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Rental Car Tour
Spectacular scenery, lakes and mountains - this is New Zealand
On this rental car round trip through New Zealand you will become acquainted with the highlights of both islands this beautiful country has to offer. You will start your round trip in Auckland, way up in the north of the country, where you will pick up your rental car and drive along the Pacific Coast Highway to the scenically beautiful Coromandel peninsula. After an overnight stay in Whitianga, you can take a refreshing walk directly at the sea to the Cathedral Cove, a unique rock formation on the coast. The trip continues on to Rotorua where you will get to know the ancient culture of the Maori in the Tamaki Village and participate in a traditional Hangi Dinner. Your round trip takes you past Mount Ruapehu and Lake Taupo and directly to Napier, a city that is well known for its lovely art deco buildings. You will stay the night at the boardwalk of Napier before you head the next day to the capital of New Zealand, Wellington. The next morning you have the possibility to visit the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, before in the afternoon you cross over to the south island with a ferry. Continue on to Nelson where you will spend two nights and take a day trip to the Abel Tasman National Park. Over the Buller Gorge Road, you travel on to Cape Foulwind and visit the Pancake Rocks before move into your next quarters in Greymouth. In Ross, you can find out about the time of the New Zealand gold rush before you reach the Franz Josef Glacier, which you can view more closely by helicopter. Queenstown awaits you as your next stop on your New Zealand round trip, well known as a capital of the adventure lovers. They come to this lovely area for bungee jumping, parasailing or riding a jet boat. A little quieter is a boat trip on the Lake Wakatipu and a visit to a sheep farm. With the Milford Sound the most famous natural wonder of New Zealand awaits you. You will discover the 16 kilometer long fjord on a cruise and can experience dolphins, penguins and whales in free nature. The next morning, you will visit the bird sanctuary Stewart Island on the south coast and have an overnight stay in Invercargill. After exploring the Catlins and Dunedin, your New Zealand rental car tour ends with an overnight stay in Christchurch where you return your rental car and head back home. As an option you can keep the rental car for further days and drive back to Auckland.
Day 1: Auckland > Whitianga
Your rental car trip car starts in beautiful Auckland. Your destination is Whitianga, where Captain Cook once set the British flag on the beach.
Day 2: Whitianga > Rotorua
We recommend "By Nina" for breakfast. Treat yourself to a refreshing beach walk, before heading to famous Cathedral Cove. In the evening, you can experience New Zealand’s culture with the songs and dances of the Maori.
Day 3: Rotorua > Napier
Kiwis and geysers will impress you in Te Puia. In the evening, you will find yourself in a charming Art Deco city that has only look like this since the great earthquake of 1931.
Day 4: Napier > Wellington
From Napier, you will take your rental car to Wellington, which is the capital of New Zealand.
Day 5: Wellington > Nelson
In addition to visiting the capital, a trip to the National Museum Te Papa is on the agenda. Get high on culture, before making your way to Nelson. Nelson is the very first city of New Zealand, which also offers plenty of sunshine hours.
Day 6: Nelson
Your day tour also starts in Nelson. However, you will not be needing your rental car, since you will be getting around by water taxi. The Abel Tasman National Park is here to familiarize you with the most beautiful aspects of New Zealand.
Day 7: Nelson > Greymouth
Let the Pancake Rocks take your breath away. The blowholes between the rocks are repeatedly spraying seawater. Overnight stay is in Greymouth.
Day 8: Greymouth > Franz Josef
On your way to Franz Josef, the gold mining town of Ross should be on your agenda. The insanely green rainforest will also impress you during your rental car journey.
Day 9: Franz Josef > Queenstown
Today, you are headed for a particularly exciting place: Queenstown. The journey to get there is a feast for all adventurers in and of itself. At the Walter Peak Hight Country Farm, guests can take a tour to learn more about farm life in New Zealand.
Day 10: Queenstown > Te Anau
Want even more action? Jump from a bridge while a bungee cord keeps you safe or dare to go parasailing. End your day with a Queenstown shopping trip.
Day 11: Te Anau
In Milford Sound, you can expect more rain than anywhere else in New Zealand. So be prepared for wet weather. But the penguins, dolphins and sea lions, which you might encounter today, will certainly make up for this fact.
Day 12: Te Anau > Invercargill
Stewart Island is an impressive natural island that you must visit when traveling by rental car today.
Day 13: Invercargill > Dunedin
Do you know the movie "The World's Fastest Indian"? If so, we have a real highlight in store for you. You can take a closer look at the original motorcycle from the movie!
Day 14: Dunedin > Christchurch
Your rental car trip ends in Christchurch. Enjoy one last proper dinner, while you say goodbye to beautiful New Zealand.
Learn more about this dream tour:
Individual Adventure > Self Drive Tour
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Rental Car - compact class - for the Tour including comprehensive Insurance
* 14x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels/Motels in shared Double Room (1 common bed)
* Reuthers Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture New Zealand
* Maori Culture with Hangi Dinner
* Dinner Walter Peak High Country Farm
* Milford Sound Cruise
* Steamship Passage TSS Earnslaw
* Ferry Wellington > Picton
* Ferry Stewart Island
* Reuthers Rewards Points
* GPS navigation device for Rental Car
* Higher class for Rental Car
* Individual flight
Please feel free to tell us your individual date!
Driver Rental Car = NZD 5565
Passenger = NZD 2015
Single Room extra charge = NZD 1145
Twin Room (2 getrennte Betten) extra charge = NZD 175
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All pricing payable in New Zealand Dollar.
3% "Early Bird Discount" (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% "Golden Ager Discount" (age min 60 years prior tour start)
10% "Group Discount" (from 8 participants, all registrations within one week, common Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer)
Please note: Total Discount max. 10% for Deposit by Credit Card and Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer. No Discount for Deposit and Payment of Balance by Credit Card or by PayPal.