Couples Explore New Zealand
Couples Explore New Zealand is a unique 10 day escape on the Roads Less Travelled that takes you to the Southern Island of New Zealand and experience the purest natural landscapes. This new zealand tour package will take you from the amazing Tranz Alpine Train on a Drive through the southern Alps crossing the crystal clear shorelines of Lake Wanaka. Enjoy the sensational cruise, explore the daredevil in you by trying out numerous adventure sports Queensland has to offer. Sensational South brings you the experiences which are a real treat for the traveler in you, so book yourself for the fun!
Cities Covered In Couples Explore New Zealand Tour: Christchurch- Franz josef- Queenstown- Te Anau- Dunedin- Omarama- Picton – Wellington- Rotorua- Auckland
Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
Welcome to New Zealand!On arrival in Christchurch, meet our RLT tour representative and get transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Christchurch.
Day 2: Christchurch – Twizel
Today after breakfast, discover a taste of New Zealand country life at a delicious barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm. Later, visit the historic Church of the Good Shepherd. Overnight at Twizel.
Day 3: Twizel – Dunedin
After having a hearty breakfast today, drive along with our RLT Tour Representative to the Waitaki River and explore the amazing Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam en route to Dunedin. Overnight at Dunedin.
Day 4: Dunedin– Te Anau
Today you can choose one from a range of included sightseeing experiences in new zealand tour package. Tour the historic Larnach Castle, ride the Taieri Gorge Railway or take the adventurous Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Later visit the spectacular Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Overnight at Te Anau.
- Optional Activities To Choose
• Larnach Castle Tour
Visit Larnach Castle, learn about its colourful history and take in the breathtaking views from the Tower including a 360° view of Dunedin, Otago Peninsula and out to the Pacific Ocean.
• Taieri gorge Railway
Take the Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin to the rugged mountain interior of Central Otago and back across magnificent stone and wrought iron viaducts and through narrow rock wall tunnels.
• Monarch Wildlife Cruise
Cruise the beautiful Otago Harbour via the fishing village of Careys Bay and Port Chalmers and see what can’t be seen from the land – Albatross, Fur Seals and up to 20 species of bird and marine life.
• Cadbury World Tour
Jump on a chocolate-lover’s dream tour of the Cadbury Factory. See the amazing one tonne chocolate waterfall while your taste buds take a tour of chocolate heaven.
• Speight’s Brewery Tour
Take the award-winning and interactive tour of Speight’s Brewery and discover their brewing secrets. You’ll see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients that go into making Speight’s legendary ales.
Day 5: Te Anau – Queenstown
Have a hearty breakfast today before you get struck and surprised by the magnificence of the Fiordland National Park on your way with our RLT Tour Representative to Milford Sound for a cruise on this natural wonder.
Day 6: Queenstown
Today stuff yourself good and choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queenstown on a Segway. Let our RLT Tour Representative recommend some amazing day activities. This evening cruise across the amazing Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station for a carvery Highlight Dinner.
- Optional Activities To Choose
• Thunder Jet
Hold on tight and experience a thrilling, high-speed adventure skimming across peaceful Lake Wakatipu with its backdrop of spectacular mountains before plunging between dramatic high cliffs.
• Wine Tour
Take a tour of vineyards and wineries in New Zealand’s premier wine regions – Queenstown and Central Otago. Taste a variety of wines at four Queenstown wineries and sample local cheeses.
• Segway on Q
Take in the scenic lakeside views and explore Queenstown as you ride and glide on the amazing Segway Personal Transporter.
• Golf at Millbrook Resort
Play 9 holes at Millbrook, one of the most scenic golf courses in the world. The championship course offers three nine hole courses with extraordinary photo opportunities at every hole.
• Skyline Restaurant
Ride the Gondola cableway 450 metres above Queenstown for breathtaking views. Afterwards enjoy a buffet dinner with views to die for.
• Skippers Canyon
Travelling via 4WD mini-bus, you’ll be thrilled by Skippers Canyon – an incredible canyon that impresses with its grandeur. A photographer’s delight, it’s not to be missed.
• Spa Treatment
Treat yourself at Queenstown’s award-winning day spa. The Spa at Millbrook epitomises the ultimate in rest and relaxation with views across manicured fairways, rolling hills and surrounding mountains.
• Horse Trekking
Saddle up at the Ben Lomond Station and take a 90 minute guided horse ride of the Moke Lake trip – suitable for riders of all abilities.
Day 7: Queenstown – Franz Josef
Afer a hearty breakfast today, visit Arrowtown to taste the sensational stone fruit at Cromwell. Travel over the Haast Pass and view the enchanting Thunder Creek Falls. Then travel onto Franz Josef Glacier. Overnight stay in Franz Josef.
Day 8: Franz Josef – Punakaiki
Today after breakfast depart for Hokitika with Roads less traveled, the home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit. Later, travel to Punakaiki and stay overnight.
Day 9: Punakaiki – Christchurch
Stuff yourself with the delicious meal today and get on the journey on the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch. This amazing journey takes you to the wonders of New Zealand and is a must do when in New Zealand. Later, Join our RLT Tour Representative for a Farewell Dinner. Overnight stay in Punakaiki.
Day 10: Depart Christchurch
Alas its your last day in this enchanting country! Your new zealand package “Couples Explore New Zealand” ends this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. Get home with some amazing memories of the best times spent on Couples Explore New Zealand.
- Couples Explore New Zealand Inclusions
- Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
- Tour with our Roads Less Travelled Tour Representative
- Twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels
- All Meals as indicated above
- Welcome Reception
- Travel wallet and map
- Airport transfers
- Hotel porterage included
- Included choices: Queenstown: Thunder Jet, WIne tour, Segway on Q, Golf at Millbrook Resort, Skyline Restaurant, Skippers Canyon, Spa Treatment, Horse riding Dunedin: Larnach Castle Tour, Taieri gorge Railway, Monarch Wildlife Cruise, Cadbury World Tour, Speight’s Brewery Tour
- Couples Explore New Zealand Exclusions
- International and Domestic Airfare and Visa
- Passport Charges
- Any increase in Airfare, Airport Taxes, Fuel surcharges, YQ tax, any New tax, Visa fee and or any other Tax as levied by GOI (presently calculated as on October 2012)
- Cost of extension of validity on your Airfare
- Cost of any expenses of personal nature like laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges etc& also food /drinks not forming part of the group menu.
- Portages at Hotels, Airport & Sea Ports.
- The exchange rate of Euro/ USD/ AUD keeps on fluctuating. Euro/ USD/ AUD will be charged as per the Forex Card rate of HDFC Bank on the day/date of final payment.
- Courier charges for any documentation delivery outside Delhi