Independent Pacific Self-Drive New Zealand North & South Fly-Drive-Stay

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Price
$2599 per person
Duration
11 days
Destination
New Zealand
Travellers
1+

SELF-DRIVE TRIP Auckland & Queenstown Fly, Drive & Stay

This self-drive trip gives you the freedom to explore New Zealand's North and South Islands at your leisure. Enjoy five nights in both Auckland and Queenstown, plus we've included car hire with unlimited kilometres and great sightseeing tours to get your bearings. Plus, flights from Australia are included to make this a top-value Kiwi cities escape!
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Experience the many wonders of New Zealand on this North and South islands self-drive trip. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore Auckland and Queenstown at your own pace and make the most of the unlimited kilometres on the car hire to take amazing day trips. Great accommodation has been chosen to put you within easy walking distance of popular attractions, plus there are sightseeing tours in each town to help you get your bearings and pick up local travel tips. Flights are also included with Air New Zealand, to cap off this great value Kiwi fly, drive & stay getaway!

What's included

Destination
New Zealand Discover New Zealand
Departure Location
Fly from Australia to Auckland, New Zealand
Return Location
Fly to Australia from Queenstown, New Zealand
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Departs 2021 & 2022: See the brochure tab for travel periods & contact us to check availability. Flights Included: International airfares included from Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney.
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Car hire with unlimited kilometres
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • International flights from Australia
  • Professionally guided local tours
Price does not include
  • All meals
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Car hire extras
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Personal expenses
Complementaries
Sightseeing Tours: Half-day City Sights tours included in Auckland & Queenstown.
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: From $999 and includes your own rooms & use of the vehicle. Want to Extend?: Ask us about staying longer in New Zealand. Fly from Other Cities: Please contact us for rates to fly from other Australian cities. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this trip - please ask us for a quote.

Trip overview

Celebrate the beauty of New Zealand’s North and South Islands with the freedom to explore at your leisure of a great fly, drive and stay holiday!

Fly to Auckland and pick up your hire car at the airport, then get set for an amazing 10 days of independent discovery. Spend 5 nights in the harbour city and not far from Auckland you can enjoy great day trips and make use of those unlimited kilometres. Discover Hauraki Gulf Marine Park that covers an impressive 1.2 million hectares of coast, sea and islands. Head to the West Coast, where the Tasman sea has carved out rugged cliffs and top surf beaches, discover Rotorua’s geothermal wonders or enjoy visiting award-winning wineries and tasting the regions many great culinary delights!

Fly south to picturesque Queenstown. Set against a backdrop of the dramatic Southern Alps, the town sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. As well as spending time in the charming village or being thrilled by the area’s variety of adventure sports, Queenstown is an ideal base for visiting the region’s famed vineyards, historic mining towns and great ski fields in winter!

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Auckland, New Zealand
This fantastic New Zealand adventure starts in the harbour city of Auckland.

Special features

  • Neat holiday package that’s great value with flights, car hire, accommodation and two sightseeing tours included!
  • Great central accommodation, conveniently located for exploring the towns.
  • Sightseeing tours are included in both destinations to get off on the right foot.
  • Enjoy the convenience of car hire to see more of the North and South Islands.
  • Flights from Australia are included with Air New Zealand.
  • DAY 1
  • DAYS 2-5
  • DAY 6
  • DAYS 7-10
  • DAY 11
DAY 1

Fly to Auckland

On arrival into Auckland, pick up your hire car at the airport and make your way to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to start exploring the harbour city.

DAYS 2-5

AUCKLAND

Enjoy a half-day city sights tour of Auckland, dubbed the ‘City of Sails’.

The rest of your time is free to explore at your leisure. Not far from Auckland you can enjoy great day trips and make use of those unlimited kilometres. Discover Hauraki Gulf Marine Park that covers an impressive 1.2 million hectares of coast, sea and islands. Head to the West Coast, where the Tasman sea has carved out rugged cliffs and top surf beaches, discover Rotorua’s geothermal wonders or enjoy visiting award-winning wineries and tasting the regions many great culinary delights!

DAY 6

FLY TO QUEENSTOWN

See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you arrive into picturesque Queenstown, a year-round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. Pick up your hire car at the airport, make your way to your accommodation and then the rest of the day is free to start explore and maybe dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

DAYS 7-10

QUEENSTOWN

Enjoy planning your own itinerary to explore Queenstown and take great day trips to nearby sights and historic towns. There are many optional activities available, including the famous jet boat rides or you might want to board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. 

DAY 11

DEPART QUEENSTOWN

Time to say goodbye. Check out of your hotel in the morning and drop off the hire car at the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

More about New Zealand

For a country that’s only 18% bigger than the state of Victoria and has a population less than the city of Melbourne, it packs a whole lot of amazing experiences into a small space. Plus, an exchange rate in favour of the Australian dollar is nice bonus. Split into two main islands, the North Island is where you'll find the capital of Wellington and the country's largest city of Auckland. It also has proud Maori heritage and rich cultural experiences. On the South Island, also officially named Te Waipounamu, the natural wonders shine brightly. Explore stunning Abel Tasman National Park, the great Southern Alps and beautiful Milford Sound.
Experience the many wonders of New Zealand on this North and South islands self-drive trip. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore Auckland and Queenstown at your own pace and make the most of the unlimited kilometres on the car hire to take amazing day trips. Great accommodation has been chosen to put you within easy walking distance of popular attractions, plus there are sightseeing tours in each town to help you get your bearings and pick up local travel tips. Flights are also included with Air New Zealand, to cap off this great value Kiwi fly, drive & stay getaway!

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This trip is ideal for anyone who wants to explore New Zealand at your own pace but wants the convenience of having a great package pre-booked. Car hire, central accommodation, two sightseeing tours and flights from Australia make it great value too!

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See the brochure

CLICK HERE to view, download or print a copy of this travel brochure.

The brochure includes details of the inclusions and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Price and details are valid at time of publication on 26 May 2021.

Trip departures

This independent trip departs daily from Australia between the following dates:

2021 – 15 July to 25 August, 10 October to 30 November
2022 – 01 February to 31 March, 15 April to 10 June, 20 July to 10 September, 10 October to 30 November

Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability.

Trip start time

You will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your booking is confirmed.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day itinerary is intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

Speak to a travel specialist

The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

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To help you book with confidence, we will assist you if any unexpected situations arise and My Travel Experience also offers clients as much flexibility as possible when making bookings.

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New Zealand North & South Fly-Drive-Stay

Price
$2599 per person
Duration
11 days
Destination
New Zealand
Travellers
1+

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