Overview

Featuring some of the country’s most breathtaking locations, this 15 Day Explore New Zealand Self Drive Tour takes you from Christchurch to Auckland. Visit Mt Cook for spectacular alpine views, the magnificent resort town of Queenstown, and get on board a cruise on the serene Doubtful Sound. You will also visit South Island’s West Coast, home to the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and the “Pancake Rocks” in Punakaiki. You will spend a couple of nights in Nelson, the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park.

Get on board the Interislander Ferry from Picton to the nation’s capital, Wellington. Drive north to Rotorua, home to an abundance of geothermal sites. You will also experience a traditional Maori feast and watch a cultural performance. Before you end your journey in Auckland, you will join a guided tour of the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata.

Christchurch - Omarama - Queenstown - Doubtful Sound - Franz Josef - Punakaiki - Nelson - Interislander Ferry - Wellington - Rotorua - Pauanui - Auckland

Map of 15 Day Explore New Zealand Self Drive Tour
View itinerary for day 1
View itinerary for day 2
View itinerary for day 3
View itinerary for day 4
View itinerary for day 5
View itinerary for day 6
View itinerary for day 7
View itinerary for day 8
View itinerary for day 9
View itinerary for day 10
View itinerary for day 11
View itinerary for day 12
View itinerary for day 13
View itinerary for day 14
View itinerary for day 15
Arrive Christchurch
Christchurch to Mt Cook to Omarama
Omarama to Queenstown
Explore Queenstown
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef to Punakaiki
Punakaiki to Nelson
Abel Tasman National Park
Interislander Ferry to Wellington
Wellington to Rotorua
Explore Rotorua
Rotorua to Pauanui
Pauanui to Auckland
Depart Auckland

Day 1

Arrive Christchurch

Day 2

Christchurch to Mt Cook to Omarama

Travel Time: 5 hrs 20 mins

Distance: 428 kms

Day 3

Omarama to Queenstown

Travel Time: 2 hrs 15 mins

Distance: 171 kms

Day 4

Explore Queenstown

Day 5

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Day 6

Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier

Travel Time: 4 hrs 40 mins

Distance: 350 kms

Day 7

Franz Josef to Punakaiki

Travel Time: 2 hrs 50 mins

Distance: 217 kms

Day 8

Punakaiki to Nelson

Travel Time: 3 hrs 40 mins

Distance: 265 kms

Day 9

Abel Tasman National Park

Day 10

Interislander Ferry to Wellington

Travel Time: 1 hr 50 mins

Distance: 108 kms

Day 11

Wellington to Rotorua

Travel Time: 5 hrs 40 mins

Distance: 452 kms

Day 12

Explore Rotorua

Day 13

Rotorua to Pauanui

Travel Time: 2 hrs 35 mins

Distance: 190 kms

Day 14

Pauanui to Auckland

Travel Time: 2 hrs

Distance: 151 kms

Day 15

Depart Auckland

Collect your rental car at the Airport on arrival into Christchurch, the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island and Canterbury region. Once settled into your accommodation, enjoy some time to explore this elegant garden city.

Stay 1 night Christchurch

Begin your journey south as you cross the Canterbury Plains into the MacKenzie Country. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial at Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site covering over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery before travelling on to Omarama.

Stay 1 night Omarama

Today you will head over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell before continuing on to Arrowtown, set beneath the rugged Crown Range. This historic village located beside the Arrow River, was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Later this
afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Tonight, ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak for a buffet dinner where the views are unsurpassed.

Stay 3 nights Queenstown

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities. You will be spoilt for choice. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jetboat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries. Tonight, try one of the award-winning restaurants in town.

After an early breakfast, skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau. A short drive brings you to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and to view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. In Doubtful Sound, you will board the spacious purpose built catamaran ‘Patea Explorer’, for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. They will answer questions, point out landmarks and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck by its silence ... a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away.

eave Queenstown early this morning and take some time to stop at Lake Wanaka, before heading north. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Stay 1 night Franz Josef

Before your departure this morning, take the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region. At Hokitika, stop to visit one of the many Pounamu (jade) factories. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. Continue on to Punakaiki where you can marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes that are the Pancake Rocks and Blowhole.

Stay 1 night Punakaiki

Skirt the west coastline before heading inland to Murchison. Travel north through the Nelson Lakes region before arriving at Nelson, a city of charm based on a harbour that is the busiest fishing port in New Zealand. This afternoon, visit the World of Wearable Art and Classic Car Museum.

Stay 2 nights Nelson

Take the coach from Nelson to Kaiteriteri to board the 9.30am Vista Cruise departure. Cruise the length of the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline to Totaranui, viewing the fascinating Seal Colony at Tonga Island Marine Reserve along the way. You will return to the golden expanse of Anchorage Beach to walk 3hrs 30mins (11.5kms, 7 miles) along the easiest section of the coast track, with spectacular views over Tasman Bay. The track winds through sunny Kanuka forest with hidden fern grottos and crystal mountain streams. At Marahau you will rejoin your coach at 4.00pm or 5.30pm for the trip back to Nelson.

A short drive brings you to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Board the Interislander ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. Once you have checked in to your hotel, enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand is highly recommended.

Stay 1 night Wellington

Leaving the city behind, travel through rolling farmland as you enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

Stay 2 nights Rotorua

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to enjoy the great range of leisure activities and wildlife parks before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, you will join a Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Following your tour continue on to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for your overnight stay.

Take time to explore the Coromandel Peninsula this morning, renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches. Travel onwards to your final destination of Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. Enjoy a trip to the summit of the magnificent Sky Tower this afternoon, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views.

Stay 1 night Auckland

Enjoy some last minute sightseeing with unlimited opportunities to enjoy the last of your New Zealand trip!

No matter what your style, this vibrant city will have you finishing your holiday on a wonderful high before heading home to share your travel stories of New Zealand.

Day 1, Arrive Christchurch

Arrive Christchurch

Collect your rental car at the Airport on arrival into Christchurch, the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island and Canterbury region. Once settled into your accommodation, enjoy some time to explore this elegant garden city.

Stay 1 night Christchurch

Day 2, Christchurch to Mt Cook to Omarama

Christchurch to Mt Cook to Omarama

Travel Time: 5 hrs 20 mins

Distance: 428 kms

Begin your journey south as you cross the Canterbury Plains into the MacKenzie Country. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial at Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site covering over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery before travelling on to Omarama.

Stay 1 night Omarama

Day 3, Omarama to Queenstown

Omarama to Queenstown

Travel Time: 2 hrs 15 mins

Distance: 171 kms

Today you will head over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell before continuing on to Arrowtown, set beneath the rugged Crown Range. This historic village located beside the Arrow River, was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Later this
afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Tonight, ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak for a buffet dinner where the views are unsurpassed.

Stay 3 nights Queenstown

Day 4, Explore Queenstown

Explore Queenstown

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities. You will be spoilt for choice. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jetboat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries. Tonight, try one of the award-winning restaurants in town.

Day 5, Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

After an early breakfast, skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau. A short drive brings you to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and to view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. In Doubtful Sound, you will board the spacious purpose built catamaran ‘Patea Explorer’, for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. They will answer questions, point out landmarks and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck by its silence ... a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away.

Day 6, Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier

Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier

Travel Time: 4 hrs 40 mins

Distance: 350 kms

eave Queenstown early this morning and take some time to stop at Lake Wanaka, before heading north. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Stay 1 night Franz Josef

Day 7, Franz Josef to Punakaiki

Franz Josef to Punakaiki

Travel Time: 2 hrs 50 mins

Distance: 217 kms

Before your departure this morning, take the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region. At Hokitika, stop to visit one of the many Pounamu (jade) factories. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. Continue on to Punakaiki where you can marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes that are the Pancake Rocks and Blowhole.

Stay 1 night Punakaiki

Day 8, Punakaiki to Nelson

Punakaiki to Nelson

Travel Time: 3 hrs 40 mins

Distance: 265 kms

Skirt the west coastline before heading inland to Murchison. Travel north through the Nelson Lakes region before arriving at Nelson, a city of charm based on a harbour that is the busiest fishing port in New Zealand. This afternoon, visit the World of Wearable Art and Classic Car Museum.

Stay 2 nights Nelson

Day 9, Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park

Take the coach from Nelson to Kaiteriteri to board the 9.30am Vista Cruise departure. Cruise the length of the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline to Totaranui, viewing the fascinating Seal Colony at Tonga Island Marine Reserve along the way. You will return to the golden expanse of Anchorage Beach to walk 3hrs 30mins (11.5kms, 7 miles) along the easiest section of the coast track, with spectacular views over Tasman Bay. The track winds through sunny Kanuka forest with hidden fern grottos and crystal mountain streams. At Marahau you will rejoin your coach at 4.00pm or 5.30pm for the trip back to Nelson.

Day 10, Interislander Ferry to Wellington

Interislander Ferry to Wellington

Travel Time: 1 hr 50 mins

Distance: 108 kms

A short drive brings you to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Board the Interislander ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. Once you have checked in to your hotel, enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand is highly recommended.

Stay 1 night Wellington

Day 11, Wellington to Rotorua

Wellington to Rotorua

Travel Time: 5 hrs 40 mins

Distance: 452 kms

Leaving the city behind, travel through rolling farmland as you enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

Stay 2 nights Rotorua

Day 12, Explore Rotorua

Explore Rotorua

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to enjoy the great range of leisure activities and wildlife parks before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Day 13, Rotorua to Pauanui

Rotorua to Pauanui

Travel Time: 2 hrs 35 mins

Distance: 190 kms

Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, you will join a Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Following your tour continue on to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for your overnight stay.

Day 14, Pauanui to Auckland

Pauanui to Auckland

Travel Time: 2 hrs

Distance: 151 kms

Take time to explore the Coromandel Peninsula this morning, renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches. Travel onwards to your final destination of Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. Enjoy a trip to the summit of the magnificent Sky Tower this afternoon, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views.

Stay 1 night Auckland

Day 15, Depart Auckland

Depart Auckland

Enjoy some last minute sightseeing with unlimited opportunities to enjoy the last of your New Zealand trip!

No matter what your style, this vibrant city will have you finishing your holiday on a wonderful high before heading home to share your travel stories of New Zealand.

Additional Information

Pricing

Cost per Person

May to September 2019

 Twin/Double
Standard Accommodation from AU$5,317* per person

 * PLEASE NOTE

Prices are estimates only, and are subject to availability and exchange rates when booking, seasonal or holiday price surcharges (such as Christmas/New Year and Easter); as well as special events that may be on. Please forward a request and we will be happy to forward a quote.

Car Rental

  • Car hire excess fees of up to NZ$3500 + GST applies. This will be imprinted on a credit card upon collecting the vehicle. Excess reduction options are available at an additional cost per day. 
  • Airport/Ferry pick up fee applies in some locations. This must be paid direct in New Zealand. 
  • Car parking fees may apply in some locations.

Payment

  • Deposit: $200 per person at time of booking
  • Full Payment: 60 Days before travel
  • Airfares (if applicable): Paid in full no more than 6 days after booking

Cancellation Charges

  • Cancellation Fees up to 100% can apply after booking. Extra deposits or full payment may be requested to cover these charges prior to booking.
Currency Converter

Includes

Includes:

14 nights accommodation

  • 1 night Christchurch
  • 1 night Omarama
  • 3 nights Queenstown
  • 1 night Franz Josef
  • 1 night Punakaiki
  • 2 nights Nelson
  • 1 night Wellington
  • 2 nights Rotorua
  • 1 night Pauanui
  • 1 night Auckland

15 days car rental (excess applies)

Private airport transfers

Interislander Ferry Crossing

Skyline Gondola and Dinner, Queenstown

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

World of Wearable Arts Museum, Nelson

Cruise the famous Abel Tasman National Park

Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience

Agrodome Farm Show

Te Puia Thermal Reserve

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Auckland Sky Tower

Options

Travel Insurance

If you are going overseas, then travel insurance is a necessity. Compare rates and polices online and get a free travel insurance quote.

Accommodation

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.

Airfares

International flights can be included from Australia for all Australian residents.

Optional Extras

Explore Queenstown

Shotover Canyon River Jet Boat Adventure

Riding the iconic ‘Big Red’ Jet Boat through the narrow Shotover Canyon is an exhilarating experience not to be missed. Your skilled jet boat driver pushes the boat to 85 kph, skimming across shallow water and past towering canyon walls. This 25 minute white water ride includes 360 degree spins and maximum thrills.

TSS Earnslaw cruise to Walter Peak with gourmet BBQ dinner and a farm tour

Go back in time on this return trip to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw steamship. On disembarking, you’ll be escorted through the beautiful lakeside gardens to the charming Colonel's Homestead. Here you’ll enjoy a Gourmet BBQ dinner which your chef will prepare in front of you. The seasonal menu includes an expansive array of local produce, including succulent meats cooked on the outdoor rotisserie and a selection of delicious vegetables and salads.

Finish your meal with an irresistible dessert, New Zealand cheeses and freshly brewed tea & coffee. After dinner, an entertaining and informative demonstration gives you a glimpse of life in the high country. On your cruise home, enjoy the camaraderie of a singalong with the ship’s pianist or breathe in the fresh night air as you watch the lights of Queenstown draw nearer.

Explore Franz Josef

Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Take a spectacular scenic flight over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. Land at the head of one and view the incredible sight of this frozen river as it winds its way through ancient carved valleys.

Glacier Hot Pools

Leave your day to day worries behind and submerge yourself in the deliciously warm water of the Glacier Hot Pools. Conveniently located in the heart of Franz Josef township, the pools which are fed by local glacier water are a haven of natural tranquility nestled amongst lush rainforests. The temperature of the main pools and secluded private pools range from 36 to 40 degrees and can be enjoyed all year round from 12 noon to 10pm (Last entry 9.00pm)

Highlights

Christchurch - Omarama - Queenstown Doubtful Sound - Franz Josef - Punakaiki - Nelson - Interislander Ferry - Wellington - Rotorua - Pauanui - Auckland

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises

Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins with a cruise across the crystal-clear waters of Lake Manapouri. On reaching Deep Cove you will board our spacious catamaran for a three-hour cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound. Keep a lookout for wildlife especially fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and at times rare penguins. 

Skyline Gondola and Dinner, Queenstown

An essential inclusion on your Queenstown schedule. Travel by gondola to Bob’s Peak high above the township and lake where the unsurpassed views are matched only by a range of activity options that may require a day rather than an hour or two. The views stretch from Coronet Peak to the left, over the town and Remarkable Mountains, along Lake Wakatipu’s southern arm toward Kingston and to your right, across the lake, Cecil and Walter Peaks and the Earnslaw plying its waters as well. Taste of “New Zealand Buffet Dinner”. This is a legendary meal which includes soup selections, a range of hot entrees; from the carvery, four roasts with complementary sauces; a selection of mouth-watering seafood’s, a salad bar and to follow, tempting desserts, New Zealand cheeseboard and tea/coffee.

World of Wearable Art & Car Collection

Consisting of two unique galleries as well as a retail shop, café and painting gallery. The World of Wearable Art gallery in Nelson showcases garments from the historic World of Wearable Art garment collection. Lighting, sound, movement and theatre combine to create a truly unique gallery experience. The Collectable Car gallery features an array of beautifully restored Classic Cars and is a nostalgic trip down memory lane and includes vehicles from the late 19th Century right through to the present day.

Abel Tasman National Park

Cruise the length of the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline to Totaranui, viewing the fascinating Seal Colony at Tonga Island Marine Reserve along the way. You will return to the golden expanse of Anchorage Beach to walk 3hrs 30mins (11.5kms, 7 miles) along the easiest section of the coast track, with spectacular views over Tasman Bay. The track winds through sunny Kanuka forest with hidden fern grottos and crystal mountain streams. 

Interislander Ferry

The 92 km journey between Picton and Wellington takes around 3 hours and has been described as 'one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world'. Around one hour of the cruise takes you through the Marlborough Sounds. This region of bush covered mountains, small islands, crystal clear waters and secluded bays is a true photographic opportunity. From the Cook Strait spectacular views of the Kaikoura Ranges on the South Island can be enjoyed and dolphins and many sea birds are often seen. After crossing the strait you approach Wellington Harbour and pass many interesting points such as Pencarrow Head on top of which is New Zealand's oldest lighthouse (1859). Red Rocks is home to a seal colony and Oterangi Bay is the site which recorded the countries highest ever wind speed of 268 kph (167 mph).

Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience

Step back in time and learn about The Chronicles of Uitara tale, pre European time in New Zealand. Your night starts by approaching the Maori forest village where you are met by Maori warriors before being welcomed in to the village. The tribe will share ancient ceremonies of Welcome and Farewell as you watch in amazement as they re-enactment their story. Based on a true story, with real characters and actual events you will finish your night with a delicious Hangi feast. (Includes transport from your hotel).

Agrodome Farm Show

A fun-packed hour of entertainment and education for the whole family. Be introduced to 19 breeds of sheep, witness a live sheep shearing demonstration & a fun sheep auction. The farm dogs will amaze you as they demonstrate their ability to respond to commands and keep the sheep & ducks in line!

Te Puia Thermal Reserve

New Zealand's Maori Arts and Crafts Institute Te Puia is located in the beautiful Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. See silica terraces and bubbling mud pools, view the world famous Pohutu Geyser erupting from the ground up to 30 metres high, and view exhibitions, demonstrations by qualified artists in their respective fields of weaving and carving.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

On beautiful private farmland, you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit film trilogies in a fascinating guided tour. See Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn and other structures & gardens built for the films.

Auckland Sky Tower

The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere at 328 metres affords superb views of Auckland City, its two harbours and the volcanic cone of Rangitoto Island. Enjoy a high altitude lunch or snack or if its adventure you're after try a Sky Jump or Sky Walk around New Zealand's Iconic Tower.

Book now, pay later No credit card required

15 Day Explore New Zealand Self Drive Tour

Fields marked with * are required

If you see this field, please leave it blank and invest in CSS support.

Your Details

(e.g +44 208 123456)

Additional Extras

Accommodation & Transport

Flights

Other Passengers

Please list the full name(s) of each passenger travelling with you.

General Information

Please specify if you wish to include any tour options or extra days & if you have any special requirements. e.g dietary, physical, medical; and (if available) advise arrival and departure flight details in New Zealand.