Freedom Tourism Introduces a Unique Product NAYA DAUR which is very different and is framed against stunning scenic background, lakes and rivers, lush green plains and dense forest. The air is crisp and clean, the scenery amazing and the snow wonderful. We would like you to re-invent your Holiday in a unique and memorable way with this amazingly crafted route plan. It showcases the regions, locations which are very special to New Zealand.
Auckland is a land of idyllic islands and rolling green hills. It is very special because of the vibrant melting pot of cultures. This diversity reflects in our cuisine, festivals, art and music, etc. Auckland is the world’s largest Polynesian city and one of the greatest cities of the pacific.
Your arrival to your dream holiday begins from Auckland and you are greeted by Freedom Ambassador.
After your Breakfast we now proceed to Thames- Coromandel Region.
Thames is a historical New Zealand Town situated between the calm waters of the Firth of Thames and the majestic ranges of the Coromandel Peninsula. Coromandel Town has a unique character, soul and ambience reflecting art and heritage. The discovery of gold in 1852 brought a boom to Coromandel Town. Whitianga located on the East Coast of the Coromandel. Home of the World renowned Cathedral Cove and Hot water Beach, Mercury Bay is known for its endless marine experiences both on and under the water.
As we head towards Coromandel we pass across Karangahake Gorge (Hauraki Rail Trail) one of the “14 wonders of New Zealand”. The trail follows the path of two historic railway lines, running from Thames to Paeroa and Waikino to Te Aroha, while a new path will link Waikino to Waihi. From there we then proceed towards Cathedral cove and Hot water Beach. After a beautiful day spent at Coromandel Region we now proceed back to Auckland.
Waiheke Island: In the heart of Auckland’s sparkling Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Waiheke is just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, and has an international reputation for food and arts. There’s a great range of activities on Waiheke – from mountain biking to wine tasting.
We start our day with Auckland City’s tour. We will visit two iconic hills One Tree Hill & Mt. Eden Hill. Take a drive through Tamaki drive with amazing sea view. Last stop will be Bastion Point for few memorable pictures with Auckland’s skyline in the background. We then proceed to Waiheke Island by ferry from downtown. Spend the rest of the day in the picturesque Island.
After Breakfast check out of the hotel and leave for Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands, New Zealand’s finest maritime park and the birthplace of our nation. Arrive Paihia, Check in the hotel and rest of the day is free for leisure. You can do any of the adventurous activities the region has to offer. Sky diving, Para Sailing, Jet boating, Kayaking and many more to go for. Overnight stay at the hotel in Paihia
Cape Reinga, official name Te Rerenga Wairua, is the northwestern most tip of the Aupouri Peninsula at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand. See two oceans collide in a spectacular visual feast and discover the spiritual ‘place of leaping’, where Maori spirits begin their final journey.
After a relaxing night we now proceed to Far North end of New Zealand. Today is a day trip to Cape Reinga. It’s the place where NZ starts on geographical map. Imagine a world map and you are standing right on the tip of NZ, WOW! On return spoil yourself; roll over on to Te Paki Stream – Sand Dunes. Now, long ride of about 45KM on NZ’s unique Ninety Mile Beach – Confused? It’s actually 45 KM but called as 90 Mile Beach – Don’t ask why, Google for history of name if you can find it.
Paihia is the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located close to the historic towns of Russell, and Kerikeri, 60 kilometers north of Whangarei. If you want to discover the coves and beaches of the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a good place to start.
We start our day with Hole in the Rock Cruise. Exactly as it says, you will board on to cruise and it will get through the rock-hole in the middle of the ocean. Fingers crossed for quiet waves so you can have this ultimate fun. Later on get bit more informative on NZ history when we visit Treaty of Waitangi Ground. Haruru Falls will be our last location for the day and would be a bit different background for nice pics. We then proceed to Auckland after fun packed day.
Day 7 :
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa. This species is found exclusively in New Zealand. They are around the size of an average mosquito. This cave is part of the Waitomo Caves system that includes the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave.
Start for Rotorua in the morning, we will stop at very rare & unique Waitomo Caves. You can’t scream when you see all the GLOWWORM in very deep end of dark, during boat ride, because it’s a QUIET ZONE. Next stop at Rotorua, check in at hotel and rest evening is free time. Take a walk on Rotorua Lake or get some water activity done on the lake, all what you want to do. Overnight Stay in Rotorua
Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand’s North Island. Rotorua is the home of fascinating Māori culture, hot springs and boiling mud pools. No visit to New Zealand would be complete without stopping here. This city, on the Volcanic Plateau, has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity and sits squarely on the Pacific Rim of Fire.
Today is a Rotorua sightseeing Tour day. We will visit Agrodome show – a fun loving insight of NZ’s sheep myth. In New Zealand there are approx. 14 times more sheep then NZ’s population. Later on we will be amazed with Visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve to witness world famous bubbling mud pools, Pohutu Geyser and Maori Cultural Show to enjoy local traditions, culture, songs and dance.
White Island: For a truly unique adventure, the destination must be Whakaari (White Island), one of the world’s few accessible live volcanoes. Located 48 kilometers off the shores of Whakatane, it is accessible by boat or helicopter, or opt for a scenic flight over the island. At this continuously active volcano, sulphur-lipped fumaroles and roaring steam vents create a stark wonderland amidst the mud and ash-soaked crater, which almost bisects White Island. The acid lake in the island’s depths offers an unforgettable insight into nature’s primal creativity.
We Leave for White Island from Rotorua to see the only active marine Volcanoes. It is about one hour fifteen minutes.
Wellington: Called the world’s ‘coolest little capital’ Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, world class café and restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you’ll be hard pressed to find a city in the world that’s easier to get around. Wellington enjoys more cafes, bars and restaurants than New York City, and its coffee and craft beer producers are internationally recognized. A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village.
In morning we will start off for Wellington via beautiful Desert Road – One of the most scenic drives in North Island. Arrive in Wellington. Check in at the hotel and we leave for city tour. Have a relaxed night as we will take a ferry to Picton in the morning hours.
Picton: The picturesque seaside town of Picton is the South Island base for the ferry service that links the main islands of New Zealand. It’s also the gateway to the marine, forest and island attractions of the Marlborough Sounds. Built around a very sheltered harbour, the town has an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants and various types of galleries
We leave for Cook Strait Ferries travel between Wellington and Picton New Zealand. The 92km voyage takes about 3 hours and has been described as “one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world”. Upon reaching Picton we head towards Christchurch which is about 4 scenic hours.
Christchurch is New Zealand’s second-largest city and the gateway to the South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.
We leave for Christchurch Known as City of Gardens. We then head towards a scenic drive to Mount Cook National Park.
Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie Region is located in the centre of New Zealand’s South Island, Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie is home to breathtaking landscapes and the kiwi spirit of adventure. Experience clear starry nights in the world’s largest International Dark Sky Reserve, turquoise lakes, snow-capped mountains and New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki / Mount Cook.
Spend the day in Mackenzie Region and we head towards Queenstown. Queenstown is the gateway to heaven. In TRUE SENSE it’s A DREAM COME TRUE PARADISE.
Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. It is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill. The town is the largest centre in Central Otago and the second largest in Otago after Dunedin. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalising. With such a huge range of activities in Queenstown, no two days will ever be the same.
On a very relaxing morning at Queenstown we will start our city tour with Gondola. Take a few snaps of amazingly beautiful view of So-called heaven on the earth city Queenstown from the TOP. Later we visit historic Bungy Jumping site, where this adrenaline pumping activity was born and now famous all around the world. Off to Arrowtown and we will taste some NZ wine at Gibbston Valley Winery. Later in evening will visit shivering Below Zero Bar. Overnight stay in Queenstown
Doubtful Sound is a very large and naturally imposing fiord (despite its name) in Fiordland, in the far south west of New Zealand. It is located in the same region as the smaller but more famous and accessible Milford Sound. Sometimes called ‘the Sound of Silence’, there is a cloistered serenity within Doubtful Sound that contrasts with Milford Sound. The fiord is rich in flora and fauna, New Zealand Fur Seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins can be seen on many of the small islets at the entrance of the fiord.
The serene deep waters of Lake Te Anau make up the largest lake in the South Island and second largest in NZ, and are bordered on its western shore by lush virgin forest. The attractive town of Te Anau lies nestled on the edge of this beautiful lake, with a spectacular backdrop of Mt Luxmore and the Murchison mountains.
Early Morning we leave for Te Anau– a little connecting city half way between Queenstown and Milford Sound. Enjoy your day in Te-Anau as we will do an overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound. Your Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise starts in Manapouri and then to Deep Cove where your guide becomes your skipper. They provide you with an enjoyable and unforgettable experience as Seafinn winds its way around Doubtful Sound and its many arms on its way out onto the open Tasman Sea while you sightsee, relax or fish. During part of the cruise there is now the opportunity to kayak. The crew will put you safely into the water and let you explore for a while.
Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial center of the Southland region. It lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 km north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town in the South Island. It sits amid rich farmland that is bordered by large areas of conservation land and marine reserves, including Fiordland National Park covering the south-west corner of the South Island, and the Catlins coastal region.
From the lushes of Fiordland we then proceed to Southland region Invercargill. With a combination of cultural attractions, a rejuvenated city life and outstanding nature reserves and parks, Invercargill is a great place
Bluff is one of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand. Come here to enjoy the scent of the sea and the rugged character of an oystering port. Stirling Point, with its famous signpost and walking tracks, is the beginning of State Highway 1 which traverses the length of the country to Cape Reinga in the far north – the journey really does begin here in Bluff.
Stewart Island / Rakiurais the third-largest island of New Zealand. It lies 30 kilometers (19 mi) south of the South Island, across Foveaux Strait. In the Maori language, it’s known as Rakiura which means ‘the land of glowing skies’. You’ll get inkling when you see the aurora australis which of ten appears in these southern skies. Over 85% of the island is National Park, and most people come here for the hiking
We now head towards Bluff to go to Stewart Island. We take a ferry across to Stewart Island which is about an hour journey from bluff. Spend the day in Stewart Island and back to Invercargill.
The Catlins is a major highlight of the Southern Scenic Route. Situated off the beaten track, the Catlins encompasses the area between Kaka Point and Fortrose. You will journey through rural heartland and podocarp forests, past rugged coastlines, hidden lakes and stunning waterfalls. The natural landscapes are enthralling and the wildlife is extraordinary.
Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region. Dunedin is still considered to be one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural, and geographic reasons.
From Invercargill we now head towards Catlins a place where time has stood still and a visitor may enjoy forest, wildlife and the life style of a bygone era. We then head towards Dunedin which is most spectacular in terms of contrasting landscapes. We will visit Larnach Castle, Cadbury Chocolate Factory and iconic Dunedin Chinese Gardens. Something unique needs to be done and we going to climb, walk, and run on one of the Dunedin’s Baldwin Street which is the steepest street in the world. One needs to experience in their lifetime. After a Steep climb we now head towards Elm Wildlife tour. The only mainland breeding colony of the Northern Royal Albatross, large majestic seabirds with a wingspan of thee metres, is at the Otago Peninsula.
Alexandra is an attractive oasis of trees and civilization within the weathered rock landscape of Central Otago. The town boomed during the late 1800s, when huge gold dredges worked the Clutha River. Today Alexandra owes its prosperity to orchardists and wine makers. It’s known as the hottest, driest and coldest town in New Zealand.
Roxburgh is in Teviot Valley on the banks of the Clutha River, 40 km south of Alexandra in the South Island. Roxburgh is well known for its Roxdale fruit and “Jimmy’s Pies.” It is one of the country’s most important apple growing regions and other stone fruit such as cherries and apricots are also harvested locally.
Cromwell is located in the valley of the Upper Clutha, deep in the heart of the dry interior of Central Otago in a landscape of bare brown hills, of tussock and briar, of purple thyme and tors of schist, of broad basins and fertile valleys, of Lake Dunstan’s pristine waters and of gorges carved by two great rivers.
We now head towards Alexandra a place of Pinot Noir Wine and home of orchards. And then again to Roxburgh which is again one of the important fruit growing regions of the country. After our visits to farms we now proceed to Cromwell connecting Queenstown and Wanaka leading to Lindis pass. Our journey ends at Beautiful Wanaka.
Wanaka: The freedom to do your own thing away from the crowds, with breathtaking lakes & mountains as your playground. A year-round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park, you can still discover that totally relaxed Kiwi way of life at Lake Wanaka.
After a lovely Breakfast at Beautiful Lake town Wanaka, we need to test your inner Einstein in very unique Puzzling World at Wanaka. If there is enough time, we recommend If there is enough time, take a little walk on the Lake side, it’s worthwhile for peace of mind and soul. We now head towards Glacier Region. We will get through scenic Haast Pass and arrive at Glacier Region (Franz Josef& Fox Glacier). Let’s visit Glacier lookout point for one of its own kind of attraction.
The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers – some of New Zealand’s largest and most-visited descend down from the Southern Alps and flow almost to sea level. Both easily accessible by foot, these glaciers are some of the most popular to visit. The largest glacier in New Zealand, the Tasman Glacier, is 27km long and covers an area of 101 square kilometers, sitting below our highest mountain Mount Cook.
After a chilly night at fox Glacier/ Franz Joseph we now head towards Greymouth/Punakaiki. Journey to Punakaiki is surrounded with lush green west coast. Will pass by Hokitika and Greymouth and Arrive at Punakaiki. Be amazed with natural beauty, splash yourself – go wet from unique Blow Holes.
Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist goal at Dolomite Point south of the main village. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Together with the ‘pancake’-layering of the limestone these form the main attraction of the area.
Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, and is the economic and cultural centre of the Nelson region. Established in 1841, it is the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island and was proclaimed a city by royal charter in 1858. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand.
From stunning blowholes we now precede towards Tasman Bay about 3 ½ hours scenic drive. Upon reach we visit the Abel Tasman National Park. It is finest Coastal National Park. You have a choice of cruise, water taxi and sea kayak.
The sunny town of Blenheim is an ideal base for those who want to explore the local wine and food culture. Bike around the vineyards or catch a tour. Blenheim is situated in the heart of wine-growing Marlborough.
From Tasman Region we are now in Marlborough region. Enjoy your day in this region at your own pace and visit vineyards. Have a subtle day with loads of memories to take back home.
Kaikoura Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikoura. The seaside settlement is the most northern district in the Canterbury region located on the east coast of the South Island. The town has a beautiful setting, as the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains, a branch of the Southern Alps, come nearly to the sea at this point on the coast.
After Morning Breakfast we now leave for Kaikoura which is about an hour and a half drive. You can do whale watching; enjoy the sea lions, open ocean seabirds such as albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters. We now head towards Hanmer Springs a town built around a popular hot spring which was discovered in the late 19th century. The hot springs were produced by the fractured rock bed along the Hanmer fault.
Hanmer Springs: The Hurunui region is located on the east coast of the South Island, an easy 45 minute drive north of Christchurch. At the heart of the region is Hanmer Spring’s Village and the famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. The region has a something for everyone; an assortment of wineries, skiing, mountain biking, hikes, shopping and accommodation.
After a relaxing evening spent at thermal pools and spa we visit the town locally or indulge with activities like skiing, mountain biking, jet boating, bungee jump etc. We then head towards Christchurch to visit Akaroa/ Orana Wildlife Park. Have a relaxing evening with all the memories of your dream holiday.
Departure to your Home Town after you have spent your holiday in a truly spectacular way. Wishing you a very Happy and Safe Journey.
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