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Summer Amazing New Zealand 2024

Holiday Destination, Holiday Type, Escorted Group Holidays, Holiday Themes, Adventure, Beach, International, Australia, New Zealand, Popular

Visit:

Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Twizel, Christchurch

Includes:

  • 01 night accommodation in Auckland at Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland / Holiday Inn Auckland Airport or similar
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Rotorua at Millennium Rotorua / Hotel Sudima or similar
  • 01 night accommodation in Auckland at Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland / Holiday Inn Auckland Airport or similar
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Queenstown at Copthorne Resort Lakefront / Holiday Inn Remarkable Park or similar
  • 01 night accommodation in Twizel at Distinction Mackenzie Country Hotel or similar
  • 01 night accommodation in Christchurch at Crowne Plaza Christchruch / Distinction Christchurch / Ibis or similar
  • Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar.
  • Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a professional & multilingual SOTC Tour Manager/ local representative.(subjected to minimum 25 customers).

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Select a Check-in and Check-out Date

Adults1 - 3
Children0 - 3
Total People1 - 4
Room 1

Available Dates are Tentative, please wait for the final confirmation from SOTC Team before issuing the flight tickets. For Payment Details as well, SOTC Team will get in touch with you.

DAY 1
Welcome to Auckland - “The city of Sails”
On arrival at Auckland airport take the shuttle transfers to the hotel and check in (Standard Check in time: 1400Hrs). Later the evening is at leisure for you to explore this city on your own. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Auckland. (D)

DAY 2
Enjoy a city tour of this beautiful and pristine city. Proceed to Rotorua – “The Thermal city”. Hobbinton tour with local feast lunch
After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and get set for a day of fun as we take you for a city tour of Auckland Harbour Bridge and waterfront drive. See the West Haven Marina, the War Memorial Museum and drive through the Parnell, onto Bastion Point amongst Auckland’s most expensive residential area. Proceed to Matamata. Enjoy guided walking tour of Hobbiton movie set. In the heart of the Mighty Waikato region, you can explore the lush postures of the Shire with a guided walking tour of Hobbiton, as featured in the Lord of the Rings & the Hobbit Triologies. Later proceed to Rotorua. With its unique volcanic landscape, living Maori culture and natural hot springs , Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most famous destinations. Tonight hot Indian dinner awaits you at a local Indian restaurant. Proceed to hotel and check in.
Overnight in Rotorua. (B/LL/D)

DAY 3
See the sheep show at Agrodome. Te Puia Thermal Reserve + Maori Cultural show
After an American breakfast, proceed to Agrodome which will give you a chance to see through the eyes of a true New Zealand farmer. Witness the Agrodome Sheep Show an exciting and informative insight into the world of New Zealand agriculture, featuring different breeds of sheep, sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding and dog demonstrations. After hot Indian lunch visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you can wander around the bubbling mud pools and see the famous ‘Pohutu’ Geyser. Also discover Maori art forms, ancient rituals and traditions, experience thrilling song and dance at a traditional Maori Cultural show. Later enjoy an Indian Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Rotorua. (B/L/D)

DAY 4
Onto Auckland, en route visit to the beautiful Waitomo Caves. Visit Sky Tower & the Sealife Aquarium
After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Auckland. En route 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- Itinerary validity Apr 2024 to Sep 2024 worm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you will immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glow-worms that light your way. Enjoy lunch at local Indian restaurant. Arrive at Auckland. Visit the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium which showcases over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays, including the world's largest Sub-Antarctic penguin. Later visit Sky Tower for a super 360-degree view of this amazing city. Enjoy hot Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Check into your hotel.
Overnight in Auckland. (B/LL/D)

DAY 5
Onto Queenstown – adventure capital of the World. Today experience the Gondola ride that gives you the best view of this city, Tour historic Arrowtown and visit bungy jump centre. Enjoy the trilling Shotover Jet boat ride.
After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the airport to board your flight to Queenstown, South Island. (Flight coast not included) Enjoy Indian Lunch at local Indian restaurant. Today get ready to experience the famous Gondola ride, also a fast convenient access to the best views in the region, which is reputed to be the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Tour historic Arrowtown and visit bungy jump centre. Enjoy the amazing Shotover Jetboat ride - Only with Shotover Jet you can ride through the narrow Shotover Canyons at over 85kph. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local Indian restaurant.
Overnight in Queenstown. (B/L/D)

DAY 6
Today we set out for the most spectacular cruise to the Milford Sound.
After an American breakfast, depart from Queenstown and travel via Te Anau to the stunning glacier-carved Eglington Valley and through the awe inspiring Homer Tunnel to arrive at Milford Sound. Enjoy the full-day tour on an unforgettable journey to arrive at Milford Sound cruise, which sails right up to the mouth of theTasman Sea (weather permitting). Enjoy lunch on board the cruise (More than 20 passengers get Indian lunch else we will serve local meal). Journey into the untouched paradise of Milford Sound and explore the natural wonders and history surrounding this deep fiord. Later tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Queenstown. (B/L/D)

DAY 7
Day free for optional activities.
Enjoy an American breakfast at the hotel. The day is free for you to enjoy Queenstown on your own. You have the opportunity to feel the adrenaline rush and enjoy activities like Bungy Jumping, Sky diving, Jet-boating etc as optional activities. The rest of the day is at leisure. You have achance to feel the adrenaline rush and enjoy Jet-boating. Prepare yourself for the thrill and excitement of the ultimate Jet Boating experience with world famous Shotover Jet. It’s a unique, breathtaking white water ride and an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget! It’s an amazing white water ride, as the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts your ‘Big Red’ Jet Boat through its paces and skillfully whips it past rocky outcrops, skims around crags and boulders and speeds through the dramatic and narrow canyons. Enjoy Indian dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Queenstown. (B/--/D)

DAY 8
Mrs Jones Fruit Orchard and Puzzling World Wanaka. Onto Twizel / Omarama
After an American breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Twizel / Omarama in the Mount Cook region. En route visit Mrs Jone’s Fresh fruit stall which is one of the best known fruit stalls in Central Otago, with people coming from all over the world to visit. The fruit stall stocks a huge array of fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, honey products and vegetables. Next we visit Puzzling world Wanaka which has been messing with people's heads no matter what age, nationality or experience. We invite you to come and enjoy Wanaka's wonderful world of weirdness! After an Indian Lunch proceed to travel to scenic Mount Cook region and visit the Mt Cook Lookout point at the lakefront of Pukaki (visibility is subjected to weather conditions). Later proceed to Twizel / Omarama for Overnight.
Dinner at your hotel tonight (B/L/LD)

DAY 9
Christchurch Orientation tour
This morning after breakfast proceed to Christchurch enroute the picturesque Lake Tekapo and see the iconic Sheep Dog Monument and Church of Good Shepherd. Lake Tekapo is one of the six beautiful lakes in Twizel. Later continue descending the mountain ranges across Canterbury plains to the Garden City – Christchurch, take a nice Indian lunch and then enjoy a city tour that includes the beautiful Mona Vale gardens, re-constructed CBD and the new ‘cardboard’ Cathedral.
Overnight in Christchurch (B/L/D)

DAY 10
Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday.
This morning after breakfast or a boxed breakfast, check out and take the Shuttle transfer to the airport. Do spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. (B)

Auckland:

  • City tour
  • Sky City Tower
  • Sealife Aquarium

Rotorua:

  • Sheep show at Agrodome
  • Mud pools at Te Puia
  • Maori Cultural Show
  • Waitomo glow-worm caves
  • Hobbiton tour with Feast local Lunch

Queenstown:

  • Jetboat ride 30 mins
  • Gondola Ride
  • Visit the historic Arrowtown and visit bungy jump centre at the Kawarau Bridge
  • Cruise on the Milford Sound
  • Visit Mrs. Jones Fresh Fruit Stall
  • Visit Puzzling World Wanaka

Twizel:

  • Mt Cook lookout point at the lakefront of Pukaki – (visibility is subject to weather conditions)
  • Lake Tekapo and see the iconic Sheep Dog Monument and Church of the Good Shepherd enroute to Christchurch

Christchurch:

  • City tour with Mona Vale Gardens and Re-constructed CBD
  • Cardboard Cathedral

Meals

  • Daily American breakfast (Except Day 01)
  • 05 Indian Jain/vegetarian/non-vegetarian lunches
  • 08 Indian Jain/vegetarian/non-vegetarian dinners
  • 02 Local Jain/vegetarian/non-vegetarian lunches
  • 01 Local Jain/vegetarian/non-vegetarian dinner
  • 01 night accommodation in Auckland at Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland / Holiday Inn Auckland Airport or similar
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Rotorua at Millennium Rotorua / Hotel Sudima or similar
  • 01 night accommodation in Auckland at Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland / Holiday Inn Auckland Airport or similar
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Queenstown at Copthorne Resort Lakefront / Holiday Inn Remarkable Park or similar
  • 01 night accommodation in Twizel at Distinction Mackenzie Country Hotel or similar
  • 01 night accommodation in Christchurch at Crowne Plaza Christchruch / Distinction Christchurch / Ibis or similar
  • Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar.
  • Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a professional & multilingual SOTC Tour Manager/ local representative.(subjected to minimum 25 customers).
  • Passport, Visa charges, Airport & Port taxes.
  • Cost of your Air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • It is mandatory to pay NZD 5 per person per day. Our Tour Manager will be collecting the same on Day 1 of the Tour.
  • Porterage, tips, Insurance, laundry, telephone charges, airport transfers, transfers all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • Cost of the Cost of Suggested Excursions. (Suggested Excursions will be operated subject to minimum 20 passengers).
  • Additional Meals that is not mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
  • Arrival or Departure PCR – COVID test if required by the airline or Government bodies.
  • There is a possibility that your Tour Manager could change in-between the tour. • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

Optional Tours
(Reservation & payment must be made upon arrival on day 01 of your tour by paying your Tour Manager the applicable amount)

Note –

  • Optional Tours are dependent on weather conditions & subject to operational feasibility by the local vendors.
  • Prices subject to change by the local vendors without notice.
  • All optional activities will have to be booked and paid to your SOTC Tour Manager or representative on day 01 or day 02 of the tour. All payments to be made in AUD in Australia only (Credit cards not accepted)
  • Optional tours are booked & paid on 100% non-refundable & non-cancellation policy
  • 01 night accommodation in Auckland at Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland / Holiday Inn Auckland Airport or similar
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Rotorua at Millennium Rotorua / Hotel Sudima or similar
  • 01 night accommodation in Auckland at Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland / Holiday Inn Auckland Airport or similar
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Queenstown at Copthorne Resort Lakefront / Holiday Inn Remarkable Park or similar
  • 01 night accommodation in Twizel at Distinction Mackenzie Country Hotel or similar
  • 01 night accommodation in Christchurch at Crowne Plaza Christchruch / Distinction Christchurch / Ibis or similar

*As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided.
**As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child.

Visa Requirements
You must be in possession of a valid Single entry visa for New Zealand. The cost of this visa is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

Ticketing Requirements:
For this tour you would require confirmed air tickets for the following sectors: Mumbai / Auckland / Queenstown (surface) Christchurch / Mumbai. It would be advisable to check with your SOTC sales officer or local travel agent for ticketing.

Note: 4 passengers in one room are not allowed. Maximum capacity is 3 passengers

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