Best of New Zealand
See 3 of New Zealand's top locations in this 9 day itinerary with stops in Auckland, Rotorua & Queenstown.
Mix driving with flying to make the most of your time in New Zealand.
Auckland can’t be defined by a single experience because it has such astonishing variety on offer and it's all so accessible.
Right in the CBD you can bungy jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge or take a vertigo defying walk around the Sky Tower's top-most perimeter. Within half an hour of standing on a bustling city street you could be pulling into the wharf on Waiheke Island, watching orca chase stingrays in the Manukau Harbour, tramping through native forest or sipping wine at a vineyard in the countryside.
(40min flight or 3hr drive from Auckland)
Rotorua is an extraordinary little slice of paradise quite unlike any other region in New Zealand. It is rich in attractions and has something for everyone.
It is the geothermal heartland of New Zealand with billowing clouds of steam and a faint aroma of sulfur that drifts across the city, bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers. It is the spiritual home of the Māori of Te Arawa. It is host to legions of thrilling adventure rides - some world firsts, and on top of all of this, Rotorua is set amidst a stunning backdrop of 16 serene freshwater lakes and acres of majestic forests.
Fish for trophy trout then cook them in thermal sands. Enjoy a water ski or leisurely kayak and the kick back on a luxury sail boat. Perhaps a round of golf on one of several world-class courses might be of interest?
(3hrs 15m flight from Rotorua)
Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort.
Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalizing. With such a huge range of activities in Queenstown and something on offer for everyone, no two days will ever be the same.
Getting back (2 hrs by plane)
Fly from Queenstown back to Auckland for your flight home. Book flights from Queenstown to Auckland.