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5 to 9 Day New Zealand tour itineraries.

Short of time to explore New Zealand? These self drive tour itineraries are designed to make the most of a five to nine day NZ visit. They offer carefully selected routes, destinations and attractions that add up to a memorable New Zealand experience.  Find a tour itinerary that you like and talk to us about customising it to suit your travel preferences perfectly.

 

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Cruise Doubtful Sounds

A Taste of the South self drive tour

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, National parks, Scenic trains
 One of our most popular tours this 8 day scenic route will give you a wonderful 'taste' of the South Island’s beauty and diversity. Visit its two largest cities, Christchurch and Dunedin, Mt Cook National Park and Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland National Park. You then experience the excitement of Queenstown before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. The finale to this tour is crossing the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train as you return to Christchurch.more
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Lake Taupo, New Zealand

North Island 5 day highlights

5 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Wildlife & nature
  Travel through the heart of the North Island on this short 'highlights' New Zealand self-drive tour. From Auckland journey south through the Waikato countryside to Rotorua, the Maori culture capital of New Zealand. It’s then on to the Art Deco city of Napier in the Hawkes Bay, home to New Zealand’s oldest vineyards.  The final leg of your whirlwind tour of the North Island takes you past sheep farms and wineries as you travel through the Wairarapa region to your final destination, the capital city of Wellington.more
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Lyttleton Harbor, Christchurch, New Zealand

Auckland to Christchurch 9 day highlights

9 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, The Hobbit & LOTR
  Travelling through the heart of the country you’ll journey past an incredible diversity of New Zealand landscapes and scenery.  From the North Island’s rich Maori culture and modern cosmopolitan cities you’ll venture south crossing the Cook Strait to the picturesque Marlborough Sounds and wildlife mecca of Kaikoura.  This tour is also flexible enough to add additional days if you have extra time.more
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Lake Matheson

Lakes, Mountains and Glaciers self drive tour

7 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Wildlife & nature
  From Christchurch you’ll journey south through the Mackenzie high country and past turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  You’ll then enjoy two nights in Queenstown surrounded by spectacular mountain vistas.  Its then on to the West Coast glaciers, where there’s time for a scenic flight if you choose.  The final leg of your travels takes you along the rugged coastline to Greymouth where you board the TranzAlpine for your scenic train journey back to Christchurch.more
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The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

Mountains and Lakes South Island Family Tour

7 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, National parks, Wildlife & nature
 Get the whole family excited as you traverse the mountains and alpine lakes of the South Island on this family tour from Christchurch to the adventure capital of Queenstown.more
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Huka Falls, Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Family Fun North Island Tour

7 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
 Visit some of the North Island's iconic attractions including the culture and adventure capital of Rotorua.  You'll begin with a journey to the idyllic holiday destination of the Coromandel Peninsula where you'll ride the quirky Driving Creek Railway line before continuing to the beachside village of Whitianga.  Next stop is Rotorua for two nights where there's an exciting day of animal encounters included.  This family friendly tour also visits the magical Hobbiton Village before returning back to Auckland.more
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Mt Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

7 day Auckland to Christchurch Essential Highlights

7 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  This 7 day itinerary travels through the heart of the North Island to the capital city of Wellington. Cross the Cook Strait and explore the Pacific Coastline of the South Island before arriving into Christchurch. An ideal tour for those short on time and a wonderful introduction to the diversity New Zealand has to offer.more
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South Island self drive - The TranzAlpine scenic train

The Essential South Island 9 day Tour

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, National parks, Wildlife & nature
 In just 9 days capture the essence of the South Island's cities, lakes, mountains, fiords, glaciers and many more attractions.more
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Champagne Pool, Rotorua, New Zealand

Auckland to Wellington 6 day Highlights

6 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, National parks, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
 Explore the North Islands major visitor cities from Auckland the ‘City of Sails’ to Rotorua the Maori culture capital and the art deco city of Napier and finally the quirky capital city of Wellington. Along the way you’ll pass through the picturesque landscapes and small towns of rural New Zealand.more
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Maori culture, Rotorua, New Zealand

Auckland to Wellington 7 day Highlights

7 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  Explore the North Islands major visitor cities from Auckland the ‘City of Sails’ to Rotorua the Maori culture capital and the art deco city of Napier and finally the quirky capital city of Wellington. Along the way you’ll pass through the picturesque landscapes and small towns of rural New Zealand.more
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