Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the
# please check on surcharge if paxs require a 2hour panoramic tour along with the transfer.
Pick up by Great Sights bus and cross the rich Waikato farmland for Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves and a short boat ride through the famous Glow-Worm grotto. See twinkling lights emitting from the ceiling like stars in a dark night. Journey up bush clad Mamaku Range to arrive at the thermal resort of Rotorua
#Please check on surcharge for add Hobbiton tour on this day
Join Great Sights bus for morning tour of Rotorua’s top attractions – Rainbow Spring to see wildlife and trout swimming in crystal clear water, enjoy an entertaining farm show at Agrodome highlighting sheep farming industry with sheep shearing demonstration. At Te Puia Thermal Reserve, you will see boiling mud pools and the mighty Pohutu geyser. Be enthralled by the Maori culture of wood carving, flax weaving demonstration and the replicas of the Maori buildings here. Other sights in Rotorua includs the lakeside boulevard and the iconic Government Gardens. Afternoon free #Please check on surcharge for add Hobbiton tour on this day
Bus journey to Taupo and along the shore of the huge lake to spectacular Tongariro National Park comprising of massive active volcanoes and site of North Island’s ski fields. From the barren land of this plateau, you descend to the “Capital City”. Arrive Wellington by early evening. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Morning transfer to the ferry terminal to board the Inter-Islander ferry to Picton. The 3hour cruise crosses Cook Straits separating the 2 islands and along the serene and picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound. The sparkling waters and lush forest is a breathtaking introduction to the South Island. Connect the Tranz Coastal train across famed Marlborough wine fields and along the narrow strip of land flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura ranges which plunges into its water. Lush beauty of farmlands followed before arriving into Christchurch in the evening.
Note : in the event the train is not operating it will be replace by a coach service.
Note : If ferry service is cancelled or fully booked, the alternative is to fly Wellington / Christchurch. (airfare excluded)
Bus journey across Canterbury Plains and climb the mountains to picturesque Lake Tekapo. Take in the view of the stone church and Sheep Dog Monument set against the backdrop of the alpine range beyond. Continue across rabbit ravaged Mackenzie Country and scenic Lindis Pass to arrive Queenstown late afternoon.
Enjoy a free
Bus journey back to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park travel through the Central Otago region to Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook National Park Village. Set at the foothill of the alps, you have a close up view of Mt Cook- highest mountain in the country. Descend the mountains to arrive in Christchurch in the evening
Pick-up and transfer to the airport by shuttle service.