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Day 1: Welcome to Auckland City
On arrival you will be met by one of our team and driven to your hotel.
Day 2: Auckland to Waitomo Caves and a Rotorua experience
This day has it all! From the magical glowworms and world-famous limestone formations of Waitomo to the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua. Includes a visit to the glowworm caves, a Maori cultural performance, a visit to the Agrodome and bubbling mud pools and geysers.
Day 3: Explore Rotorua at leisure
Peppered with natural hot springs, boiling mud pools and steaming geysers, Rotorua sits within one of the worlds most active volcanic regions. But geothermal landmarks aside, this city of sulphur has a rich indigenous history. Home to several prominent Maori tribes, a visit to the Mitai Maori Village is included this evening. Enjoy a traditionally cooked hangi meal and round your evening off with a spectacular cultural performance that tells the story of the Maori people, their past, carvings, and ta Moko - Tattoo art.
Day 4: Fly Rotorua to Christchurch
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Rotorua Airport. On arrival you will be met and delivered to your Christchurch accommodation. This afternoon join a hop on hop off city tour that will take you on a journey of discovery through Christchurch.
Day 5: Christchurch to Greymouth on the TranzAlpine train, then on to Franz Josef
Considered one of the worlds great train journeys, the TranzAlpine scenic train travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you'll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth. Your InterCity coach to Franz Josef Glacier departs from the Railway Station.
Day 6: Franz Josef to Queenstown
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation by the Newmans coach and driven to picturesque Queenstown, famous for its outdoor adventure activities.
Day 7: Milford Sound day tour
Return luxury coach transport from Queenstown to Milford Sound, with an extended 2½ hour Nature Cruise along the full length of the fiord. On boarding a luxury glass-roofed coach in Queenstown, you will enjoy a relaxing trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau.