You know what, consider yourself as lucky on this planet 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. Pickup your rental car & transfer to the hotel for a nice & relaxing start.
After early morning breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to auckland 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 drive to bay of island. Arrive at paihia, check in to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in paihia.
Board a coach for cape reinga & ninety miles beach. On our way we will visit kauri museum where you are free to shop iconic kauri wood souvenir. At the light house in cape reinga – the top end of new zealand, you will be able to see a clear meeting point of the pacific and tasman oceans as both oceans have different colors of water-amazing. On return enjoy your coach driving right on the beach and also enjoy entering your childhood memories and playing on te paki stream sand dunes. Overnight stay in paihia
Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and make a way to paihia wharf for hole in the rock attraction – yes, you heard it right; there is a hole in rock in the middle of an ocean and cruise will sail through it if weather is good enough. Return to paihia wharf, freshen up, drive to auckland and check in to the hotel. Overnight stay in auckland.
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. Finally arrive at rotorua, check-in to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening – go spoil yourself at rotorua lake, wonder around the town and be amazed with flumes from the earth. Overnight stay will be in rotorua.
We will leave with just a back pack, camera, and water bottle etc necessary items to visit rotorua’s unique attractions and to experience some adventurous activities. 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. Next on the list is the 4wd buggy ride. Learn the local maori history of rotorua’s sacred spirit mountain as well as enjoying the great views & surroundings. 4wd off road buggies carry you through nz native bush on 100 year old logging & farm trails. Finally enter the world of polynesian spa to have a world class lake spa. Ease up and let the environment at polynesian spa take you to a divine world of relaxation.
Early in the morning pack your bags to leave for auckland. On the way we will visit hamilton gardens – a peaceful, relaxing garden collection of paradise, productive, fantasy and landscape gardens – all at one place. We will then proceed to auckland, check-in to the hotel, freshen up and leave for sky tower -the tallest free standing tower on the southern hemisphere for a panoramic view of the city of sails
Early morning we will leave for christchurch by air (garden city of new zealand). Collect your vehicle and travel through the scenic canterbury plains and arrive at lake tekapo. After a while once nice and 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 & also enjoy tasting of nz wine at gibbston valley winery. Later check in to 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.
Today after breakfast leave for a thrilling & world’s fastest shotover jet boat ride. Have your adrenalin pumping throughout the jet boat track and the same time witness queenstown’s mining history. Upon return in town, enter below zero bar and enjoy a glass of your favorite drink in the icy surroundings. Later in the evening visit onsen for breathtaking candlelight spa package with a private pool room of your own surrounded by japanese candles, open southern scenic sky over your head and shotover river below.
We will leave for milford sound – a road trip with breathtaking scenery at every corner so keep your camera handy and there is no way, you can afford a little nap. Afternoon will be spent on milford sound cruise – a cherry on the cake kind of cruise trip after a beautiful road journey on milford road. We will return half way to te anau and stay overnight.
Today leave for wanaka via stunning crowne range- the highest drivable road in new zealand. Once at wanaka, we will get you through some brain tickling at puzzling world – go challenge yourself and entertain at the same time. Also stroll & relax on the shores of beautiful lake wanaka and witness 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 to the hotel and rest of the day is free for leisure. You can opt in for optional glacier helicopter ride with snow landing if you wish to
Early morning after breakfast leave for christchurch via arthurs pass. Enroute visit jade factory and a glass blower shop in hokitika. Take a panoramic tour of christchurch city and overnight stay
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 wonderful memories from one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Leave for christchurch international airport with great holiday memories.