Travel 2 Touring 18/19




15 day Highlights of New Zealand Auckland • Coromandel Peninsula • Rotorua • Wellington • Kaikoura • Franz Josef • Queenstown • Fiordland National Park • Mt. Cook • Christchurch

Day 1: Arrive Auckland Arrive into Auckland at any time and transfer independently to your hotel. Day 2: Auckland - Hahei (Coromandel) Depart early this morning for the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. Take a walk to Cathedral Cove or perhaps you’d prefer to take to the water on a sea-kayaking trip. If the tide is right, grab a shovel and dig your own natural jacuzzi on Hot Water Beach. (BD) Day 3: Hahei - Rotorua Visit Rotorua, where you will have the option to visit the geothermal mud pools and geysers or satisfy your sense of adventure by going whitewater rafting (both at own expense). Later, enjoy a cultural night in a Maori Village featuring a traditional hangi feast and show. Overnight in the village. (D) Day 4: Rotorua - Wellington Today, sit back and relax as you take in the ever-changing scenery of the North Island travelling south to the nation’s capital, Wellington. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (B) Day 5: Wellington Enjoy the atmosphere in this relaxed but lively city, starting with an orientation walk to get your bearings. Later, enjoy a full day exploring the city at your own pace with a number of optional activities available – perhaps opt to visit the Te Papa Museum or take a cable car up to the botanical gardens (both at own expense). (B) Day 6: Wellington - Kaikoura Take a short flight to the South Island before travelling on to the seaside town of

Day 8: Hanmer Springs - Franz Josef Take in the stunning scenery while travelling across the Southern Alps to the rugged and remote West Coast, where tonight you will be staying in the rainforest near the world’s fastest moving glacier, Franz Josef. (B) Day 9: Franz Josef Enjoy a free day to explore the area around Franz Josef. Optional excursions include a spectacular trip to the top of the glacier on a heli hike. For those looking to stay on ground, you can walk to the glacier face for a close-up view of this natural wonder. (B) Day 10: Franz Josef - Queenstown Continue to Queenstown, known as the adventure capital of the world. With beautiful scenery and tons of exhilarating and iconic activities on offer, there’s something for everyone. Tonight, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the great night life that makes this town come alive. Day 11: Queenstown With a full day at leisure to have your own adventure in Queenstown, the only issue you will have is deciding which activities to do. Perhaps opt to go bungee jumping in its birthplace, take an adrenaline-fuelled ride on a jet boat, go skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Or if you want to take things a little slower, travel by Skyline gondola to the top of the local peak for spectacular panoramic views of the town, lakes and mountains. (B) Day 12: Queenstown - Te Anau Continue your journey south and enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Take in the waterfalls and wildlife that skirt this natural wonder. In the evening, you can choose to cross Lake Te Anau and visit a mystical cave that is home to thousands of glowworms. (BL) Day 13: Te Anau - Twizel Head back through the centre of the South Island to Twizel, near New Zealand’s highest peak, Mt Cook. (B)

Kaikoura, famous for its diverse marine life. Day 7: Kaikoura - Hanmer Springs

This morning you have the option to swim with dolphins or go whale watching during a free morning in Kaikoura before travelling to Hanmer Springs, stopping en route for a wine tasting at a local winery. There is the opportunity this afternoon to relax and unwind in the hot springs (at own expense).


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