Alpine Delights

 

Duration: 9 Days | 8 Nights

From Christchurch to Auckland

 

 

Tour Code: TT053

Flaxy Date & Departures

 

The perfect introduction to the stunning sights and landscapes of the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Experience remarkable contracts within New Zealand from mountain peaks, fiords and glaciers to bubbling thermal areas, glowworm caves and metropolitan cities. This trip will also see you experiencing the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey.

 

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch

Welcome to Christchurch, known as the 'Garden City' where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Today is yours for optional activities.

1 night in Christchurch

 

Day 2: Christchurch- Mt Cook- Queenstown

Cross the Canterbury Plains into the Mount Cook National Park and enjoy lunch with a view then pass through the spectacular Mackenzie Country to the Lindis Pass. Pass the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell and past the Kawarau Gorge with its historic gold mines to Queenstown.

3 nights in Queenstown

 

Day 3: Queenstown- Milford- Queenstown

An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to Queenstown by evening.

 

Day 4: Queenstown

Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour.

 

Day 5: Queenstown- Glacier

Travel through the Southern Lakes district to Haast Pass and on through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas. A shuttle will take you to view one of the glaciers (seasonal).

1 nights in Fox or Franz Josef Glacier townships

 

Day 6: Glacier- Christchurch

Travel up the coast to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the Orita Tunnel, over Arthur's Pass and across 

the Canterbury Plains. Arrive in Christchurch early evening.

1 nights in Christchurch

 

Day 7: Christchurch- Rotorua

You will be transferred to Christchurch airport for your flight to Rotorua (flight not included). On arrival into Rotorua you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.

2 nights in Rotorua

 

Day 8: Rotorua

This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at the thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs Nature Park and see the performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. Your afternoon is free for optional activities.

 

Day 9: Rotorua- Waitomo- Auckland

This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te Puia thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park and see the performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. Travel through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Glowworm Caves for a underground boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms.

 

 

Inclusion 

 

Transport

8 nights Accommodation

Airport transfer on arrival

Transfers within journey

Mount Cook National Park including lunch

Milford Sound Cruise including lunch

Skyline Gondola - Queenstown

TranzAlpine Train Journey

Maori Hangi & Concert

Te Puia Geothermal Experience

Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park

Agrodome Sheep Show

Waitomo Glowworm Caves with lunch