Auckland - Christchurch

Auckland - Christchurch

3 weeks or 20 to 23 days

Itinerary 1  Auckland - Christchurch

Auckland – Bay of Islands – Rotorua – Napier – Wellington – Picton – Abel Tasman/Nelson – Fox Glacier – Queenstown – Milford / Doubtful Sound – Lake Tekapo – Christchurch.


Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand, and the country's largest city.  Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world.

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is an area on the east coast of the Far North District of the North Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country, and has been renowned internationally for its big-game fishing. 


Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua from which the city takes its name, located in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island. There are numerous tourist attractions available to you through Endeavour NZ Itinerary Specialists.

Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers and Maori Culture Performance.


Napier is a New Zealand city with a seaport, located in Hawke's Bay on the eastern coast of the North Island. 

Napier is the nexus of the largest wool centre in the Southern Hemisphere, and it has the primary export seaport for north-eastern New Zealand – which is the largest producer of apples, pears, and stone fruit in New Zealand. The Hawke's Bay wine region is now the second largest in New Zealand after Marlborough, and grapes grown around Hastings and Napier are sent through the Port of Napier for export. 

Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. 


Wellington is the capital and second-most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. Wellington is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region, which also includes the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa.

Popular tourist attractions include Wellington Museum, Te Papa Museum, The Wellington Zoo, Zealandia and Wellington Cable Car. 


Picton is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island.

Picton is a major hub in New Zealand's transport network, connecting the South Island road and rail network with ferries across Cook Strait to Wellington and the North Island. 

The town is also the usual starting point for holidays in the Marlborough Sounds. Highlights include fishing, walking, the Queen Charlotte Track, and diving. 

Able Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is a New Zealand national park located between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay at the north end of the South Island. 

Covering an area of 237 km2 Abel Tasman National Park is the smallest of New Zealand's national parks. It consists of forested, hilly country to the north of the valleys of the Takaka and Riwaka Rivers and is bounded to the north by the waters of Golden Bay and Tasman Bay. 

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier is a 13-kilometre-long (8.1 mi) temperate maritime glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Fox Glacier is primarily a service centre for tourists, although it also services the local farming community. The town is served by the Fox Glacier Aerodrome.


Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. 

The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long, thin, Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town, Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.

Neighbouring towns include Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Kingston, Wanaka, Alexandra, and Cromwell. The nearest cities are Dunedin and Invercargill. Queenstown is known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism.

Te Anau

Te Anau is a town in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand. Tourism and farming are the predominant economic activities in the area. Lying as it does at the borders of Fiordland National Park, it is the gateway to a wilderness area famed for tramping and spectacular scenery. Many tourists come to Te Anau to visit the famous nearby fiords Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.

  • Milford Sound
    Milford Sound i is a fiord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) Marine Reserve, and the Te Wahipounamu, a World Heritage site.

  • Doubtful Sound
    Doubtful Sound is a fjord in Fiordland, in the far south west of New Zealand. It is located in the same region as the smaller but more famous and accessible Milford Sound. It took second place after Milford Sound as New Zealand's most famous tourism destination. 

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand (the others are Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau). It covers an area of 83 square kilometres (32 sq. mi) and is at an altitude of 710 metres (2,330 ft) above sea level.

An astronomical observatory is located at Mount John, which is to the north of the town, and south of the small Lake Alexandrina. The Church of the Good Shepherd, The Bronze Sheep dog and the ski fields close by are well known attractions


Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. The Avon River flows through the centre of the city, with an urban park located along its banks. The trams, the gondola and punting on the Avon River are all very popular tourist attractions.  Akaora, a French settlement, is only an 80 minute drive where you can explore marine nature at its finest.

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