New Zealand trips

Fit for a royal

13 Days
1353km
841mi

Route

Auckland Central to Queenstown Central

Highlights

  • Vibrant Auckland
  • Gourmet food & wine
  • Beautiful Queenstown

Best time of year

All year

Be inspired by the Duke & Duchess and their tour of New Zealand by experiencing a few of the same spectacular places and activities as the royal couple themselves. From taking a sailing trip in the beautiful harbourside city of Auckland to exploring magical Hobbiton and the exciting alpine resort town of Queenstown, this itinerary packs in the best of New Zealand - a country that truly is 'fit for a royal'.

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Auckland Central

Photo by Auckland Tourism

Day 1

Arrive in Auckland

Auckland

A vibrant city of harbours, beaches and islands, Auckland is known as the “City of Sails”. New Zealand’s largest city is dotted with 48 extinct volcanic cones and is a place to enjoy marine adventures, wine trails, forest walks and urban sophistication. Today, check into your hotel and freshen up before taking a stroll in the viaduct on the edge of the harbour. Home to delicious restaurants, buzzing nightlife and beautiful views, the viaduct is the perfect place to begin your New Zealand experience. 

While you're here, look out towards the harbour - this is where the Duke and Duchess squared off in their very own America's Cup experience. You too can experience this for yourself with the Explore - America's Cup Sailing Experience. 

 

Auckland city from Mt Eden

Auckland Central

This is the heart of Auckland, with a relaxed Pacific vibe by day and a night-time energy shared by the inner-city suburbs that surround it.

Things to see and do

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