Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your pleasant flight to New Zealand – Auckland
Welcome to Auckland – the City of “Sails”
Auckland City Sightseeing: Auckland Harbour Bridge, Waterfront area, Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, Mission Bay and Wynyard Quarters
Depart Auckland for Matamata where excitement awaits you
Dynasty Unique Experience: Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Guided tour starts with a drive through our picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Take a look at Bag End, where Frodo and Bilbo’s adventures began. Get lost among the hobbit holes and visit the Green Dragon Inn, the mill and the Party Tree. Listen to spell-binding tales of how Hobbiton came to be
Short stopover at the township of Tirau – a well-known tourist stop made famous by the many arts work created out of corrugated iron.
Continue our journey to Rotorua - The heartland of New Zealand’s Maori Culture as well as bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs
Afternoon, transfer to Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park – Home to a huge variety of New Zealand’s most precious inhabitants including the rare Kiwi. See the giant long finned eel that has lived at Rainbow Springs for over 60 years, Feed the trout and observe them from the underwater viewing area. Lastly, check out The Big Splash' - this interactive and highly themed water ride is the parks latest exciting attraction
Agrodome Sheep Show – Award winning live sheep show, includes the display of New Zealand’s 19 most popular sheep breeds, working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and cow milking demonstration. After the show, a dog trial demonstration commences outdoor (weather permits only for the outdoor dog trail demo).
Agrodome Organic Farm Tour - Go on the tractor drawn trailer around the farm. See sheep, cows, llama, highland cattle, angora, goats, deer, emus, alpaca and ostrich in a real farm environment. Visit the kiwifruit orchard, the olive grove and feijoa orchard. Along the way take a break at the education centre for tasting of kiwifruit juice and honey
Te Puia: Is home to the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Insitute and the world famous Pohutu geyser. See the boiling mud pools, native bush and the National Schools of Wood Carving and Weaving. You can also see live kiwi close up and learn how they protect these extraordinary endangered birds.
Dynasty Unique Experience: Te Po (Indigenous Evening Experience): It is a feast of storytelling, entertainment and Maori cuisine. Enjoy an in-depth experience of the customs and traditions of Maori, with a traditional powhiri (welcoming ceremony), a warrior’s challenge and a full kappa haka (performing arts) concert. You will also enjoy cuisine that incorporates indigenous ingredients, traditional hangi cooked food and contemporary Maori dishes. After dinner you will be invited to board the motorised waka (people mover) for a journey Through the Valley Under Lights. Be awed by the magical evening sights of Te Puia's geothermal valley. You'll disembark the waka (vehicle) right in front of the Pohutu Geyser, illuminated in its full glory beneath a starry sky. Marvel at the sight of this glorious natural wonder, while your tour guide entertains you with traditional Māori mythology and stories
This morning depart Rotorua for Taupo – New Zealand’s largest freshwater lake.
Huka Falls – New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction where you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power of more than 220,000 litres of water per second. Enjoy the walking tracks alongside the river and wander around the different viewing platforms, taking in the falls from all angles
Arataki Honey Visitor Centre: Discover all about honey and meet the bees that make it in their interactive, fun and informative honey bee centre. You will learn about the world of the honey bee, how they live, their role in the food chain and the wonderful products they produce. Observe the honeybees in the large glass observation hives. Finish off the tour by tasting some of the distinct and delicious varieties of Arataki Honey, gathered from New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna
Dynasty Unique Experience: Cape Kidnappers Gannet Safaris takes you to Hawke's Bay Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony - the world's largest, most accessible mainland Gannet colony. The 25,000 gannets are members of the booby family with distinctive black eye markings and pale gold crown.
(Tours only operate from Oct18 – Mar19, NOT available during Christmas Day & from Apr – Sep19)
Go on a winery and museum tour and sample New Zealand’s wine @ Church Road Winery
Wellington City Sightseeing: New Zealand’s capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. Short drive to the top of Mount Victoria for a panoramic view of Wellington, see iconic architectural landmarks including Parliament House called “The Beehive”.
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa – New Zealand's innovative and interactive national museum. Discover the rich stories of New Zealand. Te Papa has something for everyone, from precious Māori and Pacific treasures, to the colossal squid and the national art collection
Transfer to Wellington Domestic Airport for flight to Christchurch – “The Garden City of New Zealand”
Christchurch City Sightseeing: Hagley Park, Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch Cathedral, New Cardboard Cathedral
Dynasty Unique Experience: Prepare for the amazing Earth & Sky Cowan’s Observatory Stargazing Tour @ Lake Tekapo* – View some of the best skies in the world from within Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world. The highly enthusiastic guides will tour you through the southern night skies sharing from their vast well of knowledge on subjects from the basics of astronomy to some of the more mind boggling science of outer space
This tour is weather dependable, in the event of cloudy or raining night, the tour will be cancel and an alternative tour will be offered
As the tour is conducted after dark, please make sure that you dress up warmly especially during winter months
Visit The Church of the Good Shepherd – which is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains.
Bronze Sheepdog - Close to the Church of the Good Shepherd is a well-known bronze statue of a NZ Collie sheepdog. The statue was commissioned by Mackenzie Country residents in recognition of the indispensable role of the sheepdog in their livelihoods
Lake Pukaki – Is the largest lake in the Mackenzie District, from here you will be able to see New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki/ Mount Cook
Time will also be available for those passengers that wish to join optional Helicopter flight for a closer view of Mount Cook and its surrounding peaks.
Enroute, stop at one of South Island Salmon Farm, hand feed the salmon fish, chance to taste fresh salmon sashimi too (own expenses)
Mrs Jones Fruit Orchard – New Zealand’s fruits paradise, sample and buy great variety of fresh or dried fruits, nuts and honey. If time permits, wander through their beautiful English style rose gardens too
Arrival into Queenstown – The Adventure Capital of the World which is surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu
Enjoy the day at leisure
Suggested activities/optional tours: Full day excursion to Milford Sound located at the Fiordland National Park World Heritage Area / TSS Earnslaw Cruise + Walter Peak Farm Tour / Jet Boat ride and many more
Visit the Historic Arrowtown, a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River
Brief photo stop at Lake Hayes
Kawarau Bridge Bungy Centre – This is the 'World Home of Bungy! Birthplace of the adventurous spirit that has shaped Queenstown’s character. This will be the opportunity to experience bungy jump*, you can choose to bob above the water, touch it or be fully dunked. For those not jumping, there is the purpose built viewing decks that provide a safe and enjoyable area to witness the beautiful scenery and people doing the bungy jump.
*Bungy jump will be at passengers own expense
Skyline Queenstown – Marvel at the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes, you will enjoy a spectacular breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown.
Next, The Skyline Luge* is a thrilling ride for all ages and abilities and one of the top things to do in Queenstown. Jump on your specialised Luge cart, select your track, then zoom down the Luge tracks - you're in control. *Children under 110cm will need to ride in tandem with an adult
Enjoy an sumptuous buffet lunch @ Skyline’s Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, whilst you dine, there will be the panoramic view of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu from your window that will captivate you day or night
Lake Wanaka photo stop
Wanaka Lavender Farm – Where you can experience 10 acres of beautiful lavender fields, farm animals, honey tasting, lavender products and display gardens. Enjoy a walk through the flowers, play a garden game or just simply take in the beautiful surrounding views. You can also relax over a cup of herbal tea or indulge in their lavender and honey ice cream (own expenses)
*The Lavender will only be flowered duing the summer period. Garden will be closed on Christmas Day!
Visit to Thunder Creek Falls which is located in Mt Aspiring National Park. One of the must see waterfalls in New Zealand
Continue journey to New Zealand’s Glacier Country, which is at the heart of the broader UNESCO World Heritage Area
View the famous Franz Josef Glacier, these rivers of ice plunging down through rainforest to almost sea level are true wonders of nature. The Franz Josef Glacier offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacier (weather permits)