Photo of the merdien tahiti hotel with the swimming pool

Essential New Zealand (self-drive) with Tahiti stopover - 15 Nights

Discover the must-see highlights of New Zealand's North and South Islands with this 12-night self-drive itinerary and enjoy a 3-night stopover at the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti in an ocean view room with jacuzzi!

Day 1 - Auckland | Arrive Auckland and pick-up your rental car before transferring to your hotel in downtown Auckland. Explore Auckland on your own.

Day 2, 3 - Rotorua | Travel South to Rotorua known for its geothermal activity (geysers, mud pools and thermal springs), Maori culture and adrenalin rush activities.

Day 4, 5 - Wellington | Continue south to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city and the "the Middle of Middle Earth"

Day 6, 7 - Christchurch | Your journey today will take you across the Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton. The rest of the day is yours to explore Christchurch.

Day 8, 9 - Franz Josef | This morning, take a scenic drive to Arthur's Pass and then continue on to Franz Josef. Explore New Zealand's glacier land (consider a glacier hike or a helicopter ride with a galcier landing)

Day 10-12 - Queenstown | Travel south to Queenstown. Enjoy a couple of days to explore Queenstown. A day trip to the famous Milford Sound is strongly recommended.

Day 13 - Christchurch | Travel from Queenstown to Christchurch, make a stop at the Mount Cook Village

Day 14-16 - Tahiti | Board your flight to Tahiti (you arrive Tahiti about 10 pm one day earlier) and enjoy a relaxing 3-night stopover at the Le Meridien Resort Tahiti.

This vacation package includes
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Los Angeles to Auckland on Air Tahiti Nui
  • Rental car in New Zealand - Automatic Compact
  • 1 Nights Auckland - Rydges Auckland, Superior Room
  • 2 Nights Rotorua - Millennium Rotorua in a Superior Room
  • 2 Nights Wellington - Novotel Hotel, Superior Room
  • The Interislander ferry transportation from Wellington to Picton
  • 1 Night Christchurch - Novotel Hotel in a Superior Room
  • 2 Nights Franz Josef - Punga Grove in a Studio
  • 3 Nights Queenstown - Millennium Queenstown, Superior Room
  • 1 Night Ashburton - Hotel Ashburton, Superior Room
  • Airfare from Christchurch to Auckland
  • 3 Nights Tahiti - Intercontinental Resort Tahiti in a Panoramic Lagoon room
  • Hotel transfers in Tahiti
  • All Taxes except City Tax in Tahiti (approx. 1.26 euros per person per night and Resort Fee in Tahiti (approx. 10 euros per room per night) payable by the guest to Hotel Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti upon check-out.
  • Priced for travel May 1 - May 31, 2020.
  • The package is available for travel year round. Other travel dates are available at a higher price.
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