On arrival into Auckland, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the rich pioneering history of the Northland region. Continue to the Bay of Islands where you will enjoy a visit to the Maori Meeting House and War Can at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
Explore the Bay of Islands on a catamaran cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock.
Travel to Auckland and take in the city sights before selecting from our Freedom of Choice activities. Back at your hotel this evening, enjoy a delicious Pacific-themed dinner.
Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a guided tour, before continuing to Rotorua.
Spend this morning on your Freedom of Choice activity. Afterwards, the afternoon and evening are free for you to explore.
Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway to the heart of New Zealand’s North Island this morning. View the Wairakei Steam Valley, then visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across the plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington.
After breakfast, set off on a sightseeing tour of Wellington’s best-loved landmarks and sights, including the waterfront area and New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. The rest of the day will be yours at leisure to further explore this coastal city and perhaps dine at a local restaurant.
Arrive on the South Island and travel to the quaint fishing town of Kaikoura before continuing along the central east coast all the way to Christchurch.
Pass through epic river valleys and past awesome mountain ranges then disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel to Hokitika, where you will see pounamu (jade) being carved into pieces of jewellery. Continue to Franz Josef.
Enjoy a day of breathtaking scenery as you travel to Queenstown.
Enjoy the flexibility of how to spend your morning with a range of Freedom of Choice activities on offer.
Embark on one of the most scenic drives today as you journey along the Milford Road and into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak, the iconic backdrop to Milford Sound. Continue to Milford Sound. Afterwards, enjoy a picturesque drive to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau.
Journey through Southland countryside as you travel to Dunedin, a city known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. This afternoon, choose your Freedom of Choice activity.
Drive north and stop to view the Mraki Boulders on Kkohe Beach. Continue to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, where you choose your activity.
Travel to Lake Tekapo and pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.