We love New Zealand - it's our home and the birthplace of Pure Journeys. Although we have also spent years exploring and travelling Australia, we know these two islands like the back of our hands.
New Zealand is compiled of two islands, the north - Te Ika a Maui and the south - Te Wai Pounamu. Both unique, the north boasts of culture, geothermal activity and sandy beaches, whilst the south has its dramatic alpine backdrops, majestic Fiordland and the TranzAlpine Scenic Train.
Long stretches of road lay between the most popular locations on both islands making New Zealand the best (in our opinion) road trip destination in the world. We recommend hiring a comfortable vehicle, staying in comfortable accommodations and enjoying time to experience NZ at your pace. We can put all these elements together for you and will work within timeframe and budget.
Of course, self-driving is not everyone's cup of tea so we do offer coach touring options as well. Choose from either independent tours where you will hop on and off coaches along your tailor-made route, or an escorted tour where you will join a group for an all inclusive package.
As with all Pure Journeys holiday packages we are always more than happy to adapt anything you see online and build an itinerary specifically to you. The team work hard to make sure you have no concerns from the moment you leave home to the day you return.
Explore the South Island on this 8 day circumnavigation. Visit Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park and the West Coast Glaciers. Complete your trip with a train journey across the Southern Alps back to Christchurch
From the vibrant city of Auckland you’ll travel south to the spectacular mountains and thrilling adventures of Queenstown. Along the way you’ll travel through heartland New Zealand, including the cultural mecca of Rotorua and quirky Wellington City in the North Island. While in the South Island you have opportunities for wildlife encounters in Kaikoura and plenty of time to explore the inspiring city of Christchurch.
This two week journey wraps up the best of New Zealand in 13 experience-filled days. It's guaranteed to leave you wanting to return for more.
Experience both North and South island. See the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Wellington, the geothermal wonders and volcanoes of the Central Plateau, and the lush ancient rainforests and creaking glaciers of the West Coast. And, of course, what holiday to New Zealand would be complete without a visit to Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the World!