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16 Day New Zealand Honeymoon

Auckland

Christchurch

Dunedin

Kaikoura

Queenstown

Rotorua

Te Anau

Wellington

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Arrive in Auckland and be transferred to pick up your rental car at the airport branch. Take the rest of the day to orientate yourselves to this sparkling city on the harbour. A stroll around Viaduct Harbour, the vibrant new Wynyard Quarter and Princes Wharf with tempting cafes and restaurants. Perhaps this evening dine atop SkyCity Sky Tower for glittering night views of the city
Day 2: Auckland - free day
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: A day to relax and unwind. Take a walk around the waterfront and yacht marina or perhaps catch a ferry to Waiheke Island, 30 minutes away, to explore local vineyards and olive groves, sheltered beaches for swimming. Go boutique shopping at historic Parnell or Ponsonby villages. Take a ferry to Devonport for quaint shopping, cafes and strolling beach.
Day 3: Auckland - Rotorua
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Your first day of touring with destination Rotorua, famous for its geothermal reserves and rich Maori culture. Perhaps travel via Waitomo GlowWorm Caves and enjoy a guided tour of the sparkling GlowWorm Grotto by boat. Drive through rolling farmland, visit small rural towns en route, Te Awamutu and Otorohanga. Continue to Rotorua, on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua. Perhaps enjoy dinner this evening at the Skyline Restaurant for sparkling lights of the city below you.
    Auckland to Rotorua driving time: approx. 3 hours
Day 4: Rotorua - free day
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Motel
  • Highlights: A day of fun and relaxation with plenty of options to choose from. Perhaps take a thrilling helicopter flight from the lakefront, over Mt Tarawera. A visit to one of the many thermal reserves is a must, perhaps Wai-O-Tapu, Waimangu Volcanic Valley or Te Puia for boiling mud pools and spouting geysers lake cruising, thrills at Agroventures, ride the luge at Skyline.
    Enjoy a relaxing soak at the Polynesian hot pools (included). We suggest an evening of Maori hospitality, cultural performance and hangi (traditional dinner).
Day 5: Rotorua - Wellington
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Motel
  • Highlights: Head south to Taupo, allowing for a short stop to enjoy the spectacular lake, and mountain views of the Tongariro National Park. South via Waiouru to Palmerston North, surrounded by rich farmland. Follow the Kapiti Coast to the glittering Capital City of Wellington on the harbour. Take the time to visit Te Papa, National Museum of New Zealand, on the waterfront or catch the cablecar for spectacular city & harbour views.
    Rotorua to Wellington driving time: approx. 6 hours, 15 minutes
Day 6: Wellington - Kaikoura
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Drive on board the InterIslander ferry for the 3 hour cruise across Cook Strait to Picton, nestled in the picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound. From there a short drive south to Blenheim in the heart of the world renowned Marlborough wine country. Follow the ruggedly beautiful coastline to Kaikoura, seaside town with spectacular mountain scenery.
    Wellington to Picton ferry crossing approx. 3 hours
    Picton to Kaikoura driving time: approx. 2 hours, 15 mins
    (Please note that since the Kaikoura earthquakes in Nov 2017 road access to the town is limited. Currently this itinerary is being rerouted to Hanmer Springs until the road access to Kaikoura is improved.)
Day 7: Kaikoura - Christchurch
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Motel
  • Highlights: You'll have time this morning for an optional thrilling whale watch cruise from Kaikoura or, for the more adventurous perhaps try kayaking at South Bay. Enjoy a leisurely drive south to Christchurch, perhaps stopping at some of the renowned North Canterbury wineries en route at Waipara. In Christchurch stroll the beautiful botanic gardens this evening or take a romantic punt on the Avon River.
    Kaikoura to Christchurch driving time: approx. 2 hours, 30 min
    (Please note the above comment about temporary itinerary change until further notice)
Day 8: Christchurch - Dunedin
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Motel
  • Highlights: An easy drive south via Timaru (perhaps stop for a beach walk at Caroline Bay) and Oamaru. From Oamaru follow the coastline south, stopping to view the mysterious Moeraki Boulders. Destination is the harbour city of Dunedin with its precious Edwardian architecture. This evening perhaps enjoy a romantic dinner at one of Dunedin's fine restaurants,
    Christchurch to Dunedin driving time: approx. 5 hours
Day 9: Dunedin - Te Anau
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Motel
  • Highlights: Time this morning for chocolate lovers to visit Cadbury World (optional) Take your time this afternoon to enjoy the drive south and then west towards Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park, through lush farmlands. This evening perhaps take a guided tour to see sparkling caverns of the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. Enjoy a romantic evening stroll along the beautiful lakefront.
    Dunedin to Te Anau driving time: approx. 4 hours, 15 mins
Day 10: Day Trip to Milford Sound
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Motel
  • Highlights: Today's highlight is famous Milford Sound for a 2 hour, 15 minute nature cruise on this spectacular fiord. Hopefully you'll see local seals and bird life in their natural setting. Includes The Discovery Centre, Underwater Observatory and picnic or BBQ lunch.
    Driving time today: 1 hour, 45 mins each way to Milford Sound
Day 11: Te Anau - Queenstown
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Motel
  • Highlights: The adventure wonderland of Queenstown welcomes you today! Enjoy the scenic drive north, skirting beautiful Lake Wakatipu to this resort town. A suggested side trip is recommended to quaint Arrowtown with its historic main street lined with boutique shops and cafes.
    This evening take the gondola aerial cableway to the Skyline Restaurant for a romantic dinner overlooking the glittering night lights of the resort (included)
    Te Anau to Queenstown driving time: approx. 2 hours, 30 mins
    (Please note that the hotel option at Millbrook Resort is located at Arrowtown, approx 20-25 mins drive from central Queenstown.)

Day 12: Queenstown - free day
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  • Highlights: A day to explore Queenstown. Take an optional jet boat trip on the Shotover River or a rafting trip on the Kawarau River. Hot air ballooning, tandem skydiving and scenic helicopter flights galore. Visit Lord of the Rings film locations on a Dart River Safari, with thrilling jetboating or a more sedate lake cruise to visit Walter Peak sheep station. One of Queenstown's many cafes and restaurants will delight you this evening. Or dine at one of the excellent restaurants at Millbrook Resort or nearby historic Arrowtown.
Day 13: Queenstown - Fox Glacier
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Motel
  • Highlights: Drive Queenstown to Fox Glacier, via beautiful Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Many spectacular scenic stops for photo opportunities such as Knights Point. Take a stroll around Lake Matheson or a late afternoon scenic flight over the Fox Glacier. Enjoy local cafes and restaurants this evening.
    Queenstown to Fox Glacier driving time: approx. 4 hours, 30 mins
Day 14: Fox Glacier - free day
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Motel
  • Highlights: Feeling fit? Perhaps take a half day guided hike on to the glacier itself for amazing views and spectacular photos. Enjoy local bush walks or take a short drive to Franz Josef for romantic soak in the hot pools
Day 15: Fox Glacier - Greymouth - Christchurch
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Motel
  • Highlights: Drive north this morning via Hokitika to the river town of Greymouth. Perhaps stop en route at Lake Ianthe for mirror lake photos. Drive through the Southern Alps at Arthurs Pass, to the broad farming plains of Canterbury. Stroll Hagley Park and the banks of the Avon River for the last night of your New Zealand honeymoon.
    Fox Glacier to Greymouth driving time: approx. 2 hours, 45 mins
    Greymouth to Christchurch driving time: approx. 3 hours, 20 mins

Day 16: Depart Christchurch
  • Highlights: If time allows, last minute shopping or a visit to the International Antarctic Centre. Make your way to the airport branch to drop off your rental car and then be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
Fares and Pricing
Tour Code:
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$3685
$3120
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$3755
$3190
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$3845
$3280
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are priced in NZ$ per person
Includes:
  • 15 nights accommodation at 4 star hotels or motels as selected (double share), on a room only basis
  • Rental car for 16 rental days, unlimited kms, standard insurance with excess
  • InterIslander scenic ferry crossing Wellington to Picton for you and your rental car
  • cooked breakfast at Fox Glacier each morning (hotel option only)
  • entry to Polynesian Spa, deluxe pool, Rotorua
  • Milford Sound Discover More Cruise with Discovery Centre, Underwater Observatory & lunch
  • Skyline Gondola and buffet dinner, Queenstown
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus Offers:
    FREE gift box of delicious handmade New Zealand chocolates

    10% discount if you travel between 01 May and 30 Sept
Includes:
  • 15 nights accommodation at 4 star hotels or motels as selected (double share), on a room only basis
  • Rental car for 16 rental days, unlimited kms, standard insurance with excess
  • InterIslander scenic ferry crossing Wellington to Picton for you and your rental car
  • cooked breakfast at Fox Glacier each morning (hotel option only)
  • entry to Polynesian Spa, deluxe pool, Rotorua
  • Milford Sound Discover More Cruise with Discovery Centre, Underwater Observatory & lunch
  • Skyline Gondola and buffet dinner, Queenstown
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus Offers:
    FREE gift box of delicious handmade New Zealand chocolates

    10% discount if you travel between 01 May and 30 Sept