7D6N New Zealand Southern Fiords (Self-drive)

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, 6 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited mileage and road maps.
Drivers Licence and Minimum Age
– Minimum rental age is 21 years. (Surcharge applies for 21-24 year olds)
– Drivers must present a full national driving licence which has been least for at least one year.
– A current international driving linence or translation must accompany driving licences not in the English language.
Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
On arrival at Christchurch Airport. 
Collect your rental car for your exclusive use until the end of the package.

Day 2: Christchurch – Dunedin (365 KMS)
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through Timaru and Oamaru to reach Dunedin early afternoon.
Rest of the afternoon is free for optional activities like wildlife cruises.

Day 3: Dunedin – Te Anau (290 KMS)
The morning is free for optional activities such as visiting Larnach Castle or the Royal Albatross Colony.
We head for Te Anau in the afternoon.

Day 4: Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown (420 KMS)
Enter Fiordland National Park and travel through beech forest, passing majestic mountains. On through the Homer Tunnel in time to board your catamaran for the Milford Sound cruise. You will pass Mitre Peak, the highest mountain in the world to rise vertically from the sea. View the Stirling and Bowen Falls as you cruise out to the Tasman Sea. Return to the pier where you re-board your coach for your return journey to Queenstown.

Day 5: Queenstown 
Today you will cruise on the vintage ‘Old Lady’, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for an excursion of the Colonel’s Homestead. (The ‘TSS Earnslaw’ is on annual service in June and July – replaced with an alternative activity).

Day 6: Queenstown – MT. Cook – Christchurch (600 KMS) 
This morning we travel over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook around lunchtime. A rare opportunity to take an optional scenic flight to view Mt Cook’s snow fields and glaciers. We continue through to Lake Tekapo and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

Day 7: Depart Christchurch 
Return your car directly at the airport.


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