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Kia Ora New Zealand

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Itinerary Description

Auckland: Catch a game of rugby or venture out west to the famous black sand surf beach of Piha. Auckland is a diverse region with vineyards, volcanoes, shops, surf and coffee all within a short distance.

Waitomo: Think adventure, caving, blackwater rafting, and glowworms in a natural labyrinth of subterranean caverns adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, millions of years in making. Enjoy a Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the World Famous Glowworm Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glow worms suspended from the cave ceiling.

Rotorua: With its unique volcanic landscape, living Maori culture, natural hot springs and plenty of options for adventure, Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most famous destinations.

Taupo: Lake Taupo is actually a huge volcano which last erupted in 181 AD. According to Maori legend, the lake is the pulsating heart of Maui's fish. Try fishing for trout, ski Mount Ruapehu or take a guided kayak expedition to view the rock carvings at Mine Bay.

Palmerston North: One of New Zealand's largest provincial cities, is a vibrant youthful city with an active student population. For sports enthusiasts, the rugby museum is an essential stop.

Wellington: New Zealand's capital city, Wellington is also known as our arts and culture capital. The central city is nestled between a beautiful harbour and forested hills. Museums, galleries, fine food and great live entertainment venues make this city a great place to visit in any season.

Interislander Cook Strait Ferry: travel the Cook Strait between the North & South Islands of New Zealand. The 92km voyage between Wellington and Picton takes 3 hours and has been described as "one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world.

Picton: is situated at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound one of four Sounds which make up the Marlborough Sounds. The Queen Charlotte Sound is the main thoroughfare for the Interislander ferries which provide passenger, car and rail transport to Wellington.

Blenheim: is situated in the Marlborough region of New Zealand on the north east corner of the South Island, due west of Wellington city. Blenheim's attractions include its wine industry, the Marlborough Sounds, gourmet foods and adventure activities.

Kaikoura: The seaside town of Kaikoura is a popular tourist destination, mainly for whale watching (the Sperm Whale watching is perhaps the best and most developed in the world) and swimming with or near dolphins.

Christchurch: In spite of the earthquake, Christchurch is still the gateway to the South Island, and the home of new opportunities. Local business people have responded innovatively and created thriving entertainment, education and business hubs on the outskirts of the Central City.

Tekapo: is a village located at the southern end of the lake of the same name in the inland South
Island of New Zealand. The lake is a popular tourist destination, and several resort hotels are located at the township. Know for its famous Lake (Lake Tekapo) which shines a beautiful turquoise colour which is attributed to its very clear atmosphere and lack of light pollution.

Queenstown: Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and vibrant towns with lots to see and do throughout the year. This region is renowned for its spectacular ski fields and is home of the bungy, a popular activity amongst thrill-seeking travellers.

Milford Sound: Take an unforgettable journey through the magical Milford Sound and experience the true beauty of the South Island. One thousand years ago, Maori travelled overland to Milford in search of the much prized pounamu (greenstone). These treks from the east used traditional pathways across passes such as Mackinnon Pass on the Milford Track. Today, our awesomeNZ Milford Sound tour follows in the footsteps of the ancient Maori and takes you deep into Fiordland National Park. Explore the Fiord on the Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. Learn the history of this world famous region, travel through awe-inspiring landscapes, glacier carved valleys and cascading waterfalls.

Dunedin: New Zealand's oldest city, a university city of Scottish heritage, possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture, and world-famous wildlife reserves on the Otago Peninsula. Dunedin offers a wide range of accommodation options, restaurants, arts & crafts, attractions and eco tours & cruises.

Price

$645 ADULT
$579 BACKPACKER

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Possible Itinerary

Auckland - Rotorua* via Waitomo
BONUS! Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour
Rotorua - Wellington via Taupo
BONUS! Interislander Ferry Wellington to Picton
Picton - Christchurch via Blenheim and Kaikoura
Christchurch - Dunedin
Dunedin - Queenstown
Queenstown - Milford** via Te Anau
BONUS! Milford Sound Cruise
Milford - Queenstown**
Queenstown - Christchurch via Tekapo

*Operated by GreatSights New Zealand
**Operated by awesomeNZ

Available in reverse
Minimum 7 days
Start from Auckland or Christchurch