Pure romance from Auckland to Queenstown

9 Days
1364km
848mi

Route

Auckland Central to Christchurch

Highlights

  • Alpine scenery
  • Magical glow worms
  • Milford Sound

Best time of year

All year

Bond and relax with your loved one when you visit the most beautiful places New Zealand has to offer. Marvel at perfect beaches, twinkling glow worms and geothermal wonders as you travel south through the country. Queenstown offers perfect alpine scenery and lakefront restaurants while Milford Sound - described as the eighth wonder of the world - offers towering peaks, huge waterfalls and stunning glacier-carved cliffs. 

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The term ‘a room with a view’ takes on a new meaning when you’re visiting Queenstown.

Photo by Miz Watanabe

Day 4 / 9

Rotorua - Queenstown

1 hr

25 mins

Rotorua

This morning, drive to the airport, drop off your rental car and catch your flight from Rotorua to Queenstown. On arrival, pick up a new rental car from the airport and settle in to explore the beauty of Queenstown. Sitting on the shores of crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu and nestled under a towering mountain range, Queenstown is simply breath taking. Enjoy a gentle walk around the lake front with your loved one and explore the beautiful restaurants on offer. This region has a reputation for award-winning Pinot Noir and is the perfect place to take a winery tour. 

Be greeted with a Hongi, a traditional Maori greeting, in Rotorua.

Start in Rotorua Central

Entertaining in any weather, Rotorua will captivate you with its shooting geysers, intriguing Maori villages and thrilling adventure activities.

Bungy, Queenstown

End in Central Queenstown

Queenstown is a place for adventure and indulgence. From sky-diving to fine dining, this resort town offers something for everyone.

Things to see and do

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