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Travel from New Zealand’s adventure capital to her largest city on this exciting 11 day deluxe tour, covering the highlights of the country.

Queenstown offers thrills, luxury and incredible scenery. Its gorgeous lakeside setting amidst sharp peaks attracts visitors from around the world. Consider a scenic flight to Milford Sound, before heading north toward Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, where you’ll find the delightful Church of the Good Shepherd.

Christchurch offers English charm, before you continue to the whale watching mecca of Kaikoura. Take the ferry through the Marlborough Sounds, keeping an eye out for dolphins on the way to New Zealand’s funky capital city of Wellington.

Further north, the Tongariro Crossing is one of the world’s great day hikes, or alternatively enjoy the scenery from the road, with some lovely short walks to help absorb the best of it.

Mud boils and geysers gush in Rotorua, where you’ll be able to discover Maori culture or enjoy luxurious spa treatment. Continue to Auckland, where the trip to the summit of the volcanic Mt Eden affords exceptional city and harbour views.

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Optional Tour Extensions

By default, this tour is 11 days in length. It can be done in reverse, or customised however you wish. Here are some ideas:

  • +2 nights if you wish to drive to and from Milford Sound from Queenstown (you can alternatively visit by a fly-cruise-fly tour).
  • Remove 1 night in Kaikoura if you wish to travel from Christchurch to Wellington on the Coastal Pacific train.
  • +1 night is recommended in Wellington, giving you time to explore attractive NZ’s capital city.
  • An alternative to going via Tongariro, is to go via Napier, New Zealand’s capital of art deco architecture.
  • +1 night in Tongariro if you wish to do the Tongariro Crossing.
  • You may like to +1 night in Waitomo or Hamilton, for more time at the Waitomo Caves and/or Hamilton Gardens.

What's Included?

General Inclusions

  • Private transfers to/from airport on arrival and departure day.
  • Driver-guide & vehicle on all days but arrival and departure day (this can be added for an additional cost on request).
  • All Breakfasts.
  • Route guide for your trip.
  • Optional free local sim card.
  • Full phone support and assistance.
  • Interislander Ferry

Overnight Stops

  • 1 night in Queenstown
  • 1 night in Omarama
  • 1 night in Lake Tekapo
  • 1 night in Christchurch
  • 1 night in Kaikoura
  • 1 night in Wellington
  • 1 night in Tongariro
  • 1 night in Taupo
  • 1 night in Rotorua
  • 1 night in Auckland