New Zealand 10-Day Itinerary: Explore The Land Of Mystery

Author: Nidhi Sood on Mar 21,2024

New Zealand, also known as the adventure capital, is a dream destination for all travelers. Packing a massive punch into a small space with adrenaline-pumping adventures, incredible scenery, boiling springs, cosmopolitan cities, gigantic glaciers, and a jaw-dropping coastline. Exploring New Zealand's magnificent landscapes and rugged coastline tops the list for many travelers around the globe. Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a unique New Zealand tour package.


  •  Visit iconic locations of Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, and more.
  • Gourmet dining at fine restaurants in Wellington
  • Jet-boating adventure
  • Two and half hours of helicopter ride
  • Discover the stunning village of Bayview Chateau Tongariro

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Auckland

Upon arrival at the airport, meet your private guide, who will provide a private transfer to your luxury romantic hideaway hotel. Set off with your guide on a walking tour of the city, explore nearby streets and shops, and relish delectable dishes. Return to your hotel for dinner.

Day 2 - Auckland - Matamata - Rotorua

Your guide will pick you up for a road trip. You will journey south from Auckland to Matamata in the Waikato Region (approximately 120 miles away). Visit the original Hobbiton village movie set from the Lord of the Rings trilogy in Matamata. The remnants of the movie set are located in picturesque private farmland. Take a guided Hobbiton Movie Set Tour through the ten-acre site and learn fascinating details about how the film set was created. After your tour, continue your journey south to Rotorua (approximately 50 miles away), where you will have dinner and spend the night at a premium resort.

Day 3 - Rotorua - Tongariro National Park

Your private guide will drive you south from Rotorua via Lake Taupo to the Tongariro National Park (approximately 120 miles) to check into your hotel for the night, Bayview Chateau Tongariro in Whakapapa village. Experience the cuisine from the best restaurants and bars with stunning views of the surrounding landscape and Mount Ngauruhoe. In the evening, go hiking and mountain biking. End your night by watching a movie at the Chateau Cinema.

Day 4 - Tongariro National Park - Wellington

Leave Tongariro National Park and drive further south (approximately 200 miles) to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Upon arrival, your private guide will take you to your lodging and a food tour. Wellington is the culinary capital of New Zealand and is well-known for its variety of cafes and restaurants. Enjoy dinner at one of Wellingtons renowned gourmet restaurants, and return to your hotel.

Day 5 - Wellington - Nelson

In the morning, hop on the ferry with your private guide across Cook Strait to Picton, where youll board another car and be driven to the Nelson region (approximately 70 miles). Upon arrival in Richmond, check in at your hotel. Visit nearby boutique wineries or stroll along art trails. In the evening, visit Jens Hansen Gold & Silversmith, the family jewelry workshop that made One Ring for the film The Lord of the Rings. Also, check out the original rings from the movie on display.

Day 6 - Half-Day Jet-Boating Adventure in Wanaka

Set off for a jet-boating adventure in the wilderness, absorbed in the regions spectacular scenery. Youll travel past towering mountains, rushing waterfalls, and hidden Lord of the Rings film locations. Enjoy the splendor of this new nature site. Youll get through the rushing freshwater river, fed by melted ice from the nearby glaciers.

Day 7 - Safari of the Scenes Wakatipu Basin Tour in Queenstown

Visit the heart of the Lord of the Rings with a full-day adventure to the scenes on a 4X4. This extensive guided tour takes you deep into New Zealands countryside, the epitome of the sublime Middle Earth scenery of Tolkiens imagination. See the place up close and take in the spectacular diversity of the picture. The tour is based around many of the exact filming locations, such as the Amon Hen summit and the Road to Mordor.

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Day 8 - Queenstown - Mount Cook

You will have a two and helicopter tour that includes at least one landing at an isolated location. From Queenstown, your private guide will drive you (approx. 160 miles) to the alpine village of Mount Cook, located within Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, a World Heritage area. Surrounded by the splendor of the Southern Alps, this tranquil setting will provide a restful nights sleep. Check into your premium hotel with a stunning view of Mount Cook.

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Day 9 - Mount Cook - Christchurch

Discover Mount Cook in the heart of New Zealands most remarkable mountains, the Southern Alps. At 3764 meters above sea level, Mount Cook is New Zealands highest peak. One of the most spectacular features of this area is the gigantic Tasman Glacier. Then, take a guided tour and visit the Hochstetter Ice Fall at Tasman Glacier for stunning snowy scenery. Your private guide will drive from Mount Cook through the Canterbury Plains (approximately 200 miles) to Christchurch. Spend your last night in New Zealand at a 5-star accommodation less than two miles from Christchurch city center and enjoy a lavish dinner.

Day 10 - Christchurch - Depart for Home

Depart Christchurch with your private guide for your return flight home. We hope you had a pleasant stay with a lot of memories in New Zealand.


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