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. Transfer to the hotel in a luxurious stretched limousine for a nice & relaxing night.
After early morning breakfast visit kelly tarltons sealife aquarium and witness the largest in-house colony of penguins in the world along with sharks and many more sea creatures. Later jump on a helicopter for a winery lunch on waiheke island. Have a glorious panoramic view of auckland city towards your way to one of the best rated islands in the world. Enjoy finest food and wine this beautiful island has to offer and return back to auckland after lunch via ferry harbour cruise . Finally drive to bay of islands, check in the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in paihia.
Today after breakfast check out of the hotel and board a cruise for the 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 back to paihia wharf, freshen up and enjoy parasailing in the bay of islands. Fly above the bay and witness some stunning scenery. Rest of the evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in paihia.
Wake up a little relaxed today and drive to auckland. Afternoon is free for shopping on auckland’s queen street. 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 three caves combo at waitomo caves – a wonder of its own. Visit include boat ride in a real dark cave of – glowworm, aranui cave and ruakuri cave. Continue to rotorua later on, check in the lodge and relax. Enjoy stunning dinner offered at the lodge and taste some of the best delicacies the region has to offer. Overnight stay in rotorua.
After morning breakfast at your lodge, fly into a helicopter and land on new zealand’s only permanently active volcano white island. Arriving overhead the volcano enjoy aerial views of the active crater before landing on this lunar like surface. Here embark upon a leisurely guided tour of the island's crater floor to view active steam vents 'fumaroles', hot streams, vibrant sulphur formations and the steaming crater. This landscape is constantly changing as the activity forms new features and removes old ones. Part of our tour includes a walk through crumbling mining ruins to view the weathered remains of what was a working factory built in 1923 and abandoned in 1933. Return back to rotorua and in the evening visit mitai maori village for an authentic maori hangi meal and cultural experience. Overnight stay in rotorua.
After breakfast leave for one of the most beautiful places on the planet- queenstown. Fly into queenstown, check in the hotel and relax in the afternoon. In the evening 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. Also experience the clear, unpolluted skies of queenstown as the perfect setting for a unique skyline stargazing encounter. High above queenstown you can enjoy a guided tour of our galaxy and learn all about the southern skies and new zealand’s southern cross. The state of the art telescopes and informed guides point the way to planets, nebulae, the milky way and even other far-flung galaxies. Overnight stay in queenstown.
After morning breakfast jump on a flight for one of the best fiords in the world and visit milford sound. Land in milford sound terminal and board your milford sound cruise. Witness stunning waterfalls and natural beauty of this fiord. Fly back to queenstown and relax. Later in the evening visit onsen spa for breathtaking candlelight indulgence package with a private pool room of your own surrounded by japanese candles, open southern scenic sky over your head and shotover river below. Overnight stay in queenstown.
Today is day of 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. Return back to the town and enjoy a glass of your favorite drink with all icy surroundings in below zero bar. Rest of the evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in queenstown.
Wake up very early morning and experience the serenity of a scenic hot air balloon flight over queenstown. As you rise to altitudes as high as 6000ft and drift with the breeze, you will witness quite possibly the best panoramic views of queenstown and its surrounds - “the hobbit” filming locations, southern alps, lake wakatipu, the remarkables mountain range, nz’s finest golf courses and much, much more. The four distinct seasons offer beautiful scenery all year round, so make this your opportunity to get some of the most stunning photographs you will ever take. Assist the crew to inflate the balloon and also to help pack it away after the flight. Celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime experience with a delightful champagne celebration with pastries and muffins in the field after your flight. Return back to your lodge and rest of the day is free to relax or for shopping in queenstown. Overnight stay in queenstown.
Today leave for glacier country via lake wanaka & world heritage area of haast pass. 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 on the shores of beautiful lake wanaka and witness stunning beauty around. Later reach franz josef, check in the hotel and relax. Stay warm at glacier country as it may be a bit chilly. Overnight stay in franz josef.
Early morning after breakfast 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. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Explore any of other optional adventurous activities the region has to offer. Overnight stay in franz josef.
Get ready early morning and leave for via 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 greymouth and board the very special train journey of our route - tranzalpine train for christchurch. Don’t forget to take some exclusive pictures from open viewing deck of the train. Overnight stay will be in christchurch
Leave for christchurch international airport with great holiday memories.