10D9N Mighty New Zealand

Auckland – Hobbiton – Rotorua (Flight Not Included) – Christchurch – Glacier Region – Queenstown – Milford Sound – Mt Cook – Tekapo – Christchurch

From NZD 5,227 per person

HIGHLIGHTS Enchanting natural wonders from geothermal hot spots to ice-age glaciers and expansive, magnificent vistas.
Majestic in name and in nature, this tour delivers everything from north to south.
SALES VALIDITY Up to 29 December 2023
INCLUDE Exclusive Meet & Greet Arrival Transfer
9 Nights Accommodation
Auckland to Rotorua Tour
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Rotorua Highlights Tour (May-Sep only)
Te Ra Guided Experience
Te Po – Indigenous Evening Experience
Christchurch to Glacier Country Tour
Tranz Alpine Train (when operating)
Glacier Country to Queenstown Tour
Milford Sound Tour with Cruise & Lunch
Queenstown/Mt Cook/Christchurch Tour
CBD accommodation pick up/drop off
Airport Transfers
Private Touring can be arranged upon request
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour – Hamilton, Waitomo & Waikato
Milford Sound Cruise – Te Anau & Fiordland
Te Ra/Te Po Combo (Guided + Evening Experience) Rotorua – Te Anau & Fiordland

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

On arrival you will met and privately transferred to your accommodation.

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland


Day 2 - Auckland - Hobbiton - Rotorua

Today’s coach tour takes you through lush farmland, to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set, one of New Zealand’s ‘must-see’ destinations.  See where the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed as your tour guide shares behind-the-scenes tales. You’ll see sights like Hobbit Holes, the Mill, and The Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth.  After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at The Green Dragon Inn before continuing on to Rotorua.  Duration: 7hrs, 45mins.  Overnight:  Rotorua


  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Day 3 - Rotorua

Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends.

This afternoon you will be transport to Te Puia for a guided tour through the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, the Kiwi Conservation Centre and the geothermal valley.  Then enjoy a Hangi Dinner overlooking the valley and geyser, followed by a 40 minute cultural performance. The evening culminates with hot chocolate and pudding on the geyser terrace.  Duration: 4.5 hours.  Overnight: Rotorua


  • Te Ra/Te Po Combo (Guided + Evening Experience)

Day 4 - Rotorua - Queenstown (Flight not Included)

Depart on your domestic flight to Christchurch.  (Airfare is NOT included).

Flight Time Rotorua to Christchurch is approx. 2 hours

Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps.  This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Overnight: Christchurch


Day 5 - Christchurch - Glacier Region

Depart Christchurch on the Tranz Alpine train* crossing the vast expanses of the Canterbury Plains, through the dramatic gorge of the Waimakariri River to Arthur’s Pass National Park. Here, your driver/guide will meet you for the remainder of the journey by deluxe mini-van to the West Coast.  Follow rivers, rainforest and mountain valleys on the journey to Hokitika, once a roaring gold mining town and a place where Maori sought their treasured greenstone.  View evidence of the last Ice Age in the kettle lakes created by the melting ice sheets before arriving in glacier country.  Includes morning or afternoon tea and café lunch.  Overnight:  Glacier Region

Day 6 - Glacier Region - Queenstown

Start the day with a short walk to experience the rainforest with the glacier in the background and its shattered, glacier formed landscape. Then your guided tour heads south to the mighty Haast River Valley and the landscape dramatically changes again from dense rain forest to the drier tussock lands of Otago.  Skirt the headwaters of Lake Wanaka and follow the shoreline of Lake Hawea and, time permitting, explore the quaint old gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown where you’ll say farewell to your guide.  Includes morning or afternoon tea and café lunch. Overnight: Queenstown

Day 7 - Queenstown

Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World.

Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight: Queenstown


Day 8 - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown

Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Today’s stunning tour takes you past mirror lakes and waterfalls into Milford Sound, carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. On arrival, board your vessel for a cruise of the fiord surrounded by towering mountains and cliffs that plunge into the sea. Feel the refreshing spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces before returning to shore. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your coach return to downtown Queenstown. Lunch is included. Duration: approx.12 hours. Overnight: Queenstown


  • Milford Sound Cruise


Day 9 - Queenstown - Mt Cook/Tekapo - Christchurch

Departing Queenstown, your passionate driver guide will bring todays journey to life, sharing stories and rich background knowledge. Pass through the stunning Kawarau Gorge, fruit and wine growing region of Cromwell, following beautiful Lake Dunstan and through the dramatic Lindis Pass. Travel the vast plains of the Mackenzie district alongside magnificent turquoise blue lake framed by Aoraki Mt Cook and the spectacular Southern Alps to Mt Cook Village where you have some free time. Leaving Mt Cook it’s not hard to see why many Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed nearby. Your driver guide will point them out on the journey to Lake Tekapo where you will make a stop close to the popular Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing on through the amazing countryside to Christchurch. Duration: approx.13 hours. Overnight: Christchurch

Day 10 - Depart Christchurch

Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer to Christchurch Airport.

Thank you! And don’t forget to book your next travel arrangement with CIT!

Standard Superior First Class
Auckland President Hotel Auckland
Parkside Hotel & Apartments
Airedale Boutique Suites
Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland
SKYCITY Hotel Auckland
MSocial Hotel Auckland
The Grand by SkyCity
The Hotel Britomart Auckland
Rotorua Ibis Rotorua Hotel Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua
Distinction Rotorua Hotel
Rydges Rotorua
Sudima Lake Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel
Christchurch BreakFree on Cashel
Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Ibis Christchurch Hotel
Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel
Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel
Sudima Christchurch City Hotel
Towers on the Park
West Coast & Glacier Country
Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel Rainforest Retreat
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Nugget Point Hotel
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront
LQ Queenstown
Sudima Queenstown Five Mile
Crowne Plaza Queenstown Hotel
Garden Court Suites & Apartments
Heritage Queenstown Hotel
Hilton Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
Scenic Suites Queenstown

Independent Coach Tour

1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023

Standard Superior First Class
Single 9,116 9,634 10,336
Double 5,227 5,477 5,828
Triple 4,099 4,295 4,520
*Breakfast 288

All prices are per person, in NZD (New Zealand dollars)

*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour

  • Sales period: up to 29 December 2023
  • Travel period: up to 30 April 2024
  • Subject to availability.
  • Price displayed based on per person, in NZD, on twin sharing basis, land arrangement only.
  • Price displayed are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Single supplements apply.
  • Program and inclusions as listed. Optional tours expense not included.
  • In the event hotel is unavailable, hotel of similar class will be booked.
  • International or domestic airfares are not included in any tour costs. The cost of gratuities, insurance, optional sightseeing, excess baggage charges, laundry, drinks, airport taxes, meals (except where indicated) and items of a personal nature are also not included.
  • For delf-drive tours, self-drive rental vehicle touring is calculated on a 24 hour ‘per day’ hire period.  Early flight arrival and/or late departure times may necessitate an additional hire day.
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