Southern Splendour - SD/CLS
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 tours through the vast and scenic landscape of New Zealand's South Island.
Southern Splendour - SD/CLS Itinerary
Upon 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.
Enjoy admission to the International Antarctic Centre today or tomorrow for an icy insight into this astounding continent. Overnight: Christchurch
Christchurch - Tekapo/Mt Cook Region
Depart 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. Thought-provoking, educational and entertaining, the Dark Sky Experience is an experience which will forever change the way you see the night sky. Lap up the fresh air and sparling skies in this International Dark Sky Reserve. Overnight: Tekapo or Mt Cook Region.
Tekapo/Mt Cook Region - 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. Then hug the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki before travelling through the historic Central Otago region to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown
Tekapo/Mt Cook Region - Queenstown: 255/265km (approx 3hrs, 15mins)
Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown
Fiordland is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Today's stunning journey takes you past mirror lakes, spectacular waterfalls and water-sculpted rocks. Venture into Milford Sound, a New Zealand treasure carved by ice age glaciers and famously described as the eighth wonder of the world. After a big day out, reflect on memories of a lifetime on your return 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.
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 with the return of your rental car to Christchurch Airport.
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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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