Essential New Zealand
10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
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Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Christchurch

Essential New Zealand
10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
Call us for more information
Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Christchurch
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Day 01

Arrive Auckland

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Day 01

Today, enter the world of 'Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations' as you begin your beautiful journey of New Zealand. On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive passengers will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Auckland.

Day 02

Auckland

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Day 02

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland city, including a visit to Kelly Tarltons Underwater World and Antarctic Encounter. The remainder of the day is free. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Auckland. (Breakfast)

Day 03

Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua

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Day 03

Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride followed by lunch. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Rotorua. (Breakfast)

Day 04

Rotorua

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Day 04

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand's trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Rotorua. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 05

Rotorua - Christchurch

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Day 05

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare is NOT included). Overnight at your choice of hotel in Christchurch

Day 06

Christchurch - Mt Cook -Queenstown

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Day 06

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing on to New Zealand's highest mountain - Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the 'Alpine Resort' of Queenstown. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Queenstown (Breakfast)

Day 07

Queenstown

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Day 07

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers Bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Queenstown. (Breakfast)

Day 08

Milford Sound

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Day 08

Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Buffet lunch is also included on board today. Return to Queenstown. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Queenstown. (Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 09

Queenstown

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Day 09

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers Bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Queenstown. (Breakfast)

Day 10

Departure Day

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Day 10

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with 'Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations', which we're sure you will treasure for a lifetime. (Breakfast)

Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Auckland
  • 2 nights accommdation with breakfast at Rotorua
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at Queenstown
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Christchurch
  • City tour of Auckland with Kelly Tarltons Underwater World and Antarctic Encounter
  • Rotorua: Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride with lunch, Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Sheep Show.
  • Queenstown: Milford Sound Cruise with lunch
  • Maori Hangi (feast) Dinner and Concert
  • Mt. Cook
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • For Self Drive Passengers:
  • Transport by self drive rental vehicle including unlimited kms
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable vehicle pickup fees
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AUCKLAND – COAST-TO-COAST

The unique geographical location that the city holds, it is an astounding fact that you can walk from the Pacific Coast to the Tasman Sea in a matter of 4 hours!

WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES

Being around for over 120 years, the glow worms are part of the natural history! These thousand tiny glowworms illuminate the way for the tourists to the spectacular caves and make memories! 

QUEENSTOWN

Home to the world of adventure, Bungy jumping was invented by a New Zealander named AJ Hackett and the world's first bungee jump was taken from Kawarau Bridge from a height of 43m!