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13 Day Brief Encounter

When you are short on time, but wish to discover as much of this beautiful country as possible then this is the self-drive tour for you! Highlights include a traditional Maori cultural experience, and Tasman Glacier excursion.

Itinerary by Relaxing Journeys


price from 2,527 NZD per person (twin share)
duration 13 days and 12 nights
you will visit Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Mt Cook, Queenstown, West Coast
Both Islands, NZ
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This is a 13 day self-drive itinerary that travels both islands of New Zealand, starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch.


  • 12 nights accommodation
  • 13 days car hire in a Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
  • Entry to Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Admission to the Te Puia geothermal region
  • Te Po - Maori cultural experience with traditional hangi
  • Scenic Interislander Ferry Cruise
  • Tasman Glacier Explorer Boat Excursion


Travel between 01 Sep 2024 - 31 Mar 2025Book by 31 Mar 2025

Rental Car

  • 13 days car rental with Ezi Car Rental in a Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
  • Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (excess applies)
  • Auckland pickup, Christchurch dropoff
Vehicle upgrade option available, enquire for pricing and availability.

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Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel 01 September 2024 – 31 March 2025. Blackout periods may apply. A oneway fee of NZ$150 is applicable with each island hire for Ezi Car Rentals, paid direct on collection. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at time of booking.


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