day 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND
On arrival, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Self drive guests will collect a rental car and drive to the hotel.
day 2 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - MATAMATA - ROTORUA
Travel south through the Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the glowworm caves. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon via Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of this world-class attraction. (B)
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. (B)
day 4 - ROTORUA - QUEENSTOWN (own arrangements)
Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Queenstown (airfare is NOT included). (B)
day 5 - MILFORD SOUND
Travel through Te Anau and spectacular alpine landscape on the scenic highway to Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise.
Return to Queenstown. (B,L)
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. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)
day 7 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION
Journey past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before turning into the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue north to arrive in the Glacier Region where mighty rivers of solid white ice, relics of the world’s last ice age, tumble down the rocky valleys. For self drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef) is included. (B)
day 8 - GLACIER REGION - GREYMOUTH - CHRISTCHURCH
Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach guests 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. (B)
day 9 - DEPARTURE DAY
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation! (B)
Kiwiway Package Tours offer the following:
• Daily departures
• No minimum number of passengers
• Breakfasts daily
• All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
• A choice of four accommodation options
• A choice of four transport options
Kiwiway Packages are flexible:
• Packages can be taken in the reverse direction
• Packages can be extended with extra nights and additional locations
• Packages can be personalised with specific optional tours and activities
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