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

Auckland – 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 domestic airport for flight to christchurch – arrive christchurch - shuttle transfer to hotel

Day 04: Christchurch - Fox glacier / franz josef

Shuttle transfer to train station for your tranzalpine express to greymouth - arrive greymouth – take intercity coach (etd: 13.30) to fox glacier / franz josef

Day 05: Fox glacier / franz josef – wanaka – Queenstown

Fox glacier / franz josef – wanaka – queenstown

Day 06: Queenstown – Milford sound cruise – Queenstown

Queenstown – Milford sound cruise – Queenstown (highlights: the remarkables, fiordland national park, homer tunnel, cleddau valley, milford sound red boat cruise)

Day 07: Queenstown

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

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.