Best Of New Zealand by Travelportal

Best Of New Zealand by Travelportal




USD 2750 PP


Key Highlights

2 Nights Auckland 

3 Nights Paihia Bay of Island

2 Nights Rotorua 

1 Night Christchurch 

2 Night Franz Josef  

4 Nights Queenstown  

 

Activity Schedule

November 2018

Overview & Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive in Auckland New Zealand

Welcome to Auckland. On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your Hotel in Auckland City Center. Rest of the day is free to relax. Overnight in Auckland.

 

Day 2  Auckland City Tour 

Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Auckland, the “City of Sails.” See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and historic Parnell Village. Continue to the Bay of Islands, known for its stunning beauty and history. Visit the WAITANGI TREATY HOUSE to learn about New Zealand’s past.Overnight in Paihia.

 

Day 3   Bayof Island

Continue to the Bay of Islands, known for its stunning beauty and history. Visit the WAITANGI TREATY HOUSE to learn about New Zealand’s past.Overnight in Paihia.

 

Day 4   Bay of Island

This morning, embark on a sightseeing CRUISE to view the “Hole in the Rock,” have a chance to see dolphins, and learn more about the rich history and culture of this region. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to enjoy a hike, explore some of the island’s historic attractions, shop for souvenirs, or just relax at your hotel.

 

Day 5   Bay of Island

This morning proceed to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach.This full day tour in unique dune rider is the best way to explore far north. Enjoy the amazing scenery on the way. Your full day tour begins with an early morning pick up at your accommodation,and includes a freshly prepared buffet style lunch, a visit to Cape Reinga lighthouse to view the meeting of the two oceans,a beach stop on 90 Mile Beach, boogie boarding down huge sand dunes at Te Paki stream and time at the Ancient Kauri Kingdom. 

 

Day 6   Rotorua

Today, travel through the Bay of Plenty region to Rotorua, home to geothermal wonders, adventure activities, and a thriving Maori culture. Arrive Rotorua and overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 7   Rotorua

This morning starts with a visit to RAINBOW SPRINGS to view native bush and wildlife, including a walk through the kiwi bird enclosure. Last stop is TE PUIA, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, with New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces. The afternoon is at your leisure. You may wish to relax in a natural hot spring, zipline through the forest, be pampered at one of the city’s spas, or board a floatplane for flightseeing of this beautiful area. Overnight at Rotorua.

 

Day 8  Christchurch

This morning, board a fligh to Christchurch.Arrive Christchurch and you will be transferred to Hotel in Christchurch.  Continue to Christchurch for an orientation tour and overnight stay.

 

Day 9  Franz Josef

Today after breakfast we shall leave for Franz Josef by a scenic Coach journey. Drive through famous Arthur's pass. Stop at several Lakes and scenic spots before reaching Fran Josef. Visit Greymouth on the way.Check in Hotel and Overnight at Franz Josef.

 

Day 10  Glacier Region

This morning, explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage area. Your GLACIER VALLEY WALK will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed, following the glacier’s path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier’s history, see what is left behind by this majestic giant, and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere. Near the terminal face, after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing face of the glacier. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may opt to take a scenic flightseeing or helicopter tour, relax in one of the glacier hot pools, spend time at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, or pick up a picnic lunch and just take in the gorgeous scenery.

 

Day 11  Queenstown

Our journey today takes us along the coast and the Tasman Sea. Climb through rainforests and over Haast Pass to arrive in Queenstown, the 'Adventure Capital of the World.' Upon arrival, enjoy a tour and a tasting at a local WINERY. Overnight in Queenstown.

 

Day 12  Queenstown

Today, travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. During your Milford Sound CRUISE, see cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and experience this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did.Overnight in Queenstown.

 

Day 13  Queenstown

Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy, shop for souvenirs, or take a thrilling jet boat ride on the Dart River. Queenstown Skyline Gondola Ride a Hop aboard the Skyline Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern hemisphere - and take in the awe-inspiring views of this spectacular landscape. Sit back and relax as you enjoy panoramic views of The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak and Coronet Peak - one of Queenstown's Ski field.Overnight in Queenstown.

 

Day 14  Queenstown

Free day in Queenstown

Although celebrated as New Zealand's ‘adventure capital’ Queenstown offers far more than a fast paced action-packed holiday. Settled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu beneath a soaring panorama of the Remarkables Mountain Range, this alpine town is surrounded by a plethora of historic, gastronomic and scenic wonders. Head down the Gibbston valley wine trail to sample some of the region’s best Pinot. Take a leisurely lakeside stroll or ride the gondola for breathtaking views. Venture further afield into the Fiordland National Park or head over the Crown Range to Wanaka. Drive through Lord Of The Rings country - or for the really fanatic, jump aboard one of many dedicated LOTR tours. Overnight at Queenstown.

 

Day 15  Departure

Today checkout and leave Queenstown. We shall drop you at Queenstown Airport for your flight backhome.

 

Tour Ends

 

Inclusions

2 Nights Auckland Copthorne Auckland City or Similar

3 Nights Paihia Kings Gate Autolodge or Similar

2 Nights Rotorua Sudima Lake Resort or Similar

1 Night in Christchurch Crown Plaza Christchurch or Similar

2 Night Franz Josef Rainforest Retreat or similar 

4 Nights Queenstown  Mercure Queenstown Resort or Similar

* Daily Breakfast at Hotel

* Internal Flight Tickets [ Rotorua-Christchurch] 

* Airport transfers by PVT 

* All Sightseeing as per Itinerary

* Auckland City Tour 

* Christchurch City Orientation Tour

* Bay of Island Sightseeing Cruise

* Bay of Island full day Ninety mile beach and Cape Reinga Tour

* Glacier Vally Walk at Franz Josef

* Milford Sound Cruise at Queenstown

* Full day Queenstown Tour

* All Tours by PVT Coach for a group of 10+ Pax

 

Exclusions

* Air Tickets

* New Zealand Visa Charges

* Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

* Meals

Please note & Additional info

* Prices are Subject to Change as No hotels or flights have been booked yet 

* Please make Inquiry for availability  befor booking