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10 Day Spectacular South Island

Christchurch

Dunedin

Queenstown

Te Anau

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Arrive Christchurch Airport and pick up your rental car.
    Remainder of the day at leisure, perhaps take a romantic punt on the Avon River and an evening stroll through the beautiful Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park.
Day 2: Christchurch - Mount Cook
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: A leisurely drive south via the gentle farming towns of Geraldine and Fairlie to the stunning blue waters of Lake Tekapo. Perhaps take time this afternoon for a soak in the hot pools at Alpine Springs, before continuing to Mount Cook village. Recommended evening sightseeing is guided stargazing tour to view the brilliant southern stars or take a scenic flight for spectacular alpine views of Mount Cook and the Tasman Glacier.
    Christchurch to Mount Cook driving time: approx. 4 hours, 40 mins
Day 3: Mount Cook - Dunedin
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Travel south through the wide desert plains of the MacKenzie country to Omarama. Follow the mighty Waitaki River towards the coast, passing Lake Benmore and Lake Aviemore along the way. From Oamaru follow the coastline south, maybe stopping to view the mysterious Moeraki Boulders, to the harbour city of Dunedin. This evening perhaps enjoy a romantic dinner at one of Dunedin's fine restaurants.
    Mount Cook to Dunedin driving time: approx. 4 hours, 40 mins
    If you are travelling to Portobello, this is a further 15 mins from central Dunedin.
Day 4: Dunedin - Te Anau
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Time this morning for chocolate lovers to visit Cadbury World (optional). Take your time this afternoon to enjoy the drive south and then west towards Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park, through lush farmlands. This evening perhaps take a guided tour to see sparkling caverns of the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves.Take a romantic evening stroll along the beautiful lakefront.
    Dunedin to Te Anau driving time: approx. 4 hours, 10 mins
Day 5: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Today's highlight is famous Milford Sound for a 2 hour, 15 minute nature cruise on this spectacular fiord. Hopefully you'll see local seals and bird life in their natural setting. Includes The Discovery Centre, Underwater Observatory and picnic or BBQ lunch.
    Later today the adventure wonderland of Queenstown welcomes you!

    Te Anau to Milford Sound driving time: approx. 1 hour, 45 mins
    Milford Sound to Queenstown driving time: approx. 4 hours
    (Please note that the hotel option at Millbrook Resort is located at Arrowtown, approx 20-25 mins drive from central Queenstown.)
Day 6: Queenstown - day at leisure
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Queenstown is truly a resort location with lots of outstanding activities to enjoy. Perhaps take a scenic helicopter flight and land on the snow, a tandem skydive or hot air ballooning. Or join Dart River Safaris for a thrilling jetboat ride and guided forest walk or a serene lake cruise on the TSS Earnslaw to visit Walter Peak Sheep Station.
    This evening enjoy a romantic dinner at Skyline Restaurant with awe-inspiring views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountains (included).

Day 7: Queenstown - Fox Glacier
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Drive Queenstown to Fox Glacier, via beautiful Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Many spectacular scenic stops for photo opportunities such as Knights Point. Take an stroll around Lake Matheson or a late afternoon scenic flight over the Fox Glacier. Local cafes and restaurants will delight you this evening.
    Queenstown to Fox Glacier driving time: approx. 4 hours, 30 mins

Day 8: Fox Glacier - day at leisure
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Feeling fit? Perhaps take a guided hike on to the glacier for amazing views and spectacular photos, enjoy local bush walks or take a short drive to Franz Josef for a romantic soak in the hot pools.
Day 9: Fox Glacier - Greymouth - Christchurch
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Drive north this morning via Hokitika to Greymouth. Perhaps stop at Lake Ianthe for mirror lake photos, then prepare yourselves for a spectacular journey through the Southern Alps to the broad farming plains of Canterbury. Your last night is in Christchurch.
    Fox Glacier to Greymouth driving time: approx. 2 hours, 40 mins
    Greymouth to Christchurch driving time: approx. 3 hours, 20 mins

Day 10: Depart Christchurch
  • Highlights: Time for last minute shopping or a visit to the International Antarctic Centre near the airport. Drop off your rental car at the airport branch then be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight. Take home wonderful memories of your very special New Zealand honeymoon.
Fares and Pricing
Tour Code:
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$2185
$1750
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$2235
$1800
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$2285
$1850
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are priced in NZ$ per person
Includes:
  • 9 nights accommodation (double share) at 4 star hotels/motels, room only basis
  • 10 days rental car as selected, unlimited kms, standard insurance, with excess.
  • cooked breakfast at Fox Glacier each morning (hotel option only)
  • Milford Sound Discover More Cruise with Discovery Centre, Underwater Observatory & lunch
  • Skyline Queenstown gondola and buffet dinner
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus Offer:
    10% discount for travel between 01 May & 30 Sept.

    FREE gift box of delicious handmade New Zealand chocolates.
Includes:
  • 9 nights accommodation (double share) at 4 star hotels/motels, room only basis
  • 10 days rental car as selected, unlimited kms, standard insurance, with excess.
  • cooked breakfast at Fox Glacier each morning (hotel option only)
  • Milford Sound Discover More Cruise with Discovery Centre, Underwater Observatory & lunch
  • Skyline Queenstown gondola and buffet dinner
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus Offer:
    10% discount for travel between 01 May & 30 Sept.

    FREE gift box of delicious handmade New Zealand chocolates.