Day 1 : Arrive in Auckland
Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative in the arrival hall and transferred to hotel. Visit Sky tower in the evening (included) later take a short walk to Viaduct harbour. Overnight at hotel
Day 2 : Auckland
After breakfast, experience why Auckland is regarded as one of the best cities in the world to live in, as you join this half day tour around the central city and picturesque suburbs. Self-drive customers will pick up their rental car and go for sightseeing on self-drive.
Your journey begins with a short trip over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore before returning to the central city to visit Queen St and the Auckland Viaduct. You will continue on through the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park, situated on a 62,000 year old volcano to Parnell Village for our morning tea stop. The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed in to a trendy shopping area featuring many boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops. Following this brief stop your tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay - a memorial to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the welfare state. Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park has panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. This park is a popular wedding and tourist venue, with formal gardens and perfect venue for flying a fabulous array of colourful and creative kites. The tour then returns to downtown. SIC Customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car.
Highlights: Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Harbour, Queen Street, Auckland Domain, Parnell Village, Tamaki Drive, Michael Savage Memorial. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Auckland – Rotorua via Waitomo
After breakfast, today morning you will travel across the rich Waikato farmland for Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves (included) and a boat ride through the famous Glow-Worm grotto. Enjoy twinkling lights emitting from the ceiling like stars in a dark night. Later travel across to forested Mamaku Range to arrive at the thermal resort of Rotorua. SIC customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 : Rotorua
After breakfast, proceed to Agrodome (included) to witness the Agrodome Agricultural Show, where you will be entertained by New Zealand's performing sheep and other attractions. Later proceed to visit Te-Puia thermal village (included) known for its hot springs, geysers and boiling mud pools. Watch the Maori craftsmen and learn about the traditional arts of carving and weaving and Rainbow Springs (included) to see the flower and fauna of New Zealand. SIC customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 : Rotorua - Queenstown
After breakfast, travel to Rotorua airport and board your flight to Queenstown (flight not included), upon arrival in Alpine city travel to your hotel. Evening is at leisure. SIC customers will travel in a shared van and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 : Milford sound day tour
After breakfast, this morning head to Milford Sound Cruise (included). This famous cruise gives you an opportunity to see MITRE PEAK which is just out of the water and mile high. Go exploring with a nature guide in the tender vessels and kayaks. You may see fur seals lazing on the rocks and lots of sea birds and numerous waterfalls. Return back to the hotel in the evening. SIC customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Queenstown day free for optional activities
After breakfast, today you have an option to enjoy the exciting Shotover Jet Boat Ride, Ledge Bungee Jump, River Rafting, Sky Diving or Sky Swing (activities not included). Overnight in hotel.
Day 8 : Queenstown- Glacier region
After breakfast, this morning, leave for Franz Joseph. Discover the rugged scenery along one of New Zealand's most awe-inspiring highways. The viewing platforms overlooking Franz Josef show the sheer size and beauty of these natural wonders and provide fantastic photo opportunities. SIC customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight in hotel.
Day 9 : Glacier region - Christchurch via Greymouth
After breakfast, check out from hotel and leave for Greymouth. On arrival you will board Tranz Alpine train for one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to hotel. SIC Customers will travel in a coach and self-drive customers will travel in their rental car. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Depart Christchurch
After breakfast you will be transferred to airport in a shared vehicle. Self-drive customers will travel their rental car, drop the car at airport branch and board your flight for onward journey