Auckland 1, Rotorua 2, Queenstown 3, Glacier Region 1, Christchurch 1
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
On arrival in Auckland, proceed to the car rental counter and drive your rental vehicle to the hotel. Seat in
coach guests get a coach transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Auckland.
Day 02: Auckland -Waitomo Caves - Rotorua
Today after breakfast travel south from Auckland through the rich farmland of the Waikato on to Waitomo.
Enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the World Famous Glow worm Caves. The
tour continues with a boat ride through the Glow worm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the
glow worms suspended from the cave ceiling. Continue to Rotorua by coach or Self Drive vehicle. Arrive
Rotorua and check into your hotel. Overnight stay in Rotorua.
Day 03: City Tour
Breakfast and today tour Te Puia and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where History is carved and woven into
meeting houses, canoes, weapons and jewellery. Also experience the wonders of the thermal area by stepping
into an ancient valley where geysers, mud pools and boiling waters still play after 40,000 years. Next at the
Agrodome Sheep Show get an exciting and informative insight into agriculture in New Zealand, including an
introduction to our 19 breeds of sheep, sheep
shearing demonstration, lively Auction, noisy Huntaway dogs and the quiet Strong-eye dog demonstrations,
cow milking and lamb feeding opportunities. With the admission to the Rainbow Springs Trout and Fauna
Sanctuary, get to see a live Kiwi, a living dinosaur (the Tuatara), feed the rainbow trout and enjoy a stroll
through the beautiful New Zealand native bush. Tour terminates at the hotel for the Seat in coach passengers.
Overnight stay in Rotorua.
Day 04: Rotorua – Queenstown
Post breakfast, drive to the Rotorua airport for flight to Queenstown. Leave your rental vehicle at Rotorua
airport, seat in coach guests get a coach transfer from the hotel. On arrival pick up the Rental vehicle and drive
from Queenstown Airport to your hotel, seat in coach guests get a coach transfer from the airport. Check in and
relax. Overnight stay in Queenstown.
Day 05: Queenstown
After breakfast go around Queenstown in your Self Drive vehicle. For Seat in coach passengers the below tour
is available as optional. Visit Queenstown Hill, the first of several photo stops and the vista extends to Lake
Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range. Then follow a route along the Frankton Arm and into the
Wakatipu Basin, past stunning Lake Hayes, and into the mouth of the Kawarau Gorge, one of many filming
locations for The Lord of the Rings. Next stop, join the “Secrets of Bungy Tour” a 20 minute tour that gives a
behind the scenes look at how bungy jumping started, the technology used and it allows access to restricted
viewing areas to watch live bungy jumping action (AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge) (Bunjee not included). Return to
Queenstown via the world famous Shotover Canyon. Overnight stay in Queenstown.
Day 06: Milford Sound with Cruise tour
Post breakfast today, there is a full day tour by SIC to Milford Sound with Cruise (Coach & Cruise) (This tour
only operates on coach for Self Drive passengers as well.)
Today, proceed from your hotel by a coach and travel from Queenstown along the shores of Lake Wakatipu,
and through rolling countryside to Te Anau. After a short break at Te Anau, continue via the spectacular
Milford Road, to Milford Sound. Board the Real Journeys vessel for a cruise the entire length of Milford Sound
to the Tasman Sea. There are excellent viewing opportunities of waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.
Return transport to Queenstown at the conclusion of your cruise is provided. Overnight stay in Queenstown.
Day 07: Queenstown - Glacier Region
After breakfast drive the self-drive rental car to the famous Glacier Region. Seat in coach guests get a coach
transfer. Arrive at Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and check into your hotel. Overnight stay in Franz Josef.
Day 08: Franz Josef - Greymouth - Tranz Alpine train - Christchurch (Tranz Alpine Express for SIC
Breakfast and depart from Glacier Region to Greymouth station to board the Scenic Tranz Alpine Express train.
This train journey is included for passengers travelling on Seat in coach basis only. Your train journey is 223.8
kilometres long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 16 tunnels, and 5 viaducts, the highest being the
Staircase standing at 73 metres. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains, beautiful
gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. The spectacular Southern Alps and the lushness of Beech
rain forest. An open air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides
many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots. Self Drive passengers will directly drive from Franz
Josef to Christchurch via Arthur’s pass.
Overnight stay in Christchurch.
Day 09: Depart Christchurch
Transfer fromhotel to Christchurch Airport by self drive rental car and drop off car and depart New Zealand by
your flight back to India with sweet memories which will last for a life time. Seat in coach guests get a coach
transfer to the airport.
* The above itinerary is tentative and subjected to change without prior notice
01 night accommodation in Auckland
02 nights accommodation in Rotorua
03 nights accommodation in Queenstown
01 night accommodation in Franz Josef
01 night accommodation in Christchurch
Daily breakfast except on day 01
Transfers as specified in the itinerary
Waitomo Caves tour
Te - Puia, Admission, (90 min tour)
Rainbow Springs, Rainbow Springs (Park Entry includes free flight Bird Shows )
Agrodome, Sheep Show
Seat In Coach Discover Milford Sound Coach-Cruise-Coach Ex. Queenstown (Excluding Lunch)
International or domestic airfares
Airport departure taxes (if applicable)
Any items or services not specified in the itinerary above
Pre-registration or late check-out of rooms