9D8N New Zealand Lakes & Glacier - Self Drive

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Country: New Zealand
State: South Island
Holiday Type: Cultural & Historical
Tour Type: Self Drive
Minimum no. of pax: 2

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Day 1 - Arrival Christchurch.

Depending on your preferred travel choice, you will either be met and privately transferred or self drive to your accommodation. Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Enjoy admission to the International Antarctic Centre today or tomorrow for an icy insight into this astounding continent. Overnight: Christchurch

Day 2 - Christchurch - Glacier Region.

Depart across the Canterbury Plains, a fertile patchwork made with every shade of green, through the spectacular scenery of Arthurs Pass National Park and on to the West Coast. New Zealand’s rugged West Coast is a wild and untamed place known for its rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Here, mighty rivers of solid white ice, relics of the world’s last ice-age, tumble down the rocky valleys. Overnight: Glacier Region

Day 3 - Glacier Region.

A temperate climate at a low altitude make Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers among the most convenient to visit in the world. Steep valleys bear scars from where glaciers have retreated and advanced over millenia and here, the ice age is still underway. Today is a free day to add your preferred activity. Visit Punakaiki Pancake Rocks or, for an absolute bucket list experience, add a scenic flight with a glacier landing and a thrilling hike to your itinerary. Overnight: Glacier Region

Day 4 - Glacier Region - Queenstown.

Travel through wilderness towns, waterfalls and river scenery on today’s scenic journey to Queenstown. We recommend stopping for a break, and to stretch the legs, at Makarora’s Blue Pools before continuing on to Wanaka and Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown

Day 5 - Queenstown.

Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World. Make your way to the Skyline Base for a Gondola Ride to the top of Bob’s Peak and enjoy some spectacular panoramic views high above Queenstown. You might like to add some Luge rides to your bucket list for some extra fun. Then head down to the waterfront to board the iconic TSS Earnslaw steamship for a scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Farm. Here you will enjoy a gourmet BBQ lunch before return to Queenstown central. Overnight: Queenstown

Day 6 - Queenstown.

Today is a free day to add some of the endless optional activities on offer. Overnight: Queenstown

Day 7 - Queenstown - Tekapo / Mt Cook

Today’s journey takes you to a scenic wonderland with golden tussocks, snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes. Hug the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki to a rugged land of ice and rock, home to Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. Overnight: Tekapo or Mt Cook

Day 8 - Tekapo / Mt Cook - Christchurch.

Be sure to stop for a while at Lake Tekapo where the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ takes pride of place against the backdrop of a vivid blue glacier-fed lake. Then continue northeast where braided rivers and familiar plains will signal your arrival back into Christchurch.

Day 9 - Christchurch Departure.

Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or return of your rental car.

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  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • 8 Day Rental Car Hire
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • Scenic Lake Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

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  • Return International flight ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority
  • Optional breakfast: RM 800 per person
  • Others not mentioned

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  • Travel Period: May 2022 - April 2023
  • Additional hotel surcharges may be applied subject to travelling date
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rental Car "Days" are based on a 24-hour hire.
  • Private Touring & Independent Coach Tours can be arranged upon request.
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