Scenic Splendour

19 Days
Auckland to Christchurch
From (AUD)
$ 8,895
$ 8,595
Dates & Pricing

2020/2021 Auckland > Christchurch

Tour Map
Tour Code:
SHI
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Auckland
Return City:
Christchurch

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Auckland

    Kia Ora and welcome to Auckland for your overnight Special Stay.

  2. Day 2 - Auckland > Rotorua

    Visit the Hobbiton™ Movie Set before arriving in Rotorua, home of Mãori culture and bubbling mud pools. Later,  visit the National Kiwi Trust, before your two night stay in Rotorua.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 - Rotorua

    Be amazed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia.

    Freechoice

    Witness a sheep show, take an amphibious duck tour or relax in the geothermal pools. Alternatively, enjoy the view from Skyline Rotorua while wine tasting. Tonight, immerse yourself in Mãori traditions at an authentic h-a  ngi dinner.

    Optional flight - Take a helicopter flight to Mt Tarawera including a volcanic landing (additional expense, please book prior to departure).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Rotorua > Napier

    Witness the force of nature at Huka Falls before visiting magnificent Lake Taupo. Enjoy an overnight stay in the home of Art Deco, Napier.

    Enrich

    Meet the makers at a special wine tasting and dinner at Mission Estate Winery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Napier > Wellington

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of Napier’s Art Deco buildings, view the famous landmarks of Napier during a vintage car tour or discover a diverse range of aquatic animals and wildlife at the National Aquarium.

    Continue to Wellington for a two-night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Wellington

    Explore Wellington’s sights on your city tour before visiting the National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa.

    Enrich

    Take an in-depth journey of Te Papa to discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand, told with authority and passion, before delighting in kapu ti – a hot drink and traditionally inspired food.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Wellington > Blenheim

    Travel in the ferry’s premium lounge across the Marlborough Sounds to the South Island.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a tasting at the home of Sauvignon Blanc, a visit to Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, or take an afternoon cruise on the Marlborough Sounds.

    Enjoy an overnight stay at Blenheim.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Blenheim > Christchurch

    Drive along the spectacular East Coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. Experience how Christchurch is recovering during your two-night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Christchurch

    Freechoice

    Go punting on the Avon River, take a Botanic Gardens Tour or enjoy a city tour around Christchurch. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre.

    Freechoice Dining

    Experience a Kiwi home-hosted dinner with a local family or enjoy dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Christchurch > Franz Josef

    Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight Special Stay.

    Optional flight - Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder in this natural alpine landscape (additional expense, please book prior to departure).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Franz Josef > Queenstown

    Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Queenstown

    Freechoice

    Take the Dart River Wilderness Jet, or tour local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet, a 4WD Skippers Canyon, or Safari of the Scenes tour exploring ‘The Lord of The Rings’ filming locations.

    Freechoice Dining

    Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown, or simply relax at the hotel’s restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Queenstown

    Enjoy a day at leisure to discover Queenstown.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Queenstown > Milford Sound

    In the darkness of the Te Anau caves, see the shimmer of thousands of glow-worms. Enjoy an overnight Special Stay on board the Milford Mariner amidst the majesty of Milford Sound.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Milford Sound > Dunedin

    Awake to breathtaking beauty in Milford Sound. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. Then immerse yourself in New Zealand’s oldest University City, Dunedin, with a two-night stay.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between Speight’s Brewery and the hotel’s Carlton Restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Dunedin

    Freechoice

    Tour Larnach Castle or visit the breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Alternatively, take a heritage walking tour, cruise Otago Harbour or take the scenic Taieri Gorge Railway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Dunedin > Mount Cook

    Visit the Moeraki Boulders, a unique sight featuring huge spherical boulders scattered across a sandy beach. Enjoy a Special Stay at Mount Cook.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Mount Cook > Christchurch

    Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before returning to Christchurch for your Special Stay

    Enrich

    Celebrate your adventures during an iconic tram ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Christchurch

    Bid farewell to New Zealand. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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