Make a 8 Nights / 9 Days tour of a land called Aotearoa in Maori or The land of the long white cloud with a diverse a natural beauty of Jagged Mountains, Fiords, Lakes, Rivers, Beaches and Volcanoes.


Overview

ROMANCE IN NEW ZEALAND
08 NIGHTS/ 09 DAYS

Day 1- Arrive Auckland 
On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, Please collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your Hotel. 

Day 2 - Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua 
Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.(B,D)

Day 3 - Rotorua 
This morning visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools 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. This afternoon or this evening enjoy a relaxing soak in the tranquil setting of the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. (B)

Day 4 - Rotorua – Christchurch 
Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch. This evening enjoy a romantic 5 course dinner aboard the historic Christchurch tram. (B,D) 

Day 5 - Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown 
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)

Day 6 - Queenstown 
AA free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

Day 7 - Queenstown – Glacier Region 
Departing Queenstown this morning, travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to 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)
 

Day 8 - Glacier Region – Christchurch 
Travel north to Greymouth today and board the 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 beside the Waimakariri River to Christchurch. (B)

Day 9 - Departure Day 
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Vacation! (B)

 

 

Outdoor and adventure activities include:

  • Abseiling Waitomo
  • Aerial sightseeing (helicopter and fixed-wing)
  • Birdwatching
  • Black water rafting (cave rafting)
  • Boat Tours
  • Bungy Jump Queenstown, Auckland, lake Taupo - the modern bungy jump was invented here by New Zealander A.J. Hackett.
  • Canoeing and kayaking on rivers and lakes
  • Canyoning
  • Caving Waitomo, Nelson, South Island West Coast Te Anau
  • Climbing
  • Diving
  • Fishing - trout (some of the finest trout-fishing in the world), salmon, marlin, broadbill, sharks and many other salt-water species
  • Fly by wire (invented here)
  • Four-wheel driving
  • Gliding - Omaramais one of the best places in the world for gliding
  • Golf - New Zealand has over 400 registered golf courses, from local clubs to internationally renowned resorts, offering un-crowded golfing & superb scenery.
  • Hang-gliding
  • Heli-hiking at Fox Glacier
  • Hiking - New Zealand has a number of national parks and other wilderness and forested areas, much of which is managed by the Department of Conservation The activity known in other countries as hiking, trekking or bush walking is known as tramping in New Zeeland and is a very popular activity for visitors and locals
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  • Horse trekking
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Hunting - several species of deer, wild pig (wild boar), tahr, chamois, goat, wallabies (they are protected in Australia but a pest here), game birds.
  • Ice-climbing
  • Jetskiing
  • Kite surfing
  • Lord of the Rings Tours that show the actual locations used in the filming.
  • Luge (on concrete not ice) Auckland, Queenstown, Rotorua.
  • Mountaineering - this was the training ground for Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first two people to climb Mt Everest.
  • Mountain biking
  • Museums
  • Nature tours
  • Paragliding/Parapenting
  • Quad biking
  • Rafting
  • Rap jumping
  • River jetboating - the Hamilton jet was invented by New Zealander William Hamilton.
  • Rockclimbing

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Make a 8 Nights / 9 Days tour of a land called Aotearoa in Maori or The land of the long white cloud with a diverse a natural beauty of Jagged Mountains, Fiords, Lakes, Rivers, Beaches and Volcanoes.
Make a 8 Nights / 9 Days tour of a land called Aotearoa in Maori or The land of the long white cloud with a diverse a natural beauty of Jagged Mountains, Fiords, Lakes, Rivers, Beaches and Volcanoes.
Make a 8 Nights / 9 Days tour of a land called Aotearoa in Maori or The land of the long white cloud with a diverse a natural beauty of Jagged Mountains, Fiords, Lakes, Rivers, Beaches and Volcanoes.

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