Depending on your preferred travel choice, you will either be met and privately transferred, or self drive to your accommodation. Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight in Auckland.
Day 2 - Auckland - Waitomo - Hobbiton - Rotorua.
Journey through the rolling green hills of Waitomo and enjoy a tour through an underground wonderland of caves decorated with galaxies of glowworms. Continue to Matamata for a charming tour of unique, character Hobbit homes, gardens and the watering hole just as you see in the movies. Finishing off a visually fulfilling day, continue Rotorua, a bubbling and steaming destination like nowhere else. Overnight in Rotorua
Day 3 - Rotorua.
Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends. Today you'll visit one of the local geothermal attractions before a sensory evening display in the forest. Overnight in Rotorua
Day 4 - Rotorua - Christchurch.
Depart on your domestic flight to Christchurch. (Airfare is NOT included). Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Overnight in Christchurch
Day 5 - Christchurch - Glacier Region.
Depart across the Canterbury Plains, a fertile patchwork made with every shade of green, through the spectacular scenery of Arthurs Pass National Park and on to the West Coast. New Zealand’s rugged West Coast is a wild and untamed place known for its rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Here, mighty rivers of solid white ice, relics of the world’s last ice-age, tumble down the rocky valleys. Overnight in Glacier Region
Day 6 - Glacier Region.
A temperate climate at a low altitude make Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers among the most convenient to visit in the world. Steep valleys bear scars from where glaciers have retreated and advanced over millennia and here, the ice age is still underway. Today is a free day to add your preferred activity. Make a visit to Punakaki's Pancake Rocks or, for an absolute bucket list experience, take to the air on a scenic flight with a glacier landing and a thrilling hike across the icy wonderland. Overnight in Glacier Region
Day 7 - Glacier Region - Queenstown.
Travel through wilderness towns, waterfalls and river scenery on today’s scenic journey to Queenstown. We recommend stopping for a break, and to stretch the legs, at Makarora’s Blue Pools. Overnight in Queenstown
Day 8 - Queenstown.
Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World. Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight in Queenstown
Day 9 - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown.
Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Today's stunning journey takes you past mirror lakes, spectacular waterfalls and water-sculpted rocks. Venture into Milford Sound, a New Zealand treasure carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your return to Queenstown. Overnight in Queenstown
Day 10 - Queenstown - Tekapo / Mt Cook.
Today’s journey takes you to a scenic wonderland with golden tussocks, snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes. Hug the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki to a rugged land of ice and rock, home to Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. Overnight in Tekapo or Mt Cook
Day 10 - Tekapo / Mt Cook - Christchurch.
Be sure to stop for a while at Lake Tekapo where the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ takes pride of place against the backdrop of a vivid blue glacier-fed lake. Then continue northeast where braided rivers and familiar plains will signal your arrival back into Christchurch. Overnight in Christchurch
Day 11 - Christchurch Departure.
Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or return of your rental car.
11 nights’ accommodation
11 Day Rental Car Hire
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Hobbiton Movie Set
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights
Milford Sound Cruise with Lunch
Return International & domestic flight ticket
NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority)
Optional breakfast: RM 1,000 per person
Others not mentioned
Travel Period: May 2022 - April 2023
Additional hotel surcharges may be applied subject to travelling date
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Rental Car "Days" are based on a 24-hour hire.
Private Touring & Independent Coach Tours can be arranged upon request.