Christchurch, Tekapo, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Christchurch

Rate includes:

Accommodation, in total 5 nights:

Self Drive Itinerary Including

  • Accommodation for 5 Nights including breakfast
  • 4WD Hire Car,
  • Milford Sound Cruise with lunch

Rate does not include:
• Optional activities
• Flights
• Meals
• Travel Insurance

Day 1: Christchurch

Arrive Christchurch

Collect your car and self drive to your first class accommodation Sudima Christchurch City Hotel or similar

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


Antarctic Centre
Christchurch Tram Dinner

Day 2: Tekapo & Queenstown

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. Continuing south, hug the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki and through the historic Central Otago region to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown

Christchurch – Queenstown: 483km (approx 6hrs,10mins)
You may need to add a night in Tekapo to allow time for Optional Activities.

Dark Sky Experience

Day 3: Milford Sound

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

Queenstown – Milford: 287km (approx 3hrs 50mins) each way

Milford Sound Cruise

Day 4: 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


Shotover Jetboat Ride

Day 5: Mt Cook

Queenstown – Aoraki Mt Cook – Christchurch

Return north through picturesque sheep farming country to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. 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, heading east, you’ll witness the return of the braided rivers and familiar plains that signal your arrival into Christchurch. Overnight: Christchurch

Queenstown – Aoraki Mt Cook – Christchurch: 572km (approx 7hrs,10mins)

Day 6: Christchurch

Depart Christchurch

Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or return of your rental car.


Punting on the Avon River