What To Expect:
New Zealand Travel Tour Highlights
This comprehensive itinerary allows you to experience New Zealand‟s most spectacular highlights while also taking you beyond the expected tourist stops. Upon arrival in Auckland, enjoy an afternoon of touring before picking up your rental car and driving to Matakana for an overnight. Spend the afternoon exploring award-winning vineyards, pristine beaches and admiring the beautiful natural scenery. From here, continue your self-drive to Rotorua, where you will explore some of New Zealand‟s most famous thermal regions and take a helicopter trip to Mt. Tarawera. Continue to Napier to sample some wine and visit a few of the many artist studios in town. From Napier, head to Queenstown, where you will enjoy a three-night stay in the “adventure capital” of New Zealand—among the activities arranged in Queenstown are an exciting jetboat ride, a guided walk through one of New Zealand‟s famed national parks and day trip to Milford Sound, the highlight for many visitors to the country. From Queenstown, drive up the west coast to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, where a helicopter will take you to a stretch of the ice where you can safely walk atop the mighty glaciers. From here, fly to Nelson for a two-night stay which includes a sailing trip in Abel Tasman National Park, the country‟s only coastal park. The trip concludes in Auckland where you will immerse yourself in an afternoon tasting tour of the city before your international departure flight.