12D11N Romantic New Zealand (Self-drive)

Inclusions: 11 nights accommodations, 11 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited mileage and road maps.
Drivers Licence and Minimum Age
– Minimum rental age is 21 years. (Surcharge applies for 21-24 year olds)
– Drivers must present a full national driving licence which has been least for at least one year. 
– A current international driving linence or translation must accompany driving licences not in the English language.
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
On arrival at Auckland Airport, collect your rental car for your exclusive use until the end of the tour package.

Day 2: Auckland – Waitomo Caves – Rotorua (370KMS)
Enroute to Rotorua the highlight is a visit to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. This experience is climaxed by drifting silently in a boat on the underground river under the milkyway of millions of glow worms on the cavern roof above you. This evening, enjoy a night of truly authentic, traditional culture and entertainment. Join in a time of sharing and feasting to a selection of traditional Maori food cooked in an authentic earthen oven.

Day 3: Rotorua
Today’s tour includes Te Puia and its Thermal Valley of roaring geysers, steaming rivers and boiling mud pools. Following this, you will travel to Rainbow Springs to view trout and other wildlife and to the famous Agrodome Sheep Show. A ride on the Gondola up to Mt Ngongataha for the more courageous ones.

Day 4: Rotorua – Wellington (465KMS) (Breakfast)
Departing Rotorua, we head south via Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National Park to Levin and on to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.

Day 5: Welling – Picton – Kaikoura (160KMS) 
The Morning, return vehicle prior to boarding the Interislander Ferry. On arrival at Picton, collect your South Island vehicle and resume your exciting journey.

Day 6: Kaikoura – Christchurch (190KMS)
The morning is free for an optional Whale Watching tour by boat. In the afternoon, travel south to Christchurch.

Day 7: Christchurch – Greymouth – West coast glaciers (450KMS)
The morning is free for an optional Whale Watching tour by boat. In the afternoon, travel south to Christchurch.

Day 8: West Coast Glaciers – Queenstown (420KMS) 
Travel through the South Westland Heritage Park and across the rugged Haast Pass. Follow the shores of Lakes Hawea and Wanaka to Queenstown.

Day 9: Queenstown 
This is a free day for you to pursue your own activities. Queenstown offers jet boating, lake cruises, bungy jumping, rafting, horse riding, gondola rides and maybe a visit to the Sky Alpine Casino.

Day 10: Queenstown – Dunedin (300KMS) 
Self drive passenger are free to participate in optional activities before driving to Queenstown.

Day 11: Dunedin – Christchurch (365KMS)
Depart in the morning for Oamaru and Timaru before crossing the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch.
Day 12: Depart Christchurch
Return your car directly at the airport.


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