Auckland - Queenstown - no driving required

14 Days
359km
224mi

Route

Auckland Central to Central Queenstown

Highlights

  • Car-free travel
  • Geothermal Rotorua
  • Alpine Queenstown

Best time of year

All year

Geothermal wonders, energetic cities, soaring mountains and turquoise lakes are just some of the highlights of this two week itinerary. Journey north to south as you travel from Auckland, City of Sails, to the picturesque alpine town of Queenstown.

You'll enjoy world-class food and wine as well landscapes that promise to take your breath away. Along the way, friendly locals and easy transport options make this a holiday you'll remember for life.

One of the best things about this itinerary is that you don't need a car to get around. Domestic flights, regular coaches, ferries and trains means that somebody else takes care of the driving and transport, so you can focus on enjoying every minute of your time in New Zealand.

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Jet boating on the Shotover River

Photo by Destination Queenstown

Day 12 / 14

A day in Queenstown

Queenstown

There’s something for everyone in the Queenstown region. Those after an adrenaline rush can enjoy the many adventure activities on offer – bungy jumping, rafting, jet boating and skydiving remain firm favourites. If you’re looking for something more mellow, consider a day walk on one of the many scenic hiking trails, trout fishing, wine tasting or day tour. Fans of the Lord of the Rings should explore the many local filming locations from the movies with a Safari of the Scenes tour. Consider an all-inclusive tour to make transport easier. For dinner, enjoy one of the many restaurants that dot the lake front.

Bungy, Queenstown

Central Queenstown

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

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