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12 night south island explorer

 

from $2,079 per person

Embark on a 12 night self drive journey that take you through the stunning sights and natural landscapes of the South Island.  This area is famous for it’s sweeping landscape, fjords, historic charm and quirky towns. Every corner offers spectacular vistas of the southern end of the South Island.

From the quaint city of Christchurch, TranzAlpine Rail, the quirkiness of Dunedin, incredible vistas of Te Anau and Queenstown to the magical glaciers of Franz Josef and history of the West Coast this trip is best done as a self drive and we have you covered for this.

 

Inclusions

  • 12 day car rental Christchurch to Greymouth
  • 2 nights Christchurch
  • 2 nights Dunedin
  • Entry to Lanarach Castle and Gardens
  • 2 nights Te Anau
  • Milford Sound cruise with lunch

 

  • 3 nights Queenstown
  • Skyline gondola ride
  • 2 nights Franz Josef
  • 1 night Hokitika
  • TranzAlpine Rail journey Greymouth to Christchurch

Travel Dates

01 Sep – 30 Sep 22

01 Oct – 31 Dec 22

01 Jan – 31 Mar 23

 

Blackout Dates

24 Dec 22 – 05 Jan 23

Book By

30 June 22

south of the south island

Travelling down the cost from Christchurch to Dunedin and on to Te Anau is one of the most breathtaking stretch of  roads.  Enjoy the small towns en-route and the scenic landscape.

Milford Sound offering the towering landscape where mountains have shot up straight from the water, wildlife and waterfalls in abundance.  Queenstown being the adventure capital of New Zealand will give you the level of thrills you can tolerate.  

On to the West Coast and glaciers and what I think is the most stunning road trip you can do in New Zealand.

Drop the car at Greymouth and board the TranzApline for the scenic journey over Arthurs Pass and on to Christchurch.

The TranzAlpine is a passenger train often regarded to be one of the world’s great train journeys for the scenery through which it passes. The journey is 223 kilometres one-way, taking almost five hours. Ascend the Southern Alps travelling coast to coast in style from the Canterbury Plains across Arthurs Pass and disembarking in Greymouth.