9 Day Classic New Zealand Wanderer Guided Tour

Enjoy a wonderful mix of beautiful scenery and interesting activities as you wander from Christchurch to Auckland on this fully guided tour.

Beautiful Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park

 

9 Day Classic New Zealand Wanderer Guided Tour

Beginning in Christchurch, head north to the relaxing alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs. With included activities in Wellington, Napier & Rotorua there is plenty of fun to be had before reaching the Coromandel Peninsula - a favourite 'Kiwi' getaway surrounded in native bush and beautiful white sandy beaches. 

 

Tour Type:

Group Tours

From:

Christchurch to Auckland

Departs:

Selected Dates

Duration:

9 Days

Tour Code:

 

 

Regions Visited

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Christchurch Wellington Taupo Rotorua Coromandel Auckland

 

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily & 6 dinners
  • Welcome dinner & farewell dinner & drinks included
  • Travel by 5 star luxury touring coach
  • Professional coach captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers on arrival & departure
  • Entry to Hanmer Springs hot pools
  • Scenic Interislander Ferry crossing
  • City tour of Wellington
  • Art Deco guided walk in Napier
  • Authentic Maori Hangi & Cultural Experience
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve
  • Waikato River jetboating tour
  • City tour of Auckland

Prices for the period 01 September 2020 - 30 May 2021

Start Date

End Date

Single Traveller

Share/Twin

Guaranteed Departure

 

21 September 2020

29 September 2020

$6,750 NZD

$4,619 NZD

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26 October 2020

3 November 2020

$6,750 NZD

$4,619 NZD

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23 November 2020

1 December 2020

$6,750 NZD

$4,619 NZD

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25 January 2021

2 February 2021

$6,750 NZD

$4,619 NZD

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22 February 2021

2 March 2021

$6,750 NZD

$4,619 NZD

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22 March 2021

30 March 2021

$6,750 NZD

$4,619 NZD

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19 April 2021

27 April 2021

$6,750 NZD

$4,619 NZD

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Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your downtown city hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel

DAY 2 - HANMER SPRINGS

After a leisurely morning, a short drive brings us to the alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs, renowned for its therapeutic thermal waters. Take in the crisp mountain air as you stroll through the village and enjoy entry into the hot pools for a relaxing soak in the naturally heated mineral waters. 

Accommodation: Heritage Hanmer Springs

DAY 3 - PICTON / WELLINGTON

We drive to the picturesque fishing village of Picton to board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait, the channel that separates the South and North Islands. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. A brief city tour will show you the major sights before free time for exploring on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand is highly recommended.

Accommodation: Ibis Wellington Hotel

DAY 4 - ART DECO NAPIER

Travelling north into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region takes us through farmland that gives way to the vast orchards and plentiful vineyards of Hawke’s Bay. On arrival in Napier this afternoon,
enjoy a walking tour with a local guide who will bring the city’s fascinating Art Deco architecture and history to life. 

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

DAY 5 - TAUPO / ROTORUA

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls as we drive through the popular lakeside resort town of Taupo, and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and geothermal activity. This evening, you’ll be treated to a traditionally prepared Maori hangi (feast) followed by an enthralling cultural performance of Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka.

Accommodation: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

DAY 6 - ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING

Start your day with a walk through the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Next, a scenic jet boat ride will take you along the mighty Waikato River to a magnificent thermal reserve featuring silica terraces. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore Rotorua further on your own. Your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. For dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area.

Accommodation: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

DAY 7 - PAUANUI

We travel north through the Bay of Plenty region, stopping by the popular beach town of Mt Maunganui on our way to the Coromandel Peninsula. This is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. Our overnight stay is in Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday resort nestled in the native bush and just a stone’s throw from a pristine white sand beach.

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge

DAY 8 - AUCKLAND

After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a city tour on arrival. You have ample time to explore the downtown area on your own this afternoon, and your Coach Captain can recommend activity options. This evening, join your friends for a farewell dinner and drinks and relive the highlights and experiences of the last two weeks.

Accommodation: Rydges Hotel

DAY 9 - DEPART AUCKLAND

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight.