New Zealand 14 day tour


Southern Alps New ZealandJourney to the North Island - Auckland and meander back down the North Island to the geo-thermal city of Rotorua. Travel between coast and mountains to the 'Garden City' of Christchurch. Enjoy two fabulous nights in Queenstown, a year-round 'Alpine Resort'. Map

Day 1. Arrive Auckland, Freedom of Choice

Be met and transferred to your hotel. Choose from eight Freedom of Choice activities today, then enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.  Stay: Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Hangi Feast.

Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an unmistakable glow. Take a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto before continuing to Rotorua, a centre of Maori culture and famous for its geothermal activity. This evening you’ll be treated to an unforgettable cultural experience – a traditional Maori Hangi Feast and a spectacular performance of song and dance.  Two Night Stay: Rotorua, Holiday Inn.

 New Zealand marketDay 3. Rotorua, Freedom of Choice

In Rotorua, choose from a range of activities today. Perhaps take a 4WD Bush Safari; join an eco-thermal tour; play a round of golf; visit ‘Hobbiton’; or take in Rotorua Museum.

Day 4. Rotorua, Wellington, Freedom of Choice

Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the heart of the North Island. See Huka Falls and the tranquil setting of Lake Taupo. Cross the vast volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington, where you’ll enjoy a choice of restaurants tonight.
Two Night Stay: Wellington, Amora Hotel.

Day 5. Wellington

Discover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour today. Later, ride Wellington’s iconic cable car, gaining a fresh perspective on this coastal city.  BDiscover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour today. Later, ride Wellington’s iconic cable car, gaining a fresh perspective on this coastal city.

Marlborough VineyardsDay 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch

Board the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait to Picton on the South Island. Rejoin your coach and journey through Marlborough, to Christchurch.  Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel

Day 7. Christchurch, Tranz Alpine Train, Franz Josef

Board the Tranz Alpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and continue to Hokitika to see how Pounamu (jade) is carved into jewellery. Continue into Westland National Park and take in the dramatic terrain ranz Josef Glacier. Check in to your luxury eco-resort before a four-course degustation dinner.  Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat.

New Zealand lupinesDay 8. Franz Josef, Queenstown, Freedom of Choice

Travel to Queenstown via Haast. Tonight, choose from our superb Freedom of Choice Dining inclusions.  Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside.

Day 9. Queenstown, Freedom of Choice Touring

Enjoy the opportunity to personalize your Queenstown experience by selecting from one of our Freedom of Choice activities.  B

Milford Sound Tour

Day 10. Milford Sound, Te Anau

Follow The Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. Journey along the majestic Milford Road, then embark on a scenic cruise along the full length of Milford Sound. Continue to Te Anau and enjoy a special dinner featuring produce sourced from  the surrounding Fiordland region. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.

Day 11. Te Anau, Dunedin, Freedom of Choice

Travel to Dunedin and choose your activity. Options include a visit to Larnach Castle, or a journey on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.

Day 12. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Freedom of Choice

See the Moeraki Boulders at Koekohe Beach, then enter Mt Cook National Park and admire Australasia’s highest peak. Choose your activity here.  Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.

Day 13. Lake Tekapo, ChristchurchQueenstown

Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, then continue to Christchurch. Enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner this evening.  Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.

Day 14. Depart Christchurch

After breakfast, transfer to Christchurch airport for your flight.

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