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Queenstown to Auckland 16 day Wine Region Explorer

This 16 day tour starts in Queenstown and finishes in Auckland.


This 16 day itinerary follows a route through some of New Zealand's fantastic wine regions including the Hawkes Bay, Marlborough, Waipara and Central Otago, also included is an amazing scenic flight over the Queenstown with a private picnic lunch. Tour each region with local experts and also enjoy some of the must do activities. In the evenings retire to relaxing boutique lodges and hotels.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Boutique lodges & hotels.

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:

All breakfasts

Private train station transfers

Private airport transfers

Interislander ferry crossing

TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch

Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

Huka Falls Jet Boat Tour

Twilight Odyssey Progressive Dinner and Winery Tour

Marlborough gourmet wine tour

Ultimate Paradise Picnic Scenic Helicopter Flight, Queenstown

Classic Full Day Wanaka Wine Tour


Itinerary summary for: Queenstown to Auckland 16 day Wine Region Explorer

Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel

Day 2: Explore Queenstown by air with the ultimate scenic flight and private picnic in Paradise
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel

Day 3: Your rental car is delivered this morning, then cross the Crown Range to Wanaka
Accommodation: Wanaka Haven

Day 4: Full day exploring the Central Otago Wineries renowned for their Pinot Noir
Accommodation: Wanaka Haven

Day 5: Travel the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast and if you arrive early maybe take a Heli-hike tour of the glacier
Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 6: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation: Orari Bed and Breakfast

Day 7: Discover the hidden gem that is the Waipara Valley or maybe explore the charming village of Akaroa
Accommodation: Orari Bed and Breakfast

Day 8: Head north onto the port town of Picton
Accommodation: McCormick House

Day 9: A full day tour exploring the Marlborough Vineyards
Accommodation: McCormick House

Day 10: Departing Picton you'll cruise through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds, then cross the Cook Strait to Wellington
Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 11: Journey to New Zealand's largest wine region - the Hawkes Bay
Accommodation: McHardy Lodge

Day 12: Enjoy a day exploring the Hawkes Bay and this evening a travelling gourmet experience
Accommodation: McHardy Lodge

Day 13: Take the short trip to Lake Taupo
Accommodation: Acacia Cliffs Lodge

Day 14: Travel north to Auckland, the City of Sails
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Windsor M Gallery by Sofitel

Day 15: Explore the boutique vineyards on the island retreat of Waiheke
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Windsor M Gallery by Sofitel

Day 16: Depart Auckland today