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
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland city (seat in coach guests only). Visit Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium
and Antarctic Encounter (both seat in coach and self drive guests). The remainder of the day is free. (B)
day 3 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA
Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Glowworm
Caves including underground boat ride. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon. (B)
day 4 - ROTORUA
Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Agrodome for a farm show and Rainbow Springs to see trout, birds and wildlife. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. (B,D)
day 5 - ROTORUA - CHRISTCHURCH (own arrangements)
Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare is NOT included). (B)
day 6 - CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - QUEENSTOWN
Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)
day 7 - QUEENSTOWN
Enjoy a Queenstown Highlights city tour today (seat in coach guests only), including AJ Hackett Bungy Centre, Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley Winery. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
day 8 - MILFORD SOUND
Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. (B,L)
day 9 - QUEENSTOWN
A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. (Not included in the tour price.) (B)
day 10 - 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
Seat in Coach touring provides flexibility for the independent traveller as itineraries can be customised to suit your individual travel plans and requirements.
Travel is in premier high quality tourist coaches with driver/guides and commentary on most routes and fellow travellers will join and leave each day.
Coach services will pick up and drop off at hotels where available. Alternatively, transfers between the hotel and coach depot are provided in your Kiwiway Package.
Note: Travellers who prefer to be part of one group, with an escort and guided services, should book a set departure Escorted Coach Tour
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