Day 1 ARRIVE/ AUCKLAND
Arrive Auckland (Airfare is NOT included). Self-drive passengers please proceed to Rental Car depot and collect your vehicle. Self drive and check into hotel.
Accom: Auckland City Hotel (Standard Room) OR SIMILAR for 1 Night
Day 2 AUCKLAND/ BAY OF ISLANDS
Dolphin & Whale Safari (Duration: 4.5hrs/ Morning or Afternoon Tea provided)
Auckland - Bay of Islands based on Self Drive Own Program
(Important Notes: guests need to pay toll fees (approx NZD3 one way) at the Toll gates, otherwise a fine will be imposed).
Accom: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia (Standard Room (ZWSI)) OR SIMILAR for 2 Nights
Day 3 BAY OF ISLANDS
Free day at leisure for optional tours
Day 4 BAY OF ISLANDS/ AUCKLAND/WAITOMO GLOW WARMS CAVE/ROTORUA
Bay of Islands - Rotorua based on Self Drive Own Program (Important Notes: guests need to pay toll fees (approx NZD3 one way) at the Toll gates, otherwise a fine will be imposed).
Waitomo sightseeing (Highlight: Glow Worm Caves)
Meals: ABF/-/Hangi Dinner
Accom: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Standard Room) OR SIMILAR for 2 Nights
Day 5 ROTORUA
Rotorua city sightseeing (Highlight: Te Puia guided 90 Minutes-Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute)
Rotorua sightseeing (Highlights: Rainbow Springs includes free flight Bird Shows & The Big Splash)
Please make your own way to Polynesian Spa - Enjoy the Adult Pools & Priest Spa (Adults only)
Day 6 ROTORUA/ AIR/ CHRISTCHURCH
Self Drive to Airport & drop off rental car at Depot for your domestic flight to Queenstown / Christchurch (Airfare is NOT included)
Arrive Christchurch - Shuttle transfer to your hotel
Meals: ABF/-/- Accom: Heartland Hotel Cotswold (ROH Standard (Studio) Room or Motel Room) OR SIMILAR for 1 Night
Day 7 CHRISTCHUCH/ GREYMOUTH/ FRANZ JOSEF
Private transfer from hotel to the train station for your TranzAlpine Express Train to Greymouth -
TRANZ SCENIC TRAIN STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY: (applicable to all pax doing the TranzAlpine train) 9 PAX OR LESS (FIT)
Allowed one amendment for a FIT booking (1-9 pax) as long as it is a date change or a journey reduction NOT a cancellation of numbers. This is a flat fee of $15 and can be changed between 14-8 days prior to departure.
A reduction of any number of passengers is not an amendment but a cancellation and will incur a cancellation fee.
Arrive Greymouth Train Station. Pick up your rental car from depot. Enjoy your Self Drive to Franz Josef (car hire is extra cost)
Accom: Alpine Glacier Motel (King Studio) OR SIMILAR for 1 Night
Day 8 FRANZ JOSEF/ WANAKA/ QUEENSTOWN
Franz Josef to Queenstown - based on Self Drive Own Program
The rest of the day is at your own leisure to explore the beauty of Queenstown
Accom: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (Standard Room) OR SIMILAR for 2 Nights
Day 9 QUEENSTOWN/ MILFORD SOUND/ QUEENSTOWN
Milford Sound Scenic Cruise (13:00hrs) - Self drive to Milford sound for the scenic cruise. Start an early journey across the Southern Alps and travel deep into the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through solid rock. Uncover Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, then walk across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, board your 1 3/4 hour Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. Return back to Queenstown as an ending of today's journey.
Day 10 DEPART QUEENSTOWN
Self Drive to Airport & drop off rental car at Depot for your departure flight (Airfare is NOT included)