With majestic mountains, steep fjords, gushing rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones, New Zealand is an eclectic mix of natural gems that deserve to be visited. Explore New Zealand's magnificent landscapes and coastline with TravelOcat’s package, New Zealand - Scenic Splendour
Be it the fantastic cycling and walking trails or scenic diving spots, New Zealand has plenty to offer to travelers. The Garden City ‒ Christchurch, promises a wonderful time with punt rides on Avon River, the Botanic Garden, and the Hagley Park. Another city, Dunedin, with a happening city center – Octagon and The Otago Harbour, is a must-visit. A beautiful attraction that is also a part of our itinerary is the Milford Sound Cruise during which you enjoy the view of Mitre Peak, waterfalls, fur seals colonies, and seabirds. With this package, we also offer an option of thrilling adventure activities like bungee jumping, river rafting, jet boating, and skydiving at Queenstown. End your trip with a visit to the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers of New Zealand- a sight so breathtaking; it will render you speechless.
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What is included in the tour
- Meet and Greet assistance on arrival at the airport
- Accommodation for 3 night's at Queenstown
- Accommodation for 2 night's at Christchurch
- Accommodation for 1 night at Franz Josef Glacier
- Accommodation for 1 night at Dunedin
- Daily breakfast
Please note that flights mentioned herein are indicative and are subject to change as per the final itinerary, without any prior notice. Do note that a 1-stop flight from the hub you have booked from shall be provided. The flights would be of a similar category/type as mentioned here and the airport-hotel-airport transfers would be taken care accordingly.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Cost for Ticket + Visa + Insurance
- No Porterage included
- Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate changes substantially prior to the departure of your tour.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us.
- Pay TV, mini-bar, telephone calls, etc.
- Meals other than what is mentioned in your Itinerary.
- Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides other than that mentioned in “Tour Cost Includes”
- Overseas Mediclaim
- Tips to Driver: EURO 2 per pax per day (Compulsory)
Day 1 - Arrive in Christchurch: Arrive at Christchurch, pick up your rental car from the airport and drive to your hotel. A city with brilliant artwork and pocket gardens all around. Spend the evening at leisure in this Garden City. Other than popular art institutions, there is Hagley Park- the largest urban open space in Christchurch that you must visit. Other places on your itinerary should be the Botanic Garden and the Christchurch City Center. For a memorable experience, take an Edwardian punt ride on the Avon River. Historically rich and significant, a cycling tour through the city is also a great way of enjoying its beauty and learning about its rich history. After the eventful day, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2 - Christchurch – Dunedin: On this day, travel to Dunedin, a city known for its Scottish heritage and quirky vibe. Drive through the Canterbury Plains to reach Ashburton. Then, take the coastal road to reach the port city of Timaru. From there, head straight to Oamaru and witness the spectacular stone buildings on your way. Once you reach the city of Dunedin, spend the rest of the day at leisure. When here, explore the city center - Octagon. Chinese Gardens is a must-visit place in Dunedin, which is a fitting reminder of the city’s Chinese industrial past. The Otago Harbour, perfect for kayaking, rowing, windsurfing, fishing, and yachting, is a popular spot for tourists. End the day in the comfort's of your hotel room!
Day 3 - Dunedin – Queenstown: In the morning, board the historic Taieri Gorge Train to Pukerangi to take one of the most of the scenic train routes in the world. Witness the magnificent stone, wrought iron viaducts, bridges, and beautiful rivers on your way. Disembark at Pukerangi and continue your journey to Queenstown by car. Reach Queenstown and stay at your designated hotel for the night.
Day 4 – Queenstown: After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Begin this day by driving towards Milford Sound and board your Milford Sound Cruise. A once-in- a-lifetime kind of an experience, the cruise takes you through this mesmerizing fjord in tender vessels or kayaks and behold the picturesque beauty of Mitre Peak. Watch fur seals lazing on the rocks and a wide variety of seabirds, and witness some beautiful waterfalls on your way. Return to the hotel in the evening and spend the rest of the time at leisure and then retire in your room for a comfortable night's sleep.
Day 5 – Queenstown: On this day, enjoy a variety of optional activities at Queenstown. If you are an adventure junkie, take part in the exciting Shotover Jet boat ride. Prepare yourself for the ultimate jet boating experience. Try bungee jumping at Ledge Bungy, which is sure to take your breath away. Other optional activities are skydiving or sky swing and river rafting. Make the most of this opportunity and conquer your fears. After this adventurous day, get back to your hotel and take rest.
Day 6 - Queenstown - Franz Josef Glacier: This day marks the beginning of exploring the glacier regions of New Zealand. Today, make your way to New Zealand and travel past Lake Wanaka, Lake Hāwea, Haast Pass, and Westland National Park. Westland National Park is a part of World Heritage Area with snow-capped mountains, glaciers, forests, tussock grasslands, lakes, rivers, wetlands, and beaches. Drive north to arrive at Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Witness the beauty of huge valleys of ice that extend well below the snowline, almost to the sea. After this, return to your hotel and retire for the day.
Day 7 - Glacier region – Christchurch (via Tranz alpine train): Another scenic train route awaits you today as you travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous TranzAlpine Train from there. Greymouth is a town with a history of jade hunting, gold mining, and dramatic river floods. Travel through the beech forests and the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass (the highest pass over South Alps), and pass by the mountain range of Southern Alps. Arrive at Christchurch, crossing the fertile Canterbury Plains. Retire in the comforts of your hotel room and rest well for the final day of your trip.
Day 8 – Departure: Your tour ends on this day. Head straight to Christchurch airport and drop the car at airport branch and board your flight for onward journey. Return home with some special memories from this exciting trip.