Stay Drive

21 Day North - South Island - Stay / Drive / Coach-Train

Offers a complete New Zealand tour – A most popular choice for travellers who wish to see the best New Zealand has to offer.

Pricing:

Tourist Price: $3050.00pp
Superior Tourist Price: $3250.00pp
First Class Price: $3630.00pp

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND

Upon arrival Auckland make your way to the Thrifty counter in arrivals hall to collect your hire car.

 

Excess NZD$2990.00 & Airport pick up fee of NZD$40.25 PAYABLE on pick up. Excess can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day the payment will also reduce Airport pick up fee to NIL  – We recommend the purchase of a travel insurance policy from our web site.

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND/BAY OF ISLANDS

Drive Time 3Hrs 8Mins (216Kms)

 

Cross Auckland Harbour Bridge as you head north to the very scenic Bay Of Islands.

 

This afternoon we have included a Cape Brett Dolphins/Hole In Rock cruise departing at 1:30pm from Paihia wharf returns 4:30pm.

DAY 3 - BAY OF ISLANDS

Today, sit back & relax as we have included a Fullers coach trip to Cape Reinga which includes a BBQ lunch.

 

A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua).-On arrival at Cape Reinga, stand on the northern most tip of New Zealand and watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea.

Feel the sand between your toes as you help your driver guide dig for shellfish (conditions permitting) on Ninety Mile Beach.

 

This is an action-packed day with opportunities to take photos or simply enjoy this unique part of New Zealand.

 

All is included

DAY 4 - BAY OF ISLANDS/AUCKLAND

Drive Time 3Hrs 8Mins

 

After Breakfast (optional) you journey back to Auckland.

DAY 5 - AUCKLAND/WAITOMO

Drive Time 2Hrs 50Mins (195Kms)

 

* FARM STAY – OPTIONAL

This morning you make your way to Waitomo and the area known for the lost world.

 

We have included a Glowworm Cave tour

DAY 6 - WAITOMO/ROTORUA

Drive Time 2Hrs 14Mins (156Kms)

 

The morning is at leisure before taking the short drive to the thermal wonderland of Rotorua

DAY 7 - ROTORUA

A full day of included sightseeing around some of the Highlights of this thermal wonderland. You visit Paradise Valley OR Rainbow Springs to see a selection of New Zealand animals and birds, at the Agrodome you will visit a 130 hectare farm complex, see on stage a parade of 19 different breeds of sheep and a demonstration of sheep shearing. You will also visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve – a steaming valley with bubbling mudpools and geysers. Entry to above sights is provided by Rotorua Travel and included in cost.

 

In the evening you enjoy a traditional Maori concert and hangi, dinner for all is included

 

Operator: Rotorua Travel

Meals: Hangi Concert – Tamaki Tours

DAY 8 - ROTORUA – NAPIER

Drive Time 3Hrs 8Mins (218Kms)

 

Today you make your way across to the east coast of the North Island and enter the wine area of Hawke Bay before arriving at Napier, renowned for its art deco

DAY 9 - NAPIER – WELLINGTON

Drive Time 4Hrs 35Mins (319Kms)

 

Leaving the wine and art deco area, you make your way to the New Zealand capital Wellingon

DAY 10 - WELLINGTON – PICTON-KAIKOURA

Interislander Ferry Departs Picton 8:25am Arrives Picton 11:25am

 

TRAIN 

 

Tranz Coastal Departs Picton 2:00pm Arrives Kaikoura 4:28pm

 

Drop the car off at the Wellington Ferry Terminal were you will join your Interislander Ferry for your journey to the South Island. On arrival Picton make your way to the train station for the Tranz Coastal which will take you to the whaling town of Kaikoura, upon arrival Kaikoura you will be transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

 

Operators:
Interislander Ferry
Tranz Scenic
Super Shuttle

DAY 11 - KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH

TRAIN 

 

Tranz Coastal Departs Kaikoura 4:28pm Arrives Christchurch 7:21pm

 

This morning you may like to take in a whale watch tour (Optional)

 

This afternoon you will be transferred to the Railway Station to join the Tranz Coastal for the journey to Christchurch, upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation

 

Operators:
Tranz Scenic
Super Shuttle

DAY 12 - CHRISTCHURCH/MOUNT COOK/TWIZEL

Drive Time Christchurch-Mount Cook 4Hrs 50Mins (332Kms)

Drive Time Mount Cook-Omarama 1Hr (64Kms)

 

 

Pick up Car this morning. Your journey will take you across the Canterbury Plains and McKenzie Country. After your visit to the foot of Mount Cook you will proceed to your evening accommodation at Twizel

DAY 13 - TWIZEL/DUNEDIN

Drive Time 3Hrs 42Mins (257Kms)

 

Today you will leave the centre of the South Island and travel to the east coast and the coastal town of Dunedin, renowned for its Scottish influence.

 

On Dunedin’s doorstep you will find incredible wildlife including the world’s rarest penguins and, at Taiaroa Head, the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross.

You may like to visit
The Cadbury Factory
Olverston House
Larnach Castle

 

We Recommend

 

Tairei Gorge Railway

DAY 14 - DUNEDIN/TE ANAU

Drive Time 4Hrs 19Mins (298Kms)

 

You will have time this morning to look around the attractions of Dunedin before heading once more into the centre of the South Island and the gateway to the Fiordland

DAY 15 - TE ANAU/MILFORD SOUND/QUEENSTOWN

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

 

This is a day to be enjoyed as our journey into the heart of the Fiordland is very scenic. We recommend that you take a coach into Milford Sound as the road can be tricky – (INCLUDED) After a Milford Nature Cruise you will journey back to Te Anau were you once more will collect your car and drive further North to the resort town of Queenstown

 

Operator: Real Journeys

DAY 16 - QUEENSTOWN

At leisure

 

In the evening we have included a Skyline Gondola buffet dinner

 

We recommend

Dart River Wilderness Safari – You journey deep into the Lord of the Rings country and experience the thrill of the jetboat – Not to be missed.- (Optional)

DAY 17 - QUEENSTOWN/FRANZ JOSEF

Drive Time 5Hrs 41Mins (392Kms)

 

A spectacular drive as you travel through the Kawarau Gorge past Lake Dunstan and into the Glacier Region.

DAY 18 - FRANZ JOSEF

At Leisure

 

We recommend 

A Helicopter with snow landing – You will appreciate this magnificent formation of nature.

 

Options:
Glavier Valley Walk
Helicopter with snow landing
Heli-Hike

DAY 19 - FRANZ JOSEF/GREYMOUTH/CHRISTCHURCH

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

 

TRAIN

 

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

 

This morning you will be make your way to Greymouth Railway station for what many regard as the fifth most scenic train trip in the world. Upon arrival Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation.

 

Operator:
Tranz Scenic
Super Shuttle

 

DAY 20 - CHRISTCHURCH

At Leisure

DAY 21 - CHRISTCHURCH/HOME

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home

 

Operator:
Super Shuttle

INCLUSIONS

  • 17 Days Car hire – Toyota Corolla Automatic/similar
  • 20 Nights Accommodation  – As listed
  • Hole in Rock Cruise
  • Cape Reinga – 90 mile beach tour & BBQ lunch
  • Waitomo Caves tour
  • Rotorua Legends Tour
  • Maori Hangi Concert
  • Interislander Ferry
  • Tranz Coastal
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Coach – Ex Te Anau
  • Skyline Gondola Restaurant & Buffet Dinner
  • Tranz Alpine
  • Transfers where indicated

CAR HIRE EXCESS

Vehicle excess of  NZD$2990.00 & Airport pick up fee of NZD$40.25 PAYABLE in New Zealand.- Excess can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day, this payment will reduce the Airport pick up fee to NIL.

 

We recommend the purchase of a travel insurance policy from our web site which covers vehicle excess.

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OPTIONS

  • Farm Stay – $80.00pp
  • Taieri Gorge Railway – $84.00pp
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari – $188.00pp
  • Glacier Valley Walk – $68.00pp
  • Helicopter with snow landing – $168.00 Adult
  • Heli-Hike – $379.00pp

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