Southern Splendour Adventure - SD/ADV
Captivating bright blues lakes surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains under starry night skies on a New Zealand South Island Vacation Package.
One of our most popular journeys through the vast and scenic landscape of New Zealand's South Island.
Southern Splendour Adventure - SD/ADV Itinerary
On arrival, collect your rental vehicle and self drive to your accommodation. Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Overnight: Christchurch
Christchurch - Tekapo/Mt Cook Region
Depart across the Canterbury Plains, a fertile patchwork made with every shade of green, to a scenic wonderland with golden tussocks, snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes. At Lake Tekapo the solitary 'Church of the Good Shepherd' takes pride of place against the backdrop of a vivid blue glacier-fed lake. Overnight: Tekapo/Mt Cook Region
Tekapo/Mt Cook - Queenstown
Embrace the dramatic vast landscape of a rugged land of ice and rock that showcases multiple giant peaks including New Zealand's highest mountain. Take a self guided walk up the Hooker Valley across swing bridges, icebergs and glaciers for amazing views of Aoraki Mount Cook on a clear day. Depart via the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki and travel through the historic Central Otago region to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown
Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World. Enjoy a journey deep into the Shotover River Canyon, world famous as the ultimate jet boat experience. A unique combination of beauty and power, this is an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall-to-wall canyon action from start to finish. Later today, ride the Skyline Gondola cable car high above Queenstown. Take in the breath taking views then nestle into a Luge cart and ride the banked corners, tunnels and dippers downhill. Once you’ve conquered the course, hop on the chairlift and do it all again. Once is never enough. Overnight: Queenstown
Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight: Queenstown
Queenstown - Christchurch
Return north through the powerful landscape of the Central Otago region and the dramatic scenery of the Mackenzie region to Christchurch. Overnight: Christchurch
Arrangements conclude today the return of your rental car to Christchurch Airport.
Thermal Wonder Adventure - SD/ADV
4 nights/ days
Relaxed and easy adventure awaits in underground caverns and up in trees. Play, zip, kayak, or jump - if you dare!
Self Drive: Rental Car or Private Touring for Two or Private Touring Small Groups
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All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars
*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour
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