our colourful and sometimes noisy exotic parrots. Our feathered entertainers don‟t just fly, some of them will also show off their amazing intellects and skills with a range of games and tricks which are sure to be crowd pleasers. Then proceed for a tour of Agrodome Farm – a unique farm fun for the whole family - see the worldfamous Farm Show – starring a cast of talented animals… and you! You will also visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to view the boiling mudpools and cascading Pohutu Geyser that makes Rotorua famous as New Zealand‟s “thermal city”. Enjoy a visit to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute and see local Maori carvers in action. Overnight at hotel in Rotorua.
After breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to Rotorua airport for your domestic flight to Christchurch. Onarrival at Christchurch, your luggage will be transferred by our local representative to your hotel. Proceed to visit International Antarctic Centre – located in the heart of a working Antarctic campus at Christchurch International Airport. Antarctic attraction is designed to bring a powerful and memorable experience of Antarctica to visitors in a fun, exciting, informative and commercially successful way. Aquarium displays some of the actual specimens from the Antarctic Ocean floor in McMurdo Sound. Explore the Gallery area which is packed full of informative displays showcasing modern day Antarctica, including the Antarctic Treaty partners, the human impact on the continent, the wildlife and plant systems and Antarctica‟s effect on the globe. The Gallery area encourages „touching‟ of most of the exhibits to ensure visitors experience Antarctica in a fun and interactive way.Chill out in REAL snow & ice - indoor polar room with -5°C; Brace yourself for the world's first indoorAntarctic storm, Climb the amazing Hagglund ride - sit back, hold on and experience travelling across rough terrain in this unique and exciting machine!. Encounter the first combined indoor/outdoor penguin viewing area - Blue penguins. Further conclude the Antarctic journey - with a 17 minute sound and light show ". Check in to your hotel, rest of the day is at leisure.Evening you can enjoy – Unique Tram Car dining experience. Overnight at hotel in Christchurch.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to discover the fascinating history of Christchurch on a half day city sightseeing tour in New Zealand‟s only open top Double Decker bus - On tour we will view some of the areas affected by the earthquakes, see how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and hear about the exciting vision to rebuild and restore the inner city. Your experience includes a tour around central Christchurch on New Zealand‟s only Open Top Double Decker and a 2 hour Tour on a closed top Double Decker visiting places of interest in greater Christchurch. During the winter months (May-October) the Open Top bus may not be operating on Tour due to weather.The Central City Tour will continue to run on the closed roof Double Decker bus. Highlights include: Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens & River Avon, Canterbury Museum & Arts Centre, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch Cathedral & Cardboard Cathedral, Art Deco New Regent Street and Re:START Mall. Evening is free at leisure – take the Christchurch Gondola ride - Situated on the Port Hills, the Summit Station of the Gondola provides spectacular panoramic views from its elevation at 500 metres above sea level. The Gondola base station is located in the Heathcote Valley, just fifteen minutes by vehicle from the heart of Christchurch city. In the comfort of the four person passenger cabins, take the gentle ride to the summit complex, on the top of the Port Hills. Take in the spectacular panoramic 360Âº views, or enjoy Punting on the Avon river. Central city shopping Re:START is an outdoor retail and café precinct built in fashionably presented shipping containers. Opened in October 2011, There are also bike tours, segway tours, golf, spas and lots more to do here.Overnight at hotel in Christchurch.
After early breakfast at hotel, check out &transfer to Christchurch railway station for your lifetime trip of scenic Tranz Alpine Train- Climb aboard one of the world‟s most famous train journeys, between Christchurch and Greymouth. Climb aboard one of the world‟s most famous train journeys, between Christchurch and Greymouth. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiseled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. Descend through thick stands of native beech forest to your destination, Greymouth – a great base for exploring this unspoiled region with its mighty glaciers, wild rivers and famous Punakaiki pancake rocks.Depart Christchurch at 0815 a.m. arriving Greymouth at 1245 p.m. Arrive at Greymouth and transfer by Seat-in-coach to the Glacier region. Arrive at the Glacier region and check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Glacier region.
After breakfast at hotel,Franz Josef Glacier area has some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Just six kilometres from the centre of the village, Franz Josef Glacier descends from the tops of the Southern Alps into rainforest close to sea level. Franz Josef is the name of both the glacier and the nearby village, though the Maori names are different. Within the glacier valley are a number of short and longer walks and guided glacier walks are available. Or you can take a scenic flight. Note that you are not permitted to walk on the ice without a guide.Proceed for a guided glacier walk.To fully experience Glacier Country, you need to immerse yourself in the landscape. It is not until you make footprints on a high alpine snow field, journey deep into the towering rainforests, explore the blue ice caves of the glaciers, tackle a trout on a beautiful lake, jetboat up a glacial river, or contemplate the mountain reflections in Lake Matheson that you will truly encounter the wilderness. Choose from Glacier Country adventures, including guided glacier walks, kayaking, kiwi encounters, quad biking, off-road buggies, tandem skydiving and white-water rafting. There is also a range of scenic flights (helicopter or fixed wing, with or without snow landings), horse treks, hot pools, boat trips, kayaking and more. The diverse range of activities in and around Fox Glacier & Franz Josef is available all year round.Take a guided glacier walk. Your guided walk will lead you on a tour to an incredible world of ice and its spectacular formations. Or you can take an optional – fly-in, fly-out heli-hike tour - The flyin, fly-out heli-hike combines the excitement of walking on either of the Glaciers with the thrill of a helicopter flight. By flying in you are able to immediately access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest to create spectacular ice caves and arches. You can also take an optional scenic flight with one of the world class flight-seeing operators based out of either Franz Josef or Fox Glacier village – helicopter and fixed wing flight options available. Overnight at hotel in Glacier region.
After breakfast at hotel check out and travel by Seat-in-coach to the spectacular resort town of Queenstown, which is the Southern Hemisphere‟s premier four season lake and alpine resort.Queenstown‟s stunning scenery, huge range of activities and renowned warm welcome cement its reputation as New Zealand‟s favourite visitor destination. Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Surrounded by incredible mountains, and situated on the edge of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is New Zealand‟s leading visitor destination.The region is renowned for its four distinct seasons, spectacular scenery and world class activities and attractions.The Queenstown region is world-famous for adventure and is the birthplace of many iconic activities including commercial bungy jumping and Kawarau jetboating. Adrenaline activities for every thrill seeker include white water rafting, ziplining, 4x4 off-roading, tandem hang gliding and paragliding, skydiving, Shotover canyon swinging, 4 x 4 off road buggies, Nomad Safaris quad bikes, AJ Hackett Bungy, N-Zone tandem sky diving, Dart river wilderness jet, helicopter ride, luge ride, HeliThunder Jet combo heli tours, Kawarau zipride and lots more. Arrive at Queenstown and check in at your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Queenstown.
After breakfast proceed for tour of Milford Sound - Situated on the west coast of the South Island, Milford Sound is a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner.Grab your camera and join us in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Milford Sound. In Milford Sound you‟ll see towering cliffs and peaks – including the much photographed and iconic Mitre Peak that rises more than a kmsstraight out of the sea. Waterfalls cascade into the fiord and luxuriant rain forest clings to sheer rock faces in this exceptional place.You can travel to Milford Sound in the custom built glass roofed coaches so you won‟t miss views of the mountains, glaciers and rainforest…yes, you‟ll need the camera on the coach. Or for a different perspective of Milford Sound, take a scenic flight from Queenstown. Once there, join a Scenic cruise or go on a more leisurely and informative Nature cruise. For an immersive Milford experience, join one of our overnight cruises aboard our traditionally designed scows. To explore this magnificent area in a more intimate way and at sea level, the sea kayaking adventures are perfect.Overnight at hotel in Queenstown.
After breakfast at hotel, explore the town on your own as the day is at leisure. Enjoy the various adventure activities. Overnight at hotel in Queenstown.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take the flight to your next destination or back to home.
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|Accommodation at 3* hotel||Visa|
|Daily Breakfast||Personal Expenses|
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|Airport Transfers||Video and Camera Permits.|
|English Speaking Representative||Not specified in 'PACKAGE INCLUDES'|
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