Explore New Zealand by Coach or Self Drive XC07
- Explore the Art Deco city of Napier
- Capital city of Wellington
- Whale watching cruise, Kaikoura
Day 1 - Arrive Auckland
Welcome to Auckland.
Day 2 - Auckland/ Waitomo/Rotorua
(226 miles/363 kms) (lunch and dinner included) (optional meal plans begin today) Travel to the Waitomo Caves for lunch and a guided tour of the Glowworm Grotto. Continue on to arrive in Rotorua. In the evening enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.
Day 3 - Rotorua Sightseeing
Experience Rotorua’s best with a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Farm Show. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 4 - Rotorua/ Taupo/ Napier
(135 miles/217 kms) Visit Taupo for a guided tour of local highlights, including the Craters of the Moon, Aratiatia Rapids and Huka Falls. Continue on to Napier and enjoy a walking tour of fascinating Art Deco architecture.
Day 5 - Napier/ Wellington
(201 miles/323 kms) Visit Hawke’s Bay wineries before departing for Wellington.
Day 6 - Wellington
Day at leisure.
Day 7 - Wellington/ Kaikoura
(98 miles/157 kms – including ferry crossing) Cruise across Cook Strait this morning to Picton, then join the TranzCoastal train (Seat-in-Coach only) and journey to coastal Kaikoura.
(114 miles/183 kms) Begin with a whale watching cruise (weather permitting). Enjoy a short guided tour of Kaikoura’s highlights before rejoining the TranzCoastal train (Seat-in-Coach only) to Christchurch.