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
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:
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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
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.