Auckland - Auckland
total time: 10 days
This itinerary begins in Auckland where your clients will spend a day or two exploring New Zealand’s largest city before travelling to Gisborne on the east coast of the North Island. Stunning Lake Waikaremoana is home to one of New Zealand’s Great Walks and is easily accessible from Gisborne.
After completing Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk your clients will journey south to Taupo township on the shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. A mixture of relaxing and adventurous activities are on offer in this amazing region.
Your clients will then travel to Ruapehu and experience the challenging Tongariro Alpine Crossing, heralded as one of the greatest day walks in the world. Next your clients will travel to travel back to Taupo to catch a domestic flight to Auckland, the end point on this itinerary.
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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