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Fly-Drive Tours

New Zealand 24 Day Fly Drive

  • UK
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Islands
  • Auckland
  • Rotorua
  • Tongariro
  • Wellington
  • Blenheim
  • Kaikoura
  • Christchurch
  • Mt Cook
  • Queenstown
  • Te Anau
  • Dunedin
  • Christchurch
  • UK

24 DAYS from £2299pp

Tour Highlights
  • Kauri forests and the Bay of Islands
  • The wine county of Blenheim
  • Whale watching near Kaikoura
  • Botanical gardens in Christchurch
  • Explore Mount Cook National Park
  • The silent grandeur of Milford Sound
  • Cultural sights in Dunedin

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

New Zealand 24 Day Fly Drive

Introducing Fly-Drive tours to the stunning islands of New Zealand. A country where snow-capped mountains, volcanic terrain and glacial lakes are surrounded by pristine coastline. New Zealand is the pinnacle of natural beauty and our carefully mapped routes guide you past the absolute highlights. With your car rental, flights, ferry and accommodation covered, it?s just up to you to drive between each destination.

Fly Drive Itinerary

UK to Auckland

Depart the UK on your flight to Auckland.

UK to Auckland

Flight to Auckland.


Collect your rental car and drive to your hotel.

Drive to Bay of Islands (3hr drive)

Head north through giant Kauri forests to the subtropical Bay of Islands.

Bay of Islands

Explore the Bay of Islands.

Bay of Islands to Auckland (3hr drive)

Return to Auckland and explore the city.

Drive to Rotorua (3hr drive)

Drive through picturesque countryside to Rotorua where you can visit geothermal attractions and experience local Maori culture.


Explore Rotorua.

Rotorua to Tongariro (2hr drive)

Head south to the dramatic landscapes of Tongariro National Park.

Wellington (4hr 30min drive)

Take a relaxing drive towards New Zealand?s charming capital, Wellington. Here you?ll have a chance to explore the city and surrounding coast.


Explore Wellington.

Blenheim (3hr ferry, 20min drive)

Drop your car off and board the Interislander ferry to Picton. Collect your new rental car and drive to Blenheim, the classic New Zealand wine country.

Kaikoura (2hr drive)

Take the scenic coastal road to Kaikoura.

Christchurch (2hr 40min drive)

Keeping to the east coast, reach Christchurch where you can discover the botanical gardens and cultural sights of this rejuvenated city.


Explore Christchurch.

Mt Cook (4hr drive)

Drive to Mt Cook where you can spend the day admiring the stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks and crystal blue lakes.

Queenstown (3hr drive)

Drive to the alpine resort of Queenstown packed with natural attractions. While in the city you could take a gondola ride to Bob?s peak or go Kayaking on the lake.


Explore Queenstown.

Te Anau (2hr drive)

Weave through mountains en route to the lakeside town of Te Anau. Close by is the silent Fjord of Milford Sound where you can take a cruise past waterfalls, wildlife and towering cliffs.

Te Anau

Explore Te Anau.

Dunedin (3hr 30min drive)

Head to Dunedin, a centre for culture and arts as well as gateway to the charming Otago Peninsula.


Explore Dunedin.

Drive to Christchurch (4hr 30min drive)

Finish off your adventure driving to Christchurch for your last night in this city.

Christchurchto the UK

Drop off your car at the airport for your flight home.

Important Information

Car Rental Included

Included in your holiday price is the rental of a Group A - Sub Compact Car such as a Holden Spark or similar with 1.3 - 1.4 litre engine, a choice of manual or automatic transmission, 5 doors, air conditioning, power steering, dual airbags, a maximum capacity of four people and a boot space for one medium suitcase and one overnight bag.

Upgrade your Car from just £99

Why not treat yourself to a vehicle upgrade to a Group D - Intermediate Auto Sedan Car such as a Holden Cruze or similar with a 2.0 - 2.4 litre engine, automatic transmission, 4 doors, air conditioning, power steering, dual airbags, ABS brakes, a maximum capacity of five people and boot space for two large suitcase and two overnight bags.

The Excess Reduction Plan includes: Car hire on an unlimited km basis, Excess Reduction (subject to a NZ$258.75 excess) and Airport/Wharf Fee. From 01 April 2019, additional driver fee also included.


British passport holders are not currently required to obtain a visa in order to travel to New Zealand. Further visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity.


We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flights to New Zealand are with Emirates (EK), departing from London Heathrow Terminal 3. Each passenger is entitled to 30kg of hold luggage and hand luggage of 7kg not exceeding 56cm x 36cm x 23cm in size. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Currency Information

The currency in New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) and we recommend you change some currency before you leave the UK.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPrice
2019 Dates
01 Apr 201908 Apr 2019£3349Please call to book
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09 Apr 201913 Apr 2019£3139Please call to book
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18 Apr 201928 Apr 2019£2519Please call to book
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29 Apr 201908 May 2019£2299Please call to book
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14 May 201919 Jun 2019£2299Please call to book
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20 Jun 201928 Jun 2019£2479Please call to book
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29 Jun 201914 Jul 2019£2979Please call to book
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15 Jul 201918 Jul 2019£3419Please call to book
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19 Jul 201927 Jul 2019£3579Please call to book
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28 Jul 201903 Aug 2019£3439Please call to book
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04 Aug 201902 Sep 2019£3219Please call to book
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05 Sep 201921 Oct 2019£3079Please call to book
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22 Oct 201905 Dec 2019£3149Please call to book
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06 Dec 201931 Dec 2019£3879Please call to book
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2020 Dates
01 Jan 202006 Feb 2020£3529Please call to book
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07 Feb 202031 Mar 2020£2949Please call to book
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What to expect

Fact File
Min/Max temperature

8 °C / 24 °C

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Auckland, North Island

Queenstown, South Island

What to pack
  • Warm clothing and thermals in winter
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • Binoculars
  • A plug adaptor
  • Leave plenty of space in your case for shopping!
Tour Map
New Zealand 24 Day Fly Drive Route Map
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