Highlights of New Zealand

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  • Contemporary cruise lines are perfect for singles, couples, kids, family reunions, wedding parties, honeymoons and more. Book a contemporary cruise with Centre Holidays today.
 
 

Day 1

Auckland:
Arrive at any time.

Auckland - Hahei:
Depart early for the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. If the tide is right, grab a shovel and dig a natural Jacuzzi in the sand on Hot Water Beach. Take a walk to Cathedral Cove or opt to try sea kayaking.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and dinner.

Hahei - Rotorua:
Visit Rotorua and opt to check out the geothermal area or go whitewater rafting. Later, enjoy a cultural overnight featuring a traditional dinner and show, and stay in a Maori village.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and dinner.

Rotorua - National Park:
Start early and enjoy some walking options in the small town of National Park.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and dinner.

National Park - Wellington:
Enjoy a free morning before hopping the train for a scenic journey to New Zealand's capital, Wellington. Enjoy the atmosphere in this relaxed but lively city.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Wellington - Kaikoura:
Take the ferry to the South Island. Travel the Coastal Railway to the seaside town of Kaikoura, known for its volcanic black-sand beaches.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Kaikoura - Christchurch:
Enjoy a free morning in Kaikoura before travelling the coast by train to the garden city of Christchurch, a little piece of England in New Zealand still rebuilding from a devastating earthquake.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Christchurch - Franz Josef:
Travel across the Southern Alps via the stunningly scenic Arthur's Pass. Stretch your legs with a mountain or rainforest walk. Enjoy staying in the rainforest near the world's fastest moving glacier.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and dinner.

Franz Josef:
Enjoy a free day to explore the area around Franz Josef. Opt to explore this glacier with a heli hike.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Franz Josef - Queenstown:
Continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. With beautiful scenery and tons of activities, there's something for everyone. Enjoy the great night life.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Queenstown:
With free time here, opt to go bungy jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Opt to take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Queenstown - Fiordland National Park:
Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat. Take in the waterfalls and wildlife or venture out by kayak before an overnight on board.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and dinner.

Fiordland National Park - Twizel:
Head through the centre of the South Island to Twizel, near New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Twizel - Christchurch:
Spend the morning exploring this region surrounding Mt Cook taking in the alpine scenery with the chance to learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmond Hillary. Continue on to Christchurch for one final night together.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Christchurch:
Depart at any time.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast