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3 weeks from Queenstown to Auckland South

Would you like to sample New Zealand’s outstanding culinary delights whilst being surrounded by pristine nature? This trip is perfect for you. Travel through the country’s most astounding landscapes, capturing the essence of the local food and wine scene. The perfect blend of nature, food and wine.

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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

Enjoy a day trip to the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu by jet boat
Enjoy a day trip to the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu by jet boat
Don't miss out on a picture-perfect moment at The Church of the Good Shepherd
Don't miss out on a picture-perfect moment at The Church of the Good Shepherd
Hop from vineyard to vineyard in the Waipara Valley
Hop from vineyard to vineyard in the Waipara Valley
Soak up the views over Blenheim
Soak up the views over Blenheim
Savour Wellington city's assortment of culinary delights
Savour Wellington city's assortment of culinary delights
Visit the impressive gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers
Visit the impressive gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers
Visit geothermal wonders with a local guide
Visit geothermal wonders with a local guide
Visit the Matakana Village Farmers Market
Visit the Matakana Village Farmers Market
Bethells Beach - where the Waitakere River meets the Tasman Sea
Bethells Beach - where the Waitakere River meets the Tasman Sea

Queenstown

2 nights

New Zealand's adventure capital is centred around the crystal waters of Lake Wakatipu and nestled between dramatic mountain ranges.

Tekapo

2 nights

Gleaming with bright turquoise waters and surrounded by the peaks of the Southern Alps. It’s the best place to stargaze in New Zealand, with its clear nights and lack of light pollution.

Waipara Valley

2 nights

The rural region is known for its long dry summers, high sunshine hours and cool nights. Wine lovers will be spoilt for choice with a variety of Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes grown here.

Blenheim & Marlborough

2 nights

Spend your days vineyard-hopping and tasting world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, among other delicious wines, fresh seafood and local delicacies.

Wellington City

2 nights

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

3 nights

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.

Rotorua

3 nights

Situated on one of the world’s most active volcano regions, Rotorua is brimming with remarkable Maori culture, world-class activities and astonishing scenery.

Matakana

3 nights

Featuring artisanal food, award-winning wine, over 30 boutique vineyards, olive groves, restaurants that primarily use fresh local produce and a famous farmer’s market.

Auckland South

2 nights

Explore the parkland pastures, wetlands and sandy beaches in Awhitu Regional Park or visit the iconic wooden Manukau Lighthouse for 360-degree views.

Price guide per person

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Included accommodations
  • 21 nights in comfortable bed & breakfasts, holiday houses, cottages
  • Pleasant rooms with an ensuite or a private bathroom
  • Includes some breakfasts
Included car
  • Rental for a medium SUV for 22 days
  • Full insurance with $0 excess as standard
  • During your trip, your kilometres (and flights) are fully CO2 compensated
Included accommodations
  • 21 nights in comfortable bed & breakfasts, holiday houses, cottages
  • Delightful rooms with an ensuite and a nice view
  • Includes most breakfasts and some dinners
Included car
  • Rental for a medium SUV for 22 days
  • Full insurance with $0 excess as standard
  • During your trip, your kilometres (and flights) are fully CO2 compensated
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Included accommodations
  • 21 nights staying at exclusive holiday houses, villas, lodges
  • Spacious suites with an eye for luxury and design
  • Includes all breakfasts and several dinners
Included car
  • Rental for a medium SUV for 22 days
  • Full insurance with $0 excess as standard
  • During your trip, your kilometres (and flights) are fully CO2 compensated
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During shoulder season you can enjoy significant price savings. Talk to a specialist now on 020 36 95 95 69

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