Family Adventure

14 days

Indicative cost incl. flights (based on 4 people):

£3,220pp

3/4 star & shoulder season (Easter)

£5,040pp

5 star & high season (Christmas)

 

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Day 1
Today you will depart the UK for New Zealand.
Day 2
You will be in flight today. A stopover can be organised if you prefer to break your journey.
Day 3
Today you will arrive in Auckland after your flight. Takes some time to acclimatise to the new time zone and take a stroll around the city or along the waterfront this afternoon.
Day 4
Spend some time having a look around Auckland. Go up the SkyTower for fantastic views of the city, go for a swim at Mission Bay or take a stroll up the extinct volcanic crater of Mount Eden.
Day 5
Take the ferry over to Waiheke Island and shake off the jet-lag with a zip-line adventure today. Afterwards, enjoy some free time on Waiheke or head back to the city.
Day 6
Collect a hire car this morning and make your way to Hobbiton, where you take a tour of the original Lord of the Rings film set. After this you continue your journey to Rotorua, the geothermal capital of New Zealand.
Day 7
Spend the day exploring the fascinating geothermal landscape of Rotorua. You might like to visit Whakarewarewa to see the Pohutu Geyser. This evening enjoy a fantastic Maori cultural experience with traditional Hangi meal and cultural performance including the famous Haka.
Day 8
Today you will make your way to the nearby New Zealand Riverjet base and take an exhilarating ride along the Waikato River to Orakei Korako, one of the area’s geothermal attractions.
Day 9
Today you fly to Queenstown in the South Island, this involves two short domestic flights. On arrival collect a hire and make your way to your nearby accommodation. This afternoon take a ride on the Skyline Gondola and experience the famous luge at the top.
Day 10
Queenstown has a host of activities on offer and depending on your interest you could choose from any of the following: a relaxing cruise on the steamship TTS Earnslaw, horse-riding, a scenic 4wd safari, the Shotover Jet, whitewater rafting, or even a bungee jump!
Day 11
Make your way to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park. This afternoon you might like to visit the local cinema to see a short film about the area and this evening, cruise across the lake to the mysterious glowworm caves where you will learn all about the life of a glowworm before heading into the dark caves to see hundreds of them!
Day 12
Today you will take a fantastic cruise on Doubtful Sound, with the opportunity to do some kayaking and observe wildlife along the way. The day will start with a cruise over lake Manapouri before being taken to Doubtful Sound to start your cruise. This is without doubt going to be one of the highlights of your trip.
Day 13
Return to Queenstown today and spend a final afternoon relaxing here. Take the kids for a famous Fergburger this evening!
Day 14
Today you will fly back to Auckland and board your international flight back to the UK.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

New Zealand is a fantastic country for families, with endless family-friendly activities on offer. However, its impossible to do it all and to avoid lengthy periods of time in the car we recommend sticking to a few locations and making use of domestic flights to get between them. This suggested self-drive itinerary gives you an idea of the places and activities you could pack in to a couple of weeks. There are some great options for self-catering accommodation along the way, which is often easier for a family, however, it would also be possible to do some or all of the itinerary in a motorhome.

3 nights Auckland – 3 nights Rotorua – 2 nights Queenstown – 2 nights Te Anau – 1 night Queenstown


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