Sidharth Malhotra's New Zealand Journey


A mix of self-drive and flying


  • Action and adventure
  • Wildlife encounters
  • Spectacular scenery


  • By car: Start your journey in Auckland
  • By plane: Rotorua to Wellington
  • By plane: Wellington to Christchurch

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Take a Sidharth Malhotra inspired journey through New Zealand, from island adventure and geothermal spectacle in the north, to majestic mountain peaks and crystal lakes in the south.

In Auckland, bungy jump off the Sky Tower and visit glittering islands. Travel south to Rotorua for bubbling hot mud pools, erupting geysers and volcanic lakes. Immerse yourself in art and culture in Wellington. Discover Middle‑earth during a Weta Workshop tour.

Experience the ultimate wildlife encounter when you swim with dolphins in Canterbury. Gaze up at the stunning night sky in Lake Tekapo and before travelling on to Queenstown for adventure and luxury.

    New Zealand is the best place for adventure junkies, especially because it offers the safest and the most exciting places for every possible adventure activity.

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    Day 1-2: Auckland

    Sidharth Malhotra in Auckland, Auckland

    By Camilla Rutherford


    • Beautiful beaches and hiking trails
    • Vibrant city and nightlife
    • World class food and wine

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    Begin in Auckland, with its mix of natural wonder and adventure. Take in the panoramic views from the iconic Sky Tower when you venture out on edge for a Skywalk or Skyjump.

    Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant nightlife and discover world-class food and wine in Auckland’s many eatery precincts.

    Visit one of the Hauraki Gulf's many glittering islands to encounter dolphins, walk through beautiful native bush or take a magical vineyard tour.

    Day 3-4: Rotorua


    • Geothermal activity
    • Ziplining and canopy walks
    • Hobbiton


    • By car: Auckland to Rotorua
      2 h 50 min | 228 km
    • By car: Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton
      3 h 10 min

    On day three journey south to Rotorua and take a rest stop at the spectacular Hobbiton Movie Set to discover the real Middle‑earth complete with Hobbit holes and Green Dragon Inn.

    Explore Rotorua's many geothermal wonders including the famous Pohutu geyser, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland or the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the youngest geothermal eco-system in the world.

    For the more adventurous, try the famous Skyline luge, bungy jumping or zip-lining through the forest canopy.

    Day 5: Wellington


    • Art Galleries and Museums
    • Cafes, bars and restaurants
    • Weta Workshops


    • By plane: Rotorua to Wellington
      1 h 20 min
    • By car: Rotorua to Wellington
      5 h 40 min | 452 km

    Fly south to Wellington, a city rich in art and culture. Spending the morning visiting the city's many Art Galleries and Museums, including the stunning national Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.

    Take a Weta Workshop Tour and discover the secrets behind The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies.

    Before you leave take the chance to soak up the ambience in Wellington's lively cafe scene.

    Day 6-7: Christchurch

    Christchurch - Canterbury
    Meeting the local wildlife, Christchurch - Canterbury

    By Camilla Rutherford

    Christchurch - Canterbury

    Christchurch - Canterbury

    Christchurch accommodation


    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • Swimming with Dolphins in Akaroa
    • TranzAlpine railway to Arthur's Pass


    • By plane: Wellington to Christchurch
    • By : 50 min

    Take an early morning flight in a Hot Air Balloon and gaze at the majestic Southern Alps as they tower over the expanse of the Canterbury Plains.

    Travel out to the French heritage town of Akaroa, for an afternoon of wildlife encounters and unique history.

    Experience the New Zealand landscape from a different perspective when you take to the open road in a thrilling Harley Davidson Motorcycle tour.

    Day 8: Lake Tekapo

    Christchurch - Canterbury
    Church of the Good Shepherd, Christchurch - Canterbury

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    Christchurch - Canterbury

    Christchurch - Canterbury

    Lake Tekapo accommodation


    • Church of the Good Shepherd
    • Stargazing at Mount John Observatory
    • Mackenzie Basin walking tracks


    • By car: Christchurch to Lake Tekapo
    • By : 3 h 10 min | 244 km

    Travel south to the stunning Lake Tekapo, where turquoise waters and snow-capped peaks meet dazzling night sky.

    During the day visit the beautiful Church of the Good Shepard and explore picturesque mountain trails.

    At night, take a journey through the dazzling Milky Way, when you go stargazing at Mount John Observatory, part of the UNESCO Dark Sky reserve.

    Day 9-10: Queenstown

    Queenstown, Queenstown

    By Camilla Rutherford


    • Bungy jumping and jet boating
    • Day walks and stunning views
    • Winery tours


    • By car: Lake Tekapo to Queenstown
    • By : 3 h | 256 km

    Continue your journey in Queenstown, widely known as the adventure capital of the world. Experience the thrill of jet boat speeding up the Dart River. Touch the vivid blue of the Kawarau River at the world’s first bungy site or embrace the fear and plunge 15,000ft in an exhilarating skydive.

    For a change of pace, visit Arrowtown, famous for its gold mining history and heritage buildings. End your journey with a sumptuous meal in one of Queenstown’s many quality-eating establishments.

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