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When you touch down in New Zealand your detailed documentation pack will be hand-delivered by one of our trusted representatives. You'll find everything you need in one handy place: your personalised itinerary, clear instructions and maps, and reservation details for your accommodation and activities.
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|Dedicated Travel Consultant||Detailed Daily Itinerary and Vouchers||
|Full 24 Hour Support||50 Page Essential New Zealand Guide|
Welcome to Christchurch
‘Haere Mai’ and welcome to New Zealand!
Welcome to Christchurch, New Zealand’s Garden City. You will be transferred from the airport to your Christchurch hotel. After you check-in, you can head out and explore Christchurch, the city is under-going much change since the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
Accommodation Christchurch - 2 Nights
The Christchurch Tram Tour is a unique, elegant and environmentally friendly way to see the city. You will be taken around the 'must-see' central attractions - jump on and off as you please or sit back and relax while the tram circum-navigates the inner city. This quality experience combines the heritage of the trams and historic buildings with the culture of the Garden City. Sights include the Cathedral Square, The Arts Centre, Botanical Gardens, Avon River and Cathedral Junction to name a few. The tram drivers provide a live commentary throughout the journey identifying points of interest, historic architecture, various activities and places to shop and eat, making the tram ride an informative and entertaining experience. Visitors can hop on and off the trams at leisure.
Some suggested activities if you have some free time after the sightseeing tour
|Easygoing Cycling Tour||Punting the Avon River||Lyttelton Harbour Wildlife Cruise|
|Māori Cultural Evening||French Akaroa Tour||Southern Alps Ballooning|
|Christchurch Gondola||Clearwater Golf||Arthur's Pass TranzAlpine Hike|
Christchurch - Mt Cook
Leave the city today westwards through the Canterbury plains, you will find a superb location for some great photos at Lake Tekapo. Tekapo is one of three significant, neighboring lakes that border the Mackenzie Valley in New Zealand's South Island. Golden tussock grass carpets the surrounding hillside and roll away into the distance where the Southern Alps frame the horizon.
The charming 'Church of the Good Shepherd' sits alone on its shores and the views to our highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook are remarkable. Once you arrive in Mount Cook Village the rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. If you like, you can take a scenic flight over this alpine region (own expense).
Accommodation Mount Cook - 1 Night
Mt Cook - Queenstown
This morning you will have free time to explore Mount Cook National Park. In the afternoon, head South from Mount Cook, pass through the high country towns of Twizel and Omarama before entering the beautiful Lindis Pass, the pass offers a unique mountain and tussock grassland scenery - Lindis Pass Scenic Reserve was formed in 1976 and was one of the first tussock reserves in New Zealand.
Relax while enjoying the spectacular scenery that changes from rugged ranges and mirror lakes to the winding Kawarau River Gorge before, emerging into the lush green farmland surrounding Queenstown. Your destination for the next two days.
Accommodation Queenstown - 2 Nights
Queenstown Vineyards Visit
Today you will visit the wine regions of Queenstown. Learn about the history of the wine-making and have tastings at four different wineries. You will visit New Zealand's largest underground wine cave for a wine tasting tour and afterwards enjoy a shared platter lunch and a glass of wine.
"Haere rā" Goodbye! and Bon Voyage! Today we say farewell. We take care of your transfer to Queenstown Airport where you will board your onward flight, taking with you the magical memories of a truly exceptional New Zealand holiday.