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Southern Alps & Southern Lakes self drive tour

This 9 day tour starts in Christchurch and finishes in Christchurch.


From Christchurch you’ll journey south through the Mackenzie high country past Lake Tekapo before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park. Then to Queenstown for two nights with time to relax or enjoy the countless activities here. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.  Along the way you'll stay in premium accommodation with a personalised touch.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Boutique lodges & hotels.

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:

All breakfasts

TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch to Greymouth


Itinerary summary for: Southern Alps & Southern Lakes self drive tour

Day 1: Arrive into Christchurch City
Accommodation: Orari Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Collect your car this morning, then the day is yours to explore Chrischurch or maybe a day trip to Akaroa
Accommodation: Orari Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium

Day 4: Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel

Day 5: Explore Queenstown or try one of the many adrenalin activities on offer
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel

Day 6: Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast
Accommodation: Westwood Lodge

Day 7: Discover the glacier region, we suggest a scenic flight for the best views
Accommodation: Westwood Lodge

Day 8: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation: Orari Bed and Breakfast

Day 9: Depart Christchurch today