General

DAY   1                      AUCKLAND

Clear your customs after arriving at Auckland. After that, proceed to the pre-designated pick up point. It is suggested that you complete your online registration. Your Toll Free Phone Go Rentals Number: 0800 45 55 65 Toll Free Australia 1800 82 75 40

Car Excess: NZD$2500.00 which is Payable on arrival. You can reduce it to Nil by PAYING AUD$24.00 per day.

 

DAY  2                       AUCKLAND – PAIHIA (Bay of Islands)

TRAVEL TIME 3HRS for 219Kms

Today, you will have to get prepared to cross Auckland’s harbor bridge. Then, continue through the Northern beach suburbs. Finally, your destination will be resting at the beautiful and undulating Countryside of Auckland. Do not miss the opportunity to cross the amazing rolling farmlands while you arrive at Paihia.

Check your accommodation.

We suggest

FULLERS HOLE IN ROCK CRUISE (DEPARTS 1:30PM)  

 

DAY   3                      PAIHIA

For leisure

The day is for your adventurous tour to the top of the North Island. Explore the wonderful destination where the Tasman collides with the Pacific. Enjoy your journey along the spectacular ninety mile beach

CAPE REINGA DAY TOUR: DEPARTS 7:00AM and RETURNS 6:00PM

 DAY   4                      PAIHIA – AUCKLAND

Check out your accommodation. This is followed by your opportunity to further explore this region. After that, you will be making your way back to Auckland

DAY   5                      AUCKLAND/WAITOMO/ROTORUA  

TRAVEL TIME 2HRS 30MINS (195Kms) From Auckland to Waitomo

TRAVEL TIME 2HRS (156Kms) From  Waitomo to Rotorua

Today, you will be continuing your journey that will take you through the rolling farmlands. Enjoy your lunch stop at the spectacular glow worm caves of Waitomo.

Later on, make your way to Rotorua

We would recommend you for Maori Hangi Concert with Tamaki Tour for experiencing Maori Culture

TAMAKI TOURS: 0508 826 254 – Toll Free

DAY   6                      ROTORUA

This day has been preserved for exploring the volcanic region

We recommend you will:

Stopover at Rotorua sights & Hobbition Movie set

DAY   7                      ROTORUA – WELLINGTON

TRAVEL TIME: 6HOURS for 451Kms

Today your itinerary continues with South followed by New Zealand’s Capital – Wellington

DAY   8                      WELLINGTON – CHRISTCHURCH

TRAVEL TIME PICTON to CHRISTCHURCH is 5HRS for 344Kms

Today you will have Interislander Ferry (3.5Hour). The journey will take you across Cook Strait and hence to Picton on the South Island.

With Go Rentals you do not have to pack another car. All you need is to simply drive off the ferry for continuing your journey.

Interislander Ferry:  Departs Wellington at 9:00am and Arrives Picton at 12:30pm

Ferry:  Ph: 0800 802 802

DAY   9                      CHRISTCHURCH – OMARAMA (MT COOK REGION)

CHRISTCHURCH – OMARAMA (MT COOK REGION)

TRAVEL TIME 4HRS 30MINS for 332 Kms from Christchurch to Mount Cook

TRAVEL TIME 1HR 20MINS for 94Kms from Mount Cook to Omarama

The morning of ninth day has been planned for travelling across the Canterbury plains that takes you through McKenzie Country. It passes the church of Good Shepherd located at Lake Tekapo. Finally, you will be venturing down to the base of Mount Cook. After adventuring across the Mount Cook area, you will be taken to your accommodation at Omarama.

DAY   10                    OMARAMA – DUNEDIN

TRAVEL TIME IS 3HOURS FOR 233Kms

Today, head for the east coast to the Scottish capital of New Zealand – Dunedin

DAY   11                    DUNEDIN – TE ANAU

TRAVEL TIME IS 4HRS FOR 298Kms

Your itinerary follows to South Island followed by your overnight accommodation at Te Anau also known as the gateway to the Fiordland

DAY   12                    TE ANAU – MILFORD SOUND – QUEENSTOWN

TRAVEL TIME TE ANAU to MILFORD SOUND is 1HR 40 MINS for 116Kms

TRAVEL TIME MILFORD SOUND to QUEENSTOWN is 4HRS for 290Kms

Get ready to move deep into the very beautiful and scenic Fiordland Region.

Once you reach Milford Wharf, you will be joining your Real Journeys Cruise

(Departure 10:30am Returns 1:00pm)

Real Jorneys – Ph 0800 656 501

After cruising you will be taken to the resort town of Queenstown.

We would suggest you to board the return coach from Te Anau

A buffet dinner at SKYLINE GONDOLA in the evening

DAY   13                    QUEENSTOWN

For leisure

We recommend with:

DART RIVER WILDERNESS SAFARI – DEPARTS 8:00AM

 

DAY   14                    QUEENSTOWN – FRANZ JOSEF

TRAVEL TIME 5HRS 40 MINS FOR 392KMS

This is yet another spectacular day preserved for experiencing a scenic journey to “small” island The Glacier Region

DAY   15                    FRANZ JOSEF

For leisure

Enjoy an adventurous walk at the Glacier. You can also go for an exciting Helihike or for a Helicopter ride over the glacier (optional)

DAY   16                    FRANZ JOSEF – GREYMOUTH – CHRISTCHURCH

TRAVEL TIME FRANZ JOSEF to GREYMOUTH is 2HRS 30MINS for 180Kms

Continue north to Greymouth and later on head to the Southern Alps that takes you through Arthurs Pass and Canterbury plains. Finally, arrive at Christchurch.

We Recommend You:

Leave your car at Greymouth to join the fifth most scenic train trip in the world – TRANZ ALPINE

Tranz Alpine:       Departs Greymouth 1:45pm

                               Arrives Christchurch 6:05pm

Tranz Scenic:            Ph 0800 277 482

You will be transferred to your accommodation after arriving at Christchurch.

Super Shuttle:            Ph 0800 748 885

DAY   17                    CHRISTCHURCH –HOME

 If you drove your car across the Southern Alps you will return the car before continuing your journe

If you took the Tranz Alpine we have organized a transfer for you

Cost:                                       Low Season – $1492.00pp – Twin Share

High Season – $1650.00pp – Twin Share

 Seasons:
High – 01 October  – 30 April
Low – 01 May  – 30 September

 

Cost Includes:

16 Days Toyota Yaris-Manual or Auto/ Similar – Thrifty – See options to upgrade car

12 Nights Accommodation – Golden Chain – Blue Motels – Twin Share

04 Nights Accommodation – Golden Chain – Gold Motels – Twin Share

Interislander Ferry

Milford Nature Cruise

Conditions:

Costs can vary subject to availability.

 

Options:

Upgrade Car – Corolla-Auto – $80.00pp
– Camry-Auto – $100.00pp
Hole in Rock Cruise – $93.00pp
Cape Reinga Tour – Inc Lunch – $133.00pp
Rotorua Sights & Hobbition Movie Set Full Day Coach Tour- $232.00pp
Maori Hangi – Rotorua -$99.00pp
Return coach Te Anau – Milford Sound – $98.00pp
Skyline Gondola Dinner – $75.00pp
Dart River Wilderness Safari – Queenstown $228.00pp
Helicopter over Glacier with snow landing $210.00pp
Heli-Hike Franz Josef – $425.00pp
Tranz Alpine/Transfers – $249.00pp – Low Season – $290.00 High Season

Comment

If you wish to take the Tranz Alpine option we use Thrifty as various charges are avoided & you are able to drop off at Greymouth.

Car Excess: NZD$2990.00 & airport pick up fee NZD$46.00 Payable on arrival

Excess can be reduced to NZD$276.00 by paying NZD$28.75 per day

www.thrifty.co.nz

Golden Chain Blue/Gold – Generally 3.5* Motels www.goldenchain.co.nz

Insurance: Strongly recommended as Cancellation could result in 100% of money paid being forfeited.

Insurance does cover Car Hire Excess

Requirements: Valid passports with at least six months validity from date of return

Immigration: It is the responsibility of clients to have the correct travel documents.

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