Bringing the heart of New Zealand

Bringing the heart of New Zealand

One of the high profiled countries known for the abundance of wild life, which also owns lush landscapes where Mother Nature’s generous heart is been clearly evident.

Day 01

Arrive in Auckland

Arrive and Seat in Coach Transfer to the hotel rest of the day leisure Overnight stay at Skycity Hotel Auckland / Skycity Room / Premium Room Number of Nights: 2 Nights Location: Auckland

Day 02

Tours – DayGS1 - Auckland Morning City Highlights

Breakfast at hotel
See firsthand why Auckland is known as the City of Sails as you enjoy a trip over the Harbour Bridge. Visit the famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbors. From this fantastic vantage point you will see evidence of Auckland's volcanic history, the most significant being the youngest volcano of Rangitoto Island at the entrance to the Waitemataharbour.
The sightseeing tour also takes in the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park which is situated on a 62,000 year old volcano. In addition to these natural features the city sights tour also takes in the trendy shopping area of Parnell Village with its historical buildings that have been transformed into boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops. Your tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive before returning to Downtown.

Day 03

– Day GS11AN - Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo (no lunch)

Breakfast at Hotel
Enjoy a tour from Auckland to Rotorua including a guided tour of the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Leaving Auckland in the morning we travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. We finish the tour with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms. We continue our tour this afternoon by driving to Rotorua, including passing through the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade where the roadside trees arch overhead to form a tunnel of natural greenery. A delicious picnic style lunch can be prebooked (additional expense, lunch is served onboard the coach). on arrival in RotoruaHoyel.
Overnight stay at RydgesRotorua

Day 04

4 Tours – Day GS39 - Discover Rotorua Morning Tour

Breakfast at Hotel
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua's iconic visitor attractions. Experience TePuia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see NZ's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome.

Day 05

Tours - Day

Breakfast at hotel and free for your leisure activities

Day 06

Rotorua to Wellington

After breakfast pick up from your hotel to Wellington and transfer to the hotel
Service Provider: Intercity Coachlines (470738)
Overnight stay at Novotel Wellington / Superior Room - King
Location: Wellington
Number of Nights: 1 night

Day 07

Wellington to Auckland

After breakfast pick up from your hotel to Auckland, arrive and transfer to hotel
Service Provider: Intercity Coachlines (470738)
Overnight stay at Skycity Hotel Auckland / Skycity Room / Premium Room
Number of Nights: 1 Nights
Location: Auckland

Day 08

Auckland /Queenstown

After breakfast pick up from hotel to the Airport to get the domestic flight to Queenstown, arrive and shuttle transfer to the hotel
Overnight stay at Novotel Queenstown Lakeside / Novotel Guest Room
Location: Queenstown
Configuration of Rooms: 1 Double Room/s
Number of Nights: 3 Nights

Day 09

Tours –DayShotoverJetboat Ride

Breakfast at hotel
Queenstown's world famous jet boat ride, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970. So take a spin in the iconic 'big reds' through the spectacular Shotover River!
Back to hotel and overnight

Day 10

Tours –DayGS76 - 1 Day Discover Milford Sound

Breakfast at hotel Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound. You'll experience the world famous fiord - rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls.
Journey across the Southern Alps and travel deep into the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through solid rock. Uncover Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, then walk across The Chasm.
At the deep waters of Milford Sound, board your 1 3/4 hour 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.

Day 11

Queenstown to Franz Josef

Breakfast at hotel Pick up from your hotel
Service Provider: Intercity Coachlines (470738)
Overnight stay at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier / Graham Wing Room B&B
Location: Franz Josef
Configuration of Rooms: 1 Double Room/s
Number of Nights: 2 nights

Day 12

Tours – DayGlacier Valley Walk 3 hrs

Breakfast at hotel
Your Glacier Valley walk will track adjacent the Waiho River bead, as it climbs toward the mighty Franz Josef Glacier itself. This walk in a truly remarkable landscape, illustrates the path of retreat the Glacier has taken over time. Here you will learn about the glacier's history, see what has been left behind by this majestic giant, and learn the legend of KaRoimata o Hinehukatere. Near the terminal face, you will cross over the public barriers. After a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing terminal face of the glacier, which offer stunning photographic opportunities. There has never been a more extraordinary time to visit Franz Josef Glacier, one of New Zealand's "must see" natural sights. NB: Minimum numbers can be required - however the Operator will make all and every reasonable endeavor to operate the trip, but on very rare occasions trips may be cancelled.

Day 13

Franz Josef to Greymouth / Christchurch

Breakfast at hotel
Service Provider: Intercity Coachlines (470738)

Rail Travel
Service Provider: Tranz Scenic Ltd -9744100
Service Booked: Tranz Alpine - Greymouth to Christchurch (one way)
Location: Greymouth
Important Information:
Note: Passengers are advised to be at the station 20 minutes prior to departure.
Pick up from Railway Station to City Hotels
Overnight stay at Chateau On The Park / Deluxe Room
Configuration of Rooms: 1 Double Room/s
Number of Nights: 1 Night

Day 14

20 Jul 13

After breakfast Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport