"Private Tour" of New Zealands South Island and North Island

This tour does not run on a pre-set schedule, but as required for Private Groups

Tour Christchurch, Greymouth, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sounds, Omarama, Blenheim, Rororua & Auckland in 15 Days and 14 Nights!

From Christchurch to Auckland. Minimum of 2 people

Day 1 - Christchurch

You will be met at the Christchurch International Airport and transferred to your hotel - The Heartland Cotswold Hotel or similar.

Day 2 - Greymouth

Travel on the Tranz Alpine Express, known as on of the top 10 train journeys in the world, to Greymouth on the West Coast. I will meet you at the Greymouth Railway Station and drive you north to visit the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, returning you to your accommodation late afternoon, at the Colraine Motel and Apartments. hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 3 - Franz Josef Glacier

Follow the West Coast and the Southern Alps stopping at Hokitika the Jade Capital of New Zealand before continuing on to the Franz Josef Glacier.  Scenic Circle Franz Josef Glacier Hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 4 - Queenstown

Cross the Southern Alps again, this time at Haast Pass to Lake Wanaka then onto Queenstown. Scenic Circle Aurum Hotel & Suites or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 5 - Queenstown

Take a tour of the Queenstown area in the morning, including Arrowtown, then have a free afternoon to explore at your leisure. Scenic Circle Aurum Hotel & Suites or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 6 - Queenstown – Milford Sounds – Queenstown

Travel south to Lake Te Anau, then cross the Southern Alps again, this time through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sounds.  You will enjoy a buffet lunch while taking a 90-minute cruise through the Sounds before returning to Queenstown for the night. Scenic Circle Aurum Hotel & Suites or similar. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 7 - Lake Tekapo

Head north this morning through the Lindis Pass to Omarama, "The Place of Light".  If weather conditions premit you can enjoy a Glider flight in the pristine, clear air (own cost).  We then continue to visit the Mount Cook Visitor centre before heading to your accommodation at the Lake Tekapo Resort Hotel or similar.. Breakfast is included.

Day 8 - Christchurch

It's north again today as we make our way back to Christchurch. Heartland Cotswold Hotel or similar. Breakfast included.

Day 9 - Blenheim

You continue north this morning to Blenheim, the heart of the Marlborough wine-producing region with the opportunity to go Whale Watching at Kaikoura (own cost), or visit a few wineries. Scenic Circle Blenheim Country Hotel or similar. Breakfast Included.

Day 10 - Wellington

You will board the Cook Strait Ferry this morning for a 3-hour cruise through the breathtaking scenery of the Marlborough Sounds as you make your way to our Capital City.  After checking into your hotel the rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this vibrating city. Museum Hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 11 - Rotorua

Heading north again this morning you will travel along the Desert Road passing by our three active volcanoes and along the shores of Lake Taupo, our largest lake, then on to your accommodation in the Maori Cultural Capital of New Zealand. Millennium Hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 12 - Rotorua

Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show , Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Government Gardens and Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and in the evening go to a Maori Concert and enjoy a Hangi meal. Millennium Hotel or similar. Dinner and breakfast are included.

Day 13 - Auckland

You leave Rotorua today for Auckland via the Waitomo Glow Worm Cave and the Hamilton Gardens. Scenic Circle Auckland Hotel or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 14 - Auckland

An Auckland City tour in the morning and the afternoon is at your leisure. Scenic Circle Auckland or similar. Breakfast is included.

Day 15 - Auckland

Transfer to Auckland International Airport for your onward flight. Breakfast is included.


Included in the package:

  • Airport transfers
  • All road transport
  • Hotel Accommodation share twin/double
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Tranz Alpine Express to Christchurch
  • Pancake Rocks
  • Guided walk to base of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Entry into Puzzling World
  • Milford Sounds Cruise with Lunch
  • Cook Strait ferry crossing
  • Entry into Agrodome Sheep Show
  • Entry into Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Entry into Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre
  • Maori Concert and Hangi Meal
  • Entry into Waitomo Glow Worm Cave
  • Hamilton Gardens
  • GST (Taxes)

For more information about this New Zealand tour or to book this tour, contact us.

*Archer Tours reserves the right to alter / replace any part of the tour in the event of any adverse weather or road conditions.