Roads Less Travelled brings to you an all-new New Zealand mania. Get mesmerized by the differences of North & South Island on this 10-day expedition traversing both the islands. Unwind yourself in this beautiful country as you learn more about it each day & about your own adventure appetite! Go on grab a seat.
Auckland- rotorua- christchurch- Queenstown- Franz Josef
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Welcome to New Zealand! On arrival in Auckland meet our RLT tour representative and get transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and Highlight Dinner with our Roads less Travelled Tour Manager. Overnight stay at Auckland.
Day 2: Explore Auckland
Kickstart the day with the amazing sightseeing tour of Auckland and explore the city. Later, go on the surreal cruise on the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Overnight stay at Auckland.
Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua
After breakfast today, tour the mesmerizing Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto with your RLT Tour Manager. Continue your journey to Rotorua, and visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s Maori Arts & Crafts Institute and peak into the cultures and heritage of New Zealand. Take a tour to Maori Hangi with local wine and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. Overnight stay at Rotorua.
Day 4: Rotorua – Christchurch
After breakfast in the morning take a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the amazing Agrodome Sheep Show. This afternoon make the transition to the Southern Island of New Zealand as you fly to Christchurch (airfare not included)
Evening at leisure and Overnight stay at Christchurch.
Day 5: Christchurch – Franz Josef
Today after breakfast, start the day with our RLT Tour Manager to a spectacular train journey on the award-winning TranzAlpine train through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. It is once in a lifetime ride which takes you to the most wonderful landscapes on the earth. At Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory. Arrive in Franz Josef Glacier, where you’ll have the option to see it from the air on a scenic flight (If the weather permits). Overnight stay at Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 6: Franz Josef – Queenstown
After a delicious breakfast, drive over to the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls, Lake Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell. Later on visit the historic Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown, where an orientation tour completes your day. Overnight stay at Queenstown.
Day 7: Milford Sound
Today after breakfast, you travel through Fiordland National Park and the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to mystical Milford Sound. Milford Sound is a world-renowned natural wonder. Nowhere else in Fjordland do the mountains stand so tall, straight out of the Sea. Here, you will take an unforgettable cruise aboard a Milford Sound Red Boat to experience the pristine scenery, towering peaks, waterfalls and marine and bird life. Sail past the incredible Mitre peak, Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal point.
Overnight stay at Queenstown.
Day 8: Queenstown – Get the adventurous streak on!
Today choose one from a range of fantastic sightseeing experiences. Maybe 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. Choose an experience and our Tour Directors will tailor your itinerary at no additional expense. Overnight stay at Queenstown.
Activity Choices (Any one Included):
• 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 9: Queenstown – Christchurch
Today explore the Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you’ll get a view of the Church of the Good Shepherd. You’re invited into a local home to enjoy a barbecue lunch in their 240 hectare garden. Then travel to Christchurch and enjoy a delicious farewell dinner with the RLT Tour Manager. Overnight stay at Christchurch.
Day 10: Alas! It’s time to Depart Christchurch
Today will be the last day of the tour. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. Bid goodbyes to this amazing country and RLT Manager until your next adventure with RLT!
- 9 overnights twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels
- Welcome drink
- Travel wallet and map
- Hotel porterage
- Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto
- Thermal Reserve Rotorua
- Visit Te Puia
- Maori Hangi and concert
- Agrodome Sheep Show
- TranzAlpine Train journey
- View Franz Josef Glacier
- Cruise on Milford Sound
- Church of the Good Shepherd
- Maori Cultural Experience
- Queenstown Included Choices: Thunder Jet / Wine Tour / Segway on Q / Golf at Millbrook Resort / Skyline Restaurant / Skippers Canyon / Spa Treatment / Horse Trekking
- Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
- Experienced and professional RLT Tour Manager and Tour Driver
- Meals: 9-Breakfast, 2-Lunches, 4-Dinners
- Airport transfers (Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Auckland, Day 4 Flights to depart after midday into Christchurch from Rotorua,
- Flights anytime from Christchurch)
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.
- 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
- 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