Additional Nights – Available to any destination of your choosing. You can add an extra night for a competitive rate. If you would like to extend your tour, please advise your consultant when making your booking. We definitely recommend that you spend extra nights prior to and after your tour to explore the gateway destinations, as these provide many unique attractions worth going the extra mile for.
All our New Zealand coach tours can be adapted to your individual specifications. If a tour does not entirely suit you, we can provide a personalised coach touring holiday that fits you like a glove. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do, and we will organise it for you.
Transfers are included between your accommodation and transport on the Tour. If you need to we can book your pre-tour arrangements or you can make your own way to the Tour departure location.
The tours operate every day and use routine train, ferry and motor coach services. All hotel, motel accommodation, transportation and essential sightseeing are pre-arranged for you.
Are meals included on your Tours?
Hotel and Motel accommodation on the tour are not inclusive of meals. There are many local restaurants and cafe’s from which you can sample, for your dining pleasure. Breakfast options are available to you and these can be provided on enquiry with your consultant.
Is there a Tour Guide travelling with us on the trip?
As you will be travelling independently, on scheduled coach and rail services, this is an unescorted tour. Unless otherwise stated your tour drivers will provide commentary for you to enjoy while you relax in comfort.
Can you tell me the difference between Silver and Bronze accommodation.
With Silver accommodation your stay will be in selected hotels or motor inns that are centrally located. They have a selection of bars and restaurants for your perusal, and deluxe rooms with the facilities expected of superior accommodation. With Bronze accommodation your stay will be in motels or hotels centrally located at your destination. Some of the motel accommodation will provide kitchen facilities, TV, radio etc.
Do I have to carry my own bags or will somebody do it for me?
With Gold and Silver hotels accommodation a porter will be able to assist you with your bags. Bronze accommodation does not have porters, but should you need assistance your driver will be happy to help.
I am travelling alone but I do not want to pay the single room supplement. Can you find me a roommate?
Regrettably we are unable to match you up with another traveller as the occurrence of another person travelling on the same tour with the same dates and class as you is extremely unlikely.
Where do your tours depart from?
The Auckland coaches depart from the Intercity terminal, at Sky City , Hobson Street . Auckland trains depart from the Britomart railway station. The Christchurch coaches depart from the Intercity Terminal at 118 Bealey Ave (between Colombo St and Durham St intersections). Christchurch trains depart from the Addington railway station at Clarence Street in Riccarton .
Travel south through the lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Glowworm Caves for an underground boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to the thermal activity in Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Concert.
Stay 2 nights in Rotorua
This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools at Te Puia Geothermal Experience, tame trout atRainbow Springs Wildlife Park and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome Sheep Show. This afternoon is free to enjoy the many activities on offer.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival in Queenstown the rest of the day is free to enjoy this alpine resort.
Stay 3 nights in Queenstown
An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiorland National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a Milford Sound Cruise. Return to Queenstown this evening.
Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour.
Travel through the Kawarau Gorge and over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook by midday. Pass Lake Tekapo, then travel north to Christchurch where your tour ends in the evening.