DAY 1 – MELBOURNE/AUCKLAND
On day one, arrive at Auckland. After that, make your way to the Thrifty counter in arrivals hall. From here, pick up your car.
Excess NZD$2990.00 & Airport pick up fee of NZD$40.25 PAYABLE which can be reduced to NIL. All you need is to pay NZD$34.50 per day. It also reduces Airport fee to NIL. We recommend the purchase of a travel insurance policy.
DAY 2 – AUCKLAND/WAITOMO/ROTORUA
Auckland – Waitomo: 2Hrs 50Mins (195Kms)
Waitomo – Rotorua: 2Hrs 14Mins (156Kms)
Travel through rolling farmlands. You will have a lunch stop at the glow worm caves of Waitomo. After that, make your way to Rotorua.
DAY 3 – ROTORUA
Explore the volcanic region of Rotorua on day three.
You will get Legends of Rotorua pass, giving you entrance to Agrodome Sheep Show, Rainbow Spring, Te Puia or Paradise Valley Springs.
Enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi Concert offered by Tamaki Tours during the evening.
DAY 4 – ROTORUA – WELLINGTON
Drive Time: 6Hrs 30Mins (451Kms)
Continue South to New Zealand’s Capital Wellington on day four.
DAY 5 – WELLINGTON – PICTON – NELSON
Board Interislander Ferry Wellington/Picton – 3Hrs
Travel time Picton – Nelson 2Hrs 48Mins (196Kms)
Catch the Interislander Ferry to Picton from Wellington Ferry terminal. Later on, pick up your car for your short trip to Nelson. Explore the diverse beauty of this province,
Whilst in Nelson explore the diverse beauty that too, from the amazing Tasman Bay. Do not miss the opportunity to explore the astonishing national parks in the area.
DAY 6 – NELSON -KAIKOURA
Travel Time: 3Hrs 15Mins (241Kms)
Visit the coastal town of Kaikoura for whale watch tours
DAY 7 – KAIKOURA – CHRISTCHURCH
Drive Time 2Hrs 46Mins (188Kms)
This morning you will have ample time to explore this region before heading to Christchurch
DAY 8 – CHRISTCHURCH – TWIZEL (MT COOK REGION)
Travel Time Christchurch – Mount Cook 4Hrs 50Mins (332Kms)
Travel Time Mount Cook – Twizel 1Hr (64Kms)
The morning has been preserved for travelling across the Canterbury plains, through McKenzie Country. During that, pass through the church of Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo. Eventually, venture down the road to Mount Cook. After that, take rest in your accommodation at Twizel.
DAY 9 – TWIZEL – DUNEDIN
Travel Time: 3Hrs 42Mins (257Kms)
Let’s head for Dunedin, popularly known as the east coast and the Scottish capital of New Zealand. Visit: Olverston House or Larnach Castle and the Cadbury Factory.
The Taieri Gorge Railway
DAY 10 – DUNEDIN – INVERCARGILL
Travel Time 3Hrs (210Kms)
On this day have an adventurous travel through the Southern Scenic Route for viewing one of New Zealands best kept secrets. Places of interest are:
- The Catlins
- Nugget Point
- South Otago
- Waipapa Point
- East Coast of New Zealand.
DAY 11 – INVERCARGILL – TE ANAU
Travel Time: 2Hrs 19Mins (159Kms)
Before leaving Invercargill you will have time to explore the southernmost city of New Zealand. You may like to visit Bluff, home of the Bluff oyster a half hour drive from the city centre. At your leisure make your way towards the Fiordland and Te Anau
DAY 12 – TE ANAU – MILFORD SOUND – QUEENSTOWN
Drive Time Te Anau-Milford 1Hr 40Mins (116Kms)
Drive Time Milford-Queenstown 4Hrs 13Mins (290Kms)
Today’s journey will take you into the heart of spectacular Fiordland. A Milford Nature Cruise will be ready for you. Get back to Te Anau while cruising and then to the amazing resort town of Queenstown
DAY 13 – QUEENSTOWN
A buffet dinner at the Skyline Gondola Restaurant has been prepared for you.
Dart River Wilderness Safari
DAY 14 – QUEENSTOWN – FRANZ JOSEF
Travel Time: 5Hrs 40Mins (392Kms)
Make your way to the wonder of “small” island The Glacier Region on day fourteen.
DAY 15 – FRANZ JOSEF
Experience an adventurous Valley Glacier Walk. Plunge into snow landing or Heli-Hike (optional).
Helicopter with snow landing
DAY 16 – FRANZ JOSEF – GREYMOUTH CHRISTCHURCH
Travel Time: Franz Josef-Greymouth 2Hrs 36Mins (180Kms)
Travel north to Greymouth to join the fifth most scenic train trip in the world – Tranz Alpine. Adventure across the Southern Alps to Christchurch!
Get transferred to your accommodation after arriving at Christchurch Railway Station.
DAY 17 – CHRISTCHURCH
Have a wonderful day by revisiting all the adventurous memories and also enjoy shopping at Christchurch.
DAY 18 – CHRISTCHURCH –HOME
Comfortable transfer to the Airport for your way back to home.
- 15Days Toyota Corolla Automatic/Similar
- 17Nights Accommodation – As Listed
- Rotorua Legends Pass
- Maori Hangi Concert
- Interislander Ferry
- Milford Cruise
- Skyline Gondola Buffet Dinner
- Tranz Alpine
NZD$2990.00 and Airport pick up fee NZD$40.25 PAYABLE in New Zealand- can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day, payment will reduce Airport fee to NIL – We recommend the purchase of a travel insurance policy which covers vehicle excess.
- Whale Watch – Kaikoura $139.00pp
- Tairei Gorge Railway $84.00pp
- Dart River Wilderness Safari – Queenstown $228.00pp
- Heli-Hike Franz Josef – $398.00pp
- Helicopter with Snow Landing – Franz Josef $210.00pp
- Glacier Valley Walk – $68.00pp