We Love —
- Explore the diverse landscape of New Zealand’s North and the South islands on this unforgettable 14-night tour.
- Embrace unforgettable landscapes with this journey from Auckland to Christchurch.
- Drive past volcanoes, waterfalls, beaches, and geysers, in your very own rental car and venture inside the astonishing ice caves at Frans Josef.
New Voyage Privé —
Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Your Destinations —
Your adventure will begin in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. Auckland is often referred to as " the city of sails" for the plethora of yachts and sailing boats that adorn its shores. With so many visitors and expats, Auckland boasts an international flair with a collision of Polynesian, Asian, and European culture.
Visitors to this city can expect mild temperatures, and plenty of beaches and mountain hikes. In fact, there are almost 102 deserted beaches located within one hour of the city centre. Auckland is also surrounded by 60 extinct volcanoes, some of which have been converted into a park. Mt Eden, with a summit of 196 metres, is the highest in the city and offers spectacular city views.
West of Auckland, the Waitakere Ranges are ideal for hiking or surfing alongside the black sandy beaches of Piha and Karekare.
Spend the night at the Auckland City Hotel or similar in a Double Room with breakfast.
Home to a large Maori population and a jaw-dropping geothermal backdrop, Rotorua is distinctly different from other cities in New Zealand. Situated directly on the Pacific Ring of Fire, sulfuric aromas and the eruption of geysers are just two notable features of Rotorua.
This area is home to a range of exhilarating activities that include skydiving, tobogganing, zorbing, or, mountain biking. The surrounding lakes and rivers also make Rotorua a fantastic destination for trout fishing.
As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is a lively place to visit with trendy bars, restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife. It is packed with museums, art galleries, and a number of theatres. Wellington is a super friendly city with a passion for craft beer, skateboarding, and contemporary art.
Top that off with gorgeous harbour views and you have one unique urban landscape.
Take a ferry crossing in the morning from Wellington and arrive at Picton. The crossing of the Cook Strait takes around three hours (92km). Continue to Blenheim which is known as the gateway to New Zealand's famous wine country.
Here there is a relaxed, small-town atmosphere and leisurely lifestyle, no doubt helped by the stunning natural scenery. The views over vineyards, mountains and orchards, offer excellent photographic opportunities and provide a haven for wine lovers.
Before the devastating earthquakes of 2011, Christchurch was the second largest city in New Zealand. The city is currently still recovering having already rebuilt its centre with an additional number of street art installations. Christchurch is famed for its beautiful gardens, museums, and restaurants. It is also the starting point for many excursions to Antarctica.
Marvel at one of the largest glaciers in the Southern Alps. It is one of the only glaciers in the world to offer a combination of ice landscapes, subtropical vegetation, and ocean temperate zones. The best way to view the glacier is to join a walking tour, or, a helicopter ride over the top. These guided tours will take you as close as you can possibly get to the glacier and you will also learn interesting facts along the way.
With a huge backpacker scene and lots of thrilling activities, Queenstown is one of the liveliest cities in New Zealand. As the capital of the Southern Alps, it is a beautiful city located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by majestic mountains that are just waiting to be explored.
With bungee jumping, zip lining, snowboarding, and heli-skiing, it is safe to say that Queenstown is New Zealand outdoor adventure playground.
Experience some phenomenal natural beauty when you stay at Te Anau. It home to the Fjordland National Park alongside the endangered Takahe birds. The Te Anau Caves are home to a grotto of Glowworms - widely regarded as a romantic hotspot - and an underground waterfall.
The Victorian buildings of Dunedin are among the best preserved in the southern hemisphere and provide this city with a unique historic charm. Venture a little further away from the city towards Oamaru, and you will be able to see the Little Blue Penguins (the smallest penguins in the world) who come out of the water every night.
The Otago Peninsula is also home to the yellow-eyed penguins (one of the rarest penguins in the world). This peninsula is a great example of eco-tourism and remains very well preserved.
From Dunedin, you can also walk to Moeraki, a quaint fishing village which is home to the Moeraki boulders, an unusual natural phenomenon of enormous spherical rocks that are scattered across the beach of Koekohe and are steeped in Maori legend.
Our Offer —
14-night self-drive tour through New Zealand while staying in standard or comfort accommodation.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Arrival in Auckland
Days 2 and 3: Rotorua
Day 4: Wellington
Day 5: Blenheim
Day 6: Christchurch
Days 7 & 8: Franz Josef
Days 9 & 10: Queenstown
Say 11: Te Anau
Day 12: Invercargill
Day 13: Dunedin
Day 14: Christchurch
Day 15: Return to the UK
Your Hotels —
Our members will stay at the following hotels (or similar) on a room only basis.
Auckland: 1 night at Auckland City Hotel
Rotorua: 2 nights at Ibis Rotorua
Wellington: 1 night at Ibis Wellington
Blenheim: 1 night at Colonial Motel
Christchurch: 1 night at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Franz Josef: 2 nights at Punga Grove
Queenstown: 2 nights at Aspen Hotel Queenstown
Te Anau: 1 night at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau
Invercargill: 1 night at Balmoral Lodge Motel Invercargill
Dunedin: 1 night at Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin
Christchurch:1 night at Ibis Christchurch
Auckland: 1 night at Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Rotorua: 2 nights at Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
Wellington: 1 night at Travelodge Wellington
Blenheim: 1 night at Scenic Hotel Marlborough
Christchurch: 1 night at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Franz Josef: 2 nights at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Queenstown: 2 nights at Copthorne Resort Lakefront
Te Anau: 1 night at Distinction Luxmore
Invercargill: 1 night at Kelvin Hotel
Dunedin: 1 night at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge
Christchurch:1 night at Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
All rooms sleep up to
Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.
Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose from Business Class or First Class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.
The flights included are with Emirates and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Car Hire: Car hire is included in this offer.
Treat yourself to the luxury of Business Class or First Class with Emirates —
For ultimate luxury, opt for a Business Class or First-Class flight with Emirates, departing from London, Manchester and Glasgow.
Emirates Business Class
When travelling with Emirates on Business Class, in addition to exceptional service, during your flight you will have following added advantages:
- A cabin with chic design
- More spacious leg room with seat pitch at 44’’ inches wich extend to form 76.6”- to 78.6” fully flat beds
- Unique Advanced Mood Lighting system
- State-of-the-art, award-winning in-flight entertainment system ice, which features over 3500 channels of on-demand audio and visual entertainment from the latest movies, music and games
- A generous baggage allowance of 40 kgs of checked baggage
- First Class and Business Class passengers have the exclusive use of the Onboard Lounge bar situated at the rear of the Business Class cabin on the upper deck of the A380.
Emirates First Class
By choosing to travel in First Class, enjoy the benefits and experience of ultimate luxury.
- Private Suite with privacy doors, flatbed and personal mini-bar.
- Spa shower at more than 12,000 meters altitude with a selection of products from organic seaweed skincare range from award-winning Irish brand VOYA.
- Passengers on long-haul or overnight flights enjoy exclusive Bulgari amenity kit bags containing essential items such as a hairbrush, dental kit, shaving foam, fragrances.
- In addition to the Bulgari amenity kits, First Class customers will also be given Hydra Active moisturising sleepsuits on long-haul overnight flights.
- First class passengers can order an a la carte multi-course meals created by top international chefs from an extensive menu.
Relax in the Emirates lounges
Enjoy the luxury of Emirates Airlines as soon as you enter the airport, in one of their many lounges available in the following airport: Glasgow, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham.
If an Emirates lounge is not available at your departure airport, you will be granted access to a partner lounge available across six continents.
‘Chauffeur-drive’ Car Service
The ‘Chauffeur-drive’ car service is only available from London, Manchester and Glasgow for First Class and Business Class passengers.
This service is to be booked directly on the company's website by clicking on the following link no later than 48 hours before the departure of your flight. All you need to do is mention your Airline booking reference number and your last name in the "Manage a reservation" section found at this link.
Available in Glasgow within 150 miles from Glasgow Airport for First-Class passengers and 70 km for Business Class passengers.
Available in London (Gatwick or Heathrow) within 70 miles of the airports for Business Class passengers and First-Class passengers (including all Greater London postcodes.)
Available in London Stansted within 50 miles of the airport for Business Class passengers and First-Class passengers.
Available in Manchester within 70 miles of the airport for Business Class passengers and First-Class passengers.