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South Island: 8 days / 7 nights - Christchurch to Christchurch

Day 1: Christchurch

Arrive in Christchurch and be transferred by private car to your hotel. Explore the garden city of Christchurch in the afternoon by tram.

Day 2: Christchurch - Greymouth - Franz Josef

Your day starts with a transfer to Christchurch Railway Station to board the most scenic train journey in New Zealand, the Tranz Alpine Express. This train will take you from the East Coast through the alps to the West Coast town of Greymouth. Transfer to the rental car depot to uplift your car for the drive south to Franz Josef Glacier. Spend the afternoon viewing or walking the Glacier

Day 3: Franz Josef - Queenstown

Head south on the beautiful drive to Queenstown. Stop in Wanaka on the way the visit the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum, with it collection of flyable and static aircraft displays. Continue your journey onto the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown for two nights.

Day 4: Queenstown

Today you have a huge range of options for activities. To start with take the Skyline Gondola to the top for spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu, and see a Maori Haka performance. Continue the adventure with a range of options including jet boating, bungy jumping, golfing, paragliding or just relax at one of the many cafe's.

Day 5: Queenstown - Dunedin

Start the day with a cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, the only coal fired passenger carrying vessel still operating in the southern hemisphere. In the afternoon drive through to Dunedin.

Day 6: Dunedin

Dunedin is New Zealand's most Scottish city. It is home of the steepest street in the world, Otago University and the beautiful Larnach Castle. Or you could continue with your rail them and take the Taieri Gorge Limited Train from Dunedin to Pukerangi return.

Day 7: Dunedin - Tinwald - Christchurch

Head North up the east coast stopping at The Plains Vintage Railway and Historical Museum Tinwald Ashburton. This museum has a collection of vintage trains including a 'K' 88 built in 1877. Drive on to Christchurch for your last night.

Day 8: Christchurch

After checking out from the hotel, your tour arrangements conclude with the return of your rental car to the airport or depot.
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Inclusions

  • Transport by self drive rental car including unlimited kms
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable pick up fees
  • GPS Navigation Unit
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Airport to city transfer
  • Hotel to railway station transfer
  • Tranz Alpine train journey
  • Skyline Gondola and Maori haka performance
  • Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Arrival documents
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Moderate Total Km: 1260 Estimated driving time: 17 hrs

This mileage/time is based on city to city as set out in the itinerary and does not include other excursions or general mileage.

Booking info

Economy Standard - From: NZ $1,275.00 Per Person
AccommodationCityNightsCheck-in
Chateau on the ParkChristchurch1Day 1
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef GlacierFranz Josef1Day 2
Sherwood ManorQueenstown2Day 3
Scenic Hotel Dunedin CityDunedin2Day 5
Chateau on the ParkChristchurch1Day 7

Book Now Enquiry Rental Car Category:

Compact Car with GPS - 6 days            
Superior Standard - From: NZ $1,475.00 Per Person
AccommodationCityNightsCheck-in
Crown PlazaChristchurch1Day 1
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef GlacierFranz Josef1Day 2
Novotel Queenstown LakesideQueenstown2Day 3
Scenic Hotel Southern CrossDunedin2Day 5
Crown PlazaChristchurch1Day 7

Book Now Enquiry Rental Car Category:

Intermediate Car with GPS - 6 days            

Inclusions

One Track Mind
  • Transport by self drive rental car including unlimited kms
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable pick up fees
  • GPS Navigation Unit
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Airport to city transfer
  • Hotel to railway station transfer
  • Tranz Alpine train journey
  • Skyline Gondola and Maori haka performance
  • Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Arrival documents
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Moderate Total Km: 1260 Estimated driving time: 17 hrs

This mileage/time is based on city to city as set out in the itinerary and does not include other excursions or general mileage.