10 Day NZ North to South Island Private Tour from Auckland

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Embark on this signature 10 day tour offering a perfect blend of daily travel to many of the top attractions in New Zealand, with flight, handpicked activities and optional handpicked hotels.


  • Discover many of top attractions of New Zealand in a relaxed style over 10 days
  • Explore Auckland, Hobbiton Movie Set, a Māori village, Rotorua, and Christchurch
  • Visit Akarao, Arthur's Pass, Lake Tekapo & Pukaki, Aoraki Mount Cook, Queenstown
  • Admire Te Anau Glowworm Caves & venture to the sparkling waters of Milford Sound
  • Leave behind the stress of planning numerous things and driving long distances


This signature 10-day, 9-night tour offers a perfect blend of daily travel, covering the majority of top attractions in both North Island (Auckland to Rotorua) and South Island (Christchurch to Milford Sound). The tour includes handpicked paid activities, convenient transfer flight ticket, and optional accommodations & departure flight, ensuring you experience the best itinerary within your limited time in New Zealand without the hassles of planning endless things and driving long distances on your own. The itinerary is crafted to showcase the beauty of NZ in a relaxed style within an ideal number of days. Besides visiting and experiencing many of the top attractions in New Zealand, you'll dive into an unbelievably long list of included renowned and carefully selected activities, ensuring a diverse experience. Enjoy the luxury of a private tour for your group, with a knowledgeable guide-driver and a vehicle exclusively for your group. Start at Auckland and finish at Queenstown or Auckland or Christchurch. Itinerary: Day 1: Auckland Exploration (Mount Eden, Auckland Museum, Auckland CBD, Buddhist Temple, and one of the renowned beaches, i.e., Muriwai, Piha, or Long Bay Beach) Day 2: Auckland – Hobbiton Movie Set Tour – Rotorua – Māori Village Experience with delicious traditional Māori Hangi feast Day 3: Rotorua Exploration (Geothermally Active Place, Redwoods Treewalk, (Farm Experience & Hot Tub or River Rafting based on your appetite for adventure), Eat Street) Day 4: Rotorua (farewell to North Island) – Flight to Christchurch – Christchurch (visit or engage in any one of the three, i.e., International Antarctic Centre, Punting on Avon, or Christchurch Tram) – Recharge for the epic South Island tour starting the next day Day 5: Christchurch-Akaroa (Nature Cruise to learn about Akaroa's fascinating history and wildlife, and Alpaca Farm Tour)-Christchurch Day 6: Christchurch–TranzAlpine Scenic Train ride to Arthur's Pass–Otira Viaduct–Arthur’s Pass National Park (Devil’s Punchbowl Walking Track or the Arthur’s Pass Walking Track)–Castle Hill–Lake Lyndon–Lake Tekapo–Stargazing in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, one of the largest Dark Sky Reserves in the world Day 7: Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd–Lake Pukaki & Alpine Salmon Shop–Aoraki Mount Cook (Hooker Valley or Tasman Glacier View Track)–Lindis Pass–Queenstown Day 8: Queenstown Exploration (Queenstown Gardens, Lake Wakatipu, Central Queenstown Streets, Jet Boating down the Kawarau River & Queenstown Gondola, which is believed to be the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere) Day 9: Queenstown – Milford Sound Cruise – Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour – Te Anau Day 10: Te Anau – Queenstown (Visit Kiwi Park to get up close to Kiwi bird & other native species) – Either conclude your journey at Queenstown or catch your optional departure flight to Auckland or Christchurch based on your preference. May these memories stay with you forever!


Private transportation WiFi on board Packaged water bottles, snacks & chocolates Auckland Museum entry at Auckland Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Māori Cultural Experience & Dinner Buffet at Rotorua Redwoods Treewalk at Rotorua Farm Experience & Hot Tub OR River Rafting at Rotorua International Antarctic Centre OR Punting on Avon River OR Christchurch Tram at Christchurch Alpaca Farm Tour & Nature Cruise at Akaroa TranzAlpine Train - Christchurch to Arthur's Pass Stargazing in Dark Sky Reserve at Lake Tekapo Cruise at Milford Sound Glowworm Caves Tour at Te Anau Gondola, Jet Boating & Kiwi Park Ticket at Queenstown Use of charging cables & emergency rain gear Guide-driver exclusively for your group Standard Economy Transfer Flight Ticket (2 bags - 23+7 kg) from Rotorua to Christchurch Optional: Standard Economy Departure Flight Ticket (2 bags - 23+7 kg) from Queenstown to Auckland/Christchurch Optional: Accommodation for 9 nights in 3.5 to 4-star handpicked hotels

Important Information

  • Travelers should have their own comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for pre-existing illnesses. The activity provider will reach out to you to confirm your optional departure flight preference from Queenstown to either Auckland or Christchurch.

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