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Kia Ora New Zealand

auckland & the coromandel peninsula Tours Kia Ora New Zealand

Kia Ora New Zealand

A motorhome holiday is a wonderful way to explore the contrasting landscapes of New Zealand. Revel in the fresh air and stunning scenery on this all encompassing holiday of North and South Island.        

  • Style: Motorhome
  • Duration: 18 days/17 nights
  • Starts in: Auckland
Guide Price £989
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Highlights:
  • Vineyard stays
  • Fox Glacier
Itinerary:

Days 1-2 Auckland  
Arrive in Auckland and explore the city at your own pace. Check out the Sky Tower for great views and the Auckland War Memorial Museum.        

Day 3 Auckland to Waitomo        
Collect your motorhome and head south to Waitomo. Visit the magnificent Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the afternoon for an incredible natural light show from these fascinating insects.        

Day 4 Waitomo to Rotorua
Travel to the geothermal hotspot of Rotorua, home to bubbling geysers and hot springs, passing scenic vistas en route.        

Day 5 Rotorua        
Visit one of the thermal areas dotted around town and spend the day exploring this geothermal wonderland. See erupting geysers, hot springs and mud pools and learn of the Maori heritage in this fascinating region.        

Day 6 Rotorua to Taupo
Take the short drive through rolling hills and pretty farmland to the lakeside town of Taupo.    

Day 7 Taupo to Wellington        
Continue through the heart of North Island to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. Take the Wellington Cable Car up the mountain for sweeping views or perhaps visit the Botanical Gardens, home to native fauna.        

Day 8 Wellington to Gibson Bridge Winery, Marlborough        
Board the ferry to the South Island and drive to the spectacular world-renowned wine region of Marlborough. Enjoy a fabulous overnight stay in the grounds of this scenic vineyard. Sit back and enjoy a delicious hamper provided by the winery.        

Day 9 Gibson Bridge Winery to Nelson        
Wake to beautiful views of the vineyard as the sun rises before driving to Nelson.

Day 10 Abel Tasman NP
Visit Abel Tasman National Park for a day of outdoor adventure. Hike one of the coastal paths, take to the waters in a kayak and admire the glorious beaches.      

Day 11 Nelson to Fox Glacier    
The west coast is remote and wild, while the landscape is mesmerising. Set out early for the long but beautiful drive to Fox Glacier, perhaps visiting the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks en route.      

Day 12 Fox Glacier        
Relax today or choose to take a helicopter flight over the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Afterwards, visit scenic Lake Matheson for a relaxing walk along the shore.  

Day 13 Fox Glacier to Queenstown      
Drive through stunning Mount Aspiring National Park to lively Queenstown. With a wonderful lakeside setting alongside The Remarkables mountain range, Queenstown’s location is hard to beat.    

Days 14-15 Queenstown        
The options for exploration from Queenstown are almost endless. Enjoy a full day tour to cruise the waters of Milford Sound, take a 4WD Lord of the Rings location tour or pan for gold in nearby Arrowtown.      

Day 16 Queenstown to Carrick Wine Estate, Otago        
Leave Queenstown behind for a more serene experience at Carrick Wine Estate, set amidst the mountains of Central Otago. Carrick Winery is perfect for an overnight stay with the estates’ renowned food and wine provided.

Days 17-18 Carrick Wine Estate to Christchurch        
Travel to Christchurch via the sparkling waters of Lake Tekapo. On arrival, drop off your motorhome and explore the Garden City before your onward flight.  

Optional Excursions:
Pre-Book These Unmissable Experiences:
Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rotorua
Fox & Franz Josef Glacier Landing by Helicopter

Prices
Guide Price £989
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Inclusions
  • 15 days maui Beach motorhome hire, sleeping up to 4, includes maui Inclusive Pack with a zero excess insurance. A one way drop off fee is payable locally
  • 2 nights 3star accommodation in Auckland before you collect your motorhome
  • 2 nights maui Winery Haven stays at Carrick Wine Estate and Gibson Bridge Winery
  • 1 night 3star accommodation in Christchurch after your motorhome rental
  • 2 dinners at maui Winery Havens including wine
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Admission
  • Abel Tasman Scenic Cruise, Walk & Kayak
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/10/2019 to 31/12/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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