Paradise of the Pacific' calling! New Zealand is an experience like never before and a journey to cherish forever. Let's explore the stunning natural beauty, amazing glacial landscapes, quaint towns and profound local culture of the Land of Kiwis. Get ready to admire the unspoiled natural landscape of New Zealand
Wonders of New Zealand Tour (Mumbai to Mumbai) guests will report at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport-respective airline terminal, four hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time.
After collecting the snacks hamper from Veena World Airport Representative and completing check in formalities, guests along with Veena World Tour Manager will travel to Auckland – largest Polynesian city in world offering diverse landscapes from lush native rainforest to stunning beaches.
Joining & Leaving (J&L) Tour guests will directly join at Auckland Airport as per the scheduled group flight arrival time. J&L Tour guests who have already reached New Zealand can meet the scheduled group as per the guidelines given by Veena World Tour Manager.
Upon arrival, Veena World Tour Manager will guide all guests for airport formalities and we explore Auckland city, we see Harbour Bridge – an eight-lane motorway bridge over the Waitemata Harbour, Westhaven Marina – home to over 2,000 boats including privately owned yachts and launches making it one of the biggest marinas in the world, Queen Street – once a dirty canal leading out to sea, today is the heart of central business district (CBD) and a shoppers paradise, Auckland Waterfront – a true gem in the Heart of the city. Later we visit the Auckland Sky Tower Observatory Deck – the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, standing tall at 328 meters as an icon of Auckland's sky line for 20 years, enjoy the breath-taking views of the city.
In the evening, all Veena World Tour guests will have a short Meet & Greet session.
Today we have full day excursion to Rotorua – known for its bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers, natural hot springs and fascinating Maori culture. . Here we enjoy the Maori show – Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand Aotearoa, they perform traditional arts of Maori culture. Let’s experience Maori culture's close connection with nature and New Zealand, you can also click pictures with the performers. Later we visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve – a living Geo thermal area in the Taupo Volcanic Zone with more than 500 hot spring pools and seven active geysers. Later we enjoy the Sheep Shearing Show at Agrodome – here you are introduced to 19 breeds of sheep and witness a live sheep shearing demonstration, you’ll learn the remarkable story of New Zealand and discover the full process of wool making. In the evening we drive back to Auckland.
Today we travel to Christchurch by flight. Upon arrival we proceed to Dunedin – Scottish city on south east coast of New Zealand’s south island known for its Maori heritage, Victorian and Edwardian architecture.
Today we explore Dunedin city, we see Baldwin Street – named after Provincial Councillor William Baldwin and recognised as the steepest residential street in the world, Signal Hill Lookout Point – beautiful lookout point located 300 meters above the Dunedin offers gorgeous views over the city as well as Otago Harbour, Dunedin Railway station - one of the finest pieces of Edwardian Baroque style architecture in New Zealand, Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve - private conservation reserve dedicated endangered Yellow-Eyed Penguin species and Albatross Colony - premier wildlife attraction on Otago Peninsula, offering a unique opportunity to observe the world's largest seabirds (Albatross) at close range.
Later we proceed to Te Anau – a beautiful town situated on banks of Te Anau Lake and gateway to Milford sound. Upon arrival we visit Glow worm caves and experience a unique natural wonder of bioluminescent glow-worms in limestone caves
Today we visit Milford sound – acclaimed as New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination and eighth natural wonder of New Zealand. En route we see Te Anau Lake – largest glacial lake in southern New Zealand, Mirror Lakes – set of lakes with lovely reflections of the Earl Mountains lying just north to the Te Anau Lake, Knobs Flat, Cascade Creek, Lake Furgus, Holyford Valley Lookout, Monkey creek, Hummer Tunnel and Chasm Waterfall. Upon arrival we embark on scenic Milford sound cruise and sail through mesmerizing landscapes of Fjord Land National Park to view vistas of Mitre Peak - one of the most photographed peaks in New Zealand and Browne Waterfalls – tallest water drop in doubtful sound. In the evening we proceed to Queenstown – a city that sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps, renowned for adventure sports is the birthplace of bungee jumping. We pass by Devils Staircase – the road which winds between Te Anau and Queenstown, is a picturesque destination. Enjoy photographing the spectacular landscapes and the surrounding beauty.
Today we visit bungee jumping point on Kawarau River and take a stroll around Arrow Town - historic gold mining town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. Later we board skyline gondola ride to visit Bob Peak which offers amazing view of Queenstown. In the afternoon we experience thrills of Jet Boat Ride in Kawarau River and take photostop at backdrop of Lake Wakatipu. In the evening we have free time to stroll around Queenstown Waterfront Area.
Today we proceed to Franz Josef Glacier which offers rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacial environment, in a temperate zone of New Zealand. En route we visit Puzzling world - featuring a multi-level outdoor maze, optical illusion rooms and a cafe with table puzzles at Wanaka. We also get a chance to view the famous Mount Cook if weather permits. Upon arrival, we take an exclusive helicopter ride which offers spectacular view of glacier landscapes.
Today we embark on a Trans Alpine Train from Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch - known as the Garden City because of its many beautiful parks, gardens and tree-lined streets. En route we pass through highest and most spectacular pass across the Southern Alps – Arthur’s Pass. Enjoy scenic journey with amazing landscapes on world’s one of the best train journeys. Upon arrival at Christchurch we have free time for relaxing and exploring surrounding.
Today we visit International Antarctic Centre to experience a taste of this unique continent and learn about the human impact on the wildlife as well as plant system of Antarctica. Here we get a chance to experience real snow, ice as well as an indoor Antarctic storm. In the afternoon we explore Christchurch City we visit Willow Bank Wildlife Reserve which has public displays of various animal species including Tuatara, Kiwi, Brown Teal and Duvaucel's gecko, Cardboard Cathedral – built using Cardboard tubes, timber and steel and designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, 185 empty chairs – an unofficial memorial in remembrance of 185 individuals who died in 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and Air Force Museum – which displays collection various aircrafts used during world war I and World war II.
It’s time now to say goodbye!
Wonders of New Zealand Tour (Mumbai to Mumbai) guests will proceed to Christchurch Airport as per the scheduled group flight departure time. After completing airport formalities, Wonders of New Zealand Tour guests will travel back to Mumbai with Veena World Tour Manager.
Joining & Leaving (J&L) Tour guests can be dropped at Christchurch Airport along with scheduled group or they can have their own arrangements made for the return journey back home.
Wonders of New Zealand Tour concludes with mixed feelings! Happy to have made so many good friends, visited beautiful places and collected joyful memories to be cherished for a lifetime.
We leave with a heavy heart as the golden days of the Tour come to an end.
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Veena World wishes all Tour guests a very happy, healthy and wonderful life ahead.