New Zealand is the ideal country to be visited hiring a vehicle. Distances between touristic locations are not long and roads always well-appointed. Views are scenic everywhere you go.
After visiting Auckland continue into the Coromandel Peninsula,, 85 km of coastline among remote beaches, rocks formation in the sand, hot water polls and rainforest.
Along the way make a few hours stop in Matamata to visit one of the “Lord of the Rings” movie sets, before arriving in Rotorua where geysers can be admired. Bath in a natural mud pool, relax at the local thermal and enjoy a Maori dinner and dance show.
In Taupo walk a volcanic lake and continue to Wellington, – New Zealand capital – a modern and architecturally interesting city, place of the famous Te Papa Museum with its 5 distinct pavilions (Arts, History, Maori Culture, Pacific Cultures and Natural History).
A scenic ferry ride takes you from Wellington to Picton, in the South Island, where the Abel Tasman National Park, can be easily reached and explored: golden sand beaches, granite cliffs and many trekking tracks along the coast.
Half a day to visit Christchurch, and its gothic structure and Dunedin,, the major city of the Otago Peninsula filled with Maori settlements to then reach Queenstown, capital of fun and adrenaline.
A cruise along the Milford Sound Fjord, will unveil its breathtaking landscapes before flying to Apia in the Samoan Islands and begin your holiday extension among true Polynesian culture, wonderful beaches, crystal sea waters and a lush nature.





1 – Auckland  |  2 – Coromandel  |  3 – Matamata  |  4 – Rotorua  |  5 – Lake Taupo  |  6 – Wellington  |  7 – Picton  |
8 – Abel Tasman  |  9 – Christchurch  |  10 – Dunedin  |  11 – Queenstown  |  12 – Auckland  |  13 – Apia


Day 1

Arrive in Auckland
Transfer to hotel on your own
Accommodation in 3* hotel (2 nights)

Day 2

Free day to explore the city at leisure

Day 3

Pick up hired car in the city
Continue to Coromandel (170km)
Rest of the day free
Accommodation in 3* hotel (1 night)

Day 4

Coromandel – Matamata (150 km)
Guided tour of the “Lord of the Rings” movie set
Matamata – Rotorua (80 km approx.)
Accommodation in 3* hotel (2 nights)

Day 5

Free day to explore Rotorua and surroundings
Evening at Mitai Maori Village (dinner included)

Day 6

Rotorua – Lake Taupo (90 km approx.)
Rest of the day free
Accommodation in 3* hotel (1 night)

Day 7

Lake Taupo – Wellington Accommodation in 3.5* hotel (1 night)
Lake Taupo – Wellington (400 km approx.)
Pernottamento in hotel 3.5* (1 notte)

Day 8

Ferry Wellington – Picton (3 hrs. navigation)
Picton – Motueka (210 km approx.)
Accommodation in 3.5* hotel (2 nights)

Day 9

Free day to explore Abel Tasman National Parkon your own

Day 10

Motueka – Christchurch (328 km approx.)
Rest of the day at leisure
Accommodation in 3.5* hotel (1 night)

Day 11

Christchurch – Dunedin (360 km approx.)
Rest of the day at leisure
Accommodation in 3.5* hotel (1 night)

Day 12

Dunedin – Queenstown (350 km approx.)
Rest of the day at leisure
Accommodation in 3.5* hotel (2 nights)

Day 13

Milford Sound Fjord cruise

Day 14

Drop off hired car at airport
Flight Queenstown – Auckland
Flight Auckland – Apia (Samoan Islands)
Airport welcome and resort transfer
Accommodation in 4* resort (4 nights + breakfasts)

Day 15

Free day at leisure

Day 16

Manono Island guided tour (lunch included)

Day 17

Free day at leisure

Day 18

Airport transfer
International flight

Cost per person starting from:
$3050 AUD (1930 Euro approx.)

(twin shared room)

Cost per person includes:

Every accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary
Hired car Auckland – Queenstown
Lod of the Rings movie set guided tour
Evening at Mitai Mahori Village
Ferry Wellington – Picton
Milford Sound Fjord cruise
Italian/English speaking assistance

Every accommodation as per itinerary
All meals as per itinerary
Airport welcome
Return transfer airport – resort
Manono Island guided tour
English speaking assistance

Cost does not include:
Domestic flights
Travel insurance
Everything not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Travel documents in New Zealand
Valid passport
A not prepaid credit card (compulsory for picking up hired vehicles)

Travel documents in Samoan Islands
Valid passport

Tutti i nostri itinerari possono essere modificati in base alle vostre esigenze
All our itineraries can be changed according to your needs. Costs are subject to change due to high/low seasons, type of accommodation, age of minors, number of participants, currency fluctuation.
Contact us for your tailor-made quote.

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