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Great Southern Circle - Self Drive (6 days - 5 Nights )

Canterbury Leisure Tours

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A six day, 5 night self-drive tour of the South Island of New Zealand, including rental car, 5 nights 4 star hotel accommodation. 

nature cruise in Milford Sounds is included plus many more options can be added.

The vehicle included with this rental is a Standard Size SDAR car, Toyota Corolla or similar

The vehicle comes equipped with Satellite Navigation

What You'll Get

Day One Christchurch – Lake Tekapo

Today travel by road to Lake Tekapo, travelling through the Canterbury Plains and the rolling foothills of the Southern Alps. This evening you have the option to visit the Mount John Observatory for some amazing star gazing.

Evening accommodation Pepper Hotel Lake Tekapo or similar

Day Two Tekapo – Mt Cook – Queenstown

Today travel by road to Mt Cook and then south travelling through the Lindas Pass, along the shores of Lake Dunstan, the township of Cromwell and through the Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown, the tourism capital of New Zealand.

Evening accommodation Millennium Hotel or similar

Day Three Queenstown – Milford Sounds – Queenstown

Today enjoy a truly stunning scenic drive to Milford Sound, travelling initially from Queenstown to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park then through the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Nature Cruise for an unforgettable experience, and explore the wonder of this majestic fiord before returning to Queenstown by road. As an alternative to self-driving you can chose to travel to and from Queenstown by coach as a day tour option to Milford Sound, or treat yourself to a truly unique experience and join a Doubtful Sounds day tour from Queenstown; Optional extra's can be purchased separately.

Day Four Queenstown

A free day at leisure in Queenstown to either simply explore this most beautiful township nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounds by mountains which are snow-capped for much of the year or enjoy one of the many actives that are on offer. Optional extra's can be purchased separately.

Day Five Queenstown – Haast Pass – Franz Josef

Travel along the shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast to Franz Josef Glaciers. The Franz Josef Glacier, 11km in length and more than 7,000 years old. This living ‘river of ice’ is a must see for any visitor to New Zealand.

Evening Accommodation Scenic Circle Franz Josef Hotel or similar.

Day Six Franz Josef – Greymouth – Christchurch

Today travel to Greymouth, the centre for thousands of diggers during the historic gold strikes of the 1860’s. Then journey over the Southern Alps, through Arthurs Pass, and on to Christchurch where your tour will conclude. There is the option today to leave your car in Greymouth and return to Christchurch by the TranzAlpine train. This journey is renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. In Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation or the airport where your tour concludes.

There are more options / add on's available and further details will be supplied following receipt of the booking

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 4 passengers maximum
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Nature cruise in Milford Sounds
  • The vehicle included with this rental is a Standard Size SDAR car, Toyota Corolla or similar
  • The vehicle comes equipped with Satellite Navigation
  • The vehicle rental has a NZ$575.00 insurance excess for any vehicle damage, regardless of fault. There is the option to purchase vehicle collision damage wavier, reducing the excess to $0.

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Fuel

6 days

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Voucher Info
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This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.