Scenic Splendour – 8 nights

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Day 1 – Arrive Auckland

On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive passengers will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

Day 2 – Auckland – Waitamo – Rotorua

Travel south through the Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the glowworm caves. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon.

Day 3 – Rotorua

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, the Agrodome for a sheep and farm show and Rainbow Springs to view trout and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure.

Day 4 – Rotorua – Queenstown

Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Queenstown.

Day 5 – Milford Sound

Travel through Lumsden and Te Anau to the Fiordland National Park. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the man made Homer Tunnel to arrive in Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on the fiord before returning to Queenstown.

Day 6 – Queenstown

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more.

Day 7 – Queenstown – Glacier Region

Journey past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before turning into the Haast Past and the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue north to arrive in Fox / Franz Josef Glaciers.

Day 8 – Glacier Region – Greymouth – Christchurch

Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in the ‘garden city’ of Christchurch.

Day 9 – Depart

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car.

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