Overview

Discover the South Island of New Zealand and the very best that this part of the country has to offer, all from the comfort of your very own motorhome. Expore Fox Glacier, enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet, discover the natural beauty of Milford Sound as you enjoy a nature cruise around the area, watch the stars in Lake Tekapo, and visit the truly unique International Antarctic Centre.

Christchurch - Greymouth - Fox Glacier - Queenstown - Te Anau - Milford Sound - Dunedin - Lake Tekapo - Christchurch

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Arrive Christchurch
Christchurch to Greymouth
Greymouth to Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier to Queenstown
Queenstown
Queenstown to Te Anau
Milford Sound
Te Anau to Dunedin
Dunedin to Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo to Christchurch
Depart Christchurch

Day 1

Arrive Christchurch

Day 2

Christchurch to Greymouth

Travel Time: 4 hrs

Distance: 181 km

Day 3

Greymouth to Fox Glacier

Travel Time: 2 hr 30 mins

Distance: 197 km

Day 4

Fox Glacier to Queenstown

Travel Time: 4 hrs 30 mins

Distance: 331 km

Day 5

Queenstown

Day 6

Queenstown to Te Anau

Travel Time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Distance: 172 kms

Day 7

Milford Sound

Travel Time: 4 hrs 30 mins

Distance: 236 kms

Day 8

Te Anau to Dunedin

Travel Time: 4 hrs

Distance: 290 kms

Day 9

Dunedin to Lake Tekapo

Travel Time: 4 hrs

Distance: 287 kms

Day 10

Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Distance: 226 kms

Day 11

Depart Christchurch

Upon arriving in Christchurch, you will make your way to the vehicle depot to collect your motorhome rental.

Travel over Arthur's Pass, the highest of the three Southern Alps passes. If you have enough time to explore, make your way north to Punakaiki and visit the fabulous Pancake Rocks and blowholes.

Drive to Hokitika and visit the various galleries that specialise in Pounamu (greenstone) art and jewellery. Make your way to Fox Glacier and enjoy a guided walk to the terminal face of this amazing glacier.

Travel over Haast Pass and stop at the tranquil Lake Wanaka for lunch. Continue over the Crown Range until you reach the alpine resort of Queenstown.

Kick start your day with the famously thrilling jet boating trip on the Shotover River. The rest of the afternoon is completely up to you and you can explore this fun loving town at your own pace. We recommend that you take a ride on the Skyline Gondola and enjoy the amazing views of the area.

Drive along the southern shores of the beautiful Lake Wakatipu and travel across the rural farmlands that lead to Te Anau. While you're there, why not make the most of it by enjoying a scenic cruise across the lake and discover the underground wonders of the glowworm caves?

Travel along the Milford Road and venture through the Homer Tunnel before hopping on board for a nature cruise around Milford Sound. Prepare to be amazed by the world famous natural wonder as you cruise past waterfalls and rock walls. Return to Te Anau where you will spend the evening.

Make your way across the river plains that pass through Gore on the way to Dunedin – the 'Edinburgh of the South'.

Travel north and don't forget to stop to see the Moeraki Boulders as you head for Lake Tekapo. Head inland to Lake Tekapo, known as the world's largest International Dark Sky Reserve. Enjoy an evening of stargazing at Mt John.

As you drive on to Christchurch, the 'Garden City', you will travel across the scenic Canterbury Plains. Enjoy the farmland views along the way and, once you arrive in the city, you can enjoy and interactive experience and view the penguins at the International Antarctic Centre.

Make your way to the vehicle depot to return your motorhome before heading back home.

Day 1, Arrive Christchurch

Arrive Christchurch

Upon arriving in Christchurch, you will make your way to the vehicle depot to collect your motorhome rental.

Day 2, Christchurch to Greymouth

Christchurch to Greymouth

Travel Time: 4 hrs

Distance: 181 km

Travel over Arthur's Pass, the highest of the three Southern Alps passes. If you have enough time to explore, make your way north to Punakaiki and visit the fabulous Pancake Rocks and blowholes.

Day 3, Greymouth to Fox Glacier

Greymouth to Fox Glacier

Travel Time: 2 hr 30 mins

Distance: 197 km

Drive to Hokitika and visit the various galleries that specialise in Pounamu (greenstone) art and jewellery. Make your way to Fox Glacier and enjoy a guided walk to the terminal face of this amazing glacier.

Day 4, Fox Glacier to Queenstown

Fox Glacier to Queenstown

Travel Time: 4 hrs 30 mins

Distance: 331 km

Travel over Haast Pass and stop at the tranquil Lake Wanaka for lunch. Continue over the Crown Range until you reach the alpine resort of Queenstown.

Day 5, Queenstown

Queenstown

Kick start your day with the famously thrilling jet boating trip on the Shotover River. The rest of the afternoon is completely up to you and you can explore this fun loving town at your own pace. We recommend that you take a ride on the Skyline Gondola and enjoy the amazing views of the area.

Day 6, Queenstown to Te Anau

Queenstown to Te Anau

Travel Time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Distance: 172 kms

Drive along the southern shores of the beautiful Lake Wakatipu and travel across the rural farmlands that lead to Te Anau. While you're there, why not make the most of it by enjoying a scenic cruise across the lake and discover the underground wonders of the glowworm caves?

Day 7, Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Travel Time: 4 hrs 30 mins

Distance: 236 kms

Travel along the Milford Road and venture through the Homer Tunnel before hopping on board for a nature cruise around Milford Sound. Prepare to be amazed by the world famous natural wonder as you cruise past waterfalls and rock walls. Return to Te Anau where you will spend the evening.

Day 8, Te Anau to Dunedin

Te Anau to Dunedin

Travel Time: 4 hrs

Distance: 290 kms

Make your way across the river plains that pass through Gore on the way to Dunedin – the 'Edinburgh of the South'.

Day 9, Dunedin to Lake Tekapo

Dunedin to Lake Tekapo

Travel Time: 4 hrs

Distance: 287 kms

Travel north and don't forget to stop to see the Moeraki Boulders as you head for Lake Tekapo. Head inland to Lake Tekapo, known as the world's largest International Dark Sky Reserve. Enjoy an evening of stargazing at Mt John.

Day 10, Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Distance: 226 kms

As you drive on to Christchurch, the 'Garden City', you will travel across the scenic Canterbury Plains. Enjoy the farmland views along the way and, once you arrive in the city, you can enjoy and interactive experience and view the penguins at the International Antarctic Centre.

Day 11, Depart Christchurch

Depart Christchurch

Make your way to the vehicle depot to return your motorhome before heading back home.

Additional Information

Pricing

Cost per person

May to September 2019

Standard Britz: From AU$2,210* per person

Superior Maui: From AU$2,591* per person

* PLEASE NOTE *

Prices quoted are based on a 2 berth Motorhome, with 2 people sharing. Please contact us for rates for 2 or more people sharing a 4 or 6 Berth Motorhome.

Prices are estimates only, and are subject to availability and exchange rates when booking, seasonal or holiday price surcharges (such as Christmas/New Year and Easter); as well as special events that may be on. Please forward a request and we will be happy to forward a quote.

Motorhome Rental

  • Road User Recovery Fee - Charged on ALL motorhomes at time of Drop off at an average of $6.62 per 100km they travel. (Diesel Tax basically)

Inclusive Rates – This has a NIL Excess

Inclusions are:

  • Liability Reduction Option (liability reduced to Nil)
  • Single vehicle rollover cover
  • WiFi, including 1GB of data
  • Extra Driver Fees
  • Linen exchange
  • Picnic table
  • Picnic chairs (chairs per person travelling)
  • Baby / Booster seat - on request (cannot be fitted in some vehicle categories)
  • Snow chains if required
  • Portable fan heater if required

Payment

  • Deposit: 10% at time of booking
  • Full Payment: 90 Days before travel
  • Airfares (if applicable): Paid in full no more than 6 days after booking

Cancellation Charges

  • Cancellation Fees up to 100% can apply after booking. Extra deposits or full payment may be requested to cover these charges prior to booking.
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Includes

Includes:

11 days 2 berth motorhome hire

Shotover Jet Boat Ride

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Mt John Stargazing Tour

Entry to the International Antarctic Centre

Options

Motorhome hire

Choose from 2 standards of motorhome hire:

  • Standard option: Britz Venturer, 2 Berth Auto
  • Superior option: Maui Ultima, 2 Berth Auto

Both vehicles are 2 berth automatic motorhomes, with an onboard shower & toilet, full kitchen, outdoor slide-out BBQ and a double bed which can be split into 2 single beds

Itineraries

All itineraries can be amended or combined with other itineraries. Please advise amendments when requesting a quote.

Travel Insurance

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Airfares

International flights can be included from Australia for all Australian residents.

Highlights

Shotover Jet Boat Ride

New Zealand's most iconic & popular activity. Take a unique, breathtaking & adrenalin filled ride through dramatic & narrow canyons, and hold on tight as for exhilarating 360 degree spins.

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Get up close & personal with Milford Sound on this leisurely nature cruise. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and in season, the rare Fiordland blue crested penguins.

Entry into the International Antarctic Centre

An award-winning attraction, packed with interactive & fun exhibits for everyone! Play in 'Antarctica' - the Snow & Ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, ride the Hagglund & see Little Blue Penguins.

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11 Day Southern Motorhome Self Drive

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