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16 Day Auckland to Christchurch Explorer Tour

If you've limited time but want to experience both the North and South Islands, this 16 day Auckland to Christchurch tour is the one for you. 

Our most popular trip offers you a jam-packed experience across New Zealand's top destinations in just over two weeks.

Golden beaches, Maori culture, surreal landscapes and a big dose of adventure is all yours.

If you have booked flights into and out of Auckland, don't stress - you can often grab a cheap domestic flight from Christchurch to Auckland at the end of your tour. 

Great value, packed full of adventure and epic New Zealand scenery, this trip is not to be missed!


  • See Rotorua's bubbling geothermic mud pools
  • Visit the mighty Huka Falls & Lake Taupo
  • Dramatic drive along the Desert Road, through the volcanic landscape made famous in "The Lord of the Rings"
  • Chill out or get your adventure on in Queenstown
  • See the active volcano Mt. Ruapehu

What's Included

  • Transport, breakfast and accommodation ( max 6 share, upgrades available)
  • Passionate Kiwi guide
  • Ride the Tranz Alpine Express Train – one of the world’s top rated train journeys
  • Maori Cultural experience in the Coromandel and Rotorua
  • Traditional Maori ‘Hangi’ (food cooked using heated rocks in an underground oven)
  • Explore an extraordinary geyserland, with candy coloured water at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Stunning cliff top walk down to Cathedral Cove, which you might recognize from the Chronicles of Narnia
  • Sail between the North and South islands across the iconic Cook Strait
  • Learn to carve your own ‘Tiki’ pendant from bone
  • Gondola ride in Queenstown to witness awesome panoramic views of the "Adventure Capital of the World"
  • Small Groups - max 16. Why are small groups better? Click here to find out.
  • Guided tour of every location. 
  • Plus many surprise stops on the way

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PRICE: $2,335 NZD

Number of Days 16

Starts: Auckland Finishes: Christchurch

Tour Type: Small Group Tour


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Tour Itinerary EXPAND ALL

Soak in natural hot springs and take in the oh so perfect scenery in the Coromandel.

Explore some of the most stunning and famous spots of the North Island.

Explore an underground cave system illuminated by thousands of glowworms in Waitomo.

Savour Rotorua’s dazzling geothermal wonderland.

Explore Australasia's biggest lake, created by the world’s largest volcanic eruption of the last 70,000 years.

Ready. Set. Go! Get your pulse racing en route to Wellington.

Experience the coolest little capital in the world.

Sail between islands and explore the stunning Kaikoura coast.

Get acquainted with the marine life around Kaikoura before heading to Christchurch.

Explore downtown Christchurch before heading to the striking lakes and mountains of Tekapo.

Prepare to meet the jewel of the South Island, a place simply like no other: Queenstown

Take in Queenstown’s beauty and all it has to offer.

Cross the mountains from Queenstown into wondrous Wanaka.

Head west to the glaciers.

Take in the stunning Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.

A spectacular drive, followed by an unmissable train journey.

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