Here’s a few useful links to help with planning your trip to Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Food & wine — Nature & wildlife — Skiing — Volcanic/Geothermal
7 Days — 870km
Auckland > Ruapehu > Rotorua
Discover North Island’s unique winter experiences on this 7-day itinerary that takes you from stunning underground cave formations to beautiful lakes, geothermal attractions and snowy peaks with views to die for.
Nature & wildlife — Skiing — Walking & hiking
6 Days — 475 km
Christchurch > Geraldine > Akaroa
This 6-day itinerary is a great way to discover the Canterbury region. From skiing, farmstays and punting on the Avon River/Ōtakaro. This itinerary showcases the scenic back-country of the South Island. Plan your getaway.
Cycling & Mountain Biking — Nature & wildlife — Skiing — Walking & hiking
3 Days — 245 km
Christchurch > Arthur's Pass > Greymouth
Discover New Zealand's landscapes from one side of the South Island to the other on this three-day itinerary - taking you from the southern alps in Arthur's Pass, to pounamu carving and brewery tours in Greymouth. See this itinerary to learn more.
Nature & wildlife — Skiing
10 Days — 830 km
Christchurch > Queenstown > Lake Tekapo / Takapō
Ample snow and spectacular scenery are on offer with this 10-day itinerary through the South Island's ski fields in Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch-Canterbury.