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South Island: 6D /5N (Christchurch to Queenstown)

Day 1: Christchurch

After arriving in Christchurch, pick up your rental car from the airport and head into the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights and attractions of Christchurch. It is well worth taking the drive over the hill into Littleton for an incredible view.

Day 2: Christchurch

Drive out to Ruapuna International Raceway in Christchurch for a drive in a high performance Mazda RX-7 racing series car. After a full safety and technical briefing will be suited up, then it’s on to the track for 3 laps in the passenger seat for an exciting demonstration. Finally, climb into the driver’s seat for 10 thrilling laps of the Ruapuna A course. Finish the day with a certificate.

Note: This experience does not operate every day, so please check with us to so we can work this into your itinerary.

Day 3: Christchurch – Lake Tekapo – Wanaka

Take a leisurely drive today stopping for lunch at the picturesque Lake Tekapo along the way. In the afternoon continue onto the Lake Wanaka.

Day 4: Cardrona

An exciting day lies ahead, and it is off to Adventure Park in Cardrona just out of Wanaka for the day. Here you will take a drive in an off road race car for 10 laps or excitement on the dirt. After this, go for a ride in a monster truck, then cap it off with a ride on 2 wheels sideways with a stunt driver. All the action you can handle in one day. At the end of the day you can continue onto Queenstown for 2 nights.

Day 5: Queenstown

You are now in the adventure capital of New Zealand, and you can start the day with an exhilarating ride on the famous Shotover Jetboat through the river and canyon. After this, travel up the gondola for spectacular views of Queenstown and ride the luge. There is so much to do in Queenstown that you will be spoilt for choice as you finish of the rest of your day either on the end of bungy or sitting at a bar.

Day 6: Queenstown

After check out from the hotel your arrangements conclude with the return of your rental car to Queenstown Airport for your departure.
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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 & Kruse audio guide
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Ruapuna Mazda RX7 Race Experience
  • 10 laps in off road racecar at Cardrona Park
  • Drive on two wheels with stunt driver
  • Drive in Monster Truck, The School Bully
  • Shotover Jet
  • Gondola and 2 luge rides
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Easy Total Km: 470 Estimated driving time: 6.5 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

Standard / Superior - From: NZ $1,600.00 Per Person
AccommodationCityNightsCheck-in
Chateau on the ParkChristchurch2Day 1
Edgewater Resort – Lake WanakaWanaka1Day 3
Novotel Queenstown LakesideQueenstown2Day 4

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Intermediate Car with GPS - 6 days            

Inclusions

Octane Rush (South Island)
  • Transport by self drive rental car including unlimited kms
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable pick up fees
  • GPS Navigation Unit & Kruse audio guide
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Ruapuna Mazda RX7 Race Experience
  • 10 laps in off road racecar at Cardrona Park
  • Drive on two wheels with stunt driver
  • Drive in Monster Truck, The School Bully
  • Shotover Jet
  • Gondola and 2 luge rides
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Easy Total Km: 470 Estimated driving time: 6.5 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.