Take your holiday at your own pace with an 8 day South Island self-drive adventure with car hire.
Start your adventure in Christchurch, head to the adventure capital of New Zealand Queenstown. Spend a day on the Milford Sound and enjoy a relaxing nature cruise to get you ready for a fast-paced jet boat ride on the Shotover River the next day.
Continue on through the striking scenery of the West Coast to visit Franz Josef Glacier. Rest, relax, and rejuvenate at the Glacier Hot Pools or sustain the activity level with a Glacier Valley Walk.
End the tour back in Christchurch - but not before journeying onboard the TranzAlpine train. Explore the city at your leisure and take in the final views of New Zealand's magnificent South Island.
Your 7 nights of accommodation in hand-picked 4-star properties, as well as car hire, Milford Sound Nature Cruise, Shotover Jet Boat Ride, Glacier Hot Pools, and TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch are all included in this valuable offer.
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Day 1 - Christchurch Arrive in Christchruch and make your own way to the hotel. Overnight at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Day 2 - Christchurch to Queenstown. (approx 485kms) Collect your vehicle and travel to Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of Good Shepherd.
Continue onto Queenstown the adventure capital of New Zealand
Spend Three nights at Copthorne Hotel Resort Lakefront
Day 3 - Milford Sound Bright and early journey to Milford Sound to board a nature cruise.
On boarding our luxury coach in Queenstown, guests travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau.
After a short break, the coach continues along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road through impressive, awe-inspiring scenery.
Our friendly coach drivers provide detailed commentaries throughout the trip.
On reaching Milford Sound guests join an extended and leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford
Wanderer. You will spend over 2 hours nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife and listening to the informative commentary from our specialist Nature Guide who mingles with guests.
Complimentary tea and coffee are available. Return to Queenstown.
Day 4 - Queenstown Today experience a thrilling jet boat ride on the Shotover River.
Spend the afternoon at leisure
Day 5 - Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier. (approx 355kms) Travel through magnificent scenery to the West Coast
Spend two nights at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Day 6 - Franz Josef Glacier Take a Glacier Valley Walk (own expense)
In the afternoon relax in the Glacier Hot Pools
Day 7 - Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch (approx 175km) Journey North along the West coast and detour to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.
Return your vehicle to the trin depot in Greymouth
Board the TranzAlpine train as it journies along the Southern Alps to Christchruch.
Overnight at Chateau on the Park. A DoubleTree hotel
Day 8 - Christchurch Check out of hotel and spend the day at leisure to explore Christchurch
Sale dates: 24 April 2018 to 31 May 2018
Pricing: per person, twin share
Valid for travel: 01 May 2018 to 30 September 2018
Blackout period(s): Peak season in Queenstown starts from June. Some dates may be fully booked or have limited availability
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Copthorne Hotel Resort Lakefront
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Chateau on the Park. A DoubleTree hotel
Hotel check-in time: 14:00
Hotel check-out time: 10:00
Surcharge for specific dates:
Maximum room capacity: 2 persons
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport - Economy Plus Room with 1 x Queen Bed
Copthorne Hotel Resort Lakefront - Superior Room with 1 x King Bed or 2 x Double Beds
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier - Standard Room with 1 x Queen Bed and 1 x Single Beds
Chateau on the Park. A DoubleTree hotel - Guest Room with 1 x King Bed or 2 x Twin Beds
Child Policy: 3-12 years upon request. Charges apply
Infant Policy: 0- 2 years upon request. Charges apply
Other inclusions: GROUP C - Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
Other inclusions: ALL VEHICLES EXCLUDE: Bond, Fuel, Age surcharge, Tolls, One Way Fees, Miscellaneous fees and and surcharges, Optional extras and tax on all payable direct items,
Please note: The Renter must have a valid credit or debit card
The Renter must have a current drivers licence that they have held for a minimum of 12 months
All rentals are subject to a deposit at the time of vehicle collection to cover miscellaneous/optional charges and may also have to cover the applicable insurance excess and a NZD$100.00 fuel bond.
Milford Sound Nature Cruise ex Queenstown
Includes return coach transfers & cruise
Departure : Daily
Tour Duration: 13 hours
Hotel pick up and drop off can be arranged
Lunch options are available onboard at an extra cost
Shotover Jet Boat Ride
25 minute jet boat ride
Operating hours: 9.00am to 4.30pm. Daily excluding Christmas Day
Duration: 25mins on the water (Allow 1.5hour Queenstown return)
CHECK-IN POINT : The Station (Corner of Camp & Shotover Streets) where the courtesy shuttle depart up to every 15 minutes.
OR, Self-Drive - check-in at the Shotover River base 30 minutes prior to tour time (located 6km from Queenstown)
Glacier Hot Pools - Standard Entry
Operates: Daily (except 25 Dec)
Duration: 90 minutes, single entry
Operating hours: 11am-9pm (Last entry 8.00pm)
Hotel pick up and drop off not included
TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
Inclusions: Seat Only
FINAL CHECK IN: 20 minutes before departure
Checked baggage allowance is one item per person, with a maximum per item weight of 32kg.
Timetables and services are subject to change and should be confirmed prior to travel.
Terms and Conditions
Offer cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions and packages.
Only available for consecutive nightly stays.
Unused services or credits will not be reimbursed or redeemable to cash.
This deal is available for the duration of the sale dates, unless sold out. All bookings are subject to availability and confirmation by the supplier(s) and may be withdrawn at any time.
Until the booking has been paid and confirmed, the supplier may change the price of their service, which will impact the package price.
The price stated excludes any merchant/handling fees that apply if you elect to pay by credit card or finance. Any applicable fees will be included in the total price confirmed at time of purchase.
Not all packages are refundable. If you choose to cancel this package after you have booked, a cancellation fee of $250 applies, on top of any fees the suppliers (airline, hotel etc) charge.