8 day majestic new zealand
Famous Waitomo Glow worm Caves
2 Nights in Rotorua including Maori culture
Overnight in Garden City of Christchurch
Overnight Mt Cook National Park
3 nights Alpine Resort Queenstown
Spectacular Milford Sound Cruise
Day 1: Auckland – Waitomo - Rotorua
Today travel south to Rotorua via the rich pastoral province of Waikato. Travel on to the fascinating Waitomo Caves where you will enjoy lunch. Here experience a guided tour of the famous Glowworm Grotto featuring an underground boat ride. Continue on via Lake Karapiro to arrive in Rotorua. In the evening enjoy a unique Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert with Tamaki Tours.
Day 2: Rotorua Sightseeing
Today you will experience the many varied sights that Rotorua has to offer. Visit the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, enjoy a guided tour and see Maori carving and weaving demonstrations. Walk through the Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools and shooting geysers. Next, Rainbow Springs a unique showcase of New Zealand's flora and Fauna and featuring some of New Zealand's endangered native species. The Rainbow Farm Show is definitely a 'hands-on' experience that will entertain and amuse giving an animated insight into New Zealand's farming history, then enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take a tour the Buried Village or enjoy a swim at the Polynesian Spa (own expense).
Day 3: Rotorua - Christchurch
(Airfare not included)
Fly to Christchurch and enjoy free time to explore the ‘Garden City’. We suggest the Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens or the International Antarctic Centre (own expense).
Day 4: Christchurch - Mount Cook
Today travel south, across the Canterbury Plains, through the Mackenzie country via Lake Tekapo where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd. Continue alongside the Tasman River to Mount Cook National Park. This afternoon is free to enjoy some of New Zealand’s finest alpine scenery. We suggest you consider a scenic flight or walk in the area.
Day 5: Mount Cook - Queenstown
A free morning to enjoy the natural beauty of Mount Cook. Take a walk or perhaps a Tasman Glacier flight (own expense). This afternoon travel on to the Lindis Pass and through the Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital.
Day 6: Milford Sound Day Excursion
Travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. View the Mirror Lakes as you continue through the Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Red Boat cruise, for an unforgettable experience, and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord. Journey to the mouth of the sound and see the seals and dolphins, which inhabit this part of the world. Return to Queenstown.
Day 7: Queenstown
A free day to enjoy the many leisure pursuits on offer. Staff at “The Station” can assist with information and reservations for the huge selection of things to see and do.
Day 8: Queenstown
Your tour arrangements conclude this morning.
Luxury coach transport 7 nights accommodation Waitomo Caves tour with lunch Maori Hangi and concert Rotorua sightseeing tour Milford Sound day excursion
Departs: Daily from 7.00am from Auckland Hotels, pick-up time confirmed at time of booking.
Operated by: Great Sights – Tour Code: SB9
Children: aged 0-12 years are at the child rate, when using existing bedding and sharing a room with 2 adults