Discover a stunning natural playground as you journey from North to South Island on this New Zealand road trip. In North Island, explore verdant valleys, hot springs, lakes, caves, and the ‘Lord of the Rings’ setting of Hobbiton. You can trek past volcanoes, and witness authentic Maori art and culture as well. In South Island, seek out adventure and excitement amid breathtaking glaciers, the Southern Alps and the Fiordland.
Would you like to explore each awe-inspiring natural wonder in-depth with exclusive private tours, helicopter hikes, and more? Our destination experts will be happy to recommend more activities and excursions and customize this itinerary to suit your preferences. Get in touch!
From volcanic peaks, lush native canopies and black sand beaches, to hip entertainment districts, contemporary art scenes and gourmet experiences, there’s something for everyone in this populous waterfront city, the largest in New Zealand!
From geothermal wonders at Kuirau Park located within the city center, to fumaroles, bubbling mud pools, and the pastel silica terraces of the Wai o Tapu valley, Rotorua is a haven for wellness enthusiasts.
Discover Wellington, a cosmopolitan harbor city brimming with art, culture, entertainment, and natural wonders. Wellington is also home to the protected Matiu/Somes Island reserve, and the Zealandia Ecosanctuary that conserves rare native flora and fauna.
Sitting on a dramatic peninsula, Kaikōura boasts a superb location between the snow capped Kaikōura mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. Get up close to whales, fur seals, and dolphins in the coastal waters, or enjoy birdwatching tours and sheep shearing shows.
Explore Mount Cook, a dramatic alpine landscape bestowed with spectacular glacier lakes, rivers, meadows, and valleys that entertain horse treks, dinghy cruises, fishing trips, 4×4 drives, and scenic flights with glacier landings.
Known as the gateway to Fiordland National Park, the picture perfect town of Te Anau is located amid spectacular glaciers, endangered birdlife, limestone cave, beech forests, and majestic mountains all within easy reach.
Make your own way to the Queenstown airport and drop off your rental car
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 4,090 /person
Option 2 From $ 5,490 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
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