EXOTIC NEW ZEALAND
10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
May : 20, June : 17. Call us for more dates
Christchurch, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown, Rotorua, Auckland & Bay of Islands

EXOTIC NEW ZEALAND
10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
May : 20, June : 17. Call us for more dates
Christchurch, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown, Rotorua, Auckland & Bay of Islands
Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • A complete all-inclusive tour with maximum, quality sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast buffet in your hotel
  • Indian vegetarian lunches
  • Daily Indian Jain/Vegetarian/ Non-Vegetarian dinners
  • Stay 01 night in Christchurch, the Garden city
  • Visit the Antarctic Centre in Christchurch
  • Enjoy the most scenic train in New Zealand, the Tranz Alpine Train
  • Stay 01 night at Franz Josef glacier
  • Stay 03 nights at Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand
  • Visit the Puzzling World in Wanaka
  • Experience the steepest Gondola ride in the Southern Hemisphere at Queenstown en-route to Bobs peak
  • Enjoy a full day excursion to Milford Sound with lunch on board a cruise
  • Visit Lake Te Anau and pass through the Homer tunnel in Ellington Valley, en-route to Milford Sound
  • Visit the Green and Blue Lakes in Rotorua
  • Visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve and see the Pohutu Geysers with a cultural show
  • Marvel at the nature on display with your visit to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • Stay 01 night at Auckland
  • Enjoy a city tour of Auckland
  • Visit the Sky Tower in Auckland
  • Stay 01 night in the Bay of Islands
  • Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Site
  • Enjoy a Catamaran Cruise to the famous Cape Brett Hole in the Rock
  • Visit 08 cities in 10 days at a relaxed and leisurely pace
  • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager throughout your tour of New Zealand
Itinerary
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Day 01

Welcome aboard! New Zealand. Fly to Christchurch. Visit the International Antarctic Centre.

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Day 01

Today, enter the world of Vacations Exotica as you embark on your tour through New Zealand. On arriving at the Christchurch airport you will be met by our professional and experienced tour manager in the arrival area, outside the customs hall. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Later, proceed to Cashmere Hills for a breath-taking view of Christchurch and Southern Alps. Also visit the International Antarctic Centre, where you can get as close as possible to the real South Pole. This interactive experience takes you on a journey of discovery. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Quality Hotel Elms or similar in Christchurch. (D)

Day 02

Ride on the Trans Alpine Express the most scenic route in New Zealand.

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Day 02

After a breakfast buffet, check out, proceed to the station and get ready for the ride of your life on the Trans Alpine Express. This train ride will pass through the most scenic sights of South Island. Travel beside the Waimakariri River, through the Southern Alps and onto the alpine village of Arthurs Pass. Board your coach, drive to Greymouth and enjoy an Indian lunch. From Greymouth, travel south along the scenic west coast. Take a stop at Hokitika to see greenstone carvers and glass blowers at work. Continue through the former gold mining townships of Ross and Harihari and then drive to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Scenic Circle Franz Josef Hotel / Rainforest Retreat or similar in Franz Josef. (B, L, D)

Day 03

Onto scenic Queenstown, New Zealands adventure capital. Visit the Puzzling World in Wanaka. Experience a Gondola ride to Bobs Peak.

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Day 03

After an American breakfast check out and drive to Queenstown via the Haast Pass. En route visit the Puzzling World at Wanaka. Enjoy an Indian vegetarian lunch. On arrival at Queenstown experience the famous Gondola ride, which is the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere and carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex located on Bobs peak. From up there, you get unparalleled views of Queenstown. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Copthorne hotel /Mercure Resort or similar in Queenstown. (B, L, D)

Day 04

Set out for a spectacular cruise to the Milford Sound.

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Day 04

After an American breakfast, travel via Te Anau through the awe-inspiring Homer Tunnel and the stunning glacier-carved Elington Valley, to arrive at Milford Sound. Enjoy an unforgettable Milford Sound cruise, which sails right up to the mouth of the Tasman Sea (weather permitting). Enjoy an Indian vegetarian lunch on board the cruise. Experience the untouched paradise of Milford Sound and explore the natural wonders and history surrounding this deep fjord. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Copthorne hotel /Mercure Resort or similar in Queenstown. (B, L, D)

Day 05

Day at leisure - Queenstown

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Day 05

After an American breakfast at the hotel, the day is at leisure to explore Queenstown on your own. Spend some time at the shores of the beautiful lake or indulge in some thrilling adventure sport activities. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Copthorne hotel /Mercure Resort or similar in Queenstown. (B, D

Day 06

Onto Rotorua. Visit the Green and Blue Lakes. Visit the Waitomo Glow-worm Caves

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Day 06

After an American breakfast, proceed to the airport for your flight to Auckland. After an Indian lunch, drive to Rotorua, a beautiful town well known for geothermal activity. On arrival, visit the scenic Green and Blue Lakes. Later visit the Waitomo Caves through the lush Waikato region. Marvel at Mother Natures light display, as you glide silently through the starry wonderland caves of Glow-worms, situated underground along the Waitomo River. Later check into your hotel and relax. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Copthorne Hotel Rotorua or similar in Rotorua. (B, L, D)

Day 07

Visit the living Thermal village Whakarewarewa. Agrodome Sheep Show. Onto Auckland. City tour of Auckland. Visit the Sky Tower.

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Day 07

After an American breakfast this morning, check out and visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve and wander around the bubbling mud pools and see the famous Pohutu Geyser. Experience the Whakarewarewa cultural experience including a guided tour and concert. Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and bubbling hot pools in the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa. Discover the local unique lifestyle and traditions by joining a guided tour. Sit back and relax as Te Pakira Maori culture group entertain you with a song and dance. Next, visit the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, volunteer cow milking & a sheep shearing show. After an Indian lunch, drive to Auckland. On arrival proceed on a city tour. Visit Mt. Eden from where you can get spectacular views of the city, harbor and many more interesting sights. Drive past the Victoria Park market, the West Haven Marina, the War Memorial Museum and through the Parnell, onto Bastion Point; Aucklands most expensive residential area. Also included is a visit to the Sky Tower. At 328 metres, the Sky Tower offers views in every direction. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Auckland City Hotel or similar in Auckland. (B, L, D)

Day 08

Onto the Bay of Islands

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Day 08

After a breakfast buffet, check out & travel north over Aucklands Harbour Bridge and along the Hibiscus Coast. The journey continues after lunch, travelling through Whangarei, Northlands only major city and port, before arriving into the beautiful Bay of Islands. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Kingsgate Hotel Bay or similar in Bay of Islands. (B, L, D)

Day 09

Discover the picturesque Bay of Islands. Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty site and take a Catamaran cruise to the famous Cape Brett Hole in the Rock. Drive back to Auckland.

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Day 09

After a breakfast buffet check out. Board a luxury Catamaran for the most popular cruise in the Bay of Islands. Our high-speed vessel will whisk you on a comfortable journey through game fishing waters to the Cape Brett Lighthouse. Next, is the Motukokako Island and the famous "Hole in the Rock"; the excitement grows as we make a passage through the Hole and on to the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave. On the return journey, the cruise will meander through the inner Islands. The crew will share with you details of the local history and ecology around; and you will often see a variety of marine wildlife including Whales, Seals, Dolphins, Penguins, and other sea and bird life. Enjoy lunch and then transfer to Auckland. Arrive at Auckland & check into the hotel. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Auckland City Hotel or similar in Auckland. (B, L, D)

Day 10

Farewell!!

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Day 10

After an American breakfast, proceed to the Auckland airport to board your return flight back home. Return home with great experiences and wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica. (B)

Inclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
    • NEW ZEALAND
      • Christchurch
        • Visit the Antarctic Centre
      • Franz Josef
        • Tranz Alpine experience - the most scenic route of New Zealand
      • Wanaka
        • Visit the Puzzling World
      • Queenstown
        • Tour of the city
        • Cruise on the Milford Sound right unto the mouth of the Tasman Sea with lunch
        • Gondola ride to the sky line complex on Bob`s peak
      • Rotorua
        • Visit the Green and Blue Lakes
        • Visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve
        • Visit the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
        • Agrodome show
      • Auckland
        • Tour of the city
        • Entrance to the Sky Tower
        • Enjoy Te Pakira Maori Cultural song & dance show
  • HOTELS
    • 01 night accommodation at Quality Hotel Elms or similar in Christchurch
    • 01 night accommodation at Scenic Circle Franz Josef Hotel / Rainforest Retreat or similar in Franz Josef
    • 03 nights accommodation at Copthorne hotel /Mercure Resort or similar in Queenstown
    • 01 night accommodation at Copthorne Hotel Rotorua or similar in Rotorua
    • 01 night accommodation at Auckland City Hotel or similar in Auckland
  • MEALS
    • Daily American breakfast buffet in the hotel
    • Indian/ Local vegetarian Lunches as specified in the itinerary
    • Daily Indian Jain/ vegetarian/ non-vegetarian dinners
  • AIRFARE, TICKET TAXES AND OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary
    • Cost of Internal Flights (Queenstown - Auckland)
    • Cost of ticket taxes
    • Cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour age up to 70
    • Cost of Single entry New Zealand visa
    • All local taxes as of 1st January 2018
  • VISAS
    • Single entry New Zealand Visa(included in the tour cost)
  • TRANSFERS
    • All transfers will be conducted by a deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • It is extremely important to possess an Overseas Travel Insurance policy before you travel on your tour. We have included the cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour. For any passengers above 70 years of age and those who wish to extend their holiday, additional charges would apply.
  • TOUR MANAGER
    • Services of a professional and experienced tour manager or a local representative throughout your tour. (Subject to minimum 15 full paying passengers)
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team / partner agent. The same is subject to availability of seats for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking or at least 30 days prior to departure date
  • Tour Cost is subject to GOI/RBI regulations under Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS)
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as Porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in What your tour price includes.
  • Tips to drivers, guides, etc. of AUD/NZ 03 per person per day for the duration of the tour.
NOTE: Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions.
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Franz Josef Glacier

The Franz Josef Glacier is approximately 7000 years old and is a massive 12 kilometres long. It is the steepest and fastest moving glacier in New Zealand. 

Rotorua

Rotorua is known as the thermal wonderland of New Zealand. Rotorua is built over a geothermal hot spot. There are numerous  hot springs and geysers have attracted tourists for over a hundred years.

Tranz-Alpine

The TranzAlpine is a train journey conducted in the South Island of New Zealand over the Midland line. It is considered to be one of world's great journeys because it passes through extremely scenic routes. The journey takes you through 16 tunnels and 4 viaducts. The staircase Viaduct is 246 ft high.