Day 1: Christchurch – Arrive mid- afternoon, pickup your rental vehicle, and check-in to your motel. Explore the city using your included comprehensive tour notes. Overnight Bella Vista Motel – Superior Studio Room.
Day 2 & 3 : Hokitika – (246 km – 3:20 hrs) Known as the “cool little town”, not many to towns can equal its wonderful outlook with a wild and beautiful beach, the blue-green waters of the Hokitika George and superb views of the Southern Alps. You will see it all during your stay in Hokitika. Take an exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants and follow it with a visit to one of New Zealand’s natural character areas, the Mahinapua Wetlands with a rich and diverse bird population. Two nights: Bella Vista Motel – Standard Studio Room.
Day 4 & 5 : Fox Glacier – (158 km – 2.00 hrs) The Glacier area offers a range of walks for most fitness levels including the Lake Matheson circle track which is famous for its reflective views of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Your tour notes will provide information on the various options. Two nights: Bella Vista Motel – Standard Studio Room.
Day 6 & 7: Wanaka via Haast – (262 km – 3:20 hrs) At Haast take a Safari Boat Tour into the heart of the Southwest World Heritage area before heading to Wanaka up the turquoise green Haast River via the Haast Pass on SH6. At Wanaka your tour notes have what is best described as a tiki tour visiting most of the local attractions. On arrival back in Wanaka take the happy hour cruise on Lake Wanaka. A local wine or beer and cheese board is included, a great way to see the scenery before your evening meal. Two nights: Bella Vista Motel – Standard Studio Room.
Day 8, 9 & 10: Queenstown – (75 km – 1:10 hrs) At Queenstown if you have purchased our activities package, we have included a ride on the Skyline Gondola, and an evening cruise on the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak for a BBQ dinner and a day cruise on Milford Sound. A not be missed travel experience. Three nights t Bella Vista Motel – King Studio Room.
Day 11 : Lake Tekapo –(256 km – 3:00 hrs) The iconic Church of the Good Shepherd is a must see at Lake Tekapo, follow that with a drive up to the Mount John observatory for a spectacular view of the Mackenzie Basin and on the way back by a stop at Tekapo Springs with a choice of hot pools. Overnight Lake Tekapo Village Motel – Superior Studio Room.
Day 12 & 13 : Christchurch – (225 km – 2:50 hrs We return to Christchurch with a two-night stay. The activities package includes a visit to the Antarctic Centre, the highlight being a ride on the amazing all-terrain amphibious vehicle built to conquer the rough ice terrain. Return to the city for sightseeing including the Cardboard Cathedral and an all-day pass on the icon Christchurch tram. .
Day 14: Return Travel – Time to return your rental vehicle mid- afternoon and return home with lots of memories of the “New Zealand Mainland”