Auckland to Queenstown Self Drive Holiday
Depart Auckland the “City of Sails” to Queenstown the “Adventure Capital” of New Zealand on an Auckland to Queenstown self drive holiday. Explore the subterranean delights of Waitomo Glowworm Caves, the maori culture and geothermal attractions of Rotorua, before driving past Tongariro National Park, popular for hiking and skiing, to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Explore the café scene, wander through Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum, or take a wine tour to Martinborough and Wairarapa.
After crossing over on the Interislander ferry to Picton and Blenheim the Marlborough food and wine region. Take a bike ride through the vines, or explore the Queen Charlotte track on a day walk, or multi day walk. Follow the Pacific coast to Kaikoura and the “Garden City” of Christchurch. Follow the Southern Alps past Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook to Queenstown. For those with more time, head across to the “Scottish City” of Dunedin and the wildlife attractions of the Otago Peninsula. Stop at Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound; before taking the short drive to Queenstown.
These self drive packages are popular with avid Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie fans. The route takes you past well known sites such as Hobbiton, Mount Doom, the Weta Caves, Edoras, Gladden Fields, Isengard and the Misty Mountains plus many more. All these packages can be amended to include some of the best Lord of the Rings tours on your holiday.
Our Auckland to Queenstown self-drive itineraries are fully flexible, so they can be amended or combined with other itineraries. All one way itineraries can also be done in reverse. So if you have any changes or special requests, just put a note in the booking/enquiry form.
International flights can be included from Australia for all Australian residents.