14 Days

Highlights

  • Central Otago Rail Trail
  • Stargazing at Aoraki Mount Cook
  • Arts, culture and heritage

Proximity

  • By plane: Start your journey in Queenstown
  • By plane: Total trip distance: 1530km

Connect with our land and its people on this 14-day journey starting in Queenstown, exploring the deep south, making your way to the top of the South Island and ending in the culture capital of New Zealand – Wellington.

Ride along on the rails on Central Otago’s grand landscapes before heading to explore Dunedin’s Scottish heritage and Christchurch’s charming environs. Take a soak in Hanmer Springs’ hot pools before heading to Kaikoura for an encounter with the whales and dolphins. Afterwards explore the sun-kissed coastline of Abel Tasman National Park and world-famous vineyards of Marlborough. Renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty, Wellington makes a fantastic end to your New Zealand holiday.

Click through the gallery below to see highlights of each day

Queenstown
Onsen Hot Pools, Queenstown

By Tourism New Zealand

Queenstown
Lake Hayes, Queenstown

By Miles Holden

Dunedin
Lanarch Castle in Dunedin, Dunedin

By Miles Holden

Central Otago
Otago Central Rail Trail, Central Otago

By hedgehoghouse.com

Northland & Bay of Islands
Taiamai Tours, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Sara Orme

New Zealand
The Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo, Canterbury., New Zealand

By Julian Apse

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