7 Day South Island Discovery 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)
- Milford Sound Nature Cruise ex Queenstown by Scenic Coach
- Scenic Helicopter Flight Over Franz Josef Glacier with snow landing
- TranzAlpine Train Journey Greymouth to Christchurch
Day 1 Arrive Queenstown
Arrive in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital. Collect your rental car from the airport and make your way to your Queenstown accommodation. Relax and explore downtown Queenstown in the afternoon and evening.
Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.
Day 2 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 3 Queenstown
Relax in Queenstown today.
Choose from an exciting range of optional activities including thrilling jet boat rides, rafting, scenic flights, 4WD safaris, winery tours, lake cruises and more.
Day 4 Wanaka
Driving time Queenstown to Wanaka 70 km / 43 miles, 1 hour
Drive over the beautiful Crown Range, New Zealand’s highest State Highway, and admire the fantastic views along the way. Be sure to stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel for a refreshment before your arrival into Wanaka, an alpine town boasting panoramic views, a relaxing atmosphere and myriad walking tracks.
Relax and explore Wanaka—you may want to visit Puzzling World, Wanaka’s illusional attraction, or the National Toy and Transport Museum. You may also want to take a look around Wanaka’s boutique shops, stroll around the lake’s edge, or indulge in one of the many activities on offer.
Stay 1 night in Wanaka.
Day 5 Franz Josef
Driving time Wanaka to Franz Josef 285 km / 177 miles, 4 hours
Discover the Haast Pass Highway, where there are many short walks and natural attractions to view along the way. Continue north, through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards Franz Josef and New Zealand’s most famous glaciers.
In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic helicopter flight sweeping above Westland National Park as you explore Franz Josef Glacier before landing in the snow!
Stay 1 night in Franz Josef.
Day 6 Hokitika
Driving time Franz Josef to Hokitika 136 km / 85 miles, 1.5 hours
Discover more West Coast beauty as you travel to Hokitika, famous for its arts and crafts. Watch a masterpiece being crafted from gold, molten glass, paua or bone or carve your own creation from wood or jade (pounamu). Take in Hokitika’s natural beauty, enjoy its expansive beach or venture down one of the many walking and mountain biking tracks.
Stay 1 night in Hokitika.
Day 7 Greymouth > Christchurch
Driving time Hokitika to Greymouth 40 km / 25 miles, 45 minutes
Train Travel Greymouth to Christchurch 223 km / 138 miles, 4.5 hours
Drive north to Greymouth, where you will drop off your rental car and board the TranzAlpine Train which journeys from the West to the East Coast. The train travels through the spectacular Southern Alps and past gorges and river valleys before reaching the fields of the Canterbury Plains.
Arrive in the garden city of Christchurch and make your way to your accommodation.
Stay 1 night in Christchurch.
Day 8 Depart Christchurch
Make your way to Christchurch Airport and depart Christchurch.