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Explore New Zealand - 10 Night Fly,Cruise & Stay PACKAGE - Auckland return (DRE8975)

Explore New Zealand - 10 Night Fly,Cruise & Stay PACKAGE - Auckland return(DRE8975)

Tour Departure: Jan 9, 2020


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Inside $3660
Outside $3790
Balcony $4395

Inclusions:

10 Night package includes:

  • Return Economy class airfare from Australia to Auckland
  • 3 night pre-cruise stay at the Copthorne Hotel Auckland City, breakfast included
  • Full day Waitomo & Hobbiton Experience tour includes Lunch
  • 7 night cruise from Auckland Return aboard Explorer Dream
  • Transfers from Airport, Hotel to Port throughout.
  • Port charges & Air taxes



Itinerary

Day 1: Air New Zealand EX ADL

Depart from Adelaide

To: Auckland


SPECIAL FARE

SALES VALIDITY: until further notice

FARE TYPE: Economy Class T/V

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.

CODE: NZAKLTAS5240ZRTY1

Thu 9 Jan 2020
1:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Day 1: Private transfer From Airport to Hotel
Thu 9 Jan 2020
Day 1 - 4: Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Thu 9 Jan 2020
2:00 PM to 10:00 AM
Day 2: Full Day Waitomo & Hobbiton Experience

Discover two of North Island’s top attractions in this full day tour from Auckland. You’ll visit the fascinating Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations and the Hobbiton Movie Set at Matamata where the Lord of the Rings Trilogy was filmed.


After an early start we’ll head southwards through the lush, rolling farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. There’ll be time for a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori Land Wars site.


On arriving at the township of Waitomo you can enjoy a magical guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glow worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations, formed over thousands of years by the constant dripping of water. The highlight of the tour has to be a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glow worms.


The tour continues in the afternoon with a pleasant drive to Rotorua, as you enjoy a delicious packed lunch. On the outskirts of Rotorua you’ll be transferred to the Hobbiton Movie Set coach tour. Enjoy a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where scenes from Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Learn how the farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies.


Upon completion of the Movie Set tour you will be transferred to Matamata, where you will have some free time before returning to Auckland.

Fri 10 Jan 2020
Day 4: Private transfer Hotel to Port
Sun 12 Jan 2020
Day 4: AUCKLAND
Sun 12 Jan 2020
Depart 9:00 PM
Day 5: BAY OF ISLANDS (RUSSELL)
Mon 13 Jan 2020
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 7: MILFORD SOUND (FIORDLAND)
Wed 15 Jan 2020
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Day 7: DOUBTFUL SOUND (FIORDLAND)
Wed 15 Jan 2020
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Day 8: AKAROA
Thu 16 Jan 2020
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 9: PICTON
Fri 17 Jan 2020
6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Day 10: NAPIER
Sat 18 Jan 2020
6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Day 11: AUCKLAND
Sun 19 Jan 2020
Arrive 9:00 AM
Day 11: Private transfer from Port to Airport
Sun 19 Jan 2020
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.



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