On arrival collect your Rental Car. The rest of the day is free to explore this "Garden City".
Overnight accommodation in Christchurch
Christchurch - Dunedin - Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown - Wanaka - Christchurch
Day 1, Arrive Christchurch
Day 2, Christchurch to Dunedin
Travel Time: 5 hrs
Distance: 359 kms
Day 3, Dunedin
Day 4, Dunedin to Te Anau
Travel Time: 3 hrs 55 mins
Distance: 290 kms
Day 5, Day Trip to Milford Sound
Travel Time: 2 hrs 50 mins
Distance: 234 kms
Day 6, Te Anau to Queenstown
Travel Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Distance: 171 kms
Day 7, Queenstown to Wanaka
Travel Time: 55 min
Distance: 69 kms
Day 8, Wanaka
Day 9, Wanaka to Christchurch
Travel Time: 5 hrs 50 mins
Distance: 460 kms
Day 10, Depart Christchurch
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Larnach Castle and Grounds
Located on the Otago Peninsula, with its exciting, sometimes scandalous and tragic history, magnificent carved ceilings, New Zealand antiques and breathtaking views, Larnach Castle offers you a vision of the past and present. Today, the Castle is the home of the Barker family, who have spent over forty years lovingly restoring the building and recreating the beauty of the 14 hectares of gardens and grounds.
Natures Wonders Otago Peninsula
A one hour nature and wildlife tour that is not to be missed. See at extremely close quarters the very rare yellow eyed penguin, New Zealand Fur Seals and colonies of Cormorants and other unique bird life. Add to this, spectacular views of the rugged coastline and ocean as you drive across a working farm in a unique 8 wheel drive Argo.
Shotover Jet is New Zealand’s most popular and instantly identified visitor activity. Nothing you have experienced will have you prepared for the excitement of a Shotover Jet ride. From the moment the accelerator hits the floor your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed through the towering, rocky canyons of the famous Shotover River. Your driver skillfully whips the boat past rocky outcrops, and skims around crags and boulders, rock faces blur in your peripheral vision, white crystals of water spray with every turn, you grip the safety rail for reassurance and let out a whoop of excitement as the driver spins the boat around in its own length and you experience the 'trademark' Shotover Jet 360° spin.
Skyline Gondola with Buffet Dinner
An essential inclusion on your Queenstown schedule. Travel by gondola to Bob’s Peak high above the township and lake where the unsurpassed views are matched only by a range of activity options that may require a day rather than an hour or two. The views stretch from Coronet Peak to the left, over the town and Remarkable Mountains, along Lake Wakatipu’s southern arm toward Kingston and to your right, across the lake, Cecil and Walter Peaks and the Earnslaw plying its waters as well.
Your Te Anau Glowworm Cave adventure begins with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau to the western side of the lake. Upon arrival at Cavern House our friendly guides invite you to accompany them underground in small groups. As you explore by path and small boat, your senses will be overwhelmed. Observe how the rushing water sculpts the rock formations, before gliding through silent darkness to the glowworm grotto. The delicate incandescence of thousands of tiny glowworms is a magical site.
Cruising up the peninsula past Mou Tapu and Fisherman’s Cove to Mou Waho. Leave the boat and take a guided walk to the top of the island. Take time to enjoy light refreshments on a rock overlooking the Arethusa Pool, check out the plant life, find a Weta and take in the spectacular views. Learn a little history about the island and surrounding area from your guide.