Auckland - Rotorua Via Waitomo - Queenstown - Milford Sound Day Tour - Mt Cook – Christchurch
09 Days / 08 Nights
DAY 01 : ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND
You will be met by our local representative upon arrival at the airport and transferred to hotel in a private vehicle. Time permitting visit Sky tower in the evening or take a short walk to Viaduct harbor. Over night at hotel
DAY 02 : AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING
Today morning See firsthand why Auckland is regarded as one of the best cities in the world to live in, as you join this half day tour around the central city and picturesque suburbs. Our journey begins with a short trip over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore before returning to the central city to visit Queen St and the Auckland Viaduct.
We continue on through the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park, situated on a 62,000 year old volcano to Parnell Village for our morning tea stop. The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed in to a trendy shopping area featuring many boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops. Following this brief stop our tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay.
A memorial to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the welfare state. Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park has panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. This park is a popular wedding and tourist venue, with formal gardens and perfect venue for flying a fabulous array of colourful and creative kites. The tour then returns to downtown.
Highlights: Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Harbour, Queen Street, Auckland Domain, Parnell Village, Tamaki Drive
Michael Savage Memorial
DAY 03 : AUCKLAND - ROTORUA VIA WAITOMO
Today morning you will travel across the rich Waikato farmland for Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves and a boat ride through the famous Glow-Worm grotto. Enjoy twinkling lights emitting from the ceiling like stars in a dark night. Later travel across to forested Mamaku Range to arrive at the thermal resort of Rotorua. Over night at hotel
DAY 04 : ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING
Today we proceed to AGRODOME to witness the Agrodome Agricultural Show, where you will be entertained by New Zealand's performing sheep and other attractions. Later proceed to visit TE-PUIA thermal village known for its hot springs, geysers and boiling mud pools. Watch the Maori craftsmen and learn about the traditional arts of carving and weaving and RAINBOW SPRINGS to see the flower and fauna of New Zealand. Evening at leisure. Over night at hotel
DAY 05 : ROTORUA - QUEENSTOWN
Travel to Rotorua airport and board your flight to Queenstown, upon arrival in Alpine city travel to your hotel. Evening at leisure Over night at hotel
DAY 06 : MILFORD SOUND DAY TOUR
This morning we head to MILFORD SOUND CRUISE. This famous cruise gives you an opportunity to see MITRE PEAK which is just out of the water and mile high. Go exploring with a nature guide in the tender vessels and kayaks. You may see fur seals lazing on the rocks and lots of sea birds and numerous waterfalls. Return back to the hotel in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 07 : QUEENSTOWN DAY FREE FOR OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Today you have an option to enjoy the exciting SHOTOVER JET BOAT RIDE, LEDGE BUNGY JUMP, RIVER RAFTING, SKY DIVING OR SKY SWING (activities not included)
Overnight in hotel.
DAY 08 : QUEENSTOWN- MT COOK - CHRISTCHURCH
Travel to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park travel through the Central Otago region to Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook National Park Village. Set at the foothill of the alps, you have a close up view of Mt Cook -the highest mountain in the country. Descend the mountains and re-cross the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch in the evening. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 09 : DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Travel to Christchurch airport and board your flight back home.