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Northbound 31 day Adventure

This 31 day tour starts in Christchurch and finishes in Auckland.


This extensive month long tour visits all major regions on both the North and South Islands. A relaxed pace allows time to immerse yourself into the local atmosphere. The tour includes a great range of activities such as wildlife tours to view seals, albatross, penguins, dolphins and bird life plus must see destinations such as Milford Sound. An afternoon wine tour in Marlborough, a Maori cultural evening and dinner plus much more make this comprehensive itinerary a great option.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Motels.

Rental car insurance included

Rental car inclusions: Unlimited kilometres,airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers.

Tour pack: Includes detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more.

This tour can be customised to suit you precisely - just request here.


This tour also features:

Private airport transfers

Private train station transfers

TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch

Interislander ferry crossing

Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach day tour

Discover the Bay Hole in the Rock cruise

Mitai Maori Village Concert & Buffet Dinner, Rotorua

Driving Creek Railway, Coromendal

Gannet Safari Tour

Abel Tasman National Park guided nature walk & kayak

Whale Watch Kaikoura tour

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Premier tour including Larnach Castle

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Luge

Dart River Wilderness Safari, Glenorchy

Lake Wanaka Cruise and Island Nature Walk

Real Journeys Milford Sound nature cruise

Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk


Itinerary summary for: Northbound 31 day Adventure

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch City
Accommodation: Merivale Manor Motel

Day 2: Collect your rental car this morning, then you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country
Accommodation: Mt Cook Lodge & Motels

Day 3: Leaving the MacKenzie Country you'll follow the Waitaki River to the coast, where you'll turn south for Dunedin
Accommodation: Motel on York

Day 4: Monarch Cruises full day wildlife tour
Accommodation: Motel on York

Day 5: Travel through the rich farmland of South Otago and Southland to reach Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland
Accommodation: Lakefront Lodge

Day 6: Journey along the stunning Milford Road to Milford Sound for your nature cruise, then return to Te Anau
Accommodation: Lakefront Lodge

Day 7: Travel through rolling Southland countryside then follow Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 8: Dart River Wilderness Safari
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 9: The day is yours to discover all the scenic spots and fun activities on offer in Queenstown
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 10: Cross the Crown Range to Wanaka where you'll enjoy a cruise on Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island
Accommodation: Clearbrook Motel and Serviced Apartments

Day 11: Travel the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast, you'll want to allow plenty of time for photos
Accommodation: Punga Grove Motel & Suites

Day 12: Take a fascinating glacier valley walk, then there's time to explore on your own
Accommodation: Punga Grove Motel & Suites

Day 13: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation: Merivale Manor Motel

Day 14: Christchurch to Kaikoura, Whale Watching tour
Accommodation: The White Morph, Kaikoura

Day 15: Departing Kaikoura you'll travel towards Blenheim via the coastal road
Accommodation: Lugano Motor Lodge

Day 16: Blenheim to Abel Tasman National Park along the beautiful Queen Charlotte Drive
Accommodation: Ocean View Chalets

Day 17: Explore Abel Tasman National Park on a guided kayak and walking trip
Accommodation: Ocean View Chalets

Day 18: Today you'll cross the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry. Departing Picton you'll cruise through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington

Day 19: Uncover the charms of Wellington City, including the quirky cafes and fascinating museums
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington

Day 20: Over the Rimutaka Ranges, then north through the wine regions of Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay
Accommodation: Pebble Beach Motor Inn, Napier

Day 21: Gannet Safari Tour then time to explore Napier and the Hawkes Bay
Accommodation: Pebble Beach Motor Inn, Napier

Day 22: Napier to Rotorua, Mitai Maori Village evening concert and dinner
Accommodation: Bella Vista Rotorua

Day 23: Your day in Rotorua could be spent discovering Maori culture or thrilling adventure rides
Accommodation: Bella Vista Rotorua

Day 24: Follow the Bay of Plenty coastline north to Coromandel where you'll experience the delightful Driving Creek Railway
Accommodation: Coromandel Court Motel

Day 25: Cross the Hauraki Plains towards Auckland
Accommodation: CityLife Auckland

Day 26: Leave Auckland over the harbour bridge, then travel north to the sub-tropical Bay of Islands
Accommodation: Sea Spray Suites

Day 27: Bay of Islands cruise then time to explore
Accommodation: Sea Spray Suites

Day 28: Cape Reinga day tour with Dune Rider
Accommodation: Sea Spray Suites

Day 29: Cross Northland following the aqua blue waters of the Hokianga before travelling down the Kauri Coast
Accommodation: CityLife Auckland

Day 30: Explore the 'City of Sails'
Accommodation: CityLife Auckland

Day 31: Depart Auckland today