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Motorhome or campervan North Island of New Zealand

New Zealand by Motorhome

20-day motorhome self-drive from £3,515 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Showcase New Zealand's natural beauty and city greats with this ultra-flexible motorhome trip

Highlights

  • Drive some of the world's most scenic roads
  • Bookend your trip with luxury stays in Queenstown and Auckland
  • Explore at your own pace with a fully customisable itinerary
  • Enjoy entrance into vineyards and the Waitomo Caves

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Queenstown
  • 12 Nights Motorhome
  • 2 Nights Auckland

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | History & culture | Natural world

Take your accommodation with you and discover New Zealand at your own pace on this comprehensive motorhome itinerary, starting in Auckland and ending in Queenstown. With twelve full days in between, you'll have the flexibility to fully tailor your itinerary to suit you, taking in the country's stunning highlights and off-the-beaten-track gems. There's everything from geothermal wonders and mighty glaciers to world-class wines and pretty beaches to tempt you. To help you get your bearings, we've included entrance to wineries and the Waitomo Caves, whose subterranean cathedrals are lit by thousands of tiny glow-worms. And, as always, our destination experts are on hand to offer you all the insiders' recommendations. 

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Depart UK

Begin your holiday with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight to New Zealand.

Days 3-4
Queenstown

Spend two days acclimatising after your long flight, exploring the country's self-styled 'Adventure Capital'. A room with views across serene Lake Wakatipu will whet the appetite for your coming forays into New Zealand’s stunning and infinitely varied natural landscapes. Queenstown’s imposing mountains, lush plains, fast-flowing rivers and nearby glaciers are a perfect backdrop for thrill-seeking adventures that range from hiking to hang-gliding and white-water rafting.

Stay: St Moritz Hotel, Queenstown (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 5-16
Self Drive

Pick up your maui motorhome and New Zealand becomes your oyster. Our specialists can assist you in drawing up a comfortable yet exciting off-the-beaten track route. While the country’s headline-grabbing cities demand attention, it’s New Zealand’s natural world that truly stands out. There’s everything from paradise islands and serene fjords to rainforests and mountains. An Interislander ferry crossing from Picton to Wellington is included, as well as entrance into the glow-worm-lit Waitomo Caves and one Winery Havens overnight stay in Hawke's Bay, Martinborough, Cormandel Peninsula or Central Otago. But, it's often the journey that's the most impressive, meandering along coastlines, skipping over high mountain passes and skirting great lakes. They're routes that will bring you to the likes of Rotorua's geothermal wonders, Kaikoura's whale-watching spectacle and Dunedin – a Scottish town complete with historic cathedral and that ever-welcoming Kiwi cheer. 

Stay: Motorhome

Days 17-18
Auckland

Arriving into Auckland two days before the end of your holiday, you'll drop off your motorhome to be transferred to your luxury hotel. Here, you'll stay right on the city's famous waterfront, settling into a Deluxe Harbour View room at the nautical-themed Hilton. You'll then have plenty of time to explore the City of Sails and its privileged surrounds. Head up the coast for black-sand beaches, turn out to climb the city's volcanic surrounds or head over the Haruki Gulf to explore the city's nearby islands. Waiheke is a favourite for its famous wineries. Back in Auckland, there's everything from world-class museums to a buzzing restaurant scene to keep you occupied.

Stay: Hilton Auckland (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 19
Departure

An included transfer will see you to Auckland's airport to board your overnight flight home.

Meals: B

Day 20
Arrive UK

On arrival back into the UK, continue with your homeward journey. 

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

20-day motorhome self-drive from £3,515 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £3,515 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,020 pp. incl. flights

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between London, Queenstown & Auckland
  • Private transfers in Queenstown and Auckland as per itinerary
  • 4 nights accommodation staying in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 12 days 4-berth Maui Ultima-Elite motorhome including one overnight wine Haven and access to the Waitomo Glowworm caves. (Please note Motorhome rentals are not recommend for the winter months from June-August)
  • Inter-islander ferry for Motorhome

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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Adjust your itinerary with our recommended extensions

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3-day extension

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Stewart Island

Three-day extension

Discover the unique wildlife and coastal geography of Stewart Island between catamaran cruises, scenic walks and island conservancy visits

Waiheke Island

Three-day extension

Pamper yourself with wine tours, gourmet meals and exclusive accommodation all set to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful vistas

Hollyford Track

Three-day extension

Ranging hikes, a wilderness boat ride and a scenic flight will bring you through the Fjordlands’ majestic scenery over three days suffixed by cosy lodge stays.

Routeburn Track

All-day excursion

This world-beating hiking track brings you into Mt. Apsiring National Park, taking in alpine scenery framed by rushing waters and dense, old growth forests, populated by myriad birdlife

Off the Rails Cycling Experience

Cycling extension

Literally follow in the viaduct tracks of railway history as you cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail on trips that range from one to five days

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0614 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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