Project Description

New Zealand Basket 

Option 1 – North Island 

Thermal Wonder – 5 Days Auckland to Auckland (Coach tour option is also available) 

DAY 1 – ARRIVE AUCKLAND

On arrival, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Self drive guests will collect a rental car and drive to the hotel.

DAY 2 – AUCKLAND – WAITOMO – MATAMATA – ROTORUA

Travel south past rolling green hills and lush pastureland to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Enjoy a guided tour of the weird and wonderful limestone formations and a magical boat ride under thousands of twinkling glowworms. Continue to Matamata and visit Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of ‘Middle Earth’. Continue to Rotorua. (B)

Auckland – Waitomo – Matamata – Rotorua: 370km (approx. 4hrs,50mins)

DAY 3 – ROTORUA

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show before continuing to Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure to experience some of Rotorua’s other attractions. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. (B,D)

DAY 4 – ROTORUA – AUCKLAND 

Choose whether you spend the morning in Rotorua or the afternoon in Auckland for some optional activities (optional activities not included in the tour price).  Transfer from Rotorua to Auckland. (B)

Rotorua – Auckland: 228km (approx. 3hrs)

DAY 5 – DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your  Vacation! (B)

Price based on IDAR – 2 people travelling on Sel Drive : Starting from USD 875.00 per person on twin share basis 

Option 2 – South Island 

Option 2 Fjords & Glaciers  – 8  Days  Christchurch to Christchurch  (Coach tour option is also available) 

DAY 1 – ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

On arrival, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Self drive guests will collect a rental car and drive to the hotel.

DAY 2 – CHRISTCHURCH – MT COOK – QUEENSTOWN

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt Cook.  Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)

Christchurch – Mt Cook – Queenstown: 595km (approx. 7hrs,30mins)

DAY 3 – MILFORD SOUND

Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. (B,L)

Queenstown – Milford: 287km (approx. 3hrs 50 mins) each way

DAY 4 – QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in tour price. (B)

DAY 5 – QUEENSTOWN – GLACIER REGION

Depart Queenstown this morning and travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef) is included. (B)

Queenstown – Fox Glacier: 327km (approx. 4hrs,20mins). Queenstown – Franz Josef 350km(approx 4hrs,45mins)

DAY 6 – GLACIER REGION

This morning enjoy a glacier valley walk. This afternoon is at leisure. Optional activities include helicopter scenic flights (optional tours NOT included). (B)

DAY 7 – GLACIER REGION – CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (coach guests only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps onto Christchurch.

Fox Glacier – Greymouth: 196km (approx. 2hrs,40mins).  Franz Josef – Greymouth: 173km (approx. 2hrs,15mins)

Greymouth – Christchurch: 241km (approx. 3hrs,30mins)

DAY 8 – DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer. We trust you enjoyed your Vacation! (B)

Price based on IDAR – 2 people travelling on Sel Drive : Starting from USD 1245.00 per person on twin share basis 

Option 3 – North & South Island 

Majestic New Zealand – 11 Days Auckland to Christchurch (Coach tour option is also available) 

DAY 1 – ARRIVE AUCKLAND

On arrival, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Self drive guests will collect a rental car and drive to the hotel.

DAY 2 – AUCKLAND

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland city (seat in coach guests only). Visit Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium and Antarctic Encounter (both seat in coach and self drive guests). The remainder of the day is free. (B)

DAY 3 – AUCKLAND – WAITOMO – MATAMATA – ROTORUA

Travel south through the Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the glowworm caves. Continue to Rotorua this afternoon via Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of this world-class attraction. (B)

DAY 4 – ROTORUA

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Agrodome for a farm show and Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. (B,D)

DAY 5 – ROTORUA – CHRISTCHURCH (OWN ARRANGEMENTS)

Depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare is NOT included). (B)

DAY 6 – CHRISTCHURCH – MT COOK – QUEENSTOWN

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo and the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing on to New Zealand’s highest mountain – Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. (B)

DAY 7 – MILFORD SOUND

Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. (B,L)

DAY 8 – QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

DAY 9 – QUEENSTOWN – GLACIER REGION

Depart Queenstown and travel via Lake Wanaka and through the historic Haast Pass, gateway to the World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef) is included. (B)

DAY 10 – GLACIER REGION – CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach guests only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (B)

DAY 11 – DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your  Vacation! (B)

Price based on IDAR – 2 people travelling on Sel Drive : Starting from USD 1895.00 per person on twin share basis 

Package Tours offer the following:

·         Daily departures

·         No minimum number of passengers

·         Breakfasts daily

·         All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)

·         A choice of  four accommodation options

·         A choice of four transport options

Packages are flexible: 

·         Packages can be taken in the reverse direction

·         Packages can be extended with extra nights and additional locations

·         Packages can be personalised with specific optional tours and activities

Special Notes

These are indicative pricing

It doesn’t include GST

Price are dynamic may change

Rooms are subject to availability

Cancellation policy please check before making a request.

Package is subject to availability at time of booking.

Price is based on per guest on sharing basis only. If A child or 3rd guest wishes to join, please enquiry with us for their rate.

Full payment will be required to secure your booking.

Payment by credit card will attract a 3% service charge.

Once confirmed and paid, package is non refundable.

Package is non negotiable or changeable, pre and post add ons (additional nights can be considered) can be connected, enquire with us for assistance.

If travelling during Christmas, New Year and Easter, additional supplement fee  per guest per day to be applied.

Pricing on the basis of December 2018

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