New Zealand Road Trip

Overview

New Zealand Road Trip

This first-class holiday in the South Island mirrors the itinerary followed by some of our sales consultants in early 2014. Their superb first-hand knowledge allows them to create the perfect holiday to New Zealand. Read more about what they got up to in their blog The Gang Go To New Zealand

From dramatic alpine scenery and glacial lakes to rugged coastlines teeming with abundant wildlife and world-class wines complemented by the freshest seafood, New Zealand's stunning Island offers visitors new experiences at every turn. Starting in Christchurch this tailor-made self drive holiday takes in the beautiful lakeside resort of Queenstown, famous for its array of activities and stunning scenery, historic Dunedin with its unique wildlife and magnificent Fjordland, one of the most important 'must see' destinations in New Zealand.

Our New Zealand holidays are completely flexible – so if you decide you would like to spend a little longer in any of the destinations or upgrade your accommodaiton, we can easily adapt the itinerary to suit your needs. Just pop into your local shop and one of our Kiwi specialists will be able to tailor-make your perfect holiday.

What's Included:

  • Return flights
  • 7 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar).
  • 7 days' compact car hire.
  • Unlimited mileage and extra driver fees.
  • Travel Kit, including maps.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 - 3: London - Christchurch

On arrival in Christchurch make your way to your hotel, which is centrally located in Christchurch.
Overnight: The Chateau on the Park

Day 4: Christchurch - Lake Tekapo (150 miles)

In the centre of the South Island of New Zealand lies Lake Tekapo. This highland lake and settlement (at 710 metres), in the heart of the Mackenzie District, is surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock grass. The name Tekapo derives from the Maori words 'Taka' (sleeping mat) and 'Po" (night). Finely ground rocks in the glacial melted waters give Lake Tekapo a beautifully unique turquoise colour. Summer or winter, snow covered or golden yellow, the surrounding mountains and turquoise lake make a spectacular backdrop for the 'Church of the Good Shepherd' and the unforgettable night sky reveals why Lake Tekapo has a reputation for clear air.
Overnight: Peppers Bluewater Resort

Day 5: Lake Tekapo - Dunedin (189 miles)

The southern part of the South Island boasts wild beaches and rare wildlife, unique geology and magnificent architecture. Dunedin houses the country's only castle and the lovely Botanic Gardens. Take the Otago Wildlife Cruise and discover unique wildlife such as the yellow-eyed penguins as well as albatross and fur seals.
Overnight: Kingsgate Hotel

Day 6: Dunedin - Te Anau (180 miles)

Today head to Fjordland, a significant walking ands sightseeing area. Te Anau is the hub and is situated on the shores of New Zealand's second largest lake. With the spectacular backdrop of Mount Luxmore and the Murchison Mountains, the town is the nearest gateway to the spectacular Milford and Doubtful Sounds. Whilst here why not take a cruise and get up close to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Overnight - Distinction Te Anau

Day 7: Te Anau - Queenstown (100 miles)

Queenstown is awash with a host of activities from river rafting to magical film tours. There are plenty of guided tours on offer that allow you to discover instantly recognisable film locations and stunning scenery. Delicious food is always on the menu in Queenstown as it is renowned for its world-class culinary scene.
Overnight: Heritage Queenstown

Day 8 - 10: Queenstown

There are plenty of activities in Queenstown, the self-proclaimed 'adventure capital' of New Zealand. It's a town for all seasons, awash with adrenalin-fuelled activities from river rafting to jet boating. For those who prefer a slower pace there is still plenty on offer from boutique wine tours, nature walks and magical film tours, to scenic cruises and flights.
Overnight: Heritage Queenstown

Day 10: Queenstown - London

Make your way to Queenstown Airport and drop off your hire car before your flight home.

Hand Picked By

Tracey Murray

How lucky was I to be chosen as one of the five Miles Morgan Travel Specialists to have the opportunity to fly to the other side of the world and experience New Zealand – all for the benefit of our customers! Enjoying New Zealand with me were Irene from Monmouth, Meg from Malmesbury, Claire from Nailsworth and Sharon from Yeovil.

Tracey Murray

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 11 nights
  • Departure Airport: London Heathrow
  • Guide Price: Call us now to tailor make your New Zealand holiday
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