Luxury self-drive tour of New Zealand

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private Tour
  • age requirement 1+ years old
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
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  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Queenstown , New Zealand
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the Kaimanawa Ranges with a Maori guide
  • Take a helicopter ride over Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and Tasman Glacier
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride on the TranzAlpine Express
  • Indulge in exquisite wine and gourmet tour in Waiheke Island
Discover the very best that New Zealand has to offer, from outstanding natural scenery to world-class hotels and lodges, during this 14-day trip. Steaming geysers to frozen waterfalls, vibrant cities to rugged mountain outcrops, this self-drive adventure holiday is perfect for those looking to explore New Zealand’s rich culture and spectacular landscapes while sampling exquisite Kiwi cuisine.

You’ll start your journey in Auckland, hop over to Waiheke Island for a gourmet food and wine tour, then drive down to the magical glowworm grottos of Waitomo.

Next, explore the Kaimanawa Ranges with a Maori guide, marvel at the jewel tones of Wai-O-Tapu’s geothermal pools and tour renowned wineries in Hawke’s Bay.

Flying down to South Island and sight-see at Christchurch before climbing the Southern Alps with a scenic train ride on the TranzAlpine Express. Then take a breath-taking helicopter ride around the epic natural wonders of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and the Tasman Glacier, and an adrenaline pumping jetboat ride through the Shotover River Canyons.

You’ll stay in luxury accommodations, from opulent boutiques hotels bedecked in modern art to tranquil lakeside retreats, perfect for unwinding after an adventurous day of activities. One property has even hosted British royalty.

This luxury tour is tailor-made to your every need and request, creating an itinerary that will have you fall in love with New Zealand.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive in Auckland
  • Day 2: Wine & gourmet food tour of Waiheke Island
  • Day 3: Glowworm grottos of Waitomo
  • Day 4: Learn about Maori culture
  • Day 5: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Day 6: Transfer to Hawke's Bay
  • Day 7: Exclusive tour of Hawke's Bay
  • Day 8: Transfer to Christchurch
  • Day 9: Arthur's Pass National Park
  • Day 10: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park & the Tasman glacier
  • Day 11: Transfer to Queenstown
  • Day 12: Ben Lomond High Country Sheep Station
  • Day 13: Jetboat ride on the Shotover river
  • Day 14: Departure from New Zealand
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Private chauffeur airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Car hire: Toyota Rav 4 or similar, with unlimited kilometres
  • Domestic flights
  • Helicopter trip to Tasman Glacier and guided hike, including hiking equipment
  • Helicopter trip and a guided hike to Tasman Glacier, including hiking equipment
  • Guided tour of Arthur's Pass National Park
  • Ride on the TranzAlpine Express
  • Excursion to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Full-day Maori experience with Tom Loughlin
  • Guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Wine & gourmet food tour on Waiheke Island
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flights
  • Visas fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities and excursions included in the itinerary
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section of the itinerary
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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CANCELLATION 20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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