Day 1 Auckland – Queenstown - Wanaka
2.40am Arrive in Auckland on NZ86
Customs and MAF requirements
On arrival you will need to complete both customs and Ministry of Agriculture and
Forestry (MAF) requirements before you can officially enter New Zealand.
MAF is responsible for agriculture, horticulture and forestry, safe food, a protected
environment, the wise use of the land and the creation of clean, green product.
MAF protect farms and wildlife from imported pests and diseases by minimising the
number of foreign pests and diseases entering New Zealand.
You will be required by law to declare any food or organic material you are
carrying. It is important not to ignore this as significant fines can be given
to those who do.
Smoke-free Law in New Zealand
The Smoke-free Environments Act 2003 requires that licensed premises (bars,
restaurants, cafes, sports clubs, casinos) and workplaces are smoke-free.
Further information: http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/wpg_index/Publications-
After clearing Customs & Immigration, proceed into the Arrivals Lounge where you
will be met by Custom Transfers and Tours. They will transfer you to your
Custom Transfers and Tours
Ph: 09 522 5300
Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport
Cnr Kirkbride & Ascot Roads
Ph: 09 275 7029
11.00am Check out by 11am. Dine in the hotel restaurant until your transfer collects you.
11.45am Custom Transfers and Tours will pick you up outside the hotel.
12.10pm Check in for your flight to Queenstown.
12.50pm Fly to Queenstown on NZ641
2.40pm Arrive Queenstown. You will be met at arrivals by Gerard Gibb (Gibby) from Alpine
Class Tours. He will be holding a sign saying “TNZ China Famil”
Alpine Class Tours
Alpine Class Tours is a small personalized company offering New Zealand luxury
tours and tailormade holidays throughout the South Island of New Zealand.
Ph: 0800 884433
4.00pm Arrive at Wanaka. Check in to your accommodation at Edgewater Resort
The sparkling waters of Lake Wanaka gently lap only metres from your room and
the magnificient alps provide a distant visual
backdrop. This is Edgewater Resort Hotel,
Wanaka's leading hotel located on the edge of
Lake Wanaka. You have been booked into the hotel suites.
Contact: Leigh Stock
Phone: 03 443 8311
7.00pm You will have time to relax and freshen up before dinner at Sargoods Restaurant
Enjoy the fresh and contemporary atmosphere in Sargoods Restaurant, situated in
the heart of the Resort. Our award winning Chef infuses seasonal New Zealand
flavours throughout the menu, designed to appeal to everyone's palettes.
Day 2 Wanaka – Te Anau
8.00am Breakfast at Edgewater
8.45am Gibby will pick you up from Edgewater and transfer you to Wanaka Airport for your
flightseeing tour over Mount Aspiring and local Glaciers. Your flight will be from
9am until 10am
Mount Aspiring and Glaciers
Close up views of Mount Aspiring and glaciers. Known as the "Matterhorn of the South", Aspiring is one of our most graceful and striking peaks, standing above the backbone of the Southern Alps. Discover huge glaciers that terminate abruptly into steep icefalls above the native beech forest of Mount Aspiring
Bad Weather Alternative:
Cardrona Adventure Park – ATV Quad Bikes
This fun filled quad bike ride is perfect for families, beginners and people who are restricted for time but would like to experience our great outdoors. We have a
variety of quad bikes to suit all ages and skill levels.
Crown Range Road
Phone: +64 3 443 6363
10.30am Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World
A world unique attraction, eccentric & colourful. Challenge yourself in the Great
Maze (Labyrinth) - don’t worry there are emergency doors for those with limited
time or energy! You’ll be confused in the illusion
rooms, astounded by the holograms & confounded
by the puzzles. Using the toilets here is a must -
you’ll find out why!
Contact: Duncan or Heidi
Main Highway, Wanaka
Tel: 03 443 7489
12.30pm Lunch at Cardrona Hotel & Restaurant
Established in 1863, one of New Zealand’s oldest establishments, the Cardrona
Hotel prides itself on its ambience, with fine dining and a selection of New Zealand
and European fine wine. Outstanding views, al fresco and fireside dining.
Crown Range Road, Cardrona (15 minutes from Wanaka)
Tel: 03 443 8153
1.30pm Travel to Te Anau (3 ? hours)
5.00pm Arrive Te Anau and check into hotels
The Village Inn
Behind the unique shop front and business facades which form "The Village", we
invite you to our world where comfort, hospitality and fabulous views combine to
create a quiet, friendly atmosphere.
Telephone: +64 3 249 7911
FreePhone: 0800 249 791
Physical Address: Mokoroa Street, Te Anau
Te Anau Hotels and Villas
The Hotel is situated adjacent to Lake Te Anau offering guests attractive lake and
Telephone: 64 3 249 9700
FreePhone: 0800 223 687
Physical Address: 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
5.30pm Dinner at Te Anau Hotel & Villas
MacKinnon Room restaurant
6.40pm Walking directions:
Check in for your Glowworm Caves excursion at the Real Journeys Visitor Centre
on the lakefront (next to the roundabout, 2 min walk across the road from Te Anau
Hotel & Villas) 20mins prior to departure.
7.00pm Real Journeys - Te Anau Glowworm Caves tour
Duration 2hrs 15mins.
Your Te Anau Glowworm Caves adventure begins with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau on board our catamaran Luminosa to the western side of the lake. Upon
arrival there is time to view informative displays at Cavern House before our friendly guides invite you to accompany them underground in small groups. As you explore by path and small boat, observe how the rushing water sculpts the rock
formations, before gliding through silent darkness to the magical sight of the glowworm grotto.
Check in for your Glowworm Caves excursion at the Real Journeys Visitor Centre on the lakefront (next to the roundabout) 15mins prior to departure.
What to bring: Non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket (8 - 12ºC cave temperature), (note: photography and video filming are not permitted inside the cave).
Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive
Tel: +64 3 249 7416
Fax: +64 3 249 7022
9.15pm Return to your accommodation
Day 3 Te Anau - Milford
8.30am Breakfast at accommodation. Please pack your overnight bag (this has been
provided for you and will be in your room) with everything you will need for today
and tomorrow. Leave your big suitcases in the minivan.
10.00am Your driver will drop you at the cinema and take your bags to the Real Journeys
Visitor Centre on the lakefront. Your overnight bags will go with you to Milford and Real Journeys will store the excess luggage until you pick it up tomorrow on the way to Queenstown.
Ata Whenua – Fiordland Cinema
Ata Whenua – Shadowland brings you the Fiordland World Heritage Status
Wilderness you would otherwise never see. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular. Enjoy 32 minutes of breathtaking Fiordland scenery shot on 35mm film across the extremes of season, climate and terrain - an unforgettable
journey through one of the most awe inspiring landscapes on earth
7 The Lane, Te Anau
Tel: 03 249 8844
Fax: +64 3 249 8850
11.45am Lunch at Bailiez Restaurant & Bar
Located just a 5min walk from the Fiordland Cinema, in the main centre towards the lake and across the road from the departure point for Real Journeys overnight cruise.
Casual extensive bistro style menu. Private booth seating and unique atmosphere
created by huge recycled beams and natural stone.
Bailiez is located just a 5min walk from the Fiordland Cinema and across the road
from the departure point for Real Journeys overnight cruise.
Telephone: +64 3 249 7526
FreePhone: 0800 589 667
Physical Address: Town Centre, Te Anau
12.25pm Check in for your Milford Sound overnight Caves excursion at the Real Journeys
Visitor Centre on the lakefront (next to the roundabout, 2 min walk across the road
from Te Anau Hotel & Villas) 20mins prior to departure.
12.45pm Real Journeys - Milford Sound Overnight Cruise - Mariner
The Milford Mariner (sleeps 60) offers you a very special dinner, bed and breakfast
experience. On board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full-length of this
spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered
Harrison Cove. With their nature guide you can go exploring in the tender craft and
kayaks or simply relax on deck. After the day’s activities, enjoy a delicious evening
buffet in the spacious saloon before retiring to your private cabin. Complimentary
tea and coffee are available throughout the cruise and a fully licensed bar serves
beverages on board (extra cost). Coach
connections available from Te Anau.
Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive
Phone: 03 249 7416
Freephone: 0800 65 65 01
Breakfast onboard the Milford Mariner
9.30am Overnight vessel returns to shore
Real Journeys Coach departs for Te Anau
12.30pm Quick lunch in Te Anau (30 min). Options are:
Miles Better Pies - just across the road from drop off/pick up point –sandwiches,
Pop Inn Café is also nearby, offering standard cabinet food
You will be dropped off and picked up from the Real Journeys Visitor Centre on the
lakefront. This is a scheduled stop so you will be boarding the same coach again.
You will need to arrange for your excess luggage (stored overnight) to be loaded
onto the coach.
1.30pm Real Journeys Coach departs for Queenstown.
3.30pm Real Journeys Coach arrives Queenstown. The coach will drop you off at your
Novotel Lakeside Queenstown
Booking Ref: TNZ150409
Novotel Lakeside located on the lakefront, in the heart of downtown Queenstown underwent a $13 million refurbishment in 2007 and is now the largest four star hotel in Queenstown. Brand new to Novotel are 61 new rooms, their modern Elements Restaurant and the Gallery Cafe and Bar overlooking the rose garden.
Contact: Clinton Farley
Tel: 03 442 7750
You will have time to freshen up before your next activity.
5pm Kawarau Jet
Please make your way to the Main Town Pier to check in for this activity.
Kawarau Jet, Queenstown’s and the world’s longest established jetboat operation. Since 1960 Kawarau Jet has been delighting visitors to Queenstown on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers.
Nothing could be more convenient than our downtown departure point from the Main Town Pier. It’s an absorbing 43km of adventure; from Queenstown Bay, cruise down Lake Wakatipu toward the Remarkables, taking in local sights and lakeside homes.
Then it’s down the rapids and under the Kawarau
Falls Dam – another gold mining folly, to skim the
pure, turquoise waters of the willow clad Kawarau
River. Marvel at the capabilities of the boats and
drivers as they navigate at speed the famous gold
bearing Shotover River. These narrow, braided,
shallow channels are what the jetboat was
specifically designed to explore. It’s an
unforgettable, magical hour.
Contact: Melinee Kong
Tel: +64 3 442 6142
6pm Arrive back at the Novotel. You may either freshen up at the hotel, or take a stroll around Queenstown
7pm Dinner: Boardwalk Seafood Restaurant
Voted by Frommers Guide as one of New Zealand’s top seven restaurants. Queenstown’s premier restaurant featuring award winning seafood, steak and lamb
dishes. st1 Floor,
Steamer Wharf Village
Contact: Tony Robertson/Grant Jackson
Tel: 03 442 5630
Return to your accommodation.
Day 5 Queenstown
7:30am Breakfast at your accommodation.
8.20am Nomad Safaris
“The Best 4 X 4 Tour By Far”
Professional Adventurers, Queenstown’s original 4WD Safari Company.
Safari of The Scenes – Wakatipu Basin - A great overview of the Wakatipu Basin and the diverse scenery of the Queenstown area. You will take in stunning lake views high over Queenstown from the Remarkables road, travel to historic Arrowtown and make a number of river crossings over the Arrow River, with gold panning available if desired. We climb high above the Wakatipu Basin towards Skippers Canyon to view the way that glaciers have carved this stunning landscape. Some of the sites from the Lord of the Rings that we will visit during
this tour include a glimpse of the Misty Mountains, the
Pillars of the Kings and the Ford of Bruinen. A scenic
adventure exploring film locations; no sets left, just the
gorgeous scenery featured in the films.
Contact: David Gatward-Ferguson
Tel: +64 3 442 6699
“Qualmark endorsed, Green Globe benchmarked
and double Tourism Awards winners 2004 and
12.00 Lunch and Wine Cave tour at Gibbston Valley Wines. Nomad Safaris will join you
for lunch and transfer you to Kawarau Bungy following lunch.
Gibbston Valley Winery
Established in 1987, Gibbston Valley was the first commercial wine producer in the Central Otago region. This popular winery has won a number of national and international awards. Gibbston hold educational tours and tastings from its barrel cave. The restaurant specialises in local cuisine.
Contact: Claudio Heye
Tel: 03 442 6910
Mobile: 027 221 6123
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2.00pm Depart Gibbston Valley Wines
2.15pm Arrive Kawarau Bungy where you can watch people jumping off a bridge attached to giant rubber bands.
The AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand group of products (Kawarau Bungy Centre, Kawarau Bridge Bungy, Nevis Highwire Bungy, Ledge Bungy, Ledge Sky Swing, Auckland Bridge Climb, Auckland Bungy, Secrets of Bungy Tour and Ultimate Bungy Spectator), represent the ultimate innovation and commitment to excellence in adventure tourism. Inspired by the vine jumpers of Vanuatu, pioneers Henry van Asch and AJ Hackett have won international acclaim for turning Bungy jumping into a distinctly New Zealand tourism phenomenon. The first commercial Bungy site opened at the Kawarau bridge site in Queenstown, New Zealand in 1988 and the
first Queenstown Sky Swing was opened on the Ledge site in 2000. Today the exploits of AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand are renowned the world over.
2.30pm Secrets of Bungy Tour
Bungy Tours – The Secret of Bungy, departs hourly at the Kawarau Bungy
Centre. This fun and interactive guided tour suitable for all ages includes the story
of Bungy, how a Bungy cord is made, a demonstration of "foot
tying", the Bungy Cinematic Experience, the history of the
Kawarau Bridge and the opportunity to meet our legendary
Contact: Richard Mackley
AJ Hackett Bungy
Mob: 027 437 4192
3.15pm Depart Kawarau Bungy Centre
4.00pm Arrive back at hotel and freshen up for Dinner
6.15pm Take the 3 minute walk to Wine Tastes Central Otago for pre dinner Wine
Wine Tastes is a must do experience for everyone who enjoys wine. At Wine Tastes
you can taste over 80 different wines in central Queenstown to "try before you
Wine Tastes uses the state-of-the-art Italian designed Enomatic Wine Serving
System that allows you to serve a taste of any of the 80 wines we have available.
We showcase the most extensive range of Central Otago's wines with a specialty
area dedicated to tasting Pinot Noirs. Purchase a Wine Card and use our unique
wine system to taste and learn about the best wines of New Zealand in our
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Shiraz and Dessert wine areas.
Enjoy the delicious gourmet local produce from our platter menu - breads,
cheeses, fruits, chutneys and olive oils.
14 Beach Street Queenstown
Tel: 03 409 2226
7.30pm Dinner at Memories of Hong Kong.
Novotel Lakeside Queenstown
Day 6 Queenstown - Auckland
7.30am Breakfast at hotel
8.15am Check out of the Hotel- please leave your bags with concierge for collection later
8.30am Meet at Hotel Reception for a short stroll to our first activity.
9am Kiwi & Birdlife Park
Set in 8 acres of landscaped native bush, the Kiwi & Birdlife
Park, in the centre of Queenstown is a truly magical place to
visit. Discover the nocturnal world of the Kiwi at home
amongst the tree ferns.
Discover the Maori Hunting Village, showing daily life of the
early Maori, including hunting, cooking and preserving
methods. Learn about migration, how canoes were made, carving methods, the
meaning of carvings and some of the great Maori Legends.
Contact: Paul Wilson
Tel: +64 3 442 8059
10.20am Deer Park Safaris will collect you at the Kiwi Birdlife Park
10.30am Deer Park Safaris
Stunning panoramas and elevated alpine views
over the entire Queenstown basin, lakes, and
surrounding mountains. Visit this spectacular
'Lord of the Rings' film location. Stopping to feed
and photograph the red deer and farm animals.
See Walt Disney's 'The Rescue' film set and view
incredible footage of early New Zealand live deer
Contact: Antony Bush
Ph: 03 442 2949
1pm Return To Queenstown
Take some free time for lunch and to explore Queenstown
3.30pm Please meet Queenstown Taxis in the Novotel Lobby with your luggage for your
transfer to Queenstown Airport.
4.15pm Check in at Queenstown Airport
4.45pm Depart Queenstown on NZ648
6.30pm Arrive Auckland
7.50pm Please check in for International flight NZ87
9.50pm Depart Auckland
Ka kite ano – See you again