21 Day Fully Customizable Grand Tour

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5 Based on 7 Reviews
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 15-90 yrs
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-32649
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +18
  • Discover the best scenery, wildlife, cities and towns of New Zealand
  • Enjoy a Queenstown sunrise hot air balloon, Polynesian spa, and swim with dolphins
  • Take the Interislander Ferry with exclusive access to the Premium Plus Lounge
  • Ride the famous TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Auckland
On this self-guided 21-day trip, explore cities, towns, villages and stunning scenery of both the North and South Islands of beautiful New Zealand. Explore the best of New Zealand independently and at your own pace.

On the North Island, you’ll travel to the Maori cultural center of Rotorua, visit the native Mitai family, explore the volcanic World Heritage site of Tongariro National Park and visit our two largest cities. After crossing to the South Island on the scenic Interisland Ferry, you will drive a circuit of spectacular scenery. Highlights include the wildlife mecca of Kaikoura, Aoraki, Mount Cook National Park, the mighty West Coast glaciers, and a cruise on the pristine world-acclaimed Milford Sound, just to name a few of the amazing destinations you can look forward to.

The tour is inclusive of all accommodations, a car rental, itinerary, and our full assistance. Please note we have deliberately included in the itinerary some two and three-night stays in some premier locations so that you can immerse yourself into and really enjoy, real Kiwi culture - with the locals! Exciting day to day attractions and activities all included. Please read through the itinerary for more details on the sites, tours and activities available each day.

This trip is fully customizable and length of tour can be made longer or shorter as per your demand. Please do enquire for more details!

  • Day 1: Auckland arrival
  • Day 2: Explore vibrant Auckland City and twin harbours
  • Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua: Hobbiton movie tour
  • Day 4: Explore Rotorua, Maori villages
  • Day 5: Lake Rotorua – Wellington via Lake Taupo
  • Day 6: Wellington, Weta Workshop
  • Day 7: Interislander Wellington to Picton Marlborough Sounds
  • Day 8: Picton–Kaikoura via Marlborough vineyards
  • Day 9: Whalewatch or swim with dolphins, Christchurch
  • Day 10: Christchurch city hop aboard Grand Tour
  • Day 11: Christchurch to Mount Cook National Park
  • Day 12: Mount Cook National Park to Dunedin via Oamaru Wataki
  • Day 13: Explore Dunedin city and the Otago Peninsula wildlife
  • Day 14: Dunedin to Lake Te Anau via the spectacular Catlins
  • Day 15: Milford Sound Nature Cruise — fiords, penguins, seals
  • Day 16: Lake Te Anau to iconic Queenstown, adventure capital
  • Day 17: Explore Queenstown and surrounding area
  • Day 18: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier (via Lake Wanaka)
  • Day 19: Explore Franz Josef Glacier village
  • Day 20: TranzAlpine Scenic Train: Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Day 21: Private transfer to Christchurch Airport
  • Breakfasts
  • Accommodations
  • Airport meet & greet service, 24/7 helpline support freephone
  • Rental car
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Detailed tour package, itinerary and instructions
  • International airfares
  • Meals except those indictaed
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, etc
5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
  • Clyde
  • From USA
  • On May 04 2024
5 - Excellent
Spectacular Trip
New Zealand and its people were spectacular, as was our trip. We felt well taken care of by our operators. They were very responsive to inquiries before and during the trip. Kudos for their counsel prior to the trip, advising us... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Apr 15 2024
4 - Very Good
NZ self drive tour
Great tour after sorting out the initial confusion with the cost. All bookings were done efficiently.
  • Amy Walker
  • On Jun 09 2023
5 - Excellent
Helpful and Professional service
Geoff is extremely helpful, professional and patient. He put in countless hours helping me plan my group trip to New Zealand. He is friendly and very easy to work with and would recommend them to anyone looking to go to New... Read more
  • Jonalyn
  • From USA
  • On Feb 19 2023
5 - Excellent
A Wonderful Trip
Geoff is an awesome guy! - and his travel agency. He worked with me to plan this trip over 3 1/2 years ago. Due to COVID it was postponed twice and, as time went on, I made changes and he adapted and re-worked the itinerary... Read more
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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.


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.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationThis tour can be fully customized per your requirements. Please enquire for more details! This tour is a selfdrive tour with fully inclusive motor vehicle rental insurance two drivers You can selfdrive unlimited miles/kms. GPS navigation available and additional driver is allowed. All our itineraries are created to QualMark Gold standard Tourism New Zealand Accredited. COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
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