10-day NZ South Island Self-Drive Package
You’ll experience the jaw-dropping beauty of the south as you take in the sights around Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown and Dunedin.
Exclusive to Well Travelled, this package includes a Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk, entry to the Hot Pools, a Queenstown Gondola ride & 90-minute Speights Brewery Tour in Dunedin.
Your spectacular New Zealand adventure begins and ends in the South Island’s largest city, Christchurch.
Explore more of New Zealand with this great value, 10-day self-drive package through the spectacular south. From the vineyards of the Marlborough region, to the glaciers, the alpine views over Queenstown and the tranquility and stunning beauty of iconic Franz Josef and the art deco town of Dunedin; this southern loop drive will have you relishing every moment of beautiful New Zealand.
New Zealand Self-Drive Itinerary
Christchurch – Franz Josef – Queenstown – Dunedin – Christchurch
Day 1: Christchurch
Transfer from the airport to your hotel for your stay in Christchurch, the centre of the Canterbury Region. The bustling vibe of the city takes hold at Cathedral Square, where you’ll find several heritage listed landmarks to admire and explore. Visit New Regent Street for some shopping and go punting down the Avon River for some stunning Botanic Garden views.
Overnight: 1-night at Ibis Hotel Christchurch
Day 2-3: Franz Josef
Welcome to the glacier, waterfall, lakes and rainforests region. Named after an Austrian emperor, the glacier was first explored in 1865 by geologist Julius von Haast. Today you will join your included Glacier Valley Walking tour to understand this moving natural wonder and finish the day with a soak in one of local hot pools (walk and hot pools included with this package). For a real adventure, take a helicopter to one of the summits.
FREE inclusion: Glacier Valley Walking tour PLUS free entry to hot pools
Overnight: 2-nights at Bella Vista Franz Josef
Day 4-6: Queenstown
One of New Zealand’s most popular destinations, Queenstown mixes outdoor adventure with the relaxing ambience of mountain scenery. From skiing and snowboarding, bungee jumping and a downhill luge to relaxing sightseeing exploits like scenic flights, star gazing tours and gondola rides, Queenstown truly has something for everyone.
If you love nature and the outdoors, Queenstown will not disappoint. Your included activity and tour is a ride on the Queenstown Gondola with incredible views of this scenic location.
FREE inclusion: Queenstown Gondola ride
Overnight: 3-nights Bella Vista Queenstown
Day 7-8: Dunedin
Enjoy your scenic drive to Dunedin today. Once you’ve arrived in the University-town, take advantage of the hiking and biking trails, visit the penguins along the Otago Peninsula, visit the famous Dunedin Railway Station (be sure to check out the art deco architecture inside), or take a scenic railway tour on the Taieri Gorge Railway through jaw-dropping mountain scenery.
FREE inclusion: 90-minute Speights Brewery tour
Overnight: 2-nights Quest Dunedin
Day 9: Christchurch
Make your way back to beautiful Christchurch for one more night at the Ibis Christchurch Hotel.
Day 10: Depart New Zealand
Bid farewell to the incredible south island of New Zealand when you drop your car back to the airport for your flight home.
Want to extend your tour? Ask us about extra nights hotel and car hire to explore even more of New Zealand.
FREE bonus inclusions
- FREE Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walking tour
- FREE entry to the Franz Josef hot pools
- FREE Queenstown Gondola ride
- FREE 90-minute Speights Brewery tour in Dunedin.
- 10-days car hire (automatic, category CDAR)
- 9-nights’ accommodation as listed
- Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walking Tour
- Franz Josef hot pools entry
- Queenstown Gondola ride
- Speights Brewery Tour in Dunedin
- Flights to New Zealand (ask us for a quote)
- Travel Insurance
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Terms & Conditions – Prices are per person, twin share and subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are correct at time of printing as at 24 October, 2017 but subject to change without notice. Valid for sales till 30 Nov and for travel 1 Mar 2018 to 30 Sep 2018. Seasonal surcharges or discounts may apply. Vehicle insurance excess conditions will apply, please enquire at time of booking for full details.