Spectacular glaciers, pristine beaches, rugged coastlines, snow-capped mountains, temperate rainforests and rolling hillsides - it's no wonder New Zealand's renowned for its dramatic and stunning scenery. In this trip we explore 12 of the country's different natural landscapes, taking in 7 of its 14 National Parks, in just 18 days. Discover New Zealand's diverse and inspiring realms for yourself...
You will arrive in Auckland today, New Zealand's largest city with the chance to take a trip up Sky Tower.
This morning you will collect your hire car and drive to Rotorua, famous for its geo-thermal activity.
Today there is time to explore the Waimangu Valley and Waiotapu.
A 3 hour drive today will take you south to Tongariro National Park and the three volcanoes of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.
Today you will do the Tongariro Crossing, one of the world's greatest one day walks.
Today you will take a flight to Nelson where you will collect a new hire car and drive to Motueka.
Today you can explore Golden Bay and Abel Tasman National Park.
A 4½ hour drive will take you to Punakaiki and its famous Pancake Rocks.
Today you will drive south to Glacier country.
Today you may want to take a scenic flight over the glaciers and around Mount Cook or join a heli-hike.
Today’s 4½ hour drive to Wanaka takes you past Lake Matheson, New Zealand's famous "mirror lake".
A 3½ hour drive today will take you to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park. This evening you may like to visit the glowworm caves.
Today you may want to drive to Milford Sound and join a cruise that takes in the Piopiotahi Marine Reserve.
After cruising over Lake Manapouri you will board MV Sourthern Secret for a night in Doubtful Sound.
After a leisurely morning cruising on Doubtful Sound, you will return to Manapouri by lunchtime and you will then have a 2½ hour south to Bluff where you will take the afternoon ferry across Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island.
Today you will join a Stewart Island Birding Bonanza!
Today you will take the early ferry back to the mainland and a 2½ hour drive will take you to The Catlins.
Today's 2 hour drive will take you to Dunedin and then out to the Otago Peninsula.
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