New Zealand Explorer / New Zealand Train Odyssey Tours by Qantas Vacations

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42 · newzealand ­ fully escorted in new zealand independent touring daily departures ­ newzealand · 43 explorer fully escorted from arrival in new zealand nights at destinations auckland 2 rotorua 2 wellington 1 nelson 1 franz josef 1 wanaka 1 queenstown 2 te anau 1 dunedin 1 mt cook 1 christchurch 1 new zealand new zealand 15 days train odyssey independent touring in new zealand nights at destinations auckland 1 rotorua 2 wellington 2 christchurch 2 queenstown 3 franz josef 1 new zealand new zealand flights scheduled coach service coach cruise 12 days highlights auckland city sightseeing including kelly tarltons waitomo glow worm caves new zealand feast maori cultural performance wairakei steam valley and huka falls inter-island cruise mt cook national park franz josef glacier milford mariner nature cruise on milford sound personalized sightseeing in auckland rotorua queenstown and dunedin you choose and we ll include it dine around dinner in queenstown choose from 15 different restaurants day 6 wellington christchurch highlights day 11 queenstown te anau this morning travel through fiordland national park where lush rainforests meet snow-capped mountains on arrival into milford we cruise the full length of this beautiful fiord this afternoon we have a relaxing drive returning through eglinton valley and homer tunnel to the pretty lakeside settlement of te anau overnight te anau te anau hotel and villas b,d meet greet and transfer to hotel on arrival waitomo glow worm caves 2 nights geothermal rotorua famous franz josef glacier 3 nights exciting queenstown spectacular milford sound red boat cruise 3 rail journeys including the overlander tranzcoastal and tranzalpine this morning travel on the interislander ferry across cook strait through queen charlotte sound to picton board the tranzcoastal train which winds its way down the east coast to christchurch on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel overnight christchurch the elms standard copthorne christchurch hotel central first class or millennium christchurch deluxe for 2 nights day 7 christchurch at leisure today is at leisure to enjoy the garden city perhaps visit the international antarctic center the must see attraction in christchurch the inter-islander cruising marlborough sounds day 5 rotorua wellington journey south to view the spectacular huka falls and cross the vast volcanic plateau of world heritage tongariro national park continue to wellington overnight wellington hotel intercontinental b,d day 12 te anau dunedin personalized sights journey via beautiful lake manapouri to the southern most coast of new zealand continue to dunedin the edinburgh of the south this afternoon you choose the activity and we will include it visit the speights brewery heritage center where they brew the popular speights ale head to the otago peninsula to see the royal albatross colony stop at penguin place to visit the rare yellow-eyed penguins the hoiho or check out new zealand s larnach castle for a tour and stroll around the beautiful gardens the choice is yours overnight dunedin southern cross hotel b,d price includes meet greet transfer to city hotel on arrival in auckland all local taxes 11 nights accommodation domestic and international airfare not included day 8 christchurch mt cook queenstown today travel south by coach across the canterbury plains through the mackenzie country via lake tekapo continue on to aoraki/mt cook national park the lindis pass and through the kawarau gorge to queenstown overnight queenstown kingsgate hotel terraces queenstown standard copthorne hotel resort lakefront queenstown first class or heritage queenstown deluxe for 3 nights tranzcoastal train price includes meet greet transfer on arrival in auckland fully-escorted tour from arrival in auckland with tour director and driver deluxe hotels in key locations all local taxes 27 meals included 14 breakfasts b 13 dinners d domestic and international airfare not included country homestay option on day 4 note itinerary effective 03 april 2006 tours prior follow different itinerary ask for details or refer to 2005 brochure day 6 wellington nelson today our inter-island cruise takes us across cook strait to the south island sail through wellington harbor into marlborough sounds see magnificent scenery in queen charlotte sound before arriving in the seaside port of picton gateway to the south island this afternoon we journey through the orchard and vineyard region of marlborough to nelson remainder of day is at leisure overnight nelson the rutherford hotel b,d day 1 arrive auckland welcome to auckland the city of sails today we recommend a visit to kelly tarlton s antarctic encounter and underwater world overnight auckland copthorne hotel auckland anzac avenue standard skycity hotel first class or heritage auckland deluxe day 13 dunedin mt cook stop to view the fascinating moeraki beach boulders visit oamaru a town renowned for its distinctive limestone architecture then continue to mt cook national park and perhaps enjoy a scenic flight over this alpine region weather permitting own expense overnight mt cook the hermitage b,d day 9 milford sound day excursion travel by coach along the shores of lake wakatipu to te anau gateway to the fiordland national park from the homer tunnel emerge into the cleddau valley join your milford sound red boat cruise for an unforgettable experience and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord return to queenstown day 7 nelson franz josef glacier follow the heritage highway through the buller gorge to the rugged west coast view the pancake rocks and blowholes at punakaiki stop at hokitika for views of mt cook and the spectacular southern alps continue along the dramatic coast to world heritagelisted westland national park and view the magnificent glaciers perhaps enjoy a scenic flight over this breathtaking area own expense weather permitting overnight franz josef franz josef glacier hotel b,d ask about our guaranteed departures day 1 arrive auckland you ll be met and transferred to your accommodation overnight auckland crowne plaza hotel for 2 nights day 2 auckland waitomo rotorua today travel to the fascinating waitomo caves where you will enjoy lunch experience a guided tour of the famous glow worm grotto continue on via lake karapiro to arrive in rotorua in the evening enjoy a maori hangi feast and concert overnight rotorua kingsgate hotel rotorua standard park heritage first class or millennium rotorua deluxe for 2 nights l,d day 10 queenstown at leisure a free day to enjoy queenstown the staff at the station can assist with information and reservations for the huge selection of things to see and do church of the good shepherd lake tekapo day 14 mt cook christchurch this morning visit glacial lake tekapo view the tiny church of the good shepherd afternoon at leisure overnight christchurch crowne plaza hotel b,d day 11 queenstown franz josef travel north today via lakes wanaka and hawea enjoy the west coast scenery through the haast pass and continue on to franz josef village we suggest an optional scenic glacier flight to enjoy the stunning scenery overnight franz josef franz josef glacier hotel standard first class and deluxe day 2 auckland personalized sightseeing day 15 depart christchurch enjoy today at leisure before your transfer to the airport included and your onward flight b morning at leisure this afternoon you choose the activity and we ll include it enjoy an auckland city highlights tour an elevator trip to the top of sky tower a visit to the maritime museum or perhaps the auckland museum the choice is yours b,d day 8 franz josef wanaka we cross the magnificent southern alps and leave the rugged beauty of the west coast behind enter the southern lakes district and journey to wanaka overnight wanaka edgewater resort b,d departure dates 2006 apr 3 13 27 may 14 jun 11 jul 16 aug 7 21 sep 8 15 22 29 oct 6 11 16 21 26 31 nov 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 27 dec 4 15 23 day 3 rotorua sightseeing this morning experience the many varied sights that rotorua has to offer visit te puia thermal reserve learn about traditional maori crafts at the maori arts and crafts institute before traveling to the new zealand farm show enjoy an afternoon at leisure day 12 franz josef christchurch day 3 auckland rotorua travel south today at waitomo caves experience a guided tour of the limestone caverns and glow worm grotto journey to rotorua tonight enjoy a maori hangi feast and cultural performance of song and dance overnight rotorua millennium rotorua for 2 nights b,d day 9 wanaka queenstown depart wanaka and journey to the delightful village of arrowtown an old gold rush settlement visit the lake district museum and head to queenstown the wide range of activities available makes queenstown a popular destination at any time of year overnight queenstown novotel gardens hotel for 2 nights b,d 2007 jan 3 7 11 15 17 21 25 29 feb 2 4 7 9 11 13 15 19 21 23 25 27 mar 2 6 11 16 21 26 31 price per person land only us 1 jan 06­31 mar 06 16 sep 06­31 mar 06 room only includes breakfast includes dinner bed breakfast 1 apr 06­15 sep 06 room only includes breakfast includes dinner bed breakfast double $3740 $4080 $4695 single $4970 $5310 $5925 day 4 rotorua wellington today travel to new zealand s capital city of wellington transfer to otorohanga to connect with the overlander train to wellington overnight wellington the chancellor standard copthorne hotel wellington plimmer towers first class or duxton hotel wellington deluxe for 2 nights travel to greymouth and board the tranzalpine train for a journey famous for its spectacular mountain scenery as it traverses the southern alps which divide the east and west coasts of the south island travel across the canterbury plains to christchurch where your journey ends departs daily from auckland price per person us persons in room 1 jan 06­31 mar 07 standard first class deluxe double single $2058 $2765 $2211 $3098 $2449 $3574 day 4 rotorua personalized sightseeing day 10 queenstown personalized sightseeing today you choose the experience and we will include it perhaps visit te puia thermal reserve and the maori arts crafts institute or the new zealand farm show enjoy a guided forest walk or perhaps play golf or visit rotorua s award-winning museum country homestay option available tonight overnight rotorua millennium hotel or country homestay option for 1 night b,d you choose the activity and we ll include it perhaps a queenstown double-decker bus tour a guided tour of local wineries an exhilarating jetboat ride or a relaxing garden tour tonight explore the city more with our dine around dinnertm take a gondola ride to the skyline restaurant for dinner and stunning views or cruise on the t.s.s earnslaw steamboat across lake wakatipu to walter peak sheep station for dinner or dine at a local restaurant the choice is yours b,d day 5 wellington at leisure today is at leisure to explore the capital city make time to visit te papa the museum of new zealand and use your complimentary audio guide voucher $3180 $4225 $3470 $4515 $3990 $5035 tour code nas15 note extra night prices and meal plans available ask for details day 9 excursion subject to road and weather conditions travel from queenstown-greymouth is by intercity scheduled motorcoach maori children tour code rc14