Fun & Fabulous Kiwi Campervan Adventures - Take 2! April 17 - May 25, 2017

4/17/17 - Depart Los Angeles at 10:30 pm
4/19/17- Arrive Auckland at 6:15 am

Photo courtesy of Photos_by_Angela

Ultima Campervan - Length 7.20/Width 2.00m/Height 2.80m, 1.91m 2BTSM auto, power steering, turbo diesel, heating and air conditioning in drivers cab, 55-140L Fresh Water, 64-80L Waste Water 1 double or 2 single beds or day lounge, microwave 110L fridge/freezer 3 burner gas stove, external slide out BBQ, sink, Hot/Cold Pressurised water, shower, toilet, radio, CD, TV screen, DVD player (features subject to change according to specific vehicle)
April 19 - May 25

Pick-up your vehicle from Auckland (10 am)

Return your vehicle to Queenstown (3 pm)

Inclusive Pack INCLUDES: GST, unlimited kilometres, airport transfers upon vehicle collection and return, linen and bedding, kitchen and general equipment, plus in-trip tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips, Liability Reduction Option (reduces liability to NIL), Single vehicle rollover cover, WiFi (including 1GB of data), Extra driver fees, Linen exchange, Picnic table, Picnic chairs, Snow chains (if required), Portable fan heater (if required). EXCLUDES: Fuel, Road User Charge Recovery Fee (apx NZ7.00 per 100kms), One Way Fees, Location Fees, Credit Card Fee, Public holiday surcharge, Express Return Pack, Administration fees, Miscellaneous surcharges and fees, Optional extras.

Pick up your 37-day campervan rental, and let the explorations begin!


Auckland is situated on a narrow isthmus, bounded by two harbors - the Waitemata and the Manukau - at the southern end of the Auckland Peninsula. Auckland, known as the City of Sails, is the main gateway to New Zealand and the centre of commerce and industry. With a population of over one million, it is New Zealand's largest urban area.

Auckland offers something for everyone - great beaches, a beautiful harbor, fantastic shopping, and the nightlife and culture of a metropolitan city. Right on Auckland's doorstep is the magnificent Hauraki Gulf stretching in a great 250km sweep of coastline north and south of the city.

April 19 - 26

Own arrangements - Staying in campervan

April 26

One-Way Interislander Ferry Crossing with Campervan 4.9m - 5.5m

Ferry Transfer from Wellington to Picton

April 26 - 28

Own arrangements - Staying in campervan

April 28 - 30

On to Arthur's Pass!

Please note - We had to change the dates for this section of your itinerary as Arthur's Pass closes for the winter season in May. So you can enjoy your time here for 2 nights, then continue on with your campervan adventures!

Enjoy a Mountain View Room for 2 nights at the Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass
Mountain View Bedroom Area
A desk with a VIEW in your Wilderness Lodge room!
The Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass is a dude ranch type of place where you will find MANY things to do and explore during your stay. Check out everything that is included!
  • Continental and home-made style cooked breakfast served daily in the Mt Rolleston Restaurant
  • Dinner daily
  • Guided nature tour or farm/sheep shearing activities
  • Nature trails, running tracks and farm access
  • Guest laundry and WiFi (data-capped)
Conservation Projects at Arthur's Pass
The High Country in Arthur's Pass.
Mountain Trails at Arthur's Pass.
Hiking at Arthur's Pass.
Kayaking at Arthur's Pass
Caring for sheep orphans at Arthur's Pass
Naturalist guides at Arthur's Pass
Sheep shearing at Arthur's Pass

April 30 - May 25


Own arrangments - Staying in campervan

Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere's premiere four season alpine and lake resort. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooked by the majestic Remarkables Range, Queenstown is the perfect destination all year round. Summer burns hot under blue skies before cool autumn mornings change the leaves to vivid reds and gentle golds. With crisp, clear days and acres of snow covered mountains, winter is a time for snow enthusiasts, before nature bursts into colorful life during spring. The town follows the shores of Lake Wakatipu - a deep blue pool of pure mountain water. Framing the picture is The Remarkables range with its purple-brown peaks topped with snow. Swaths of green decorate the area between town and mountain top. Queenstown was named because "it was fit for Queen Victoria". Certainly it's lived up to that expectation. Today it's an exhilarating alpine resort, perfect for both adventurers and leisure seekers.

May 25

You knew this day would have to come -- It's time to leave your Kiwi adventures behind and head for home!
5/25/17 - Depart Queenstown 4:50 pm Arrive Los Angeles 3 pm the same day

(Via Auckland 3h 10m)

Welcome home!

I'm sure your journey has been an exciting adventure filled with many amazing memories, but I bet you are looking forward to sleeping at home in your very own bed tonight.
Please note:

In spots on the itinerary where you see open days, we've left time for you to explore places such as the alpine lakes of Milford Sound, Gore (known for fishing), Hokianga (where you can see see the two largest Kauri trees in the world), Tongaririo National Park (located in the central North Island and the oldest National Park in NZ), and so forth on your own, wherever your wanderlust takes you. There is SO much to see and do in New Zealand!

The trip in its current configuration as outlined in the proposal is $6020 per person as an estimate, including insurance, and is subject to availability and change without notice due to whatever is available at the very moment of booking. And, of course, please let us know if you want to add the original tours (e.g., the visit to Hobbiton, the canopy zipline adventure, and the Waitomo glowworm caves) that we had planned for you to do in the Rotorua area with Mike & Kari. They had SO much fun in that area, I imagine you'd have a blast as well!

Kia Ora!

We hope that this trip checks every box you'd hoped for on your New Zealand trip of a lifetime. It was revised without any other hotel stays per your wishes However, if you would prefer to sprinkle any of those back in or if we have missed anything that is important, simply let us know. We want this to be everything you were hoping for and more. We hope you love it! Let us know what you think. Noho ora mai ra, Michelle

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

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Michelle Pate - Surf City Cruise and Travel 714.335.9276

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