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20 nights / 21 days itinerary itinerary in New Zealand

New Zealand Self-Drive North and South

From $21,385
for 2 adults

  • Adventure

    Adventure

  • Celebrate

    Celebrate

  • Discovery

    Discovery

  • Road Trips

    Road Trips

In this three-week journey, explore New Zealand from top to bottom, taking in all that this incredibly dynamic destination has to offer. As you drive through the country, your independent exploration will allow you to get under the surface of this country at your own pace and discover each place authentically. From Auckland to Queenstown, your journey will feature some of the country’s most famous sites, as well as its beloved off-the-beaten-path destinations. Enjoy the great outdoors and embrace New Zealand’s active culture and diverse experiences, as well as some of its best culinary treasures and exceptional hotels and lodges. During your immersive and adventurous journey, you will delve deep into each region and explore the diversity in landscapes, food, wine, and culture.

  • View the quaint coastal villages along Waiheke Island on board your ferry ride from Auckland
  • Taste the culinary delights of the North Island straight from the source, from meaty oysters to fresh honey
  • Drive through farmland on your way to Matamata and keep an eye out for this region’s famous horses
  • Visit the movie set of the beloved Peter Jackson films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Experience first-hand the geothermic activity of the Rotorua region, from geysers to mud pools
  • Drive through the Kaingaroa State Forest, a massive man-made forest, on your way from Rotorua to Taupo
  • Enjoy a round of golf at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, your home-away-from-home in Napier
  • Take in the buzzy, cosmopolitan atmosphere of Wellington, the country’s capital
  • Hop aboard the Coastal Pacific Train and enjoy the scenic transfer to Christchurch
  • Enjoy some rest and relaxation, taking in the spectacular views of Lake Tekapo
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Hotel Grand Windsor

B&B Basis | 2 nights

Hotel Grand Windsor is an ideal base for exploring the dynamic city of Auckland. A small boutique hotel with immense charm, the Grand Windsor is the perfect place to start your journey. Its residential feel will no doubt make you feel you are in a home-away-from-home.

Solitaire Lodge, Rotorua

B&B Basis | 3 nights

Solitaire Lodge, one of New Zealand’s oldest and premiere luxury lodges, offers guests a retreat among the beautiful scenery of Rotorua. You can’t help but unwind as you take in the spectacular views from the banks of Lake Tarawera with the mountains in the background. Be sure to enjoy the incredible fresh produce and seasonal offerings at the hotel’s restaurant during your stay, including a renowned five-course tasting menu paired with New Zealand wines.

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The Farm At Cape Kidnappers, Napier

B&B Basis | 2 nights

An iconic property in New Zealand, the Farm at Cape Kidnapper is certainly a favourite amongst the most discerning of travellers. Set on 6,000 acres of stunning farmland the property offers something for everyone, from hot air ballooning, to trout fishing, and jet-boating. Wildlife and cuisine are also at the fore at this unique and beautiful lodge.

Sofitel Wellington, Wellington

B&B Basis | 2 nights

Enjoy modern luxury with a French flair during your stay in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. The Sofitel’s location allows for great access to the city’s important sites, as well as a peaceful retreat within its walls. During your stay be sure to enjoy a glass of champagne at The Green Room, a favourite among visitors and locals alike that offers views of the city below.

The Marlborough Lodge, Blenheim

B&B Basis | 2 nights

With just ten rooms, the Marlborough Lodge offers intimate service in an elegant atmosphere. With sophisticated appointments and a peaceful feel, guests are sure to feel at home. Surrounded by greenery and gardens, and with ideal proximity to the area vineyards and Cook Strait, the Marlborough Lodge is a perfect place from which to explore this special region.


George Hotel, Christchurch

B&B Basis | 2 nights

Enjoy boutique luxury at the George Hotel, a perfectly situated property in New Zealand’s “Garden City.” With excellent service and a warm ambiance, the George is a favourite of first-time visitors and repeat guests alike. The art collection homed at the property reflects the stylish atmosphere of the hotel itself and offers a completely unique experience for guests to familiarise themselves with some of New Zealand’s premiere artists.

Alpine Suites on Tekapo, Tekapo

B&B Basis | 1 night

Considered more to be a high-end bed and breakfast than 5* hotel, the Alpine Suites in Tekapo offers the kind of warm and welcoming service to be expected in this kind of family-owned and operated property. With breathtaking views and a cozy atmosphere, guests fall in love with this beautiful B&B, as well as the incredible surrounding Mackenzie region.

Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary, Wanaka

B&B Basis | 2 nights

The Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary embodies sustainable luxury and the incredible beauty of the South Island. With only four suites in property, the service is personalized to each guest. Enjoy locally sourced food and wine throughout your stay, alongside the panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. Additionally, with a sharp focus on conservation, Mahu Whenua acts as a sanctuary for area wildlife.

Azur Lodge, Queenstown

B&B Basis | 2 nights

Known for its spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu, the Azur Lodge is a stunning nine-villa property just outside of Queenstown. Only a ten -minute drive from the centre of town, the property also offers transportation to and from for its guests. Each villa offers modern luxury appointments and sweeping views of the surrounding area.

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Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa, Queenstown

B&B Basis | 1 night

Perfectly located within the centre of the city, the Sofitel offers sophisticated luxury and excellent service in the heart of Queenstown. The décor is classic and evokes a chic Parisian feel, offering a unique experience in the city. Be sure to enjoy a treatment at the hotel’s award-winning spa after an adventurous day exploring this dynamic region.

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