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  • ARRIVE AUCKLAND
    "Haere Mai" Welcome to Auckland the 'City of Sails'.

    Meet and Greet on arrival by an English-speaking guide.

    Transfer to Auckland Hotel by Private Touring Vehicle.

    Packed Lunch or Lunch at Indian Restaurant

    Check into hotel

    Sky Tower Admission

    Standing prominently in Auckland City, the iconic Sky Tower provides a great introduction to the city with panoramic 360 degree views up to 80km in every direction. Take an elevator ride 328 metres high above street level and enjoy views over the city and across to ancient volcanoes, sparkling harbours and beyond.

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Auckland

    Day 1 : 22-05-2024 Wednesday

    Meals Plan: Lunch | Dinner
    AUCKLAND
    Breakfast at hotel

    Proceed for Half Day Auckland City Tour by private touring vehicle

    Kelly Tarltons General Admission

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

    Lunch at local Indian Restaurant

    Waiheke Island Explorer with Return Ferry

    Take a 40 minute scenic cruise through the sparkling harbour waters of the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island and return. Comfortable passenger catamarans with top viewing decks operate on a regular daily service between the Auckland Ferry Terminal and Matiatia Bay, Waiheke Island.

    Ananda Tours II Waiheke Sightseeing

    Waiheke Island highlights tour They covering some visit to beaches Scenic Lookouts, and a walk through Oneroa Village. accompanied by the guide

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Auckland

    Day 2 : 23-05-2024 Thursday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    AUCKLAND WAITOMO MATAMATA ROTORUA
    Breakfast at hotel

    Proceed from AUCKLAND to WAITOMO – Approx. travel time 3 hours

    Leave the city behind you and travel through the green countryside to Waitomo. Beneath the surface of this ancient limestone region is a series of vast cave systems decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and glow-worms.

    On the way visit Hukka falls.

    Waitomo, Lunch at Roselands Garden Resort or Similar

    Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

    An ancient world 30 million years in the making brought to life by the tour guide through story-telling its history, features and legends. Stunning, delicate cave formations and a boat ride through the starry wonderland of Arachnocampa Luminosa, thousands of magical glowworms, unique to New Zealand. Allow 45 minutes. Photography is not permitted in this cave.

    WAITOMO MATAMATA and HOBBITON - Approx. travel time 1½ hours

    Today’s journey takes you across rolling green countryside and lush pastureland.  Continue through the leafy oak trees of Cambridge towards the rural town of Matamata.  Well known for its thoroughbred horse industry and dairy farming heritage, the Hobbiton Movie Set now provides Matamata's biggest attraction.

    Matamata

    Hobbiton Movie Set Venture Beyond the Door

    Experience the real Middle-earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set. Your guide will take you on fully guided tour around the set pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. Venture beyond the door and into an authentic Hobbit Hole interior. Visit the Mill and Green Dragon Inn where you will be presented with a complimentary beverage. Duration: 2.5 hours

    MATAMATA ROTORUA – Approx. travel time 1 hour

    We recommend travelling to Rotorua via Tirau, a vibrant and busy little town with quirky corrugated iron buildings.  Further on, at Fitzgerald Glade, the lush ferns and pretty tree canopy signals the approach into Rotorua. A geothermal hot spot, Rotorua is full of steaming vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pools. The city is surrounded by mountains, rivers, forests and lakes with natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing.  Rotorua is the heartland of Maori culture and an ideal place to experience the traditional customs of New Zealand’s indigenous people.

    Arrive Rotorua

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Check in and Overnight stay at the hotel in Rotorua

    Day 3 : 24-05-2024 Friday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING
    Breakfast at hotel

    Proceed for Full day Rotorua City Tour by private touring vehicle including:

    Agrodome Farm Show

    Agrodome is just a 10-minute drive from Rotorua city centre, in the heart of a real 350-acre working New Zealand farm. You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Witness a live sheep shearing demonstration and the remarkable farm dogs as they demonstrate their ability to respond to commands and keep those sheep in line. Your visit includes access to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest, cutest animals at the Agrodome. Pet and have your photo taken with cute lambs and other baby farm animals. Then pop across to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial after the show. Allow: 1 hour

    Te Ra Guided Experience

    Just seven minutes from central Rotorua lies the geothermal valley of Wakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Pohutu geyser. Enjoy a 90 minute guided tour through the greenstone, wood carving and flax weaving schools at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, the Kiwi Conservation Centre and the geothermal valley and geyser.

    Lunch at local Indian Restaurant

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant.

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Rotorua

    Day 4 : 25-05-2024 Saturday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    ROTORUA – TAUPO – WELLINGTON
    Breakfast at Hotel

    ROTORUA – TAUPO – WELLINGTON  Approx. travel time 6 ½ hours

    There’s a bit of everything on today’s journey.  Travel through dense forest, skirt the shores of vast Lake Taupo, traverse the remote Desert Road where dramatic volcanic peaks dominate the landscape, and follow the sparkling Tasman Sea to Wellington.  Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city.  Set between a sparking harbour and forest clad green hills, this compact city is home to New Zealand’s National Museum and is best explored on foot.

    Arrival Wellington

    Half Day City Tour of Wellington by private touring vehicle

    Lunch at local Indian Restaurant

    Check into hotel and relax

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Wellington

    Day 5 : 26-05-2024 Sunday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    WELLINGTON – CHRISTCHURCH
    Breakfast at hotel

    Check out from hotel and transfer to Airport to board flight to Christchurch.

    Board Air New Zealand flight NZ 5347 departing from Wellington at 1030hrs arrive in Christchurch at 1135hrs.

    Arrival Christchurch

    Transfer Domestic Airport to Hotel by private touring vehicle

    Half Day City Tour by private touring vehicle :

    A half day sightseeing tour covers the city highlights including Canterbury University, Riccarton House and Bush, Hagley Park, Museum and Botanical Gardens.

    Antarctic Centre XPRESS PASS

    Visit the International Antarctic Centre. Discover life down on the Ice with exhibits provided by the New Zealand Antarctic Programme. Enjoy the “the Snow & Ice Experience”, the custom-built polar room. Explore the Gallery area and replica Antarctic field camp.

    Willow Bank Wildlife reserve or Orana Wildlife Park Admission

    Set in 180 hectares, Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open range wildlife park. The Park cares for over one thousand animals representing 90 different species, many of which are critically endangered. Hop on board the complimentary Safari Shuttle driven by a wildlife expert who provides a commentary whilst driving a 25 minute circuit of the Park. See New Zealand’s iconic native species including kiwi, kea and tuatara.

    Lunch at local Indian Restaurant

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Christchurch

    Day 6 : 27-05-2024 Monday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    CHRISTCHURCH – MT. COOK
    Breakfast at hotel

    Check out from hotel and transfer to Mount Cook.

    CHRISTCHURCH  MT COOK - Approx travel time  4½ hours

    Departing Christchurch, a lush patchwork of flat, green farmlands surround you as you traverse some of the most impressive, braided rivers in the world. Enroute, the charming village of Geraldine provides for a convenient halfway refreshment stop.  At Lake Tekapo the Church of The Good Shepherd, sitting solitary at the edge of the vivid blue lake, offers a popular photo opportunity. Continue on the spectacular scenic drive through dramatic and vast landscapes to a rugged land of ice and rock, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook.

    Aoraki Mt Cook

    Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre's 126-seat custom-designed theatre is a tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world's greatest explorers, the center showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe.

    Glacier Explorer Seat in Coach

    Depart Mt Cook Village on a bus trip to Tasman Valley followed by a 25-minute alpine walk to board a boat tour like no other. Surrounded by snow-capped alps, you will be expertly guided through the ice age as you view the gigantic Tasman Glacier Ice wall. Explore and learn about the ever-changing glacial landscape and listen to the huge ice-face melting in this peaceful glacial lake. Icebergs of every shape and size periodically tear away from the face of the glacier into the rapidly growing lake. This is one of the few accessible glacial lakes containing icebergs in the world. Duration 2.5 hours.

    Big Sky Stargazing Seat in Coach

    Experienced guides provide an introduction to the southern night sky using the naked eye, Astro-binoculars and state of the art astronomy telescopes.  The tour is delivered either from an outdoor viewing platform or, if the weather is unfavourable, a 'live' orientation indoors in the 360 digital Dome Planetarium theatre.

    Buffet Lunch Alpine Restaurant at Hermitage Hotel

    Buffet Dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Mt. Cooka

    Day 7 : 28-05-2024 Tuesday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    COOK – QUEENSTOWN
    Breakfast at hotel

    Check out from hotel and transfer to Queenstown

    COOK QUEENSTOWN - Approx travel time 3½ hours

    Return along the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki to rejoin the main highway.  The fascinating towering pinnacles of the Clay Cliffs are situated just before Omarama where you will take the southern route through the beautiful and dramatic Lindis Pass.  The journey then whisks you alongside lakes and rivers through Cromwell, a historic mining town known for its stone fruit, to the sophisticated resort town of Queenstown. With its majestic mountains that plunge into crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a hub of adventure, buzzing with adrenaline and a smorgasbord of outdoor activities.

    Arrival Queenstown

    Half Day City Tour by private touring vehicle

    KJet Express Jet Boat Ride

    Departing from central Queenstown, travel up to speeds of 95kph and experience 360 degree spins and acceleration in a high powered twin engine Jet Boat. The express 30 minute jet boat experience is perfect for the time conscious traveller.

    Skyline Gondola Ride

    Take in the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Gondola cable car to the top of Bob’s Peak above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu for a spectacular 220-degree panorama with breath-taking views.

    Cave Tour at Gibbston Valley Winery

    Located just a 25 minute drive from Queenstown, Gibbston Valley Winery is world renowned for crafting award-winning Central Otago Pinot Noir and New Zealand’s largest wine cave. Starting in the beautiful and historic Home Block Vineyard originally planted by the founder, your Cellar Door host will take you for a walk through the vines and down to the wine cave for three delicious tastings of current release wines. Allow: 30 minutes

    Lunch at local Indian Restaurant

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Queenstown

    Day 8 : 29-05-2024 Wednesday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    QUEENSTOWN  MILFORD SOUND  QUEENSTOWN
    Breakfast at hotel

    QUEENSTOWN  MILFORD SOUND – Approximate travel time 5½ hours

    Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu where the Devils Staircase rest area and viewpoint is a highlight.  Continue to Mossburn before joining SH94 and heading to the lakeside township of Te Anau, an ideal place to pick up any last minute supplies.

    Not just a journey, the Milford Road is a destination in itself with the scenic highway featuring spectacular alpine scenery.  Be sure to stop at Eglington Valley to appreciate the beauty and sheer scale of the landscape. View the spectacular reflections of the Earl Mountains at the Mirror Lakes and keep an eye out for Kea, New Zealand’s cheeky mountain parrot on the way.

    Milford Sound - Milford Sound Cruise - Sovereign at 1.15pm

    Experience spectacular Milford Sound where sheer granite cliffs tower into the sky and plunge into the depths of clear water while Mitre Peak stands like a massive sentinel, guarding this amazing fiord. Depart Milford on a full length cruise with views of waterfalls, rainforest and wildlife easily enjoyed from large windows, spacious decks and comfortable lounges. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces and watch out for dolphins, seals and penguins. Informative, participative, and relaxed, this is a perfect way to experience Milford Sound. Duration: 2 hours

    MILFORD SOUND  QUEENSTOWN – Approximate travel time 4½ hours

    The return journey along the stunning Milford Road scenic highway provides the possibility of stopping for further sightseeing or photo opportunities that may have been missed on the way into Milford.  At Te Anau, you’ll turn inland to Mossburn then northwards to the little lakeside settlement of Kingston. Hug the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu as it meanders beneath the surrounding towering mountains as you take yet another scenic journey into Queenstown.

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Overnight stay at hotel in Queenstown

    Day 9 : 30-05-2024 Thursday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    QUEENSTOWN
    Breakfast at hotel

    Proceed for TSS Earnslaw Cruise

    Board the historic coal fired vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw. Cruise from Queenstown Bay to Walter Peak High Country Farm (without going ashore) and return.

    4WD Skippers Canyon Tour Seat in Coach

    The Skippers Canyon 4WD tour departs from Queenstown heading out towards Coronet Peak. Highlights include The Plane Table, Skippers Canyon, Lighthouse Rock, Skippers Bridge, which provides a stunning photo opportunity. Skippers Schoolhouse.and the cemetery divulges a wealth of information. On the return journey stop at Deep Creek and try a spot of gold panning.Some may also recognise spots along the Skippers Road as being featured in The Lord of The Rings.

    Lunch at local Indian Restaurant

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Queenstown

    Day 10 : 31-05-2024 Friday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    QUEENSTOWN  GLACIER REGION
    Breakfast at hotel

    Check out from hotel and transfer to Franz Josef

    QUEENSTOWN  WANAKA - Approx travel time 1.5-2 hours

    There are two scenic drive options between Queenstown and Wanaka, over the mountainous Crown Range or alongside the rivers and lakes, through Cromwell.  Wanaka is a perfect location for those looking for all the splendour of the southern lakes but a more relaxed ambiance than Queenstown.

    Wanaka

    Puzzling World Combo Admission

    With a mix of bizzare buildings, rooms of illusion and the world famous Great Maze, this attraction is designed to challenge minds of all ages with its themes of wonder and trickery. Allow 1.5 hours.

    Lunch at local Indian Restaurant

    WANAKA  GLACIER REGION - Approx travel time 5 hours

    Travel past Lake Hawea via Makaroa to the Haast Pass. Although lower then the other alpine passes, Haast is the mightiest, surrounded by high peaks and forests, with many waterfalls visible from the highway. Continue north to the West Coast Glacier Region.

    Franz Josef

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Franz Josef

    Day 11 : 01-06-2024 Saturday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    GLACIER REGION  CHRISTCHURCH
    Breakfast at hotel

    Check out from hotel and proceed to Franz Josef Wilderness Cruise Tour

    Franz Josef Wilderness Tours - Approx. 02 hours Scenic Cruise 10am – 12 pm

    Experience the true beauty of the West Coast on a personalised scenic cruise on Lake Mapourika set against a breathtaking backdrop of the Southern Alps and glaciers. Just seven minutes from the centre of Franz Josef township, Lake Mapourika was created approximately 14,000 years ago as the glacier retreated after a significant ice age.  Known as a Kettle Lake, it’s the largest mirror lake in the South Westland region.  The surrounding tall peaks leave the lake calm and mirror-like with unbeatable panoramic views of glaciers and some of the tallest peaks in the country.  The lake’s Jurassic rainforest fringed shoreline is home to many native birds as they come to enjoy the lake’s abundant fish and eels.   Your knowledgeable skipper will provide local insight into conservation, the flora and fauna, and the natural geographical history of the area.  Allow: 2 hours

    GLACIER REGION  CHRISTCHURCH - Approx travel time 5½ hours

    Travel through the scenic rainforest and past flowing rivers to Hokitika, known for its pounamu (jade, greenstone).  Turning inland at Kumara Junction, take Arthur’s Pass Road, the shortest, highest and most spectacular route across to the East Coast. Travel through the foothills of the mighty Southern Alps and alongside spectacular braided rivers until the flat green farmlands of the Canterbury Plains heralds your arrival in Christchurch.

    Lunch at local Indian Restaurant

    Christchurch

    Dinner at local Indian Restaurant

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Christchurch

    Day 12 : 02-06-2024 Sunday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
    Breakfast at hotel

    Check out from hotel and private transfer to Airport to board your return flight.

    Board Singapore Airlines flight SQ  298 departing from Christchurch at 1050hrs arrive in Singapore Airport at 1740hrs later board connecting flight SQ 510 departing from Singapore at 2005hrs and arrive in Bangalore Airport at 2150hrs

    Day 13 : 03-06-2024 Monday

    Meals Plan: Breakfast
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  • You must produce PAN card for the payment of above Rs. 49,900/-in cash 

    Maximum cash that can be accepted towards this tour is Rs. 1,99,000/- only

    You have to deposit TCS 5% of Tour cost

    The above offered Tour cost includes Air Ticket cost of INR. 1,50,500/- per adult as on 28.10.2023. However actual Air Ticket cost on the date of confirmation and Ticketing will be collected.

  • INCLUDES:

    Air Ticket and Airport Tax from Bangalore and Return by Singapore Airlines or similar in Economy Class
    Domestic Flight from Wellington to Christchurch by Air New Zealand or Similar Airlines in Economy Class
    One time New Zealand Visa charges
    12 Nights Hotel accommodation on Twin/Triple Sharing Basis at the below mentioned hotels or similar category
    Meal Plan as indicated in day wise itinerary
    Tour is based on private chartered coach OR Van throughout with English Speaking Guide
    All Airport Transfers at Destination on Private Basis
    All sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary with entry fees as indicated on Private Basis
    500ML X2 Water Bottle per person / per day
    Overseas Travel Insurance
    Applicable GST

    EXCLUDES:

    Any other services not mentioned under inclusions
    Tipping to Local Guide and Coach Captains not included

  • INCLUDES:

    Any other services not mentioned under inclusions
    Tipping to Local Guide and Coach Captains not included

    EXCLUDES:

    Any other services not mentioned under inclusions
    Tipping to Local Guide and Coach Captains not included

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