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New Zealand is a diverse multicultural country with a melting pot of cultures. With a blend of Maori, Asian, Pacific and European cultures, New Zealand has a rich and unique national identity. Over four weeks, you will have the opportunity to go on a cultural journey through this fascinating country. And learn more about the dynamic Maori culture from local guides.
Quick facts about this sample itinerary
- This itinerary will be customised to suit your individual wishes
- Best travel time is between October - November and March - April
- Relaxed travel pace with 3-4 nights at each location
- The average drive between each accommodation is 3 hours
- Stay with locals at 9 locations, away from the crowds
- Choose from a diverse mix of activities with locals
- Collect your rental car in Wellington and return in Auckland
Below, you can discover our suggested locations. Feel free to adjust your comfort level, add activity packages along the route, and indicate whether you would like us to arrange your flights. The price indication is based on travel in high season, so shoulder season travel will often give you a price advantage.
Route and Impressions
A vibrant and compact city, bursting with an array of things to see and do. Dive into the coffee culture, visit Te Papa Museum and soak up the views from Mount Victoria.
Hawkes Bay & Napier
Renowned for sunshine, fruitful vineyards and award-winning wineries. Go back in time to the 1930s, with a visit to the Art Deco-styled, Napier.
A thermal wonderland of active volcanoes, trout-filled rivers, alpine tussock and ancient forests. As you make your way around the lake, you will discover an array of different landscapes.
Situated on one of the world’s most active volcano regions, Rotorua is brimming with remarkable Maori culture, world-class activities and astonishing scenery.
A metropolitan harbourside hub with golden sand beaches and lots of sunshine. Climb the summit of Mount Maunganui for spectacular 360-degree views of the coastline.
It’s all about rolling surf breaks in the beach town of Whangamata. Locals flock to the laid-back spot and spend their days surfing, fishing, swimming and kayaking.
Where pristine beaches meet misty forests. Hike the Pinnacles, explore Cathedral Cove or spend your days on the glistening water - kayaking, sailing, snorkelling and fishing.
Known for its golden beaches and sand dunes, regional parks, bush walks and a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle.
Bay of Islands
A natural playground with over 140 sub-tropical islands. Discover the secluded bays, dramatic coastline, crystal blue waters and marine wildlife by boat.
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