Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your pleasant flight to New Zealand – Christchurch
Welcome to Christchurch – the “Garden City of New Zealand”
Christchurch City Sightseeing: Hagley Park, Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch Cathedral, New Cardboard Cathedral
Journey down to Lake Tekapo - Located in the heart of the Mackenzie District in Canterbury. The lake is a spectacular turquoise colour due to finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters
Suggested activities/optional tours: Earth & Sky Cowan’s Observatory Star Gazing Tour @ Lake Tekapo where you can explore the Southern Sky using telescope, binoculars and naked eye as your guide show you the amazing New Zealand night sky
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)
Next, stop 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
Visit the Historic Arrowtown, a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River
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
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
Gibbston Valley Winery - Winery visit + Wine Cave tour which give you the opportunity to learn more about the history of the region and the winemaking journey
Dynasty Unique Experience: 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 during the summer period! Garden will also be closed on Christmas Day!
Lake Wanaka photo stop
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 Glacier Country 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)
*Greenstone factory will be closed during Sat/Sun & PH, but the gallery section will still be open
*Glass Blowing Studio will be closed during Sat/Sun, PH and lunch time
Make a brief stop at Arthur’s Pass – a spectacular piece of extreme civil engineering involving viaducts, bridges, rock shelters and waterfalls redirected into chutes
Arrival back to Christchurch
Morning transfer to Christchurch domestic airport for domestic flight to Auckland
Arrival, we will start our journey down to Rotorua - The heartland of New Zealand’s Maori Culture as well as bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs
Short stopover at the township of Tirau – a well-known tourist stop made famous by the many arts work created out of corrugated iron.
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 indepth 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
Agrodome Farm 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 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
Skyline Rotorua – Take a leisurely uphill Gondola ride up to Mt Ngongotaha for a panoramic view of Rotorua, the surrounding lakes and geothermal areas.
Next, The Skyline Luge* is a thrilling ride for all ages and abilities and one of the top things to do in Rotorua. Take off downhill on your luge through twists and turns to a backdrop of dramatic scenery and down through our Redwood forest
*Children under 110cm will need to ride in tandem with an adult
Enjoy an sumptuous buffet lunch @ Skyline’s Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, featuring a stunning array of freshly prepared buffet and cooked-to-order dishes highlighting locally sourced seafood, meat and produce
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
Complete your kiwi style experience with the farmstay* tonight, experience includes a farm tour, dinner and breakfast as well as relax time with your host family
Notes on Farmstay – You will be the guest of a typical NZ family and have the opportunity to share their lifestyle while you are with them. Bathroom facilities may be shared unless confirmed as private. Don’t hesitate to ask the farmer about the farm – what they are doing, what type of livestock they run and so on.
Bid goodbye to your farm host as we depart for Auckland
Visit Waitomo Glow-worm Caves –The glowworm is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as the guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance. Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto
Auckland City Sightseeing: Auckland Harbour Bridge, Waterfront area, Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, Mission Bay and Wynyard Quarters
Transfer to Auckland Airport for flight back home
We hope you had an enjoyable vacation with Dynasty Travel and look forward to bring you to your next holiday destination
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