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This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland!

Auckland offers all of the things associated with a sophisticated cosmopolitan city, from beautiful scenery to adrenaline pumping adventure - and first-class food and wine. Transfer Auckland International Airport to hotel.

Visited:
Auckland
Accommodation
De Brett Hotel (Auckland)

Day 2: Whale and dolphin Safari

Be spellbound by the spectacle of a feeding frenzy involving sea birds, whales and dolphins or see small pods of dolphins playing around the boat. On Auckland's Whale and Dolphin Safari you will experience the Hauraki Gulf from the most comfortable and stable whale watching vessel in New Zealand. The luxury 20m high speed catamaran is designed specifically for the sea conditions of this unique area.

Visited:
Auckland
Accommodation
De Brett Hotel (Auckland)

Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua with Waitomo Caves and hobbiton tour

This morning depart Auckland and travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations.

Enjoy a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. After the Movie Set tour you will be transferred to Rotorua.

​Rotorua's striking gardens, cobbled streets and fascinating mix of Maori and English Tudor architecture give the city a significant point of difference. Beyond the urban centre, a backdrop of geothermal steam, volcanic mountains and huge crater lakes remind you that this region rests immediately above the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Visited:
Rotorua
Accommodation
Night at Regent of Rotorua (Rotorua)

Day 4: Kaitiaki Adventure

White Water Sleding - Kaituna River. There is something for everyone on this beautiful scenic excursion. You will enter the water after the seven meter waterfall and you will negotiate your way through the rapids in charge of your own vessel - propelled by the flippers on your feet. Your guides are there to encourage and motivate you and help where necessary.

Visited:
Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua to ​Christchurch

Transfer to Rotorua Airport for your flight to Christchurch.


Day 6: Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour

4WD touring. Journey to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday; and see how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoiled beauty of this breathtaking area with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air.

Visited:
Christchurch

Day 7: Christchurch to Twizel

Pick up your rental car and drive to Twizel - and Skyscape!

Visited:
Christchurch

Day 8: Day at Leisure

Hike, bike, stroll among the flocks of sheep, experience a farm tour or simply relax and take in the spectacular scenery. Includes Luxury cedar outdoor bath tub, WiFi, air conditioning.

Visited:
Christchurch

Day 9: Welcome to Wanaka!

The lakeside town of Wanaka can provide you with an appealing mix of fine living, family fun and adventure. It has a high concentration of cafes, restaurants and interesting shops. In Wanaka you can saddle up a horse and embrace the great outdoors.

Visited:
Christchurch

Day 10: Wanaka to Queenstown

Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere's premiere four season alpine and lake resort. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooked by the majestic Remarkables Range, Queenstown is the perfect destination all year round.

Visited:
WanakaQueenstown

Day 11: Bungy Jump!

Kawarau Bridge Bungy. Home to the original 140 feet Bungy Jump, the world's first and most infamous of leaps is still going strong, with tens of thousands Bungying each year. Choose from a number of options; topple over backwards, forwards, with another person, spin or somersault and even choose to bob above the water, touch it, or be fully immersed. 141 feet/43 meters.

Just a 5 minute walk from central Queenstown, ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of the Skyline complex at the summit of Mount Ngongotaha. The best views in the region are found here spread out in a spectacular 220 degree panorama, with breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks. It's truly magnificent and awe-inspiring!

​Kea 6-Line Tour. Ziptrek Ecotour gives those with an appetite for adrenaline the chance to take zip-lining to a hair-raising level. The Kea Tour is a three-hour high-velocity 6-line adventure that includes a stunning 20-minute guided trek along a new extension of the local 'Tiki Trail', an ancient native Beech forest on our aerial tree-platforms. Experience the forest as never before foxes including the steepest tree to tree flying fox in the world!

Visited:
Queenstown

Day 12: Guided Lake Shore Forest and Birding Hike

This half-day walk combines the best of native flora and fauna, with magnificent lake and mountain views. In its own micro-climate, the flora is protected from the elements in this area, so the species are much larger than elsewhere. Native birds are readily seen and heard in and around the edges of the forest. Your guide will introduce you to an array of edible and medicinal plants used by Maori and European settlers.

Visited:
Queenstown

Day 13: Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour

An indulgent and varied full day tour seeing both local sights, enjoying fresh cuisine and tasting a selection of fine wines, cheeses and handcrafted chocolates. Taste wine at 4 vineyards over 2 Central Otago wine regions. Included is the Gibbston Valley wine cave tour, a splendid cheese and wine presentation and a divine wine barrel-cooked lunch matched with wines.

Visited:
Queenstown

Day 14: Departure - Home

Transfer to Queenstown Airport for your flight home.

Visited:
Queenstown

Auckland Rotorua Christchurch Wanaka Queenstown

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $4,650 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person$4,600

Included in price:

  • Boutique accommodation for 13 nights in Auckland (2), Rotorua (2), Christchurch (2), Twizel (2), Wanaka (1) and Queenstown (4)
  • Whale & dolphin safari
  • Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton movie set tour
  • White water sledging
  • Couples Mud bath
  • Lord of the Rings Edoras tour
  • Skyscape - New Zealand’s ultimate overnight stargazing experience
  • The orginal Kawarau Bridge Bungy jump
  • Skyline Gondola ride
  • Ziptrek
  • Gourmet food & wine tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations Travel Protection Plan
  • New Zealand GST

Not included in price:

  • International and national airfares

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