NEW ZEALAND ROMANCE

Updated On : 20/12/2018

(08 Night / 09 Days)

Price Start from : 167899
Ask For Free Quote
Going To
Going From
Travel Date
Name
Mobile
Email
Adults
Children
General Information
Starting point: Auckland
Ending point: Christchurch
No. of Adults: 2
No. of Kids: 0
Package Type: Luxury Trip
Valid Upto: 30/04/2019
Inclusions
Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
Accommodation as per itinerary
GST
Dinner at rotorua .
Dinner at christchurch .
Pick up and drop from airport to hotel and back.
Exclusions
Airfare
Any expense of personal nature.
Optional tour cost.
Auckland Activities
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    More than 30 million years ago, the legend of Waitomo began with the creation of limestone at the bottom of the ocean. Now these limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand's most inspiring natural wonders and a must-see destination. Your guided tour will take you through over 250 metres of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. Your tour begins at the upper entrance of the cave and proceeds along a low narrow passage to the Tomo, a deep limestone shaft. Other magnificent cave formations include the Banquet Chamber, the Pipe Organ and the Catacombs. The highlight of your tour is an unrivalled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto. As your eyes adjust to the dark, the walls and roof sparkle with the lights of glowworm larvae. Glide silently through the starry wonderland of the glowworm grotto, your way lit by a myriad of tiny glowworm lights glittering, and reflecting off the water. Your experienced tour guide will deliver a highly informative commentary about the formations and the history of the area. The cave is easily accessible to those with reasonable mobility, with good handrails and paths.
  • Hole in the Rock Cruise

    Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on Dolphin Seeker, a purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as we get you up close to the action from the comfort of Dolphin Seeker. Our catamaran is licensed by DOC (the Department of Conservation) for dolphin viewing. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you. Take in the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the sheltered waters of the Bay.
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site. It was here on February 6th, 1840, that the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed between Maori and the British Crown. Gain a deeper understanding during a guided tour with one of our professional guides and enjoy a high quality cultural performance in our beautiful carved meeting house (Whare Runanga). Explore the Treaty House and marvel at the scale of Ngatokimatawhaorua, one of the world’s largest carved war canoes (waka taua). Take time to wander through the beautiful grounds of the Waitangi estate, complete with extensive gardens, bush tracks, beaches, and fabulous views over the Bay of Islands and beyond. To make the most of your visit you should to allow at least three hours for your Treaty Grounds experience.
  • Hobbiton Express Tour

    Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. You travel through the heritage town of Cambridge where tree-lined streets add to the English-style atmosphere. From here your journey takes you through undulating green hills reminding you that you are approaching Hobbiton Shire. On arrival at Shire’s Rest you embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only place where you get an emotional response with a movie set in a natural setting. You see 37 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge, the party tree and visit the Green Dragon Inn. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the door of Bilbo’s house, “Bag End”, looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. After the tour your lunch is included at Shire’s Rest Café before heading back to Auckland.
  • Auckland City Highlights

    See first hand why Auckland is regarded as one of the best cities in the world to live in, as you join this half day tour around the central city and picturesque suburbs. Our journey begins with a short trip over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore before returning to the central city to visit Queen St and the Auckland Viaduct. We continue on through the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park, situated on a 62,000 year old volcano to Parnell Village for our morning tea stop. The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed in to a trendy shopping area featuring many boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops. Following this brief stop our tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay. A memorial to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the welfare state. Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park has panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. This park is a popular wedding and tourist venue, with formal gardens and perfect venue for flying a fabulous array of colourful and creative kites. The tour then returns to downtown. Morning: Starts 8:45am Concludes 12:45pm Afternoon: Starts 2:30pm Concludes 5:30pm a complimentary pick-up and drop offer service is provided from inner city hotels. Please check with your Kiwiway consultant for hotel pick-up
  • Kelly Tarltons SEA LIFE Aquarium

    See New Zealand's unique aquatic life up close, including New Zealand's largest collection of sharks, gigantic stingrays, and beautiful seahorses. The stunning new Seahorse Kingdom exhibit features the world's only display of Spiny Sea Dragons, and our other displays include New Zealand's only live jellyfish display, tropical fish, bizarre crustaceans and much, much more. For the more adventurous visitor, Kelly Tarlton's offers thrilling Animal Adventures : Shark Cage - The cage is submerged in our predator tank - home to School, Sand Tiger, Wobbegong and Broadnose Sevengill sharks - so you're guaranteed to have a close encounter of the shark kind, every time. Through the cage's clear Perspex bottom you can marvel at sharks, stingrays and other fish from New Zealand's coastal waters swimming below, or past the mesh walls of the cage. Shark Dive Xtreme! - Get closer to sharks than you ever thought possible - no diving experience needed! Don't miss the adrenaline rush of a face-to-face encounter with a shark. Shark Dive Xtreme is the ultimate thrill for those wanting to get as close as possible to real life sharks. Penguin Discovery - The aquarium's newest interactive experience - will allow visitors to explore the brand new snow-filled penguin enclosure and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the magnificent King and Gentoo Penguins.You will also have the opportunity to experience our main 'back of house' areas to see how everything works, with a chance to feed the fish, discover the animal quarantine area, dive tanks and much more. Open daily from 9.30am - 5.00pm.
INCLUDED ACTIVITY
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Rotorua Activities
  • Agrodome

    The Agrodome offers visitors an experience like no other – seeing through the eyes of a true New Zealand farmer. Situated just north of Rotorua city on a scenic 160-hectare sheep and beef farm, this exciting, educational and hands-on experience is one not to be missed. Just 15 minutes north of Rotorua CBD. Visit the Agrodome Farm Show, an exciting and informative insight into the world of New Zealand agriculture, featuring 19 breeds of sheep, sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding and dog demonstrations.
  • Te Po Maori Concert & Hangi

    Te Po is Te Puia's evening cultural experience. It is a feast of storytelling, entertainment and Maori Cuisine. Experience an authentic Maori welcome - When you visit Te Puia at night, you enjoy an in-depth experience of the customs and traditions of Maori, with a traditional powhiri (Maori welcoming ceremony), a warrior's challenge and a full kapa haka (Maori performing arts) concert. Enjoy a first-class Maori feast - Feeding guests is regarded by Maori as an honour and a sign of a tribe’s mana (standing), so a sumptuous banquet is provided during the evening. This banquet combines contemporary cuisine with a traditional hangi (earth-cooked oven meal), where kai (food) is steam-cooked by hot rocks in the earth, giving it a delicious smokey flavour. Enjoy our illuminated thermal valley - Following dessert, you will be transported by our 'people movers' to enjoy the spectacular lighting of the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. Guests can wander around the illuminated natural attractions, including our world famous Pohutu geyser, while enjoying more Maori-inspired delicacies and a hot drink.
  • Te Puia

    Te Puia is the premier Maori cultural centre in New Zealand - a place of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers. Our Maori tradition lives on at Te Whakarewarewa, with our guided tours and attractions, our Maori culture, and our National Carving and Weaving Schools of New Zealand.
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

    Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park has been a favourite destination since 1932. Rainbow Springs offers a truly unique experience and is a must-see for anyone wanting to get to know New Zealand’s wonderful environment and animals, both during the day and at night.
  • Polynesian Spa

    Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international day spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. In a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot spring pool bathing, sumptuous spa and massage therapies and picturesque lake views. Hot Mineral Bathing 26 hot mineral spring pools are offered in four areas – simply choose an area to suit your requirements: deluxe, adult, private or family hot pools. Lake Spa (deluxe) Hot Pools - overlooking Lake Rotorua, the Lake Spa is Polynesian Spa’s deluxe hot mineral bathing and relaxation area. Adult Hot Pools & Priest Spa - this popular adult-only area offers seven hot pools, six with views of Lake Rotorua. Private Hot Pools - enjoy the privacy of 13 hot pools, four with views of Lake Rotorua. Family Spa Pools - family fun and enjoyment beckon from this energetic pool area, where two hot pools and one large freshwater chlorinated pool are provided
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

    Experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie set was created. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-Earth. Upon completion of your tour you will return to The Shire's Rest.
INCLUDED ACTIVITY
  • Agrodome
  • Te Po Maori Concert & Hangi
  • Te Puia
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
  • Polynesian Spa
Christchurch Activities
  • TranzAlpine Train

    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. From Christchurch, cross the patchwork farmland of the Canterbury plains, follow the Waimakariri river, climbing into alpine scenery on a series of spectacular viaducts. Then, after stopping at Arthur's Pass, emerge from the long Otira Tunnel and descend through sub tropical rain forest past beautiful Lake Brunner and on to Greymouth. The TranzAlpine operates daily excluding Christmas Day.
  • Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

    Incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant dinner tour is a unique activity not to be missed. Four-course dinner with a complimentary drink Daily at 7pm. Customers must arrive at the departure point by 6.50pm. The Tram Restaurant does not operate on public holidays. Departure point: Tram stop number 2, Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street Duration: Your Tram Restaurant experience lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Each circuit of the Tram loop takes about 25 minutes, so customers can expect to complete approximately 5 laps of the Tram line.
  • Black Cat Cruises

    Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise The historic French village of Akaroa is 90 minutes drive from Christchurch. Here you can cruise around an extinct volcanic crater. Experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife on daily Black Cat harbour cruises. You'll see the rare, native dolphin - the Hector's or New Zealand Dolphin. There's also the chance to spot the world's smallest penguin, the White Flippered Little Blue Penguin, Fur Seals and other sea birds. Other cruise highlights are a working salmon farm, Cathedral Cave and signs of Akaroa's fascinating past including early Maori, French and British settlements. Two hour cruise depart daily from Akaroa’s Main Wharf. Inclusions: Full commentary from the skipper. Full bar facilities on board. Free tea and coffee Optional photo pack Departs: 1.30pm All year 11.00am Oct - Apr 3.40pm Dec - Mar Swimming with Dolphins - Akaroa Akaroa Township is a quaint, French inspired seaside village which is very romantic and unique in New Zealand. It's the only place on the planet where you can swim with the world's smallest and rarest dolphins - the Hector's or New Zealand dolphin. Black Cat Cruises operate a jet-powered catamaran for ultimate safety for you and the dolphins. Everything is provided including wetsuits, masks, snorkels, hot showers, hot chocolate and we'll also take optional photos of you swimming with dolphins. The three hours includes half an hour before for briefing and putting on the wet suits, two hours on the water and up to 45 minutes in the water with dolphins, and half an hour afterwards for debrief, hot drink, shower and photos (optional). Inclusions: Wetsuits, masks, snorkels, hot showers, hot chocolates. Full briefing on dolphin's expected behaviour from dedicated dolphin guide. Hot drink and shower. Free dolphin information brochure, certificate and dolphin postcard. Optional photo pack. Free kids activity book. Customers must be confident and capable in the sea.
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

    At Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, take a unique Christchurch tour with an 'up close and personal' journey into New Zealand. Willowbank is not only the best and most comprehensive wildlife display, it also accepts the responsibility and guardianship that goes with preserving and promoting wildlife conservation within New Zealand. Nowhere else in New Zealand will you find such a wide range of New Zealand wildlife so close to you. Willowbank provides you with a "Kiwi Guarantee" and is home to New Zealand's largest and most accessible kiwi viewing area. With this unique experience, you will see our natural splendour first hand, and see Kiwis that are not displayed behind glass. You will see one of the most complete selections of New Zealand native and introduced wildlife in natural bush surroundings. Much wildlife wanders free and is able to be petted and fed. A guided tour through the Natural New Zealand section with our passionate and knowledgable staff will increase the pleasure of your visit.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    Open daily - 7.30am to 8.30pm (summer) and 8.00am to 7.00pm (winter) Duration - An Explorer Pass is valid for 24 hours and gives access to all theatre shows and museum entry. The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre's 126-seat custom-designed theatre is the world's only theatre with 2D, 3D and world-class de?niti® Digital Dome Planetarium, contained within the same space. Cutting edge technology allows the 2D screen to raise up for storage while the 3D screen is in use and the Digital Dome Planetarium to lower into place when required. In the foyer of the theatre you'll find our museum showcasing the history of the Mount Cook region through transport, climbing, The Hermitage Hotel and pioneer extraordinaire, Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Mount Cook Magic in 3D Mount Cook Magic is an inspiring 3D cinematic experience unlike any other. Filmed at Mount Cook for the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, this is the next best thing to climbing Mount Cook, flying across the Southern Alps or skiing the Tasman Glacier - in fact, you'll think you're actually doing it all. Mount Cook Magic begins with the Ngai Tahu Maori legend of the creation of New Zealand, the Southern Alps and mighty Aoraki Mount Cook... ...Then soar with the Keas, high above the mountains and glaciers and accompany a climbing expedition to New Zealand's highest summits... ...Ski the Tasman Glacier, explore crevasse fields, climb a frozen waterfall and feel the exhilaration of being part of nature shaping this dynamic environment. Digital Dome Planetarium Where science meets entertainment for an unrivalled 360 degree cinematic experience in New Zealand's first full dome, digital Planetarium. See the night sky like never before. Leave Earth, fly to the edge of our galaxy and far beyond to the reaches of our known universe. The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Planetarium proudly brings you three incredible presentations on the big dome. You'll want to see all of them!
  • Stargazing Mt Cook

    Big Sky Stargazing •Season: every clear sky evening •Departures: subject to the time of year Mount Cook is far from the city lights and therefore has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand - perfect for viewing the night sky! Begin with an introduction and orientation in the Theatre Planetarium using a special live Digital Sky presentation highlighting unique features in our southern sky. Our informative astronomy guides then take you on a short drive (transport provided) to our outdoor stargazing site for spectacular views of that southern sky. Using the naked eye, high powered binoculars and state-of-the-art telescopes, you will tour the Milky Way and beyond. Unleash your imagination as you explore our neighborhood in the universe including the Southern Cross, star clusters, planets, moons and distant galaxies.
INCLUDED ACTIVITY
  • TranzAlpine Train
  • Christchurch Tramway Restaurant
Queenstown Activities
  • Milford Day Tour ex Queenstown

    Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound. You'll experience the world famous fiord - rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Journey across the Southern Alps and travel deep into the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through solid rock. Uncover Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, then walk across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, board your 1 3/4 hour Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below.
  • Goldfields Mining Centre

    Located on the banks of the spectacular Kawarau Gorge, the Goldfields Mining Centre is a historic reserve, protected by New Zealand's Department of Conservation to depict the life and working conditions of Otago's early goldminers. The Goldfields experience A one hour fully guided tour Step back in time to visit this unique site where the early miners toiled in search of the elusive gold. Follow the paths to the mine shafts and tunnels, the land laid bare by ground sluicing, the Chinese Village and the many heritage sites still in evidence. Wonder at the ingenuity of the early miners who brought water to the site from many miles distant to work their claims. Marvel at the extraordinary stamper battery used to crush rock, and the awesome power of the California sluice gun both still working today. Experience for yourself the thrill of finding gold amongst virgin soil where valuable nuggets are still to be found.
  • Puzzling World

    Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World is a world unique attraction specialising in puzzling eccentricity. For 40 years this remarkable business has entertained and amazed visitors of all ages attracted to this beautiful part of the world. Puzzling World offers the world’s first "3-D" Great Maze, incredible Illusion Rooms, a Puzzle Centre/Café, large Gift Shop, eccentric architecture and the intriguing Psychic Challenge. We are possibly the most photographed attraction in NZ Located in the heart of the breathtaking Southern Lakes region of the South Island of New Zealand, Puzzling World is set amongst 7 acres of rolling lawns, trees and gardens at the entrance to Wanaka, 2kms from the lakefront. Puzzling World is designed to fascinate families, children and adults of all ages... allow 1 to 2 hours for your visit.
  • Shotover Jet

    Get ready for the World's most exciting Jet Boat ride! No visit to Queenstown is complete without ‘Catching the Canyons’ with award winning Shotover Jet, ‘the World’s most exciting Jet Boat ride’ and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. Since 1970 over 2 million passengers have been thrilled by the unique Shotover Jet experience.. It's a thrilling ride - skimming past rocky outcrops at close range in your Shotover Jet 'Big Red' Twist and turn through the narrow canyons at breath taking speeds And a major highlight - hold tight for the world famous Shotover Jet full 360º spins! The best thing of all… this is actually good for you!
  • AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown

    The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (bungee) is the World Home of Bungy Jumping. It was from this site in 1988 that Bungy pioneers AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch launched both themselves and an international phenomenon, which has become renowned as one of the most exhilarating things to do in Queenstown – the adventure capital of the world. Bungy stats World's 1st Commercial Bungy Jump 43m Jump off the historic Kawarau Bridge Queenstown's Only Tandem Bungy Bob above the water, touch it or get dunked! free Jumper T-shirt Requirements Minimum age 10 yrs (Children 14 and under need to be accompanied by an adult) Max 110 yrs Minimum wieght 35kg - Maximum weight 235kg Tandem jumps - total weight difference must NOT be more than 30kgs Clothing requirements - none... completely naked is quite a popular option!
  • Nomad Safaris Half Day Tours

    Safari of the Scenes: Explore the magical side of New Zealand and understand why this beautiful country was chosen to portray Middle-earth. The Queenstown area featured prominently in the filming of the incredibly popular Lord of the Rings trilogy. Nomad Safaris operate two different Lord of the Rings tours. The Safari of the Scenes - Wakatipu (Tour A) combines a true 4WD tour with film locations from the LOTR trilogy. The Safari of the Scenes - Glenorchy (Tour B) is the perfect sightseeing trip through the valleys beyond Glenorchy encompassing pivotal Lord of the Rings Scenes. Both Safaris of the Scenes can be done in one day for a truly exciting experience. Details for Wakatipu Basin (Tour A) Departs 8.30 am and 1.30 pm Duration Allow 4 hours Includes Refreshments and Goldpanning Details for Glenorchy (tour B) Departs 8.15 am and 1.30 pm Duration Allow 4 1/4 hours Includes Refreshments Skippers Canyon: Nomad Safaris offers a complete 4WD tour into the historic Skippers Canyon. The Nomad Safaris Skippers Canyon adventure is a half-day heritage tour that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. Travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley making this an exciting adventure the whole family will enjoy. As your guide navigates this awe-inspiring canyon you will visit many historic sites such as the Skippers Suspension Bridge and the township of Skippers. Visit the restored school house where you will gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and histories of life in this tough environment. British Automobile Association voted Skippers Canyon Road as one of the 25 most scenic roads in the world. Details for Skippers Canyon Departs 8.30 am and 1.30 pm Duration Allow 4 hours Includes Gold Panning and Refreshments Macetown: A true 4x4 off road adventure which explores the historic gold mining town of Macetown. Long since abandoned after the gold rush Macetown has now been transformed into a Department of Conservation reserve. Ride the rugged road in the safety of Nomad Safaris 4x4s that ensures excitement and adventure crossing the Arrow River some 25 times each way. Immerse yourself in the history of this precious region by panning for gold and letting our knowledgeable guides teach you about the hardship and exhilaration these miners faced. Details for Macetown Departs 8.00 am and 1.30 pm Duration Allow 4 1/4 hours Includes Gold Panning and Refreshments
INCLUDED ACTIVITY
GLACIER REGION Activities
  • Glacier Hot Pools

    Book / Enquire Location:West Coast Nestled in a heavily wooded rainforest, beneath mature 30 metre tall trees, the temperatures of the three main pools and three secluded private pools range from 36 to 40 degrees. Massage facilities add to an atmosphere of complete indulgence. Amid this tranquil and enticing setting, the natural water features and call of native birds calm the mind and nourish the spirit. As you immerse yourself into the Glacier Hot Pools, day-to-day worries disappear as our team takes care of the finer details. Towels, lockers, swim clothing retail and refreshment facilities are all available on site. Open every day of the year (except Christmas Day), from 1pm to 9pm (last entry 8pm)
  • Good Company Tours

    On Good Company Tours you will experience Dunedin from top to toe, see the newest , the steepest, the first; you will be shown Dunedin from the look-outs and also right up close, with plenty of photo-stops. 1 & 2 Hour City Tour - Tour departs from i-Site Visitor Centre, Princes Street
  • West Coast Wildlife Centre

    The West Coast Wildlife Centre, New Zealand, is a brand new all weather attraction located in the centre of Franz Josef. It is the official home to the incubation and captive rearing programme for New Zealand’s rarest Kiwi – the Rowi and Haast tokoeka. The forest and bush around the West Coast are largely dense and untouched and the undergrowth is teeming with incredible wildlife – much of which is rarely seen as it is often only active at night. High quality nature films and interactives at the West Coast Wildlife Centre bring you the very special opportunity to come face to face with our rarest kiwi in a natural walk-through setting with this fabulous wildlife New Zealand tour. Our first season, the 2010/11 breeding season, was a success with 16 Rowi chicks being released back to the wild. The new 2011/12 breeding season has got underway with our first eggs arriving in mid August. This season we are looking forward to also working with the Haast tokoeka kiwi and are hoping to release up to 40 kiwi chicks back to the wild. The facility also brings to life the stories and tales of the people of the West Coast; from the rich history surrounding gold-mining and hunting, through to the incredible evolution of the famous Franz Josef glacier itself.
  • Across Country Quad Bikes

    We are excited about our new Beach Quad Bike Trip! Many of our tourists have never experienced riding along remote beaches, lounging beside a remote lagoon or riding through West Coast bursh terain and all with fantastic views of Glaciers and our beautiful Southern Alps mountain range. Our regular trips depart our "quad base" and head across stony braided riverbeds, see glacial fed rivers and listen to our guides tell you about local history. Drive though dense rain forest and soak up the atmosphere as you pass by ferns, mosses and mature podocarp trees in this lush watery world. 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. Enjoy a cup of tea or chocolate and hear the old Maori legend of the glacier, its geology and tales of pioneers and adventures from times past. Take on the mud if you dare! 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. Duration - 2 hours Departure time - Summer: 9am, 12pm, 3pm & 5.45pm - Winter: 9am & 2.30pm
  • Franz Josef Glacier Guides

    The ultimate New Zealand adventure tour, offering a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability. Glacier Valley Walk 3hrs Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic! Your Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed following the glaciers path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier's history, see what is left behind by this majestic giant, and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere. Near the terminal face, you will cross over the public barriers and after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing terminal face of the glacier. This leisurely and informative trip is customised to suit every walking group, no trip is exactly the same. Accessing exclusive trails and including a summit snack and great storytelling from your guide there has never been a more extraordinary time to visit Franz Josef Glacier. Spectacular Views Small Groups Interpretive Walk **Please note this trip does not take you onto the ice. Duration: up to 3hrs Ice Time: Nil Minimum Age: 6 yrs Difficulty: easy Trip Times: 10.15am, 2.15pm
  • Glacier Scenic Flight

    The scenic flights from Franz Josef and Fox Glacier locations will take your breath away as you discover that the stunning views of New Zealand's National Parks, glaciers, mountains and lakes are always best from above! The rugged West Coast is hemmed between the Tasman Sea and the imposing Southern Alps, making for spectacular contrasts in the surrounding scenery. The scenic flights fly from both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier villages, with an operating base situated on the main road of each. A 30 minute drive separates the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier villages. The perfect opportunity to get up close to the glaciers and touch snow. You'll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier and experience the solitude of a landing in this natural alpine wonderland. The fleet consists predominantly of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels, and AS350 Squirrels. They are ideal for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views. Duration - 20 Minutes including snow landing, Flight times are approximate and include your landing. Flights, landings or routes may vary due to weather and at the pilot's discretion Minimum passenger numbers apply for flights. Bookings will be coordinated to achieve this where possible Courtesy transfers are available to and from central locations Sunglasses, sturdy footwear and a camera are recommended!
INCLUDED ACTIVITY
  • Glacier Hot Pools
Auckland HOTELS
Meal Plan at Hotel: Bed & Breakfast
Room Category: STD
No. of Rooms:1
Honeymoon inclusion: No
Hotel Activities: No

Heritage Auckland

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

Scenic Hotel Auckland

Rydges Auckland Hotel

Grand Millennium Auckland

Sky City Hotel

INCLUDED HOTEL
  • Heritage Auckland
Rotorua HOTELS
Meal Plan at Hotel: Bed & Breakfast
Room Category: STD
No. of Rooms:1
Honeymoon inclusion: No
Hotel Activities: No

Holiday Inn Rotorua

ibis Rotorua

Distinction Rotorua Hotel

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Millennium Hotel Rotorua & Spa

Tuscany Villas Rotorua

INCLUDED HOTEL
  • Holiday Inn Rotorua
Christchurch HOTELS
Meal Plan at Hotel: Bed & Breakfast
Room Category: STD
No. of Rooms:1
Honeymoon inclusion: No
Hotel Activities: No

Sudima Christchurch Airport

Heartland Hotel Cotswold

Ashley Hotel Christchurch

ibis Christchurch

Chateau on the Park

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

INCLUDED HOTEL
  • Sudima Christchurch Airport
Queenstown HOTELS
Meal Plan at Hotel: Bed & Breakfast
Room Category: STD
No. of Rooms:1
Honeymoon inclusion: No
Hotel Activities: No

Rydges Lakeland Resort

Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road

Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Copthorne Hotel and Resort

Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak

Oaks Shores

INCLUDED HOTEL
  • Rydges Lakeland Resort
GLACIER REGION HOTELS
Meal Plan at Hotel: Bed & Breakfast
Room Category: STD
No. of Rooms:1
Honeymoon inclusion: No
Hotel Activities: No

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

Westwood Lodge

INCLUDED HOTEL
  • Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Transportation
Vehicle: AC
Sharing Type: SIC
Flights: No
Airport/Station Pick/Drop: Yes
Itinerary Plan
Day 1 : ARRIVE AUCKLAND

On arrival, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day 2 : AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

Travel south through the rolling green hills and lush pastureland of the Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with its weird and wonderful limestone formations and a magical boat ride under thousands of twinkling glowworms. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.


Day 3 : ROTORUA

This morning visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. Continue on to Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife. This afternoon or this evening enjoy a relaxing soak in the tranquil setting of the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa.


Day 4 : ROTORUA - CHRISTCHURCH (OWN ARRANGEMENTS)

Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare is NOT included). Tonight enjoy a romantic dinner on the iconic Christchurch Tram Restaurant.


Day 5 : CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - QUEENSTOWN

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown.


Day 6 : QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price.


Day 7 : QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION

Departing Queenstown this morning, travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, 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 Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For self drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef) is included.


Day 8 : GLACIER REGION - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach guests only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel beside the Waimakariri River to Christchurch.


Day 9 : DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer .We trust you enjoyed your tour


Please Note
Cost is per person on two sharing basis.
Above rates are not valid during any major event and exhibition.
Above rates and dates are subject to change without prior notice.
Above rate would not club with any other promotion.
Child age will be considered as per hotel child policy so kindly confirm with our sales team before committing.
conditions to availability.
CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
  1. Date of booking to 30 days the cancellation charges will be 25% of the tour cost.
  2. 30 to 15 days - the cancellation charges will be 50% of the tour cost.
  3. 15 to 7 days - the cancellation charges will be 75% of the tour cost.
  4. Less than 7 days - Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.
  5. No show - Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.

Cancellation Policy is subject to change. It's purely depends upon the cancellation policy of respective hotels. In Peak seasons, Some hotels may charge 100% cancellation. Refunds normally take 10 working days after the cancellation request has been raised & transferred electronically to your bank account.

Write Reviews For This Trip

Top