Private North South Discovery
Adventure filled with bubbling mud pools and spurting geysers to magnificent vistas and majestic snow-capped mountains.
A perfect tour for those short of time that wish to experience a taste of what each island has to offer.
Private North South Discovery Itinerary
On arrival you will be met and privately transferred to your accommodation. Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east coast and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west coast. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland
Auckland - Rotorua
Today's privately guided tour takes you through lush farmland, to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set, one of New Zealand’s ‘must-see’ destinations. Join a share tour and see where the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed as your tour guide shares behind-the-scenes tales. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious buffet lunch served in the Party Marquee before continuing on to Rotorua. Overnight: Rotorua
Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends.
Enjoy a half day tour this morning exploring all the highlights for Rotorua with your private driver guide.
This afternoon you will be transport to Te Puia for a guided tour through the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, the Kiwi Conservation Centre and the geothermal valley. Then enjoy a Hangi Dinner overlooking the valley and geyser, followed by a 40 minute cultural performance. The evening culminates with hot chocolate and pudding on the geyser terrace. Duration: 4.5 hours. Overnight: Rotorua
Rotorua - Queenstown (Airfare not Included)
Depart on your domestic flight to Queenstown. (Airfare is NOT included).
Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World. Overnight: Queenstown
Flight Time Rotorua to Queenstown approx. 3 hours
Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Today's privately guided tour takes you past mirror lakes and waterfalls into Milford Sound, carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. On arrival, board your vessel for a shared cruise of the fiord surrounded by towering mountains and cliffs that plunge into the sea. Feel the refreshing spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces before returning to shore. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your coach return to downtown Queenstown. Hot buffet lunch is included. Overnight: Queenstown
Queenstown - Mt Cook/Tekapo - Christchurch
Depart Queenstown with your driver guide passing through the stunning Kawarau Gorge, fruit and wine growing region of Cromwell, following beautiful Lake Dunstan and through the dramatic Lindis Pass. Travel alongside magnificent turquoise blue lakes and the spectacular Southern Alps to Mt Cook Village. Visit Lake Tekapo, home to the popular Church of the Good Shepherd, before continuing through the amazing countryside to Christchurch. Overnight: Christchurch
Arrangements conclude today with a private transfer to the airport.
Kiwiway Recommendation: Add an additional night in Queenstown to see more.
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All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars
*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour
The guides and driver were very professional and accommodating. Many thanks for all the service!
Mr Regino, Manila
We absolutely loved our trip around New Zealand. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly! Matt has some mobility issues to deal with so it was fantastic...
Georgia & Matt Pace, USA
“Our Company Staff Trip was great and very well organised by General Travel Team. Very professional approach by the consultants and well planned...
Robin K Babu, New Zealand
I would like to take this opportunity and thank the entire team involved in executing this booking. Each and every thing was taken in care by the team.
Asmil Kaarandikar, India
General Travel New Zealand, is extraordinary. Highly recommended. Good hotels, good itinerary. Every thing is conducted clockwork!
Asha Singh, India
We have completed our trip in the North Island of NZ and returned to Singapore last weekend. It was an enjoyable and fun itinerary planned by you .....
Joie Toh, Singapore
We are back in India after a truly mesmerizing and wonderful two weeks tour of New Zealand. New Zealand is a very beautiful country with natural beauty...
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