Three Wheeling

21 day Holiday Idea - from £1325


Take the wheel on a pre-planned North Island self-drive tour before enjoying the freedom of the open road in a fully equipped motorhome around the South.


  • Geothermal wonders of Rotorua
  • Wellington’s museums and waterfront
  • Interisland Ferry journey
  • Coastal Pacific scenic rail journey
  • 14-day motorhome hire around the South Island
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Auckland

Arrive into Auckland International Airport and get a private car transfer to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in Auckland.

Day 3 - Rotorua

Collect your car this morning to make your way down the Thermal Highway to Rotorua. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in Rotorua, the centre of intense thermal activity in New Zealand. The city itself is situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua and geysers, pools of boiling mud, crystal springs and hot mineral water and richly coloured craters make Rotorua one of the world’s great tourist attractions.

Day 4 - Taupo

More thermal wonders today as you make the short drive to Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, and the dramatic Huka Falls nearby. There’s time to stop en route at the bubbling champagne pools of Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland or the more remote Orakei Korako with its colourful silica terraces.

Day 5 - Napier

Make your way to Napier. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in this fascinating art deco township which is also said to be one of the warmest regions in the country with temperate summers and mild winters. There are many activities from adventure seeking, wine tasting to just browsing around the local art deco shopping areas.

Day 6 - Wellington

Meander down the southernmost tip of the North Island to the nation’s capital. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure on this beautiful harbourfront city.

Day 7 – Interislander Ferry and Coastal Pacific train to Christchurch

Leave your car at the Interislander ferry depot and enjoy the scenic cruise over the Cook Strait and through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton in the South Island. From here board the newly developed Coastal Pacific rail journey down the picturesque coastline of the South Island’s East Coast, eventually arriving into Christchurch for an overnight stay.

Day 8-21: Motorhome Hire

Pick up your comfortable motorhome for a total of fourteen days giving you ample time to explore the wonders of the South Island at your leisure. New Zealand allows motorhome users the option to ‘freedom camp’ meaning you can wake up in some of the most spectacular settings in complete seclusion.

Day 21: Farewell from Christchurch

Your adventure on the open road ends when you return your motorhome to the depot before a transfer takes you to the airport for your onward flight.

21 day Holiday Idea - from £1325

With flights from £2375

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Price quoted above includes discount. Valid on new bookings only. Subject to availability.

Guide prices shown are per person based on two sharing standard accommodation and include full ABTA/ ATOL protection. Prices vary according to season and standard of accommodation chosen.

Holiday Ideas

This itinerary shows the type of holiday you can enjoy with Freedom Destinations. You can change it to suit your individual needs.

Your holiday includes:

  • 6 day North Island self-drive with accommodation and car hire
  • Inclusive car hire insurance
  • Interisland ferry crossing
  • Coastal Pacific rail journey
  • Well-equipped and comfortable motorhome

You can:

  • Choose the style of accommodation you prefer
  • Add day tours and activities in the places you visit
  • Extend your stay in any of the locations
  • Add other destinations or visit family and friends

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