Roads Less travelled takes you to a journey like never before to the young island country. Despite being a small country, New Zealand is a big travel destination! It enthrals a traveller with its outstanding scenery, fabulous festivals, superb food & wine, and magical outdoor experiences. Equally impressive is the country’s potent, mainstream Maori culture. This is a country that recognises and celebrates its indigenous people – the world is a kinder, gentler, more respectful place down here! Auckland’s blend of harbour, islands, Polynesian culture and modern city environment has created a lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world. Rotorua is one place where the turbulent forces that formed New Zealand are most evident. This city, on the Volcanic Plateau, has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity. Christchurch is a beautiful city, a city where you can cycle alongside the river, 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. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic ranges. The lake and mountain landscape make it suited to all kinds of adventure. The unsurpassed beauty of two mighty glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef constitute a part of New Zealand’s Glacier region.
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DAY 01 : Welcome to New Zealand
Arrive in the city of sails today and meet our RLT Tour Representative at the airport and get private transfer to your hotel.
The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the city and Overnight stay at Auckland.
Optional Activities: Pride of Auckland – Dinner Cruise
An on-water dining experience is not to be missed in any harbour city, especially Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. Enjoy great sailing and as the sun sets watch the night lights of this photogenic city come alive. The experienced crew talks about Auckland’s unique features, participate in sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sights. Choose from a (set) menu served by the crew during the dinner stop at the sheltered mooring and complement your meal with the selection of locally produced wine or beer.
Pick Up Point – Pride of Auckland – Dinner Cruise (entrance Only)
Duration – 02:50 hrs
DAY 02 : Auckland – Waitomo – Rotoru
After a hearty breakfast, board your coach to leave Auckland in the morning and travel through the lush beautiful farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Drive past Rangiriri, the historic Maori Land Wars site.
On arrival in the small town of Waitomo enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish the tour with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms. Then continue the journey this afternoon by driving to Rotorua, through the forested Mamaku Ranges, and the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade where the roadside trees arch overhead to form a tunnel of natural greenery. Rotorua is a compact package of natural beauty, from forested hills, and geysers (that spout up to 50 feet into the air) to mud stream vents and has the combination of beauty and excitement.
Upon arrival in Rotorua you will check into your hotel and relax in this perfect paradise!!
Pick-up Point: Hotel
Pick-up Time: 08:30 AM
Duration :08:30 hrs
Auckland City Tour (Seat in Coach)
Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World (Entrance Only)
Pride of Auckland – Coffee Cruise (Entrance Only)
Polynesian Spa (Entrance Only)
Dolphin and Whale Safari Cruise (Entrance Only)
DAY 03 : Rotorua
Have a hearty breakfast and partake in a unique thermal spa experience on the shores of Lake Rotorua as you relax in Polynesian pools (Optional) and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people
Board your coach from hotel and let your RLT tour Manager take you on tour of Te Puia Thermal Reserve with a visit to Rainbow Springs (Seat in Coach). Here you will see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before proceeding to the Agrodome for an amazing New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the sheep industry.
Overnight stay at Rotorua.
DAY 04 : Rotorua – Queenstown
This morning after breakfast, transfer to the Rotorua airport for your flight across the length of New Zealand to arrive at Queenstown – the adventure capital of New Zealand. Upon arrival, coach transfer to your hotel.
Overnight stay at Queenstown.
DAY 05 : Queenstown
Day to enjoy Cruise on the Milford Sound fjord. Start your journey from the hotel following the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breathtaking manmade Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound.
There, take an unforgettable cruise aboard a Milford Sound Red Boat to experience the pristine scenery, towering peaks, waterfalls and marine and bird life. Sail past the incredible Mitre peak, Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal point. Milford Sound is a world-renowned natural wonder. Nowhere else in Fjordland do the mountains stand so tall, straight out of the Sea. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres to the sea below. In Maori legend, this landscape was created by Tu Te Raki Whanoa, a godly figure who carved the fiords with a magical daze. Without doubt, Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) is his finest creation. Whatever the fiord’s mood – brooding and wet, or tranquil in the sunshine – it will inspire you. Overnight stay at Queenstown.
DAY 06 : Queenstown
The full day is at leisure. Almost everywhere you turn in this tourist capital of the South Island, you are hit with another postcard scene… beautiful Lake Wakatipu, snow capped mountain peaks, canyon gorges with rushing rivers, mountain forests and abundant wildlife and the list goes on! Why not bungee jump from the top of the world’s best-loved Bungee site, the Kawarau Bungee Centre (optional), take a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw steamship (optional) Or let your adrenaline rush as you zoom down the river on a Jet Boat Ride (optional). You also have an option of taking a Skydive and experiencing the thrill & excitement of Parachute jumping!! Let our RLT Tour Manager take you on a thrill ride. Overnight stay at Queenstown.
- – Earnslaw Cruise (Entrance Only)
- – Queenstown Nzone Tandem Skydiving – 15000 Feet Jump
- – Queenstown Nzone Tandem Skydiving – 12000 Feet Jump /li>
- – Kawarau Bungy Jump (Seat in Coach) Kawarau Bungy Jump
- – Jet Boat Ride (Seat In Coach) Jet Boat Ride
Overnight in Queenstown.
DAY 07 : Queenstown – Glacier Region
Today we start for Christchurch after breakfast. Board your coach and travel from the Central Otago region and on to Twizel. Follow the shores of Lake Pukaki to ‘Aoraki’ Mt. Cook, the cloud piercer and New Zealand’s highest mountain and be ready to be mesmerised. Visit the beautiful Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo before travelling across the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch.
The evening is free for you to explore. Christchurch has an amazing range of nightlife options, from eclectic urban courtyards to popular riverside pubs. Overnight stay at Christchurch.
DAY 08 : Glacier Region – Christchurch (Tranz Alpine train)
Today you board the world famous & award-winning Tranz Alpine train, a once in a lifetime experience. Ascend the lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrasts of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush landscapes on the other. Travel over Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch. You will marvel at the snow-capped peaks and beautiful river gorges as you wind your way past waterfalls and rugged mountain scenery. Overnight stay at Christchurch.
Christchurch International Antarctic Centre (Xtreme Pass)
DAY 09 : Depart Christchurch
Bid your goodbyes to this unique country and our RLT Tour Manager. Today you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your flight back home.
- Accommodation at hotel mentioned or similar including breakfast.
- Airport transfers on Seat In Coach basis.
- Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary on on Seat In Coach basis.
- Services of an English speaking driver.
- Entrance fees to visit attractions as per itinerary.
- International and domestic airfare.
- Airport taxes.
- Visa charges.
- Overseas Medical Insurance.
- Meals, Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
- Govt. Service Tax of 3.09% on the total billing amount
- Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
- Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘Package Includes’ head.
- The exchange rate of Euro/ USD/ AUD keeps on fluctuating. Euro/ USD/ AUD will be charged as per the Forex Card rate of HDFC Bank on the day/date of final payment.