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8 day self drive holiday New Zealand
North and South Islands (NZ8)

Introduction:

The New Zealand holiday for visitors wanting the get the very most out of their short visit, great scenic diversity from mountains to sea, stunning scenic drives, plus quality time in key city and village locations. Enjoy activities and experiences to really get an appreciation of some of the best of New Zealand.

We can customise this holiday to suit your accommodation style and transport preferences including car, motorhome and scheduled coach services.

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Itinerary Overview:

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland and stay overnight
Day 2 - Auckland to Rotorua
Day 3 - Rotorua
Day 4 - fly to Queenstown
Day 5 - Queenstown day trip to Milford Sound
Day 6, 7 and 8- Queenstown and end trip

Itinerary map

Itinerary details:

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland and stay overnight
Located on the waterfront Auckland city enjoys wonderful views across the harbour to the popular seaside village of Devonport. Auckland is a cosmopolitan city that benefits from its mix of Pacific and European cultures, take time to enjoy these influences and the resulting art and cuisine.

Day 2 - Auckland to Rotorua
From Auckland city make your way towards Hamilton alongside the Waikato River. Cambridge and Tirau provide excellent opportunities for a 'refreshment' stop as you near your destination, the lakeside city of Rotorua. Here you will find a fantastic diversity of scenery and activities to suit all interests.

Day 3 - Rotorua
Full day in Rotorua to enjoy the many thermal and cultural sights, Rotorua also has excellent fishing, an interesting golf course with mud pools and Geysers, mountain bike tracks and forest trails. Scenic drives to stunning lakeside picnic spots and summer swims. Opportunities to head out over the volcanoes by helicopter including White Island, and to visit the cathedral like Whirinaki Forest a remnant of giant podocarp forests

Day 4 - fly to Queenstown
Morning in Rotorua then this afternoon flying down to Queenstown to enjoy a stroll around this beautiful lake side town or sit back and relax taking in the magnificent mountain scenery.

Day 5 - Queenstown day trip to Milford Sound
Travel by luxury coach from Queenstown taking in views of Lake Wakatipu, the lakeside town of Te Anau and the sights of the Milford Road, stop for short walks, before cruising the wonderful Milford Sound with its soaring peaks and cascading waterfalls. Watch for seals, dolphins and penguins as you make your way to where the fiord meets the sea and back. Scenic flight options to Milford Sound or both ways are also available.

Days 6, 7 and 8 - Queenstown and end trip
Journey up the Dart River into the stunning scenery of the Mount Aspiring National Park. Then free time to enjoy some of the many other Queenstown activities. Ride the Gondola for spectacular views over the town and across the lake to the mountains, Bungee jump, take one of the many hikes including the famous Routeburn Track for a day. Catch a fish, white water rafting, horse treks, winery visits, the possibilities are endless!

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