Valid Until March 2019
On arrival at Auckland Airport, the 'City of Sails', you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
(Self-Drive passengers to collect rental car for their exclusive use until the end of the tour package).
AUCKLAND/ WAITOMO CAVES/ ROTORUA
Enjoy a tour from Auckland to Rotorua with a guided tour of the fascinating Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. You will marvel at Mother's Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Continue your journey to Rotorua and check in at your hotel on arrival.
Today's half day city tour includes Te Puia and its Thermal Valley of roaring geysers, steaming rivers and boiling mud pools. Following this, you will travel to Rainbow Springs to view trout and other wildlife and to the famous Agrodome Sheep Show. In the afternoon, commence half day Hobbiton Movie Set Tours. Tour concludes by returning to Rotorua and drop off at hotel.
ROTORUA/ AIR/ QUEENSTOWN
Transfer to Rotorua Airport for your flight to Queenstown where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Airfare from Rotorua to Queenstown excluded). Rest of the day is free for the many optional activities available in and around Queenstown. (Self-Drive passengers to return rental car at Rotorua Airport and to collect the South Island rental car on arrival at Queenstown Airport).
QUEENSTOWN/ MILFORD SOUND/ QUEENSTOWN
An early start following the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and through Te Anau where you will be enthralled by the immense landscape. Travel through beech forest, passing majestic mountains, on through the Homer Tunnel in time to board your catamaran for the Milford Sound cruise. Cruise past Mitre Peak, the highest mountain in the world to rise vertically from the sea, and admire the Stirling and Bowen Waterfalls as you cruise out to sea. Return to the pier for the coach back to Queenstown (For Self-Drive passengers, booking is for cruise only).
Today is free at leisure or to pursue some optional activities. Queenstown offers jet boating, bungy jumping, white water rafting, tandem skydiving, boat cruises, scenic flights, gondola rides
QUEENSTOWN/ MT COOK/ CHRISTCHURCH
This morning travel over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook around lunch time. A rare opportunity to take an optional scenic flight to view Mt Cook's snow fields and glaciers (at clients' expense). We continue through to Christchurch.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight (Self-Drive passengers to return rental car directly at the airport).