01 Night Accommodation at Auckland City Hotel/ Similar in Auckland
01 Night Accommodation at Ibis Rotorua/ Similar in Rotorua
02 Nights Accommodation at Scenic Hotel Te Pania Napier/ Similar in Napier
02 Nights Accommodation at West Plaza Hotel/ Similar in Wellington
01 Night Accommodation at The Ashley/ Similar in Christchurch
01 Night Accommodation at The Victoria Hotel Dunedin/ Similar in Dunedin
02 Nights Accommodation at Heartland Hotel Queenstown/ Similar in Queenstown
01 Night Accommodation at Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier/ Similar in Glacier Region
01 Night Accommodation at Hotel The Ashley/ Similar in Christchurch
All accomodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
All Transfers and sightseeing on compact (self drive)
All sightseeing as per the itinerary with entrance fees.
Peak season and special event surcharges
Items of personal nature.
Anything not specified in the package inclusions.
Day 1 Arrival in Auckland
Upon arrival in Auckland, meet a Tripplanners representative and transfer to the hotel. If you are picking the self-drive tour, then collect your rented cars at the airport to reach the hotel.
Auckland is a city, located between two natural harbours. It is one of the most populous and largest urban areas in the country. Often called ' the City of Sails', it has rolling green hills and idyllic islands for visitors to explore.
After check-in at the hotel, spend the day at leisure and end it with an overnight stay.
Day 2 Auckland to Waitomo | Sightseeing in Waitomo | Waitomo to Rotorua
Post breakfast, take a drive through the pastoral landscape of Waikato to reach Waitomo. Waitomo is essentially an agrarian district, comprising dairy and sheep farms. Upon reaching here, take a guided tour of the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
These limestone caverns are home to thousands of worms that radiate with luminescent light, creating a magical spectacle for tourists. Treat your eyes to this breathtaking phenomenon, while taking a walk in the caves. The highlight of this experience will be an underground boat ride on the river, flowing beneath them. Following the visit to the caves, relish a delicious lunch.
After the meal, continue the journey to reach Rotorua. Visit the Agrodome – a cattle farm – in this city to spend some fun-packed time and attend the Agrodome Farm Show. The show exhibits many tasks performed at the farm like the art of sheep shearing and hand-milking the cows. Get introduced to different breeds of sheep, and see how the farm dogs keep the herds under control.
After this, move forward to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Located in the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, it covers approximately 60 hectares of natural wonders like hot springs and geysers. Learn about their tradition, customs and lifestyle by attending a Maori cultural performance here.
Post this wonderful experience, travel to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Day 3 Optional Visit to Rainbow Springs | Rotorua – Lake Taupo – Napier
After a scrumptious breakfast, spend some time at leisure. You may visit Rainbow Springs on your own before departing for Napier in the afternoon. Rainbow Springs is a wildlife park where you can see creatures like parrots, kiwis and tuataras.
Post checking-out from the hotel, travel through Wairakei Geothermal Area to arrive at Lake Taupo. Spend some time here, watching the breathtaking views while relaxing by the waterbody.
Later in the day, recommence the journey and reach the city of Napier for an overnight stay at the hotel
Day 4 Wine Tour
After breakfast, and then spend some leisurely time in Napier. The architecture of the city mainly pertains to the art-deco style of the 1930s and is popular across the world. So, take some time to admire its unique cityscape.
In the afternoon, take a tour of three wineries in and around the city. The tour also includes wine tasting at these factory-cum-vineyards. Wine is an integral part of New Zealand's lifestyle, and the optimum climate and soil type results in some fine products.
Following this culinary venture, retire for a good night's sleep at the hotel.
Day 5 Napier to Wellington
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and then leave for Palmerston North. On the way, travel through Manawatu Gorge and Takapau Plains.
Manawatu Gorge is a scenic divide between the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges that lie to the northeast of Palmerston North. Palmerston North is a calm city, situated on the banks of the Manawatu River. The view of mountains in the distance adds to the beauty of this place.
Continuing the road trip southwards, reach Wellington and transfer to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Day 6 Visit to Te Papa
Known as World's Coolest Little Capital, Wellington is the capital and one of the largest cities in the country. It is also the world's southernmost capital city and is known for strong gale winds. The Downtown of Wellington has a number of theatres, museums and art galleries, making it a hub of culture and fine arts.
After a filling breakfast, embark on a guided tour of Te Papa – the national museum of New Zealand. The six floors of the museum, replete with engaging and interactive displays, offer an insight into the Maori and Pacific cultures, and the country's extraordinary natural life. This museum houses some important works, related to the art and unique history of the country.
Following the museum tour, spend the afternoon at leisure and later return to the hotel to rest.
Day 7 Wellington to Christchurch
Post breakfast, start the journey to Christchurch. On the way, lie some interesting places like Cook Strait, Marlborough Sounds and Picton.
After crossing Picton, continue travelling through Blenheim and Kaikoura towards Christchurch.
On reaching the city, transfer to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Day 8 Christchurch to Dunedin
Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo.
Visit the 'Church of the Good Shepherd' before continuing onto Mt Cook National Park.
Day 9 Dunedin to Queenstown
After breakfast, spend the day at leisure exploring the city of Dunedin. The city offers various places to travellers and is known worldwide for its Scottish heritage and the picturesque harbour. Larnach Castle is a popular attraction not only in Dunedin, but in the entire country. You can also go to Otago Peninsula and have a glimpse of rare species of penguin.
In the afternoon, leave for Queenstown and en route head past South Otago, the mining town of Clyde, Cromwell and the Kawarau Gorge.
Upon arrival in Queenstown, enjoy a good night’s sleep at the hotel.
Day 10 Leisure day in Queenstown
Have breakfast at the hotel, and thereafter spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Surrounded by picturesque mountains, this little town sits on the edge of the crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown is renowned for the four distinct seasons experienced here and the prospect for adventure sports.
End this restful day with an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 Queenstown to Glacier Region
Post breakfast, embark on a journey along lakes and through mountain passes to reach the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. On the way to the glaciated region, journey past Lake Wanaka. It is a major hub for winter sports enthusiasts, who come here from all over the world to participate in skiing and snowboarding. Continue the journey over Haast Pass, a mountain pass in the Southern Alps of New Zealand that was used by the Maori people in the past.
Cross some scenic mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to arrive in the glacier region.
Once here, transfer to the hotel and spend the night.
Day 12 Glacier Region to Greymouth | Greymouth to Christchurch
Post a delightful breakfast, travel northwards to Greymouth, which has a long history of jade carving and gold mining. There is a local museum dedicated to the history of gold mining in the town. Upon reaching Greymouth, board the world-famous TranzAlpine Train. The train crosses Canterbury Plains, ascends along the gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River and then meanders through the Southern Alps.
The panoramic side and roof windows of the train coaches allow you to capture the beauty of the Southern Alps.
After de-boarding the train in Christchurch, transfer to the hotel to rest at night.
Day 13 Departure from Christchurch
Post breakfast, return the rented cars, if applicable and then transfer to the airport for your onward flight
T & C
T & C
Packages are valid from 15th Nov to 30th Jan 2016
Cost Based on 2 PAX Traveling Together.
Maximum of 3 persons are allowed in one room
Child with the age 11 or above will be considered as adult
Package rates are subject to change without prior notice
Refund on cancellation depends upon the concerned hotel's cancellation policy
In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel
Booking Procedure: To Process the Booking , we requires the payment as below slab
Package Processing Amount: 25 % of the Package
2nd Instalment: 50% of the Package
Final Balance Payment: 10 days before arrival date