13 Day Stunning New Zealand Independent Coach Tour have been pre-planned and for ease and peace of mind we have pre-booked all your accommodation and sightseeing needs to allow a truly memorable experience.
AUCKLAND – WAITOMO – ROTORUA – NAPIER – WELLINGTON – DUNEDIN – QUEENSTOWN – GLACIER REGION – GREYMOUTH – CHRISTCHURCH
(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner
On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel.
Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo.
Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride followed by lunch. Continue to Rotorua and visit Agrodome Farm Show on arrival followed by a guided tour and Maori Cultural Performance at Te Puia Thermal Reserve. (B,L)
This morning is at leisure. You might like to visit Rainbow Springs to complete your Rotorua sightseeing (optional activity not included) before departing for Napier this afternoon. Travel south through the Wairakei
Geothermal area to arrive at Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. Continue over rugged mountain ranges and well cultivated farmland to arrive in the ‘Art Deco’ city of Napier. (B)
This morning is at your leisure to explore Napier, before joining an afternoon wine tour that will visit and include tastings at 3 local wineries. (B)
Travel through the Manawatu Gorge and Takapau Plains to Palmerston North,
famous for its agricultural university. Continue south to arrive in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. (B)
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of
Wellington and a short guided tour of Te Papa (the ‘Museum
of New Zealand’) before enjoying a free afternoon to explore
New Zealand’s capital city. (B)
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 Blenheim and Kaikoura to reach the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch. (B)
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. (B)
This morning is free for optional activities. Leaving Dunedin, travel through South Otago, through Balclutha and Gore and across the fertile Southland Plains to Lake Te Anau. Continue around the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to reach Queenstown. (B)
A free day 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 the tour price. (B)
Depart Queenstown and 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. (B)
Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous TranzAlpine train (coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (B)
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your New Zealand vacation. (B)
Our Package Touring offers the following:
No minimum number of passengers
Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
A choice of accommodation options
All tours can be added to
All packages can be taken in reverse (except ‘Stunning New Zealand’)
Standard Accommodation Options
Standard is equivalent to a good 3-star tourist hotel.These hotels represent excellent value for money and usually have a licensed restaurant and bar on the premises.
Superior Accommodation Options
Superior describes hotels in the 3 1/2 to 4-star category. More often than not, these will be centrally located and offering a wide range of services and facilities.
First Class Accommodation Options
First Class are central city or resort location hotels at the top end of the scale rating 4 to 4 1/2 stars. All hotels at this level have excellent facilities, bars and restaurants etc, full services, and many feature swimming pool, spa baths, and fully equipped gymnasium for the enjoyment of guests.
Prices starts from NZD 2,701 per person, twin share, Daily Departures
The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences. If you require modifications to the itinerary as well as travel arrangements, please also advise.
Please note this tour cannot be taken in reverse by Seat in Coach passengers
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Also included in this tour: Napier half day wine tour