Spectacular New Zealand
The absolute best NZ holidays, only with Holidaysmith! Experience for yourself why our NZ holidays are fast becoming so damn popular!
Day 1: Auckland
Arrive in Auckland today and relax after your long flight. Later, when you wish to head out, visit the Skycity Tower for panoramic views and then spend time at leisure at the Skycity casino & restaurants. Overnight at Auckland.
Day 2: Auckland – Rotorua
Drive to Rotorua via Waitomo. En route you will go for a boat trip into the Waitomo caves, where you will get to see beautiful cave formations and the amazing glow-worm grotto, which is a dark cave illuminated only by hundreds of thousands of glittering glow-worms on its roof. In the caves, you can also opt for the adrenalin activity of black-water rafting. Overnight at Rotorua.
Day 3: Rotorua
Take a guided excursion to experience Rotorua's unique geology. Visit geysers such as the Lady Knox Geyser and multi-coloured lakes like the Champagne pool. Adventure sports options in Rotorua include the exhilarating Rotorua Rainforest Canopy Zipline, river-rafting, quad-biking as well as The Squeeze geothermal experience. The Squeeze experience features a scenic jet boat ride, traversing through narrow rock crevasses and dipping in a natural hot thermal waterfall. Overnight at Rotorua.
Day 4: Rotorua – Christchurch – Tekapo
Start the first leg of your grand South Island road trip with a drive to the stunningly blue Lake Tekapo. Enjoy Lake Tekapo’s serenity during the day and at night, experience star-gazing below one of the clearest star-studded night skies in NZ. Overnight at Lake Tekapo.
Day 5: Tekapo
A short drive today will bring you to NZ’s highest mountain, Mount Cook. The road is right along the stunning Lake Pukaki, the colour of which has to be seen to be believed! Mt. Cook itself is one of the best places for short alpine hikes in NZ. Explore and soak in the natural beauty all round. You also have the option to take a scenic helicopter flight that includes a snow landing. Overnight at Lake Tekapo.
Day 6: Tekapo – Wanaka
Drive from Lake Tekapo to Wanaka today and spend the day at leisure soaking in the beautiful surroundings. Wanaka also offers adventure sports like sky-diving, the thrill of piloting a sport aircraft on your own as well as scenic helicopter flights. Overnight at Wanaka.
Day 7: Wanaka
Spend another day at leisure in Wanaka, amidst its fabulous lakeside setting. Indulge in some of the activities on offer or laze around in the peaceful surroundings. Overnight at Wanaka.
Day 8: Wanaka – Queenstown
Drive to Queenstown today and settle in. Later, take the Skyline Gondola cable car, which not only offers amazing panoramic views but has options for Bungy jumping, Canyon Swinging, Zip-lining & thrilling Luge Rides. Overnight at Queenstown.
Day 9: Queenstown
Have a blast in the world’s adventure capital and one of NZ’s most fun places, with a line-up of virtually every imaginable outdoor activity. Adrenalin high guaranteed! Sky-diving, White-water rafting, Fly-boarding, Quad-biking, Paragliding – you name it and Queenstown has got it! Overnight at Queenstown.
Day 10: Queenstown
Experience the exhilarating Shotover Jet Boat Ride. Follow it up with your choice of adventure sports. Overnight at Queenstown.
Day 11: Queenstown
Spend another day indulging in your pick of adventure activities. Or go on a picturesque drive to Glenorchy and experience the Dart River Funyaks. Choices abound and there are literally no dull moments. Overnight at Queenstown.
Day 12: Queenstown – Auckland
Fly back to Auckland for your last night. Spend the day at leisure, exploring Auckland’s picturesque harbour area and restaurants as well as catching up on last-minute shopping. Overnight at Auckland.
Day 13: Auckland – India
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