Day 01 - Arrive Auckland
On arrival at Auckland Self-drive passengers collect your rental car for your exclusive use until the end of the tour package.
Day 02 - Auckland –Waitomo Caves – Rotorua (370 Kms) (D)
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 milky way 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 foods cooked the traditional Maori way on hot stones in an authentic earthen oven.
Day 03 - Rotorua (L)
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 a buffet lunch and for the more courageous ones, a ride on the “Luge” is included.
Day 04 - Rotorua –Wellington (465 Kms)
Departing Rotorua, we head south via Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National Park to Levin and on to Wellington,New Zealand’s capital.
Day 05 - Wellington– Picton – Kaikoura (160 Kms)
Self-drive passengers return their vehicle prior to boarding the Interislander Ferry. On arrival at Picton, collect your South Island vehicle and resume your exciting journey.
Day 06 - Kaikoura -Christchurch (190 Kms)
The morning is free for an optional Whale Watching tour by boat. In the afternoon, travel south to Christchurch.
Day 07 -Christchurch – Greymouth – West Coast Glaciers (450 Kms)
Self-drive passengers travel over the Canterbury Plains to Arthur’s Pass en route to Westland National Park.
Day 08 - West Coast Glaciers – Queenstown (420 Kms) (B)
Travel through the South Westland Heritage Park and across the rugged Haast Pass. Follow the shores of Lakes Hawea and Wanaka to Queenstown.
Day 09 - 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 (300 Kms)
Self drive passenger are free to participate in optional activities before driving to Queenstown.
Day 11 - Dunedin –Christchurch (365 Kms)
Depart in the morning for Oamaru and Timaru before crossing the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch.
Day 12 - Depart Christchurch
Self-drive passengers return your car directly at the airport.