12D11N New Zealand Road Trip

  • 12 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 7 Cities

New Zealand is a land of immense and diverse landscape. You'll see things here that you won't see anywhere else in the world.

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About This Trip

Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges; it’s rumoured that gold prospectors - captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers - gave this now cosmopolitan town its name.

Trip code: NZC-NZRT-SIC

11 Nights

accommodation

0 Meals

On-Trip Transport

On-trip transport via seat in coach

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland

Transfer from airport to hotel included or collect rental car for self drive option.

  • Airport Transfer
  • Overnight: Auckland City Hotel

Day 2: Waitomo - Hobbiton

Travel south of Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves and the famous Hobbiton Movie Set.

  • Transfer via Bus
  • Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Overnight: Sudima Hotel (2 nights)

Day 3: Rotorua

Morning sightseeing featuring Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome Farm Show. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert at your hotel.

  • Transfer via Bus
  • Te Puia Thermal, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, Agrodome Spring
  • Dinner (Maori Hangi Feast and concert)

Day 4: Rotorua

Travel alongside Lake Taupo and across the Volcanic Plateau with stunning views of Mt Ruapehu before arriving at Wellington, NewZealand’s capital city.

  • Transfer via Bus
  • Overnight: Bay Plaza Hotel

Day 5: Wellington

Travel on the Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton then travel along the coast to Christchurch.

  • Transfer via Bus & Interislander Ferry (Wellington-Picton)
  • Overnight: Christchurch City Park Motel

Day 6: Fox Glacier

Seat in Coach passengers travel by train on the Tranz Alpine to Greymouth and then coach to Fox Glacier. Self drive passengers drive across the majestic Southern Alps and along the West Coast to Fox Glacier.

  • Transfer via Bus & Scenic Train (Tranz Alpine)
  • Fox Glacier
  • Overnight: Heartland Hotel

Day 7: Queenstown

Continue your journey south along the West Coast before again crossing the Southern Alps over the Haast Pass and arriving in Queenstown, stay 2 nights.

  • Transfer via Bus
  • Overnight: Aspen Hotel

Day 8: Queenstown

A full day at leisure to enjoy the sights and activities available in Queenstown. We have included entry to Skyline Gondola.

  • Admission Skyline Gondola

Day 9: Milford Sound

Travel from Queenstown to Milford where we have included a cruise on spectacular Milford Sound.

  • Transfer via Bus & Cruise
  • Milford Sound
  • Overnight: The Village Inn

Day 10: Te Anau

A half day drive will deliver you to Dunedin in time to explore this ‘Scottish’ city or visit the wildlife on Otago Peninsula.

  • Transfer via Bus
  • Overnight: Victoria Hotel

Day 11: Dunedin

Travel along the eastern coast of the South Island to Christchurch.

  • Transfer via Bus
  • Overnight: Christchurch City Park Motel

Day 12: Christchurch

Transfer from your hotel to the airport or return your rental car before your outbound flight.

  • Airport Transfer

Travel Highlights

  • Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.
  • Rated as the third most liveable city in the world, Auckland is a place where vibrant city style and spectacular landscapes go hand in hand.
  • Cape Reinga offers the ultimate northern New Zealand experience. See two oceans collide and discover the place of leaping, where Maori spirits begin their final journey.
  • Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above, as you glide silently by boat in the world of famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original, iconic New Zealand attraction.
  • Discover the fun at Rainbow Springs! Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs offers an action-packed, fun-filled day out for the whole family.
  • The previously placid waters roar and rumble at great speed along the ravine before bursting into space out over Huka Falls to crash into the turbulent pool 11 metres below. A foot bridge right at the top of the falls puts you in a prime position to get up close and witness the frightening display of more than 220,000 litres of water blasting by every second. If you'd like to see the power and fury of the falls up close, try a jet boat ride.
  • Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, Australasia’s most visited museum is a must do on any New Zealand itinerary. Don't miss the exhibition created in partnership with Weta Workshop.
  • Skyline Rotorua is your ticket to an unforgettable holiday fuelled with adventure for people of all ages. Enjoy a fun-filled gravity ride on our Luge tracks, fly through the sky on our Zoom Zipline and feel the adrenalin rush on the Skyswing ride.
  • Whale Watching - You can spot whales throughout New Zealand, including Auckland's beautiful Hauraki Gulf and the wonderful Kaikoura.
  • International Antarctic Centre - Experience amazing Antarctica without leaving Christchurch! A 'Must Do' experience and interactive fun for visitors of all ages. Antarctic Gallery, 'Antarctica' Snow & Ice, Storm, Hagglund Ride, 4D Theatre, Historic Hut exhibit & Little Blue Penguins.
  • Tranz Alpine, one of the world’s great train journeys, travelling from coast to coast on New Zealand's South Island taking in the vast Canterbury Plains, spectacular Southern Alps and Wild West Coast.
  • While glaciers around the world are retreating, the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers still flow almost to sea level. The temperate climate at this low altitude means these glaciers are among the most convenient to visit in the world. Easy walks to the foot of the glaciers pass along ancient river valleys with steep sides bearing gigantic horizontal scars from when the glaciers have retreated and advanced over millennia. When you stand close to the foot of these glaciers, their sheer enormity is very humbling.
  • Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges; it’s rumoured that gold prospectors - captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers - gave this now cosmopolitan town its name.
  • Wanaka is also home to more world class events than most, from international triathlons to music and arts festivals. Warbirds over Wanaka, Festival of Colour, Rhythm & Alps, and the Audi Quattro Winter Games, just to name a few.
  • Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Breathtaking in any weather, the fiord's cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards from as high as 1000 metres. When it rains in Milford Sound, and it often does, those waterfalls multiply with magnificent effect.

Where to EatLooking for Halal certified cuisine?

Auckland

  • Akbar Durbar Indian Takeaway, 51-61 Hobson St
  • Zam Zam Indian Restaurant, 54 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill
  • Khanz Restaurant, 491 Pakuranga Rd, Highland Park
  • Taste of Malaysia, 615 Great South Rd, Manukau
  • LJS Waitakere, Waitakere Mega Centre, 5 Vitasovich Ave, Henderson

Hamilton

  • Laziz Foods, 20 & 69 Colombo St, Frankton, Hamilton
  • Pizza Express, Shop 6, 4 Gordonton Rd, Chartwell, Hamilton

Rotorua

  • Ali Baba’s Tunisian Takeaways, 1146 Tutanekai St, Rotorua
  • Mecca Kebabs & Expresso, 1195 Tutanekai St, Rotorua

Lake Taupo

  • Best Kebabs, 75 Tongariro St, Taupo

Napier

  • Cafe Anatolia Turkish Cuisine, 303 Gloucester St, Taradale, Napier

Wellington

  • Aladdin's Turkish Café, Warehouse Complex, 52 Parumoana St, Porirua, Wellington
  • Zara's Turkish Café, 199 Main St, Upper Hutt, Wellington

Nelson

– East Street Vegetarian Cafe Bar, 8 Church St

Christchurch

  • AFG Restaurant, 318 Lincoln Rd, Addington

– Dubba Dubba, 11B Waimairi Rd, Upper Riccarton

Queenstown

– Turkish Kebabs, 30 Camp St, O’Connells Pavilion

  • Turkish Kebabs, Skyline Arcade, The Mall

Wanaka

  • Snack Shack Turkish Kebabs, Pembroke Mall, 139 Ardmore St

It's Time to Pray!Where is the Mosque nearby me?

  • Auckland Airport Masjid
    Westney Road, Mangere Past Zayed College Auckland
  • Jamii Masjid
    921 Heaphy Terrace, P O Box 665 Hamilton Waikato Region
  • Masjid al Noor
    101 Deans Avenue Riccarton Christchurch Canterbury Region
  • Rotorua Islamic Centre
    21, Tarewu Road Rotorua
  • The Otafo Muslim Assoc. Alhuda Mosque
    21 Clyde St Kinmont Park, Dunedin
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