7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS 
AUCKLAND-ROTORUA-QUEENSTOWN-CHRISTCHURCH
“THERMAL AND CRUISE” (VNCZ 04)

DAY 1: Arrive Auckland
Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free.

DAY 2:  Auckland-Waitomo-Rotorua  (B)
Pick up by Great Sights coach and cross the rich Waikato farmland for Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves and a short boat ride through the famous Glow-Worm grotto. See twinkling lights emitting from the ceiling like stars in a dark night. Journey up bush clad Mamaku Range to arrive at the thermal resort of Rotorua.

DAY 3: Rotorua  (B)
Join Great Sights coach for morning tour of Rotorua’s top attractions – Rainbow Spring to see wildlife and trout swimming in crystal clear water, enjoy an entertaining farm show at Agrodome highlighting sheep farming industry with sheep shearing demonstration. At Te Puia Thermal Reserve, you will see boiling mud pools and the mighty Pohutu geyser. Be enthralled by the Maori culture of wood carving, flax weaving demonstration and the replicas of the Maori buildings here. Other sights in Rotorua includes the lakeside boulevard and the iconic Government Gardens. Afternoon free.

DAY 4: Rotorua-Queenstown  (B)
Transfer to the airport.  Fly to Queenstown  (AIRFARE EXCLUDED) Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.

DAY 5: Queenstown-Milford Sound  (B/D)
Follow the Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden and then onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the spectacular Eglington Valley and travel through Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sounds. Board the up-market Milford Mariner  cruise on the spectacular world famous fiords dominated by Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Travel the full length of the fiord and weather permitting, experience sailing in the Tasman Sea for a period before returning to anchor overnight at sheltered Harrison Cove. Activities includes kayaking and exploring the shoreline. Hearty buffet dinner served on board.

DAY 6: Milford Sound-Queenstown  (B)
Following breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to Milford Wharf. Coach back to Queenstown arriving mid afternoon. Rest of the day free.

DAY 7: Queenstown-Mt Cook-Christchurch  (B)
Pick up by Great Sights coach and return to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park travel through the Central Otago region to Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook National Park Village. Set at the foothill of the alps, you have a close up view of Mt Cook,
the highest mountain  in the country. Descend the mountains and re-cross the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch in the evening.

DAY 8:  Christchurch  (B)
Pick up by Canterbury Leisure Tour coach for  morning city tour covering Cathedral Square, Bridge of Remembrance, Avon River Art’s Centre and museum. See beautiful Mona Vale Garden, Hagley Park and from the Sign of the Takahe, you have a spectacular view over the city, Canterbury Plains to the Alps. Afternoon free.

DAY 9:  Depart Christchurch  (B)
Pick-up and transfer to the airport by shuttle service.

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