Travel 2 Touring 18/19




18 day New Zealand Grandeur Christchurch • Franz Josef • Queenstown • Doubtful Sound • Dunedin • Mt Cook • Wellington • Martinborough • Tongariro NP • Rotorua • Auckland

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch ‘Kia Ora’, a Kirra representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and drinks. (D) Rydges Latimer Hotel Day 2: TranzAlpine, Franz Josef A short drive will bring you to the tiny train station of Springfield, gateway to the majestic Southern Alps. Board the award-winning TranzAlpine. On to Franz Josef where you can relax and soak in the thermal pools. (BD) Te Waionui Forest Retreat Day 3: Wanaka, Queenstown Before departing, there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight. Later, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland NP. (B) Heritage Queenstown (2 nights) Day 4: Queenstown (Free day) The day is a free for you to experience this magnificent resort at leisure with a Skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau. On to Manapouri, where you will enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake. At Deep Cove, your crew and the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ await, then cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery. (BLD) Fiordland Navigator Day 6: Manapouri - Dunedin Retrace your steps back to Manapouri where you rejoin your coach for the journey to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. (BD) Distinction Dunedin Hotel (2 nights) Day 7: Discover Otago Peninsula Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula to Wellers Rock where you board your wildlife cruise to Tairoa Head. Then travel to Lanarch Castle for a guided tour learning about its mysterious history, before enjoying a High Tea in the Grand Ballroom. The afternoon is at leisure for optional activities. (B) range of optional experiences available. (B) Day 5: Overnight Doubtful Sound Cruise

Day 8: Moeraki, Mt Cook Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders before travelling up the Waitaki Valley to Omarama. Your journey continues into the World Heritage Mt Cook National Park. (BD) Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook Day 9: Lake Tekapo, Christchurch Enjoy some free time to enjoy this iconic alpine resort. This afternoon, travel to Lake Tekapo and stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd before crossing the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (BD) Rydges Latimer Hotel Day 10: Picton, Wellington Continue north along the scenic Kaikoura coastline to the charming village of Picton where you board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. (B) The Bolton Hotel (2 nights) Day 11: Wellington (Free day) Enjoy a brief city tour taking in all the major sights and then there is free time for exploring on your own. (B) Day 12: Martinborough Wine Village The town of Martinborough is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and because of its close proximity to Wellington, makes it a popular weekend In the morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. (BD) The Chateau Tongariro Day 14: Taupo - Rotorua Your first stop for the day will be Taupo, where you will enjoy time to stroll around this popular lakeside resort. View the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the geothermal resort of Rotorua. (BD) Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2 nights) destination. (BD) Peppers Parehua Country Estate Day 13: Pukaha Mount Bruce, Tongariro NP


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