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Coastal Splendour - Self Drive (7 days-6 nights)

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What to Expect
Day One Christchurch – Dunedin

Arrive Christchurch and collect your vehicle and travel by road to Dunedin, which boasts some of the boosts some of the most beautiful architecture in New Zealand. Acc St Clair Hotel Dunedin or similar

Day Two Dunedin and Otago Peninsula

This morning you have the option of joining the Dunedin Rail Taieri Gorge train journey, rated one of the top train journeys in the world, or having the morning at leisure to explore Dunedin. Then this afternoon drive out onto the Otago Peninsula where a

guided tour of the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve to see the world’s rarest penguin has been arranged.

Day Three Dunedin – Te Anau

Today depart Dunedin for Te Anau, you have the option today to explore the Catlins, remote bays and cove on the south eastern corner of the South Island, or travel through Central Otago to Te Anau. This evening you could explore the Te Anau Glowworm caves, should these be of interest. Acc Distinction Hotel Te Anau or similar

Day Four Te Anau – Milford Sounds – Queesntown

From Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park travel through the National Park to Milford Sound, travelling through the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Nature Cruise for an unforgettable experience, and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord before returning to Queenstown by road.  Acc Millennium Queenstown or similar

Day Five Queenstown

A free day at leisure in Queenstown to either simply explore this most beautiful township nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounds by mountains which are snow-capped for much of the year or enjoy one of the many actives that are on offer. Optional extra's can be purchased separately.

Day Six Queenstown – Haast Pass – Franz Josef

Travel along the shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast to Franz Josef Glaciers. The Franz Josef Glacier, 11km in length and more than 7,000 years old. This living ‘river of ice’ is a must see for any visitor to New Zealand. Acc Scenic Circle Franz Josef Hotel or similar.

Day Seven Franz Josef – Greymouth – Christchurch

Today travel to Greymouth, the centre for thousands of diggers during the historic gold strikes of the 1860’s. Then journey over the Southern Alps, through Arthurs Pass, and on to Christchurch where your tour will conclude. There is the option today to leave your car in Greymouth and return to Christchurch by the TranzAlpine train. In Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation or the airport where your tour concludes.

There are more options / add on's available and further details will be supplied following receipt of the booking
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Important Information
Departure Point
7 days
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Yellow-eyed penguin tour on the Otago Peninsula
  • Nature cruise in Milford Sounds
  • The vehicle included with this rental is a Standard Size SDAR car, Toyota Corolla or similar
  • The vehicle comes equipped with Satellite Navigation
  • The vehicle rental has a NZ$575.00 insurance excess for any vehicle damage, regardless of fault. There is the option to purchase vehicle collision damage wavier, reducing the excess to $0.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • more add on's available once booking received
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
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