10D9N Scenic New Zealand
Delight in geological treasures, glowing underground caves, playful geysers, tumbling glaciers & dramatic peaks with this New Zealand scenic package. The geothermal north meets the wild west coast on this scenic adventure.
- North & South Island, self-drive holiday
- Auckland - Rotorua - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Glacier Region - Christchurch
- 9 days rental car hire
- 9 nights’ stay
- Waimangu Volcanic Valley
- Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights
- Miford Sound Cruise including lunch
For more information, contact our UOB Travel Consultants at 6252 6822 or click here.
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Depending on your preferred travel choice, you will either be met and privately transferred, or self-drive to your stay.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland
Day 2: Auckland - Rotorua
There are several different routes to take on the journey to Rotorua. You might like to add one or two optional tours on your way to geothermal Rotorua, a bubbling and steaming destination like nowhere else. Overnight: Rotorua
Auckland-Rotorua: 240km (approx 3hrs)
Day 3: Rotorua
Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends. Today you'll visit one of the local geothermal attractions before a sensory evening display in the forest. Overnight: Rotorua
DAY 4 Rotorua-Queenstown (exclude flight)
Depart on your domestic flight to Queenstown. (Airfare is not included in tour price)
Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World. Overnight: Queenstown
Flight Time Rotorua to Queenstown is approx. 3 hours
Day 5: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Today's stunning journey takes you past mirror lakes, spectacular waterfalls, and water-sculpted rocks. Venture into Milford Sound, a New Zealand treasure carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your return to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown
Queenstown - Milford: 287km (approx 3hrs, 50mins) each way
Day 6: Queenstown
Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight: Queenstown
Day 7: Queenstown - Glacier Region
Travel through wilderness towns, waterfalls, and river scenery on today’s scenic journey to Queenstown. We recommend stopping for a break at Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness at Puzzling World or stretching your legs, at Makarora’s Blue Pools on the way to Glacier Country.
New Zealand’s rugged West Coast is a wild and untamed place known for its rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Here, mighty rivers of solid white ice, relics of the world’s last ice-age, tumble down the rocky valleys. Overnight: Glacier Region
Queenstown – Glacier Region: 350km (approx 4hrs, 45 mins)
Day 8: Glacier Region
A temperate climate at a low altitude makes Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers among the most convenient to visit in the world. Steep valleys bear scars from where glaciers have retreated and advanced over millennia and here, the ice age is still underway.
Today is a free day to add your preferred activity. Make a visit to Punakaki's Pancake Rocks or, for an absolute bucket list experience, take to the air on a scenic flight with a glacier landing and a thrilling hike across the icy wonderland. Overnight: Glacier Region
Day 9: Glacier Region - Christchurch
Travel from coast to coast through the spectacular scenery of Arthurs Pass National Park and across the Canterbury Plains, a fertile patchwork made with every shade of green, to the Garden City of Christchurch.
Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Overnight: Christchurch
Glacier Region - Christchurch: 240-380km (approx 3.5-5hrs)
Day 10: Depart Christchurch
Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or return of your rental car.
(i) Rental Car "Days" are based on a 24-hour hire.
Early arrivals into and/or late departures out of New Zealand may necessitate a longer hire period.
(ii) Adding Optional Tours may necessitate an additional nights' stay in that location.
Terms and Conditions
- minimum 2 adults to travel at all times
- prices quoted are subject to change without prior notice and are correct as at time of print/update
- package prices are subject to change without prior notice
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