6D5N South Island (Motel)

  • 6 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 1 Cities

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About This Trip

Start your self drive adventure in the city of Christchurch and learn about the new ReStart Mall. Travel along rugged and scenic coastline, enter the world of chocolate making and meet with New Zealand’s wildlife in Dunedin. Travel to Te Anau, be enchanted by views of Eglinton Valley enroute to Milford and marvel at the magnificent Milford Sound on a cruise. Also take time to explore the Alpine region of Queenstown, famous for its adventure activities and superb views of Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch

Arrive at Christchurch Airport, meet and greet by our representative and pick-up your car rental. Visit Antarctic Centre & Penguin Encounter. Then drive to your accommodation.

  • Overnight: City Park Motel

Day 2: Christchurch > Dunedin (361km/5h)

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through the towns of Timaru and Oamaru to reach the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin, renowned for its natural history and Otago University.

  • Overnight: Alcala Motor Lodge

Day 3: Dunedin > Te Anau (290km/3h30m)

A free morning for optional activities before departing Dunedin to cross the Southland Plains, to arrive in Te Anau. Optional Tours (Dunedin):

  • Cadbury World Tour
  • Larnach Castle Tour
  • Natures Wonders Penguin & Seal Tour
  • Overnight: Edgewater Motel

D4 Te Anau > Milford Sound > Queenstown (404km/5h)

Enter The Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man-made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Continue to Queenstown. Experience Skyline Gondola ride up to Bob Peak.

  • Overnight: Blue Peaks Lodge

Day 5: Queenstown > Christchurch (483km/6h)

Travel through the Central Otago region and on to Twizel. Follow the shores of Lake Pukaki and travelling across the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch.

  • Overnight: City Park Motel

Day 6: Depart Christchurch

Drop-off your car rental at airport and check-in for your departure back home.

What's Included

  • 05 nights accommodation, Golden Chain Motel, room only
  • 05 days car rental (24hr = 1 day rental), auto transmission, with unlimited mileage and ZERO Excess + FREE GPS
  • Admissions: Christchurch – International Antarctic Centre
  • Admissions: Milford – Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • Admissions: Queenstown – Skyline Gondola & 1 Luge.
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