New Zealand Highlights

  • Queenstown
  • Christchurch
  • Rotorua
  • Auckland
  • 7 nights from
  • £1,265 per person
  • Trip Code: MC-1125

Holiday Overview

New Zealand Highlights


If your time in New Zealand is limited, you can still cram in a lot of highlights. Flying between the islands saves time and is perfect for those who don’t wish to hire a car. This itinerary is perfect to tag onto an Australia stay or as part of an around the world itinerary.

7 nights, 8 days

Start Queenstown, Finish Auckland (V.V)

Islands visited: North and South Island


The dramatic scenery of the Southern Alps

Milford Sound Cruise

Maori Culture

Geothermal Rotorua.

New Zealand Highlights includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation Queenstown
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Coach Transfer Queenstown - Christchurch
  • 1 night accommodation Christchurch
  • 2 nights accommodation Rotorua
  • Entrance to the Geo Thermal and Cultural Centre of Te Puia
  • Small Coach transfer from Rotorua via Hobbiton to Auckland
  • 1 night accommodation Auckland

Day 1 - Queenstown

Arrive in Queenstown, check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Heritage Queenstown


Day 2 - Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown

Take a full day tour to enjoy a cruise on Milford Sound. The tour includes hotel pick up and drop off, coach transfer to Milford Sound and a JUCY Cruise, along with an informative commentary and plenty of photo opportunities throughout the day.

Featured accommodation

Heritage Queenstown


Day 3 - Queenstown

Spend the day at leisure, perhaps take a walk by the lake or just enjoy the stunning views. In the evening take the Gondola to the top of the mountain for a stargazing guide to the Southern skies.

Featured accommodation

Heritage Queenstown


Day 4 - Queenstown - Christchurch

Take the intercity coach from Queenstown to Christchurch. Departing from the centre of Queenstown at 08:05 the journey takes around 8 hours and has multiple stop en route. Spend the evening at leisure in Christchurch

Featured accommodation

BreakFree on Cashel


Day 5 - Christchurch - Rotorua

Take the short domestic flight from Christchurch to Rotorua. Spend the rest of the day exploring Rotorua at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Pullman Rotorua

Enhance your experience

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua


Day 6 - Rotorua

Visit Te Puia  a 70-hectare geothermal park right on the edge of Rotorua. It's home of the world famous Phutu geyser and the national carving and weaving schools. They also house the kiwi, New Zealand's most well-known bird and have daily Maori cultural performances, why not upgrade your experience with a steambox lunch including delicious food steam-cooked in a natural geothermal environment?

Featured accommodation

Pullman Rotorua

Enhance your experience

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

Unmissable Experiences

Te Puia


Day 7 - Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton

On this tour you are collected from your Rotorua accommodation by shuttle and transferred to Hobbiton Movie Set. On arrival at Shire’s Rest you embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. This location is the largest “green set” in the world. You see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge and the party tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the door of Bilbo’s house, “Bag End”, looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. The tour ends with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn for a drink. After the tour your lunch is included at the Green Dragon party marquee before heading on to Auckland (arrival circa 15:00). Spend the rest of the day at leisure in Auckland

Featured accommodation

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City


Day 8 - Auckland

Your New Zealand Highlights itinerary concludes today in Auckland.

Or, Why not extend your New Zealand trip with an 'unmissable experience' to the Bay of Islands before starting this itinerary?

Unmissable Experiences

Bay of Islands Extension

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