Lord of the Rings, Glow Worms & Gondolas - New Zealand

25 November - 01 December 2019

Come along with us and discover breathtaking New Zealand. From the moment you fly into Queenstown airport you will be mesmerized by the beauty around you. Queenstown in a truly “remarkable” place. Located along side picturesque Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by stunning mountain peaks and ranges. Staying in a beautiful private residence, a short walk to the bustling centre of Queenstown and all it has to offer. Breathtaking Lake and Mountain views!! And a hop skip and a jump into our the Adventure playground.

We will enjoy a day on the waters of Lake Wakatipu aboard an awesome catamaran with large viewing windows and warm indoor seating, spacious outdoor decks with panoramic views. This sightseeing cruise will have your marvelling at the sights of Mt. Earnslaw, Bob’s Cove, Cecil Peak, Mt Nicholas and The Remarkables mountain range.

We are going to be embarking on a journey with Pure Glenorchy on a guided tour to Middle Earth. We will explore Isemgard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien! We’ll visit the world heritage area encountering stunning ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier carved valleys. Lay your eyes on the beauty of Dart River Valley, Paradise and the Mt Aspiring National Park. We will have the opportunity to dress up in costumes in the Lothlorien Forest for an out of this world photo session.  

One of the must see spectaculars in Queenstown Milford Sound. It’s known for towering Mitre Peak, plus rainforests and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls, which plummet down its sheer sides. The fiord is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins. On board our Milford Sound cruise we will learn all about the area, wildlife, waterfalls and landscapes from the commentary of our knowledgeable guide.

Queenstown is a popular place for adrenaline sports such as bungee jumping and canyon swinging. We will catch a ride up to the very top of Bob’s Peak on the Skyline Gondola. Here we will enjoy lunch with the most amazing view! And we’ll get to watch those brave enough to throw themselves off the edge! Although this activity is not part of the package, anyone keen enough is welcome to have a go.

We will take a short day trip to Te Anau. Enjoying the spectacular scenery along the way. In Te Anau we will join the Te Anua Glow Worm Cave tour. Your trip to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves begins with a cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau on one of our purpose-built scenic cruise vessels. At the entry to the caves at Cavern House, view the informative displays and learn about this geological wonder before you join your guide underground. On the tour of the caves, our friendly guides will point out the highlights and share their knowledge of the caves and its history. Deep inside the caves, beyond the roar of the water, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glow worms, unique to New Zealand. In the subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Our Lord of the Rings, Glow Worms and Gondolas supported holiday package to Queenstown New Zealand will have you talking about it to your friends forever! This is truly an amazing opportunity, full of many experiences you don’t want to miss.

This package includes staffing support, 7 days/6 night holiday house accommodation in Queenstown, return flights from Sydney, all main meals, all activities as per itinerary, all staffing expense, all transport in Queenstown and return airport transfers from Wollongong.

All you need to do is pack you bag (and passport) and come along! Each participant will also receive the option for a hard cover photo book, full of their fun holiday memories.


Total Package Cost $1360.00 + NDIS Supports Departure Point: Wollongong

Not an NDIS Participant or don't wish to use NDIS funds? Contact Us for a full cost breakdown.

Day 1

Meeting at Wollongong location, we will introduce and welcome participants to our group. Then we travel as a group to Sydney International airport. Off to Queenstown we go!!! On arrival, we will collect our hire bus, travel to our accommodation and check in, unpack and settle into our rooms. In the evening we will head into the town for some dinner. After dinner, return to our house to relax and enjoy some free time before bed. We have a few exciting, busy days coming up!  


Day 2

We will have a homemade breakfast at our house . Before we board our cruise we will enjoy a coffee waterside and watch the jet boats fly by. Then at 11am our Lake Wakatipu cruise begins. After our cruise we will enjoy some lunch in Queenstown. We will make our way back to our house for some feet up relax time in the afternoon. In the evening we will head into the town for some dinner. After dinner, return to our house to relax and enjoy some free time before bed. 


Day 3

After a yummy breakfast we will get ready for the day . Today, we journey to Middle Earth!!! Our guided tour of everything Pure Glenorchy will end in the afternoon. After our experience, we will enjoy some lunch in Queenstown. We will make our way back to our house for some feet up relax time in the afternoon. In the evening we will head into the town for some dinner. After dinner, return to our house to relax and enjoy some free time before bed. 


Day 4

Milford sound is on the must see list today! After some free time and breakfast in the morning, we will be heading out to embark on our Milford Sound cruise. Hopefully we will see some wildlife along the way! After our cruise we will enjoy some lunch in Queenstown. We will make our way back to our house for some feet up relax time in the afternoon. In the evening we will head into the town for some world famous Fergburgers! After dinner, return to our house to relax and enjoy some free time before bed. 


Day 5

Today we are our own tour guides! After a yummy breakfast, we will hop in our hire bus and head off. Enjoying the scenery along the way we will have many stops for photo opportunities and a stop for lunch. We will make our way to Te Anau for the glow worm experience. Afterwards we will head back to our house for some feet up relax time before we go into the town for some dinner. After dinner, return to our house to relax and enjoy some free time before bed. 


Day 6

We will have a homemade breakfast at our house, then travel to the gondolas . Skyline will take us to the top of the mountain where we can see it all! Enjoy lunch up high while we watch the bungee jumpers do their thing (anyone brave enough can have a crack!) Afterwards we will head back to our house for some feet up relax time before we get ready for our last dinner together. After dinner, return to our house to pack up, pack our bags and get ready for our journey home in the morning. 


Day 7

Home day! We will travel to the airport, return our hire bus and grab a bite to eat. Then we will check into our flight and get ready for our trip back to Sydney. On arrival back in the land of OZ, we will collect our bags, jump into our awaiting transfers and head on back to Wollongong to our family and friends. 


As listed in our Terms and Conditions - Trusted Travel will endeavor to operate all tours/holidays as planned and to the itinerary advertised. Due to circumstances out of our control, this itinerary may be subject to change.

We understand that not everyone lives near the departure location. If you need assistance getting to and from the meeting point, please contact our friendly travel consultants. They will happily help you to find and arrange a way from A to B. 

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