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Well here it is the Australia/New Zealand Itinerary

So here's our itinerary for our trip down under in Dec 06

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DAY ONE Saturday 23rd December 2006

Belfast City Airport – London Heathrow - bmi
13.10 hours 14.30 hours

London Heathrow – Frankfurt – Lufthansa
17.00 hours 19.10 hours

Frankfurt - Singapore – Singapore Airlines
22.20 hours 17.10 hours (24th December)

Singapore - Melbourne – Singapore Airlines
20.50 hours 07.00 hours (25th December)

DAY THREE – 25th December 2006

Check In: THE BEACH, 97 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park MELBOURNE
p. 61 (0)3 9690 4642
f. 61 (0)3 9690 4062
e. rooms@thebeachaccommodation.com.au

DAY THREE (25th December 2006) until DAY EIGHT (30th December 2006)

Various activities in Melbourne area including:

• Hit the beach
• Visit to Philip Island
• Day to Great Ocean Road
• Catch up with Fiona & Dave
• Melbourne City Tour
• Melbourne Gaol
• Melbourne Zoo

- Day 5 & 6 (27/28 Dec 06)

Overnight trip along Great Ocean Road - over night stay in Apollo Bay, have hired a car

DAY EIGHT (30th December 2006)

Melbourne to Sydney
07.30 hours – 08.50 hours QF119

Check In: Macquarie Boutique Hotel
40-44 Wentworth Ave
Sydney 2010
T. 61 2 82628844
F. 61 2 92675037

DAY EIGHT (30th December 2006) until DAY THIRTEEN (4th January 2007)

Various activities in Sydney area including:

• Catch up with Gillian T
• NYE in Sydney @ Harbour
• Sydney Harbour Cruise/City Tour
• Hit the Beach – Bondi/Manley/Coogee
• Blue Mountains Trip
• Wine Trip into Hunter Valley

DAY THIRTEEN (4th January 2007)

Fly from Sydney to Auckland

Air New Zealand depart 09.30 arrive 14.30

Staying: Aspen House
Auckland

Activities around Auckland:

• Rotuarua - have hired a car
• Waitamo Caves
• Wander around City
• Auckland Zoo

DAY SIXTEEN (7th January 2007)

Fly from Auckland to Wellington

Air New Zealand depart 11.00 arrive 12.00

Overnight in Wellington – see the capital city of New Zealand.

Staying: Downtown Backpackers
1 Bunny Street,
Wellington
New Zealand
Telephone: 64-4-473-8482,
Email: db@downtownbackpackers.co.nz

DAY SEVENTEEN (8th January 2007)

Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton – 14.00 hours – journey time 3 hours

Staying – The Villa, Backpackers Hostel
34 Auckland Street, Picton, Marlborough, NZ
Ph +64 35736598 Email: stay@thevilla.co.nz

Evening in Picton.

DAY SEVENTEEN (8th January 2007) until DAY TWENTY (11th January 2007)

Based in Picton Area – activities to include:

• Cruise around Queen Charlotte Sound
• Marlborough Wine Area

DAY TWENTY (11th January 2007) – DAY TWENTY TWO (13th January 2007)

Hire Car – itinerary open – travel around Blenheim enroute to Kaikoura.

Staying:- DONEGAL HOUSE
Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura.
Phone/Fax 03 319 5083. Reservations 0800 346 873
Email: donegalhouse@xtra.co.nz
Website: http://www.donegalhouse.co.nz/

Activities in Kaikoura:

Whale Watching
Swim with Seals or Dolphins

DAY TWENTY THREE (14th January 2007) – DAY TWENTY FIVE (16th January 2007)

Travel from Kaikoura to Christchurch

Staying: Thomas's Hotel - on Hereford
36 Hereford Street
Christchurch
New Zealand,
Phone: 03 3799 536,
Email: chch@thomashotel.co.nz

DAY TWENTY FIVE (16th January 2007)

Fly from Christchurch to Queenstown

Air New Zealand Depart 13.25 Arrive 14.30

DAY TWENTY FIVE (16th January 2007) – DAY THIRTY (20th January 2007)

Staying: Discovery Lodge Queenstown
47-49 Shotover Street,
Queenstown, New Zealand
Telephone: 0064 3441 1185
(In NZ 0800 462 4877),
Email: info@dlq.co.nz

Activities in Queenstown include

• Gondola ride
• Day Trip to Milford Sound
• Day Trip to Doubtful Sound
• Jet boat ride

DAY THIRTY (20th January 2007)

Queenstown to Christchurch – Air New Zealand
10.20 hours – 11.05 hours

Christchurch to Auckland – Air New Zealand
12.20 hours – 14.45 hours

Overnight in Auckland

Staying:- Hilton Auckland
Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street
Auckland, New Zealand,
(0)64-9-9782000(0)
www.hilton.com

DAY THIRTY ONE (21st JANUARY 2007)

Spend day in Auckland

Auckland to London Heathrow via Los Angles – Air New Zealand
23.00 hours – 10.35 hours (22/1/07)

DAY THIRTY TWO (22nd JANUARY 2007)

London Heathrow – Belfast City – bmi
13.20 hours 14.40 hours

Home & back to work!!

So thats it the dates are more or less set in stone BUT what we do is open so any hints or tips or suggestions are all gratefully received!!

Posted by Purdy 12:21 Archived in Northern Ireland Tagged preparation

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