• New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of stunning and distinct natural beauty. Explore jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. With release of the first Lord of the Rings film, New Zealand gained a sudden thrust on the travel radar. Its alluring landscapes range from bubbling brooks to snow-capped peaks and lush forest valleys. Being a perfect setting for Peter Jackson’s vision of Middle-earth, tourism is New Zealand’s second largest industry.

The country is also famous for Adventure holidays. Participate in sky diving, bungy jumping, canyoning, river rafting, fly boarding, caving, paragliding, quad biking, heli hiking, kayaking, and much more.

Quick Facts

Best Months

October to March

Best For

Self-drive Holidays, Adventure Sports, Mountains & Lakes, Beautiful Coasts, Long Holidays

Travelling Within

Self-drive (same side of the road as India)
Domestic flights between North & South Island

Main Airports

Auckland, Christchurch

Recommended Itinerary
Day 1

AUCKLAND

Welcome in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’. You will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Later, when you wish to head out, visit the Skycity Tower for panoramic  views and then spend time at leisure at the Skycity casino &  restaurants.

Overnight in Auckland

Day 2

AUCKLAND – ROTORUA

Drive south through the Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the glowworm caves.This is a dark cave illuminated only by thousands of glittering glow-worms on its roof. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon via Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of this world class attraction.
Overnight at Rotorua.


Day 3

ROTORUA

Rotorua, a town set on its namesake lake on New Zealand’s North Island, is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, the Agrodome for a sheep and farm show and Rainbow Springs to view trout and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight at Rotorua.

Day 4

ROTORUA – QUEENSTOWN

Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Queenstown

Queenstown is a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. There’s bungee jumping off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and jet-boating on the Shotover and Dart rivers.

Overnight in Queenstown


Day 5

QUEENSTOWN

Today enjoy the ride through Lumsden and Te Anau to the Fiordland National Park. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the man made Homer Tunnel to arrive in Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on the fiord before returning to Queenstown.

Overnight in Queenstown

Day 6

QUEENSTOWN – GLACIER REGION

We take a journey past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before turning into the Haast Past and the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue north to arrive in Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.


Day 7

GLACIER REGION – CHRISTCHURCH

We continue to 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 the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in the ‘garden city’ of Christchurch.

Overnight in Christchurch

Day 8

DEPART FROM CHRISTCHURCH

End your trip with a flight back home.