Day 1: Auckland - Coromandel Peninsula. Collect your rental car from the city center and drive to Coromandel Peninsula. Spend the rest of your day taking in the picturesque coast, white sandy beaches, rural countryside, native bush and spacious gardens of the Coromandel. Overnight in our partner accommodation in Coromandel.
Day 2: Coromandel Peninsula. Spend the day exploring this scenic area - drive to the beautiful Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach and relax or do one of the many nature walks around this area. Overnight in our partner accommodation in Coromandel.
Day 3: Coromandel Peninsula- Rotorua. Drive to Rotorua and check in to your accommodation. Visit "Wai-O-Tapu" geothermal wonderland. Visit Mitai Maori Village and be treated to evening concert, a traditional Maori Hangi, and glow-worm bush walk. Also visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park to view the elusive Kiwi. Overnight in our partner accommodation.
Day 4: Rotorua. Take a scenic flight over Mt Tawarewa & Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Spend the afternoon or evening relaxing at "Hells Gate" geothermal reserve and have a traditional relaxing mud bath and sulfur spa. Overnight in our partner accommodation in Rotorua.
Day 5: Rotorua - Lake Taupo - Wellington. View Lake Taupo late morning and visit Mt Ruapehu Wellington - New Zealand's Capital and most vibrant city. Go out for dinner or perhaps take in a show! Overnight in our partner accommodation in Wellington.
Day 6: Wellington - Kaikoura. In the morning visit Te Papa, NZ’s National museum. Ferry to the Picton in the South Island - drive from Picton to Kaikoura. Overnight in our partner accommodation in Kaikoura.
Day 7: Kaikoura - Christchurch. This morning do the famous Whale watch Kaikoura tour. Stop at the divine Pukeko Junction Cafe in Leithfield for a late lunch. Christchurch. Visit the Museum, Art Gallery & Gardens. 4 course dinner on the Christchurch Tram. Superb! Overnight in our partner accommodation in Christchurch.
Day 8: Christchurch - Lake Tekapo - Queenstown. Christchurch - Queens town stopping at breathtaking Lake Tekapo and other points of interest along the way. Overnight in our partner accommodation in Queenstown.
Day 9: Queenstown. Explore Queenstown & Arrowtown. Take the gondola to Bob's Peak for amazing views. Do an adrenaline activity - e.g. Jet Boating! Overnight in our partner accommodation in Queenstown.
Day 10: Queenstown. Free time to explore in the morning. Afternoon Vineyard & Winery tour. Overnight in our partner accommodation in Queenstown.
Day 11: Queenstown - Milford Sound. Queenstown - Milford Sound (overnight cruise).
Day 12: Milford Sound - Cardrona. Drive/Coach from Milford Sound back to Queenstown. We highly recommend flying back! (optional). Drive to Cardrona over the Crown range, New Zealand's highest highway. Stay at a high country homestead and enjoy the alpine air. Enjoy dinner & drinks at New Zealand's oldest Pub - the Cardrona Hotel.
Day 13: Cardrona - Franz Josef. Meander your way through quaint Wanaka. Do a scenic helicopter flight over Fox Glacier and Mt Cook, and land on a Glacier. Overnight in our partner accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 14: Greymouth - Christchurch. Drive north to Greymouth. Board the TranzAlpine train and take in the lush scenery and alpine grandeur between Greymouth & Christchurch.
- Your local Kiwi travel expert will customize this itinerary to suit your preferences and budget.
- Air Miles: Air New Zealand is part of the "Star Alliance", meaning you can apply any air miles you have from other Star Alliance members.
- Conditions: Prices are based on double occupancy and are subject to change until paid in full.
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