New Zealand Discovery - 11 days
DAY 1 Arrive into Wellington - the capital city
On arrival at Wellington airport, you will be greeted by your friendly and experienced Thomas Cook Tour Manager / Local representative outside the baggage hall. Proceed and check into your hotel. (Standard Check in time: 1400Hrs). The rest of the day free got you to explore Wellington on your own. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Bay Plaza or similar in Wellington. (D)
DAY 2 City tour of the capital City
After an American breakfast proceed for a city tour of Wellington that includes highlights like Parliament Buildings, CBD, Port of Wellington, Basin Reserves, and Botanical Gardens with a 1-way cable car ride. Today enjoy Lunch. Also enjoy a 1 hour guided tour to Te Papa national Museum. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Bay Plaza or similar in Wellington. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 Enjoy a ferry from Wellington to Picton and then Onto Kaikoura
After an American breakfast proceed to Wellington Ferry Pier to board a Ferry to Picton. This trip is regarded as one of the most beautiful ferry trips in the world. Packed Lunch will be provided on arrival at Picton. Connect to Kaikoura on a scenic Tranz Coastal train. (Important Note: In the event the train is not running, coach will pick up the group from Picton and proceed to Kaikoura). Tonight a delicious local dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Gateway Motor Lodge or similar in Kaikoura. (B,PL,D)
DAY 4 Enjoy Whale Watching in Kaikoura. Onto the Garden City – “Christchurch”
After an American breakfast, embark on a Kaikoura Whale Watching trip by boat. Kaikoura really lives up to its reputation of being a marine paradise, with almost a 99.99% guarantee of viewing Whales. Enjoy a local lunch today. Later we depart for Christchurch, and on arrival enjoy an orientation tour that includes the beautiful Botanical gardens, re-constructed CBD and the new ‘cardboard’ Cathedral, drive past the Art Centre and the Canterbury Museum. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Ibis or similar in Christchurch. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 Onto Queenstown – New Zealand’s adventure capital via Mount Cook
After an American breakfast, journey across the Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the Sheep Dog Monument and Church of the Good Shepherd. Today enjoy Lunch. Later proceed to Mount Cook National Park. Enroute cross beautiful Lindis Park which offers mountain and tussock grassland scenery. The dramatic Lindis Pass links the Mackenzie Basin with Central Otago. The actual pass crosses a saddle between the valleys of the Lindis and Ahuriri Rivers. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Copthorne Lakefront or similar in Queenstown. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 Today enjoy a Nomads Safari tour to Wakatipu Basin. Next experience the Gondola ride that gives you the best view of this city. Also visit the Historical Arrowtown and also the worlds first Bungy site A J Hacket over the Kawarau River
After an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a Nomads Safari tour to Wakatipu Basin. Next experience the famous Gondola ride to Bob’s peak, also a fast convenient access to the best views in the region, which is reputed to be the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy lunch. Later proceed to the historical small quaint town of Arrowtown. Next we visit A J Hacket Bungy Jump site at the Kawarau River. Optional Bunjy Jumps and Zipline activity available. Tonight Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Copthorne Lakefront or similar in Queenstown. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 Day is completely free at leisure to explore the many adventure activities in Queenstown
Enjoy an American breakfast at the hotel. Lunch coupon will be provided today. Queenstown is considered to be the adventure capital of the world. Hence the day is free to explore at your own pace or choose an optional activity. (Pre booking compulsory on all activities on Day 1 or Day 2 of the tour with the tour manager. Also all optional activities are weather permitting)
DAY 8 Proceed to Auckland and then onto Rotorua – The Thermal city. Enjoy the Waitomo glow worm caves
After an American breakfast proceed to the airport for your flight to Auckland. On arrival, we visit the Waitomo Glow-worm Caves in the lush Waikato region. Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display, as you glide silently through the starry wonderland caves of Glow-worm situated underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glow-worm Grotto. Enjoy this galaxy of tiny living lights, The Glow-worms that light your way. Enjoy Local Lunch today. Drive towards Rotorua and check into your hotel. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Ibis or similar in Rotorua. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 Enjoy 1hr Aqua Duck tour, and also a guided tour of Te Puia. See the sheep shearing show at Agrodome followed by a farm tour
After an American breakfast, proceed on a 1 hour Aqua Duck Tour. Later enjoy a guided tour of Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you can wander around the bubbling mud pools and see the famous ‘Pohutu’ Geyser. After Indian lunch visit Agrodome which will give you a chance to see through the eyes of a true New Zealand farmer. Witness the Agrodome Sheep shearing Show an exciting and informative insight into the world of New Zealand agriculture, featuring 19 different breeds of sheeps, sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding and dog demonstrations. Today get an experience of the farms on your farm tour. Learn about the farming. Opportunity to take photos and hand feed the animals like Sheep, Cattle, Deers , Llamas and Alpacas. View the kiwi fruit orchard and olives groves, get a chance to taste kiwifruit juice and delicious sweet honey. Later enjoy Indian Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Ibis or similar in Rotorua. (B,L,D)
DAY 10 Orientation tour of this pristine City of Sails – Auckland. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky Tower observatory deck
After an American breakfast, check out and proceed to Auckland for an orientation city tour that includes highlights like Harbour Bridge and waterfront drive. Drive past the West Haven Marina, the War Memorial Museum and through the Parnell, onto Bastion Point amongst Auckland’s most expensive residential area and Waite Mata Harbour. Enjoy Lunch. Next enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky Tower observatory deck. Check into your hotel. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Ibis Ellerslie or similar in Auckland. (B,L,D)
DAY 11 Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday
This morning after an American breakfast / Boxed Breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport, where your memorable Thomas Cook tour comes to an end. Do spare a few minutes to fill in the feedback form and hand it over to your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your “New Zealand Dsicovery” tour. (B)
 
Package Includes
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Bay Plaza or similar in Wellington
  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Gateway Motor Lodge or similar in Kaikoura
  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Ibis or similar in Christchurch
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Copthorne Lakefront or similar in Queenstown
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Ibis or similar in Rotorua
  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Ibis Ellerslie or similar in Auckland
  • Daily American buffet/boxed breakfasts at the hotel. (Except on Day of Arrival)
  • 7 basic lunches + 1 Packed Lunch + 2 local lunches
  • 9 Indian Jain/vegetarian/non-vegetarian dinners + 1 local dinner
 
NZD 4,580*
NZD 4,080*
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Departure Dates: Apr: 20 May: 15 Jun: 02 Jul: 10.
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