Auckland 2, Rotorua 2,Wanaka 2, Queenstown 2,Mount Cook 1, Christchurch 1
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
Arrive in Auckland and rest for a whole day, doing nothing more taxing than eating and drinking at Viaduct
Harbour. At night, go to the top of Sky Tower for the big daddy of views and a meal in the revolving restaurant.
Overnight stay in Auckland.
Day 2 Waiheke Island
Rise early and catch a ferry to Waiheke Island. Hire a car and drive around the island, visiting wineries,
olive groves, artists’ studios, and unspoiled beaches. Some of the best surprises are in the little bays away
from Oneroa township. Following visits to Whittaker’s Musical Museum and Te Whau Garden, have lunch
at Mudbrick Vineyard. Later in the day, sit on Onetangi Beach and watch the sunset. Overnight stay in
Day 3 Auckland –Waitomo – Rotorua
Transfer to Rotorua viaWaitomo Glow worm Caves. Looking out for a day of complete rest and solitude in
unabashed luxury? Head for Treetops Lodge. Inorder to see the sights, go straight to Rotorua Museum for
an excellent overview of geothermal and volcanic history. Watch the sun set over the lake and relax in a hot
rock pool at Polynesian Spa. Overnight stay in Rotorua.
Day 4 White Island
Spend the morning at Te Puia to see bubbling mud and Maori cultural performances. Next drive 30 minutes
south to see the wonders ofWaimangu and Waiotapu. Waimangu has shorter walks but fewer spectacular
sights; Next be back in town by early afternoon to take a guided tour of Ohinemutu, the original Maori
village on the lakefront, followed by a walk among the Whakarewarewa Forest redwoods.
For a truly unique adventure the destination must be Whakaari (White Island), one of the world’s few
accessible live volcanoes. Located 48 kilometres off the shores ofWhakatane in the Eastern Bay of Plenty,
New Zealand, it’s accessible with a scenic flight with White Island Flights. The acid lake in the island’s
depths offers an unforgettable insight into nature’s primal creativity.
Safety, service and great value to ensure the visitor get the most from this experience. On route to White
Island fly over farm land, white sand beaches and off shore islands. Dolphins and large schools of fish are
also often seen. Once over White Island be awed by the alien landscape and power of this rumbling giant.
Overnight stay in Rotorua.
Day 5 Rotorua – Queenstown -Wanaka
After breakfast take a flight from Rotorua to Queenstown. Upon arrival, drive towards Wanaka. Along the
way stop in at the vineyards of the Gibbston Valley for lunch and tastings of their award winning wines.
Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wanaka.
Wanaka faces north across Lake Wanaka, to views of the surrounding mountains, which are often reflected
on the Lake’s surface on calm days. Wanaka is best known for boating, fishing and skiing at the Cardrona
and Treble Cone skifields. Overnight stay in Wanaka.
Day 6 Wanaka MouWaho Island NatureWalk
This morning join Eco Wanaka Adventures and travel to Mou Waho Island. Mou Waho Island Nature
Walk: Lying close to the centre of Lake Wanaka is Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve. A unique glacial
remnant of the last ice age, the island is also the historic site of early shipbuilding and used to be a stopping
place for the steamers and log rafts that once plied the lake. Accessible from Wanaka by a 35
minute boat cruise, the landing is on the eastern side of the island where the remnants of early settlement
remain; a stone wharf and a hut.
A well formed track leads from the landing and climbs steadily through native bush to near the top of
Tyrwhitt Peak. Just before the top we see Arethusa Pool, a small lake on the island with small islands in it -
very intriguing! From the top we have a sweeping 360-degree view of Lake Wanaka, its surrounding
mountains and valleys, and below Arethusa Pool. The perfect spot to stop for a tea or coffee. Overnight stay
Day 7 Wanaka – Queenstown
This morning before driving towards Queenstown we suggest to take a Scenic Flight - Remote Siberia
Valley Landing. Retrace the steps of pioneers as the journey proceeds into the spectacular Siberia Valley in
the heart of the Southern Alps. Towering mountains greet adventurers as they step from the Cessna aircraft
onto the valley floor and set off towards the crystal clear waters of Siberia Stream and the walking track.
Next drive towards Queenstown. Enroute before entering Queenstown enjoy Dart River Safaris
experiencing a 4x4 back road trip to “Paradise” and return journey to Glenorchy by jet boat (or vice versa)
which will allow the visitor to experience the stunning locations which featured in the famous film, The
Lord of The Rings. Check into your hotel. Overnight stay in Queenstown.
Day 8 Milford Sound Cruise
Today enjoy a full day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys, in the Fiordland Park (coach
transportation from Queenstown included). On arrival at Milford, a cruise on the fiord will proceed to the
Tasman Sea, allowing to marvel at the size of this fiord, Mitre Peak and the Bowen Falls. In the afternoon,
return to Queenstown by scenic flight which flies high over the mountains, glacial valleys, waterfalls,
rainforest, coastline, rivers and lakes, before arriving back in Queenstown. Overnight stay in Queenstown.
Day 9 Queenstown -Mount Cook
This morning proceed to the Steamers Wharf where to board the TSS Earnslaw to cruise Lake Wakatipu.
Step aboard, watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes and hear the hiss of the steam engines working as the
TSS Earnslaw takes a nostalgic cruise ride of the beautiful Lake Wakatipu. Be transported in style and
comfort on one of the regular departures to Walter Peak High Country Farm, located on the western shores
of the lake. Every cruise allows plenty of time to explore the TSS Earnslaw’s decks and bridge, view the
engine room and historic displays in the Fo’c’sle Gallery and join a sing along with the ship’s pianist. Next
start your drive towards Mount Cook. Arrive check in and overnight at yourMount Cook Hotel.
Day 10 Mount Cook - Christchurch
Wake up to the picturesque view of Mt Cook from the hotel room window. Before departing Mt Cook enjoy a
Tasman Valley 4WD & Argo Tour. A unique 4WD & Argo adventure with close-up views of the Tasman Glacier
and its gigantic moraine walls. The friendly guide is a real Mount Cook character, learn about the area and be
entertained by their wealth of knowledge and local stories. A short walk to a vantage point overlooking the
Tasman Glacier and Terminal Lake provides one of the most spectacular photographic opportunities in the
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. What’s an Argo? ARGOs are 8 wheel all terrain vehicles (ATV’s) capable of
conquering virtually anything in their path, including water, ice, deep snow and even steep mountain terrain in
the most frigid of conditions. This makes them ideal for your exploration of the rugged and beautiful Aoraki
Mount Cook National Park.
Drive towards Christchurch. Arrive at Christchurch and next is Punting on the Avon. At Punting on the Avon,
board one of the Cambridge style pleasure punts. Sit back into the velvet cushions of your boat as the
Edwardian punter propels you past the trailing willows and leafy banks of the prettiest stretch of the Avon
Overnight stay in Christchurch.
Day 11 Depart Christchurch
Drive to the airport and take your departure flight back to India or to your onwards destination.
* The above itinerary is tentative and subjected to change without prior notice
02 night accommodation in Auckland
02 nights accommodation in Rotorua
02 nights accommodation inWanaka
02 nights accommodation in Queenstown
01 night accommodation inMount Cook
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)
Seat In Coach Discover Milford Sound Coach-Cruise-Coach Ex. Queenstown (Excluding Lunch)
Cruise on the LakeWakatipu
Tasman Valley 4WD & Argo Tour
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