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Our top 10 most popular itineraries

The Essential Middle Earth Tour of the North Island

10 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Wellington
Accommodation style: Motels

21 day Classic New Zealand

21 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

The Essence of New Zealand

14 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Luxury 23 day Grand Explorer

23 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Luxury Lodges & hotels

The 9 day Essential South Island

9 days starting in Christchurch, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

13 day Southern Family Adventure

13 days starting in Christchurch, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Motels

The Classic 9 day Southern Alps Circuit

9 days starting in Queenstown, finishing in Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

18 Day Forests and Coasts Walking Experience

18 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Hotel 4 star

17 day Essential Golf New Zealand

17 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

9 Day Upper South Island Rail Experience

9 days starting in Christchurch, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

 

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki runs along side the highway into Mt. Cook and is the second largest of the 3 main alpine lakes that run along the northern edge of the McKenzie basin.

Originally created by a receding glacier the flow from the Tasman Glacier and Hooker Glacier provide the lake with its distinctive turquoise colour as tiny rock particles or ‘rock flour' reflects the sunlight, much like Lake Tekapo. An informative visitor centre provides a great insight into the formation of the lake and the region.

Covering an area of 80 square kilometres, from the southern end you can clearly see Mt. Cook around 70 kilometres away on a clear day. Water is drawn from the lake via large canals to drive hydro electric generators.