Overview

Glow-worms in limestone caves, Natural hot springs, Mud pools, Cruise through scenic fiords, Breathtaking views of Tasman glacier. Hop on board to experience the wonders!

Places covered  : Christchurch, Mount Cook, Queenstown, Rotorua, Waitomo, Auckland

Who is this for    : Couples, Families, Small groups

9 Nights 10 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 9 Nights Stay (details in Accommodation section)
  • 9 Days Car Rental with Full Insurance (Zero excess, Zero bond)
  • Antarctic Center Ticket
  • Milford Sound tour including coach transfers from Queenstown
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour
  • Te Puia day pass
  • Polynesian Spa – Private deluxe pool
  • Sky Tower Entry Ticket
  • New Zealand tourist visa for one family (single application)
  • 100000 USD travel cover for 14 days

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flights (options given in Customizations section)
  • Fuel and parking charges for rental car
  • Meals
  • Charges for extra visa applications if needed
  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in Inclusions
Highlights
  • See the twinkling glow-worms in the limestone caves in Waitomo
  • Natural hot pools in Polynesian Spa
  • Breathtaking views of Tasman glacier from Lake Pukaki
  • Thermal springs, mud pools among other geothermal wonders of Rotorua
  • Milford Sound cruise in through scenic fiords
  • Almost everything booked – and still allowing you to enjoy the sites at your own pace.
Itinerary

Day 1  >>

ARRIVAL IN CHRISTCHURCH: Arrive at Christchurch airport, pick up the rental car and drive to hotel. Check in and relax.

 

Day 2  >>

ANTARCTIC CENTER: Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions. You’ll visit ‘Antarctica’ the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D, plus heaps more! It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition! Duration: 2.5 hours approx.

 

Day 3  >>

CHRISTCHURCH – MOUNT COOK: Travel from Christchurch to the beautiful village of Mount Cook. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Pukaki on the way. Upon arrival in Mount Cook, check in to your hotel and relax. Visit Kea point and Tasman glacier. After Sunset, you may also go for Big Sky Stargazing at Hermitage hotel (depending on availability, charges extra).

 

Day 4  >>

MOUNT COOK - QUEENSTOWN: Spend first half of the day in Mount Cook. You can do the Hooker valley trek. Around afternoon, travel to Queenstown. Check in to your hotel and relax. In the evening, you could go to Queenstown botanical gardens and lake Wakatipu.

 

Day 5  >>

MILFORD SOUND CRUISE FROM QUEENSTOWN: Leave for early morning tour to Milford Sound. Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown in the evening.

 

Day 6  >>

DAY AT LEISURE: Spend the day at your own pace. You can choose to do some adventure activities on this day. Suggested adventure activities: Shotover jet-boating, skyline gondola, kayaking, scenic flights, bungy jumping etc. In the evening, you could go to Queenstown botanical gardens and lake Wakatipu.

 

Day 7  >>

DAY AT LEISURE: Spend the day at your own pace. You can choose to do some adventure activities on this day. Suggested adventure activities: Shotover jet-boating, skyline gondola, kayaking, scenic flights, bungy jumping etc. In the evening, you could go to Queenstown botanical gardens and lake Wakatipu.

 

Day 8  >>

TE PUIA TOUR: Visit Te Puia thermal reserve to see the world famous hot springs, Pohutu geyser and boiling mud pools. Enjoy a one hour guided tour of the park as well.

POLYNESIAN SPA: In the evening, visit the natural hot pools in Polynesian Spa. Enjoy the romantic setting of a Private delxue pool with a beautiful view of lake Rotorua.

 

Day 9  >>

ROTORUA - AUCKLAND: Drive from Rotorua to Auckland. Check in to your hotel and relax.

SKY TOWER ENTRY TICKET: The Sky Tower has stood tall at 328 meters as an icon of Auckland's sky line for 20 years. It's an exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breath-taking views from three observation levels. If you're visiting Auckland for just one day, then a trip up the Sky Tower is a must. Spot key landmarks, volcanoes and other historical locations within the greater Auckland area.

 

Day 10  >>

RETURN: Drive to Auckland airport, and return your rental car. Board  your flight back home with wonderful memories.

Accommodations
  • 2 Nights | Christchurch | Tower Junction Motor Lodge or Similar
  • 1 Night | Mount Cook | Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge or Similar
  • 3 Nights | Queenstown | Heritage Queenstown or Similar
  • 2 Nights | Rotorua | BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge or Similar
  • 1 Night | Auckland | Vr Queen Street Hotel & Suites or Similar
Customizations

Below are the customization options that you could opt for in this trip. You can select these options later, while making the booking.

  • Flights from Delhi (INR 60,000 per person)

Singapore Airlines:

3 Apr | Delhi (09:00) – Christchurch (16:25, next day)

10 Apr | Queenstown (09:35) – Auckland (11:25)

13 Apr | Auckland (10:05) – Delhi (05:40, next day)

  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (INR 4000 per person)
  • Skyline Gondola Ride in Queenstown (INR 2500 per person)
Important Info
  • Breakfast is not provided by most of the hotels in New Zealand. Some of the hotels where breakfast is served, it is to be paid to that hotel only.
  • It is a self drive trip. We’ve included the car rental in the price, but fuel and parking charges are not included.
  • In New Zealand, a family can apply for visa on a single application. This is included in the price. If a separate visa application needs to be done for anyone, the same will be payable separately.