The Ultimate New Zealand National Parks Tour

20 Days / 19 Nights
From NZ$7,424 per person Double / Twin Share
Double / Twin Share

New Zealand is home to 14 National Parks and countless more conservation and forest parks. 

The diversity of landscapes will astound, including stark mountainous terrain, balmy white sandy beaches, lush rainforests and icy glaciers – you’ll see it all. 

Starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch. 

This tour package can be customised to suit you precisely - contact us here

Highlights

  • An overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound
  • A scenic flight over Tongariro National Park
  • Walking atop Franz Josef Glacier in Westland's Tai Poutini National Park
  • Abel Tasman National Park Marine Reserve
  • Dinner at The Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook

Departure Dates

Any date to suit your plans

Day 1:  Auckland
Arrive in Auckland, transfer to your accommodation.  Rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation:  Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Day 2:  Waitomo
Travel south through the Waikato countryside to Waitomo.
Accommodation:  Kamahi Cottage x 2 nights

Day 3:  At Waitomo
Explore the caverns and underground caves of Waitomo on the Lost World Adventure.

Day 4:  Tongariro National Park
Continue south to the three mountains region.
Accommodation:  Bayview Chateau Tongariro x 2 nights

Day 5:  At National Park
Today you'll take a spectacular flight over Tongariro National Park

Day 6:  Wellington
Travel south to the capital city.
Accommodation:  Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 7:  Abel Tasman National Park
Take the Interislander Ferry across Cook Strait, then drive to Abel Tasman National Park.
Accommodation:  Split Apple Lodge x 2 nights

Day 8:  Abel Tasman
Explore the National Park by Sea Kayak

Day 9:  Punakaiki
Continue south, skirting Kahurangi National Park to the West Coast and Punakaiki.
Accommodation:  Punakaiki Resort

Day 10:  Franz Josef
Travel the beautiful West Coast Road to Westland Te Poutini National Park, home to the glaciers.
Accommodation:  Scenic Hotel Franz Josef x 2 nights

Day 11:  At Franz Josef
Explore Franz Josef Glacier with a fantastic helicopter ride and short glacier walk.

Day 12:  Queenstown
Take the Haast Pass to Wanaka, then on to Queenstown.
Accommodation:  The Rees Hotel x 2 nights

Day 13:  At Queenstown
Explore the Dart River and Mt Aspiring National Park.

Day 14:  Te Anau
Travel through rolling southland countryside to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.
Accommodation:  Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 15:  Doubtful Sound
This short drive takes you along the lake edge of Te Anau and across lush southern farmlands to the small township of Lake Manapouri, gateway to Doubtful Sound.
Accommmodation:  Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound

Day 16:  Dunedin
Return to land, then head to the Scottish charm of Dunedin.
Accommodation:  Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Day 17:  Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
Accommodation:  Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium x 2 nights

Day 18:  Mt Cook
Explore various nature walks in the Park and take a Tasman Glacier Lake adventure.

Day 19:  Christchurch
Follow the Inland Scenic Route to the Garden City.
Accommodation:  The George Hotel

Day 20:  Departure day
Explore Christchurch today before you depart.

 

 

  • 19 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Rental car hire including GPS navigation, unlimited kms, airport fees, additional drivers
  • Tour pack with detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more
  • 5 dinners
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Private airport transfers
  • Interislander ferry crossing
  • Waitomo Adventures Lost World Tour
  • Tongariro Volcanic Explorer Scenic Flight
  • Abel Tasman National Park Marine Reserve Sea Kayak Tour
  • Glacier Explorers Tour, Mt Cook National Park
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari
  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
  • Franz Josef Glacier Heli-hike
  • Dinner in the Panorama Room, Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook

 

 

  • Hop on, Hop off Explorer bus in Auckland
  • City Sightseeing Tour, Wellington
  • Rainforest Hot Pools, Franz Josef
  • Speights Brewery Tour, Dunedin
  • Taieri Gorge Rail Excursion, Dunedin
  • Sir Edmund Hilary Centre, Mt Cook
  • Hop on, Hop off sightseeing by Tram, Christchurch

 

Description & Highlights

New Zealand is home to 14 National Parks and countless more conservation and forest parks. 

The diversity of landscapes will astound, including stark mountainous terrain, balmy white sandy beaches, lush rainforests and icy glaciers – you’ll see it all. 

Starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch. 

This tour package can be customised to suit you precisely - contact us here

Itinerary

Day 1:  Auckland
Arrive in Auckland, transfer to your accommodation.  Rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation:  Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Day 2:  Waitomo
Travel south through the Waikato countryside to Waitomo.
Accommodation:  Kamahi Cottage x 2 nights

Day 3:  At Waitomo
Explore the caverns and underground caves of Waitomo on the Lost World Adventure.

Day 4:  Tongariro National Park
Continue south to the three mountains region.
Accommodation:  Bayview Chateau Tongariro x 2 nights

Day 5:  At National Park
Today you'll take a spectacular flight over Tongariro National Park

Day 6:  Wellington
Travel south to the capital city.
Accommodation:  Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 7:  Abel Tasman National Park
Take the Interislander Ferry across Cook Strait, then drive to Abel Tasman National Park.
Accommodation:  Split Apple Lodge x 2 nights

Day 8:  Abel Tasman
Explore the National Park by Sea Kayak

Day 9:  Punakaiki
Continue south, skirting Kahurangi National Park to the West Coast and Punakaiki.
Accommodation:  Punakaiki Resort

Day 10:  Franz Josef
Travel the beautiful West Coast Road to Westland Te Poutini National Park, home to the glaciers.
Accommodation:  Scenic Hotel Franz Josef x 2 nights

Day 11:  At Franz Josef
Explore Franz Josef Glacier with a fantastic helicopter ride and short glacier walk.

Day 12:  Queenstown
Take the Haast Pass to Wanaka, then on to Queenstown.
Accommodation:  The Rees Hotel x 2 nights

Day 13:  At Queenstown
Explore the Dart River and Mt Aspiring National Park.

Day 14:  Te Anau
Travel through rolling southland countryside to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.
Accommodation:  Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 15:  Doubtful Sound
This short drive takes you along the lake edge of Te Anau and across lush southern farmlands to the small township of Lake Manapouri, gateway to Doubtful Sound.
Accommmodation:  Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound

Day 16:  Dunedin
Return to land, then head to the Scottish charm of Dunedin.
Accommodation:  Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Day 17:  Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
Accommodation:  Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium x 2 nights

Day 18:  Mt Cook
Explore various nature walks in the Park and take a Tasman Glacier Lake adventure.

Day 19:  Christchurch
Follow the Inland Scenic Route to the Garden City.
Accommodation:  The George Hotel

Day 20:  Departure day
Explore Christchurch today before you depart.

 

 

Included In Package

  • 19 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Rental car hire including GPS navigation, unlimited kms, airport fees, additional drivers
  • Tour pack with detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more
  • 5 dinners
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Private airport transfers
  • Interislander ferry crossing
  • Waitomo Adventures Lost World Tour
  • Tongariro Volcanic Explorer Scenic Flight
  • Abel Tasman National Park Marine Reserve Sea Kayak Tour
  • Glacier Explorers Tour, Mt Cook National Park
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari
  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
  • Franz Josef Glacier Heli-hike
  • Dinner in the Panorama Room, Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook

 

 

Optional Extras

  • Hop on, Hop off Explorer bus in Auckland
  • City Sightseeing Tour, Wellington
  • Rainforest Hot Pools, Franz Josef
  • Speights Brewery Tour, Dunedin
  • Taieri Gorge Rail Excursion, Dunedin
  • Sir Edmund Hilary Centre, Mt Cook
  • Hop on, Hop off sightseeing by Tram, Christchurch

 

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