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AAT Kings Tours: New Zealand Splendour

AAT Kings

AAT Kings Tours specialize in guided tours and adventure vacation packages to New Zealand and Australia. Sightseeing tours ranging from premium travel with first class hotel accommodations to low cost escorted tours. Travel in coaches with small group tours, experience camping adventures or choose independent touring programs from Flight Centre and AAT Kings. Travel tours to Australia and New Zealand creating memories and friendships that will last forever.

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New Zealand Splendour

14 days $2890*
taxes & fees included
Tour Code: HAAC

Departs from: Auckland

Visit the must see sights of New Zealand on AAT Kings' Low Cost New Zealand Splendour, see Christchurch, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Rotorua, Auckland and more

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Tour Details

Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Airport transfer and hotel check-in, then you're free to see Auckland for yourself. An evening welcome drink followed by dinner with your Tour Director.
Hotel: Mercure, Auckland. D

Day 2: Auckland - Rotorua
See Auckland on our City Sights tour. Tracing the Waikato River we travel to Waitomo Caves to tour the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. At Rotorua, we'll take in views of Lake Rotorua and more on our orientation tour. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi feast and concert for an insight into Maori culture.
Hotel: Ibis, Rotorua, 2 nights. B HD

Day 3: Rotorua
We'll watch the Agrodome Sheep Show then the afternoon is yours. Our option tonight is The Realm of Tãne, a journey through Maori mythology and our story of creation. B

Day 4: Rotorua - Wellington
Heading south, we'll view the Huka Falls. Visit Taupo. Drive along the shores of New Zealand's biggest lake, through the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu. Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Then it's along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington for a City Sights tour.
Hotel: Mercure Wellington Willis Street, Wellington. B D

Day 5: Wellington - Picton
A morning of 'Free Time' in Wellington, then we visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Photos at Parliament House. Then we cruise Queen Charlotte Sound. Later we travel to the seaside village of Picton for an orientation tour.
Hotel: Beachcomber, Picton. B D

Day 6: Picton - Christchurch
En route to Christchurch, we'll get up close and personal with some New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point, watch whales at Kaikoura, (optional scenic Whale Watching flight), travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast, across the patchwork Canterbury Plains. A city tour of Christchurch is followed by 'Free Time'.
Hotel: Ibis, Christchurch. B

Day 7: Mt. Cook
After a morning at leisure travel over the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains, where the spectacular sightseeing begins. Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki are first up. Next we'll visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before soaking up the sensational alpine landscape of Mt. Cook National Park (optional scenic flight).
Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama. B D

Day 8: Dunedin
Our day starts along the Waitaki River with the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. We travel through Oamaru with its famous white limestone buildings to Dunedin, where we tour the city. Then you've got the afternoon to yourself - take a Wildlife Cruise, visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway.
Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel, Dunedin. B D

Day 9: Dunedin - Te Anau
After a morning of time to yourself, during which you might like to tour New Zealand's Larnach Castle, we head off across South Otago's fertile, sheep-filled farming land en route to Te Anau, on the shores of the largest lake in the South Island. Tonight you may choose to travel by boat to the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves.
Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel, Te Anau. B D

Day 10: Milford Sound
You'll be awe-struck by great sights from Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, where you will cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. Along the way to Queenstown, we'll see Mirror Lakes, Claudu Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, travel along the Devil's Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu. At Queenstown we'll have an orientation tour on arrival and enjoy dinner with views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables.
Hotel: Mercure Queenstown Resort, Queenstown, 2 nights. B D

Day 11: Queenstown 'Free Time'
Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day - from wine and garden tours to jet boat rides and white water rafting. A delicious buffet at the Skyline Restaurant on Bob's Peak is your spectacular dining option. Access is via the steepest Gondola in the Southern Hemisphere. Optional Kiwi Haka Maori Show post-dinner. B

Day 12: Fox Glacier
First stop, Arrowtown, on the Arrow River. Second stop Cromwell and its sensational stone fruit. Then it's a trio of lakes - Lake Dunstan, Lake Hawea, Lake Wanaka. Through the Haast Pass, we view Thunder Creek Falls and enjoy a rainforest walk. Final stop, majestic Fox Glacier - a rare, still advancing glacier. Take the opportunity for an optional scenic flight over the glacier.
Hotel: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier. B D

Day 13: Christchurch
We visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration first up. We travel through Greymouth, the largest town on the West Coast, to experience the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes at Punakaiki, before heading back to Christchurch.
Hotel: Ibis, Christchurch. B D

Day 14: Depart Christchurch
Today is yours, take your time exploring Christchurch - the Garden City - famous for its gardens and being the most English city outside of England. See Hagley Park and the Canterbury Museum - just make the most of it - it's your last chance to experience New Zealand before we transfer you to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. B

TranzCoastal Train Option
For a scenic feast journey on the TranzCoastal between Picton & Christchurch, with the Kaikoura Mountain Range on one side and the rugged Pacific Ocean on the other. Additional cost AU$105 per person.

Duration - 14 days

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