- 4 Nights 5 Days
- $999 PP
Witness the best of New Zealand with a Milford Sound Cruise, explore the sights aboard the famed TranzAlpine Train, taste the finest of wines in Gibbston and let your adventure junkie loose in the Global Adventure Capital of Queenstown.
With such a unique experience served at affordable rates, this lord of the rings tour in New Zealand is meant to keep every tourist, adults and children alike, hooked till the entirety of the trip. And, beguile them to extend their sojourn to let them dig deeper into the magical world. So, book this 10 nights and 11 days Lord of the rings tour package now to add some magical memories to your life.
On arrival at Queenstown, collect your car hire and start exploring! Surrounded by mountains and set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the beauty and energy of Queenstown offers something for every traveller. Indulge in the adrenaline pumping Shotover Jet Ride in Queenstown through spectacular narrow canyons. To satisfy further the adrenaline junkie in you, fly down on a zipline just like Gandalf at an additional cost. Return to your hotel in Queenstown to relax and stay overnight.
Today is free for you to pack in as many activities as you wish! Perhaps a white-knuckle jet-boat ride, parasailing, a bungy jump or white-water rafting? There are 4WD tours into the wild, guided bush walks, cycle trails, horse-riding and wine-tasting. Take a gondola to Bob’s Peak for panoramic views, or a trip on a vintage steamship. Whatever your interest, we can arrange most activities in advance.
Wake up and get ready for a thrilling tour of Queenstown. Enjoy exploring all the sights this amazing city has to offer. You may visit Arrowtown where you can taste some fine wine at the Gibbston Valley. Experience the cold with a night out at the Below Zero Bar before returning to stay overnight in Queenstown.
Follow the eastern shore of Lake Wakatipu through Southland countryside to Te Anau. Here, board a coach for a great day trip to Milford Sound. The route through Fiordland National Park is winding so let someone else drive! On arrival, board a cruiser to explore the steep-sided Sound clad in dense rainforest, with cascading waterfalls. A picnic lunch is included, and an expert guide explains the Sound’s natural features.
Return to Queenstown and choose your route to Wanaka. One option is through Cromwell’s fruit orchards. The more challenging drive is New Zealand’s highest road over the Crown Ranges. Wanaka is where New Zealanders holiday in summer, at the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park.
A free day and night to draw breath! Relax on a lakeside stroll, linger in a café, then catch a film at Cinema Paradiso where the quirky seats include sofas and an adapted Morris Minor. Alternatively, take an eco boat trip to Mou Waho island in search of the flightless Buff Weka, or a self-guided walk in the Matukituki Valley. A guided ‘via ferrata’ climb, skydiving, canyoning, and – in season – skiing and snowboarding are more active options
Leave via Lake Hawea and take the Haast Pass through the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea. Your West Coast journey reveals rainforest, bush-fringed lakes and surf-pounded beaches. On arrival, take a walk to the viewing platform to see the glacier’s terminus.
Weather permitting, there is time for a scenic flight: a helicopter ride over the glacier’s reveals amazing features and views of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Longer flights can land on snow for an even more memorable experience! Head north to Hokitika. This former gold-mining town is home to artists and craftspeople, and is a good place to buy authentic gifts, such as greenstone (called pounami by the Maori).
Drop your rental vehicle at Greymouth railway station in time to board the famous TranzAlpine train, which takes you up and over the Southern Alps on a line carved through the mountains by railway pioneers. The 4 ½ hour scenic journey features an 8-mile tunnel, sweeping bends and viaducts. On arrival, transfer by private car and driver from Christchurch Railway Station to your accommodation.
Discover the city once described as ‘the most English outside England’ thanks to its Gothic cathedral, colonial houses and punting on the River Avon. Now brave Christchurch is re-inventing itself with exciting new buildings, pop-up bars and ethnic restaurants. We recommend a guided walk with a local to understand the city’s past, present and future.
Embrace the beauty of this island nation one last time as you proceed to the airport for a flight back to your homeland.