Overview

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and main transport hub. It’s a place where big city style goes hand in hand with a stunning natural playground. Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains that plunge into crystal clear Lake Wakatipu dominate this compact and sophisticated resort town. Once home to an immensely powerful glacier which carved the distinctive terrain, the Queenstown region has today earned a reputation as the southern hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort.
Rotorua is one place where the turbulent forces that formed New Zealand are most evident. This city, on the Volcanic Plateau, has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity and sits squarely on the Pacific Rim of Fire. See evidence of the awe-inspiring power of nature at its most temperamental at one of the geothermal parks within the Rotorua region.

13 Nights 14 Days Available on request
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Cities:

  • Auckland
  • Matamata
  • Rotorua
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Queenstown Doubtful Sound
  • Wanaka
  • Franz Josef
  • Christchurch

Activities:

  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tours from Matamata
  • Waitomo Glowworm Cave
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Farm Stay Matamata
  • Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
  • Skyline Gondola  
  • Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour
  • Onsen Spa - The Tandeki Evening Pool Package
  • Segway Queenstown Tour
  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
  • Puzzling World
  • 20 Minutes Helicopter Ride including Snow Landing Franz Josef Glacier
  • TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • SIC Whale Watch Day tour to Kaikoura Ex Christchurch
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Auckland

You know what, consider yourself as lucky on this planet and that you are now arriving at one of the top 10 cities to live in – Auckland. Auckland has the highest per capita boat than any other city in the world. Transfer to the hotel in a luxurious stretched limousine for a nice & relaxing night.

Day 2: Auckland-Waitomo-Hobbiton-Matamata Farm Stay

Pack your bags and off we go to Rotorua, a geothermal city of New Zealand, rare and unique on the planet. On our way, we will visit Waitomo caves – a wonder of its own. The visit includes a boat ride in a real dark cave of – glowworms. Later continue to Hobbiton movie set to experience stunning rolling hills and the lush pastures of the shire as featured in The Lord of the rings & the Hobbit trilogies. Today experience what it feels like to stay in a New Zealand countryside overnight. Stay in a stunning farm property in Matamata.

Day 3: Matamata-Rotorua-Marae Stay

Wake up in the countryside and after breakfast leave for Rotorua - a geothermal capital of New Zealand and one of the rarest geothermal places in the world. Visit wai o tapu thermal wonderland to witness a spectacular showcase of New Zealand's most colourful and unique geothermal elements sculpted by thousands of years of volcanic activity. In the evening visit Tamaki Maori village for authentic Maori cultural experience. Stay overnight in the Marae (traditional Maori home) and enjoy traditional hangi (Maori food), culture and dance.

Day 4: Rotorua-Auckland

Early in the morning pack your bags to leave for Auckland. Arrive Auckland, check-in the hotel and quickly off to the city tour. We will explore one tree hill, mt. Eden hill, Tamaki drive, bastion point, and Kelly Tarlton's sealife aquarium as main locations in a very dynamic – city of sails - Auckland. Witness the largest in-house collection of penguins in the world at Kelly Tarlton's along with the sharks and other sea creatures. Later in the evening visit sky tower- the tallest freestanding tower on the southern hemisphere and have one of the best dinners of your life on the top of the sky tower in Orbit restaurant with a 360-degree panoramic view of Auckland.

Day 5: Auckland-Christchurch-Lake Tekapo

Early morning we will leave for Christchurch by air (garden city of New Zealand). Land in Christchurch, travel through the scenic Canterbury plains and arrive at Lake Tekapo. After a while, once fresh, visit world famous church of good shepherd and stroll on the shores of stunning Lake Tekapo. At night visit Tekapo springs and experience stargazing in a Unique way with you relaxing in Tekapo spring’s hot pool and enjoying stargazing at the same time in one of the best dark sky reserves in the world over you.

Day 6: Lake Tekapo-Queenstown

Leave for one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Queenstown. On the way visit Arrowtown – a little historical own with long mining history. Later check in at the hotel, freshen up and leave for skyline gondola. Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Queenstown during sunset and also enjoy one of the most memorable dinners of your life on top of bob’s peak.

Day 7: Queenstown

Day of adrenalin activities and enjoyment. First, take part in a Segway tour around Queenstown. Drive on stunning segway and witness the beauty of Queenstown. Next is a thrilling tour to skippers canyon and a jet boat ride. Have your adrenalin pumping throughout the jet boat track and the same time witness Queenstown's mining history. Later in the evening visit onsen spa for breathtaking Andeki, the Japanese word meaning indulgence where your pool booking homes with a selection of locally sourced new Zealand treats including Gibbston Valley wines, the open Southern scenic sky over your head and Shotover river below. Overnight stay in Queenstown.

Day 8: Queenstown

Today is a leisure day for you to enjoy Queenstown on your own. Relax at serene lake Wakatipu or opt-in for any of the Adventurous activities Queenstown is famous for. Overnight stay in Queenstown.

Day 9: Queenstown-Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

We will leave for doubtful sound – a trip with breathtaking scenery at every corner so keep your camera handy there is No way, you can afford a little nap. Take a cruise from Manapouri to the power station and board on a coach for your doubtful sound cruise. Overnight will be spent on doubtful sound cruise-a cherry on the cake kind of cruise trip after a beautiful road journey.

Day 10: Doubtful Sound-Wanaka

After returning from doubtful sound overnight cruise leave for Wanaka via stunning Crowne range- the highest drivable road in New Zealand. Once in Wanaka, we will get you through some brain-tickling at the Puzzling world – go challenge and entertain yourself. Also, stroll & relax on the shores of beautiful Lake Wanaka and witness the stunning beauty around. Overnight stay in Wanaka.

Day 11: Wanaka-Franz Josef

After breakfast leave for glacier country via world heritage area of Haast pass. Reach Franz Josef, check in the hotel and freshen up. Later jump on a scenic helicopter flight of Franz Josef glacier and witness the nature of ever-changing world famous Franz Josef glacier and snowcapped mountains around. Land on the glacier for a short time and have one of the best photo-shoots of your lifetime. Stay warm at glacier country as it may be a bit chilly. Overnight stay in Franz Josef.

Day 12: Franz Josef-Tranzalpine train-Christchurch

Get ready early morning and leave for Greymouth via Hokitika. Visit the Jade gallery and glass blower shop in Hokitika for the shopping of New Zealand's finest jade stones and ornaments. Later arrive at Greymouth and board the very special "Tranzalpine train for your scenic journey to Christchurch. Don’t forget to take some exclusive pictures from the open viewing deck of the train. Overnight stay will be in Christchurch

Day 13: Christchurch-Kaikoura-Christchurch

Last day, we will take a day trip to see mighty sperm whales at Kaikoura. You may also encounter New Zealand fur seals, pods of dusky dolphins the wandering albatross. Humpback whales, pilot whales, blue whales and southern right whales are also visible depending upon the season. The world’s largest dolphin, the orca or killer whale (yes this is actually a dolphin!) can be spotted, as well as the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin – the hector. It’s a day trip from Christchurch so overnight stay will be at Christchurch.

Day 14: Departure for your hometown.