General

DAY 1 – Auckland

‘Haere Mai’ – Welcome to New Zealand. We will meet you at Auckland Airport and get you safely transferred to your accommodation

Operator:
Super Shuttle

DAY 2 – Auckland-Waitomo-Rotorua

Enjoy a happy travel to the south passing through the Waikato farm-lands taking to the famous WaitomoCaves, on day two. Have an adventurous walk through the main cave. Catch a wonderful underground boat trip through the sparkling glowworm grotto. A picnic lunch will be ready for you.

Continue the adventure for Rotorua in the afternoon

Great Sights Departs 7:30am – Arrives at 5:00pm. We will pick you up from your accommodation.

As for the evening, enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi Concert

Operator:
Great Sights
Tamaki Tours

DAY 3 – Rotorua

Get a pick up from your hotel at around 07:30 for an adventurous sightseeing of Rotorua. You will love to explore the extraordinary natural beauty of – Paradise Valley Springs, Agrodome, Te Puia and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour.

The evening would be for your leisure

Operators:
Rotorua Travel

DAY 4 – Rotorua-Wellington

As for day four, drive to Otorohanga for joining the Northern Explorer Train (If Train not operating you will be travelling by coach).  With the train journey you will get the opportunity to travel all the way through:

  • The Hill Farms Of The King Country
  • The River-Chiselled Cliffs
  • The Volcanic Landscapes Of The National Park
  • Gorges Of The Rangitikei
  • The Horticultural And Coastal Settlements Of The Kapiti Coast
  • The Sprawling Manawatu Plain
  • Wellington, New Zealand’s Harbour Capital.

At the end, get transferred to your accommodation.

Depart: 7:30am. Arrive Otorohanga at 10:40am

Depart: Otorohanga 10:54 a.m. Arrive Wellington at 6:25pm

Train leaves on Monday-Thursday-Saturday. Option must be added to cost if you wish to take train

Operators:
Waitomo Tours
Tranz Scenic/Intercity
Super Shuttle

DAY 5 – Wellington-Christchurch

On the morning of day five, you will be transferred to Wellington Ferry Terminal for a very enjoyable and comfortable Interislander Ferry trip. It will take you across the Cook Strait. Explore the unspoilt Marlborough Sounds and at last, arrive at Picton. Travel via the very scenic Coastal Pacific Train while making your way into Christchurch, after departing Piction.

Depart: Wellington 8:25am Arrive: Picton 11:35am Depart: Picton 1:00pm Arrive: Christchurch 6:21pm

Operators:
Super Shuttle
Tranz Scenic

DAY 6 – Christchurch-Dunedin

Take a wonderful Ashburton – a large town that serves the local rural community on day six. Nestled in between the Rakaia and Rangitata rivers, this place is a must visit for independent coach tour travelers. Get rejuvenated with the exciting fly fishing – the local obsession. Stop at Timaru. It is the small but beautifully formed city. Exploring the wonders of river crossings is one of the most popular feature of the journey south.

Oamaru would be your most exciting lunch stop as per this well planned itinerary.  With a population of about 12,000 it is indeed an impressive heritage. Many of the elegant historic buildings were made from the local sandstone.

An impressive amount of ostentatious Victorian architecture from the 19th century has embraced the attractiveness of Dunedin. Discover the charm of historic public buildings, churches, ornate hotels and palatial homes to castle. Eco-tourism of Dunedin is also there to mesmerize you. Don’t miss the chance to visit penguin, albatross and seal colonies.

Intercity Coach: Departs Christchurch 7:45am Arrives Dunedin 1:45pm

After checking into your accommodation you will have time to visit the Cadbury factory (own expense)

Operator:
Intercity

DAY 7 – Dunedin

Apart from all the other adventures, a tour to Larnach Castle is also there for you on day seven. Take a trip to the famous Taieri Gorge Railway for its amazing sightseeing train trip that would take you through the fabulous sceneries.  Depart would be from the historic Dunedin Railway Station in downtown Dunedin.

Operator:
Headfirst

Taieri Gorge Railway

DAY 8 – Dunedin – Te Anau

The morning is for leisure.

Get a safe and comfortable transfer to the coach terminal. From here, you will board your Intercity coach that would take you across the bottom of South Island. Finally, travel to the Fiordland region of New Zealand. Here, enjoy your overnight stop.

Intercity: Departs Dunedin 1:55pm Arrives Te Anau 6:30pm

Operator:
Intercity

DAY 9 – Te Anau-Milford Sound-Queenstown

On day nine, get ready to travel deep into the Fiordland for experiencing the splendours of Milford Sound Cruise. After that, get ready for heading to the resort town of Queenstown.

Great Sights Departs Te Anau 10:30am to arrive at Queenstown 7:45pm

Operator:
Great Sights

DAY 10 – Queenstown

Keep the day reserved for having a wonderful leisure time spending. Enjoy the opportunity to explore several sights that this resort town has to offer.

We recommend
Dart River Wilderness Safari
Skyline Gondola Buffet Dinner

DAY 11 – Queenstown-Franz Josef

Newmans will pick you up from your accommodation.

You will be travelling through the rugged Kawarau Gorge passing the Lake Dunstan and to the Glacier region of Franz Josef

Newmans: Departs Queenstown 8:10am Arrive at Franz Josef around 4:10pm

Operator:
Newmans

DAY 12 – Franz Josef

Entirely for your leisure.

We Recommend
Glacier valley walk
Helicopter with snow landing
Hel-Hike

DAY 13 – Franz Josef-Christchurch

On day thirteen, The Intercity Coach will take you to the Greymouth Railway Station (The Tranz Alpine) – one of the top 5 rail journeys across the world. After arriving at Christchurch, you will be transferred to your hotel

Intercity: Departs Franz Josef 9:15a.m. Arrives Greymouth at 1:15pm. Tranz Alpine: Departs Greymouth 1:45pm Arrives Christchurch at 6:05pm

Operators:
Intercity
Tranz Scenic
Super Shuttle

DAY 14 – Christchurch – Home

Get a comfortable transfer to the Airport for your flight home. If you are extending we wish you good times ahead

Operator:
Super Shuttle

INCLUSIONS
  • Touring & Sights as per itinerary
  • Transfers
  • 13Nights Accommodation – As selected
  • Trains:
    • Tranz Coastal
    • Tranz Alpine
    • Taieri Gorge
  • Waitomo Caves Tour
  • Rotorua Sights – Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Maori Hangi concert
  • Interislander Ferry
  • Larnach Castle
  • Milford Cruise
OPTIONS
  • Northern Explorer Train – $148.00pp
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari – $188.00pp
  • Gondola & Buffet Dinner – $72.00pp
  • Glacier Valley Walk – $68.00pp
  • Helicopter with Snow Landing – $168.00pp
  • Heli-Hike – $379.00pp

Available departures

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