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Explore the diverse landscapes and highlights of both the North and South Islands on this New Zealand vacation. From the geothermal waters of Rotorua to the Fiordlands in the South, a melting pot of cultures in cosmopolitan cities, Maori heritage, abundant wildlife and sweeping coastline – experience it all!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2AucklandVolcanic Peaks & Black Sand Beaches, Maori Culture, Food & WineAuckland City Hotel, Heritage Auckland
2 - 4RotoruaWellness & Relaxation, Adventure Sports, Te Wairoa VillageRobertson House (B & B), Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
4 - 6ChristchurchEnglish Heritage, Maori Art & Culture, Southern AlpsThe Quality Hotel Elms, The Classic Villa
6 - 8DunedinUnique Landscapes, Otago Peninsula Wildlife Reserve, Culture & ArchitectureKingsgate Hotel Dunedin, Distinction Dunedin
8 - 10Te AnauLake Te Ana, Gateway to Fiordland National Park, Adventure & OutdoorsDistinction Hotel and Villas Lake Te Anau, Dunluce Bed & Breakfast
10 - 13QueenstownDramatic Landscapes, Adventure Sports, Milford Sound FjordKinross Cottages, Novotel Lakeside

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  • Adventure
  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Private transfer from Auckland Airport to Hotel

Auckland

1 Day

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!

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 2 - 4

Today you drive from Auckland to Rotorua (230 km, 3 hrs)

Rotorua

2 Days

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.

Hotel Options
RoomBlue Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 6

Today you will drive to airport and drop your rental car

Christchurch

2 Days

Christchurch is a vibrant city with a rich English heritage nestled on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, bordered by the Waimakariri River and the Pegasus Bay.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 6 - 8

Today you drive from Christchurch to Dunedin (370 km, 5 hrs)

Dunedin

2 Days

Dunedin, also known as the ‘Edinburgh of New Zealand’, is a charming city in Otago Harbor on the idyllic South Island.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomOne Bedroom Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 8 - 10

Today you drive from Dunedin to Te Anau (290 km, 4 hrs)

Te Anau

2 Days

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.

Hotel Options
RoomLake View Hotel Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomDeluxe Kepler Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
Day 10 - 13

Today you drive from Te Anau to Queenstown (180 km, 3 hrs)

Drive to airport and drop off your rental car

Queenstown

3 Days

Queenstown is where adventure seekers head out to for a shot of adrenalin! The region’s dramatic landscape is wrapped around the scenic lakes, velvety mountains and valleys of the Southern Alps.

Hotel Options
Kinross Cottages – Opt 1
RoomStudio Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Novotel Lakeside – Opt 2
RoomLakeside Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,390 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 2,990 /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.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 13 days / 12 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes
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New Zealand: Highlights of the North and South Islands

13 days $ 2,390 / person

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