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Day 1 : Arrive in Auckland
On arrival in Auckland, \'The City of Sails\', seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 : Auckland to Hamilton with Auckland City Tour & Hamilton Highlights
Discover first-hand why Auckland is regarded as one of the best places in the world to live, with a half-day tour of its scenic highlights. Travel through the city centre, including Auckland\'s famous Queen Street, Karangahape Road with its chequered past and eclectic vibe and fashionable Ponsonby. Cross over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline, and visit the Viaduct Harbour and the revitalized Silo Park waterfront precinct. See historic buildings around the University of Auckland before continuing over Grafton Bridge to the Auckland Domain.After Auckland City tour we head to Hamilton
Day 3 : Hamilton- Rotoura via Waitomo and Maori Indigenous Experience
Your first stop is in the small town of Waitomo, where you\'ll enjoy a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Caves. Travel through these underground limestone caverns, discovered in 1887, and hear how the amazing stalactites, stalagmites, and other weird and wonderful rock formations were formed over a period of 30 million years. Your tour finishes with a short but magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a subterranean cavern illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms.
Leaving the Agrodome, we make our way to TePuia, one of New Zealand\'s foremost cultural venues. At TePuia\'smarae (meeting house) you will receive a traditional welcome and be invited to experience a Maori cultural performance, in which ancient and modern stories are told through song, dance, poi and stick games. You\'ll gain an understanding of this unique culture and its history and be thoroughly entertained by the talented and charismatic performers. Highlights of the tour as follows
Taste an exquisite Māori feast prepared in the traditional Hangi style. You will be treated to an entrée of New Zealand mussels, corn on the cob, traditional rewana bread and dips, and a local drink made from kawakawa extract and manuka honey.
The Hangi prepared meals are accompanied by flavoured meats, chicken, lamb, vegetables and salads. A range of drinks are available to complement your meal including wine, beer, juices, tea and coffee. We recommend leaving room for dessert, as you will definitely find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.
After dinner you will be invited to board the motorised waka (people mover) for a journey Through the Valley Under Lights. Be awed by the magical evening sights of TePuia\'s geothermal valley. You\'ll disembark the waka (vehicle) right in front of the Pohutu Geyser, illuminated in its full glory beneath a starry sky. Marvel at the sight of this glorious natural wonder, while your tour guide entertains you with traditional Māori mythology and stories.Overnight in Rotorua
Day 4 : Leisure Day in Rotorua
Leisure day in Rotorua to enjoy optional activities
Day 5 : Free & Easy Day
Today is a free and easy day for all guest to enjoy and explore the Auckland City at their
Day 6 : Auckland to Bay of Island
Starting in Auckland, travel north on one of comfortable and air conditioned deluxe coaches. Sit back and relax as Northland\'s spectacular scenery passes by your window.
After arriving in Paihia, you\'ll board the Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built catamaran licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.
Day 7 : Free day to explore Bay of Islands
A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Optional activities not included in the tour price.
Day 8 : Paihia to Auckland
Today we travel back from Paihia to Auckland. Evening at leisure.
Day 9 : Arrive In Christchurch
On arrival in Christchurch, ‘The Garden City’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel
Day 10 : Christchurch to Wanaka
Today after breakfast we will commence a full day tour from Christchurch to Wanaka. Depart Christchurch and travel through diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Southern Alps In the afternoon the tour continues south through the tawny tussock of the Mackenzie Country. En-route, enjoy afternoon tea (at own expense) in the quaint village of Omarama and a visit to the Jones Family Orchard (time permitting), near Cromwell. Tour concludes in Queenstown at approximately 6:30pm, at which time accommodation drop offs will commence.
Day 11 : Wanaka to Queenstown
After breakfast, enjoy a short scenic drive from Wanaka to Queenstown. Rest of the day on leisure.A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price.
Day 12 : A day trip to Milford Sounds
This is an unforgettable journey in which you\'ll experience the world famous fjord - rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Journey across the Southern Alps, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, uncover Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, and then travel deep into the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through solid rock, before walking across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, join a Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. After the cruise, return to Queenstown by coach. Tour concludes at approximately 7:45pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Day 13 : Departure Day
After breakfast, your arrangements conclude with a departure transfer to Airport. We hope you had a wonderful vacation!!
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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