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14 Day New Zealand Revitalise

Auckland

Blenheim

Christchurch

Dunedin

Franz Josef

Napier

Queenstown

Rotorua

Wellington

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
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Motel
  • Highlights: Pick up your rental car at Christchurch airport on arrival and spend the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the city.
    Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Botanic Gardens and the tree-lined pathways of Hagley Park, perhaps take a punt on the Avon or a city tour by double decker bus.
Day 2: Christchurch - Dunedin
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Motel
  • Highlights: Farmland plains of Canterbury. Follow the Pacific coastline via Timaru on the shores of Caroline Bay and Oamaru, home to a local blue penguin colony. Enjoy the university city Dunedin with its rich Scottish heritage, Edwardian architecture, vibrant cafes & the Cadbury Chocolate Factory! Embark on optional wildlife tours to see the albatross, rare penguins or take a ride on the historic and very scenic Taieri Gorge Train.
    Drive time Christchurch to Dunedin: approx. 5 hours, 4 mins
Day 3: Dunedin - Queenstown
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Motel
  • Highlights: Heartland of Central Otago, rich gold rush history, Southern wine regions of Bannockburn and Gibbston Valley and rugged Kawarau Gorge swathed with vineyards. Perhaps stop en route at Highland Park at Cromwell to have some go cart fun!
    Tonight take in the panoramic lake and mountain views from the Skyline Gondola and Stratosfare Restaurant (buffet dinner included).
    Drive time Dunedin to Queenstown: approx. 3 hours, 50 mins
Day 4: In Queenstown
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Motel
  • Highlights: Lots of choices from action and adventure to sheer relaxation. Enjoy optional scenic lake cruises, tandem skydiving or wine tours and guided walks.
    Included is a thrilling one hour lake and river jetboat trip with KJet, departing from the jetty in the town centre, with Underwater Observatory.
    The resort town of Queenstown will enchant you.
Day 5: Queenstown - Franz Josef
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Motel
  • Highlights: Tranquil Lakes Wanaka & Hawea, river valleys & forests of Mt Aspiring National Park, lush rainforest of the glacier country, Westland National Park and scenic helicopter flights and guided glacier hikes to explore all of these wonderful spots. Relax by evening in the hot pools, surrounded by native bush.
    Drive time Queenstown to Franz Josef: approx. 3 hours, 40 mins
Day 6: Franz Josef - Westport
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Motel
  • Highlights: Drive through lush native forests past the mirror lakes of Mapourika and Ianthe to the beachside town of Hokitika, known for its magnificent greenstone, before passing grassy plains and dense bush to arrive in the popular hub of the West Coast
  • Greymouth. From here, a 40 minute drive north along rugged, unspoiled coastline leads you to Punakaiki known for its spectacular pancake (layered) rock formations, blowholes. The short walk to view the dramatic blowholes created in the rock formations is a 'must'. With the Tasman Sea to the west and the Paparoa National Park to the east, this piece of highway is a scenic gem. Westport was first a gold town and then a coal town. The coal mining museum provides a glimpse of what it's like to work underground. Westport is also a centre for outdoor adventures – jet boating, underground rafting, caving, white water rafting and kayaking. Scenic highlights include old coal towns, gold mining relics, forest hikes and coastal walks. There is a seal colony nearby at Cape Foulwind and depending on the season, there can be up to 100 New Zealand fur seals in the vicinity.

    Drive time Franz Josef to Wesport: approx. 3 hours, 40 mins
Day 7: Westport - Blenheim
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Motel
  • Highlights: Travel through the mighty Buller Gorge to the township of Murchison. Originally a gold rush town, Murchison was almost completely destroyed by a huge earthquake in 1929 – you can find out all about it at the district museum. The Buller River is your companion all the way to St Arnaud. The alpine village of St Arnaud sits on the edge of Lake Rotoiti against a stunning backdrop of mountains. For most of your journey to Blenheim, you’ll follow the Wairau River. Blenheim is the heart of wine-growing Marlborough known internationally for its Sauvignon Blanc.

    Drive time Westport to Blenheim: approx. 3 hours, 20 mins
Day 8: Blenheim - Wellington
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Motel
  • Highlights: A short 30 minute drive to Picton. Cruise by ferry through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds to Wellington (included) the cosmopolitan, cultural & the Capital City, perhaps visit Te Papa Museum and enjoy a Lord of the Rings tour. An optional ride on the cable car rewards you with outstanding city and harbour views.
    Drive time Blenheim to Picton: 30 mins
    Ferry Crossing Picton to Wellington approx. 3.5 hours
Day 9: Wellington - Napier
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Motel
  • Highlights: Rich farmland, rugged hills to Napier the art deco city, rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1931. Enjoy the sweeping coastline of Pacific Ocean of this leading food and wine region.
    Drive time Wellington to Napier: approx. 4 hours, 30 mins
Day 10: In Napier
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Motel
  • Highlights: Fun & nature and food & wine options in the Hawkes Bay. Sample some of the regions renowned wines on an afternoon guided wine tour, visiting 3-4 cellar doors to discover some of the finest varieties. Cheese platter included.
Day 11: Napier - Rotorua
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Motel
  • Highlights: Sparkling Lake Taupo, famous for trout fishing, Maori rock carvings, spectacular Huka Falls and adventure river jetboating. Plumes of steam at Wairakei. Perhaps take time to visit Waimanu Thermal Valley and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve en route before arriving at Rotorua, geothermal, cultural & adventure playground.
    Drive time Napier to Rotorua: approx. 2 hours, 55 mins
Day 12: In Rotorua
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Motel
  • Highlights: A day for optional adventure or relaxation. Options can include magical thermal reserves, spectacular scenic flights over Mt Tarawera's extinct volcanic cone, 4WD adventures, lake cruising, nature parks and much more. Soak in hot thermal pools at Polynesian Spa (included). Vibrant Maori culture & active thermal region.
    Included this evening is an authentic Maori cultural experience at Mitai Maori Village, with traditional entertainment and hangi dinner.
Day 13: Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland
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  • Highlights: Waitomo Caves, limestone formations & subterranean caverns. Then to the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, perhaps visit the SkyTower for spectacular harbour views. Stroll Viaduct Harbour, enjoy a cafe stop at new Wynyard Quarter and fashion shops of Queen Street and the Britomart.
    Drive time Rotorua to Waitomo: approx. 2 hours, 15 mins
    Drive time Waitomo to Auckland: approx. 2 hours, 40 mins
Day 14: Depart Auckland
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Motel
  • Highlights: Your day is at leisure until you drop off your rental car at Auckland airport on departure.
Fares and Pricing
Tour Code: TR C10
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$3330
$2720
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$3390
$2780
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$3470
$2860
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are priced in NZ$ per person
Includes:
  • 14 days' hire, as selected, unlimited kms & standard insurance (with excess)
  • 13 nights' hotel/motel accommodation as selected
  • breakfast at Westport (hotel option only)
  • Skyline Gondola & Stratosfare Restaurant buffet dinner in Queenstown
  • one hour river jetboating in Queenstown with Kjet
  • 4 hour Classic Wine Tour in Napier
  • admission to Polynesian Spa in Rotorua
  • Traditional Maori cultural experience and hangi dinner at Mitai Maori Village
  • Picton to Wellington scenic ferry crossing for 2 adults and your rental car
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus
    10% discount for travel 01 May to 30 Sept

    This itinerary can be modified for families. The itinerary can be customised if you prefer shorter or longer duration, larger car size, different style of accommodation etc. Just ask us!
Includes:
  • 14 days' hire, as selected, unlimited kms & standard insurance (with excess)
  • 13 nights' hotel/motel accommodation as selected
  • breakfast at Westport (hotel option only)
  • Skyline Gondola & Stratosfare Restaurant buffet dinner in Queenstown
  • one hour river jetboating in Queenstown with Kjet
  • 4 hour Classic Wine Tour in Napier
  • admission to Polynesian Spa in Rotorua
  • Traditional Maori cultural experience and hangi dinner at Mitai Maori Village
  • Picton to Wellington scenic ferry crossing for 2 adults and your rental car
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus
    10% discount for travel 01 May to 30 Sept

    This itinerary can be modified for families. The itinerary can be customised if you prefer shorter or longer duration, larger car size, different style of accommodation etc. Just ask us!