Day 01: Arrive Auckland

arrive auckland – meet and transfer for city sightseeing (highlights: westshaven marina, harbour bridge, viaduct harbour, queen street, mount eden, parnell village, tamaki drive)

Day 02: Auckland - Rotorua

Visit waitomo glow worm caves – rotorua

Day 03: Rotorua

Rotorua city sightseeing (includes: te puia [formerly known as whakarewarewa thermal reserve and maori arts & crafts institute], paradise valley springs, agrodome sheep show) – shuttle transfer to airport for your domestic flight to christchurch – arrive christchurch – shuttle transfer to your hotel

Day 04: Christchurch – Oamaru – Dunedin

Christchurch – oamaru – dunedin

Day 05: Dunedin – Gore – Te anau

Dunedin city sightseeing (highlights: tour of historic buildings including cathedrals, university of otago, olveston stately home, courthouse, botanical garden, dunedin harbour & city) – gore – te anau

Day 06: Te anau – Milford Sound Cruise – Queenstown

te anau – milford sound cruise – queenstown

Day 07: Queenstown

Queenstown morning city sightseeing (highlights: queenstown, kawarau bungy bridge, gibbston winery, arrowtown historic gold mining village) – afternoon free at leisure

Day 08: Queenstown – Mount cook (optional scenic flight) – Christchurch

Queenstown – mount cook (optional scenic flight) – christchurch (highlights: kawarau gorge, lindis pass, aoraki / mount cook, lake tekapo, church of good shepherd, canterbury plains)

Day 09: Christchurch

christchurch city sightseeing (highlights: anglican cathedral, museum, arts centre, mona vale) – depart christchurch – shuttle transfer to airport for your departure flight