Upon arrival Christchurch make your way to the Thrifty counter in the arrivals hall to collect your hire car.

Excess of NZD$2990.00 & airport pick up fee of NZD$40.25 PAYABLE on pick up – Excess reduction is available at NZD$34.50 per day which reduces to NIL, plus you don’t have to pay airport fee – We recommend the purchase of a travel insurance policy from our web site which covers vehicle excess.


Drive Time Christchurch-Mount Cook 4Hrs 50Mins (332Kms)
Drive Time Mount Cook-Twizel 1Hr (64Kms)

Your journey will take you across the Canterbury Plains and McKenzie Country. After your visit to the foot of Mount Cook you will proceed to your evening accommodation at Twizel.


Drive Time 3Hrs 42Mins (257Kms)

Today you leave the centre of the South Island and travel to the east coast and the coastal town of Dunedin

You may like to visit the Cadbury Factory, Olverston House or Larnach Castle.

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The Taieri Gorge Railway


Drive Time 4Hrs 19Mins (298Kms)

You will have time this morning to look around the attractions of Dunedin before heading once more into the centre of the South Island. This evening you will experience a tour of the Glow worm caves


Drive Time Te Anau-Milford 1Hr 40Mins (116Kms)
Drive Time Milford–Queenstown 4Hrs 13Mins (290Kms)

This is a day to be enjoyed as your journey into the heart of the Fiordland is very scenic. After a Milford Nature Cruise you will journey back to Te Anau and then travel further North to the resort town of Queenstown


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Experience some of the most spectacular country New Zealand has to offer as you journey into “Lord of the Rings” territory and experience a Dart River Safari. (See options)

This evening we have arranged dinner at the Skyline Restaurant & Gondola.


Drive Time 5Hrs 40Mins (392Kms)

A spectacular drive as you travel through the Kawarau Gorge past Lake Dunstan and into the Glacier Region


Today you will have the opportunity to explore this region at your leisure.You may like to walk around the base of the Glacier or have a full experience by taking a Heli-Hike. (See options)

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Helicopter with snow landing


Drive Time Franz Josef-Greymouth 2Hrs 36Mins (180Kms)

Make your way to Greymouth Railway station for what many regard as the fifth most scenic train trip in the world. Upon arrival Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation


You will be transferred to the Airport for your Flight home

  • *9Nights Accommodation- As listed
  • *8Days Car Hire – Toyota Yaris Manual/Similar
  • *Tranz Alpine
  • *Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
  • *Milford Cruise
  • *Skyline Gondola Restaurant – DINNER
  • *Transfers

Excess for Thrifty is NZD$2990.00 can be reduced to NIL by paying NZD$34.50 per day – which also includes airport pick up fee.

  • Taieri Gorge Railway – $84.00pp
  • Dart River Jet Safari – $228.00pp
  • Shotover Jet – $118.00pp
  • Glacier Valley Walk – $68.00pp
  • Helicopter with Snow landing – $210.00pp
  • Heli-Hike – $398.00pp

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