15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS AUCKLAND ROTORUA WELLINGTON KAIKOURA MT COOK QUEENSTOWN FOX GLACIER & CHRISTCHURCH STUNNING ROUTE
15D14NBNZS 15D14N AUCKLAND, NORTH ISLAND 01 OCT 2019 - 30 SEP 2020
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Kiwiway recommendation:

  • ADD - A Hobbiton Movie Set tour on Day 3, journey to Rotorua
  • ADD - Hukafalls Jet Boat ride in Taupo
  • ADD - Whale Watching Cruise in Kaikoura

MATTA FAIR OFFER – FREE ATTRACTION PER PERSON
Book Period: 02 – 20 Sep 2019 | Travel Period: Oct 2019 – Apr 2020
Booking Code: KWBOF
Select ONE of the following FREE item

1. Rotorua Skyline Gondola Ride + Buffet Lunch
2. Rotorua Polynesian Spa (Lake Spa)
3. Wellington Zeelandia + Cable Car Ride
4. Wellington Weta Studio Tour (SIC)
5. Christchurch International Antarctic Centre
6. Christchurch Punting on Avon River + Tram Ride
7. Skyline Queenstown Gondola Ride + Buffet Lunch
8. Queenstown AJ Hackett Kawarau Zipride

1
Auckland (Arrival)

On arrival in Auckland, collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel. Distance 30 mins from Auckland Airport.

Hotel check in time 2pm. At 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.

Hotel Standard Hotel : Auckland City Hotel or similar
2
Auckland

There are a couple of experiences you won’t want to miss in central Auckland. Start with the Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World ( Kelly Tarlton’s Admission included ) gets you up close and personal with sharks and penguins. 

Auckland Art Gallery, and follow it up with a few of the city's many small galleries. If you've a picnic in mind you can climb Mt Eden, the city's highest volcanic cone with panoramic views from the summit. Newmarket (just a 10 minute drive from the CBD) is a shopper’s paradise with the glitz and glamour of top designer stores overflowing with international and local labels, as well as high street stores and great eateries. And if you’re around on a Saturday, be sure to check out the French Market in the charming inner-city suburb of Parnell.

Downtown Auckland has an impressive array of cafes, restaurants and bars. Enjoy fine dining on the waterfront, relaxed eats around Queen Street, celebrity chefs’ creations on Federal Street, and ethnic cuisine on Elliot Street. The City Works Depot is a foodie hotspot - head here for delicious lunches with a Kiwi twist and New Zealand craft beers. For nightlife head to the Viaduct Harbour, Britomart or Wynyard Quarter; all are within walking distance of Queen Street. Karangahape Road (‘K Road’ to the locals) is known for its alternative bars, while trendy Ponsonby (about 10 minutes’ drive from downtown) is good for live music.

*Add - activities and/or attractions in Auckland* 

Auckland Harbour Cruise
~ Escape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland’s beautiful harbour. Sit back, relax and let the Fullers crew look after you with full commentary during this one and a half hour harbour cruise. On this cruise you'll have the opportunity for a brief stopover at Rangitoto Island and experience its unique volcanic terrain firsthand. 
~ Departs: Daily 10.30am and 1.30pm | Duration: 1.5 hours
~ Departs Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland
~ Tour Includes:

  • Full onboard commentary
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • FREE return ferry ticket to Devonport, so passengers can visit this wonderful seaside village at their leisure.

Auckland Sky Tower Admission
~ One of New Zealand's most exhilarating and spectacular tourist attractions, you will be amazed at what you can see and do under one roof!
~ Travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms, or for more thrills and excitement, SkyWalk round the pergola at 192 metres up or SkyJump off the Tower!
~ Opening hours: May to September, Daily 9am – 10pm (last tickets sold at 9.30pm) | October to April, Sun to Thu 8.30am-10.30pm (last tickets sold at 10pm), Fri & Sat 8.30am-11.30pm (last tickets sold at 11pm)
~ One Tower One Price includes: Access to Main Observation (186m) and SkyDeck (220m)

Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer
~ Departs: Daily, 9.15am and 12.15pm | Duration: 4-5 hours (includes ferry travel)
~ Departs Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland
~ Hop aboard this 4WD tour and learn about Rangitoto’s fiery past.  Journey through the largest Pohutukawa forest in the world, a treasured fern glen and rugged lava terrain as you make your way to the base of the summit of Rangitoto. From there it’s a 900-metre walk along a scenic boardwalk to the top. Here you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of Auckland City and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Your guide will accompany you back to the road train to continue the commentated tour, taking in the western side of the island and back to your return sailing.
~ Tour Includes:

  • Return Rangitoto ferry
  • Fully commentated 2 hour guided 4WD road train tour.
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Auckland City Hotel or similar
3
Auckland - Waitomo (202km) - Rotorua (166km)

After breakfast, check out hotel and cruise down the southern motorway, suburban scenery gradually gives way to the farmland of South Auckland, an area favoured by bloodstock breeders. You’ll enjoy motorway speeds all the way to Bombay, a major market gardening area.

The Waitomo Caves region is famous for its subterranean splendour. Beneath the surface of this ancient limestone region is a series of vast cave systems decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and glow-worms. Admission included to Waitomo Glowworm Caves 45min guided tour. 

  • Tours depart every half hour daily
  • Summer Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm (01 November - 31 March)
  • Winter Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm

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

  • Tours depart daily from 9am until 3:30pm.
  • Additional tours at 4pm & 4.30pm operate 01 Sep to 30 April. Additional tours at 5pm & 5.30pm operate 27 Dec to 28 Feb.
  • Tour only: 2 hours approximately including transport to and from The Shire's Rest. 
  • Please report to The Shire's Rest ticketing centre no later than 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart. This is a fully guided walking tour and sensible footwear is recommended. 

NOTE: Both Glowworm Caves tour & Hobbiton Movie Set tour require to pre-book tour and prefered time to avoid disappointment.

Your journey from Waitomo to Rotorua will take you through a mixture of farmland, lakeland and forest. Te Kuiti is the only major town you’ll encounter, so stock up on picnic supplies if you plan to eat before Rotorua. The beautiful Pureora Forest Park, which is home to several rare bird species, has a number of well marked walking tracks.

The city of Rotorua sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and there is evidence of volcanic activity everywhere you look. Rotorua is also the  tribal home of the Te Arawa people, who settled in lakeside geothermal areas more than 600 years ago. In any weather and at any time of year, Rotorua offers plenty to see and do.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Sudima Hotel or similar
4
Rotorua

Rotorua Admission includes: Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Farm. Discover three of Rotorua's best visitor attractions.

Te Puia - see the famous Pohutu Geyser, which shoots up to 30m in the air. Enjoy the boiling mud pools, authentic Maori cultural performance. 

Rainbow Springs - an animal conservation park where you can get up close to New Zealand’s endangered species like the Tuatara and Kiwi. 

Agrodome Farm Show - You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, witness a live sheep shearing demonstration and a fun sheep auction with bidding from the floor and audience participation. 

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

*Add - activities and/or attractions in Rotorua* 

Hells Gate Geothermal Park Admission
~ Hells Gate geothermal attraction is Rotorua's most active geothermal park and is known as the "awesome beast" of New Zealand Geothermal attractions.
~ See, touch and be amazed with the unique geothermal muds of the Hells Gate geothermal park - the black geothermal mud used for more than a century in the treatment of arthritics and rheumatism, our ice cold white geothermal mud that changes its form from solid to liquid and back again, that is used for the relief of burns; and the warm silky grey geothermal mud that gently exfoliates the skin. 
~ Opening hours

  • Our hours of operation are 8.30 am to 8.30 pm daily.
  • We are open every day except for Christmas Day.

Rotorua Canopy Tours
~ This is the ONLY native forest zipline canopy tour in New Zealand and it is incredible - it’s high, it’s fun, it’s beautiful, it’s peaceful and you’ll remember it for the rest of your life!! 
~ High amongst ancient trees this 3 hour adventure combines fun and excitment with pristine natural beauty.

  • Small Group, unforgettable Eco Tourism Adventure – this is NOT mass tourism
  • 2 awesome, highly trained and knowledgeable guides to escort you
  • Travel a 1.2 kilometre network of ziplines, swingbridges, treetop platforms and walking trails deep in virgin New Zealand native forest
  • 6 Zipline/Flying fox flights up to 220 metres long and 40 metres above forest floor
  • Treetop platforms perched 22 metres up 500 year old trees
  • Tree to tree swingbridges up to 50 metres long
  • You will not see any tree, plant or most bird species on any other country on earth
  • Be part of this inspirational conservation project in some off the most pristine native forest left standing

Guided Hot Pools Kayak 
~ Join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools on Lake Rotoiti. This is one of the best Rotorua Kayaking options on offer! Paddle down the Ohau Channel and across Lake Rotoiti to this amazing spot only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring.

  • Paddling time is around 1 hour each way.
  • Enjoy a leisurely paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to the hot pools.
  • There is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the hot pools or swim in the lake before paddling back to base.
  • Complimentary transport is available from central Rotorua accommodation or meet at our base.
  • Customers need a swimsuit and towel everything else is provided.

 

Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel Standard Hotel : Sudima Hotel or similar
5
Rotorua - Wellington (460km)

This straight-down-the-middle route lets you experience the volcanic heart of the North Island.

The road to Taupo will keep you entertained with its unusual, volcanic geography. You’ll also drive through large tracts of plantation pine forest.

Take a side road to a geothermal park, where you’ll discover geysers, silica terraces and craters of boiling mud. Towards the end of your journey you’ll encounter the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. Other diversions include Huka Falls.

*Add - Hukafalls Jet Boat*
~ Hukafalls Jet in Taupo is the only jet boat company permitted to take you there!
~ A 30-minute thrilling jet boat ride in the hands of a down-to-earth, funny professional jet boat driver who can make a jet boat do things you would never believe possible.
~ Opening hours

  • Summer (Oct- Apr) - 8.30am to 5.00 pm (hours extending to 5:30pm over peak months December/January)
  • Winter (May - Sep) - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Operate 364 days a year (excludes Christmas Day), weather permitting.
  • Trips depart around every 30 minutes but we do advise advance reservations.

You’ll follow the eastern edge of Lake Taupo to reach Turangi. The town of Turangi is the trout fishing capital of New Zealand. The Desert Road is the first lap of your journey – it’s long and straight, with amazing views of Tongariro National Park’s volcanoes.

One of New Zealand’s largest provincial cities, Palmerston North has an attractive historic heart. Many of the original stores built in the 1920s and 1930s have been restored and now function as boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

Your journey south to Shannon – pause here to enjoy the owl sanctuary. The town of Levin is next – it has a thriving clothing industry and many factory shops.

Wellington is compact, cultured and full of character. Nestled between the harbour and the hills, the downtown area is ideal for explorations on foot. Enjoy cafes, restaurants, museums and all kinds of shops. Dance, theatre and musical performances are a Wellington specialty.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Park Hotel or similar
6
Wellington

Wellington is the political capital of New Zealand. The city is compact, cultured and full of character. Nestled between the harbour and the hills, the downtown area is ideal for explorations on foot - shopping, cafes, transport, accommodation and the city’s major attractions are compressed into an area that’s conveniently walkable.

Prepare to explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history, and cultural heritage at Te Papa ( admission with 1 hour Introducing Te Papa guided tour included ). Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and ability to represent our community. Our collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Māori, and Natural Environment. Our exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, and we have dynamic events and education programmes.

Opening hours:

  • 10am-6pm, and 10am-9pm on Thursdays.
  • Open every day of the year, including public holidays.

Introducing Te Papa Tour - 1 hour

This tour provides an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Mäori treasures, and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time or wanting an introduction for an extended visit.

  • Winter schedule: 1 April – 31 October | 10.15am, 12pm and 2pm, and extra tour Thursdays 7pm.
  • Summer schedule: 1 November – 31 March | 10.15am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and extra tour Thursdays 7pm.

*Add - ZEALANDIA by Night Tour*
~ Guided 2.5 hours
~ In a forested valley just minutes from downtown Wellington, some of New Zealand’s rarest native animals are thriving and living free in a unique safe haven.
~ ZEALANDIA by Night tour - a special nocturnal experience.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Park Hotel or similar
7
Wellington - Picton (3.5 hrs by ferry) - Kaikoura (157km)

Return rental car at Wellington Ferry terminal before proceed to check in for Interislander Ferry.

Sail between Wellington and Picton on the Interislander Cook Strait ferry and enjoy the spectacular Marlborough Sounds on one of the most scenic ferry journeys in the world. The Cook Strait ferry covers 92 kilometres (58 miles) and takes just over three hours.

Arrive Picton ferry Terminal, collect your rental car and drive to Kaikoura. Gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, stop in Blenheim and explore the vineyards, or travel to Havelock, the Greenshell Mussel capital of the world. 

Kaikoura – where the mountains meet the sea – is known as New Zealand’s whale-watching mecca, visitors can get up close with Giant Sperm Whales, Humbacks, Pilot Whales and Orcas. Fresh seafood is in abundance in Kaikoura, sample delicious crayfish from a roadside stall.

Transfer by Interislander Ferry
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Kaikoura Gateway or similar
8
Kaikoura - Christchurch (181km)

At own leisure to explore Kaikoura and Christchurch.

*Add - Whale Watch Kaikoura*
~ Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents.
~ Opening hours

  • Tour check-in times all year - 07.15am, 10.00am and 12.45pm
  • An extra tour is schduled at 03.30pm from November to March
  • Whale Watch operates every day (weather permitting) excluding Christmas Day
  • Actual time on the water is up to 2,5 hours, including check-in time, safety briefing and bus transfers you should allow 3,5 hours total.

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.

Vibrant and every-changing, Christchurch is New Zealand’s second-largest city and is affectionately known as ‘The Garden City’. Christchurch is framed by the Pacific Ocean and the Southern Alps, offering visitors a wide variety of attractions and activities. Recommended activities:-

  • Take in local history at the beautiful heritage building of the Canterbury Museum
  • Tour from the Museum to look at the rebuild after the Canterbury Earthquakes in 2010-2011
  • For stunning views head up the Christchurch Gondola
  • Ride on the historic Christchurch Tram
  • Visit the International Antarctic Centre 
  • Go punting on the Avon River
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : The Ashley Hotel or similar
9
Christchurch - Mt Cook (330km) - Queenstown (271km)

The scenic route to Lake Tekapo begins at Rangiora, a rural centre north of Christchurch city. Small towns appear regularly as you travel across the Canterbury Plains through fields and farms.

The settlement of Lake Tekapo is at the southern end of the lake. The opaque turquoise colour of this lake and others in the area is caused by fine, glacier-ground rock particles held in suspension. The Church of the Good Shepherd and the sheepdog statue are great photo opportunities.

The road to Mt Cook takes you through high country tussock to beautiful Lake Pukaki. You’ll hug the edge of the lake for most of the way up the Tasman Valley to Mount Cook Village. The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park includes the highest peak in Australasia (Mt Cook - 3755m).

The road to Twizel hugs the edge of Lake Pukaki. The exquisite opaque turquoise colour of this lake and others in the area is caused by fine, glacier-ground rock particles held in suspension. The easy drive to Omarama takes you through picturesque sheep farming country fringed with mountain ranges. You’ll have the chance to detour to the fascinating Paritea cliffs, which are constantly being exposed by the active Osler fault line.

Your trip to Queenstown begins with the beautiful Lindis Pass – just magic when there’s snow around. The vineyards of the Gibbston area and bungy jumpers at the Kawarau River Bridge are other interesting distractions.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar
10
Queenstown - Milford Sound (307km) - Queenstown

From Queenstown, follow the road to Te Anau as it winds round the gentle curves of Lake Wakatipu. The scenery here is stunning - lakeside vistas are framed by the rugged face of a magnificent mountain range appropriately named The Remarkables. Easy rolling countryside soon leads you to the shores of Lake Te Anau, the biggest of the South Island’s many lakes. Continue your journey drive to Milford Sound, 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.

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 Scenic Cruise with lunch on broad 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 through valleys and crash into the sea far below. 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.

Take your time disembarking from your boat cruise and exploring the surrounding area. Slowly head back along the same road to Queenstown, making sure you stock up on photos on the way.

Transfer Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar
11
Queenstown

A free day to explore Queenstown.

Queenstown is outdoor adventure heaven. Most activities can be enjoyed all year round with the snow sport season from June to early October. There’s also plenty of opportunities to relax with top quality local food and wine experiences.

Recommended activities (optional):-

  • Adventure activities include bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting and ziplining
  • For snow enthusiasts head up to Coronet Peak or The Remarkables skifields, just 30-40 minute by car or shuttle. Further afield, Cardrona and Treble Cone ski fields near Wanaka are just an hour by car or shuttle (season mid June to mid October, varing by year and field)
  • Enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu on a boat cruise and visit a high country station
  • Take a tour and check out some of the stunning locations featured in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies
  • Take a wine tour to get a taste of the region’s 75 wineries
  • Grab a bike and go cycling – options are available to suit everyone, including cycling on the Queenstown Trail, mountain biking and heli biking
  • Ride the gondola and enjoy spectacular views from the Skyline complex on Bob’s Peak
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotels or similar
12
Queenstown - Glacier Region (365km)

From Queenstown you’ll journey to the river and rainforest environment of the West Coast.

The shortest route to Wanaka is over the Crown Range Road. It’s a challenging drive, but the views are amazing and you’ll probably encounter friendly keas (mountain parrots). The vineyards of the Gibbston area and bungy jumpers at the Kawarau River Bridge are interesting distractions along the way.

Lake Hawea is the first scenic highlight of your journey, followed closely by the northern end of Lake Wanaka. At the wilderness town of Makarora you can fuel up and refresh before you take on the dramatic twists and turns of the Haast Pass. Enjoy waterfalls and river scenery as you arrive in rainforest country.

Just north of Haast is Lake Moeraki, a peaceful forest lake with good fishing – a 40 minute walk takes you to the penguin colony at Monro Beach. Next is pretty Lake Paringa, where you can enjoy a delicious meal of salmon at the salmon farm.

Just before Fox Glacier is the western end of the Copland track. In half a day you can walk to the hot springs at Welcome Flat. After a short drive north, you’ll arrive at Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier. Fox Glacier and Franz Josef are only 24km away.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier or similar
13
Fox Glacier

A full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Entry to the Glacier Hot Pools at Franz Josef is included.

New Zealand's most unique hot pools experience, in the heart of the rainforest. Nestled  in lush rainforest, the Glacier Hot Pools is a haven of natural tranquility. A perfect way to unwind and experience a blissful state of pure relaxation after travelling along Te Tai o Poutini  (The West Coast).

Named after Sir William Fox, New Zealand’s Prime Minister from 1869 to 1872, Fox Glacier describes both the glacier and the nearby village. To see the glacier, you can walk to the terminal face, arrange an ice-hiking adventure or book a sightseeing flight. Close to Fox Glacier is beautiful Lake Matheson, one of the most photographed lakes in New Zealand. On a clear day it reflects Mount Cook. Fox Glacier township has a good range of shops and eateries.

Franz Josef Glacier was first explored in 1865 by geologist Julius von Haast, who named it after the Austrian emperor. The glacier is five kilometres from the town of the same name, and a 20 minute walk will take you to its terminal face. From the glacier car park, you can hike to a choice of lookout points for a bigger view of this awesome river of ice. If you want to actually make contact with the glacier, take a guided ice walk or a heli-hike. Aerial sightseeing is another option. There's a range of natural attractions in close proximity to Franz Josef Glacier Village. Lose yourself in the rainforests, waterfalls, and lakes. In the town you’ll find places to eat, or relax at the glacier hot pools or explore the wildlife centre. At nearby Lake Mapourika there are kayaks for hire.

*Add - activities and/or attractions in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier* 

Heliservices One Glacier with snow landing 20mins
~ Sweep above Westland National Park as you explore the Fox or Franz Josef Glacier to 6000’ before landing in the snow to enjoy exceptional views of the majestic Southern
~ Essential Wear for Snow Landings

  • Sunglasses
  • Covered shoes (sneakers or trainers are fine) or your hiking boots
  • Plenty of film (or memory cards) for your camera
  • Clothing - Wear comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for wearing on the snow. Occasionally the temperate can be 5-10 degrees cooler on the snow than it is in the village. Check with our ground-crew if you are unsure of what to wear

Check In Time
Please check in 15 - 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time. This allows time for payment processing and aircraft allocation.

2 Hour Quad Bike Adventure
~ Ride out to 10,000 year old moraine left by ancient glacial pathways and enjoy enough space to roam. View snow capped peaks and "Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere" otherwise known as the Franz Josef glacier as it plunges from around 2500 metres into the green canopy of the forest a mere 230 metres above sea level.
~ Vehicles - Our vehicles are incredibly easy to ride. With a short lesson anyone aged 16 or over can easily and safely enjoy riding our ATV quad bikes. But don't worry kids (8 and over) these fantastic bikes are a first in New Zealand and feature a specially designed passenger seat enabling whole families to enjoy this experience in safety and comfort. Drive if you can or sit back and enjoy the ride! The passenger seat is suitable for both adults or kids.
~ Departure time - Summer: 9am, 12pm, 3pm & 5.45pm - Winter: 9am & 2.30pm

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier or similar
14
Glacier Region - Arthur's Pass - Christchurch ( 380km)

Make your way up the rugged West Coast, through the old gold mining settlement of Hokitika.

Then classic west coast river and forest scenery leads you east. Rushing water, impressive bridges and tiny towns gradually give way to the misty mountains of the Southern Alps.

Take a lunch break en-route at Arthur’s Pass to enjoy a short walk into the beech forest around the Village. Watch out for the Kea, New Zealand’s native alpine parrot – they are very inquisitive!

The road follows the Waimakariri and Bealey Rivers down to the skiing areas of Porter Heights and Craigieburn. Lakes Pearson and Grasmere are photo opportunities along the way. Rural serenity and friendly towns lead you across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

*Add - Tranz Alpine Train, Greymouth to Christchurch*
~ Truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other.
~ The train departs Greymouth daily at 2:05pm and arrives in Christchurch at 18:30pm.
~ Return your rental car in Greymouth and onboard the Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch. When arrive, shuttle transfer from Christchurch railway station to your hotel.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : The Ashley Hotel or similar
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Christchurch (Departure)

Your arrangements conclude today. Hotel check out time 1000am.

Your rental car should be dropped off at the airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.

NOTE: If add Tranz Alpine Train on Day 14 - Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer.

Meals Breakfast
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 14 days Rental Car, include: Airport pickup/drop off fees, extra drivers (max 4 drivers), unlimited mileage and basic daily insurance (with damage excess).
  • Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium admission
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves - 45 minute guided tour
  • Rotorua Sights Admission - Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show and Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Traditional Maori Hangi Dinner & Concert
  • Interislander ferry - Wellington to Picton
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with lunch - 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Glacier Hot Pools
  • Travel Documents
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea unless specified.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Rental car petrol expenses, car parking expenses, infringement tickets, insurance excess/waiver, security bond and GPS unit
Trip Mandatory
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Agent Collection Fee 30.00 -
Optional Addon
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Auckland: Sky Tower Access to Main Observation (186m) and SkyDeck (220m) | Oct'19 to Mar'20 79.60 -
Auckland: Harbour Cruise Departs daily 10.30am and 1.30pm - 1.5 hrs | Oct'19 to Sep'20 153.40 -
Auckland: Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer - Departs daily, 9.15am and 12.15pm Duration: 4-5 hours (includes ferry travel) | Oct'19 to Sep'20 209.80 -
Matamata: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour (2 hours) on Day 3 before arrive Rotorua | Oct'19 to Sep'20 228.80 -
Rotorua: Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry | Jul'19 to Mar'20 99.90 -
Rotorua: The Original Canopy Tour - 3 hour | Oct'19 to Sep'20 436.00 -
Rotorua: Guided Hot Pools Kayak on Lake Rotoiti | Oct'19 to Sep'20 363.50 -
Kaikoura : 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise | Oct'19 to Sep'20 412.80 -
Queenstown: Walter Peak Farm incl BBQ Lunch (RJ504) - Duration: 3hrs 30mins | Oct'19 to Sep'20 340.30 -
Queenstown: 4WD Safari of the Scenes Wakatipu Basin Half Day Tour | Oct'19 to Sep'20 589.40 -
Queenstown: Guided Walk- Lakeshore Forest & Bird Duration 3-4 hours | Oct'19 to Sep'20 334.50 -
Franz Josef or Fox Glacier - Heliservices One Glacier with snow landing 20mins | Jul'19 to Mar'20 740.20 -
Franz Josef: Across Country Quad Bikes 2 Hrs Adventure| May to Sep'19 458.90 -
Taupo: 30 mins Huka Jetboat Ride | Oct'19 to Sep'20 363.50 -
Add Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch and drop off your rental car at Greymouth. Included transfer from Station to CHC hotel and CHC hotel to airport based on seat-in-coach | Oct'19 to Apr'20 739.50 -
Add Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch and drop off your rental car at Greymouth. Included transfer from Station to CHC hotel and CHC hotel to airport based on seat-in-coach | May to Sep'20 701.80 -
Extra car per day - FDAR | May to Oct'19 |14-20Days 229.60 -
Extra car per day - FDAR | Nov'19 to Mar'20 |14-20Days 296.30 -
Extra car per day - PVAR | May to Oct'19 |14-20Days 322.40 -
Extra car per day - PVAR | Nov'19 to Mar'20 |14-20Days 380.40 -
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.
  • 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).
  • All tours can be taken in reverse
  • Additional nights can be added at any point in the tour
  • A fee of MYR 160.00 per service per file will be imposed for any amendment made after booking confirmed.
  • Driver's Licence - a valid driver's licence (original copy) for each driver must be provided when collecting the rental car. This licence must be in English. If the licence (original copy) is not in English, a certified International Driver's Licence may be used with the original driver's licence. No copies or non-official documents will be accepted.
  • Credit Card - Only an authorised bank credit card, embossed with the card number and owner's name will be accepted to rent a vehicle. The credit card must be in the name of the principal driver. No other type of card or cash is accepted (eg debit or money cards).
  • All drivers must be 25years old or above to drive a rental car. For some car categories, you may be allowed to drive when aged 21-25yrs however a 'Young Driver Surcharge' and conditions will apply.
  • In most cities, there is a charge for parking (including overnight) and this is not included in the itinerary package. You are responsible to settle payment for all parking charges while in New Zealand.
  • At vehicle collection you will receive a copy of Rental Car's Terms & Conditions of car hire. These include revelent insurance details. Please ensure you read this document carefully.
  • Rates for children are available on application.
  • Notice In Winter : All rental car during May to October must have snow chains ready in the car in case of sudden snowfalls.
  • Surcharges apply on special events. Surcharge will be advise once accommodation is confirm.

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