Highlights include Waitomo Glowworm Caves, geothermal Rotorua, the adventure capital of Queenstown, breath-taking Milford Sound including a cruise and majestic Mt Cook.
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
On arrival into Auckland, "The City of Sails" you will be welcomed and your Kiwiway Vacation begins.
Day 2: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua (BD)
Travel south to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm caves. Continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the "Thermal City" of Rotorua. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and concert.
Day 3: Rotorua (B)
Visit Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this see bird life, trout and other wildlife before viewing a New Zealand farmshow featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. This afternoon is at leisure.
Day 4: Rotorua - Queenstown (B)
Transfer to Rotorua Airport today for your flight to the 'Alpine Resort' of Queenstown. Flight Rotorua to Queenstown NOT included.
Day 5: Milford Sound (B)
Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown.
Day 6: Queenstown (B)
An opportunity today to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price.
Day 7: Queenstown - Mt Cook - Christchurch (B)
Travel through the Central Otago region to Mt Cook, or as known in Maori "Aorangi", the cloud piercer. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo before travelling across the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch.
Day 8: Departure Day (B)
Your arrangements conclude today. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation!