Hit the highlights of the Land of the Long White Cloud, from boiling mud and underground caverns to ancient glaciers and crystal-clear fiords. In the North Island you'll see everything from Auckland's city sophistication and marine playground, to Napier's distinctive art deco style and Rotorua's unique geothermal landscape. Day tours to the magical Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set are included in your pass. Spend some time in Wellington and discover its secrets before setting off to the South Island on the Interislander ferry.
Explore the picturesque coastlines around Picton and Nelson before venturing into the West Coast - a strikingly beautiful region of native rainforest, crashing surf and enormous glaciers. Carry on to Queenstown and take a day tour to the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound, including a cruise on the fiord.
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Your pass is divided into the following 'legs'. You can book travel in either direction (i.e. follow the itinerary from top to bottom, or bottom to top). You can also stop as often as you like along the way on each leg (for example, on the Napier to Wellington leg you can book from Napier to Hastings, Hastings to Palmerston North and Palmerston North to Wellington).
IMPORTANT: Milford Sound cruises, entrance to Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set are shown as 'extras' on the bus services for these tours. You must select and add these extras to your cart in order to book them. You can also add other extras (like meals) to your tour in the same way. At the checkout we'll book the trip on your pass and you can pay for any extras that aren't included in your pass.
When booking tours you must book to and from the stops shown. The Auckland to Rotorua including Waitomo Caves tour cannot be done on the same day as the Hobbiton Movie Set tour. View our TravelPass tours page for more information.
Set off from Auckland and view the magnificent Waitomo Glowworm Caves en route to Rotorua, where you can see bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers.
Step onto the Hobbiton Movie Set on a tour from Rotorua and see where movie magic was created – Hobbit Holes, the Party Tree and more.
Lake Taupo in the Central North Island is picture-postcard pretty – it’s also full of action-packed activities like bungy jumping, jet boating, fishing, skiing and hiking.
Visit Napier in the relaxed Hawke's Bay winegrowing region and soak up some rays.
Make a stop in Wellington to sample its cafe culture and visit Te Papa, the national museum.
A trip across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry is included in your pass, making it easy to explore both islands.
Skirt national parks and picturesque vineyards as you travel from Picton to Nelson.
Travel down the rugged West Coast to Franz Josef, home to one of the world's most accessible glaciers.
Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand, where you can bungy, swing, ski and go jet boating all in one action-packed place.
See the 'eighth wonder of the world' - spectacular Milford Sound, on a full-day tour and cruise. Lunch is also included.
Your itinerary ends in Christchurch, where after a massive earthquake, this historic city is rebuilding itself in imaginative ways.
OPTION: Add a stop at Mount Cook for some alpine exploration.