Explore Bay of Islands & Milford Sound With This New Zealand Tour Package

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Dec 05,2018

For many tourists, New Zealand is both a dream vacation destination and a once-in-a-lifetime spot to visit. From Auckland and bay of islands to Queenstown and Milford Sound, this wonderful Island nation has something for every traveler. Whether you dream of a thrill-filled adventure or a relaxing vacation New Zealand is always the perfect destination. If you’re intending to plan your first tour to New Zealand, or if you’re planning a re-visit trip to explore more places in this wonderful and wild country, then here is the best New Zealand tour package with a tailor-made itinerary affording all your needs and preferences.

Tour Highlights

  • “Voyage of discovery” a cruise ship tour

  • Yatch camping

  • Hole in the Rock

  • Underwater Observatory

  • Water Sports

Tour Description

Your dream tour will be commenced in Auckland. This New Zealand tour package includes Auckland city tour which will take you through the main attraction in Auckland city including Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Domain park and Parnell Farmers’ Market.

The Bay of Islands is one of the greatest spots in New Zealand for fishing, sailing, and other watersports. This gorgeous region is composed up of 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula. The tour includes cruising to different islands while enjoying watersports and yacht camping in Tapeka Point.

From Auckland, you will fly to Queenstown. Located on the southwest part of the South Island, Queenstown is well known as the adventure capital of New Zealand. During the winter and spring season(June to October), Queenstown is famous for world-class skiing. Of course, there are lots to do in Queenstown year-round.

The best attraction near Queenstown is Sound of Milford. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was formed by glaciers during the ice periods. Fascinating in any weather, the fiord's hills rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks touch the sky and waterfalls force downwards from as high as 1000 meters. When it rains in Milford Sound, those waterfalls multiply with great effect. With this Newzealand tour package, you can explore sound while enjoying different water sports, cruising and trekking.  

Tour Price

Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 to 2 -  Auckland

We will greet you at the Auckland airport and transfer you to your city hotel. You can enjoy the day at your own by relaxing or exploring the nearby streets and restaurants. Auckland is also home to a host of multicultural bars and restaurants offering up all kinds of cuisine, so give a try to dine in downtown Auckland and also go out for a cocktail to experience the nightlife.

The next day morning after breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel for the Auckland city tour. The day trip will cover some of the famous spots in Auckland such as Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Domain park, Parnell Farmers’ Market and sunset view from Waitemata Harbour.
Immerse in culture by visiting one of the best museums in Auckland, the Auckland Art Gallery. This museum is the biggest art foundation in New Zealand, featuring more than 15,000 creations of historic, modern, and contemporary art.
Our second stop is Domain park, take a walk through the 185-acre Auckland Domain park. This is the city's oldest park and is large and diverse. The 75-hectare park has been developed around the cone of a dead volcano. The 'tuff rings' formed by volcanic explosion thousands of years ago can be viewed in the land outlines and forms a natural amphitheater with about 10 hectares developed as first-class sports fields. There are formal gardens, duck ponds, vast green open areas fringed by mature trees, bush walks and sculpture.

The day trip will come to end with a sailing experience on Waitemata Harbour during the sunset.

Day 3 - Bay of Islands

Today you will get an early breakfast followed by a 3-hour drive to the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands comprises 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and introduces the boutique centers of Opua, Paihia, Russell, and Kerikeri. This New Zealand tour package includes a cruise ship tour to different islands including Cape Brett. We will also sail through the ‘Hole in the Rock’, an opening in a rock formation on Piercy Island. During the tour, you can enjoy kayaking and scuba diving and if you extra brave, you can practice swimming with penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales, gannets and more. We will spend the night in Topeka Point on a yacht under the stars. On land, enjoy stunning river and seaside walking tracks or explore the mighty Kauri Tree in pristine subtropical rainforest.

Day 4 - Queenstown

Today morning we will transfer you to the airport for an inter-country flight to Queenstown. Here you can enjoy adventure activities such as bungee jumping, skydiving, jet boating, and river rafting. You can explore the region from dizzying heights and at breathtaking speeds.
Queenstown is also famous for the planet’s highest rock jump, the Shotover Canyon Swing, where you can throw yourself off a cliff in different ways such as backward or tied to a chair.
Once you are done with adventure, try some fine dining as New Zealand is also famous for culinary art. Enjoy your dinner and keep yourself ready for the next day’s trip to Milford Sound. Take a proper sleep and regain your energy for the next day’s adventure.

Day 5 - Milford Sound

After you've been picked up from your hotel, settle yourself in a comfortable coach with panoramic windows and start your Milford Sound trip from Queenstown. This day trip starts from the shore of Lake Wakatipu, located against the jagged backdrop of the Remarkables mountain range, and makes a stop in Te Anau for morning tea. Once you reach the World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park, step off the coach at the Mirror Lakes. Take photos of this natural roadside beauty before passing through the Hollyford Valley. Your guide will then enter the Homer Tunnel, emerging above the Cleddau Valley, where you’ll walk through a footbridge over the Cleddau River to the Chasm to see the river’s turbulent whirlpools. On arrival at Milford Sound, embark the luxurious catamaran. During the 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, listen to expert commentary about the beautiful environment and natural landmarks such as Mitre Peak. It’s one of many towering rocks formed by a massive glacier in the last ice age. Pass beautiful waterfalls, and look out for birdlife and marine mammals including New Zealand fur seals along with penguins and pods of dolphins. You will be served Gourmet Buffet lunch on your cruise before you’re returned to your Queenstown hotel.

Day 6 - Departure

Today after breakfast we will transfer you to Queenstown airport for your flight back home.

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