Sail away into the sunset in New Zealand’s largest city, known as the City of Sails. Landlubbers will enjoy the city’s thriving social scene, boutique shops and historic neighbourhoods. Climb the Sky Tower for a bird’s eye view of Auckland and its dramatic setting, overlooked by ancient volcanic cones and surrounded by islands.
2h56m to Rotorua
0h35m to Rotorua
Explore the geothermally active landmarks of the Rotorua region, the highlight of which is the spectacular Pohutu geyser which erupts into a thirty metre column of steam with impressive regularity. Nearby, visit the eerie Craters of the Moon park lost in the mist or atmospheric Orakei Korako with its plopping mud pools and kaleidoscopic rivulets.
5h39m to Wellington
1h15m to Wellington
Stroll along Wellington's famous waterfront promenade, where you can enjoy sampling delicious seafood and some of the many excellent local wines Wellington manages to perfectly balance small town charm and capital city attitude.
4h11m to Blenheim
1h15m to Wellington
Enjoy an outside-the-box beach day at Blenheim with the addition of whale watching and the opportunity to swim with dolphins. Declared New Zealand's sunniest town but known locally for its many excellent vineyards, Blenheim is a favourite not only of in-the-know wine buffs but also water skiers, fishing aficionados, and kayakers.
3h56m to Christchurch
0h50m to Christchurch
Step back in time to a city that feels almost English but is Kiwi through and through. Regeneration after the devastating earthquake has brought a plethora of pop ups: museums, restaurants and arts projects. When you’re done with the city, ride the TranzAlpine train across picturesque Arthur’s Pass to open up a landscape of lakes and mountain peaks only New Zealand can deliver so accessibly.
5h49m to Queenstown
0h55m to Queenstown
Come alive in the adrenaline capital of New Zealand, the birthplace of the bungee jump. Queenstown provides the perfect base for an adventure holiday in the Southern Alps with the country’s best skiing and snowboarding destinations just a stone’s throw away.