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The Ultimate New Zealand Tour

25 Day Itinerary

Treat yourself to the best of the North and South Island of New Zealand with this 25 day touring, filled with all the tourist highlights.

The Ultimate New Zealand Tour encompasses everything you could wish to see during your stay in New Zealand from the spurting geysers of Rotorua to the snow capped mountains surrounding the still waters of Milford Sound. This tour showcases the hotspots of both the North and South Island in one exhilarating package, which includes all the beauty, culture and wildlife you would expect to see during the Ultimate Tour of New Zealand!

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Day One:
Arrive into Auckland. The rest of your day is at leisure. Enjoy a 2 night stay at the Langham Hotel, Auckland.

Day Two:
Free Choice - Enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour of Auckland or Visit Auckland’s famous Sky Tower or Have fun at the amazing Underwater World or Sit back and relax with your morning tea whilst cruising Auckland’s shimmering harbour or Take part in a wilderness experience and journey to the Waitakere Ranges where you will enjoy breathtaking views and lush rainforest and beach walks followed by the opportunity for a swim by a cascading waterfall – activity must be pre-booked. Choose one option for this afternoon’s activities (tour is included in the tour fare and is at no extra cost) . You also have the opportunity to sail Waitemata Harbour, with the New Zealand Sailing School. Be one of the crew as you hit the waters for a 2 hour sailing adventure – this tour is at an extra cost and must be pre-booked.

Day Three:
Head north along the Hibiscuc Coast to matakohe. Visit the kauri Pioneer Museum. Continue on to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a guided tour. Your next 2 night’s will be at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort on the Bay of Islands. You can upgrade your accommodation to Cliff edge by the Sea, surcharge applies.

Day Four:
Free Choice – Swim with dolphins or Go fishing in the bay or Cruise to Russell and enjoy a mini tour of the old capital city and Pompallier or Journey to the top of the North Island to Cape Reinga and wander out to the famous lighthouse and along 90 Mile Beach or Enjoy a full day sailing on one of New Zealand’s fastest commercial catamaran’s or Take in a round of golf at Waitangi Gold Club. Choose one option for this afternoon’s activities (tour is included in the tour fare and is at no extra cost). You also have the opportunity to take a 1 hour flight over some of the Northland’s most beautiful scenery, including 90 Mile Beach. Morning or afternoon tea is included – this tour is at extra cost and must be pre-booked.

Day Five:
This morning cruise through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ (weather permitting). Overnight at the Langham Hotel, Auckland.

Day Six:
Journey to the top of Mt Eden ten continue southward to Goldfields Railway. Next you will visit a working dairy farm for a delicious roast lamb luncheon. Tonight enjoy the ‘Realm of Tane’ Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner. Your next 2 nights are staying at the Novotel Royal Lakeside Resort, Rotorua. You can upgrade your accommodation to the Hamurana Coutnry estate or Treetops Lodge & Estate, surcharge applies.

Day Seven:
This morning enjoy a guided tour of Te Puia Thermal reserve.
Free Choice – Relax at the Polynesian day Spa or Enjoy an exhilarating 4WD safari adventure or Visit the buried village of Te Wairoa or Discover the essence of the town at the Rotorua Musuem or Enjoy a trout fishing expedition on one of Rotorua’s 14 lakes. Choose one option for this afternoon’s activities (tour is included in the tour fare and is at no extra cost). You also have the opportunity to take in a scenic helicopter flight and trek on White island, an active volcano. This tour is at extra cost and must be pre-booked.

Day Eight:
Visit Huka Falls, Waiakei Stteam Valley and Lake Taupo. Continue onto napier and enjoy an Art Deco walk. Tonight, enjoy dinner and wine tasting at Church Road Winery. Overnight at the Scenic Circle Te Pania Hotel, Napier.

Day Nine:
This morning you will continue south to Wellington. Enjoy a guided tour of Te papa Museum. Overnight at the Duxton Hotel, Wellington.

Day Ten:
This morning board the InterIslander Ferry for a cruise through the malborough Sounds to the South Island. Continue to Christchurch. Overnight at the Milennium Hotel, Christchurch.

Day Eleven:
Today journey through the magnificent Southern Alps on the Tranz Alpine train. Continue on by coach to Hokitika and visit the wonderful Greenstone Jade Factory. Stop and view the awesome Franz Josef Glacier. Overnight at the Scenic Circle Franz Josef Glacier Hotel.
 

Day Twelve:
Today enjoy beautiful sceneryas you travel to picturesque Queenstown.
Free Choice Dining – TSS Earnslaw cruise to dine at Walter Peak Station or Ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant and dine or Dine at Lombardi’s Restaurant. Choose one option for your dining (dinner is included in the tour fare and is at no extra cost). Your next 3 night’s are at the Mercure Grand St Moritz hotel, Queenstown – in luxurious suites (doubles only – twin share will be in deluxe lake view rooms). You can upgrade your accommodation to the Evergreen Lodge, surcharge applies.

Day Thirteen:
This morning begins with a breathtaking drive to Glenorchy for breakfast, followed by a scenic jet boat ride up the Dart River.
Free Choice – A guided tour of Skippers Canyon or A therapeutic massage or foot revival or Enjoy a country gardens tour with Devonshire tea or Enjoy a Lord of the Rings 4WD tour. Choose one option for this afternoon’s activities (tour is included in the tour fare and is at no extra cost). You can also choose from a scenic helihike of Skippers Canyon with gourmet lunch included – this tour is at an extra cost and must be pre-booked.

Day Fourteen:
Today is free to explore Queenstown.

Day Fifteen:
Experience an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound. You have the opportunity to replace today’s tour with a visit to the more secluded Doubtful Sound or to overnight on Milford Sound, surcharge applies.

Day Sixteen:
Visit Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Continue onto Dunedin. Overnight at the Southern Cross Hotel, Dunedin. You also have the opportunity to include a home stay into your stay at Dunedin – at no extra cost, must be pre-booked.

Day Seventeen:
This morning enjoy a guided tour of Larnach Castle, the head north, stopping at the famous Moeraki Boulders. Overnight at the Mackenzie Country Inn, Twizel.

Day Eighteen:
Today you will travel to the beautiful Mt Cook National Park and then onto Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Tonight enjoy a ride on the historic Christchurch Tram for cocktail hour, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the Millennium Hotel, Christchurch.

Day Nineteen:
Free Choice – A historic tram ride or An easy paced bicycle tour of the city or Relax and go punting down the Avon River past the beautiful Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park or Visit the local gardens of Christchurch. Choose one option for this afternoon’s activities (tour is included in the tour fare and is at no extra cost). You also have the opportunity to spend your day getting close to nature with a visit to Kaikoura to see the whales and dolphins in their natural habitat, or visit Akaroa for a harbour cruise and visit to the famous cheese factory – this tour is at extra cost and must be pre-booked.

Day Twenty:
Today journey up to the top of the South Island and enjoy a scenic cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park. Time to relax or take a stroll at Anchorage Beach before cruising back and continuing onto Nelson. Your next 2 night’s are at The Rutherford Hotel, Nelson.

Day Twenty One:
Free Choice – Choose from a gourmet winery tour or a guided walk of Nelson or Visit the World of Wearable Arts & Collectable Cars gallery.

Day Twenty Two:
You continue your journey northward today, with a breathtaking inter island cruise to Wellington. This afternoon is free to explore. Overnight at the Duxton Hotel, Wellington.

Day Twenty Three:
Today you cross the vast volcanic plains of Tongariro National Park to Lake Taupo. This afternoon is free to enjoy the many facilities at your resort. Overnight at the Wairakei Resort, Taupo.

Day Twenty Four:
Depart Taupo for Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. Continue on to Mt Maunganui and then Auckland. Overnight at the Langham Hotel, Auckland.

Day Twenty Five:
Following breakfast, say farewell to new found friends and head onto the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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