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Complete New Zealand Self Drive

21 Day / 20 Night Best of New Zealand Self Drive from Auckland to Christchurch.

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Overview

Get to know Auckland before heading to Rotorua then Queenstown. From Queenstown travel to the Glacier Region and Christchurch truly uncovering the best that both islands have to offer.

Approximately 230kms (143 miles)
Travel the scenic route through the beautiful Clevedon Valley and across the Hauraki Plains to the Coromandel Peninsula. The Coromandel’s dramatic and unspoiled coast, with native Pohutukawa trees on the western side and beautiful white sandy beaches on the east, offers endless opportunities for fishing, diving, boating, surfing and swimming.


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Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort is a secluded hideaway located at Pauanui Beach. Situated 800m away from the 3km long sandy beach and nestled into the slopes of Mt. Pauanui select from 48 romantic chalets surrounded by native bush. Our Restaurant offers an intimate ambience, superb local cuisine and beautiful views, while other facilites include an outdoor swimming and spa pool, gym, tennis court and bikes for hire, with an international 18-hole golf course and excellent fishing nearby.

Today is at leisure for you to explore the Coromandel Peninsula. Perhaps visit famous Hot Water Beach and picturesque Cathedral Cove.


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Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort is a secluded hideaway located at Pauanui Beach. Situated 800m away from the 3km long sandy beach and nestled into the slopes of Mt. Pauanui select from 48 romantic chalets surrounded by native bush. Our Restaurant offers an intimate ambience, superb local cuisine and beautiful views, while other facilites include an outdoor swimming and spa pool, gym, tennis court and bikes for hire, with an international 18-hole golf course and excellent fishing nearby.

Approximately 253kms (157 miles)
Journey to the heartland of Maori culture, to the center of New Zealand’s spectacular geothermal wonderland and discover the spirits of Rotorua.


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Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre

Property Location
A stay at Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre places you in the heart of Rotorua, walking distance from Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village and Rotorua Golf Club. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Today is at leisure for you to explore Rotorua and surroundings.

 


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Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre

Property Location
A stay at Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre places you in the heart of Rotorua, walking distance from Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village and Rotorua Golf Club. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Approximately 85kms (53 miles)
Depart Rotorua for a short journey through to the Lake Taupo region. The town of Taupo sits at the edge of Australasia’s largest lake and provides a base for visitors who love to fish for trout, visit Tongariro World Heritage National Park and explore the local geothermal phenomena.

 


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Millennium Hotel & Resort

Boasting a spellbinding lake edge location, this welcoming Taupo Hotel and Resort presents you with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains from guest rooms, restaurants and bar areas. The hotel is luxuriously furnished with an ambience and art collection to delight all visitors.

Approximately 153kms (95 miles)
Today you will travel to the Hawke’s Bay region via the Tarawera Ranges. Journey from rugged mountain range to gentle plain, from desert-like pumice lands to a vineyard area and from marginal farmland to well cultivated fields. Basking in a Mediterranean climate, the Hawke’s Bay region is known for its wine, food and lively arts scene.


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Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Hawke's Bay is one of the first places in the world to see the light each day, and Scenic Hotel Te Pania in Napier enjoys a premium waterfront location on Marine Parade. The hotel’s slender curved form echoes the shape of the bay, and guests enjoy sweeping views out over the water.

Today is at leisure for you to explore the Hawkes Bay region.

 


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Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Hawke's Bay is one of the first places in the world to see the light each day, and Scenic Hotel Te Pania in Napier enjoys a premium waterfront location on Marine Parade. The hotel’s slender curved form echoes the shape of the bay, and guests enjoy sweeping views out over the water.

Approximately 282kms (175 miles)
Travel onto the tiny wine village of Martinborough and discover a host of top-class vineyards in and around Martinborough, famed for its international award-winning Pinot Noir. Spend the afternoon out and about on a wine trail of the Martinborough vineyards.

 


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The Martinborough Hotel

Property Location
Located in Martinborough, The Martinborough Hotel is minutes from Muirlea Rise and Martinborough Vineyard. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Palliser Estate and Ata Rangi Vineyard.

Approximately 83kms (52 Miles)
Continue over the beautiful Rimutaka Hills onto Wellington, the nation’s capital. The compact city is nestled between an expansive harbour and
bush-clad hills. The downtown area is ideal for walking around, with all shopping, cafes, transport, accommodation and the city’s attractions
within close proximity. Perhaps visit the national museum, Te Papa.

 


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Rydges Wellington

Rydges Wellington is centrally located on downtown Featherston Street with a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. 

Day at leisure in Wellington.

 


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Rydges Wellington

Rydges Wellington is centrally located on downtown Featherston Street with a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. 

Approximately 27kms (17 Miles) Picton to Blenheim
Board the Interislander Ferry for the scenic journey to Picton on the South Island.
Continue south to Blenheim which is located in a wide river valley, which has proven to be perfect for growing grapes - not least of which is the flagship Sauvignon Blanc variety. Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest grape-growing and winemaking region with 65 wineries.

 


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Scenic Hotel Marlborough

Property Location
With a stay at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, you'll be centrally located in Blenheim, steps from Seymour Square and Millennium Art Gallery. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of ASB Theatre Marlborough and Marlborough Convention Centre.

Approximately 131km (81 Miles)
Depart Blenheim and journey to the Nelson. The town is a gateway to rugged mountains, lush green forests, rolling vineyards and golden beaches.
The region is known for its year-round sunshine, golden beaches, three national parks, 300-plus working artists and craftspeople, boutique wineries, fresh local produce and seafood, historical streetscapes, waterfront cafes and restaurants, and a thoroughly relaxed lifestyle.




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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Property Location
With a stay at Rutherford Hotel Nelson in Nelson, you'll be minutes from Christ Church Cathedral and Nelson Provincial Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Nelson Market and Montgomery Square.

Today is at leisure for you to explore the wonderful beaches and national parks. The Abel Tasman National Park is very popular for hiking and kayaking.

 


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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Property Location
With a stay at Rutherford Hotel Nelson in Nelson, you'll be minutes from Christ Church Cathedral and Nelson Provincial Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Nelson Market and Montgomery Square.

Approximately 265kms (165 miles)
Continue through the Victoria Forest Park and along the spectacular west coast to Punakaiki in Paparoa National Park. see Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks, distinctive geological formations formed over tens of thousands of years of pummeling from the Tasman Sea.


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Punakaiki Resort

Punakaiki Resort is a Williams Hotel Group property. Other Williams Hotel Group properties include: The Ashley Hotel Greymouth, The Ashley Hotel Christchurch, Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Wanaka and the Towers on the Park Christchurch.

Approximately 217km (135 miles)
Travel onwards with awe-inspiring coastal scenery to the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier region. It is an area of mountain peaks, impressive glaciers, tranquil lakes, raging rivers and lush rainforest. En route stop at Hokitika where you can see greenstone (NZ jade) being polished and sculpted.


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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is close to the edge of one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, welcoming you to this enticing and dramatic region.

Approximately 391kms (243 miles) via Cromwell
Approximately 350kms (217 miles) via Cardrona & Crown Range Road
Drive through the scenic wilderness of Haast Pass, stopping along the way to take advantage of many short nature walks and picnic spots, pass crystal clear Lake Wanaka before continuing to Queenstown.
Queenstown is snuggled into a picturesque valley beside Lake Wakatipu and with the Remarkables Ranges towering alongside. Known for the wide range of adventure and outdoor activities that make the most of the scenery and the environment, Queenstown also offers a wide range of shopping and dining options in and around the township.

 


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Heritage Queenstown

The Heritage Hotel Queenstown is a ski lodge style building constructed from stone & Cedar, standing proud above the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with views of the majestic Remarkables Mountain Range. The main lodge building holds leisure facilities, bar and restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The property also features a secure ski and snowboard storage area.

Today is at leisure for you to explore Queenstown and surroundings.


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Heritage Queenstown

The Heritage Hotel Queenstown is a ski lodge style building constructed from stone & Cedar, standing proud above the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with views of the majestic Remarkables Mountain Range. The main lodge building holds leisure facilities, bar and restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The property also features a secure ski and snowboard storage area.

Approximately 174kms (108 miles)

From Queenstown journey through mountains and alongside lakes to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage Area and the largest national park in New Zealand. The Park covers 1.2 million hectares and has natural wilderness on a grand scale, where waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into pristine, forested valleys, and glacier-carved fiords indent its coastal boundaries. Milford Sound provides visitors with an unequalled experience of the natural beauty and wilderness of New Zealand.



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Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas offers chic, elegant accommodation for the perfect Fiordland getaway. Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, this 4 star hotel and villa accommodation sets the tone for your stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions.

Approximately 298kms (185 Miles)
Today you will continue onto Dunedin, an historic university town that spreads around a sheltered harbour. The Victorian and Edwardian spires and towers of notable neo-Gothic buildings and stately homes punctuate Dunedin’s cityscape. The city centre is compact, with a surprising array of kerbside cafes, high quality local craft, art, jewellery and fashion design outlets.


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Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Stay at Dunedin's exquisite Distinction Dunedin Hotel. The Distinction Group have recently transformed the 1930s former Dunedin Chief Post Office into an opulent 4 and 1/2 star hotel, located in the Exchange area adjacent to the city centre. Distinction Dunedin Hotel offers a variety of new accommodation to suit everyone, from the business traveller requiring spacious and modern facilities, to those wanting a relaxing weekend away.

Today is at leisure for you to explore Dunedin and surroundings.


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Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Stay at Dunedin's exquisite Distinction Dunedin Hotel. The Distinction Group have recently transformed the 1930s former Dunedin Chief Post Office into an opulent 4 and 1/2 star hotel, located in the Exchange area adjacent to the city centre. Distinction Dunedin Hotel offers a variety of new accommodation to suit everyone, from the business traveller requiring spacious and modern facilities, to those wanting a relaxing weekend away.

Approximately 361kms (224 miles)
Depart Dunedin and head north to Timaru, stop and enjoy the coastal views from Caroline Bay before continuing on to Christchurch, New Zealand’s second-largest city and the gateway to the South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps. Christchurch is a vibrant, cosmopolitan place with exciting festivals, theatre, modern art galleries, great shopping and award-winning attractions. The city centre is comfortingly compact and the most delightful central feature is the gently winding Avon River.


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Price includes:- Deluxe Documentation Pack- 20 nights accommodation, room only basis unless specified- 21 days Hertz Group D car rental

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Accommodation:

Motel:Whitianga Aotearoa Lodge or similarRotorua Hotel Inn Rotorua or similarTaupo Acapulco Motor Inn or similarNapier Bella Tuscany on Kennedy or similarMartinborough The Claremont or similarWellington The Thorndon Hotel or similarBlenheim Colonial Motel or similarNelson Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco or similarPunakaiki Punakaiki Resort or similarFranz Josef Glacier Punga Grove or similarQueenstown Heartland Hotel or similarTe Anau Distinction Luxmore Hotel Te Anau or similarDunedin Scenic Hotel Southern Cross or similar

Hotel:

Pauanui Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort or similarRotorua Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre or similarTaupo Millennium Hotels Manuels or similarNapier Scenic Hotel Te Pania or similarMartinborough The Martinborough Hotel or similarWellington Rydges Wellington or similarBlenheim Scenic Hotel Marlborough or similarNelson Rutherford Hotel Nelson or similarPunakaiki Punakaiki Resort or similarFranz Josef Glacier Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier or similarQueenstown The Heritage Queenstown or similarTe Anau Distinction Hotel & Villas or similarDunedin Distinction Dunedin Hotel or similar

Boutique:

Pauanui Colleith Lodge or similarRotorua The Springs Fine Accommodation or similarTaupo The Pillars Retreat or similarNapier McHardy Lodge or similarMartinborough The Martinborough Hotel or similarWellington Harbour Lodge Wellington or similarBlenheim Marlborough Vintners Hotel or similarNelson Cambria House or similarPunakaiki Ti Kouka House or similarFox Glacier Distinction Fox Glacier similarQueenstown Browns Boutique Hotel or similarTe Anau Blue Ridge B&B or similarDunedin Larnach Castle or similar

Blockout dates:Please note additional blockout dates are subject to change. Additional block out dates may apply during special event and public holiday periods.

Motel:Hotel Inn Rotorua: 10-13 Apr 19, 21 Dec 20 - 06 Jan 21, 10-20 Feb 21The Claremont: 27 Apr 20, 01 Jun 20, 25 Dec 20, 01 - 02 Jan 21The Thorndon: 03-04 Jul 20, 10-11 Jul 20, 17-18 Jul 20, 24-25 Jul 20, 29-30 Jul 20, 31 Jul -02 Aug 20, 07-08 Aug 20, 14-15 Aug 20, 21-22 Aug 20, 28-29 Aug 20, 24 Sep - 11 Oct 20, 08-13 Dec 20, 20 Feb - 09 Mar 20,Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco: 02-10 Jan 21Heartland Hotel Queenstown: 21 Dec 20 - 13 Jan 21

Hotel:

Grand Mercure Puka Park 22 Dec 20 - 15 Jan 21Martinborough Hotel: Surcharge will apply for stays over Friday & Saturday nights.Rydges Wellington: 03-04 Jul 20, 10-11 Jul 20, 17-18 Jul 20, 24-25 Jul 20, 29-30 Jul 20, 02 Aug 20, 07-08 Aug 20, 14-15 Aug 20, 21-22 Aug 20, 28-29 Aug 20, 01 Sep - 31 Oct 20.Rutherford Hotel Nelson: 14 May 20, 23-25 Jul 20, 30 Jul - 01 Aug 20, 01 Nov 20, 01 Jan 21, 07 Feb 21Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier: 26 Dec 20 - 10 Jan 21Heritage Queenstown: 24 Dec 20 - 02 Jan 21

Boutique:

Grand Mercure Puka Park: 25 Dec 20. This property does not cater for children under 18 years.The Springs Rotorua: Property Closed: 01 Jul - 31 Aug 20. This property does not cater for children under 14 years.The Pillars Retreat: Property Closed: 04 Jun - 31 Aug 20. This property does not cater for children under 16 years.McHardy Lodge: This property does not cater for children under 12 years.The Martinborough Hotel: Surcharge will apply for stays over Friday & Saturday nights.Browns Boutique Hotel: This property does not cater for children under 12 years.Larnach Castle: 2 nights minimum stay applies during 24-26 Dec 20

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