New Zealand Explorer

12 Nights/13 Days

Overview

Day 1: Arrive Auckland
On arrival to Auckland Airport, transfer to your hotel.
Evening at leisure, overnight at hotel.

Day 2: At Auckland
After breakfast, depart for Auckland City Express Tour. Evening at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Auckland- Rotorua
Today we depart for the beautiful town of Rotorua.
Rotorua, a town set on its namesake lake on New Zealand’s North Island, is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. In Te Puia’s Whakarewarewa Valley, there are bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily. It’s also home to a living Maori village and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, with traditional wood carving and weaving schools.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: At Rotorua
Today after breakfast we depart for the Wai-O-Tapu & Polynesian Spa day tour.
Admire the eruption of Lady Knox Geysar, Discover Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Relax in the hot mineral pools of the Polynesian Spa.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Rotorua- Auckland Airport-Christchurch
After breakfast, leave for the Auckland airport for your flight to Christchurch.
On arrival to Christchurch Airport, transfer to your hotel. Evening at leisure, overnight at hotel.

Day 6: At Christchurch
After breakfast, depart for city orientation tour of Christchurch. Evening at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Christchurch-Queenstown
Today after breakfast we depart for the beautiful city of Queenstown, upon arrival check into hotel, remaining day at leisure.

Day 8: At Queenstown
After having an early breakfast, we depart for the famous Milford Sound cruise at 0700 hrs.
Described as the 8th wonder of the world, Milford Sound is a journey, not just a destination. Embark on a day trip through Fiordland National Park and the Te Wai Pounamu World Heritage Site in a luxury glass-roofed coach from Queenstown.
Depart Queenstown for a scenic journey south between The Remarkable mountain range and Lake Wakatipu.
Enjoy 2 hours on the fiord and experience the spray of the waterfalls from the safety of inside the boat – or be brave and get right under it. Then, it’s time to get back on the coach for the return journey to Queenstown.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: At Queenstown
Today after breakfast we depart to enjoy the Luge Rides and Skyline Gondola.
Remaining day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Queenstown -Franz Josef
Today we depart for the beautiful glacier town of Franz Josef.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: At Franz Josef
Morning free for optional activities like Helicopter Ride with Snow Landing- See the Franz Josef Glacier from the air on a scenic 20-minute helicopter flight above ice falls, snowfields, and crevasses. Experience the thrill of a snow landing to see the icy landscape up close and take in incredible views across the glacier.

Day 12: Franz Josef- Christchurch
Today we depart back to Christchurch. We leave the hotel for Greymouth Railway Station wherein we take the beautiful Scenic Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Depart Christchurch
After breakfast, leave for the airport for your flight back to India.

Prices

Hotel Category USD
3* Accommodation 1915 per person
4* Accommodation 2240 per person

Cost of Optionals:
Helicopter ride with Snow Landing (20 mins): USD 220 per person

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

2 nights’ accommodation at Great Pasonby Arthotel 3*/Rydges 4* in Auckland incl breakfast.
2 nights’ accommodation at Holiday Inn Rotorua 3*/Novotel Lakeside 4* in Rotorua incl breakfast.
Auckland City Express Tour.
Wai-O-Tapu & Polynesian Spa Day tour from Rotorua.
3 nights’ accommodation at Ibis 3*/Novotel 4* in Christchurch incl breakfast
3 nights’ accommodation at Rydges Lake town 3*/Novotel Lakeside 4* in Queenstown incl breakfast.
2 nights’ accommodation at Franz Alpine Resort 3*/ Scenic Hotel Franz Glacier in Franz Josef 4*
Half day city tour in Christchurch.
Milford sound cruise, Skyline Gondola and Luge ride in Queenstown.
TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch.
All Airport -hotel and city to city transfers.

Exclusions:
Airfare, Visa, Travel Insurance.
Auckland-Christchurch Airfare.; Tips & Gratuities; Any expense of personal nature; Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
GST @5%