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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. 


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 4 star.

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

Private airport transfers

Private train station transfers

TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch


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

Day 1: Arrive into Christchurch City
Accommodation: The George Hotel

Day 2: A free day to relax and explore Christchurch or maybe a day trip to charming Akaroa
Accommodation: The George Hotel

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 Rees Hotel

Day 5: Today is yours to discover all the scenic spots and fun activities on offer in Queenstown
Accommodation: The Rees Hotel

Day 6: Take the Crown Range Road to Wanaka before travelling the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 7: Explore the amazing glaciers of Westland National Park
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 8: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch
Accommodation: The George Hotel

Day 9: Depart Christchurch today