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Tours featuring visits to New Zealand's national parks

Your visit to Aotearoa will be incomplete without visits to our famous New Zealand national parks and encounters with the natural wonders they contain. National parks have protected some of New Zealands most beautiful and untouched places and offer opportunities to experience them as part of your New Zealand holiday. These tours offer a wealth of wilderness experiences you won't forget in a hurry.


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Rotorua, New Zealand

21 day Discover New Zealand

21 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature,National parks,Family touring,Classic driving tours
  Explore the cities and scenery of both the North and South Islands on this extensive 21 day tour.  In the North Island you’ll travel to the Maori cultural centre of Rotorua, pass the volcanic World Heritage site of Tongariro National Park and visit our two largest cities.  After crossing to the South Island on the scenic Interisland Ferry, your itinerary takes you on a circuit of spectacular scenery.  Highlights include the wildlife mecca of Kaikoura, Mt Cook National Park, the West Coast glaciers and a cruise on the pristine Milford Sound, just to name a few of the destinations you have to look forward to.more
TranzAlpine Train, New Zealand

The Essential South Island 9 day Tour

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Luxury touring,National parks,Classic driving tours,Scenic cruises,Adventure,Honeymoon,Scenic flights
  This itinerary is one of our most popular South Island tours. In just 9 days capture the essence of the South Island's cities, lakes, mountains, fiords, glaciers and many more attractions.more
Larnach Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand

South Island 21 day self drive tour

21 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours,National parks
  This comprehensive tour carves a figure eight through spectacular South Island scenery.  From Christchurch travel through the Mackenzie Country to Mt Cook, then on to Otago and Dunedin. An exploration of the remote Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park follows, before heading north to Queenstown and then to the West Coast Glaciers. Crossing the Southern Alps enjoy a night in Arthur's Pass National Park before heading to the east coast and Kaikoura. Enjoy the Marlborough wine region and the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park before turning south along the wild west coast. You return to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

23 day Grand New Zealand self drive tour

23 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours,National parks
  This comprehensive 23 day itinerary explores the North and South Island’s iconic destinations with plenty of two night stays to ensure you really experience New Zealand. From the vibrant city of Auckland to the tropical Bay of Islands, you’ll also visit the cultural mecca of Rotorua and Wellington City before crossing the Cook Strait to Marlborough at the top of the South Island. Kaikoura and its famous wildlife can be explored before continuing south towards the Southern Alps and Mt Cook National Park. Milford Sound is sure to be a highlight along with Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers before returning to Christchurch via the world famous Tranz Alpine train.more
Milford Track Fiordland

Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains self drive tour

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Family touring,Classic driving tours,National parks,Wildlife & nature
  This 10 day tour takes you to the icons of the South Island, with extra nights in Christchurch, Fiordland and Queenstown you'll have time to discover the charms of each destination. You begin with a journey past the mountains of the Southern Alps and turquoise waters of alpine lakes before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  Next you venture further south to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.  Here you’ll explore the pristine wilderness on a Milford Sound nature cruise.  In Queenstown, the Adventure Capital, there’s time to enjoy the scenery and endless activities on offer before returning to Christchurch via the magnificent West Coast Glaciers.more
Coromandel, New Zealand

Ultimate New Zealand 42 day self drive tour

42 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: National parks,Family touring,Classic driving tours,Wildlife & nature
  Our longest tour allows you time to explore every region of New Zealand including those iconic destinations you’ve heard so much about.more
Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

15 day South Island Natural Discovery self drive tour

15 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Luxury touring,Wildlife & nature,National parks
  Explore and enjoy some of New Zealand's unique flora, fauna and scenery on this 15 day South Island tour.  You begin with an alpine guided walk in Mt Cook National Park, where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his Everest adventure. In Dunedin you’ll enjoy a full day encounter with the unique marine life that inhabits the Otago Peninsula before heading south towards Fiordland National Park.  Experience the ‘Sound of Silence’ with an overnight cruise in the remote untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound. No South Island trip is complete without time spent in the alpine playground of Queenstown then you continue to the beautiful West Coast.  Here you’ll marvel at the glaciers during your on-ice adventure, before crossing the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train back to Christchurch.  In the evenings you will relax in tranquil luxury lodges situated in secluded locations for the ultimate wilderness experience.more
Otago Peninsular, Dunedin

Coast to Coast self drive tour

13 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours,Wildlife & nature,National parks
  Starting and finishing in Christchurch this tour visits Mt. Cook National Park, travels through the Southern Lakes region and into the deep south. Time to explore Dunedin and wildlife of the Otago Peninsula before crossing the rich farmland of Southland toward Te Anau and Fiordland National Park. There is a full day to explore Milford Sound including a Real Journeys Nature Cruise. Then to Queenstown for two nights with time to relax or enjoy the countless activities here. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
Fur seals, Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Top of the South Island Self Drive Loop

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Wildlife & nature,Walking & hiking,National parks,Food & wine
  Visit the less explored upper South Island, home to amazing wildlife, including whales in Kaikoura and the delightful seal colony in Abel Tasman National Park.  In Blenheim, you’ll sample the region’s best known export, the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc before heading south to the West Coast and Punakaiki Rocks.  You return to Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass National Park, an amazing place to discover natural New Zealand including the cheeky Kea which is regularly seen in the park.more
Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Auckland to Christchurch 14 day hiking explorer

14 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Walking & hiking,National parks
  Explore Tongariro National Parks famous Tongariro Crossing day hike, considered one of the finest day walks in the world. Then travel south and cross the Cook Strait and catch the Coastal Pacific Scenic train to Christchurch.  From there you'll head to Mt Cook National Park before venturing deeper south and into the Southern Lakes region. From here you take the 3 day/2 night guided walk on the famous Routeburn Track. Returning to Queenstown you then continue north to the glacier region  before returning to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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