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New Zealand Wonderland

New Zealand Wonderland

Adult from: £3,995    Child from: Please call for details 
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Offer based on:
New Zealand Wonderland valid: 04/10/2015 to 04/10/2015
Duration: 17 nights
Departure airport: NONE – NO FLIGHTS INCLUDED
Board basis: Tour
Hotel details

Day 1. Auckland, Freedom of Choice Touring
Be met on arrival in Auckland, then join your selected touring activity. Options include a cruise on Waitemata Harbour, a sightseeing tour of Auckland, a trip to the Auckland Museum, and, for the adventurous, a climb across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge.
Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
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Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands
Cross Auckland’s busy harbour bridge and travel along the Hibiscus Coast to Matakohe’s Kauri Museum. Then journey to the Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty House, Maori Meeting House and War Canoe.
Two Nights: Bay of Islands, Copthorne Waitangi Resort
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Day 3. Bay of Islands, Freedom of Choice Touring
Today in the beautiful Bay of Islands, you choose your own sightseeing activity from our Freedom of Choice Touring options.
Overnight Cruise option available tonight
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Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland
Explore the Bay of Islands on a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock. Returning to Paihia, your coach will then take you to Auckland. Tonight enjoy a special dinner at our hotel.
Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
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Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Hangi Feast
Leaving the City of Sails, travel to Waitomo and experience a guided tour of the underground limestone and glow-worm caverns. Continue to Rotorua and immerse yourself in traditional Maori culture as you enjoy a Maori hangi feast and performance of song and dance.
Two Nights: Rotorua, Heritage Hotel
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Day 6. Rotorua, Freedom of Choice Touring
Today, choose the activity that interests you from our Freedom of Choice options.
Country Homestay option available tonight
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Day 7. Rotorua, Wellington
Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway to the heart of the North Island and view the Wairakei Steam Valley. Visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo before travelling south across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park on the way to Wellington, the national capital.
Two Nights: Wellington, Duxton Hotel
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Day 8. Wellington, Freedom of Choice Touring
Today choose from our selection of Freedom of Choice activities. Perhaps choose from a Wellington highlights tour, Zealandia: Karori Eco Sanctuary, a ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour or visit the Carter Observatory and Planetarium. Dinner tonight is at your leisure to try some of the local restaurants.

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Day 9. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch
Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through the stunning Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Visit the fishing town of Kaikoura, famous for its whale watching.
Christchurch, Rydges Hotel
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Day 10. TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef
Board the TranzAlpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Journey through gorges, river valleys and across the magnificent Southern Alps. Disembark at Arthurs Pass and journey to Hokitika, then continue to Franz Josef.
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
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Day 11. Franz Josef, Queenstown, Dine Around Dinner
Enjoy a day of incredible scenery as you travel along the Haast River, capturing views of the massive glacier-formed Haast River Valley, towering peaks, waterfalls and rainforest. Arrive in Queenstown, where this evening you’ll choose from four different eateries in which to dine in.
Two Nights: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
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Day 12. Queenstown, Freedom of Choice Touring
Today in Queenstown, you have a selection of activities to choose from. Tonight, dinner has been left at your leisure to check out some of Queenstown’s restaurants.

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Day 13. Milford Sound, Te Anau
Journey along the Milford Road. Wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound, then enjoy a relaxing drive to the tranquil lakeside settlement of Te Anau.
Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
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Day 14. Te Anau, Dunedin, Freedom of Choice Touring
Leaving the Fiordland region, journey through rolling Southland countryside. Travel via Lumsden and Gore to the east coast and Dunedin. This afternoon, choose your Freedom of Choice Touring activity.
Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
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Day 15. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Freedom of Choice Touring
Journey north along the coast and stop to view the Moeraki Boulders. Continue to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park, where you choose your activity.
Mt Cook, The Hermitage
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Day 16. Mt Cook, Christchurch
Leaving the snow-capped mountains of Mt Cook National Park behind, travel by coach to picturesque Lake Tekapo. Here, you’ll pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, built of locally gathered stone and oak and erected as tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Travel through Burkes Pass to Christchurch.
Christchurch, Rydges Hotel
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Day 17. Depart Christchurch, Freedom of Choice Touring
Choose from our range of touring activities in Christchurch. Perhaps take a garden tour, go punting on the Avon, take a bike tour around the city or visit Christchurch’s ‘must see four’, before the tour ends and you transfer to the airport in the afternoon.

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