14D12N NORTH & SOUTH ISLAND SELF DRIVE HOLIDAY

Plus Up to $200 OFF Per Couple
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Sale period: Booking by 31 December 2020
Travel period: Till

fr. SGD 3488

Highlights

  • 1 night farmstay with kiwi-style dinner and breakfast

  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour

  • Polynesian Spa admission

  • Art Deco walking tour 

  • Ferry transfer from Wellington to Picton 

  • Glacier Explorers Boat at Mount Cook

 

Package Inclusion:

  • Return economy airfare
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 1 nights stay at Hermitage Hotel or similar
  • 2 night stay at The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments or similar
  • 12 days Hertz car rental (1.8-litre) with NeverLost GPS
Depart Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Auckland.
(Drive Time: 2hrs)
Upon arrival, collect your vehicle from the airport and depart for a leisure drive to the beautiful and rural Matamata district, which offers great country-style accommodation. Complete your Kiwi experience with a farm stay.
(Drive Time: 1hr)
Enjoy a Hobbiton Movie Set tour from “The Hobbit” movie or be entertained with a sheep shearing demonstration. Later, depart to Rotorua. After indulging at Polynesian Spa, you may also visit premier attractions such as Te Puia’s New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute or catch the Agrodome sheep shearing show.
(Drive Time: 3.5 hrs)
This morning, consider a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, New Zealand’s most
colourful geothermal attraction. Later, drive south to Taupo that has the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. Visit Huka Falls by taking the Hukafalls Jet or river cruise. Later, travel to Napier, located at the south of Hawke’s Bay and home to over 70 wineries, to experience a wide range of wines and indulge in epicurean adventures.
(Drive Time: 4.5 hrs)
This morning, enjoy a guided Art Deco walking tour of Napier to discover the architectural gems of the city. On your way south, drive through a number of small towns. Just before Masterton, stop by to explore the wildlife sanctuary at Mt Bruce. Visit Pukaha Mt Bruce, home to a wildlife centre where you can meet some of New Zealand’s most endangered
wildlife including a rare white kiwi, the only one in captivity.

 

Note
Suggest to extend 1 more night at Wellington to see Weta Cave Workshop or Museum of New Zealand Te Papa  Tongarewa.

(Ferry Time: 3.5 hrs + Drive Time: 2 hrs)
This morning, return your car before proceeding to South Island via ferry transfer from Wellington to Picton. The picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura is the perfect place for marine life encounters, coastal walks, and tucking into
a plate of crayfish.
(Drive Time: 2.5 hrs)
This morning, you may join a whale watch cruise which is New Zealand’s ultimate year round nature experience offering visitors exciting close encounters with Giant Sperm Whales. Thereafter, head down to Christchurch. Punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed.
(Drive Time: 4 hrs)
Drive towards Lake Tekapo, a peaceful and unspoiled spot. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd for a great photo opportunity. Continue drive to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, home to the 3755-metre high Mt Cook, the highest peak in Australasia. You may also stop by Mt Cook Alpine Salmon to purchase some fresh salmon. For more amazing New
Zealand views, do not miss the Hooker Valley Track near to the Hermitage Hotel.
(Drive Time: 4 hrs)
This morning, get up close with icebergs on a glacial terminal lake and a pleasant trip to Tasman Valley, followed by an easy 30-minute stroll through the national park. Continue your drive towards Queenstown, a thrillseeker’s heaven abound with adventures such as bungy jumping, horseback trekking and water rafting. Queenstown is also a favourite destination for gourmet food and fine wines, spa treatments and leisure games of golf.
Spend the day at leisure exploring Queenstown. Tonight, you may try Skyline Queenstown Gondola ride with buffet dinner. 
(Drive Time: 4 hrs)
This morning, depart from Queenstown and stop at Cromwell which is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Dunstan and the Kawarau River. Must try a thrilling jet-boat ride on the Goldfields Jet. Drive towards Dunedin, a city with a rich legacy of ostentatious Victorian architecture. You may visit Larnach Castle for a Scottish meal. You may also visit Royal Albatross Centre or Otago Peninsula to learn more about the abundant wildlife exclusive to Dunedin.
(Drive Time: 1.5 hrs)
Journey to Oamaru, a town renowned for its impressive architectural heritage. Many of its elegant historic buildings were made from local sandstone. In the evening, you may visit Blue Penguin Colony. The little blue penguins come ashore at dusk and leave for sea again at dawn.
(Drive Time: 3 hrs)
Drive back to Christchurch. You may visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve to experience a local Maori performance or see kiwi birds.
If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping before you return your car at the airport and catch your flight home.
The above itinerary is a suggested self-drive programme only. Refer to inclusion list on top for actual inclusions.
NOTE: Prices exclude airport taxes & surcharges. All hotel & seats reservations are subject to availability. Any increase in room rates arising from the events and conventions shall be borne by customers.