b"Paihia 21+1 Auckland AUSTRALASIAMILFORD SOUND YOUR ITINERARY Hamilton 2 RotoruaNEW ZEALANDDays 1-4 - London to Auckland and Paihia Picton 2 WellingtonWe fly overnight to Auckland, via Singapore, landing on Day 3. We checkArthurs Pass 1 Blenheiminto our hotel where youre free to relax or head out for a taste of NewFranz Josef 1 1+1 ChristchurchZealand. On Day 4, we travel to Paihia, pausing at Kawiti Glow WormMilford Sound 3 1 TwizelCaves. We stay in Paihia for two nights. We continue to the WaitangiTe Anau 1 QueenstownTreaty House for a guided tour. Here, in 1840, the Mori and the British came to an agreement that effectively marked the birth of New Zealand.Nights in hotel Rail Coach ShipDays 5-8 - Bay of Islands, Auckland and Rotorua UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES We cruise around the Bay of Islands to Cape Brett, seeing Cape Brett Lighthouse, Motukokako Island, and the Hole in the Rock. We arrive on Russell Island, New Zealands first permanent European settlement,Enjoy guided tours of Auckland, before the return ferry. On Day 6, we return to Auckland for a sightseeingWellington and Queenstown. tour, visiting Bastion Point, Parnell Village and Viaduct Harbour. WeVisit Rotorua.ride on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway on Day 7, travelling to Rotorua, the spiritual home of the Mori. We check into our hotel for two nights.Journey on the Coastal Pacific, On Day 8, we see the redwood forest, Lake Tarawera, WhakarewarewaTranzAlpine, Glenbrook Vintage Thermal Valley, and New Zealand Mori Arts and Crafts Institute. Later,Railway, and Northern Explorer.we visit Tamaki Mori Village, where we see a haka performance. Taste wine in Marlborough, and Days 9-12 - Wellington, Marlborough and Christchurch enjoy a BBQ and Hangi dinner.GRAND TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND Transferring to Hamilton, we board the Northern Explorer for a scenicVisit Mount Cook National Park, journey through King Country. We arrive in Wellington and check into ourthe Franz Josef Glacier and cruise hotel. We get to know Wellington on Day 10, visiting the chocolate factoryon Milford Sound.for a tasting before visiting Wellington Botanical Gardens. We take the 21 DAYS FROM 4,995 Interislander ferry across Cook Strait on Day 11, arriving in Picton. WeWHAT'S INCLUDEDcontinue to Blenheim in the Marlborough wine region, where we spend Enthralling scenery and breathtaking views are found at every turn in the Youngestthe night. This afternoon, we visit one of the excellent local wine estatesUK Tour Manager throughoutfor a wine tasting and a tour. On Day 12, we join the Coastal Pacific Train Country on Earth. Discover steaming geysers, mountains, fjords, and forests onto Christchurch, where we spend the night. Christchurch is known as theFlights from London Heathrow to this holiday showcasing the beauty of both New Zealands North and South Islands. newest city in the world, and theres a distinctly English atmosphere here. Auckland, and from Christchurch to London Heathrow, via Days 13-16 - Mount Cook, Te Anau and QueenstownSingapore Leaving Christchurch, stop at the quaint Church of the Good ShepherdAll rail and coach transfersand see Lake Pukaki en route to Twizel. Here, we spend the night amid the jaw-dropping scenery of Mount Cook National Park, an untouched17 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel spectacle of alpine peaks and glacial lakes. On Day 14, we travel toaccommodationTe Anau, where we check into our hotel. On Day 15 we drive through Fiordland National Park, past ancient fiords and towering forests. We22 meals including 17 breakfasts, COASTAL PACIFICstop at the Mirror Lakes and stunning Milford Sound, where we enjoy a1 lunch and 4 dinners cruise before driving to Queenstown. On Day 16, we have a sightseeingAll tour excursionsWinding along the rugged Pacific Island coasttour, seeing Arrowtown, a Lord of the Rings filming spot. We continue against a backdrop of two stunning mountainto the Gibbston Valley Winery for a tasting before boarding a vintage ranges, our journey on the Coastal Pacific tosteamship, TSS Earnshaw, for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu. Mooring at Christchurch affords us spectacularly scenic viewsColonels Homestead, we have a BBQ dinner and watch a sheep shearing from its large carriage windows and wonderfuldemonstration before our return sailing.open-viewing carriage. The train began services inDays 17-21 - Queenstown, Hokitika, Christchurch and London 2022 TOUR DATES Max 25 People1988, and was briefly renamed the TranzCoastalYou have a full day free to explore Queenstown. We travel by coach on before returning to its original name in 2011. Day 18, journeying through Kawarau Gorge to Cromwell. We pause atSep 18 4,995 Nov 13, 27 5,495Jones Family Fruit Stall before passing Lake Dunstan and Lake Wanaka.Oct 2 5,295This is undoubtedly one of the most picturesqueWe arrive in Franz Josef, home to the Franz Josef Glacier. We stay here rail journeys in the whole of New Zealand. Sitovernight, enjoying the opportunity to admire the ancient glacier up2023 TOUR DATESback and relax, as we soak up incredible views ofclose. We visit Hokitika on Day 19, where we visit Hokitika Greenstone the Marlborough region and the farmlands of theFactory, where the local stone is crafted into stunning jewellery andJan 15 4,995 Oct 15 4,995North Canterbury Plain, travelling along a stretchornaments. After lunch, we travel to Arthurs Pass and board theFeb 12 5,095of track where the ocean stretches out on one sideTranzAlpine for our rail journey back to Christchurch, travelling alongTour Code: NZS| per person based on 2 and mountains rise towards the sky on the other.what is arguably the most scenic railway line in New Zealand. On Daysharing. Deposit from 830 per person. 20, our final day in New Zealand, you have a free morning to exploreSupplement for solo travellers from 1,395. Christchurch further. Later, we transfer to the airport for our flight toPlease note the itinerary for 2022 departures may differ, please call for more details. For the London Heathrow, via Singapore, arriving on Day 21. latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice126 AUSTRALASIA Call us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 127"