7 Day South Island Coast to Coast Holiday Package
Discover the stunning South Island with this all-inclusive self drive holiday package…
Holiday Package Includes:
- 7 Nights in 4 Star Accommodation
- Car Hire: Premium Toyota Corolla Automatic including Full Insurance (0 – 18 months old)
- Christchurch Tramway Restaurant Dinner
- Scenic Helicopter Flight over Franz Josef Glacier with Snow Landing
- Milford Sound Nature Cruise ex Queenstown by Scenic Coach
Day 1 Arrive Christchurch
Arrive in Christchurch, New Zealand’s Garden City. Collect your rental car from the airport and make your way into the city. Explore Christchurch or relax in your accommodation.
In the evening, start your holiday by experiencing the luxury of a 36 seater colonial style dining tram. Enjoy fabulous dining at your private table with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage.
Stay 1 night in Christchurch.
Day 2 Greymouth
Driving time Christchurch to Greymouth 250 km /155 miles, 3.5 hours
The Arthur’s Pass Highway through Porters Pass and Arthur’s Pass National Park is one of the most stunning drives in New Zealand. This coast-to-coast route traverses the Southern Alps. Highlights include passing the impressive Waimakariri and Otira River gorges, driving along the Otira Viaduct and exploring natural wonders like the rocks at Castle Hill and the narrow limestone cave at Cave Stream Reserve.
Explore Greymouth for the afternoon. You have the option to visit the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, which look like giant pancakes. The curious limestone formations are especially spectacular at high tide in a westerly sea. Mildly acidic rain, wind and seawater sculpted the bizarre shapes.
Stay 1 night in Greymouth.
Day 3 Franz Josef
Driving time Greymouth to Franz Josef 173 km /107 miles, 2.5 hours
Continue south through dense rainforest towards New Zealand’s most famous glaciers. Stay at Franz Josef Glacier township.
In the afternoon, explore the glacier country on a stunning scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a snow landing!
In the evening, option to visit Glacier Hot Pools for a relaxing spa under the stars.
Stay 1 night in Franz Josef.
Day 4 Wanaka
Driving time Franz Josef to Wanaka 285 km / 177 miles, 4 hours
The change in landscape will amaze you as you travel down the West Coast, with glimpses of the Tasman Sea showing beneath rugged cliffs. Take the Haast Pass Highway inland and admire waterfalls and many viewing points and short walks along the way before reaching Wanaka, an alpine paradise with views so good it’s hard to put down your camera.
Stay 2 nights in Wanaka.
Day 5 Wanaka
Relax in Wanaka, exploring attractions such as Puzzling World, the National Toy and Transport Museum, the Warbirds and Wheels Museum, Have a Shot, Rippon Vineyard and Tasting Room, and Cinema Paradiso.
Day 6 Queenstown
Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 68 km / 42 miles, 1 hour
Drive over the Crown Range, New Zealand’s highest State Highway, and admire the fantastic views along the way to the stunning alpine resort of Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital.
Relax and explore Queenstown in the afternoon or choose from an exciting range of optional activities including thrilling jet boat rides, rafting, scenic flights, 4WD safaris, winery tours, lake cruises and many more.
Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.
Day 7 Queenstown > Milford Sound
Enjoy a scenic coach journey through heartland New Zealand to reach Milford Sound, where you will enjoy a 2.5 hour Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Milford Sound is sure to impress! Sheer cliffs, towering snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, hanging valleys, sub-tropical rainforest, marine life… words just don’t do it justice, you have to see it for yourself! After your cruise, relax while your coach returns through stunning scenery before delivering you back to your Queenstown accommodation.
Day 8 Depart Queenstown
Drop your rental car off at Queenstown Airport and depart Queenstown.