6D5N South Island (Motel)

  • 6 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 3 Cities

New Zealand is a great destination for family-friendly holidays, and no matter where you travel, there is always plenty of things for kids to do.

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About This Trip

Travel along rugged and scenic coastline, enter the world of chocolate making and meet with New Zealand’s wildlife in Dunedin. Travel to TeAnau, 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 Wakatipuand the Southern Alps.

Trip code: SD-DMSTH05N

5 Nights


0 Meals

On-Trip Transport

On-trip self-drive via car

Your Itinerary

Day 1: 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
  • Self pick up your car
  • Admission - International Antarctic Centre

Day 2: Dunedin

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
  • Self Drive

Day 3: Te Anau

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
  • Self Drive

Day 4: Milford Sound

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
  • Self Drive & Cruise
  • Admission - Milford Sound, Skyline Gondola Queenstown & Luge

Day 5: Queenstown

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
  • Self Drive

Day 6: Christchurch

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

  • Drop off your car

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?


– East Street Vegetarian Cafe Bar, 8 Church St


  • AFG Restaurant, 318 Lincoln Rd, Addington

– Dubba Dubba, 11B Waimairi Rd, Upper Riccarton


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

  • Turkish Kebabs, Skyline Arcade, The Mall


  • 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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