DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND
13 days / 12 nights
Auckland- Waitomo Glowworm Caves - Underground boat ride - Mamaku Ranges -
Te Puia - Rainbow springs - Maori Hangi - Taupo - Ruapehu - Ngauruhoe - Tongariro - Cook Strait - Whalewatch cruise - Lake Tekapo - Lake Te Anau and much more.....
Contact us for best price
DAY 01: ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND
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. Self drive passengers
will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.
DAY 02: AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA (B)
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
stay at hotel.
DAY 03: ROTORUA (B,D)
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)
DAY 04: ROTORUA - WELLINGTON (B)
Travel south to reach the popular lake resort of Taupo and along the shores of
Lake Taupo to Turangi, before continuing on the Desert Road, dominated in
the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.
Continue south through lush farmland before arriving in the 'Capital City' of Wellington.
DAY 05: WELLINGTON (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.
DAY 06: WELLINGTON - PICTON - KAIKOURA (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 the town of Blenheim,
before reaching Kaikoura - here you might like to take an optional Whalewatch cruise
or scenic flight. Optional activities not included in the tour price
DAY 07: KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH (B)
Leave Kaikoura behind as you turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to
reach the 'Garden City' of Christchurch.
DAY 08: CHRISTCHURCH - M T COOK (B)
Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo.Visit
the 'Church of the Good Shepherd' before continuing onto Mt Cook National Park.
DAY 09: M T COOK - QUEENSTOWN (B)
Follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south to the small town of Twizel before
continuing through the historic Central Otago region to Lake Wakatipu and the
'Alpine Resort' of Queenstown.
DAY 10: 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.
DAY 11: QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU (B)
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 fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Return to Te Anau
DAY 12: TE ANAU - DUNEDIN (B)
Cross the fertile Southland Plains through Gore and Balclutha to South Otago. Then travel north to the 'Edinburgh of the South', Dunedin. The afternoon is free for optional activities.
DAY 13: DUNEDIN - CHRISTCHURCH (B)
Travel north through lush farmland and a series of small farming communities to Christchurch
DAY 14: DEPARTURE (B)
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your SWV Vacation!
Accommodation is based on Run of House rooms unless otherwise stated. Seaview and lakeview rooms will incur a supplementary charge. If any of these properties are unavailable at the time of booking, similar accommodation will be provided and a surcharge may apply. SWV will endeavor to provide accommodation of a similar standard as requested, however as the choice of accommodation is limited in remote areas, we will use the best available options
Seat in Coad basis
With all seat in coach packages including a private meet and great on arrival,you will be transferred by private car to your hotel and not have to think about finding your way through the airport or driving directions after your long flight!
The remainder of your Seat in Coach holiday will be using a premier fleet of high quality, tourist coaches with driver/guides and commentary of most routes. Majority coach services include hotel pickups and drop off's so you do not have to arrange any further transfers.
Available throughout the year
- Guided tour of the world famous Waitomo - ------- Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof
- Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools and roaring geysers
- Rainbow Springs
- Peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro
- Cook Strait, Marlborough Sounds, Whale watch cruise (Optional), Scenic flight (optional)
- Lake Tekapo
- Mt Cook National Park, Lake Pukaki ,Lake Wakatipu
- Bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more (Optional)
- Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley , Homer Tunnel, Milford Sound cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls
'Edinburgh of the South', Dunedin
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Maori Hangi & Concert
- Te Puia Thermal Reserve
- Agrodome Sheep Show
- Rainbow Springs
- Milford Sound
- Adventure Capital Queenstown
- Daily breakfast
- Return Airfare with taxes.
- Visa fees.
- Medical Insurance.
- Peak season surcharges if applicable.
- Any compulsory Room Supplements on tour.
- Meals other than specified.
- Items of personal nature.
- Tipping and Portage.
- Entrance fees if applicable.
- Bank charges
- Anything not specified in the Inclusions List