8D7N South Island Road Trip

  • 8 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 4 Cities

New Zealand is a land of immense and diverse landscape. You'll see things here that you won't see anywhere else in the world.

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About This Trip

Here, towering alps meet peaceful sounds and rugged coastlines merge with sweeping plains. Let’s not forget the backbone of the island - the most down-to-earth locals you’ll ever meet.

Trip code: NZC-RTSI-SIC

7 Nights

accommodation

0 Meals

On-Trip Transport

On-trip transport via seat in coach

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Christchurch

Transfer from airport to hotel or collect rental car for self drive option.

  • Airport Transfer
  • Overnight: Christchurch City Park Motel

Day 2: Fox Glacier

Seat in Coach passengers travel by train on the Tranz Alpine to Greymouth and then coach to Fox Glacier. Self drive passengers drive across the majestic Southern Alps and along the West Coast to Fox Glacier.

  • Transfer via Bus & Scenic Train (Tranz Alpine)
  • Fox Glacier
  • Overnight: Heartland Hotel

Day 3: Queenstown

Continue your journey south along the West Coast before again crossing the Southern Alps over the Haast Pass and arriving in Queenstown, stay 2 nights.

  • Transfer via Bus
  • Overnight: Aspen Hotel

Day 4: Queenstown

A full day at leisure to enjoy the sights and activities available in Queenstown. We have included entry to Skyline Gondola.

  • Admission Skyline Gondola

Day 5: Milford Sound

Travel from Queenstown to Milford where we have included a cruise on spectacular Milford Sound with Jucy Cruize.

  • Transfer via Bus & Cruise
  • Milford Sound
  • Overnight: The Village Inn

Day 6: Te Anau

A half day drive will deliver you to Dunedin in time to explore this ‘Scottish’ city or visit the wildlife on Otago Peninsula.

  • Transfer via Bus
  • Overnight: Victoria Hotel

Day 7: Dunedin

Travel along the eastern coast of the South Island to Christchurch.

  • Transfer via Bus
  • Overnight: Christchurch City Park Motel

Day 8: Christchurch

Transfer from your hotel to the airport or return your rental car before your outbound flight.

  • - Airport Transfer

Travel Highlights

  • Whale Watching - You can spot whales throughout New Zealand, including Auckland's beautiful Hauraki Gulf and the wonderful Kaikoura.
  • International Antarctic Centre - Experience amazing Antarctica without leaving Christchurch! A 'Must Do' experience and interactive fun for visitors of all ages. Antarctic Gallery, 'Antarctica' Snow & Ice, Storm, Hagglund Ride, 4D Theatre, Historic Hut exhibit & Little Blue Penguins.
  • Tranz Alpine, one of the world’s great train journeys, travelling from coast to coast on New Zealand's South Island taking in the vast Canterbury Plains, spectacular Southern Alps and Wild West Coast.
  • While glaciers around the world are retreating, the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers still flow almost to sea level. The temperate climate at this low altitude means these glaciers are among the most convenient to visit in the world. Easy walks to the foot of the glaciers pass along ancient river valleys with steep sides bearing gigantic horizontal scars from when the glaciers have retreated and advanced over millennia. When you stand close to the foot of these glaciers, their sheer enormity is very humbling.
  • Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges; it’s rumoured that gold prospectors - captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers - gave this now cosmopolitan town its name.
  • Wanaka is also home to more world class events than most, from international triathlons to music and arts festivals. Warbirds over Wanaka, Festival of Colour, Rhythm & Alps, and the Audi Quattro Winter Games, just to name a few.
  • Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Breathtaking in any weather, the fiord's cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards from as high as 1000 metres. When it rains in Milford Sound, and it often does, those waterfalls multiply with magnificent effect.

Where to EatLooking for Halal certified cuisine?

Nelson

– East Street Vegetarian Cafe Bar, 8 Church St

Christchurch

  • AFG Restaurant, 318 Lincoln Rd, Addington

– Dubba Dubba, 11B Waimairi Rd, Upper Riccarton

Queenstown

– Turkish Kebabs, 30 Camp St, O’Connells Pavilion

  • Turkish Kebabs, Skyline Arcade, The Mall

Wanaka

  • Snack Shack Turkish Kebabs, Pembroke Mall, 139 Ardmore St

It's Time to Pray!Where is the Mosque nearby me?

  • Auckland Airport Masjid
    Westney Road, Mangere Past Zayed College Auckland
  • Jamii Masjid
    921 Heaphy Terrace, P O Box 665 Hamilton Waikato Region
  • Masjid al Noor
    101 Deans Avenue Riccarton Christchurch Canterbury Region
  • Rotorua Islamic Centre
    21, Tarewu Road Rotorua
  • The Otafo Muslim Assoc. Alhuda Mosque
    21 Clyde St Kinmont Park, Dunedin
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