Self-drive: 7D6N Southern Splendour destinations nz glenorchy queenstown

Self-drive: 7D6N Southern Splendour

Christchurch – Tekapo – Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown – Christchurch

From NZD 1,511 per person

HIGHLIGHTS Captivating bright blues lakes surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains under starry night skies on a New Zealand South Island Vacation Package.
One of our most popular tours through the vast and scenic landscape of New Zealand’s South Island.
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 June 2023

6 day rental car hire
6 nights accommodation
International Antarctic Centre
Dark Sky Experience (Thu-Mon only)
Milford Sound Cruise with lunch

Private Touring & Independent Coach Tours can be arranged upon request

Antarctic Centre – Christchurch & South Canterbury
Dark Sky Experience – Lake Tekapo & Aoraki Mt Cook
Milford Sound Cruise – Te Anau & Fiordland

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch

Upon arrival collect your rental vehicle and self drive to your accommodation.

Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps.  This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River.

Enjoy admission to the International Antarctic Centre today or tomorrow for an icy insight into this astounding continent.

Overnight: Christchurch


  • Antarctic Centre


Day 2 - Christchurch - Tekapo/Mt Cook Region

Depart a fertile patchwork made with every shade of green, to a scenic wonderland with golden tussocks, snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes.  At Lake Tekapo the solitary ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ takes pride of place against the backdrop of a vivid blue glacier-fed lake. Thought-provoking, educational and entertaining, the Dark Sky Experience is an experience which will forever change the way you see the night sky.  Lap up the  fresh air and sparling skies in this International Dark Sky Reserve.  Overnight: Tekapo or Mt Cook


  • Dark Sky Experience


Day 3 - Tekapo/Mt Cook Region - Queenstown

Embrace the dramatic vast landscape of a rugged land of ice and rock that showcases multiple giant peaks including New Zealand’s highest mountain.  Then hug the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki before travelling through the historic Central Otago region to Queenstown.  Overnight: Queenstown


Day 4 - Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown

Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses.  Today’s stunning journey takes you past mirror lakes, spectacular waterfalls and water-sculpted rocks. Venture into Milford Sound, a New Zealand treasure carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your return to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown


  • Milford Sound Cruise


Day 5 - Queenstown

Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World.

Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight: Queenstown


Day 6 - Queenstown - Christchurch

Return north through the powerful landscape of the Central Otago region and the dramatic scenery of the Mackenzie region to Christchurch. Overnight:  Christchurch

Kiwiway Suggestion: 
You may choose to add a Queenstown-Christchurch domestic flight sector to your international flights rather than driving back to Christchurch.


Day 7 - Depart Christchurch

Arrangements conclude today with the return of your rental car to Christchurch Airport.

Please Note
(i) Rental Car “Days” are based on a 24 hour hire.
Early arrivals into and/or late departures out of New Zealand may necessitate a longer hire period.
(ii) Adding Optional Tours may necessitate an additional nights’ stay in that location.

Standard Superior First Class
Christchurch Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Ibis Christchurch Hotel
Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel
Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel
Towers on the Park
Lake Tekapo & Aoraki Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel
MacKenzie Country Hotel
The Godley Hotel
Hermitage Hotel
Peppers Bluewater Resort Hotel
Hermitage Hotel
Queenstown DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown
Nugget Point Hotel
LQ Queenstown
Sudima Queenstown Five Mile
Crowne Plaza Queenstown Hotel
Garden Court Suites & Apartments
Hilton Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
Scenic Suites Queenstown


Self Drive: Intermediate SUV (IFAR)
All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

Pax Standard Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 2,784
2 2,264 1,511
3 2,091 1,338 1,221
4 2,004 1,251 1,134
*Breakfast 192


Pax Superior Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 3,264
2 2,744 1,751
3 2,571 1,578 1,357
4 2,484 1,491 1,270
*Breakfast 192


Pax First Class Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 3,708
2 3,188 1,973
3 3,015 1,800 1,579
4 2,928 1,713 1,492
*Breakfast 192


Self Drive: Full Size SUV (FFAR)
All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

Pax Standard Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 3,056
2 2,400 1,647
3 2,181 1,428 1,312
4 2,072 1,319 1,202
*Breakfast 192


Pax Superior Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 3,536
2 2,880 1,887
3 2,662 1,668 1,447
4 2,552 1,559 1,338
*Breakfast 192


Pax First Class Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 3,981
2 3,325 2,109
3 3,106 1,891 1,670
4 2,966 1,781 1,560
*Breakfast 192
  • Sales period: up to 30 June 2023
  • Travel period: From 01 May till 30 September 2023
  • Subject to availability.
  • Price displayed based on per person, in NZD, on twin sharing basis, land arrangement only.
  • Price displayed are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Single supplements apply.
  • Program and inclusions as listed. Optional tours expense not included.
  • In the event hotel is unavailable, hotel of similar class will be booked.
  • International or domestic airfares are not included in any tour costs. The cost of gratuities, insurance, optional sightseeing, excess baggage charges, laundry, drinks, airport taxes, meals (except where indicated) and items of a personal nature are also not included.
  • For delf-drive tours, self-drive rental vehicle touring is calculated on a 24 hour ‘per day’ hire period.  Early flight arrival and/or late departure times may necessitate an additional hire day.
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