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14 Day New Zealand Family Package

Tour Highlights

Family NZ$19,499 NZ$17,599
• 14 Nights in 4 Star Accommodation
• Car Hire: Premium Toyota RAV4 with Full Insurance
• Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
• Skyline Gondola and Buffet Dinner
• Interislander Ferry Cook Strait Wellington to Picton Ferry
• Abel Tasman Boat Cruise
• Franz Josef Glacier Flight with Snow Landing
• TSS Earnslaw Cruise, Farm Tour and Dinner
• Shotover Jet – the world’s most exciting jet boat ride!

This fantastic all-inclusive New Zealand Self Drive Holiday Package is the perfect family deal, and a great way for you and your family to explore New Zealand! Our family holidays to New Zealand include activities, accommodation, and a rental car for ultimate convenience.

Travel the length of New Zealand, starting in Auckland ending in Queenstown, and experience some great family activities and adventures on the way. Your kids will love the plethora of family-friendly attractions, including jet boating, helicopter flights and the gondola.

Read on for more details on our family holidays to New Zealand.

14 Day New Zealand Family Package | All-Inclusive Family Holidays to New Zealand

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

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Auckland Sky Tower

Arrive in Auckland. The “City of Sails” is New Zealand’s largest city, bordered by two stunning harbours. Collect your rental car from the airport, explore the city and its many family attractions, then make your way to your accommodation.

This evening, if you would like to dine with a spectacular view, you might like to visit the Sky Tower. You are spoilt for choice with three restaurants and cafés up the Sky Tower, including the Orbit 360degree dining revolving restaurant; The Sugar Club, which is superbly chic and elegant; or the Sky Café, where you can relax with a coffee, cheese board or ice cream. You will have the opportunity to view the city from 328 metres high above street level and take in the beautiful views, up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Spot the key landmarks, including a number of volcanoes and historical locations within the greater Auckland area.

Stay 1 night in Auckland City.

Day 2 Hobbiton > Rotorua

Driving time Auckland to Matamata 159 km / 98 miles, 2.5 hours

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Make your way to Matamata to discover the real Middle-Earth on the most picturesque private farmland. Near Matamata, visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from the Lord of the Rings films in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been completely rebuilt and will remain as it was seen in the films. There are spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges from the rolling green hills of the movie set, which is still a working sheep and beef farm. You can relax and soak up the unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee or a light meal in The Shires Rest Café.

Driving time Matamata to Rotorua 68 km / 42 miles, 1 hour

After your Hobbiton adventure, enjoy the scenic drive to Rotorua, distinguished by Maori culture and geothermal activity!

Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Day 3 Rotorua

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Skyline Gondola Rotorua

Relax and explore Rotorua for the day.

In the evening, enjoy dinner at Rotorua’s most spectacular location – Skyline Restaurant. Sit back and relax as the views from the gondola unfold on your journey to the Skyline complex. The Skyline Restaurant will then serve you a mouthwatering taste of New Zealand, a buffet of legendary proportions.

Feast on mouthwatering fresh soups, salads and seafood specialties such as mussels, queen scallops, sushi and sashimi. Enjoy carvery roasts of beef, lamb or pork with specialty sauces to match, with live cooking from your friendly chefs. The legendary Art of the Grill menu will tempt your taste buds even further, with a selection of fillet steak, prawn and Morten Bay Bugs – all cooked on the grill to your liking. Add to that a range of sumptuous desserts, and you’ve got yourself a unique dining experience not to be missed. Tiered seating guarantees stunning views from every table! After dinner, enjoy the scenic ride back down on the gondola. At the top of the gondola you also have the option to add on a thrilling Luge Ride, enjoy nature walks, and visit the Jelly Belly Shop and Volcanic Hills winery and tasting room.

Day 4 Taupo

Driving time Rotorua to Taupo 76 km / 47 miles, 1 hour

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Taupo Swing and Bungy

Enjoy the short drive south to Taupo, rich in natural beauty and filled with attractions such as the Huka Falls, Bungy Jumping, Sky Diving, Jet Boating and Boat Cruises. Just north of Lake Taupo, you’ll find New Zealand’s most visited attraction, the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cliff face every second. You can visit the Huka Falls at your leisure.

Stay 1 night in Taupo.

Day 5 Wellington

Driving time Taupo to Wellington 375 km / 233 miles, 5 hours

Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, has so much to offer. Set on the edge of a stunning harbour, surrounded by rolling hills, it’s a city rich in culture waiting to be explored. From shopping and picturesque walks to exhibitions, festivals, Te Papa Tongarewa: the Museum of New Zealand, and more – Wellington has something for the whole family.

Stay 1 night in Wellington.

Day 6 Nelson

Sailing time Wellington to Picton 70 km / 43 miles, 3 hours
Driving time Picton to Nelson 134 km / 83 miles, 2 hours

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Interislander Ferry

It’s all about the journey today as you board the Interislander Cook Strait Ferry, which will transport you on a scenic cruise to Picton. Back on dry land, drive through Marlborough, New Zealand’s largest wine region, to reach your destination. Nelson is a picturesque city offering beaches, wineries and boutique breweries. If you like food, wine and beer, you will love Nelson! The region also enjoys New Zealand’s highest sunshine hours, which makes it a mecca for fruit-growing, and its natural beauty has attracted a number of artists to the area. There are numerous art galleries to browse through, and be sure to visit the fantastic craft market if you’re in town on Saturday!

Stay 2 nights in Nelson.

Day 7 Nelson > Abel Tasman

Driving time Nelson to Abel Tasman 65 km /40 miles, 1 hour (each way) 

Abel Tasman Scenic Cruise

In the morning, enjoy a boat cruise into the Abel Tasman National Park where you can relax on the hot golden sand, enjoy a day walk or simply enjoy a return boat cruise without having to leave the boat. This trip allows you to explore sections of the Abel Tasman Coast Track; the boat will stop at scenic points along the way where you can get off and walk a section of the track, the boat will then collect you later in the day. Or you may just want to pack a picnic lunch, beach towels and laze on the beach for the day.

Day 8 Hokitika

Driving time Nelson to Hokitika 325 km / 201 miles, 4.5 hours

Discover the rugged West Coast as you travel to Hokitika, famous for its arts and crafts. Watch a masterpiece being crafted from gold, silver, molten glass, bone, silk or greywacke or carve your own creation from wood or jade “pounamu.” Take in Hokitika’s natural beauty, enjoy its expansive beach, or venture down one of the many walking and mountain biking tracks and make the most of your family vacation.

Stay 1 night in Hokitika.

Day 9 Franz Josef

Driving time Hokitika to Franz Josef 136 km / 85 miles, 2.5 hours

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Glacier Scenic Helicopter Flight

Continue south through dense rainforest towards New Zealand’s most famous glaciers.

In the afternoon, enjoy an unforgettable family experience – a scenic helicopter flight sweeping above Westland National Park. Explore Franz Josef Glacier before landing in the snow to enjoy amazing views of the majestic Southern Alps.

Stay 1 night in Franz Josef.

Day 10 Wanaka

Driving time Franz Josef to Wanaka 285 km / 177 miles, 4 hours

Continue down the West Coast. Turn inland and discover the Haast Pass Highway, with many short walks and natural attractions to view along the way. Arrive in Wanaka, which boasts panoramic views and a relaxing atmosphere. Wanaka offers a host of family attractions such as Puzzling World, the Toy & Transport Museum and Crossfire.

Stay 2 nights in Wanaka.

Day 11 Wanaka

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Lake Wanaka

Relax and enjoy the beauty of Wanaka. Explore one of the town’s myriad walking tracks, watch a film at the quirky Cinema Paradiso, or simply experience the attractive town centre.

A visit to the Lavender Farm never goes amiss. Wander through 10 acres of beautiful lavender fields, meet their friendly farm animals, play garden games and enjoy a hot or cold drink at the café; Wanaka Lavender farm is a great place to unwind!

Day 12 Queenstown

Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 70 km / 43 miles, 1 hour

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TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise

Drive over the beautiful Crown Range, one of New Zealand’s highest alpine roads, and admire the fantastic views along the way. Be sure to stop at historic Cardrona Hotel for a refreshment before your arrival in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital and top family destination.

In the evening, relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, the only coal-fired passenger vessel still operating in the southern hemisphere. Step aboard – watch the stokers fueling the fireboxes and hear the hiss of the steam engines working as the TSS Earnslaw takes you on a nostalgic cruise over beautiful Lake Wakatipu. Disembark at Walter Peak High Country Farm, where you will enjoy a stunning gourmet BBQ dinner. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high country farming life. Then on your return cruise, relax with a drink from the bar or join a fun sing-along with the ship’s pianist.

Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

Day 13 Queenstown

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Shotover Jet

Make the most of Queenstown with a trip down Shotover Canyon on the world’s most exciting jet boat ride! Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. It’s a thrilling ride – skimming past rocky outcrops at close range in your Shotover Jet ‘Big Red,’ you’ll twist and turn through the narrow canyons at breathtaking speeds. And a major highlight – hold tight for the world-famous full 360º spins!

In the afternoon, choose from an exciting range of optional activities including scenic flights4WD safarislake cruises and more. Ask about our family package deals.

Day 14 Queenstown

Relax and enjoy Queenstown today. You have the option to visit the Kiwi Birdlife Park, the Underwater Observatory, the Queenstown Ice Arena for some ice-skating fun, or simply enjoy a lakefront stroll. The Bathhouse Café on the waterfront is a great stop for a drink or a bite to eat, with a playground for the kids right outside!

In the evening, relax in one of Queenstown’s restaurants and make a toast to a fantastic holiday!

Day 15 Depart Queenstown

Drop off your rental car at Queenstown Airport and depart Queenstown.

Planning Family Holidays to New Zealand

Our New Zealand family holiday packages are suited for children of almost all ages. If you are travelling with an infant, we can tailor the itinerary to suit. In addition, we can add car seats or infant cots if required.

Each of these self-drive family holidays to New Zealand are fully customisable. We will work with you to ensure your itinerary matches exactly what you are looking for. In addition, we oversee all aspects of booking your holiday for ultimate convenience.

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to begin planning your family holidays to New Zealand.

Tour Prices

Discounted Save up to 20%

Family: NZ$17,599 or AU$15,999
Twin/Double: NZ$5799 or AU$5249 PP
Child: NZ$2999 or AU$2549 PP

* Family: 2 Adults and 2 Children (14 years or under)
* Child rate applies (5-14 years) when accompanied by two adults, under 5 years FOC
* NZ$400 charge applies to children aged 3-4 years, NZ$140 charge applies to children aged 0-2 years who wish to do the Scenic Helicopter Flight Over Franz Josef Glacier
* AUD conversions may vary
* A peak season surcharge may apply

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