New Zealand Taster

16 days

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Day 1
Depart the UK.
Day 2
In flight. A stopover can be added if preferred.
Day 3
Arrive in Auckland. Spend the afternoon having a look around the city.
Day 4
Collect a hire car and make your way to Rotorua. This evening enjoy a Maori cultural performance and traditional Hangi.
Day 5
Spend the day exploring some of the geothermal attractions then later on enjoy a Maori cultural evening.
Day 6
Make your way to the coastal town of Napier. Stop in Taupo en route for a coffee or stroll along the lake front.
Day 7
Have a look at some of the Art Deco architecture this morning then join a wine tour this afternoon.
Day 8
You fly from Napier to Blenheim today, with a short touchdown in Wellington. Collect a hire car and make your way to nearby Picton.
Day 9
Join a fantastic full day tour that showcases the best of the Marlborough Region. Start with a tour to some of the region’s vineyards then enjoy a leisurely cruise through the sounds, sampling local seafood as you go.
Day 20
Make your way down the coast to Kaikoura and spend the afternoon having a look around the lovely little shops and galleries here.
Day 11
Join a whale or dolphin watching tour this morning then make your way to Christchurch this afternoon. Drop off your hire car.
Day 12
Board the wonderfully scenic Tranz Alpine train which takes you across Arthur’s Pass to Greymouth on the West Coast. Collect another car and drive south to Glacier country.
Day 13
Start the day with a fantastic scenic flight over the mountains and glaciers then take a walk around Lake Matheson for further fantastic views.
Day 14
Drive through the beautiful Haast Pass to Queenstown
Day 15
The grand finale of your whistle-stop tour, a full day trip to magnificent Milford Sound.
Day 16
Take a flight to Auckland then join your overnight flight back to the UK.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

There is an incredible array of things to see and do in New Zealand but we appreciate that it’s not always possible to spend three or four weeks there. We have therefore created an itinerary for those who have less time. This route offers a great overview of the diverse scenery and activities that you can enjoy along the way, including a wonderful scenic flight over the glaciers and a trip to iconic Milford Sound. However, if you have other priorities for your time we can tailor an itinerary to suit.

1 night Auckland – 2 nights Rotorua – 2 nights Napier – 2 nights Blenheim – 1 night Kaikoura – 1 night Christchurch – 2 nights Fox or Franz Josef Glacier – 2 nights Queenstown

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