7D6N North South Discovery

Auckland – Rotorua (Flight Not Included) – Queenstown – Milford Sound – Mt Cook – Tekapo – Christchurch

From NZD 2,147 per person

HIGHLIGHTS An adventure-filled NZ multi-day vacation package with bubbling mud pools and spurting geysers to magnificent vistas and majestic snow-capped mountains.
A perfect tour for those short of time that wish to experience a taste of what each island has to offer.
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 August 2024
INCLUDE Exclusive Meet & Greet Arrival Transfer
6 Nights Accommodation
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Te Ra Guided Experience
Te Po – Indigenous Evening Experience
Milford Sound Tour with Cruise & Lunch
Queenstown/Mt Cook/Christchurch Tour
CBD accommodation pick up/drop off Airport Transfers
Private Touring can be arranged upon request
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour – Hamilton, Waitomo & Waikato
Milford Sound Cruise – Te Anau & Fiordland
Te Ra/Te Po Combo (Guided + Evening Experience) Rotorua – Te Anau & Fiordland

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

On arrival you will met and privately transferred 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 - Hobbiton - Rotorua

Today’s coach tour takes you through lush farmland, to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set, one of New Zealand’s ‘must-see’ destinations.  See where the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed as your tour guide shares behind-the-scenes tales. You’ll see sights like Hobbit Holes, the Mill, and The Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth.  After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at The Green Dragon Inn before continuing on to Rotorua.  Duration: 7hrs, 45mins.  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.

This afternoon you will be transport to Te Puia for a guided tour through the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, the Kiwi Conservation Centre and the geothermal valley.  Then enjoy a Hangi Dinner overlooking the valley and geyser, followed by a 40 minute cultural performance. The evening culminates with hot chocolate and pudding on the geyser terrace.  Duration: 4.5 hours.  Overnight: Rotorua


  • Te Ra/Te Po Combo (Guided + Evening Experience)

Day 4 - Rotorua - Queenstown (Flight not Included)

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

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.  Overnight: Queenstown

Flight Time Rotorua to Queenstown approx. 3 hours


Day 5 - Queenstown - Milford - Queenstown

Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses.  Today’s stunning tour takes you past mirror lakes and waterfalls into Milford Sound, carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. On arrival, board your vessel for a cruise of the fiord surrounded by towering mountains and cliffs that plunge into the sea.  Feel the refreshing spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces before returning to shore.  After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your coach return to downtown Queenstown. Lunch is included.  Duration:  approx. 12 hours.  Overnight: Queenstown


  • Milford Sound Cruise

Day 6 - Queenstown - Mt Cook - Christchurch

Departing Queenstown, your passionate driver guide will bring todays journey to life, sharing stories and rich background knowledge. Pass through the stunning Kawarau Gorge, fruit and wine growing region of Cromwell, following beautiful Lake Dunstan and through the dramatic Lindis Pass. Travel the vast plains of the Mackenzie district alongside magnificent turquoise blue lake framed by Aoraki Mt Cook and the spectacular Southern Alps to Mt Cook Village where you have some free time. Leaving Mt Cook it’s not hard to see why many Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed nearby. Your driver guide will point them out on the journey to Lake Tekapo where you will make a stop close to the popular Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing through the amazing countryside to Christchurch. Duration: approx. 13 hours.  Overnight: Christchurch

Day 7 - Depart Christchurch

Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer to Christchurch Airport.

Recommendation:  Add an additional night in Queenstown and/or Mt Cook to see more.

Thank you! And don’t forget to book your next travel arrangement with CIT!

Standard Superior First Class
Auckland Auckland City Hotel
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City
President Hotel Auckland
SKYCITY Hotel Auckland Cordis Auckland Hotel
Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel
MSocial Hotel Auckland
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
Christchurch BreakFree on Cashel
Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Ibis Christchurch Hotel
Quality Hotel Elms
The Riccarton Hotel
Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Lakeview
Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton
Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel
Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel
Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Fable Christchurch
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel
Sudima Christchurch City Hotel
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

Independent Coach Tour

All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

1 October 2023 – 30 April 2024

from NZD
First Class
Single 3,063 3,453 3,810
Double 2,147 2,332 2,525
Triple 1,964 2,101 2,229
*Breakfast 192


1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024

from NZD
First Class
Single 3,071 3,561 3,878
Double 2,168 2,392 2,578
Triple 1,983 2,181 2,254
*Breakfast 192 204 216

*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour

  • 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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