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Arrive into Auckland, collect your hire car and drive to SkyCity Grand Hotel for 1 night. (N)Day 2: Auckland • Rotorua
Explore Auckland’s city sights before travelling south towards Rotorua, stopping en route at the glow-worm caves at Waitomo for a guided tour and boat ride through the grotto. Continue on to Rotorua and stay 2 nights at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua. (N)Day 3: Rotorua
Choose from a selection of included tours such as a visit to Te Puia, offering Maori cultural experiences and an impressive display of geysers and boiling mud pools, explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Kiwi Encounter, or relax in a thermal pool. (N)Day 4: Wellington
Travel to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, passing Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park en route. Stay 1 night at Copthorne Hotel Wellington. We recommend visiting the National Museum Te Papa during your time in the city. (N)Day 5: Fly to Queenstown
Drive to the airport for the short flight to Queenstown* . On arrival, collect your hire car. Stay 3 nights at QT Queenstown. (N)Days 6-7: Queenstown
During your stay we recommend a visit to the old gold-mining town of Arrowtown and a trip to the Fiordland region for a cruise on Doubtful or Milford Sound. (N)Days 8-9: Franz Josef
Drive west along the rugged West Coast Road and over the Haast Pass, following the dramatic coastal road north to the small town of Franz Josef. The following day we recommend a helicopter flight over Franz Josef and Fox glaciers or a valley walk with a local glacier guide. Stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat for 2 nights. (B)Days 10-11: Greymouth • Christchurch
Journey north up the rugged west coast to Greymouth, where you will return your hire car and board the TranzAlpine train for a journey through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. On arrival, transfer to The George Hotel for 2 nights, with the following day at leisure to explore the city. (N)Day 12: Fly to Rarotonga (Cook Islands)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Rarotonga, then transfer to the Manuia Beach Resort for 3 nights, where you will receive a warm ‘ei welcome. (N)Days 13-14: Rarotonga
Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour by 4×4 vehicle into the green rugged interior of the island for an insight into its history and culture. The following day is at leisure with the opportunity to relax or explore the island further. (N)Day 15: Aitutaki
Fly to the island of Aitutaki. On arrival, transfer to the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa for 3 nights. (N)Day 16: Aitutaki
Join a cruise on the island’s lagoon and perhaps snorkel amid the array of fish, coral and giant clams. The cruise will stop at the uninhabited One Foot Island for lunch before returning. (L)Day 17: Aitutaki
Join a 4×4 tour of Aitutaki, visiting sacred Polynesian sites (marae) and learn about the traditions of the cannibal Polynesians who inhabited the island. (N)Day 18: Fly to Rarotonga • Onward travel
Return by air to Rarotonga. Transfer to the Islander Hotel for the afternoon before a late-evening transfer to the airport for a flight to London, or continue your holiday in the South Pacific. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No mealsImportant information Flights:
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please contact your Cox & Kings travel consultant.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Tailor-made travel:
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Nestled on the beach on Rarotonga, Manuia Beach Resort provides a place to relax on white sandy beaches with swaying coconut palms. The property has an infinity pool and a restaurant serving Polynesian inspired meals. There are several bars at the resort in which to enjoy a drink, whether by the pool, on the beach or in the lounge area.
Located on Wellington's Oriental Parade, with many of the hotel rooms overlooking the spectacular inner harbour, the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is within walking distance of many of the city's finest restaurants and tourist attractions. The 118 rooms have modern decor and amenities. Facilities at the property include a restaurant, cocktail bar and an indoor swimming pool.
Low season from £3945 per person
High season from £4345 per person
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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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