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NEW ZEALAND New Zealand Contrasts 26 nights from £5599^ including optional travel insurance or from £5329^ without insurance§ Discover New Zealand's stunning variety of scenery and amazing natural wonders, from hot springs and geysers to glaciers and mountains. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the Bay of Islands ACTIVITY LEVEL Days 1-2: UK-Auckland. Fly to Auckland, arriving on day three. Day 3: Auckland. Stay two nights in Auckland. D Day 4: Auckland. Sightseeing tour of New Zealand's main gateway city and a visit to Pukekawa volcano. B, D Day 5: Bay of Islands. Drive to the Bay of Islands for a three-night stay. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the agreement between the British Crown and Maori chiefs was signed. B, D Days 6-7: Bay of Islands. Cruise around the Bay of Islands on a luxury catamaran, then explore Paihia at leisure. B, D Day 8: Hamilton. Travel to Hamilton, stay overnight. B, D Day 9: Waitomo-Rotorua. Walking tour of Waitomo Caves and boat tour in Glow-Worm Cave. Continue to Rotorua where you'll stay for two nights. B, D Day 10: Rotorua. Included visit to Te Puia. Marvel at geothermal wonders at the site including boiling mud pools and gushing geysers and browse the Arts and Crafts Centre. Tuck into a traditional Maori feast or `hangi' `at Tamaki Heritage Experience tonight. B, D Days 11-12: Wellington. Take a long but scenic drive to Wellington via Lake Taupo and Desert Road. Stay two nights and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Wellington. B, D Day 13: Picton. Take the ferry through the Marlborough Sounds to the South Island. Stay overnight in Picton. B, D Day 14: Hanmer Springs. Transfer to Hanmer Springs for a two-night stay. Enjoy a wine tasting en route. B, D Day 15: Hanmer Springs. At leisure to explore this alpine village surrounded by Hanmer Conservation Park's breathtaking forests, streams and rivers. B, D Day 16: Springfield-Franz Josef. Take the TranzAlpine train from Springfield through the Southern Alps to Arthur's Pass. Continue by road to Franz Josef at the foot of New Zealand's most famous glacier, where you'll stay overnight. B, D Day 17: Queenstown. Take a scenic drive to Queenstown for a three-night stay. B, D Days 18-19: Queenstown. Perhaps join an optional excursion in the `adventure capital of the world'. Ride the Skyline Gondola cable car with dinner at the Stratosfare Restaurant on day 18 or 19. B, D Day 20: Te Anau. Visit the gold-rush town of Arrowtown and the Lake District Museum en route to Te Anau, where you'll stay for two nights. B, D Day 21: Te Anau. Full-day tour of Fiordland National Park, with a picnic lunch and cruise on Milford Sound. B, L, D Day 22: Dunedin. Tour the Scottish-influenced city of Dunedin and stay three nights. B, D Days 23-24: Dunedin. Enjoy two days at leisure. B, D Day 25: Lake Ohau. View the Moeraki Boulders, tide permitting, and Waitaki Valley lakes en route to Lake Ohau where you stay overnight. Enjoy a farewell dinner. B, D Days 26-27: Christchurch-UK. Overnight flight to the UK arriving next day. B **Tourist visa for full British citizens resident in the UK. See the Essential Information for details. Cape Reinga Ninety Mile Beach Waitangi Treaty Grounds Bay of Islands Auckland Hamilton Waitomo Caves Rotorua nights in hotel Hanmer Springs Franz Josef Christchurch Milford Sound Lake Ohau Queenstown Te Anau Dunedin Picton Arthur's Pass Wellington New Zealand 226 To book, please visit your Travel Agent