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Christchurch to Lake Ohau

Kia Ora! Meet up with your Contiki Crew in Christchurch and hit the road traveling through Mackenzie Country. We-

Lake Ohau to Dunedin

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Dunedin to Queenstown

This morning, we make our way towards New Zealand-

Queenstown

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Queenstown

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Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier

Relax on the coach, chat with friends and take in the stunning scenery as we head to the rugged West Coast. Leaving the golden grasslands, cliffs and hills of the Otago region behind us, we travel through Haast Pass. See the ancient rainforests and small glaciers that give this area its unique atmosphere - we also make stop at the majestic Thunder Creek Falls. Then cruise past remote beaches and the coastal dunes of the West Coast before arriving in the Westland National Park, where lush bush land and glaciers almost reach the sea. We overnight in Franz Josef, a cute alpine township.

Franz Josef Glacier

This morning, get physical and pull on your crampons, grab an ice-pick and head out onto the ice of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier. On this optional activity, you-

Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch

Sticking to the untamed coastline, we stop in at the former gold rush town of Hokitika on the West Coast. It-

Christchurch to Wellington

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Wellington

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Wellington to Lake Taupo

Spot the dramatic volcanic landscapes today that were used as backdrops in "The Lord of the Rings", when we drive past World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park. The park is also home to the still active volcano, Mt. Ruapehu, which doubles as NZ-

Lake Taupo to Rotorua

On the way out of Taupo, a visit to the raging Huka Falls will impress. Tonnes of water surge over these falls at a rate of 220,000 litres (58 000 gallons) per second. It-

Rotorua

This morning, get an insider look at New Zealand-

Rotorua to Waitomo

This morning, we stop at the Agrodome farm show for an interactive introduction into farming and agriculture, which is New Zealand-

Waitomo to Auckland

Today we drive through the lush farmlands of Waikato -

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