Arrive in the City of Sails, where your hire car will be ready and awaiting collection. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring this vibrant multicultural metropolis at your leisure.
Stay 2 nights Auckland
Day 1, Arrive Auckland
Day 2, Explore Auckland
Day 3, Auckland to Rotorua
Travel Time: 2 hrs 45 mins
Distance: 228 kms
Day 4, Explore Rotorua
Day 5, Fly from Rotorua to Christchurch
Day 6, Explore Christchurch
Day 7, Christchurch to Mt Cook
Travel Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Distance: 333 kms
Day 8, Mt Cook to Queenstown
Travel Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Distance: 264 kms
Day 9, Exlore Queenstown and Surrounds
Day 10, Explore Queenstown and Surrounds
Day 11, Depart Queenstown
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There is a choice of accommodation available on all packages, which depending on locations, includes motels, 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels, boutique lodges & hotels and luxury lodges and hotels. We are happy to quote on alternate accommodation requests.
International flights can be included from Australia for all Australian residents.
Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise ex Queenstown
From Queenstown around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Kingston, cross fertile farmlands to Fiordland with an interesting commentary on the many highlights. A break in Te Anau, through the Eglinton Valley, mountains tower above with dense beech forest in the valley, cross The Divide to the spectacular Hollyford Valley, through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Enjoy Milford Sound on this extended 2.5 hour nature cruise along the full length of the fiord on board either the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to enjoy waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and the wildlife. A nature guide provides fascinating interpretation throughout the cruise. Later return to Queenstown.
TSS Earnslaw cruise to Walter Peak Station including Farm Tour
Take a TSS Earnslaw cruise to Walter Peak High Country Farm - join a fascinating farm tour and enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea.
Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour
This half day heritage tour follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. Travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley, making this an exciting adventure the whole family will enjoy.
As your guide navigates this awe-inspiring canyon you will visit many historic sites such as the Skippers Suspension Bridge and the township of Skippers. Visit the restored school house where you will gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and histories of life in this tough environment. British Automobile Association voted Skippers Canyon Road as one of the 25 most scenic roads in the world.
On the return journey, the tour will stop at Deep Creek. Immerse yourself in the heritage of the local area by turning your hand to a spot of gold panning. Trained guides will teach you techniques to successfully pan for gold on one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world.
New Zealand’s leading international acclaimed spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua; with the option of the Lake Spa, where you enjoy lake views and tranquil bathing amongst native flora, in the four hot mineral pools of the deluxe Lake Spa.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley Walk and Boat Cruise
You can see astonishing geothermal activity in the world’s most recent Geothermal Area. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is a globally significant geothermal region and encompasses stunning Lake Rotomahana. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is set in pristine New Zealand bush and includes magnificent geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes, rare and remarkable plants. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is also a wildlife sanctuary for birds, and a protected scenic reserve. This is nature sightseeing that everybody can get pleasure from. Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Rotomahana. One of New Zealand’s most beautiful, un-spoilt, natural wilderness regions, Lake Rotomahana and adjoining land are protected from development. This stunning lake has its own separate geothermal system, with the astonishing geothermal activity that can only be seen from our boat throughout your cruise.
Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour
The Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour is a real must-do for every The Lord of the Rings fan travelling through New Zealand, but it really is an interesting and entertaining experience for all. Your tour starts from The Shires Rest Cafe with a scenic drive through a picturesque 1,250 acre working sheep farm. There are 13,000 sheep and 300 beef cattle on the Alexander family farm. You’ll enjoy the stunning views across to the beautiful Kaimai Ranges. Your experienced and knowledgeable tour guide will escort you through the ten-acre site of where the LOTR movie set used to be. Your guide will explain all about what was needed to create the Hobbiton set and tell stories about what went on during filming. He or she will also happily answer any questions you might have. The Hobbiton movie set has been returned to its natural state after filming was completed. However, hobbit holes and some structures from the film set are still in place.
On this tour you will experience all the very best that Christchurch has to offer from the comfort and convenience of our luxury coach. If you are strapped for time, you can get a well-rounded experience with this one-day tour.
These beautifully restored trams follow a 2.5 kilometre loop around central Christchurch taking in some of the most interesting sites including Cathedral Square, Aquarium of Discovery, The Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, Punting on the Avon, Victoria Square, and New Regent Street to name just a few. Using the All Day pass you can hop on and off at any of the nine stops around the inner city tram loop and experience the inner city sights and attractions at your leisure.
Punting on the Avon
Experience life the way it should be - relaxed, tranquil and thoroughly enjoyable! Sink back into the velvet cushions of your boat as the Edwardian punter gently glides you down the Avon River, through the beautiful historic inner city of Christchurch.