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Geysers & Glaciers - 09 Days / 08 Nights

9 Day Seat in Coach itinerary covering the following places of interest in New Zealand including Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Christchurch, Tranz Alpine Express, Greymouth, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, and Milford Sound. Guaranteed daily departures and a choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes Meet & Greet on arrival at Auckland Airport with private car transfers for arrival and departure airport transfers, seat in coach transport for all touring & sightseeing, a choice of three standards of accommodation, sightseeing & entrance fees as specified, and daily buffet breakfast at the hotel. Guaranteed daily departures.



Geysers & Glaciers - 09 Days / 08 Nights Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE AUCKLAND: view detail >
DAY 02: AUCKLAND / WAITOMO / ROTORUA: view detail >
DAY 03: ROTORUA: view detail >
DAY 04: ROTORUA / CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >
DAY 05: CHRISTCHURCH / TRANZ ALPINE EXPRESS / GREYMOUTH / FRANZ JOSEF: view detail >
DAY 06: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER: view detail >
DAY 07: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 08: QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 09: DEPART QUEENSTOWN: view detail >

Geysers & Glaciers - 09 Days / 08 Nights Itinerary Detail

DAY 01: ARRIVE AUCKLAND:

Meet & greet on arrival at Auckland International Airport.
Transfer by private vehicle to your hotel in the “City of Sails”.


DAY 02: AUCKLAND / WAITOMO / ROTORUA:

Travel south through the lush green dairy farming region of the Waikato Province to the world famous Waitomo Caves and take a guided tour through the Waitomo Glow worm caves. View staligtite and staligmites and thousands of tiny glow worms. Continue on to Rotorua via the bushclad Mamaku Ranges and arrive at the “Thermal Spa City” of Rotorua.


DAY 03: ROTORUA:

Enjoy a ½ day morning sightseeing tour of some of the highlights of Rotorua including a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and geysers, and to learn about Maori culture. Also visit the Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand trout, birds and wildlife before continuing on to the Agrodome where you will watch a New Zealand Farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and learn about the New Zealand sheep farming industry and the different breeds of sheep. The afternoon is at leisure for Optional activities or exploring on your own. You may like to visit the Polynesian Pools and relax in the thermal waters which are sourced from the earth directly below. (Please note that Optional activities are not included in tour cost.) This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Concert and Hangi Dinner.


DAY 04: ROTORUA / CHRISTCHURCH:

Transfer from your hotel to Rotorua Airport by SIC and fly to Christchurch.
On arrival at Christchurch Airport transfer to the hotel by SIC. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the "Garden City" on your own.


DAY 05: CHRISTCHURCH / TRANZ ALPINE EXPRESS / GREYMOUTH / FRANZ JOSEF:

Transfer from hotel to Christchurch Railway Station and board the Tranz Alpine Express for a scenic rail journey across the Southern Alps via Arthur’s Pass to Greymouth. Board your coach for the continuation south to Franz Josef Glacier. Pass through the small settlements of Hokitika, Ross and Hari Hari and several lakes surrounded by native bush en route. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or perhaps take a walk to the Westland National Park Visitor Centre to learn more about the glaciers which dominate this part of New Zealand.


DAY 06: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER:

This morning you will be taken on a ½ day guided glacier walk onto the ice of the Franz Josef Glacier accompanied by experienced Alpine Guides who will explain the local flora and fauna as well as the geology of the glacier. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own or perhaps take an Optional scenic helicopter flight over the glacier. (Please note that Optional activities are not included in the tour cost.)


DAY 07: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN:

Transfer to Queenstown this morning traveling through the small settlements of Fox Glacier and Haast at the mouth of the Haast River before following the river upstream to the “Gates of Haast” and over the scenic bush clad Haast Pass, the southern most route across the main divide. Travel past the settlement of Makarora opposite the Mout Aspiring National Park, and along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before passing through the fruitgrowing area around Cromwell and through the scenic Kawarau Gorge to picturesque Queenstown set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax.


DAY 08: QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN:

Full day excursion to Milford Sound. Travel alongside the shores of Lake Wakatipu beneath the towering Remarkables mountain range and across the flat Southland Plains to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park, now proclaimed a World Heritage Park. Pass through Beech forests, glaciated valleys, the Homer Tunnel with its 1:10 gradient, and stunning scenery to reach the majestic Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord which is dominated by Mitre Peak and the Bowen Falls. View waterfalls, dolphins, seals and maybe some penguins as well as stunning scenery. Return to Queenstown in the early evening.


DAY 09: DEPART QUEENSTOWN:

Your arrangements conclude with a departure transfer by SIC to Queenstown airport. We trust that you have enjoyed your New Zealand holiday with Adventure Pacific.


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