New Zealand - Overview

New Zealand offers world’s most fascinating cultures, stunning coastlines, spectacular cities and beautiful landscape. We at glorious journey provide the most comprehensive New Zealand holiday packages. Our team of experts can help you discover astonishing range of experiences in this diverse and colourful land. You can enjoy self drive tours, escorted holidays, lord of the rings tours, independent coach tours, adventure holidays, campervans and cars, New Zealand cruises, ay trips and activities and so on. For more information you can contact our travel expert.

Best Packages

Itinerary

01

Day

ARRIVE AUCKLAND

On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive clients will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

02

Day

AUCKLAND

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland city including a visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter. The remainder of the day is free. (B)

03

Day

AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. On completion continue over the Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. (B)

04

Day

ROTORUA

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. (B,D)

05

Day

ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

Travel south to reach the popular lake resort of Taupo before continuing on the Desert Road, dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Continue south through farmland before arriving in the ‘Capital City’ of Wellington (B)

06

Day

WELLINGTON

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Wellington and a short guided tour of Te Papa (the ‘Museum of New Zealand’) before enjoying a free afternoon to explore New Zealand’s capital city. (B)

07

Day

WELLINGTON - PICTON - KAIKOURA

Journey across Cook Strait and into the Marlborough Sounds before arriving in Picton. Travel south through the town of Blenheim, before reaching Kaikoura – here you might like to take an optional whalewatch cruise or scenic flight (optional activities not included in the tour price). (B)

08

Day

KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH

Leave Kaikoura behind as you turn inland and travel through North Canterbury to reach the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch. (B)

09

Day

CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - QUEENSTOWN

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)

10

Day

MILFORD SOUND

Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord. Return to Queenstown. (B)

11

Day

QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

12

Day

QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION

Depart Queenstown and travel via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. (B)

13

Day

GLACIER REGION

A full day at leisure to explore this magnificent glacier region. Optional activities include a scenic flight or guided walk on one of the glaciers. Optional activities not included in the tour price. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included. (B)

14

Day

GLACIER REGION - GREYMOUTH - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (B)

15

Day

DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Vacation! (B)

Includes

  • Daily departures
  • No minimum number of passengers
  • Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
  • All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
  • A choice of three accommodation options
  • A choice of three transport options
  • All tours can be added to
  • All packages can be taken in reverse

Exclusions

Exclusion (does not include):

Itinerary

01

Day

ARRIVE AUCKLAND

On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive clients will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

02

Day

AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. (B,D)

03

Day

ROTORUA

This morning visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. This afternoon or this evening enjoy a relaxing soak in the tranquil setting of the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. (B)

04

Day

ROTORUA - CHRISTCHURCH

Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare is NOT included). Tonight enjoy a romantic dinner on the iconic Christchurch Tram Restaurant. (B,D)

05

Day

CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - QUEENSTOWN

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)

06

Day

QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

07

Day

QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION

Departing Queenstown this morning, travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For self drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included’ (B)

08

Day

GLACIER REGION - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel beside the Waimakariri River to Christchurch. (B)

09

Day

DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Vacation! (B)

Includes

  • Daily departures
  • No minimum number of passengers
  • Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
  • All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
  • A choice of three accommodation options
  • A choice of three transport options
  • All tours can be added to
  • All packages can be taken in reverse

Exclusions

First Class (5*)

  • Millennium Hotel Queenstown / Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
  • Millennium Hotel Rotorua / Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
  • Novotel Christchurch / Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
  • Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland/ SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

Superior Hotel (4*)

  • Chateau on the Park Hotel Christchurch / Sudima Christchurch Airport
  • Copthorne Hotel & Resort Lakefront Queenstown/ Rydges Lakeland Resort
  • Distinction Rotorua / Holiday Inn Rotorua
  • Heritage Auckland / Rydges Auckland Hotel