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  11 Days/10 Nights    Auckland - Rotorua - Wellington - Queenstown - Franz Josef - Christchurch
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Day 1 - Auckland - Arrive

After clearing customs and immigration, you are transferred from Auckland Airport to your Auckland central city accommodation.

The rest of the day is free to explore Auckland - the city of sails.

Click for further information, prices and book your Airport to City transfer.

Click for further information, rates and book your Auckland city accommodation.

Day 2 - Auckland to Waitomo Caves and Rotorua

This morning you are picked up from your accommodation by luxury scenic coach for a scenic journey from Auckland and to the magical Waitomo Caves. Here you will have a guided tour of the caves, before taking a short boat ride along the river to the grotto. Be enchanted by the thousands of glow worms emitting tiny lights that twinkle in the darkness. Later, you travel onto Rotorua, passing through the Fitzgerald Glade, a section of highway where native bush forms a canopy overhead. In the evening you might like to experience a Maori hangi (a traditional barbecue) and concert (at own expense).

Click for further information, price and book your Traditional Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance - Duration 3.5 Hours.

Day 3 - Rotorua

This morning explore Rotorua's geothermal wonderland and discover the unique culture of New Zealand's Maori people. Enjoy a guided tour of Te Puia, see Rainbow Springs and watch the Agrodome Sheep Show. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

You might be interested in this afternoon sightseeing tour -

Click for further information, price and book your 'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Duration 4.5 Hours.

Day 4 - Rotorua to Wellington

There is more stunning scenery on offer today as you travel by coach to Wellington, passing Lake Taupo, descending up to the North Island's central plateau passing the the mighty volcanoes of Mt Ruapheu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe, desending to the Manawatu Plains to
  Palmerston North and the Kapiti Coast to Wellington - the harbour capital.

Day 5 - Wellington via Picton to Kaikoura

This morning, travel by Inter Islander Ferry, via Cook Strait to Picton. Then it’s all aboard the Coastal Pacific train to Kaikoura. This is a spectacular scenic train journey that passing through stunning coastal scenery and rugged mountain ranges.

Day 6 - Kaikoura to Christchurch

The highlight this morning is a whale watching tour by boat or light aircraft. See the gentle giants of the sea and be thrilled as the giant sperm whales breach, and watch the dolphins and seals at play. Later in the afternoon you will travel to Christchurch for over night stay in Christchurch - the Garden city.

Click for further information, prices and book your Auckland to Christchurch 5 Day travel package.

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Day 7 - Christchurch to Mt Cook/Aoraki and Queenstown

This morning you board your luxury scenic coach (optional accommodation pickup is available) for a fascinating one-way day trip from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook/Aoraki, traveling through the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains ascending up Burkes Pass to the desert alpine landscape of the MacKenzie basin to the shores of the stunning, glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd, the glacier lake of Lake Pukaki,  New Zealand's tallest mountain Aoraki (Mt Cook), situated in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site for a lunch stop. Optional lunch can be prebooked.

After lunch travel from Mt Cook/Aoraki, descending down through the Lindis Pass and through the rugged Karweu Gorge to Queenstown.

Day 8 - Milford Sound Day Excursion

Travel along Lake Wakatipu beneath Remarkables to Te Anau. See the Mirror Lakes and continue past Christie Falls. Enter the Homer Tunnel, drilled through the solid rock of a mountain. Cruise along Milford Sound where you'll see Mitre Peak and rock walls rising 1200m vertically from the sea. Re-board your coach for a Queenstown return. Optional lunch on cruise available.

Day 9 - Queenstown/Franz Josef Glacier

Travel along Lake Wanaka to Haast Pass. Pass through Central Otago and the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps with its rivers and rainforests. Continue up the West Coast past mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Franz Josef Glacier is a 'living river of ice', 11 kilometers long and over 7,000 years old.

Day 10 - Franz Josef/Greymouth/Arthur's Pass/Christchurch

Travel along the West Coast to Shantytown, a reconstructed Gold Rush town and then to Greymouth, where you board the TranzAlpine train to Arthur's Pass and Christchurch.

Click for further information, prices and book your Christchurch to Queenstown and Christchurch 4 Day travel package.

Click for further information, rates and book your Christchurch city accommodation

Day 11 - Christchurch - Leave

It is time to say goodbye as you are transferred from your central city accommodation to Christchurch airport.

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