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On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure, overnight at hotel.
Today after breakfast, you travel south through the Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the glowworm caves. The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as your expert guide provides informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance. You will enjoy the boat ride under thousands of magical glow worms.
Continue to Rotorua, evening is at leisure, overnight at Rotorua.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Today you visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve and explore this unique geothermal reserve with thermal activity ranging from boiling mud pools to the world famous 30 metre Pohutu geyser, which erupts up to 20 times a day, also visit the Agrodome for a sheep and farm show and Rainbow Springs to view trout and wildlife.
Evening is at leisure, overnight at Rotorua.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the airport for your flight to Queenstown, a top tourist destination of New Zealand. The lake and mountain landscape make it suited to all kinds of adventure activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting all year round. If adventure isn't your thing, you may experience one of its many walking and hiking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine.
Rest of the day is at leisure in this spectacular town. Overnight at hotel in Queenstown
After an early breakfast proceed to Milford sound. Travel through Lumsden and Te Anau to the Fiordland National Park. The driver guide will provide an interesting commentary and allow for plenty of photo stops along the way including Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat and the Chasm. Travel through the man made Homer Tunnel to arrive in Milford Sound.
Milford sound is one of the most accessible and best known fjords in New Zealand, yet it remains quiet and still bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforests.
Enjoy a cruise on the fiord before returning to Queenstown.
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a free day to explore the endless optional attractions available.
Overnight at Queenstown.
After breakfast, we journey past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before turning into the Haast Past and the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue north to arrive in Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.
At 13kms, Fox Glacier is the longest of the awe-inspiring New Zealand West Coast glaciers. At its head, soaring peaks of over 3,000m dominate the vista. This mighty moving river of ice falls 2,600 metres, on its journey from the base of the Southern Alps to the West Coast. The second biggest of the West Coast Glaciers is the Franz Josef Glacier, at 10kms long. The Franz Josef Glacier flows in a north west direction and travels over quite a steep gradient.
New Zealand's West Coast glaciers are unique and probably the most accessible glaciers in the world, as they terminate amongst temperate rainforest just 250m above sea level.
Overnight at a hotel in the Glacier Region.
After breakfast at the hotel, travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train. Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur's Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in the 'garden city' of Christchurch.
Evening at leisure, overnight at a hotel in Christchurch.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your homeward or onward journey. We trust you enjoyed your New Zealand Vacation with us!
Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.