10 Day New Zealand Adventure

Looking for an adventure of a lifetime? This could be it! A wonderful 10 Day adventure beginning in Auckland and travelling the country passing through many of the iconic natural wonders before ending in Christchurch.

 

10 Day New Zealand Adventure

A Visit incredible Waitomo Caves and the wonderland of geothermal Rotorua. With highlight tours of Wellington and Queenstown along with some leisure days for your own activities, your adventure will certainly be action packed.fabulous South Island tour for those arriving and departing from Queenstown. You have plenty of free time in the resort town of Queenstown for all those adrenalin activities or simply relax and take in the magnificent views of the Remarkables. Cruise the length of Milford Sound, cross the Haast Pass and enjoy the beautiful West Coast rainforest before taking to the ice on a guided glacier walk at Franz Josef. This tour ends back in Queenstown.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Auckland to Christchurch

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

10 Days

Tour Code:

10NZ

 

Regions Visited

Click on the region name to view more information about the region

Franz Josef Auckland Queenstown Waitomo Rotorua Wellington Christchurch Mt Cook Greymouth

 

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Rotorua Sightseeing Tour
  • Wellington Sightseeing Tour
  • Mt Cook Village
  • Queenstown Highlights Tour
  • Franz Josef Glacier transfer

Prices for the period 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2020

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $3,640 NZD $4,360 NZD Enquire
Triple $3,355 NZD $3,865 NZD Enquire
Single $5,010 NZD $6,455 NZD Enquire

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.

TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR

Independent Tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND / WAITOMO CAVES / ROTORUA

Travel south through the rich farmland of the Waikato to the region of Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the World Famous Glow Worm Caves. Upon arrival in Rotorua, join an afternoon sightseeing tour visiting the Agrodome, Te Puia, Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley where you will see the world famous Pohutu Geyser unleash vapour jets up to 30 metres high.

Stay: Rotorua

DAY 2 - ROTORUA AT LEISURE

Today you have a full day to explore the thermal wonderland of Rotorua. We are happy to suggest ideas for activities in the area.

Stay: Rotorua

DAY 3 - ROTORUA / WELLINGTON

Depart Rotorua and travel south to Wellington past Lake Taupo and on through the Desert Road where on a clear day you get wonderful views of the towering peaks of Mt Ngaruahoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu.

Stay: Wellington

DAY 4 - WELLINGTON SIGHTSEEING

This morning enjoy a tour of Wellington City and the coastline through the eyes of a local. Experience the best attractions and must see landmarks of this vibrant capital city and get off the tourist trail. You have this afternoon at leisure. Perhaps a visit to Weta Cave, Te Papa Museum, take a ride up the Cable Car or head to Cuba Street for a slice of Bohemia and boutique shopping.

Stay: Wellington

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON / CHRISTCHURCH

Board the Interislander Ferry for your scenic cruise across Cook Strait. The 92 km, three hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist experiences, and acknowledged as one of the most spectacular cruises in the world as you pass through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. On arrival into Picton, connect with the Coastal Pacific train*. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel through Blenheim and the rugged Kaikoura coastline before arriving into Christchurch this evening.

Stay: Christchurch

* Travel may be by coach if the Coastal Pacific train is not operating

DAY 6 - CHRISTCHURCH / MT COOK / QUEENSTOWN

Travel south following the foothills of the Southern Alps to Mount Cook Village via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Free time in Mount Cook before continuing on to Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass and the Kawarau Gorge.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 7 - QUEENSTOWN HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Spend a morning exploring Queenstown on a guided tour, taking in some of the region’s best sights. Enjoy a spectacular bird’s-eye views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. Discover the secrets of bungy-jumping, visit the award winning Gibbston Valley Winery and explore beautiful Arrowtown’s captivating history and colonial architecture. You have the afternoon at leisure in Queenstown before heading up the gondola to enjoy a buffet dinner at the spectacular Skyline Stratosfare restaurant with it’s breathtaking views of Queenstown.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 8 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

A free day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort town. There are dozens of activities available – something for everyone. Please ask at time of booking for additional options.

Stay: Queenstown

DAY 9 - QUEENSTOWN / FRANZ JOSEF

Leaving Queenstown, travel to the West Coast passing via the Haast Pass into Westland National Park. Take a short trip to enjoy the views of the glacier.

Stay: Franz Josef

DAY 10 - FRANZ JOSEF / GREYMOUTH / CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north through lush rainforest to Greymouth where you will transfer to the TranzAlpine Train. Enjoy a remarkable train journey across the Southern Alps and across the Canterbury Plains to the “Garden City” of Christchurch.