6 Day North to South Express Tour
For those with little time to spend in our beautiful country, let us guide you through the most popular scenic spots on an express tour. Highlights include Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Pohutu Geyser, stunning Lake Tekapo and majestic Mount Cook. Enjoy 3 nights in Queenstown with a visit to Milford Sound.
|Auckland to Queenstown|
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- All transport & transfers
- 5 nights accommodation
- Superior accommodation includes breakfast
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- A picnic style lunch en-route to Rotorua
- Rotorua Sightseeing Tour
- Mt Cook Village & lunch at Hermitage Hotel
- Milford Sound Cruise & picnic lunch
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. Continue on to Rotorua, enjoying a delicious picnic style lunch en-route. Rotorua, a thermal wonderland of roaring geysers and boiling mud - this afternoon enjoy a coach tour visiting Te Puia, Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome.
DAY 2 - ROTORUA / CHRISTCHURCH
Today you have the option of spending the morning in Rotorua or taking an early flight to Christchurch to spend the day there. Your flight is included and will be arranged with you depending on where you would like to spend the day.
DAY 3 - CHRISTCHURCH / MT COOK / QUEENSTOWN
Travel south following the foothills of the Southern Alps to Mount Cook Village via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Hermitage Hotel along with some free time to enjoy the spectacular surroundings before continuing on to Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass and the Kawarau Gorge.
DAY 4 - MILFORD SOUND DAY EXCURSION
A full day tour to the World Heritage listed, Fiordland National Park. Enjoy cruising Milford Sound and viewing the spectacular waterfalls and towering Mitre Peak. Lunch is included.
DAY 5 - 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 for additional options and activities – we are happy to include these in your itinerary.
DAY 6 - FAREWELL FROM QUEENSTOWN
After checking out from your accommodation this morning, you are now on your own travel arrangements. We are happy to arrange an airport transfer if required.