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11-Day North and South Island King Kiwi Chinese Guided Tour from Auckland

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 Days 10 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Omarama, NZD, Oamaru, NZD, Dunedin, NZD, Te Anau, NZD, Lake Tekapo Township, NZD, Queenstown, NZD, Arrowtown, NZD, Cromwell, NZD, Mount Cook National Park, NZD, Raglan, NZD, Rotorua, NZD, Fiordland National Park, NZD, Taupo, NZD, Wanaka, NZD, Waitomo Caves, NZD.

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    Room TypeSurcharge Date / Date Range AdultChild
    Upgrade to single private room - Surcharge Year round $673.75$572.86
    • Twin - shareaccommodation (male or female rooms) is included with your tour. You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a single private room (subject to availability).
    • Tours are not suited to children under 7 years. 7 - 17 year old's may travel if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The Age based on the time of commencing travel (not booking).
    Day 1

    Auckland - Ragland (88 km)

    Haere mai (welcome)! Your Stray tour kicks off in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. From here we head south to our overnight destination - Raglan. On the way, we will visit the Bridal Veil Falls, where a short walk through beautiful native bush leads to an impressive 55m cascading waterfall. In the afternoon, you'll have the option to take a surf lesson or explore the harbour on a kayak or stand-up paddle board. After a welcome dinner in the evening, you'll have the chance to watch the surfers from the beach, enjoy a bush walk or take a sunset cruise - it's up to you!
    • Raglan, NZD

      Raglan is both a surfing mecca and a dramatically scenic area of black sand coastline. Many people believe that Manu Bay on this coast has the longest, most accessible and consistent left-hand break in the world. This lively surf town has an interesting creative culture and a wonderful choice of cafés.
    Standard Hotel: Raglan Sunset Motel or equivalent
    Dinner: Included
    Day 2

    Raglan - Rotorua (227 km)

    Departing early, our first stop of the day is Waitomo. Take our included boat trip through Waitomo's magnificent cave network where you'll have the chance to see fossils and glow-worms up close. From here, we continue on to Matamata, where you have the option to experience the place where the real Middle Earth story began, the Hobbiton Movie Set. Explore the hills, gardens and houses that were home to Frodo and Bilbo in Peter Jackson's epic trilogies. Those not interested in Hobbiton will head straight to Rotorua where you will have the option to visit the Tamaki Maori Village or the Polynesian Spa. At the award-winning Tamaki Maori Village, you learn about Maori art, ancient rituals and traditions and experience a delicious Hangi meal and interactive cultural performance. Alternatively, a relaxing soak in one of the many geothermal pools at the Polynesian Spa is a wonderful way to finish a busy day of adventure.
    • Waitomo Caves, NZD

      Waitomo can be translated as the 'stream which flows into the hole in the ground'. This meaning is reflected through its fantastic geological history and landscape. Combine your experience with Ruakuri Cave, see glowworms up close and descend a spectacular spiral entrance. In Aranui Cave be mesmerised by ornate cave decorations also the underground Black Water Rafting.
    • Rotorua, NZD

      Located in the Bay of Plenty region, Rotorua is New Zealand's 10th largest urban city. Tourists can visit the Government Gardens and the Rotorua Museum of Art and History. Other popular activities include mountain biking, boating, and fishing.

      Lake Rotorua

      Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand. The lake is shallow and prone to an unusual green discoloration. For these reasons the lake is popular for trout fishing and nature photography, but not for swimming or watersports.

      Government Gardens

      A public park located near Rotorua Lake, Government Gardens provides visitors with a wide array of activities including swimming, croquet lawns, walking paths and more. Guests also have access to the Rotorua Museum of Art and History and the Polynesia Spa.

      Polynesian Spa

      Since 1882, there has been a bath house on this site in Rotorua, NZ. Currently, the geothermal spa facility here provides a relaxing treatment that is said to especially help those with arthritis.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$29; Child N$29

      Tamaki Maori Village

      Experience the Maori culture firsthand at a traditional Hangi feast. Using the same method as their ancestors, food is cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Visitors can also enjoy a cultural performance with songs and "haka," a Maori warrior dance.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$120; Child (10-15 yrs) N$65; Child (5-9 yrs) N$25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) N$99|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Sudima Hotel or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Rotorua - Taupo (63 km)

    We start the day by visiting Redwood Forest for a short walk before heading to the geothermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu. Carrying on to Taupo, we will stop at the thundering Huka Falls , NZ's most photographed natural attraction, on the way into town. Next, we head to the town centre on the shores of Australasia's largest freshwater lake, the Great Lake Taupo. You have the rest of the afternoon free for activities. The most popular activity here is to jump out of a plane and skydive over the lake, but you can also test your bravery with a bungy jump or a se rene sailing trip on the lake.
    • Rotorua, NZD

      Located in the Bay of Plenty region, Rotorua is New Zealand's 10th largest urban city. Tourists can visit the Government Gardens and the Rotorua Museum of Art and History. Other popular activities include mountain biking, boating, and fishing.

      Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland

      Described as one of the top 20 most surreal places in the world, the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is a colorful and spectacular volcanic area where guests can walk along geothermal features and experience natural phenomena unlike any other.
    • Taupo, NZD

      Located at the center of the North Islands, Taupo resides along the shores of New Zealand's largest lake. In recent years, the town has become a popular venue for outdoor sporting events like sailing, cross country, biking, and more.

      Huka Falls

      Experience the natural beauty of Haku Falls, a set of cascading waterfalls that drain into Taupo Lake, the largest lake in New Zealand. Located on the Waikato River, visitors can walk trails, jetboat, or admire views from various observation points.

      Lake Taupo

      Lake Taupo is a beautiful, immense lake located in the center of the North Islands of New Zealand. Visitors can view fascinating Māori rock carvings over 10 meters in height at Mine Bay on Lake Taupo by boat or kayak.

      Bungy Taupo

      The North Island's most popular bungy jump is a real blast. Our unique cantilever platform projects out from the cliff-top, above the inviting waters of the Waikato River below. Whether you choose to bungy solo or tandem, our highly trained crew pride themselves in providing you with an exhilarating and safe bungy experience.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $149; Adult (Tandem Bungy) $298; Adult (Solo Extreme Swing) $109; Adult (Tandem Extreme Swing) $218; Adult (Bungy & Extreme Swing Combo) $218; Solo Bungy, at least 10 years of age and weigh a minimum of 45kgs (Bungy) and 30kgs (Swing). Those 16 years and under require parental consent. Maximum weight is 180kgs

      Sail Barbary

      Join the Lake Taupo cruise to the extraordinary 14-meter high Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings. Sailing Taupo’s beautiful bays, Sail Barbary’s two electric yachts offer the perfect mix of relaxation, fun and adventure at an awesome price. Soak up the sun or roll up your sleeves; you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$44; Adult (5:00pm summer only) N$49; Child (0-15 yrs) N$25; Child (0-15 yrs, 5:00pm summer only) N$29; 10:30 am or 2:00pm|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

      Skydive Taupo

      With our expert tandem skydive instructors you’ll jump out of our aircraft from up to 15,000ft and into an incredible free-fall over the worlds most stunning drop zone, surrounded by snow tipped peaks and the clean, fresh blue of lake Taupo, you’ll slow from a 200KM/H descent to a safe, controlled canopy landing.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$279; Adult (15,000 feet (4,575m)) N$359; Adult (GoPro, 12,000 feet) N$458; Adult (GoPro, 15,000 feet) N$519; Adult (Freefall, 12,000 feet) N$498; Adult (Freefall, 15,000 feet) N$559; Adult (Full Monty, 12,000 feet) N$588; Adult (Full Monty, 15,000 feet) N$659; 12,000 feet(3,650m), NOT over 100kgs / 220lbs / 15.5 stone

    Standard Hotel: Bella Vista Motel or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Taupo - Ackland (218 km)

    It's time to say goodbye to Taupo this morning as we begin our journey north back to Auckland. We'll arrive at the award-winning Hamilton Gardens. After lunch, we will have an ice cream stop in Pokeno before drive into Auckland. We will stop at Auckland Airport where you will catch your flight to Christchurch. Your airport shuttle transfer to the accommodation and tonigh's accommodation is included. Christchurch is the South Island's largest city and is also known as the "Garden City" for its many public parks and gardens.
    • Hamilton, NZD

      Initially an agricultural service centre, Hamilton now has a growing and diverse economy and is the third fastest growing urban area in New Zealand.

      Hamilton Gardens

      Hamilton Gardens is a public garden park in the south of Hamilton. The 54-hectare park is based on the banks of the Waikato River and includes enclosed gardens, open lawns, a lake, a nursery, a convention centre and a cemetery.
    Standard Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Christchurch - Lake Tekapo Township (181 km)

    We'll head south across the Canterbury Plains and venture deep into the beautiful Mackenzie region, known for its unbelievably blue lakes and snow - capped mountain landscape. At the iconic township of Lake Tekapo, famous for its turquoise glacial waters, we'll stop to stretch our legs and explore some historic sites including the Church of the Good Sheppard. From Tekapo, we continue past picturesque Lake Pukaki on route to our destination at the base of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. Aoraki is the mountain's Maori name, meaning "Cloud Piercer". You have an option to do a scenic flight to enjoy the stunning views of New Zealand's highest peaks and spectacular alpine scenery. As one of the few designated "International Dark Sky Reserves" in the world, this is one of the very best places in New Zealand to join a stargazing tour and be mesmerized by the night sky above.
    Lupin flowers: Between November and December the beautiful purple lupin flower blossoms all across the Central Otago region. When in season, we?ll make stops to admire beautiful fields of these flowers
    • Lake Tekapo Township, NZD

      Located near the Mackenzie Basin, the Lake Tekapo Township is a small community surrounded mountain ranges, lakes and natural beauty. It is also home to Mount John University Observatory, the Church of the Good Shepherd, Waitaki Dam, and more.

      Lake Tekapo

      Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north-south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand (the others are Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau).

      Mount Cook National Park

      Mount Cook, locally known as Aoraki, is the highest mountain in New Zealand measuring 12,218 feet tall. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Cook is a beautiful, diverse location like no other. Enjoy exploring peaks, valleys, lakes, forests, and more.

      Church of the Good Shepherd

      The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains. It was built to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country.

      Big Sky Stargazing

      Mount Cook is far from the city lights and therefore has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand. In June 2012 this region was approved as one of only a few International Dark Sky Reserves (IDSR) worldwide and is therefore perfect for viewing the night sky!

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$70; Child (4-14 yrs) N$35

    Standard Hotel: Mt Cook Lodge & Motel or equivalent
    Day 6

    Mt Cook - Wanaka (225 km)

    Start your morning early with an invigorating hike through the Hooker Valley surrounded by the native alpine bush and the dramatic Southern Alps mountain range. We'll leave Mt Cook Village mid - morning to continue south, stopping in Omarama for lunch. Time permitting, we might catch a sheep shearing demonstration, where an educational 30min show teaches about the importance of the wool industry in New Zealand. From here it's over the Lindis Pass, and into the popular lakeside holiday township of Wanaka. You'll have the remainder of the afternoon to sign up for one of the many activities on offer , whether it' s mountain biking around the lake, exploring the weird yet wonderful Puzzling World, skydiving, or learning to fly your very own stunt plane
    • Mount Cook National Park, NZD

      Mount Cook, locally known as Aoraki, is the highest mountain in New Zealand measuring 12,218 feet tall. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Cook is a beautiful, diverse location like no other. Enjoy exploring peaks, valleys, lakes, forests, and more.

      Hooker Valley Track

      One of the most popular walks in Mt Cook National Park. Pass through Hooker Valley and walk beside the Hooker River. Picturesque icebergs, glaciers and majestic mountains will have you reaching for your camera at every turn.
    • Omarama, NZD

      Nestled in a broad basin between mountain ranges, Omarama is well known to glider pilots. Come here to soar in the skies and fish in the fast rivers.
    • Cromwell, NZD

      Nicknamed the Fruit Bowl of the South, the historic town of Cromwell was known for gold mining and stone fruit production. Guests can experience the picturesque quality of this historic town and visit Clyde Dam, Kararau Gorge, Lake Dunstan, and more.

      Lindis Pass

      At an altitude of 971 meters above sea level, the Lindis Pass connects the central Otago region to the Mackenzie Basin. Although a beautiful drive, visitors may also walk, mountain bike, and horse-back ride to the Lindis River.
    • Wanaka, NZD

      Located in the Otago region, Wanaka is a popular resort town that attracts tourists all year round. From cross-country skiing to water skiing, Wanaka offers endless outdoor activities no matter the season, as well as gorgeous views of mountain ranges, lakes, and more.

      Lake Wanaka

      Located at the heart of Wanaka, Lake Wanaka is situated in a glacier basin and spans an area of 72 square miles. Ideal for adventure tourism, visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, and swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter.

      Puzzling World

      Originally designed as a super maze in 1973, Puzzle World has expanded into a unique attraction featuring bizarre buildings, optical illusions and exhibits, and perception challenges that are as fun as they are baffling. Experience architecture, art, games, and more.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$17; Child N$17

      Skydive Wanaka

      Innovative and progressive, we’re dedicated to delivering a unique tandem skydive experience, with high standards of safety, comfort and personal service. See up to six lakes, the rugged Southern Alps, Mt Cook and the South Island’s longest river (the Clutha)

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$339; Adult (15,000 feet (4,575m)) N$439; Adult (GoPro, 12,000 feet) N$508; Adult (GoPro, 15,000 feet) N$608; Adult (Freefall, 12,000 feet) N$568; Adult (Freefall, 15,000 feet) N$668; Adult (Full Monty, 12,000 feet) N$628; Adult (Full Monty, 15,000 feet) N$728; 12,000 feet(3,650m), NOT over 100kgs / 220lbs / 15.5 stone

      Wanaka Flight Training

      Wanaka is a very unique place to learn to fly, offering some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand, with very stable weather conditions ideal for training. We offer fully flexible flight training and mountain flying programmes that can be individually tailored to meet each student’s ability, availability and needs.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$149; Adult (Trial Flight (30 mins) , bring a friend for free) N$199; Trial Flight (20 mins) , bring a friend for free

      Wanaka Mountain Biking

      Biking the shores of the Lake or the banks of the Clutha River is considered a must-do in Wanaka and we have several mountain bike tours available. Guests can go at their own pace with our bike.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$60; Child N$60

    Standard Hotel: Wanaka Hotel or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Wanaka - Queenstown (84 km)

    We have a big day planned with lots of activities to look forward to as we make our way towards Queenstown. On route, we'll stop in Cromwell, famous for its fresh fruit and nut produce. Next up is a visit to AJ Hackett's Bungy Bridge, where this sporting phenomenon originally began. If there was ever a time to try a bungy, today is the day. Even if it's not your thing, you'll still enjoy watching others take the leap of faith! After all that excitement, we'll soothe the nerves by visiting Gibbston Valley Winery to sample some Pinot Noir, the region's specialty, with the option to pair it with fine Patagonia chocolates. We'll spend time exploring the historical township of Arrowtown, where you can experience first - hand a settlement of gold mining huts built by Chinese immigrants during the Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s. At the end of the day we will arrive into Queenstown, known in New Zealand as the "Adventure Capital of the World"! Your guide will take you around the city centre, pointing out all the important places you need to know to ensure you make the most of your free day tomorrow. Queenstown has a lively nightlife with plenty of excellent restaurants, pubs and live music to check out.
    • Cromwell, NZD

      Nicknamed the Fruit Bowl of the South, the historic town of Cromwell was known for gold mining and stone fruit production. Guests can experience the picturesque quality of this historic town and visit Clyde Dam, Kararau Gorge, Lake Dunstan, and more.
    • Arrowtown, NZD

      Once a key town in the Central Otago Gold Rush and home to the Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, Arrowtown has a rich, unique history. A popular tourist destination, guests can also explore historic buildings as well as resorts, golf courses, boutiques and restaurants.

      Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

      During the Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s, a small Chinese community popped up near Arrowtown. Visitors to the area can still see what is left of their huts on the banks of Bush Creek.
    • Queenstown, NZD

      Located in the South Island of New Zealand along Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is an urban, resort town popularized for its adventure tourism, which includes snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, and paragliding. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy also features locations from Queenstown and surrounding locations.
    Standard Hotel: Bella Vista Motel or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Free day in Queenstown

    Make the most of your final free day doing any of the other incredible activities on offer or further exploring Queenstown.
    • Queenstown, NZD

      Located in the South Island of New Zealand along Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is an urban, resort town popularized for its adventure tourism, which includes snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, and paragliding. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy also features locations from Queenstown and surrounding locations.

      Kawarau Zipride

      Ideal for families, tour groups, and conferences & incentive groups. The Kawarau Zipride is comprised of 3x 130m zip lines, allowing for solo or tandems, and can take up to six people at once! Our Zipride reaches speeds of up to 60kph- zipride like Superman, share the fun with a friend or maybe race your work colleagues upside-down!

      Nzone Skydive

      It takes a certain kind of person to jump from an aircraft at 15,000ft into thin air. It takes courage. Expect sensory overload as your mind, body and soul fight against every natural self-preserving urge. The challenge is immense. Harnessed by space age materials to an experienced qualified Jumpmaster, you step out of that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you plummet toward the ground at 200 kph - terminal velocity!

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$339; Adult (15,000 feet (4,575m)) N$439; Adult (GoPro, 12,000 feet) N$528; Adult (GoPro, 15,000 feet) N$628; Adult (Freefall, 12,000 feet) N$598; Adult (Freefall, 15,000 feet) N$698; Adult (Full Monty, 12,000 feet) N$668; Adult (Full Monty, 15,000 feet) N$768; 12,000 feet(3,650m), NOT over 100kgs / 220lbs / 15.5 stone

      Shotover Jet

      It’s an amazing white water ride, as the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts his state-of-the-art Big Red Jet Boat through its paces. At 85kph he’ll skillfully whip the powerful boat past rocky outcrops, skim around crags and boulders, and speed through the dramatic and narrow canyons. Rock faces blur in your peripheral vision and the water sprays into a myriad of white water crystals with every turn.

      Skydive Paradise

      Discover your own natural high while jumping from a plane 15,000ft above New Zealand’s most stunning alpine scenery! Freefall at 200kph over Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area – the place of greenstone. Welcome to Paradise.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$335; Adult (15,000 feet (4,575m)) N$409; Adult (GoPro, 12,000 feet) N$504; Adult (GoPro, 15,000 feet) N$578; 12,000 feet(3,650m), NOT over 100kgs / 220lbs / 15.5 stone

      Skyline Gondola

      You’ll be carried 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob's Peak, where you’ll enjoy the best views in the region unfolding before your eyes. You get to experience a spectacular 220 degree panorama with breath-taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter and Cecil Peak and, of course, Queenstown.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$35; Adult (Gondola & 2 Luge Rides) N$49; Adult (Gondola & 5 Luge Rides) N$56; Child (5-14 yrs, Gondola only) N$22; Child (5-14 yrs, Gondola & 2 Luge Rides) N$37; Child (5-14 yrs, Gondola & 5 Luge Rides) N$46; Gondola only

      Skyline Luge

      Take a thrilling ride enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Our purpose built Luge carts put you in complete control as you take on over 800 metres of banked corners, tunnels and dippers. Once you’ve conquered the course, hop on the chairlift and do it all again, and again, and again. Gentle and leisurely or steep and adventurous, you’ll be hooked. Once is never enough.

      The Kawarau Bridge Bungy

      Not only is Queenstown the Adventure Capital of the World but it is also the location of the 'World Home of Bungy Jumping'- The Kawarau Bridge Bungy! 43m Bungy Jump off the Historic Kawarau Bridge.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$180; Child (10-14 yrs) N$180

      The Ledge Bungy

      Situated 400 metres above Queenstown, the Ledge enables you to put your own twist on Bungy Jumping.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$195; Child N$195

      The Ledge Swing

      Swing out 400m above Queenstown. This crazy exploit will swing you off into the sky and bring you back from your high, before you've managed to stop screaming– a truly thrilling way to take in the Queenstown sights!

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$145; Child (10-14 yrs) N$145

      The Nevis Bungy

      Set an epic 134m above the stark beauty of the Nevis River, the highest Bungy (bungee) in New Zealand is a once in a lifetime experience.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$260; Child N$260

      The Nevis Swing

      The World's Most Famous Swing. After being lifted out above the launch deck, suspended 160 metres above the canyon floor, you’re suddenly released and find yourself rushing towards the other side of the valley at 120kph, eyes wide open in disbelief or shut tight in fear.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$180; Child (10-14 yrs) N$180

      Gibbston Valley Winery

      Gibbston Valley is New Zealand's largest wine cave region and offers visitors a wide range of food and wine related entertainment. Guests can tour the winery and enjoy tastings, shop for gifts, eat at restaurants and cafes, and even cycle the scenic property.

      Skyline Gondola

      Often considered one of the best views in the world, the gondola that is attached to the Skyline restaurant in Queenstown provides an amazing scenic vantage point of the surrounding lands of New Zealand.
    Standard Hotel: Bella Vista Motel or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 9

    Queenstown - Fiordland National Park - Te Anau (270 km)

    It's an other early start as we depart for the natural wonder of Fiordland National Park. Sit back and take in one of the most spectacular drives on the South Island as we travel around the edge of Lake Wakatipu and watch the landscape morph from rolling farmland to mountains and dramatic fiords. Our destination is New Zealand's most famous attraction, Milford Sound, sometimes called the "Eighth Wonder of the World". This afternoon we will board a scenic boat cruise and navigate through the deep green waters, surrounded by sheer mountains, dewy rainforest and tumbling waterfalls. Keep your eyes open for the fur seals, dolphins and penguins that are ofte n spotted in the fiord. After our Milford cruise, we will return to our accommodation situated right on Lake Te Anau, the South Island's largest lake.
    • Fiordland National Park, NZD

      Established in 1952, the Fiordland National Park is New Zealand's most significant conservation that supports a large and diverse ecosystem of plants and wildlife. Enjoy hiking, bird watching, and more while surrounded by the astounding beauty of this natural paradise.

      Fiordland National Park

      Milford Sound

      Described as the Eighth Wonder of the World, Milford Sound offers breathtaking views and recreation. Visitors can admire staggering cliffs and waterfalls, kayak in the sea, take a helicopter flight, or enjoy a day or overnight boat cruise.

      Milford Mariner Ship Cruise

      Spend the night aboard the Milford Mariner Cruise Ship and experience the Milford Sound like never before. Enjoy nature guides by day and stargazing by night, as well as delicious buffet-styled breakfast and dinner among the sound's natural beauty.

      Duration: 1 Day

    • Te Anau, NZD

      Located in the Southland region of New Zealand, Te Anau is a scenic town that borders the Fiordland National Park. Experience the beauty of numerous mountain ranges, Lake Te Anau, bird watching, and easy access to Queenstown and the Milford Sounds.
    Standard Hotel: Lakeview Holiday Park or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 10

    Te Anau - Dunedin (291 km)

    We depart Te Anau this morning to make our way back to the east coast. Today's destination is Dunedin, a prominent university city known for its Scottish heritage, Victorian architecture , breweries and white sand beaches that are home to fur seals, sea lions, penguins and the only mainland breeding colony of royal albatross in the world. We will arrive in time to join an aftern oon Peninsula Wildlife Tour. Alternatively, you have free time to explore the city on foot, marvel at the classical architecture, stroll the Chinese Garden or Botanic Garden, take a guided tour of the Speigh's Brewery or visit the historic Larnach Castle.
    • Dunedin, NZD

      Dunedin is a bustling urban, cultural center in the Otago region in the South Island of New Zealand. It offers a wide variety of attractions for visitors including the theatre, music, museums, sporting events, universities, parks, gardens, architecture, and much more.

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      Saint Paul's Cathedral

      Dunedin Railway Station

      Embodies Dunedin's wealthy inheritance, This building perhaps is New Zealand’s most photographed building. The ornate Flemish Renaissance-style architecture features white Oamaru limestone facings on black basalt rock. The sheer size, grandiose style and rich embellishments of the station earned architect George Troup the nickname of Gingerbread George.

      Larnach Castle

      The castle is set high above the harbour where William Larnach commissioned the construction of New Zealand’s only castle in 1871. It is also well known for its 14 hectare garden and grounds which has been recognised as a Garden of International Significance.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$31; Child (5-14 yrs) N$10

      Otago Peninsula

      The Otago Peninsula together with its 20 km long harbour, is the home of an abundance of magnificent world famous marine wildlife, namely The Royal Albatross, the endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin/Hoiho and the Blue Penguins at Pukekura.You will also find many Seals, as well as The New Zealand Sea Lion.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$113; Child N$113

      Yellow-Eyed Penguin Tour

      On this tour, guests will explore the Penguin Place conservation and be able to see adorable little penguins up close in a protected setting.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$80; Child (5-14 yrs) N$60|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      Speight's Brewery Tour

      Come join this award-winning interactive tour of one of New Zealand's most famous breweries since 1876. Over the course of the experience, you will learn about beer production techniques, taste some samples, and be able to purchase your favorite brews.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$29; Child (5-17 yrs) N$13|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Dunedin Chinese Garden

      A perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, this Garden encapsulates the essence of nature. It was built to take you on a journey to a greater understanding of history, culture, heritage and tradition.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$9; Child (13-18 yrs) N$6; Child (Under 13 yrs) Free

    Standard Hotel: Bella Vista Motel or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 11

    Dunedin - Christchurch (330 km)

    On our way out of town this morning we'll stop to visit Dunedin's Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world. From here, we drive north up the coast to the Moeraki Boulders, one of the South Island's most fascinating attractions. These naturally occurring giant spherical stones are embedded on a sandy beach. Each weigh several tonnes and range up to 3m wide . Next stop along the coast is the old world town of Oamaru. You'll be guided through the Victorian precinct with the option to check out Steampunk HQ, an intriguing museum dedicated to retro - futuristic sci - fi art . After lunch in Oamaru, we express back to Christchurch, arriving early evening at approximately 5:00pm. You will be dropped off at either the Christchurch International Airport or your Christchurch accommodation.
    • Dunedin, NZD

      Dunedin is a bustling urban, cultural center in the Otago region in the South Island of New Zealand. It offers a wide variety of attractions for visitors including the theatre, music, museums, sporting events, universities, parks, gardens, architecture, and much more.

      Baldwin Street

      Located in Dunedin, New Zealand, Baldwin Street is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's steepest residential Street. At its maximum incline, the slope of Baldwin Street is 19 degrees or a gradient of 35%.
    • Oamaru, NZD

      Oamaru is the largest and most populous town in the northern Otago region. Located 120 kilometers north of Dunedin, Oamaru is home to important archaeological sites and architectural stone buildings such as St. Patrick's Basilica.

      Moeraki Beach

      Moeraki Beach is best known for enormous, spherical boulders lying along its coast between the towns of Moeraki and Hampden. Visitors will enjoy learning about the indigenous Māori legends surrounding these boulders and the picture-perfect views these unique beach feature offer.

      Oamaru Stone Heritage Buildings

      Oamaru stone is a key component in the architecture of New Zealand. Many of the buildings in this town are preserved to keep this intact, as the stone is susceptible to the weather.

      Steampunk HQ

      Discover an alternative past – or maybe a quirky version of the future – in this fascinating art project celebrating steampunk culture. Ancient machines wheeze and splutter, and the industrial detritus of the last century or so is repurposed and reimagined to creepy effect.

      Admission (Optional): Adult N$10; Child N$2

    Breakfast: Included
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    Auckland, NZD map link Victoria St Near Queen St, Auckland, 1010 8:30am 6:00pm
    Auckland, NZD map link Victoria St West Outside Sky Tower, Auckland, 1010 8:35am 6:00pm
    Auckland, NZD map link 506 Queen St, Auckland, 1010 8:40am 6:00pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Drop off location will be the same as pick up location (some locations may not have drop off service).
    • The timetable above is subject to change. We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary without prior notice.
    • Price Includes

    • Transport from Christchurch airport to the accommodation, Flight ticket from Auckland to Christchurch
    • Meals: 10 x breakfasts, 1 x dinners, 2 x special desserts
    • Raglan: Bridal Veil Falls
    • Waitomo: Spellbound Waitomo Caves guided tour
    • Rotorua: Guided mountain bike tour through Whakawerawera Forest,
    • Rotorua: Redwood Forest walk, Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland
    • Taupo: Visit Huka Falls
    • Mackenzie Region: Visit Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki
    • Mt Cook: Salmon Farm, Tasman Valley walk
    • Queenstown: Visit the world home of the bungy jump, Arrowtown, City centre bus cruise
    • Fiordland: Milford Sound scenic cruise
    • Dunedin: Dunedin city centre bus cruise, walk up Baldwin Street
    • Moeraki: Visit Moeraki Boulders
    • Queenstown: Visit AJ Hackett Bungy Centre at Kawarau Bridge, Visit Gibbston Valley Winery, Tour of Arrowtown's historic settlement, Queenstown city tour
    • Transportation
    • 10 nights accomodation' twin - share 3 - 4 star accommodation (male or female rooms)
    • Experienced Mandarin speaking tour guide
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Dunedin
      Dunedin Chinese Garden (Optional) N$9
      N$6 (13-18 yrs)
      Free (Under 13 yrs)
      /
      Larnach Castle (Optional) N$31 N$10 (5-14 yrs) /
      Otago Peninsula (Optional) N$113 N$113 /
      Speight's Brewery Tour (Optional) N$29 N$13 (5-17 yrs) /
      Yellow-Eyed Penguin Tour (Optional) N$80 N$60 (5-14 yrs) /
      Lake Tekapo Township
      Big Sky Stargazing (Optional) N$70 N$35 (4-14 yrs) /
      Oamaru
      Steampunk HQ (Optional) N$10 N$2 /
      Queenstown
      Nzone Skydive (Optional)
      N$339
      N$439 (15,000 feet (4,575m))
      N$528 (GoPro, 12,000 feet)
      N$628 (GoPro, 15,000 feet)
      N$598 (Freefall, 12,000 feet)
      N$698 (Freefall, 15,000 feet)
      N$668 (Full Monty, 12,000 feet)
      N$768 (Full Monty, 15,000 feet)
      / /
      Skydive Paradise (Optional)
      N$335
      N$409 (15,000 feet (4,575m))
      N$504 (GoPro, 12,000 feet)
      N$578 (GoPro, 15,000 feet)
      / /
      Skyline Gondola (Optional)
      N$35
      N$49 (Gondola & 2 Luge Rides)
      N$56 (Gondola & 5 Luge Rides)
      N$22 (5-14 yrs, Gondola only)
      N$37 (5-14 yrs, Gondola & 2 Luge Rides)
      N$46 (5-14 yrs, Gondola & 5 Luge Rides)
      /
      The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (Optional) N$180 N$180 (10-14 yrs) /
      The Ledge Bungy (Optional) N$195 N$195 /
      The Ledge Swing (Optional) N$145 N$145 (10-14 yrs) /
      The Nevis Bungy (Optional) N$260 N$260 /
      The Nevis Swing (Optional) N$180 N$180 (10-14 yrs) /
      Rotorua
      Polynesian Spa (Optional) N$29 N$29 /
      Tamaki Maori Village (Optional) N$120
      N$65 (10-15 yrs)
      N$25 (5-9 yrs)
      N$99 (Over 65 yrs)
      Taupo
      Bungy Taupo (Optional)
      $149
      $298 (Tandem Bungy)
      $109 (Solo Extreme Swing)
      $218 (Tandem Extreme Swing)
      $218 (Bungy & Extreme Swing Combo)
      / /
      Sail Barbary (Optional)
      N$44
      N$49 (5:00pm summer only)
      N$25 (0-15 yrs)
      N$29 (0-15 yrs, 5:00pm summer only)
      /
      Skydive Taupo (Optional)
      N$279
      N$359 (15,000 feet (4,575m))
      N$458 (GoPro, 12,000 feet)
      N$519 (GoPro, 15,000 feet)
      N$498 (Freefall, 12,000 feet)
      N$559 (Freefall, 15,000 feet)
      N$588 (Full Monty, 12,000 feet)
      N$659 (Full Monty, 15,000 feet)
      / /
      Wanaka
      Puzzling World (Optional) N$17 N$17 /
      Skydive Wanaka (Optional)
      N$339
      N$439 (15,000 feet (4,575m))
      N$508 (GoPro, 12,000 feet)
      N$608 (GoPro, 15,000 feet)
      N$568 (Freefall, 12,000 feet)
      N$668 (Freefall, 15,000 feet)
      N$628 (Full Monty, 12,000 feet)
      N$728 (Full Monty, 15,000 feet)
      / /
      Wanaka Flight Training (Optional)
      N$149
      N$199 (Trial Flight (30 mins) , bring a friend for free)
      / /
      Wanaka Mountain Biking (Optional) N$60 N$60 /
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Raglan: Surfing, SUP boarding, Kayaking
    • Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set
    • Rotorua: Tamaki Maori Village & Polynesian Spa
    • Taupo: Skydiving, Barbary Sailing, Bungy Jump/Swing
    • Mt Cook: Scenic helicopter flight, Big Sky Stargazing tour
    • Wanaka: Mountain biking, Skydive, Learn to Fly, Puzzling World
    • Queenstown: Shotover Jet, Nevis Bungy, Skyline Gondola, Zipride, Skydiving, TSS Earnslaw Steamship
    • Dunedin: Wildlife tour, Speight's Brewery tour, Larnach Castle
    • Oamaru: Steampunk HQ Sci-Fi Museum
    • Any private expenses
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