LT25D6 Coastal Splendour – Self Drive (6 days / 5 Nights ) Itinerary Three


(per adult)

A six day, five night self-drive tour of the South Island of New Zealand, including rental car, six nights 4 star hotel accommodation, nature cruise in Milford Sounds and many options.

Day One Christchurch – Lake Tekapo

Today travel by road to Lake Tekapo, travelling through the Canterbury Plains and the rolling foothills of the Southern Alps. This evening you have the option to visit the Mount John Observatory for some amazing star gazing. See extras available on the booking menu.

Evening accommodation Pepper Hotel Lake Tekapo or similar

Day Two Lake Tekapo – Mt Cook – Oamaru – Dunedin

Today travel by road to Mt Cook and through the dams of the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru and then onto Dunedin, which boasts some of the boosts some of the most beautiful architecture in New Zealand.

Evening accommodation St Clair Hotel or similar

Day Three Dunedin – Queenstown

This morning explore the Otago Peninsula, perhaps visit Larnach Castle or the Royal Albatross centre. Late morning / early afternoon depart Dunedin for Queenstown, travelling through scenic Central Otago and the old gold mining towns of Lawrence and Roxburgh and the fruit growing areas of the region.

Accommodation Millennium Queenstown or similar

Day Four Queenstown – Milford Sounds – Queenstown

Today enjoy a truly stunning scenic drive to Milford Sound, travelling initially from Queenstown to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park then through the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Nature Cruise for an unforgettable experience, and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord before returning to Queenstown by road. As an alternative to self-driving you can chose to travel to and from Queenstown by coach as a day tour option to Milford Sound, or treat yourself to a truly unique experience and join a Doubtful Sounds day tour from Queenstown; see extras available on the booking menu.

Day Five Queenstown – Haast Pass – Franz Josef

Travel along the shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast to Franz Josef Glaciers. The Franz Josef Glacier, 11km in length and more than 7,000 years old. This living ‘river of ice’ is a must see for any visitor to New Zealand.

Evening Accommodation Scenic Circle Franz Josef Hotel or similar.

Day Six Franz Josef – Greymouth – Christchurch

Today travel to Greymouth, the centre for thousands of diggers during the historic gold strikes of the 1860’s. Then journey over the Southern Alps, through Arthurs Pass, and on to Christchurch where your tour will conclude. There is the option today to leave your car in Greymouth and return to Christchurch by the TranzAlpine train. This journey is renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. In Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation or the airport where your tour concludes.

The tour pricing is on a twin share basis with up to two adults and two children travelling (children will be sharing the same hotel room as their parents). Should a single person be travelling, then the single person supplement will apply. See extras available on the booking menu

By adding optional extras at the time of booking you will receive a 10% discount on the extras as well as on the actual booking.

Important Information Regarding Your Vehicle Rental:

  1. The vehicle included with this rental is a Standard Size SDAR car, Toyota Corolla or similar
  2. There are options to upgrade the vehicle size at the time of booking, see extras available on the booking menu
  3. The vehicle comes equipped with Satellite Navigation
  4. The standard size vehicle can carry up to 5 people, and up to two large and two small suitcases
  5. The vehicle rental has a NZ$575.00 insurance excess for any vehicle damage, regardless of fault. There is the option to purchase vehicle collision damage wavier, reducing the excess to $0, see extras available on the booking menu Day One Christchurch
    Arrive Christchurch and collect your vehicle and travel into the
    city center for your first nights accommodation. Evening
    Accommodation Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch or similar
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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Maximum number of people: 4
Location: Self Drive – South Island