Contrasts of New Zealand

Resort:Contrasts of New Zealand
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: New Zealand
Price From: £2350.00

Overview

This non-exclusive group tour takes in the
enormous variety of scenery across New
Zealand, from Aucklands sparkling harbour
to Rotoruas geothermal activity, across to
the rugged beauty of the west coast and the
serenity of Milford Sound. Along the way,
meet with friendly locals passionate about
their culture and lifestyles.

Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland

On arrival in Auckland, you will be met and
transferred to Stamford Plaza Auckland for 2
nights. This evening, join the rest of the group
for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2: Auckland

Morning tour of Aucklands city sights including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct
Harbour. (B)

Day 3: Rotorua

Travel through the King Country region and,
upon arrival in Rotorua, take a short orientation
tour followed by a visit to Rainbow Springs
Nature Park, where you may spot the kiwi bird.
This evening experience a Maori hangi feast
(food cooked over hot stones) and concert.
Stay overnight at the Millennium Hotel. (B, D)

Day 4: Fly to Queenstown

Fly to Queenstown today and stay at the
Millennium Hotel for 3 nights. (B)

Day 5: Milford Sound

Journey over the Devils Staircase and along
the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau
and its lake, the largest in the South Island.
Travel through Fiordland National Park, a
world heritage area of glaciers and mountain
ranges. Continue to Milford Sound with photo
opportunities at scenic sights en route. Join a
lunch cruise on Milford Sound before returning
to Queenstown this evening. (B, L)

Day 6: Queenstown

Day at leisure to explore Queenstown; choose
from a range of optional excursions including
a ride on the exhilarating Shotover Jet, or a
cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS
Earnslaw including a barbecue lunch at the
Colonel’s Homestead. This evening join your
travel director for dinner at The Boatshed, with
spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the
Remarkables mountain range. (B, D)

Day 7: Franz Josef

Journey through Central Otago on the way
to Franz Josef, making stops at the historic
mining village of Arrowtown and the town
of Cromwell. Pass the lakes of Wanaka and
Hawea before finishing at Franz Josef with
an overnight stay at the Te Waonui Forest
Retreat. (B, D)

Day 9: Christchurch

This morning take a tour of the city followed
by tea at the home of Tim and Isabelle Weston,
owners of Britten Stables. This evening there
will be a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 10: Onward travel

Morning or afternoon transfer to Christchurch
airport to fly home or continue your holiday. (B)

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