Overview
  1. Accommodation with Breakfast
  2. Agrodome Farm Show
  3. Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  4. Te Puia Cultural Center Day Tour
  5. Polynesian Spa
  6. Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Tour
  7. Tramway Dining Experience
8 Nights 9 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  1. 8 Nights Accommodation
  2. Pickup from airport on arrival day
  3. Drop off to airport on departure day
  4. Daily Breakfast
  5. All sight seeing entry fees
  6. Agrodome Farm Show
  7. Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  8. Te Puia Cultural Center Day Tour
  9. Polynesian Spa
  10. Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Tour
  11. Tramway Dining Experience
  12. All Tours are on seat in coach basis

What is NOT included in the tour

  1. Airfare
  2. New Zealand Visa (Indian nationals require a visa to visit New Zealand. We can assist you in applying for visit visa to New Zealand)
  3. Domestic Flights (if present in the the itinerary)
  4. Anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary or inclusions section
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  1. Experience a unique thermal spa on the shores of Lake Rotorua.
  2. Enjoy a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot spring pool bathing, sumptuous spa and massage therapies and picturesque lake views.
  3. Incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new.
  4. Discover stories of New Zealand's ancestors' arrival and settlement in Rotorua at the world class exhibition gallery at Te Puia.
  5. Explore Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley - the unique geothermal reserve, with thermal activity ranging from boiling mud pools to the world famous 30 metre (100 foot) Pohutu geyser, which erupts up to 20 times a day.
  6. Enjoy the cultural performance - Haka
  7. Enjoy a first-class Maori feast - Feeding guests is regarded by Maori as an honour and a sign of a tribe’s mana (standing), so a sumptuous banquet is provided during the evening. This banquet combines contemporary cuisine with a traditional hangi (earth-cooked oven meal), where kai (food) is steam-cooked by hot rocks in the earth, giving it a delicious smokey flavour.
  8. Enjoy our illuminated thermal valley - Following dessert, you will be transported by our 'people movers' to enjoy the spectacular lighting of the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. Guests can wander around the illuminated natural attractions, including our world famous Pohutu geyser, while enjoying more Maori-inspired delicacies and a hot drink.
  9. See the New Zealand's flightless bird in a specially lit kiwi house with kiwi specialist guides at hand.
Itinerary

DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND

Welcome to Auckland - 'The City of Sails'. On arrival our local representative will meet you at the airport and proceed to hotel to checkin. Rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax after a long flight journey.

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 (airfare is NOT included). Tonight enjoy a romantic dinner on the iconic Christchurch Tram Restaurant. (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

A 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. For self drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included’ (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. We trust you enjoyed your Vacation! (B)