Majestic New Zealand - Self Drive

12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS

Starting from ₹230,500/person

Description

New Zealand is well known for Adventure Sports, Lakes, Mountains, Wildlife, Thermal Hot Pools, Glaciers, Maori Culture, and stunning scenic beauty. It is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations. New Zealand is a great touring destination and is best discovered by our customized self-driving itineraries.

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Day 1 : Arrive Auckland

Arrive Auckland airport and pick up your rental car. Self-drive to your hotel. Check in and overnight stay at your hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight in Auckland.**Note: Standard check in time is 1400 hours, will request for early check in

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Day 2 : Auckland

Today proceed for Auckland Skytower. Balance day at leisure to explore Auckland. Overnight in Auckland.

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Day 3 : Auckland - Rotorua

Today check out and drive to Rotorua. Today enroute Visit to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history. Tour departs every half hour from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Tour duration - 45 minutes Please report to the Waitomo Glowworm Cave ticket office (39 Waitomo Village Road) 10 minutes before tour departs. Post tour drive towards Rotorua (Approx. 2 hrs drive). Check into Rotorua Hotel. Overnight stay.

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Day 4 : Rotorua

Today proceed for Te Puia Admission including HAKA. Join your Te Puia guide at Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Hemo Road, Rotorua, to commence a Guided Tour and Maori cultural concert. Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley has inspired the local Maori people for centuries the guides will recount stories handed down from their ancestors as you explore this unique geothermal reserve with its boiling mud and sulphur pools and the 30 metre (100 ft) Pohutu Geyser, which erupts up to 20 times a day. After the guided tour finishes, gather outside the main entrance to the Marae. At 10.15am, 12.15pm or 3.15pm a traditional welcome marks the start of 45 minutes of song and dance inside the sacred meeting house. Tour concludes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes after commencement, at Te Puia.

Later proceed for Polynesian Spa. Polynesian Spa is New Zealand's leading international spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. In a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a wonderful fusion of hot mineral spring bathing, spa therapies and lake views. Relax and rejuvenate in this area reserved for adults with calming hot pools, a beautiful reflexology walks and a deep pool to allow for a swim. Overnight in Rotorua.

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Day 5 : Rotorua - Auckland - Queenstown

Today check out and drive back to Auckland. Arrive Auckland Airport and and drop off your rental car and board your flight to Queenstown. Arrive Queenstown, SIC transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Queenstown.

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Day 6 : Queenstown

Today proceed for Milford Sound Nature Cruise (Seat In Coach) with Buffet Lunch. Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on our leisurely Nature Cruise. As you cruise the length of the fiord, learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins. Overnight in Queenstown.

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Day 7 : Queenstown

Today pick up your rental car. Proceed for Skyline Gondola & Luge. Take a ride with the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob's Peak and immerse yourself in the panoramic views of Queenstown and the surrounding mountains. There is plenty to keep you entertained while you take in the scenery. When you get to the top, discover a host of family-friendly activities on offer. Get on a chairlift to the Luge Top Station, get on our purpose-built Luge carts and take an exciting, downhill ride on over 800 meters of banked corners, tunnels and dippers to a backdrop of stunning views you'll find out that once is never enough! Overnight in Queenstown.

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Day 8 : Queenstown - Lake Tekapo

Today check out and drive to Lake Tekapo (Approx. 3 hrs drive). Check into hotel. In the evening proceed for Dark Sky Project - Lake Tekapo Mt John Observatory Dome at night. Departure Point: Dark Sky Project, 1 Motuariki Lane, 45-minute guided tour, A fully immersive multi-media experience bringing together science and Maori astronomy, Brashear telescope: this impressive, newly restored Victorian Brashear telescope stands at almost nine meters high and is a key feature of the new center. The only one in the Southern Hemisphere, the Dark Sky Experience includes an opportunity for visitors to get up close with this significant masterpiece. At Dark Sky Project we strive to reconnect people to the night skies, inspiring a lifelong understanding and passion for dark sky preservation. Millions of people across the world will never see a single star, let alone appreciate the Milky Way. At Dark Sky Project we believe everyone should care about and be able to enjoy the night skies. Located in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve – the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world - Tekapo is one of the quietest spots on the planet yet it has one of the busiest night skies in the universe. Overnight in Lake Tekapo.

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Day 9 : Lake Tekapo

Today proceed for Mount Cook National Park. Hooker Valley Trek is recommended. The track leads up the Hooker Valley and along the Hooker River, ending at the glacier lake, where there are amazing views of Aoraki/Mount Cook on a clear day. Along the way you will cross three swing bridges and encounter picturesque icebergs, glaciers and majestic mountains that will have you reaching for your camera at every turn. Overnight in Lake Tekapo.

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Day 10 : Lake Tekapo - Christchurch

Today check out and drive to Christchurch. (Approx. 3 hrs drive). Overnight at hotel in Christchurch.

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Day 11 : Christchurch

Today drive to Kaikoura. Reach Kaikoura and proceed for Whale watching Cruise. Board your Whale Watch Kaikoura vessel at "The Whaleway Station, Railway Station Road, Kaikoura to commence a Whale Watch Kaikoura cruise. The vessel is a modern catamaran designed especially for whale watching. The main passenger cabin is enclosed, air-conditioned and fitted with comfortable seating, while large outside decks offer great viewing and photo opportunities. Prepare for exciting up-close encounters with Giant Sperm Whales. Clients may also see migratory humpback whales (June-July), Hector's and Dusky Dolphins, Orcas (December-March) and NZ Fur Seals, as well as plenty of bird species including Royal Albatross, Petrels and Shearwaters. Cruise concludes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes after commencement, back at "The Whaleway Station. Return back to Christchurch. Overnight in Christchurch.

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Day 12 : Christchurch - India

Today check out and drive to Christchurch airport. Drop off your rental car and board your flight back to India.

    Inclusions

  •    New Zealand Visa Fee
  •    Rental car with GPS & Full Insurance
  •    11 Nights’ Accommodation at above mentioned hotels
  •    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  •    Hobbiton Movie Set
  •    Private Polynesian Spa
  •    Te Puia
  •    Queenstown Airport to Hotel transfer
  •    Milford Sound Nature Cruise with lunch by Coach
  •    Gondola & 2 Luge Rides
  •    Dark Sky Experience at Lake Tekapo
  •    Kaikoura Whale Watching Cruise
  •    GST
  •    SIC means Seat In Coach

    Exclusions

  •    Flights
  •    Breakfast, Lunches & Dinners until and unless mentioned
  •    Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc.
  •    Any other service that is not shown in the inclusions
  •    (20% TCS Applicable post September 2023)

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