Auckland - Christchurch
total time: 22 days
Please note: this itinerary has been affected by the recent Kaikoura earthquake. For information on an alternative route, please click here.
Your clients will begin their journey in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Travelling south your clients will pass through Waitomo and Hobbiton to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, is the next stop and after crossing the Cook Strait, your clients will explore the Nelson Tasman region of the South Island. Your clients will enjoy getting up close and personal with sea life in Kaikoura, before travelling to Greymouth and Franz Josef on the West Coast. Adventure abounds in the alpine resort town of Queenstown, the next stop on your client’s itinerary. Finally visitors will travel to the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch.
For a similar 3 week itinerary (all product featured are commissionable) but with slightly different options please go to newzealand.com.
To ensure your clients are well rested after their flight, we recommend they stay a night or two in their arrival city before collecting a rental vehicle. Driving in a new country can be challenging and will be even worse if the driver is tired. The driver should always be well rested, take regular breaks during the journey and plan to drive for only 1-2 hours at a time.
New Zealand has unique road rules and driving conditions that your clients may not be used to. For a safe and enjoyable journey make sure your clients know where to find information on New Zealand’s road rules before they depart for their holiday.
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