New Zealand’s Scenic South Island

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Road trip through postcard-worthy landscapes

Pave your own path through New Zealand's jaw-dropping South Island! Roam far and wide in your very own rental car and enjoy stays in Christchurch, Mount Cook, Dunedin, Te Anau, and Queenstown. You'll also be treated to unique experiences, like a Milford Sound Nature Cruise, a Skyline Gondola Ride, a tour through the Te Anau Glowworm Caves, and much more! 

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Christchurch (CHC), out of Queenstown (ZQN)
  • Automatic rental car for the duration of your trip - includes unlimited mileage, insurance & GPS
  • 2 nights in Christchurch at Sudima Christchurch City Hotel, or similar
  • Half-Day Christchurch City Tour
  • 1 night in Mt. Cook at the Hermitage Hotel or similar
  • 2 nights in Dunedin at the Distinction Hotel or similar
  • Royal Albatross Centre admission
  • Entrance to Larnach Castle
  • 1 night in Te Anau at the Distinction Hotel and Villas or similar
  • Te Anau Caves Cruise
  • 2 nights in Queenstown at the Heritage Queenstown Hotel or similar
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • Breakfast daily

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Great Ways to Explore
  • Stop off in Oamaru, known for its Blue Penguin colony!
  • Venture through Fiordland National Park, home to some of New Zealand's most jaw-dropping views.
  • Take in breathtaking views from the Skyline Queenstown Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the southern hemisphere!
  • Cruise through the twinkling Te Anau caves, home to tens of thousands of luminescent glowworms.
  • Spot seals, dolphins, and many other species of wildlife throughout your adventure.
Package Overview

Ready, set, adventure! Drive through New Zealand's stunning South Island and enjoy stays in vibrant cities and areas of natural beauty. With included tours, admissions, and excursions, this package offers the perfect balance of guided exploration and independent discovery. 

Kick off in Christchurch, where you'll pick up your rental car. Get to know this spirited city as you meander through lush gardens, historic buildings, and streets lined with shops and restaurants. Next, venture to Lake Tekapo and majestic Mount Cook!

Enjoy some leisure time in Dunedin, and take advantage of included admission to Royal Albatross Centre and Larnach Castle. From Dunedin, journey to Fiordland National Park and feast your eyes on unbelievable landscapes. 

During your stay in Te Anau, you'll visit the famous Te Anau Caves, home to countless glowworms that create a luminescent spectacle! Next, head to Milford Sound, where you'll embark on a once-in-a-lifetime nature cruise to the Tasman Sea. Spot seals, penguins, dolphins, and more wildlife as you sail!

Last but not least, you'll arrive in Queenstown. Enjoy a wonderful ride on the Skyline Gondola, which grants breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, Lake Wakatipu, Bob's Peak, and more. 

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