Meet up with your Contiki Team & fellow travellers before heading out to explore what the locals call 'the big little city'. With 3 nights here, there's so much time for sights, exploring, shopping & more. First up is a trip to stunning Waiheke Island, soak up the beautiful beaches, local vineyards & laidback seaside life. Later, take in the Auckland views from the top of the world famous Sky Tower before a delicious local dinner with the group.
Wake up, grab a bite & enjoy a free day in Auckland to explore your way. Opt to crew a former Americas Cup racing yacht on Auckland's stunning harbour or enjoy some ME Time with no shortage of things to see, do & experience. Later, advance your culinary skills at the ConKiwiana cooking experience! Enjoy your final free day in this great city, take some time to see Auckland Art Gallery or Auckland Museum, hit the shops on Ponsonby Road or Newmarket, or head around to the Eastern Bays for some beach time & an ice cream, with stunning Rangitoto island as your backdrop.
It's out of the city & into the action today - our morning begins with a flight to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. Get your adrenalin pumping with a ride on the Shotover Jet & taste test a world famous, delicious 'Ferg Burger' before experiencing the legendary nightlife of Queenstown at the Minus 5 Ice Bar.
From bungy jumps, canyon swings, luging, gondolas & jet boat rides to Lord of the Rings territory, there's no shortage of things to do in this town & the choice is all yours. With little shops & a stunning lakeside setting, a stroll through town & relaxing by the lake is a must.
Our trip ends after breakfast, so it's time to swap email addresses as you say farewell to your Trip Manager & new friends.