11D/10N BEST OF NEW ZEALAND
From SGD 2678
Journey through beautiful beaches, glaciers and enchanting islands. Enjoy guided sightseeing excursions and tours in different cities as you travel through the best New Zealand has to offer. You will wake up in a new city everyday knowing you’re going to experience something new. Your journey through beautiful beaches, glaciers, Milford Sound and other breathtaking sites.
Day 01: Arrive Auckland
- Arrive at Auckland International Airport
- Pickup from the International Airport – Super Shuttle
- Overnight at hotel
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, New Zealand, our largest and most diverse city. More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.
Day 02: Auckland – Auckland Afternoon City Sights
Scenic coach tour of Auckland with commentary
What to Bring:
Comfortable walking shoes.
Suitable outdoor clothing. – Camera
A Great Sights vehicle will pick you up from your Auckland central city accommodation for your transfer to the Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland, the departure point of your tour. At 2:30pm join your coach to commence a half day tour introducing you to the sights of Auckland. Travel through the city centre, past iconic Karangahape Road and the stylish suburb of Ponsonby, and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. Visit the Viaduct Harbour, home to America’s Cup racing for many years, and the central city’s main road Queen Street, before continuing to the Auckland Domain. Developed around an extinct volcano, the Domain features 75 hectares of open spaces, tropical gardens, duck ponds and public art, and is home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The tour continues to historic Parnell Village, where you can explore this boutique shopping area during an afternoon tea stop. Next, travel the stunning waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, above Mission Bay. Named after one of New Zealand’s greatest and most popular Prime Ministers, the park, with its formal gardens and tranquil atmosphere, offers a panoramic outlook over the picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland city and the Waitemata Harbour. Tour concludes at approximately 5:30pm, at which time accommodation drop offs will commence.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Auckland to Bay of Islands & Waitangi.Treaty Grounds
Scenic coach tour with commentary.
Highlights include Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Guided walk through the historic Waitangi Treaty House.
What to Bring:
Comfortable walking shoes.-Suitable outdoor clothing.
A Great Sights vehicle will pick you up from your Auckland central city accommodation for your transfer to the Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, the departure point of your tour. At 7.45am join your coach to commence a half day tour to the Bay of Islands. Travel through native forests and sub-tropical bush before arriving at your destination – the seaside town of Paihia. Take part in a guided tour the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Tour concludes at approximately 1.30pm, at which time accommodation drop offs will commence.
Day 04: Day in Leisure
Day in Leisure. Relax enjoy the city of sails at your own pace. Additional tours available on request at extra charge
Day 05: Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance
Pick up and drop off from Auckland central accommodation. All transportation in a Mercedes luxury vehicle.
A fully guided personal tour around the Maori section of the Auckland Museum and a Maori Cultural Performance including the Haka war dance.
What to Bring:
Outdoor clothing for the day’s weather conditions. – Walking shoes.
A TIME Unlimited Tours vehicle will pick you up from your central Auckland hotel for your transfer to the departure point of your tour. At 9.00am join your coach to commence a full day Auckland Maori Tour with Cultural Performance. Explore Auckland with a local Maori, who will
guide you around this great city and region, giving you lots of information about interesting history, places and people throughout the tour. This tour additionally includes a personal tour around the Maori section of the Auckland Museum and a Maori Cultural Performance including the famous Haka war dance. You’ll also see the region’s very best sights, so bring your camera! Experience this magnificent city with its 48 volcanoes, as well as the amazing West Coast with Global Tourism Award Winner TIME Unlimited Tours and a Maori guide as your host throughout the day. Tour concludes at approximately 8 hours after commencement, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Day 06: Auckland – Christchurch
- Checkout from hotel
- Transfer to the Domestic Airport for your flight to Christchurch
- Transfer from the Christchurch airport and transfer to the Hotel – Super Shuttle
- Check-In at the hotel
- Overnight at hotel
Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. The award-winning Christchurch Botanic Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and native plants found in New Zealand.
In February 2011, Christchurch was hit by a huge earthquake. Much of the central city with its classic neo-gothic architecture was destroyed. But it remains a beautiful city, a city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in good hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining, and a city where, just 15 minutes from the Centre you can scramble up mountain bike tracks or ride a wave at a surf beach.
The buildings may have been damaged but the soul of the city and the welcoming spirit of the people remain very much intact. Innovative shops and businesses are springing up as the city rebuilds. You can explore the city by foot, on an open top bus, tram or even relax in a punt as you float down the Avon River on a punt. Experience polar life at the International Antarctic Centre, see the rare kiwi at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, dive into aviation history at the Air Force Museum or visit Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only open range zoo. Don’t miss visiting Christchurch.
Day 07: Morning Tour incl International Antarctic Centre
Return coach transport.
Visit the International Antarctic Centre, Canterbury Plains, central city highlights including the botanical gardens, Museum and Art Centre, the Avon River, Bridge of Remembrance.
A Canterbury Leisure Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the departure point of your tour. At 9.00am join your coach to commence a half day city sightseeing
tour. The tour commences on the western side of the city and travels through the central city, the port and seaside suburbs of the city while taking in the following highlights: Canterbury University, Riccarton House and Riccarton Bush, Mona Vale, Hagley Park, the Antigua Boat Sheds, the Botanical Gardens, Upper Worcester Boulevard (around the Museum and Art Centres), Victoria Clock Tower, Lyttleton, Evans Pass, Sumner, Mount Pleasant and the Sign of the Takahe. Admission to the International Antarctic Centre is also included. The centre is full of informative displays showcasing modern day Antarctica. Most of the exhibits ensure visitors experience Antarctica in a fun and interactive way. Tour concludes at approximately 2.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Day 08: Christchurch to Queenstown – Express
- Checkout from hotel
- Depart for Queenstown
Enjoy the beautiful drive from Christchurch to Queenstown. You will not experience this beautiful drive anywhere else. So just sit back and relax and admire the views.
Two pieces per person (max 25kg) are carried free. Excess luggage, where space is available, will be carried for an additional cost, payable direct. Carry on baggage is restricted to one item per passenger (max 5kg).
- Check-In at the hotel in Queenstown
- Overnight at hotel
Day 9: Full Day Milford Sound Excursion
Return coach transport.
Scenic cruise on Milford Sound (approximately 2 hours). – DVD entertainment on the return trip.
Knowledgeable and experienced drivers.
Full commentary. – Photo stops.
What to Bring: Camera. Raincoat. Sunhat.
Warm clothes. Sunblock.
Money for additional snacks or lunch.
Join your Kiwi Discovery coach at 37 Camp Street, Queenstown to commence a full day Milford Sound Excursion (Coach-Cruise-Coach). Milford Sound has been described as the 8th wonder of the world’, and is a must see destination; however getting there is part of the experience. Travelling through Southland and into the Fiordland National Park, the views are stunning with
towering mountains overhead, breathtaking vistas and ample photo opportunities. Enjoy a hassle free journey with informative commentary while you sit back, relax and take it all in from the Kiwi Discovery coach. Enjoy a leisurely cruise (approximately 2 hours) exploring the incredible surroundings. Tour concludes approximately 12 hours after commencement, at Kiwi Discovery base, 37 Camp Street, Queenstown.
Day 10: Day at Leisure Queenstown
It’s famed for its ski fields, but there’s so much more to Queenstown. There’s opportunity for adventure around every corner, but also spoil yourself with highly acclaimed restaurants, amazing shopping and pamper spots. Each season brings new personality to Queenstown. Long summer days throw the hills open to mountain bike riders before the snow transforms the landscape to a skiing wonderland in winter. Spring time brings softer snow and fresh golfing greens but the top class restaurants and night time party lifestyle continues all year round.
The best views are from the top so make your way to one of the city’s many vantage points for some incredible sights. Climb Queenstown Hill or Ben Lomond for views across Queenstown and beyond. Have the Skyline Gondola whisk you into the clouds for the classic outlook across Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown to The Remarkables mountain range. Make the most of the mountains with a trail ride through the high country or go rock climbing for more incredible views.
Adventure takes on new meaning in Queenstown. Test your limits as you hurtle through the air on a sky dive, hang glider or bungy. Feel the need for speed in a jet boat, white water raft or canyon swing. Or get back to nature and pan for gold, take a kayak around calm waterways or ride a horse through the mountains. After all your adventures, reward your efforts with a relaxing round of golf, some trout fishing, a spot of shopping or an afternoon of luxury at a day spa.
Discover the picturesque town of Arrowtown with its tree-lined streets and restored cottages. Then soak up the tranquil lakeside setting in Cromwell.
Day 11: Depart Queenstown
- Check-out from hotel
- Transfer to the Queenstown Airport
- Fly from Queenstown back home
- 10 night’s accommodation on sharing basis in 4 Star Accommodation
- Domestic flight from Auckland to Christchurch (hand luggage only)
- Christchurch to Queenstown Express
- Auckland City Sights Morning Tour
- Bay of Islands, Russell & Waitangi Tour
- Auckland Maori Tour & Cultural performance
- Morning Tour International Antarctic Centre
- Full day Milford Sound Excursion
- Airport Transfers