Auckland - Queenstown
total time: 10 days
An itinerary that fits in all the sights, taking visitors from the top of the North Island right down to the Southern Lakes Region.
This a tour that will get vistors to all the Middle-earth hotspots, but at leisurely pace. With so much to take in, the last thing people need is to be rushed on their holiday. Starting in Auckland, the tour will meander past Bilbo's Hobbiton home, to the mysterious bubbling mud pools of Rotorua where visitors might just feel like they're in Tolkien's world after all. Reaching Wellington on Day 4, enthusiasts will revel in the chance to visit The Hobbit Trilogy Director Sir Peter Jackson's film studios, where it all came to life.
A ferry ride across the Cook Strait lands visitors in the South Island, where after some time basking in sunny Nelson they're transported to Queenstown. Not just the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown and the surrounding Southern Lakes are home to many film settings for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.
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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