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Luxury New Zealand self-drive
17 days from €15,465pp
Stay in some of the most luxurious accommodation in New Zealand.
Enjoy a gourmet wine tour in the Marlborough region.
Experience a stunning helicopter trip over Fiordland National Park and the Southern Lakes region, including a snow landing on the return journey.
- Lake Taupo
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Includes international flights from Ireland.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Auckland.
Day 2 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
On-board your international outbound flight to Auckland.
Day 3 Auckland
Day 4 Auckland
Day 5 Lake Taupo
Day 6 Lake Taupo
Day 7 Napier
Day 8 Napier
Today you have a day at leisure in Napier. Hawke's Bay is famous not only for its wine production but also for the outstanding examples of Art Deco architecture in Napier. Guided tours can be arranged for either of these interests.
Day 9 Blenheim
Today make your way to the airport and drop your vehicle at the airport car depot in time for your short flight to Blenheim, via Wellington. In Blenheim please collect another vehicle at the airport and make your way to your accommodation where you will stay for two nights.
Day 10 Blenheim
Blenheim and the Marlborough region is New Zealand's most renowned for wine production. Known for its rich volcanic soil, the Sauvignon Blanc made here is considered some of the best in the world. You will spend the day on a gourmet tour of the area's best wineries, learning of the area's history and development of its wine production.
Day 11 Christchurch
Day 12 Christchurch
Spend today at your leisure. Although Christchurch is still undergoing reconstruction from an earthquake in 2011, there is still loads to see and do. Enjoy a walk through Hagley Park on your way to the Central Business District, where you'll find an abundance of shops and restaurants.
Day 13 Glenorchy
Day 14 Glenorchy
Day 15 Glenorchy
Get ready for a day of exhilarating day of fun! You will be collected from your hotel in the morning and begin your day on the Dart River. You will head up the river in a jet boat and after a leisurely walk through the forest then you will kayak back down the Dart River.
Day 16 International return flight
Day 17 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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