Self-drive: 12D11N Majestic New Zealand

Auckland – Waitomo – Hobbiton – Rotorua (Flight Not Included) – Christchurch – Glacier Region – Milford Sound – Queenstown – Mt Cook – Tekapo – Christchurch

From NZD 2,847 per person

HIGHLIGHTS Enchanting natural wonders from geothermal hot spots to ice-age glaciers and expansive, magnificent vistas.
Majestic in name and in nature, this tour delivers everything from north to south.
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 August 2024
INCLUDE 11 Day Rental Car Hire
11 Nights Accommodation
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Hobbiton Movie Set
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights
Milford Sound Cruise including Lunch
Private Touring & Independent Coach Tours can be arranged upon request
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour – Hamilton, Waitomo & Waikato
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour – Hamilton, Waitomo & Waikato
Milford Sound Cruise – Te Anau & Fiordland
Tranz Alpine Scenic Train Journey – Christchurch & South Canterbury
Auckland Sky Tower – Auckland

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

Upon arrival, collect your rental vehicle and self drive to your accommodation.

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland


Day 2 - Auckland - Waitomo - Hobbiton - Rotorua

Journey through the rolling green hills of Waitomo and enjoy a tour through an underground wonderland of caves decorated with galaxies of glowworms. Continue to Matamata for a charming tour of unique, character Hobbit homes, gardens and the watering hole just as you see in the movies. Finishing off a visually fulfilling day, continue Rotorua, a bubbling and steaming destination like nowhere else.  Overnight: Rotorua


  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Day 3 - Rotorua

Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends. Today you’ll visit one of the local geothermal attractions before a sensory evening display in the forest. Overnight: Rotorua


  • Waimangu Geothermal Valley
  • Treewalk Nightlights

Day 4 - Rotorua - Christchurch (Flight Not Included)

Depart on your domestic flight to Christchurch.  (Airfare is NOT included).

Flight Time Rotorua to Christchurch is approx. 2 hours

Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps.  This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Overnight: Christchurch


Day 5 - Christchurch - Glacier Region

Depart across the Canterbury Plains, a fertile patchwork made with every shade of green, through the spectacular scenery of Arthurs Pass National Park and on to the West Coast.  New Zealand’s rugged West Coast is a wild and untamed place known for its rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures.  Here, mighty rivers of solid white ice, relics of the world’s last ice-age, tumble down the rocky valleys.  Overnight: Glacier Region


Day 6 - Glacier Region

A temperate climate at a low altitude make Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers among the most convenient to visit in the world.  Steep valleys bear scars from where glaciers have retreated and advanced over millennia and here, the ice age is still underway.

Today is a free day to add your preferred activity. Make a visit to Punakaki’s Pancake Rocks or, for an absolute bucket list experience, take to the air on a scenic flight with a glacier landing and a thrilling hike across the icy wonderland. Overnight: Glacier Region


Day 7 - Glacier Region - Queenstown

Travel through wilderness towns, waterfalls and river scenery on today’s scenic journey to Queenstown.  We recommend stopping for a break, and to stretch the legs, at Makarora’s Blue Pools. Overnight: Queenstown


Day 8 - Queenstown

Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World. Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight: Queenstown


Day 9 - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown

Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Today’s stunning journey takes you past mirror lakes, spectacular waterfalls and water-sculpted rocks. Venture into Milford Sound, a New Zealand treasure carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your return to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown


  • Milford Sound Cruise

Day 10 - Queenstown - Tekapo/Mt Cook

Today’s journey takes you to a scenic wonderland with golden tussocks, snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes. Hug the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki to a rugged land of ice and rock, home to Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. Overnight: Tekapo or Mt Cook

Day 11 - Tekapo/Mt Cook - Christchurch

Be sure to stop for a while at Lake Tekapo where the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ takes pride of place against the backdrop of a vivid blue glacier-fed lake.  Then continue north east where braided rivers and familiar plains will signal your arrival back into Christchurch.  Overnight: Christchurch


Day 12 - Depart Christchurch

Arrangements conclude today with the return of your rental car to Christchurch Airport.

Please Note
(i) Rental Car “Days” are based on a 24 hour hire.
Early arrivals into and/or late departures out of New Zealand may necessitate a longer hire period.
(ii) Adding Optional Tours may necessitate an additional nights’ stay in that location.

Standard Superior First Class
Auckland Auckland City Hotel
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City
President Hotel Auckland
Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel
VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart
Airedale Boutique Suites
Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland
Heritage Auckland Hotel
Rydges Auckland Hotel
SKYCITY Hotel Auckland
Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel
MSocial Hotel Auckland
Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel
The Grand by SkyCity
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart
CityLife Auckland
Cordis Auckland Hotel
Rotorua Copthorne Hotel Rotorua
Ibis Rotorua Hotel
Lake Rotorua Hotel
Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua
Distinction Rotorua Hotel
Rydges Rotorua
Sudima Lake Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel
Christchurch BreakFree on Cashel
Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Ibis Christchurch Hotel
Quality Hotel Elms
The Riccarton Hotel
Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton
Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel
Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel
Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel
Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Fable Christchurch
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel
Sudima Christchurch City Hotel
West Coast & Glacier Country Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel
Heartland Hotel Glacier Country
Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel
Heartland Hotel Glacier Country
Queenstown Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Lakeview
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Holiday Inn Queenstown
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Heritage Queenstown Hotel
Hilton Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Scenic Suites Queenstown


Self Drive: Intermediate SUV (IFAR)
All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024

Pax Standard Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 5,184
2 4,123 2,847
3 3,769 2,493 2,229
4 3,592 2,316 2,052
*Breakfast 352


Pax Superior Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 6,151
2 5,090 3,309
3 4,736 2,956 2,585
4 4,559 2,779 2,408
*Breakfast 374


Pax First Class Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 6,741
2 5,680 3,639
3 5,326 3,285 2,623
4 5,150 3,108 2,681
*Breakfast 352


1 October 2023 – 30 April 2024

Pax Standard Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 5,771
2 4,628 3,119
3 4,246 2,738 2,446
4 4,056 2,547 2,255
*Breakfast 352

Pax Superior Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 6,437
2 5,293 3,443
3 4,912 3,061 2,678
4 4,721 2,871 2,488
*Breakfast 352

Pax First Class Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 6,547
2 6,174 3,883
3 5,792 3,501 2,823
4 5,602 3,311 2,889
*Breakfast 352

Self Drive: Full Size SUV (FFAR)
All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024

Pax Standard Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 5,721
2 4,391 3,115
3 3,948 2,672 1,809
4 3,727 2,450 2,186
*Breakfast 352


Pax Superior Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 6,688
2 3,358 3,578
3 4,915 3,135 2,764
4 4,694 2,913 2,542
*Breakfast 373


Pax First Class Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 7,278
2 5,948 3,907
3 5,284 3,242 2,698
4 5,284 3,242 2,698
*Breakfast 388


1 October 2023 – 30 April 2024

Pax Standard Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 6,198
2 4,841 3,333
3 4,388 2,880 2,588
4 4,162 2,654 2,362
*Breakfast 352


Pax Superior Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 6,863
2 5,507 3,656
3 5,054 3,203 2,820
4 4,828 2,977 2,594
*Breakfast 352


Pax First Class Hotel
from NZD
Single Twin Triple
1 7,744
2 6,387 4,096
3 5,935 3,644 3,093
4 5,708 3,417 2,867
*Breakfast 352
  • Sales period: up to 30 August 2024
  • Subject to availability.
  • Price displayed based on per person, in NZD, on twin sharing basis, land arrangement only.
  • Price displayed are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Single supplements apply.
  • Program and inclusions as listed. Optional tours expense not included.
  • In the event hotel is unavailable, hotel of similar class will be booked.
  • International or domestic airfares are not included in any tour costs. The cost of gratuities, insurance, optional sightseeing, excess baggage charges, laundry, drinks, airport taxes, meals (except where indicated) and items of a personal nature are also not included.
  • For delf-drive tours, self-drive rental vehicle touring is calculated on a 24 hour ‘per day’ hire period.  Early flight arrival and/or late departure times may necessitate an additional hire day.
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