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7 Day Southern Circle

Christchurch

Dunedin

Queenstown

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Pick up your rental car on arrival at Christchurch Airport.
    Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the city. You'll enjoy the tree-lined pathways of Hagley Park, the vibrant Botanic Gardens, perhaps a punt on the Avon River and a stroll through the funky shipping container shopping precinct.
Day 2: Christchurch - Mount Cook - Queenstown/Arrowtown
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Cross the farming patchwork of Canterbury Plains, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook National Park spectacular Aoraki/Mount Cook, NZ's highest peak & azure Lake Pukaki. Pass through the rugged Kawarau Gorge then through the vast vineyards of the Gibbston Valley to reach the resort town of Queenstown.
    Please note that the "hotel" option stays at nearby historic Arrowtown.
    Christchurch to Mount Cook driving time: approx. 4 hours, 40 mins
    Mount Cook to Queenstown driving time: approx. 3 hours, 30 mins
Day 3: In Queenstown - Free Day
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Free day in Queenstown for adventure or leisure. Perhaps experience lake cruising, river jetboating, Lord of the Rings tour, winery tour, guided walks or tandem skydiving....
    Take the Queenstown Skyline Gondola for spectacular lake and mountain views, with delicious buffet dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant. (included).

Day 4: Queenstown - Milford Sound
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Your chance to experience spectacular Milford Sound on a full day trip from Queenstown. Travel by luxury coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the lakeside town of Te Anau, before heading in to the magnificent Fiordland National Park. Plenty of photo opportunities along the way. At Milford Sound experience a 2.5 hour in-depth nature cruise of this amazing fiord. Return to Queenstown lake afternoon.
Day 5: Queenstown - Dunedin
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Travel to Dunedin this morning. Visit the sparkling Dunedin harbour, home to rare albatross and yellow eyed penguins, as well as vibrant university city, cafes & architecture. Gracious Larnach Castle is a popular option, as is the historic Taieri Gorge Railway scenic journey.
    Queenstown to Dunedin driving time: approx. 3 hours, 50 mins
Day 6: Dunedin - Christchurch
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Visit the mysterious Moeraki Boulders, historic seaside Oamaru town with it's distinctive stone architecture and Timaru on the shores of Caroline Bay en route. Once in Christchurch perhaps take an evening ride on the beautifully restored restaurant tram for a special last night dining experience.
    Rural Home Stay Option
    This evening you have the option of staying with a local family on a country property to experience rural New Zealand first hand. Please request a the time of booking. Surcharge applies.
    Dunedin to Christchurch driving time: approx. 5 hours
Day 7: Depart Christchurch
  • Highlights: If your flight time permits, a visit to the International Antarctic Visitor Centre is very worthwhile before you drop off your rental car near Christchurch Airport on departure.






Fares and Pricing
Tour Code: TRC1
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$1570
$1325
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$1605
$1360
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$1640
$1395
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are priced in NZ$ per person
Includes:
  • 7 days' rental car hire, as selected, unlimited kms & standard insurance (excess applies)
  • 6 nights' hotel/motel accommodation as selected
  • Queenstown Skyline Gondola and buffet dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant for 2 adults
  • Milford Sound day excursion coach/nature cruise/coach option for 2 adults.
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus:
  • 10% discount for travel between 01 May and 30 Sept

    This itinerary can be modified for families. The itinerary can be customised if you prefer shorter or longer duration, larger car size, different style of accommodation etc. Just ask us!
Includes:
  • 7 days' rental car hire, as selected, unlimited kms & standard insurance (excess applies)
  • 6 nights' hotel/motel accommodation as selected
  • Queenstown Skyline Gondola and buffet dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant for 2 adults
  • Milford Sound day excursion coach/nature cruise/coach option for 2 adults.
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus:
  • 10% discount for travel between 01 May and 30 Sept

    This itinerary can be modified for families. The itinerary can be customised if you prefer shorter or longer duration, larger car size, different style of accommodation etc. Just ask us!