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Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains self drive tour

This 10 day tour starts in Christchurch and finishes in Christchurch.


This 10 day tour takes you to the icons of the South Island, with extra nights in Christchurch, Fiordland and Queenstown you'll have time to discover the charms of each destination. You begin with a journey past the mountains of the Southern Alps and turquoise waters of alpine lakes before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  Next you venture further south to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park.  Here you’ll explore the pristine wilderness on a Milford Sound nature cruise.  In Queenstown, the Adventure Capital, there’s time to enjoy the scenery and endless activities on offer before returning to Christchurch via the magnificent West Coast Glaciers.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Motels.

Rental car insurance included

Rental car inclusions: Unlimited kilometres,airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers.

Tour pack: Includes detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more.

This tour can be customised to suit you precisely - just request here.


This tour also features:

Private train station transfers

Private airport transfers

TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch

Real Journeys Milford Sound nature cruise


Itinerary summary for: Fiords, Glaciers and Mountains self drive tour

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch City
Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch

Day 2: A day to explore the evolving city of Christchurch
Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch

Day 3: Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country
Accommodation: Mt Cook Lodge & Motels

Day 4: Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge and Southland to Te Anau
Accommodation: Lakefront Lodge

Day 5: Take the spectacular Milford Road to Milford Sound for your nature cruise
Accommodation: Lakefront Lodge

Day 6: Travel through rolling Southland countryside then follow Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 7: Take in the stunning alpine scenery of Queenstown on one of the many great activities
Accommodation: Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 8: Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast
Accommodation: Bella Vista Franz Josef

Day 9: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation: Bella Vista Christchurch

Day 10: Depart Christchurch today