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14 nights & 15 Days
  • Visit Auckland’s famous landmark Mount Eden, an inactive volcano
  • Ride an underground boat through the famous Glow worm Caves
  • Take in the memerizing sights while you voyage across Marlborough Sounds
  • Experience the rainforests and glaciers of the west coast
  • Discover ocean life on the optional Whale watching cruise
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New Zealand, with its varied stunning landscapes such as secluded beaches to exotic rainforest, geothermal wonderlands to snow-capped mountains, in the world, is a perfect holiday destination. The country offers exciting packages for every type of holiday. Traverse the thermal hot springs of Rotorua, and tour the Milford sound in Queenstown, the glow worm caves of Waitomo. New Zealand also offers a variety of shopping options, theme parks, Casinos and many more leisure activities for a romantic and relaxing vacation.

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Detailed Itinerary

  • DAY 1: – Arrive in Auckland

    Welcome to Auckland, ‘The City of Sails!’ Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative for your transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax after a long haul flight.

    Overnight in Auckland

  • DAY 2: – Auckland – City Tour

    After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a city tour of Auckland. Enjoy a visit to Auckland’s famous landmark Mount Eden, an inactive volcano. The summit of this mountain offers brilliant panoramic views of the city and harbours. Your visit also includes Victoria Park Market and West Haven Marina. Rest of the day is at leisure or you can take an optional hop on hop off tour pass and enjoy Auckland’s main attractions amongst which Auckland museum, Parnell Village, Kelly Tarlton's, Auckland waterfront, Sky Tower. The Auckland hop on hop off pass can be a 1 hour tour or a full day tour visiting Auckland attractions along the way on your choice! When you are ready to move to the next attraction simply return to the bus stop and get on the bus as it comes around the circuit.

    Overnight in Auckland

  • DAY 3: – Travel from Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo

    After breakfast at the hotel, check out as you travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Glow worm Caves including an underground boat ride followed by lunch. From the moment you enter this subterranean wonderland you will discover an ancient underground labyrinth. You will marvel at the amazing limestone caverns and formations created by Mother Nature. The acoustics in the cave are world-renowned. The highlight of your tour is an unrivalled boat trip through the spectacular Glow worm Grotto. Experience the wonder as you glide silently through the starry wonderland, your way is lit by a myriad of tiny glow worm lights glittering, glimmering and reflecting off the water. In the afternoon after lunch proceed to Rotorua.

    Overnight in Rotorua

  • DAY 4: – Visit Te Puia, Agrodome, and Rainbow Springs

    After breakfast at the hotel, visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools 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. Afternoon is at leisure. In the evening we recommend you to enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.

    Overnight in Rotorua

  • DAY 5: – Travel from Rotorua to Wellington

    After breakfast at the hotel, pack your bags and check out of the hotel as you travel south to reach the popular lake resort of Taupo before continuing on the Desert Road, dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Continue south through farmland before arriving in the ‘Capital City’ of Wellington.

    Overnight in Wellington

  • DAY 6: – Explore Wellington at Leisure

    After breakfast at the hotel, we recommend you to visit Te Papa national museum. Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum which is prominent for being bi-cultural, scholarly, innovative and fun. Later the afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the capital city on your own or take an optional city orientation tour. This tour familiarizes you with the Parliament Buildings, Old Saint Paul's Cathedral, the Lady Norwood Rose Gardens, the Cable Car (at own expense) and the National Art Gallery and Museum. You can appreciate the fabulous views of Wellington City from the summit of Mt Victoria. You'll also see Oriental Bay and some other scenic bays, including the beautiful Marine Parade.

    Overnight in Wellington

  • DAY 7: – Travel from Wellington to Kaikoura via Picton

    After breakfast at the hotel, voyage across Cook Strait, the water body that separates the two Islands of New Zealand, and into the Marlborough Sounds to capture the stunning views of its sparkling clear waters and lush forests, before arriving in Picton. Proceed travelling south by road through the town of Blenheim to reach Kaikoura a town that is steeped in Maori history and legend.

    Overnight in Kaikoura

  • DAY 8: – Travel from Kaikoura to Christchurch

    After breakfast at the hotel, we recommend you to take an optional whale watching cruise. In the afternoon bid farewell to Kaikoura as you turn inward and travel through North Canterbury to reach Christchurch the ‘Garden City’.

    Overnight in Christchurch

  • DAY 9: – Travel to Queenstown via Mt Cook

    After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd via the fertile Canterbury Plains before proceeding to Mt Cook New Zealand’s highest mountain. Depart Mt Cook and trail the shores of Lake Pukaki to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown.

    Overnight in Queenstown

  • DAY 10: – Journey to Milford and then back to Queensland

    After breakfast at the hotel, travel through Lumsden and Te Anau to the Fiordland National Park. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the man-made Homer Tunnel and arrive in Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on the fiord before returning to Queenstown.

    Overnight in Queenstown

  • DAY 11: – Spend a day at leisure at Queenstown

    After breakfast at the hotel, the day is free to explore the endless optional attractions and adventure sports available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more.

    Overnight in Queenstown

  • DAY 12: – Queenstown – Glacier Region

    After breakfast at the hotel, journey past Lake Wanaka and Hawea before turning into the Haast Pass and the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue north to arrive in Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.

    Overnight in the Glacier Region

  • DAY 13: – Glacier Region

    After breakfast at the hotel, the day is at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. Optional activities not included in the tour price.

    Overnight in Glacier Region

  • DAY 14: – Travel from the Glacier Region to Christchurch

    After breakfast at the hotel, travel north to Greymouth, you will board the world famous Tranz Alpine Train. Travel over the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in ‘The Garden City’ of Christchurch.

    Overnight in Christchurch

  • DAY 15: – Depart from Christchurch

    After breakfast at the hotel, check out as your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in each city provided with breakfast at the selected hotel or similar
  • A half day tour of Auckland and Rotorua on seat in coach basis
  • Guided Waitomo Glow worm Caves tour including lunch on seat in coach basis from Rotorua
  • Maori Hangi feast and concert in Rotorua
  • Visit to Church of Good Shepherd Enroute Mt Cook on seat in coach basis
  • Milford Sound tour with lunch from Queenstown on seat in coach basis
  • Journey by the Tranz Alpine train on seat in coach basis
  • Return airport transfers on seat in coach basis
  • All excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned vehicles as per the itinerary on seat in coach basis
  • Transfers with an English speaking driver as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking local guide for the tours
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DestinationStandard SuperiorFirst ClassRecommended Indian Restaurants
AucklandAuckland city hotelSky CityHeritageSarrron
CopthorneRydgesRendezvousMoti Mahal
Harbour cityBooliwood
RotoruaSudina hotelHeritage RotoruaMillenniumIndian Star Tandoori restaurant
Ibis RotoruaDistinction RotoruaNovotel Rotorua Lake sideChimney Indian
QueenstownHeartland hotelCrowne PlazaSofitelBombay Palace
Goldridge ResortMilleniumNovotelElaichi Indian
Rydges Lakeland
ChristchurchIbis ChristchurchGrand ChancellorHeritage hotelTwo Fat Indians
HeartlandCopthorne Christchurch CentralNovotel Cathedral SquareRaj Mahal
CotswoldMaharaja Indian
Glacier RegionHeartland Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef
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Pricing details & Exclusions

  • The above price is valid for minimum 2 adults travelling together at all times. For Single passenger travelling alone, single supplement will be applicable and will be advised on request
  • The price mentioned for a child with bed / child without bed is applicable only when accompanied with 2 full paying adults
  • Surcharges are applicable during peak season / trade fair / special event / Christmas / New Year
  • Standard Check-in time at all hotels is 14.00 hrs and check-out time is 12.00 hrs – The above mentioned tour cost does not include any early check in or late checkout charges
  • All transfers, sightseeing & excursions are based on Seat in Coach Basis unless and otherwise specified
  • The above mentioned tour cost does not include any early morning or late night transfer surcharges
  • Variation in Rate of Exchange may vary the final price
Exclusions
  • International and local flights
  • Visa fee
  • Airport taxes
  • Government service tax
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tips, laundry etc
  • Personal insurance and baggage insurance
  • Any other services not mentioned in the above “Inclusions”
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