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Pacific Escapade

Day 1

Arrive in Auckland, take the rest of the day at leisure

Day 2

Travel to the rugged and unspoilt Coromandel Peninsula. Ride the Driving Creek Railway through lush rainforest to a fascinating artistís colony.

Day 3

Continue to Rotorua. Enjoy a twilight cruise across Lake Rotoiti to the natural mineral springs of the Manupirua Pools before enjoying a lakeside barbecue dinner at your hotel.

Day 4

Todayís highlight is an exclusive cruise across the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera. Later, visit the buried village of Te Wairoa.

Day 5

Visit Wai-O-Tapu, a wonderland of geothermal activity that includes the world famous Champagne Pool. At Napier, enjoy a locally guided walk of this Art Deco city.

Day 6

A free day to explore the region's delights. Widely regarded as the Tuscany of the South Pacific, the area boasts some of New Zealandís finest wineries.

Day 7

Continue on to Welllington, the nation's capital, stopping at Pukaha Mount Bruce, New Zealandís National Wildlife Centre en route.

Days 8 Ė 9

Cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to Picton. Transfer by water taxi to your remote resort located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. Enjoy the following day relaxing and exploring the magic of the Marlborough Sounds.

Day 10

Travel down the Kaikoura coast, famous for its magical whale-watching opportunities, before arriving in the English-style Garden City of Christchurch.

Day 11

Board the TranzAlpine train for a spectacular journey from coast to coast, travelling through magical untouched landscapes. Travel down the rugged West Coast to the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

Day 12

On to Queenstown, a stunning alpine resort and the 'Adventure Capital of the World'.

Day 13 Ė 15

Enjoy three full days in this magnificent resort, there is a wide variety of activities to choose from.

Day 16

Visit the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown, then travel on to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park which covers 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery.

Day 17

This morning, experience the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake up close on the only tour of its kind in New Zealand.

Day 18

Transfer to Christchurch airport for your return flight.

 

Destination:
New Zealand

Locations:
Spectacular scenery of New Zealand including Wai-O-Tapuís wondrous geothermic activity, the gold mining Arrowtown and the alpine resort of Queenstown.

Nights:
17

Type:
Escorted, small group

Accommodation:
Centrally located 4* and 4 Ĺ * hotels, breakfast included