Ferries, Trains & Automobiles

14 day Holiday Idea - from £1325

With flights from £2295

Combine the freedom of self-drive, rail and a scenic ferry journey to travel both the North and South Island giving you a taste of New Zealand’s wonders.


  • The geothermal wonders of the North Island
  • North Island highlights self drive tour
  • Scenic rail journeys
  • Extended stay in beautiful Queenstown
  • Self drive along the South Island’s West Coast

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 2 nights hotel stay in Auckland
  • 6 day Self Drive – Touring the North
  • Interisland ferry crossing
  • TranzAlpine train journey
  • 1 night in Greymouth
  • 1 night in Franz Josef
  • 3 nights accommodation in Queenstown
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 2 – Auckland

On arrival into New Zealand’s gateway city, enjoy some free time exploring Auckland – take a leisurely walk down the city’s main shopping area of Queen Street to the waterfront of Auckland Harbour, explore the city’s museums or sample the food and wine culture of nearby Waiheke Island.

Day 3 to 4 – Self Drive

After a two night stay in Auckland it is time to pick up your car to begin your 6 day Touring The North self drive adventure. You will visit:

  • Rotorua
  • Taupo
  • Napier
  • Wellington

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Day 8 – Coastal Pacific to Christchurch

Today’s travel involves a scenic ferry crossing on the Interisland ferry as you journey to the South Island and connect with the newly redeveloped Coastal Pacific train which winds its way along the coast to Christchurch. Watch the picturesque scenery unfold before arriving in this ever-evolving city for an overnight stay.

Day 9 – TranzAlpine to Greymouth

Journey aboard New Zealand’s most famous and scenic rail journey. The TranzAlpine will whisk you away from the city across the undulating South Alps, providing some of the most dramatic and impressive scenery so typically thought of when you envisage New Zealand.

Your rail journey will end in Greymouth, on the rugged West Coast. Here you enjoy an overnight stay and pick up another car to travel south to the glacier region.

Day 10 – Franz Josef

Travel further south along the West Coast to one of the South Island’s most famous glaciers. The impressive Franz Josef glacier can be viewed from the valley floor or from the impressive vantage of a helicopter flight which will land on the compacted snow at the very top of the ice flow. An overnight stay here will allow you to take in this natural wonder.

Day 11 – Queenstown

Your final three nights in New Zealand are spent in the country’s most picturesque town, Queenstown. A three night stay here will allow you to explore or relax – there is a wealth of experiences available to you, depending on your interests and levels of adrenaline!

Day 14 – Farewell from Queenstown

Its time to bid farewell from Queenstown as your taste of New Zealand draws to an end. Board your return flight with the choice of an optional stopover in another destination on route home to extend your holiday.

14 day Holiday Idea - from £1325

With flights from £2295

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Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Call Freedom Destinations for details.


We hope this Holiday Idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • A Self Drive adventure including
    – a carefully planned route
    – comfortable pre booked hotels
    – air conditioned car
  • Scenic and city stays
  • Experiences and activities

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do.  Or ask our team to design a holiday just for YOU anywhere in New Zealand.

Call 0333 234 2889 today to talk with a New Zealand expert.

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