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Kirra Tours Classic 17 Day New Zealand Explorer 2020/21

This 17 day tour starts in Christchurch and finishes in Auckland.


A whole of New Zealand experience. Starting in Christchurch and concluding in Auckland, explore the best New Zealand has to offer across both the North and South Islands. See awe-inspiring glaciers in Franz Josef and cruise the spectacular Doubtful Sound. Spot sea lions in Dunedin, relax in mineral hot pools in Hamner Springs and enjoy wine tasting amongst plentiful vines in Hawkes Bay. See geysers and boiling mud pools in Rotorua and discover pristine beaches amongst the rugged bush in the Bay of Plenty, plus much more.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 4 star.


This tour also features:

1 Lunch

12 dinners

All breakfasts

Private airport transfers

Interislander ferry crossing

Wai O Tapu thermal reserve

High Tea at Larnach Castle

TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Wellington City Sights Tour

Traditional Maori Hangi & Cultural Evening

Auckland City Sights Tour

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa


Itinerary summary for: Kirra Tours Classic 17 Day New Zealand Explorer 2020/21

Day 1: Start your tour in Christchurch
Accommodation: Distinction Hotel Christchurch

Day 2: Head West to Punakaiki
Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort

Day 3: See the glaciers amongst the rainforests
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 4: Journey to the lakes district
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 5: Explore the Adventure capital, Queenstown
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 6: Cruise on the serene Doubtful Sound
Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Day 7: Learn the history of Larnach Castle
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Day 8: Enjoy a free day in Dunedin
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Day 9: Stop at the Moeraki Boulders on the way to Christchurch
Accommodation: Distinction Hotel Christchurch

Day 10: Inland from Christchurch you'll relax in the naturally heated Hanmer Pools
Accommodation: Heritage Hotel Hanmer Springs

Day 11: Cross to the North Island on the Interislander
Accommodation: Ibis Wellington

Day 12: Taste some local wine in the Hawkes Bay
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 13: Pass Lake Taupo on route to Rotorua
Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Day 14: Spend a day sightseeing in Rotorua
Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Day 15: Moving further north, hit the beach in Pauanui
Accommodation: Puka Park Resort

Day 16: Reach your final destination today, Auckland city
Accommodation: Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Day 17: Say goodbye to new freinds and a wonderful holiday