10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS AUCKLAND ROTORUA & CHRISTCHURCH MT COOK QUEENSTOWN SPECTACULAR
10D9NESSC 10D9N NORTH ISLAND 01 OCT 2019 - 30 SEP 2020
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Kiwiway recommendation:

  • ADD - Hobbiton Movie Set Tour on Day 3 before arriving in Rotorua
  • ADD - Extra night in Christchurh and/or City Tour
  • ADD - Extend stay to Wanaka from Queenstown

MATTA FAIR OFFER – FREE ATTRACTION PER PERSON
Book Period: 02 – 13 Sep 2019 | Travel Period: Oct 2019 – Apr 2020
Booking Code: KWBOF
Select ONE of the following FREE item

1. Christchurch International Antarctic Centre
2. Rotorua Polynesian Spa (Lake Spa)
3. Rotorua Skyline Gondola Ride + Buffet Lunch
4. Skyline Queenstown Gondola Ride + Buffet Lunch
5. Queenstown AJ Hackett Kawarau Zipride 

1
Auckland (Arrival)

On arrival in Auckland, passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel.

Hotel check in time 1400pm. Free at own own leisure.

Auckland is already known for being the largest city in New Zealand, however, the region's uniqueness is its diversity of experiences in such close proximity. Views from the top of the Sky Tower are amzing both day and night, giving a 360 degrees view of the city. Auckland is a shopaholic's paradise, with everything from top-end designers to open air street markets. Discover the diverse range of cafes and restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and check out the buzzing nightlife of the central city. Favourite spots include Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour, the Britomart precinct and City Works Depot.

Transfer by private vehicle airport transfer
Hotel Standard Hotel : Auckland City Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Heritage Hotel or similar
2
Auckland - City Sightseeing - Auckland

Auckland morning city sightseeing with Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium | Depart daily at 0930am | Return 1345pm (approximately) | Tour end at Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland

Experience Auckland's history, culture and scenic highlights with a half-day morning tour, followed by a trip to Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Travel through the city centre, along notorious Karangahape Road and fashionable Ponsonby, and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. See the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland's famous Queen Street before continuing to the Auckland Domain. The city's oldest park, the Domain is situated on a 62,000 year-old volcano and is home to tropical gardens, duck ponds and the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Take a short morning tea break (own expense) in Parnell Village, where historic buildings have been transformed into trendy boutiques and specialty shops. Continue your tour of Auckland along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, high above Mission Bay. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and harbour from this tranquil spot, a monument to one of New Zealand's most beloved Prime Ministers.

Following the city tour we visit Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium. At this underground visitor attraction you'll experience something truly unique. Come face to face with New Zealand's rich marine environment, including sharks, stingrays, seahorses and other incredible sea creatures. Enjoy an informative encounter with your favourite animals, and journey through the underwater viewing tunnel, the first of its kind in the world.

The Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Ice Adventure gives you a rare opportunity to get close to New Zealand's only colony of Antarctic penguins. Come within arm's length of the 80-plus colony of King and Gentoo penguins as they waddle on the ice and play underwater. Or journey back in time to Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic hut and see authentic artefacts from Scott's expeditions. Learn about their discoveries and find out what it was like living in Antarctica, the coldest place on earth!

The remainder of the day is free at own leisure.

Transfer by Great Sights coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Auckland City Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Heritage Hotel or similar
3
Auckland - Waitomo (202km) - Rotorua (166km)

After breakfast, check out hotel and commence Auckland to Rotorua with Waitomo Caves | Depart Auckland Daily at 0730am | Arrives Rotorua 1330pm

Enjoy a scenic tour from Auckland to Rotorua, including a guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Leaving Auckland in the morning we travel through the Waikato and King Country regions, passing by flourishing farmland and picturesque countryside. Your experienced local driver guide will provide entertaining commentary and point out highlights along the way, such as Rangiriri, where in 1863 a major battle was fought between colonial forces and those loyal to the Māori King.

On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, take a trip underground with a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a series of limestone caves formed over 30 million years ago. Learn all about stalagmites, stalactites and other intriguing rock formations as you walk through the caverns, and finish the tour with an enchanting boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms.

Your journey to Rotorua continues, passing through the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade where trees arch over the road to form a tunnel of natural greenery.

NOTE: If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non refundable.

Upon arrival, check in hotel. Hotel check in time 2pm. Free at own leisure.

*Add - A Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, 2 hour guided tour on the journey to Rotorua*
Arrives Rotorua 1800pm

Take a guided tour of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, located inside a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn (own expenses).

After visiting Waitomo and Hobbiton, continue to Rotorua, arriving in the early evening.

Transfer by Great Sights coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Sudima Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Holiday Inn Rotorua or similar
4
Rotorua

Rotorua Sights: Te Puia, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome | Depart daily at 0725am | Return 1215pm

Discover three of Rotorua's best visitor attractions on this morning Rotorua sightseeing tour.

Gain an insight into New Zealand's Māori culture at Te Puia, then experience Rotorua's famous geothermal activity with a tour of the neighbouring Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley - a place where mud pools bubble and boil and geysers shoot steam high into the air. You'll also see Te Puia's woodcarving and weaving schools and see how these ancient Māori art forms are being passed on to a new generation of master artists.

Then see our agricultural industry in action at the Agrodome, a working organic farm where you can find out all about farming life in New Zealand, watch a sheep shearing display and see sheep dog trials where the hard-working farm dogs show off their amazing skills.

New Zealand wildlife and natural scenery is on display at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you can get up close to all kinds of native flora and fauna including the famous kiwi, a flightless native bird. Wander through native forest and discover New Zealand birds, fish and lizards (including the ancient tuatara), as well as exotic animals from around the world.

The afternoon is at own leisure.

An evening tour to experience Māori culture with traditional ceremonies, cultural performances and an authentic hangi dinner.

*Add - Polynesian Spa*
~ Lake Spa (deluxe) Hot Pools - overlooking Lake Rotorua, the Lake Spa is Polynesian Spa’s deluxe hot mineral bathing and relaxation area.
~ Opening Hours: 8am to 11pm daily, with last pool entry at 10.15pm
~ Towels and lockers included

Transfer by Great Sights coach tour for Rotorua Sights
Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel Standard Hotel : Sudima Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Holiday Inn Rotorua or similar
5
Rotorua - Christchurch by flight (1 hr 50 min)

Free at own leisure. Hotel check out time 1000H. Hotel to Rotorua airport transfer.

Rotorua to Christchurch domestic flight not included and can be purchase online ( own arrangement ) via Air New Zealand.

Arrive Christchurch airport, airport shuttle transfer to hotel.

Hotel check in time 1400pm. Free at own leisure.

Christchurch city promises an eclectic mix of historic elegance and contemporary culture. As the gateway to the South Island, it's a must on any itinerary. The city has bounced back after the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 with innovative new attractions, as well as some old favourites. Visit the Re Start container mall, the transitional Cardboard Cathedral, and some of the many pop up restaurants and bars. Contemporary art galleries, boutique shops and open-air markets add to Christchurch’s creative vibe.

*Extend your stay in Christchurch, to explore the city by own or add optional activities/tour around Christchurch*

Discover Christchurch Double Decker City Tour 3hrs
~ Departs: 10.00am, 12noon, 2pm | Duration: 3.5 hours
~ All tours depart outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue
~ Your experience includes a tour around central Christchurch on New Zealand’s only Open Top Double Decker and a 2 hour Tour on a closed top Double Decker visiting places of interest in greater Christchurch.
Note: During the winter months (May-October) the Open Top bus may not be operating on Tour due to weather. The Central City Tour will continue to run on the closed roof Double Decker bus.

Akaroa Day Trip & Harbour Cruise ex Christchurch
~ The historic French village of Akaroa is 90 minutes drive from Christchurch. Explore the village and its colonial architecture, gallieries, craft stores, and cafes.  Relax or take part in the many optional activities that are on offer including wildlife, cruises, swimming with dolphins, sailing, penguin tours, sea kayaking and scenic walking trails.

~ Inclusions:

  • Full commentary from the skipper.
  • Full bar facilities on board.
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Optional photo pack
  • Christchurch Return transport

Departs: 8.45am All year | Return: 6pm | Two hour cruise depart daily from Akaroa’s Main Wharf.

Tramway Restaurant
~ Incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant dinner tour is a unique activity not to be missed.
~ Four-course dinner with a complimentary drink
~ Daily at 7pm. | Customers must arrive at the departure point by 6.50pm. The Tram Restaurant does not operate on public holidays.
~ Departure point: Tram stop number 2, Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street
~ Duration: Your Tram Restaurant experience lasts approximately 2.5 hours.  Each circuit of the Tram loop takes about 25 minutes, so customers can expect to complete approximately 5 laps of the Tram line.

Flight by air new zealand on own arrangement
Transfer by airport shuttle transfer
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : The Ashley Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Chateau on the Park or similar
6
Christchurch - Mt Cook (330km) - Queenstown (271km)

Mount Cook Day Tour - Christchurch to Queenstown | Depart Christchurch daily at 0730am | Arrives Queenstown 1830pm

Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Southern Alps on a sightseeing day tour to Mount Cook.

Leaving Christchurch in the morning, we travel through the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains to the shores of the stunning, glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Southern Alps. We then continue to the location of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook, situated in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site. Rising to 3,724 metres high, Aoraki certainly lives up to its name, which in Māori can be translated as 'cloud piercer'. Legend tells of a young boy named Aoraki who was stranded with his brothers when their canoe struck a reef. As it tilted, the brothers climbed to the high side, where they were frozen by the south wind and turned into stone. Aoraki and his brothers now form the Southern Alps.

Enjoy lunch (optional extra) at the famous Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook Village. After lunch you'll have time to explore the village and soak up the view. Alternatively there is time to experience a scenic helicopter or ski plane flight for incredible views of mountain peaks and glaciers (additional cost, weather permitting – this flight can be arranged with your driver guide on the day).

The tour continues south, past Lake Pukaki and through the tawny tussock of the Mackenzie Country. En route, enjoy afternoon tea (own expense) in the quaint village of Omarama and if time permits, visit the Jones Family Orchard near Cromwell. Your tour concludes in the evening upon reaching Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand.

Upon arrival, check in hotel and at leisure.

Transfer by Great Sights coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotels or similar
7
Queenstown - City Sight - Queenstown

After breakfast, commence Queenstown Highlights City Tour | Departs: Daily 9.30am and returns 12.30pm

Tour Itinerary:

  • Queenstown Hill Views: Spectacular birds eye views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables and Lord of the Rings locations. Great photo opportunity.
  • AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge: Discover the thrill of Bungy. Watch intrepid jumpers from the viewing deck. Maybe even jump yourself!
  • Gibbston Valley Winery: Enjoy a selection of three wines produced on site. Enjoy the winery’s fine gift shop and the region’s only cheesery. 
  • Lord of the Rings Film Sites–Pillars of the Kings: Be transported to Middle Earth at the Kawarau Gorge, film location for the Pillars of the Kings. Great for photos.
  • Captivating Arrowtown: Discover beautiful Arrowtown’s golden history and colonial architecture. Highlights are the Lakes District Museum and Chinese Miners’ Settlement. Plus boutique shopping, great cafes and restaurants.

The remainder of the day is at leisure. Grab a burger at the famous Fergburger and eat it at the lakeside.

Spend the afternoon strolling by the lake, take the gondola up to Bob’s Peak for panoramic views or enjoy the boutique shops and cafés. Queenstown is a relatively small town so walking is a great way to get around, but there are also taxis available.

*Add - Admission Ticket Skyline Gondola, Buffet Dinner & Luge Ride*
~ Situated an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown.
~ Ride the gondolas high above Queenstown for stunning panoramic views over the lakes and towns.
~ Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the brand new Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar.
~ Skyline Luge is a fun-packed, gravity-fuelled ride suitable for all ages and abilities. Hurtle down a winding downhill track through the trees.

Transfer by Queenstown Tour coach
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotels or similar
8
Queenstown- Milford Sound (307km) - Queenstown

Milford Sound Excursion Day Tour | Depart daily at 0720am | Returns 1945pm

Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound, New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. You'll experience the world-famous fiord in all its natural glory – surrounded by dense rainforest, glacier-carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls.

Leaving Queenstown, travel in comfort along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and into southern farmland to Lake Te Anau, the largest lake in the South Island. After a morning tea stop (own expense), travel along the lake and into Fiordland National Park. Enter the picturesque Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls and one of only a few road-accessible glacier valleys in New Zealand, and take advantage of the photo opportunities on offer along the Milford Road, like the stunning Mirror Lakes, where on a calm day the surrounding mountain ranges are perfectly reflected in the still waters, and Knobs Flat, where glaciers have carved their mark on the terrain.

Your glass-roof coach will provide amazing views of the dramatic skyline as you cross the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, with stunning mountain peaks all around. Stop at Monkey Creek and sample some of the purest water in the world (but watch out for cheeky kea - native mountain parrots!). Travel under the mountains through the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km passageway drilled into solid rock, then experience The Chasm, a short but impressive walk over footbridges spanning a series of powerful, swirling waterfalls and rapids.

At Milford Sound, board your 1 hour 45 minute cruise and set off to explore the region that Rudyard Kipling called the 'eighth wonder of the world'. Travel the length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, gliding past glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble into the sea. Lush native forest clings to steep cliffs, while wildlife including seals, penguins and dolphins are regular visitors to the icy waters. Mountain ranges surround the fiord, including Mitre Peak which rises dramatically from the depths to a height of 1,692 metres above sea level.

Your cruise will take place on the newest and most luxurious cruise ship in Milford Sound. This impressive three-level catamaran has extensive outdoor decks so you can get up close to nature. Inside you'll find comfortable seating as well as unique glass roofs and HD screens projecting live outdoor footage, so you won't miss a thing. A gourmet buffet lunch featuring fresh local ingredients will be served on board (included in your tour). Along the way your captain will provide lively and informative commentary. Translation sheets are provided in Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Korean and Mandarin.

After your cruise, return to Queenstown by coach.

Useful info: Milford Road stops including Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, Monkey Creek and the Chasm are dependent on weather and road conditions.

Transfer by Great Sights or Real Journey
Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotels or similar
9
Queenstown

A free day to explore Queenstown.

The resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited to almost any kind of adventure; but Queenstown is just as well known as a place for indulgence. The area’s history is intertwined with gold. In 1862, two sheep shearers struck it rich at the edge of the Shotover River. The ensuing gold rush town was named Queenstown because '...it was fit for Queen Victoria'.

Adventure activities include bungy jumping, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting. Indulgent experiences include exceptional food and wine, lake cruises, spa treatments and boutique shopping. Movie buffs will want to visit the Kawarau Gorge, where scenes from The Lord of the Rings were filmed.

For snow enthusiasts head up to Coronet Peak or The Remarkables skifields, just 30-40 minute by car or shuttle (season mid June to mid October, varing by year and field).

*Add - 3 Days 2 Nights Wanaka Highlights package*
~ Shuttle transfers from Queenstown to Wanaka and return
~ Two nights accommodation with breakfast at Edgewater Resort or similar
~ Half day Lake Wanaka Cruise & Island Nature Walk
~ Half day Wild Hills 4WD High Country Farm Safari tour (or Highlights Tour in winter)
~ Puzzling World with its bizarre buildings, puzzle centre and illusion rooms.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotels or similar
10
Queenstown (Departure)

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer. Hotel check out time 1000am.

Transfer by airport shuttle
Meals Breakfast
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private with meet & greet on arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Remainder transportation by seat-in-coach basic.
  • Half day Auckland City tour with Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium
  • Day trip to Waitomo Glowworm Caves - 45 minute guided tour
  • Half day Rotorua Sights - Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show and Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Traditional Maori Hangi Dinner & Concert
  • Full day Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with lunch
  • Day trip to Mt Cook & Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Half day Queenstown Highlights City Tour
  • Travel Documents
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea, boat cruises unless specified.
  • Travel Insurance
Trip Mandatory
ITEMADULTCHILD
Agent Collection Fee 30.00 30.00
Optional Addon
ITEMADULTCHILD
Matamata: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - 2hrs | Oct'19 to Sep'20 223.00 122.30
Rotorua: Polynesia Spa (Lake Spa) locker and towel provided | Oct'19 to Sep'20 160.80 160.80
Christchurch: Tramway Restaurant 4 course Dinner | Jul'19 to Apr'20 345.80 345.80
Christchurch: Akaroa Day Trip & Harbour Cruise ex Christchurch |Oct'19 to Sep'20 432.80 253.00
Christchurch: Discover Christchurch Double Decker City Tour 3hrs | Oct'19 to Sep'20 185.30 185.30
Extra night in Christchurch with breakfast per person standard twin sharing | Oct'19 to Apr'20 355.60 355.60
Extra night in Christchurch with breakfast per person standard triple sharing | Oct'19 to Apr'20 301.20 301.20
Queenstown: Admission ticket Skyline Gondola, Buffet Dinner & 1 x Luge Ride | Jul'19 to Mar'20 314.20 182.40
Queenstwon: 3D2N Wanaka Highlights | Twin share per person | Oct'19 to Apr'20 3,312.50 3,312.50
Queenstwon: 3D2N Wanaka Highlights | Triple share per person | Oct'19 to Apr'20 2,828.20 2,236.60
General Terms
  • Rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon hotel confirmation. This may be due to any special event and any immediate room surcharges implied by the hotel.
  • Hotel rooms are subject to availability.
  • The above itinerary is for reference only and visiting sequence may be different, and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • An infant is not charged; hence no seat / no bed is allocated to infants. Child rate applies if a seat is required for airport transfer. Additional rate applies for hotel baby cot request.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 30 working days prior to departure.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
  • Others 12fly terms & conditions applies.
Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 200.00 per person.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: October 2019 until September 2020 (Travel must be completed by 30 September 2020).
  • Additional nights can be added at any point in the tour
  • All tours can be taken in reverse
  • Private arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Departing shuttle transfer from hotel to airport.
  • All Great Sights coach services include hotel pick-ups and drop offs and with driver cum guides, commentary on most routes. For all InterCity coach transfer, we include transfers from hotel to the coach departure point on both arrival and departure.
  • A fee of MYR 160.00 per service per file will be imposed for any amendment made after booking confirmed.
  • Surcharges apply on special events. Surcharge will be advise once accommodation is confirm.

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