13 Days / 12 Nights - North to South Island Taster Itinerary 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 - Arrival Auckland - Meet & Greet with Transfer to Accommodations
Day 1 - Auckland - Boutique Bed & Breakfast with King Bed / En-suite Bathroom to include Evening Drink and Breakfast for 2 Nights / Afternoon to explore Auckland
Day 2 - Auckland - Collect your Rental Car Group G Holden Trax Automatic - Suggest a day trip to West Auckland Waitakere Rain Forest, Piha Surfing Beach and Murawai Gannet Colony
Day 3 - Auckland - Drive to Rotorua stopping at Hobbiton
Day 3 - Matamata - Hobbiton Movie and Farm Tour to include Marquee Lunch
Day 3 - Rotorua - Bed & Breakfast with King Double, En-suite to include Breakfast for 2 Nights
Day 4 - Rotorua - Visit to Waimangu Volcanic Valley / Evening Maori Cultural Show
Day 5 - Rotorua - Drive to Wellington via Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park
Day 5 - Wellington - Central 5 Star Hotel with Classic Suite with King Bed / Living Area / Kitchen and Bathroom to include Parking for 1 Night
Day 6 - Wellington - Drop Rental Car at Wellington Port
Day 6 - Wellington - Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton In Premium Lounge with Breakfast and Free WiFi via the Scenic Marlborough Sounds one of the top 6 Ferry Journeys in the World.
Day 6 - Picton - Arrival Picton and transfer to Picton Station
Day 6 - Picton - All Aboard the Coastal Pacific Scenic Train down the beautiful East Coast on the South Islands passing through Marlborough Wine Region, Coastal wonder and Kaikoura and on it to Christchurch
Day 6 - Christchurch - Meet & Greet by Our Company Representative and Transfer to your accommodation
Day 6 - Christchurch - Boutique Bed & Breakfast with King Room, En-suite and Sitting Area to include Evening Drink and Breakfast for 1 Night
Day 7 - Christchurch - Transfer to Car Rental City Office to Collect your Rental Car Group G Holden Trax Automatic - Drive to Lake Tekapo
Day 7 - Lake Tekapo - Self Contained Lake View Accommodation with King Double / Living Room / Kitchen and Bathroom for 2 Nights
Day 8 - Lake Tekapo - Day trip to Mt Cook for stunning Walks under the gaze of Mt Cook as well as Sir Edmund Hillary Center / Return to Lake Tekapo
Day 9 - Lake Tekapo - Drive to Queenstown via the scenic Lindus Pass, Cromwell and Otago Winer Region
Day 9 - Queenstown - Boutique Bed & Breakfast for 2 Nights with King Room and En-suite to include Evening Drink and Breakfast
Day 10 - Queenstown - Morning to explore Queenstown with a Lunchtime Cruise on Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station with Farm Show and a Gourmet BBQ served with views over the lake, After return by Cruise to Queenstown.
Day 11 - Queenstown - Drive to Te Anau in the Fiordland National Park.
Day 11 - Te Anua - Boutique Bed & Breakfast for 2 Nights with King Double Room to include En-suite, Evening Drink and Breakfast
Day 12 - Te Anau - Drive New Zealand's Most Scenic Road between Te Anau and Milford Sound 2 Hours each way with Discover more cruise on Milford Sound to include Picnic Lunch and Discovery Center. On route back to Te Anau you will have time to explore the main short walks to scenic vistas.
Day 13 - Te Anau - Drive to Queenstown Airport where you will drop your Rental Car at Queenstown Car Rental
Day 13 - Queenstown - If your international flight departs from either Christchurch or Auckland Airports we can assist you with flights, however, these are not included in this Quote and are purchased on a Price and Availability basis and this can be confirmed to you once we have your travel dates.