Places: Auckland, Waipoua, Paihia, Russell, Waitomo, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch, Greymouth, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Dunedin etc. New Zealand 2019

Departure: 22 February 2019

Estimated Airfare: C$1636 (Air New Zealand)

22 Feb Vancouver-Auckland

Air New Zealand NZ23 departs for Auckland at 06:30 pm.

23 Feb Auckland

NZ23 arrival at 05:30 am, transfer to hotel.

Day free.

Hotel: Heritage Hotel Auckland

24 Feb Auckland/Waipoua/Paihia (B/D)

Auckland to Waipoua (276 KM-4 Hours)

View of Giant Kauri Tress Tane Mahuta at Hokianga.

Waipoua to Paihia (112 KM-1.35 Hours)

Hotel: Copthorne, Paihia

25 Feb Paihia-Russell (B/D)

Take round-trip ferry from Paihia to Russell.

Sightseeing-Christ Church.

Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Oneroa (Long Beach), Flagstaff Hill.

Hotel: Copthorne, Paihia

26 Feb Paihia/Auckland (B/D)

4-hour cruise to Cape Brett (Hole in the Rock)

Paihia to Auckland (236 KM-3.20 Hours)

Hotel: Heritage Hotel Auckland

27 Feb Auckland/Waitomo/Rotorua (B/D)

Auckland to Waitomo (200 KM-2.50 Hours)

Waitomo City Tour, Waitomo Glow-worm Caves

Boat Trip through the Glow-worm Grotto.

Waitomo to Rotorua (148 KM-2.05 Hours)

Entrance to Te Puia

(Maori Arts and Crafts Institute & Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley)

Visit the Whakarewarewa Forest (Red Wood Forest)

Hotel: Rydges, Rotorua

28 Feb Rotorua (B/D)

City Tour of Rotorua

Entrance to Agrodome Sheep Show and Farm Tour.

Afternoon free at leisure.

Hotel: Rydges, Rotorua

01 Mar Rotorua/Taupo/Wellington (B/D)

Rotorua to Taupo (80 KM-1.1 Hours)

Half day sightseeing.

View of lake Taupo.

Visit to Huka Falls.

Taupo to Wellington (376 KM-5.20 Hours)

Hotel: Willis Wellington Hotel

02 Mar Wellington/Picton/Kaikoura/Christchurch (B/D)

Take ferry to Picton (92 KM-3 Hours)

Picton to Kaikoura (166 KM-2.20 Hours)

Kaikoura to Christchurch (194 KM-2.45 Hours)

Hotel: Commodore Hotel Wellington

03 Mar Christchurch/Greymouth/Franz Josef Glacier (B/D)

Christchurch to Greymouth (260 KM- 3.45 Hours)

Optional (if weather permits):

Tranzalpine Train from Christchurch to Greymouth.

City tour of Greymouth

Greymouth to Franz Josef Glacier (177 KM-2.30 Hours)

View of The Franz Josef Glacier.

Visit to Westland National Park.

Hotel: Scenic (Graham) Hotel at Franz Josef Glacier

04 Mar Franz Josef Glacier/Haast Pass/Queenstown (B/D)

Franz Josef Glacier to Haast Pass (148 KM-2.05 Hours)

Visit Haast Pass

Hasst Pass to Queenstown (215 KM-3.05 Hours)

Afternoon free at leisure.

Hotel: Mercure Queenstown Resort

05 Mar Queenstown (B/D)

Tss Earnslaw Steamship Cruise and Walter Peak Farmshow.

Return to Hotel.

Hotel: Mercure Queenstown Resort

06 Mar Queenstown/Milford Sound/Te Anau (B/L/D)

Queenstown to Milford Sound (296 KM-4.15 Hours)

Visit Fiorldland National Park.

Lunch onboard Milford Cruise.

Milford Sound to Te Anau (121 KM-1.45 Hours)

City tour of Te Anau.

Hotel: Distinction Hotel (Lakeview Room) Te Anau

07 Mar Te Anau/Dunedin/Otago Penins (B/D)

Te Anau to Dunedin (290 KM-4.10 Hours)

City Tour of Dunedin.

Half day excursion Otago Peninsular.

Visit Larnach Castle.

Hotel: Mercure Leisure Dunedin

08 Mar Dunedin/Moeraki/Oamaru/Mount Cook/Lake Tekapo (B/D)

Dunedin to Moeraki (82 KM-1.1 Hours)

Visit Moeraki Beach.

Moeraki to Oamaru (42 KM-0.35 Hour)

City tour of Oamaru.

Oamaru to Mount Cook (209 KM-3.00 Hours)

Visit Mount Cook National Park.

Mount Cook to Lake Tekapo (110 KM-1.35 Hours)

Hotel: Peppers Bluewater Hotel Lake Tekapo

09 Mar Lake Tekapo/Christchurch/Auckland/Vancouver (B)

Lake Tekapo to Christchurch (226 KM-3.15 Hours)

Transfer to airport.

NZ562 Departs for Auckland at 05:00 pm.

Arrival Auckland at 06:20 pm.

Connect NZ24 for Vancouver at 08:05 pm.

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