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Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Thermal parks and attractions, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • This comprehensive 23 day itinerary explores the North and South Island’s iconic destinations with plenty of two night stays to ensure you really experience New Zealand. From the vibrant city of Auckland to the tropical Bay of Islands, you’ll also visit the cultural mecca of Rotorua and Wellington City before crossing the Cook Strait to Marlborough at the top of the South Island. Kaikoura and its famous wildlife can be explored before continuing south towards the Southern Alps and Mt Cook National Park. Milford Sound is sure to be a highlight along with Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers before returning to Christchurch via the world famous Tranz Alpine train.

  • Viewed 21 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,609
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Sunset over Rotorua
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, National parks, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Thermal parks and attractions, Walking & hiking
  • Motels
  • Experience the iconic attractions and hidden gems in this 30 day tour exploring the North and South Island in great detail. Explore the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Kaikoura, Dunedin, Te Anau and Milford, Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers as well as the major cities. You’ll also spend time in more out of the way locations such as the Coromandel, the Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Abel Tasman National Park. Experience the diverse geography between the north and south, spectacular landscapes and the rich wildlife that inhabits our land and seas. This tour has something for everyone.

  • Viewed 22 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$6,011
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Cable car up to Cavendish Mountain, Christchurch
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Motels
  • In just over 3 weeks, you’ll experience an amazing diversity in scenery, landscape and geography as you journey from the alpine regions of the South Island to the sub-tropical Bay of Islands in the North Island.  Along the way you have many two night stays allowing you the time to relax and soak up your surroundings which will vary from cosmopolitan cities to national parks and everything in between.

  • Viewed 15 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,454
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Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Cycling, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Thermal parks and attractions
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Travel the length of New Zealand taking in the highlights and iconic landscapes you’ve heard so much about.  With many 2 night stays along the way, the relaxed pace of this tour allows you the time to really experience each destination.  The scenery and geography will change dramatically as you travel from the balmy Bay of Islands in the north, to the mountains and alpine lakes of the south.  We’ve included a nature cruise in Milford Sound and the world renowned TranzAlpine Scenic Train journey, two of the must-do activities in the South Island.  Take a look at our suggested activities to see what other experiences await you on this New Zealand tour. 

  • Viewed 17 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$6,061
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Dunedin railway station
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Scenic flights, Scenic trains, Thermal parks and attractions
  • Motels
  • Starting in Christchurch this 3-week tour takes you around New Zealand's South Island before heading north to immerse yourself in the Maori culture. First, you'll visit the Mt Cook National Park, the Southern Lakes, cruise Milford Sound and meander up the dynamic west coast. Once you cross the Cook Strait you'll spend time in the quirky capital, journey the central plateau to the cultural centre, Rotorua. Highlights for many include a ride on the world-famous TranzAlpine Scenic Railway and perhaps catching a glimpse of a whale off the Kaikoura coast.

  • Viewed 22 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,076
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Rotorua, New Zealand
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Thermal parks and attractions, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • Explore the cities and scenery of both the North and South Islands on this extensive 21 day tour.  In the North Island you’ll travel to the Maori cultural centre of Rotorua, pass 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, your itinerary takes you on a circuit of spectacular scenery.  Highlights include the wildlife mecca of Kaikoura, Mt Cook National Park, the West Coast glaciers and a cruise on the pristine Milford Sound, just to name a few of the destinations you have to look forward to.

  • Viewed 16 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,007
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The beautiful Marlborough Sounds
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Walking & hiking
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Explore the cities and scenery of both the North and South Islands on this 21 day extensive tour.  In the North Island you’ll travel to the Maori cultural centre of Rotorua, pass 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, your itinerary takes you on a circuit of spectacular scenery.  Highlights include the wildlife mecca of Kaikoura, Mt Cook National Park, the West Coast glaciers and a cruise on the pristine Milford Sound, just to name a few of the destinations you have to look forward to.

  • Viewed 16 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,896
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The Milky Way over Mackenzie country
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Motels
  • This extensive month long tour visits all major regions on both the North and South Islands. A relaxed pace allows time to immerse yourself into the local atmosphere. The tour includes a great range of activities such as wildlife tours to view seals, albatross, penguins, dolphins and bird life plus must see destinations such as Milford Sound. An afternoon wine tour in Marlborough, a Maori cultural evening and dinner plus much more make this comprehensive itinerary a great option.

  • Viewed 8 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$7,790
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The pier over Lake Taupo
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • Explore the length of New Zealand on this comprehensive tour of both the North and South Islands.  In the north you’ll explore the tropical Bay of Islands and the Kauri Coast as well as the cultural hotspot of Rotorua. After cruising across the Cook Strait to the South Island discover hidden beaches and the aqua waters of Abel Tasman National Park, before continuing south to the snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes and glaciers of the lower South Island.  Highlights of the south include the world renowned TranzAlpine scenic train journey and a voyage of discovery in Milford Sound.

  • Viewed 11 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$5,107
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Visit the stunning Coromandel Peninsula
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, National parks, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Thermal parks and attractions
  • Motels
  • Our longest tour allows you time to explore every region of New Zealand including those iconic destinations you’ve heard so much about and some lesser known gems that the outside world hasn’t discovered yet.  In the north you’ll travel from idyllic beaches and bays to vibrant cities and world class wine regions.  Crossing the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry brings you to the South Island with its spectacular mountain landscapes and diverse coastal scenery.   You’ll also visit our third largest island, Stewart Island, which is a haven for nature and wildlife.

  • Viewed 10 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$9,507
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