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Self-drive: 7D6N Essential New Zealand

Auckland – Hobbiton – Rotorua (Flight Not Included) – Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown

From NZD 1,548 per person

HIGHLIGHTS Explore the great outdoors, a geothermal cultural heartland, crystal blue lakes and snow-capped mountains.
Experience New Zealand’s iconic sights and activities in the most popular North and South Island locations.
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 June 2023
6 Day Rental Car Hire
6 Nights Accommodation
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights
Millford Sound Cruise including lunch
Private Touring & Independent Coach Tours can be arranged upon request
Milford Sound Cruise – Te Anau & Fiordland
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour – Hamilton, Waitomo & Waikato
Treewalk Nightlights – Rotorua

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 coast and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west coast. 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 - Hobbiton - Rotorua

Journey to Matamata for a charming tour of unique, character Hobbit homes, gardens and the watering hole just as you see in the movies. Then continue on to Rotorua, a bubbling and steaming destination like nowhere else. Overnight: Rotorua


  • 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 - Queenstown (Flight Not Included)

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

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most exciting destinations.  It is a hub of adventure surrounded by famous landscapes, renowned vineyards and goldmining history.  Overnight:  Queenstown


Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - Depart Queenstown

Arrangements conclude today with the return of your rental car to Queenstown 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
Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel
President Hotel Auckland
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
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart
CityLife Auckland
Cordis Auckland Hotel
Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel
MSocial Hotel Auckland
Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel
The Grand by SkyCity
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
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

Pax Standard Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 2,726
2 2,206 1,548
3 2,033 1,374 1,217
4 1,946 1,288 1,130
*Breakfast 192


Pax Superior Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 3,125
2 2,605 1,727
3 2,432 1,553 1,375
4 2,345 1,467 1,288
*Breakfast 192


Pax First Class Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 3,507
2 2,987 1,918
3 2,814 1,744 1,513
4 2,727 1,658 1,426
*Breakfast 192


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

Pax Standard Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 2,998
2 2,342 1,684
3 2,123 1,465 1,308
4 2,014 1,356 1,198
*Breakfast 192


Pax Superior Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 3,397
2 2,741 1,863
3 2,522 1,644 1,466
4 2,413 1,535 1,357
*Breakfast 192


Pax First Class Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 3,780
2 3,123 2,054
3 2,905 1,835 1,603
4 2,795 1,726 1,494
*Breakfast 192
  • Sales period: up to 30 June 2023
  • Travel period: From 01 May till 30 September 2023
  • 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.
  • Other terms & conditions apply. Visit or more terms & conditions.