Stunning New Zealand Self Drive

Duration

13 days

Tour Type

Honeymoon / Romantic

Location

New Zealand

Overview

Discover the soul of New Zealand on a splendid self-drive holiday! Explore mesmerizing raw landscapes of this beautiful country and indulge in experiences that will make you fall in love with the 'Paradise of the Pacific Coast'. Visit Queenstown, Glacier Region, Napier and much more on this tour.

 

Itinerary

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 1

Day 1

Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’. Self-drive guests will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel. Overnight in Auckland.

Note Extra Surcharges will be applicable on Christmas and New Year Period

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 2

Day 2

Today After breakfast at hotel travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. Overnight stay in Rotorua.

 Breakfast

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 3

Day 3

Today after breakfast at hotel proceed by self-drive car to visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. The Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Rotorua.

 Breakfast

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 4

Day 4

Today Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show and Rainbow Springs to view trout and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at Rotorua.

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 5

Day 5

This morning is at leisure. Depart for Napier this afternoon and travel south through the Wairakei Geothermal area. Continue through Taupo and around part of Lake Taupo (New Zealand’s largest lake), over rugged mountain ranges and well cultivated farmland to arrive in the ‘Art Deco’ city of Napier. Overnight in Napier

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 6

Day 6

This morning is at your leisure to explore Napier. This afternoon enjoy a wine tour including tastings at local wineries. Overnight in Napier.

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 7

Day 7

Travel through the Manawatu Gorge and Takapau Plains to Palmerston North, famous for its agricultural university. Continue south to arrive in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.You can plan their day to visit Te Papa Museum on own. Overnight in Wellington

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 8

Day 8

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour on own. Travel to Christchurch on your domestic flight (airfare is NOT included). Overnight at Christchurch

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 9

Day 9

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife Overnight in Dunedin

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 10

Day 10

This morning is free for optional activities. Departing Dunedin this afternoon, travel inland through the Central Otago towns of Lawrence and Clyde before arriving in Cromwell. Continue through the Kawarau Gorge to arrive in Queenstown in the early evening. Overnight in Queenstown

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 11

Day 11

Depart Queenstown and travel via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Overnight in Glacier Region

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 12

Day 12

After breakfast drive Glacier region to Christchurch. Overnight stay at Christchurch. Overnight in Christchurch

Stunning New Zealand Self Drive Day 13

Day 13

After breakfast proceed to Christchurch Airport to board flight for your hometown Holiday Concludes. Lets stay in touch on Facebook\email and meet again on another memorable Holiday. See you soon!

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