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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Punting on the River Avon is an iconic activity in Christchurch

Photo by Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Day 8 / 9

Franz Josef Glacier - Christchurch

4 hrs

31 mins

379 km

236 mi

West Coast

Today head east over the South Island and back towards Christchurch. Known as the Garden City, Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and is home to English heritage and architecture. Explore the willow and oak tree-lined river Avon as well as the boutique cafes. If it's sunny, take a punt down the river - it's a relaxing, romantic experience for your final day in New Zealand. 

Let a passage of ice lead you through Franz Josef Glacier.

Start in Franz Josef Glacier

The hospitable town of Franz Josef serves the glacier of the same name. Stay here while you explore this spectacular World Heritage Area.

Christchurch tram city tours

End in Christchurch

Christchurch is one of the world’s most unique destinations, combining urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity.

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