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14 Day All About New Zealand - Auckland-Christchurch from $2355*restrictions apply

New Zealand Self Drive Holiday



Vacations, New Zealand, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Christchurch, Other New Zealand Regions, Queenstown, Rotorua


Holiday Package Includes:

  • Meet and greet, transfer on arrival
  • 13 days Hertz car rental with unlimited miles
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Waitomo Caves tour
  • Rotorua sightseeing and Maori concert and Hangi (feast)
  • TranzAlpine Train Christchurch/Greymouth
  • Doubtful Sound cruise
  • 1 dinner (D)




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DAY 1: ARRIVE AUCKLAND

On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Take a tour to Waiheke Island or browse the shops and have lunch in the Viaduct Basin area (own expense). Overnight: Auckland, Mercure Auckland (standard), CityLife Auckland (superior) or Cotter House (boutique)

DAY 2: AUCKLAND—BAY OF ISLANDS (144 miles/3 hrs)

Pick up your rental car from the city depot and drive north over the Auckland Harbor Bridge to Whangarei. Stop to see the Whangarei Falls then on to the seaside town of Paihia. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Bay of Islands, Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Gardenview Room (standard), Waterview Room (superior) or Ounuwhao Harding House (B&B) for 2 nights

DAY 3: BAY OF ISLANDS AT LEISURE

Today is at leisure to explore this amazing region.

DAY 4: PAIHIA—AUCKLAND (225 miles/4 1/2 hrs)

Return to Auckland via Hokianga Harbor. Travel south through the Waipoua forest, stopping at the Dargaville Maritime Museum before heading to Matakohe. Another popular stop in this area is The Kauri Museum. Continue via Waiwera back to Auckland. Overnight: Auckland, Mercure Auckland (standard), CityLife Auckland (superior) or Cotter House (boutique)

DAY 5: AUCKLAND—WAITOMO—ROTORUA (229 miles/4 1/2 hrs)

Depart Auckland and travel south through the rich farmland area of Waikato and the city of Hamilton to the Waitomo Caves. Travel by boat through caves lit by thousands of tiny Glow Worms. From here, continue your journey to Rotorua. Overnight: Rotorua, Novotel Lakeside (standard), Millennium Rotorua (superior) or The Springs (B&B) for 2 nights

DAY 6: ROTORUA ATTRACTIONS PASS

Take in the amazing sites of Rotorua with a full day of sightseeing by self drive. Includes entrance to Te Puia Thermal Reserve, the Agrodome sheep show, Rainbow Springs, Skyline Gondola and the Polynesian Spa. Tonight, enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and concert. (D)

DAY 7: ROTORUA—CHRISTCHURCH

This morning drop off your rental car at Rotorua airport, and fly to Christchurch (flight not included). On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Christchurch, Copthorne Hotel Durham Street (standard), The George Hotel (superior) or The Charlotte Jane (B&B)

DAY 8: CHRISTCHURCH—GREYMOUTH— FOX GLACIER (126 miles/2 1/2 hrs)

You will be transferred to Christchurch railway station where you will board the TranzAlpine train to Greymouth. On arrival, pick up your rental car from the railway station and drive through Hokitika to Fox Glacier. Overnight: Fox Glacier, Heartland Hotel Glacier Country (standard) or Te Weheka Inn (superior and B&B)

DAY 9: FOX GLACIER—QUEENSTOWN (236 miles/5 hrs)

Depart Fox Glacier and travel through the remote township of Haast, Hawea and Lake Wanaka, via Cromwell to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown, Copthorne Lakefront (standard) Heritage Hotel Queenstown (superior) or Queenstown House (B&B) for 2 nights

DAY 10: QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

Today is free to enjoy the many activities available in Queenstown. Take a cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu. A gondola ride to Bob’s Peak offers majestic views over Queenstown, the surrounding mountains and Lake Wakatipu (activities own expense).

DAY 11: QUEENSTOWN—TE ANAU (125 miles/3 hrs)

Depart Queenstown, skirting Lake Wakatipu, Kingston and Lumsden to Te Anau. Continue to Manapouri to board your tour to beautiful Doubtful Sound before your return to Te Anau. Overnight: Te Anau, Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau (standard), Te Anau Hotel & Villas (superior) or Fiordland Lodge (B&B)

DAY 12: TE ANAU—DUNEDIN (181 miles/4 hrs)

Drive via Lumsden through Gore and Balclutha into Dunedin. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take a guided tour of Larnarch Castle or a rail trip through the Taieri Gorge (own expense). Overnight: Dunedin, Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin (standard), Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (superior) or Elgin House (B&B)

DAY 13: DUNEDIN—CHRISTCHURCH (225 miles/5 hrs)

Depart Dunedin via Oamaru and Timaru through to Christchurch. Overnight: Christchurch, Copthorne Hotel Durham Street (standard), The George Hotel (superior) or The Charlotte Jane (B&B)

DAY 14: DEPART CHRISTCHURCH

Return your rental car at Christchurch airport and board your onward flight (flight own expense).





* Price is in USD. See Pricing & Booking tab for more information and Canadian pricing, if applicable.

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Whether you're sightseeing in New Zealand or have business in Australia, save valuable travel time by purchasing foreign currency before you go.
Global Cell Phones and SIM Cards
Avoid high roaming charges - buy a Wireless Traveler Global Cell Phone. With no contracts or monthly fees, stay in touch at low rates in over 200 countries. Travel Smart and order now to save on shipping. * Price is in USD. See Pricing & Booking tab for more information and Canadian pricing, if applicable.


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14 Day All About New Zealand 
(USD)
Prices From
(CAD)
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Standard
$2355*
$2235*
Superior
$2619*
$2485*
Boutique
$3845*
$3649*


*Terms and Conditions: Flights are not included. Prices are ‘from’ per person, based on double occupancy and travel in low season. Additional minimum stay requirements and surcharges may apply over weekends, special events and holiday periods. Not combinable with any other special offer or vacation package. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at the time of posting (7 June 2012); airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. All accommodation listed in this itinerary is subject to availability at time of booking. Alternatives will be offered if necessary. Minimum driver’s age is 21 years. Vehicle types given are subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-50


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Whether you're sightseeing in New Zealand or have business in Australia, save valuable travel time by purchasing foreign currency before you go.
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Prices are in US and Canadian dollars