Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1 - AUCKLAND
On arrival at Auckland Airport, the ‘City of Sails’. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Self-drive passengers collect your rental car for your exclusive use ). Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO CAVES - ROTORUA
After Brakfast enjoy a tour from Auckland to Rotorua with a guided tour of the fascinating Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. This experience is climaxed by drifting silently in a boat on the underground river under the milky way of millions of glow worms on the cavern roof above you. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3 - ROTORUA
After Brakfast half day city tour which includes Te Puia and its Thermal Valley of roaring geysers, steaming rivers and boiling mud pools. Following this, you will travel to Rainbow Springs to view trout and other wildlife and to the famous Agrodome Sheep Show. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4 - ROTORUA - AIR - QUEENSTOWN
After Brakfast transfer to Rotorua Airport for your flight to Queenstown where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Airfare from Rotorua to Queenstown excluded). Rest of the day is free for the many optional activities available in and around Queenstown. (Self-drive passengers return your car at Rotorua Airport and collect your South Island car on arrival at Queenstown Airport). Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN
After Brakfast an early start following the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and through Te Anau where you will be enthralled by the immense landscape. Travel through beech forest, passing majestic mountains, on through the Homer Tunnel in time to board your catamaran for the Milford Sound cruise. Cruise past Mitre Peak, the highest mountain in the world to rise vertically from the sea, and admire the Stirling and Bowen Waterfalls as you cruise out to sea. Return to the pier for the coach back to Queenstown. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 6 - QUEENSTOWN
After Brakfast day is free to pursue your own activities. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 7 - QUEENSTOWN - MOUNT COOK - CHRISTCHURCH
After Brakfast this morning travel over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook around lunch time. A rare opportunity to take an optional scenic flight to view Mt Cook’s snow fields and glaciers. We continue through to Christchurch. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 8 - DEPARTURE
After Brakfast transfer to the airport for your onward flight (Self-drive passengers return your car directly at the airport).