Stay Drive

15 Day North / South Itinerary - Stay / Drive

A most popular itinerary offering the thermal region of the North Island and the best of the South Island

Pricing:

Tourist Price: $1970.00pp
Superior Tourist Price: $2110.00pp
First Class Price: $2378.00pp

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND

Upon arrival Auckland you will make your way to the Thrifty counter in arrivals hall to pick up your vehicle.

Excess NZD$2990.00 & Airport pick up fee of NZD$40.25 payable on arrival- Excess can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day – this payment reduces Airport pick up fee to NIL. We recommend the purchase of travel insurance which covers vehicle excess from our web site

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND/WAITOMO/ROTORUA

Auckland – Waitomo: Drive Time 2Hrs 50Mins (195Kms)
Waitomo – Rotorua: Drive Time 2Hrs 14Mins (156Kms)

 

You continue your journey through rolling farmlands with a lunch stop at the glow worm caves of Waitomo. After your visit of the caves (see options), make your way to Rotorua

DAY 3 - ROTORUA

Today you will have an opportunity to explore this volcanic region.

 

We have included a Legends of Rotorua pass which provides entrance to Agrodome Sheep Show,Te Puia, Rainbow Spring or Paradise Valley Springs.

 

In the evening we have included a traditional Maori Hangi Concert offered by Tamaki Tours

DAY 4 - ROTORUA – WELLINGTON

Drive Time: 6Hrs 30Mins (451Kms)

 

You continue South via Taupo to New Zealand’s Capital Wellington

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON – KAIKOURA

Interislander Ferry Departs Wellington 8:25am Arrives Picton 11:25am
Drive Time Picton – Kaikoura 2Hrs 15Mins (156Kms)

 

After leaving the car at Wellington Ferry terminal you will catch the Interislander Ferry to Picton and pick up your car for your journey south to coastal town of Kaikoura were you have the option of a whale watching tour.

DAY 6 - KAIKOURA – CHRISTCHURCH

Drive Time 2Hrs 46Mins (188Kms)

This morning you will have ample time to explore this region before heading to Christchurch

DAY 7 - CHRISTCHURCH – TWIZEL (MT COOK REGION)

Drive Time Christchurch – Mount Cook 4Hrs 50Mins (332Kms)
Drive Time Mount Cook – Twizel 1Hr (64Kms)

 

Travel from Christchurch through the rich pastoral farmland of the Canterbury Plains, then travel inland to the township of Geraldine where you might like to stop for morning tea.

 

From Geraldine travel across historic Burkes Pass before descending to the stunning glacial-fed Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd that stands on the lake foreshore. Travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook.

 

Make your way out of Mount Cook to your overnight accommodation at Twizel.

DAY 8 - TWIZEL – DUNEDIN

Drive Time 3Hrs 42Mins (257Kms)

You leave the mountain range behind you and head for the east coast and the Scottish capital of New Zealand – Dunedin

You may like to visit the Cadbury Factory, Olverston House or Larnach Castle.

We recommend. 

The Taieri Gorge Railway

DAY 9 - DUNEDIN- TE ANAU

Drive Time 4Hrs 19Mins (298Kms)

This morning you have an opportunity to explore additional sights around Dunedin before heading across to the Fiordland gateway for your overnight accommodation in Te Anau

DAY 10 - TE ANAU - QUEENSTOWN

Drive Time Te Anau – Milford 1Hr 41Mins (116Kms)
Drive Time Milford – Queenstown 4Hrs 13Mins (290Kms)

Today you will drive into the very scenic Fiordland Region where we have organised a Milford Nature Cruise for you. After the Cruise you make your way back through Te Anau as you make your way to Queenstown. (As the road into Milford can be tricky you may like to consider a coach from Te Anau)

DAY 11 - QUEENSTOWN

A day of leisure.

 

We Recommend

Dart River Wilderness Safari

 

In the evening we have included a Skyline Gondola Dinner

DAY 12 - QUEENSTOWN – FRANZ JOSEF

Drive Time 5Hrs 40Mins (392Kms)

 

Travel north enjoying coastal scenery and untamed wilderness en route to the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier.

DAY 13 - FRANZ JOSEF

At leisure

At leisure You may like to walk the Glacier, Helicopter snow landing or even do a Helihike (optional)

 

We recommend.

Helicopter with snow landing

DAY 14 - FRANZ JOSEF – GREYMOUTH - CHRISTCHURCH

Drive Time Franz Josef – Greymouth 2Hrs 36Mins (180Kms)

Tranz Alpine: Departs Greymouth 1:45pm Arrives Christchurch 6:05pm

 

You continue north to Greymouth were you will join what is regarded as the fifth most scenic train trip in the world the Tranz Alpine which crosses the Southern Alps to Christchurch.

Upon arrival Christchurch Railway Station you will be transferred to your accommodation.

DAY 15 - CHRISTCHURCH –HOME

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home

INCLUSIONS

  • 13 Days Toyota Corolla-Similar Automatic Hire
  • 14 Nights Accommodation  – As selected – Twin Share
  • Rotorua Legends Pass
  • Tamaki Hangi Concert
  • Interislander Ferry
  • Milford Cruise
  • Skyline Gondola Restaurant – Dinner
  • Tranz Alpine
  • Transfers

CAR BOND

Refundable Bond from NZD $2990.00 Payable in New Zealand on collection Plus Airport pick up fee of NZD $40.25
Excess can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day which also reduces Airport pick up fee to NIL – we recommend the purchase of travel insurance from our web site which covers vehicle excess.

OPTIONS

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves – $47.00pp
  • Whale Watch – Kaikoura $144.00per person
  • Taieri Gorge Railway – $84.00pp
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari – Queenstown $188.00pp
  • Glacier Valley Walk – $68.00pp
  • Helicopter with snow landing – $168.00 Adult
  • Heli-Hike Franz Josef – $379.00pp

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