11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND, ROTORUA, CHRISTCHURCH, WEST COAST & QUEENSTOWN
GT_MNZSC 11D10N AUCKLAND, NORTH ISLAND 01 OCT 2024 - 30 APR 2025
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Enchanting natural wonders from geothermal hot spots to ice-age glaciers and expansive, magnificent vistas. From the volcanic and geothermal North Island to the dramatic and majestic South Island.

1
Auckland (Arrival)

On arrival in Auckland, you’ll be met and privately transferred to your hotel. (Arrival must be on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday)

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

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east coast and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west coast. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here.

Optional/Add On Activities: Auckland Sky Tower | Orbit Restaurant Sky Tower | Harbour Dinner Cruise | Weta Workshop Unleashed Tour.

Transfer by Private vehicle airport transfer
Hotel Standard Hotel : Auckland City Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Heritage Hotel or similar
2
Auckland - Hobbiton - Rotorua (228km)

Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set | Depart daily at 0700am | Arrives Rotorua 1330pm

Today’s coach tour takes you through the rolling green hills to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set. See where the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed as your tour guide shares behind-the-scenes tales. 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 in the Party Marquee before continuing to Rotorua. Duration: 6hrs, 30mins.

Optional/Add On Activities: Wai Ariki Hot Spring & Spa | Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Transfer by coach/mini bus tour
Meals Lunch
Hotel Standard Hotel : Ibis Rotorua or similar | Superior Hotel : Sudima Lake Rotorua or similar
3
Rotorua

Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends.

You will be transported to Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland for a two hour visit (self-explore) today. Wai-O-Tapu is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction.

This evening you’ll be transported to Te Puia for an Indigenous Evening Experience including a buffet dinner and cultural performance. The evening culminates with hot chocolate and pudding on the geyser terrace.

Transfer by coach/mini bus tour
Meals Dinner
Hotel Standard Hotel : Ibis Rotorua or similar | Superior Hotel : Sudima Lake Rotorua or similar
4
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 ) at air new zealand.

Arrive Christchurch airport, airport shuttle transfer to hotel. Hotel check in time 1400pm. Free at own leisure.

Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River.

Flight by air new zealand on own arrangement
Transfer by airport shuttle transfer
Hotel Standard Hotel : Scenic Hotel Cotswold or similar | Superior Hotel : Chateau on the Park or similar
5
Christchurch - Greymouth (4 hrs 20 min)

Check out hotel and you will be pick up and transfer to Christchurch railway station.

The TranzAlpine train departing Christchurch at 0815am | Arrive Greymouth 1305pm.

Travelling west crossing the Canterbury Plains, the train slowly ascends through spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River towards the Southern Alps to the alpine village of Arthurs Pass for a short break before descending through the Otira Tunnel to the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, through lush alpine beech rain forests to Greymouth - a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always popular glaciers at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.

On arrival in Greymouth, you will be met and transferred to the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes for a short self-guided walk to view the fascinating pancake-shaped rock formations before being delivered to your accommodation.

Transfer by Shuttle transfer and Tranz Alpine Train and coach/mini bus tour
Hotel Standard Hotel : Ashley Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne or similar
6
Greymouth - Franz Josef (137km)

This morning, you’ll be transferred to Shantytown Heritage Park for a sense of what it was like to live in New Zealand during the gold rush before returning to Greymouth for your transfer to Glacier Country. NOTE: Transfer to Fox Glacier/Franz Josef service currently only operates on Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun.

The temperate climate at a low altitude makes Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers among the most convenient to visit in the world.  Steep valleys bear scars from where glaciers have retreated and advanced over millennia and here, the ice age is still underway. 

Transfer by coach/mini bus tour
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier or similar | Superior Hotel : Heartland Hotel Glacier Country or similar
7
Franz Josef - Queenstown (284km)

NOTE: Transfer to Queenstown service currently only operates on Mon, Tue, Thu Sat.

This morning you will be collected from your accommodation for your transfer through wilderness towns, waterfalls and river scenery on the journey to Queenstown.

Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World.

Optional/Add On Activities: Skyline Gondola Ride

Transfer by coach/mini bus tour
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotel or similar
8
Queenstown

Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World.

Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer.

Optional/Add On Activities: Glenorchy & Paradise Explorer Tour | Arrowtown Wanaka Highlights Tour 

Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotel or similar
9
Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown

Milford Sound Excursion Day Tour with Cruise and Lunch | Depart daily at 0720am | Returns 1945pm

Today's stunning tour takes you past mirror lakes and waterfalls into Milford Sound, carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. On arrival, board your vessel for a cruise of the fiord surrounded by towering mountains and cliffs that plunge into the sea. Feel the refreshing spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces before returning to shore. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your coach return to Queenstown. Duration: approx. 12 hours. 

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

Transfer by coach/mini bus tour
Meals Lunch
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotel or similar
10
Queenstown - Mt Cook//Tekapo - Christchurch (480km)

Check out hotel and you will be pick up and transfer to back to Christchurch.

Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo | Depart Queenstown daily at 0630am | Arrives Christchurch 1830pm

Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Southern Alps on a sightseeing day tour to Mount Cook. Today’s tour departs Queenstown through the stunning Kawarau Gorge and fruit and wine growing region of Cromwell. The journey follows beautiful Lake Dunstan and meanders through the dramatic Lindis Pass. Travel the vast plains of the Mackenzie district, alongside magnificent turquoise blue lakes, framed by Aoraki Mt Cook and the spectacular Southern Alps to Mt Cook Village where you have some free time. Leaving Mt Cook it’s not hard to see why many Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed nearby. Make a stop close to the popular Church of the Good Shepherd sitting in solitude on the banks of Lake Tekapo before continuing through the amazing countryside to Christchurch.

Transfer by coach/mini bus tour
Hotel Standard Hotel : Scenic Hotel Cotswold or similar | Superior Hotel : Chateau on the Park or similar
11
Christchurch (Departure)

Regrettably this is departure day. Heading home after so much fun is tough but you can certainly keep coming back again and again.

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

Optional/Add On Activities: Antartic Centre

Transfer by Airport Shuttle
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 10 nights accommodation: Auckland (1N), Rotorua (2N), Christchurch (2N), Greymouth (1N), Franz Josef (1N) & Queenstown (3N)
  • Exclusive Meet & Greet on Arrival Transfer from airport to hotel. Remainder transportation by seat-in-coach basic.
  • Day trip: Auckland to Rotorua, Milford Sound Tour with Cruise & Lunch, Queenstown to Mt Cook to Christchurch
  • Admission and Tour to: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour with Lunch, Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland Admission Te Po - Indigenous Evening Experience, Punakaiki Rocks & Blowholes & Shantytown
  • Tranz Alpine Train - Christchurch to Greymouth (subject to track maintenance)
  • English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Accommodation pick up and drop off (Please note: Not all tour pick up and drop off direct at hotel front, it can be at different hotel within the area)
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance and ETA application and service fees
  • All meals, morning and afternoon tea, boat cruises unless specified.
Trip Mandatory
ITEMADULTCHILD
Agent Collection Fee 30.00 30.00
Optional Addon
ITEMADULTCHILD
10 x Breakfast at Standard hotel - Per Person 970.00 970.00
10 x Breakfast at Superior hotel - Per Person 1,030.00 1,030.00
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.
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Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 1000.00 per person.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: October 2024 until April 2025 (Travel must be completed by 30 April 2025).
  • Additional nights can be added at any point in the tour
  • Private arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Departing shuttle transfer from hotel to airport.
  • Tour/Sighseeing coach services include hotel pick-ups and drop offs and with driver cum guides, commentary on most routes. Please note: Not all tour pick up and drop off direct at hotel front, it can be at different hotel within the area.
  • 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.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 30 working days prior to departure.

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