New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria, along with the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films.

PLACES TO VISIT Aukland – Wellington
Accommodation Dedicated Tour Manager
Daily Breakfast Airport Transfers
Air fare Any expense of personal nature
Optional tour/activity cost GST

Day 1: Arrival In Auckland

Welcome to Auckland. On arrival our representative will welcome you with a special meet and greet service, and give you a private transfer to your Hotel. Check in and freshen up in the comfort of your room after your long flight.

Day 2: Auckland – Full Day Discover The Bay Including Dolphins With Lunch

Travel to the magnificent Bay of Islands in this full day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Experience the wild beauty of pristine sandy beaches and native forests and learn all about the strong Maori cultural tradition in the area. The tour also includes a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock as well as a chance to swim with dolphins.
After being picked up from your hotel, we’ll leave Auckland over the spectacular Harbour Bridge. Just sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Hibiscus Coast as we head northwards towards Paihia, traditional point of departure for the Bay of Islands.
On arrival at Paihia, you’ll visit the Waitangi Treaty House and grounds where the Founding Treaty of the Nation was founded and see a traditional Maori meeting house and a huge waka (war canoe).
Next you’ll board a catamaran for a memorable sightseeing cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock. You’ll sail past secluded sandy beaches and rugged rocky outcrops as we head for Cape Brett Lighthouse. Remember to bring your camera because the variety of marine wildlife in these waters has to be seen to be believed. Whales, seals, dolphins, penguins are all common sights. Weather permitting we’ll pass through the famous Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island and travel on to view the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.

Conditions permitting, you will have the chance to get up close and even swim with dolphins in their natural habitat – a wonderful opportunity to experience these magnificent and friendly mammals at play.
A packed lunch is included. On completion of your cruise, rejoin the coach for the return journey to Auckland.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Hotel pick up in selected Auckland central city hotels.
Duration:12 hours.
Start/opening time: 7.30am.


Day 3: Auckland - Half Day Auckland City Highlights

Discover for yourself why Auckland is known as the City of Sails in this three hour guided tour around New Zealand’s largest and busiest city. Take a trip over the famous Harbour Bridge, climb to the top of Mount Eden and visit some of the city’s most interesting neighbourhoods. And as you go, learn all about the main sights and attractions with a fascinating running commentary by an experienced tour guide.
The trip will start with a drive across the iconic Harbour Bridge as we head for the famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbours. From this fantastic vantage point you will see evidence of Auckland’s volcanic history; the city is set on 52 dormant volcanic cones, the most significant being the youngest volcano of Rangitoto Island at the entrance to the Waitemata harbour.
From here we’ll head down to the Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, which is situated on a 62,000-year-old volcano. The sightseeing tour also includes the trendy shopping area of Parnell Village with its many historical buildings now transformed into boutiques, antique, craft and specialist shops. The tour will then return to Downtown Auckland along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive.
A perfect introduction to New Zealand’s largest metropolitan area, especially for those visitors with little time on their hands.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick up in selected Auckland central city hotels.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: 9.45am.

Day 4: Auckland - Full Day Auckland To Rotorua Via Waitomo

See two of North Island’s top attractions in one day in this day tour to the fascinating Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations and the famous geysers and mud pools at Rotorua.
After an early start we’ll head southwards through the lush, rolling farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. There’ll be time for a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori Land Wars site.
On arriving at the township of Waitomo you can enjoy a magical guided tour through the world famous Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations, formed over thousands of years by the constant dripping of water. The highlight of the tour has to be a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glow worms.
The tour continues in the afternoon with a pleasant drive to Rotorua. En route we’ll pass through the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade where the roadside trees arch overhead to form a tunnel of natural greenery. Once at Rotorua you will have plenty of time to explore this lakeside town for yourself. Don’t miss the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve with its silica terraces, bubbling mud pools and unique geothermal vegetation, not to mention the world-famous Pohutu Geyser. The Maori Arts and Crafts Institute is also well worth a visit with its fascinating exhibition of carvings and weaving.
This tour is available with lunch (which is served on the coach).
Meeting/ Pick up point: Hotel pick up in selected Auckland central city hotels.
Duration: 6 hours.
Start or opening time: 7.30am.
Drop-off location: Central Rotorua accommodation

Day 5: Rotorua - Wellington

Private transfer to the airport to board your flight to Wellington. Upon arrival private transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6: Wellington - Full Day Rover LOTR Tour

The full day Lord of the Rings locations tour is a must for any fan visiting Wellington. Starting on Mount Victoria with a visit to the lookout then onto locations used in the trilogy like the Outer Shire, Hobbiton Woods and Dunharrow. Then out to the Hutt Valley to Kaitoke Regional Park, the location of Rivendell. Along the way visiting Isengard, Fords of Isen, the River Anduin and see where Helms Deep and Minas Tirith were filmed. The tour also includes an Orc sized picnic lunch or cafe lunch plus a visit to the Weta Cave, where many of the props used in the movies were designed and made.
Meeting point: Wellington city accommodation.
Start time: 8.30am.
Duration: Eight hours. Dress code: We recommend to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.
Passengers must call 24 hours in advance to reconfirm pick-up time.

Day 7: Wellington – Day At Leisure

You have the entire day at your disposal.

Day 8: Kaikoura – Christchurch

Private transfer to the airport to board your flight to Christchurch. Upon arrival private transfer to the hotel.

Day 9: Christchurch - Half Day City Sightseeing - Discover Christchurch

Following the pickup from guests accommodation, the tour commences by covering the central city highlights, including Cathedral You will be collected from your Hotel/Motel, the tour then travels through the University of Canterbury, down to Riccarton House and Bush and then through Monavale Gardens where you will have a chance to have a short stroll with 5.5 hectares of richly landscaped gardens, ponds and fountains.
The tour then continues into the central city, through Hagley park, the boat sheds, Botanical Gardens Arts Centre in the historic Buildings that were once Canterbury University, past the Museum, Art Galley and Victoria Clock Tower before moving on to the Catholic Basillica, then onto the seaside suburb of Sumner, then to Lyttleton Harbour, a volcanic crater which is now the port of Christchurch.
The tour then ends with a visit to the Sign of the Takahe, situated on the volcanic ridges of the cashmere hills, provides spectacular views of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps, you will be then returned to your accommodation.
Meeting/pick-up point: Christchurch city hotels.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
Languages: English.
Opening days/period: Daily except December 25th.
Others: Included: return transportation, commentary, Botanical Gardens, the Bridge of Rememberence and Hagley Park, visit to the sign of Takahe (which offers views over the city), to Canterbury Plains and to the Southern Alps.
Passengers must reconfirm tour 1 day prior to departure to avoid possible cancellation.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water.
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Day 10: Christchurch – Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Gondola and Avon River Punting

When you arrive at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, hop aboard an eco-friendly electric-powered caterpillar vehicle for your tour through the gardens, an oasis of exotic and indigenous plants located on a 52-acre (21-hectare) preserve in the heart of the city, between Hagley Park and the Avon River.

While you ride, listen to entertaining commentary from the onboard guide, and hear fun facts like which trees make the best bows and arrows. The full tour of the gardens takes about one hour, with frequent stops along the way. Disembark at any point to take a closer look at specific areas, such as tropical plants in glass conservatories, 250 different types of roses in two rose gardens, or herbs with culinary and medicinal value.
Reopened after the city’s last earthquake, the revamped Visitor Centre houses a cafe, gift shop and interactive exhibit about the history of plants and gardening in New Zealand. Check out photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who visited for the center’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in April 2014.
Upon booking, you will be able to choose the option to access to the elegantly restored Christchurch Tram, a heritage vehicle and hop-on hop-off tour that travels between 17 destinations in central Christchurch, including Cathedral Square, Avon River, Hagley Park, Canterbury Museum, Re:START Mall and New Regent Street. A knowledgeable driver provides commentary about the city’s history and landmarks during the ride. Hop on and off the tram at any of the 17 stops; your ticket is valid for the entire day and you can disembark as many times as you like. The entire circuit without hopping off takes about 50 minutes


Day 11: Christchurch – Day At Leisure

You have the entire day at your disposal.

Day 12: Christchurch – Departure

Private transfer to the airport to board your flight back to India.
Arrive home with wonderful memories of your New Zealand Vacation to cherish for a lifetime. We hope to see you soon on another Exotic Destination.

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