Day 01: Arrive Auckland

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

Day 02: Auckland

Bay of islands sightseeing (includes: waitangi treaty house; "hole in the rock" cruise)

Day 03: Auckland

Bay of islands city – auckland

Day 04: Auckland

Visit waitomo glow worm caves – rotorua

Day 05: Rotorua

Rotorua city sightseeing (includes: te puia [formerly known as whakarewarewa thermal reserve and maori arts & crafts institute], paradise valley springs, agrodome sheep show)

Day 06: Rotorua

Shuttle transfer to airport for your domestic flight to christchurch – arrive christchurch – shuttle transfer to your hotel

Day 07: Christchurch – Kaikoura – Christchurch

christchurch – kaikoura – christchurch (highlights: kaikoura coastline, whale watch cruise, seal colony, winery visit and tasting)

Day 08: Christchurch

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 09: Fox Glacier / Franz Josef

Free day at leisure for optional tours

Day 10: Fox Glacier / Franz Josef – Wanaka – Queenstown

Fox Glacier / Franz Josef – Wanaka – Queenstown

Day 11: Queentown – Milford Sound Cruise – Queenstown

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

Day 12: Queentown

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

Day 13: Queenstown – Mount Cook

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

Day 14: Christchurch

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