PICTURESQUE NEW ZEALAND 11 Nights / 12 Days
Location: Auckland | Waitomo | Rotorua | Christchurch | Queenstown | Glacier Region
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
  • On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, you will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2 Auckland (B)
  • Today after breakfast, Proceed on a morning tour including Harbour Bridge, Auckland Viaduct and Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park for panoramic views of Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour.

  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3 Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua (B)
  • Today after breakfast, travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof.
  • On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4 Rotorua (B, D)
  • Today after breakfast, visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers.
  • Following this, visit Rainbow 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.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 5 Rotorua – Christchurch (B)
  • Today after breakfast, depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare NOT included).
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 6 Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown (B)
  • Today after breakfast, 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.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 7 Milford Sound (B)
  • Today after breakfast, follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden and onward to Lake Te Anau.
  • Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound.
  • Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fjord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls.
  • Return to Queenstown.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 8 Queenstown (B)
  • Today after breakfast, a free day to explore the endless optional attractions available.
  • Queenstown offers Bungy Jumping, Jet Boating, White Water Rafting, Gondola Rides and much more.
  • Optional activities not included in the tour price.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 9 Queenstown – Glacier Region (B)
  • Today after breakfast, 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.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 10 Glacier Region – Christchurch (B)
  • Today after breakfast, travel north to Greymouth and board the Tranz Alpine train.
  • 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.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 11 Christchurch Sightseeing (B)
  • Today after breakfast, take a morning tour of Christchurch.
  • Highlights of this morning’s tour include Monavale Gardens, Arts Centre, Museum, Art Gallery, University, Botanical Gardens and the Avon River.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
Day 12 Departure (B)
  • Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer.
Inclusions
  • 11 night’s accommodation with daily breakfast (except for day on arrival)
  • Sightseeing as mentioned above.
  • Transfers as mentioned above.
Exclusions
  • Airfare, Airline & Airport Taxes
  • Visa Charges.
  • Expenses of Personal nature.
  • Meals not mentioned above.
  • Optional Tours/Services.
  • Peak Season Surcharge
  • Any other item not included in “Package Price Includes”
  • GST applicable to Indian nationals