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Group Tour Ref KH 301


Day-01    Arrive Christchurch
Arrive at Christchurch International Airport. Met and greeted by Kiwi Holidays representative and coach captain. Christchurch city sightseeing includes the graceful Avon River, Hagley Park,Mona Vale, Canterbury Museum and Botanic Garden.

Day-02    Christchurch - by train - Arthur’s Pass - by coach - Greymouth
Journey from Christchurch Arthur’s Pass for an exciting scenic TranzAlpine Express train ride that travels through the mountainous and spectacular Arthur’s Pass. Transferred by coach to Greymouth and visit Shantytown, a replica of a gold mining town where you can try gold panning and discover real gold! Spend the evening in Greymouth – the largest town on the West Coast.

Day-03    Greymouth - Fox Glacier
Proceed to Fox Glacier with visiting to the town of Hokitika to view some of the local specialty high-quality arts and crafts which are included greenstones and gold products. Arrived the township of Fox Glacier where the spectacular Fox Glacier – a 14 km long tongue of ice that descends to 250 meters above sea level, making a striking contrast with the surrounding thick bush, will captivate you. In the afternoon, you can take a special opportunity to ‘walk on ice’ on actual Fox Glacier!

Day-04    Fox Glacier – Queenstown
Leave Fox Glacier and travel onwards to the picturesque holiday resort of Queenstown. Stopover at the famous ‘fruit town’ of Cromwell and the pretty historic gold mining settlement of Arrowtown. At Queenstown, view the serene and stunning Lake Wakatipu that lies in an ancient glacier valley.

Day-05    Queenstown
Free day in the Queenstown and enjoy a wide variety of optional activities such as thrilling jet boating, bungy jumping, rafting, horse riding, heli-jet, fishing etc. Explore and discover Queenstown at your leisure.

Day-06    Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown
Journey from Queenstown to Milford Sound with a spectacular scenic stops en route through Fiordland National Park; see Mirror Lake, The Chasm and travel through Homer Tunnel. Take a relaxing Milford Sound scenic cruise in one of the world's most beautiful and breathtaking fiords where you will view spectacular waterfalls, rain forest, mountains and wildlife. Transfer back to the township of Queenstown in the evening.

Day-07    Queenstown – Christchurch
Travel to Mount Cook National Park area via Tekapo with spectacular scenic stop en route, where you can take an exhilarating optional scenic flight over the amazing alpine region, if weather permit. Scenic stop and view the lovely glacial Lake Tekapo reflecting surrounding mountains. Nearby see the bronze sheep dog statue and visit the simple stone Church of the Good Shepherd. Travel back to Christchurch-the ‘Garden City’.

Day-08    Christchurch – Picton – by ferry – Wellington
Coach transfer from Christchurch to spectacular Picton. At Picton board an Interislander Ferry and be transferred across the scenic Cook Strait and view the marvelous Marlborough Sounds to New Zealand’s charming capital city- Wellington in the southern North Island. Wellington city sightseeing, the Beehive and Parliament Buildings, Oriental Bay, TePapa National Museum, downtown Lambton Quay and the Mount Victoria lookout point where you can take a panoramic view of the city.

Day-09    Wellington - Napier
Head off to the city of Napier in the centre of the rich coastal area of the Hawke’s Bay region and see the distinctive ‘art deco’ style of architecture that has earned Napier the title of ‘art deco’ capital of the world. Sightseeing includes Marine Parade, the Sheepskin Tannery and etc. Napier is famous with its wineries such as Church Road Winery and Mission Winery. French Catholic Missionaries first established Mission Winery in 1851. In this region alone, more than 30 wineries are open for wine testing. Wine tasting and tour is would allow you to know more about winery in New Zealand.

Day-10    Napier - Rotorua
Depart from Napier and journey to the cultural and thermal wonderland of Rotorua. Visit the famous rainbow spings to see Rainbow trout, the kiwi bird and other wildlife in a natural environment. Watch and learn the interesting and fun Agrodome farm Show. Visit Te Puia, the New Zealand Maori Arts And Crafts Institute that has traditional Maori arts and crafts, bubbling hot mud pools and spurting geysers! In the evening be treated a traditional Maori hangi feast and entertained by a Maori concert.

Day-11    Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland
Travel to Waitomo where you will visit the incredible Waitomo Caves formed from limestone and the amazing Glow-worm Grotto illuminated by hundreds of tiny glow-worm lights. Proceed to Auckland - "the City of Sails".

Day-12    Auckland – Bay of Islands
Travel to the beautiful - Bay of Islands, which was the first, centers of European settlement in New Zealand, and is thickly crusted with historical sites. It is also along with the Bay of Plenty, a centre for big-game fishing for marlin, tuna and sharks. Continue to visit Matakohe Kauri Museum. Scenic stop at Waipoua Forest and visit ‘Four Sisters Kauri at the Big Trees walk area. Then visit Waitangi Treaty House – a glimpse of history. Treaty of Waitangi, intended to regulate relations between the Maori people and the British Crown, Mt Bledisloe, nearby, offers unparalleled views of the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Day-13    Bay of Islands - 90 Miles Beach - Bay of Islands
Get ready to travel for 90 Miles Beach – an extremely long (96km), firm and sandy beach lined with dunes and hillocks of shell that remind the people about the olden feasts. The beach is also uniquely designated as a road, with standard NZ road rules applying. Perhaps the only road in NZ where it is necessary to check tides before driving, and where motorists may encounter land-yachts, where they may stop and pick an evening meal of tuatua shellfish.

Day-14    Bay of Islands - Auckland
This morning join ‘Cape Brett Hole in the Rock Cruise’ to enjoy the spectacular scenery. The Hole in the Rock, a natural rock arch ‘Cape Brett” and Cathedral Cave. Leave Bay of Islands and journey back to Auckland with scenic stops en route. Visit Claphams Clocks Museum – one of the largest collections of timepieces in the world. Auckland city sightseeing includes: the Harbour Bridge, Yacht Club, Mission Bay, American Cup Village and Mount Eden-Auckland’s highest point, downtown Queen Street. You may visit Auckland Casino or try your luck in Auckland Casino!

Day-15    Auckland / Overseas
Transfer to Auckland International Airport to depart for a flight bound for home, taking you with unforgettable and pleasant memories of a wonderful "Kiwi Holiday” and the splendour of New Zealand.

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