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Kirra Tours Classic 17 Day New Zealand Panorama 2020/21

This 17 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch.


Make the most of your tour of New Zealand with highlights and hidden gems across both the North and South Islands, commencing in Auckland and concluding in Christchurch. Discover pristine beaches amongst the rugged bush in the Bay of Plenty, cruise on Lake Okataina through the wilderness of protected native bushland. See active geysers and bubbling mud pools in Rotorua and head south through the wine region of Hawkes Bay, boarding the Interislander Ferry from New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Travel through stunning Arthurs pass to Franz Josef glacier, cruise Doubtful Sounds, explore Dunedin and Queenstown, before heading to Christchurch, with many more highlights and exploration along the way.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 4 star.


This tour also features:

1 Lunch

11 Dinners

All breakfasts

Private airport transfers

Interislander ferry crossing

Wai O Tapu thermal reserve

High Tea at Larnach Castle

TSS Earnslaw cruise & dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Punakaiki Rocks

Wellington City Sights Tour

Traditional Maori Hangi & Cultural Evening

Christchurch Tram


Itinerary summary for: Kirra Tours Classic 17 Day New Zealand Panorama 2020/21

Day 1: Arrive into Auckland
Accommodation: Rydges Hotel Queenstown

Day 2: Auckland to the coast, Pauanui
Accommodation: Puka Park Resort

Day 3: Travel to the secluded Lake Okatania
Accommodation: Lakes Lodge Wilderness Retreat

Day 4: Enjoy the sights and smells in Rotorua
Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Day 5: Visit the Art Deco capital, Napier
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 6: Pass historic Greytown on the way to Wellington
Accommodation: Ibis Wellington

Day 7: A day at leisure in the nations capital
Accommodation: Ibis Wellington

Day 8: Head over the Cook's Strait to the South Island
Accommodation: Distinction Hotel Christchurch

Day 9: Finish today by checking out the bizarre pancake rock formations
Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort

Day 10: Moving south down the west coast tonight you'll be able to visit the Franz Josef glacier
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 11: Pass Wanaka and Arrowtown on your way to the adventure capital
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 12: Explore Queenstown
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 13: Cruise on the serene Doubtful Sound
Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Day 14: Discover the secrets of Larnach Castle
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Day 15: Decide how you spend the day in Dunedin
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Day 16: Head north to your final destination Christchurch
Accommodation: Distinction Hotel Christchurch

Day 17: Depart Christchurch