Explore Like a Local...Self Drive in New Zealand

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

    Explore Like a Local...Self Drive in New Zealand

    Photo: Gorgeous night view of Wellington.


    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 1 car rental with unlimited kilometers
    Goway’s co-pilot backpack kit
    Valuable discounts


    Day 1

    Arrive Auckland 226 kms (140 miles) 3 hours: 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.

    Duration: 2 Nights

    Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

    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.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    Day 3

    Rotorua to Napier 219 kms (136 miles) 2.5 hours. Depart for the art deco city of Napier, enjoy the architecture, tree lined waterfront location and many fountains and gardens.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    Duration: 2 Nights

    Accommodation: Greenmeadows On Gloucester

    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.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    Photo: A shot of Auckland harbour at night.

    Day 5

    Napier to Wellington: 315 kms (195 miles) 4 hours. 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).

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    Duration: 2-Nights

    Accommodation: Wellesley Boutique Hotel

    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.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    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.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    Duration: 2-Nights

    Accommodation: Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

    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.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    Day 9

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

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    Photo: Overlooking stunning Queenstown.

    Hurry and Explore New Zealand! Offer ends March 31, 2020.

    Terms & Conditions: Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


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