NEW ZEALAND SELF DRIVE, SEAT IN COACH & GUIDED TOUR PACKAGES

10 Day Contrasts of New Zealand Escorted Tour North and South Island New Zealand Tours

 

Visit the major cities and locations with time to explore and some great activities included. Visit the Waitomo Glow Worm caves, experience a Maori cultural show and Hangi and sample rural life at the Agrodome. Fly to Christchurch before exploring the dramatic and very different mountain scenery of the South Island. A cruise on Milford Sound is a highlight and you also get to take one of New Zealand’s famous scenic trains as part of your tour, The Tranz Alpine train between and Christchurch and Arthurs Pass.

  •    TOUR DURATION:
    10 days
  •    TOUR STARTS/ENDS:
    Auckland to Christchurch
  •    TOUR CATEGORY:
    Escorted Coach Tour
  •    TRANSPORTATION:
    Coach
  •    TOUR DEPARTURES:
    check “DATES & PRICES” on this page
  •    AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
    Included
  •    MEALS:
    9 x Breakfast ,2 x Lunch ,4 x Dinner 
  •    ACCOMMODATIONS:
    Superior Hotels
  •    PASSENGERS:
    no minimum number of passengers
  •    TOUR CODE:
    TOMA03
  •    PRE & POST ACCOMMODATION:
    “Available“
  •    CITIES/REGIONS VISITED:

    Auckland – Rotorua – Christchurch – Franz Josef – Queenstown – Milford Sound –

ITINERARY

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Depart from ,

DAY 1 : Arrive Auckland

On arrival in Auckland you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and Highlight Dinner with your Tour Director.

Stay 2 nights at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland.
(D)

DAY 2 : Auckland Sights

Start the day with a sightseeing tour. Later you’ll cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.
(B)

DAY 3 : Auckland - Rotorua

Tour Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto with a Local Guide. Continue to Rotorua, where you’ll visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. You’re invited to a Maori Hang with local wine and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae.

Accommodation at the Millenium Hotel, Rotorua.

DAY 4 : Rotorua - Christchurch

Your morning sightseeing includes a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Agrodome Sheep Show. This afternoon fly to Christchurch (airfare not included).

Accommodation at the Novotel, Christchurch.
(B)

DAY 5 : Christchurch - Franz Josef

Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory. Arrive in Franz Josef Glacier, where you’ll have the option to see it from the air on an scenic flight (weather permitting).
(B, D)

DAY 6 : Franz Josef - Queenstown

Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls, Lakes Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell. Then you’ll visit historic Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown, where an orientation tour completes your day.

Stay 3 nights at the Millenium Hotel, Queenstown.
(B)

DAY 7 : Milford Sound

Travel through Fiordland National Park and the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to mystical Milford Sound, where you’ll cruise on this wonder of nature.
(B, L)

DAY 8 : Queenstown Included Choice

Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queenstown on a Segway.
(B)

DAY 9 : Queenstown – Christchurch

See Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. You’re invited into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a barbecue lunch in their 240 hectare garden. Then travel to Christchurch and join your Tour Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation at the Novotel, Christchurch.
(B, L, D)

DAY 10 : Depart Christchurch

You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.
(B)

Arrive to ,

Inclusions & Highlights

– Luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows.
– Travel with an experienced Tour Director & Driver.
– 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners
– Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto
– Thermal Reserve Rotorua
– Visit Te Puia
– Maori Hangi and concert
– Agrodome Sheep Show
– TranzAlpine Train journey
– View Franz Josef Glacier
– Cruise on Milford Sound
– Church of the Good Shepherd
– Maori Cultural Experience
– ‘You are invited’ dining experience
– Twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels
– Airport transfers
– Hotel porterage

ACCOMMODATION

Twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels