Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

15 day New Zealand Getaway Auckland • Bay of Islands • Rotorua • Wellington • West Coast • Queenstown • Milford Sound • Dunedin NEW ZEALAND

Departures: 2019: Jan 4, 8, 15, 22; Feb 1, 10, 12, 17, 24; Mar 5, 10, 19; Apr 7; May 5; Sep 8, 22; Oct 4, 11, 18; Nov 1, 15. 2020: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 11, 14, 18, 28; Mar 6, 13, 20. Note: Itinerary shown is valid until Sep 22 2019. Departures after this date will follow a revised itinerary, please call for details.

Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Day 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland Explore New Zealand’s finest national maritime park on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and sail through the Hole in the Rock. In the afternoon, return to Auckland. (BD) Rydges Auckland Day 5: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua Leaving Auckland, travel to the famous Waitomo Caves to experience a guided tour of the underground limestone caverns, lit by thousands of tiny glowworms. In the afternoon, arrive in Rotorua, where you can immerse yourself in Maori Culture with a guided tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute followed by a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert. (BD) Rydges Rotorua (2 nights) Day 6: Rotorua In the morning, enjoy breakfast before visiting one of the region’s most famous attractions, the Agrodome, where a sheep display will entertain you. Alternative optional sightseeing includes a thrilling ‘White Island Active Volcano’ flight (own expense). Note: Country homestay option is available tonight, ask for details. (B) Day 7: Rotorua - Taupo - Wellington Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo and thundering Huka Falls. Continue on to Tongariro National Park to Wellington. (B) ; Travelodge Wellington

Bay of Islands

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On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in beautiful Auckland. Rydges Auckland Day 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands Travel north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve, where you’ll view the giant Kauri Tree, Tane Mahuta - ‘Lord of the Forest’. Continue to the Bay of Islands, the birthplace of the nation where in 1840 the Waitingi Treaty, founding document of modern New Zealand, was signed between the British and the Maori chiefs. (BD) Copthorne Resort Bay

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Auckland

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Hamilton Waitomo

Rotorua

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Taupo

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Wellington

Picton Blenheim

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Arthurs Pass

Kaikoura

of Islands (2 nights) Day 3: Bay of Islands The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands — a

Greymouth

Franz Josef Glacier

Mt Cook

Christchurch

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Fox Glacier

Tekapo

Haast

playground for lovers of anything aquatic. Enjoy a full day at leisure; perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach, relax with a round of golf, or even go swimming with dolphins. (B)

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Milford Sound

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Dunedin

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Te Anau

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