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Coastal Explorer

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Product Code : AGORA803

Set off on an exhilarating Coastal Explorer Tour through New Zealand's mesmerizing coastal landscapes and vibrant cities. Kickstart your adventure in Auckland, navigating from the Sky Tower to the serene Viaduct Harbour. Traverse the enchanting Coromandel Peninsula's secluded beaches and thermal wonders. Experience Tauranga's surf culture and ascend Mount Maunganui for panoramic coastal vistas. Dive into Napier's artistic flair, Wellington's eclectic culture, and Kaikoura's marine wonders. Cruise the serene Marlborough Sounds, delve into Christchurch's blend of English heritage and contemporary vibes, and discover Dunedin's Scottish-inspired architecture and the pristine Otago Peninsula. This journey promises a kaleidoscope of coastal beauty, cultural richness, and unforgettable experiences.

Day 1: Arrival in Auckland - Airport Transfer to Hotel

Upon landing at Auckland Airport, our representative warmly welcomes you, providing a traditional Maori greeting, the 'hongi.' They ensure a seamless transfer to your city hotel. Auckland, known as the "City of Sails," boasts a stunning harbor, vibrant cultural scene, and a rich Maori heritage, offering a glimpse into New Zealand's diverse culture. In the evening, you might explore the bustling Queen Street or dine at one of the harborside restaurants overlooking the Waitemat? Harbour.


Day 2: Auckland Discovery

After a rejuvenating breakfast, immerse yourself in Auckland's vibrant culture. Ascend the Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, for unmatched city views. The Auckland War Memorial Museum offers a deep dive into Maori and Pacific Island cultures, and the Auckland Domain provides a peaceful retreat with its lush gardens and historic Wintergardens. Wander through the eclectic neighborhoods of Ponsonby and Parnell, known for their boutique shopping, art galleries, and a diverse array of cafes and restaurants serving local delicacies.


Day 3: Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula (180km / 2.5 hrs)

Embark on a scenic drive to Coromandel Peninsula, a haven of natural beauty and tranquility. En route, stop at Thames, a historic gold mining town, for a glimpse into New Zealand's gold rush era. As you traverse coastal roads, marvel at the azure waters, golden beaches, and lush forests. On arrival, delve into the peninsula's laid-back vibe, exploring its quaint towns, relaxing on the famous Hot Water Beaches, where thermal springs bubble through the sand, and taking tranquil walks along its unspoiled coastlines.


Day 4: Coromandel to Tauranga (175km / 2.5 hrs)

Set off for Tauranga, a coastal city celebrated for its idyllic beaches and vibrant atmosphere. At Mount Maunganui, a prominent landmark, take the scenic Mount Maunganui Summit Track for panoramic views of the Bay of Plenty. Afterward, wander along the waterfront, discovering beachside cafes serving fresh seafood and artisanal treats. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Waimarino Adventure Park, offering kayaking, paddleboarding, and glow-worm tours, adding an adventurous touch to your coastal journey.


Day 5: Tauranga to Napier (220km / 3.5 hrs)

Journey to Napier, an art deco masterpiece city. En route, explore the Waikato region, renowned for its rolling green hills and the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set. Stroll through Napier's meticulously maintained Botanical Gardens, filled with native and exotic flora. Visit the National Aquarium of New Zealand, home to mesmerizing marine life displays. Conclude your day with a leisurely bike ride along the coast and indulge in Napier's renowned wines and gourmet cuisine, shaped by its Mediterranean-like climate.


Day 6: Napier to Wellington (320km / 4.5 hrs)

Drive to Wellington, a city nestled between rolling hills and a picturesque harbor. Enjoy the scenic drive, passing through quaint towns and diverse landscapes. Upon arrival, delve into the city's rich arts and culture at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, a treasure trove of New Zealand's history and art. End your day sipping artisan coffee at one of Wellington's waterfront cafes, soaking in its vibrant ambiance. Don't forget to explore Cuba Street, a bohemian hotspot lined with eclectic shops, street art, and buzzing eateries.


Day 7: Wellington to Kaikoura (225km / 3.5 hrs)

Travel to Kaikoura, renowned for its marine wonders. Along the coastal route, soak in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and rugged cliffs. In Kaikoura, embark on a thrilling Whale-watching Tour or Dolphin Swim to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Conclude your day with a seafood feast, savoring fresh catches from local waters, a testament to Kaikoura's coastal bounty. For a cultural touch, visit the Kaikoura Museum, offering insights into the region's Maori heritage and whaling history.


Day 8: Kaikoura to Marlborough Sounds (140km / 2 hrs)

Drive to Marlborough Sounds, a breathtaking labyrinth of waterways and secluded bays. Cruise through the sounds, exploring hidden coves and encountering diverse marine life. As you traverse the region, make sure to visit Marlborough Vineyards, renowned globally for their Sauvignon Blanc and scenic vineyard vistas, offering a delightful blend of nature and gastronomy. Don't miss the chance to indulge in a gourmet picnic amidst the vineyards, pairing world-class wines with local artisanal cheeses and produce.


Day 9: Marlborough to Christchurch (115km / 1.5 hrs)

Return journey to Christchurch offers serene countryside vistas. On arrival, explore the rejuvenated city, blending history with modernity. Wander through Christchurch Botanic Gardens, a lush oasis in the city, and experience the tranquil charm of punting on the Avon River, a timeless Christchurch tradition. Discover the innovative Cardboard Cathedral, an architectural marvel symbolizing Christchurch's resilience post-earthquake, and explore the vibrant Restart Mall, a hub of creativity with its unique shipping container shops and cafes.


Day 10: Christchurch to Dunedin (360km / 4.5 hrs)

Drive to Dunedin, known for its Scottish heritage and Victorian architecture. Along the way, traverse pastoral landscapes dotted with sheep farms and vineyards. In Dunedin, explore the city's rich history, from its grandiose railway station to the historic Otago Peninsula. Nature lovers can venture to see rare wildlife like penguins and seals at Tunnel Beach or Sandfly Bay, while history buffs can immerse themselves in Dunedin's colonial past by visiting Larnach Castle or taking a guided heritage walk through the city's historic precincts.


Day 11: Otago Peninsula Adventure

Spend a day exploring Otago Peninsula's rugged beauty. Drive along its winding roads, pausing at scenic viewpoints overlooking the vast ocean. At the Royal Albatross Centre, marvel at the world's largest seabirds as they soar overhead. Opt for a hike along secluded bays or simply relax, soaking in the peninsula's tranquil ambiance, a perfect blend of nature's wonders and peaceful solitude. Don't miss the chance to visit Penguin Place, a conservation reserve dedicated to the protection of the rare yellow-eyed penguin, offering guided tours to observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.


Day 12: Dunedin Departure

As your coastal odyssey concludes, our representative assists with your check-out. They ensure a hassle-free transfer to Dunedin Airport, bidding you farewell with warm memories of New Zealand's mesmerizing coastal landscapes, diverse wildlife encounters, and the warm hospitality that embodies the Kiwi spirit.

- 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.