9 Day New Zealand Wanderer

9 Day New Zealand Wanderer

Explore New Zealand over 9 fantastic days, experiencing must-see destinations and enjoying unique activities.

Special highlights include Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Wellington, Napier, Rotorua, Pauanui and Auckland. During the course of the tour you will experience Hanmer Springs Hot Pools and an authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience.

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Premium Coach Tour
From: Christchurch to Auckland
Departures: Sep 2020 to Apr 2021
Price: From (NZD) $4389 per person
Tour Operator: Kirra Tours
Duration: 9 Days
Tour Code: wx

Inclusions

8 nights premium hotel accommodation
8 fully cooked breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D)
Welcome and farewell dinners with drinks included
Maximum group size 35 guests
Entry to Hanmer Springs Hot Pools
Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing
City Tour of Wellington
Art Deco guided walk in Napier
Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve
Waikato River jetboating tour
City Tour of Auckland

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Christchurch

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and will transfer you to your downtown city hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (D)

Day 2
Christchurch - Hanmer Springs

After a leisurely morning, a short drive brings us to the alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs, renowned for its therapeutic thermal waters. Take in the crisp mountain air as you stroll through the village and enjoy entry into the hot pools for a relaxing soak in the naturally heated mineral waters.

Stay: Heritage Hanmer Springs (B, D)

Day 3
Hanmer Springs - Picton - Wellington

We drive to the picturesque fishing village of Picton to board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait, the channel that separates the South and North Islands. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. A brief city tour will show you the major sights before free time for exploring on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand is highly recommended.

Stay: Ibis Wellington Hotel (B)

Day 4
Wellington - Art Deco Napier

Travelling north into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region takes us through farmland that gives way to the vast orchards and plentiful vineyards of Hawke’s Bay. On arrival in Napier this afternoon, enjoy a walking tour with a local guide who will bring the city’s fascinating Art Deco architecture and history to life.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (B,D)

Day 5
Napier - Taupo - Rotorua

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls as we drive through the popular lakeside resort town of Taupo, and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and geothermal activity. This evening, you’ll be treated to a traditionally prepared Maori hangi (feast) followed by an enthralling cultural performance of Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka.

Stay: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside (2 nights) (B,D)

Day 6
Rotorua Sightseeing

Start your day with a walk through the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Next, a scenic jet boat ride will take you along the mighty Waikato River to a magnificent thermal reserve featuring silica terraces. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore Rotorua further on your own. Your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. For dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area. (B)

Day 7
Rotorua - Pauanui

We travel north through the Bay of Plenty region, stopping by the popular beach town of Mt Maunganui on our way to the Coromandel Peninsula. The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. Our overnight stay is in Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday resort nestled in the native bush and just a stone’s throw from a pristine white sand beach.

Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge (B,D)

Day 8
Pauanui - Auckland

After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a city tour on arrival. You have ample time to explore the downtown area on your own this afternoon, and your Coach Captain can recommend activity options. This evening, join your friends for a farewell dinner and drinks and relive the highlights and experiences of the last two weeks.

Stay: Rydges Hotel (B,D)

Day 9
Depart Auckland

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight. (B)

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9 Day New Zealand Wanderer
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Tour Code: wx
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Departures: Sep 2020 to Apr 2021

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