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Brief Description
Price listed is on a 2 Adult 2 Child basis (additional child and adult pricing available). This tour is designed for family fun and has action packed days yet keeps travelling to a minimum... for the sake of the kids.... And Mum and Dad. Enjoy some of the best locations that the North Island and South Islands have to offer.

  • Please enquire about single and additional person rates
  • Domestic flight not included in itinerary price due to flight variations.

Day to Day Locations

Day 1. Auckland
Day 2. Rotorua
Day 3. Rotorua
Day 4. Rotorua
Day 5. Kaiteriteri
Day 6. Kaiteriteri
Day 7. Kaiteriteri
Day 8. Kaiteriteri
Day 9. Marlborough Sounds
Day 10. Marlborough Sounds
Day 11. Kaikoura
Day 12. Kaikoura
Day 13. Christchurch
Day 14. Christchurch

Tour Highlights Includes

Visit the home of Hobbits, Take in New Zealand Maori Culture at its best and enjoy the excitement of New Zealands most volcanicly active zone. Take a short domestic flight to the sunniest spot in New Zealand to enjoy the beach paradise that is the Able Tasman Park. Enjoy the seclusion of the native bush clad seaside environment of Marlborough Sounds with great options for both young and old - Compact 4-Door Auto Transmission Air Conditioned Rental Car (Includes basic insurance and NZ Tax) -

Please Note:

All products listed in this itinerary are subject to availability and price changes. If products are not available similar options will be offered which may alter this package price. This itinerary may also be altered to suite your needs. Please enquire for further information on our services.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland

Upon your arrival at Auckland Airport, your Rental car will be ready and waiting for you at Auckland Airport rental depot. It is a short drive into Auckland City. Your accommodation tonight is in a handy proximity to both the downtown area, waterfront and Sky tower. Included in your package is complementary passes to Auckland's Sky Tower, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere offering breath-taking views for more than 80 kilometers in every direction.The remainder of the day is free to explore Auckland and unwind from your flight.

Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel or Similar

Day 2: Auckland - Rotorua - 3 hours

Depart Auckland this morning for the fresh Country air of the fertile Waikato plains. The rolling farmland hills of Matamata are also home to Middle Earths very own Hobbiton. This is the only place in the New Zealand open to the public where a Lord of the Rings Set still remains. A family pass for 4 people is included into this itinerary. This afternoon Continue on to Rotorua, one of the World's most active volcanic zones. For over 150,000 years, powerful volcanic activity has formed this region into the awe inspiring state that it is today.

Accommodation: Clover Downs Estate (Deer Farm) or Similar

Day 3: Rotorua

Take in Rotorua from above with Skyline sky rides and Gondola. Your family pass (2 adults + 2 Children included) will take you to the top of the infamous Rotorua Gondola and includes 6 passes to the luge. Great fun for the family with a track to suite everyone. This evening partake in the cultural event that is Tamaki Cultural Tours, an evening of entertainment by local Maori with a legendary Hangi (Dinner) and Concert. Included in Package Price.

Accommodation: Clover Downs Estate (Deer Farm) or Similar

Day 4: Rotorua

Rotorua is a feast of nature’s surprises and also an adventure play ground for young and old. Today explore Rotorua at your own leisure. Suggested activities include Whakarewarewa thermal wonderland, the Agrodome, Rainbow Springs, Mountain Biking at Whakarewarewa Forest, or swim in one of many thermal hot pools. A great option for the evening is a trip to the Polynesian Spas for a bit of pampering. Bookings are often essential please advise me if you are interested.

Accommodation: Clover Downs Estate (Deer Farm) or Similar

Day 5: Rotorua - Kaiteriteri - Flight from Rotorua to Nelson - 2.5 hours - Nelson - Kaiteriteri - 1 hour
Today’s trip is to Nelson, the sunshine capital of New Zealand. Catch a domestic flight from Rotorua to Nelson (Domestic flight not included in itinerary price due to flight variations). Upon your arrival, pick up you rental car from Nelson airport and transfer to your accommodation. Nelson City is a great stop off destination for lunch. Kimi Ora is located on the idyllic coastline of the Nelson Region and is nestled amongst 12 hectares of tranquil hillside native bush with exclusive sea views at the gateway to Able Tasman

Accommodation: Kimi Ora Spa Resort or Similar

Day 6: Kaiteriteri

Sea kayaking, tramping, mingling with the seals, relaxing on the beach, or lounging by the pool are just some of the options available while located at Kimi Ora. Water Taxi's leave at regular intervals 7 days a week for drop off's and pick up's into the park. A heli tour and lunch at Awaroa Lodge is a popular activity in this area and a great way to see the park. Please let me know if you are interested as bookings are essential. If the weather is not appropriate for the beach there are many other options available with local craft shops, glow worm and stalactite caves and adventure activities aplenty available.

Accommodation: Kimi Ora Spa Resort or Similar

Day 7: Kaiteriteri

Today is a free day for you to enjoy this fantastic area as you please.

Accommodation: Kimi Ora Spa Resort or Similar

Day 8: Kaiteriteri

Today is another free day for you to enjoy - please advise if you would like further options here.

Accommodation: Kimi Ora Spa Resort or Similar

Day 9: Kaiteriteri - Marlborough Sounds - 3 hours

Travel today back in the direction of Nelson and onward to the Marlborough Sounds. Upon your arrival, link up with your included water taxi passage to Lochmara Lodge. Lochmara Lodge is a family owned and operated business with stunning secluded water front property, perfect for adults and children. The lodge offers some great facilities and services including free kayaks, hot tub, jetty, wild life enclosure, nature walks, rowboat, volleyball, badminton petanque, snorkelling, art sculptures, punga people and hamocksville (over 30 hammocks to choose from). This evening be sure to check out the unbelievable glow worm trail and phosphorescence. A night swim amongst the phosphorescence is highly recommended.

Accommodation: Lochmara Lodge or Similar

Day 10: Marlborough Sounds

Today is free for you to enjoy the area.

Accommodation: Lochmara Lodge or Similar

Day 11: Marlborough Sounds - Kaikoura 4.5 hours

Depart by Water Taxi today to head for the east coast of the South. Your drive today will take you from Mountains to Sea and offers a stunning variety in scenery. Marlborough is New Zealand's second largest wine producing area with many fine food and beverage opportunities along the way. Also on the menu is Kai Moana (food from the sea), Crayfish is popular in these parts.

Accommodation: Awatea Country BnB or Similar

Day 12: Kaikoura - Christchurch 2.5 hours

Kaikoura is famous for its Whale watching, and swimming with Dolphins. You have the choice of one of these activities today included). Please advise your consultant of what activity you would prefer. Kaikoura is one of the most consistent locations on the Planet for having an encounter with these amazing mammals. This is Due to the unique sea bed of this coast line and the migratory path for these magnificent creatures. After your encounter at Sea continue your journey on to your final destination for this trip. Christchurch, the South Islands largest City has much to offer. Your central location gives you plenty of options for tonight.

Accommodation: Le Petit Penthouse or Similar

Day 13: Kaikoura - Christchurch 2.5 hours

Christchurch is highly regarded as the best place in New Zealand partake in the thrilling adventure that is hot air ballooning. This is an unforgettable way to end your travels in New Zealand. This trip offers spectacular views from Mountains to Sea and finishes by mid day giving you the remainder of the day to spend at your own leisure.

Accommodation: Le Petit Penthouse or Similar

Day 14: Christchurch

Today is a free day for you to enjoy. You may wish to enjoy the fantasitic shopping that Christchruch has to offer. If you are after souvieneers Christchurch has much to offer. If you would like further options here please advise your consultant.

Accommodation: Le Petit Penthouse or Similar

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