Travel 2 Touring 18/19




17 day New Zealand Wonderland Auckland • Bay of Islands • Rotorua • Wellington • Franz Josef Glacier • Queenstown • Milford Sound • Te Anau • Dunedin • Mount Cook • Christchurch

Day 7: Rotorua - Taupo - Wellington Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway to the heart of the North Island. Visit the mighty Huka Falls and Lake Taupo before travelling across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Tonight, enjoy a ‘Freedom of Choice’ dining experience. (BD) InterContinental Wellington (2 nights) Day 8: Wellington After breakfast, explore the vibrant city of Wellington on a sightseeing tour. See the spectacular new waterfront area and take some time to visit Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s stunning National Museum. The rest of the day is yours to discover Step aboard the Interislander Ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through stunning Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds to Picton. Visit the quaint fishing town of Kaikoura, famous for its whale watching, before continuing to Christchurch. (BD) The Commodore, Christchurch Day 10: Christchurch - Franz Josef This morning, board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail journeys across the Southern Alps. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass to re-board your coach and continue to Hokitika before arriving into Franz Josef and enjoying a special 4-course dinner at your luxury eco-resort. (BD) Te Waonui Forest Retreat Day 11: Franz Josef - Queenstown Today, sit back and admire the incredible scenery as you travel along the rugged West Coast to Queenstown. This evening, you’ll have a choice of four unique dining establishments where you can sample some of the best New Zealand fayre. (BD) Novotel Queenstown Lakeside (2 nights) Day 12: Queenstown Superb ‘Freedom of Choice’ touring options reveal Queenstown as an exhilarating alpine resort, perfect for adventurers and leisure-seekers alike. Select from wine tasting, a Lakeshore Forest and Bird Walk, a jetboat ride on the Shotover River, or a thrilling 4WD experience on Mt. Nicholas. (B) the rest of the city’s highlights at your own pace. (B) Day 9: Wellington - Kaikoura - Christchurch

Day 1: Arrive Auckland Meet and transfer to your hotel. A selection of ‘Freedom of Choice’ touring options are available this afternoon – perhaps visit the Auckland Museum, take a Waiheke Island wine tour, or enjoy a cruise across Waitemata Harbour. (D) Grand Millennium Auckland Day 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands Travel along the Hibiscus Coast and visit the Matakohe Kauri Museum for an insight into the pioneering history of the Northland region. Arriving into the Bay of Islands, enjoy a guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds where, in 1840, the founding document of modern New Zealand was signed between the British and the Maori chiefs. (BD) Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands (2 nights) Day 3: Bay of Islands Select from an extensive range of ‘Freedom of Choice’ options. Perhaps a tour to Cape Reinga with a drive along the sands of Ninety Mile Beach, a tall ship sailing or even a dolphin watching adventure cruise. (B) Day 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland In the morning, explore the Bay of Islands on a cruise to Cape Brett and the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Later, return to Auckland for a special Pacific-themed dinner at your Leaving the ‘City of Sails’, travel south to the Waitomo Caves for a boat ride through a mystical grotto lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Immerse yourself in Rotorua culture that evening with an authentic Maori Hangi feast and traditional entertainment. (BD) Holiday Inn Rotorua (2 nights) Day 6: Rotorua Discover some of Rotorua’s iconic attractions today from a wide selection of ‘Freedom of Choice’ activities. Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome, marvel at the geysers and bubbling mud pools at Te Puia Thermal Reserve, or visit some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings movies. (B) hotel. (BD) Grand Millennium Auckland Day 5: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua


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