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Best of New Zealand

  • Duration: 14N/15D
  • Location: Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Queenstown, Glacier Region, Christchurch
  • Available Seat: 10 number
  • Price: NZD 2905
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Best of New Zealand

14 Nights / 15 Days

2N Auckland / 2N Rotorua / 2N Wellington / 1N Kaikoura / 1N Christchurch / 3N Queenstown / 2N Glacier Region / 1N Christchurch

ITINERARY

 

DAY 01: ARRIVE AUCKLAND:

On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive passengers will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel

Overnight in Auckland.

 

DAY 2: AUCKLAND

After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland city including a visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter. The remainder of the day is free. (B)

Overnight in Auckland.

 

DAY 3: AUCKLAND – WAITOMO – ROTORUA

After breakfast, travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. On completion continue over the Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. (B)

Overnight in Rotorua.

 

DAY 4: ROTORUA

After breakfast, visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. (BD)

Overnight in Rotorua.

 

DAY 5: ROTORUA – WELLINGTON

After breakfast, travel south to reach the popular lake resort of Taupo before continuing on the Desert Road, dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Continue south through farmland before arriving in the ‘Capital City’ of Wellington (B)

Overnight in Wellington.

 

DAY 06: WELLINGTON

After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Wellington and a short guided tour of Te Papa (the ‘Museum of New Zealand’) before enjoying a free afternoon to explore New Zealand’s capital city. (B)

Overnight in Wellington.

 

DAY 07: WELLINGTON – PICTON – KAIKOURA

After breakfast, journey across Cook Strait and into the Marlborough Sounds before arriving in Picton. Travel south through the town of Blenheim, before reaching Kaikoura – here you might like to take an optional whale watch cruise or scenic flight. (B)

Overnight in Kaikoura.

 

DAY 08: KAIKOURA – CHRISTCHURCH

After breakfast, leave Kaikoura behind as you turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to reach the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch. (B)

Overnight in Christchurch.

 

DAY 09: CHRISTCHURCH – MT COOK – QUEENSTOWN

After breakfast, travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain – Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)

Overnight in Queenstown.

 

DAY 10: MILFORD SOUND

After breakfast, follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord. Return to Queenstown. (B)

Overnight in Queenstown.

 

DAY 11: QUEENSTOWN

After breakfast, a free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, gondola rides and much more. (B)

Overnight in Queenstown.

 

DAY 12: QUEENSTOWN – GLACIER REGION

After breakfast, depart Queenstown and travel via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. (B)

Overnight in Glacier Region.

 

DAY 13: GLACIER REGION

After breakfast, a full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. Optional activities not included in the tour price. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included. (B)

Overnight in Glacier Region.

 

DAY 14: GLACIER REGION – GREYMOUTH – CHRISTCHURCH

After breakfast, travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (B)

Overnight in Christchurch.

 

DAY 15: DEPARTURE DAY

After breakfast, your arrangements conclude with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. (B)

 

INFORMATION

INCLUSIONS:

  • 3*/4*/5* Accommodation as per itinerary (subject to availability) at the time of booking or similar.
  • Includes 14 Breakfasts and 1 Dinners, meals as per itinerary (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner).
  • All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
  • Ground transportation in SIC as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of Local Representative
  • Airport transfers as indicated
  • Entrance Fees and Sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • All rooms are based on ‘run of house’ – seaview, lakeview or suite rooms attract supplements.
  • Arrival documents.
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax.

 

Highlights :

 

  1. Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium
  2. Auckland City Highlights
  3. Tamaki Maori Village – Maori Culture
  4. Wellington City Sightseeing
  5. Milford Day Tour ex Queenstown
  6. Te Puia – Maori Culture
  7. Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  8. Agrodome Sheep Show
  9. Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
  10. Interislander Ferry from Picton
  11. Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  12. Milford Sound Cruise
  13. Church of Good Shepherd
  14. Te Po Maori Concert and Hangi
  15. Te Papa – Museum of New Zealand
  16. Glacier Hot Pools (self drive only)
  17. Tranz Alpine Train (seat in coach only)

 

COST: New Zealand Dollar per person on twin/double sharing basis

 

Seat in Coach
Passenger Standard Hotel
Double From NZD 4095
Self Drive – EuropCar Intermediate
Passenger Standard Hotel
Double From NZD 2905

 

EXCHANGE RATE: 1 NZD = 45 INR (exchange rate as on the day of payment applicable)

Validity: Till 30th April 2018

At times there may be special deals- enquire at the time of booking.

 

EXCLUSIONS:

 

  • All flights, excess baggage fees, airport departure taxes and other relevant taxes.
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • All meals and drinks not specified in inclusions
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, bottled drinking water and other personal expenses
  • Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Items of a personal nature (i.e. internet, curio, laundry, beverages, etc.) unless specifically quoted for above
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • International Airfare
  • Optional Tours
  • Anything not specifically quoted in the inclusions
  • GST extra as applicable

 

NOTES:

 

  • Rates are subject to availability and to further terms and conditions.
  • All prices are correct at the time of printing. Namaste Tourism reserves the right to alter the published price of any tour due to increasing tariffs, costs and entry fees or fluctuation of exchange rates, such amounts shall be determined at the sole discretion of Namaste Tourism.
  • No reservations have been made and accommodation is subject to availability. In case of non-availability, alternate accommodation will be recommended.
  • All outdoor activities are weather permitting.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the vehicles. Comfort stops will be made en route.
  • All distances and travelling times are approximate.
  • Peak Season Surcharge may be applicable during Xmas, New Year or during any special events
  • Namaste Tourism Terms & Conditions Apply.
  • Effective November 15, 2015, Swachh Bharat cess in addition to the Service tax will be applicable on all currencies (payable in INR).
  • All Payments to be made in INR, USD or EUR as per rate of exchange at the time of booking.
  • Any payments automatically mean adherence to the terms & conditions of Compact Travels.
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