12 Day Tour – Auckland to Christchurch (Via Rotorua and Queenstown)

This 12 day tour allows you to experience some of the essential highlights New Zealand has to offer.

Includes some amazing activities, something suitable for all!


Inclusions & Options

All of our tours are fully customisable –
You can add or remove inclusive activities – or swap out for others.
You can upgrade or downgrade accommodation, add extra nights – or minus some.
The standard inclusions for this tour are:
  • Accommodation for 11 nights staying in Motels.
  • All coach tour transport as specified in this tour package.
  • 2 highlight dinners.
  • Shuttle to Glacier Valley (Seasonal/ Weather Dependable – May only available May-Sep).
  • Private airport transfers.
  • Private train station transfers
  • Air New Zealand Airfare – Rotorua to Christchurch.
  • TranzAlpine Train – Greymouth to Christchurch.
  • Entrance to Agrodome and show.
  • Tamaki Maori Village show and dinner (Location; Rotorua)
  • Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts (Location; Rotorua)
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves.
  • TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown.
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari (Location, Glenorchy).
  • Real Journeys – Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • RRP based on twin share/double. $4441

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Day 1: Welcome to Auckland City
Accommodation: CityLife Auckland.

Day 2: Auckland to Waitomo to Rotorua.                                                               Accommodation: Tuscany Villas Rotorua.

Day 3: Hobbiton Day Tour dep. from Rotorua. Then in the evening, discover the unique Maori culture at Tamaki
Accommodation: Tuscany Villas Rotorua

Day 4: Fly Rotorua to Christchurch today.
Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch.

Day 5: Christchurch to Mount Cook/Aoraki National Park.
Accommodation: Mount Cook Lodge & Motels.

Day 6: Mount Cook/Aoraki National Park to Queenstown.
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge.

Day 7: Free day to explore Queenstown.
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge.

Day 8: Milford Sound Day Tour with Real Journeys.
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge.

Day 9: (AM) Dart River Safari Tour- (PM) TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Dinner.
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge.

Day 10: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier by Newmans coaches.
Accommodation: Punga Grove Motel & Suites.

Day 11: Travel Franz Josef to Greymouth, before boarding the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch (via Arthurs Pass).

Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch.

Day 12: Depart Christchurch.

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