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21 Day Simply NZ South – North Package

Standard Prices: - start from NZ $1058 *(refer below)

All Inclusive Prices: - start from NZ $2123 - *(refer below)


Vehicle Options: refer below

Price Includes:

  • 21 Day Campervan Hire all inclusive with, Unlimited Kilometers, GST, Kitchen Kit, Linen, Table and Chairs, Extra Drivers Fees, Diesel Tax Recovery Fee, Prepaid Gas Bottle,Snow Chains if required, Portable Heater if required, Insurance with $0 Excess, including overhead and underbody damage, 1 windscreen and 2 tyres, – Drive away no more to pay*! With total peace of mind!

**Package Deal also Includes

  • Travel Maps & New Zealand Camping Guide Hema Map and dedicated camping publication
  • Discount Booklet offering discounts on Major Attractions.


Flexible itinerary - *Tailor each day to suit your specific interests

Day 1: (Flexible): Arrive Christchurch : Around Christchurch

Day 1 The South Island's largest city, Christchurch is an entertaining mixture of refined lifestyle and cultural excitement. Visit heritage sites, museums and art galleries, and enjoy the highly developed restaurant scene.The tranquil Avon River meanders through the city, historic buildings house a lively arts community and restored trams make it easy for visitors to get around. The first four ships arrived from England to settle Christchurch in 1850, and their legacy lives on in the city's grand heritage buildings and stately parks. Visit historic sites, museums and art galleries and the stunning Cathedral in Cathedral Square. For an unforgettable scenic experience, travel up the Christchurch gondola or go punting on the Avon River. Sumner is a fabulous spot for a seafood lunch and if the tide is right, have a walk through Cave Rock.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 2: (Flexible): Christchurch to Lake Tekapo 230 kms

Day 2 The scenic route to Lake Tekapo leads you out of the patchwork quilt of the Canterbury Plains. The route is about as straight and flat as roads get in New Zealand. On a clear day, the Southern Alps provide outstanding scenery.The town of Rakaia sits on the southern side of the Rakaia River. The Rakaia bridge spans 1.8 kilometres of one of the world's best examples of a 'braided' river system. Ashburton, which sits between the Rakaia and Rangitata rivers, is a large town that serves the local rural community. It has about six museums and some excellent craft galleries. The friendly village of Geraldine is in the heart of a prosperous farming area. The town also has a highly regarded vintage car and machinery museum. By the time you reach the town of Fairlie, which has a number of historic sites to see, you're firmly in the rolling hills of sheep country. Lake Tekapo and the other lakes in the Mackenzie Country are a wonderful opaque turquoise colour, the result of glacier-ground rock sediment in the water. The exquisite Church of the Good Shepherd is possibly the most photographed church in New Zealand - its altar window perfectly frames Mount Cook. Make the most of the fresh, alpine air on the Lake Tekapo Walkway. On a clear night, you can watch the stars at Mt John Observatory.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 3: (Flexible): Lake Tekapo to Queenstown 254 kms

Todays easy drive to Twizel takes you through picturesque sheep farming country fringed with mountain ranges. You’ll know you’re in Omarama when you see the giant merino sheep statue. This area’s unique geography has made it a magnet for gliding enthusiasts. Your trip to Queenstown begins with the beautiful Lindis Pass – just magic when there’s snow around. Lake Dunstan is a fine place for a picnic before you explore the restored heart of Cromwell. Take a detour to Bannockburn if you’re interested in old gold workings. The vineyards of the Gibbston area and bungy jumpers at the Kawarau River Bridge are other interesting distractions. The alpine resort of Queenstown is exciting, sophisticated and fantastically scenic. It’s the place to source almost any kind of adventure, including bungy, jet boating, horse trekking, rafting and river surfing. A trip on the iconic TSS Earnslaw is an experience you won’t forget – take your camera!
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 4: (Flexible): Queenstown to Te Anau 174 kms

Day 4 Travel from Queenstown to Lake Te Anau. Your journey clings scenically to the edge of Lake Wakatipu. Start your day early so you have time to take a break in Kingston, the home of a remarkable vintage steam train and visit the small towns of Mossburn and Lumsden for unique shopping opportunities - a farm tour is another possibility. The picturesque Te Anau Township sits on the shores of Lake Te Anau. Cruise on the lakes, walk the tracks and visit the Department of Conservation wildlife centre. The Te Ana-au Caves are an excellent adventure.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 5: (Flexible): Te Anau to Milford Sound 116 kms

Day 5 The road to Milford is one of New Zealand's most scenic drives. The first part is relatively mild farmland, then you'll ease into beech forest near the entrance to the Fiordland National Park. Look for the Avenue of the Disappearing Mountain and the Mirror Lakes. The rough hewn Homer Tunnel brings you into Milford Sound, an amazing 22km-long fiord dominated by Mitre Peak. A cruise on Milford Sound will be an essential component of your time in Fiordland, or you can get up close and personal in a sea kayak. Tall waterfalls, vertical rock faces and seals are just some of the things you'll remember. The underwater observatory is an option with most cruises.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 6: (Flexible): Milford Sound to Queenstown 290 kms

Day 6 A free morning to relax and take it easy before returning to Queenstown. Spend as little or as long as you like at Te Anau or the other picturesque little towns along the way depending on how you feel on the day. Take the opportunity to get those last minute photos at Milford or on the way back to Te Anau. Stop lakeside for a bite to eat and enjoy the serenity!
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 7: (Flexible): Queenstown to Wanaka 113 kms

Day 7 An easy day today. You have 2 routes to Wanaka, the Crown Range Road is the more spectacular shorter option, but a little more challenging. The other option will take you alongside the Clutha and Shotover Rivers. Crystal clear lake waters lap the shores of Wanaka town and the feet of the Southern Alps, which are home to winter ski fields and the dramatically alpine Mount Aspiring National Park.The lake is the picture and the mountains are the frame. Lake Wanaka is a place to take a deep breath and relax. Protected from the outside world by the grandeur of the mountains, you're enclosed in a hidden paradise. Lake Wanaka is New Zealand's fourth largest; its clean, blue waters are an inland sea for sailors and jetboaters to explore. Walking tracks and bridle trails wander the flats and foothills. In all seasons, outdoor adventures beckon.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 8: (Flexible): Rotorua to Turangi 125 kms

Day 8 Todays first scenic highlight is Lake Hawea, followed closely by the northern end of Lake Wanaka. The famous 'bra fence' is impossible to miss - it started as a joke, but it's become a local legend. At the wilderness town of Makarora you can fuel up and refresh before you take on the dramatic twists and turns of the Haast Pass. Enjoy waterfalls and river scenery as you arrive in rainforest country. It's a town with a touch of the wild west. Just north of Haast is Lake Moeraki, a peaceful forest lake.A 40 minute walk takes you to the penguin colony at Monro Beach. Next is pretty Lake Paringa, where you can enjoy a delicious meal of salmon at the salmon farm.The terminal face of Fox Glacier is just 5 kilometres from the township that serves it.The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are unique relics of the last ice age. Mighty rivers of solid white, tumbling down ice-hewn rock valleys, they are classically beautiful in the glacial sense. After a short drive north, you'll arrive at Franz Josef Glacier. You can walk to the terminal of the glacier in about 10 minutes. Franz Josef township has a good range of accommodation and eating establishments.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 9: (Flexible): Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers to Greymouth 203 kms

Day 9 You will head towards the "frontier town" of Hokitika this morning. Previously settled in 1860 after the discovery of gold, Greenstone (NZ jade) is now the town's treasure - watch it being carved. You might also want to investigate the museum and do the historical walk. The road between Hokitika and Greymouth provides great views of the wild west coast. Detour to the beach and breathe the salt spray air. Driftwood is the ornamentation of choice for west coast beaches - every shape, size and colour. Shantytown, just south of Greymouth, is a reconstructed 1880s gold rush town - great family entertainment. Greymouth has a long gold mining history. It's the largest town on the west coast and is known for its awesome seascapes. The local brewery runs tours or you can catch up with west coast history at the museum. White water rafting, sea kayaking and gold panning are other things to do. Travel pack includes specific information and recommendations so you can tailor your day to suit your specific interests.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 10: (Flexible): Greymouth to Nelson 296 kms

Day 10 Depending on what time you leave Greymouth, you may have the opportunity to take the road to Westport and then on to Nelson. The road to Punakaiki is breathtaking. White capped breakers and rugged rocks on one side, bush-clad mountains on the other side. The town of Runanga is a classic mining village - it offers an interesting walk to nearby Coal Creek Falls. Punakaiki is famous for its pancake rocks and booming blowholes. When the tide is right, the blow holes are spectacular. Westport is known as a coal mining town, but it's also a base for outdoor adventures. Visit the local coal mining museum, then strap on your walking shoes to investigate the seal colony. The road to Nelson is scenic and interesting, beginning with the dark, forbidding Buller Gorge. At Hawks Crag you'll drive under a dramatic rock overhang. The museum at Murchison will tell you all about the massive earthquake that shook the region in 1929. Those with plenty of time can turn off and loop past the Nelson Lakes National Park. Nelson is home to a fascinating community of beach, bush and art lovers. From here you can organise yourself an eco-adventure or become immersed in the local creative culture. Every year the city hosts the Montana New Zealand Wearable Art Awards. Your Travel pack includes specific information and recommendations so you can tailor your day to suit your specific interests.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 11: (Flexible): Nelson to Picton/Wellington 196 kms

Day 11 Try to get an early start today. The drive to Picton is both beautiful and interesting. Rai Valley has a delightful cottage museum, and at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve you can enjoy a bush walk or a swim. Nearby Canvastown gives you the chance to explore old gold mining fields - thousands tried to get rich here in the 1860s. Havelock is the place for a seafood meal - it's known as the Green Shell Mussel Capital of the World. The road to Picton from the Havelock turnoff is only about 30kms, travelling time is approximately 1 hour. The road winds up and down with scenery so breathtaking you won't want to miss a thing. The picturesque seaside town of Picton is the South Island base for the Interislander ferry service, which links the North and South islands of New Zealand. Museums and interesting walks will keep you entertained while you're here. The passage through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait is one of the most scenic ferry trips in the world. The fast ferry makes the trip in just over 2 hours, the cruise-style ferry takes 3 hours. Nestled between the harbour and the hills, the downtown area of Wellington is ideal for explorations on foot. Enjoy cafes, restaurants, museums and all kinds of shops. As New Zealand's capital, this city is rich in political history.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 12: (Flexible): Picton/Wellington to Palmerston North 143 kms

Day 12 Your journey North takes you first to Levin - it has a thriving clothing industry and many factory shops. Offshore from Waikanae is Kapiti Island, a nature reserve for close encounters with rare birds. A car museum and gourmet cheese factory are other attractions in this area.Two beautiful dune lakes are an easy detour from Levin. The town of Shannon is next - pause here to enjoy the owl sanctuary. One of New Zealand's largest provincial cities, Palmerston North has an attractive historic heart. Many of the original stores built in the 1920s and 1930s have been restored and now function as boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Rose gardens and museums should also be on your agenda of things to see.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 13: (Flexible): Palmerston North to Turangi 199 kms

Day 13 Leaving the beautiful provincial town of Palmerston North you will journey to Bulls, where you can browse antique shops, you'll be surrounded by tranquil farmland. As you drive North towards the town of Taihape (the Gumboot Throwing capital of the world), the landscape becomes dominated by rivers and valleys. The Mangaweka Gorge is a scenic masterpiece. In Waiouru, an army town, you should check out the QE2 Memorial Museum. The Desert Road is the last lap of your journey - it's long and straight, with amazing views of Tongariro National Park's volcanoes. The town of Turangi is the trout fishing capital of New Zealand. The hot springs of Tokaanu are a nearby attraction, or you can try rafting the Tongariro River. The walks and skifields of the Tongariro National Park are also close by.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 14: (Flexible): Turangi to Rotorua 125 kms

Day 14 If more amazing scenery is what you're after, today will not disappoint. You'll follow the edge of New Zealand's largest lake (actually an enormous volcanic crater) to reach Taupo Township. Today you get to enjoy the beauty of the Lake once again. The drive is very scenic and there are many picnic opportunities along the way. Where streams run into the lake, you'll often see trout fisherman trying their luck. The resort town of Taupo has everything a traveller could wish for, including an excellent choice of cafes and restaurants. The road to Rotorua will keep you entertained with its unusual, volcanic geography and refreshing tracts of plantation pine forest. Near the beginning of your journey you'll encounter Huka Falls, a world-acclaimed golf course and the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. If you have an hour or two to spare, take a side road to a geothermal park. You'll discover geysers, silica terraces and craters of boiling mud. The city of Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so there's evidence of volcanic activity everywhere you look. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand's Maori people. Rotorua is entertaining in any weather, at any time of the year.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 15: (Flexible): Rotorua to Whitianga 252 kms

Day 15 Leaving Rotorua a stopover at Okere Falls Scenic Reserve allows a walk to see the hydroelectric power station. You will climb the Mamaku range before descending towards the prosperous city of Tauranga which sprawls along the edge of an attractive harbour. The journey North will take you past historic Waihi, a gold mining town. Several charter companies run day trips to Mayor Island, which is actually the summit of a volcano rising from the sea floor. Whangamata is one of the country's most attractive surf towns. Enjoy the beach, cafes and bush walks. The road north gives you the opportunity to visit Hot Water Beach, where geothermally heated water bubbles up through the sand. Another highlight of this journey is the walk to spectacular Cathedral Cove, which begins at Hahei. The beach town of Whitianga is home to a fishing fleet - expect to eat some excellent seafood while you're here. Catch the ferry to the south side of the harbour - a short taxi ride will take you to Cooks Beach.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 16: (Flexible): Whitianga to Auckland 187 kms

Day 16 Takes you to the historic township of Thames via one of two routes. The road North via the township of Coromandel clings to the edge of the coast. Now a haven for artists, craftspeople and conservationists. There are several good walks in the area and an interesting museum You'll enjoy amazing views and a constant procession of beautiful beaches, keep the camera handy! Today is a day of choices, there are 2 options to get you back to Auckland the fast way takes you to Waitakaruru then across the serene, green Hauraki Plains then whisks you along the motorway and over the Bombay Hills. The slower, scenic route winds through farmland to the village of Clevedon. Both routes make it possible to visit Miranda's hot springs.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 17: (Flexible): Auckland to Paihia 216 kms

Day 17 Taking the inland coastal route the motorway will quickly sweep you northward, until the suburban scenery gives way to peaceful farmland. Pass through the town of Orewa which spreads along the edge of a large, white sand surf beach. Stop for lunch at one of the stylish cafes and restaurants in Whangarei with an afternoon visit to Whangarei Falls. A series of small settlements will lead you north. Take a rest stop in Kawakawa at the famous public toilet! Next stop, Paihia, Bay of Islands!
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 18: (Flexible): Around Paihia / Bay of Islands

Day 18 Paihia makes an excellent base for exploring the Bay of Islands. Catch a cruise to the outer islands or a ferry to the charming township of Russell. The historic Treaty House at Waitangi marks the beginning of New Zealand as a nation. Visit the Haruru Falls or take a trip to Kerikeri and picnic at Rainbow Falls. Plenty to see and do don't forget the camera!
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 19: (Flexible): Paihia to Dargaville 128 kms

Day 19 Scenic side trips on the road to Kaitaia include Matauri Bay (the resting place of the Rainbow Warrior) and Tauranga Bay. Further north, the beautiful beaches of Doubtless Bay will tempt you with white sand and crystal clear water Kaitaia is the main centre for the 'subtropical' north. From here you can catch a bus trip along Ninety Mile Beach. Other local attractions include the Far North Regional Museum and the nocturnal park. The backcountry route to Dargaville takes you past the Herekino Forest, where you can stretch your legs on the Kaitaia Walkway. A vehicular ferry will carry you over the harbour to Rawene, a great stop for coffee and crafts. Further on is Opononi, where you can arrange to go sand dune surfing. Your next adventure is the awesome Waipoua Forest, home of New Zealand's largest kauri trees. Not far from Dargaville are the Kai Iwi lakes, a picturesque picnic and swimming spot. Dargaville is a perfect base for exploring the Kaipara Harbour.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 20: (Flexible): Dargaville to Auckland 167 kms

Day 20 an early start today will see you travel across the river plain to Matakohe's kauri museum, where you'll discover the district's fascinating history. In the village of Maungaturoto you can explore antique and craft shops. At Brynderwyn you'll turn towards Kaiwaka, a village known for its Dutch cheese. Wellsford, Helensville and Kaipara Harbour are all on the route towards Auckland. There are hot springs at Parakai if you have time to spare. At Kumeu you'll turn towards Waitakere, where you'll embark on a beatiful scenic drive through the Waitakere Ranges. Auckland will reveal itself as you drive down from Titirangi village. With two huge harbours, this city is an ideal base for marine adventures.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication

 

Day 21: (Flexible): Around Auckland

Day 21 Spend the day exploring the sights around Auckland. A hub of sophistication, Auckland is situated between 2 enormous harbours and dotted with 48 extinct volcanic cones. You can enjoy marine adventures, wine adventures or forest trails. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping - you're beginning to get the picture of Auckland. In the Maori language, Auckland is known as Tamaki-Makau-Rau - 'the maiden with a hundred suitors'. It earned this name because it was a region coveted by many tribes. The natural assets of Auckland have made it a dream destination for all kinds of travellers. There is plenty to see and do in this fabulous city.
Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication


Pricing Includes – Hema Atlas – Camping Publication – GPS Activated Tourism Guide

  • All Inclusive Price - Hema Atlas and Camping Publication – Received before you travel so you can plan your trip
  • Standard Price - NZ Touring Map and Accommodation Map on pickup.
  • Tourism GPS enabled Radio Guide provided in vehicle on pickup with more than 2200 points of interest, local landmarks, scenic highlights, hidden gems and attractions highlighted as you approach them.

    2015/2016 Pricing From:

    HITOP
    2/3 Berth
    VOYAGER
    4 Berth
    TRAILBLAZER
    2 Berth (T/S)
    EXPLORER
    4 Berth (T/S)
    FRONTIER
    6 Berth (T/S)
    Standard Package $1058 $1218 $1357 $1357 $1816
    All Inclusive Package $2123 $2283 $2422 $2422 $2881
    ULTIMA
    2 Berth (T/S)
    PLATINUM BEACH
    4 Berth (T/S)
    PLATINUM RIVER
    6 Berth (T/S)
    Standard Package $2792 $3179 $3565
    All Inclusive Package $3857 $4244 $4630

    * Please note prices are subject to change and will depend on time of travel.
    These rates are based on travel in May 2015. To get rates for your dates of travel click on Quote / Book Online.


    Terms and Conditions

    All Inclusive Price Includes:

    • 21 Day Campervan (click on vehicle images above)
    • Prices quoted are all inclusive with, Unlimited Kilometers, GST, Kitchen Kit, Linen, Table and Chairs, Extra Drivers fees, Diesel Tax Recovery Fee, Prepaid Gas Bottle, Snow Chains if required, Portable Heater, Insurance included $0 Excess, includes overhead underbody damage, 1 windscreen and 2 tyres.
    • Travel Maps & New Zealand Camping Guide
    • Discounts on recommended tours & activities

    Price Does Not Include:

    • Food - Cost of supermarket supplies at customer expense
    • Cost of any tours or Activities (extra cost)
    • Onsite Accommodation at listed Tourist/Caravan Parks
    • Ferry Crossing – Pricing varies according to season

    Terms and Conditions

    • Traveller to organise his/her own flights to & from Christchurch/Auckland
    • All Drivers must be over 21 and have a valid unrestricted drivers licence.
    • Pricing is subsidised and guaranteed for Australian & New Zealand Residents.
    • Price on application for all International Guests

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