• Day 1: Arrive Auckland

On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self- drive passengers will pick-up your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Auckland.


  • Day 2: Auckland - Waitomo – Rotorua

Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.

Overnight at the hotel in Rotorua (Breakfast & Dinner)


  • Day 3: Rotorua

This morning visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. This afternoon or evening, enjoy a relaxing soak in the tranquil setting of the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa.

Overnight at the hotel in Rotorua (Breakfast)


  • Day 4: Rotorua – Christchurch

Today, depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare is NOT included). Tonight enjoy a romantic dinner on the iconic Christchurch Tram Restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel in Christchurch (Breakfast & Dinner)


  • Day 5: Christchurch – Mt. Cook – Queenstown

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown.

Overnight at the hotel in Queenstown (Breakfast)


  • Day 6: Queenstown

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available in Queenstown - bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities are not included in the tour price.

Overnight at the hotel in Queenstown (Breakfast)


  • Day 7: Queenstown - Glacier Region

Departing Queenstown this morning, travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For self-drive passengers, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included’.

Overnight at the hotel in Glacier Region. (Breakfast)


  • Day 8: Glacier Region - Christchurch

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel beside the Waimakariri River to Christchurch.

Overnight at the hotel in Christchurch. (Breakfast)


  • Day 9: Fly back

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for seat in coach passengers or self-drive passengers drive to the airport and return your rental car. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica.


  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Auckland
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Rotorua
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Christchurch
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Queenstown
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Glacier Region
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Christchurch
  • Rotorua: Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride, Maori Hangi (feast) Dinner and Concert, Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Sheep Show.
  • Polynesian Spa – Lake Spa Retreat, Rotorua
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Christchurch Tram Restaurant Romantic dinner
  • Tranz Alpine train from Gremouth (only for seat in coach passengers)
  • Entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (only for self-drive passengers)

For Seat in Coach Passengers

  • Meet and Greet and arrival transfer by private vehicle
  • Remainder of transportation by seat in coach with English speaking driver/guide

For Self Drive Passengers:

  • Transport by self drive rental vehicle including unlimited kms
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance



3* Hotels

3.5* - 4* Hotels

4* - 4.5* Hotels


Auckland City Hotel / Scenic Hotel Auckland

Amora Auckland / Heritage Hotel

Sky City Auckland / Rendezvous Hotel


Sudima Lake Rotorua / Ibis Rotorua

Holiday Inn Rotorua / Distinction Rotorua / Copthorne Rotorua

Millennium Rotorua / Novotel Rotorua Lakeside



The Ashley Hotel / Sudima Christchurch / Quality Hotel Elms

Heartland Hotel Cotswold


Heartland Hotel / Goldridge Resort

Copthorne Resort Lakefront / Rydges Lakeland Resort

Millennium Hotel Queenstown / Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Glacier Region

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier / Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing) / Punga Grove 

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) / Distinction Te Weheka Inn


  • Airfare (International & Domestic), Visa and travel insurance
  • Airport departure taxes (if applicable)
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Sightseeing transfers unless mentioned in the package inclusions.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in the package inclusions
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

Self Drive:

  • Refundable rental insurance bond
  • Fuel charges
  • Vehicle pickup fees
  • Any additional drivers

Holiday package starting from NZD 2980*

*Terms and Conditions Apply. Prices valid till March 2018.


  • All arrangements made by Vacations Exotica are in the capacity of an agent only. Vacations Exotica will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
  • There is no refund for services not utilized.
  • Confirmations of all bookings are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.

Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions

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