Touring by Motorhome - 20 days

A 20 day memorable adventure which incorporates a mixture of pre-booked campsites, hotel accommodation and touring.


Highlights

  • Gold mining town of Waihi
  • Thermal pools in Rotorua
  • Day to explore Nelson
  • Spectacular Franz Josef Glacier


Day 1 - No driving today, relax and prepare for a great trip!
Arrive into Auckland and take a bit of time out to recover from the flight by over-nighting at an Auckland Airport hotel.

Overnight: Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport

Day 2 - Auckland to Coromandel (168km)
Pick up your Maui Motorhome from the depot where you will get a thorough briefing and orientation of the vehicle. First stop after leaving the depot is recommended at the airport Foodtown where you can stock up with supplies at the airport shopping complex, then you’re ready to hit the road. Take a leisurely drive to the picturesque town of Coromandel this afternoon.

Overnight: Coromandel Top 10 Holiday Park

Day 3 - Coromandel to Waihi Beach (175kms)
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Coromandel, visit hot water beach and travel to Waihi Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula, a favourite holiday spot with kiwis.

Overnight: Beachhaven 10 Holiday Park

Day 4 - Waihi Beach to Rotorua (218km)
Travel to Rotorua, spend the afternoon making use of your Rotorua Travel Limited Attraction Pass that allows you to experience 5 of Rotorua’s top attractions - Agrodome Sheep Show, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs, Skyline Gondola & Polynesian Spa.

Overnight: Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park - this Holiday Park has a great feature of onsite thermal pools that you have the use of.

Day 5 - Rotorua Sightseeing & Rotorua to Taupo (80km)
Spend the morning enjoying Rotorua and attractions, then travel to Taupo and overnight at a Taupo Holiday Park in a Tourist Cabin, giving you a chance to stretch the legs outside of the motorhome and you can enjoy a soak in the onsite thermal pools.

Overnight: Taupo All Seasons Holiday Park

Day 6 - Taupo to Napier (143km)
Drive to Napier today and spend the afternoon enjoying the beautiful Art Deco, seaside town of Napier.

Overnight: Napier Kiwi Holiday Park

Day 7 - Napier to Wellington (323km)
Spend the morning in Napier before heading to Wellington in the afternoon.

Overnight: Bella Vista Motel, Evans Bay, Wellington (2 nights)

Day 8 - Wellington
Free time to explore Wellington City and surrounds.

Day 9 - Wellington to Nelson (202km)
Cook Straight ferry crossing this morning, upon arrival in Picton drive to Nelson to spend the night.

Overnight: Tahuna Beach Holiday Park (2 nights)

Day 10 - Nelson
Free day today to explore the Abel Tasman region.

Day 11 - Nelson to Greymouth (290km)
Travel down the rugged and scenic West Coast of New Zealand, to Greymouth today.

Overnight: Greymouth Seaside Holiday Park

Day 12 - Greymouth to Franz Josef (177km)
Continue your journey down the West Coast to Franz Josef. Free afternoon to take a glacier tour or explore the area.

Overnight: Rainforest Retreat in a unique rainforest setting (2nights)

Day 13 - Franz Josef
You have the day free today to explore the area, take an optional tour or just sit back and relax.

Day 14 - Franz Josef to Queenstown (404km)
Travel to Queenstown today. The afternoon is free for you to relax and take part in the host of activities this town has to offer.

Overnight: Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park (2 nights)

Day 15 - Queenstown
Free day to explore Queenstown and surrounds. This exciting town offers a huge range of adventure and scenic activities in one of the most beautiful lakeside settings in the country.

Day 16 - Queenstown to Te Anau (170km)
Travel to Te Anau today, suggested evening tour of the glow worm caves or simply relax and enjoy the setting.

Overnight: Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park (2 nights)

Day 17 - Milford Sound Day Trip
Leave the motorhome in Te Anau today and take a Milford Sound coach and cruise tour. Enjoy the opportunity to sit back and relax, listening to an informative commentary provided by your expert driver/guide.

Day 18 - Te Anau to Dunedin (290km)
Travel to Dunedin today. The afternoon is free for you to explore Dunedin.

Overnight: At your choice of Dunedin Holiday Park with a central location or Portobello Tourist Park located on the picturesque Otago Peninsula.

Day 19 - Dunedin to Christchurch (362km)
Travel to Christchurch and drop off your motorhome.

Overnight: Sudima Christchurch Airport

Day 20 - Depart Christchurch
Depart Christchurch today, a courtesy transfer from your hotel to the airport is included.

20 day self drive from £2275 pp

with flights from £3195

Tour includes ferry crossing and GPS. Inclusive insurance from £30 per day - includes nil excess, extra driver fees, WiFi unit with 1 GB of data, picnic table and chairs. Upgrade to luxury 4-berth motorhome from £12 per day. Price is based on a 2 -berth motorhome.

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