21 Days


  • Glowworm Caves
  • Whale watching
  • Milford Sound


  • By plane: Start your journey in Auckland
  • By car: Total trip distance: 1700km

Week 1, Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua - Taupo - Napier

Start your 21-day New Zealand adventure in Auckland, a cosmopolitan city seamlessly mixing urban excitement with natural wonders. Then head south to discover the labyrinth that is the Waitomo Caves, beneath the rolling hills of the Waikato. Rotorua beckons with Maori culture, geothermal wonders and walking trails; Lake Taupo offers a heady mix of adventure and relaxing natural hot pools while the art deco capital of Napier offers an insight into a bygone era.

Week 2, Wellington - Marlborough - Kaikoura - Christchurch

Discover Wellington, a compact and cultured city that is full of character and a hub for films, arts, crafts and eateries that are bursting with local flavours. Take the scenic ferry across the Cook Strait and immerse yourself in food, wine and coastal beauty at the top of the South Island. Marlborough is a food and wine haven, renowned for its sauvignon blanc and fresh seafood. The coastal town of Kaikoura is perfect for marine life encounters, including whale watching and swimming with dolphins, and Christchurch is a vibrant city that mixes historic elegance with a funky, modern vibe.

Week 3, Dunedin - Southland - Milford Sound - Queenstown

Head further south to Dunedin via the tiny town of Moeraki, famous for its unusual boulders. Dunedin is famous for its unique landscapes, wildlife and handsome heritage. The Catlins in the Deep South is a place of rare wildlife, silver beech forests and impressive waterfalls. The sheer natural grandeur of Milford Sound, Te Anau and Queenstown makes for a fantastic end to your time in New Zealand.  

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