North South Highlights
Adventure filled with bubbling mud pools and spurting geysers to magnificent vistas and majestic snow-capped mountains.
A perfect tour for those short of time that wish to experience a taste of what each island has to offer.
IMPORTANT: This tour is only available on a SELF DRIVE or PRIVATE TOURING basis until international borders have been re-opened worldwide.
North South Highlights Itinerary
On arrival, depending on your preferred travel choice, you will either be met and privately transferred, or self drive to your accommodation.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland
Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Journey past rolling green hills to Waitomo for a tour of an underground wonderland of caves decorated with galaxies of glowworms. Then continue along the Thermal Explorer Highway and through a green oasis lined with lush tree ferns to Rotorua, a destination you will find is like nowhere else! Overnight: Rotorua
Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends.
Today you'll visit Waimangu Geothermal Valley and experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs and beautiful geothermal features. Overnight: Rotorua
Rotorua - Queenstown (Flight Not Included)
Depart on your domestic flight to Queenstown. (Airfare is NOT included). Overnight: Queenstown
Flight Time Rotorua to Queenstown is approx. 2 hours
Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World.
Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities Queenstown has to offer. Overnight: Queenstown
Queenstown - Aoraki Mt Cook - Christchurch
Journey north through picturesque sheep farming country to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. This rugged land of ice and rock showcases 19 giant peaks including New Zealand's highest mountain. Heading east, the dramatic vast landscape gradually turns to Canterbury’s patchwork plains that signal your arrival into Christchurch.
Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Overnight: Christchurch
Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or return of your rental car.
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All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars
*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour
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Robin K Babu, New Zealand
We absolutely loved our trip around New Zealand. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly! Matt has some mobility issues to deal with so it was fantastic...
Georgia & Matt Pace, USA
We have completed our trip in the North Island of NZ and returned to Singapore last weekend. It was an enjoyable and fun itinerary planned by you .....
Joie Toh, Singapore
The guides and driver were very professional and accommodating. Many thanks for all the service!
Mr Regino, Manila
Just a quick note to let you know that all went extremely well with our New Zealand Tour. Our accommodations were excellent – breakfasts were superb!...
Kashif Mohamed, India
The trip was very well organized & we enjoyed the trip so much. Thanks!
Jui Hui Yap, Singapore
We are back in India after a truly mesmerizing and wonderful two weeks tour of New Zealand. New Zealand is a very beautiful country with natural beauty...
Lokesh Narayan, India