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Surreal New Zealand

09th March till 19th March 2024

New Zealand is where wanderlust meets wonderland.
Lies to the southwest of the Pacific Ocean and promises breathtaking landscapes adorned with picturesque coastlines and the mightiest mountains. Rich in Maori culture, this island nation or Aotearoa as the locals call it, is a diverse mix of contemporary cityscapes and attractions that will take you back in time to New Zealand’s past. It is famous for its wildlife that is unlike any other region in the world, with species you can find only on this island.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full day Waitomo
  • Huka Fall Cruise Tour & Te Puia
  • Queenstown Gondola Ride
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch
  • Arrowtown lakes Museum
  • Jet Boat Ride
  • Stay at Lake Tekapo
  • Punting on Avon
  • International Antarctic Center

 

DAY 1 Arrival in Auckland

Upon arrival at Melbourne airport, clear Immigration, collect baggage, clear Customs, and proceed to pick up point for your private transfer.
Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Dinner at a restaurant.
Evening at Leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Auckland.

DAY 2 Auckland Skytower

Breakfast at hotel.
Post breakfast, get ready to proceed for Skytower: Panoramic 360 degree views up to 80 kilometers in every direction.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner at a restaurant.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Auckland.

DAY 3 Transfer to Rotorua via Waitomo Glow-worm caves

Breakfast at hotel.

Post breakfast, start your journey to Rotorua – 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. 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.

Lunch at Café (homestead Waitomo).
Proceed further to Rotorua.
Check-in at hotel.
Dinner at a restaurant.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Rotorua

DAY 4 Huka Falls Boat Cruise Tour and Te Puia

Breakfast in the hotel at 7:00 AM.

Post breakfast we will travel 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.
Post tour travel back to Rotorua.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Post lunch, visit 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.
Dinner at a restaurant.
Transfer back to hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Rotorua.

DAY 5 Arrival at Queenstown & Skyline Gondola Tour

Breakfast at Hotel.

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to Auckland Airport for your flight to Queenstown.
Arrival at Queenstown airport- collect baggage and proceed to Arrival Hall and proceed to pick up point for your transfer on Private basis.

Café lunch at airport.
Transfer to the hotel.
Travel to Gondola Attraction Tour: Take a scenic ride in the iconic Skyline Gondola and take in the stunning views as you ride the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere! You’ll be carried 480 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular 220-degree panorama with breath-taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter and Cecil Peak and of course Queenstown.
Transfer back to hotel.

Dinner at a restaurant.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Queenstown.

DAY 6 Day Tour – Milford Sound Cruise

Breakfast at hotel

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. 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. Take 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.
Dinner at a restaurant.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Queenstown.

DAY 7 Arrowtown Lakes Museum & Jetboat ride

Breakfast at hotel.

After having you breakfast, proceed to the Lake District Museum.
Take a guided tour of the historic ‘Gold Rush’ in the picturesque Arrowtown.
Post lunch return back to Queenstown and take some rest.

Later get ready to take a 30 minutes speed boad ride on Kawarau river.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner at a restaurant.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Queenstown.

Day 8 Travel to Lake Tekapo and Stay at Lake Tekapo

Breakfast at hotel.

Post breakfast, check-out from hotel.

Start your road journey to Lake Tekapo. Pass through the stunning Kawarau Gorge, fruit and wine growing region of Cromwell, following beautiful Lake Dunstan and through the dramatic Lindis Pass. Travel the vast plains of the Mackenzie district alongside magnificent turquoise blue lake framed by Aoraki Mt Cook and the spectacular Southern Alps to Mt Cook Village where you have some free time. Leaving Mt Cook it’s not hard to see why many Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed nearby.

Your driver guide will point them out on the journey to Lake Tekapo.
Lunch at Cafe.
Check-in at hotel.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight stay at Lake Tekapo.

DAY 9 Travel to Christchurch

Breakfast at hotel.

Post breakfast, check-out from hotel.

Lunch at Café.
Check-in at hotel.
Dinner at a restaurant.
Transfer back to hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Christchurch.

DAY 10 International Antarctic Centre & Punting on Avon

Breakfast at hotel.

Post breakfast, you will start your day with a visit to The International Antarctic Centre. The Centre is located in a campus containing the Christchurch bases for the , and , and comprises administration offices, warehousing, an American/New Zealand clothing store, a post office and travel agency, and the Antarctic Passenger Terminal.The International Antarctic Centre consists of Antarctic exhibits, a café, and bar. The visitor attractions include an Antarctic room, an audiovisual display, meetups with husky dogs, and rides in all-terrain vehicle outside the centre. There is also a exhibit. The centre is set up for taking in penguins from the wild that are in need of help.
Lunch at café.

After lunch, you will cruise in a Small boat (Punting on Avon):An iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed, relax on board an informative punt ride and see the city from a different perspective. Sink back and admire the picturesque Botanic Gardens or glide through the evolving central city as your classically attired punter poles you quietly along the river on this eco-friendly activity perfect for all ages.

Evening at leisure.
Dinner at restaurant.
Transfer back to hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Christchurch.

DAY 11 Transfer to Christchurch International Airport and travel back to your home country

Breakfast at the hotel.
You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to Christchurch International Airport and flight back to your home country.
The magical trip finishes here with unforgettable memories.

INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation for 10 nights on twin sharing basis.
  • One Internal Flight – Auckland to Queenstown
  • Meals: 10 Breakfasts / 09 Lunches / 10 Dinners
  • All Entrance tickets as per itinerary.
  • Travel insurance upto 69 years of age.
  • Tips to guide.
  • 5% GST
EXCLUSIONS
  • International airfares.
  • Visa charges.
  • TCS (as per government norms)
  • Expenses of personal nature like – tipping,
    laundry & telephone calls, beverages etc.
  • Porter at the airport and hotel (Mostly not
    available).
  • Meals which are not mentioned in
    inclusions/itinerary column.
  • Transfers which are not mentioned in the
    itinerary.

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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