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Coastal Explorer

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Product Code : AGORA803

Highlights: Embark on a remarkable coastal adventure, exploring the picturesque coastlines of both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Discover hidden beaches, rugged cliffs, and charming seaside towns along the way. Encounter diverse marine wildlife in Kaikoura, cruise through the majestic Marlborough Sounds, and explore the stunning Otago Peninsula. Immerse yourself in the coastal beauty, experience thrilling activities, and create unforgettable memories on this incredible journey along New Zealand's coast.

Day 1: Arrival in Auckland - Airport Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival at Auckland Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our representative who will assist you with your transfer to the hotel in the city. Take some time to relax and settle in, preparing for the exciting coastal adventure that awaits you.

 

Day 2: Auckland - City Sightseeing

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, spend the day exploring the vibrant city of Auckland. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Sky Tower, Auckland Domain, and Auckland War Memorial Museum. Take a stroll along the waterfront at Viaduct Harbour and explore the lively neighborhoods of Ponsonby and Parnell. Immerse yourself in the city's cultural scene, visit art galleries, and indulge in delicious local cuisine.

 

Day 3: Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula (180km / 2.5 hours approx.)

Continue your journey by driving to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. Drive along the scenic coastal roads, taking in breathtaking views of the sparkling waters and pristine beaches. Arrive in the Coromandel Peninsula, known for its stunning landscapes and relaxed atmosphere. Spend the day exploring the charming towns, visiting hot water beaches, and taking scenic walks along the coastline.

 

Day 4: Coromandel Peninsula to Tauranga (175km / 2.5 hours approx.)

Leave the Coromandel Peninsula and drive to the coastal city of Tauranga. Explore the beautiful Mount Maunganui, a popular beach destination known for its stunning surf and vibrant atmosphere. Take a walk along the iconic Mount Maunganui summit track for panoramic views of the surrounding area. Enjoy the beachside cafes and relax by the ocean.

 

Day 5: Tauranga to Napier (220km / 3.5 hours approx.)

Embark on a scenic drive from Tauranga to the charming city of Napier. Known for its art deco architecture and vibrant cultural scene, Napier offers a unique coastal experience. Explore the city's beautiful gardens, visit the National Aquarium of New Zealand, or take a leisurely bike ride along the coastline. Enjoy the local cuisine and wines for a true taste of the region.

 

Day 6: Napier to Wellington (320km / 4.5 hours approx.)

Depart from Napier and travel to the vibrant capital city of Wellington. Enjoy the scenic drive along the coast, passing through picturesque towns and breathtaking landscapes. In Wellington, immerse yourself in the city's rich arts and culture scene. Visit Te Papa Tongarewa, the national museum, explore the waterfront promenade, and indulge in the city's renowned coffee culture.

 

Day 7: Wellington to Kaikoura (225km / 3.5 hours approx.)

Leave Wellington and make your way to the coastal town of Kaikoura. Enjoy the scenic drive along the rugged coastline, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. In Kaikoura, experience the incredible marine wildlife by taking a whale-watching tour or swimming with dolphins. Indulge in fresh seafood for dinner, enjoying the flavors of the region.

 

Day 8: Kaikoura to Marlborough Sounds (140km / 2 hours approx.)

Depart from Kaikoura and drive to the picturesque Marlborough Sounds. Admire the breathtaking views of the sounds as you drive through the winding coastal roads. Embark on a scenic cruise through the sounds, exploring hidden bays and encountering diverse marine life. Sample world-class wines in the Marlborough region, known for its renowned vineyards.

 

Day 9: Marlborough Sounds to Christchurch (115km / 1.5 hours approx.)

Leave the Marlborough Sounds behind and embark on a scenic drive back to Christchurch. Enjoy the picturesque countryside and charming towns along the way. Once you arrive in Christchurch, take some time to explore the city's vibrant art scene, visit the Botanic Gardens, or take a relaxing punting tour along the Avon River. Enjoy the evening exploring the city's dining options and experiencing the lively atmosphere.

 

Day 10: Christchurch to Dunedin (360km / 4.5 hours approx.)

Today, depart from Christchurch and embark on a scenic drive to the vibrant city of Dunedin. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes as you drive through the countryside, passing by rolling hills and farmlands. Upon arrival in Dunedin, take some time to explore the city's Victorian architecture, visit the famous Otago Peninsula, and perhaps catch a glimpse of rare wildlife such as penguins and seals. Immerse yourself in the city's rich Scottish heritage and enjoy the local cuisine.

 

Day 11: Dunedin - Otago Peninsula Exploration

Spend the day exploring the stunning Otago Peninsula, renowned for its rugged coastline and diverse wildlife. Take a scenic drive along the peninsula, enjoying breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding landscapes. Visit the Royal Albatross Centre and witness these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. Explore the picturesque bays, go for a hike, or simply relax and soak in the peaceful ambiance of the peninsula.

 

Day 12: Departure from Dunedin

After a memorable coastal adventure, it's time to bid farewell to Dunedin. Check out of your hotel and our representative will assist you with your transfer to Dunedin Airport for your departure flight. Take with you cherished memories of the stunning coastal landscapes, wildlife encounters, and the warm hospitality of New Zealand.

- Accommodation: Enjoy comfortable and well-appointed accommodations throughout the tour.

- Transportation: Travel in a private vehicle with a professional driver-guide for seamless intercity transfers and sightseeing.

- Sightseeing: Explore the coastal gems of the North and South Islands, including visits to Kaikoura, the Marlborough Sounds, and the Otago Peninsula.

- Activities: Engage in thrilling activities such as wildlife encounters, coastal walks, and scenic cruises.

- Breakfast: Start your day with delicious breakfast at the hotel from day 2 onwards.

- Flights: International and domestic flights are not included. You will need to arrange your own air travel.

- Meals: Lunches and dinners are not included, allowing you the freedom to explore local cuisine and dining options.

- Optional Activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specified in the itinerary are excluded.

- Personal Expenses: Expenses of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, additional drinks, and gratuities, are not included.

- Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.