If you don’t want to self-drive whilst on holiday, but don’t want to miss out either, this is the trip for you. This two-week itinerary includes internal flights between the major cities as well as overnight stays in smaller towns to enable you to visit some of New Zealand’s most popular natural wonders and wine regions.

Itinerary

3 Nights – Auckland (with Bay of Islands day trip)
2 Nights – Rotorua
2 Nights – Wellington
2 Nights – Blenheim (Marlborough)
2 Nights – Christchurch
3 Nights – Queenstown (with Milford Sound day trip)


✈ UK – Auckland (3 Nights): First you will fly from your chosen UK Airport to Auckland where you’ll have 3 nights, giving you time to explore the shops, museums and harbours. From here you can take a day trip to the idyllic Bay of Islands where you can take a dolphin cruise or simply enjoy the stunning beach destination and all its water activities.

🚗 Auckland – Rotoura (2 Nights): From Auckland you will travel to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua for 2 nights. Home to bubbling hot pools, natural hot springs and exploding geysers, you will also be able to experience the rich heritage of the Te Arawa people with a visit to their Maori village.

✈ Rotoura – Wellington (2 Nights): Then fly onto Wellington for 2 nights where you can enjoy the scenic harbour setting, thriving arts scene and gourmet cuisine. The Te Papa National Museum and Botanic Gardens are highlights to visit whilst you are in the country’s capital.

⛴ Wellington – Blenheim (2 Nights): You will then spend 2 nights in Blenheim, renowned for its wineries as it lies in the heart of the Marlborough region. With over 20 wineries within easy reach a wine tour is a must – cycle tours combined with cellar door tastings are also a fun option.

✈ Blenheim – Christchurch (2 Nights): Then fly onto Christchurch for 2 nights where you can relax in the charming ‘Garden City’. Take a trip to Kaikoura on the coast for a thrilling day spotting seals, penguins, dolphins and whales!

✈ Christchurch – Queenstown (3 Nights): Your final internal flight will take you to Queenstown for 3 nights. This alpine city is the adventure capital of NZ set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. If the exhilaration of adventure sports is not your thing then the spectacular scenery alone will enthral you. From here take a day trip to the stunning fiords of Milford Sound home to seals, penguins and dolphins and where waterfalls tumble into the waters from dense forests high above. It is truly stunning.

✈ Queenstown – UK: On your final day we’ll return you to the airport, for your flight home to the UK.