Road Trip Through New Zealand

04/18/2020 through 02/25/2021
04/01/2020 through 02/28/2021
Sceptre Vacations

Road Trip Through New Zealand

If you’re a road trip enthusiast, this may just be your dream vacation! Spend 15 nights as you drive around New Zealand’s North and South Islands! This vacation will be filled to the brim with exciting tours, incredible nature experiences, and an abundance of natural beauty. Cruise the Milford Sound, visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, ride a gondola in Queenstown, and spend free time shopping and dining on delicious New Zealand specialties! There is so much to do and see, and you’re in the driver’s seat!

This 15-night vacation brings you from Christchurch to Auckland via plane, train, boat, and car! Begin in Christchurch and become acquainted with the city on a half-day tour. Then, take a scenic train ride to Greymouth, where you’ll pick up your rental car and begin your road trip! 
Drive next to Franz Josef and spend a night in this beautiful setting. Then, it’s off to Queenstown! Here, you can take a gondola ride, shop, dine, and spend a few relaxing days. Take a cruise on the majestic Milford Sound, one of the most beautiful fjords in the country! From there, continue to Tekapo Lake and Kaikoura, your final stops before heading to the North Island! Drop off your rental car in Picton, and board the Interislander Ferry!
Arrive in Wellington, where you’ll pick up your new rental car and head for your hotel. Spend a few nights, shop, dine, and be sure to try the delicious coffee! Then, drive to Napier and Rotorua. In Rotorua, you’ll become immersed in the Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional hangi dinner and show! Chat with the Maori people and learn about their customs and traditions. You’ll also visit the Rotorua Agrodome, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and the amazing Waitomo Glowworm Caves! Then, drive to Auckland where you’ll spend the final nights of your trip! Cram in some last-minute souvenir shopping, try more New Zealand foods, and then pack up your belongings to fly home!

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Day 1 Welcome to Christchurch!
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Day 2 Christchurch
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Day 3 Christchurch - Greymouth - Franz Josef
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Day 4 Franz Josef - Queenstown
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Day 5 Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
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Day 6 Queenstown
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Day 7 Queenstown - Lake Tekapo
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Day 8 Lake Tekapo - Kaikoura
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Day 9 Kaikoura - Blenheim - Picton - Wellington
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Day 10 Wellington
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Day 11 Wellington - Napier
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Day 12 Napier - Taupo - Rotorua
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Day 13 Rotorua
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Day 14 Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland
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Day 15 Auckland
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Day 16 Depart New Zealand
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