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New Zealand Wonderland Escorted Coach Tour

Auckland * Bay of Islands * Rotorua * Wellington * Kaikoura * Franz Josef Glacier * Queenstown * Milford Sound * Te Anau * Dunedin * Mt. Cook * Christchurch

Discover New Zealand o­n this comprehensive and popular 20 day tour. Travel to the subtropical Bay of Islands, visit the geothermal Rotorua. See the natural wonders of Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound and World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park.

20 Days from £5,930 per person twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Auckland

Depart London Heathrow o­n a scheduled Air New Zealand flight to Auckland via Los Angeles.

Day 2 - In flight

Day 3 - Auckland

Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Discover the ‘City of Sails’ the way you wish. Perhaps take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour, head off on a Waiheke Island Wine Tour or explore the Auckland Museum, Alternatively set off on a Wilderness Adventure into the Waitakere Rainforest or select from o­ne of our many Freedom of Choice Touring activities. Dinner Included 
Overnight(1): Auckland - Rendezvous Grand Hotel

Day 4 - Auckland, Bay of Islands

We cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and travel along the Hibiscus Coast to Matakohe’s Kauri Museum. Upon arrival in the Northland region, we visit the Waitangi Treaty House, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnights(2): Bay of Islands - Copthorne Hotel & Resort Resort

Day 5 - Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands await our discovery. Choose your Touring activity. Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand's most northernmost point, experince life aboard a tall ship, embark on a dolphin watching adventure or take a mini-tour of Russell. Breakfast Included

Day 6 - Bay of Islands, Auckland

Begin today with a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock. Back in Auckland tonight we enjoy a special Pacific Themed dinner at our hotel. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnight(1): Auckland - Rendezvous Grand Hotel

Day 7 - Waitomo, Rotorua, Hangi Feast

The Waitomo region is home to the famous glow worm caves, where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an unmistakable glow. We discover this natural wonder o­n a guided tour, before continuing to Rotorua. We immerse ourselves in Maori culture tonight as we enjoy a Maori hangi feast and cultural performance. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnights(2): Rotorua - Holiday Inn Rotorua - Overlooking the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

Day 8 - Rotorua

Following breakfast this morning, enjoy your chosen sightseeing inclusion. Perhaps experience the icons of Rotorua at the Agrodome Farm Show and the Te Puia Thermal Reserve; Make your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see a working Kiwi nursery and hatchery; or unwind during a round of golf. Alternatively, take a Hobbiton Movie Set tour for an enthralling insight into the making of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy;  Visit New Zealand's largest boiling mud pool and colourful hot springs. You may wish to experience warm New Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy delicious home-style cooking and a few good yarns which would replace accommodation on day 8 - contact us for applicable supplement. Breakfast included

Day 9 - Rotorua - Taupo - Wellington

We travel through a region abundant with geothermal activity, crystal clear lakes and streams, natural spas and rich Maori culture. Visit Lake Taupo and thundering Huka Falls with its striking blue water. Our journey then takes us to Wellington. This evening, discover the tantalising flavours of New Zealand with a choice from three tempting restaurants in which to dine. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnights(2): Wellington - Amora Hotel Wellington

Day 10 - Wellington

Discover the delights of the New Zealand capital with an extended stay. After breakfast, set off on a sightseeing tour taking you to the city's best loved landmarks and sights, including New Zealand's national museum - Te Papa Tongarewa. Afterwards ride Wellington's iconic cable car, gaining a fresh perspectiveon this coastal city. Breakfast included

Day 11 - Cook Strait, Kaikoura - Christchurch

Named after Captain James Cook, the first European to sail through the narrow body of water in 1770, Cook Strait separates the North and South islands.The Interislander ferry journey is o­ne of the most picturesque cruises in the world. o­nce in Picton, we travel to Kaikoura, famous for its whale watching, before arriving in Christchurch. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnight(1): Christchurch - Commodore Hotel

Day 12 - TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef

Rated as o­ne of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine takes us through gorges, river valleys and across the magnificent Southern Alps. Disembark at Arthur's Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika, Here, you'll enjoy the opportunity to see Pounamu (Jade) being skillfully carved into pieces of jewellery. Afterwards continue along the dramatic New Zealand West coast to Franz Josef, where you'll have the opportunity to take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier. Check into your luxurt eco-resort before enjoying four-course degustation dinner this evening. Breakfast and dinner included
Overnight(1): Franz Josef - Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 13 - Franz Josef, Queenstown

Enjoy a day of incredible scenery as you travel along the Haast River, capturing views of the massive glacier-formed Haast River Valley, towering peaks, waterfalls and rainforest. Arrive in Queenstown, where this evening you’ll choose your Dine Around Dinner. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnights(2): Queenstown - Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Day 14 - Queenstown

Tailor your sightseeing today in Queenstown, with your choice of Touring. Options include, experiencing the thrills of a Shotover Jet boat ride deep into river canyons, indulge in some of Central Otago’s finest wines, or perhaps explore your favourite scenes from the famous ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy o­n a Safari of the Scenes tour. Breakfast Included

Day 15 - Milford Sound, Te Anau

We journey along the Milford Road this morning, winding its way down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then through the Homer Tunnel. As we exit the tunnel we’ll be met by the sight of dramatic scenery. Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound a true highlight of any visit to New Zealand. Our day concludes with a relaxing drive to Te Anau, where we stay overnight. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnight(1): Te Anau - Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Day 16 - Te Anau, Dunedin

Leaving the Fiordland region, our journey takes us through rolling Southland countryside to Dunedin. Later, choose your Freedom of Choice Touring activity, which includes a visit to New Zealand’s o­nly castle or journey aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnight(1): Dunedin - Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Day 17 - Mt Cook

We travel north along the coast and stop to view the unusual Moeraki Boulders, before continuing to Mt Cook National Park. Here, choose your Freedom of Choice Touring activity. Among the options is a visit to the Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnight(1): Mt Cook - The Hermitage

Day 18 - Mt Cook, Christchurch

Leaving the snow-capped mountains of Mt Cook National Park, we travel by coach to Lake Tekapo. Here, we’ll visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, o­ne of the most photographed scenes in New Zealand. The church was built of locally gathered stone and oak, erected as tribute to the regions early pioneers. Later travel through delightful scenery along Burkes Pass to Christchurch, the South Islands largest city. In the evening you will enjoy a memorable farewell dinner at your hotel.Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnight(1): Christchurch - Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Day 19 - Depart Christchurch

We have this morning at leisure before our included transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK via Los Angeles. Breakfast Included

Day 20 - Arrive UK

 

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Departure Dates

2017 - 2018

Twin Share  Single Traveller 
October to April  £POA £POA
 

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Included

  • Scheduled Air New Zealand flights in Economy Class from London (Heathrow) to Auckland with return from Christchurch
  • All pre-payable airport taxes, security charges and the UK Air Passenger Duty
  • 16 nights accommodation
  • Meals 16 Breakfasts, 11 Dinners
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Excursions and entry to attractions as indicated
  • Dedicated Tour Director and Professional Driver

Not Included

  • Meals, unless indicated


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