Priced for 1-3 people. Christchurch-Kaikoura-(Picton)-Nelson-Punakaiki-Greymouth-Franz Josef-Wanaka-Queenstown-Te Anau-Milford Sound-Queenstown-Dunedin-Moeraki-Christchurch. 2,582klm aprox. Transfers and private driver/guide assistance included.
Travel from East to West and then inland towards the South with your private driver/guide. Spectacular scenery with contrasting landscape and flora and commentary . Photo stop opportunities along the way. Activities, accommodation and meals not included .Meet and greet at airport (or your accommodation in Christchurch) and transfer to your accommodation with city tour highlights.Day trip to Kaikoura to catch your cruise or flight to watch the whales or if you wish add a night here to ensure you do the whale watch activity the next day. Nelson-Motueka from Kaikoura North so a deviation inland takes you through a scenic route with a lunch stop in Murchison(extra) before continuing towards Motueka and Abel Tasman National Park. Transfer to your accommodation in Motueka or Nelson according to your booking. Activities in Abel Tasman are various ranging from cruise to kayaking to trekking( extra and need to be pre-booked).After Motueka we head towards the West Coast and its' wild coastline renowned on the Lonely Planet Guide as one of the world's best road trips. Pass the historic township of Hokitika or take a short break to admire pounamu craftmanship. Head to the Glacier Region where you have activities you can include like the Heli Hike or Skydive from the world's highest altitude or Kayak on some tranquil lagoon(all activities must be pre-booked). Transfer to your accommodation in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier according to availability (2 nights ).Head towards Wanaka with photo stop opportunities passing the gates of Haast . Transfer to your accommodation in Wanaka . Next day travel to Queenstown via the Crown Range and Arrowtown . Queenstown is for 2 nights then Te Anau (1 night ) and Milford Sounds then back to Queenstown (1 night ).On your final leg of the trip you have a couple of nights in Dunedin so you can opt to do the Otago Peninsula activities- penguins and albatross colony and Larnach Castle(extra activities need to be pre-booked) . On the last day head North to Canterbury passing Moeraki for a photo stop and a "cuppa"and also stopping at Oamaru with its' Victorian Precinct for lunch (extra). Transfer to your accommodation in Christchurch . Transfer next day to the international airport of Christchurch.Tour can be personalized .