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New Zealand Contrasts – 10 Days / 09 Nights

10 Day Seat in Coach itinerary covering the main places of interest in New Zealand including Christchurch, Tranz Alpine Express to Greymouth, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, and Auckland. Daily departures and choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes meet and Greet on arrival at Christchurch Airport and private vehicle for arrival transfer and SIC for departure airport transfer; seat in coach transport for all touring and sightseeing, a choice of 3 standards of hotel accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees, and daily buffet breakfast at the hotel.


New Zealand Contrasts – 10 Days / 09 Nights Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH: view detail >
DAY 02: CHRISTCHURCH / GREYMOUTH / FOX GLACIER: view detail >
DAY 03: FOX GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 04: QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 05: QUEENSTOWN: view detail >
DAY 06: QUEENSTOWN / DUNEDIN: view detail >
DAY 07: DUNEDIN / ROTORUA: view detail >
DAY 08: ROTORUA: view detail >
DAY 09: ROTORUA / WAITOMO CAVES / AUCKLAND: view detail >
DAY 10: DEPART AUCKLAND: view detail >

New Zealand Contrasts – 10 Days / 09 Nights Itinerary Detail

DAY 01: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH:

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


DAY 02: CHRISTCHURCH / GREYMOUTH / FOX GLACIER:

Transfer from hotel to Christchurch Railway Station by SIC and board the Tranz Alpine Express for a scenic rail journey across the Southern Alps via Arthur’s Pass to Greymouth. At Greymouth board your scheduled coach for the continuation south by SIC to Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Pass through the small settlements of Hokitika, Ross and Harihari and several beautiful lakes surrounded by native bush en route. Arrive at Franz Josef Glacier in the late afternoon and continue on to Fox Glacier. Check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or to perhaps visit the Westland National Park Visitors Centre which is a short walk from your hotel.


DAY 03: FOX GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN:

Transfer by SIC to Queenstown this morning traveling through the small settlements of Haast at the mouth of the Haast River before following the river upstream to the “Gates of Haast” and over the scenic bushclad Haast Pass, the southern most route across the main divide. Travel past the small settlement of Makarora opposite the Mount Aspiring National Park, and along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before passing through the fruit growing area around Cromwell and through the scenic Kawarau Gorge to picturesque Queenstown set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.


DAY 04: QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN:

Full day SIC 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, seals, dolphins and perhaps some penguins. Return to Queenstown.


DAY 05: QUEENSTOWN:

Free day at leisure with an opportunity to explore on your own or to experience some of the many Optional activities available here such as jetboating, bungy jumping, whitewater rafting, gondola ride up Bob's Peak, TSS Earnslaw cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Sheep Station, 4WD safaris and many more options. Enjoy Queenstown - the Adventure Capital of New Zealand. (Please note that the above Optional activities are not included in the tour costs)


DAY 06: QUEENSTOWN / DUNEDIN:

Transfer from Queenstown to Dunedin by SIC via the Kawarau Gorge and fruit growing area around Cromwell. Cross Lake Dunstan and follow the Clutha River through Central Otago and pass through the towns of Alexandra, Roxburgh and Lawrence to arrive in the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin. This afternoon enjoy a ½ day SIC sightseeing tour along with Otago Peninsula with visits to the Albatross Colony Visitors Centre, Natures Wonders with the Yellow Eyed Penguins, and the grounds of Larnach Castle, built by William Larnach in the nineteenth century and the only castle in N.Z. Return to your hotel after this tour. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax, or to explore and enjoy this lively student city with a Scottish flavour.


DAY 07: DUNEDIN / ROTORUA:

Transfer to Dunedin Airport by SIC and fly to Rotorua. [Domestic Air Sector Not Included] On arrival at Rotorua Airport transfer by SIC to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi & Concert.


DAY 08: ROTORUA:

Enjoy a ½ day SIC 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 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 such as a visit to the Polynesian Pools. (Please note that Optional activities are not included in the tour costs.)

DAY 09: ROTORUA / WAITOMO CAVES / AUCKLAND:

Transfer to Auckland by SIC via the world famous Waitomo Caves. Depart Rotorua and drive over the bushclad Mamaku Ranges and through the lush green dairy farming region of the Waikato to arrive at Waitomo. Take a guided tour through the caves and continue on to Auckland, following the Waikato River for part of the way. Check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or to do last minute shopping, or perhaps explore the “City of Sails”on your own.


DAY 10: DEPART AUCKLAND:

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


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