DAY 1 – AUCKLAND
Welcome! Collect your rental car as you make your way to the Thrifty car counter in arrivals hall after arriving in Auckland.
Your excess NZD$2990.00 & Airport pick up fee of NZD$40.25 will be payable on arrival. The excess can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day. This automatically reduces the Airport pick up fee to NIL. We would suggest you to purchase travel insurance covering vehicle excess from our web site.
DAY 2 – AUCKLAND/WAITOMO/ROTORUA
Travel Time Auckland to Waitomo: 2Hrs 50Mins (195Kms)
Travel Time Waitomo to Rotorua: 2Hrs 14Mins (156Kms)
The journey will take you through the rolling farmlands followed by a lunch stop at the glow worm caves of Waitomo. After exploring the adventurous cave (optional) you will have to make your way to Rotorua.
DAY 3 – ROTORUA
Discover the exceptional adventurous aspects of this volcanic region
Our itinerary includes: Legends of Rotorua Pass featuring the globally popular Agrodome Show and sightseeing of places like: Te Puia and Paradise Valley Springs.
Enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi Concert by Tamaki Tours in the evening.
DAY 4 – ROTORUA – WELLINGTON
Travel Time: 6Hrs 30Mins (451Kms)
On this day, you will have to continue south for New Zealand’s Capital Wellington via Taupo
DAY 5 – WELLINGTON – KAIKOURA
Your Interislander Ferry will depart Wellington: 8:25a.m and arrive Picton at 11:25am.
Travel Time from Picton to Kaikoura is 2Hrs 15Mins for (156Kms)
Today, after withdrawing your hired car at Wellington Ferry terminal, you need to prepare yourself for catching Interislander Ferry to Picton. Later on, pick up your car for continuing your journey towards the south and hence, to the coastal town of Kaikoura. On being here, you will have the option to enjoy the exceptional whale watching tour.
DAY 6 – KAIKOURA – CHRISTCHURCH
Travel Time will be for 2Hrs 46Mins (188Kms)
This morning you will have quality time exploring Christchurch.
DAY 7 – CHRISTCHURCH – TWIZEL (MT COOK REGION)
Travel Time Christchurch – Mount Cook 4Hrs 50Mins (332Kms)
Travel Time Mount Cook – Twizel 1Hr (64Kms)
Today while travelling across Christchurch, you will come across the rich pastoral farmland of the Canterbury Plains. Later on, move towards inland that would take you to the township of Geraldine. You would surely love to stop for a simple morning tea.
Visit the historic Burkes Pass from Geraldine before abiding by the stunning glacial-fed Lake Tekapo. From here, you will be visiting the Church of the Good Shepherd. It is amazing because of its location on the lake foreshore then you will be taken to the western side of Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook.
Your overnight accommodation will be at Twizel.
DAY 8 – TWIZEL – DUNEDIN
Travel Time: 3Hrs 42Mins (257Kms)
Today, get prepared for heading to the Scottish capital of New Zealand – Dunedin
Your visit includes:
- Cadbury factor
- Olverston House
- Larnach Castle
We Suggest For:
The Tairei Gorge Railway
DAY 9 – DUNEDIN/TE ANAU
Travel Time: 4Hrs 19Mins (298Kms)
This morning, explore several beautiful sites around Dunedin then, move towards the Fiordland gateway to enjoy your overnight accommodation in Te Anau.
DAY 10 – TE ANAU – QUEENSTOWN
Travel Time Te Anau – Milford Sound 1Hr 41Mins (116Kms)
Travel Time Milford Sound – Queenstown 4Hrs 13Mins (290Kms)
Stopover at the very scenic Fiordland Region! You will have an organized Milford Nature Cruise. After that, travel back through Te Anau to Queenstown. (You can consider a coach from Te Anau)
DAY 11 – QUEENSTOWN
Enjoy quality leisure time
We suggest for:
Dart River Wilderness Safari
A Skyline Gondola Dinner in the evening
DAY 12 – QUEENSTOWN – FRANZ JOSEF
Travel Time 5Hrs 41Mins (392Kms)
Have an enjoyable journey to the coastal scenery. Explore the beauty of untamed wilderness that finally takes you to the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier.
DAY 13 – FRANZ JOSEF
For leisure or for walking around the spectacular the Glacier! Helicopter snow landing is also there as an option.
A helicopter with snow landing
DAY 14 – FRANZ JOSEF – GREYMOUTH – CHRISTCHURCH
Travel Time Franz Josef to Greymouth 2Hrs 36Mins (180Kms)
Tranz Alpine: Departs Greymouth 1:45pm Arrives Christchurch 6:05pm
Continue north to Greymouth and join the fifth most scenic train trip in the world – Tranz Alpine. It will take you through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Upon arrival get an easy transfer to your accommodation.
DAY 15 – CHRISTCHURCH – HOME
Reach the airport for your flight back home
- 13Days Toyota Corolla-Similar Automatic Hire
- 14Nights Accommodation – As Selected – Twin Share
- Rotorua Legends Pass
- Tamaki Hangi Concert
- Tranz Alpine
- Interislander Ferry
- Milford Cruise
Refundable Bond from NZD $2990.00 Payable in New Zealand on collection Plus Airport pick up fee of NZD $40.25
Excess can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day which also reduces Airport pick up fee to NIL – we recommend the purchase of travel insurance from our web site which covers vehicle excess.
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves – $47.00per person
- Whale Watch – Kaikoura $140.00per person
- Taieri Gorge Railway – $84.00per person
- Dart River Wilderness Safari – Queenstown $228.00per person
- Glacier Valley Walk- $68.00per person
- Heli-Hike Franz Josef – $398.00per person
- Helicopter with snow landing $210.00per person