New Zealand

Your Dates, Your Gang &the Embarq Difference

Embarq's Bespoke Drive

New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island (or Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (or Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands. ... Read More

12 Days
3,249 Kms
Toyota RAV 4 On Rent
May 29, 2017

Tour Highlights


On twin-sharing basis. Single room upgrade available

Total riding distance
Approximately 3,249 Kms
Driving Time

6-8 hours every day with multiple breaks


Paved Roads

Air Connectivity
Regular flights from all metro cities in India to New Zealand
Weather forecast

Enjoy a mildly cold weather and 10 hours of sunlight. Nights are chilly.


DAY 01
Driving Distance: 0 kms
  • Welcome to Auckland
  • Hotel in Auckland: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
DAY 02
Driving Distance: 239 kms / 148 miles
  • Drive from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Hotel in Rotorua: The Princes Gate Hotel
Highlight of the day
  • Collect your rental car - Toyota RAV 4 (IFAR) Intermediate 4WD or similar Car
DAY 03
Driving Distance: 475 kms / 295 miles
  • Cholpon Ata to Karakol
  • Hotel in Karakol: Bolton Hotel Wellington
Highlight of the day
  • Visit Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and drive from Waitomo to Wellington City
DAY 04
Driving Distance: 250 km
  • Wellington to Hanmer Springs
  • Hotel in Hanmer Springs: Heritage Hotel Hanmer Springs
Highlight of the day
  • Interislander ferry from Wellington (north Island) to Picton (south island) – Drop your rental car at the Interislander terminal this morning.
  • Scenic drive from Picton to Hanmer Springs via Murchison
DAY 05
Driving Distance: 477 kms / 296 miles
  • Hanmer Springs to Mt. Cook National Park
  • Hotel in Mt. Cook National Park: Hermitage Hotel
Highlight of the day
  • Drive from Hanmer Springs to Mt. Cook National Park (via the Inland Scenic Route)
DAY 06
Driving Distance: 204 kms / 127 miles
  • Mt. Cook National Park to Wanaka
  • Hotel in Wanaka: Edgewater
Highlight of the day
  • Mt. Cook Ski Planes Grand Circle Scenic Flight including Glacier landing
  • After the Ski Plane experience, enjoy the day exploring
  • Mt. Cook. Drive to Wanaka in the evening (2.5 hrs drive)
DAY 07
Driving Distance: 0 kms
  • Day in Wanaka
  • Hotel in Wanaka: Edgewater
Highlight of the day
  • Wanaka Wine Tours Boutique Central Otago Wine Trail
DAY 08
Driving Distance: 224 kms / 139 miles
  • Wanaka to Te Anau
  • Hotel in Te Anau: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
Highlight of the day
  • Enjoy a farm experience around Wanaka
  • Criffel Station Farm Tour
  • Drive from Lake Wanaka to Te Anau (the gateway to Fiordland National Park.)
  • After the farm experience, drive to Te Anau
DAY 09
Driving Distance: 413 kms / 257 miles
  • Day trip to Bluff & Slope Point from Te Anau
  • Hotel in Te Anau: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
Highlight of the day
  • Te Anau to Invercargill via Southern Scenic Route and then to Bluff and Slope Point
  • Enjoy the scenic Route to Bluff and Slope Point the most untouched part of New Zealand. Experience the country roads and southern tip of South Island closet to Antarctica
  • Drive Back to Te Anau to celebrate the new years eve
DAY 10
Driving Distance: 0 kms
  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise from Te Anau
  • Hotel in Te Anau: Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound
Highlight of the day
  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
DAY 11
Driving Distance: 164 kms / 102 miles
  • Te Anau to Queenstown
  • Hotel in Queenstown: Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Highlight of the day
  • Reach Te Aanu in the morning from Doubtful Sound.
  • Drive from Te Aanu to Queenstown
  • Skyline Gondola
  • Retire for the day in Queenstown (hotel Millennium)
DAY 12
Driving Distance: 1 kms / 1 miles
  • Farewell from New Zealand
  • Checkout in the morning before driving to the airport and catching your next flight
Highlight of the day
  • Depending on when your flight departs you might have time for one last Queenstown adventure before dropping your car off at the airport and catching your flight.
*Hotels mentioned subject to availability

Tour Map

Tour Cost

For further information or Quote for this drive contact us

Rental SUV


Toyota RAV 4

(Car upgrade available)


  • All Stays and Meals (Veg/Non-Veg)
  • Rental SUV with insurance and Fuel
  • Breakdown assistance for the SUV
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour Guide
  • Airport Transfer
  • Local sim-card


  • International airfare
  • Visa support and Visa charges
  • Personal travel insurance
  • International Driving Permit
  • Refundable security deposit for the rental SUV
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances

Customize Your Dates

Same Itinerary! choose your dates and we will organize a road trip for you