10 Days New Zealand Great Escapade

Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua – Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown – Milford Sound

In Waitomo meander through a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers decorated with galaxies of native glow worms. Immerse yourself in bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcases of New Zealand’s fascinating Maori culture. Be cradled by skyscraping peaks, glaciers and permanent snow fields, all set under a star-studded skyat Mt Cook National Park. Your unforgettable journey culminates at the stunning Milford Sound – a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Auckland City Tour
  • Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Rainbow Springs Wildlife
  • Maori Feast & Concert
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Lake Pukaki
  • Mt Cook
  • Adventurous activities in Queenstown
  • Milford Sound

Tour Option:

Seat in Coach / Self  Drive 

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Day Description Meals
1 Arrive 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.
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2 Auckland
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland city including a visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter. The remainder of the day is free.
B
3 Auckland — Waitomo — Rotorua
Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Glowworm Caves including underground boat ride. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon.
B
4 Rotorua
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.
B, D
5 Rotorua — Christchurch
Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare is NOT included).
B
6 Christchurch — Mt Cook — Queenstown
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.
B
7 Queenstown
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
8 Milford Sound
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 the cascading Bowen Falls. Buffet lunch is also included on board today. Return to Queenstown.
B, L
9 Queenstown
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
10 Departure Day
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car.
B

 

Package Includes:

  • Breakfasts daily at all hotels
  • All sightseeing entry fees included as per itinerary
  • A choice of three accommodation options
    (Standard, Superior, First class)
  • A choice of three transport options
    (Compact, Intermediate, Full Size, Premium)

Package Excludes:

  • International flight tickets
    (we can assist to book and issue tickets)
  • Domestic flight tickets (if any)
  • Meals not stated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for optional activities
  • Travel Insurance
  • All personal expenses

Car Rental

Car Rental Capacity General Guide:

Compact

Compact

Holden Barina or similar

4 persons, 1 hard case, 2 soft bags

Intermediate

Intermediate

Holden Trax or similar

4 persons, 2 hard cases, 1 soft bag

Full-Size

Premium

Holden Commodore or similar

4 persons, 2 hard cases, 2 soft bags

Premium

Full-Size

Hyundai Imax or similar

8 persons, 3 hard cases, 1 soft bag