Ideal for someone who does not want to drive but appreciate being escorted each day by a professional Italian speaking guide, this itinerary will show the most interesting aspects of both New Zealand North & South Islands.
After arriving in Auckland take a regional flight to Bay of Islands where you can admire historical buildings, Kawiti Caves’, glowworms Waipoua, Forest giant sequoias, Russel Island and reach the famous Hole in the Rock by boat. Return to Auckland (city visit) and continue to Matamata, enjoy a guided tour of one of “The Lord of the Rings” film set locations followed by a traditional Maori dinner and dance show.
Rotorua, a geothermically active area will show you geysers, mud pools and beautiful lakes.
Flight over Christchurch (not included), continue to Tepako Lake, passing through New Zealander Alps before arriving in Wanaka. Your journey continues to Queenstown, adrenaline capital of the world and starting point for Milford Sound Fjord cruise reaching the Tasmania Sea where you can admire numerous waterfalls, rock cliffs, Mitre Peak and many seals and dolphins.
Continue through the glacier regions (Franz Joseph & Fox Glacier) and Panukaiki with its famous Pankake Rocks.
On the Western Coast enjoy a whale watching cruise from Kaikoura and visit Christchurch before the end of your tour.
NOTE: Departure is only guaranteed with a minimum of 6 participants. Contact us to require all the dates of departure.