You know what, consider yourself as lucky on this planet and that you are now arriving at one of the top 10 cities to live in – auckland. Auckland has the highest per capita boat than any other city in the world. Transfer to the hotel in a luxurious stretched limousine for a nice & relaxing night.
Pack your bags and off we go to rotorua, a geothermal city of new zealand, rare and unique on the planet. On our way we will visit waitomo caves – a wonder of its own. Visit includes boat ride in a real dark cave of – glowworms. Later continue to hobbiton movie set to experience stunning rolling hills and the lush pastures of the shire as featured in the lord of the rings & the hobbit trilogies. Today experience what it feels like to stay in a new zealand countryside overnight. Stay in a stunning farm property in matamata.
Wake up in a countryside and after breakfast leave for rotorua-a geothermal capital of new zealand and one of the rarest geothermal places in the world. Visit wai o tapu thermal wonderland to witness spectacular showcase of new zealand’s most colorful and unique geothermal elements sculpted by thousands of years of volcanic activity. In the evening visit tamaki maori village for authentic maori cultural experience. Stay overnight in the marae (traditional maori home) and enjoy traditional hangi (maori food), culture and dance.
Early in the morning pack your bags to leave for auckland. Arrive auckland, check-in the hotel and quickly off to city tour. We will explore one tree hill, mt. Eden hill, tamaki drive, bastion point, and kelly tarltons sealife aquarium as main locations in a very dynamic – city of sails - auckland. Witness the largest in- house collection of penguins in the world at kelly tarltons along with the sharks and other sea creatures. Later in the evening visit sky tower- the tallest free standing tower on southern hemisphere and have one of the best dinners of your life on the top of the sky tower in orbit restaurant with a 360 degree panoramic view of auckland.
Early morning we will leave for christchurch by air (garden city of new zealand). Land in christchurch, travel through the scenic canterbury plains and arrive at lake tekapo. After a while once fresh, visit world famous church of good shepherd and stroll on the shores of stunning lake tekapo. At night visit tekapo springs and experience stargazing in a unique way with you relaxing in tekapo spring’s hot pool and enjoying stargazing at the same time in one of the best dark sky reserves in the world over you.
Leave for one of the most beautiful places on the planet- queenstown. On the way visit arrowtown – a little historical town with long mining history. Later check in at the hotel, freshen up and leave for skyline gondola. Enjoy stunning panoramic view of queenstown during sunset and also enjoy one of the most memorable dinners of your life on top of bob’s peak.
Day of adrenalin activities and enjoyment. First take part in a segway tour around queenstown. Drive on stunning segway and witness the beauty of queenstown. Next is a thrilling tour to skippers canyon and a jet boat ride. Have your adrenalin pumping throughout the jet boat track and the same time witness queenstown’s mining history. Later in the evening visit onsen spa for breathtaking tandeki, the japanesse word meaning indulgence where your pool booking comes with a selection of locally sourced new zealand treats including gibbston valley wines, open southern scenic sky over your head and shotover river below. Overnight stay in queenstown.
Today is a leisure day for you to enjoy queenstown on your own. Relax at serene lake wakatipu or opt in for any of the adventurous activities queenstown is famous for. Overnight stay in queenstown.
We will leave for doubtful sound – a trip with breathtaking scenery at every corner so keep your camera handy there is no way, you can afford a little nap. Take a cruise from manapouri to the power station and board on a coach for your doubtful sound cruise. Overnight will be spent on doubtful sound cruise-a cherry on the cake kind of cruise trip after a beautiful road journey.
After returning from doubtful sound overnight cruise leave for wanaka via stunning crowne range- the highest drivable road in new zealand. Once in wanaka, we will get you through some brain tickling at puzzling world – go challenge and entertain yourself . Also stroll & relax on the shores of beautiful lake wanaka and witness the stunning beauty around. Overnight stay in wanaka.
After breakfast leave for glacier country via world heritage area of haast pass. Reach franz josef, check in the hotel and freshen up. Later jump on a scenic helicopter flight of franz josef glacier and witness the nature of ever changing world famous franz josef glacier and snowcapped mountains around. Land on the glacier for a short time and have one of the best photo-shoots of your lifetime. Stay warm at glacier country as it may be a bit chilly. Overnight stay in franz josef
Get ready early morning and leave for greymouth via hokitika. Visit jade gallery and glass blower shop in hokitika for the shopping of new zealand’s finest jade stones and ornaments. Later arrive at greymouth and board the very special "tranzalpine train for your scenic journey to christchurch. Don’t forget to take some exclusive pictures from open viewing deck of the train. Overnight stay will be in christchurch
Last day, we will take a day trip to see mighty sperm whales at kaikoura. You may also encounter new zealand fur seals, pods of dusky dolphins the wandering albatross. Humpback whales, pilot whales, blue whales and southern right whales are also visible depending upon the season. The world’s largest dolphin, the orca or killer whale (yes this is actually a dolphin!) can be spotted, as well as the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin – the hector. It’s a day trip from christchurch so overnight stay will be at christchurch.
Pack your bags and get ready to depart for your home country with lots of memories from one of the most beautiful countries in the world.