SURREAL NEW ZEALAND

12th March till 21st March 2023

SURREAL NEW ZEALAND

12th March till 21st March 2023

New Zealand– The Most BEAUTIFUL country in the World- That’s the status New Zealand holds. Well, SEE it to BELIEVE It! Rolling green hills, soaring mountains, mysterious lakes and rivers, dramatic volcanic plateaus, vast open plains, thermal wonderlands, miles of farmland and even more miles of glorious coastline. The diversity of landscape from one island to the next is nothing but fascinating. This is one place where it is easy to lose the crowds and have the wide open spaces to yourself. Come & Explore this land of wondrous nature with KareVoyage- Exclusively designed for 50 Plus Wanderers. Join us in 10 days’ tour which is bound to captivate and amaze you with its natural beauty.

DAY 1: Arrival at Christchurch

We board our flight from Delhi International airport. Arrive into Christchurch Airport, clear Immigration, collect baggage, clear Customs and proceed to Arrival Hall with your travel buddy. Drop your Luggage, freshen up at Hotel and proceed further for your lunch. Post Lunch, you will have a brief City Tour of Christchurch. Transfer back to hotel & Check-in and take some rest for couple of hours. Overnight in Christchurch Hotel

DAY 2: LAKE TEKAPO- Punting on Avon River

After breakfast drive towards Dirang. Dirang is one location that

helps you enjoy, rediscover yourself and be inspired. Located in

West Kameng district this quaint hill station welcomes you with

snow-capped mountains, gushing streams & lush greenery.

Dirang is an almost picture-perfect Tibetan – Monpa stone

village marred only by the main road. Above the picturesque

stone houses rise a steep rocky hill topped with Old Dirangs

Gompa and several walls.

Enroute visit Tipi Orchidariurm in Bhalukpung.

Overnight stay in hotel at Dirang.

DAY 3: Transfer to Queenstown

After breakfast check out from hotel.

Spend some leisurely time at lake Tekapo, visit famous Church of Good Shepherd.

Later, we will start our journey to Queenstown- It is one of the most picturesque city in the world. It’s a small town, hence easy to roam around and navigate 

Dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant 

No restaurant in Queenstown can compete with Stratosfare for views. See for yourself with a memorable dining experience high above town. Take a ride up the Skyline Gondola to the summit of Bob’s Peak, and enjoy a sumptuous meal in spectacular surroundings. As the steepest gondola in the Southern Hemisphere, the Skyline Gondola offers sweeping views of the sparkling waters of Lake Wakatipu and the jagged peaks of the Remarkables. When you reach the top, snap a few photos of these incredible scenes and then head to the Stratosfare restaurant for a dinner packed with views. With a menu reflecting international flavours, the Stratosfare focuses on using local ingredients, from savoury plates of lamb to fresh fish and shellfish. Choose from a wide array of dishes and linger over your meal as you take in the surrounding scenery. After your last bite, return to Queenstown with another ride on the Skyline Gondola. 

Overnight in Queenstown Hotel

DAY 4: QUEENSTOWN- Walter’s Peak high BBQ Lunch

Breakfast at hotel During the day, you will proceed to Dock Area for your tour to Walter peak. This is a New Zealand farming tour like no other – a visit to the Walter Peak High Country Farm and the perfect opportunity to spend a relaxing few hour enjoying the interactive experience. Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience – a delicious gourmet BBQ buffet meal and a farm demonstration in a stunning lakeside setting. Gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant Enjoy lakeside dining at Walter Peak High Country Farm, away from the bustle of Queenstown Includes the return scenic cruise on board the historic TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Be entertained by the farm demonstration, see the farm dogs at work. Rest of the day post 4:00 PM is at leisure Dinner at a restaurant Overnight at Queenstown Hotel

DAY 5: QUEENSTOWN- Milford Sound Cruise with Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel for a full day tour to Milford Sound. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the spectacular Milford Sound and admire towering mountains, vertical cliffs and hanging valleys. Feel the spray from the majestic waterfalls that cascade from an ancient rainforest high in the mountains and look out for seal colonies and dolphins swimming nearby. Your cruise takes place aboard a 2-deck boat offering the best vantage points for an outstanding view. As you navigate the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, let the scenery transport you back to a time of magical wilderness with its towering mountains, vertical cliffs and hanging valleys. Next, take out your camera and get plenty of pictures as you cruise close to a colony of New Zealand fur seals basking on the rocks. Admire the cascading waterfalls that flow into the sound and try to spot some rare Fiordland crested penguins swimming just a few feet away. Before your cruise takes you back to the bay, learn about the local flora and fauna and hear some fascinating history and Maori legends from your expert guide.

Picnic Lunch will be served on the cruise

Transfer back to Queenstown after the Cruise

Dinner at Restaurant Overnight in Queenstown Hotel

DAY 6: Transfer to Rotorua

After breakfast at hotel, check out from hotel & transfer to the airport to travel to Rotorua. 

At arrival, collect your luggage. 

After lunch, evening at leisure 

Overnight in Rotorua Hotel

DAY 7: ROTORUA- Huka Falls Cruise & Te Puia

Start your day with a visit to Huka Falls – At Huka Falls you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power with more than 220,000 litres of water per sec barrelling over 11meter high waterfall. 

Travel back to Rotorua and after Lunch, proceed to Te Puia – Te Puia is New Zealand’s geothermal wonderland, featuring dramatic geysers, bubbling mud pools, traditional Māori carvers and weavers at our national schools, Kiwi birds as was well our world famous restaurant, Pātaka Kai. 

Transfer back to hotel

 Evening at leisure 

Dinner at a restaurant 

Overnight stay in Rotorua hotel

DAY 8: ROTORUA- Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Buffet breakfast at hotel 

After breakfast, you will be travelling to Hobbiton Movie Set – In the heart of the Mighty Waikato region, you can explore the lush pastures of the Shire with a guided walking tour of Hobbiton, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. 

After breakfast you will be transferred back to Rotorua. 

After lunch you will be dropped back to hotel. 

Evening at leisure 

Overnight in Rotorua hotel

DAY 9: AUCKLAND- Waitomo Glow-worm caves and Transfer to Auckland

Check out from your hotel for your transfer to Auckland. 

On the way, you will visit Waitomo Glow-worm caves – Known as one of New Zealand’s best natural attractions, take a boat ride through the glow worm grotto, marvel at thousands of magical glow-worms and become part of over 130 years of cultural and natural history. 

Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making and marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glow-worm Grotto. Experience the serene ambience as you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights. The glow-worm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) is unique to New Zealand, making the Waitomo Glow-worm Caves an absolute must-do. See thousands of these tiny creatures as they radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in a subterranean world. 

The Waitomo Glow-worm Caves tours are made up of two levels. The upper being dry and decorated with stunning, delicate cave formations and the lower level consisting of stream passages, glow-worms and the Cathedral, the tallest chamber in the cave. 

Many of our guides are direct descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave, bringing the cave to life through storytelling and explaining the history, features and legends of the world-famous cave.

We will make a stop for your lunch at Waitomo and post lunch, we will proceed to Auckland 

Upon arrival, Check- in at hotel 

Evening at leisure – You can go for your shopping. 

Overnight in Auckland hotel

DAY 10: AUCKLAND- Flight Back to your home Country

Breakfast at hotel 

Check out from hotel, leave your luggage at hotel and proceed for an Auckland City Sights. 

Post lunch, you will get a free time for shopping. 

After dinner, proceed further to Airport & fly back to country. 

Enchanted with the beauty of this land- lets head back home with memories etched fondly in our heart for lifetime. Bid a Goodbye to your new friends with a promise to meet again.

INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation for 9 nights on Twin share basis
  • 09 Breakfasts
  • 08 Dinners
  • 06 Lunches
  • Daily Breakfast (Continental/ American)
  • Punting on Avon
  • Stay at Lake Tekapo
  • Walter’s Peak high BBQ Lunch
  • All Entrance tickets as per Itinerary
  • All Tours and Transfers on Private Group Vehicle
  • 01 Way flight from Queenstown to Rotorua.
  • Auckland City Sights with Sky Tower
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour
  • Te Puia Guided Tour and Huka Falls Tour
  • HOBBITTON Movie Set tour
  • Skyline Gondola Admission and Dinner in Stratosfare
  • Milford Sound Coach Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch
  • Services of KareVoyage Travel Manager for entire duration
  • Travel insurance for guests below 69 years
  • 5% GST
EXCLUSIONS
  • International Flights (We can facilitate flights from different cities too)
  • Visa Charges (On actuals)
  • TCS 5% (Refundable)
  • Travel Insurance for guests above 69 years
  • Tips for Coach Driver – This we leave it to our guests as they desire- however general norm is NZ$ 3 per person per day.
  • Expenses of personal nature like – tipping, laundry & telephone calls, beverages, soft drinks & hard drinks.
  • Meal – Which is not mentioned in inclusion/Itinerary column

About Karevoyage

Karevoyage- for 50 plus wanderers- is an exclusive travel and tour company dedicated for travel enthusiasts, who prefer to travel the globe and explore but in a group environment.

The KareVoyage team understands the gap and works very hard on how to deliver on what we promise. Keeping all current gaps that people over 50 experience while travelling, we design our itineraries in a way that lets you experience everything without making you feel exhausted.

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