A Tale of Two Islands

CHRISTCHURCH | LAKE TEKAPO | QUEENSTOWN | HAMILTON | AUCKLAND

Summer in Newzealand is a perfect time means long sunny days and fresh alpine air. Summer landscapes and inviting outdoors will have you heading outside and into nature for your next adventure. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll by the lake or a hike up into the mountains, summer is the perfect time to explore

Level
Luxury  $8,500
Best Season
December – February
Duration
16 Days 15 Nights
Theme
Group Friend / Family
Product Code
AP005_661

Highlights of the Journeys

  • Experience to Tekapo’s amazing night skies with a unique combination of astronomy and storytelling
  • Combines a true 4WD tour with film locations from the LOTR trilogy
  • Step into the enchanting village of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Visit magic in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

 

**the rates based on USD per person based on 4 people

Day 1 - 2

Christchurch | 1 Nights

Christchurch is one of the world’s most unique destinations, combining urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity.The central city is filled with cutting-edge architecture alongside some of the oldest buildings in New Zealand. The Avon River intersects the city, bringing a natural landscape to the urban environment. Christchurch is the basecamp for South Island exploration, with the Banks Peninsula within reach, as well as the stunning Southern Alps and famed Canterbury Plains.

You may choose the optional activities in below : 

International Antarctic Centre 

‘Antarctica’ the Snow and Ice experience is some really ‘cool’ fun with icy slides, a ‘polar plunge’ ice water challenge, a cave and an Antarctic storm! 

Estimated duration : 2 hours

Punting on the Avon River 

Avon River Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective.

Estimated duration : 30 minutes

Christchurch Gondola 

Experience stunning 360° views from the summit. To the west, gaze across the sparkling cityscape of Christchurch, over the Canterbury Plains to the high peaks of the Southern Alps. 

Estimated duration : 10 minutes

Day 2 - 4

Lake Tekapo | 2 Nights

The Mackenzie Country’s Lake Tekapo contains some of New Zealand’s most picturesque and natural scenery. Teal blue lake water and chiselled mountains are amongst Mackenzie’s jewels. Join Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking by sharing the natural beauty in one of the most natural forms of transport available, in a saddle. At night, you will be picked up at your hotel to see Stargazing Experiences by Tekapo Stargazing. A one-hour experience guided indoor / outdoor experience to Tekapo’s amazing night skies with a unique combination of astronomy and storytelling. Enjoy the stories and stars as you explore the wonder of night skies.

Day 4 - 11

Queenstown | 7 Nights

Queenstown is the ultimate destination. Experience exciting adventure activities amidst some of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural scenery. Queenstown is suited to all kinds of adventures – whatever the season. Activities like skiing, golf, 4WD Driving, Kayaking are the perfect way to enjoy Queenstown’s beautiful outdoors. There is Skyline Queenstown offers a spectacular venue that guarantees to make your event memorable. Situated high above Queenstown and exclusively accessed by scenic Gondola ride, our hilltop location offers stunning panoramic views that span across Lake Wakatipu and across the surrounding mountains. Handpicking vegetables and fruit at the local farm is also not missed. From farm gates to picking your own, the flavors of New Zealand’s natural products are an adventure in themselves.

Lord of The Rings Four Wheel Drive Tour including Gold Panning and will be a half-day Safaris of scenes- Wakatipu Basin trip. This trip is designed to discover the old gold mining area of the Arrow River and Skippers canyon, as well as film locations used in Lord of Rings, true off-road experience with an opportunity to try gold panning. White white rafting in the Shotover River is a grade 2 river, meaning you won’t encounter any major rapids of great violence. You will, however, get splashed by water and can try your hand at tackling small rapids and waves. Fear not, as the experienced guides on board are more than able to handle any eventuality, thereby minimizing risk and maximizing fun and enjoyment. Your guide will also teach you a little about the geography and history of this fascinating area. 

The must-do activities FIORDLAND JEWEL (Heli – Cruise – Heli). The helicopter flight will descend through carved glacial valleys to Milford Sound and land aboard the Fiordland Jewel for your day cruise. You will be guided by the expert crew who will share with you the incredible natural wilderness and local wildlife, which can include seals, dolphins, and penguins. Experience a lobster lunch prepared by our onboard chef whilst enjoying the incredible scenery and nature of one of the most beautiful places on earth. Upon arrival, you will discover Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attraction, and experiences the amazing scenery. After that, the group will be split into 6 helicopters based on weight (grouping arranged by the operator).

Day 11 - 14

Hamilton | 3 Nights

Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Maori) is New Zealand’s largest inland city, straddling the superb Waikato River. With a young, smart and innovative population, Hamilton’s warm and welcoming spirit, rich history and contrasting splendors ensure visitors are spoilt for choice for places to relax, enjoy and do business. From magnificent parks and gardens to a thriving cultural precinct, the city offers a vibrant combination of fine dining and nightlife options as well as an eclectic mix of leisure, lifestyle and activity choices.

1 hour from Hamilton there is the famous Hobbiton Movie set,  located in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. 1 hour to Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making and marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Experience the serene ambiance as you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights. The glowworm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) is unique to New Zealand, making the Waitomo Glowworm Caves an absolute must-do. See thousands of these tiny creatures as they radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in a subterranean world. Visit the Maori Cultural experiences in Te Puia. Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. it also home of the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, mud pools, hot spring, and silica formations. You will also find the native Kiwi bird and the national school of wood carving, weaving stone and bone carving.  

Day 14 - 16

Auckland | 2 Nights

Enjoy your free time at Auckland a shopaholic’s paradise, with everything from top-end designers to open-air street markets. Discover the diverse range of cafes and restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and check out the buzzing nightlife of the central city. Favorite spots include Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour, the Britomart precinct and City Works Depot.