ROMANCE IN NEW ZEALAND (8 Nights / 9 Days)

ROMANCE IN NEW ZEALAND (8 Nights / 9 Days)

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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)
International or Domestic Airfares Ex DEL.
Airport departure Taxes.
New Zealand Tourist Visa charges.
Accommodation at the level chosen, subject to availability at time of reservation.
Meals as specified in the Itinerary.
Sightseeing entry fees as specified in the Itinerary.
Arrival documents.
12.5% Goods and Services Tax.
All transportation and tour on Self Drive basis.
New Zealand Tourism has launched a major campaign in India encouraging honeymooners to 'Discover 100 per cent Pure Romance'.In a joint venture campaign with Singapore Airlines, Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) had rolled out print, radio and online advertisements across India targeting the honeymoon market.Honeymoon was a growing sector of travel outbound from India, said Mischa Mannix-Opie, TNZ South and South-East Asia regional manager.
New Zealand was a key destination for Indian honeymooners as it offered a more temperate climate for the honeymoon season while Europe was getting cooler as it headed into winter, she said."Ultimately the aim with our programme of activity is to deepen Indian consumers' understanding of how New Zealand can deliver the ultimate honeymoon or couples holiday."By increasing their awareness and preference of New Zealand it is our intention to create a stronger result in our campaign activity."
Indian honeymooners typically travelled in November following the Diwali Festival."Honeymoon visitors from India have continued to grow arrivals during November and December," said Mannix-Opie.Research showed that 56 per cent of Indian visitors aged between 25-34 years came to New Zealand for a honeymoon, she said.Indian holiday arrivals aged 25-34 years represented 30 per cent of the Indian holiday market, which accounted for 14,080 arrivals in the 12 months to July 2012.
Indian visitor arrivals to New Zealand contributed about $74 million last year.The 100 per cent Pure Romance campaign did not include activity or accommodation packages but drove consumers to, which provideed information about honeymoon-specific experiences and connected them with operators and travel sellers.The campaign targeted specific locations in India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
A media function was held in New Delhi and Mumbai last week aimed at deepening the Indian media's understanding of New Zealand honeymoon experiences.Representatives from key Indian travel companies met with New Zealand tourism in the four-day event.According to the TNZ, India had been highlighted as a key market because "high disposable incomes and a willingness to spend on luxury brands and big-ticket items like holidays, as well as an increasingly global mindset, are driving outbound travel from this market".
Figures for the year ended June 2012 showed a total of 29,648 visitors arrived in New Zealand from India, a 1.1 per cent increase on the previous year.This compared to 23,328 Indian visitors in 2008.The honeymoon campaign came on the heels of another launched by Tourism New Zealand last week called 'Experience 100 per cent Pure New Zealand luxury', targeting high-end travellers from Singapore.


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