- 8 days/7 nights
- 7 nights accommodations
- Transportation between Auckland & Rotorua via Waitoma Caves
- Traditional Maori Hangi feast
- Day tour in Rotorua
- Full day Milford sound excursion, including cruise
- Transportation between Queenstown & Franz Josef
- Transportation between Franz Josef and Christchurch va the Trans Alpine Train
8 DAYS IN NEW ZEALAND: AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH
This is your trip to see all that New Zealand has to offer! See the cities – Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch – plus the Caves and Rotorua. You will experience traditional Maori culture, cruise Milford Sound, explore Franz Josef and view the beautiful Southern Alps as you travel across New Zealand by train! This package has it all: adventure, relaxation, independent sightseeing, and guided tours. Look no further for your perfect trip to New Zealand!
Day 1: Arrive Auckland Day 2: Auckland to Waitomo to Rotorua Day 3: Rotorua Day 4: Rotorua to Queenstown Day 5: Milford Sound Cruise Day 6: Queenstown Day 7: Queenstown to Franz Josef Day 8: Franz Josef to Greymouth to Christchurch
After your flight to New Zealand, arrive in Auckland for a day of relaxation. Once you get settled and un-wind a bit, enjoy the city known as the Gateway-to-New Zealand. From culture to cosmopolitan, Auckland is the perfect introduction in your South Pacific experience.
Leaving Auckland, head on down to the Waitomo Glow-worm Caves where the mystery and mystique of nature’s uniqueness will awe even the world’s most traveled visitors. As you glide down the river in the caves, lit by thousands of tiny glow-worms, only the sound of dripping water will remind you that you are not, in fact, under a starry night sky. Then you will continue onto Rotorua where you can enjoy the culture with a Maori Hangi, a feast!
Today, experience the geothermal wonders around Rotorua! Begin the morning with a trip to Te Puia thermal Reserve where you will see bubbling mud pools, steaming hot springs, and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Then your journey continues on to the wildlife reserve of Rainbow Springs, home to the native Kiwi bird. After enjoying the flora and fauna, taste the life of New Zealand’s farmers with a trip to the Agrodome where you can discover New Zealand’s agriculture and see a sheep-sheering display.
Hop on a flight this morning from Rotorua to Queenstown, New Zealand’s Adventure Capital! (Flight not included) Once you arrive you will be transferred to your hotel, after which you have the day for leisure activities as you wish. From hot air ballooning, skiing and snowboarding (season permitting), jet boating to wine-tasting and world-famous spa’s, Queenstown has an activity to suit everyone’s fancy.
Today you’ll travel up to Milford Sound, the Fiordland’s most famous and accessible glacier-carved fiords. On arrival, you’ll take a cruise through the deep blue waters seeing cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs, dense rainforest, towering mountains and wildlife ranging from dolphins to penguins. The rest of your afternoon and evening is free for your enjoyment.
A day set aside for rest and relaxation or even another adventure, today you can experience all that the Adventure Capital Queenstown has to offer. Eco-tourism, hiking trips, river rafting, helicopter rides, you decide!
View the West Coast of New Zealand as you travel through the Haast Pass to Franz Josef, at the western foot of Mt. Cook. When you arrive, choose to walk the glacier valley or consider a helicopter flight for truly amazing views!
Journey to Greymouth where you will catch the TranzAlpine scenic train, traveling across the Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains, concluding your tour in Christchurch.
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Day 2: Auckland to Waitomo to Rotorua
Day 3: Rotorua
Day 4: Rotorua to Queenstown
Day 5: Milford Sound Cruise
Day 6: Queenstown
Day 7: Queenstown to Franz Josef
Day 8: Franz Josef to Greymouth to Christchurch
Pricing & Departures
|Accommodations||11 Jan – 31 Mar, 2016|
Prices are per person based on double occupancy; subject to availability. International Airfare is NOT included. Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown is not included. Some taxes are not included.
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- International airfare is additional.
- Prices in US dollars unless otherwise noted
- We have limited space on this package and it is subject to availability and prior sale
- All package prices are per person based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted
- Prices reflect cash discount
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