Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

23 day Tane Mahuta Auckland • Bay Of Islands • Coromandel • Rotorua • Napier • Wellington • Abel Tasman National Park • Punakaiki • Glacier Country • Wanaka • Queenstown • Milford Sound • Aoraki Mount Cook • Lake Tekapo • Christchurch NEW ZEALAND

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Departures: 2019: Feb 14; Mar 14; Apr 11; May 9; Jun 6; Oct 15; Nov 12. 2020: Jan 15; Feb 19; Mar 18; Oct 14; Nov 18.

Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland Taking the Hibiscus Coast road, return to Auckland to discover its vibrant harbourside, trendy ‘villages’ like Parnell, and panoramic views, before a private tour of the excellent Auckland Museum to learn more about Pacific culture. (B) Day 5: Auckland - Coromandel by boat Wave farewell to the ‘City of Sails’ from a ferry as you cross the Hauraki Gulf, pausing a Waiheke Island before landing on the Coromandel Peninsula. A narrow gauge railway trip completes the day, before your coach delivers you to beautiful Mercury Bay. (B) Day 6: Explore the Coromandel If the tide is right, scoop a natural ‘spa’ pool in the sand at Hot Water Beach, before walking to Cathedral Cove famed for its beautiful rock formations. A water taxi takes you to Cooks Beach, where the ‘Endeavour’ dropped anchor in 1769. (B) Day 7: Coromandel Peninsula - Rotorua Turn inland and stretch your legs on an easy bush walk before arriving at the geothermal centre of NZ, which is also the heart of Maori culture. Your private tour of Te Puia includes bubbling mud, indigenous art and kiwi conservation. (B) Day 8: Rotorua (choose your experience) Today, you have another choice of experiences. Either explore Waimangu Volcanic Valley on foot and by boat to experience this ever-changing landscape close-up, or fans of The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings films may take a coach trip to Hobbiton. That evening, experience a Maori hangi (feast). (BD)

Day 1: Auckland

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Haere mai – Welcome! Arrive into Auckland and spend the rest of the day getting to know the ‘City of Sails’ and your fellow travellers. Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands Heading north, pause to marvel at ancient kauri forest from an amazing elevated walkway. At Pahia enjoy a guided visit to the birthplace of the nation: the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, before arriving by ferry at your Russell hotel. (B) Day 3: Bay of Islands (choose your experience) Today, the choice is yours. You can choose to travel along 90 Mile Beach by special coach to sacred Cape Reinga (with lunch included) or perhaps take a cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock, with the chance of dolphin- spotting. Later enjoy a walking tour of historic Russell. (B) 2 1 2 2 1 2 Rotorua Taupo Napier Wellington Coromandel Peninsula

Bay of Islands

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Auckland

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Picton

Nelson & Abel Tasman

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Punakaiki

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Hokitika

Lake Tekapo

Christchurch

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Fox Glacier

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Canterbury Plains

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Mt Cook

Wanaka

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Milford Sound

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Queenstown

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Te Anau

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