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New Zealand's National Parks

20 day Holiday Idea - from £1995

With flights from £1849

Experience the beauty and majesty of New Zealand’s National Parks and areas of outstanding beauty on this well-planned three week motorhome holiday.

Highlights:

  • Marvel at the volcanic peaks of the Tongariro National Park
  • Stroll along the pristine beaches of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Admire the impressive views of Mount Cook
  • Cruise the calm waters of Milford Sound
  • Enjoy the freedom of your own fully-equipped motorhome

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 2 night hotel stay in Auckland
  • 18 day motorhome hire
  • Interislander ferry crossing
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 2 - Auckland

Arrive into the ‘City of Sails’ for a leisurely 2 night stay before collecting your motorhome.

Choose from one of our centrally located Auckland hotels or apartments and take time to explore. Head over to nearby Waiheke Island, nestled in the Hauraki Gulf and accessible by ferry from Auckland’s harbour. Alternatively, explore the city streets and savour the fine food and wine offerings of the city’s many superb restaurants.

Day 3 to 4 - Rotorua

Make your own way to the Motorhome depot for a detailed briefing and introduction to your new home on wheels!

Leave the city lights behind and head out into the beauty and wild open spaces that New Zealand is famed for.

Journey to the bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs of Rotorua for a two night stay.

In addition to the many cultural and natural wonders within the city, the surrounding area is home to an abundance of dormant volcanic peaks and walking trails waiting to be explored.

Day 5 to 6 – Tongariro National Park

Drive South and watch the peaks of the Tongariro National Park rise on the horizon.

Tongariro is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area which holds spiritual Moari significance in addition to its impressive volcanic formations. The perfect place to set up camp for a couple of nights.

A two night stay will provide ample chance to walk some or all of the famous Tongariro Crossing considered to be one of the country’s most spectacular and challenging great walks.

Day 7: Whanganui National Park

Follow the direction of the mountainous peaks as you wind your way south towards the lowland forest of the Whanganui National Park.

There are a great number of walking trails and river excursions to be experienced, including the famous Bridge to Nowhere which offers great views of the steep forest valley and the riverbed below.

Day 8: Wellington

Meander down the South West coast towards the capital of Wellington.

To learn more about New Zealand’s unique fauna and flora visit the unique conversation ecosanctuary, Zealandia, just beyond the city. Here you can walk along the lush green forest tracks and uncover a world untouched.

Day 9: Abel Tasman National Park

Board the Interisland Ferry with your motorhome and cruise though the Cook Straight to the tip of the South Island.

The South Island is home to ten of New Zealand’s thirteen National Parks and behind every turn lies a new and impressive area of outstanding beauty.

Your first two nights are spent within the Abel Tasman National Park where you can relax on the park’s pristine beaches or enjoy some fine coastal walking tracks.

Day 11: Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park

Wind your way along the rugged West Coast to Punakaiki on the edge of the Paparoa National Park.

Explore and discover coastal forests, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, including the famous Pancake Rocks formation at Dolomite Point.

Day 12 to 13: Fox/Franz Josef, Westland National Park

No journey along the West Coast is complete without experiencing the wonder of the Westland National Park’s glaciers.

Choose to spend two nights at either Fox or Franz Josef Glacier providing the chance to hike to the terminal face of the encroaching ice flow, or for the ultimate experience Heli-Hike to the top of the glacier landing on the fresh snow before taking in the spectacular views of the valley below.

Day 14: Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park

Make the short journey to Wanaka in the heart of the Mount Aspiring National Park – a walkers delight. The combination of expansive wilderness, glacial rivers and impressive mountain ranges invites visitors to truly feel a sense of Freedom.

Spend the night in Wanaka, a beautiful lakeside resort town which traditionally acts as the gateway to the National Park.

Day 15 to 17: Queenstown

Arrive at the South Island’s adventure capital. In addition to the town’s many attractions, activities and fine restaurants the region is the gateway to the spectacular ice-carved fiords of the Fiordland National Park. During your stay, a cruise through the calm waters of Milford Sound is a must.

The region is not only famed for its picturesque fiords but also for its challenging and rewarding great walks. The Kepler Track, Routeburn Track and Milford Track all reside within the park.

Day 18: Tekapo

On your way to Christchurch spend the night in the shadow of Mt Cook at Tekapo. This beautiful lakeside town is nestled in the heart of the South Island and is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing from your camp. Huddle up outside your motorhome and watch the skies come alive.

Day 19: Christchurch

Wake up to the picture-perfect combination of mirror-lakes reflecting the peaks of the Southern Alps before a visit to the famous and remote Church of Good Shepherd.

It is time to begin your final drive through the Canterbury Plains towards Christchurch before returning your vehicle or choosing to extend your stay in the ‘City of Churches’.

Day 20: Farewell from Christchurch

Return your motorhome to the airport depot before your onward flight.

20 day Holiday Idea - from £1995

With flights from £1849

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Guide prices shown are per person based on two travelling in a two berth motorhome and include full ABTA/ATOL protection. Prices vary according to season and motorhome standard.

New Zealand's National Parks

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