Bay of Islands, City, Gardens & Glacier

Jewels of New Zealand

Jewels of New Zealand.from $3,579.00pp

Various Dates | 1 Night Auckland | 2 Nights Bay of Islands Tour | 3 Nights Christchurch | 2 Nights Mt Cook 

Start your first night in Auckland in a 5 star hotel and then enjoy three days of natural beauty and New Zealand’s rich cultural heritage in the picturesque Bay of Islands. Picture-perfect beaches, enlightening stories and delicious local flavours are yours for the taking.

Relax in the Garden City of Christchurch, as you punt along the Avon River, admiring views of the beautiful Botanic Gardens. Journey to the Southern Alps as you encounter Aoraki – Mt Cook, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain & largest glacier. Explore the breathtaking Tasman Glacier by boat and witness incredible icebergs carved into its murky waters.

 

Inclusions

• Flights from Sydney to Auckland, Auckland to Christchurch and Christchurch to Sydney (Call us for other Airports)
• 1 Night in a 5 star Hotel in Auckland
• 2 Night Bay of Islands Tour
• 6 Days Car Hire based on a Toyota Corolla Auto or similar
• 3 Nights at Ramada Suites Christchurch in a Studio Room
• Christchurch Tram & Punting on the Avon
• 2 Nights at Aoraki Court Mount Mt Cook in an Executive Studio
• Glacier Explorer Boat Trip


Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly from Sydney to Auckland (Call us for other Airports)

1 Night Hotel in Auckland

DAY 2 - Commence 2 night organised tour:
DEPART AUCKLAND FOR THE BAY OF ISLANDS
Begin your short and sweet New Zealand island adventure travelling north from Auckland over the Harbour Bridge continuing through Northland's lush farmland of green and blue hills before arriving in the beautiful Bay of Islands, 144 islands dotting the bay with golden beaches. On arrival you’ll start the trip discovering the stories, people, and events that shaped Aotearoa New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. You'll be enlightened by a Local Specialist, who will bring to life the world's largest ceremonial war canoe, the ‘whaka,’ the historic Treaty House, and carved Meeting House. Stand where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 and visit the Carving Studio to meet the carvers and learn about the Māori art of whakairo (wood carving). Then there's time to explore Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience through stewardship of the Waitangi National Trust. Whether you’re from near or far, this in-depth experience will give an appreciation for the stories that have shaped New Zealand at the very spot it was founded. Stay overnight in the jewel of the Bay of Islands, renowned for its secluded bays, warm weather, and buzzing café culture. This evening, get to know your Travel Director and group over a Welcome Reception, where seafood plucked straight from the ocean is the star of the show, washed down with delicious New Zealand wine.
MEAL(S)
Welcome Reception

DAY 3
BAY OF ISLANDS IS ALL YOURS
Today is all about exploring the enchanting beauty of the Bay of Islands from its signature golden sands, water, and vibrant green hillsides and there are plenty of options to show off all its angles. You could choose an Optional Hole in the Rock boat ride to Cape Brett to see New Zealand's largest sea cave. Cruising through the turquoise waters passing beaches and secluded bays, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, seals, and penguins in this pristine tropical setting. Wine lovers could learn more about the local drop, savouring the bold flavours of the region’s full-bodied reds while embarking on a memorable Bay of Islands wine tasting tour to organic Ake Ake Vineyard and the award-winning Marsden Estate. After yesterday’s cultural immersion, you could take it even further with a Russell Mini Tour to learn about the area's historical significanc. Take a walk back in time to discover its wild ways as a port town with evidence of its colourful heritage in the historic buildings. After an action-packed day, head to one of the restaurants along the waterfront and raise a glass while watching the sun set on another glorious day in 'The Bay’.
MEAL(S)
Breakfast

DAY 4 - 6
FAREWELL BAY OF ISLANDS AND AUCKLAND
There's no need to rush this morning as you get your final fix of paradise before returning to Auckland. Take a stroll on the beach to set the right tone for your day and enjoy a leisurely coffee, watching this serene seaside haven come to life. Our scenic journey south stops in Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand, where there's time to admire local art and stroll along the marina in the Town Basin. Learn about the stories and legends of the people of the land, their special connection to nature, and how they once ruled Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Later, enjoy a drive through the Rodney District before arriving in Auckland where your memorable encounter with New Zealand's Bay of Islands comes to an end.
MEAL(S)
Breakfast

Fly from Auckland to Christchurch

Pick up Car hire for next 6 days

Check in to Ramada Suites Christchurch Hotel for the next 3 Nights

Christchurch Tram and Punting on the Avon Tour

Day 7 - Drive to Mt Cook and check-in at Aoraki Court for the next 2 Nights

Day 8  - Glacier Explorer Boat Trip Tour

Day 9 - Drive to Christchurch Airport, Drop off Car and Fly from Christchurch to Sydney (Call us for other Airports)


Terms

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Hotels may charge resort fees or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check in. Price is based on a twin room type for 2 adults.

Airfares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. All passports, visas, travel permits and vaccinations are the responsibility of the travelling passenger to secure prior to travel. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Please call us for prices from other airports.

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