Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands • Underground boat ride through the glowworm caves at Waitomo • The geothermal resort of Rotorua and a traditional Maori Hangi evening • Magnificent Franz Josef Glacier • Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak

Day 11: Franz Josef - Queenstown Today, sit back and admire the incredible scenery as you travel along the rugged West Coast to Queenstown. That 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 This morning enjoy one of the most scenic drives of the trip en route to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. Cruise the full length of this beautiful fiord and see the mile-high summit of Mitre Peak reflected in the glassy waters. Later, continue to Te Anau for your overnight stay and Taste of Fiordland dinner. (BD) Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas Day 14: Te Anau - Dunedin Journey through rolling countryside east to Dunedin. Today, your next ‘Freedom of Choice’ activity awaits – you may choose to jump aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway, or tour the iconic Larnach Castle. For lovers of wildlife, a visit to view the albatross and penguin colonies on the Otago Peninsula is a must. (BD) Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Day 15: Dunedin - Mount Cook View the unique Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach before heading inland to Mount Cook National Park. ‘Freedom of Choice’ activities here include guided nature walks, a glacier cruise or a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. (BD) The Hermitage, Mount Cook Day 16: Mount Cook - Tekapo - Christchurch Travel back to the Canterbury region via the alpine shores of Lake Tekapo. Back in Christchurch this evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel with your fellow travellers. (BD) Rydges Latimer Christchurch Day 17: Depart Christchurch Transfer to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. (B) PRICES INCLUDE thrilling 4WD experience on Mt. Nicholas. (B) Day 13: Queenstown - Milford - Te Anau

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. In the evening, 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 the rest of the city’s highlights at your own pace. (B) Day 9: Wellington - Kaikoura - Christchurch 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.

• 16 nights’ accommodation in luxury hotels • Meals as specified: 16 breakfasts, 12 dinners • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach • Dedicated Tour Director, plus expert local guides • Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary (excluding ‘optional’ items)

(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

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