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2nts Christchurch & Best of south Island Self Drive
Prices From £1799
prices are per person based on twin share, including flights


Uncover the sights and sounds of New Zealand’s natural wonderland of South Island on an amazing adventure you won’t soon forget. Delve deep into the heart of Christchurch for your first 2 nights where you can meet some of the indigenous wildlife up close at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Orana Wildlife Park before picking up your hired car to blaze a trail across the landscape without worrying about schedules and time limits. Explore the region and see the natural splendour of Milford Sound, the glacial elements of Mount Cook and the calming ambiance that permeates around Lake Wanaka.


Chateau on the Park
A unique escape in the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch, the Chateau on the Park is nestled in 5 acres of its own beautiful, tranquil gardens. A 20-minute walk through the Hagley Park Botanical Gardens will take you to the centre of Christchurch or it’s just a 3-minute drive via the daily scheduled bus service. The hotel makes the most of its leafy garden setting with alfresco dining in the popular courtyard brasserie and plenty of outdoor pursuits and activities that will keep all members of the family entertained.
Facilities brasserie restaurant • bar • swimming pool • gym • whirlpool • putting green • bike hire • croquet, petanque & swingball
Rooms 193 guestrooms • mini-bar • satellite TV • in-room movies • wi-fi Internet • air-con • tea & coffee
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11 day Best of the South Island (Self Drive)
Regarded as one of the world’s finest holiday destinations, New Zealand has a plethora of spectacular sites on its south island alone. On the 11 Day Best of the South Island, you will visit exciting cities, pretty towns and stunning landmarks, including Christchurch, Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier and Fjordland National Park, so that you can experience it all in one concise and unforgettable trip.
Includes
  • 10 nights’ accommodation on a room-only basis unless specified
  • Avis car rental for the tour duration. We’ve included a compact car on our ‘Standard’ tour, and an intermediate car on our ‘Superior’ tour
  • Self-drive kit, including maps and instructions
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance with Liability Excess
  • Additional Drivers
Excludes
  • 10 nights’ accommodation on a room-only basis unless specified
  • Avis car rental for the tour duration. We’ve included a compact car on our ‘Standard’ tour, and an intermediate car on our ‘Superior’ tour
  • Self-drive kit, including maps and instructions
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance with Liability Excess
  • Additional Drivers
11 day Best of the South Island (Self Drive) 11 day Best of the South Island (Self Drive)

Day 1: Christchurch - Greymouth / Cass
Collect your car in Christchurch and then travel across the patchwork fields of the Canterbury Plains and head towards the Southern Alps. Guests on the standard tour will cross to the West Coast today for an overnight stay in Greymouth. Guests on the superior tour will stay in Cass, near Arthur's Pass, at an exclusive mountain guesthouse, with plenty of time to enjoy activities such as horse riding, nature walks, trout fishing and clay-pigeon shooting.
(B,D - Sup)
Standard: Breakers Boutique Accommodation, Greymouth
Superior: Grasmere Lodge, Cass
Day 2: Greymouth / Cass - Franz Josef Glacier
Journey down the stunning West Coast to the impressive Franz Josef Glacier. If you book our optional sightseeing package, you'll also enjoy a guided half-day valley walk and glacier pools.
Standard: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef (Graham Wing)
Superior: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef (Douglas Wing)
Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier - Queenstown
Continue south past Fox Glacier and over the Haast Pass. Enjoy the beautiful scenery enroute to Queenstown, an adrenaline-filled resort nestled beside Lake Wakatipu. Full day free to explore plus, if you’ve chosen our optional sightseeing package, enjoy a jetboat ride through the narrow Shotover Canyon.
Standard: Copthorne Lakefront
Superior: Heritage Queenstown
Day 4: Queenstown
Spend the day at leisure in Queenstown. An OPTIONAL Shotover Jet Boat ride can be included today. Operates daily (except Christmas Day) from 0900/1700hrs with departures every 15 minutes. Courtesy transfers are available from The Station, corner Shotover & Camp Streets or the boat departs from Arthur's Point Beach, Malaghan Road, Arthur's Point. Allow 1.5 hrs for the round trip if taking the courtesy transfers.
Standard: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort
Superior: Heritage Hotel Queenstown
Days 5 & 6: Queenstown - Te Anau
Drive along the southern shore of Lake Wakatipu, then on to the relaxed lakeside resort of Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Check-in to your hotel for a two-night stay. One of the world's last great wilderness areas, Fiordland National Park is characterised by its steep topography, rugged coastline and dense rainforest. We would like to recommend pre-booking our optional sightseeing package, which includes a three-hour cruise and picnic lunch on day 6 amidst the dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.
Standard: Kingsgate Te Anau
Superior: Distinction Te Anau
Day 7: Te Anau - Catlins Coast
Follow the scenic southern route through typical ‘Lord of the Rings’ country to Catlins Coast, a region boasting rainforests and diverse wildlife.
Overnight: Catlins Farmstay
Days 8 & 9: Catlins Coast - Dunedin
Continue your journey to the attractive university city of Dunedin. You have two nights here to explore the city and to visit the wildlife sanctuaries on the beautiful Otago Peninsula.
Standard: Kingsgate Dunedin
Superior: Scenic Southern Cross
Day 10: Dunedin - Lake Tekapo
Take the coastal road north, past Moeraki Boulders and head inland to the base of awe-inspiring Mount Cook. Your last night is spent in the resort of Lake Tekapo.
Standard: Peppers Blue Water (Studio)
Superior: Peppers Blue Water (One-Bed Villa)
Day 11: Lake Tekapo - Christchurch
Your tour ends on arrival in Christchurch.
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