LT25D7D Coastal Splendour – Self Drive (7 days / 6 Nights) Itinerary Thirteen


(per adult)

A seven day, six night self-drive tour of the South Island of New Zealand, including rental car, six nights 4 star hotel accommodation. Yellow-eyed penguin tour on the Otago Peninsula and nature cruise in Milford Sounds plus many more options.

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

Day Two Christchurch – Dunedin
Arrive Christchurch and collect your vehicle and travel by road to Dunedin, which boasts some of the boosts some of the most beautiful architecture in New Zealand.
Evening accommodation St Clair Hotel Dunedin or similar
Day Three Dunedin and Otago Peninsula
This morning you have the option of joining the Dunedin Rail Taieri Gorge train journey, rated one of the top train journeys in the world, or having the morning at leisure to explore Dunedin. Then this afternoon drive out onto the Otago Peninsula where a
guided tour of the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve to see the world’s rarest penguin has been arranged.
Day Four Dunedin – Te Anau
Today depart Dunedin for Te Anau, you have the option today to explore the Catlins, remote bays and cove on the south eastern corner of the South Island, or travel through Central Otago to Te Anau. This evening you could explore the Te Anau Glowworm caves, should these be of interest.
Accommodation Distinction Hotel Te Anau or similar
Day Five Te Anau – Milford Sounds – Queesntown
From Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park travel through the National Park to Milford Sound, travelling 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 treat yourself to a truly unique experience, a Doubtful Sounds day tour departing from Te Anau by coach. See extras available in the booking menu.  Accommodation Millennium Queenstown or similar
Day Six 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 Seven 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 addding optional extras at the time of booking you will receive a 10% disocount 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
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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Maximum number of people: 4
Location: Self Drive – South Island