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Welcome to New Zealand

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Contents FROM AUCKLAND 01 Auckland Half Day City Sights 02 Bay of Islands Day Tour with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise 03 Waitomo Glowworm Express Day Tour 04 Waitomo and Rotorua Experience Day Tour 05 Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Day Tour 06 Hobbiton Express Tour 07 Wilderness Experience 08 Taste of Waiheke Tour FROM ROTORUA 09 Rotorua Half Day Sights: Te Puia, Raibow Springs and Agrodome 10 Hobbiton Movie Set Tour 11 Polynesian Spa FROM CHRISTCHURCH 12 Tranz Alpine Train 13 Christchurch Tram FROM MOUNT COOK 14 Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters FROM QUEENSTOWN 15 Queenstown Highlights (Half Day Sightseeing) 16 Milford Sound Day Tour 17 Mount Cook Day Tour 18 Wilderness Jet 19 Shotover Jet FROM FOX GLACIER & FRANZ JOSEF 20 The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier & Franz Josef

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NEW ZEALAND MAP Public holidays Please note that some tour services may not operate on the following days:Good Friday/Easter Sunday & Monday/Anzac Day/Christmas Day - Dec 25th (*) – Some tours only operates in the morning./New Years Day

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01 FROM AUCKLAND Auckland Half Day City Sights-(Moning Tour) Discover first-hand why Auckland is regarded as one of the best places in the world to live, with a half-day tour of its scenic highlights. Travel through the city centre, along Karangahape Road with its chequered past and eclectic vibe, past fashionable Ponsonby and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. Visit the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland's famous Queen Street before continuing to the Auckland Domain. The Domain is the city's oldest park and, at 75 hectares, one of its largest. Developed around an extinct volcano, it features tropical gardens, duck ponds and public art, and is also home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. After visiting the Domain, the tour continues to Parnell Village for a brief morning tea stop (own expense). The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed into a trendy shopping area featuring a range of boutiques, craft and specialty stores. Our tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, above Mission Bay. Named after one of New Zealand's most revered Prime Ministers, the park, with its formal gardens and tranquil atmosphere, o ers a panoramic outlook over the picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland City and the Waitemata Harbour. Your Auckland city tour ends with a trip back along the waterfront, finishing in downtown Auckland. Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$69.00 (Adult) / NZ$34.00 (Child) Price From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$71.00 (Adult) / NZ$35.00 (Child) Duration Days of Operation Tour Departs Tour Returns 3 hours Daily 9:45 am 12:45 pm Child rate applies for any child 3-12 years old inclusive. Infants Note under 3 years old no charge when not occupying a seat. Afternoon tour also available, upon request

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02 FROM AUCKLAND Bay of Islands Day Tour with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise Starting in Auckland, travel north on one of GreatSights' comfortable and air-conditioned deluxe coaches on this Bay of Islands Day Tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the informative commentary as you cross the iconic Harbour Bridge, and soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush en route to the beautiful Bay of Islands. After arriving in Paihia, you'll board the Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built catamaran licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action. Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Admire the rock walls towering above you as the skipper navigates right through the narrow space (conditions permitting) before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay. Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$250.00 (Adult) / NZ$125.00 (Child) Price From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$258.00 (Adult) / NZ$129.00 (Child) Duration Days of Operation Tour Departs Tour Returns 12.5 hours Daily 7:30 am 20:10 pm Note Child rate applies for any child 3-12 years old inclusive. Infants under 3 years old no charge when not occupying a seat. Lunch is not included on Tour.

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03 FROM AUCKLAND Waitomo Glowworm Express Day Tour Take a full-day tour to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the Central North Island. Leaving Auckland in the morning, we travel through rolling farmland into the Waikato and King Country regions. Your local driver guide will point out highlights of the region, like Rangiriri, where a major battle was fought between British forces and those loyal to the Māori King movement in 1863. After arriving in the small town of Waitomo, you'll be taken on a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Glowworm Caves. Formed from limestone over 30 million years ago, the caves were first discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations. Wander through subterranean caverns and learn about stalagmites, stalactites, helictites and other spectacular rock formations. Finish o your tour on a short but enchanting boat ride travelling through the Glowworm Grotto,where thousands of glowworms light up the darkness like tiny stars. After your Glowworm Caves tour you'll have leisure time at the Waitomo Visitor Complex, where you can enjoy the stunning views and learn more about the region. Restaurant and cafe style meals are available (own expense), or a bu et lunch can be pre-booked. After your Waitomo experience draws to a close, board the coach for the return trip to Auckland, arriving in the afternoon. Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$246.00 (Adult) / NZ$123.00 (Child) Price From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$256.00 (Adult) / NZ$128.00 (Child) Duration Days of Operation Tour Departs Tour Returns 7.5 hours Daily 7:30 am 15:10 pm Note Child rate applies for any child 3-12 years old inclusive. Infants under 3 years old no charge when not occupying a seat. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and taking a warm jacket for your Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour.

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04 FROM AUCKLAND Waitomo and Rotorua Experience Day Tour Experience the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves as well as the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua. Leave Auckland in the morning and travel through the farmland of Waikato and King Country regions with your professional and experienced guide, who will provide entertaining commentary and point out historical sites of interest. On arrival, enjoy a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing caverns and rock formations. Your tour concludes with a short but magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. Leaving Waitomo, enjoy a delicious picnic style lunch en route to Rotorua. Then visit Agrodome, a working organic farm where you can view sheep-shearers in action and view a live sheep dog trial. Once the tour concludes, we make our way to Te Puia, one of New Zealand's foremost cultural venues. On arrival at Te Puia you will receive a traditional welcome and be invited to experience a Māori Cultural Performance, in which ancient and modern stories are told through song, dance, poi and stick games. You'll gain an understanding of this unique culture and its history and be thoroughly entertained by the talented performers. Next, venture into a landscape unlike any other with a guided tour of the bubbling mudpools and active geysers of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. See the world-famous Pohutu geyser unleash vapour jets up to 30 metres high. After your full day concludes, board the coach for the return journey to Auckland with a delicious afternoon snack. Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$337.00 (Adult) / NZ$168.00 (Child) Price From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$347.00 (Adult) / NZ$173.00 (Child) Duration Days of Operation Tour Departs Tour Returns 12.5 hours Daily 7:30 am 20:10 pm Note Child rate applies for any child 3-12 years old inclusive. Infants under 3 years old no charge when not occupying a seat. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and taking a warm jacket for your Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour. Picnic lunch- vegetarian and other dietary options available on request.

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05 FROM AUCKLAND Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Day Tour See the magical Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Board a luxury coach and travel south, taking in typical New Zealand green farmland scenery as you ride. The Hobbiton Movie Set has become one of New Zealand's must-see destinations. A working farm near the town of Matamata was transformed into a film set for the world-famous Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, and today you can visit the set where the magic was created. During your guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set you'll see highlights like the original Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Party Tree and more. Your tour guide will share amazing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about how the film was brought to life. After you've had your fill of movie magic, sit down to lunch - a delicious feast worthy of a true hobbit - outside the Green Dragon Inn. Your next stop is at Waitomo, enjoy a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing caverns and rock formations. Your tour concludes with a short but magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. After exploring these two top New Zealand visitor attractions, your driver will take you back to Auckland, returning in the evening. Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$347.00 (Adult) / NZ$173.00 (Child) Price From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$357.00 (Adult) / NZ$178.00 (Child) Duration 11 hours Days of Operation Tour Departs Tour Returns Daily except: Dec 25th (*) 8:00 am 19:00 pm Note Child rate applies for any child 3-12 years old inclusive. Infants under 3 years old no charge when not occupying a seat. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and taking a warm jacket for your Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour.

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06 FROM AUCKLAND Hobbiton Express Tour Let Bush and Beach take you on a magical journey through Middle-Earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy for a fascinating guided tour. Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. You travel through the heritage town of Cambridge where tree-lined streets add to the English-style atmosphere. From here your journey takes you through undulating green hills reminding you that you are approaching Hobbiton Shire. On arrival at Shire’s Rest you embark on your Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only place where you get an emotional response to a movie set in a natural setting. You see 44 Hobbit Holes, The Mill, Double Arch Bridge and The Party Tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the gate to Bilbo’s house, “Bag End”, looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. The tour ends with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn for a drink. After the tour your lunch is included at The Green Dragon marquee before heading back to Auckland. Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$290.00 (Adult) / NZ$155.00 (Child) Price From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$295.00 (Adult) / NZ$160.00 (Child) Duration 8.5 hours Days of Operation Tour Departs Tour Returns Daily 07:00 am 15:30 pm except: Dec 25th (*) Note Child rate applies for any child between 5-14 years old.

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07 FROM AUCKLAND Wilderness Experience A 30 minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Arataki Centre, perched high in the Waitakere Ranges, a fringe of hills separating Auckland from its surf fringed west coast. Here the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the soft, black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to o er. With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, your eco-tour continues with an easy walk in the lush rainforest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Because New Zealand has existed for millions of years separate from the rest of the world, it has evolved its own unique flora and fauna. Seventy percent of our native plants are found nowhere else in the world. Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$150.00 (Adult) / NZ$75.00 (Child) Price From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$155.00 (Adult) / NZ$77.50 (Child) Duration 5 hours Days of Operation Tour Departs Daily except: Dec 25th - AM Only (*) 12:30 pm Tour Returns 17:30 pm Note Lunch is not included but there is the opportunity to purchase it en route. Please wear comfortable shoes to walk in the rainforest.

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08 FROM AUCKLAND Taste of Waiheke Tour Combine your visit to Waiheke Island with this popular tour of some of the best food and wine experiences Waiheke Island o ers. You'll enjoy a day of tastings at 3 vineyards and an olive grove, plus have the chance to indulge in locally produced foods such as mouth-watering preserves and world class olive oils. The tour includes a light lunch at Stonyridge Vineyard. On arrival you'll be greeted at the wharf by your tour driver and directed to your coach. Enjoy a scenic drive to your first stop, Stonyridge Vineyard, where you'll enjoy a tour and tastings, plus a light lunch over views of the vineyard. You then depart for Rangihoua Estate, which introduces you to Waiheke’s olive growing industry, including tasting award winning olive oils. A stop at Casita Miro o er beer tasting as well as wine, and the chance to sample home grown preserves and chutneys. Your tour finishes with wine tastings at the beautiful Mudbrick Vineyard, with spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf, before returning to the ferry terminal. When the tour is over you can take advantage of the complimentary All Day Bus Pass allowing you to further explore the island on the scheduled bus services at your own pace. Price NZ$150.00 (Adult) Duration 5.5 hours Days of Operation Tour Departs Daily except: Dec 25th(*)/ Good Friday 11:00 am Tour Returns 16:30 pm Note People must be 18 or over to attend this tour. Children 16 or above may also attend, so long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adult fares will apply. Vineyards on this tour may change without notice. Passports are required for proof of ID to purchase or consume alcohol.

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09 FROM ROTORUA Rotorua Half Day Sights Te Puia, Raibow Springs and Agrodome Discover three of Rotorua's best visitor attractions on this morning sightseeing tour of Rotorua. Gain an insight into New Zealand's Māori culture at Te Puia, then experience Rotorua's famous geothermal activity with a tour of the neighbouring Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley - a place where mud pools bubble and boil and geysers shoot steam high into the air. You'll also see Te Puia's woodcarving and weaving schools and see how these ancient Māori art forms are being passed on to a new generation of master artists. Then see our agricultural industry in action at the Agrodome, a working organic farm where you can learn about farming life in New Zealand, watch a sheep shearing display and see sheep dog trials where the hard-working farm dogs show o their amazing skills. New Zealand’s wildlife and natural scenery is on display at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you can get up close to all kinds of native flora and fauna including the famous Kiwi, a flightless native bird. Wander through native forest and discover New Zealand birds, fish and lizards (including the ancient tuatara), as well as exotic animals from around the world. Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$157.00 (Adult) / NZ$78.00 (Child) Price From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$162.00 (Adult) / NZ$81.00 (Child) Duration Days of Operation Tour Departs Tour Returns 5 hours Daily 7:25 am 12:15 pm Note Child rate applies for any child 3-12 years old inclusive. Infants under 3 years old no charge when not occupying a seat. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.

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10 FROM ROTORUA Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Setting out from Rotorua, your Hobbiton Movie Set tour starts with a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to Matamata, a small town in the Waikato region known for its thoroughbred industry and dairy farming. Along the way your local driver guide will provide informative commentary and share stories about the region and its history. Just outside of Matamata is the private working farm that was transformed into The Shire for the award-winning The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies. The home of Tolkien's beloved hobbits Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin has been preserved since filming finished, and now draws visitors from around the world. Take a guided tour of the movie set and learn how this picturesque farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-Earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Party Tree, The Mill and many other structures from the movies. After your Hobbiton Movie Set tour, return to Rotorua, arriving in the early evening. Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$116.00 (Adult) / NZ$58.00 (Child) Price From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$119.00 (Adult) / NZ$59.00 (Child) Duration Days of Operation Tour Departs Tour Returns 5.5 hours Daily 1:20 pm except: Dec 25th (*) 18:00 pm Note Child rate applies for any child 3-12 years old inclusive. Infants under 3 years old no charge when not occupying a seat. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.

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11 FROM ROTORUA Polynesian Spa Escape to Polynesian Spa and unlock nature’s gift in Rotorua. Nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua lies Polynesian Spa – a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat, where you can experience wellness sourced from Rotorua’s very own backyard. Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies discover why people have flocked to these waters since the 1800s. Channelling the geothermal marvels in its backyard, waters from two natural springs are fed into the 28 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa. The slightly acidic Priest Spring relieves tired muscles, aches and pains while the alkaline waters of the Rachael Spring nourish skin. Wellness rituals such as hydrotherapy and a reflexology walk complete the experience. Lake Spa Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$48.00 (Adult/Child) From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$50.00 (Adult/Child) Price Private Deluxe Pools Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$29.00 (Adult) / NZ$9.00 (Child) From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$30.00 (Adult) / NZ$10.00 (Child) Adults Pools Until 30 SEP 2017 NZ$29.00 (Adult) and Priest Spa From 01 OCT 2017 NZ$30.00 (Adult) Operation Hours 08:00 am – 23:00 pm (Last Entry 22:15 pm) Note Child age is 5 – 14 years old. Infants up to 4 years old are FOC. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 8 years old must be actively supervised by a caregiver aged 16 & over. The caregiver must be in the water with the child at all times and able to provide immediate assistance if required. There is no access from one bathing area into the other bathing areas. There is no time limit for bathing in the Lake Spa, Adult Pools. Private Pool hire is per 30 minutes. A minimum of two adults are required per private pool for health & safety reasons.

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12 FROM CHRISTCHURCH Tranz Alpine Train Climb aboard one of the world’s most famous train journeys, between Christchurch and Greymouth. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. Descend through thick stands of native beech forest to your destination, Greymouth – a great base for exploring this unspoiled region with its mighty glaciers, wild rivers and famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Price NZ$192.00 (Adult) NZ$136.50 (Child) Duration Days of Operation 4.5 hours (one way) Depart Christchurch at 08:15 am / Arrive at Greymouth 13:05 pm Depart Greymouth at 14:05 pm / Arrive at Christchurch 18:31 pm except: Dec 25th(*) Note Check – in is 20 minutes prior to the departure time The timetables are subject to change at short notice. Checked baggage allowance is two items per person, with a maximum per item weight of 20kg. Child rate applies 2-14 years old inclusive.

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