Overview

The temperate climate at this low altitude means these glaciers are among the most convenient to visit in the world. Easy walks to the foot of the glaciers pass along ancient river valleys with steep sides bearing gigantic horizontal scars from when the glaciers have retreated and advanced over millennia. When you stand close to the foot of these glaciers, their sheer enormity is very humbling. Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. Twizel is known as the gateway to Aoraki / Mt Cook World Heritage Park, ​is just a short drive from Mount Cook Village. The magnificent Southern Alps can easily be seen from the town.

10 Nights 11 Days Available on request
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Cities:

    • Auckland
    • Rotorua
    • Twizel
    • Queenstown
    • Franz Josef
    • Christchurch
  • Activities:

    • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    • Te Ra (Day Pass) with Haka (Cultural Performance) 60 minutes
    • Agrodome Farm Show
    • Sky Tower
    • Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
    • International Antarctic Centre General Pass
    • Gibbston Valley Wine Cave Tour 30 Min
    • Skyline Gondola Queenstown
    • Below Zero Ice Bar
    • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with Lunch
    • Puzzling World
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Auckland

You know what, consider yourself as lucky on this planet 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 for a nice & relaxing night.

Day 2: Auckland-Waitomo-Rotorua

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. Finally arrive at Rotorua, check-in to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening – go spoil yourself at Rotorua lake, wander around the town and be amazed by flumes from the earth. Overnight stay will be in Rotorua.

Day 3: Rotorua

Today is a Rotorua sightseeing tour day. We will visit Agrodome show – a fun-loving insight of NZ's sheep myth. In new Zealand, there are approx. 14 times more sheep then NZ's population. Later on, we will be amazed by a visit to Te Puia thermal reserve to witness world famous bubbling mud pools, Pohutu geyser and Maori cultural show to enjoy local traditions, culture, songs and dance. Overnight stay in Rotorua.

Day 4: Rotorua-hamilton gardens-Auckland

Early in the morning pack your bags to leave for Auckland. On our way, we will visit Hamilton gardens – a peaceful, relaxing garden collection of paradise, productive, fantasy and landscape gardens – all in one place. We will then proceed to Auckland, check-in to the hotel and quickly off to a 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 free-standing tower on the southern hemisphere and overnight stay in Auckland.

Day 5: Auckland-Christchurch-lake Tekapo-Twizel

Early morning we will leave for Christchurch by air (garden city of New Zealand). Here we will visit the international Antarctic centre and witness one of the smallest penguins in the world along with an antarctic 4d show and a Hagglund ride. Later travel through the scenic Canterbury plains and Lake Tekapo to Twizel. Enroute visit world-famous church of good shepherd and stroll on the shores of stunning Lake Tekapo. Arrive Twizel, check in to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 6: Twizel-Queenstown

Leave for one of the most beautiful places on the planet- Queenstown. On the way visit Arrowtown – a little historical town with long mining history & also enjoy wine tasting at Gibbston Valley winery. Later check-in to the hotel, freshen up and leave for skyline gondola. Enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Queenstown during sunset. Visit below zero bar before dinner in a complete icy surrounding. Overnight stay in Queenstown.

Day 7: Queenstown-Milford sound-Queenstown

We will leave for Milford sound – a road trip with breathtaking scenery at every corner so keep your camera handy and there is no way you can afford a little nap. The afternoon will be spent on Milford sound cruise – a cherry on the cake kind of cruise trip after a beautiful road journey of Milford road. We will return to the same hotel for 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-Wanaka-Franz Jose

Today leave for glacier country via Lake Wanaka & world heritage area of Haast pass. Once at Wanaka, we will get you through some brain-tickling at the Puzzling world – go challenge yourself and entertain at the same time. Also, stroll on the shores of beautiful Lake Wanaka and witness stunning beauty around. Later reach Franz Josef, check in to the hotel and relax. Stay warm at glacier country as it may be a bit chilly. Overnight stay in Franz Josef.

Day 10: Franz Josef-Hokitika-Christchurch

Leave for Christchurch - the garden city of New Zealand via Hokitika & Arthurs pass. Stop at a jade factory & glass blower shop in Hokitika to buy new Zealand native jade stone and ornaments. Later arrive Christchurch and enjoy a city tour. Visit Hagley park, cardboard cathedral, container mall and inner-city buildings. Overnight stay in Christchurch.

Day 11: Departure for your hometown.

Leave for Christchurch international airport with great holiday memories