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Auckland to Christchurch self drive tour

This 10 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch.


Travelling through the heart of the country you’ll journey past an incredible diversity of New Zealand landscapes and scenery.  From the North Island’s rich Maori culture and modern cosmopolitan cities you’ll venture south crossing the Cook Strait to the picturesque Marlborough Sounds and wildlife mecca of Kaikoura.  With time to explore the major centres, this tour is also flexible enough to add additional days onto if you have extra time.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 3 star.

Rental car insurance included

Rental car inclusions: Unlimited kilometres,airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers.

Tour pack: Includes detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more.

This tour can be customised to suit you precisely - just request here.


This tour also features:

9 breakfasts

Private airport transfers

Interislander ferry crossing


Itinerary summary for: Auckland to Christchurch self drive tour

Day 1: Arrive into Auckland City
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

Day 2: Explore Auckland and surrounds
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

Day 3: Drive south through the rich fertile farmland of the Waikato and maybe stop at Hobbiton Village on your way to Rotorua
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 4: Your day in Rotorua could be spent discovering Maori culture or thrilling adventure rides
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 5: Today is filled with fantastic scenery including Lake Taupo, the Desert Road and the Kapiti Coastline as you approach Wellington
Accommodation: Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

Day 6: Today you'll cross the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry. Approaching Picton you'll cruise through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds
Accommodation: Chateau Marlborough

Day 7: Drive to the seaside town of Kaikoura today
Accommodation: The White Morph, Kaikoura

Day 8: Continue south through Canterbury countryside to Christchurch
Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Cotswold

Day 9: Explore the ever evolving city of Christchurch
Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Cotswold

Day 10: Depart Christchurch today