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Auckland to Christchurch 11 day Splendour

This 11 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch.


A popular 11 day tour with a relaxed pace that allows plenty of time to explore the diverse New Zealand landscapes and scenery.  From the North Island’s rich Maori culture and modern cosmopolitan cities you’ll venture south crossing the Cook Strait to the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, wildlife mecca of Kaikoura and alpine village of Hanmer Springs.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 3 star.

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:

10 breakfasts

Private airport transfers

Interislander ferry crossing


Itinerary summary for: Auckland to Christchurch 11 day Splendour

Day 1: Arrive Auckland City
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

Day 2: Explore Auckland and surrounds
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

Day 3: Drive south through the rich fertile farmland of the Waikato and maybe stop at Hobbiton Village on your way to Rotorua
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 4: Your day in Rotorua could be spent discovering Maori culture or thrilling adventure rides
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 5: Today is filled with fantastic scenery including Lake Taupo, the Desert Road and the Kapiti Coastline as you approach Wellington
Accommodation: Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

Day 6: Uncover the charms of Wellington City, including the quirky cafes and fascinating museums
Accommodation: Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

Day 7: Today you'll cross the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry. Approaching Picton you'll cruise through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds
Accommodation: Chateau Marlborough

Day 8: Drive to the seaside town of Kaikoura today
Accommodation: The White Morph, Kaikoura

Day 9: Cross the Canterbury countryside to the alpine village of Hanmer Springs
Accommodation: The St James

Day 10: Its a short drive to Christchurch, so you'll have plenty of time to explore the 'Garden City'
Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Cotswold

Day 11: Depart Christchurch today