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New Routes. New Experience. New Zealand.
Unravel The Paradise Of The Pacific.


Self Driven Tour

21st November to 3rd December 2023
Number of days: 12

Self Driven Road Trip Distance

Distance Covered:
2805 kms (approx.)

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Vehicle: Toyota RAV 4

New Zealand (or Aotearoa – land of the long white cloud), truly is one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth. A small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, New Zealand is located approximately 1,500km east of Australia and about 1,000km from the Pacific Islands. Due to its relative remoteness and being water locked, New Zealand was one of the last countries to be found and settled.
The country is made up of some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, from vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines. It is a natural playground for thrill seekers and adventurers and those who simply want to visit for the culture and landscapes.
Join us this December to explore this stunning country – also know as the paradise of the Pacific. Embarq’s 12 day Self-Drive Road trip starting from Auckland takes you through some of the most scenic routes all the way to the southern most tip of the country and ends in Queenstown.
Drive through mesmerizing landscapes surrounded by snow-capped mountains and pristine lakes. Take a Ski plane tour (optional) to land on one of the most famous glaciers and fly over Mount Cook. Stay overnight in a Cruise – and lose yourself to the stunning Milford sounds. Soak in the Maori culture as you experience their hospitality and warmth, get awed by some of most peculiar nature’s creations like the glow worm caves and thermal parks. Join the locals to bring in 2023 as we gather to witness some spectacular fire work show.

We will make sure this is the one of the most memorable road trips you will ever take. Are you ready to Embarq on a new experience?

Tour Itinerary


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Welcome to Auckland. Private transfer and relaxing.

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Driving Distance: 370 kms
Drive from Auckland to Rotorua

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY : Spellbinding private glow worm tour > Takeaway lunch by the cave > A visit to Hobbiton Village > Late night Redwood Forest Tree walk (optional).


Driving Distance: 455 kms
Drive from Rotorua to Wellington

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: A beautiful drive amidst lovely landscapes > Lunch and dinner with a variety of cuisine

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Driving Distance: 335 kms
Drive from Wellington City to Christchurch

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Inter-islander Ferry to Picton with lovely scenic views > A luxurious drive to Christchurch.


Driving Distance: 485 kms
Drive from Christchurch to Queenstown

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Enjoy the scenic drive to Queenstown > A stop at Wanaka.

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Halt at Queenstown

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Thrilling adventures of Skydiving and Bungy Jumping > Experience the excitement of a Jet Boat or go to Glenorchy for an indulgent drive.


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Day at Queenstown

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Explore Queenstown- the adventure capital of New Zealand > A private and exclusive wine experience with platter lunch and wine tasting.

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Driving Distance: 290 kms
Drive from Queenstown to Milford

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: A luxurious drive to Te Anau, have lunch and leave for Milford Sound > Overnight cruise with plenty of stops and charming night ambience.


Driving Distance: 540 kms
Drive from Milford to Mount Cook

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: A fun-filled drive amidst stunning landscapes > Relaxing and star-gazing.

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DAY 10

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Day at Mount Cook

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Enjoy the excitement of Heli Hike > Go for hiking at the beautiful Hooker Valley.

DAY 11

Driving Distance: 330 kms
Drive from Mount Cook to Christchurch

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: An exclusive experience of Glacier Explorer > A picturesque drive to Christchurch.

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DAY 12

Drive to Airport

Drop of cars, fly home.

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