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South Island: 10 days / 9 nights - Christchurch to Christchurch

Day 1: Christchurch - Hanmer Springs

Arrive at Christchurch Airport and be met by our local representative and shown to your rental car before driving north to the wonderful Hanmer Springs.

Day 2: Hanmer Springs

Relax at Hanmer Springs, by heading for the thermal reserve to soak in the naturally heated pools - or treat yourself to a range of indulgent spa's.

Day 3: Hanmer Springs - Franz Josef

Drive West towards Greymouth then down the West Coast to Franz Joseph Glacier where you will stay at the Franz Joseph Glacier Country Retreat.

Day 4: Franz Josef - Wanaka

Continue your drive South down the West Coast through Fox Glacier, Haast and onto Lake Wanaka for a night.

Day 5: Wanaka - Queenstown

A short drive over the Crown Range into majestic Queenstown for two nights at the fantastic Millbrook Resort.

Day 6: Queenstown

Ride the Gondola to the top of the Skyline for magnificent views of Lake Wakatipu. Then treat yourself to an activity from bungy jumping, jet boating, lake excursions, skiing or even a round of golf at your resort to name a few.

Day 7: Queenstown - Mt Cook

Head North East to Aoraki/Mt Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand located in the Southern Alps.

Day 8: Mt Cook

Head off in the morning for a 3 hour glacier boat tour of the glacier. In the afternoon relax, or take in a scenic flight, visit the museum or go for an alpine walk.

Day 9: Mt Cook - Christchurch

Drive onto the garden city of Christchurch, staying in the centre of town. Stroll the city on foot, by tram or explore the beaches and hills in your car.

Day 10: Christchurch

After check out from the hotel your 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
  • Meet and greet with car rental assistance
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Glacier Explorers 3.5 hour tour of Tasman Glacier at Aoraki/Mt Cook
  • Skyline Gondola
  • Arrival documents
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Long Total Km: 1500 Estimated driving time: 20.5 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

Deluxe Superior - From: NZ $2,505.00 Per Person
AccommodationCityNightsCheck-in
Heritage Hanmer SpringsHanmer Springs2Day 1
Rain Forest RetreatFranz Josef 1Day 3
Edgewater Resort – Lake WanakaWanaka1Day 4
Millbrook ResortArrowtown2Day 5
The Hermitage HotelMt Cook2Day 7
Chateau on the ParkChristchurch1Day 9

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Intermediate Car with GPS - 10 days            

Inclusions

Relax & Rejuvenate (South Island)
  • 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
  • Meet and greet with car rental assistance
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Glacier Explorers 3.5 hour tour of Tasman Glacier at Aoraki/Mt Cook
  • Skyline Gondola
  • Arrival documents
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Long Total Km: 1500 Estimated driving time: 20.5 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.