self drive touring south to north

Day 1: Monday 21 March 2016 Queenstown to Te Anau

Arrive Queenstown NZ864 at 2.45 PM

Tour> You will be met on arrival by a Representative from Limousine Services Queenstown.

Queenstown, Phone: +64 3 442 7377

For thirty years, Limousine Services Queenstown has provided its guests with unique travel experiences. With a

focus on sightseeing and indulgence in equal parts, we provide our guests with unforgettable memories. At

Limousine Services Queenstown, we’ve built a reputation for being much more than chauffeurs. Our driver-guides

are local experts, local legends and driven by an infectious passion for this place we call home. Your coach has

Individual leather seats, large windows and air-conditioning.

Tour> Today travel from Queenstown to Te Anau.

Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

41 Town Centre

Te Anau, Phone: +64 3 249 7526

Room Type: 1X Superior Room Triple (nb. 3x single beds requested)

2X Superior Room Double & 1X Superior Room Twin

IN: 21 Mar OUT: 22 Mar 1 Night.

Situated on the main street in the middle of the town and surrounded by all local services, attractions and tour

departures. The Distinction Luxmore Hotel is just a short 200 metre stroll from the shores of Lake Te Anau and within

walking distance you’ll find a well equipped shopping centre.

Day 2: Tuesday 22 March 2016 Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown

Tour:> Full day Milford Sound and then on to Queenstown.

0645 Depart Te Anau

0845 Check-in Southern Discoveries

0900-1045 Milford Sound Scenic Cruise & Milford Deep Underwater Observatory

includes a Cooked Breakfast

Southern Discoveries – Milford Sound

Milford Sound Wharf

Phone: +64 3 441 1137

Milford Sound Red Boat Cruises depart daily from the Milford Wharf Visitor Centre. Your cruise will travel down the

south side of the Fiord, out to the Tasman Sea and return up the north side, stopping off at all points of interest along

the way. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery with a full commentary on the natural history of the Sound. There’s also a

wide selection of fine food available on board: from snacks to full international buffet, and an ever ready bar service.

1 Hour 45 Minutes

Tour:> Depart Milford Sound approximately 11.30 AM to arrive Queenstown late afternoon.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

32 Frankton Rd

Queenstown, Phone: +64 3 441 8888

Room Type: 1x Superior Room Twin & 2x Superior Room Double

1x Superior Room Triple (nb. Double/double bedding only)

IN: 22 Mar OUT: 23 Mar 1 Night.

Millennium Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown within minutes of the central shopping and

entertainment area. Anticipate the excellence and enjoy world class accommodation, dining and service

characterised by warmth and personal attention. The hotel is also only 20 minutes drive from the nearest skifield.

Day 3: Wednesday 23 March 2016 Queenstown to Christchurch via Lake


Tour:> Queenstown to Christchurch stopping Lake Tekapo

0900 Depart Queenstown

Accommodation: Ibis Christchurch

107 Hereford Street

Christchurch, Phone: +64 3 367 8666

Room Type: 1xStandard Room Twin 2x Standard Room Double

1x Standard Room Triple (nb. Double/double bedding only)

IN: 23 Mar OUT: 24 Mar 1 Night.

Superbly situated in the heart of this historic garden city, Ibis Christchurch is located behind Cathedral Square, one of

the most recognised and visited tourist attractions in picturesque Christchurch.

Day 4: Thursday 24 March 2016 Christchurch – Kaikoura – Blenheim

Tour:> Christchurch to Blenheim stopping Kaikoura

0930-1000 Depart Christchurch

1215 Check-in at Whale Watch Kaikoura Ltd

1245-1615 Whale Watch

The Whaleway Station

Whaleway Station Road

Kaikoura, Phone: +64 0800 655 121

Nb*please reconfirm this tour the night prior to check weather conditions for the following day.

Not only can we introduce you to the magnificent Sperm Whale, but also to migratory Humpback Whales (June &

July), Orca (summer months), New Zealand’s own tiny Hectors dolphin, the high spirited displays of the Dusky

dolphins, New Zealand Fur seals and the Royal Albatross.

Your safety and comfort are our priority as you travel with us in our fully equipped vessels. Life jackets are to be worn

where required. Please allow 3.5 hours for the trip with 2-2.5 hours spent on the water.

Please note that occasionally this tour has to be cancelled because of weather conditions. Passenger safety is

paramount above all else. Please check with the supplier prior to travelling to Kaikoura, that weather conditions are

appropriate. HANDY HINT: If you are concerned about becoming seasick, we recommend a visit to the local

Kaikoura chemist to buy a “Kaikoura Cracker”.

1645 Depart Kaikoura to arrive Blenheim approx. 1830.

Accommodation: Vintners Retreat Resort Marlborough

55 Rapaura Road


Blenheim, Phone: +64 3 572 7420

Room Type: 1x Three Bedroom 1-6 People

1x Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom 3-4 people – The Manor

IN: 24 Mar OUT: 25 Mar 1 Night.

Decadent accommodation, views to die for, perfectly placed on Rapaura’s golden mile of vineyards. Vintners Retreat

Resort Accommodation among the vines invite you to relax and enjoy!

The Villas are located at 55 Rapaura Road. Situated in the grounds of our park-like retreat, with stunning views of

the Richmond Range, our villa accommodation offers a range of two and three bedroom options. Absolute luxury

created with spacious and stylish living areas and self-contained kitchens.

Driving from Christchurch/Kaikoura

Blenheim is approximately 4hours drive from Christchurch and 1hour 30 minutes drive from Kaikoura.

If driving from Christchurch/Kaikoura drive down Main street until you come to the first roundabout (with a railway

lines running through the middle). Turn right at this roundabout. Then turn left at the Nelson Street Roundabout. This

is the third roundabout you come to. Drive straight through the next roundabout and keep heading straight. This will

take you out of Blenheim towards the Airport. This is State highway 6, the main road to Nelson. Keep driving to the

next Town, called Renwick. Go through Renwick and head approx 1-2km north on State Highway 6. You will see a

road called Rapaura Road on the right. Turn right onto this road. Our Villas are located on the left hand side of the

road about 500m from the corner. Our Suites and Restaurant are located on the right hand side approximately 1500

metres from the corner. 190 Rapaura Road is opposite The Mud House Village.

If you go over the Wairau Bridge then you have gone too far.

Day 5: Friday 25 March 2016 Blenheim – Picton – Wellington

Tour:> Transfer to Picton for morning cruise. Recollect and transfer to Blenheim Airport.

0800 Depart Blenheim

0845 Check-in Beachcomber Fun Cruises

0900-1200 Ship Cove Morning Cruise

Beachcomber Fun Cruises

Town Wharf

Corner of Wellington Street and London Quay

Picton, Phone: +64 3 573 6175

Join the ones that know, jump aboard Beachcombers, 14 meter, 90 passenger catamaran ‘Tiri Cat’ for your Queen

Charlotte experience. Cruise to historical Ship Cove, observing the many varieties of seabirds and wildlife along the

way. On arrival at Ship Cove you will have the opportunity to go ashore for 15 minutes where you will step back in

time and enjoy the tranquility of this bay.

Take your chance to dabble in the creek where Captain Cook made home brew for his crew and share the beach

with the resident wildlife. Also a great opportunity to have your photo taken beside the Captain Cook monument

commemorating his five visits to this area. On rejoining your cruise vessel you will visit Resolution Bay to feed the pet

fish, then Endeavour Inlet to view Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove Resorts before returning back to Picton.

Tour highlights ( Allow approximately 3 hrs)

15 minutes ashore at Ship Cove. Feeding the pet fish in Resolution Bay. Viewing the resident wildlife and Marine

Mammals such as New Zealand Fur Seals and visiting Dolphins. View a New Zealand King Salmon farm.

Learn the history of the Queen Charlotte Sound from your friendly skipper.

Sit back and relax with complimentary tea & coffee.

1315 Depart Picton for Blenheim Airport

2.15 PM Check-in Required

3.15 PM Depart Blenheim Airport on Air New Zealand flight 8040

3.40 PM Arrive Wellington Domestic

Tour> You will be met on arrival by Michelle Zhao who will be your driver/guide on the North Island.

Crown Chauffeur Car Services in conjunction with Freedom Travel

Wellington, Phone: +64 4 423 26038

Michelle Mobile:- +64 216 49880

Tour> travel from Wellington to Waikanae

Waikanae Beach Motel: 95 Te Moana Rd, Waikanae. (0800 486 533) +64 4 293 6199.

Day 6: Saturday 26 March 2016 at Waikanae

Tour:> use of coach & driver local sightseeing.

Day 7: Sunday 27 March 2016 Waikanae to Rotorua

Tour:>Waikanae to Rotorua visit Huka falls & other points of interest along the way.

Departure time – please liaise with your Driver for this day.

Accommodation: Distinction Rotorua

390 Fenton Street

Rotorua, Phone: +64 7 349 5200

Room Type: 2x Superior Room Double & 1x Superior Room Twin

1x Deluxe Room Triple (nb. 3x single beds requested)

IN: 27 Mar OUT: 28 Mar 1 Night.

The Distinction Rotorua Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore all that Rotorua has to offer. Located near the

geothermal activity of the world renowned Whakarewarewa thermal reserve and the native Redwood Forest.

Adjacent to the hotel is an International golf course and the city centre is only minutes away. Recently undergone a

soft refurbishment, the hotel features 133 guest rooms many with balconies offering garden, forest or golf course

views. Heated outdoor pool, spa, gym, restaurant & bar, guest laundry & off street parking.

Day 8: Monday 28 March 2016 Rotorua – Auckland

Tour:> Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton

1130 Depart Rotorua for Hobbiton.

1245 Check-in Hobbiton Movie Set ex The Shires Rest

1300-1500 Hobbiton Movie Set Tour – 2 hours

The Shires Rest

501 Buckland Road


Matamata, Phone: +64 7 888 1505

Experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the HobbitonTM Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The ShireTM that

featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.

Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the

Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the

Hobbiton Movie set was created.

The Hobbit holes, Green DragonTM Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire

from Middle-Earth. Total tour duration from The Shires Rest is 2 hours

1530 Depart Hobbiton and continue to Auckland. Your Driver will leave you on arrival to


Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

1 Hobson Street


Phone: +64 9 356 1000

Room Type: 1x One Bedroom Suite 3 people (nb. 3x single beds requested)

1x Standard Studio Twin & 1x Standard Studio Double

IN: 28 Mar OUT: 29 Mar 1 Night.

Room Type: Standard Studio Double

IN: 28 Mar OUT: 30 Mar 2 Nights.

Overlooking Auckland’s famous Viaduct Harbour, the Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland is easily recognised by its

sharp architectural angles and 19 storey prominence. Within walking distance of the entire Auckland CBD,

downtown shopping, Britomart Transport Terminal, ferry building, the waterfront, the casino and the CBD businesses

and government departments, everything is at your doorstep. All guest rooms have balconies to take advantage of

the views towards the harbour or CBD. The hotel is fully air conditioned and has all the facilities and services you

would expect of a four star central city hotel.

NOTE: Any charges incurred directly with the hotel (Restaurant bills, mini bar or carparking etc) and paid for by

credit card will be subject to a 1.5% surcharge

Day 9: Tuesday 29 March 2016 depart Auckland (7 passengers)

Custom Minicoach Transfer


Phone: +64 9 522 5300

Depart: 3.45 AM Hotel Grand Chancellor City

Arrive: 4.30 AM For VA149 departing at 6.30 AM

Nb*Please reconfirm your transfer the night prior.

Your exclusive custom transfer includes a ‘meet and greet’ and accommodates 7 people.



Day 10: Wednesday 30 March 2016 depart Auckland (2 passengers)

Transfer: People Movers & Airport Transfers One Way Private Sedan


Phone: +0800 101 142 (toll free in NZ)

Depart: 4.30 PM Hotel Grand Chancellor City

Arrive: 5.30 PM for NZ6 departing at 7.30 PM

Nb*Please reconfirm your transfer the night prior.


PeopleMovers offer a professional Auckland airport transfer service.

Luggage Allowance: 2 Large Suitcases OR 3 Medium Cases + Hand Luggage

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Any cancellation or amendment to these arrangements must be made with the prior written approval of Kirra

Holidays to ensure a refund is payable. Product Suppliers are unable to authorise refunds under any circumstances.

It is strongly recommended that you take out Travel Insurance to cover you for any such eventuality. Cancellation

charges will not be waived where Travel Insurance would have covered your situation.

Wherever possible you should reconfirm your arrangements at least 24 hours prior to the date of travel. Contact

details for each Supplier are shown on your vouchers.