COMPREHENSIVE NEW ZEALAND

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Comprehensive New Zealand

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THU JAN 7
TO 5:00 PM Auckland

day 1 Auckland, New Zealand


Auckland, New Zealand
The first thing to notice when you see Auckland is the 1,076-foot-high Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere offering amazing panoramic views.  The area was settled by the Maori around 1350 and was settled by Europeans in the early 1800s.  The land here is rich and fertile and the economy is good.  Take a ferry to Waiheke Island, known for its beaches, forests, vineyards and olive groves or stroll along Ponsonby Street known for arts, cafes, culture and historic villas.
FRI JAN 8
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Russell

day 2 Russell, New Zealand


Russell New Zealand
One of New Zealand’s most popular destinations, Russell was New Zealand’s first seaport and first European settlement. A stroll around town will show you New Zealand’s oldest Roman Catholic building from 1841, known as Pompallier, and Christ Church, the oldest existing church there. Russell is also the gateway to the Bay of Islands.
SUN JAN 10
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Wellington

day 4 Wellington, New Zealand


Wellington, New Zealand
The inviting compact capital of New Zealand has a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, an interesting working harbor and colorful wood houses in the surrounding hills. Strong winds frequently through the strait here have given it the nickname “Windy Wellington.” Work in a visit to Te Papa, an interactive and innovative national museum that showcases Maori culture, art heritage and the fascinating history of New Zealand.
MON JAN 11
12:01 AM TO 5:00 PM Wellington

day 5 Wellington, New Zealand


Wellington, New Zealand
The inviting compact capital of New Zealand has a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, an interesting working harbor and colorful wood houses in the surrounding hills. Strong winds frequently through the strait here have given it the nickname “Windy Wellington.” Work in a visit to Te Papa, an interactive and innovative national museum that showcases Maori culture, art heritage and the fascinating history of New Zealand.
TUE JAN 12
8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM Lyttlelton (Christchurch)

day 6 Lyttlelton, (Christchurch), New Zealand


Lyttlelton, (Christchurch), New Zealand
Established as a landing point for colonial settlers on their way to Christchurch, Lyttelton has been known as the “Gateway to Canterbury.”  It is only 7 miles (11.8 km) from Christchurch. Take a double-decker bus in Christchurch to the Botanic Gardens, the International Antarctic Centre, Canterbury Museum or North Hagley Park. There are plenty of eclectic shops, cafes and bars on your way.
WED JAN 13
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Dunedin (Port Chalmers)

day 7 Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand


Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand History Building
A description of Dunedin would include its Scottish and Maori heritages, its Victorian and Edwardian architecture, its dramatic landscape that encourages hiking and cycling and a large student population. The nearby Otago Peninsula is home to colonies of albatross, sea lions and the rare yellow-eyed penguins. Dunedin has one of the world’s steepest streets – Baldwin Street and is a UNESCO designated City of Literature.
THU JAN 14
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Oban

day 8 Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand


Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand
The main settlement of Stewart Island is a haven for bird life like kaka, parakeets, tui and New Zealand’s national bird, the kiwi.  Pleasantly located on a vista of picturesque bays and coves with lush vegetation, activities around Oban include hiking, sea kayaking, diving, or take one of New Zealand’s Great Walks to Maori Beach, the site of a 1913 lumber mill.
FRI JAN 15
7:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Scenic Cruising Fiordland National Park

day 9 Scenic Cruising Fiordland National Park, New Zeala


Scenic Cruising Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   Doubtful Sound
Be out on deck to experience the beauty of Fiordland National Park, the largest of the 14 national parks in New Zealand.  It is a major part of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO site. Two rare bird species live here – the Takahe, thought to be extinct was found in the mountains here, and the Kakapo, the world’s only flightless parrot has refuge here as well.
SUN JAN 17
11:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Picton

day 11 Picton, New Zealand


Picton, New Zealand
Picton is the starting point for exploring the Marlborough region of New Zealand and their delicious sauvignon blanc wines.  Tiny and picturesque, Picton is ideal for the naturalist or the foodie. Hike or bike along the 43-mile Queen Charlotte Track, explore the nearby wildlife sanctuaries, indulge your taste buds with refreshing white wine and taste the famous green-lipped mussels indigenous to Marlborough Sounds.
MON JAN 18
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Kaikoura

day 12 Kaikoura, New Zealand


Kaikoura, New Zealand
Known for its abundant wildlife, Kaikoura is the place to go if you want to see sperm whales, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins who live year-round in the coastal waters here. The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway will take you from the town center to impressive lookout points at Point Kean. Make sure to try a plate of their well-known crayfish and check out the Fyffe House and Museum, built on a whale bone foundation.
TUE JAN 19
1:00 PM TO 10:00 PM Napier

day 13 Napier, New Zealand


Napier, New Zealand
The small, charming and lively seaside resort of Napier is famous for its Art Deco architecture like the zigzag-patterned Daily Telegraph Building and the nearby fruit and Hawke’s Bay wine-growing region. It is the largest wool-exporting port in New Zealand with a lovely tree-lined waterfront promenade, home of the Pania of the Reef statue of a Maori maiden, the symbol of the city.
WED JAN 20
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Gisborne

day 14 Gisborne, New Zealand


Gisborne, New Zealand
Known for its surf beaches, like Makorori or Midway, and wineries, the unofficial “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand,” Gisborne has a delightful wine trail that leads to boutique wineries. Maori culture can be seen here at the Tairawhiti Museum, Titirangi Reserve and Te Pho-o-Rawiri. Gisborne is also known for some amazing food.
THU JAN 21
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Tauranga

day 15 Tauranga, New Zealand


Tauranga, New Zealand
Beautiful Tauranga with its sparkling harbor, warm climate and blue skies is New Zealand’s fifth largest city and is known for the relaxed lifestyle there.  Among the attractions is the Waitomo Glowworm Caves where a glowworm species exclusive to New Zealand can be found. This is also the home of The Hobbit on the movie set where many scenes from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed.
FRI JAN 22
7:00 AM TO Auckland

day 16 Auckland, New Zealand


Auckland, New Zealand
The first thing to notice when you see Auckland is the 1,076-foot-high Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere offering amazing panoramic views.  The area was settled by the Maori around 1350 and was settled by Europeans in the early 1800s.  The land here is rich and fertile and the economy is good.  Take a ferry to Waiheke Island, known for its beaches, forests, vineyards and olive groves or stroll along Ponsonby Street known for arts, cafes, culture and historic villas.

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