Friday, May 15th, 2020

  • Group to meet at UIW for afternoon transfer via motor coach to Houston Intercontinental
  • Depart on Air New Zealand flight for Auckland

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

  • In Transit

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

  • Arrive Auckland.  You will be met by your guide and private coach.  We will begin our visit of Auckland with a city highlights tour.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Dinner in the hotel
  • Overnight at Stamford Plaza

Monday, May 18th, 2020

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Morning visit to University of Auckland School of Nursing and Pharmacy
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon hospital visits for University of Auckland Hospital
  • Remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure to explore Auckland
  • Overnight Auckland

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • This morning we are off to Waiheke Island, the wine capital of New Zealand.  Our group will enjoy a tour of the island, visit an olive plantation, and enjoy wine tastings.
  • Lunch at a vineyard on Waiheke Island
  • Return to Auckland
  • Remainder of afternoon and evening at leisure

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Depart Auckland for Rotorura
  • Tour of Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Evening dinner and tour of Hobbiton, the movie set from The Hobbit
  • Overnight Novotel Lakeside Rotorura

Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • 4-hour lake geothermal cruise on Lake Rotoiti with High Tea lunch
  • ** OPTIONAL sightseeing by floatplane
  • Tradutional Te Puia Dinner.  Tonight, guests will be welcomed by Maori elders and a local shaman who will tell our group about the use of traditional medicine within the Maori culture.
  • Overnight Novotel Lakeside Rotorura

Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Morning flight on Air New Zealand from Rotorura to Christchurch
  • Transfer to the Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Lunch en route at local brewery
  • Arrival at Franz Joseph; check into hotel
  • Dinner at local restaurant
  • Overnight Scenic Hotel Franz Joseph

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Franz Joseph Glacier Walk.  Includes 3 hour hike and pool entry
  • ** Optional Heli-Hike
  • Lunch at leisure
  • Afternoon transfer to Queenstown
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner at leisure
  • Overnight Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Mount Nicholas Farm Experience.  Visit a sheep and cattle station high in the mountains surrounding Queenstown.
  • ** OPTIONAL- Afternoon visit to the Kawarau Bungy Center.
  • Farewell Dinner at local restaurant
  • Overnight at Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Monday, May 25, 2020

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Transfer to Queenstown Airport
  • Flight to Queenstown and onward to Houston
  • Arrival in Houston and private motorcoach transfer to San Antonio