The spellbinding natural beauty of New Zealand enchants all visitors. Named Aotearoa by the indigenous Maori people, which translates as the ‘land of the long white cloud’, New Zealand is famous for its uniquely diverse landscapes, making it a thrilling destination for adventurous spirits eager for a new and uplifting experience.
Titan’s popular ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ tour provides the ideal introduction to the natural wonders of New Zealand. Our comprehensive itinerary includes visits to the world renowned Franz Josef glacier, the beautiful Banks and Coromandel peninsulas, the volcanic spectacles of Rotorua, wildlife-filled Fiordland National Park, the stunning Stewart Island and the majestic Southern Alps.
During the tour you will enjoy a 4WD safari to see the magical mountain and canyon vistas near Lake Wakatipu, which provided the stunning backdrop for the Lord of the Rings films, a whale-watching cruise at Kaikoura to marvel at the vast mammals, and an enchanting overnight cruise through the Doubtful Sound surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Our itinerary includes a full free day in Wellington, the delightful capital of New Zealand, which allows you to explore the city at your own pace. To help you get the most out of your 24 hours in Wellington, Titan has created a sample day plan to guide you to some of the highlights that make the city a magical experience.
Morning in Wellington
As the sun rises on Wellington, enjoy breakfast in the James Cook Grand Chancellor hotel before heading to the must-see attraction in the city, Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum. Filled with exciting exhibitions and interactive attractions, Te Papa takes you on a journey through the natural and cultural history of New Zealand, including fabulous collections of Maori art and artefacts, providing a unique insight into this fascinating country.
Afternoon in Wellington
Spanning an impressive 25 hectares of hilly terrain, the Wellington Botanic Gardens can be reached by a cable car which gives fantastic views of the surrounding area. Inside you can take a leisurely stroll through a tract of original native forest, see beautiful sculptures, floral displays and tranquil ponds, before enjoying some refreshment in the cafe. A rejuvenating afternoon, visitors interested in horticulture will adore Wellington Botanic Gardens.
Evening in Wellington
There are many excellent restaurants in the centre of Wellington where you can enjoy some fine dining and a glass or two of New Zealand wine. You may also wish to check the programmes of the St James Theatre, which holds opera, dance and live music events, or the Downstage Theatre, which stages dramatic productions.
Join Titan on our ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ tour and enjoy 24 hours to freely explore the attractive city of Wellington.