New Zealand Adventure Vacation

Sample Itinerary

Summary Itinerary

Included below is a brief itinerary, upon booking a far more detailed itinerary will be provided including all timings, booking information, driving directions, maps, contact numbers, recommendations and more.

Day 1
Arrive Queenstown International Airport (own arrangement) Collect your hire car and self drive to accommodation in central Queenstown.
Accommodation: The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

Day 2
Milford Sound flight with a glacier landing on either Glacier Basin or Mt Tutoko, cruise in Milford Sound, scenic flight back to Queenstown.
In the afternoon relax at Onsen Hotpools, soaking up the stunning views of the Shotover River in your own private tub.
Accommodation: The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

Day 3
Dart River Safaris Funyak Adventure
Accommodation: The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

Day 4
Start your day off with an exhilarating canyoning experience before driving over the Crown Range to Wanaka.
Wanaka offers great mountain and trial rides, hikes, lake cruises, spa treatments, golf, jet boats and plenty more
Accommodation: Marina Terrace

Day 5
Today take in stunning scenery on the Rob Roy Glacier Guided Hike
Accommodation: Marina Terrace

Day 6
Drive from Wanaka to Mt Cook. Enjoy walking the Hooker Valley Track at your own leisure (3 hr return).
Drive from Mt Cook to your accommodation.
Accommodation: Grand Suites Tekapo

Day 7
Drive to Christchurch
Explore Christchurch, stroll through the botanical gardens, enjoy dinner at one of the fantastic restaurants along the Terrace
Accommodation:Otahuna Lodge

Day 8
Self drive to Akaroa, a small French village which will have you entranced with its magnificent harbour, historic buildings & fine wine. It is also home to the Hector dolphin.
Accommodation: Otahuna Lodge

Day 9
Enjoy the morning in Christchurch city before your flight from Christchurch to Auckland
Accommodation: Hotel DeBrett

Day 10
Ferry to Waiheke Island where you will be collected for The Gourmet Food & Wine Tour
Accommodation: Hotel DeBrett

Day 11
Scenic helicopter flight from Auckland to your accommodation in Bay of Islands
Accommodation: Kauri Cliffs

Day 12
Sailing around the Bay of Islands
Accommodation: Kauri Cliffs

Day 13
Flight from Kerikeri to Auckland
Accommodation: Maison Blanc Lodge

Explore the city in the morning before heading to the airport for your flight home.


Includes all accommodation as follows:

  • 3 nights at The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments, Queenstown
  • 2 nights at Marina Terrace, Wanaka
  • 1 night at Grand Suites, Tekapo
  • 2 nights at Otahuna Lodge, Christchurch
  • 1 night at Hotel DeBrett, Auckland
  • 2 nights at Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands
  • 1 night at Maison Blanc Lodge, Auckland

Accommodation Inclusions:

  • The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments – Full breakfast
  • Grand Suites – Continental breakfast
  • Otahuna Lodge – Full breakfast & dinner 
  • Hotel DeBrett – Full breakfast
  • Kauri Cliffs – Pre dinner drinks and canapes, dinner, full breakfast, lunch, non alcoholic mini bar, wi-fi, and use of lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments
  • Maison Blanc Lodge – Full cooked brunch  


Includes all activities as follows:

  • Milford Sound flight with glacier landing & cruise
  • Onsen Hot Pools -Exclusive use of an outdoor cedar tub for 60 minutes as you soak and relax in nature.
  • Dart River Funyak Safari
  • Canyoning in Queenstown Region
  • Rob Roy Glacier Guided Hike
  • Hooker Valley Hike
  • Waiheke Island Gourmet Food & Wine Tour
  • Helicopter flight from Auckland to Bay of Islands
  • Sailing in the Bay Of Islands

Includes all internal air transfers as follows:

  • Christchurch to Auckland commercial Air New Zealand flight
  • Private helicopter from Auckland to Bay of Islands
  • Kerikeri to Auckland commercial Air New Zealand flight


Hire car in North & South Island 

  • Includes standard vehicle insurance & unlimited kms
  • Excludes airport pick up/drop off fee and fuel

**Please note It is mandatory that a customer must produce a driver licence in English when renting a hire car in New Zealand. If their driver licence is in any language other than English, it must be accompanied by an approved translation, such as International Driver Permit. **