Duration : 14 Nights /15 Days
On arrival in Auckland,The City of Sails', you will be met by our local representative for either a private transfer to your hotel or collection of your rental car.
Morning tour including Victoria Park Market, West haven Marina and the volcanic crater of Mt Eden for views of the city and harbour. (B).
Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo.Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.On completion continue over the Mamaku Ranges to reach the `Thermal City' of Rotorua. (B).
Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers.Following this visit Paradise Valley 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 our sheep industry..The afternoon is at leisure.This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (Feast) and Concert. (B,D).
Rotorua - Wellington
Travel south to reach the popular lake resort of Taupo before continuing on the Desert Road, dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.Continue south through lush farmland before arriving in the `Capital City'of Wellington. (B).
At leisure today to enjoy the many activities available.Highly recommended is a visit to Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum. (B).
Wellington - Picton - Kaikoura
Journey across Cook Strait,which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand,and into the Marlborough Sounds with its sparkling clear waters and lush forests,before arriving in Picton. Travel south through the town of Blenheim,before reaching Kaikoura,a town steeped in Maori history and legend. (B).
Kaikoura - Christchurch
Leave Kaikoura behind as you turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to reach the `Garden City'of Christchurch. (B).
Christchurch - MT Cook - Queenstown
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. (B).
Milford Sound Excursion
Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden,and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord,dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls.Return to Queenstown. (B).
An opportunity today to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in tour price. (B).
Queenstown - Glacier Region
Travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to 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. (B).
A full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B).
Glacier Region - Greymouth - Christchurch
Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous TranzAlpine train (seat in coach passengers only).Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur's Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps.Travel beside the Waimakariri River to Christchurch. (B).
DEPARTURE DAY Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car.We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation! (B).
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