New Zealand; 11 nights 12 days
- Roundtrip airfare to New Zealand
- Daily transportation via luxury motor coach with lavatory and DVD player on board
- 11 nights hotel accommodation at a conveniently located location
- Breakfast Daily
- 11 Dinners
- City tour of Auckland
- Admission to the Maritime Museum
- Harbor Cruise
- Visit Kauri Forest
- Tour of the Puketui Gold Mine
- Visit Rainbow Springs Park
- Visit Maori Arts & Craft Village
- Visit the Thermal Reserve
- Boat from Wellington to South Island
- Visit Nelson
- Tour of Franz Joseph Glacier
- Visit Lake Wanaka
- River Cruise
- Visit Queenstown
- City tour of Christchurch
- EduTrips local escort assistance during your trip
- Free trip for 1 chaperone in double room for each 10 paying passengers
- All taxes and fees
Day 1: Home-> Auckland, NZ
Fly to Auckland, New Zealand; Meet Edutrips Representative at baggage claim & our coach bus will transfer you to your hotel. Later on enjoy a city tour of Auckland sites include the Skytower with panormanic views of the city, visit downtown, the waterfront and admission to the Maritime Museum. This evening we will enjoy a dinner cruise in Auckland Harbor.
Day 2: Coromandel Peninsula
Embark on a day of fun as you explore Kauri forest with its lush fern groves on our way to the old gold mining town of Puketui with its gold mine studded with glow-worms. In the afternoon we will swim in the hotsprings of Hotwater Bay.
Day 3: Rotorua
On to Rotorua you will see New Zealand’s various sheep breeds and a shearing demonstration. Stroll through Rainbow Springs Park to see Rainbow and Brown Trout plus native birds and animals including the Kiwi. Visit Te Puia, the maori Arts and Crafts Centre and Thermal Reserve with its boiling mud, silica terraces and Pohutu Geyser. This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi, a selection of traditional prepared meats and vegetables plus more conventional dishes, all followed by a concert featuring Maori songs.
Day 5: Wellington
After and early breakfast we will travel to Wellington you will enjoy a landscape which is dominated by volcanoes. Upon arrival in Wellington we will board the ferry to the South Island.
Day 6: Nelson
Today you will spend the day at leisure exploring Nelson. You can follow the art trail, galleries and coffee shops featuring art, pottery, jewellery, wood and more or visit Tahunanui with its broad beaches and coastal panoramas.
Day 7: Franz Joseph
Remote farms, tiny landlocked lakes with dense native bush and forest, all dominated by the towering Southern Alps, highlight your journey to Franz Josef. Upon arrival you will enjoy a guided walk to the glaciers terminal face, or a helicopter flight and snow landing.
Day 8: Wanaka
Follow the rugged coastline then inland across the Alps and the Haast Pass to the impressive bushlands of the Aspiring National Park. Upon arrival t Wanaka you will enjoy a picturesque walk along a track beside the Clutha River as it flows from Lake Wanaka. Enjoy a thrilling jet boat excursion on the river.
Day 9-10: Queenstown
Drive through a picturesque region that has a fascinating history of early settlement and goldmining for a late morning arrival into the ever-popular resort of Queenstown. You will spend the next few days exploring Queenstown with options to bungee jump, river raft or just relax.
Day 11: Chirstchurch
After breakfast you will depart for Chirstchurch. Upon arrival you will embark on a city tour and Learn about Christchurch’s fascinating history from the pioneering days through to modern day times and learn how Christchurch is recovering from the devastating February 22 2011 earthquake which has now become a major event in New Zealand’s history.
Day 12: Fly Home