There is no way to travel to New Zealand without being awestruck. No other place in the world is quite like it. On this 10 day adventure, you will experience the kind of scenery typically found in picturesque coffee table books: rolling hills, steep fiords, shading long driveways, glaciers, forests, pristine lands, and lots of sheep. New Zealand, the adventure capital of the world that you may want to extend your stay to more fully absorb it.
Christchurch: City highlights
Queenstown: Bob’s Peak, Skyline Luge, adventure activities(optional)
Doubtful Sound: Overnight cruise and exploration
Wanaka: Lake Wanaka, Museum of Wanaka
Mt. Cook: Mount Cook National Park
Twizel: Lake Tekapo
Hamilton: Waitomo glow worm caves
Rotorua: Polynesian Private Pool, Te Puia, Hobbiton Movie set
Auckland: Harbour Bridge, Sky Tower, Volcanic Crater, shopping
Top Options: Adventure activities in Queenstown
Don't Miss: Doubtful sound
Arrive in Christchurch. Upon arrival, meet and check into Hotel in Christchurch. Proceed for Highlights of the City of Christchurch. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Christchurch.
Depart to Queenstown by coach and have lunch en-route. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and take time to relax. In the evening, take a ride on the Gondola to Bob’s Peak to enjoy the scenic view of the Queenstown city from the Top. Watch the Skyline Luge, our very own thrilling downhill ride. Dinner and overnight stay at Queenstown.
After breakfast at the hotel, gear up for a magical overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound fiord. Things to carry for overnight: (Only one overnight bag is recommended ) Shoes/boots (non-slip), Waterproof jacket, Warm sweater/fleece jacket, clothes to change, Sunscreen/sunglasses, Insect repellent, Camera, Cash for bar and snacks.
Enjoy breakfast onboard. Spend the morning exploring other parts of the fiord. You then return to Deep Cove for the trip back to Manapouri. Arrive Queenstown by late afternoon. Check into Hotel in Queenstown. This evening, you are free to experience leisure or adventure activities at Queenstown (optional). Dinner and overnight stay at Queenstown.
Depart from Queenstown to Wanaka. Upon arrival, visit the Lake Wanaka and the Museum of Wanaka. After Lunch, depart from Wanaka and drive to Mt. Cook, where you visit Mount Cook National Park. Have Indian Menu Dinner. Dinner and overnight stay at Wanaka.
Today, visit Lake Tekapo and drive to Christchurch airport and board your flight to Auckland. Arrive Auckland and stay overnight.
Drive to Hamilton and explore the Waitomo glow worm caves by boat. Afterward, Have lunch en route. Depart from Waitomo to Rotorua. Arrive and check-in. In the evening, visit the Polynesian Private Pool for the thermal bath and spa. Have Indian Menu Dinner and overnight stay at Rotorua
Breakfast at Hotel. Visit to Te Puia, where we can meet the Maoris – the Aboriginals of New Zealand. Later, depart for a scenic drive to Matamata to visit the Hobbiton Movie set, where the movie Lord of the Rings was also shot. Get back to Hotel in Rotorua in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Rotorua.
After breakfast depart early from Rotorua. Arrive in Auckland. Start City tour of Auckland, popularly called as ‘The City of Sails’. Sightseeing Tour includes the Harbour Bridge, Sky Tower, Volcanic Crater, and other sightseeing places. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium. This evening is free for shopping. Dinner and overnight stay at Auckland
Have breakfast at the Hotel. Forenoon, walk up to the nearby shopping area if time permits. You’ll be picked up from Hotel and dropped at the airport to board flight back home.
There’s much to love about New Zealand in Summer, the best season to appreciate the weather, spanning from November to February. Make the most of the moderate weather and take part in a host of adventure activities in Queenstown. Further along, the western coast is the Mt.Cook, on the World Heritage area. Get back to Nature by learning more about the area’s rich ecosystem, which boasts many species of rare, indigenous wildlife. Row your boat through the caves of Waitomo and you can observe one of the rarest glow worm species in the world that thrive in the caves. Next, you take a trip to the Coastal city of Rotorua and visit the sets of Hamilton. Finally, see the highlights and browse the unique boutiques and outlet malls of Auckland.
Situated in Fiordland in the South West of New Zealand is the picturesque fiord Doubtful Sound, one of New Zealand's largest fjords. There is much to explore across Doubtful Sound and be surrounded by breathtaking views, encounter fur seals and Fiordland penguins. With the backdrop of forested valleys, this cosy enclave enjoys tremendous rain and cooler mountain temperature, making it the ideal spot for a summer escape.