Self Drive Itineraries

Dawn’s Self-Drive Itinerary

Auckland to Christchurch

In February 2013 I traveled with my husband, Derek, to New Zealand for a fun packed, adventurous trip of a lifetime! Please take a look at our itinerary and let me know how I can tailor-make a similar trip just for you. I have added in my personal thoughts and used all my own photos so please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have – Dawn
Itinerary
Fly Los Angeles to Auckland – arrive two days later
Day 1 – Auckland
We arrived in Auckland after a great overnight flight from Los Angeles, feeling all refreshed and ready to start our adventure. We collected our rental car at the airport and drove the short journey to our Auckland city accommodation. After checking in we spent the remainder of the day enjoying the many sights of the city including the harbour area and went to the top of the SkyTower……
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7 Night Self-Drive Adventure Tour

7 Night Self-Drive Adventure Tour

Start: Auckland
Finishes: Queenstown
Overnights in: Auckland, Rotorua and Queenstown.
An 8 day sampler of the adrenalin packed activities New Zealand has on offer. With our country’s extreme and beautiful scenery comes adventures to match from jumping off a tower, a bridge and out of a plane to the motorized madness of a jet boat, you will find what you need to satisfy your thirst for a little madness. Includes Hotel style accommodation and your rental car to get you to where you need to go!
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13 Night New Zealand Complete Self Drive

Start: Auckland
Finishes: Dunedin
Overview
Including overnights in Auckland, Rotorua, Tongariro, Wellington, Kaikoura, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown and Dunedin.
Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand. On arrival to Auckland International Airport collect your Budget rental car and make your way to your hotel.
AUCKLAND – an exciting, sporting and cultural city, sprawled on a narrow isthmus, between two harbours. The Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, are a main feature of the city, along with numerous volcanic cones such as Mount Eden and Rangitoto Island…..
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14 Night North & South Island – 4X4 Self Drive Tour

Start: Auckland
Finish: Christchurch
For the professional as well as the beginner – this tour will be an unforgettable experience. It will take you through the most remote and fascinating areas of New Zealand – isolated high country, hidden lakes, clear rivers, and virgin rainforests. You will see many highlights of New Zealand on this trip, visiting the best National Parks but you will also have time for leisure and relaxation.
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10 Night Golf Tour

Starts: Kerikeri (or Auckland)
Finishes: Christchurch
While experiencing some amazing scenery, food and people that make up your New Zealand sojourn, take the opportunity to tee off on various Golf courses throughout New Zealand including two of the top courses in the World! Hotel style accommodation is included to complete your Golfing Journey. Includes overnights in Bay of Islands, Auckland, Napier, Queenstown and Christchurch.
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