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Explore Like A Local - Self Drive

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,250

This immersive New Zealand vacation takes you beyond Auckland to explore some of the North Island’s most beautiful regions. Then fly to magnificent Queenstown, with the option of a trip to Milford Sound.


This 9-day New Zealand tour pairs local favourites like the Napier wine region with several of the country’s highlights.

Touch down in Auckland as a starting point. Then make your way to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves, known for their beautiful glow worms, or Hobbiton, the film set used in Lord of the Rings. Rotorua itself is a fascinating geothermal laboratory of bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers, and Maori heritage. Spend a full day here to explore all Rotorua has to offer.

Go beyond most New Zealand vacations and head to Napier, where 70 odd vineyards cover the surrounding hills. Just in case that’s not enough, continue through the Martinborough region, famous for its Pinot Noir. This is also your gateway into Wellington, the country’s capital and home to its finest museums and a flourishing artistic scene.

Queenstown is the tourist hub of the South Island for good reason. Set on magnificent Lake Wakatipu, it embodies all excites and enchants about this part of the world. A trip to Milford Sound is highly recommended – though not mandatory. You may prefer to visit nearby Wanaka or historic Arrowtown. No matter how you occupy your time, you’ll spend it surrounded by the magnificent Southern Alps until you depart.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,250

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Auckland

Collect your rental car and travel through lush Waikato pasture lands to the Waitomo area. Visit the Waitomo Caves or perhaps travel to Hobbiton for a tour of the film set from Lord of the Rings Triology (optional). Continue to Rotorua, famous for its spouting Geysers, bubbling mud pools and warm geothermal pools.

Duration2 Nights
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The Springs

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    The Springs



    The Springs was purpose built in 1998. The design is that of a 1930's New Zealand bungalow ensuring the property complemented the already established neighbourhood. The Springs is set in a simple yet elegant garden of white Iceberg roses and sasanqua camellias evoking a sense ...

    The Springs was purpose built in 1998. The design is that of a 1930's New Zealand bungalow ensuring the property complemented the already established neighbourhood. The Springs is set in a simple yet elegant garden of white Iceberg roses and sasanqua camellias evoking a sense of restful contentment. The Guest Wing, with four elegant rooms, is at the rear of the house ensuring a private, quiet stay.

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    • Art Gallery
    • Internet Access
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)

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Day 2

Rotorua Sightseeing

The day is free for Rotorua Sightseeing. Perhaps join a morning city tour or a Steambox lunch tour at Te Puia.

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Day 3

Rotorua to Napier

Depart for the art deco city of Napier, enjoy the architecture, tree lined waterfront location and many fountains and gardens.

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Duration2 Nights
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Mon Logis Luxury Bed and Breakfast Napier

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    Mon Logis Luxury Bed and Breakfast Napier



    This small and intimate bed and breakfast is a little slice of France nestled in the heart of beautiful wine country. Located in the Hawke's Bay region, there are about 70 vineyards in the region. The area is also known for its Art Deco architecture, ...

    This small and intimate bed and breakfast is a little slice of France nestled in the heart of beautiful wine country. Located in the Hawke's Bay region, there are about 70 vineyards in the region. The area is also known for its Art Deco architecture, beautiful landscapes, and a thriving local art community. This English Terrace house has 4 rooms and each room is individually decorated.

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    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 4

Napier

The day is free to spend as you wish. We suggest and Art Deco Walk around Napier. This afternoon why not enjoy a wine and gourmet food experience. Learn from a local wine maker, lear about wine and food at one of NZ's top winery restaurants.

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Day 5

Napier to Wellington

Depart Napier and head towards Martinborough. Discover a host of top-class vineyards in and around the area, (famed for its internationally award-winning Pinot Noir).

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Duration2 Nights
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Carlton Gore Bed and Breakfast

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    Carlton Gore Bed and Breakfast



    Carlton Gore offers a real slice of heaven to any traveller wanting stylish, friendly accommodation close to Wellington City. The sea view takes in the heart of the city and across Wellington Harbour, making it an interesting place to stay. The luxury character 1900's home ...

    Carlton Gore offers a real slice of heaven to any traveller wanting stylish, friendly accommodation close to Wellington City. The sea view takes in the heart of the city and across Wellington Harbour, making it an interesting place to stay. The luxury character 1900's home feels a bit like a boutique hotel with its grand floor plan, high ceilings and separate lounge and dining rooms to relax in. Carlton Gore Bed and Breakfast is located close to the city's restaurants, nightlife and Te Papa Museum.

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Day 6

Wellington

Known as the 'coolest little capital' Wellington offers a diverse range of sight-seeing options. Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of Te Papa Museum of Wellington, New Zealand's National Museum.

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Day 7

Wellington to Queenstown

Return your car in time for your onward flight (airfare not included). On arrival, collect your rental vehicle and make your way into town. The day is free to explore this quaint Alpine village.

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Duration2 Nights
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Browns Boutique Hotel

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    Browns Boutique Hotel



    This stylish European inspired Bed and Breakfast lodge is the perfect holiday accommodation for a vacation or ski holiday. This boutique hotel is superbly situated in the heart of Queenstown, in a quiet location with stunning views overlooking the town and mountains, just a 2 ...

    This stylish European inspired Bed and Breakfast lodge is the perfect holiday accommodation for a vacation or ski holiday. This boutique hotel is superbly situated in the heart of Queenstown, in a quiet location with stunning views overlooking the town and mountains, just a 2 minute walk to shops and restaurants. Browns Boutique Hotel combines an intimate, timeless feel with genuine New Zealand hospitality to ensure that guests feel completely at home.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking

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Day 8

Queenstown

At leisure to explore the adventure capital of New Zealand. Optional tours include a Milford Sound Day Excursion, where you take a cruise past mile-high Mitre Peak, through glacially carved fiords and out into the open sea. Perhaps take a short drive to the historic gold rush village of Arrowtown or the town of Wanaka.

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Day 9

Depart Queenstown

The morning is at leisure until you return your vehicle and depart Queenstown.

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DEPARTURES:

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • The experience and knowledge of Goway. All itineraries have been researched and test driven by staff from our Sydney office
  • Full detailed itinerary ensuring you don’t miss anything en route featuring helpful directions and maps to every Hotel
  • Toll-free assistance telephone line during your travels
  • Accommodation in Bed and Breakfast or unique “Small & Special” properties
  • Hertz Group E car rental with unlimited kilometers
  • Goway’s co-pilot backpack kit
  • Maps
  • Valuable discounts

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Subject to availability

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, seasonal surcharges apply.Subject to availability.

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