17 day Tour – Auckland to Christchurch

Overview

This 17 day tour is the ultimate explorer; visiting the Bay of Islands before heading down to Rotorua. Here you’ll see the Waitomo Caves, Tamaki Maori Village and Hobbiton Movie Set. Be set to explore glacier lakes, Milford Sound, Dart River Safari Jet Boat Tour. Experience the TSS Earnslaw with a cruise and dinner, a boutique wine tour and the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train plus much more.

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 16 nights staying in Motels
  • All coach tour transport as specified in this tour package
  • 2 highlight dinners
  • Shuttle to Glacier Valley (may not be available May-Sep)
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private train station transfers
  • Air New Zealand Airfare Wellington to Christchurch
  • Air New Zealand Airfare Rotorua to Wellington
  • TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands
  • Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach day tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set from Rotorua
  • Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts
  • Tamaki Maori Village show and dinner, Rotorua
  • Entrance to Agrodome and show
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • LOTR Film Locations Tour, Wellington
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari, Glenorchy
  • Queenstown Boutique Half Day Wine Tour.
  • TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown
  • Real Journeys – Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds

All of our tours are fully customisable. Add, remove or swap activities to suit your preferences and requirements.

  • RRP based on twin share/double. $6787

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Itinerary

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

Day 2: Auckland to Paihia, visit Waitangi and take a cruise to Hole in the Rock
Accommodation: Averill Court Motel, Paihia.

Day 3: Full day tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach
Accommodation: Averill Court Motel, Paihia.

Day 4: Free time this morning then to Auckland
Accommodation: CityLife Auckland.

Day 5: Auckland to Waitomo to Rotorua
Accommodation: Tuscany Villas Rotorua.

Day 6: Hobbiton day tour and an evening of culture at Tamaki Mario Village
Accommodation: Tuscany Villas Rotorua.

Day 7: Fly to Wellington this morning. Explore the capital this afternoon with a LOTR tour.
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington.

Day 8: Wellington to Christchurch via Air New Zealand
Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch.

Day 9: Christchurch to Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park, Glacier Explorers tour this afternoon
Accommodation: Mt Cook Lodge & Motels.

Day 10: Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park to Queenstown
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge.

Day 11: Free day to explore Queenstown
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge.

Day 12: Enjoy an afternoon exploring the Central Otago wineries
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge.

Day 13: Milford Sound Day Tour with Real Journeys
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge.

Day 14: Dart River Safari tour this morning, TSS Earnslaw Evening Cruise and Dinner.
Accommodation: Blue Peaks Lodge.

Day 15: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier by Newmans coach
Accommodation: Punga Grove Motel & Suites.

Day 16: Franz Josef to Greymouth train station, TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch.

Day 17: Depart Christchurch today

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