Tour Price: $3749.00 November 6-17th 2020
Join Spirit Tours for an adventure into the Heart of Nature. With vast open spaces filled with stunning rugged landscapes, gorgeous beaches, and fascinating animal and plant life. We will be immersed in a land with spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, wild rivers that flow through rain forests to the sea. We will see pristine lakes and pastoral forests that hug volcanic slopes, and snowcapped peaks that pierce the sky. We will have daily spiritual meetings amongst beautiful natural surroundings and have exciting adventures including an overnight cruise on Milford Sound.
Day 1: November 6th, 2020 We will fly to Auckland, located on the north Island. After crossing the dateline we will arrive in Auckland the morning of November 8th 2020. Auckland is a blend of the harbor, surrounding islands, Polynesian Culture and a cosmopolitan city. After transfer to our hotel we will have the afternoon and evening to explore the city. Welcome dinner in Auckland.
Day 2: November 9th, 2020After breakfast and our morning meeting we will take transportation to the Mt. Eden, one of Auckland’s most famous iconic landmarks, Maungawhau (Mt. Eden), a dormant volcano. We will take a short walk to the park at the summit .
Optional afternoon outing (must be booked in advance):
2:30 PM Board your coach and travel to your ship at the Quay Street Pride of Auckland Jetty. Here you will have an afternoon sailing experience.
Dinner will be on your own in Auckland
Travel to Queenstown via Sydney. Upon arrival in Queeenstown you will be transferred to your beautiful lakefront hotel. [/p]
Day 3: November 10th, 2020After breakfast and your morning meeting you will have the option to depart for Hobbiton or Waiheke Island.
p] Day 4: November 11th, 2020 Depart for Queenstown. You will fly down to the South Island. We will be flying over some some very Rugged Mountains and high country sheep stations into Queenstown. You will cross the Cook Strait and follow the coastline, which provides a view of the Southern Alps, the Mountain Peaks of Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman, New Zealand’s highest Mountains. Upon arrival, we will be transferred to our beautiful lake front hotel. Dinner is included. [/p]
Day 5: November 12th, 2020 Today you will visit Arrowtown, nestled beside the Arrow River. Visitors can enjoy gold panning, tours around historic buildings, and numerous walking trails, afternoon is free to explore Queenstown. Queenstown’s stunning scenery is a once in a lifetime experience. In the evening we highly recommend the optional Lake Cruise about the TSS Earnslaw.
Day 6: November 13th, 2020 A free day in Queenstown – Options include:
Day 7: November 14th, 2020 After breakfast and our morning meeting we will depart for Te Anau. Upon arrival in the picturesque township of Te Anau which is the main visitor base for the glacier-carved wilderness that is Fiordland National Park. After checking into our hotel we will take an evening tour and experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of hundreds of glowworms. Deep inside the caves, beyond the roar of the water, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms. Enjoy dinner on your own (dinning and event suggestions will be available by your Spirit Tours guide).
Day 8: November 15th, 2020 After breakfast and our morning meeting we will have the morning to pack and get ready for our overnight cruise on the Milford Sound.
The wonder of the MV Mariner cruise ship will be your home for the next 18 hours in the middle of a World Heritage Site, the Milford Sound. We will venture past various coves in search of wildlife such as dolphins, seals, penguins and whales. We will witness amazing waterfalls and beautiful nature surrounding us everywhere. Group dinner included.
Day 9: November 16th, 2020 The next morning we will work our way back through the sound and view active waterfalls before arriving back at the port. Arrive at the Milford Harbour, reboard the coach and zigzag our way back up the Cleddau Valley and back through the Homer tunnel and continue back to Te Anu. We will have time to Enjoy the afternoon on the lake and rest from our over night excursion on Milford Sound Farewell Dinner in Te Anu.
Day 10: November 17th, 2020
Day 10: November 17th, 2020After breakfast and our morning meeting we will say our farewells and be transferred to the airport for our flight home.
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