Day 1 : KUALA LUMPUR - AUCKLAND - CHRISTCHURCH (Meals On Board)
Your exciting holiday with New Zealand Holidays begins with a pleasant flight to Christchurch via Auckland.
Day 2 : CHRISTCHURCH & CANTERBURY (Dinner)
Haeremai - Welcome to New Zealand ... ' The Land of The Long White Clouds'
Upon arrival, you will be taken for your CHRISTCHURCH SIGHTSEEING tour. As you drive through acres of well-kept parklands, gothic-style buildings and Elizabethan mansions, discover why this city is also called "the most English city outside England". Your city orientation includes stops at the famous Cathedral Square, Museum of Canterbury and Art Centre. If there is time, we will also visit the rugged Cashmere Hills where you can catch a view of Christchurch city. Tonight, you may like to try your luck at the Christchurch Casino. (Dress code: Formal Wear ~ NO Jeans & Sport Shoes)
Day 3 : CHRISTCHURCH - LAKE TEKAPO - MT. COOK REGION - QUEENSTOWN (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
This morning, we travel from Christchurch through the rich pastoral farmland of the Canterbury Plains into ASHBURTON (refreshment stop) and continue travel inland to the township of Geraldine. After Geraldine, enter of the prosperous farming regions, reach Fairlie and cross Burkes Pass and arrive at LAKE TEKAPO. Summer or winter, snow-covered or golden yellow, the surrounding mountains and turquoise lake make a spectacular backdrop for the 'CHURCH OF GOOD SHEPHERD', a small memorial set against a spectacular backdrop of snow capped mountains and turquoise waters of the lovely glacier-fed LAKE TEKAPO. This Highland lake and settlement at 2300 feet is in the heart of the Mackenzie District and surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock grass. A visit to PUKAKI LOOK-OUT will bring you a closer look of Mount Cook, also known as Aorangi. If weather permits, you may want to take an optional helicopter flight up to the Glaciers and experience the thrill of landing on a sparkling white snowfield up in the mountains. Continues your journey to QUEENSTOWN, nestled beside the deep blue waters of Lake Wakatipu.
Day 4 : QUEENSTOWN (Breakfast)
It is leisure time for you to explore the untapped wonders of Queenstown. Queenstown has a compact and sophisticated downtown area tucked into a picturesque bay on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. There's also a permanent buzz in the downtown area where you'll find a lively café/ bar scene with over 100 establishments to choose from as well as excellent shopping. Other activities awaits you here: Skyline Gondola to Bob's Peak will give you a bird's eye view of Queenstown; Jet boating and white water rafting on the crystal lakes and rivers; High country sheep station; Gold panning; Unique for its four seasons and massive array of diverse attractions, Queenstown delivers everything it promised … and more!
Day 5 : QUEENSTOWN - ARROWTOWN - CROMWELL - OMARAMA - CHRISTCHURCH (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
This morning, you may experience the thrill of jet boating (optional) on the Kawarau River, which weaves an azure ribbon through the stark Otago countryside, all the way back to Queenstown where it joins the mighty Shotover to form a blazing force of water which has carved the countryside in two over thousand years. Continue your dream on the way moving to Arrowtown, a vibrant historic gold mining town established in 1862. Continue on to Shotover River for a closer look at the LOTR shooting Site, which is also famous for its bungee jumping activities. With our warm hospitality, New Zealand Holidays would like to welcome you to the first and original "AJ Hackett" bungy diving! Continue on with your scenic drive through, enroute to Cromwell where a brief stop will be made at a Fruit Orchard, to purchase some Fruits, enjoy a barbeque lunch at Omarama before continuing your journey back to Christchurch.
Day 6 : CHRISTCHURCH - WELLINGTON (Breakfast/Dinner)
After breakfast, catch a domestic flight to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Upon arrival, you will be taken for your WELLINGTON SIGHTSEEING tour featuring the downtown area, Parliament and other government buildings. Explore the nation's past, present and future at the magnificent TE PAPA MUSEUM (admission only not inclusive some short-term exhibitions, tours and The Time Warp). After dinner, drive through Oriental bay and up to Mt. Victoria for a panoramic view of the city, the Pacific and Tasman Oceans and distant mountain ranges.
Day 7 : WELLINGTON - TAUPO - ROTORUA (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
This morning, we travel north through the Tongariro National Park, dominated by huge, active volcanoes and arrive at LAKE TAUPO. Visit the mighty HUKA FALLS and WAIRAKEI GEOTHERMAL POWER STATION before arriving into ROTORUA. Visit WHAKAREWAREWA thermal Reserves, Maori Art and Craft Institute witnessing skilled weavers and carvers at work. Witness the rare sights of Kiwi Birds, bubbling mud pools and awesome geysers spraying steaming water high into the air. Continue your tour to visit The New Zealand's Supreme Deer Products. Round up your day with the ultimate Rotorua Experience - treat yourself to a traditional HANGI MAORI FEAST AND CULTURAL SHOW.
Day 8 : ROTORUA - CAMBRIDGE (FARMSTAY) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Be fascinated at AGRODOME where a world famous stage-show featuring 19 breeds of sheep and the antics of working sheepdogs awaits you. Next, you will get to tour PARADISE VALLEY SPRINGS - A wildlife park teeming with native wildlife and home the rainbow trout since 1840. After lunch, transfer to the central meeting point, where you'll met by your hosts. You'll be given wholesome meals, taken on farm tours as an introduction to New Zealand farming life. Enjoy the animals on the farm - there could be sheep, cows, deer and many other farm animals - or you opt for a relaxing time with your hosts just sitting back and enjoying the view.
(We often suggest you to bring some very small memento/gift to your hosts during your farms/country stays).
Day 9 : CAMBRIDGE - HUNTLY - AUCKLAND (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
You will be shown the highlights of the city on your Auckland Sightseeing tour. These include the shopping district of Queens Street and parklands of the Domain and Gardens. Proceed to the summit of Mount Eden where you will be greeted by a panoramic view of the city. Make a stop as well as you drive through Tamaki Drive to catch the best angles of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and waterfront. Enjoy a delicious Farewell dinner with Lobster, Peking Duck, Abalones, Salmon Fish and etc.
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