- Tour Plan
- Similar Tours
- More Information
- A guided tour of important places
- Accommodation in single twin share room
- Beautifully illustrated souvenir map
- Observation and participation in allowed activities
- Porterage for a maximum of two bags per person
- Professionally guided tour
- Unlimited bottled water
- Current Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
- Excess baggage charge
- First class or best available hotels in the area
- International Air, unless expressly paid for
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to guide and driver
- Visa arrangements
Landscape and Climate
You might think that the North Island and South Island are identical in terms of landscape and climate, but things aren’t quite that simple. While both islands have a significant amount of coastline, farmland, and high terrain, the North and South Island are not identical. However, both islands are breathtaking – which if you know anything about New Zealand, shouldn’t come as a surprise.
In terms of landscape, the North Island is known for its gorgeous coastline and geothermal hotspots. You’ll find incredible beaches in Northland, the Bay of Islands, and around the Coromandel Peninsula, while the central region of the island around Rotorua is known for the hot springs and bubbling mud pools that come with intense geothermal activity. In the island’s south, you’ll find volcanoes around Tongariro National Park. While both islands have beaches, the North Island has more of the traditional white-sand beaches that are perfect for swimming.
New Zealand is blessed with an incredible number of landmarks. No matter which island you head to on New Zealand tours, you’ll find plenty of world-class attractions and natural wonders that’ll prove the highlight of your vacation.
The North Island has some incredible bays and harbours, including the twin harbours of Auckland, the Hauraki Gulf, the Bay of Plenty, and the Bay of Islands. In the Bay of Islands, you’ll also find important Maori centres like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. In terms of coastline, there are few spots in the world as gorgeous and pristine as the Coromandel Peninsula. Inland, you’ll find Rotorua, which is home to the geothermal wonders of Te Puia, including bubbling mud pools, boiling hot springs, and geysers, like Pohutu Geyser. A little further to the north, you’ll find Matamata and film locations from The Lord of the Rings at the Hobbiton Movie Set. To the northwest, there is Waitomo with the famous glowworm caves and the Glowworm Grotto. And let’s not forget about Auckland and Wellington, the two largest and most popular cities in the country.
Food and Wine
Interestingly, the food and wine of New Zealand does not line up exactly with the city life and culture. Typically, you’d assume that cities have the lion’s share of good food and wine, but all regions of New Zealand have something to boast about in this department.
As one of the world’s significant wine-making nations (even if it produces a very small amount of the world’s wine), New Zealand has a lot of winelands that are worth exploring. On the North Island, you’ll find the best wine in the second and third largest wine regions in the country and Gisborne. Hawke’s Bay is known for its red wines like Merlot and Cabernet Franc, while the Maori area of Gisborne is known for whites like Chardonnay. If you are more a beer or coffee drinker than a wine drinker, head to Wellington. In addition to being the political capital, it’s also the craft beer and coffee capital, so you’ll find a lot of local brews to enjoy.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
- Day 14
- Day 15
Arrive in to Auckland
We will pick you up from airport and take to hotel where clients can relax and acclimatise to NZ timezone.
Explore Stunning Auckland
Free day to explore Auckland. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Experience Magical Hobbiton & Glow worm caves
Tour will head out of Auckland going first to Matamata to take a tour of Hobbiton then off to see the Waitomo Glow worm caves before continuing to Rotorua.
Explore Beautiful Rotorua
Free day to explore Rotorua. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Explore Amazing Taupo
Head out of Rotorua to Taupo and if weather is good head in to the Huka Falls. The tour will then continue to Napier to visit the National aquarium of NZ.
Heading Napier & Palmerston North
Tour will leave Napier and head to Wellington via Palmerston North.
Free day to explore Wellington. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings
Heading to South Island
Head out of Wellington today on the ferry across Cook Strait to Picton. Then head down the East coast of the South Island to Kaikoura.
Watch out Whales
Tour will get to enjoy some time with some whales on the Kaikoura Whale Watch. Then its off to Hokitika on the West Coast.
Down to West Coast
Travel down the West Coast stopping in at one of the glaciers along the way, through the Haast Pass heading for Queenstown.
Experience beauty of Milford
Tour will take a trip round to Milford Sound to enjoy a cruise through the Sound before heading back to Queenstown.
Explore stunning Queenstown
Free day to explore Queenstown. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Enjoy the Glider Flight in Omarama
Travel to Christchurch via Omarama where you can do an optional flight in a glider. You will be able to see 360 degree view of the beauty of the area from a clear canopy at several thousand feet. The group will then head to beautiful lake Tekapo and continue on to Christchurch.
Free day to explore Christchurch. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Back to Home - Tour ends
Group will be taken to the Christchurch Airport to say farewell.