9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS AUCKLAND HOBBITON & QUEENSTOWN TRANZ ALPINE CHRISTCHURCH HIGHLIGHT
9D8NSSC 9D8N AUCKLAND, NORTH ISLAND 01 DEC 2018 - 30 SEP 2019
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Kiwiway recommendation:

 

  • ADD - Traditional Hangi & Concert experience in Rotorua   
  • ADD - A relaxing soak in the naturally heated mineral pools at Polynesian Spa, Rotorua
  • ADD - Gourmet & Wine tour in Queenstown
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.

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

Half Day Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer
~ 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.
~ Inclusion:-

  • Return Rangitoto ferry
  • Fully commentated 2 hour guided 4WD road train tour.
  • Departs: Daily, 9.15am and 12.15pm
  • Duration: 4-5 hours (includes ferry travel)
  • Departs Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland

Auckland Waterfront Guided Bike Tour 4hrs
~ Auckland Waterfront -  our most popular tour, the route heads east past Queens Wharf, Ports of Auckland, Okahu Bay, Kelly Tarlton’s and Sir Michael Joseph Savage Memorial before arriving at Mission Bay - a beautiful golden sand beach with safe swimming and stunning harbour views.

  • Duration: 4 hours guided
  • Departure times: 9am and 1pm
  • All tours start and finish from store located at 23 Commerce St, Auckland CBD
Transfer by private vehicle airport transfer
Hotel Standard Hotel : Auckland City Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Heritage Hotel or similar
2
Auckland - Matamata - Rotorua (234km)

After breakfast, check out hotel and commence Auckland to Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience | Depart Auckland Daily at 0800am | Arrives Rotorua 1800pm

Take a journey into the heart of the Central North Island, taking in the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour. Setting off from Auckland, travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions, enjoying your driver guide’s entertaining and informative commentary.

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.

At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

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
3
Rotorua

Rotorua Sights: Te Puia, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome | Depart daily at 0730am | Return 1230pm

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.

This afternoon is at leisure.

*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

*Add - Mitai Maori Village - Maori Culture Experience (incl Hangi Dinner)*
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Enter the world of Mitai. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat.

Opening hours

  • Pickup from your accommodation is between 5.45pm to 6.15pm
  • Tour starts at 6.30pm till 9.30pm
  • Only 5 minutes from the central city
Transfer by Great Sights coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Sudima Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Holiday Inn Rotorua or similar
4
Rotorua - Queenstown by flight (3 hr 30 min, 1+stop)

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

Rotorua to Queenstown domestic flight not included and can be purchase online ( own arrangement ) at air new zealand here.

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

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'.

Flight by air new zealand on own arrangement
Transfer by airport shuttle transfer
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotels or similar
5
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.

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. 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
6
Queenstown

A free day to explore Queenstown.

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.

The Skyline Queenstown complex offers a whole day’s worth of fun things to do in Queenstown! Located an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown, Skyline Queenstown offers awe-inspiring views of the region and an abundance of entertainment and adventure for the whole family.

*Add - activities and/or attractions in Queenstown*

Full day Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour
~ Departs Daily: 9.30am-4.30pm
~ A relaxed day of fine cuisine, good company, sampling local cheeses and tasting premium cool-climate wines.
Inclusions:-

  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Complimentry bottled mineral water
  • Tasting at 4 vineyards in the Gibbston Valley, Cromwell and Bannockburn regions
  • Take a tour through New Zealand's largest underground wine cave
  • A tasting of local cheeses at one of the vineyards
  • A delightful platter style lunch at one of our venues
  • Visit to historic Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
  • A stunning drive through the Kawarau Gorge whilst learning about the early pioneering history of this rugged region
  • View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy jump
  • A stroll through Arrowtown and handcrafted chocolates

Half Day Nomad Safaris 4WD and Shotover Jet - Essential Queenstown Combo
~ An action filled 3-hour tour combining two of Queenstown’s premier activities. The trip features the full Shotover Jet experience followed by a custom 2-hour 4WD off road tour.
~ With Nomad Safaris you will explore the abandoned gold mining area of the Arrow River and film locations used in ‘Lord of the Rings’. Travel the rugged road and experience true off roading as you explore the pioneer trails guided by “The Professional Adventurers.”

  • Departs Daily:  8.30am & 1.30pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Complimentary hotel pick up
  • Refreshments
  • Gold Panning
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar | Superior Hotel : Copthorne Hotels or similar
7
Queenstown - Glacier Region (365km)

After breakfast, check out hotel and you will be pick up from hotel and transfer to Intercity coach terminal by shuttle bus.

InterCity coach transfer to Glacier Region | Depart daily at 0810am | Arrives Fox Glacier 1525pm or Franz Josef 1610pm.

Depart Queenstown and travel via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass,gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges,native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Fox Glaciers and Franz Josef.

Upon arrival, free at own leisure.

The West Coast, or 'the Coast' as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. While glaciers around the world are retreating, the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers still flow almost to sea level. The temperate climate at this low altitude means these glaciers are among the most convenient to visit in the world. Easy walks to the foot of the glaciers pass along ancient river valleys with steep sides bearing gigantic horizontal scars from when the glaciers have retreated and advanced over millennia. When you stand close to the foot of these glaciers, their sheer enormity is very humbling.

Transfer by InterCity coach
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Fox Glacier or similar | Superior Hotel : Scenic Franz Josef Glacier
8
Glacier Region - Tranz Alpine - Christchurch ( 4 hrs 20 min)

After breakfast, check out hotel and you will be pick up from hotel and transfer to Greymouth by Intercity coach.

InterCity coach transfer to Greymouth | Depart Fox Glacier daily at 0800am or Franz Josef dailt at 0915am | Arrives Greymouth Railway Sation 1315pm

The TranzAlpine runs daily, departing Greymouth at 1405pm | Arrive Christchurch 1830pm.

Climb aboard one of the world’s most famous train journeys, between Christchurch and Greymouth. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. Descend through thick stands of native beech forest to your destination.

Find out more about the TranzAlpine Train here.

Shuttle transfer from Christchurch railway station to your hotel. At own leisure.

Transfer by InterCity coach and Tranz Alpine Train and Shuttle transfer.
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : The Ashley Hotel or similar | Superior Hotel : Chateau on the Park or similar
9
Christchurch (Departure)

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer.

Hotel check out time 1000am.

If you've got a little time to spare, you might like to take a day trip.

*Add - Kiwi Hop on-Hop off Bus 24hr Central Loop
~ Hop on-Hop off operates daily | Stops at:Canterbury Museum, Mona Vale Gardens, Riccarton House & Bush, Cardboard Cathedral, Cathedral Square
~ Duration- Total duration is 1 hour.
~ Summer (Nov–Apr): Buses depart Caterbury Museum every 30 minutes from 10.30am, last bus departs at 3.30pm.
~ Winter (May–Oct): Buses depart Canterbury Museum every 60 minutes from 10am, last bus departs at 2pm.

Transfer by airport shuttle
Meals Breakfast
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private with meet & greet on arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Remainder transportation by seat-in-coach basic.
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves - 45 minute guided tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 2 hours guided tour
  • Half day Rotorua Sights - Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show and Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Full day Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with lunch Tour
  • Tranz Alpine Train - Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Travel Document
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
Auckland: Half Day Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer | Dec'18 to Oct'19 198.20 104.10
Auckland: Auckland Waterfront Guided Bike Tour 4hrs | Dec'18 to Sep'19 380.60 380.60
Extra night in Auckland with breakfast per person standard twin sharing | Oct'18 to Apr'19 378.80 378.80
Extra night in Auckland with breakfast per person standard triple sharing | Oct'18 to Apr'19 318.60 318.60
Rotorua: Polynesian Spa (Lake Spa) Towels and lockers provided | Dec'18 to Sep'19 137.60 137.60
Rotorua: Mitai Cultural Experience with Hangi Dinner | Dec'18 to Sep'19 334.20 172.10
Queenstown: Full day Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour | Dec'18 to Sep'19 737.30 534.30
Queenstown: Half Day Nomad Safaris 4WD and Shotover Jet - Essential Queenstown Combo 737.30 432.80
Christchurch: Kiwi Hop On-Hop Off Bus 24hrs 94.10 94.10
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.
  • For booking received less than 21 working days prior to departure, a surcharge of MYR 150.00 will apply for priority service.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 16 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: December 2018 until September 2019 (Travel must be completed by 30 September 2019).
  • 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.
  • Surcharges apply on special events. Surcharge will be advise once accommodation is confirm.

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