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On arrival in Auckland, you will be met and transferred to Stamford Plaza Auckland for 2 nights. This evening, join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner. (D)Day 2: Auckland
Morning tour of Auckland’s city sights including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct Harbour. (B)Day 3: Rotorua
Travel through the King Country region and, upon arrival in Rotorua, take a short orientation tour followed by a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you may spot the kiwi bird. This evening experience a Maori hangi feast (food cooked over hot stones) and concert. Stay overnight at the Millennium Hotel. (B, D)Day 4: Fly to Queenstown
Fly to Queenstown today and stay at the Millennium Hotel for 3 nights. (B)Day 5: Milford Sound
Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake, the largest in the South Island. Travel through Fiordland National Park, a world heritage area of glaciers and mountain ranges. Continue to Milford Sound with photo opportunities at scenic sights en route. Join a lunch cruise on Milford Sound before returning to Queenstown this evening. (B, L)Day 6: Queenstown
Day at leisure to explore Queenstown; choose from a range of optional excursions including a ride on the exhilarating Shotover Jet, or a cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw including a barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead. This evening join your travel director for dinner at The Boatshed, with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. (B, D)Day 7: Franz Josef
Journey through Central Otago on the way to Franz Josef, making stops at the historic mining village of Arrowtown and the town of Cromwell. Pass the lakes of Wanaka and Hawea before finishing at Franz Josef with an overnight stay at the Te Waonui Forest Retreat. (B, D)Day 8: Hokitika • Christchurch
Today visit Hokitika, home to the native greenstone (jade) for a jewellery demonstration. Continue to Arthur’s Pass to board the TranzAlpine train for a spectacular journey across the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Stay 2 nights at the Distinction Christchurch. (B)Day 9: Christchurch
This morning take a tour of the city followed by tea at the home of Tim and Isabelle Weston, owners of Britten Stables. This evening there will be a farewell dinner. (B, D)Day 10: Onward travel
Morning or afternoon transfer to Christchurch airport to fly home or continue your holiday. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
Flights: International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please contact your Cox & Kings travel consultant.Non-exclusive group tour:
Please note that this tour is operated by AAT Kings on a nonexclusive basis. Therefore other passengers may or may not be Cox & Kings clientsItinerary:
Itinerary: Please note the itinerary is provisional and subject to change. Itinerary and departure dates may change from 1 October 2021. For more information and prices, please contact your Cox & Kings travel consultant.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
From £900pp.Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a five-star hotel located amongst the native West Coast rainforest at Franz Josef. Designed to be sensitive to the surrounding environment, guests at the property will find themselves encircled by rainforest and accommodated in natural and sustainable luxury. The retreat has 100 guest rooms, complimentary parking, a restaurant and a bar.
The Stamford Plaza Auckland Hotel is located in the city centre of Auckland. The 300 rooms and suites are modern and spacious with contemporary decor. Facilities at the property include an indoor swimming pool, three restaurants and a bar.
The Millennium Hotel Rotorua is located on Lake Rotorua, near to the thermal pools at Polynesian Spa. The 227 rooms all have modern decor and amenities. Facilities include a bar, a gym, swimming pool,sauna and two restaurants (one of these is not open during winter months),
The 4-star Millennium Hotel Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown close to the central shopping and entertainment area. The hotel has 220 rooms, each elegantly decorated with modern furnishings including a minibar, air conditioning, safe, and tea and coffee making facilities. Other hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym, sauna and spa.
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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