<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> The Scenic Highlighter New Zealand with Kiwi Talk

The Scenic Highlighter

Experience adventure like no other with this fabulous 18 day adventure!

From the peaks in Tongariro National Park on New Zealand’s North Island, to the depths of Milford Sound on the South Island – New Zealand has a vast array of attractions.

Whether these attractions are natural, like the bubbling mud pools in Rotorua and untouched beauty of the Fiordland, or man-made, like the exhilarating Shotover Jet in Queenstown and the magnificent Te Papa Musuem in Wellington, all the sights in this tour are iconic and will take your breathe away!

New Zealnd Nort and South Islands

What's included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow or Manchester Airport (Other regional airports will be on request) inclusive of tax
  • 2 nights staying in a 5 star hotel in central Singapore with airport transfers included
  • 13 nights accommodation in New Zealand
  • 11 breakfasts and 8 dinners
  • A relaxing cruise across the Cook Strait from Wellington to Picton
  • A trip on the famous Tranz Alpine Express Train across the spectacular Southern Alps to Franz Josef Glacier
  • A Milford Sound cruise (or upgrade to a Doubtful Sound Cruise – surcharge applies)
  • 2 nights staying in a 5 star hotel in central Bangkok with return airport transfers
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and activities are included in the cost (except upgrades where stated in full itinerary details)

Itinerary

Day One:
Arrive in to Singapore’s Changi Airport and be transferred to the Traders Hotel.

Day Two:
Your day is at leisure to explore Singapore. Why not visit the markets in Chinatown and Little India, or perhaps visit the famous Long Bar at Raffles for a legendary Singapore Sling. At night you have the opportunity to have your own adventure on the Night Safari, or wander down to Clarke’s Quay for a relaxing drink, the choice is yours!

Day Three:
Depart Singapore for your flight to Auckland. Once you have checked into the Langham Hotel, the rest of your day is at leisure for you to explore the City of Sails, or simply relax before your escorted tour commences the following morning.

Day Four:
Your tour departs at 8am from the Langham Hotel. Visit Mount Eden, the city’s landmark crater, before traveling onto the Goldfield’s Railway for a delightful rail journey. The vintage train retraces the route of the old ore trains between Waikino and Waihi. Enjoy morning tea as this vintage train carries us through the upper reaches of stunning Karangahake Gorge. Rejoin your coach and visit New Zealand’s largest gold mine before journeying to Mount Maunganui for an easy walk around this extinct volcano. After a stroll through the Californian Redwoods in the Whakarewarewa Forest, continue on to the thermal region of Rotorua, with your next 2 nights at the Novotel Royal Lakeside Hotel. This evening travel to the shores of Lake Rotoiti. Visit a sacred Marae (ancestral ground) and experience an authentic Maori performance. Enjoy an official Powhiri (welcome) by the chief, the Haka (warrior dance) and Hangi-inspired feast.

Day Five:
Visit the Whakawarewa thermal reserve and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where you will see demonstrations of local crafts and view the amazing thermal activity. See boiling mud pools, silica terraces and steaming geysers, including the famous Pohutu Geyser.

Free Choice – Agrodome sheep shearing and farm dog show or Geothermal mineral pools at the Polynesian Day Spa or Trout fishing or Visit the Buried Village archaeological site or Rotorua Museum. Choose one option for your day’s activity (activity is included in the tour fare and is at no extra cost). You have the opportunity replace the day’s touring with a visit to White Island, New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano, situated 50km off shore. Take a helicopter from Rotorua and land on the edge of the crater. Enjoy a guided walk to see the lava, steam vent and sulphur build up of the island (surcharge applies).

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Prices from

£2,979 + taxes (per person, based on 2 people sharing)

*Date restrictions apply. Contact us with your preferred dates quoting