Kiwiway recommendation:

  • ADD - A Hobbiton Movie Set tour on the journey to Rotorua
  • ADD - Extra night in Christchurch and/or tour to Akaroa
  • ADD - One of New Zealand's Great Walks in Queenstown 


Auckland (Arrival)

On arrival in Auckland, collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel. Distance 30 mins from Auckland Airport.

Hotel check in time 2pm. At own leisure.

Auckland is already known for being the largest city in New Zealand, however, the region's uniqueness is its diversity of experiences in such close proximity. Views from the top of the Sky Tower are amzing both day and night, giving a 360 degrees view of the city. Auckland is a shopaholic's paradise, with everything from top-end designers to open air street markets. Discover the diverse range of cafes and restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and check out the buzzing nightlife of the central city. Favourite spots include Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour, the Britomart precinct and City Works Depot.

Hotel Standard Hotel : Auckland City Hotel or similar

There are a couple of experiences you won’t want to miss in central Auckland. Start with the Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World ( Kelly Tarlton’s Admission included ) gets you up close and personal with sharks and penguins. 

Auckland Art Gallery, and follow it up with a few of the city's many small galleries. If you've a picnic in mind you can climb Mt Eden, the city's highest volcanic cone with panoramic views from the summit. Newmarket (just a 10 minute drive from the CBD) is a shopper’s paradise with the glitz and glamour of top designer stores overflowing with international and local labels, as well as high street stores and great eateries. And if you’re around on a Saturday, be sure to check out the French Market in the charming inner-city suburb of Parnell.

Downtown Auckland has an impressive array of cafes, restaurants and bars. Enjoy fine dining on the waterfront, relaxed eats around Queen Street, celebrity chefs’ creations on Federal Street, and ethnic cuisine on Elliot Street. The City Works Depot is a foodie hotspot - head here for delicious lunches with a Kiwi twist and New Zealand craft beers. For nightlife head to the Viaduct Harbour, Britomart or Wynyard Quarter; all are within walking distance of Queen Street. Karangahape Road (‘K Road’ to the locals) is known for its alternative bars, while trendy Ponsonby (about 10 minutes’ drive from downtown) is good for live music.

*Add - activities and/or attractions in Auckland* Click here for more option of activities.

Auckland Harbour Cruise
~ Escape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland’s beautiful harbour. Sit back, relax and let the Fullers crew look after you with full commentary during this one and a half hour harbour cruise. On this cruise you'll have the opportunity for a brief stopover at Rangitoto Island and experience its unique volcanic terrain firsthand. 
~ Departs: Daily 10.30am and 1.30pm | Duration: 1.5 hours
~ Departs Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland
~ Tour Includes:

  • Full onboard commentary
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • FREE return ferry ticket to Devonport, so passengers can visit this wonderful seaside village at their leisure.

Taste of Waiheke Tour
~ Sample mouth-watering Waiheke food and wine on this delicious tour.
~ Departs: 10.30am daily. | Duration: 5.5 hours (includes ferry travel)
~ Departs Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland
~ Tour includes:

  • Open Waiheke return ferry ticket
  • Guided tour of three vineyards Stonyridge, Casita Miro and Mudbrick, all tastings
  • Light lunch at Stonyridge, olive oil tastings at Rangihoua Estate
  • All Day Bus Pass after the tour.
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Auckland City Hotel or similar
Auckland - Waitomo (202km) - Rotorua (166km)

After breakfast, check out hotel and cruise down the southern motorway, suburban scenery gradually gives way to the farmland of South Auckland, an area favoured by bloodstock breeders. You’ll enjoy motorway speeds all the way to Bombay, a major market gardening area.

The Waitomo Caves region is famous for its subterranean splendour. Beneath the surface of this ancient limestone region is a series of vast cave systems decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and glow-worms. Admission included to Waitomo Glowworm Caves 45min guided tour. 

  • Tours depart every half hour daily
  • Summer Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm (01 November - 31 March)
  • Winter Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm

*Add - A Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, 2 hour guided tour on the journey to Rotorua*
Guided tour of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, located inside a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

  • Tours depart daily from 9am until 3:30pm.
  • Additional tours at 4pm & 4.30pm operate 01 Sep to 30 April. Additional tours at 5pm & 5.30pm operate 27 Dec to 28 Feb.
  • Tour only: 2 hours approximately including transport to and from The Shire's Rest. 
  • Please report to The Shire's Rest ticketing centre no later than 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart. This is a fully guided walking tour and sensible footwear is recommended. 

NOTE: Both Glowworm Caves tour & Hobbiton Movie Set tour require to pre-book tour and prefered time to avoid disappointment.

Your journey from Waitomo to Rotorua will take you through a mixture of farmland, lakeland and forest. Te Kuiti is the only major town you’ll encounter, so stock up on picnic supplies if you plan to eat before Rotorua. The beautiful Pureora Forest Park, which is home to several rare bird species, has a number of well marked walking tracks.

The city of Rotorua sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and there is evidence of volcanic activity everywhere you look. Rotorua is also the  tribal home of the Te Arawa people, who settled in lakeside geothermal areas more than 600 years ago. In any weather and at any time of year, Rotorua offers plenty to see and do.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Sudima Hotel or similar

Rotorua Admission includes: Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Farm. Discover three of Rotorua's best visitor attractions.

Te Puia - see the famous Pohutu Geyser, which shoots up to 30m in the air. Enjoy the boiling mud pools, authentic Maori cultural performance. 

Rainbow Springs - an animal conservation park where you can get up close to New Zealand’s endangered species like the Tuatara and Kiwi. 

Agrodome Farm Show - You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, witness a live sheep shearing demonstration and a fun sheep auction with bidding from the floor and audience participation. 

An evening tour to experience Māori culture with traditional ceremonies, cultural performances and an authentic hangi dinner.

Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel Standard Hotel : Sudima Hotel or similar
Rotorua - Christchurch by flight (1 hr 50 min)

Return car rental at Rotorua airport. Rotorua to Christchurch domestic flight not included and can be purchase online ( own arrangement ) via Air New Zealand.

Arrive Christchurch airport, collect your rental car and drive to hotel. Hotel check in time 1400pm. Free at own leisure.

Fast-changing and funky, Christchurch is the South Island's largest city. Old English gardens contrast with pop-up bars and container-based shopping malls in this enduring centre, which is rebuilding itself after a damaging earthquake in February 2011. Favourite activities include punting down the Avon River, biking in the Port Hills, visiting Sumner Beach, or taking a day trip out to the French colonial settlement of Akaroa.

*Extend your stay in Christchurch, to explore the city by own or add optional activities/tour around Christchurch*Click here for more option of activities.

Gondola Ride Admission
~ Situated on the Port Hills of Christchurch City, the Summit Station of the Gondola provides spectacular panoramic views from it’s elevation at 500 metres (1500 feet) above sea level.
~ The Gondola is located on the edge of Christchurch just fifteen minutes by vehicle from the heart of the City.
~ Opening hours: Summer (1st October to 31st March) 10am - 5pm | Winter (1st April to 30th September) 10am - 5pm

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
~ The historic French village of Akaroa is 90 minutes drive from Christchurch. Here you can cruise around an extinct volcanic crater. Experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife on daily Black Cat harbour cruises. You'll see the rare, native dolphin - the Hector's or New Zealand Dolphin. There's also the chance to spot the world's smallest penguin, the White Flippered Little Blue Penguin, Fur Seals and other sea birds.
~ Inclusions:

  • Full commentary from the skipper.
  • Full bar facilities on board.
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Optional photo pack

Departs: 1.30pm All year | 11.00am Oct - Apr | 3.40pm Dec - Mar | Two hour cruise depart daily from Akaroa’s Main Wharf.

Tramway Restaurant
~ Incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant dinner tour is a unique activity not to be missed.
~ Four-course dinner with a complimentary drink
~ Daily at 7pm. | Customers must arrive at the departure point by 6.50pm. The Tram Restaurant does not operate on public holidays.
~ Departure point: Tram stop number 2, Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street
~ Duration: Your Tram Restaurant experience lasts approximately 2.5 hours.  Each circuit of the Tram loop takes about 25 minutes, so customers can expect to complete approximately 5 laps of the Tram line.

Hot Air Ballooning Cantebury
~ Your day will begin with an early start. Ballooning is best at sunrise, when the weather is calmest and to make the most of the beautiful morning light.
~ Allow approximately 4 – 5 hours for this remarkable experience; the actual flying time is approximately one hour.
~ A courtesy transfer is provided from most hotels for visitors staying in central Christchurch.
~ Before leaving the ground, the pilot will give you a briefing.
~ Chilled champagne, orange juice and a light snack then be served, to conclude your amazing hot air balloon flight.
~ In-flight photos of your balloon flight will also be available to purchase.
~ A degree of agility is required to climb in and out of the basket and to stand for an hour.
~ A childs height must excede 1.4m (infants are not permitted)

Flight by air new zealand on own arrangement
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : The Ashley Hotel or similar
Christchurch - Mt Cook (330km) - Queenstown (271km)

The scenic route to Lake Tekapo begins at Rangiora, a rural centre north of Christchurch city. Small towns appear regularly as you travel across the Canterbury Plains through fields and farms.

The settlement of Lake Tekapo is at the southern end of the lake. The opaque turquoise colour of this lake and others in the area is caused by fine, glacier-ground rock particles held in suspension. The Church of the Good Shepherd and the sheepdog statue are great photo opportunities.

The road to Mt Cook takes you through high country tussock to beautiful Lake Pukaki. You’ll hug the edge of the lake for most of the way up the Tasman Valley to Mount Cook Village. The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park includes the highest peak in Australasia (Mt Cook - 3755m).

The road to Twizel hugs the edge of Lake Pukaki. The exquisite opaque turquoise colour of this lake and others in the area is caused by fine, glacier-ground rock particles held in suspension. The easy drive to Omarama takes you through picturesque sheep farming country fringed with mountain ranges. You’ll have the chance to detour to the fascinating Paritea cliffs, which are constantly being exposed by the active Osler fault line.

Your trip to Queenstown begins with the beautiful Lindis Pass – just magic when there’s snow around. The vineyards of the Gibbston area and bungy jumpers at the Kawarau River Bridge are other interesting distractions.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar

Whole day free at own leisure.

Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges; it’s rumoured that gold prospectors - captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers - gave this now cosmopolitan town its name.

With a smorgasbord of outdoor activities, Queenstown is the home of the ultimate adventure bucket list. If hardcore adventure isn't your thing, there are plenty of mellow options available. Experience one of the many sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine.

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Lakeshore Forest & Bird Guided Walk
~ The 'Lakeshore Forest & Bird' guided walk is a unique nature interpretative experience taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest, with morning or afternoon tea/coffee on the lakeshore to the sounds of native birdcalls and surrounded by majestic mountains. The track is good but uneven and winds around the lakeshore with the option of a steeper climb to a lookout with magnificent views in all directions. This half-day guided walk is most suited to a morning departure and is our easiest walk. It combines the best of native flora and fauna with magnificent lake and mountain views. Native birds are readily seen and heard, in and around the edges of the forest.
~ Duration - 3 to 4 hours (optional)
~ Walking time - 2 to 3 hours (optional) | Walking distance - 2 to 5kms (optional - easy walking)
~ Departures - 8.00am or 1.30pm
~ Pick up - We pick up from all Queenstown accommodations

Famous Routeburn Track Guided Walk
~ This full day guided walk in the ancient beech forest of the Mount Aspiring National Park starts with a scenic drive to the northern end of Lake Wakatipu and into the Routeburn Valley. The high snow capped mountains provide a magnificent backdrop for the walk up this beautiful river valley. There is also an option of walking a little further for an extra 1.5hrs (each way) to view the entire magnificent valley from the Routeburn Falls hut.
~ Duration - 9 hours (approx)
~ Walking time - 3 to 5 hours (optional) | Walking distance - 16kms (easy)
~ Departures - 8.00am
~ Pick up - We pick up from all Queenstown accommodations

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar
Queenstown- Milford Sound (307km) - Queenstown

From Queenstown, follow the road to Te Anau as it winds round the gentle curves of Lake Wakatipu. The scenery here is stunning - lakeside vistas are framed by the rugged face of a magnificent mountain range appropriately named The Remarkables. Easy rolling countryside soon leads you to the shores of Lake Te Anau, the biggest of the South Island’s many lakes. Continue your journey drive to Milford Sound, along the lake and into Fiordland National Park. Enter the picturesque Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls and one of only a few road-accessible glacier valleys in New Zealand, and take advantage of the photo opportunities on offer along the Milford Road, like the stunning Mirror Lakes, where on a calm day the surrounding mountain ranges are perfectly reflected in the still waters, and Knobs Flat, where glaciers have carved their mark on the terrain.

Travel under the mountains through the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km passageway drilled into solid rock, then experience The Chasm, a short but impressive walk over footbridges spanning a series of powerful, swirling waterfalls and rapids.

At Milford Sound, board your 1 hour 45 minute Scenic Cruise and set off to explore the region that Rudyard Kipling called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Travel the length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, gliding past glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. Lush native forest clings to steep cliffs, while wildlife including seals, penguins and dolphins are regular visitors to the icy waters. Mountain ranges surround the fiord, including Mitre Peak which rises dramatically from the depths to a height of 1,692 metres above sea level.

Take your time disembarking from your boat cruise and exploring the surrounding area. Slowly head back along the same road to Queenstown, making sure you stock up on photos on the way.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar

A free day to explore Queenstown.

The resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited to almost any kind of adventure; but Queenstown is just as well known as a place for indulgence. The area’s history is intertwined with gold. In 1862, two sheep shearers struck it rich at the edge of the Shotover River. The ensuing gold rush town was named Queenstown because '...it was fit for Queen Victoria'.

Adventure activities include bungy jumping, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting. Indulgent experiences include exceptional food and wine, lake cruises, spa treatments and boutique shopping. Movie buffs will want to visit the Kawarau Gorge, where scenes from The Lord of the Rings were filmed.

The Skyline Queenstown complex offers a whole day’s worth of fun things to do in Queenstown! Located an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown, Skyline Queenstown offers awe-inspiring views of the region and an abundance of entertainment and adventure for the whole family.

Queenstown runs a Winter Festival every year in June, so if you’ve timed your visit well get ready for an explosion of crazy, fun winter activities around town and up the mountains. With a beautiful view of the Remarkables mountain – take a good look because if the snow’s good, this is one of the two ski fields to visit in Queenstown. Your other choice is Coronet Peak, which offers the awesome experience of skiing at night time.

*Add - activities and/or attractions in Queenstown*

Admission Ticket Skyline Gondola, Buffet Lunch & Luge Ride
~ Situated an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown.
~ Ride the gondolas high above Queenstown for stunning panoramic views over the lakes and towns.
~ Enjoy a sumptuous lunch in the brand new Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar.
~ Skyline Luge is a fun-packed, gravity-fuelled ride suitable for all ages and abilities. Hurtle down a winding downhill track through the trees.

The Grand Circle Scenic Flight - HLQ2
~ 30 minutes including seasonal Snow Landing
~ On this premier scenic flight enjoy the stunning beauty of the Wakatipu basin from the mouth of the Shotover River to beyond Coronet peak. Land on The Remarkables (1538 m) above Queenstown. In winter, stand in snow as you take in stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps.

Dart River Wilderness Safari
~ The highlights of the Wilderness Safari include:

  • Exhilarating wilderness jet boating along the Dart River
  • Informative guided walk through ancient native beech forest

~ Back-country bus tour through spectacular scenery
~ Departs Daily: Summer 8:00am and 12:30am | Departs Daily: Winter 8:00am and 12.00 noon | Departs from the Queenstown Information Centre, corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown on our complimentary shuttle
~ Pick ups and drop offs provided on scheduled circuit | Allow 6 hours Queenstown return

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Standard Hotel : Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar
Queenstown (Departure)

Regrettably this is departure day. Heading home after so much fun is tough but you can certainly keep coming back again and again.

Hotel check out time 1000am.

Your rental car should be dropped off at the airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.

Meals Breakfast
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 9 days Rental Car, include: Airport pickup/drop off fees, extra drivers (max 4 drivers), unlimited mileage and basic daily insurance (with damage excess).
  • Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium admission
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves - 45 minute guided tour
  • Rotorua Sights Admission - Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show and Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Traditional Maori Hangi Dinner & Concert
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with lunch - 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Travel Documents
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea, boat cruises unless specified.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Rental car petrol expenses, car parking expenses, infringement tickets, insurance excess/waiver, security bond and GPS unit
Trip Mandatory
Agent Collection Fee 30.00 30.00
Optional Addon
Auckland: Harbour Cruise | Valid till Sep'20 163.40 -
Auckland: Half day Taste of Waiheke | Valid till Sep'20 482.10 -
Matamata: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour (2 hours) with Lunch on Day 3 before arrive Rotorua | Valid till Apr'21 240.40 -
Christchurch: Gondola Ride | Valid till Apr'21 82.50 -
Christchurch: Akaroa Nature Cruise ex Akaroa | Valid till Sep'20 262.00 -
Christchurch: Tramway Restaurant 4 course Dinner | Valid till Sep'20 345.80 -
Christchurch: Hot Air Balloon | Valid till Sep'20 1,186.80 -
Extra night in Christchurch with breakfast per person standard twin sharing | Valid till Sep'20 300.50 -
Extra night in Christchurch with breakfast per person standard triple sharing | Valid till Sep'20 272.20 -
Queenstown: Half day Lakeshore Forest & Bird Guided Walk | Valid till Sep'20 354.50 -
Queenstown: Full day Famous Routeburn Track Guided Walk | Valid till Sep'20 560.40 -
Queenstown: Dart River Wilderness Safari | Valid till Nov'20 679.30 -
Queenstown: Admission ticket Skyline Gondola, Buffet Lunch & 1 x Luge Ride |Valid till Mar'21 273.60 -
Queenstown- The Grand Circle - HLQ2 |30 min including seasonal Snow Landing | Valid till Sep'20 969.30 -
Extra car per day - FDAR | May to Sep'20 244.10 -
Extra car per day - FDAR | Oct'20 to Apr'21 331.10 -
Extra car per day - PVAR | May to Sep'20 339.80 -
Extra car per day - PVAR | Oct'20 to Apr'21 444.20 -
General Terms
  • Rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon hotel confirmation. This may be due to any special event and any immediate room surcharges implied by the hotel.
  • Hotel rooms are subject to availability.
  • The above itinerary is for reference only and visiting sequence may be different, and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • An infant is not charged; hence no seat / no bed is allocated to infants. Child rate applies if a seat is required for airport transfer. Additional rate applies for hotel baby cot request.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 30 working days prior to departure.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
  • Others 12fly terms & conditions applies.
Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 200.00 per person.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: May 2020 until April 2021 (Travel must be completed by 30 April 2021).
  • Additional nights can be added at any point in the tour
  • All tours can be taken in reverse
  • A fee of MYR 160.00 per service per file will be imposed for any amendment made after booking confirmed.
  • Driver's Licence - a valid driver's licence (original copy) for each driver must be provided when collecting the rental car. This licence must be in English. If the licence (original copy) is not in English, a certified International Driver's Licence may be used with the original driver's licence. No copies or non-official documents will be accepted.
  • Credit Card - Only an authorised bank credit card, embossed with the card number and owner's name will be accepted to rent a vehicle. The credit card must be in the name of the principal driver. No other type of card or cash is accepted (eg debit or money cards).
  • All drivers must be 25years old or above to drive a rental car. For some car categories, you may be allowed to drive when aged 21-25yrs however a 'Young Driver Surcharge' and conditions will apply.
  • In most cities, there is a charge for parking (including overnight) and this is not included in the itinerary package. You are responsible to settle payment for all parking charges while in New Zealand.
  • At vehicle collection you will receive a copy of Rental Car's Terms & Conditions of car hire. These include revelent insurance details. Please ensure you read this document carefully.
  • Rates for children are available on application.
  • Notice In Winter : All rentals car during May to October must have snow chains ready in the car in case of sudden snowfalls
  • Surcharges apply on special events. Surcharge will be advise once accommodation is confirm.

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