Highlights

New Zealand is well known for Adventure Sports, Lakes, Mountains, Wildlife, Thermal Hot Pools, Glaciers, Maori Culture and stunning scenic beauty. It is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations. New Zealand is a great touring destination and is best discovered by our customised self-driving itineraries.

Itinerary

  • Duration: 11 days & 10 nights
Introduction

Self-Drive itinerary covering both the North & South Islands of New Zealand

Day

Arrive Auckland airport and pick up your rental car. Self-drive to your hotel. Check in and overnight stay at your hotel.

Day free to explore Auckland on your own. Entrance to Auckland Skytower is included. Overnight at hotel.

Today check out and drive to Rotorua. Today enroute Visit to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history. Tour departs every half hour from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Tour duration : 45 minutes Please report to the Waitomo Glowworm Cave ticket office (39 Waitomo Village Road) 10 minutes before tour departs. Post tour drive towards Rotorua (Approx. 2 hrs drive). Check into Rotorua Hotel. Overnight stay.

Today proceed for Te Puia & Private Polynesian Spa Deluxe admission.At Te Puia, you’ll learn about Māori traditions and ways of life, before entering the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, home to shooting geysers and bubbling mud pools.Polynesian Spa is New Zealand's leading international spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. In a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a wonderful fusion of hot mineral spring bathing, spa therapies and lake views. Relax and rejuvenate in this area reserved for adults with calming hot pools, a beautiful reflexology walk and a deep pool to allow for a swim.

Today check out and drive to Auckland Airport. Arrive Auckland airport and drop off your rental car and board your flight to Queenstown. Arrive Queenstown airport & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Today proceed for Milford Sound Nature Cruise (Seat In Coach) with Buffet Lunch. Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on our leisurely Nature Cruise. As you cruise the length of the fiord, learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.

Today morning pick up you rental car. Later proceed for Skyline Gondola & Luge. Take a ride with the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob's Peak and immerse yourself in the panoramic views of Queenstown and the surrounding mountains. There is plenty to keep you entertained while you take in the scenery. When you get to the top, discover a host of family-friendly activities on offer. Get on a chairlift to the Luge Top Station, get on our purpose-built Luge carts and take an exciting, downhill ride on over 800 metres of banked corners, tunnels and dippers to a backdrop of stunning views you'll find out that once is never enough! Overnight at hotel.

Today check out and drive to Franz Josef (Approx. 4 hrs40mins drive). Arrive Franz Josef and check into your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Today proceed for Glacier Valley Walk. Join your Franz Josef Glacier Guides guide at 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef to commence a Glacier Valley Tour. This journey to the glacier is the perfect opportunity to learn the role of the Franz Josef Glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape. After a short walk through the regenerating rainforest, the trip continues along the glacier valley as the guide explains the unique features of the glacier and its surroundings. Near the terminal face, after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the glacier's rapidly changing terminal face.Tour concludes approximately 3 hours after commencement, back at 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef.

Today check out and drive to Christchurch. Overnight at hotel in Christchurch. 

Today check out and drive to Christchurch airport. Drop off your rental car and board your flight back to India.