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Independent New Zealand Travel Packages

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NZ Majesty

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Location Start: Christchurch     End: Auckland 

Daily departures. Christchurch, Queenstown and Milford Sound then to the West Coast glaciers and back over the mountains by train. Then north via train, ferry and coach to Wellington, Rotorua, Waitomo and Auckland.

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Explore NZ by Coach or Self-Drive Car

New Zealand's Majesty 9 Days, 8 Nights

Departs Daily Tour #TT3839B

 

Tour Inclusions:

Transport
8 nights accommodation
Transfers within journey
Mount Cook National Park
Milford Sound Cruise including lunch
Skyline Gondola - Queenstown
TranzAlpine Train Journey
TranzCoastal Train Journey
Interislander Ferry
Maori Hangi & Concert
Te Puia Geothermal Experience
Rainbow Springs
Agrodome Sheep Show
Waitomo Glow-worm Caves

 

All tours are flexible.  Pre and post tour accommodation and airport transfer packages available.

Self drive option - from NZD 1,829 share twin

 

Day 1: Christchurch - Mt Cook - Queenstown
Cross the Canterbury Plains over Burkes Pass to the glacial lakes and into Mt Cook National Park. Optional lunch at the Hermitage or perhaps a scenic flight. Cross the spectacular Mackenzie Country bounded by the Southern Alps to the Lindis Pass.  Pass the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell and through the Kawarau Gorge with its historic gold mines to Queenstown. Stay 3 nights in Queenstown

 

Day 2: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, enjoy lunch onboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to Queenstown by evening

 

Day 3: At Queenstown
Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and bungy jumping


Day 4: Queenstown - Glaciers
Travel to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lakes district to the Haast Pass.  Travel north through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to the viewing platform to see one of these massive rivers of ice.* Stay 1 night in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships. Consider staying an extra day

 

Day 5:  Glaciers Greymouth - Christchurch
Travel north along the narrow, bush clad coastal plain past Hokitika to Greymouth. Board the renowned Tranz Alpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthurs Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening. Stay 1 night in Christchurch

 

Day 6: Christchurch - Picton - Wellington
The Coastal Pacific train passes through North Canterbury sheep country along the spectacular coastline between the Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific, before turning inland to Picton and the Marlborough Sounds.  Cross Cook Strait by ferry to resch the North Island. Stay 1 night in Wellington

 

Day 7: Wellington - Rotorua
Travel north along the rugged Kapiti coastline, to the fertile plains of Manawatu. Cross the volcanic landscape of Desert Road, past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Mr Ruapehu. Skirt Lake Taupo before passing Wairakei, wreathed by steam to reach Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori hangi (feast) and concert.  Stay 2 nights in Rotorua

 

Day 8: At Rotorua
This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te Puia thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at Agrodome.  Your afternoon is free to enjoy the many activities on offer

 

Day 9: Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland
After leaving Rotorua, you travel to Waitomo for a tour of the limestone caves including a cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north alongside the Waikato River to Auckland, arriving late afternoon

 

Accommodation:

Accommodation has been chosen to fit our criteria of value for money, central locations, and guest services provided. All properties include TV and telephone in room and breakfast available on site. Our accommodation providers are fully informed of your travel arrangements and are happy to provide support and information during your stay.

 

There are five levels of accommodation, offering you a choice that fits your budget and holiday requirements.

 

BRONZE

Clean, comfortable, value for money accommodation Qualmark rating 3, 3+ Star

 

SILVER

Tourist properties with full facilities on site. Qualmark rating 3+, 4 Star

 

GOLD

First class tourist properties providing excellent locations and services. Qualmark rating 4, 5 Star



*Due to shorter daylight hours, this may not be available over winter








 
 
 
 

 

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