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Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip: Christchurch to Auckland

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Experience the North and South Islands of New Zealand!

Get ready for the road trip of a lifetime! Travel through New Zealand in your own personal rental cars during this 15-night vacation package. Jam-packed with tours and excitement, you will quickly become immersed in New Zealand's beauty, culture, and landscape. From a cruise on the Milford Sound to a tour of Christchurch to a gondola ride in Queenstown to the glaciers of Franz Josef and more, you're sure to have an incredibly memorable, whirlwind New Zealand vacation!

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Our Flexible Change Plan is  included with this package , allowing you to cancel and rebook at a later date for any reason (even COVID-19) up to 14 days before departure for a full credit that can be used for travel at a later date. See Terms & Conditions for more details. 

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Christchurch (CHC), out of Auckland (AKL)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Christchurch at Sudima Christchurch City Hotel, or similar
  • Half-day Christchurch city tour
  • TranzAlpine train journey to Greymouth
  • Automatic rental car - includes unlimited mileage, insurance & GPS
    • Pickup in Greymouth on Day 3 and drop off in Picton on Day 9
  • 1 night in Franz Josef at the Glenfern Villas, or similar
  • 3 nights in Queenstown at the Heritage Hotel Queenstown, or similar
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • Milford Sound Cruise with lunch
  • 1 night in Tekapo Lake at the Peppers Bluewater Resort, or similar
  • 1 night in Kaikoura at the White Morph Inn, or similar
  • Whale-Watching Cruise
  • Interislander Ferry from Picton to Wellington
  • Automatic rental car - includes unlimited mileage, insurance & GPS
    • Pickup in Wellington on Day 9 and drop off in Auckland city center on Day 14
  • 2 nights in Wellington at the Novotel Hotel Wellington, or similar
  • 1 night in Napier at the Scenic Te Pania Scenic Hotel, or similar
  • 2 nights in Rotorua at the Regent of Rotura Hotel, or similar
  • Hangi traditional dinner and show
  • Visit to the Rotorua Agrodome
  • Admissions to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park and Te Puia Geothermal Park
  • Waitomo Glowworm Cave tour
  • Barbecue lunch at a local farm
  • 2 nights in Auckland at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, or similar
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 1 dinner

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Great Ways to Explore
  • Visit Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, three major New Zealand cities!

  • Take a cruise on the stunning Milford Sound!
  • Visit the Franz Josef glaciers for jaw-dropping scenery!

  • Experience an amazing amount of culture as you travel from one city to the next!

  • Feel the breeze in your hair as you cruise all over the country in your two rental cars!

Package Overview

This 15-night vacation truly is the ultimate road trip! Venture through the North and South Islands of New Zealand, taking in spectacular sights as you go!

Begin in Christchurch, where you'll take a sightseeing tour of the city. The Tranzalpine Express, a beautifully scenic train ride, takes you to Greymouth to pick up your rental car and continue to Franz Josef! Drive to see the beautiful glaciers, including Fox Glacier!

From there, you'll drive to Queenstown. Spend a few nights in this great city. Take a gondola ride to the top of Mount Bob, visit the Milford Sound on a day trip, and enjoy leisure time! Continue on to Lake Tekapo and Kaikoura, where you'll take a whale-watching cruise!

From Kaikoura, you'll drive to Picton where you'll drop off your rental car and board the Interislander for a cruise across the Marlborough Sound and the Cook Strait! This will bring you to Wellington, where you'll pick up your rental car and spend a few nights!

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and has plenty to do and see. From Wellington, you'll head to Napier, perhaps stopping along the way at a vineyard to try some wines! 

Your next stop is Rotorua. Here, you'll have a handful of experiences that will certainly be remembered as highlights of your trip! First, you'll experience a traditional Hangi meal and concert. You'll visit the Rotorua Agrodome, Rainbow Springs trout sanctuary, and Te Puia geothermal park! Rest up because the fun isn't over just yet!

Depart Rotorua and head for Auckland, your final destination. Stop along the way in Waitomo to visit the glowworm caves and visit a local farm for lunch! Then you'll reach Auckland, where you'll return your rental car and spend the rest of your trip at leisure! 

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Please note that some package inclusions may be restricted or unavailable at time of travel. We will substitute them with similar options of equivalent value, as available.

We have selected the most economical flight schedule for you. Please note that shorter and more convenient flight options may be available at an additional cost.

Advertised vacation package prices are per person based on two people traveling together, unless otherwise noted. Advertised package rates are based on select departures as noted on the booking calendar above, were available via the Great Value Vacations website and may not represent current prices.

Vacation packages include round-trip economy class airfare on valid international carriers as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar, which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process. Carriers may vary based on city of origin.

Air fares are based on a 14-day advance purchase and include round-trip economy class airfare, including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees, and the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only, and are not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Child/infant discounts are not available, and stopovers are not permitted. Advance seat selection is controlled by the carrier(s), and may not be available on all flights. Baggage fees may apply; please check with carrier for specific policies.

Vacation packages are subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may not be available on every date or on all flights, and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Higher rates may also be available throughout travel period. Full payment is required at the time of reservation. Rates cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion, and are valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Website contains special pricing that is exclusively for Internet sale only. Bookings made through our call center may incur a concierge fee of up to $25 per person.

Escorted vacation packages are per person based on two travelers (unless otherwise specified), and typically include hotel accommodations; transportation with professional driver/guide; sightseeing as listed, some meals, local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage of one (1) suitcase per person, due to limited capacity on motor coaches. Space is limited and prices may be restricted to certain travel dates, length of stay or room type. Driver and guide gratuities are not included, and are at the discretion of the traveler. Terms and conditions apply. Minimum child ages and handicapped traveler restrictions may apply on escorted tours; please call for details.

Promo Code Offer Details: All promotions are subject to availability, valid for new bookings only, cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, voucher or any other offers, and are not redeemable for cash. Offers are available for phone bookings via our reservation agents as well as online. This promo code can be input online on the payment screen. The call center is open Monday through Friday 9AM – 9PM ET, Saturdays 10AM – 6PM ET. Discounts will apply only once per passenger and are not valid for airfare only, or any other products or services. If a flight reservation is changed or cancelled, the original fare basis rules apply (plus any increase in fare). Additional restrictions may apply.

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