Majestic New Zealand

Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Queenstown, Franz Josef
September - May
Adventure, City Life, Family, Honeymoon, Mountains, Nature
11 Days


Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Queenstown & Franz Josef

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Suggested Itinerary

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DAY 11

Day 1 : Auckland Arrival

Arrive at Auckland airport and a private vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation. Check in and rest of the evening is at leisure

New Zealand’s largest city and the first port of call for many visitors to the North Island, Auckland has plenty to tempt travellers—beautiful beaches, atmospheric neighbourhoods, and an abundance of cultural sites.

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Accommodation in Auckland

Day 2 : Auckland

After breakfast, enjoy city sightseeing tour of Auckland.

Admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point.
Later, visit the Kelly Tarlton's aquarium.

Visit Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World where you will discover secrets of the Southern Ocean and see the magic of an Antarctic fantasyland, complete with Penguins strutting in fresh snow and ice!

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Accommodation in Auckland

Day 3 : Auckland - Rotorua

Today, travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo and take a boat ride through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Glide through this underground complex, enjoying a light show put on by the millions of tiny bioluminescent insects hanging above.

Continue to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of this world-class attraction.

Here in the rolling pasturelands and hills of Matamata, the Hobbiton Movie Set, home of the hobbits, is masterfully maintained and exceptionally preserved, down to the smallest detail. Stand in the home where Bilbo hosts a party for his wizard friend, Gandalf, and grab a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, the local Hobbiton watering hole. Along with an exceptionally knowledgeable guide, wander the foot trails that weave through the village past rows of real-life hobbit holes, and soak up the pastoral beauty of The Shire—a hobbit village come to life.

Later, arrive in Rotorua and check in at the accommodation.

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Accommodation in Rotorua

Day 4 : Rotorua

Today, visit Te Puia Geothermal Reserve and see the boiling mud pools and cascading Pohutu geyser that makes Rotorua famous as New Zealand's "thermal city". Enjoy a visit to the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with local Maori carvers in action.

Travel onto the Agrodome for a one-hour performance seeing nineteen sheep breeds introduced onto the stage and they demonstrate the art of sheep shearing. Next, visit the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park where hundreds of brown and rainbow trout can be seen. Later in the evening, enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) & Concert.

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Accommodation in Rotorua

Day 5 : Rotorua - Christchurch

After breakfast, transfer to Rotorua airport and board your flight to Christchurch. Arrive in Christchurch and transfer to the accommodation to check in.

Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is also known as the "Garden City" because of its many beautiful parks, gardens and tree-lined streets. It is one of the world’s most unique destinations, combining urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity.

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Accommodation in Christchurch

Day 6 : Christchurch - Queenstown

Today, travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ that is set on the scenic shores of Lake Tekapo, framed by snow-capped mountain peaks.

Continue to New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mt Cook.

Magnificent Mt. Cook (Aoraki) rises 12,217 feet (3,724 meters) tall, making it the country’s highest peak and one of the South Island's most prominent natural features. The Maori name Aoraki is aptly translated as “cloud piercer.”

Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and then enjoy the day at leisure.

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Accommodation in Queenstown

Day 7 : Queenstown

Today, follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breathtaking man-made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound.

With its soaring cliffs, dramatic glacial valleys, and thundering waterfalls, it’s easy to see why Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most visited sights. This natural wonder is the star attraction of Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife haven for dolphins, seals, and penguins. Naturally, the best way to explore the fjord is by boat. Enjoy a cruise on this world-famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls.

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Accommodation in Queenstown

Day 8 : Queenstown

After breakfast, spend the day exploring Queenstown on your own.

Queenstown is paradise for thrill-seekers, with a seemingly endless array of pulse-raising pursuits on offer here. Get into the spirit of things by kicking off your day with an out-of-the-ordinary activity. Brace yourself for a bungee jump over the Nevis River, free-fall from a height of up to 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) during a tandem skydive, go rafting on the rapids of the Shotover River, ride the Skyline gondola up Bob’s Peak, enjoying fabulous views of Queenstown, the Remarkables mountain range, and Lake Wakatipu. Dine at the restaurant at the top and—if you’re still hungry for adventure—fly down the luge track to the bottom of the mountain. 

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Accommodation in Queenstown

Day 9 : Queenstown - Franz Josef

Today, travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, a gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests, and lakes to the glacier region of Fox & Franz Josef. Arrive at the hotel and check-in.

One of New Zealand’s most photographed natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Franz Josef Glacier serves up a dazzling landscape of snow-smothered peaks, rocky gorges, and icy waterfalls, feeding into the Waiho River.

Later visit the Glacier Hot Pools of Franz Josef.

The Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools—situated within a local rain forest—offer a scenic way to recharge. Unlike typical spring-water hot pools, heated by the Earth and emerging from a naturally occurring vent, the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools unconventionally draw on the nearby glacier’s ice-cold water and then artificially heat it to about 212ºF (100°C). A towering canopy of native trees surrounds all six pools, cloistering you from the worries of everyday life.

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Accommodation in Franz Josef

Day 10 : Franz Josef - Christchurch

Leave the Glacier Region today and travel north to Greymouth to board the TranzAlpine train.

The TranzAlpine Train is New Zealand’s most spectacular train journey. It winds its way through the dramatic gorges and alpine forests of the Southern Alps, over staggering viaducts and dizzying mountain passes. From Greymouth on the West Coast  to Christchurch on the East Coast, this almost 5-hour trip serves up endless photo opportunities as it runs through the heart of the South Island.

Arrive in Christchurch and check in at the accommodation.

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Accommodation in Christchurch

Day 11 : Christchurch Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Christchurch airport to catch your flight back home.

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11 Days

Starting from
134000 per person