Kia Ora New Zealand, 17 Days

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0% interest over 9 months
Weekly^
$145*
Monthly^
$625*
This deal expires on the 31st Jul 2019

    Availability

    Valid for select departures 26 October 2019 - 6 April 2020

    What's included

    17 Day tour departing Auckland.
    1 Night accommodation staying at VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites.
    2 Nights accommodation staying at Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Garden Rooms.
    1 Night accommodation staying at VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites.
    2 Nights accommodation staying at ibis Rotorua Hotel.
    1 Night accommodation staying at Travelodge Wellington.
    1 Night accommodation staying at Picton Beachcomber Inn.
    1 Night accommodation staying at ibis Hotel Christchurch.
    1 Night accommodation staying at Heritage Gateway Hotel.
    1 Night accommodation staying at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City.
    1 Night accommodation staying at Distinction Luxmore Hotel.
    2 Nights accommodation staying at Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown.
    1 Night accommodation staying at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier.
    1 Night accommodation staying at ibis Hotel Christchurch.
    16 Full buffet breakfasts, 8 Dinners, 2 Highlight Dinners & 1 Farewell Dinner.
    Travel by luxury coach.
    Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide.
    Airport transfers.
    BONUS$450 Air Credit.

    Itinerary

    • Day 1 Welcome to Auckland. Explore Auckland at your own pace. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director.
    • Day 2 Auckland - Bay of Islands. Travel along the scenic Hibiscus Coast to the Bay of Islands. See spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett, and the 'Hole in the Rock'. As you return to Paihia past through picturesque islands with deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays.
    • Day 3 Bay of Islands Free Time. Explore the Bay of Islands at your own pace today. Perhaps sail on a historic tall ship, take the ferry to the charming town of Russell, the country's first sea-port, or explore the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
    • Day 4 Bay of Islands - Auckland. Enjoy a leisurely morning before travelling through lush farmland on your way back to Auckland.
    • Day 5 Auckland - Rotorua. After a tour of Auckland's city highlights, trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves, where you'll explore the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto by boat. Your journey continues to Rotorua, for an orientation tour with views of Lake Rotorua.
    • Day 6 Rotorua. Experience the multi-awardingwinning Agrodome Farm Show, for insights into agriculture in New Zealand. Your afternoon is free. You might like to visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a glimpse of the New Zealand's iconic kiwi bird, or Te Puia, the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. "Maori This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi feast Highlight Dinner and concert at the Tamaki Maori Village.
    • Day 7 Rotorua - Wellington. Journey south through pine forests today to Lake Taupo and mighty Huka Falls, in the heart of the North Island. Continue along the eastern shoreline of the lake and on through rich farmlands to Wellington, the nation's capital.
    • Day 8 Wellington - Picton. This morning enjoy a tour of Wellington, including panoramic views from the summit of Mt. Victoria. See the national Parliament and the 'Beehive', home to New Zealand's politicians, and explore "Maori Te Papa Museum and Art Gallery. Then cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound on the South Island, to picturesque Picton.
    • Day 9 Picton - Christchurch. Travel to Kaikoura, where sperm whales can often be seen not far from shore (an optional whale-watching flight is available). Travel along the Pacific Ocean coast and across the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.
    • Day 10 Christchurch - Omarama. Explore Christchurch at leisure this morning, then travel over the fertile Canterbury Plains to serene Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, view the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the scenery of Mt. Cook National Park (optional scenic flight available).
    • Day 11 Omarama - Dunedin. Visit the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and the monumental spillway of the nearby Benmore Dam. Then travel to the town of Oamaru, with its celebrated white limestone buildings. Continue to Dunedin, New Zealand's southernmost city. The afternoon is free for you to explore. Perhaps take a wildlife cruise or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway.
    • Day 12 Dunedin - Te Anau. Enjoy free time in Dunedin. You might like to visit Larnach Castle. Then travel across the fertile sheep-dotted pastures of South Otago en route to Te Anau. Tonight you may choose to cruise the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (own expense).
    • Day 13 Te Anau - Queenstown. Your experience in magnificent Milford Sound today is sure to be one of the highlights of your journey. Travel first through the tall native rainforests and rugged mountains of Fiordland National Park, then cruise the serene waters of this natural wonder. On the way to Queenstown see Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, then travel along the Devil's Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy an informative orientation tour of the city before settling in for your two-night stay.
    • Day 14 Queenstown Free Time. Explore New Zealand's adventure capital at your own pace today. Late afternoon, enjoy a cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Highlight Dinner and an entertaining afterdinner farm show.
    • Day 15 Queenstown - Franz Josef. Your first destination today is the faithfully-restored gold mining settlement of Arrowtown. Travel on to Cromwell to taste its sensational stone fruit and enjoy the region's vivid blue lakes. You will then travel over Haast Pass and view the sheer drop of Thunder Creek Falls on your way to the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier. An optional scenic flight is available.
    • Day 16 Franz Josef - Christchurch. This morning's destination is Hokitika, home of New Zealand's famous greenstone, Pounamu (its Maori name). Then continue to Arthur's Pass to board the iconic TranzAlpine train and take one of the world's most renowned rail journeys. Pass through the Southern Alps to the lush pastureland of the Canterbury Plains. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.
    • Day 17 Farewell from Christchurch. Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
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    $145*
    Monthly^
    $625*
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