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Embark on a 15 Day Adventure on This Self Drive Tour of NZ

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Divided into two, North Island and South Island, New Zealand boasts one of the most diverse landscape there could be. It's a geographical and geological treat, with active and dormant volcanoes, thermal springs, wild rivers & glaciers, fine beaches & fertile plains.

Enjoy long drives across winding roads, indulge in natural spa therapies, shop for Maori artefacts or try bungee jumping and sky diving! New Zealand holidays are a time for fun, indulgence and self-discovery, all at the same time.

Let us do the work for you so that you can sit back, relax & enjoy a truly unforgettable trip!



Itinerary:


DAY 01:

Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula (approx. 150 km) 

Collect your rental car in Auckland and head South on the main State Highway 1 from Auckland and onto Highway 2 towards the Coromandel Peninsula. Along the coast of the Firth of Thames is the township of Thames which provides a reminder of the gold rush which began in 1867. Around 1900, the town had about 19000 inhabitants. Travel over the beautiful Coromandel Ranges to the upmarket beach township of Pauanui. 


DAY 02: 

Coromandel Peninsula The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful area, with cool forests, picturesque beaches, rugged coastlines and swimming holes. Take a bushwalk, a walk on the beach, dangle a fishing line, or do nothing at all. 


DAY 03:

Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua (approx. 200 km) Travel South from Pauanui past many more beautiful beaches, and the township of Tauranga, one of the North Island’s largest ports. Your route takes you through Kiwifruit country around Te Puke and on to the heart of thermal activity and the cultural centre of New Zealand, Rotorua. Rotorua is on the central North Island volcanic plateau, which causes the 

geysers, pools of boiling mud and water, steam vents and terraces of silica. The most well known thermal area is the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. 


DAY 04: 

Rotorua to Tongariro National Park (approx. 180 km) 

Travel to the township of Taupo, right on the edge of Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Taupo is a trout fisherman’s paradise. There are also all sorts of water-based activities available – para-sailing, sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, white-water rafting (on the Tongariro 

River) as well as horse-riding, sky-diving and bungy jumping. Just north of Taupo is Huka Falls, a very dramatic area. Drive along the east shore of Lake Taupo to Turangi, then onto State Highway 47 into Tongariro National Park. 


DAY 05: 

Tongariro National Park to Wellington (approx. 330 km) 

Leaving Tongariro National Park journey south via Palmerston North and Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Wellington sits on a beautiful harbour, with Mount Victoria overlooking the city and surrounds. 


DAY 06:

Wellington to Nelson (via Picton and ferry) (approx. 110 

km Picton to Nelson) Catch the ferry from Wellington to Picton at the Inter-Islander terminal on Wellington’s waterfront. The car will need to be dropped off before catching the ferry and another vehicle picked up in Picton. Cruise through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Drive around Picton before travelling through Havelock to Nelson, a pretty city flanked by the sea, golden beaches and hills. 


DAY 07:

Nelson a day at leisure to explore the Nelson and Abel Tasman regions. 


DAY 08: 

Nelson to the Glacier Region (approx. 460 km) 

Continue further south and over to the west coast of the South Island. The region know as the West Coast, a narrow coastal strip 600 km long and no more than 50 km wide, wedged between the Southern Alps and the Tasman sea. Drive through the rugged and densely forested Buller Gorge. The road is one of the most beautiful and impressive scenic drives 

in New Zealand. Travel down the coast through Punakaiki, and then on to Greymouth, and Hokitika. The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are located within the Westland National Park. 


DAY 09: 

Glacier Region to Wanaka (approx. 286 km) 

The famous Fox Glacier is a 14 km long tongue of ice which descends to 250 metres above sea level. It is the most accessible glacier in New Zealand. Franz Josef Glacier is 12 km long. Leave the Glaciers today, continuing south-west on State Highway 6. At Haast the road turns inland along the Haast River, in the region of Central Otago, past Lake Wanaka to the town of Wanaka. 


DAY 10: 

Wanaka to Queenstown (approx. 115 km) 

From Wanaka either follow the main highway further inland through Luggate, Lowburn, Cromwell and back west to Queenstown, or take the Crown Range road via Cardrona (not recommended during Winter, approx. 68 km to Queenstown). The Cardrona Valley is an old gold- mining route. Mt Cardrona is a haven for skiers of all standards. Heli- skiing in the Harris Mountains is very popular for dedicated skiers. If you’re feeling adventurous in Queenstown, a ride with Heli-Jet on the Kawarau River, Shotover Jet on the Shotover River, try white-water rafting, take a helicopter ride, go bungy jumping or bush walking. Or, for a more relaxing day, take a cruise on Lake Wakatipu on board TSS Earnslaw or just have a picnic lunch and take in the beautiful surroundings. 


DAY 11: 

Queenstown 

Today is at leisure for you to explore the many activities and scenic wonders of the township of Queenstown and the surrounding areas. 


DAY 12: 

Queenstown to Te Anau (approx. 173 km) 

From Queenstown travel south along Lake Wakatipu then west to Te Anau on the outskirts of the Fiordland National Park. Fiordland National Park is listed as a World Heritage Park. At 1.52 million hectares, it is the largest national park in New Zealand and one of the largest in the world. Milford Sound is the best known, most easily accessible and one of the grandest of the fiords along this coastline. It runs past one of New Zealand’s most famous landmarks, Mitre Peak, which rises 1692 metres almost straight up from the water. 


DAY 13:

Te Anau to Dunedin (approx. 290 km) 

Travel east via Lumsden and Gore, renowned for its brown trout fishing. Dunedin, founded by Scottish migrants in 1848, has the distinctive character of a university city as many citizens are students. Dunedin is situated on the Otago Peninsula, which is indented with bays, providing 

many picnic and swimming sites. The hills above are criss-crossed with old stone walls. At the tip of the peninsula is Taiaroa Head, a special reserve that includes the only mainland nesting site of the magnificent Royal Albatross. 


DAY 14:

Dunedin to Christchurch (approx. 362 km) 

Pass through Palmerston and Oamaru in the region of North Otago. You may like to travel inland via Omarama, Twizel and Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, a spectacular turquoise-coloured glacial lake. Stop at the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo for one of New Zealand’s most 

picturesque picnic spots (approx. 550 km to Christchurch). Enter the Canterbury Plains, the widest area of flat land in New Zealand and onto Christchurch. 


DAY 15:

Christchurch 

Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s historic cities with a distinctly “English” feel to it. The city is currently reinventing itself after the 2010/11 earthquakes which destroyed much of the city. Among the city’s popular sights are RE: Start, an outdoor retail and café precinct built in fashionably presented shipping containers, the Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, a fascinating architectural structure made out of cardboard. 

Your program ends today with returning your rental car. 


Inclusions:

-See both Islands. Pick up car in North Island, drop off in South.

-Car rental includes unlimited kms, standard motor vehicle insurance, excess reduction to NIL, airport/wharf fees, GPS unit, GST included.

-Ferry from Wellington to Nelson

  • Divided into two, North Island and South Island, New Zealand boasts one of the most diverse landscape there could be. It's a geographical and geological treat, with active and dormant volcanoes, thermal springs, wild rivers & glaciers, fine beaches & fertile plains.

    Enjoy long drives across winding roads, indulge in natural spa therapies, shop for Maori artefacts or try bungee jumping and sky diving! New Zealand holidays are a time for fun, indulgence and self-discovery, all at the same time.

    Let us do the work for you so that you can sit back, relax & enjoy a truly unforgettable trip!



    Itinerary:


    DAY 01:

    Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula (approx. 150 km) 

    Collect your rental car in Auckland and head South on the main State Highway 1 from Auckland and onto Highway 2 towards the Coromandel Peninsula. Along the coast of the Firth of Thames is the township of Thames which provides a reminder of the gold rush which began in 1867. Around 1900, the town had about 19000 inhabitants. Travel over the beautiful Coromandel Ranges to the upmarket beach township of Pauanui. 


    DAY 02: 

    Coromandel Peninsula The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful area, with cool forests, picturesque beaches, rugged coastlines and swimming holes. Take a bushwalk, a walk on the beach, dangle a fishing line, or do nothing at all. 


    DAY 03:

    Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua (approx. 200 km) Travel South from Pauanui past many more beautiful beaches, and the township of Tauranga, one of the North Island’s largest ports. Your route takes you through Kiwifruit country around Te Puke and on to the heart of thermal activity and the cultural centre of New Zealand, Rotorua. Rotorua is on the central North Island volcanic plateau, which causes the 

    geysers, pools of boiling mud and water, steam vents and terraces of silica. The most well known thermal area is the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. 


    DAY 04: 

    Rotorua to Tongariro National Park (approx. 180 km) 

    Travel to the township of Taupo, right on the edge of Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Taupo is a trout fisherman’s paradise. There are also all sorts of water-based activities available – para-sailing, sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, white-water rafting (on the Tongariro 

    River) as well as horse-riding, sky-diving and bungy jumping. Just north of Taupo is Huka Falls, a very dramatic area. Drive along the east shore of Lake Taupo to Turangi, then onto State Highway 47 into Tongariro National Park. 


    DAY 05: 

    Tongariro National Park to Wellington (approx. 330 km) 

    Leaving Tongariro National Park journey south via Palmerston North and Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Wellington sits on a beautiful harbour, with Mount Victoria overlooking the city and surrounds. 


    DAY 06:

    Wellington to Nelson (via Picton and ferry) (approx. 110 

    km Picton to Nelson) Catch the ferry from Wellington to Picton at the Inter-Islander terminal on Wellington’s waterfront. The car will need to be dropped off before catching the ferry and another vehicle picked up in Picton. Cruise through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Drive around Picton before travelling through Havelock to Nelson, a pretty city flanked by the sea, golden beaches and hills. 


    DAY 07:

    Nelson a day at leisure to explore the Nelson and Abel Tasman regions. 


    DAY 08: 

    Nelson to the Glacier Region (approx. 460 km) 

    Continue further south and over to the west coast of the South Island. The region know as the West Coast, a narrow coastal strip 600 km long and no more than 50 km wide, wedged between the Southern Alps and the Tasman sea. Drive through the rugged and densely forested Buller Gorge. The road is one of the most beautiful and impressive scenic drives 

    in New Zealand. Travel down the coast through Punakaiki, and then on to Greymouth, and Hokitika. The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are located within the Westland National Park. 


    DAY 09: 

    Glacier Region to Wanaka (approx. 286 km) 

    The famous Fox Glacier is a 14 km long tongue of ice which descends to 250 metres above sea level. It is the most accessible glacier in New Zealand. Franz Josef Glacier is 12 km long. Leave the Glaciers today, continuing south-west on State Highway 6. At Haast the road turns inland along the Haast River, in the region of Central Otago, past Lake Wanaka to the town of Wanaka. 


    DAY 10: 

    Wanaka to Queenstown (approx. 115 km) 

    From Wanaka either follow the main highway further inland through Luggate, Lowburn, Cromwell and back west to Queenstown, or take the Crown Range road via Cardrona (not recommended during Winter, approx. 68 km to Queenstown). The Cardrona Valley is an old gold- mining route. Mt Cardrona is a haven for skiers of all standards. Heli- skiing in the Harris Mountains is very popular for dedicated skiers. If you’re feeling adventurous in Queenstown, a ride with Heli-Jet on the Kawarau River, Shotover Jet on the Shotover River, try white-water rafting, take a helicopter ride, go bungy jumping or bush walking. Or, for a more relaxing day, take a cruise on Lake Wakatipu on board TSS Earnslaw or just have a picnic lunch and take in the beautiful surroundings. 


    DAY 11: 

    Queenstown 

    Today is at leisure for you to explore the many activities and scenic wonders of the township of Queenstown and the surrounding areas. 


    DAY 12: 

    Queenstown to Te Anau (approx. 173 km) 

    From Queenstown travel south along Lake Wakatipu then west to Te Anau on the outskirts of the Fiordland National Park. Fiordland National Park is listed as a World Heritage Park. At 1.52 million hectares, it is the largest national park in New Zealand and one of the largest in the world. Milford Sound is the best known, most easily accessible and one of the grandest of the fiords along this coastline. It runs past one of New Zealand’s most famous landmarks, Mitre Peak, which rises 1692 metres almost straight up from the water. 


    DAY 13:

    Te Anau to Dunedin (approx. 290 km) 

    Travel east via Lumsden and Gore, renowned for its brown trout fishing. Dunedin, founded by Scottish migrants in 1848, has the distinctive character of a university city as many citizens are students. Dunedin is situated on the Otago Peninsula, which is indented with bays, providing 

    many picnic and swimming sites. The hills above are criss-crossed with old stone walls. At the tip of the peninsula is Taiaroa Head, a special reserve that includes the only mainland nesting site of the magnificent Royal Albatross. 


    DAY 14:

    Dunedin to Christchurch (approx. 362 km) 

    Pass through Palmerston and Oamaru in the region of North Otago. You may like to travel inland via Omarama, Twizel and Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, a spectacular turquoise-coloured glacial lake. Stop at the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo for one of New Zealand’s most 

    picturesque picnic spots (approx. 550 km to Christchurch). Enter the Canterbury Plains, the widest area of flat land in New Zealand and onto Christchurch. 


    DAY 15:

    Christchurch 

    Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s historic cities with a distinctly “English” feel to it. The city is currently reinventing itself after the 2010/11 earthquakes which destroyed much of the city. Among the city’s popular sights are RE: Start, an outdoor retail and café precinct built in fashionably presented shipping containers, the Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, a fascinating architectural structure made out of cardboard. 

    Your program ends today with returning your rental car. 


    Inclusions:

    -See both Islands. Pick up car in North Island, drop off in South.

    -Car rental includes unlimited kms, standard motor vehicle insurance, excess reduction to NIL, airport/wharf fees, GPS unit, GST included.

    -Ferry from Wellington to Nelson

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