15 Days / 14 Nights - North to South Most Popular Sights Tour for 2 Adults to include GPS Sat Navigation preloaded with your route.
We can amend or add additional days, change accommodations to better suit your requirements or budget, this itinerary is a suggested itinerary for Self Drive Hire allowing you to experience the North Island followed by the South Island or can be done vice versa
Day 1 - Auckland - Arrive Auckland INT Airport - Meet & Greet hand our Welcome Pack with Transfer to your Accommodation for 2 Nights
Day 1 - Auckland - Central Apartment Hotel for 1 Night with 1 Bedroom Apartment, Living Room, Kitchen-Dining, Bathroom to include Breakfast
Day 2 - Auckland - Rental Car Delivery at 10.00am to your Hotel - Holden Trax Auto
Day 2 - Auckland - Drive to the Paihia
Day 2 - Paihia - Deluxe Motel for 2 Night with Self Contained Oceanview Apartment with King Double Room with Lounge/Dining/Kitchen and Bathroom plus Balcony Terrace.
Day 3 - Paihia - Full day Cruise to Hole in the Rock plus cruising Bay of Islands with an island stop - on route back the Cruise stops at Russel (New Zealand's Original Capital) we recommend our guests get off to explore Russel and visit Sallys famous Pie Restaurant for dinner, then pay the small fee for the regular ferry that will take you back to Paihia.
Day 4 - Paihia - Drive to Kerikeri Airport where you will drop your Car Rental and fly to Christchurch - (Internal Flights are not included in this Itinerary, however, can be added once we have dates on a quote by cost and availability)
Day 4 - Christchurch - Collect your South Island Car Rental for the short drive to your Accommodation.
Day 4 - Christchurch - Boutique Bed & Breakfast for 1 Night with King Double Room with En-suite to include Evening Drink and Breakfast
Day 5 - Christchurch - Drive to Lake Tekapo passing through the flatlands of Canterbury and through the small towns of Geraldine and Fairley
Day 5 - Lake Tekapo - Self Contained Accommodation for 2 Nights with King Double, Living/Dining/Kitchen and Bathroom - The perfect place to view the Lake by Day and the Stars by Night
Day 6 - Lake Tekapo - Day to visit Aoraki Mount Cook to enjoy the scenic walks, with an afternoon visit to Sir Edmund Hillary Center
Day 7 - Lake Tekapo - Drive to Queenstown via the scenic Lindus Pass, Cromwell and Otago Winery Region
Day 7 - Queenstown - Boutique Bed & Breakfast for 2 Nights with Queen Mt Cardona and Garden view, En-suite with Guest Lounge to include Evening Drink and Breakfast
Day 8 - Queenstown - Morning at leisure to explore Queenstown / Midday Cruise on Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station with Farm show and Gourmet BBQ Lunch overlooking the Lake, Cruise back to Queenstown later afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Day 9 - Queenstown - Drive to Te Anua - Fiordland National Park passing along the banks of Lake Wakatipu.
Day 9 - Te Anau - Boutique Bed & Breakfast for 2 Nights with Queen Lakeview Room, En-suite with Guest Lounge to include Evening Drink and Breakfast
Day 10 - Te Anua - This morning after breakfast you will drive New Zealand's most scenic road from Te Anua to Milford Sound, on the route you will stop at the morning reflection pools, then make your way to Milford Sound for your Lunch Time Cruise to include Picnic Lunch and visit the Discovery Centre. On route back you have plenty of time to explore the many scenic short to medium walks to scenic vistas
Day 11 - Te Anau - This morning after breakfast you will drive to Queenstown Airport where you will drop your Car Rental and Check-in for your flight to Rotorua. (Internal Flights are not included in this Itinerary, however, can be added once we have dates on a quote by cost and availability)
Day 11 - Rotorua - On arrival at Rotorua Airport you will collect your Rental Car for the short drive to your Accommodation.
Day 11 - Rotorua - Bed & Breakfast for 2 Nights with Double Room and En-suite, there are Guest Lounges and includes Evening Drink and Breakfast
Day 12 - Rotorua - Full-Day Private Guided Maori Elder - on Tour to include Cruise on Lake Tarawera and understanding of the Maori Village and the devastating Volcano. You will visit the Buried Village to include Lunch, Visit the Giant Redwood Whakawerewera Forest and the Living Village where you will see a Maori Cultural Show and visit the Marae.
Day 13 -Rotorua - Drive to Waitomo 1 Hour 50 Minutes + Stops
Day 13 - Waitomo - Black Water Rafting Tour at 1.00pm / After driving to Whitianga in the Coromandel Peninsula taking 3 Hours 20 Minutes + Stops
Day 13 - Whitianga - Boutique Bed & Breakfast for 2 Nights with King Double Oceanview Room with Living Area, En-suite and Walk-in Wardrobe to include Evening Drink and Breakfast
Day 14 - Whitianga - Day to explore Native Bush / Giant Kauri Trees / Beaches and Bays / Coastal Walks / Cathedral Cove / Winery Lunch (not included) Hot Water Beach / Shakespeare Reserve
Day 15 - Whitianga - Drive to Auckland Airport via the scenic Coastal Pacific Highway to Coromandel Town and down the west coast - Journey time will be around 3 Hours 30 Minutes + Stops, depending on your flight time you can do the Quicker route of 2 Hours 45 Minutes, You will drop your Car Rental at Auckland International Airport